Monthly Archives: February 2014

Teary-eyed gradeschoolers consecrate selves to Mary

Gradeschoolers wear the Miraculous Medal of Our Lady as a sign of their consecration to Mary. (Photo credit: Chita Araw) TAGAYTAY City, Feb. 28, 2014—Saying ‘yes’ to be children of Mary, more than a hundred Mater Dei Academy gradeschool students entrusted themselves to the Blessed Virgin last February 24, many of whom were in tears. “They readily prayed the consecration prayer. I asked them, ‘Do you want to belong to Mama Mary? And they

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Cardinal Quevedo: ‘I want to work for peace’

Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo shares to the community of Collegio Fillipino in Rome his insights on peace and how important dialogue is in working for peace. (Photo: PCF) MANILA, Feb. 27, 2014—With many calling him ‘Cardinal Peace’ because of his involvement in the Mindanao peace process, Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo said it is his desire to work for peace in the southern region, but would prefer that he does it behind the curtain.

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Caceres archbishop exhorts faithful to become heralds of good news

MANILA, Feb. 27, 2014—In line with the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines’ (CBCP) declaration of 2014 as the “Year of the Laity,” Caceres Archbishop Rolando Tirona called on the faithful in his archdiocese to be “heralds of the gospel” who work for the propagation of the good news in their everyday living. Tirona encouraged active participation from pastoral councils, lay organizations, Catholic

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Keep EDSA spirit alive, Villegas urges Filipinos

Archbishop Socrates Villegas presides the 28th anniversary Mass of EDSA people power at the Mary Queen of Peace Shrine, Feb. 25. (Photo: Noli Yamsuan MANILA, Feb. 26, 2104—Lingayen Dagupan Socrates Villegas urged the people to keep the spirit of EDSA alive in their hearts and learn wisely from its lessons during a Mass he celebrated at the Mary Queen of Peace shrine to mark the 28th anniversary of the EDSA People Power on Feb. 25.  Coming all

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Family and Life Quad Media TV shows on World Wide Web

Grateful Family and Life Quad Media (FLiQ Media) team. Their online TV shows will bring stories on family and life across Catholic communities in the Philippines and other countries speaking different tongues through FLiQ Media Channel on You Tube (FLiQ Media) MANDALUYONG City, Feb. 26, 2014—The Family and Life Quad Media (FLiQ Media), media ministry of the Couples for Christ Foundation for Family and Life (CFCFFL), has leaped onto the World Wide

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CEAP member-schools to discuss Bangsamoro Framework Agreement

MANILA, Feb. 26, 2014—Administrators of Catholic schools, colleges and universities are convening next month to study the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB) and to map out programs to promote and enhance peace in their respective communities.  Members of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines will meet in Manila on March 19 and in Cebu in March 20 for a convocation that is meant to gain critical awareness and contextualized

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‘Man is designed to find completeness in another,’ priest explains

  The Marian recollection given by Fr. Melvin Castro to the Buklod ng Pag-ibig community last February 11 also included individual Eucharistic adoration. QUEZON City, Feb. 26, 2014—What is life for? What will make one happy? Apparently, the answer is found in the first book of the Bible where God gave Adam Eve as a companion, which, according to a priest, shows that people are not designed to be happy alone.  “This is why [the expression],

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Life advocate denounces RH law as ‘evil’ to be resisted

MANILA, Feb. 25, 2014—Recognizing the secularist influences that pose threats to the ideals of the Catholic Church, a life advocate urged government and church leaders to uphold the sanctity of life by going against the Reproductive Health (RH) law that is now pending before the Supreme Court.  Catholic speaker Michael Voris, president of St. Michael’s Media and senior executive producer of churchmilitant.tv, called on Filipinos to act in

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Mariologist on Mary: ‘Love whomever Jesus loves’

At the recent Singles for Christ International Conference 2014, Catholic apologist Atty. Marwil Llasos explained why a true love of God is expressed through a devotion to Mary. (Photo: Ruel Tenerife) CAGAYAN DE ORO City, Feb. 25, 2014—With a theological karate chop of sorts, a Mariologist tackled what is a lingering question for many: Why are Catholics devoted to Mary? The answer is simple and traces back to God’s own love for her. “Love

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Foundation rolls out values formation across the country

Education Foundation Inc. (EFI) President Naomi A. David at Couples for Christ (CFC) office in Mandaluyong City. She used to mentor Nursing students at the University of the Philippines but left her teaching career in the ealy 1990s when the call to serve God and people descended on her. (Oliver Samson) MANDALUYONG City, Feb. 25, 2014—Education Foundation Inc. (EFI), one of the gatherings of laypeople under the 12 sectors of the ‘Choose to be

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