Monthly Archives: July 2014

Cause for naturalized Filipino priest ongoing

MANILA, July 31, 2014 — Do you know what Knights of Columbus, and the Daughters of Mary Immaculate (DMI) have in common? These very active lay organizations, as well as Knights of Columbus Fraternal Association in the Philippines, Inc (KCFAPI), KC Foundations, Columbian Squires, and the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO), were all established by Fr. George J. Willmann, SJ, a naturalized Filipino citizen, whose cause is being pushed by various

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Lipa Carmel opens ‘St. Teresa’ song contest

LIPA City, Batangas, July 31, 2014—Attention, songwriters and aspiring musicians! The Order of Discalced Carmelites (OCD) of Lipa is organizing a songwriting contest for Saint Teresa of Jesus’ upcoming fifth birth centenary. Besides coming up with a new music piece with a markedly Filipino twist honoring St. Teresa, the competition seeks to impart the richness of her teaching through music, arouse a renewed devotion to her, and to hone Filipino

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Prelate to PNoy, world leaders: Speak up for persecuted Christians

MANILA, July 31, 2014—Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo, who chairs the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Episcopal Commission on Public Affairs, appeals to President Benigno S. Aquino III (PNoy) not to remain silent on the many issues affecting Christians in the Middle East, many of whom are being killed for their faith. In an interview over Radyo Veritas Friday, July 25, Pabillo said world leaders including PNoy

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CBCP chief endorses “Year of the Laity” highlight

PASIG City, July 31, 2014—Seeing it as a very important highlight capping this “Year of the Laity”, the head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) invites the faithful to a symposium organized by the Don Bosco Center of Studies called “Saints and Heroes No Less” on August 21, Thursday, at the PhilSports Arena (formerly ULTRA) in Pasig City. In a circular he released endorsing the theological-pastoral symposium,

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500+ houses to rise in ‘Yolanda’-hit areas

PALO, Leyte, July 31, 2014 —The Archdiocese of Palo spearheads the construction of over 500 residential units as part of the Catholic Church’s rehabilitation program in communities affected by super typhoon Yolanda, a church official reported. Initially, a fund of 5.6 million euros were used to fund relief operations for typhoon Yolanda survivors. (Photo: NASSA) According to Fr. Edu Gariguez, executive secretary of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference

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“The Great Walled City Run” to benefit calamity areas

MANILA, July 30, 2014 – Some 3,000 people are expected to flock to the historic district of Intramuros on September 7 for the “The Great Walled City Run” that is being organized to benefit survivors in areas devastated by natural calamities like typhoon Yolanda. In line with the 56th founding anniversary of the Knights of Columbus Fraternal Association in the Philippines, Inc. (KCFAPI), the insurance arm of the Knights of Columbus in the country,

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Lack of shelter haunts ‘Yolanda’ survivors

MANILA, July 30, 2014— It has been eight months since the devastating typhoon Yolanda struck Eastern Visayas, but as of today thousands of survivors are still living in tents. Nearly a year after typhoon Yolanda, survivors continue to struggle with the uncertainty of temporary shelter, especially during the rainy season. (Photo: Roy Lagarde) Fr. Cesar Aculan, diocesan social action director of Calbayog in Western Samar, said many people displaced

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Church, PH gov’t team up for OFWs in war-torn Libya

QUEZON City, July 30, 2014—With the repatriation process of OFWs in Libya already underway, the Catholic Church in Libya joins the Philippine government in its efforts in keeping Filipino citizens, safe from the raging conflict in that predominantly Muslim state. In a Radyo Veritas report Monday, July 28, Filipino priest Amado Baranquel, who runs the Maria Immacollata Parish in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, underscored the need to send these Overseas

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Antipolo youth to host confab on ‘relationship chastity’

RIZAL, July 30, 2014— Focusing on what is a burning issue for so many young people today, the Diocese of Antipolo in partnership with the Live Pure Movement is scheduled to host a “Live Pure Diocesan Conference” that will deal with the relevance of purity today, on August 2. In line with the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines’ (CBCP) call for “renewed and integral evangelization”, and this Year of the Laity challenge

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New mag to teach Gospel values

Manila, July 30, 2014—To mark its tenth year of reaching out to the less fortunate, the Pondo ng Pinoy Community Foundation, Incorporated (PnP) recently launched “Pondekada: Sa 10 Taon, Malayo na ang Narating ng Pondo ng Pinoy”, a comic book/magazine that seeks to promote Christian values. Manila Archbishop Luís Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, in his endorsement of the project, that seeks to promote a “culture deeply rooted in love for

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