Monthly Archives: March 2015

‘Holy Week commemorates our salvation’ – priest

MANILA, March 31, 2015 –- What exactly is Holy Week for? According to a priest, it reminds the faithful of the Passion of Christ, which brought about man’s salvation. “The Holy Week is celebrated to commemorate the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is to commemorate our redemption, to commemorate our salvation,” said Santisimo Rosario Parish priest Fr. Franklin F. Beltran, O.P. on Palm Sunday. The University of Santo Tomas

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Kids suffer most when parents separate – prelate

MANILA, March 31, 2015—While it is something people know all too well, an official of the Catholic Church has nonetheless reminded troubled couples and parents anew that their children are the ones to suffer most once they decide to part ways, adding their well-being must come first despite domestic hardships. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Emeritus Oscar V. Cruz (Photo: CBCPNews) Biggest casualty Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Emeritus Oscar V. Cruz,

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Brother: Poor are ‘ideal prayer warriors’

NORZAGARAY, Bulacan, March 31, 2015—Inspired by Pope Francis’ recent request to Rome’s poor, a missionary brother has called on fellow religious to live out the same humility of the Holy Father by asking the underprivileged to pray on their behalf, saying their petitions are more likely to reach heaven. Dumagat children, whom Br. Francisco helps serve, have their Via Crucis in their ancestral land, March 30, 2015. (Photo: Br. Martin Francisco,

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Catholic choir from ‘down under’ to tour PH

MANILA, March 31, 2015—The Australia-based Catholic music group “Excelsis” is set to tour the Philippines from April 5 to 12 to share with all music-loving Filipino faithful the broad choral repertoire for which it has become known in Melbourne. The Australia-based Excelsis choir (Photo from the Excelsis Facebook page) The choir is expected to sing for Holy Masses at some of Manila’s most significant churches, stage private performances

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Holy Week essay-writing contest starts

MANILA, March 31, 2015—Writers, read on! Win Bibles In an effort to give more meaning to the liturgical season, the Philippine Bible Society (PBS) invites Christians of all denominations to take part in the Holy Week-inspired essay-writing contest it holds starting March 30 until April 15, and get the chance to win Bibles. Open to children 7-12 years old, to teens 13-17, as well as to adults 18 and above, the entry must be in English or Filipino

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Priest: EQ important not just IQ

MANILA, March 30, 2015—In a society that seems to value diplomas and awards more than personality and character, a Catholic priest has underlined anew the importance of having an “educated and sharing heart” or what many refer to as EQ or Emotional Quotient or Emotional Intelligence. Fr. Jerome R. Secillano, executive secretary of CBCP’s Permanent Committee on Public Affairs (PCPA) (Photo: Yol Montesines Villasenor) EQ While he admits

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Alumni express support to QC school amid ‘interrupted speech’ issue

MANILA, March 29, 2015—Following the controversy faced by Sto. Niño Parochial School (SNPS), its alumni issued a statement on Sunday, March 29, expressing their “full support” to their alma mater, noting that it has “provided excellent Catholic education to the youth” for the past five decades. Sto. Niño Parochial School (SNPS) in Quezon City (Photo: SNPS batch '92 Facebook page) “We, alumni of SNPS, issue this statement to express

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Caceres’ radio program debuts

NAGA City, March 29, 2015 — The Archdiocese of Caceres brings the Good News to the air waves with its radio program, Ca-Sarig, over The Mother’s Touch/Radio Veritas Naga, 98.3 FM from Mondays to Saturdays, 7:30 – 9:00 a.m., starting on March 23. Ca-Sarig, which means “to lean on” is a 90-minute and magazine type radio program divided into 6 segments: introduction, news, Commission programs or Ministry programs discussion,

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Youth-oriented Eucharistic Adoration set

MANILA, March 29, 2015 — Young people adoring Jesus with their friends. This is the vision of Oremus 2015, a Lenten Eucharistic Adoration, set on March 30, Holy Monday, 7:30 p.m. at the Our Lady of the Abandoned (OLA) parish, J.P. Rizal Street, Sta. Elena, Marikina City. Organized by the OLA Parish Youth Ministry, this year’s Oremus, just like the last one will have a pre-Adoration event open to all young people, a Youth Festival at 3:30

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Palo’s feeding program launch set on Maundy Thursday

TACLOBAN City, March 29, 2015 — When would a more fitting time be to launch the Archdiocese of Palo’s feeding program than on Maundy Thursday? The La Mesa ni Marta (Table of Martha), a feeding program for the poor initiated by Palo Archbishop John Du will be launched on April 2 during the Eucharistic celebration of Our Lord’s Last Supper with His Disciples. Busy serving The project was thus called after Martha, who in the Gospel

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