Monthly Archives: October 2015

Pasig’s barangays to embrace saints’ march

The ten pint-sized finalists of Pasig’s Halloween Parade 2015. (Contributed photo) PASIG City, Oct. 31, 2015 – A Catholic youth leader believes it is just a matter of time before the entire city of Pasig—and the rest of the Philippines—rediscovers and embraces the real Halloween, with its saints and martyrs instead of ghouls and ghosts. Citywide soon “This city councilor spoke to us earlier this year. He’s planning to make the activity

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Group to conduct voters’ education drive

Fr. Fernando “Dodong” Po, wheelchair-bound, with Fr. Dari Dioquino, former priest-in-charge of home for the aged Kanlungan ni Maria and friends at St. Joseph the Worker Parish Cathedral, Tagbilaran, Bohol. (Photo: Oliver Samson) MANILA, Oct. 31, 2015 – A group of concerned citizens in Bohol will be organizing a voters’ education campaign to encourage the local electorate to vote wisely. “As one of the leading organizers of Tindogi

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Kalyeserye inspires talk on chivalry, manhood

MANILA, Oct. 30, 2015– Inspired by the love and courtship lessons promoted by the phenomenal noontime segment “Kalyeserye,” a pro-life and pro-family group will be holding a forum about chivalry and what it means to be a man on Nov. 6 at 1:00 p.m., at St. Mary’s College Auditorium, 37 Mother Ignacia Avenue, Barangay Paligsahan, Quezon City. “We didn’t want to miss the opportunity for our youth to hear renowned

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Nov. 2 proper day for remembering the dead – cardinal

Manila North Cemetery (Photo: CBCP News) MANILA, Oct. 30, 2015— A cardinal has reminded the Catholics that the appropriate day for remembering the dead is on Nov. 2, or All Souls’ Day. Cardinal Orlando Quevedo said priests must emphasize this to their parishioners since most Catholics prefer visiting their deceased loved ones on Nov. 1, All Saints’ Day. “What is happening is that, we many Filipinos and dioceses have emphasized All Saints’

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Cardinal, 2 bishops to grace Laguna parish’ silver jubilee

SAN PEDRO City, Oct. 30, 2015 – Manila Archbishop Emeritus Gaudencio B. Cardinal Rosales, DD together with San Pablo Bishop Buenaventura M. Famadico, DD and San Pablo Bishop-Emeritus Bishop Leo M. Drona, SDB, DD including members of the clergy and guests will grace the silver jubilee celebration of the Erection of San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish in San Pedro City on Nov. 15. Seen as the main event and the crowning affair of a year-long silver anniversary

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Little Saints Parade brings ‘saintly’ Halloween back

Children representing different organizations, commissions, and communities dress up as little angels and saints in observance of the Solemnity of All Saints, Oct. 29, 2015. (Photo: CBCP News) VALENZUELA City, Oct. 30, 2015 – In the observance of All Saints’ Day, the National Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima Parish held its 2nd Little Saints Parade on Thursday, Oct. 29, bringing back remembrance of the holy ones on the eve of the feast. “According

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Myanmar cardinal to represent Pope Francis in IEC

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, SDB, is the first cardinal from Myanmar. (CNS/Paul Haring) MANILA, Oct. 29, 2015— Pope Francis has appointed Myanmar’s first cardinal as his representative to the 51st International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu City next year. The papal legate is Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, the 66-year old archbishop of Yangon, who will represent the pontiff throughout the Congress from Jan. 24 to 31. Cardinal Bo was one of the 20 new

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50k candles to line Leyte roads for ‘Yolanda’ anniversary

Candles were lit inside the church and along the main streets of Tacloban City during the first year commemoration of the deaths of those who perished when super typhoon Yolanda hit the province on Nov. 8, 2013. (Photo: Eileen Nazareno-Ballesteros) TOLOSA, Leyte, Oct. 29, 2015 -– Almost two years after super typhoon Yolanda pummeled Central Visayas, remembering the massive death toll still grips the heart of locals, moving them to set up 50,000

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Parishes suit up for ‘March of the Saints’

Last year’s March of the Saints in the Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Grace in Grace Park, Caloocan City inspired both young and old to look like their favourite saint. (Photo by Rommel Lopez) MANILA, Oct. 29, 2015– In the Church’s liturgical calendar, November 1 is the Solemnity of All Saints. So it’s eve is known as “All Hallow’s Eve” or Halloween. But Western influence took away the “Holy” in Halloween through dress up parties

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‘You’re the hope of the missions’ – priest to seminarians

Missionary Society of the Philippines (MSP) Bursar General Fr. Rommel Cruz at an MSP thanksgiving dinner on Oct. 11 at the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club in Mandaluyong City (Photo: John Frances Fuentes) MANDALUYONG City, Oct. 29, 2015 – An official of the Missionary Society of the Philippines (MSP) reminded the seminarians of the society that they are the hope and future of the missionary endeavors of the Church. “You are the pillar of

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