Monthly Archives: May 2016

Pope names new Auxiliary Bishop for Lingayen-Dagupan

Lingayen-Dagupan Auxiliary Bishop-elect Elmer Mangalinao MANILA, May 31, 2016— Pope Francis has appointed has named Msgr. Elmer Mangalinao as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan. The Pope made the announcement at 12:00 noon on Tuesday at the Vatican (6:00pm, Manila time). Before his appointment, the 56-year old bishop-elect has been serving as the vicar general of the Cabanatuan diocese. He is also the current president of the

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Fire destroys church rectory in Camarines Sur

The fire-gutted rectory of Sts. Philip and James Parish in Lagonoy, Camarines Sur (Photo from Archdiocese of Caceres FB page) MANILA, May 31, 2016— A huge fire destroyed the rectory of Sts. Philip and James Parish in Lagonoy, Camarines Sur last week. Several fire crews and volunteers responded to the blaze just after 5 p.m. last Wednesday, May 25. Fire out was declared at around 8 p.m. Faulty electrical wiring is being blamed for the fire that

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‘God is always mercifully patient’ – exorcist

MANILA, May 31, 2016 – Invited to give a talk on Saints Faustina, John Paul II and Margaret Mary Alacoque, an exorcist from San Pedro, Laguna, reminded the attendees of the Marian Encounter Seminar (MES) about God’s merciful patience. “Don’t we realize how patient God is? Can’t we see that he has been waiting all this time [for us]?”, said Fr. Francis Tiquia. For Jesus has said, “Neither will I condemn thee.

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Church to intensify disaster response

Fr. Edwin Gariguez talks about climate change, disaster response and 'Laudato Si' during the 1st National Caritas Humanitarian Response Summit in Legazpi City, Albay, May 30, 2016. (Photo: Sky Ortigas) LEGAZPI City, Albay, May 30, 2016— With the Church at the forefront in disaster relief and reconstruction, several dioceses have come together in Legazpi City on Monday to better prepare for these types of emergencies. Organized by Caritas

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Bishop gives 10 ‘happy priest’ tips

The five new priests for the Archdiocese of Jaro (left to right): Rev. Arwin Largado of St. Isidore the Worker Parish, Navalas, Buenavista, Guimaras; Rev. Christopher Villa of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Candles, Jaro, Iloilo City; Rev. Victor Emmanuel Pendon of St. Anne Parish, Molo, Iloilo City; Rev. Ronnie Gonzales of St. Nicholas of Tolentino Parish, Guimbal; and Rev. Mark Joseph Hormigoso of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Candles,

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Filipino priest is 1st Asian rector of Angelicum in Rome

MANILA, May 29, 2016— A Filipino priest has been elected as the new rector of a Rome-based Catholic university of which Saint John Paul II is among the alumni. Fr. Rolando de la Rosa Fr. Rolando de la Rosa will head to Angelicum as the first Asian to hold the highest post in the Dominican-run Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. Dela Rosa will serve a term of four years, from Sept. 1, 2016 to 2020, succeeding Fr. Miroslav Konštanc Adam,

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Filipino nuncio calls for ‘love in action’

Archbishop Osvaldo Padilla, the Apostolic Nuncio to Korea (CBCPNews) SEOUL, S. Korea, May 28, 2016— Saying that the core of Christianity is found in love, a Philippine-born  papal nuncio said the natural expression of Christian faith is found in acts of charity and service to others. Archbishop Osvaldo Padilla, the Apostolic Nuncio to Korea, on Friday said that true Christian love is “love in action” especially when people concretely help

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‘People should be center of humanitarian aid’ – Cardinal Tagle

MANILA, May 27, 2016— An official of the Vatican’s top social justice body has called for a reshaping of humanitarian assistance by putting the welfare of human beings at its very core. Talking over Vatican Radio, Caritas Internationalis President Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila said the foremost concrete step is to consider human beings “seriously.” “You cannot go more concrete than that. We are dealing with human beings,” said

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CBCP film reviewer serves as Cannes jury

CINEMA film reviewer Teresa Tunay with other members of the Ecumenical Jury at the 69th Cannes Film Festival MANILA, May 26, 2016 – A film reviewer for CINEMA (Catholic INitiative for Enlightened Movie Appreciation), Teresa R. Tunay served as a juror in the six-member Ecumenical Jury at the 69th Cannes Film Festival to be held in Cannes, France, from May 11 to 22. As founding board member of CINEMA (Catholic INitiative for Enlightened Movie Appreciation),

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School offers 1st music degree course in Region 8

Christ the King College Youth Symphony Orchestra (CKC-YSO), a group of 60 young musicians and instrumentalists, in action (Photo: CKC - YSO) CALBAYOG City, Samar, May 25, 2016 –Christ the King College (CKC), the oldest Catholic school in Samar and Leyte, launches its newest course offering for this incoming school year, the Bachelor of Music in Music Education, the first of its kind in the region. Established in 1905, CKC is a Franciscan educational

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