Monthly Archives: August 2016

’10 Commandments comic book’ to be launched

"Buhay San Miguel - ANG SAMPUNG UTOS" MANILA, Aug, 31, 2016 – A comic book that aims to catechize young people about God’s commandments through visuals and story lines will be launched at Manila International Book Fair on Sept. 18, Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to noon. Authored by father and son Jes and Christian Francis Matias, the book Buhay San Miguel – ANG SAMPUNG UTOS is published by Paulines Publishing. “The objective is to

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Pasig youth asked: How do you live mercy?

  Young people gather for the celebration of the Jubilee of Mercy for the Youth at the Diocesan Youth Day (DYD) on Aug. 27 at the Colegio de Sta. Ana School Gymnasium. (Photo: Alhie Creo). PASIG City, Aug. 31, 2016 – It was the spirit of mercy-themed World Youth Day (WYD) relived, at the celebration of the Jubilee of Mercy for the Youth at the Diocesan Youth Day (DYD) on Aug. 27, as young people from the Diocese of Pasig where challenged to

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Argentinian priest to launch ‘healing not killing’ rehab program

Fr. Luciano Feloni during an exclusive interview with CBCPNews (Photo: Melo M. Acuña) CAMARIN, Caloocan City, Aug. 30, 2016 – Fr. Luciano Feloni, the Argentinian priest who spent decades in poor communities in the Philippines, will launch on Sept. 1 a community-based drug rehabilitation program at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. “We cannot just turn them away,” explained the Argentinian priest, referring to drug addicts who have sought the parish’

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Cyberbullying triggers depression in kids

(Credit: Kaspersky Lab) MANILA, Aug. 30, 2016 – Cyberbullied children suffer serious health and socialization problems, like depression, eating disorders, and nightmares, revealed Kaspersky Lab in a Aug. 25 press release. Thirty percent of 3, 780 parents, who participated in the study conducted by market research firm iconKids & Youth and Kaspersky Lab, noticed that their kids showed less interest in their studies, while 28 percent observed

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Bishop, CEAP say no to ‘love ban’ in schools

MANILA, Aug. 30, 2016—  The Church’s central catechetical agency does not agree with a school policy prohibiting romantic relationships between students to avoid unwanted pregnancies. The bishops’ Episcopal Commission on Catechesis and Catholic Education (ECCCE) believe good intentions do not always make good policy. “We are not in favor of this policy,” stressed Bishop Roberto Mallari, chairman of ECCCE. “We have a regular program regarding

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Tagle’s point: Abortion just as bad as summary killings

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila speaks with inmates during a visit to Manila City Jail, March 23, 2016. (Photo: R. Lagarde/CBCPNews) MANILA, Aug. 29, 2016 — As he joins a growing chorus condemning the spate of killings in the country, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle lends a new tone to the issue, saying the public should uphold the sanctity of life at all stages. “Many are worried of extrajudicial killings and we should be… But I hope we’re

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Priest gives own b-day ‘unique’ twist

MANILA, Aug. 29, 2016 – In celebration of his 60th birthday, a priest will formally start the fundraising campaign for the construction of the proposed Pope Francis Centrum of Mercy and Compassion in Bohol as he celebrates a personal milestone on Sept. 9. Fr. Fernando “Dodong” Po of Bohol Fr. Fernando “Dodong” Po wants to dedicate his 60th birthday to the people he described as the “least, lost, and last” by formally launching the campaign

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‘Accept sacrifice that comes with service’ – bishop to new deacons

The newly ordained Rogationist deacons (from L-R): Rev. Mark Robin Destura, Rev. Jonrey Lauron, Rev. Espiredion Verano, Jr., Rev. Zander Conson, Rev. Jose Gasta, and Rev. Jorem Bellen (Photo: Mark Louis Anjelo Bolos) PARANAQUE City, Aug. 29, 2016 – Accept the beautiful burden of sacrifice that comes with service. This was the message given by Parañaque Bishop Jesse Mercado to six Rogationist brothers whom he ordained to the diaconate on Aug. 27

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Bishop condemns Abu Sayyaf beheading of teen hostage

MANILA, Aug. 27, 2016— A Catholic bishop mourned an 18-year old male hostage beheaded by the Abu Sayyaf, calling them a terrorist group “that must be destroyed.” “My heart bleeds upon learning the beheading of the boy,” said Bishop Martin Jumoad of Isabela in Basilan. “Destroy means dismantle them and apprehend them. If they fight, then the military must protect their lives too,” he said. The prelate made the statement a day after authorities

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The ‘little people’ of Samar who met Mother Teresa

Blessed Mother Teresa talks to Generosa Bernardo, grandmother of Fr. Melchor R. Ignacio, who presently serves the St. Peter of Alcantara Parish, Brgy. Taal in Bocaue, Bulacan. Ignacio has roots in Calbayog, Samar, which Mother Teresa visited in 1987, (Photo: Bernardo family) CALBAYOG City, SAMAR, Aug. 27, 2016 – With the news of Blessed Mother Teresa’s fast approaching canonization, the people of Calbayog, reveal seemingly mundane yet

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