Monthly Archives: October 2016

‘Be examples to youth’, elders told

Malolos Bishop Jose F. Oliveros concelebrated a Mass with Caloocan Bishop Deogracias S. Iñiguez and 26 priests of the Diocese of Malolos to mark the 25th anniversary of the Parish of St. Anne as as a national shrine. (Photo: Rose Carmel Acuña) HAGONOY, Bulacan, Oct. 31, 2016 – In a Mass to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Parish of St. Anne as as a national shrine, a bishop called on the older generation to follow in the footsteps of the

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Vocations produced remembered as shrine turns 25

The community of the town of Hagonoy, Bulacan marked the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Dedication of the Church of St. Anne as a national shrine, Oct. 29, 2016. (Photo: Rose Carmel Acuña) HAGONOY, Bulacan, Oct. 30, 2016 – The community of the town of Hagonoy, Bulacan rejoiced on Oct.29 over the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Dedication of the Church of St. Anne as a national shrine, particularly reminiscing about the numberous

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Speaker warns about ‘over-parenting’

“Preacher in blue jeans” Bo Sanchez gives one of the keynote talks of the Philippine Homeschool Conference 2016 held at the SM Aura Premier, Oct. 23, 2016. (Photo: Nirva Delacruz) TAGUIG City, Oct. 30, 2016 – Is it possible to be too much of a parent? An inspirational speaker and author believes so, warning more than 1,000 parents and educators on Oct. 23 about the pitfalls of not knowing when to “let go” of their kids so they can actually

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Franciscans call for more ‘Lawin’ aid

Damaged infrastructures in Tuguegarao Cagayan due to Super Typhoon Lawin. (Photo: NASSA/Caritas Philippines/SkyEye/ UNOCHA-CoP) MANILA, Oct. 30, 2016 – Aiming to deliver assistance to Super Typhoon Lawin survivors in Northern Luzon, the Order of Friars Minor (OFM) is now accepting donations in cash and in kind. “After a storm, the sun rises again,” Br. Angel Ace Cortez, OFM said in Filipino. “Let’s have the sun rise for our brethren

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Church joins fight against Zika

MANILA, Oct. 29, 2016— Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila has joined in spreading the word to children and families about the Zika virus as the number of cases continues to rise in the country. The cardinal has issued a pastoral guidance which aims to help raise awareness about the mosquito-borne disease, and linked to serious birth defects. Eradicating potential mosquito breeding sites and protecting pregnant women are among the key messages

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Pope names new bishop of Puerto Princesa

Bishop-elect Socrates Mesiona MANILA, Oct. 28, 2016— Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Socrates Mesiona as the new bishop of Puerto Princesa in Palawan province. Mesiona replaced Bishop Pedro Arigo, 77, whose resignation has been accepted by the Pope after the serving the diocese for 20 years. The announcement was made at 12 noon on Friday the Vatican (6pm, Manila time). Mesiona, a known missiologist, will be the seventh bishop of the vicariate since

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‘The dead need prayers, not garbage’

MANILA, Oct. 28, 2016 – “HUWAG MAGKALAT!! Ang mga yumaong mahal sa buhay ay nangangailangan ng Panalangin hindi basura…” (Do not litter! Your deceased loved ones need prayers, not garbage.) This is the appeal of the Archdiocese of Manila, through the Ministry on Ecology, as millions of the faithful are expected to flock to the cemeteries in commemoration of all Saints’ Day and all Souls’ Day on Nov. 1 and 2. “Since 2005, we have

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2nd exorcism comic book out

MANILA, Oct. 27, 2016 – Anthony James Perez, author of Patron Comics, a comic book series on the theme of exorcism, announces that Patron Comics Book 2 is now available for those who want to pre-order. Created by Anthony James Perez, and written by Jay Acosta, Patron Comics Book 2 is available for the pre-order price of Php300. Book 1 is also available for Php150. “Patron Comics is the ideal gift for your friends and relatives this Christmas

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Theologian offers handbook for cemetery visits, funerals, etc.

Fr. Charles Belmonte, author of Prayers for the Dead, with then Pope John Paul II MANILA, Oct. 27, 2016 – To support the Church’s effort to clarify popular customs of visits to cemeteries and other occasions such as wakes or funerals a Catholic author produced “Prayers for the Dead”, a handy booklet to help strengthen Catholics’ faith in the face of the death and to guide them in offering suffrages for the dead. The book’s author

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UST hosts ‘classical OPM’ concert

The UST Woodwind Ensemble MANILA, Oct. 26, 2016 – Going beyond the usual classical repertoire, a group of musicians decided to give an Original Philippine Music (OPM) concert was held Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Albertus Magnus Auditorium of the University of Santo Tomas (UST), Manila. Conducted by Jedrick Itugot, the UST Woodwind Ensemble performed homegrown hits at the “Kay Ganda ng Ating Musika: An All OPM Concert.” Itugot is an orchestral conducting

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