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Nominees sought for 11th Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards

MANILA, Feb. 25, 2017 – Nominations to the 11th Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards are open until May 31, 2017. To be considered, entries must be books authored by a local (Philippine-based) Catholic writer and published by a local Catholic publisher, printed from June 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017. Entries must be published for the first time during this period. Previous entries cannot be nominated again. Compiled or edited books will not be accepted.

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Bishop condemns killing of Church worker

A portrait of Wilerme Agorde is displayed outside his home in Brgy. Illustre, President Roxas, North Cotabato. Agorde, a social action worker of the Kidapawan diocesan, was gunned down by unidentified men on Feb. 19. (Nassa photo) MANILA, Feb. 25, 2017— A Catholic bishop has condemned the assassination of a social action worker of  the Diocese of Kidapawan in southern Philippines.  Bishop Jose Colin Bagaforo said it is alarming that

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Anti-death penalty advocate cries railroading

Rodolfo Diamante of the CBCP’s Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral Care (Photo: (CBCP-ECPPC)) MANILA, Feb. 25, 2017– A lay prison ministry official of the Catholic Church scored the undue haste of the House leadership to pass a measure seeking to revive the death penalty by next week. Mr. Rodolfo Diamante, executive secretary of the CBCP Commission on Prison Pastoral Care, said the termination of the plenary debates ahead of schedule

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Anti-death penalty advocate cry railroading

Rodolfo Diamante of the CBCP’s Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral Care (Photo: (CBCP-ECPPC)) MANILA, Feb. 25, 2017–A lay prison ministry official of the Catholic Church scored the undue haste of the House leadership to pass a measure seeking to revive the death penalty by next week. Mr. Rodolfo Diamante, executive secretary of the CBCP Commission on Prison Pastoral Care, said the termination of the plenary debates ahead of schedule

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Cardinal Tagle urges all Manila parishes to mark EDSA anniversary

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle speaks during the “Walk for Life” at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila, Feb. 18, 2017. (Analyn Perucho/CBCPNews) MANILA, Feb. 24, 2017— In an unprecedented move, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle has called on all parishes in the Manila archdiocese to mark the EDSA People Power anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 25.’ He said the event should be done with “simplicity but deepâ€� and coupled with

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Friday is ‘free wedding’ day at this parish

The Parish of San Pedro Bautista, Old Moriones, Ocampo offers weddings for indigent couples every Friday. (Photo: Fr. Eric Bobis) OCAMPO, Camarines Sur, Feb. 24, 2017 – A parish in Old Moriones, Ocampo holds a regular wedding schedule for those who wish to have their union blessed as a sacrament even if they are strapped for cash. Parish priest Fr. Emmanuel Mojica thought of doing this so simple folks can avail of the Sacrament of Marriage

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Archbishop Soc decries ‘rape’ of EDSA spirit

Cardinal Jaime Sin (File photo) MANILA, Feb. 23, 2017— Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan has decried the “rape� of EDSA People Power with the “four glorious days of February 1986 now dimmed�. Amid the “relentless killings of the poor in the name of change�, he said “the glory now flickers in the darkness of fear and terror again�. As the number of suspected drug users and pushers

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5 online challenges vs ‘culture of life’

“Prayer Rally for Life” held in Bacolod on Dec. 12, 2016 to uphold the sanctity of human life to face the threats of the “death penalty”, EJK, and the RH Law (Photo: Fr. Ronald Quijano) BACOLOD, Feb. 23, 2017 – Amid the groundswell of public sentiment against the “culture of deathâ€� and as provinces organize prayer rallies to uphold the sanctity of human life, there is a need to champion life everywhere,

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Duterte told: Reveal your bank records

President Rodrigo Duterte MANILA, Feb. 23, 2017 – President Rodrigo R. Duterte should accept the challenge to reveal his bank account history amid allegations that he has billions of pesos in the bank, a Franciscan brother said. According to Br. Angel Ace Cortez, the president should disclose his bank transactions in the spirit of transparency and to prove his innocence. “If he (Duterte) is really aiming for real change, he should let

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‘Church reminds us about what we value’

ILOILO City, Feb. 23, 2017 – Amid issues like extrajudicial killings and the proposed reimposition of the death penalty, movements like CFC- Singles for Christ rally behind the Church hierarchy’s call to counter the culture of death. Some 5,000 singles from all over the world converged at the Western State University in this city from Feb. 17 to 19 for the 24th CFC – Singles for Christ International Conference. (Photo: SFC Global)

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