1999

Life or Death? A Primer Calling for Commitment to Life and the Abolition of the Death Penalty

Life or Death? A Primer Calling for Commitment to Life and the Abolition of the Death Penalty PREFACE So few issues in modern times have polarized people or the citizenry as the issue of capital punishment does. For crimes heinous and unpardonable, death is the only just punishment, say the relatives sympathizers of the victims. No one has the right to take away life, not even the State in redress for detestable disturbance in social relationships,

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“Blessed are the Pure of Heart!” (Mt 5:28) Pastoral Letter on Pornography

"Blessed are the Pure of Heart!" (Mt 5:28) Pastoral Letter on Pornography Dear People of God: We, your Pastors tasked to promote our common good, want to bring to your attention a major social concern these days, that of pornography. We are gravely distressed by what is happening in the media and the entertainment world nowadays. Tabloids attract attention not just on their sensational headlines, but more on the seductive poses of girls on their

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Buod ng Sulat-Pastoral Ukol sa Pilipinong Landas ng Pagpapakabanal

Buod ng Sulat-Pastoral Ukol sa Pilipinong Landas ng Pagpapakabanal Mga Kapatid sa Pananampalataya: Buong tiwala at lakas ng loob na ipinaabot namin sa inyo ang mahalagang bunga ng aming katatapus pa lamang na taunang kapulungan: ang Sulat-Pastoral ukol sa Pilipinong Landas ng Pagpapakabanal. Ito ang panghuling malawakang pagninilay ng CBCP sa mga mahahalagang usapin ng ating lipunan. Inilabas ito bilang tugon sa panawagan ng mahal na pinuno ng Simbahan

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Pastoral Letter on Filipino Spirituality

Landas ng Pagpapakabanal Sulat Pastoral ng Kapulungan ng mga Obispong Katoliko ng Pilipinas sa mga Pilipinong Katoliko Mga minamahal naming kapatid kay Kristo: 1. Sa nagdaang panahon sumulat kami sa inyo tungkol sa kalagayan ng ekonomya, pulitika, at kultura sa ating bansa.  May maliwanag, may madilim sa mga aspetong nabigyang pansin tungkol sa ating kasaysayan at kasalukuyang kalagayan bilang isang bayan.  Ang lahat ng ito ay may ipinakikita at

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A Letter on the Occasion of the Visit of the Relics of St. Therese of Lisieux

A Letter on the Occasion of the Visit of the Relics of St. Therese of Lisieux Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord: From January 30 to April 29, 2000, the Year of the Great Jubilee, the relics of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, Doctor of the Church, will be in the Philippines. This occasion is for us a moment of grace. Though she lived and died more than a hundred years ago in the little town and in a Carmelite Monastery of Lisieux in France, many

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Indigenous Peoples and the Church Journeying Towards the Great Jubillee

Indigenous Peoples and the Church Journeying Towards the Great Jubillee As we approach the Great Jubilee 2000 we are overjoyed with the call of the Lord of Creation to implement the spirit of Jubilee: 'the strengthening of faith and of the witness of Christians. It is therefore necessary to inspire in all the faithful a true longing for holiness, a deep desire for conversion and personal renewal in a context of ever more intense prayer and of solidarity

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Pastoral Exhortation on Philippine Culture

Pastoral Exhortation on Philippine Culture He came to his own domain and his own people did not accept him. But to all who did accept him He gave power to become children of God, to all who believe in the name of him who was born not of human stock or urge of the flesh or will of man but of God himself. The Word was made flesh, he lived among us and we saw his glory the glory that is his as the only Son of the Father full of grace and truth. (Jn.

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