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The Temptations of Setting Aside the Mission, of Image Building and of Power

1st Sunday of Lent Year A (Matt 4:1-11) March 5, 2011 By Msgr. Lope C. Robredillo, SThD IN today’s Gospel, Matthew brings us to the subject of temptation that is encountered in the Christian community, and he provides us with three typical examples: (1) The Tempter says: “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to turn into bread” (Matt 4:3b). In the first example in which Jesus is asked to turn the stones into bread, the Christian community seems to be faced with the temptation of using the powers given by Jesus to satisfy human need....

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Church advocate for women’s rights dies

Dr.  Zenaida Rotea speaks after receiving her Holy Cross Pro-Ecclesia et Pontifice medal at the Sta. Maria Goretti Parish Church in Manila on July 9, 2012. (CBCPNews Photo) MANILA–Dr. Zenaida Rotea, a leading figure in the Catholic Church’s ministry for women, has passed away on Sunday. She was 88. The former executive secretary of the CBCP Office on Women died after suffering a stroke at the Cardinal Santos Hospital where she was admitted since Feb. 23. Rotea’s remains currently lie in state at the Sta. Maria Della Strada Parish Church, located along Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City. Rotea’s family...

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Faithful challenged: ‘Open parishes to poor’

The 2017 ECFL National Conference officially opens on Feb. 16 with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist at the Sto. Niño Cathedral in Pagadian City, presided over by Pagadian Bishop Emmanuel Cabajar and concelebrated by Lipa Archbishop-elect Gilbert Garcera with more than 30 priests from all over the Philippines. Some 200 convention delegates attended the annual event. (Photo: Ansel Beluso) PAGADIAN City – Drawing inspiration from Pope Francis’ own call to reach out to those “in the peripheries”, a prelate tells pro-lifers at their annual convention to open up the parish to the needy and the poor. “Is our...

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Young Ilonggos stand for life

Joining the religious and other members of the laity, Iloilo students show their rejection of the “culture of death” by lighting candles, wearing white, and praying for the Philippines on Feb. 24, 2017 in Iloilo City. (Photo: John Belle...

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Ready for Ash Wednesday

A priest blesses palm fronds being burned in time for Ash Wednesday at St. Joseph Parish, Las Piñas City on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. (Photo: Lorenzo...

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