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Tagle to baptize 400 indigent kids

MANILA, Jan. 6, 2017 – Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, together with Fr. Matthieu Dauchez, Tulay ng Kabataan Foundation executive director and 10 other priests-beneficiaries of the Tulay Ng Kabataan (TNK) Foundation, will baptize on Jan. 14 some 400 kids from the slums of Metro Manila. “Then it is so difficult to bring our wounded children close to God, it is, on the opposite, very easy to bring the Lord to them through the Sacraments,” said Dauchez. According to TNK communications manager Elise Cruse, the foundation is helping poor families gain access not just to physical sustenance but...

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A new ‘vocational culture’ is needed in the Church, Pope Francis says

VATICAN, Jan. 5, 2017– A fresh and courageous perspective is needed when it comes to helping youth discern and discover their vocation, Pope Francis said Thursday, emphasizing the importance of personal holiness and the commitment to serving others. “(Today) there is the urgency to bring into the Christian community a new ‘vocational culture,’” the Pope said Jan. 5. He said a vocational pastoral outreach “with broad horizons” and which comes from “the breath of communion,” is needed. This outreach, he said, must also be capable “of reading with courage the reality as it is” with the hardships and resistance...

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Bohol ordains new bishop

Newly ordained Tagbilaran Bishop Alberto Uy (center) poses for a photo with Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle and other bishops at the Blessed Trinity Cathedral in Talibon, Bohol, January 5, 2017.(Sammy...

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Archbishop Villegas hits ‘fake news’

MANILA — Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan has denied a newspaper report that he criticized President Rodrigo Duterte in his New Year homily. The archbishop described the Manila Times report titled “Duterte no protector of Filipinos – Archbishop Villegas” as ‘fake’ and was deliberately manufactured. “This is fake news!” Archbishop Villegas said. “Please be truthful. Do not use the Church to spread lies.” The report claimed that in his homily at the Dagupan Cathedral on Dec. 31, the archbishop supposedly said that in pushing for the revival of the death penalty, Duterte will be killing people, especially the poor....

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French cardinal to represent Pope Francis in ‘mercy’ confab

MANILA — No less than a direct envoy of Pope Francis will visit the Philippines this month for the 4th World Apostolic Congress on Mercy (Wacom 4). The pope has appointed French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin as his representative throughout the Congress from Jan. 16 to 20. Fr. Prospero Tenorio, Wacom Asia Secretary General, said the the papal legate is also expected to deliver the pope’s message to the participants of the international church event. Barbarin, 66, has been the archbishop of Lyon since 2002. He was made a cardinal in 2003 and joined the conclaves that elected Pope Benedict...

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