Author: CBCP News

The life agendum

Like the pastoral letter that was read in parishes nationwide a few Sundays ago, the Walk for Life that was held at the Quirino Grandstand last Saturday has generated thousands of bashers and trolls in social media. As usual these online haters–or propagandists, if you may–did not care a bit what the issue was all about. They have prepared attack lines that are reloaded over and over again as if from an armory of sorts. That was why most of their attack lines were indiscriminate and out of the mark. Here, for instance, are some of the attack lines:...

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EDSA is our people’s cry and God’s loving reply

Dear Cardinal Sin,   It is you I miss most these days.   I do not mean to disturb your peace. You already have passed from this valley of tears to the House of the Father but please Cardinal Sin, do not forget us in our present travails as a nation. I know you can receive this message. I believe. Nothing can separate you from us in the Lord. You love this country so much. You will not let us lose our hope.   I know you can hear me and I know you are here. As I know...

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42nd International Bamboo Organ Festival

The Ateneo de Manila College Glee Club with soprano Stefanie Quintin perform during the closing concert of the 42nd International Bamboo Organ Festival at the San Ezekiel Moreno Oratory in Las Piñas City, Feb. 22, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Lorenzo...

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Vatican, Al-Azhar team up to counter religious justification for violence

VATICAN, Feb. 21, 2017-– The Vatican and one of Islam’s most renowned schools of Sunni thought are joining forces to discuss how they can work together in combating religious extremism that uses God’s name to justify violence. On Feb. 21 the Vatican announced that Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, will travel to Cairo to participate in a special seminar at the Al-Azhar University. He will be joined by the council’s secretary, Bishop Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, and the head of their Office for Islam, Msgr. Khaled Akasheh, to discuss the theme “The role...

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Pope Francis: To love your enemies, prayer is a game-changer

VATICAN, Feb. 19, 2017-– The path to holiness and sainthood, Pope Francis said, requires imitating Christ by loving our enemies and praying for those who wrong us even when it is difficult. “It’s true, God the Father is merciful,” he said Feb. 19. “And you? Are you merciful, are you merciful with the people who have hurt you? Or who do not love you?” “If He is merciful, if He is holy, if He is perfect, we must be merciful, holy and perfect like Him,” he continued. “This is holiness. A man and a woman who do this deserve...

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