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February 2, 2017 – LK 2:22-40 OR 2:22-32

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord Reading 1 MAL 3:1-4 Thus says the Lord God: Lo, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me; And suddenly there will come to the temple the LORD whom you seek, And the messenger of the covenant whom you desire. Yes, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts. But who will endure the day of his coming? And who can stand when he appears? For he is like the refiner’s fire, or like the fuller’s lye. He will sit refining and purifying silver, and he will purify the...

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February 1, 2017 – MK 6:1-6

Wednesday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 HEB 12:4-7, 11-15 Brothers and sisters: In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood. You have also forgotten the exhortation addressed to you as children: My son, do not disdain the discipline of the Lord or lose heart when reproved by him; for whom the Lord loves, he disciplines; he scourges every son he acknowledges. Endure your trials as “discipline”; God treats you as his sons. For what “son” is there whom his father does not discipline? At the time, all...

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Amending the Constitution

Dear Catholic Faithful We write this pastoral letter to you with an eye to our celebration of the 500th year of the coming of Christianity to our shores. By 2021 the Christian faith shall have arrived in our shores for half a millennium already. For a long time we have been the only Asian country with a Christian majority. And even today we can thankfully say that we are the Asian country with the biggest Christian population. As we prepare for this great milestone in our history, it is but right that we examine how deeply we have lived...

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Faithful told: Better not to believe in ‘dancing sun’

BAGAC, Bataan, Jan. 31, 2017 – Following reports of a supposed “dancing sun” during the closing Mass of the 4th World Apostolic Congress on Mercy, on Jan. 20, priests caution the faithful about believing such paranormal occurrences, saying it is still better to put greater faith in the Sacraments. “Due to the possibility of mass deception as well as diabolical influence in these paranormal happenings, the Church had never paid attention to these phenomena in considering the veracity and genuineness of any alleged private revelations,” said Diocese of Novaliches exorcist Fr. Ambrosio Nonato Legaspi in an interview with CBCPNews,...

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Stop killings too, bishop urges PNP

MANILA, Jan. 30, 2017 — After the police force stopped its “war on drugs”, a Catholic bishop urged the agency to make drastic efforts to end the summary executions and vigilante killings of suspected drug pushers in the country. Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo said it is the right thing for the Philippine National Police to do amid reports that some officers used the anti-drug campaign to mask their criminal activities. “Knowing that they’ve stopped the war on drugs, it means they should stop the extrajudicial killings,” Pabillo said. National police chief Ronald dela Rosa on Monday ordered a...

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