The Lenten season, which begins today, Ash Wednesday, is a time of mercy. It is an acceptable time (cf. 2 Cor 6, 2) to allow ourselves to be reconciled and to be renewed by the tenderness of the Father.
February 28, 2019We are greatly saddened and shocked that a young child is alleged to have been molested by one of our clergy. This painful incident creates a deep wound and hurt not only to the victim and the victim’s family but also to the communities and to the...
As former religious leaders of Jolo we totally condemn the criminal bombing of the Jolo Cathedral.
Please pray for the victims of Mount Carmel Cathedral bombing in Jolo. Bishop Lito Lampon and I were attending the 118th CBCP Plenary in Manila when we heard the tragic news.
AS the plebiscite on the Bangsamoro Organic Law draws near, we, Mindanao Catholic Church Leaders for Peace, wish to express our support for its passage with the following observations.
In the name of the Archdiocese of Manila I wish you and your loved ones a Blessed celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ!
Message of Archbishop Socrates B Villegas to the People of God in the Archdiocese of Lingayen Dagupan on the occasion of Christmas December 25, 2018
Turnover of Balangiga Bells
December 15, 2018
Balangiga, Eastern Samar
We, the Bishop and Clergy of the Diocese of Borongan collectively OBJECT TO and STRONGLY STAND AGAINST the transfer of one or all of the Bells of Balangiga from their historical and rightful habitat, which is the Parish Church of St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr, in Balangiga, Eastern Samar, Diocese of Borongan.
Pastoral Letter on the celebration of National Youth Day on December 16
Archdiocese of Lipa
After years of waiting and uncertainty, this season of Advent, the season of waiting, is yielding us an early Christmas gift—the return of the Bells of Balangiga. God has shown great favor to our Local Church and, by extension, to our country.
As we commemorate this year the 5th anniversary of the onslaught of Yolanda, a powerful force that first made its landfall in Eastern Samar, we especially remember the following: