To the Faithful of the Diocese of Baguio and Other Concerned People
PASTORAL LETTER | CELEBRATING THE SEASON OF CREATION
MESSAGE TO THE CATHOLIC FAITHFUL OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF DAVAO on the recent commentaries and pronouncements regarding the faith of the Catholic church and the teachings from the bible
Peace! Recently, we have heard of some pronouncements and commentaries regarding our faith in God in the Catholic Church, and our teachings from the Bible. I believe that these pronouncements and commentaries have caused us uneasiness, worries, sadness and confusion.
Be at peace. Be calm. Don’t let things disturb your inner peace. Let us read the situation with the eyes of faith.
Fatherly Message to the Youth and Children of the Archdiocese of Lingayen Dagupan
Will no one relieve me of this meddlesome priest? (King Henry II) Message to the People of God by the Clergy of the Archdiocese of Lingayen Dagupan on June 12, 2018
They are killing our flock. They are killing us the shepherds. They are killing our faith. They are cursing our Church. They are killing God again as they did in Calvary.
No priest, and no human being for that matter, deserves to be killed with utter brutality, disrespect and impunity.
Our brother priest, the late Fr. Mark Anthony Ventura, was a dedicated priest, a zealous pastor, a missionary to the “peripheries”.
We just lost a young priest, zealous and dedicated, one who smelled like his sheep, to an assassin’s bullet right after he said Mass and was baptizing children. We condemn in strongest terms this brutal and cowardly act.
It is a fact that there is widespread poverty, inequality and violence in our country. Our people have been longing and clamoring for change.
THE recent tropical storm, Basyang, that hit Surigao del Sur last February 13, 2018 brought untold suffering among the people, especially in the areas of Cantilan and Carrascal where a flash flood swept a few houses, destroyed several hundred hectares of ricelands and caused death with the initial count of 5 people including children, and injured many others.
With a prayer, I greet you all a Happy New Year amidst the recent disaster caused by Typhoon Vinta to our city and other parts of Northern Mindanao.