Faithful urged: Be bearers of ‘faith news’, not fake news

Faithful urged: Be bearers of ‘faith news’, not fake news

Puerto Princesa Bishop Socrates Mesiona suggests three new year’s resolutions for the faithful, including one on being a bearer of “faith news.” KATYA SANTOS

By Katya A. Santos

Jan. 1, 2019

Puerto Princesa City

In a homily on the first day of the new year, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Puerto Princesa Bishop Socrates Mesiona reminded faithful to be bearers of good news and not fake news.

During the Mass held at the Puerto Princesa Cathedral, the prelate proposed three possible new year’s resolutions. One of these is to “try to be bearers of good news” starting 2019.

Mesiona told the faithful to emulate the shepherds in the Gospel of today’s reading. “Like the shepherds in the Gospel, let us all be carrier of good news, not gossip. Faith news and not false news,” he stressed.

“These days, there’s so much negativity in this world, we need more good news to uplift the spirit of our brothers and sisters,” he added.

The Vicar Apostolic also urged the Mass attendees to be more prayerful and kinder as new year’s resolutions this 2019.