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8 seminaries in Bikolandia gather for annual meet

The Our Lady of Peñafrancia Seminary, Philosophy Department hosted this year’s Bikol Association of Philosophy Seminarians Meet, an annual gathering of philosophy seminarians in Bikolandia, at the Our Lady of Peñafrancia Seminary, High School Department in this city, Jan. 21 to 22, 2019.

Palawan church goes ‘green’ on Bible Sunday

Faithful of St. Luke the Evangelist Parish in Aramaywan, Quezon, Palawan hold a “green Bible” procession in celebration of National Bible Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. KYLA GRACE SABOBO Katya A. Santos Feb. 7, 2019 Puerto Princesa City The local church in the Vicariate of...

More Manila homeless find jobs, start anew

A number of formerly homeless families, who used to call the Plaza Lawton area their home, are getting back on their feet through the help of income-generating projects.

Kidapawan bishop calls for peace amid BOL vote

Bishop Colin M. Bagaforo of the Diocese of Kidapawan, together with Rev. Dr. Rodolfo A. Juan Bishop of The United Methodist Church, led hundreds of church workers and members from the different organizations in this city in a walk for peace on Jan. 19 amid the plebiscite for the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL).

Sorsogon’s seminarians reach out to out-of-school youth

In celebration of Jesus’ birth, PAG-OROPOD, the official organization of major seminarians of the Diocese of Sorsogon reached out to out-of-school youth on Dec. 27, in support of the Philippine bishops’ declaration of 2019 as the “Year of the Youth.”

Diocese promotes 11 young saints for ‘Year of Youth’

Kicking off during the Simbang Gabi or the traditional novena in preparation for Christmas Day, the Malolos Diocesan Commission on Liturgy (DCL) has been promoting eleven youth saints as examples of Catholic virtue, especially in line with the Church in the Philippines’ celebration of the Year of the Youth.

Seminarian’s mom: Parents’ presence strengthens vocation

In a somewhat timely reminder during the Year of the Youth, a mother of a seminarian being groomed for the diaconate stressed the importance of the presence of parents in their children’s vocation journey, during a diocesan celebration held on Dec. 27, 2018.

Young saints’ relics make rare visit to Batanes

In support of the celebration of the Year of the Youth, the first-class relics of Blessed Ivan Merz, as well as those of other young saints, are currently visiting Batanes, from Dec. 13 to 17.