The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 continues to disrupt our lives as individuals and as a country. We have suffered much and lost many lives.
With our celebration of Ash Wednesday we begin the holy season of Lent.
We mark this year the 500th year of the coming to our shores of the Christian Faith.
After almost a year of suffering the ravages of the pandemic– both in terms of lost lives and a devastated economy – it is only right that we thank God for the news that scientists have developed vaccines to immunize persons against COVID-19.
“For a child is born to us, a son is given us.” (Isaiah 9:6 – First Reading, Mass During the Night, the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord)
One of the powerful expressions of Filipino Catholic faith is the practice of novena Masses (Aguinaldo Masses, Misa de Gallo, Simbang Gabi) traditionally held at dawn from December 16 to 24.
The Philippine Church rejoices as it enters a national celebration of the 500 Years of Christianity in our treasured homeland.
A lot of people have sought clarification about the recent remarks Pope Francis had presumably made with regard to “civil unions”. Allow us to share some thoughts on the matter through the following reflection entitled, “Where Pope Francis is Coming From.”
Moral Guidance on the Testing, Procurement and Distribution of the COVID-19 Vaccine in the Philippines
For many months now, the whole world has been struggling with a global pandemic of historic proportions.
In the midst of the pandemic agitating us to restlessness and fear, we greet you “Peace be with you”. We are going on a stormy journey and our boat seems too fragile for the strong winds.
A few days ago, we received a letter from His Eminence, Charles Cardinal Maung Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, Myanmar and President of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences.
We eagerly await the time in the “New Normal” condition when we will be allowed to celebrate our liturgy, especially the Holy Eucharist,