Unlike the joyful season of Easter, our country’s situation is urgent. We are in the middle of a long-staying pandemic, with its uncertainties and deeply disturbing viciousness and escalation.
In the strongest possible terms, we the members of the Episcopal Commission for Indigenous People (ECIP) – Mindanao
Last December 8, 2020, on the Feast of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis, in his Apostolic Letter Patris Corde (With a Heart of a Father), proclaimed the celebration of the Year of St. Joseph, in order to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the declaration of St. Joseph as the Patron of the Universal Church by Pius IX on December 8, 1870.
Grace and peace in the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all! Let us always thank the Lord our God for the gift of faith he gave us.
"The joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anxieties…especially of those who are poor or in any way afflicted, these are the joys and hopes, the griefs and anxieites of the followers of Christ," (Gaudium et Spes, #1). Life is sacred! "YOU SHALL NOT KILL!" (Ex. 20:13)...
It has been seven years since Super Typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda came our way. Despite the pandemic we are going through, we still have fresh memories of the horrors we went through last November 8, 2013 and the painful months and years after.
In a documentary film entitled FRANCESCO that premiered in Italy last week, an old interview with Pope Francis conducted in Spanish appeared where he said the following:
Pastoral Message on the occasion of the 25th National Seafarers Sunday 27 September 2020 In celebration of our National Seafarers Sunday, on behalf of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, let me express our gratitude for the services and sacrifices of...
September 21, 2020 Feast of Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist Circular 2020-33 RE: All Saint's-All Souls' Day Reverend Fathers: It is evident and to be expected that like the Lenten and Easter seasons, our observance of All Saints-All Souls Days will be...
A few weeks ago, the mayors of Metro Manila came out with a resolution to
close the public cemeteries from October 31 to November 3 this year to avoid
large crowds congregating and thus spread the Corona 19 virus.
Remember our dear students, study from home is our salvation, our formation and our work.
The country is once again in the throes of dealing with the specter of death penalty as both the House of Representatives and the Senate are now preparing for its immediate reimposition as a State policy.