Diocesan Statements

Pastoral letter of Western Visayas bishops on the Tumandok killings

Pastoral letter of Western Visayas bishops on the Tumandok killings

"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)...

“He calms the storm” (Ps 107:29)

“He calms the storm” (Ps 107:29)

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.

Movements of the ship: Sail, carry and reach

Movements of the ship: Sail, carry and reach

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...

Pastoral Instructions for All Saints and All Souls Day

Pastoral Instructions for All Saints and All Souls Day

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...

Pastoral Instruction: One with Our Beloved Dead

Pastoral Instruction: One with Our Beloved Dead

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.

Pre-SONA Statement on Negros Killings

Pre-SONA Statement on Negros Killings

Amid a global health crisis, unjust killings across the country continue. We, sadly, must admit that it is unlikely for our government to use its power to stop this, because from the very start of the Duterte administration, it is officially endorsed.