Diocesan Statements

Not by bread alone (Cf. Matthew 4,4a)

Not by bread alone (Cf. Matthew 4,4a)

Not by bread alone: “El gente hinde ta viví solamente na pan, sino na cada palabra que estaba mismo na boca del Dios” (cf. Mateo 4, 4). To live in the word of God, on every word that comes forth from Him.

‘Humble yourselves before the Lord’ (James 4:10)

‘Humble yourselves before the Lord’ (James 4:10)

To you dear brothers and sisters in Christ, the clergy, men and women in the consecrated life, the lay faithful in the parishes who serve in the pastoral and finance councils, lay ministers, catechists and youth leaders, members of

‘You shall not defile the land where you live’

‘You shall not defile the land where you live’

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.

Bicol Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on the Year of St. Joseph

Bicol Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on the Year of St. Joseph

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.

Our Faith, Our Joy, Our Mission

Our Faith, Our Joy, Our Mission

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.

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.