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October 27, 2014

MANILA, Oct. 26, 2014— A Catholic bishop has warned the public against “polluting the minds” of the youth by sharing pornographic images and videos over social media. “We also appeal to people who pass on these kinds of materials to stop from doing so. These pollute the minds of people especially our young people that lead to the trivializing of their sexuality which come from God,” Bishop Gilbert Garcera of Daet in Camarines Norte said.

October 25, 2014

MANILA, Oct. 24, 2014— Following Pope Francis’ call for an end to life imprisonment, the prison ministry of the Philippine bishops agree that life term imprisonments should be replaced by prison sentences with indefinite terms. The CBCP Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral Care (ECPPC) said life-long incarceration is an “inhuman concept” and those sentenced to such terms should be eligible for parole.

October 20, 2014

VATICAN CITY, Oct 19, 2014– Addressing those gathered in Saint Peter’s Square on Sunday for the beatification of Paul VI, Pope Francis reminded Christians who live out the Gospel message that they are “God’s newness” both “in the Church and in the world.” In his Oct. 19 homily, the Pope said God is “continually surprising us, opening our hearts and guiding us in unexpected ways.” In so doing, “he renews us: he constantly makes us ‘new’...

October 19, 2014

MANILA, Oct. 19, 2014—The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)’s Episcopal Commission on Health Care (ECHC) expresses assurance it is one with the Philippine government in educating the public on the nature of Ebola virus, especially on how it can be prevented. In a recent interview over Church-run Radyo Veritas, CBCP-ECHC executive secretary Fr. Dan Cancino said the commission is conducting information dissemination campaigns in different parishes and schools all over the Philippines...

October 1, 2014

LEGAZPI City, Albay, Sept. 30, 2014—After an initial assessment of the projected damage after Mayon’s impending eruption, various church groups assure evacuees of their assistance.

Caritas Manila executive director Fr. Anton CT Pascual and Quiapo Church each turned over P500,000 to the Diocese of Legazpi’s “Harong Project” for Mayon evacuees, after an initial estimation of potential damage by the volcano’s eruption done by Caritas Manila, the Church’s social service arm, CBCP-NASSA (Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines-National Secretariat for Social Action, Justice, and Peace), and Catholic Relief Service (CRS)...

September 14, 2014

MANILA, September 12, 2014—The Catholic Church’s social service arm Caritas Manila spearheads the construction of 25 new multipurpose chapels in parts of Samar and Leyte where typhoon Yolanda unleashed her ferocity, killing thousands of people and wrecking whole towns and villages.

Caritas Manila director Fr. Anton Pascual shares each chapel, which measures a minimum of 100 square meters in floor area, costs roughly P1 million, and is being built from funds raised through RISE, a charity concert led by Manila Archbishop Luís Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle in June...

September 1, 2014

MANILA, August 29, 2014–Bishop Leopoldo S. Tumulak of the Military Ordinariate of the Philippines revealed that a Filipino chaplain is accompanying the Philippine military contingent in Syria, which is currently in a stand-off with rebels....

September 1, 2014

NAGA City, August 29, 2014 – Ateneo de Naga University High School emerged as the top contender during the regional finals of the 5th St. Paul National Bible Quiz on August 10, 2014. Ateneo de Naga University High School is set to compete against other regional Bible champions September 20, 2014 at SMX Mall of Asia in Pasay City...

September 1, 2014

CACERES, August 29, 2014 – Caceres Commission on Communications (CCCom) Director Fr. Luisito Occiano announced on August 21 the finalists of the 2nd Peñafrancia Short Film Festival...

August 8, 2014

Former&nbsp;Caceres&nbsp;Archbishop Leonardo Z.&nbsp;Legaspi, one of the Dominican prelates, passed away this morning, the Feast of St. Dominic, after a long battle with cancer.</p>
&ldquo;Nanding&rdquo;&nbsp;as referred to by his classmate&nbsp;Lingayen-Dagupan&nbsp;Archbishop Emeritus Oscar V. Cruz, died at the UST Hospital at 5:00 A.M. today at the age of 78...</p>