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Bicolanos attend Asian Apostolic Congress

Headed by the Diocese of Legazpi’s Spiritual Director of the Divine Mercy Apostolate, Fr. Leo Balaguer with Fr. Frederick Naga as Adviser, 44 devotees of the Divine Mercy from the Bicol Region attended the 4th Asian Apostolic Congress (AACOM 4) on September 26 to 28 at the SPICE Convention Centre in Penang, Malaysia. With the theme, “Experiencing Mercy through the...

WAF prepares Children of Fatima Apostolate

Participated in by 61 children, the World Apostolate of Fatima (WAF) of the Philippines – Legazpi Chapter conducted the 1st Children’s Apostolate of Fatima (CAF) Pre-Orientation Seminar at the Good Shepherd Hall of the St. Raphael Parish in Legazpi City on September 30. The WAF leaders led activities that will help the children grow in the virtue of humility, simplicity...

People’s Park to rise in Legazpi

Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal confirmed that he received the Certificate of Compliance for the People’s Park Project from Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Benjamin Diokno, Senator Loren Legarda and Senator Sonny Angara on October 1. In his social media post, Mayor Rosal said that the National Government through its “Green, green, green project” allocated P11M for the...

PASTORAL LETTER FOR THE SEASON OF CREATION 2018

“At this point in the history of our country it is crucial that people motivated by religious faith develop a deep appreciation for the fragility of our islands’ life-systems and take steps to defend the Earth. It is a matter of life and death.” (CBCP Pastoral Letter “What is Happening to our Beautiful Land?”, 1988) Every year on September 1...

CWL celebrates 100th Year

The Catholic Women’s League (CWL) Philippines Incorporated, a nationwide Catholic organization for women founded in 1919 by the late Michael O’Doherty, Archbishop of Manila will be celebrating its Centennial Year in 2019. The Diocese of Legazpi under its fold joined the nationwide launching of the celebrations last August 4 at the Chancery, St. Gregory the Great Cathedral. This was followed...

TRANSMISSION OF A FEMINIZED FAITH

I took a break from my Catholic faith in number of years that I could not, for my questioning conscience, make peace of the violent political history of the church. Yung systemic oppression. Yung individual behaviour ng ilang mga alagad ng simbahan at yung mga banal na manang. Yung news of abuse. The only thing that remained unshaken, and the...

CBCP opposes lowering age of criminal liability

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) through its Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral Care (ECPPC) reiterated its objection to the proposed measure that seeks to lower the age of criminal liability from 15 to 13 years old. “The children are victims and must not be punished. In fact, they should be protected by going after the alleged syndicate,”...

REVISITING BERNARD LONERGAN

There is an old Jesuit invitation to “see God in all things.” As a result of this belief in divine omnipotence, the sons of Ignatius of Loyola seem to have been interested in everything. There are Jesuit physicists and astronomers, Jesuit lawyers and doctors. For the greater glory of God, says the Jesuit slogan, and the salvation of man....

GIFTS FROM MARY ON HER BIRTHDAY

I had a most pleasant surprise on our Mother’s birthday (Sept. 8). Since it was a special day, I decided to attend Holy Mass at the Our Lady of Hope Chapel located in a mall. The beautiful chapel, that could house more than 2,000 faithful, was air-conditioned, with cushioned seats and kneelers, television monitors all over the place and...

Diocese of Masbate celebrates Golden Jubilee

Through a Thanksgiving Mass presided by the Catholic Bishop Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) President, Archbishop Romulo Valles, the diocese of Masbate celebrated its 50th Diocesan Anniversary on September 25 at the St. Anthony of Padua Cathedral in Masbate City. Lingayen Archbishop Socrates Villegas who gave the homily said that “50 is 50,  not 50 days but 50 years –...

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