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Pope Francis gives Cardinal Tagle more work

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle: Sixth Vatican appointment. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Pope Francis has designated Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle as member of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, his sixth Vatican appointment, according to the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Overseas assignments await priest graduates

CUM LAUDE  Father Prefect Emmanuel Menguito (middle) of DivineWord Seminary-Tagaytay poses with cum laude graduates of the Saksi Class (from left) Fathers Philander Pinalgan, Jonas Piodo, Jerome Ormita and Eric Lacandula.  JOEL TEMPLA/CONTRIBUTOR

He speaks Ilocano, English and Tagalog, with a smattering of Hebrew and Greek. But now, Fr. Louie A. Luyun, 31, has to learn Japanese, beginning with its three writing systems—katakana, hiragana and kanji—as he prepares for assignment to the Land of the Rising Sun.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

John Paul II’s relics coming to PH


Filipino Catholics will get a chance to venerate Blessed Pope John Paul II in time for his canonization next month.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pope may drop by PH in August, says CBCP official

Pope Francis. AP FILE PHOTO

Pope Francis may drop by the Philippines in August to visit the victims of supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan), which ravaged a large swathe of the Visayas late last year, according to an official of a Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) office.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pope Francis names Dela Cruz as archbishop of Zamboanga

Bishop Romulo dela Cruz Photo by cbcponline.net

Pope Francis on Saturday named 66-year old Kidapawan Bishop Romulo dela Cruz as the new archbishop of Zamboanga.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pope Francis, Tagle hailed as ‘rock stars’

CARDINAL Luis Antonio Tagle (left) shares a light moment with John Allen Jr., Fr. Antonio Ferria and Fr. Wilfredo Saniel after Allen’s talk at the SVD Seminary in Tagaytay City. GRIG MONTEGRANDE

Acclaimed Vatican journalist John L. Allen Jr. called Pope Francis a “celebrity par excellence” and urged Catholics to put aside their divisions so they could take advantage of his global prominence to promote the Church and its teachings on justice, peace and development.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Quevedo’s cardinalship proof Catholic faith ‘strong’ in Mindanao—CBCP

Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo. Photo courtesy of CBCP News

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) lauded the elevation to cardinal of Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo, calling his cardinalship a proof that Catholic faith is strong in Mindanao.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Catholics mark World Day of Sick

Retired Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales (shown in this file photo) led the celebration of the World Day of the Sick in Manila with a Mass at the Espiritu Santo church in Sta. Cruz, where he anointed a number of sick parishioners.

Catholic churches all over the country celebrated on Tuesday the annual World Day of the Sick, which this year had for its theme, “Faith and Charity,” according to the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Catholics say Pope Francis doing good job but disagree…

Pope Francis. AP FILE PHOTO

Catholics believe Pope Francis is doing a good job, but many disagree with Church doctrine on hot-button issues, especially contraceptives, according to a global poll out on Sunday.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Archbishop hits Rolling Stone for comparing Pope Francis, resigned pope Benedict XVI

Catholic Bishops Conference of Philippines president and Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas. cbcpforlife.com photo

The predominantly-Catholic Philippines has felt the “ripple effect” of Pope Francis who recently made the cover of an iconic rock magazine Rolling Stone.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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