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POPE FRANCIS APPOINTS CARDINAL ADVINCULA AS NEW MANILA ARCHBISHOP

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Pope Francis has appointed Cardinal Jose Advincula of Capiz as the new archbishop of Manila. The appointment was made public in Rome at 12 noon (7:00 p.m. in Manila) on Thursday, the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord. Advincula will succeed Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples in the Vatican. The archdiocese has been without an archbishop since Tagle left for Rome in February 2020. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines congratulated Advincula on his appointment as the 33rd archbishop of Manila. “We wish the archbishop-elect God’s abundant blessing in his…

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Teen pregnancy surge proves RH law ineffective, says priest

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A Catholic priest said that the teenage pregnancy surge only proves what they have been saying all along about the “reproductive health” law: it’s not the solution. Amidst efforts of the government to minimize unwanted teenage pregnancies, numbers continue to rise for the past years in the country. Fr. Melvin Castro, spiritual director of Pro-life Philippine, said it only shows that the RH law is not as effective as it was touted. “One of the key issues presented at the height of the debate (on RH) is that it will precisely avoid teenage pregnancy. The opposite is happening now,” Fr….

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A Pastoral Letter and a Call to Prayer

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  ” Sow for yourselves justice, reap in mercy.  Break up for yourselves a new field, for it is time to seek the Lord, till he comes and rains justice upon you. ”  Hosea 10:12 Dear Fellow Filipinos, A few days ago, we received a letter from His Eminence, Charles Cardinal Maung Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, Myanmar and President of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences. It was an ardent request for prayers for Hongkong, on account of the signing into law of a new National Security Act.  He explained in his letter how this new law poses a threat to the basic freedoms…

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Church leaders praise junking of same-sex union

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Church leaders in the Philippines have welcomed a court ruling junking the same-sex union petition with “finality”. The Supreme Court upheld an earlier decision to reject the petition that seeks to allow same-sex union in the predominantly Catholic country. The petition, according to SC, lacked “substantial arguments” to warrant the reversal of its earlier ruling. Bishop Broderick Pabillo, the auxiliary of Manila, praised the ruling and urged the public to instead deal on pressing issues like poverty, unemployment and climate change. “We should focus on these (issues),” Pabillo said. Bishop Honesto Ongtioco of Cubao said the Church will always uphold…

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March for Mary and the Filipino Family

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          Pro-life advocates on Sunday walked for Mary and the Filipino family in celebration of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Members of Pro-life Philippines walked from Malate Church all the way to the Manila Cathedral in Intramuros, where Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle celebrated a mass for them. “This is the first time that we did this on December 8 that’s why there’s only a few of us… but we plan to do this every Feast of the Immaculate Conception,” Pro-Life President Rita Dayrit said in an interview after the mass. “Hopefully, next time…

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Pope Francis and Catholic pro-life unity on the Magisterium: some proposals

Pope Francis calls for improved marriage preparation, support for newlyweds and outreach to unmarried couples during a meeting Sept. 27 at Rome's Basilica of St. John Lateran with priests, permanent deacons and married couples involved in diocesan and parish programs promoting marriage and family life. (CNS photo/Vatican Media) See POPE-MARRIAGE-OUTREACH Sept. 28, 2018.

It is not a secret that the pontificate of Pope Francis has seen a lot of debate among Catholics over his actions. While previous pontificates since c. 1965 also saw such debates, at least two factors make the debates over Pope Francis’ words and actions unique. First, these debates (at least in cyberspace and in the Western Catholic media) usually revolve over allegations that the Pope Francis is too liberal—unlike in previous decades, when the debates were usually over the alleged ultraconservatism of whoever happened to be the sitting Pope. Second, the internal debates in Catholic circles that have taken…

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The Church and ‘LGBT discrimination’

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In recent months a lot of discussion has swirled around the issue of alleged “discrimination” against “transgenders” and members of the “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex” (“LGBTQI”) community. Due to the bathroom brouhaha stirred up by Greg Martin Diez – who now goes by the name Gretchen Diez – the issue was catapulted to the forefront of the nation’s attention, as if far more important than truly pressing matters such as the plight of our farmers, the actual state of our national sovereignty, corruption and law enforcement issues needing urgent attention, and the horrendous traffic situation in NCR. Although…

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Priest refutes senator: ‘Divorce will never be pro-family’

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A Catholic priest urged Senator Riza Hontiveros not to eschew misrepresentation on divorce after claiming that it is “pro-marriage, pro-family, and pro-children”. Fr. Jerome Secillano, Executive Secretary of the bishops’ public affairs committee, said that such claim contradicts the provisions of the 1987 Constitution. “Is she saying now that the Family Code and our Constitution are anti-family, anti-marriage, and anti-children since they do not guarantee divorce?” Secillano said. “Divorce can never be pro-marriage, pro-family, and pro-children,” he said. “Let’s not twist facts just to suit a particular agenda.” On the other hand, the priest stressed that legalizing divorce in the…

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The pro-life vote

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(First of two parts) On April 25, the Board of the Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas came out with a statement urging “Lay Groups and Christian Organizations” to lay aside non-partisanship in the coming senatorial elections. Invoking “the sovereignty of our country, the lives of our people, and the honor of the Philippines”, the letter urges the faithful to vote for 10 candidates in the coming senatorial elections. These 10 candidates—the “Otso Diretso” of the Liberal Party (Alejano, Aquino, Diokno, Gutoc, Hilbay, Macalintal, Roxas, Tañada) plus Colmenares and Poe – were specifically the ones endorsed by the “People’s Choice Movement” back…

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Reach out to unmarried couples, support newlyweds, pope urges

Pope Francis calls for improved marriage preparation, support for newlyweds and outreach to unmarried couples during a meeting Sept. 27 at Rome's Basilica of St. John Lateran with priests, permanent deacons and married couples involved in diocesan and parish programs promoting marriage and family life. (CNS photo/Vatican Media) See POPE-MARRIAGE-OUTREACH Sept. 28, 2018.

ROME— The Catholic Church must reach out to couples living together without being married, Pope Francis told those involved in family ministry in the Diocese of Rome. The church’s outreach should extend “also to those young people who choose to live together without marrying. We must witness to them the beauty of matrimony,” the pope said Sept. 27 during an evening meeting at the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the cathedral of the Rome Diocese. Some 850 priests, permanent deacons and married couples involved in diocesan and parish projects to prepare couples for marriage and minister to families met with…

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