Church calls for 2nd collection for volcano victims

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle has called on priests to initiate a second collection during mass starting this weekend as part of the Catholic Church’s drive to raise funds for residents displaced by the Taal Volcano explosion last Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 14th, 2020

Red Cross calls for more Taal volunteers

Officials of the Philippine Red Cross appealed yesterday to Batangas residents not affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano to join volunteers to augment the ongoing relief operations for victims of the volcano......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2020

Pateros LGU calls for donations for victims of Taal Volcano eruption

PATEROS, Jan. 16 (PIA) - The Municipal Government of Pateros is calling for donations for the victims of the Taal Volcano eruption.In an advisory, Mayor Ike Ponce called in for donations lik.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 17th, 2020

Marawi Prelature helps residents displaced by Taal eruption

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 January) – Now it’s their turn to help. The Prelature of Marawi is joining the rest of the Catholic Church in the Philippines in offering a second collection during the masses on Sunday, January 19, to help residents displaced by the eruption of Taal Volcano in Luzon. “Yes we will […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2020

Globe, Smart offer free calls, internet for Taal Volcano eruption victims

MANILA, Philippines – Globe Telecom and Smart Communications are providing free internet connection as well as free calls and charging stations for those affected by the ongoing  Taal Volcano eruption . Globe has provided free internet connection in all 4 terminals of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2020

Church calls for prayers, aid for quake victims

MANILA, Dec. 18 (PIA) - Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle called on faithfuls to remember quake victims in Mindanao following the 6.9-magnitude that jolted Davao del Sur and some parts of Mindanao on Sun.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 18th, 2019

Ecuvoice calls on the Philippine government to stop deflecting issues, cooperate with UNHRC process

Joining human rights defenders, church leaders and victims of human rights abuses from the Philippines were representatives from the missions at the UN Human Rights Council, international NGOs and human rights organizations from the Philippines......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 5th, 2019

Where have you Christians been?

WORD ALIVE  FR. BEL SAN LUIS, SVD It happened in China a few years before the Communists expelled the missionaries. A foreign Catholic missionary came upon an old woman by the wayside, deserted, cold, and hungry. “Why do you bother about me?” the old lady whispered feebly when the priest tried to help her as best as he could. “Nobody else cares. Why should you?” * * * “God said to go out over the world and help everyone who is in need,” the priest said.  Pondering over the words of the priest, she said, “What a beautiful religion. Where did it come from? ” * * * Whereupon the priest started to tell her about God who loves us and sent his own Son Jesus Christ to save us. “Your Christ,” the old woman went on, “Where is He?” When the priest said He died two thousand years ago, she was amazed. “Do you mean to say that it has been two thousand years since Christ commanded his followers to spread his teachings? Why, where have you Christians been all this time?” * * *         This might well be the pointed question addressed to us as we celebrate World Mission Sunday today. Before ascending to heaven, Jesus commanded his apostles: “Go out into the whole world and proclaim the Good News to every nation. He who believes and is baptized will be saved” (Mk 16,15). * * *         Pope Francis gave the Church his first apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel). In it he proposed a profound missionary renewal of the entire Church. He asserted that we need an “evangelizing Church that comes out of herself…All renewal in the Church must have mission as its goal; otherwise, it falls prey to a kind of ‘ecclesial introversion.’”  * * *         How can we be an “evangelizing Church”? Obviously, not all can go out of their country to reach out to peoples who have not known Christ. If some heroic Christians can do it as missionaries, great. But for most of us, all that we can do is be missionaries at home. * * * Remember St. Therese of the Child Jesus? She is the universal patroness of Catholic missions yet, ironically, she never stepped out of the four walls of her Carmelite cloister! She merited the title because of her burning obsession to save souls by offering every little act, every bodily pain for the conversion of immortal souls. * * * When I was ordained priest in our missionary congregation, Society of the Divine  Word (SVD), I applied to work in  Mexico, Central America. Unfortunately I never got my wish. The farthest I’ve gone to is Mexico… Pampanga! * * * That doesn’t mean, however, that I am not a genuine missionary. By my work in the media or supporting seminarians under the “Adopt A Seminarian” scholarship program, I am a missionary. What counts is not geography, but the missionary spirit or attitude. In this connection, let’s not be missionaries only on Mission Sunday. As a good Christian, the mission spirit should be an all-time continuing attitude and action. * * * Further, you can be missionaries by means of extending financial assistance. Be generous and share your resources for the support of missionaries. Money is a necessity in the work of evangelization. Churches, schools, convents, clinics, social centers are needed, especially in the “bush” mission. * * * Every Christian is a missionary. Are you doing your share? * * *             LAUGH WITH GOD. A parish priest was making an impassioned appeal to the parish council for the annual mission collection. Great was everybody’s surprise when the wealthiest but tight-fisted member of the council rose and offered to start the collection rolling with a contribution of P500. * * *           As he stood up to hand in the amount, a mild earthquake took place and some plaster from the ceiling fell and hit him on the head. A bit shaken, he withdrew the amount and said, “I guess I’d better make that P5,000.” A small voice  from the back was heard, “Hit him again, Lord.” (It’s not  known if he gave some more!).  * * *           HELPING MISSIONARY SEMINARIANS. We Filipinos are blessed because there are still a good number of young men who wish to become priests and missionaries. But they have difficulty in pursuing their priestly vocation due to financial constraints, especially this time of the COVID-19 crisis. * * *           Chip in or sponsor a year’s scholarship of a seminarian. REMEMBER: Without seminarians, we cannot have priests and missionaries. For inquiry, e-mail me at  * * * FAMILY TV MASS – is aired on 5PLUS Channel 59, Cignal Cable Ch. 6, Free TV Ch. 41 at 6-7 a.m.  Sunday and anytime at “MCFI SVD Media” Account on YouTube and Facebook Page. Priest presider: FR. LOUIE PUNZALAN, SVD......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

IATF rejects callfor increased capacity in churches

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has rejected calls from the Catholic Church to increase the allowed seating capacity for religious gatherings, after throngs of Black Nazarene devotees flocked to the church on Friday morning......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2020

Lloyd Cadena, the influencer who genuinely cared for the poor

He helped victims of the Taal Volcano eruption, gave away relief packs to the community amid the lockdown, and also extended help to our frontliners. Lloyd also has a soft spot for kids. He had been consistently giving away school supplies and even reached out to Aetas in Pampanga. The post Lloyd Cadena, the influencer who genuinely cared for the poor appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsSep 7th, 2020

IBP calls for unity, cooperation to bring justice to victims of violence, killings

“The abuse, impunity, frustrations, desperation, aspirations or hopelessness underlying the continuing violence in our country must be firmly and effectively addressed by government and society as a whole,” the IBP said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 28th, 2020

LGU-Sta. Maria calls for help from gov t to restore baroque church

STA. MARIA, Ilocos Sur, Aug. 18 (PIA) - The local government unit (LGU) of Sta. Maria calls for help from the national government to restore the Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion Church (Church of Our.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 19th, 2020

Heinous crime victims have rights, too – lawmaker

An administration lawmaker is pushing his argument to support calls for the reimposition of capital punishment in the country, saying victims of heinous crimes have human rights, too, and not just the suspects......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 10th, 2020

Balik-Tanaw | Pentecost: Together in one place

As we continue to live every day under the pandemic, as followers of the God of justice, I hope that we may never give in to the temptation to be silent and be complacent as the State and the ruling class slowly reveal to us the “new normal” that would only selfishly favor their interests. If we don’t learn to speak the tongues of the people, if we don’t shout with them their calls #MassTestingNow, #AyudaNgayonNa, and #SerbisyongMedikalHindiMilitar, we fail to do our crucial role as church-people. The post Balik-Tanaw | Pentecost: Together in one place appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 31st, 2020

Kapuso Foundation calls for donations to help typhoon victims

GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF) launches its “Operation Bayanihan: Bagyong Ambo” to help families in North and Eastern Samar who were greatly affected by Typhoon Ambo......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 20th, 2020

Housing department continues aid to Taal victims

The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) has reiterated its commitment to help the victims of Taal Volcano eruption last January who wished to relocate to safer ground due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. “To ensure that the evacuees are securely cared for, we have built a structure of operations to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 19th, 2020

Globe calls for vigilance against COVID-19-related online fraud

Globe Telecom calls on its customers to be extra vigilant to avoid becoming victims of online fraud, fake content, and cybersecurity attacks that capitalize on the current pandemic......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 17th, 2020

Catholic Church calls on govt to allow public masses to resume The Manila Times

Catholic Church calls on govt to allow public masses to resume The Manila Times The Manila Times.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 6th, 2020

Catholic Church calls on govt to allow public masses to resume

CATHOLIC Church officials called on the government to allow the resumption of public masses and other services, assuring higher authorities of continued compliance with the health protocol guidelines of the Department of Health (DoH) to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo, apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of Manila, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 5th, 2020

Of Women and Lent

3 MIN READ Celebrating International Women's Month in the church setting and the season of Lent calls us (1) to remember the passion of women in the Christ event, (2) to be repentant about our age-old attitude towards women and the woman question and (3) to revise the social order according to the social vision of the woman question. The post Of Women and Lent appeared first on Northern Dispatch......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 10th, 2020

Taal Volcano eruption-inspired art exhibit to donate proceeds to victims

Renowned Filipino artist Manuel Baldemor recently launched his latest exhibit “Bulkang Taal: Bangon Batangas” at the SM Mall of Asia Central Atrium, Level 2......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 5th, 2020