Philippines: Mill Hill Missionaries Hand Over Historical Parish
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Philippines: Mill Hill Missionaries Hand Over Historical Parish

On 4th of July 2021, Fr. Benny P. Quinto, MHM, the Society Representative in the Philippines, said goodbye to the parishioners of St. John Nepomuceno Parish, Anini-y in the Diocese of San Jose de Antique. He did this on behalf of all Mill Hill missionaries, both dead and alive, who worked in the parish for…

Philippines: New President of Episcopal Conference
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Philippines: New President of Episcopal Conference

Bishop Pablo Virgilio David of Kalookan was elected president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines.
 He was elected Thursday,  during the first of the two-day bishops’ online plenary assembly. The 62-year-old has been serving as conference vice president since December 2017, working alongside Archbishop Romulo Valles of Davao, the outgoing president. Ordained a…

Philippines: Corona Related Mental Health Issues
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Philippines: Corona Related Mental Health Issues

The COVID-19 pandemic does not only bring physical infirmity but affects the total state of wellness of everybody. Nobody is never affected. Nothing is never untouched. The damage is so severe that it brings most governments, civil and religious, to its knees. However, something is being given an utmost important at this pandemic time, “mental…

Philippines: ICC to Pursue Duterte on Crimes against Humanity
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Philippines: ICC to Pursue Duterte on Crimes against Humanity

Catholic groups and clergymen in the Philippines have welcomed a call by the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) for a full investigation of President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on illegal drugs that has reportedly claimed over 30,000 lives. On June 14, chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, who began a preliminary investigation into the drug war…

Quincentennial Philippines: ‘Best Missionaries’ Epithet at Celebration
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Quincentennial Philippines: ‘Best Missionaries’ Epithet at Celebration

The papal nuncio to Spain led the celebration of the quincentennial of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines this week, praising migrant Filipinos for being “missionaries” to the world. Archbishop Bernardito Auza, apostolic nuncio to Spain, said Filipino migrants are the “fruits” of the Church born in the Philippines in the 1500s through the work of…

Philippines: ‘We Give Our Yes’ – 500th Anniversary Mission Song
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Philippines: ‘We Give Our Yes’ – 500th Anniversary Mission Song

Filipino singer Jamie Rivera has launched “We Give Our Yes,” the official mission song of the yearlong celebration for the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the country. She recently introduced “We Give Our Yes” at a performance on “ASAP Natin ‘To”, rendering it with The Company and singers Erik Santos, Jeremy Glinoga, Jed Madela,…

Philippines: Country to be Consecrated to Protection of Saint Joseph
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Philippines: Country to be Consecrated to Protection of Saint Joseph

Manila (Agenzia Fides) – The Bishops of the Philippines are preparing to consecrate the country to the protection of Saint Joseph as part of a solemn celebration called to be held on May 1st, the day in memory of Saint Joseph. As reported to Agenzia Fides, Msgr. Broderick Pabillo, Apostolic Administrator of Manila, the Philippine…

Philippines: Western Visayas Bishops Question Killings of Tribal Leaders
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Philippines: Western Visayas Bishops Question Killings of Tribal Leaders

“We, the bishops of the Western Visayas, share the grief and anxieties of our brothers and sisters of the Tumandok tribe in Capiz. We grieve with the families of the nine Tumandok tribespeople who were killed,” they said. The bishops called for the military to withdraw from the ancestral lands of tribespeople so that they…

San Jose, Philippines: Funeral Fr. Bill McAvoy MHM
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San Jose, Philippines: Funeral Fr. Bill McAvoy MHM

Today (December 22, 2020) we paid our last respect to Fr. William Kelly McAvoy mhm. The requiem mass was presided by the Bishop of San Jose de Antique, Marvyn A. Maceda. This celebration of the Holy Eucharist was attended by Mill Hill Missionaries, Mensa Domini Sisters, priests of the Diocese, other religious brothers and sisters,…