Come Back To Me: A Lenten Reflection
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Come Back To Me: A Lenten Reflection

COME BACK TO ME  “Remember this. When people choose to withdraw far from a fire, the fire continues to give warmth, but they grow cold. When people choose to withdraw far from light, the light continues to be bright in itself but they are in darkness. This is also the case when people withdraw from…

Philippines: Bishops Puncture Outrageous Duterte Claim
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Philippines: Bishops Puncture Outrageous Duterte Claim

Duterte said Cardinal Tagle’s change of office was punishment for his meddling in politics. “We were only given a caretaker who is a priest. Manila has no more bishop. Pope Francis got angry because he [Tagle] meddled with politics,” Duterte said. Duterte was incorrect in his claim that Manila has no bishop.  On Feb. 10,…

Philippines: Siffer Penalties for Child Abuse and Exploitation
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Philippines: Siffer Penalties for Child Abuse and Exploitation

Philippine lawmakers have passed a measure that would impose stiffer penalties in child abuse, exploitation and discrimination cases.The proposed Special Protection of Children Against Child Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act imposes bigger fines and longer jail terms for violators. “This is a good step to minimize or totally eradicate cases involving children,” said Father Conegundo Garganta,…

San José, Philippines: Bishop Marvyn Maceda Continues Partnership with Diocese of Lodwar in Kenya
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San José, Philippines: Bishop Marvyn Maceda Continues Partnership with Diocese of Lodwar in Kenya

ELDORET, FEBRUARY 4, 2020 (CISA)-Bishop Marvyn Maceda of the Catholic Diocese of San Jose de Antique, Philippines has assured of their continued partnership with the Catholic diocese of Lodwar, even with the exit of Bishop Dominic Kimengich. Since 2017 the diocese the Diocese of San Jose de Antique has been sending priests under the Fidei Donum program…

Muka, East Malaysia: Asian Cluster Meeting of the Mill Hill Missionaries
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Muka, East Malaysia: Asian Cluster Meeting of the Mill Hill Missionaries

The Asian Cluster Meeting was held in Mukah, Sarawak, East Malaysia from 20th to 24th January 2020. The Society Representatives from mission areas of Pakistan, India, Malaysia and the Philippines met together with the Asian Councillor who facilitated the meeting. The General Superior who happened to be in Sarawak for an official visitation of the…

Philippines: Conference on New Evangelization Pays Tribute to Departing Cardinal Tagle
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Philippines: Conference on New Evangelization Pays Tribute to Departing Cardinal Tagle

Thousands of Filipino Catholics who attended a conference on new evangelization paid tribute to Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the archbishop of Manila. The Manila prelate, who has been appointed new prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, initiated the annual Philippine Conference on New Evangelization in 2013. The meeting, which is usually attended…

Philippines: National Conference on New Evangelization – ‘Who is My Neighbour?’
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Philippines: National Conference on New Evangelization – ‘Who is My Neighbour?’

The Philippines is celebrating the Year 2020 as the Year of Ecumenism, Interreligious Dialogue and Indigenous Peoples. This was also the theme of this year national conference on new evangelization. This conference was attended by thousands of peoples from all over the country. Cardinal Tagle, in his homily, commissioned all who attended the conference to…

The Philippines: Taal Volcano Eruption – Unenviable Plight of Aged and Persons with Disabilities
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The Philippines: Taal Volcano Eruption – Unenviable Plight of Aged and Persons with Disabilities

Before going back to Casay, I visited the evacuation center where the aged and PWDs are being housed. These evacuees in Sacred Heart School of Recoletos, Cavite are the “lucky ones” to have a spacious room and folding beds. Many “unlucky ones” are cramped in other evacuation centres. Mario Dimapilis mhm

Philippines: Santo Niño – Cardinal Tagle Warns against Manipulation
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Philippines: Santo Niño – Cardinal Tagle Warns against Manipulation

“If there is manipulation, it means somebody is pretending to be powerful … if there is oppression, it means somebody is pretending to be the master,” said the prelate. “That is not the attitude of a child in the Kingdom of God. It will only result in darkness,” he added. Cardinal Tagle made the call…

The Philippines: Black Nazarene Procession an ‘Outpouring of People’s Longing for Good’
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The Philippines: Black Nazarene Procession an ‘Outpouring of People’s Longing for Good’

Wherever the people’s devotion came from, whether it’s liturgically sound or not, there is no stopping them from offering prayers and giving thanks to the suffering Jesus. Through the years, many have attested, and believed wholeheartedly, to the miraculous power of the image of the Black Nazarene, from granting personal petitions to healing the sick….

The Light: Newsletter for the Friends of Mill Hill in The Philippines
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The Light: Newsletter for the Friends of Mill Hill in The Philippines

Warm greetings and welcome to All our Readers! At last our Friends of Mill Hill-Philippines newsletter got its name. During our November 2019 assembly, we decided to give this newsletter its name to give it an identity. It is now called THE LIGHT. (Ang Bag-ong Iwag). Why this name? THE LIGHT is a translation of…