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Pope Francis' visit to Ph set: Jan. 15-19, 2015


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MANILA - The Apostolic Visit of the Holy Father, Pope Francis, to the Philippines was formally announced simultaneously in
Rome and in Manila on July 29, 2014 (12 noon and 6 p.m., respectively).

The following is the news from the Vatican:

“Accepting the invitation of the Civil Authority and the Bishops, His Holiness Pope Francis will make an Apostolic Visit to Sri Lanka from January 12 to 15 and to the Philippines from January 15 to 19 2015.
The program of the visit will be made public by the Holy See later in the year.”


The news was officially released by the Papal Nuncio to the Philippines Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto and formally announced by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle.

 
POVERTY THAT DEHUMANIZES, POVERTY THAT SANCTIFIES CBCP Lenten Message 2014




Do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8)


POVERTY THAT DEHUMANIZES, POVERTY THAT SANCTIFIES


CBCP Lenten Message 2014



As we begin this Lenten Season in the Year of the Laity, we invite you, our brothers and sisters, to reflect on poverty, particularly the types that contradict God‟s Kingdom as well as those other types that promote and establish the Kingdom. We do this following the lead of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, whose own Lenten Message takes its inspiration from St. Paul writing about our Lord Jesus Christ: “He became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich” (cf. 2 Cor 8:9).
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Youth keeps Church alive—Tagle




MANILA, July 21, 2014—With his eyes fixed intently on the future, the country’s chief prelate discussed the indispensable role the youth play in keeping the Church alive.

Manila Archbishop Luís Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle confessed that while before he got distracted and annoyed by children screaming, fighting, and running around during masses, now children inside churches are a welcome sight, and their noises have since become music to his ears.

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Tagle on fiestas: ‘It’s about faith’




MANILA, July 20, 2014—Fiesta fanatics, read on. At the risk of being tagged KJ (kill joy), the country’s top church executive on Sunday, July 6—the feast of St. Maria Goretti—reminded Catholics that faith should always be at the core of every fiesta celebration.

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