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Season of Creation Begins on Sept. 1 in Manila Archdiocese




The Archdiocese of Manila opens the Season of Creation this year on September 1, the date also set by Pope Francis as the “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.” In a circular, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle called on all to participate fully in the celebration of the Season, which he said, is the period when “we thank God for the many ways He has gifted our land and resolve to cherish and protect what remains of this bounty for this and future generations of Filipinos” (CBCP Pastoral Letter, “What is Happening to Our Beautiful Land” 1988).

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Manila Archdiocesan Celebration of Corpus Christi 2015

CIRCULAR NO. 2015 – 05

6 May 2015





TO:
PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, CHAPLAINS OF PARISHES, SHRINES AND CHAPELS.

RE:
MANILA ARCHDIOCESAN CELEBRATION OF CORPUS CHRIST 2015


The Archdiocese of Manila will celebrate the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) on June 7, 2015 at the Parish of Sta. Cruz, Manila.  The celebration focuses on the Year of the Poor, as declared by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, keeping in mind the words of the Holy Father Pope Francis: “The Body of Christ is the bread of the end times, capable of giving life, and eternal life, because the substance of this bread is love.”

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‘Practice Heaven Here on Earth Now!’




(Homily delivered by His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, during the Mass to celebrate the 420th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Manila, and the installation of the new rector of the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (Manila Cathedral) on the eve of the Solemnity of the Assumption on August 14, 2015.)


My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, welcome to the Manila Cathedral, the Minor Basilica of Our Lady, the Immaculate Conception. Welcome to this celebration of the Vigil of the Solemnity of the Assumption into heaven of our Blessed Mother. Thank you for coming to this cathedral for today the Archdiocese of Manila celebrates its 420th anniversary as an archdiocese. Puede bang malaman, mayroon bang buhay noong nadeklara ang Manila bilang archdiocese? Wala? Magbigay pa naman sana tayo ng 420 thousand pesos kung mayroong andito na, pero wala, so… Okay lang. 

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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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