Iuvenescit Ecclesia: A Light to understand the Year of the Clergy and the Consecrated Persons

 The letter of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith “Iuvenescit Ecclesia” (The Church rejuvenates) to the Bishops of the Catholic Church is a great light in preparing the theme of the Year of the Clergy and the Consecrated Persons. Without this important document priests and the ordained even the bishops could be […]

Another Angle in understanding Year of the Clergy and the Religious

The priority of this coming year, in preparing for the five hundred years of evangelization in the Philippines in given to the clergy and the consecrated persons. This is on the background of the primary purpose which is the new evangelization. The whole church in the country is called to be church together in being […]

Pope Francis words “God will never be a God ‘without man'” needs an explanation

Last July 7, 2017 in the beginning of this month, Pope Francis gave a catechesis which illicited some controversies. It was a good theme on the paternity of God as Father and the Pope emphasized the presence of God in our lives. The Audience took place at 9.20 a.m. in St. Peter’s Square, where the […]

Contemporary Martyrs, a silent witness of God’s power

“I am a Christian, and I have only one life. If I have a thousand lives, I will still offer it to Christ.” These were the words recorded in the court where our first canonized Filipino saint, Lorenzo Ruiz a martyr in Japan, said in front of a grueling investigation facing the danger of death […]

My prayers to all the people of Marawi: for all those who were kidnapped, taken as hostages, murdered and their families, those homes, residences and churche were burned and those who are displaced due to the recent violence that erupted. Our special prayers to Fr. Chito Sunganob, and church personnel who were taken forcibly while praying in the cathedral. We assure too our unity to our Catholic and Muslim brothers and sisters who profess in the same God/Allah.

My statement on Martial Law in Mindanao