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ucanews.com Payment practice 'deters, hinders and prevents poor people from receiving the sacraments'
catholicnewsagency.com The Beatitudes are the answer to legalized abortion, the Archbishop of Washington said on the morning of the annual March for Life.
churchpop.com What a powerful speech! 🙌👶
How do we glorify God in our bodies? Saint Paul declares, “For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from immorality” (1 Thessalonians 4:3). Sanctification refers to the process by which we become holy, like our heavenly Father. “As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct” (1 Peter 1:15).
In particular Saint Paul links sexual purity with holiness. We may give our sexual purity as a gift to the Lord through consecration as a single person—to serve him with single-minded devotion—or in marriage—to serve him through openness to life. Either way we take the power of our sexuality and give it to the Lord in sacrifice. Purity empowers us to make the gift the Lord desires.
—from Kimberly’s book “Chosen and Cherished” at bit.ly/30DwGpi
Today, January 28, the Church remembers the life and efforts of Saint Thomas Aquinas, an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, Catholic priest, and Doctor of the Church. He is also known as the patron of Catholic schools, colleges, schools, and students.
In line with the Church celebration, let us take a look at these 10 wonderful facts about our saint of the day that you may have not known. 😇
(1) 10 Fun facts about St. Thomas Aquinas — Aleteia:
(2) Saint Thomas Aquinas — Franciscan Media:
#HugotSeminarista #SaintFacts #10Facts #SaintThomasAquinas #January28
aleteia.org When reciting the Litany of St. Joseph, many are surprised to see an invocation that states, “St. Joseph, Terror of Demons, pray for us.” Why does that title mean? St. Joseph’s intercession against demons is not well-documented, but has been largely been proven by experience. For example, in t...
Punto Por Punto
Mga kapuntos malapit na po tayong mag celebrate ng Latin Mass.
The Church is like trees will die without roots.
The tradition is necessary to make the Church more contemplative while the new way is equally necessary to make the church more significant and more relevant to the pastoral needs of our contemporary times.
In the Jewish scriptures there’s a famous incident where Moses asks to see God's face. God answers that this is impossible because nobody can see God’s face and live. When Moses persists in his demand, God offers a compromise: God tells Moses that he will place him in a cleft in the rocks, put his hand over Moses’s face, and then pass by, so that Moses will get to see God’s back, though not God's face.
This can help explain why we so often think that God is absent in our lives. Generally we struggle to feel God in the here and now. In the present, God often seems absent. Yet, when we turn around and look back in our lives, we more easily see how God has been there all along and how we have walked in a divine presence, protection, guidance, and love that were imperceptible at the time but are clear in retrospect. We see God’s back more than we see God’s face.
Catholics at Work
ALAM MO BA? Hindi kailangang imbitahan ang isang buong barangay para sumaksi sa isang kasalan?
Ayon sa Code of Canon Law ng Simbahang Katolika, LIMANG (5) TAO lamang ang kailangan upang maisagawa ang isang Catholic Wedding Ceremony;
1 - Ang pari o diyakono na magkakasal
2 - Ang magkasintahang nakatakdang ikasal (kumpleto na sa mga requirements)
2 - Ang dalawang tatayong saksi o witness ng kasal (nasa wastong edad at nakauunawa na sa kaganapan na kanyang sasaksihan)
Gayunpaman, sa kulturang Pilipino, bilang respeto, nakagawian nang isama sa simbahan ang mga magulang at mga kapamilya ng magkasintahang ikakasal dahil ang kasal ay itinuturing na okasyong pampamilya.
Mga kapatid, kung gipit sa salapi, hindi mo kailangan ng sandamakmak na mga abay, mga ninong at mga ninang, at mga bisita para makaranas ka ng pinapangarap mong Catholic Church Wedding. Ang mahalaga ay ang mabasbasan ang pag-iisang dibdib ninyong magkasintahan.
Nawa may bago tayong natutunan ngayong araw.
To go to Mass is to go to heaven, where “God Himself … will wipe away every tear” (Rev. 21:3–4). Yet heaven is even more than that. Heaven is where we place ourselves under judgment, where we see ourselves in the clear morning light of eternal day, and where the just Judge reads our works from the book of life. Our deeds go with us when we go to heaven. Our deeds go with us when we go to Mass.
To go to Mass is to renew our covenant with God, as at a marriage feast—for the Mass is the marriage supper of the Lamb. As in a marriage, we take vows, we pledge ourselves, we assume a new identity. We are changed forever.
To go to Mass is to receive the fullness of grace, the very life of the Trinity. No power in heaven or on earth can give us more than we receive in the Mass, for we receive God into ourselves.
We must never underestimate these realities. In the Mass, God has given us His very life. This is not just a metaphor, or a symbol, or a foretaste. We must go to Mass with eyes and ears, mind and heart open to the truth that is before us, the truth that rises like incense. God’s life is a gift we must receive properly and with gratitude. He gives us grace as He has given us fire and light. Fire and light, misused, can burn us or blind us. In a similar way, grace received unworthily subjects us to judgment, and to much more dire consequences.
In every Mass, God renews His covenant with each of us, setting before us life and death, blessing and curse. We must choose the blessing for our own, and reject the curse, and we must do this from the very start.
—from my book “The Lamb’s Supper” at bit.ly/2HJ06JF
The Servant's Chronicles
Mga ka-lingkod, as we celebrate the National Bible Sunday, let us get to know more of the history of the Holy Bible.
Let us take an overview about the brief history of the Holy Bible on how it came to existence, who compiled it, and who devised the chapters and verses of it.
Aleteia | https://bit.ly/36idOjm
Catholic 365 | https://bit.ly/2G9k9mn
Cru | https://bit.ly/33aci0x
#TheServantsChronicles #HolyBible #NationalBibleSunday
St. Josemaría Escrivá: Finding God in every place
Whenever we see a crucifix, the first thing that we do is to make the sign of the cross and pray before it. But do we make time to look at the crucifix? Do we make time to hold a crucifix and to contemplate and to meditate upon it?
Yes, we all know the story. Jesus died on the cross out of love for us. He died on that cross to save us from sin and death. But do we make time to take into heart everything that Jesus has done for us? Does His sacrifice make an impact into our minds, our hearts, our souls and to our whole being?
Lord Jesus Christ, as we carry and hold our crucifix and as we gaze and contemplate upon it, we would like to say, "Thank you" for dying for us. "Thank you" for saving us. Help us in our resolution to sin no more and to grow in holiness each and everyday, so that God's glory, God's goodness and God's love would shine in our world. May this crucifix be a reminder for us that to love means to sacrifice for the people you love. May this crucifix serve as inspiration for us to imitate You, Lord. May this crucifix be our guide in living a life of holiness in the middle of the world.
The Servant's Chronicles
Isa sa mga kumakalat na naman na larawan ni Pope Francis at Cardinal Tagle noong Papal Visit 2015 ang isang larawan na sinasabing "Sign of the horns" daw o mas kilala sa tawag na DEVIL SIGN. Gaano ito katotoo?
Did you know that this sign language means "I Love You"?
The Associated Press caption helps clarify matters: “Pope Francis and Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle salute the crowd with the popular hand sign for ‘I love you’ during a meeting with families at the Mall of Asia arena in Manila, Philippines, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. Walking into a packed 20,000-seat arena, Pope Francis greeted and blessed the people who lined his long way to the stage.”
Yes, the “evil eye” and “Black Sabbath” sign apparently means “I Love You” in the Philippines, and in American Sign Language (“I Love You,” in general.)
Los Angeles Times | http://lat.ms/3qT5m15
Baby Sign Language | http://bit.ly/396F05E
Life Print | http://bit.ly/3qDlkMs
Credits to the owner of the photo used. No copyright infringement intended.
PS. Kaya wag gumawa ng kwento, huwag manira ng kapwa. Masama yan! Magresearch muna, mag-aral at huwag gumawa ng sariling konklusyon sa lahat ng bagay. Huwag magkalat ng fake news kapatid! Kasalanan yan! 🙂
cbcpnews.net Pope Francis said on Thursday that he was praying for the victims of two suicide bombings in Baghdad, which took place less than two months before his scheduled visit to Iraq.
cbcpnews.net Philippines’ oldest bishop, Jose Sorra of Legazpi, has died Thursday at the age of 91.
catholicnewsagency.com The Vatican began on Wednesday vaccinating homeless people in its care against COVID-19.
Catholics at Work
ANG PAGDAAN NG TUNAY NA HARI | Kahit magdilim ang Kanyang daraanan, patayan man Siya ng mga ilaw, kusa pa ring magniningning ang Kanyang dalang liwanag para sa sanlibutan. #LiwanagNiKristo
😊Turning off your lights will make the Light of the Lord shine brighter.
📷 File Photo: Credo in Unum Deum
PRO DEO ET ECCLESIA ET PATRIA
TO-DO-LIST OF PRIORITIES
I am a Christian. By virtue of Baptism and Confirmation, I have a duty to serve God, our Mother Church, and our country.
1. LOVE OF GOD: NUMBER ONE PRIORITY (Sunday Mass, prayerful soul, regular visit to the Blessed Sacrament, ignoratio scripturarum ignoratio Christi est)
2. LOVE OF MOTHER CHURCH. Profession and defense of the Catholic Faith, active participation in the life, service, communion of the Church, OBEDIENCE TO MY BISHOP AND PARISH PRIEST, Loyalty to the Pope.
3. LOVE OF COUNTRY (the opposite is indifference, the I-don’t-care attitude)
CBCP, bishops and priests, our beloved shepherds, offer Principles and Directives for guidance and Actions. WE THE CHRISTIAN LAYMEN AND WOMEN will make the CHANGE!
On the third priority, may I respectfully share my article @Inquirer dot net
usa.inquirer.net On September 15, 1898, the first Philippine President convoked the Malolos Congress that proceeded to write the first Asian Constitution, telling the world that Filipinos did not believe in a benevolent dictator.
Viva Pit Senyor!!!
WEATHERPROOF FAITH. Street dancing In the rain in Miputak, Dipolog City as the Recorrida of the Santo Nino pass by Magsaysay Street on Sunday, January 17. - Armandfrasco ©MMXXI ABF All Rights Reserved.
cbcpnews.net Pope Francis said Sunday that great joy is found when one offers his life in service to God’s call.
Augustinian Vicariate of the Orient
SEÑOR SANTO NIÑO DE CEBU
History has it that the image of the Santo Niño was a gift from the Spanish navigators to Queen Juana, the wife of King Humabon, that converted to Christianity, which is believed to arrive first to the country’s shores through Cebu.
Catholic catechism teaches that the wooden image is a concrete representation of the Child Jesus that also reflects child-like virtues like humility, simplicity and obedience.
Despite being depicted a child, the Santo Niño remains to be king and this image is made evident on his vestments and other symbols he wears.
#SantoNiño #PITSENYOR2021 #pitsenyor #NiñoHesus #HolyChild #HolyChildJesus #StoNiño #SantoNiñoDeCebu #sinulog2021 #Prititit #OSA #Agustinos #Augustinians #Filipinas #456thFiestaSeñor #SantoNiñoat500
The Manila Cathedral
LOOK: The new official image of Sto. Niño de Pandacan, prepared and vested at the Manila Cathedral, then brought to Pandacan Parish by Manila Administrator Bishop Broderick Pabillo where he presided a thanksgiving Mass on the eve of the Feast of the Sto. Niño.
Photos by: Eric Paul Guanlao and Patrick Dominick Romero.
Catholic Traditional Beauty
Ad orientem: Tradition is so strong, that future generations will dream of what they never saw. ~ Gilbert Keith Chesterton
cbcpnews.net Catholics pay more attention to what their pastors do than what they say, a church official said.
ncronline.org Silence, like words, can be a love language, Pope Francis wrote in a very short introduction to a new book in Italian. "Silence is one of God's languages and it also is a language of love," the pope ...
The Servant's Chronicles
The papal envoy to the country, Archbishop Charles John Brown, reminds his brother priests that the priesthood is all about service and must not be used for their own interests and selfish ideologies.
Priesthood is the way of serving others and also serving Christ through being a minister to the flock of Christ. Priesthood should never be selfish but always inclusive and accommodating to all.
"We should never ever use our priesthood to our own benefit. Priesthood is service...to bring them to Jesus."
- Archbishop Charles John Brown
Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines
Pastoral Visit sa Veritas | January 11, 2021
#TheServantsChronicles #ApostolicNuncio #Veritas846
vaticannews.va Pope Francis changes the Code of Canon Law to institutionalize what is already allowed in practice: the access of lay women to the service of the Word ...
Catholics at Work
ALAM MO BA?
na magkaiba ang SACRISTAN at ALTAR SERVER. 🙂
No amount of dynamic preaching, lively music nor camaraderie can replace the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.
To understand a devotee, you have to be a devotee. Only a devotee could best understand a devotee. —Cardinal Tagle
#HugotSeminarista #NPJN #QuiapoChurch #Nazareno2021
As we Filipinos celebrate the Feast of the Black Nazarene, non-Catholics will usually pose questions to us about our use of religious imagery. Know the truth and be prepared, faithful ones!
The bottomline here is, anti-Catholics, by their very attack on our veneration of religious icons, particularly the image of Our Lord Jesus the Black Nazarene, are implying that Jesus is a false god based on the definition given by Exodus 20:4-5.
Sumasamba ba ang mga Katoliko sa mga larawan?
Sumasamba ba ang mga katoliko sa mga larawan?
Pakinggan natin ang sagot ni Father Abe at Attorney Marwil gamit ang biblia.
ANG TULUYANG PAGBAGSAK NG INC1914 SA DEBATE LABAN KAY REV. FR. DARWIN GITGANO (2017)
Fr. Darwin to Mr. Ramil Parba: "Kung sasabihin mo na hindi si Haring Ciro (ang nasa hula) yon dahil hindi sya Israelita, MAS LALONG HINDI SI FELIX MANALO YON DAHIL FILIPINO SYA!"
Heto na talaga. Dito na tuluyang bumulusok pailalim ang INC1914.
Mr. Ramil Parba and his Personal Interpretation VS Historical References, Bible, and PASUGO!
Magbasa naman kayo kasi ng PASUGO nyo INC1914, sinampal tuloy ni Felix si Ramil sa pamamagitan ni Fr. Darwin. LOL!
Gusto nyo matawa: 18:55
Moment of Respect: 22:45
Victory Celebration: 35:40
Mga talatang pinanghahawakan ko bilang isang Katoliko: 37:26
[THIS VIDEO WAS EDITED FOR TIME, ALL OPENERS, SIDE COMMENTS, END CREDITS AND MUSIC WERE DONE BY ADMIN SHANE]
4 Things to Know About the Feast of the Black Nazarene. Kindly follow our fb page. More blessings!
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A Roman Catholic parish currently guided by Rev. Fr. Carmelo Estores under the Diocese of Paranaque located in the city of Muntinlupa, Philippines.
The SRPYC is a Non - Profit, Non - Government , Parish Based Youth Organization with a vision to be agents of transformation in our society.
VISION “Pagkaisahin ang mga Pamilyang Kristiyano sa pagpapanatili ng Debosyon sa Batang Hesus sa pamamagitan ng Paggawa ng Kabutihan sa Kapwa.”
Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of the Abandoned Parish, Poblacion, Muntinlupa City | Diocese of Parañaque
St. Peregrine Chorale is a Catholic choir, bound by faith in God, passion for music, and dedication to serving others. Inspired by the spirituality of St. Peregrine Laziosi, we strive to evangelize the people, to bring peace, hope, and love of GOD
The official page for the St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish & Diocesan Shrine Contact: (02) 8842-2424
Shrine/Parish of Our Lady of the Abandoned, Muntinlupa City
Ina ng Awa, pray for us!
Official page of L'Annunziata Parish - Victoria Homes Subdivision, Muntinlupa City. •Oblates of St. Joseph •Diocese of Parañaque •Our Lady of the Abandoned Vicariate