Official Aviso

Posted by - May 21, 2017

His Excellency The Most Rev. Ryan P. Jimenez, DD, of the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa announces the following appointment effective Sunday, May 21, 2017: Sr. Narcisa R. Penaredonda, SJBP Assistant to the Office of Religious Education Catechist, San Vicente Parish Fr. Isaac M. Ayuyu Chaplain to the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral Parish

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Pope Francis greets a group of nuns as he arrives for his general audience in St. Peter's Square May 17 at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters)

God dreams big, wants to transform world, defeat evil, pope says

Posted by - May 21, 2017

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — God is right by the side of each person on earth, seeing each individual’s pain and wanting to bring hope and joy, Pope Francis said. “He calls us by name and tells us, ‘Rise up, stop weeping, because I have come to free you,’” the pope said May 17 at his

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A girl looks at a Bible during Mass in 2016 at a Beijing cathedral. As young people move to cities, Catholic grandparents in rural areas are passing on the faith to their grandchildren. (CNS photo/How Hwee Young, EPA)

Outside cities, Chinese grandparents pass on faith to their grandchildren

Posted by - May 21, 2017

HONG KONG (CNS) — Every evening, no matter how busy or tired she may be, Yiu reads the Bible at home to her 7-year-old granddaughter. Sometimes, parishioners from Changzhi Diocese in north-central China’s Shanxi province, come and join her, reports ucanews.com. Changzhi Diocese has 80 churches and 37 prayer houses for its 60,000 Catholics. Among

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Pope Francis embraces a patient with Huntington's disease during the pontiff's general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican May 17. (CNS photo/Claudio Peri, EPA)

Meeting pope gives hope to Huntington’s disease patients, expert says

Posted by - May 21, 2017

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis’ meeting with families affected by Huntington’s disease will bring much-needed attention and hope to men, women and children who often are ostracized and even left to die alone and unloved, a U.S.-based neuroscientist said. Especially in poor countries, people suffering from Huntington’s, a neural degenerative disorder, face discrimination and

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Young people cheer as Pope Francis arrives May 12 at Monte Real air base in Leiria, Portugal. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pilgrimage to Fatima a time of prayer, encounter, pope says

Posted by - May 21, 2017

LEIRIA, Portugal (CNS) — Pope Francis said his two-day pilgrimage to Fatima would be a time of prayer and encounter with Jesus and Mary. The visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima “is a bit special,” he told reporters aboard his flight from Rome May 12. “It is a journey of prayer, an

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An Afghan soldier stands guard on a roadside in Ghazni, Afghanistan, April 22. Pope Francis said May 16 a peace that can be purchased can provide only a false sense of security that will not last in moments of trial and suffering. (CNS photo/Ghulam Mustafa, EPA)

True peace can’t be bought, it’s a gift, pope says at morning Mass

Posted by - May 21, 2017

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A peace that can be purchased can provide only a false sense of security that will not last in moments of trial and suffering, Pope Francis said during his early morning Mass. “The world teaches us a path of peace with anesthesia; it anesthetizes us to not see another reality of

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Pope Francis leads a vigil in the Little Chapel of the Apparitions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal May 12. The pope was making a two-day visit to Fatima to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparitions and to canonize two of the young seers. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope: Honor the believing, tender Mary, not a ‘plaster statue’

Posted by - May 21, 2017

FATIMA, Portugal (CNS) — Mary’s example of believing and following Jesus is what matters most; she cannot be some image “of our own making” who Christians barter with for mercy, Pope Francis said. On the eve of the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparitions at Fatima, the pope asked tens of thousands of pilgrims May

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Pope Francis celebrates the canonization Mass of Sts. Francisco and Jacinta Marto, two of the three Fatima seers, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal, May 13. The Mass marked the 100th anniversary of the Fatima Marian apparitions, which began on May 13, 1917. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Fatima seers become church’s youngest non-martyred saints

Posted by - May 21, 2017

FATIMA, Portugal (CNS) — Standing before the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, Pope Francis canonized two shepherd children who saw Mary at Fatima, but more importantly, he said, they heeded the call to pray for sinners and trust in the Lord. “We declare and define Blessed Francisco Marto and Blessed Jacinta Marto as

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VI DAMENGGUN PÅSGUAN RESUREKSION

Posted by - May 21, 2017

FINE’NA NA TINAITAI                                                                                 Acts 8, 5-8. 14-17 Un tinaitai ginin i Bidan i Manapostulis Put ihemplu humånåo si Felipe påpa’ para Samåria na songsung ya ha anunsia guihi i Misihas. Interu i linahyan ni humunguk si Felipe yan lumi’i’ i milågru ni ha cho’gui, magef ékkunguk håfa para u sångan. Guaha meggai ni

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Clergy, religious sisters, representatives from parishes, religious organizations and associations attend a day of reflection, sharing, and discussion on May 18, 2017 at the San Antonio Social Hall. Archbishop Michael J. Byrnes, Co-Adjutor of the Archdiocese of Agana, and Fr. Fran Hezel, S.J., facilitated this whole day event.