Category Archives: Bishop’s messages

US Bishops Encourage Greater Devotion to Christ in the Eucharist

 US Bishops Encourage Greater Devotion to Christ in the Eucharist

(Unsplash) US Bishops Encourage Greater Devotion to Christ in the Eucharist At the summit of the liturgical year, Bishops Robert Morlino of Madison, Wisconsin, and James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska, encourage their dioceses to grow closer to Christ. By Nicholas Wolfram Smith, April 26,2017

During Holy Week, two U.S. bishops called on Catholics in their respective dioceses to grow closer to Christ through greater reverence for the Eucharist.

Bishop Robert Morlino, at the chrism Mass for the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, asked that all Catholics be encouraged by their priests to receive the Eucharist kneeling and on the tongue. In the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, Bishop James Conley issued a pastoral letter on Holy Thursday encouraging his flock to make Eucharistic adoration an integral part of their lives.

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Church is ‘gravely mistaken’ if refugee crisis is her primary mission: Cardinal Robert Sarah

Church is ‘gravely mistaken’ if refugee crisis is her primary mission: Cardinal Robert Sarah

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By Pete Baklinski, Apr 25, 2017 – 11:25 am EST

April 25, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The Church would ignore the “real crisis” she faces today if she focuses on social justice issues rather than her basic mission to evangelize, Cardinal Robert Sarah warns in a newly-published interview.

“The Church is gravely mistaken as to the nature of the real crisis if she thinks that her essential mission is to offer solutions to all the political problems relating to justice, peace, poverty, the reception of migrants, etc. while neglecting evangelisation,” the cardinal told Aid to the Church in Need on April 18.

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Cardinal Orlando Quevedo: Imitate Mary’s ‘inclusive compassion’

Cardinal Orlando Quevedo: Imitate Mary’s ‘inclusive compassion’

By | Apr 27, 2017

Cardinal Orlando Quevedo of Cotabato delivers his homily during Mass at Baclaran Church in Parañaque City, April 26, 2017. ROY LAGARDE

MANILA— Cardinal Orlando Quevedo of Cotabato praised the rich devotion to Our Mother of Perpetual Help seeded in the hearts of many, and told them to be as merciful as her in that same unconditional way.

“Mary hears the cry of the poor. She is the model of the compassionate disciple. May we follow her in her love that is open to all, the rich and poor alike, the marginalized, those that are cast out of society,” he said.

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Promote True Development of Indigenous Peoples, Holy See Appeals – Archbishop Bernardito Auza

Promote True Development of Indigenous Peoples, Holy See Appeals – Archbishop Bernardito Auza

“On various occasions, especially during his visits to Latin America, the Pope has expressed his desire ‘to be a spokesman for the deepest longings of indigenous peoples’”

Bernardito Auza

Holy See Mission

Governments are to promote the “true development” of indigenous peoples.

Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See, made this appeal on April 25, 2017, to the UN’s Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, taking place on the 10th anniversary of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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CARDINAL GERHARD MÜLLER: POPE WON’T CHANGE CHURCH TEACHING ON MARRIAGE

CARDINAL GERHARD MÜLLER: POPE WON’T CHANGE CHURCH TEACHING ON MARRIAGE


by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  April 25, 2017

“The Pope has not, will not and cannot change Revelation”

WARSAW, Poland (ChurchMilitant.com) – The Vatican’s chief doctrinal watchdog is once again saying the Roman Pontiff can’t change church teaching on marriage and the sacraments.

During an interview published Friday, Cdl. Gerhard Müller was asked about the the debate ensuing over the papal exhortation, Amoris Laetitia (AL). The prefect for the Congregation for the Doctine of the Faith (CDF) noted the debate unfortunately boiled down to the question of admitting to Holy Communion divorcees who are living in non-sacramental unions.

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Bishops hope International Criminal Court case vs President Duterte will ferret out truth

Bishops hope International Criminal Court case vs President Duterte will ferret out truth

By | Apr 25, 2017

Catholics join a procession dubbed as the “Penitential Walk for Life” to stress the value of life amid rampant killings in the country on Good Friday, April 14, 2017. MARIA TAN

A Catholic bishop hopes that the case filed against President Rodrigo Duterte at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague will ferret out the truth behind the drug-related killings in the country.

Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes said something must be done to stop the alarming surge of summary killings of suspected drug pushers and users.

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Mercy received must be shared, says Manila Bishop Broderick Pabillo

Mercy received must be shared, says Manila Bishop Broderick Pabillo

By | Apr 24, 2017

Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo delivers his homily during Mass at the Archdiocesan Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Mandaluyong City on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 23, 2017. ROY LAGARDE

MANILA— God’s mercy is a gift that must be shared with others, especially to the lost and the unwanted, a Catholic bishop said.

Preaching during Mass on Divine Mercy Sunday, Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo said the faithful must respond to the gift of mercy by putting it into action.

“If we are valuing the Divine Mercy and the love of God for us, we should also share it to the others,” Pabillo said April 23 at the Archdiocesan Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Mandaluyong City.

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Holy See Condemns Using God’s Name to Perpetrate Acts of Terror (Full Text)

Holy See Condemns Using God’s Name to Perpetrate Acts of Terror (Full Text)

‘The Holy See urges religious leaders to speak out forcefully against such terror and to act to control effectively their followers who are reprehensibly claiming to act in God’s name by means of terror’

Bernardito Auza

Holy See Mission

On April 20, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN, gave an intervention during the Security Council Open Debate on “The Situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian Question.”

In his statement, Archbishop Auza said that the use of chemical weapons in Syria and the Palm Sunday terrorist bombings in Egypt have plunged parts of the Middle East to new lows of barbarism, attacking the very foundation of human dignity and rights. He said that the security of Lebanon and neighboring countries is being threatened by armed groups, risking the governability of the region.

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Vatican’s doctrinal chief Cardinal Gerhard Muller: Church hasn’t changed teaching against contraception, divorce, homosexuality

Vatican’s doctrinal chief Cardinal Gerhard Muller: Church hasn’t changed teaching against contraception, divorce, homosexuality

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By Pete Baklinski,  Apr 10, 2017 – 12:06 pm EST

April 10, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — The Catholic Church under Pope Francis has not changed her teaching on the immorality of cohabitation, adultery, divorce, or homosexuality, and she has certainly not opened the door for civilly-divorced-and-remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion, said Cardinal Gerhard Muller in a new book-length interview published April 1.

Muller, the head of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, said in the 240-page book, titled The Cardinal Muller Report, that Catholics must not fear “confessing our faith.” The book was dedicated to Pope Francis.

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DIE WITH ME AND LIVE FOREVER! – ARCHBISHOP SOCRATES VILLEGAS’ EASTER MESSAGE

DIE WITH ME AND LIVE FOREVER! – ARCHBISHOP SOCRATES VILLEGAS’ EASTER MESSAGE

By | Apr 16, 2017 

Easter Message of Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas on April 16, 2017 delivered at Saint John Cathedral Dagupan City

As I looked at our churches and chapels filled with devoted people during Holy Week, I asked myself “How many more of such Katoliko sarado and faithful parishioners do we really have now?”

How many of our Catholic countrymen fully believe in the Catholic teachings and live by the same Catholic moral principles? How many of our Catholics openly and blatantly declare “I am a Catholic but I agree that drug addicts must be killed; they are useless. I am a Catholic but I am pro death penalty. I am a Catholic but I favor gay marriages. I am a Catholic but I do not always obey my bishop who is too old fashioned. I am a priest but my bishop’s circulars are optional for obedience. I am a Catholic congressman but I when I vote on bills, the budget allocation for my projects are primary not my conscience. I am a Catholic but I do not mind if the Pope is called son of a prostitute. I am a Catholic and I bash the CBCP on social media. I am a Catholic but I share fake news. I am a Catholic but I am not against corruption in government as long as they help the poor.”

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