Category Archives: Bishop’s messages

Bishop Galido: Unchastity ‘wrong’ regardless of gender – Homosexual or Hetrosexual

Bishop Galido: Unchastity ‘wrong’ regardless of gender – Homosexual or Hetrosexual

ILIGAN City, Oct. 19, 2014—A Catholic prelate maintains that impure deeds and thoughts are sinful.

While he confirmed sexual activities between persons of the same gender are wrong, Iligan Bishop Elenito R. Galido pointed out sexual relationships even between a heterosexual male and a heterosexual female are no less immoral, if these take place outside the sacrament of matrimony.

In an interview over Church-run Radyo Veritas, Galido clarified immorality is not the monopoly of a specific gender.

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Cardinal Burke: The “Relatio Synodi” is “a significant improvement over the text of the ‘Relatio post Disceptationem'”

Cardinal Burke: The “Relatio Synodi” is “a significant improvement over the text of the ‘Relatio post Disceptationem'”

On attempts by some bishops to change Church teaching: “In my judgment, a false notion of the relationship of faith and culture underlies the agenda.” by Carl E. Olson, October 19,2014 Read the source:http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Blog/3453/cardinal_burke_the_relatio_synodi_is_a_significant_improvement_over_the_text_of_the_relatio_post_disceptationem.aspx Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, England, talks with Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, prefect of the Supreme Court of the Apostolic Signature, as they leave the concluding session of the extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family at the Vatican Oct. 18. Also pictured is Italian Cardinal Carlo Caffarra of Bologna, center. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

In a third short interview with CWR, conducted by e-mail late yesterday, Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, the Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, offers his impression of the Relatio Synodi, comments on reports that the Synod has been a “setback” for Pope Francis, and remarks on the push by certain European bishops to change various Church teaching.

CWR: What reactions or impressions do you have to the Relatio Synodi? Do you think it provides an accurate summary and accounting of what the Synod discussed and expressed in its interventions and groups? read more

Bishops revolt against Synod manipulation: Only 3 in 10 support Kasper proposal, says Cardinal Pell

Bishops revolt against Synod manipulation: Only 3 in 10 support Kasper proposal, says Cardinal Pell

Cardinal: Synod says no to ‘secular agenda’

Published on Oct 16, 2014

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Cardinal George Pell discusses the ongoing debate inside the synod on the family.

Cardinal George Pell, a leading voice for orthodoxy in the ongoing Synod of Bishops on the family in Rome, has said that  small group of “radicals” has failed in their attempt to push the Synod to accept homosexuality, cohabitation, and other changes of Catholic moral teaching.

Cardinal Pell said, “We’re not giving in to the secular agenda. We’re not collapsing in a heap. We’ve got no intention of following those radical elements in all the Christian churches including some of the Catholic Churches in one or two countries and going out of business.” read more

Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Egypt: Muslims in my country do not support the Islamic State

Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Egypt: Muslims in my country do not support the Islamic State

Published on Oct 21, 2014

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Egypt was one of the countries where the so-called “Arab Spring” erupted in 2011. However, the revolution resulted in instability and violence rather than democracy. It’s a situation that particularly affected Christians.

IBRAHIM ISAAC SIDRAK Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Egypt “We live as Christians and as Egyptians. We suffer the same economical, social and security problems and much more. But we have always payed the price for being Christians due to the ignorance and poverty that feeds fundamentialism. So, every now and then, we have to pay a price.” This price meant a wave of violence that caused the burning of Churches, assasinations and persecution. Patriarch Sidrak said that, little by little, intolerance is disappearing. Egypt has had better luck than other Middle Eastern countries where jihadists from the Islamic State continue to sow terror. Although radical Islam clouded Egypt’s future, it was rejected by Egyptians. IBRAHIM ISAAC SIDRAK Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Egypt “We now have a better president and government. And we also do not have the Islamic State because Muslims here have discovered the failure of this Islamic political system.” However in countries like Iraq and Syria, the sectarian ideas of these radicals have become popular among Muslims. The Patriarch assured that a non-violent international intervention could stop them. IBRAHIM ISAAC SIDRAK Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Egypt “Violence will always lead to violence. Maybe we  can accept and intervention to stop them but it would not be a solution. I think that those who have the choice or the possibility of making a decision can stop them event without resorting to war.” But at the same time, the Patriarch asked that if the international community does intervene, to do so with responsibility, and not be moved by other interests. He gave Iraq as an example, where the solution of toppling a dictator led to the disintegration of the country.

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Arch. Joseph Kurtz: We asked married couples to tell us where the Church fell short

Arch. Joseph Kurtz: We asked married couples to tell us where the Church fell short

Published on Oct 17, 2014

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What’s the best way for the Church to strengthen the family unit? It’s a question bishops have been analyzing during the Synod on the Family. The president of the U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, says one key recommendation came directly from married couples. ARCH. JOSEPH KURTZ President, U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops “The most common things we asked, we said, where has the Church come up short? They said, we felt that when we got married we were a completed project, we didn’t hear from anyone after that. So one of the first things we have to do is within our parishes find creative ways to reach out and encourage faithful married love.” Over the last few decades, the number of marriages have diminished in the West. Lack of financial stability is a factor. In the U.S, where roughly 40 to 50 percent of marriages end in divorce, statistics often trigger an even bigger mental challenge for the youth. ARCH. JOSEPH KURTZ President, U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops “People hear statistics and maybe even the misreading of statistics and they end up saying, oh my God, am I doomed to failure, are they at the mercy of statistics, a young couple saying do I really have a chance, do we have a chance to make this a fruitful marriage?” For many years, Archbishop Kurtz was a family counselor. When it comes to marriage, he says there’s quite a lot to still be hopeful for. Sacrifice is part of marriage and sacrifice comes up time and time again when talking about love. ARCH. JOSEPH KURTZ President, U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops “I would say to people, who has loved you the most? I would hear these beautiful stories about so and so, their mother, their spouse, a teacher sacrificed for them and they talked about that love, so I know that people understand sacrificial love.” The second phase of the Synod will take place from October 4th to the 25th 2015, just about a month before the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.

Here-under are some articles about marriage for you to read or watch: 

  1. Getting to know you, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=284
  2. Be Positive, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=288
  3. Love and Marriage, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=292
  4. Endless Love – Marriage after all, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=294
  5. Say it with love, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=298

6. Quality family moments, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=300

  1. Secret of successful marriage, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=302
  2. The vocation of marriage, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=1968
  3. Marriage as Covenant, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=1974
  4. Humility: Foundation for Marital Happiness, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=1986
  5. Gratitude: Foundation for marriage, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=1980
  6. True Meaning of marriage, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=1972
  7. Marriage and incompatibility, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=2112
  8. Love is a garden, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=2116
  9. Three kinds of love, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=2095

“God himself is the author of marriage” (GS 48:1). The vocation of marriage is written in the very nature of man and woman as they came from the hand of the Creator. Marriage is not a purely human institution despite the many variations it may have undergone through the centuries in different cultures, social structures, and spiritual attitudes (CCC:1603) read more

Cardinal Dolan sees US as ‘mission territory

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan speaks at the 2012 spring general assembly of the U.S. bishops' conference in Atlanta, Ga.

Cardinal Dolan sees US as ‘mission territory

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The U.S. and other Western nations are “mission territory” for the Catholic Church in modern times, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York stressed in a July 17 online posting.

“I was raised – as were most of you – to think of the missions as ‘way far away’ – and, to be sure, we can never forget our sacred duty to the foreign missions,” the New York archbishop wrote on his “Gospel in the Digital Age” blog. read more

Cardinal Caffarra: Church Doctrine on divorced couples doesn’t mean they’re rejected

Cardinal Caffarra: Church Doctrine on divorced couples doesn’t mean they’re rejected

Published on Oct 17, 2014

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Since his arrival to the Diocese of Bologna in Italy, Cardinal Caffarra has developed a specific pastoral ministry for divorced and remarried people. CARD. CARLO CAFFARRA Archbishop of Bologna (Italy) “I wanted to reach out to those people who felt rejected by the Church. I wanted to meet with them to tell them one thing: The Church does not reject you. Jesus loves you.” He began by meeting with 200 divorced and remarried couples to thoroughly explain Church doctrine. Through his experience, the Cardinal said, divorced couples have been able to understand the Church’s stance on receiving Communion. CARD. CARLO CAFFARRA Archbishop of Bologna (Italy) “By explaining the reasons, these people have told me, even telling their local parish priests: now I understand that the Church is my mother despite not letting me receive Communion.” Cardinal Caffarra said that before the Synod, he received a letter from a remarried woman, thanking him for his work. CARD. CARLO CAFFARRA Archbishop of Bologna (Italy) “The letter said: ‘Your Eminence, we thank you as well the priests who have been helping us because, finally, I feel that the Church is my home. I do not feel rejected anymore, I do not feel judged anymore. It is my home, where I feel truly welcomed.’ She also said that it helped her resolve the psychological problems she endured when her husband left her.” Showing support, formation and closeness, Cardinal Caffara said, is the formula to approach divorced and remarried couples. He also stressed the importance of priests working under this premise. CARD. CARLO CAFFARRA Archbishop of Bologna (Italy) “Priests don’t always understand even though these couples can’t receive the Sacraments, it doesn’t mean they should have an attitude of rejection.” The Diocese of Bologna is not only focusing on divorced couples. It’s are also promoting a pastoral ministry for youth so they can rediscover the beauty of married life.

Here-under are some articles about marriage for you to read or watch: 

  1. Getting to know you, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=284
  2. Be Positive, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=288
  3. Love and Marriage, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=292
  4. Endless Love – Marriage after all, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=294
  5. Say it with love, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=298

6. Quality family moments, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=300

  1. Secret of successful marriage, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=302
  2. The vocation of marriage, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=1968
  3. Marriage as Covenant, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=1974
  4. Humility: Foundation for Marital Happiness, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=1986
  5. Gratitude: Foundation for marriage, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=1980
  6. True Meaning of marriage, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=1972
  7. Marriage and incompatibility, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=2112
  8. Love is a garden, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=2116
  9. Three kinds of love, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=2095

“God himself is the author of marriage” (GS 48:1). The vocation of marriage is written in the very nature of man and woman as they came from the hand of the Creator. Marriage is not a purely human institution despite the many variations it may have undergone through the centuries in different cultures, social structures, and spiritual attitudes (CCC:1603) read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan gives advice for troubled marriages

Cardinal Timothy Dolan gives advice for troubled marriages

Published on Oct 16, 2014

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One of the key issues that has been discussed at the Synod is helping troubled marriages overcome their crisis. Each participant has given their input. Some organize courses, others conferences. And others like the Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, offer something that is available to the whole world. CARD. TIMOTHY DOLAN Archbishop of New York (USA) “We drink a beer. (laughs) No, you listen! You listen, you talk and then, usually after you talk and after you listen he will say: ‘You know, you were right. We had an argument. I was angry with her but I still love her, I still need her’.” When reflecting on what couples can do to better their relationship, Cardinal Dolan recalls an example that he remembers well: his parent’s marriage. CARD. TIMOTHY DOLAN Archbishop of New York (USA) “Well, they spend time together. That was very important for them. They always set time together. When my father came home from work everyday, at 5 o’clock in the afternoon he and my mother where together for an hour. They sit together and talk. I remember when my father died, he was only 51. And I remember at the funeral, all the people came up and said to me: ‘You know, your mother and father where still in love like teenegers, like young people?’ They still love one another.” When asked about the issue regarding homosexual couples, Cardinal Dolan recalled one of the central themes of the Synod: The Church must be a safe house for all. CARD. TIMOTHY DOLAN Archbishop of New York (USA) “When they come to Church, they like everybody else, they say: ‘Oh my! I know of my problems, I know of my struggles, I know of my difficulties but I try my best to live as Jesus wants, I need the encouragement of the Church, I need prayer, I need Holy Communion, I need the sacrament of Penance’. And they don’t come and said: ‘Hi, I’m gay, I’m homosexual!’ They just come as a human being! And they love the Church, and the Church is their family, they feel at home, and that is what it is about.” Cardinal Timothy Dolan was named Archbishop of New York in 2009 and was created a Cardinal in 2012. His diocese has an estimated 2.5 million Catholics.

Here-under are some articles about marriage for you to read or watch: 

  1. Getting to know you, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=284
  2. Be Positive, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=288
  3. Love and Marriage, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=292
  4. Endless Love – Marriage after all, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=294
  5. Say it with love, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=298

6. Quality family moments, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=300

  1. Secret of successful marriage, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=302
  2. The vocation of marriage, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=1968
  3. Marriage as Covenant, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=1974
  4. Humility: Foundation for Marital Happiness, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=1986
  5. Gratitude: Foundation for marriage, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=1980
  6. True Meaning of marriage, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=1972
  7. Marriage and incompatibility, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=2112
  8. Love is a garden, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=2116
  9. Three kinds of love, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=2095

“God himself is the author of marriage” (GS 48:1). The vocation of marriage is written in the very nature of man and woman as they came from the hand of the Creator. Marriage is not a purely human institution despite the many variations it may have undergone through the centuries in different cultures, social structures, and spiritual attitudes (CCC:1603) read more

Patriarchs believe Islamic State has no future in the Middle East

Patriarchs believe Islamic State has no future in the Middle East

Published on Oct 15, 2014

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While the Islamic State continues to advance in Syria and Iraq, they have made their plans known to continue widening their grip on the Middle East. They have also carried out attacks against religious minorities and Muslims who disagree with their ideology. Despite this, the Patriarchs of the Middle East are hopeful that peace will ultimately triumph. GREGOIRE III LAHAN Greek Patriarch of Antioch and All East Alexandria and Jerusalem “I am confident that it is not something that is a part of our culture and therefore they will not have a real future. I am really, very very sure. It is just a very difficult, dangerous situation but for a time. I think nobody can accept this kind of jidahist, terrorists which is not even a real representation of Islam.” Earlier this month, the Pope met with the Apostolic Nuncios of the Middle East. The discussions dealt with the causes of the conflicts. The Patriarchs, as well as religious leaders believe the root lies in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. CARD. BECHARA BOUTROS RAI Maronite Patriarch of Antioch “If we essentially go to the Israeli-Palestinian, the Israel-Arab conflict, I believe it is the origin of everything in the region. This is a problem that goes back many years and needs to be resolved. There are resolutions of the Security Council that have not been applied in this situation.” GREGOIRE III LAHAN Greek Patriarch of Antioch and All East Alexandria and Jerusalem “If really the European Union and the European countries can come together and solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I can tell you we will have really peace and lasting peace in the Middle East and also in Syria.” While the United States and a small coalition of Arab countries continue to carry out airstrikes, the two Patriarchs believe that they have and will continue to be unsuccessful unless a broader coalition comes together to stop the aggression of the Islamic State. CARD. BECHARA BOUTROS RAI Maronite Patriarch of Antioch “It would have been better if the UN organized this coalition. And what we see on the ground is that nothing has been resolved. For example, already 2-3 weeks have passed and there has been no progress with defeating the Islamic State.” The Patriarchs recently visited the US in September and met with the President Barack Obama to discuss the plight of Christians, Muslims, and religious minorities. However, they believe that the world’s religions coming together in one voice to denounce fundamentalist ideology is just as important. GREGOIRE III LAHAN Greek Patriarch of Antioch and All East Alexandria and Jerusalem “If we can come together to have a common report, I am hoping for that. It means a voice of the Church in the whole world and that can be very important for the future of the Christian presence in the Middle East to say “Look, the Churches in the whole world are peacemakers and are for the Islam-Christian dialogue, conviviality, living together.” That is a very important opportunity for the Church to be one voice.” Pope Francis has called all Cardinals and Patriarchs for a meeting on October 20th to discuss the crisis facing Christians in the Middle East. The Patriarchs hope that the meeting will serve as an appeal for the entire international community to protect the innocents affected by this threat. The Top 10 Koran Verses that Will Help You Understand ISIS or Islamic State better  Please click this link to watch the video on The Top 10 Koran Verses that Will Help You Understand ISIS or Islamic State better

The Synod’s Report and Homosexuality: It’s a work in progress that doesn’t change Church Doctrine

The Synod’s Report and Homosexuality: It’s a work in progress that doesn’t change Church Doctrine

Published on Oct 14, 2014

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For many, the midterm report on the Synod came as a big surprise. Especially the wording used when referring to homosexuality. Some bishops expressed concern, fearing that the language left a lot of room for confusion. CARD. WILFRID NAPIER Archbishop of Durban, South Africa “In some ways, is the misinterpretation reflecting what people would like to see happening rather than what is happening or is going to happen.” Some bishops claim the description doesn’t fully reflect what’s been discussedin the debates. While it states that marriage is between a man and a woman, it also says that ‘without denying the moral problems connected to homosexual unions it has to be noted that there are cases in which mutual aid to the point of sacrifice constitutes a precious support in the life of the partners.’ It goes on to say that homosexuals have gifts and talents to offer the Christian community. Critics say the statement is confusing and contradictory. The South African Cardinal said it’s regrettable that the document, which is just a summary of the synod discussions and a work in progress, is being described by some as a change in Church Doctrine. CARD. WILFRID NAPIER Archbishop of Durban, South Africa  “We are now working from a position that is virtually irredeemable. The message has gone out-this is what the synod is saying, this is what the Catholic Church is saying –and it’s not what we’re saying at all, so no matter how we try correcting that –and this unfortunately is my experience with the media, once it’s out there in the public lights there is no way of retrieving it.” The document will be modified before it’s handed out to bishops again at the end of the week. Bishops are expected to vote on the final wording on this document.

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