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Agusan bishop says Church will stand up for and defend environment if DENR can't

SAN FRANCISCO, Agusan del Sur (MindaNews/15 November) --  "The Church will stand up for and defend the environment if the Department of Environment and...

The story behind the Indigenous Peoples' Sunday by Karl M. Gaspar, CSsR

In terms of numerology, the three tens placed side by side look quite impressive. 10 October 2010. That is what these three tens are all about: the second Sunday of October this year. For the Catholic Church in the Philippines, this is the celebration of the Indigenous Peoples or IP Sunday. On this day, priests are expected to give homilies and invited IPs provide commentaries on the sad plight of the IPs as well as encourage Christian lowlanders to express their solidarity with the IPs' struggle for self-determination.

CBCP's open letter on the hostage crisis

For us, Filipinos, 23 August 2010, now known all over the world as the “Philippine hostage crisis” will forever stand as a very dark day in our people’s history. On this fateful day, a former police officer hijacked a tour bus in Rizal Park, Manila, carrying 25 tourists from Hong Kong, including 5 Canadian nationals and 1 British. At the end of a ten hour negotiation and siege, 8 hostages and the hijacker lay dead. Finger pointing, investigations, damage control, continue to take place even now.

Bukidnon Bishop: achieve peace through peaceful means

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/04 September) – In his first pastoral letter after the August 29 grenade-lobbing incident in the San Vicente Ferrer Parish church in...

Parish priest blames Kalilangan church blast on land conflict

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/30 August) – Sunday’s grenade attack on the San Vicente Ferrer church in Kalilangan, Bukidnon during a morning mass was related to...

Valencia feast opens with a “Lumad” mass

VALENCIA CITY(MindaNews/23 August) -- For the first time in the parish’s history, the feast of San Agustin in Valencia City will be opened with...

Mindanao’s biking priest begins run/walk pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 July) –   Mindanao’s biking priest, Redemptorist Amado “Picx” Picardal  is flying from Rome to Madrid tomorrow to prepare for this 26-day,...

Remembering Bishop Claver and the Bukidnon of his time

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/03 July) -- Emma Asok, an active member of the Catholic Women’s League in the early 1980s was on the verge of...

Bishop Claver: Bukidnon’s first bishop passes away

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/01 July) –  Bukidnon’s first bishop, Francisco Claver, SJ, passed away early this morning, Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo said. “I consider him the...

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