COMMUNICATIONS from the Bishop

No. 822          Diocese of Marbel, Philippines                           21 June 2015



Pope Francis wrote on 24 May 2015 his first Encyclical Letter addressed to all men and women.

Title: “ ‘Laudato Si’ ’ on Care for Our Common Home” officially made public on 18 June 2015.  Laudato Si’ (Italian), Praised be to you (English).

Table of Contents

Introduction.  Statements of popes from St. John XXIII to Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.

Chapter I.     What is Happening to Our Common Home?

Chapter II.    The Gospel of Creation

Chapter III.  Human Roots of the Ecological Crisis

Chapter IV.   Integral Ecology

Chapter V.    Lines of Approach and Action

Chapter VI.   Ecological Education and Spirituality

Two Prayers

  1. A prayer for Our Earth
  2. A Christian Prayer in Union with Creation



Statements of popes, from St. John XXIII to Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on ecology and peace.

  1. Situation today. Ecological crisis.  Global warming due mainly to greenhouse gases; carbon dioxide, methane, nitrogen oxide, etc.
  2. God commanded man to care for the garden and guard it (cf. Gen. 2: 15). To develop the garden and prevent its destruction.
  3. Man disobeyed due mainly to greed, personal and corporate. Also to the incapacity of government authorities to implement environmental laws.  Finally, ignorance and indifference of citizens.
  4. Integral ecology includes environmental sciences, economics (cost and benefit), culture (specially, indigenous), morality, etc.
  5. What to do? Foremost, dialogue among nations.
  6. Also mass education on ecology and spirituality. Individual conversion and structural transformations.  From abuser of nature to lover of nature; from consumerism to simplicity of lifestyle; from “throw-away culture” to wise use of resources which are limited.

Without prayer to the Creator and Queen of creation our human efforts are bound to fail.  The encyclical, therefore, ends with two prayers: (1) “A prayer for our Earth”; and (2) “A Christian Prayer in Union with Creation.”

This encyclical letter is authoritative.  We have to obey.



Pope Francis awarded the Cross for Church and Pontiff on 11 May 2015 to five persons for their outstanding services.

They are Bro. Wilfredo Lubrico, FMS, Dr. Andres Magallanes, Mrs. Ruby Teresita Peralta, Ms. Trinidad J. Remollo and Mrs. Alice Valera.

Awarding ceremonies will be on 18 July 2015, 5:00 o’clock in the afternoon, Bishop’s Chapel.  Dinner follows.

A meeting will be held on 2 July 2015, Bishop’s Residence to view and review the awarding ceremonies action plan.



Bishop Dinualdo aired over DXCP on 20 June his message of solidarity with the Muslims who are celebrating the month of Ramadan.

Rev. Deacon Jezreel translated Bishop’s message into Cebuano.

As-Salaam.  Alaikum!

Kami nagakahiusasa among mgakaigsuonang Muslim sailangpagsaulogsapanahonsa Ramadan.  Kinimaoangbulansapag-ayuno, hataasngapag-ampo, makanunayongpagbasasa Qur’an, ugingon man pagbuhatsamgabuhatsakalooyalangsamganagakinahanglan.

AngRamadan maoangpanahonsaspiritohan-ongpagpamalandong, disiplinasakaugalingon, paghinlosakalag, ugkinasing-kasingngapag-ampo.

Kaminagalaumugnagaampongasapagtapossamaongkasaulogon, maoang ‘Eid-al-Fetr’, kitamagkinalipaysakapistahansapagpikas-pikassatinapay.

As-salaam, alaikum.

+Dinualdo D. Gutierrez, D.D.

Obispo sa Marbel


02    – Meeting, Papal Awardees, Bp.’s Res., 9am 18   – Mtg., AKCDM, Bp.’s Res., 9am
03    – Mtg., Bp,’s Commission, REMASE, Davao,   – Awarding, Papal Cross, Bp.’s Chapel, 5pm
  2:30pm 20   – Mass & Conference, Poor Clares, 9am
04    – Talakayansa DXCP, 10am 21   – Conference, CP Nuns, 5pm
PPC Marbel, 6pm 22- Diaconal Ord., Holy Cross, Calumpang, 9am
05     – Recollection, AR Sisters, Bp.’s Res., 9am 23- Mass & Confirmation, Bo. 7, Sagrada
7- 12- CBCP’s Retreat and Meeting   Familia, 9am
14     – Priests’ recollection, Joint, Malungon, 9am 25   – Conference, CFC, Glan, 6pm
15     – Conference, TOES, Bp.’s Res., 9am 28   – Mass & Conference, Trappistines, 9am
16     – Mass & Confirmation, SagradaFamilia, 30   – Mass & Confirmation, Malapatan, 9am
  Bo. 5, 9am 31   – Preliminary Mtg., Eval. Year of Poor;
17     – Mtg., MPPPI, Casa Gemma, 5pm   Questions, Year of Eucharist & Family, Bp.’s
      Res., 9am
          – Conference, PREX Marbel, Bp,’s Res., 6pm



Prayerful birthday greetings to:

Fr. RoniloHuesca (July 13); Fr. Joel Aliligay (July 13);

Fr. SinonAlcarde (July 19); and Fr. Freddie Paulo (July 29)

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