Category Archives: 2009.02February

1. Benedicts XVI’s Lenten Message

Issued 11 December 2008 • Three penitential practices based on Sacred Scriptures and Christian traditions: prayer, almsgiving and fasting. • Pope’s 2009 Lenten Message focused on fasting. • Fasting is designed “to prepare us to better celebrate Easter. Christ’s 40 … Continue reading

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1. 36th DCM Convention Celebrated

Diocesan priests in Mindanao gathered in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato to strengthen their bond of brotherhood. There were 350 registered participants including 11 bishops. Theme: “Integrity of Heart and mind According to St. Paul”. Bishop Dinualdo Gutierrez of Marbel was … Continue reading

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1. 36th Bishops-Ulama Conference (BUC) General Assembly (GA)

The 36th BUC GA took place on 4-6 February 2009 at Waterfront Insular Hotel, Lanang, Davao City. Attendance: 67 members – 24 Ulama, 23 Catholic Bishops and bishops’ representatives, and 20 protestant bishops, ministers and pastors. Purpose: present, discuss and … Continue reading

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1. Working Group on Mining in the Philippines (WGMP) Reports

WGMP presented the results of the survey in Tampakan by Dr. Robert Goodland and Mr. Clive Wicks some time In 2008. The result of that study is in the book “Philippines: Mining or Food?” which was launched on 27 January … Continue reading

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2. Priests’ February Recollection

Fifty priests – 40 diocesan, 9 Passionists, and one Capuchin – attended the recollection on 2-3 February at Lomoyon Beach, Kiamba, Sarangani. Fr. Clarence Marquez, OP facilitated recollection. His first topic was “Paul, Servant and Apostle” Romans 1:1. “From Paul, … Continue reading

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1. CBCP’s Commitments to Rural Poor

On January 25, 2009 the Bishops issued the “Concluding Statement of the CBCP on the Second National Rural Congress” (NRC – 2). The NRC consisted of more than 50 Diocesan and 13 Sub-Regional Consultations from November 2007 to March 2008. … Continue reading

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