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Church officials in Philippines prepare ‘surge team’ for super typhoon

Church officials in Philippines prepare ‘surge team’ for super typhoon

| September 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

The social action arm of the Philippine Catholic Church has convened its “surge team” as super Typhoon Mangkhut threatened the country in mid-September.

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Philippine priest killed while preparing for Mass

Philippine priest killed while preparing for Mass

| June 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father Nilo became the fourth Catholic priest to be shot in the Philippines in the past six months and the second within a week, ucanews.com reported.

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Third Philippine priest shot since December

Third Philippine priest shot since December

A Catholic priest who once served as chaplain of the Philippine National Police was wounded after a gun attack June 6 in Calamba City, about 25 miles from Manila.

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Philippine bishop orders investigation into Ash Wednesday burns

Philippine bishop orders investigation into Ash Wednesday burns

| February 16, 2018 | 1 Comment

A bishop in the Philippine capital has ordered an investigation into reports that several Massgoers developed rashes after having their foreheads marked with ash on Ash Wednesday.

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Marawi bishop says church can’t negotiate with terrorists who hold priest

Marawi bishop says church can’t negotiate with terrorists who hold priest

| June 29, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Catholic bishop in the southern Philippine city of Marawi dismissed as “ridiculous” proposals to negotiate for the release of a priest held captive by terrorist gunmen.

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Islamic State followers said to desecrate Catholic chapel

Islamic State followers said to desecrate Catholic chapel

| June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

“The crucifix and images of the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ were destroyed, while the sacred hosts were thrown all over the floor,” the police chief told ucanews.com.

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Philippine religious superiors call for end to martial law in Mindanao

Philippine religious superiors call for end to martial law in Mindanao

The Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines called for an end to martial law in Mindanao, saying that it is “not the proper response to terrorist attacks in just one city on a vast island.” “The declaration of martial law is an extreme measure, and based on the reports we have received … […]

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Shieldsville parish to raise funds June 23 for Philippine medical mission

Shieldsville parish to raise funds June 23 for Philippine medical mission

| June 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Victor Valencia will have a fundraiser at St. Patrick June 23 with a presentation about the mission, a meal and live music. The 2018 Bais Bay Philippine Medical Mission needs $55,000 for its medical expenses.

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Gunmen take Catholic hostages; Philippines’ Duterte imposes martial law

Gunmen take Catholic hostages; Philippines’ Duterte imposes martial law

Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the Philippine bishops’ conference, said the terrorists “have threatened to kill the hostages if government forces pitted against them are not recalled.”

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Burnsville couple can’t stomach hunger

Burnsville couple can’t stomach hunger

| October 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Burnsville parishioners battle starvation in the Philippines; pastor honors ministry work in new icon

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What I learned in the Philippines

What I learned in the Philippines

| Archbishop Joseph Kurtz | February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Catholics in the United States should know that their generosity enables essential work of the Gospel, serving those in need without any thought of repayment.”

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News Notes – January 2, 2014

News Notes – January 2, 2014

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

– Annual Prayer Service for Life set for Jan. 22
– Those hurt by abortion invited to prayer vigil
– Typhoon victims get help from local collections

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