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Pope Francis cites PH Church as among world’s great Catholic nations
December 2, 2018 By Leslie Ann Aquino and Argyll Cyrus Geducos

Pope Francis has cited the noble Church in the Philippines as among the great Catholic nations in the world.
The Pope declared this in his letter of appointment for Osaka Archbishop Thomas Manyo Cardinal Maeda as his envoy to the upcoming 60th anniversary celebration of the postwar Manila Cathedral in Intramuros.
“Indeed, the noble Church in the Philippines now stands among the great Catholic nations in the entire world. Hence, no wonder, she continuously sends missionaries to other regions,” the Pope wrote.

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Filippine bishops issue pastoral letter on “climate emergency
Robin Gomes 16 July 2019

8th in a series of pastoral letters over the past 30 years, the latest document of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines urges concrete actions on responding to the call of Pope Francis in his encyclical letter, Laudato Si.

Philippine “Season of Creation” calls for action on “Laudato si”
Robin Gomes 04 September 2019
Cardinal Tagle launched the “Season of Creation” on Sunday, the "World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation", a month-long campaign to remind the people of the urgent appeal by Pope Francis to all people of goodwill in his encyclical "Laudato sì", to care for "our common home".

Cardinal Tagle at sex abuse summit: Bishops wound victims
by Paterno Esmaquel II February 21, 2019

At a historic Vatican summit on sex abuse, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle hits a culture of cover-up 'to protect perpetrators and the institution'

The Videos from The historic Vatican summit on sex abuse e.g.:
Introduction and 1st Relation - Cardinal Tagle 2019-02-21
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, speaks at the end of the Meeting on “The Protection of Minors in the Church” saying clerical sex abuse has caused shame and pain to the Church and to society, and pledging that the Church will respond decisively to the crisis in line with its call to be true to Jesus.

FALSE: Catholic priests 'perform witchcraft' to make Duterte die
August 01, 2019
Organizers say the photos were taken during a symbolic street theater activity called 'Lamay para sa Demokrasya' in May 2018
Claim: A Facebook post showing a photo of Catholic priests supposedly doing a ritual praying for President Rodrigo Duterte's death made the rounds online.

The facts: The photo was taken out of context. A Google reverse image search reveals similar photos taken during a symbolic street theater activity called "Lamay para sa Demokrasya" – part of Coalition for Justice's (CFJ) Dasal at Ayuno faith rally – at Padre Faura Street in Manila in May 2018.

Tagle calls on Catholics to ‘pray for the nation’
Sofia Tomacruz August 01, 2019
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle makes the call as several bishops and priest are subject to ‘persecution and false accusations’ by government

FALSE: This is a photo of Pope Francis meeting President Duterte
by Agence France-Presse February 15, 2019

A photo of Pope Francis meeting Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is manipulated

At least 27 dead in Jolo Cathedral bombing
by Rambo Talabong and Mara Cepeda January 27, 2019

Police say dozens more were injured in twin explosions at the cathedral on Sunday morning, January 27

LIST: Jolo Cathedral bombings, attacks since 2000
by Jodesz Gavilan January 27, 2019
The Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Jolo, Sulu, has been the target of many attacks through the years



Execution of Gomburza
by Bulatlat Feb 24, 2019
Bulatlat remembers the execution of the three Filipino priests who fought the Spanish colonization.
Today, church people remain under attack for standing in solidarity with the Filipino people in their struggles and aspirations.

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alternatively spelled GOMBURZA or GomBurZa, refers to three Filipino Catholic priests (Mariano Gomez, José Burgos, and Jacinto Zamora), who were executed on February 17, 1872 at Bagumbayan by Spanish colonial authorities on charges of subversion arising from the 1872 Cavite mutiny. The name is a portmanteau of the priests' surnames

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God is love
by Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas June 26, 2018

We are in a spiritual warfare against error and sin. Shield yourselves from error and guide your fellow youth in godliness. Read more about the faith.


The Album: Duterte defies The Catholic Church
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Fr Chito Soganub on Red Wednesday: Persecution strengthens us
by Paterno Esmaquel II November 29, 2018 - with Video
'Even if we are persecuted, we do not lose hope. We do not lose faith,' says Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub, the priest once held hostage by terrorists in Marawi City

Persecuted Christians remembered on 'Red Wednesday'
by Paterno Esmaquel II November 22, 2017 - with the 3 Videos:
What is Red Wednesday?
Persecuted Christians remembered on 'Red Wednesday'
Marawi bishop delivers homily on 'Red Wednesday'

Christian persecution to be brought to light on ‘Red Wednesday’
November 18, 2017 - with the Video #RedWednesdayPH
The campaign aims to inform Christian communities and the general public that Christians were the "most persecuted faith group in the world."
Over 90,000 Christians were murdered in 2016, according to a study from the Center for New Religions.

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Why Do Bishops Wear Purple and Cardinals Red and the Holy Father White?

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How to address members of the Catholic clergy


The Use of the Pallium
“The symbolism of the pallium is even more concrete: the lamb's wool is meant to represent the lost, sick or weak sheep which the shepherd places on his shoulders and carries to the waters of life.” Look also HERE and

History of the pallium given to Metropolitan Archbishops
Vatican News 29 June 2019

Metropolitan Archdiocese
In the Latin Church, an ecclesiastical province, composed of several neighbouring dioceses, is headed by a metropolitan, the archbishop of the diocese designated by the Pope. The other bishops are known as suffragan bishops.
The metropolitan is obliged to request the pallium, a symbol of the power that, in communion with the Church of Rome, he possesses over his ecclesiastical province.

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by HolyFamilyFdL Apr 11, 2017
Fr. John Mitchell of Holy Family Catholic Community in Fond du Lac discusses the meaning behind the various vestment colours.

The vesting of the Bishop for the Pontifical Mass
by Direto da Sacristia Oct 29, 2018

Vesting of a Catholic Priest
by Luna Feb 14, 2016

2017.06.29 Holy Mass with the imposition of the Pallium
Pope Francis presides over the Holy Mass with the imposition of the Pallium on the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul

2018-06-29 Holy Mass with Blessing of Pallia
St. Peter's Square - Holy Mass with Blessing of Pallia for new Metropolitan Archbishops, presided over by Pope Francis, on the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles

Letter to Bishops on the bread and wine for the Eucharist - Full text
The English language translation of Circular letter to Bishops on the bread and wine for the Eucharist
July 08, 2017

The bread used in the celebration of the Most Holy Eucharistic Sacrifice must be unleavened, purely of wheat, and recently made so that there is no danger of decomposition.

The wine that is used in the most sacred celebration of the Eucharistic Sacrifice must be natural, from the fruit of the grape, pure and incorrupt, not mixed with other substances.

Pope Francis Private Audience - President Benigno Aquino III at the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican

Pope Francis asks Filipinos to pray for him

It seemed like an odd request from someone who is always being sought for prayers and a special blessing: Pope Francis asked President Benigno Aquino III, and all Filipinos, to pray for him at the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican on Friday, December 4.

Pope Francis, Aquino exchange tokens at Vatican
POPE FRANCIS on Friday gave President Aquino a bronze sculpture of an olive branch holding two halves of a cleft rock, which symbolizes peace and unity, as well as a copy of his encyclical on the environment, Laudate Si.

Vatican to Aquino: Ensure peace in Mindanao
by/Paterno Esmaquel II December 05, 2015

The Vatican hopes that parties involved can 'guarantee stable and lasting peace' in the southern Philippines

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St. John Paul II’s relic gives message of hope, humanity to PH
Apr 7, 2017
Twelve years have passed since his death, but the presence and influence of Saint John Paul II in the hearts of the Filipino faithful is still very much alive today. Video and editing by RYAN LEAGOGO, with YUJI VINCENT GONZALES

Pope open to studying ordination of married men as priests
March 10, 2017

Pope Francis said the church must study whether it's possible to ordain married men to minister in remote communities facing priest shortages.

The Philippines: The Biblical land of Ophir?
Do you think Philippines is the Land of Ophir which can be found in the bible?
Ophir is a port or region mentioned in the Bible, famous for its wealth. King Solomon is supposed to have received a cargo of gold, silver, sandalwood, precious stones, ivory, apes and peacocks from Ophir, every three years.

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the Video The Philippines: The Biblical land of Ophir?

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Pagsilang ng Tagapagligtas
Dec 26, 2016

This video entitled ‘Pagsilang ng Tagapagligtas’ features ‘nativity of Jesus Christ.’

Maglalakbay si Sandra Aguinaldo patungong Holy Land upang sundan at sariwain ang mga eksenang nasusulat sa Bibliya ukol sa kapanakan ni Hesukristo.

Religious Revolt of Hermano Pule

Apolinario de la Cruz (July 22, 1815 – November 4, 1841), known as Hermano Pule, Spanish for "Brother Pule" also spelled Hermano Puli, was a Filipino religious leader who founded and led the Cofradía de San José. The cofradía was established in 1832 in response to the racial discrimination of the Catholic Church in the Philippines. During the Spanish colonial period, Catholic religious orders refused to admit native Filipinos as members. In retaliation, Pule established his own religious order which was exclusive for native Filipinos.

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The Video: Dalit ni Hermano Pule (Lament of Brother Pule)
Feb 1, 2009 by Malu Maniquis


"Mga Santo at Sikreto"
Jul 8, 2017

Filipinos' devotion in religion is unwavering, especially when it was about to beatify Pedro Calungsod as a Saint. In line with this, Howie Severino travelled to Cebu to discover how Cebuanos celebrate their Catholicism, and figured out if the Saint-to-be was believed to have lived in the said province.

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The Roman Catholic church in the Philippines - general

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Embassy of the Holy See (Apostolic Nunciature) in the Philippines

2140 Taft Avenue
Manila City 1004 Philippines
Tel. No.: (2) 521 0307
Fax No.: (2) 521 1235

Look Apostolic Nunciature in PH by/Reynaldo Santos Jr. Jan 15, 2015
The Apostolic Nunciature is home to Vatican City's representative – or nuncio
Most countries establish embassies in other countries for diplomatic purposes. But the Vatican City, for its part, installs an apostolic nunciature in select countries.

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New Vatican envoy to PH makes 1st public appearance
Nov 22, 2017

Pope Francis' new envoy to the Philippines, Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia, makes his first public appearance on November 22, 2017, in a Mass to support persecuted Christians around the world

Philippine Embassy in Vatican, the Holy See Vatican City
Mercedes Arrastia Tuason, Ambassador
Via Paolo VI, 29
00193 Rome
Holy See, Vatican City

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Lolo Kiko with Nanay Amba: Pope meets new PH envoy to Vatican
by Paterno Esmaquel II September 03, 2018

A Bicolana career diplomat, Philippine Ambassador to the Vatican Grace Relucio Princesa presents her credentials to Pope Francis.
Fondly called by Filipinos as Lolo Kiko (Grandpa Kiko), Pope Francis welcomed Grace Relucio Princesa, also known by overseas Filipino workers as Nanay Amba (Mother Ambassador), as the Philippines' new ambassador to the Vatican.

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Philippine Ambassador: Issues raised by Pope crucial to Filipinos
With Audio - Interview
Ambassador Grace Relucio-Princesa of the Philippines to the Holy See spoke to Vatican News about some of the issues that Pope Francis raised in his address to the diplomatic corps on Jan. 7. 2019.

Philippine Catholic Church History Philippine Catholic Church History

The Cradle of the Philippine Church and Seat of Far-East Christianity

The Role of Deacons The Role of Deacons in the Catholic Church

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Catholic Church in Philippines - Catholic-Hierarchy
Roman Catholicism in the Philippines

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All Bishops, Philippines

List of current Filipino archbishops

MAP: Catholicism in the Philippines
by/Michael Bueza Jan 18, 2015

See the extent of the Roman Catholic religion's reach in the country

It's widely known that the Philippines is a predominantly Catholic nation. But just how widespread is that religion in the country?

The Position of the Catholic Church in Political and Social Relations of the Philippines by Cheryl Burkhardt

Since the arrival of Spanish colonists in the Philippines, the role of Catholicism has remained strong in various elements of Philippine culture. Despite the claim of the government that there exists separation between church and state, the Catholic Church still holds influence in political action that has significant consequences for much of the population.

Will Pope's visit boost Tagle’s chances as first Asian pontiff?
by/Aries Rufo Jan 19, 2015

To some, the papal visit provides a preview of the Catholic Church's future

Veteran Vaticanista John Allen cited Tagle's 3 strong points: “an effective communicator and missionary,” as the face of the “dramatic growth of Catholicism outside the West” and “pastoral experience” as administrator of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila

The Video: Our next Pope? Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle talks to Colm Flynn
by Colm Flynn Jul 25, 2018
"I don't even see myself as a Bishop!" Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the Archbishop of Manila, describes his reaction at being named Cardinal at age 55.
He also examines daily life in the Philippines

Top Vatican reporter writes book about Cardinal Tagle
by/Paterno Esmaquel II September 19, 2015

Veteran Vatican journalist Cindy Wooden, Rome bureau chief of the Catholic News Service, CNS, has written a new book about the man described as “the Asian Pope Francis.”

The Role of the Church in the Philippines’ Nonviolent People Power Revolution
by/Jeff Boyd, June 29, 2010

Catholic churches in Mindanao are working actively to transform conflict and build peace. Churches are promoting interreligious dialogue, implementing peace education programs, assisting conflict victims, declaring peace zones, and contributing to peace advocacy with the government and other civil society groups.

Map of the Philippines showing the different archdioceses

Map of the Philippines showing the different apostolic vicariates

The Military Ordinariate of the Philippines, MOP
The Archdiocese of Cebu, CBCP

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Archdiocese of Manila, RCAM

Metropolitan Archdiocese of Manila

Metropolitan Archdiocese
In the Latin Church, an ecclesiastical province, composed of several neighbouring dioceses, is headed by a metropolitan, the archbishop of the diocese designated by the Pope. The other bishops are known as suffragan bishops.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Novaliches

Territorial Jurisdiction


Pope Francis names Roberto Gaa as bishop of Novaliches
Paterno Esmaquel II June 06, 2019
Novaliches Bishop-elect Roberto Gaa is set to replace Antonio Tobias, who is past the retirement age of 75

Diocese of Parañaque

territories the cities of Parañaque, Las Piñas, and Muntinlupa

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Daet
is a diocese located in the capital town of Daet in the Ecclesiastical province of Camarines Norte in the Philippines.

Pope appoints a new bishop in Daet Diocese, the Philippines

Pope names new bishop of Daet
by Kurt Dela Peña January 02, 2019
Pope Francis on Wednesday, January 2 named Rev. Fr. Rex Andrew Alarcon of the Caceres archdiocese as the new bishop of Daet in Camarines Norte.

Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro
Diocese of Antipolo

Pope Francis names Cainta priest as new auxiliary bishop of Antipolo
by Paterno Esmaquel II July 11, 2018
Father Nolly Buco is the first priest from the Diocese of Antipolo to become a bishop. He is parish priest of Our Lady of Light Parish in Cainta, Rizal.

Diocese of Borongan
Diocese of Cubao

Pablo Virgilio David: The shepherd of Caloocan
by Tony La Viña November 30, 2018
We need Church leaders who will describe rightly what we are facing: a death of conscience by those who justify the killings

Caloocan bishop denies Duterte's accusation of stealing
November 23, 2018

Caloocan Bishop Pablo David: Shepherd of his slaughtered sheep
by Paterno Esmaquel II September 17, 2017 - with Video
The Jesuit-trained bishop is an intellectual heavyweight who puts his boots on – sometimes literally – to defend the rights of the poor.

Bishop David receive Ka Pepe Diokno Human Rights Awards
by Mara Cepeda February 26, 2019
Bishop Pablo David does not attend the awarding ceremony after receving a number of death threats in the past week

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Caloocan bishop hits Catholics who support drug war killings
Sep 15, 2017
Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David criticizes Catholics who support drug war killings. David makes these remarks at the Family Rosary Crusade Marian Conference on September 13, 2017.
Video courtesy of the Diocese of Cubao Media and Communications Ministry.

The Apostolic Vicariate of Bontoc-Lagawe covers the two civil provinces of Ifugao and the Mountain Province
Archdiocese of Jaro

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Pope Francis appoints a new Archbishop for Jaro

Jaro Cathedral

Archdiocese of Cotabato.
The Archdiocese includes North Cotabato (also known as the P-PALMA area) and the municipality of Banisilan, Cotabato.

Its cathedral is the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Cotabato City, Maguindanao, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)

Pope appoints new archbishop in Cotabato in the Philippines
06 November 2018
Bishop Angelito R. Lampon, the Vicar Apostolic of Jolo, is the new Archbishop of Cotabato.

Diocese of Talibon

The Diocese of Talibon comprises half of the civil province of Bohol

Diocese of Balanga

Bataan bishop scraps fees for funeral Masses
by Paterno Esmaquel II March 13, 2019
Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos ordered the scrapping of fees for funeral Masses in his diocese, which covers Bataan province, to ease the burden of families and friends of the deceased.
This is the latest in a growing trend in the Philippine Catholic Church to scrap the arancel system, or the practice of imposing taxes on 'free' church services.

Pope names new bishop of Kabankalan in Negros Occidental
by Paterno Esmaquel II March 13, 2018

Monsignor Louie Patalinghug Galbines succeeds Bishop Patricio Abella Buzon, who was made bishop of Bacolod in May 2016

Pope names Father Medel Aseo as bishop of Tagum
by Paterno Esmaquel II April 07, 2018

The Vatican announces the appointment of Tagum Bishop-elect Medel Aseo on the same day he marks his 39th year as a priest

Pope appoints bishop in Ilagan, Philippines

Pope Francis on November 14, 2018 appointed Bishop David William Valencia Antonio as the new Bishop of Ilagan.

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ilagan

Finding Christ in the Philippine National Police
by Rambo Talabong December 24, 2017

Reverend Father Police Senior Superintendent Jason Ortizo shares the highs and lows of being a cop-priest for the Philippine National Police.

NEWS - Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, CBCP

CBCP News Service was approved by the Permanent Council of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippine, CBCP

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A second cursory look on the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Oct 1, 2008

Pope’s message to plenary assembly of Philippine bishops
27 January 2019
Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin sent a message on the Pope’s behalf to the plenary assembly of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines.
Pope Francis has assured his support and blessing to members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).


Archbishop Socrates Villegas on his 4 years as CBCP head
Dec 3, 2017

Archbishop Socrates Villegas about his experience as CBCP president, and his views on issues such as the proposed revolutionary government

Villegas also addresses current issues, such as the proposed revolutionary government under President Rodrigo Duterte, as well as updates on policemen willing to testify about extrajudicial killings.

Despite tears, Villegas says heading CBCP a 'blessing'
by Paterno Esmaquel II December 04, 2017

"Hashtag blessed" was how Archbishop Socrates Villegas, protégé of the late Manila Archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin, described his 4 years as president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).

Davao Archbishop Valles elected CBCP president
by Paterno Esmaquel II July 08, 2017

The Davao archbishop is set to lead the CBCP as his friend – President Rodrigo Duterte – pursues a bloody war on drugs that has alarmed Catholic bishops.

Incoming CBCP head views self as Duterte's 'friend-sinner'
by Paterno Esmaquel II November 30, 2017 - with video

UPDATED Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles says there was 'no conflict' between the local church and Rodrigo Duterte when he was Davao City mayor.

Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines-Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral Care, CBCP-ECPPC

"A People of Compassion"

Inquirer Conversation with Archbishop Soc Villegas

Socrates Buenaventura Villegas, D.D. is the current Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan in Pangasinan, and from 2013, President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines

Jan 12, 2015 Video by's Ryan Leagogo


Catholic Priests and Bishops use social media to reach people

Pope Francis e.g. with 10 million followers on twitter

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Caritas Philippines
is locally known as the National Secretariat for Social Action (NASSA). It was created by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) in 1966 and mandated to accompany the poor and marginalized in the just and legitimate struggle for social justice and transformation

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Cardinal Tagle reelected to lead int'l Catholic charities network
May 25, 2019
Caritas Internationalis elects Cardinal Tagle to another 4-year term

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Cardinal Tagle: share the journey with migrants
Published on Apr 25, 2018
Interview with cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, president of Caritas Internationalis

Fr. Edu Gariguez on faith and resilience
September 02, 2016
Watch interview, Maria Ressa talks to Fr. Edu Gariguez, the Executive Secretary of Caritas Philippines, on why faith and resilience go hand in hand.

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The Couples for Christ
Foundation for Family and Life, CFC FFL

a Philippine-based Catholic charismatic lay community that emphasizes family life renewal and evangelization

It is led by an International Council, which operates in the Philippines under the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines and can report directly to the Vatican.

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Episcopal Commission

The Philippine Jesuits

The Facebook

The Pinoy Catholic The Pinoy Catholic - Rants, ramblings, raves and reflections of a Filipino Catholic
The Original Catholic Encyclopedia

The Apostles Filipino Catholic Community, AFCC

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List of parishes in Cebu
List of Filipino Roman Catholic priests
Catholic Charismatic Renewal

The Charismatic Renewal as a movement within the Catholic Church has been acknowledged by two Popes, Paul VI and John Paul II. Speaking to the International Conference on the Catholic Charismatic Renewal on May 19, 1975, Pope Paul VI encouraged the attendees in their renewal efforts and especially to remain anchored in the Church.

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SAVE the chapel!

Saving the Asilo dela Milagrosa Chapel


"Padre de Familia," a documentary by Sandra Aguinaldo (full episode)
Feb 3, 2015

Is it about time to abolish the vow of celibacy among Catholic priests? Three ordained priests, now married and with children, campaign for optional celibacy within the Roman Catholic Church.

Attire,  Etiquette, Etc. in the church and in the cemetery

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Proper Catholic Etiquette at Mass and Away

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'Put down those smartphones!' Pope Francis tells bishops
by Agence France-Presse November 08, 2017

The Pope says 'At a certain point the priest leading the ceremony says 'lift up our hearts'. He doesn't say 'lift up our mobile phones to take photographs'


The Video in the main-album: When you become a slave to your phone, you lose freedom
ROME REPORTS in English Published on Apr 15, 2019

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Pope to students: 'don’t be slaves to your mobile phones'
By Linda Bordoni 13 April 2019
Pope Francis receives students and teachers of a Rome high school in the Vatican, encouraging them to cultivate passion and curiosity and warning them against dependency on their mobile phones.

Pope urges students to fight their addiction to phones
Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service April 17, 2019

Cardinal Tagle warns vs cellphone addiction: 'Parang alipin na tayo'
Paterno Esmaquel II April 18, 2019
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle warned Catholics on Holy Thursday, April 18, against addiction to their cellphones, saying it is a form of slavery and a subtle kind of "imprisonment."

Attire and Etiquette in the church

Reminders for the proper acts of respect inside the church


Symbols and signs are essential to the Roman Catholic Liturgy and Ritual:

What Does INRI Mean?

What Does INRI Mean?

A clip from Why Do Catholics Do What They Do? In Church

Candles: - What do they represent? How and when are they used and how do they effect us? What is the meaning of the water? Why do we kneel? This program will help young people, catechumens and even life-long Catholics to better understand the important reasons for these traditions and how they help us grow in faith.

General about being a catholic.

Why Do Catholics Use So Many Candles?
December 14, 2017 By Ashley Osmera 17

Walk into any Catholic Church, and it’s impossible to miss seeing candles.
There are candles on the altar, a special candle near the tabernacle, and candles in front of images or statues of the Sacred Heart, Our Lady, St. Joseph, or various other patron saints.
And these examples are just the bare minimum!
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Roman Catholic Religious Orders

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Roman Catholic Religious Orders Both male and female Orders, Congregations and Houses
What are the Differences Between Religious Orders?

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Philippines' Catholic Directory Monasteries in the Philippines

The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta also known as Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM), Order of Malta or Knights of Malta

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Sovereign Order of Malta - SOM

The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and Malta, better known as the Sovereign Order of Malta, has a two-fold nature. It is one of the most ancient religious Catholic Orders, founded in Jerusalem in around 1048. It celebrated the 9th centennial of its official foundation in 1999. At the same time it has always been recognised by nations as an independent subject of international law.


Fra' Matthew Festing, Prince and Grand Master of the SOM

Official visits the Philippines MARCH 2015

Order of Saint Augustine, Philippines
Augustinian Order

The Augustinians in the Philippines

Church and Convent of Santo Niño

The Augustinians named after Saint Augustine of Hippo (354–430), are several Christian monastic orders and men and women living according to a guide to religious life known as the Rule of Saint Augustine.

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Province of Sto Niño de Cebu-Philippines

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Augustinians of the Assumption Inc. - Philippines


 Augustinian Contemplative Nuns of Bulacan

are members of the Order of Saint Augustine. As Augustinian contemplative nuns, we have responded to God's invitation to this life of loving prayer and contemplation through our vowed commitment in a monastic contemplative community.

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San Agustin Center of Studies, SACS or San Agustin Major Seminary

History of San Agustin Center of Studies, established in 1985, is one of the formation houses of the Augustinian Province of Sto. Niño de Cebu - Philippines which houses the communities of Simple Professed Friars (Theology Students) and the College Seminarians (Philosophy Students). It also houses the Philosophy Institute of the Province, the St. Thomas of Villanova Institute of Philosophy affiliated to the University of San Agustin - Iloilo, College of Arts and Sciences where the college seminarians study for their bachelor's degree in Philosophy as a preparatory step for their theological studies.

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Augustinian Vocation

San Agustin Center of Studies, SACS or San Agustin Major Seminary is a formation house or popularly known as a seminary of the Order of Saint Augustine affiliated to the Province of Santo Niño de Cebu - Philippines. Cebu Province is run by Filipino Friars since its foundation and separation from the Spanish Province in 1984. SACS is a home of the College seminarians and Theology students of the Order in the Philippines. Since the Augustinians is an international Order, it is also a home to other Augustinian friars abroad, who wish to study in the Philippines.

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Augustinian Recollect Province of Saint Ezeqauiél Moreno

is a division of the Order of Augustinian Recollects that has jurisdiction over the Philippines, Taiwan and Sierra Leone.

It officially separated from the Province of Saint Nicholas de Tolentine on 28 November 1998. Today, the Provincialate House is located at Neptune Street, Congressional Subdivision, Project 6, Quezon City.

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Order of Augustinian Recollects - Philippines
The Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites

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The Carmelite Third Order, TOC Philippines.
Index of Carmelite websites in various languages
Carmelite Nuns of the Ancient Observance, O.Carm. in Burgos, Pangasinan

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Carmelite Nuns of the Ancient Observance in Burgos, Pangasinan

The Call to Love and Freedom: A Call to be a Carmelite Nun

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Carmelite Nuns of the Ancient Observance in Sta. Ignacia, Tarlac

of the Cistercian Order

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Sisters of Mercy

are an international community of Roman Catholic women religious vowed to serve people who suffer from poverty, sickness and lack of education with a special concern for women and children.

contact: M Carmela Cabactulan rsm - Sister Superior

B. Aquino Avenue, UTAP, PO Box 63
6500 Tacloban City, Leyte.

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The Pink Sisters

also known as the Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters

a group of nuns, who dedicate their life in adoration of the Lord. They do so by taking turns to worship the Blessed Sacrament 24/7. Not only is the habit of the Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters unusual. Whoever joins the convent says goodbye to the world forever. The nuns can only communicate with the outside world through a grille.

They are a cloistered-contemplative missionary Congregation, living in community, whose members are entirely dedicated to the contemplative life in the service of perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Thus they offer intercessory prayer for the needs of all. The rose color of their habits, which they wear in honor of the Holy Spirit, symbolizes our dedication to the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity.

Addresses etc. for the convents in: Quezon City, Baguio City, Banilad - Mandaue City, Davao City, New Washington - Aklan, Tagaytay City

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Pink Sisters of the Adoration of d' Divine Mercy in Tagaytay

Conventual Franciscans - Philippines, Facebook

OFM Franciscans - Philippines

OFM Franciscans - Philippines, Facebook

The Videos similar in English and Spanish: Franciscan Capuchins History in the Philippines

This short video is an adaptation of an article posted at the website of the Kapatirang Capuchino ng Pilipinas entitled ´Brief History´ at the ´About Us´ portion of the webpage. The naration used in the video is a copy of the said article. This is not an official documentation of the Capuchin Philippine Province. It is just a personal tribute to all our Capuchin brothers of the Philippine Province, both now and in the years past... JMDJ, OFMCap.


Stages of Dominican Formation

Information on how to become a Dominican Priest or Brother

The Dominicans in the Philippines
St. Benedict and the Holy Rule


The Society of Jesus

Philippine Jesuits

Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Remembering the Jesuits of Cagayan de Oro
by Tony La Viña August 02, 2017

HERE and the Videos

The Philippine Jesuits - The Society of Jesus

To know the Jesuits and their mission in the Philippines - what it's like to be a Jesuit in the Philippines

Spaniard St. Ignatius of Loyola founded the Society of Jesus in 1548, with the goal of establishing a group of men under the Pope's service to go where they were needed.

As with other religious orders they take a vow of poverty, chastity and obedience. But the Jesuits add a fourth, to serve the Pope, whomever it may be.

Fr Romeo Intengan, priest exiled during Marcos years, dies at 74
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 10, 2017

The former head of the Philippine Jesuits, Father Romeo Intengan, is 'dead on arrival' at the Quirino Hospital a week before his birthday

The Camillians or Clerks Regular Ministers to the Sick

a Roman Catholic religious order of the type of Regular Clerks, founded by Saint Camillus de Lellis.

Claretian Communications Religious Women of the Philippines

Details of all orders, congregations etc.

Hijas de Jesús (Spanish) - The Daughters of Jesus

Latin: Filiae Iesu, abbreviated as F.I. is a Roman Catholic congregation of Religious Sisters founded on 8 December 1871 in Salamanca, Spain, by Saint Candida Maria of Jesus (1845-1912). Known as Jesuitinas or Jesuitesses in Spain, their work is primarily educational, and includes the administration of schools and colleges.

"IHS" are the first three letters of the name of Jesus in Greek: Iota, Eta, Sigma: It could also mean "Iesu Humanum Salvatore". The IHS is the identifying mark of the Hijas de Jesus found in their ring and in their necklace.

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Hijas de Jesus-Filipinas

A video tribute to Saint Candida Maria de Jesus, Foundress of the Hijas de Jesus on the occasion of her canonization as a Saint of the Roman Catholic Church by Pope Benedict XVI on October 17, 2010.




St. Clare of Assisi

(sometimes spelled Clair, Claire, etc.) (July 16, 1194 – August 11, 1253), born Chiara Offreduccio, is an Italian saint and one of the first followers of Saint Francis of Assisi. She founded the Order of Poor Ladies, a monastic religious order for women in the Franciscan tradition, and wrote their Rule of Life - the first monastic rule known to have been written by a woman.

St. Clare's Relic arrival and departure:
St. Clare's Relic arrival

Welcome Rite on the arrival of the Pilgrim Relic of St. Clare of Assisi in the Philippines, February 21, 2012, done at Monasterio de Sta. Clara, Quezon City on the occasion of the 800th year of the foundation of the Order of St. Clare.
St. Clare's Relic departure

The Pilgrim Relic of St. Clare returned to Italy on May 1, 2012 at 6:20 pm via Qatar Airways. Farewell Mass was on April 30 at 10 am in Monasterio de Sta. Clara, QC; presided by the Bishop of Cubao.
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By Jocelyn R. Uy - Philippine Daily Inquirer

For the first time in 800 years, the relic - a fragment of the Saint’s cranium - left its home at Basilica di Santa Chiara in Assisi, Italy, in line with the octocentennial celebration of the Order of St. Clare, also known as the Poor Clares.

Following its arrival at Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Tuesday, the relic was brought to Monasterio de Sta. Clara in Quezon City, where it was kept overnight before it was flown to Cebu.


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Monasteries in the Philippines

Sister Disciples of the Divine Master

PDDM, Philippine-Taiwan-Hongkong Province

The Video PDDM Philippines celebrates its 58th year of Foundation!

Canossian Daughters of Charity
Daughters of Charity


St. Vincent de Paul



Daughters of St. Paul - who are we?
Oct 8, 2013 by Daughters of St. Paul, Philippines (FSP - PMPT)
"We are call to serve the Church, to communicate JESUS CHRIST to the world... through the means of social communication."

and more below about The Pauline Family



Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco

FMA Philippines - Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (Pilipinas)

This video briefly shows the varied ministries of the Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco in the Philippines official name is Daughters of Mary Help of Christians or FMA - Figlie di Maria Ausiliatrice. The Congregation was founded by Don Bosco and Mother Mazzarello in 1872 in Italy. The Salesian Sisters are present in 92 countries. It is the largest religious women congregation in the world with a membership of more than 14,000. The Salesian Sisters in the Philippines established the first FMA presence in Papua New Guinea in 2001.


Saint Francis of Paola and the Minim Nuns in Philippines

Minim Nuns in the Philippines. Our Founder: Saint Francis of Paola. Jun 29, 2014

The Order of the Minims, founded by St. Francis of Paola, is a religious institute of solemn vows. It is modeled on Christ who “gave up all he had, and assumed the nature of the servant”, and on His teaching: “Unless you change and become like a little child, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”


Discovering our Saint's - St. Francis of Paola

Francis of Paola was a man who deeply loved contemplative solitude and wished only to be the "least in the household of God." Yet, when the Church called him to active service in the world, he became a miracle-worker and influenced the course of nations. Apr 12, 2014

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The Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer

Latin: Congregatio Sanctissimi Redemptoris – C.Ss.R. is a Roman Catholic missionary Congregation founded by Saint Alphonsus Liguori at Scala, near Amalfi, Italy for the purpose of labouring among the neglected country people in the neighbourhood of Naples.

Members of the Congregation, Catholic priests and consecrated religious brothers, are known as Redemptorists and minister in more than 77 countries around the world.

The first Redemptorists, belonging to the Irish province, arrived in Opon, Cebu on 30 June 1906, setting up missions in Compostela, San Francisco and on the Camotes Islands.

From 1914 to 1928 further communities were established, the most prominent being: Luzon (where the Redemptorists preached the first mission completely in Tagalog), Lipa, Iloilo, Tacloban and Cagayan de Oro on Mindanao.

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Redemptorist Congregation

Redemptorist Province of Cebu

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Oblate Sisters of the Most Holy Redeemer
Camillian Sisters - Philippines
The Benedictine Order
The Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd

also known as Religious of the Good Shepherd or Good Shepherd Sisters

Monasteries, Abbeys, Convents

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Differents between convents, monasteries and abbeys


Simala Sibonga Monastery

The Marian Monks of the Eucharistic Adoration

Marian Hills, Lindogon, Simala Sibonga, Cebu

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this article HERE

the Videos

A visit of the magnificent and miraculous church - Simala Sibonga Monastery - The Marian Monks of the Eucharistic Adoration..... many people believed that prayers or wishes are favorably answered by mother Mary... people who can't walk, could walk again... students pass exams... many traveled already without hastles... etc... it is said to be miraculous...


Carmelite Monastery, Lipa City

Our Lady, Mary Mediatrix of All Grace

The article about Our Lady, Mary Mediatrix of All Grace

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of the Cistercian Order

THE ABBEY OF THE PHILIPPINES is a monastery of the Cistercian Order that is located on the island of Guimaras

St. Benedict's Monastery - Digos City
St. Benedict's Monastery

Benedictines of the Sylvestrine Congregation.

St. Benedict's Monastery Corte Carmen 6005 Cebu City

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The Abbey of Our Lady of Montserrat, Manila

The church and adjoining San Beda College is run and taken care of by the Benedictine monks, who settled and put up the college and church in 1901. Prior to settling in Manila, they served as missionaries and pastors upon setting foot in Surigao, year 1895. The church serves two purposes: as a college chapel for the students of the college and as abbey church for the Benedictine monks. Benedictine Father Lesmes Lopez and Brother Salvador Alberich did the decorations and paintings on this church. This is one of Manila's pre-war churches that escaped the bombings of the city. Today, it still inspires and awes. Music: Panunumpa, as performed by the Philippine Madrigal Singers.

Addresses of the Carmelite Monasteries & Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Philippines
Franciscan Missionaries of Mary


Franciscan Missionaries Of Mary, Tagaytay City


Monastery of Transfiguration - Bukidnon


The Story of Santuario Del Sto. Cristo
183 F. Blumentritt Street, San Juan City

The Sanctuario de Sto. Cristo and its adjacent convent were built in 1602-1604 by the Dominican Fathers of the Holy Rosary Province on a site donated by Captain Julian de Cuenca. Before the Sto. Cristo was enthroned, St. John the Baptist was the titular of the church. Hence the name of San Juan given to the town built around the Sanctuario. Both the building were burned during the Chinese uprising of 1639. Reconstructed again in 1639, they were set on fire in July 1763 during the British occupation of Manila and were rebuilt anew in 1774.

Santuario del Santo Cristo: San Juan’s Original Church
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Congregations - Etc.

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Congregation of the Mission

abbreviated as "C.M." in the Roman Catholic Church is a vowed order of priests and brothers associated with the Vincentian Family, a loose federation of organizations who claim St. Vincent de Paul as their founder or Patron. They are popularly known as Vincentians, or Lazarites, Lazarists and Lazarians.

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The Rogationists of the Heart of Jesus, RCJ

is a religious congregation of priests and brothers founded by St. Hannibal Mary Di Francia (1851-1927).

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Vincentian Vocation

Congregation of the Mission Philippine province



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Scalabrinian Vocation

Congregation of Augustinian Recollect Sisters


The Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary, RVM

The Congregation administers schools in the Philippines and also in the states of California and Hawaii in the United States

What is the difference between the universal church and local church?


The Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary, RVM

The History

In 1684, the Venerable Ignacia del Espiritu Santo founded the Beaterio de la Compañia that three centuries later, would become the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary. Inspired by and faithful to the vision of the Foundress to seek the greater service and honor of God, the Congregation today serves the Universal Church and Gods people throughout the world.


Sisters of the Holy Cross,  SHC
St. Raphael's Priory, Malimanga - 2212 Candelaria, Zambales

We are an international community with our Motherhouse in Austria, as well as convents in e.g. Philippines. Each individual community has its own particular character corresponding to the more contemplative or the more apostolically active mission of the convent.

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Sisters of the Holy Cross

Sisters of the Holy Cross live out Jesus gospel and mission by ministering in many different ways to people around the world. Addressing unmet needs in a variety of cultures and settings, we minister in large hospitals and small outreach clinics; in elementary and secondary schools and universities; in churches and parishes; in the streets of the inner city and remote rural areas of eight countries on four continents.

Philippine province of the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary - CICM

The Congregatio Immaculati Cordis Mariae

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The CICM Legacy in the Philippines

The Pauline Family

a Roman Catholic congregation of nine Institutes of Consecrated Life (religious and aggregated institutes) and an association of lay collaborators, founded by Blessed James Alberione from 1914 onwards.

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above about The DAUGHTERS OF ST. PAUL

The Knights of Columbus Fraternal Association of the Philippines, Inc. KCFAPI

about Fr. George Willmann

Marians of the Immaculate Conception


AMRSP - Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines

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In the Philippines, two distinct associations, Association of Major Religious Superiors of Men in the Philippines (AMRSMP) & Association of Major Religious Superiors of Women (AMRSWP), come together into one called Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines (AMRSP)

Churches - Shrines - Mass schedules - Bells - etc.

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Basilica del Santo Niño - Magellan´s Cross - Etc.

Sto. Niño Shrine - Museum in Tacloban City

Filipino Saints, Patrons, Patronesses, Blesseds and Servants of God

General culture about The Dead

Cemeteries - etc.

Heritage Ancient Death, Funeral, Burial and the Dead

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List of cathedrals in the Philippines

This is the list of cathedrals in the Philippines sorted by denomination.


Bridge work may damage old churches in Manila Jul 20, 2019

The construction of the controversial China-funded Binondo-Intramuros Friendship Bridge may indeed damage nearby baroque churches recognized as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco). But the damage could be avoided.

Bridge work may damage old churches in Manila – expert
Katrina Hallare July 20, 2019

Controversial China-funded Binondo-Intramuros Bridge put on hold
Edgar Allan M. Sembrano, Philippine Daily Inquirer May 27, 2019
But heritage advocates say bridge continues to be built

Bridge burning bridges: Why the China-funded Binondo-Intramuros structure is controversial
Rosette Adel Philstar April 30, 2019

Vatican elevates 2 Philippine shrines to minor basilicas
by Kurt Dela Peña December 17, 2018

The Our Lady of Mount Carmel and La Virgen Milagrosa de Badoc Shrines in Quezon City and Badoc, Ilocos Norte, respectively were granted the title 'minor basilica' by the Vatican - increasing the number of basilicas in the country to 15.

Pope elevates 2 PH churches to ‘minor basilicas’
By CBCP News December 17, 2018

LOOK: Heritage churches in Pampanga closed due to damage
Aika Rey April 23, 2019 - with Video

The Archdiocesan Committee on Church Heritage - Pampanga recommends the temporary closure of all heritage churches in the province pending inspection of their structural integrity

Rebuilding the churches of Bohol
by Isabel L. Templo October 15, 2017

Four years after an earthquake leveled both the Loon Church and the Maribojoc Church, the reconstruction of the two historic structures has begun

Catholic Churches in the Philippines

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Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod

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Catch a glimpse of San Pedro Calungsod Chapel in SM Aura. May 23, 2014

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Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral

the ecclesiastical seat of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cebu in Cebu. Cebu was established as a diocese on August 14, 1595.

Look the 9 days Simbang Gabi masses from the church HERE

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Tabor Hill chapel
Published on Apr 11, 2017

The Chapel of Holy Relics in Tabor Hill, Barangay Talamban, Cebu City is now home to more than 4,000 relics, after the Vatican added 2,040 more artifacts.

The below Video: Tabor Hill


Santa Ana Chapel

St. John Sahagun Parish

Toledo City, Cebu



The Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica

also known as the Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and informally as Manila Cathedral

a prominent Latin Rite Roman Catholic basilica located in Manila, honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary as Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, the Principal Patroness of the Philippines.

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Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica

Bells of Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica

Relics of Saints Peter and Paul at Manila Cathedral
Published on Jul 1, 2017



Devotees venerate blood relic of St. Joh Paul II

and the articles:

John Paul II's blood relic to be shown again at Manila Cathedral
by Paterno Esmaquel II May 17, 2018
'Let us once again come together and receive God's grace through the intercession of our beloved St John Paul II,' says the Manila Cathedral on its Facebook page

Pope John Paul II's blood relic honored at Manila Cathedral
by Paterno Esmaquel II April 07, 2018 - with Video
The public veneration of the blood relic at the Manila Cathedral lasts until 8 pm on Saturday, April 7, and resumes from 6 am to 8 pm on Sunday, April 8

Manila Cathedral to display blood relic of Pope John Paul II
by Paterno Esmaquel II April 02, 2018
'This is the first-ever blood relic of the great Pope still in liquid form stored in a glass container here in our country,' says the Manila Cathedral

Relics of Saints Peter and Paul at Manila Cathedral

Diocesan Shrine and Parish of Nuestra Señora de Aranzazu
General Luna Street
1850 San Mateo, Rizal

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Our Lady of Aranzazu
e.g. the Canonical coronation on 31 May 2017

The San Sebastian Basilica, in the world list of monuments at risk

better known as San Sebastian Church, is a Roman Catholic minor basilica in Manila, Philippines, and the seat of the Parish of San Sebastian.

Completed in 1891, San Sebastian Church is noted for its architectural features. An example of the revival of Gothic architecture in the Philippines, it is the only all-steel church in the Philippines.

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San Sebastian Basilica Conservation and Development Foundation, Inc.

Basílica Menor de San Sebastián and Its Rebirth
It's a Herculean task that's projected to take 10 years. Is it worth all the effort?
by Christa I. De La Cruz Oct 2, 2017

the Videos: San Sebastian Basilica e.g. about the restoration

National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Filipino: Pambansáng Dambana ng Ina ng Laging Saklolo

also known as Redemptorist Church and colloquially the Baclaran Church, is a prominent Latin Rite Roman Catholic parish church in Metro Manila

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Look more about The Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer known as the Redemptorist Congregation above

Quiapo Church

located at Plaza Miranda along Quezon Boulevard, Manila, is home to the 17th century life-sized image of the Black Nazarene

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Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, Quiapo Church

the Video Feast of St. John the Baptist - Quiapo Church, Manila Jul 14, 2014. Look more about the Feast HERE

and the Videos Simbang Gabi 2016

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Exploring the relics at Quiapo’s Ocampo Compound
by/Alecs Ongcal January 09, 2016
FORGOTTEN ICONS. Don Peping's treasures are abandoned at the Ocampo Compound.
The Black Nazarene isn't the only icon in Quiapo – the Ocampo Compound is a treasure trove of relics, myths, and legends


Silsilah, a best-kept secret of Quiapo Church
January 06, 2018

Silsilah Dialogue Movement in Quiapo Church, an office promoting peace between Christians and Muslims

The Church of the Gesù

is the Roman Catholic church of the Ateneo de Manila University campus in Quezon City in the
Philippines. The landmark was designed by Jose Pedro Recio and Carmelo Casas. The edifice’s massive triangular structure symbolizes the Holy Trinity, as well as the three-fold mission and vision of the school.

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History of the Holy Cross Parish Church in Sta. Cruz, Lubao, Pampanga

Immemorially, the people of Sta. Cruz and Lubao and its devotees lovingly called the sacred image as Apu Santo Cristo de Lubao, or simply, Apu Santo Cristo, or “Apu.”
If the black image of Sto. Nino de Cebu was Ferdinand Magellan’s present to Rajah Humabon on April 7, 1521, the black Crucifix of the Apu Sto. Cristo de Lubao was Martin de Goiti’s gift to Datu Macabulus to the “Capangpangans” on September 14, 1571.

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"National Museum declares Apung Santo Cristo a cultural property"
One of the oldest crosses in the country has been declared a cultural property of the National Museum. Sep 14, 2015


CBCP declares Padre Pio shrine a national shrine

Devotees are flocking to a shrine in Sto. Tomas, Batangas recently declared a national shrine by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines. This report takes us to the Padre Pio shrine. August 4, 2015

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FAST FACTS: Who is Saint Padre Pio?
by Alex Evangelista October 04, 2018

Saint Padre Pio is known to many as a pious priest and a stigmatist. His incorrupt heart relic is set to visit the Philippines Friday, October 5. It will be stationed in various provinces in the country until October 26.

'You are not alone in your suffering,' papal nuncio assures Padre Pio devotees
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 06, 2018
Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia presides a Mass at the National Shrine of Saint Padre Pio in Santo Tomas, Batangas – the first stop of the incorrupt heart relic of Padre Pio.

IN PHOTOS: Thousands honor Padre Pio's heart relic in Batangas
October 06, 2018
'Padre Pio invites us to also entrust our hearts to the Lord,' says papal nuncio Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia as Saint Padre Pio's heart relic visits the Philippines

the Video: Saint Padre Pio
Dec 30, 2018
"Matanglawin" learns more about Saint Padre Pio's stigmata and incorrupt heart.


Las Piñas Nature Church

The famous Las Piñas Nature Church of the Parish of Mary Immaculate. The church was constructed in 1986 and was conceptualized by former parish priest, Fr. Pierino Rogliardi and executed by noted architect Francisco “Bobby” Manosa and landscapist Linggoy Alvarez., the church is famous for its organic elements - from its anahaw roofing to its benches made from star apple trunks.

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The Divine Mercy

a Christian devotion to the endless merciful love of God towards all people.

The National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Marilao, Bulacan is the major church dedicated to Divine Mercy in the Philippines. The Divine Mercy Shrine in El Salvador City, has a 15-meters statue of Merciful Jesus (look the below link & video)

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The Video: Divine Mercy National Shrine, must-visit places ngayong nalalapit na Holy Week
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The Archdiocesan Shrine of the Divine Mercy

Home of the 50-foot Divine Mercy Statue

LOCATED in the tranquil Hills of PSB Ulaliman, El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental, Divine Mercy Hills is fast becoming a popular pilgrim site in Mindanao. Discovered in 2003, Divine Mercy Hills used to be planted to coconut trees and sineguelas. Today, it is the home of the 50-foot Divine Mercy Statue, so far the tallest Divine Mercy statue in the world

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and below Dancing Sun Miracle - Divine Mercy Hills

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The Divine Mercy Shrine of El Salvador, Misamis Oriental, Mindanao

History of the original Divine Mercy image

Mary the Queen Parish
San Juan City

Aware of its role in the salvific mission of the Holy Church and of its special apostolic mission concerning the Chinese-Filipino, the Mary the Queen Parish Community shall promote and foster the total Christian formation of its parishioners.

Our lady of Piat basilica

For more than 400 years the pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Piat has been a significant event in the lives of devotees of the people in the Cagayan Look more above about "Our lady of Piat" HERE

Our Lady of Mt Carmel Traditional Roman Catholic Church Philippines

Sitio Romlon, Quiot Pardo Cebu City

A Traditional Roman Catholic who propagate celebrating the Tridentine Mass throughout the world especially in the Philippines Mission.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cathedral in Jolo

Apostolic Vicariate of Jolo and HERE

LIST: Jolo Cathedral bombings, attacks since 2000
by Jodesz Gavilan January 27, 2019
The Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Jolo, Sulu, has been the target of many attacks through the years


Baguio Churches & Parishes
Complete list of Churches, Chapels, Shrines & Missions in Baguio City & Benguet with addresses etc.
The "City of God": Historical Churches, Convents and Monasteries

In the Philippines, the baroque churches of the Spanish colonial period constitute the most emblematic element of the country's architectural heritage.

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Church realities: 1900 - 1965 Church realities: 1900 - 1965
National Shrine of San Antonio de Padua

Pope urges new Philippine shrine be center of missionary outreach
By Robin Gomes
The San Antonio de Padua Church in Pila, Laguna, was declared a national shrine during a Mass on April 23, 2019. Pope Francis sent a message for the occasion.

San Antonio de Padua Church now a National Shrine
By Roy Lagarde April 23, 2019 Pila, Laguna
Longtime a tourist attraction and pilgrimage site, becomes the San Pablo diocese’s first national shrine and the 25th in the Philippines.
The solemn declaration was held during a Mass presided over by Archbishop Romulo Valles of Davao, president of the Philippine bishops’ conference, with Bishop Buenaventura Famadico of San Pablo as the homilist.

Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag

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La Virgen Milagrosa de Badoc Shrine, Ilocos Norte

Laoag diocese sets date for Badoc church's declaration as minor basilica
by Kurt Dela Peña December 27, 2018
The Holy See's Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments approves the diocese's application to elevate the centuries old church into a minor basilica. Look above and HERE

'Walk on the road to integrity,' bishop urges Ilocanos as church becomes minor basilica
by Kurt Dela Peña February 08, 2019
Retired Cotabato Bishop Orlando Quevedo makes the call in his homily at the elevation rite of the Shrine of La Virgen Milagrosa de Badoc in Ilocos Norte

Paoay Church - photo gallery

also known as the St. Augustine Church in Paoay is a historical church located in Paoay, Ilocos Norte.


Paoay Church by Ed Antonio

UNESCO's World Heritage

The Church and Fortress of Miagao

Santo Tomas de Villanueva Church

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Miagao Church

by Ed Antonio

One of the four barouque churches in the Philippines is the Miagao Church or the Church of Santo Tomas de Villanueva declared as one of UNESCOs World Heritage Sites. It has an amazing structure that stood the test of time. Built in 1787 and later damaged by fire and earthquake and restored in the 1960s

Moalboal In My Mind

Stone churches were meant to withstand time but this one in the town of Moalboal did not. Well it did not because it was not made of stones in the first place.

Century Old Churches of Southern Cebu

St. Gregory The Great Church, Ginatilan
St. Michael Archangel Church, Samboan
St. Francis Xavier Church, Alegria
St. Michael the Archangel, Argao
St. Francis Of Assisi Church, Dumanjug
San Guillermo el Ermitaño, Dalaguete
San Nicolas de Tolentino, Malabuyoc
Patrocinio de Maria Church, Boljoon
Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, Oslob


Works and art in and out of the churches in Cebu

Churches are not only the center of faith. They also manifest another side of artistry. With this episode of Kabilin entitled BALAANONG MUGNA, together let us appreciate art in and out of the different churches in Cebu. Host: Archaeologist and Professor Jojo Bersales.

The Great Churches of Bohol
Sibonga Church in My Mind

Sta. Monica Parish

Panay Capiz


Mass schedule

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A tour of the Famous Sta Monica Church in Panay City

The bell's inscription, of course, is in Spanish, and says: "I´m the voice of God Which I will carry and exalt from one extreme to the end of this town of Panay an so those faithful in Jesus Christ will come to this house of God to receive the heavenly grace"

The article Take a Group Photo Inside Asia’s Largest Church Bell
JP Anthony D. Cuñada Jun 09, 2015
Climb up its belfry to see up close the largest bell in Asia – 10.4 tons, 7 feet in diameter, 5 feet high, made from 70 sacks of silver and bronze coins donated by the people of the historic town of Pan-ay.
In the past, the church was the center of the town, which was as wide as the reach of the bell’s ringing. The largest bell in Asia can be heard from as far as 8 kilometers away.


Our Lady of the Assumption Church Maragondon - Cavite

One of the oldest churches in the Philippines, this was erected by the Jesuit friars in the year 1618 and was made a parochial church in 1627. It was declared a national heritage by the national museum in July 31, 2001.

The wooden altar, pulpit and main portal are fine examples of early Filipino craftsmanship.


The Church of the Assumption in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur is one of the four baroque churches of the Philippines inscripted in the UNESCO World Heritage

by Ed Antonio

Jaro Cathedral

formally Jaro Metropolitan Cathedral and the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Candles (Spanish: Santuario Nacional de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria), is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Jaro. It is located in the district of Jaro in Iloilo City, Iloilo



Molo Church, Molo, Iloilo

Video featuring highlights of the Molo Church dedicated to Sta Ana/St Anne in Molo, Iloilo, Philippines. Besides its well-preserved Gothic Renaissance architecture, the church is also interesting for its renown as 'The Church of Women', 'Simbahan ng Kababaihan' in Tagalog/Filipino for the 16 statues of women saints set upon columns that flank the church pews.

San Agustin Church

under the auspices of The Order of St. Augustine, located inside the historic walled city of Intramuros in Manila

The Oldest Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines. In 1993, San Agustin Church was one of four Philippine churches constructed during the Spanish colonial period to be designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, under the collective title Baroque Churches of the Philippines.

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San Agustin Church Museum - Manila

will keep you busy for hours. If you like delving into the past then you have to put the San Agustin Museum Manila on your itinerary!

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Historic church of Balangiga in Eastern Samar

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By Leonardo Y. Medroso, D.D.

The Bells of Balangiga: Resonances of the Anti-Imperialist Armed Resistance
July 3, 2012 by saludabenedicto in Philippine Society and Revolution

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ALL the Videos e.g. Balangiga bells brought to original church in Eastern Samar town after 117 years - 'Balangiga: A Tale of Two Nations'

and the articles etc.:

Borongan diocese claims priests in Balangiga Bells turnover asked to leave
December 15, 2018
In a Facebook post, the Diocese of Borongan says President Rodrigo Duterte 'only wants [Archbishop Romulo] Valles to be in the area'
The Diocese of Borongan in Eastern Samar claimed on Saturday, December 15, that the priests including the bishop of Borongan, the Archbishop of the Military Ordinariate of the United States, and the Apostolic Nuncio, and some Catholic leaders were told to leave the turnover of the historic Balangiga Bells, an event attended by President Rodrigo Duterte.
"Some priests were even asked to remove their Roman collars so as not to offend the President. Also, chairs were placed in front of the priests to cover them"

Malacañang denied on Sunday, December 16, that President Rodrigo Duterte ordered Catholic Church leaders and priests to leave during the turnover of the historic Balangiga Bells.

Duterte thanks Americans for returning Balangiga Bells
by Aika Rey December 15, 2018
'The credit goes to the American people and to the Filipino people. Period,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte leads formal turnover of Balangiga bells
by RUTH ABBEY GITA December 15, 2018

Joy as U.S-seized bells return to Philippine church
by Agence France-Presse December 15, 2018
Residents of Balangiga gather to welcome the return of the bells that symbolized the Philippines' dark past and long struggle for independence

Balangiga Bells back in Eastern Samar for handover
by Paterno Esmaquel II December 14, 2018
The historic Balangiga Bells arrive in Guiuan, Eastern Samar, to be transported to the town of Balangiga for the formal handover rites on December 15.

Church hits bid to put one Balangiga bell in National Museum
by Paterno Esmaquel II December 14, 2018 - with Video
'They belong in the church, not in a museum,' says the Catholic Church in Borongan, which owns the historic Balangiga Bells

Balangiga Bells back in the Philippines
by Rambo Talabong December 11, 2018 - with Video
UPDATED The Balangiga Bells are finally back home 117 years after American soldiers took them from a church in Eastern Samar as war booty

'Indescribable feeling,' says descendant of Filipino who rang Balangiga bell in 1901
by Carmela Fonbuena December 11, 2018
‘The bells are heirlooms from our ancestors,’ says Nemesio Duran. He claims to be a descendant of the Filipino guerrilla fighter who rang the bell in 1901 to signal the historic attack against Americans in Balangiga, Eastern Samar.

Returning the Bells
by Ambassador Sung Kim December 11, 2018
As the Balangiga bells arrive in Manila today, we do not focus on looking back or relitigating a painful chapter in our past but investing in our shared future

Balangiga Bells' homecoming: 'Time for healing and closure'
by Rambo Talabong December 11, 2018
'Now they are home.... It is a time for healing. It is a time for closure,' says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

Duterte to skip Balangiga Bells turnover ceremony
by Pia Ranada December 10, 2018
President Rodrigo Duterte was initially scheduled to attend the afternoon event on Tuesday, December 11, at the Villamor Air Base
The historic turnover of the Balangiga Bells from the United States to the Philippine government will be taking place without Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.
Duterte has decided to skip the ceremony, said Malacañang media relations staff. Malacañang has not yet given an explanation for the President's change of plan.

Balangiga Bells to arrive in Manila on December 11
by Pia Ranada December 07, 2018
All 3 bells will be formally turned over to the Philippines by the United States in a historic ceremony to be attended by President Rodrigo Duterte

Return of Balangiga Bells: 'Time of solemn remembrance'
by Paterno Esmaquel II November 15, 2018
US Defense Secretary James Mattis formally announces that the US is returning the historic Balangiga Bells to the Philippines

U.S. starts process to return Balangiga Bells to PH
by Paterno Esmaquel II November 14, 2018
UPDATED The United States confirms a November 14 ceremony in Wyoming 'marking the beginning of the process to return the Balangiga Bells' to the Philippines

After a century, U.S. to return Balangiga Bells
by Pia Ranada August 13, 2018 - with Video
Malacañang hails the United States' plan to return the Balangiga Bells to the Philippines

America’s burden: Return of the Balangiga bells
August 13, 2018

US to return century-old bell taken from La Union church
May 02, 2016
The return of the bell is facilitated by two US Navy veterans who are also working to return the Balangiga bell of Eastern Samar

Forgotten Filipinos - The Filipino genocide


Barasoain Church

also known as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish built in 1630 in Malolos City, Bulacan. Having earned the title as the Cradle of Democracy in the East, the most important religious building in the Philippines, and the site of the First Philippine Republic, the Church is proverbial for its historical importance among Filipinos.

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Barasoain Church and Museum

Malolos, Bulacan, Central Luzon - Open Hours: 8:00am - 12:00nn, 1:00pm - 5:00pm Monday to Friday

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The Immaculate Conception Church

(Spanish: Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Inmaculada Concepción de María) is a Baroque church located in Poblacion, Upper Jasaan in Misamis Oriental. It was declared by the National Museum as a National Cultural Treasure in Northern Mindanao due to its artistic design and cultural values.

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National Shrine Sacred Heart


Baguio Catholic Cathedral
dedicated to Our Lady of Atonement. During World War II it became an evacuation center and withstood the Japanese carpet bombing of the city in 1945, thereby saving thousands of lives.

Baguio Cathedral
Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral




St. Joseph Cathedral

Butuan City, Agusan Del Norte, Caraga

The First Easter Mass was held in 1521. A Mission was founded by the Jesuits in 1596. It was blessed as the First church built in Mindanao in 1597.
The present church was consecrated in 1954 and was elevated as a cathedral by Pope Paul VI in 1967. Patron: St. Joseph

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Roman Catholic Diocese of Butuan


Spanish Colonial Churches in the Philippines


Baroque Churches of the Philippines

These four churches, the first of which was built by the Spanish in the late 16th century, are located in Manila, Santa Maria, Paoay and Miag-ao. Their unique architectural style is a reinterpretation of European Baroque by Chinese and Philippine craftsmen.


The Pilgrimage Tour of Ilocos Sur

Hosted By Gov DV Savellano

Look more about the Ilocos Region HERE


Central Visayas Heritage Pilgrimage

For its pilot run last Heritage Month of May 2011, Filipino Heritage Festival, Inc., FHFI started with the 7-Days Central Visayas Heritage Pilgrimage covering the churches in Boljoon, Lapu lapu, Mandaue, Cebu Tri Cities, Dumaguete City, Bacong, Siquijor, Lazi, Larena (Bohol), Tagbilaran, Maribojoc, Loon, Loboc, and Baclayon. Msgr. Cris Garcia, SAP, HP is the pilgrimage Chaplain.


South Churches of Cebu - Tour with Balbino Guerrero

Business Administration Students from the University of Visayas, Cebu, and Australian documentary filmmaker Dunc Coleman, board a bus for a one day tour to the southern east coast of Cebu Island to visit five ancient catholic churches in their equally old and pastoral country towns.


The Old Churches of Bohol
65-year-old church bell returns to home in Dumaguete
Mary Judaline Partlow March 4, 2019

A decades-old brass church bell has found its way back to its original Catholic Church parish here after being “away” for 65 years.

Budiao Church ruins excavated after more than 200 years
by Rhaydz B. Barcia May 06, 2018

The site of the Budiao Ruins is eyed as a new tourist destination in the province of Albay, alongside the Cagsawa Ruins
Archaeologists from the University of the Philippines are excavating the ruins of the historic Budiao Church, which were buried during Mayon volcano's deadliest eruption in 1814.
Only the walls of the church remain visible.

Music - Songs - Hymns - Organs - Choirs etc. for many occasions

Songs - Hymns - Etc.

Tributes to Santo Niño


Organs & Organ music

Filipino songs and lyrics for Holidays Traditions - Culture & Rituals etc. in the family and the church

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Apparitions - Miracles - Pilgrimage sites etc.

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‘Holy Land: Sa mga Yapak ni Hesus,’ with English subtitles

GMA Public Affairs Jul 18, 2019
Sandra Aguinaldo went to Israel to go back to the holy sites that witnessed the events of Jesus before his death and resurrection. Found there is Jesus' grave at the Chapel of the Angel, the Garden of Gethsemane, Mt. Zion and other religious locations. Revive these places giving life and proof to the sacrifices of our Creator in this documentary by Sandra Aguinaldo.


'Nasaan si Maria?', dokumentaryo ni Howie G. Severino (full episode)
Apr 10, 2015

Where did the Virgin Mary spend her days after Jesus ascended into the Heavens?

Howie Severino joins a group of pilgrims to visit the house said to be Mama Mary's last refuge.


(both in the album The Miracle at Lipa Carmel)

The Miracle at Lipa Carmel - 1948 Marian Apparition

Our Lady of Mediatrix of All Graces (Tagalog: Aming Inang Tagapamagitan ng lahat ng Biyaya) is an alleged Marian apparition that took place in the Carmelite Monastery of Batangas, Philippines, to a religious postulant, Teresita Castillo. The apparition is known in the Philippines for the rose petals which showered within the vicinity of the monastery, some bearing religious Catholic imagery which believers hold to be miraculous.

Initially declared by a local bishop as non-supernatural in 1951, the case was reopened in 1991 and is pending investigation by the Holy See while the Metropolitan Archbishop Ramon Arguelles of Archdiocese of Lipa find "no objection in the veneration of Mary and its doctrine" under this title. Presently, the Marian veneration is tolerated and endorsed by the Archdiocese of Lipa and the Archdiocese of Manila.

On March 3, 2011, Pope Benedict XVI was presented a Mediatrix statue by Bishop Guillermo Afable during the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines Ad Limina visit, to which the pontiff was photographed and exclaimed ''La Madonna!" in a surprised happy gesture. On March 9, 2011, a life-sized Mediatrix statue brought by Filipino bishops was publicly displayed in the general Wednesday papal audience at Pope Paul VI Audience Hall.

The religious image described and sculpted according to the vision of Teresita Castillo is licensed and approved by the Archdiocese of Manila for public veneration in various Filipino religious communities. Philippine Ambassador to the Holy See, Madam Mercedes Arrastia Tuason is a known devotee of the Marian title and displays a large statue in her consulate office in Rome.
Misteryo ng Monasteryo,' dokumentaryo ni Sandra Aguinaldo
Mar 28, 2016
Animnapu't pitong taon matapos ang milagrosong pangyayari sa Mt. Carmel Monastery, muling bumalik si Sandra Aguinaldo upang alamin ang katotohanan sa likod nito.

Read more HERE and look the video "Carmelite Monastery, Lipa City - Our Lady, Mary Mediatrix of All Grace" HERE


Apparition of St. Joseph in the Philippines
Uploaded on Mar 24, 2009

The Miraculous lifesize statue of St. Joseph heals the sick filipino people with cancer, leukemia and other form of diseases. St. Joseph apparition in the Philippines happened in March 22, 1975 at the rooftop of Dr. Albert Elementary School in Dapitan, Manila, Philippines to Blessed Master John now 59 years old. The Glorious Apparition day was celebrated last March 22, 2009 attended by devotees of St. Joseph Mission.

The statue of St. Joseph sleeping that Pope Francis keeps in his room


Virgin’s Well: Faith and healing in Manaoag, Pangasinan

The season of Lent is a time for healing, both physically and spiritually. In Manaoag, Pangasinan, the healers and the sick come together for the miraculous water of the Virgin’s Well.


Dancing Sun Miracle - Divine Mercy Hills
Oct 10, 2013

Over 10,000 devotees witnessed the inexplicable solar phenomenon — truly, a Divine, and Supernatural Manifestation that occurred in El Salvador city, during Feast Day of the Divine Mercy (Mercy Sunday).
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Look above The Archdiocesan Shrine of the Divine Mercy

Marian Orchard, Balete, Batangas
Welcome Pilgrims to The Marian Orchard!

PHOTOS: Marian Orchard, Balete, Batangas

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Marian Orchard sa Balete, Batangas, perfect gawing pilgrimage site
GMA Public Affairs Apr 8, 2019
Naghahanap ba kayo ng puwedeng mapuntahang pilgrimage site? Perfect for prayer and reflection ang Marian Orchard sa Balete, Batangas na binisita ni Mariz Umali kung saan makikita rito ang ilang European-inspired gardens.

Marian Orchard, Batangas
Shaina M Mar 18, 2018
One of the churches you can visit this holy week in Batangas, 50 pesos entrance fee located in Tanuan, Batangas


Mt. Banahaw
Mount Banahaw is one of the active volcanos in the Philippines. The mountain and its environs are considered sacred by the local residents because of its "holy water", which allegedly have beneficial qualities, issuing forth from local springs and its "puwestos, or the "holy sites". Their location having been revealed to a man in the Spanish Era by the "Santo Boses" or the "Holy Voice".
Pilgrim Site Every Holy Week

Sta. Lucia Falls - The Healing Waters of Mt. Banahaw

Devotees visits Mount Banahaw

Mt. Banahaw's Suprema De La Ciudad Mystica De Dios

Thousands set on pilgrimage to 'New Jerusalem', Mt. Banahaw
Jul 21, 2015
As the Philippines observe Holy Week, thousands of Catholics set out on a pilgrimage to a volcano in an area they call the 'New Jerusalem'.
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Mt. Banahaw: The Mystic Mountain and Pilgrim Site Every Holy Week
Mt. Banahaw is a famous traditional pilgrimage site for the locals and native tourists especially during the Holy Week, when psychic energy is said to be dominating the area. It is also the said place where faith and spiritual healers get their mystic powers during the divine intervention on Holy Week. Look the article as pdf HERE

The Altar of Mt. Banahaw and more about the Mystic Mountain

The Inner Secrets Of Banahaw by Tingting Cojuangco

The Case of the Ciudad Mistica de Dios by/Floro C. Quibuyen

Mount Banahaw : The Power Mountain - From Ritualism to Spirituality
by/Vitaliano R. Gorospe, S.J.

Water is flowing again within Mount Banahaw, noted someone who intends to visit the "Holy Mountain" on Holy Week.


Tabor Hill - Talamban, Cebu City
Cebu Videos May 5, 2019

OAD Tabor Hill in Talamban, Cebu City

The above Video: Tabor Hill chapel

Archbishop Camomot's Pilgrimage
and remains are enshrined within the compound of Congregation of the Daughters of St Teresa de Avila Chapel in Villadolid, Carcar.

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These 7 beautiful pilgrimage sites are just a few hours from Metro Manila
by/Rhea Claire Madarang Mar 29, 2015

Whether you'd like to pray, reflect, or just take in the beauty of the surroundings, these locations may be for you.

There may be times when you want to commune with God not just inside a church, but outside, in the beauty of nature.

Visit these 12 pilgrimage sites close to Metro Manila
by Jillian Cariola Published: March 17 2016
During your pilgrimage don’t forget to include these sites to your spiritual journey.

6 Pilgrim Sites in Mindanao You Should Visit
by Ida Damo Mar 22, 2016


Pilgrim site sa Tanay, Rizal, dinarayo tuwing Semana Santa

Ngayong umaga ay bumisita si Love Añover sa Regina Rica, isang sikat na pilgrim site sa Tanay, Rizal na dinarayo raw ng mga deboto lalo na tuwing Semana Santa. Aired: (March 16, 2018)

Trash dumping in pilgrimage sites 'inexcusable'
April 16, 2017

EcoWaste Coalition posts photos of mounds of trash in popular Lenten pilgrimage sites


IMPORTANT look also The Pope's statements on family - etc. and

Divorce - annulment of marriage

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Look MUCH about Courtship, Wedding, Marriage Culture and Traditions

Wedding Culture - Marriage in the Philippines and - or to a Filipino - Filipina
Culture, Paperwork, Rules, Guidelines, Requirements
Civil registration - Wedding Guidelines, Requirements
Marriage - Wedding Guidelines, Requirements - other religions,  Ethnic groups
Thoughts on Marriages between Muslims and non-Muslims
Dating and “Live-in” relationship

Many good advices

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Catholic Guidelines, Requirements

Child Spouses - Early Marriage

How to Become a Roman Catholic Convert

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How to Become a Roman Catholic Convert

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The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Look the article HERE

Ordo Initiationis Christianae Adultorum (OICA) is a process developed by the Catholic Church for prospective converts to Catholicism who are above the age of infant baptism. Candidates are gradually introduced to aspects of Catholic beliefs and practices. The basic process applies to adults and older children, with younger children initiated through an adapted version sometimes incorrectly referred to as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC).


An introduction to the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a journey of faith. This introductory talk reflects upon the different ways in which we use the word faith


The RCIA Process
How to become Catholic through RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Learn why someone should become Catholic and how to narrow down all religions to one in five key questions

Catholic Converts
Association of Pastors Converted to the Catholic Church of the Phil.

This organization is the organization of Pastors converted and became committed to serve the mother church, the Roman Catholic Church


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Young Filipino Catholics search for 'supportive' Church
Robin Gomes 22 July 2019

More than 5,000 Catholics concluded the Philippine Conference on New Evangelization (PCNE) on Sunday in the capital, Manila, recognizing the need to accompany young people in their search for role models.


'Si Lola Petra at ang Santo Papa'
GMA News Oct 7, 2015

Aboard the Papal plane, Kara David gets an audience with the Pope where she shares the story of Lola Petra, the oldest female inmate in the Philippines' correctional facility for women. Date aired: February 7, 2015

The Pope and the Vatican

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Theology of Pope Francis and Etc.

The Pope and the Vatican

Extraordinary Jubilee and The Global Holy Year Of Mercy
The Pope's statements on family - gay - etc.

Vatican's Commission for the Protection of Minors & Investigation of sexual abuse of minors to face Church judgement.

Papal Visit Philippines 2015

Masses, messages and Blessings - examples


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Links - informations - Good to know for the daily life

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Religion and our state
by Fr. Ranhilio Callangan Aquino August 04, 2017

When 'secular state' becomes the reason that religion can no longer publicly manifest itself, that is most assuredly a threat to liberty

Religions - outside the Catholic Church - and Atheism - Etc.
Muslim culture general & laws
The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP)
a fellowship of ten mainline Protestant and non Roman Catholic Churches in the Philippines denominations, and ten service-oriented organizations in the Philippines
Web Journal of Fr. Amado Picardal, CSsR

AboutPhilippines recommend to follow this

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Festivals - Fiestas Many of these "Festivals - Fiestas - Events" are catholic festivals e.g. Sinulog

Sex and Religion in Manila

Take A Look. This video shows how hard the life of these peoples are in the Philippines! Uploaded on Nov 27, 2011

Remark this is an album in the album "Poverty - etc."

"AboutPhilippines" thinks: not much have changed here in 2018


The moment has come for the laity to put forward a unified response to the need to preserve Catholic values.

YMCA Manila

Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA or the Y)

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YWCA Philippines

Young Women’s Christian Association

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Holy Family Monastery

Many good link and informations

Catholic Information Service
Teachings and Beliefs of the Catholic Church
Department of Tourism - DOT eyes Philippines as 'religious pilgrimage' destination
Jan 23 2018
MEFP, Marriage Encounter Foundation of the Philippines

the umbrella organization of about 100 parish based and trans-parochial marriage encounter communities.

It is an accredited National Lay Organization of the Council of the Laity of the Philippines

Society of Saint Pius X - District of Asia SSPX

Philippine - Filipinas

Catholic Youth Organization in the Philippines

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Through the supervision of Masbate Bishop Joel Baylon, chairman of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth, ECY, and Msgr. Pedro Quitorio III, director of the CBCP Office on Mass Media, a group of youth ministers, missionaries and coordinators was organized to work in the setting up of a website that will serve as a rich information portal of the events, updates and activities in within the youth apostolate. - The group has come to be called YouthPinoy

Filipino Chinese Catholic Youth Adults, FCCYA - Manila

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Remark this is an album in the album "Catholic Organizations and Communities"

Pondo ng Pinoy small things, given with great love and concern for others, can change the world for the better, specially the poor...

Catholic Orphanages Catholic Children´s Shelter - Institutions - Orphanages and Asylums

IMPORTANT, we miss links, if you know one please send a mail

Basilica Shop del Sto. Niño

If you know an e-mail address or link, please SEND a MAIL, so many ask for such ones

Malteser International

The Order of Malta’s International Relief Corps

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Manila St. Andrew's Society

St. Andrew is e.g. the patron saint of Manila and many more parish  cities in the Philippines

Auxiliary - Associate Missionaries of the Assumption (AMA)

AMA (Associate Missionaries of the Assumption) Volunteer Program, Philippines

Defensores Fidei Foundation DFF

a Roman Catholic non-stock, non-profit, lay foundation comprised of 10 businessmen and professionals, devoted to explaining and defending Catholic doctrine.

+ CATHOLIC ANSWER + Many good link
The Miraculous Medal

also known as the Medal of the Immaculate Conception, is a medal originated by Saint Catherine Labouré following her reported vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Jesuit Communications - Philippines

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The Alliance of Filipino Catholic Charismatic Prayer Communities (AFCCPC) is an umbrella and networking organization of Catholic prayer groups or communities, with Filipino membership, in the USA and Canada.
Traditional Roman Catholic in the Philippines Mabuhay! Welcome to this blog dedicated in spreading news regarding related happening concerning the restoration and promotion of orthodox and traditional Roman Catholic customs, traditions, practices, music, sacred art and liturgy in the Philippine setting.
What's the difference between Christian catholic and Roman catholic religion?


East Asian Pastoral Institute, Philippines

A multicultural Catholic community


by/Jose Mario C. Francisco, S.J., current EAPI director

God Bless you & Many regards
"A Balikbayan family"

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