December 14, 2018

News:

Fr. McGivney inspires Outreach Programs in Bohol -

Monday, January 8, 2018

Remembering Father McGivney 127 years later -

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Father McGivney Office – PH visits hospitals in Manila -

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Cause of Venerable Fr. McGivney introduced among Singles for Christ members -

Monday, April 17, 2017

Parish promotions of the Cause of K of C founder begins -

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Father McGivney Office – Philippines supports #ActPH -

Thursday, April 6, 2017

The K of C as agents of communion -

Monday, April 3, 2017

What Makes A Miracle? -

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Remembering the Saints and our departed loved ones -

Monday, November 7, 2016

Supreme Knight’s Report Highlights Order’s Charity -

Monday, August 15, 2016

Filipino youth promote Fr. McGivney’s sainthood bid during WYD in Poland -

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Father McGivney’s Cause promoted at the 51st IEC -

Monday, February 1, 2016

Knights support Eucharistic congress in the Philippines -

Monday, January 25, 2016

Fr. McGivney’s Cause promoted over Catholic Radio -

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Knights of Columbus Priest-Scholars vow to promote Cause of Fr. McGivney -

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Father McGivney feeding program for the poor kicks-off -

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Working Toward Recovery -

Friday, September 5, 2014

The story of Father McGivney, extraordinary priest -

Friday, August 29, 2014

Rebuilding lives in typhoon-hit Central Philippines -

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Prayer for the Canonization of Fr. McGivney to be recited as the opening prayer in all council meetings and activities in Luzon State -

Monday, May 12, 2014

The K of C as agents of communion

THIS year was the declared by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines as the Year of the Parish, a communion of communities.  This is the 5th year of the “novena of years” heading to the 5th centenary of the arrival of Christianity to Philippines shores that will be celebrated on March 16, 2021. The bishops say, “In celebrating 2017 as the Year of the Parish as a Communion of Communities we are challenged to more deeply discern not only the structures of governance of our dioceses and parishes but also of the quality of faith life in the parish,…

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The K of C at the 51st IEC

The members of the Knights of Columbus representing the four State jurisdictions of the Philippines were in full force during the recently-held 51st International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu City. Most noticeable were hundreds of honor guards that prominently led the grand procession of all the participants of the Congress coming from 71 countries and from over a million locals. But more than this, it was the Supreme Office of the Knights of Columbus that made possible a good media coverage of this international event. These were the major media platforms assisted by KC Supreme: the satellite uplink that beamed the…

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Year of the Poor

2015 is the Year of the Poor. This was declared by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines in a thematic progres- sion towards the 500th year of evangelization of this country that will culminate in March 2021. Next year will be the Year of the Family and the Eucharist while the whole of Christendom will celebrate the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy that opens on December 8 this year. The Catholic Church in this country is very familiar with this theme. During the Second Plenary Council of the Philippines that was celebrated in January of 1991, the “preferential op- tion”…

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Mercy and Compassion

POPE Francis is coming on January 15-19, 2014. The Philippines already had three papal visits: the first was in 1971 by Pope Paul VI who is now Blessed; the second in 1981 by Pope John Paul II who is now Saint; and the third in 1995 during the World Youth Day again by Pope John Paul II. All those papal visits were very memorable. They are etched rather deeply in the hearts of most Filipinos. During the World Youth Day in 1995, media dubbed the event “an excess of success” when it gathered over five million people at the Luneta….

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One year with Pope Francis

The first year of Pope Francis could well be seen along the path of the “new springtime of Christian life” that Pope John Paul II foresaw in his apostolic letter “Tertio Millennio Adveniente” issued at the threshold of the Great Jubilee Year 2000. Or the “aggiornamento” that Pope John XIII contemplated when he started “opening the windows” of the church at the celebration of the Second Vatican Council in 1962. Pope Francis canonized both these great popes on April 27, 2014. The first year of Pope Francis saw the flowering of two important documents, namely: the encyclical letter Lumen Fidei in June…

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The Light of Faith

ON the Solemnity of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, June 29, 2013, Pope Francis signed his first encyclical: Lumen Fidei (Light of Faith). This beautiful document puts to completion the encyclicals on the theological virtues of his predecessor, Benedict XVI, namely, Deus Caritas Est (2005), Spe Salvi (2007) and Caritas in Veritate (2009)—which affirms the continuity and communion of Pope Francis with his predecessor. And this came at a very opportune time when the whole church is celebrating the Year of Faith (Oct. 11, 2012 – Nov.24, 2013). Christian faith has often been mistaken for something that is contrary to…

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In the spirit of St. Francis

The election of Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to the See of Peter and his taking the name “Francis” has captured the imagination not only of Christians, but also of people throughout the world. An unexpected choice, many were wondering who this new face was as he appeared on the balcony above St. Peter’s Square. We now see Pope Francis as an inspiring figure, a man of true charity and humility known for taking the bus, cooking his own meals, paying his own bills, spending time with people in the streets, and living in utter simplicity. Although the new Pope…

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New Evangelization

THE members of the Knights of Columbus are asked to take a lead role in responding to the Holy Father’s pastoral directive for the Year of Faith and the New Evangelization. According to Pope Benedict XVI, the New Evangelization is a new proclamation of the Gospel “to those regions awaiting the first evangelization and to those regions where the roots of Christianity are deep but who have experienced a serious crisis of faith due to secularization.” During the first plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization, held in May 2011 at the Vatican, the Pope addressed…

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The Canonization Connection

What does a priest named McGivney, who lived and died more than a century ago in Connecticut, USA, have to do with the Philippines today? Why bring the Cause of Father Michael J. McGivney to the shores of our country now? The simple answer is that holiness is not confined to one time or place; it is a gift from God that transcends geographic, cultural and language barriers. Therefore, the connection between Father McGivney and the Philippines is the Catholic faith, which is the same in its essentials everywhere, though showing different expressions and customs from place to place. Yet…

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