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Site Description: social issues, urban poverty, church etc.
Date Joined: Feb 25, 2009

Tags: social issues, housing, forced evictions, urban poverty, church

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Urban poor follow in Holy Family’s footsteps
on Dec 17, 2010 in denis murphy housing search for shelter Panunuluyan Mary and Joseph Father Robert Reyes christmas homelessness holy family slum dwellers Carrying banners, Christmas lanterns and giant puppets, some 3,000 slum dwellers marched in the streets of Manila to reenact the travails of Joseph and Mary in search for lodging in Bethlehem. The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs...

Catholics put robots through their paces
on Nov 7, 2010 in youth World Robot Olympiad competition robot Alexandra Guevarra technology scientist robotics science WRO Filipino Catholic youths joined over 600 young scientists from about 20 countries for this year’s World Robot Olympiad, an annual competition to showcase robotic systems. “It is really hard but we... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...

Thousands rejoice over new Spanish saint
on Oct 18, 2010 in thanksgiving mass Saint Candida Maria de Jesus Hijas de Jesús Blessed Candida Maria de Jesus Sister Lina Cornelio Canonization Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales of Manila Daughters of Jesus Thousands of Filipinos have turned out to celebrate the canonization of Spanish Saint Candida Maria de Jesus, who founded the Daughters of Jesus. “The Church is thankful for the fruits of her... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...

People, institutions honored for promoting Christian values
on Oct 13, 2010 in 32nd Fr. Joaquin Bernas 2010 awards list values media Catholic Mass Media Awards Christian Fatima Soriano CMMA social communication Serviam Award winners evangelization Several individuals, schools and media institutions were recognized by an award-giving body for promoting Christian values. “I really thank God and Mama Mary. It’s an honor to have this award,” said... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

Church ‘must stop taking tainted cash’
on Sep 7, 2010 in tainted PAGCOR gambling money priest activist GOCC government clergy church Solidarity Philippines Senate investigation institution bishop corruption Father Jose Dizon PCSO The Philippine Church must stop benefiting from the very corruption that it seeks to eradicate, says a social activist priest. “There are some Church institutions that are receiving [money] from... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs...

Limits on pension rights for elderly draw flak
on Sep 7, 2010 in elderly limit flak expanded senior citizens act COSE rights deferment RA 9994 Coalition of Services of the Elderly pension Ed Gerlock The Philippine government’s deferment of the full implementation of a law that provides pensions to the elderly is biased against the poor, says a senior citizen’s organization. The government had... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...

Filipinos snub Caritas flood aid appeal
on Sep 4, 2010 in Caritas donations Philippines appeal Father Edwin Gariguez Catholic church help Filipinos flood victims aid Pakistan Bishop Broderick Pabillo A week after appealing for aid for Pakistan flood victims, Caritas Filipinas is yet to receive donations from Philippine dioceses, says a Caritas official. “We need to strategize how to drum up... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi...

New-style urban poor need Church help
on Aug 29, 2010 in urban poverty Institute on Social Theory and Dynamics capitalism globalization hideo aoki Metro Manila street urban poor homeless families children social science squatter A NEW type of homeless street people has emerged in Metro Manila as urban poor communities are demolished and jobs hard to find, a visiting Japanese social scientist and researcher said. This is a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs...

Gay clergy urged to ‘heal’ themselves
on Aug 23, 2010 in counseling bisexual lesbian priest transgender Catholic clergy gay Rolando de los Reyes II sex homosexuality church Courage Philippines guidance same-sex attraction bishop Catholic leaders must address the issue of homosexuality and the “healing process” must start with the “gay bishops and priests,” a leader of a Catholic homosexuals group said. Rolando de los Reyes... [[ This is a content summary only. Visi...

Manila parish refuses to fight demolitions
on Aug 11, 2010 in eviction pastoral council marikina river church manggahan floodway housing Santolan demolition parish Pasig City relocation A PASTORAL council in Metro Manila has dismissed accusations that it is not concerned about government attempts to demolish parishioners’ homes in Santolan, Pasig City. The accusations came after... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web...

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