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About Nicholai M. Luceños, CFD

Bro. Nicholai M. Luceños- new graduate of apologetics course of our Lady of Most Holy Rosary Cathedral Parish CFD DIPOLOG CITY CHAPTER Diocese of Dipolog in the year 2014. Catholic Faith Defenders, Inc (now a Catholic Faith Defenders of the Philippines, Inc) Dipolog City Chapter Secretary in the year 2014 .

Statement of the Office of Communications of the Archdiocese of Manila

The Office of Communications of the Archdiocese would like to clarify that Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle does not issue any statement or message stating that the Church should take leadership over the government, particularly the one that is spreading in social media the past few days. 

However, the Cardinal issued pastoral statements that encouraged the faithful to participate in activities that promote goodwill in parishes and communities. He also asked the faithful to pray for the country and for the Church.

Let us all continue to work and pray for peaceful collaboration among all Filipinos. 

Fr. Roy Bellen 
Archdiocesan Office of Communication

Source: http://rcam.org/index.php/component/k2/item/188-statement-of-the-office-of-communications-of-the-archdiocese-of-manila

 

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Letter of Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle to the Clergy from Geneva: “Maybe a Renewed Apologetics is needed for those who are sincerely searching for the truth.”!

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Source: http://rcam.org/index.php/component/k2/item/187-letter-of-manila-archbishop-luis-antonio-g-cardinal-tagle-to-the-clergy-from-geneva

Church marks Cardinal Sin death anniversary!

Church marks Cardinal Sin death anniversary

 

By Joselle Dela Cruz

June 21, 2018

Manila, Philippines

 

A mass was held at the crypt of the Manila Cathedral on Thursday to remember Cardinal Jaime Sin on the 13th anniversary of his death.

Throughout the day, people paid tribute to the late Manila archbishop at his tomb.

In his homily, Msgr. Rolando dela Cruz said that throughout Sin’s priestly life, his episcopal motto “Serviam” has remained the cardinal’s guiding principle.

“Just one word and that was enough,” Dela Cruz said. “It did not take Cardinal Sin so many words to express his commitment, to express his dedication, to express his love and obedience to the church and to the Lord.”

“Even in the life of Cardinal Sin, word is dear, word is something you can hold on too because that word is sincere. All we have to do is to make sure that our words are sincere,” he said.

Cardinal Sin is credited in the Philippines as driving force behind two peaceful “people power” revolts that drove presidents Ferdinand Marcos and Joseph Estrada from office in 1986 and 2001, respectively.

Appointed bishop in 1967 at age 38, he was the youngest member of the Philippine bishops’ conference, over which he presided from 1977 to 1981.

Nine years later, he became the youngest member of the College of Cardinals at age 47.

Cardinal Sin has served the Archdiocese of Manila for 29 years until his retirement in September 2003. He died in 2005 at the age of 76.

SOURCE: http://cbcpnews.net/cbcpnews/church-marks-cardinal-sin-death-anniversary/

Last June 10, 2018 (Sunday) at 9:00pm onwards after the radio program nalaman namin ang information through Facebook a shocking news that Rev. Fr. Richmond Villaflor Nilo was shot to death by unidentified gun man!

Last June 10, 2018 (Sunday) at 9:00pm onwards after the radio program nalaman namin ang information through Facebook a shocking news that Rev. Fr. Richmond Villaflor Nilo was shot to death by unidentified gun man. Nabigla po kami at napahinto at nanahimik na nalaman na napatay na pala si Rev. Fr. Richmond na merong upcoming religious debate this August 31, 2018 against Bro. Ramil Parba (Iglesia ni Kristo Minister). Fr. Nilo is noted being a defender of faith. It is also a memorable night of CFD/B.A. Dipolog because of a coincidence of time that CFD/B.A. Dipolog give a topic about Sacrament of Holy Order
( about the ordination of our priests) to the people of God.

THE NEWS BELOW: 

Fr. Richmnond Nilo was gunned down while he was about to celebrate Mass in the chapel of Brgy. Mayamot, Zaragoza, Nueva Ecija on Sunday, June 10. PHOTO COURTESY OF ILSA REYES

By Roy Lagarde

June 11, 2018

Manila, Philippines

 

Catholic bishops bewailed the ‘escalating violence’ in the country even against clergymen, following the killing of another priest in Nueva Ecija province.

Archbishop Romulo Valles, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, said the killing of Fr. Richmond Nilo is nothing but an “outrageously evil act!”

“We make our appeal once again to the police authorities to act swiftly in the investigation and to go after the perpetrators of this heinous crime and bring them to justice,” Valles said.

The archbishop lamented that the recent attacks against church people happens in the Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons.

Nilo is the third priest to be murdered in the recent months, after Fr. Tito Paez in December last year, and Fr. Mark Ventura in April.

He was gunned down by still unidentified assailants and died on the spot inside the Barangay chapel of Mayamot in Zaragoza town just as he was about to celebrate the Mass on late Sunday afternoon.

The attack happened just four days after Fr. Rey Urmeneneta, a former police chaplain, survived an assassination attempt in Calamba City on June 6.

Nilo, 43, was the parish priest of St. Vincent Ferrer Parish in Zaragoza town and, at the same time, the Financial Administrator of the Diocese of Cabanatuan.

Aside from serving vital positions, he was also known for his active involvement in the apostolate for the deaf and mute in the diocese.

“I am deeply sad and bothered because we may note that Fr. Nilo is the 3rd priest to be killed in these recent months,” said Valles.

Bishop Sofronio Bancud of Cabanatuan said the priest’s death was a “tragic day and an irreparable loss” for the diocese.

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms and deeply mourn the brutal murder of Fr. Nilo, and the escalating violence and culture of impunity in the country even against helpless clergymen,” Bancud said.

He said that no priest, and no human being for that matter, deserves to be killed with utter brutality, disrespect and impunity.

“To kill a priest then, for whatever motive or cause, is not only unchristian and inhuman, it is also un-Filipino,” he said.

Bishop Bancud then demanded justice for Nilo who served his diocese for nearly 17 years, as he asked the faithful to pray for the soul of the slain priest as well for an end to killings in the country.

“We demand for justice, for thorough and impartial investigation of the case and for its swift resolution, as we likewise appeal to those who might have material knowledge on this matter to please cooperate with police authorities,” he said.

“We earnestly call on our people to pray for Fr. Richmond, for peace, healing and security of our communities, and for the clergy and the religious, especially in our diocese,” Bancud added. (http://cbcpnews.net/cbcpnews/church-outraged-by-killing-of-another-priest/)

Pari, patay sa pamamaril sa Nueva Ecija

Ron Lopez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 10 2018 09:42 PM | Updated as of Jun 11 2018 12:56 AM

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MANILA — (UPDATED) Patay ang isang paring Katoliko matapos pagbabarilin sa loob ng chapel sa Barangay Mayamot sa bayan ng Zaragosa, Nueva Ecija Linggo ng gabi.

Kinilala ang biktima na si Fr. Richmond Nilo ng Diocese of Cabanatuan.

Ayon kay Chief Inspector Muhamad Taufh, magsisimula nang magmisa si Fr. Nilo nang pumasok ang dalawang gunman na nagpanggap na magsisimba at saka binaril ang biktima na naging dahilan ng kanyang agarang pagkamatay.

 

Patuloy pa ang isinasagawang imbestigasyon ng pulisya tungkol sa insidente o kung may nakakilala sa mga salarin.

Bago nito ay nag-post pa sa kaniyang social media account ang pari tungkol sa isang religious debate na gaganapin sa Agosto.

Samantala, kinondena ng Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption ang pagpatay kay Fr. Nilo.

Dagdag pa ng grupo, si Fr. Nilo na ang ikalawang paring pinatay sa Nueva Ecija.

Una nang pinatay si Fr. Marcelito Paez noong Disyembre 2017.

Hiling ng grupo sa pulisya na bigyan ng hustisya ang pagkamatay ng mga nasabing pari.

“VACC, an active anti-crime watch dog since 1998, is appealing to the PNP and law enforcement agencies to identify and apprehend the perpetrators so that they can be brought to immediate justice,” pahayag ng grupo. (http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/06/10/18/pari-patay-sa-pamamaril-sa-nueva-ecija).

 

Catholic Faith Defenders & Bible Apostolate Diocese of Dipolog Radio Program at 8:00pm- 9:00pm at RMN DXDR Dipolog Radio Station Last June 10, 2018 the day of Martyrdom of Rev. Fr. Richmond Nilo who was shot to death by unidentified gun men. PRO DEO ET ECCLESIA….

LAST JUNE 03, 2018 (SUNDAY) CFD/B.A. DIOCESE OF DIPOLOG CATHOLIC APOLOGETICS RADIO PROGRAM OF RMN DXDR DIPOLOG 981 AM BAND NAMED “ANG LANOG SA KAMATUORAN”EVERY SUNDAY AT 8:00PM-9:00PM!

 

LAST JUNE 03, 2018 (SUNDAY) CFD/B.A. DIOCESE OF DIPOLOG CATHOLIC APOLOGETICS RADIO PROGRAM OF RMN DXDR DIPOLOG 981 AM BAND NAMED “ANG LANOG SA KAMATUORAN”EVERY SUNDAY AT 8:00PM-9:00PM WITH BRO. NICHOLAI LUCEÑOS, SR., BRO. JUNE RYAN RUEDAS, BRO. LORJUN L. OBINA, BRO. CIELBERT DONDOYANO, SR. 
Livestreaming Via: YOUTUBE (RMN DIPOLOG), FACEBOOK (RMN DXDR DIPOLOG).

TOPIC: Holy Mass and answering the questions of our Catholic Faith.

PRO DEO ET ECCLESIA (CFD MOTTO). with the support our parish priests in CASIGATURGOOLFIL and Our Bishop Severo C. Caermare, D.D. Diocese of Dipolog.

FOR GOD AND CHURCH (CFD MOTTO). GOD BLESS..