Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish last January 13, 2024.

In his homily, Cardinal Tagle pointed out how Jesus was obedient to Father’s will to him. Also, he consistently embedded within Himself that he will remain a child of God through the likeness of a child.

“Sa edad, dumaan si Hesus sa mga ganyan pero siya ay nanatiling sanggol. Dumaan ang edad niya. Bakit? Sapagkat hindi niya itnatwa ang pagiging anak ng Diyos. Ang pagiging anak ng Diyos ang puso ng pananatiling sanggol. Ganyan si Hesus. Kailanman hindi niya binura ang kanyang Diyos Ama,” he said.

The Cardinal reflected that it is the responsibility of the families, including grandparents and godparents alike, to inherit to their children a fervent and unwavering devotion to Jesus and the faith.

“Pakiusap ko po sa inyo, lagi niyong dalhin ang mga bata kay Hesus. Kung minsan pag nagpaplano tayo ng family outing o anong magpapaligaya sa mga bata, kung ano-ano naiisip natin kung saan natin sila dadalhin. Hindi naman masama ‘yon pero sana kasama, dalhin lagi kay Hesus. At tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus,” he added.

Cardinal Tagle appealed to the faithful to become witnesses of Christ’s love and reveal to the children of the generation to renew our spirit.

“Tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus. Pero hindi sapat na pumunta tayo kay Hesus. Sana magbigay tayo ng pagsaksi na pag lumapit tayo kay Hesus, nababago tayo. Na talagang kumandong tayo kay Hesus para mahawa ng kanyang pagkabata,” he said.

Referring to the rebuilding of Sto. Niño de Pandacan Church, the Archbishop Emeritus of Manila is hopeful that the Church’s fullness of life may be achieved as the faithful lean as God’s children.

“Sana mas tumatatag, mas lumalaganap, mas nagiging buhay ang Simbahang buhay na bato. Hindi dahil sa ating galing, kundi lagi tayong lumalapit kay Hesus. Ang panulukang bato at ang sanggol na anak ng Diyos,” Cardinal Tagle said. (By Hazel Boquiren | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photo Gallery – Buling Buling | Last day Novena Mass | Fiesta Mass)

 

 

 

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish …

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality in the church.

In a news post on CBCP website, Cardinal Tagle said during a five-day course on servant leadership and pastoral management at the Caritas Philippines Academy that this way of thinking had to change if the Church wanted to promote synodality and brotherly unity.

“One thing that gets in the way of synodality and brotherly cooperation is a sense of cultural superiority, which leads to prejudice against the others.”

He asked the bishops to think about how culture works in their seminaries. He made sure to point out that some lay leaders had also come to think this way.

“Ordained people, please pay attention to the culture in your seminaries,” he said. “Instead of preparing them for a ministry, they are preparing them to take on a rank.”

Cardinal Tagle stressed how important humility is in service and in getting along with others. He added that to walk like God does, which is with humility and cooperation with others, even when they are flawed or weak.

“This is how God walks: with humility and help from others, even if they aren’t the best or most perfect or even if they are weak. Cardinal Tagle said, “He walks with them, he leads them, and he even learns from them,” he said.

“Synodality, for me, is only possible if we walk humbly with God,” he added.

Also, the Cardinal talked about how important it is for freedom to help real brotherhood and synodality grow. He said that it wasn’t freedom itself that got in the way of these goals, but “mentalities, attitudes, and wrong values” that made it hard for people to love, respect, and work with each other.

Cardinal Tagle said that spiritual discernment was about helping people see their own and other people’s barriers to freedom, which he defined as the freedom to love, serve, and walk together.

The Cardinal’s words showed how important it is for the church to change its culture so that people are more willing to work together and be humble. This is important for synodality and brotherly cooperation to work. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer – San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality …

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia Church, a new chapel located on the fifth floor of Gateway Mall 2 in Araneta City, Cubao, Quezon City last September 16, 2023.

The newly built chapel is a modern minimalist design chapel that has the shape of a miter like the one worn on the heads of Bishops and has a thousand seating capacity. 

On the upper part of the altar is the image of Jesus Christ hanging on the cross which was created by Willy Layug, a famous sculptor.

In his homily, the Cardinal elaborated that chapels built in establishments are one of the means to further expand and spread the Word of God to many people. The celebration of religious activities inside the chapel he added, also deepens the faith and trust of the people in the Lord. 

“We should remember that divine worship or sacred celebrations like sacraments and liturgies are meant to do two major things: first is to glorify God, to worship God, to adore God. So, that aspect should not be forgotten,” Cardinal Tagle said.

 “And secondly, in a holy place like this, especially during religious activities and sacraments most especially, as we glorify God, God sanctifies us,” he added.

The Cardinal was joined in the Mass by Fathers Ariston Sison, Jr., Ronnie Santos, Tony Labiao, and Tito Caluag.

Also in attendance were the Araneta family, Araneta Group officials, and employees of Araneta Center Mall. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC | Photo by maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia …

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired by their faith as they utilize new means of communications to influence more people.

The pro-prefect of the Dicastery of Evangelization spoke before the country’s WYD2023 delegates to invite them to become social media influencers with the purpose of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

“Please, young people of the Philippines, spread the influence of Jesus, the influence of truth, justice, caring for the earth, and caring for fellow human beings in the world called social media,” he said at the One Filipino Reunion gathering in Lisbon’s Igreja de Madalena on August 3.

Despite so much divisiveness, prejudice and discrimination in the world, Cardinal Tagle pointed out that this year’s gathering of young Catholics around the world is a testament that their faith in Jesus makes them real influencers.

“If the one influencing you is Jesus and the Gospel, go right ahead, influence other people through this social media, which is a world in itself,” the former archbishop of Manila stressed.

“We could be the seed of unity, communion, respect for human beings, respect for diversity, because we believe in Jesus Christ,” he added.

The Philippine Church is being represented by around 1,500 young people from different dioceses, religious congregations and lay organizations and headed by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma and the chairman of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth and Daet Bishop Rex Andrew Clement Alarcon. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo from World Youth Day Facebook Page)

 

 

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired …

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization, speaking by video from Rome, emphasized the link between the vocations issue and the missionary crisis, which often begins in the home.

When parents fail to fulfill their role of imparting the faith and bringing their children to Jesus, a vocational crisis is likely, according to the cardinal. He advised parents to actively lead their children to Jesus and to be role models of a life worth imitating.

“Vocations begin at home, and so does the crisis,” Cardinal Tagle said, emphasizing the importance of the family unit in developing religious vocations. He urged families to emphasize Jesus as the ultimate goal, emphasizing that true happiness can only be found by placing Him at the center of their life.

The ongoing Serra International Convention has attracted roughly 450 attendees from all over the world. The Congregation for the Clergy oversees Serra International, the sole lay group linked with the Pontifical Work for Vocations to the Priesthood. Since its inception in the United States in 1935, the group has been vital in encouraging lay vocation apostolate, with over 20,000 members worldwide.

Furthermore, Cardinal Tagle emphasized the need of active participation in preaching the gospel of Jesus. He underlined the importance of having a vocation that seeks out others and brings them to Jesus. A profession that does not aim to draw people closer to Jesus, on the other hand, risks stagnation and deterioration.

The cardinal’s speech served as a reminder of the inextricable link between vocation and mission. He urged persons who profess to have a vocation to actively seek out others and motivate them to follow Jesus in a collaborative effort to promote vocations.

Participants are expected to participate in debates and workshops targeted at strengthening Serra International’s purpose as the convention progresses. The gathering offers the prospect of contributing to the expansion and strengthening of religious vocations globally, thanks to their united dedication and the Cardinal’s powerful message reverberating. (By Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the …

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish last January 13, 2024.

In his homily, Cardinal Tagle pointed out how Jesus was obedient to Father’s will to him. Also, he consistently embedded within Himself that he will remain a child of God through the likeness of a child.

“Sa edad, dumaan si Hesus sa mga ganyan pero siya ay nanatiling sanggol. Dumaan ang edad niya. Bakit? Sapagkat hindi niya itnatwa ang pagiging anak ng Diyos. Ang pagiging anak ng Diyos ang puso ng pananatiling sanggol. Ganyan si Hesus. Kailanman hindi niya binura ang kanyang Diyos Ama,” he said.

The Cardinal reflected that it is the responsibility of the families, including grandparents and godparents alike, to inherit to their children a fervent and unwavering devotion to Jesus and the faith.

“Pakiusap ko po sa inyo, lagi niyong dalhin ang mga bata kay Hesus. Kung minsan pag nagpaplano tayo ng family outing o anong magpapaligaya sa mga bata, kung ano-ano naiisip natin kung saan natin sila dadalhin. Hindi naman masama ‘yon pero sana kasama, dalhin lagi kay Hesus. At tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus,” he added.

Cardinal Tagle appealed to the faithful to become witnesses of Christ’s love and reveal to the children of the generation to renew our spirit.

“Tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus. Pero hindi sapat na pumunta tayo kay Hesus. Sana magbigay tayo ng pagsaksi na pag lumapit tayo kay Hesus, nababago tayo. Na talagang kumandong tayo kay Hesus para mahawa ng kanyang pagkabata,” he said.

Referring to the rebuilding of Sto. Niño de Pandacan Church, the Archbishop Emeritus of Manila is hopeful that the Church’s fullness of life may be achieved as the faithful lean as God’s children.

“Sana mas tumatatag, mas lumalaganap, mas nagiging buhay ang Simbahang buhay na bato. Hindi dahil sa ating galing, kundi lagi tayong lumalapit kay Hesus. Ang panulukang bato at ang sanggol na anak ng Diyos,” Cardinal Tagle said. (By Hazel Boquiren | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photo Gallery – Buling Buling | Last day Novena Mass | Fiesta Mass)

 

 

 

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish …

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality in the church.

In a news post on CBCP website, Cardinal Tagle said during a five-day course on servant leadership and pastoral management at the Caritas Philippines Academy that this way of thinking had to change if the Church wanted to promote synodality and brotherly unity.

“One thing that gets in the way of synodality and brotherly cooperation is a sense of cultural superiority, which leads to prejudice against the others.”

He asked the bishops to think about how culture works in their seminaries. He made sure to point out that some lay leaders had also come to think this way.

“Ordained people, please pay attention to the culture in your seminaries,” he said. “Instead of preparing them for a ministry, they are preparing them to take on a rank.”

Cardinal Tagle stressed how important humility is in service and in getting along with others. He added that to walk like God does, which is with humility and cooperation with others, even when they are flawed or weak.

“This is how God walks: with humility and help from others, even if they aren’t the best or most perfect or even if they are weak. Cardinal Tagle said, “He walks with them, he leads them, and he even learns from them,” he said.

“Synodality, for me, is only possible if we walk humbly with God,” he added.

Also, the Cardinal talked about how important it is for freedom to help real brotherhood and synodality grow. He said that it wasn’t freedom itself that got in the way of these goals, but “mentalities, attitudes, and wrong values” that made it hard for people to love, respect, and work with each other.

Cardinal Tagle said that spiritual discernment was about helping people see their own and other people’s barriers to freedom, which he defined as the freedom to love, serve, and walk together.

The Cardinal’s words showed how important it is for the church to change its culture so that people are more willing to work together and be humble. This is important for synodality and brotherly cooperation to work. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer – San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality …

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia Church, a new chapel located on the fifth floor of Gateway Mall 2 in Araneta City, Cubao, Quezon City last September 16, 2023.

The newly built chapel is a modern minimalist design chapel that has the shape of a miter like the one worn on the heads of Bishops and has a thousand seating capacity. 

On the upper part of the altar is the image of Jesus Christ hanging on the cross which was created by Willy Layug, a famous sculptor.

In his homily, the Cardinal elaborated that chapels built in establishments are one of the means to further expand and spread the Word of God to many people. The celebration of religious activities inside the chapel he added, also deepens the faith and trust of the people in the Lord. 

“We should remember that divine worship or sacred celebrations like sacraments and liturgies are meant to do two major things: first is to glorify God, to worship God, to adore God. So, that aspect should not be forgotten,” Cardinal Tagle said.

 “And secondly, in a holy place like this, especially during religious activities and sacraments most especially, as we glorify God, God sanctifies us,” he added.

The Cardinal was joined in the Mass by Fathers Ariston Sison, Jr., Ronnie Santos, Tony Labiao, and Tito Caluag.

Also in attendance were the Araneta family, Araneta Group officials, and employees of Araneta Center Mall. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC | Photo by maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia …

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired by their faith as they utilize new means of communications to influence more people.

The pro-prefect of the Dicastery of Evangelization spoke before the country’s WYD2023 delegates to invite them to become social media influencers with the purpose of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

“Please, young people of the Philippines, spread the influence of Jesus, the influence of truth, justice, caring for the earth, and caring for fellow human beings in the world called social media,” he said at the One Filipino Reunion gathering in Lisbon’s Igreja de Madalena on August 3.

Despite so much divisiveness, prejudice and discrimination in the world, Cardinal Tagle pointed out that this year’s gathering of young Catholics around the world is a testament that their faith in Jesus makes them real influencers.

“If the one influencing you is Jesus and the Gospel, go right ahead, influence other people through this social media, which is a world in itself,” the former archbishop of Manila stressed.

“We could be the seed of unity, communion, respect for human beings, respect for diversity, because we believe in Jesus Christ,” he added.

The Philippine Church is being represented by around 1,500 young people from different dioceses, religious congregations and lay organizations and headed by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma and the chairman of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth and Daet Bishop Rex Andrew Clement Alarcon. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo from World Youth Day Facebook Page)

 

 

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired …

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization, speaking by video from Rome, emphasized the link between the vocations issue and the missionary crisis, which often begins in the home.

When parents fail to fulfill their role of imparting the faith and bringing their children to Jesus, a vocational crisis is likely, according to the cardinal. He advised parents to actively lead their children to Jesus and to be role models of a life worth imitating.

“Vocations begin at home, and so does the crisis,” Cardinal Tagle said, emphasizing the importance of the family unit in developing religious vocations. He urged families to emphasize Jesus as the ultimate goal, emphasizing that true happiness can only be found by placing Him at the center of their life.

The ongoing Serra International Convention has attracted roughly 450 attendees from all over the world. The Congregation for the Clergy oversees Serra International, the sole lay group linked with the Pontifical Work for Vocations to the Priesthood. Since its inception in the United States in 1935, the group has been vital in encouraging lay vocation apostolate, with over 20,000 members worldwide.

Furthermore, Cardinal Tagle emphasized the need of active participation in preaching the gospel of Jesus. He underlined the importance of having a vocation that seeks out others and brings them to Jesus. A profession that does not aim to draw people closer to Jesus, on the other hand, risks stagnation and deterioration.

The cardinal’s speech served as a reminder of the inextricable link between vocation and mission. He urged persons who profess to have a vocation to actively seek out others and motivate them to follow Jesus in a collaborative effort to promote vocations.

Participants are expected to participate in debates and workshops targeted at strengthening Serra International’s purpose as the convention progresses. The gathering offers the prospect of contributing to the expansion and strengthening of religious vocations globally, thanks to their united dedication and the Cardinal’s powerful message reverberating. (By Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the …

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish last January 13, 2024.

In his homily, Cardinal Tagle pointed out how Jesus was obedient to Father’s will to him. Also, he consistently embedded within Himself that he will remain a child of God through the likeness of a child.

“Sa edad, dumaan si Hesus sa mga ganyan pero siya ay nanatiling sanggol. Dumaan ang edad niya. Bakit? Sapagkat hindi niya itnatwa ang pagiging anak ng Diyos. Ang pagiging anak ng Diyos ang puso ng pananatiling sanggol. Ganyan si Hesus. Kailanman hindi niya binura ang kanyang Diyos Ama,” he said.

The Cardinal reflected that it is the responsibility of the families, including grandparents and godparents alike, to inherit to their children a fervent and unwavering devotion to Jesus and the faith.

“Pakiusap ko po sa inyo, lagi niyong dalhin ang mga bata kay Hesus. Kung minsan pag nagpaplano tayo ng family outing o anong magpapaligaya sa mga bata, kung ano-ano naiisip natin kung saan natin sila dadalhin. Hindi naman masama ‘yon pero sana kasama, dalhin lagi kay Hesus. At tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus,” he added.

Cardinal Tagle appealed to the faithful to become witnesses of Christ’s love and reveal to the children of the generation to renew our spirit.

“Tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus. Pero hindi sapat na pumunta tayo kay Hesus. Sana magbigay tayo ng pagsaksi na pag lumapit tayo kay Hesus, nababago tayo. Na talagang kumandong tayo kay Hesus para mahawa ng kanyang pagkabata,” he said.

Referring to the rebuilding of Sto. Niño de Pandacan Church, the Archbishop Emeritus of Manila is hopeful that the Church’s fullness of life may be achieved as the faithful lean as God’s children.

“Sana mas tumatatag, mas lumalaganap, mas nagiging buhay ang Simbahang buhay na bato. Hindi dahil sa ating galing, kundi lagi tayong lumalapit kay Hesus. Ang panulukang bato at ang sanggol na anak ng Diyos,” Cardinal Tagle said. (By Hazel Boquiren | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photo Gallery – Buling Buling | Last day Novena Mass | Fiesta Mass)

 

 

 

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish …

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality in the church.

In a news post on CBCP website, Cardinal Tagle said during a five-day course on servant leadership and pastoral management at the Caritas Philippines Academy that this way of thinking had to change if the Church wanted to promote synodality and brotherly unity.

“One thing that gets in the way of synodality and brotherly cooperation is a sense of cultural superiority, which leads to prejudice against the others.”

He asked the bishops to think about how culture works in their seminaries. He made sure to point out that some lay leaders had also come to think this way.

“Ordained people, please pay attention to the culture in your seminaries,” he said. “Instead of preparing them for a ministry, they are preparing them to take on a rank.”

Cardinal Tagle stressed how important humility is in service and in getting along with others. He added that to walk like God does, which is with humility and cooperation with others, even when they are flawed or weak.

“This is how God walks: with humility and help from others, even if they aren’t the best or most perfect or even if they are weak. Cardinal Tagle said, “He walks with them, he leads them, and he even learns from them,” he said.

“Synodality, for me, is only possible if we walk humbly with God,” he added.

Also, the Cardinal talked about how important it is for freedom to help real brotherhood and synodality grow. He said that it wasn’t freedom itself that got in the way of these goals, but “mentalities, attitudes, and wrong values” that made it hard for people to love, respect, and work with each other.

Cardinal Tagle said that spiritual discernment was about helping people see their own and other people’s barriers to freedom, which he defined as the freedom to love, serve, and walk together.

The Cardinal’s words showed how important it is for the church to change its culture so that people are more willing to work together and be humble. This is important for synodality and brotherly cooperation to work. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer – San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality …

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia Church, a new chapel located on the fifth floor of Gateway Mall 2 in Araneta City, Cubao, Quezon City last September 16, 2023.

The newly built chapel is a modern minimalist design chapel that has the shape of a miter like the one worn on the heads of Bishops and has a thousand seating capacity. 

On the upper part of the altar is the image of Jesus Christ hanging on the cross which was created by Willy Layug, a famous sculptor.

In his homily, the Cardinal elaborated that chapels built in establishments are one of the means to further expand and spread the Word of God to many people. The celebration of religious activities inside the chapel he added, also deepens the faith and trust of the people in the Lord. 

“We should remember that divine worship or sacred celebrations like sacraments and liturgies are meant to do two major things: first is to glorify God, to worship God, to adore God. So, that aspect should not be forgotten,” Cardinal Tagle said.

 “And secondly, in a holy place like this, especially during religious activities and sacraments most especially, as we glorify God, God sanctifies us,” he added.

The Cardinal was joined in the Mass by Fathers Ariston Sison, Jr., Ronnie Santos, Tony Labiao, and Tito Caluag.

Also in attendance were the Araneta family, Araneta Group officials, and employees of Araneta Center Mall. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC | Photo by maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia …

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired by their faith as they utilize new means of communications to influence more people.

The pro-prefect of the Dicastery of Evangelization spoke before the country’s WYD2023 delegates to invite them to become social media influencers with the purpose of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

“Please, young people of the Philippines, spread the influence of Jesus, the influence of truth, justice, caring for the earth, and caring for fellow human beings in the world called social media,” he said at the One Filipino Reunion gathering in Lisbon’s Igreja de Madalena on August 3.

Despite so much divisiveness, prejudice and discrimination in the world, Cardinal Tagle pointed out that this year’s gathering of young Catholics around the world is a testament that their faith in Jesus makes them real influencers.

“If the one influencing you is Jesus and the Gospel, go right ahead, influence other people through this social media, which is a world in itself,” the former archbishop of Manila stressed.

“We could be the seed of unity, communion, respect for human beings, respect for diversity, because we believe in Jesus Christ,” he added.

The Philippine Church is being represented by around 1,500 young people from different dioceses, religious congregations and lay organizations and headed by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma and the chairman of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth and Daet Bishop Rex Andrew Clement Alarcon. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo from World Youth Day Facebook Page)

 

 

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired …

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Cardinal Tagle

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization, speaking by video from Rome, emphasized the link between the vocations issue and the missionary crisis, which often begins in the home.

When parents fail to fulfill their role of imparting the faith and bringing their children to Jesus, a vocational crisis is likely, according to the cardinal. He advised parents to actively lead their children to Jesus and to be role models of a life worth imitating.

“Vocations begin at home, and so does the crisis,” Cardinal Tagle said, emphasizing the importance of the family unit in developing religious vocations. He urged families to emphasize Jesus as the ultimate goal, emphasizing that true happiness can only be found by placing Him at the center of their life.

The ongoing Serra International Convention has attracted roughly 450 attendees from all over the world. The Congregation for the Clergy oversees Serra International, the sole lay group linked with the Pontifical Work for Vocations to the Priesthood. Since its inception in the United States in 1935, the group has been vital in encouraging lay vocation apostolate, with over 20,000 members worldwide.

Furthermore, Cardinal Tagle emphasized the need of active participation in preaching the gospel of Jesus. He underlined the importance of having a vocation that seeks out others and brings them to Jesus. A profession that does not aim to draw people closer to Jesus, on the other hand, risks stagnation and deterioration.

The cardinal’s speech served as a reminder of the inextricable link between vocation and mission. He urged persons who profess to have a vocation to actively seek out others and motivate them to follow Jesus in a collaborative effort to promote vocations.

Participants are expected to participate in debates and workshops targeted at strengthening Serra International’s purpose as the convention progresses. The gathering offers the prospect of contributing to the expansion and strengthening of religious vocations globally, thanks to their united dedication and the Cardinal’s powerful message reverberating. (By Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the …

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Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish last January 13, 2024.

In his homily, Cardinal Tagle pointed out how Jesus was obedient to Father’s will to him. Also, he consistently embedded within Himself that he will remain a child of God through the likeness of a child.

“Sa edad, dumaan si Hesus sa mga ganyan pero siya ay nanatiling sanggol. Dumaan ang edad niya. Bakit? Sapagkat hindi niya itnatwa ang pagiging anak ng Diyos. Ang pagiging anak ng Diyos ang puso ng pananatiling sanggol. Ganyan si Hesus. Kailanman hindi niya binura ang kanyang Diyos Ama,” he said.

The Cardinal reflected that it is the responsibility of the families, including grandparents and godparents alike, to inherit to their children a fervent and unwavering devotion to Jesus and the faith.

“Pakiusap ko po sa inyo, lagi niyong dalhin ang mga bata kay Hesus. Kung minsan pag nagpaplano tayo ng family outing o anong magpapaligaya sa mga bata, kung ano-ano naiisip natin kung saan natin sila dadalhin. Hindi naman masama ‘yon pero sana kasama, dalhin lagi kay Hesus. At tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus,” he added.

Cardinal Tagle appealed to the faithful to become witnesses of Christ’s love and reveal to the children of the generation to renew our spirit.

“Tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus. Pero hindi sapat na pumunta tayo kay Hesus. Sana magbigay tayo ng pagsaksi na pag lumapit tayo kay Hesus, nababago tayo. Na talagang kumandong tayo kay Hesus para mahawa ng kanyang pagkabata,” he said.

Referring to the rebuilding of Sto. Niño de Pandacan Church, the Archbishop Emeritus of Manila is hopeful that the Church’s fullness of life may be achieved as the faithful lean as God’s children.

“Sana mas tumatatag, mas lumalaganap, mas nagiging buhay ang Simbahang buhay na bato. Hindi dahil sa ating galing, kundi lagi tayong lumalapit kay Hesus. Ang panulukang bato at ang sanggol na anak ng Diyos,” Cardinal Tagle said. (By Hazel Boquiren | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photo Gallery – Buling Buling | Last day Novena Mass | Fiesta Mass)

 

 

 

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish …

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Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality in the church.

In a news post on CBCP website, Cardinal Tagle said during a five-day course on servant leadership and pastoral management at the Caritas Philippines Academy that this way of thinking had to change if the Church wanted to promote synodality and brotherly unity.

“One thing that gets in the way of synodality and brotherly cooperation is a sense of cultural superiority, which leads to prejudice against the others.”

He asked the bishops to think about how culture works in their seminaries. He made sure to point out that some lay leaders had also come to think this way.

“Ordained people, please pay attention to the culture in your seminaries,” he said. “Instead of preparing them for a ministry, they are preparing them to take on a rank.”

Cardinal Tagle stressed how important humility is in service and in getting along with others. He added that to walk like God does, which is with humility and cooperation with others, even when they are flawed or weak.

“This is how God walks: with humility and help from others, even if they aren’t the best or most perfect or even if they are weak. Cardinal Tagle said, “He walks with them, he leads them, and he even learns from them,” he said.

“Synodality, for me, is only possible if we walk humbly with God,” he added.

Also, the Cardinal talked about how important it is for freedom to help real brotherhood and synodality grow. He said that it wasn’t freedom itself that got in the way of these goals, but “mentalities, attitudes, and wrong values” that made it hard for people to love, respect, and work with each other.

Cardinal Tagle said that spiritual discernment was about helping people see their own and other people’s barriers to freedom, which he defined as the freedom to love, serve, and walk together.

The Cardinal’s words showed how important it is for the church to change its culture so that people are more willing to work together and be humble. This is important for synodality and brotherly cooperation to work. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer – San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality …

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia Church, a new chapel located on the fifth floor of Gateway Mall 2 in Araneta City, Cubao, Quezon City last September 16, 2023.

The newly built chapel is a modern minimalist design chapel that has the shape of a miter like the one worn on the heads of Bishops and has a thousand seating capacity. 

On the upper part of the altar is the image of Jesus Christ hanging on the cross which was created by Willy Layug, a famous sculptor.

In his homily, the Cardinal elaborated that chapels built in establishments are one of the means to further expand and spread the Word of God to many people. The celebration of religious activities inside the chapel he added, also deepens the faith and trust of the people in the Lord. 

“We should remember that divine worship or sacred celebrations like sacraments and liturgies are meant to do two major things: first is to glorify God, to worship God, to adore God. So, that aspect should not be forgotten,” Cardinal Tagle said.

 “And secondly, in a holy place like this, especially during religious activities and sacraments most especially, as we glorify God, God sanctifies us,” he added.

The Cardinal was joined in the Mass by Fathers Ariston Sison, Jr., Ronnie Santos, Tony Labiao, and Tito Caluag.

Also in attendance were the Araneta family, Araneta Group officials, and employees of Araneta Center Mall. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC | Photo by maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia …

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Cardinal Tagle

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired by their faith as they utilize new means of communications to influence more people.

The pro-prefect of the Dicastery of Evangelization spoke before the country’s WYD2023 delegates to invite them to become social media influencers with the purpose of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

“Please, young people of the Philippines, spread the influence of Jesus, the influence of truth, justice, caring for the earth, and caring for fellow human beings in the world called social media,” he said at the One Filipino Reunion gathering in Lisbon’s Igreja de Madalena on August 3.

Despite so much divisiveness, prejudice and discrimination in the world, Cardinal Tagle pointed out that this year’s gathering of young Catholics around the world is a testament that their faith in Jesus makes them real influencers.

“If the one influencing you is Jesus and the Gospel, go right ahead, influence other people through this social media, which is a world in itself,” the former archbishop of Manila stressed.

“We could be the seed of unity, communion, respect for human beings, respect for diversity, because we believe in Jesus Christ,” he added.

The Philippine Church is being represented by around 1,500 young people from different dioceses, religious congregations and lay organizations and headed by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma and the chairman of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth and Daet Bishop Rex Andrew Clement Alarcon. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo from World Youth Day Facebook Page)

 

 

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired …

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization, speaking by video from Rome, emphasized the link between the vocations issue and the missionary crisis, which often begins in the home.

When parents fail to fulfill their role of imparting the faith and bringing their children to Jesus, a vocational crisis is likely, according to the cardinal. He advised parents to actively lead their children to Jesus and to be role models of a life worth imitating.

“Vocations begin at home, and so does the crisis,” Cardinal Tagle said, emphasizing the importance of the family unit in developing religious vocations. He urged families to emphasize Jesus as the ultimate goal, emphasizing that true happiness can only be found by placing Him at the center of their life.

The ongoing Serra International Convention has attracted roughly 450 attendees from all over the world. The Congregation for the Clergy oversees Serra International, the sole lay group linked with the Pontifical Work for Vocations to the Priesthood. Since its inception in the United States in 1935, the group has been vital in encouraging lay vocation apostolate, with over 20,000 members worldwide.

Furthermore, Cardinal Tagle emphasized the need of active participation in preaching the gospel of Jesus. He underlined the importance of having a vocation that seeks out others and brings them to Jesus. A profession that does not aim to draw people closer to Jesus, on the other hand, risks stagnation and deterioration.

The cardinal’s speech served as a reminder of the inextricable link between vocation and mission. He urged persons who profess to have a vocation to actively seek out others and motivate them to follow Jesus in a collaborative effort to promote vocations.

Participants are expected to participate in debates and workshops targeted at strengthening Serra International’s purpose as the convention progresses. The gathering offers the prospect of contributing to the expansion and strengthening of religious vocations globally, thanks to their united dedication and the Cardinal’s powerful message reverberating. (By Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the …

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish last January 13, 2024.

In his homily, Cardinal Tagle pointed out how Jesus was obedient to Father’s will to him. Also, he consistently embedded within Himself that he will remain a child of God through the likeness of a child.

“Sa edad, dumaan si Hesus sa mga ganyan pero siya ay nanatiling sanggol. Dumaan ang edad niya. Bakit? Sapagkat hindi niya itnatwa ang pagiging anak ng Diyos. Ang pagiging anak ng Diyos ang puso ng pananatiling sanggol. Ganyan si Hesus. Kailanman hindi niya binura ang kanyang Diyos Ama,” he said.

The Cardinal reflected that it is the responsibility of the families, including grandparents and godparents alike, to inherit to their children a fervent and unwavering devotion to Jesus and the faith.

“Pakiusap ko po sa inyo, lagi niyong dalhin ang mga bata kay Hesus. Kung minsan pag nagpaplano tayo ng family outing o anong magpapaligaya sa mga bata, kung ano-ano naiisip natin kung saan natin sila dadalhin. Hindi naman masama ‘yon pero sana kasama, dalhin lagi kay Hesus. At tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus,” he added.

Cardinal Tagle appealed to the faithful to become witnesses of Christ’s love and reveal to the children of the generation to renew our spirit.

“Tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus. Pero hindi sapat na pumunta tayo kay Hesus. Sana magbigay tayo ng pagsaksi na pag lumapit tayo kay Hesus, nababago tayo. Na talagang kumandong tayo kay Hesus para mahawa ng kanyang pagkabata,” he said.

Referring to the rebuilding of Sto. Niño de Pandacan Church, the Archbishop Emeritus of Manila is hopeful that the Church’s fullness of life may be achieved as the faithful lean as God’s children.

“Sana mas tumatatag, mas lumalaganap, mas nagiging buhay ang Simbahang buhay na bato. Hindi dahil sa ating galing, kundi lagi tayong lumalapit kay Hesus. Ang panulukang bato at ang sanggol na anak ng Diyos,” Cardinal Tagle said. (By Hazel Boquiren | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photo Gallery – Buling Buling | Last day Novena Mass | Fiesta Mass)

 

 

 

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish …

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality in the church.

In a news post on CBCP website, Cardinal Tagle said during a five-day course on servant leadership and pastoral management at the Caritas Philippines Academy that this way of thinking had to change if the Church wanted to promote synodality and brotherly unity.

“One thing that gets in the way of synodality and brotherly cooperation is a sense of cultural superiority, which leads to prejudice against the others.”

He asked the bishops to think about how culture works in their seminaries. He made sure to point out that some lay leaders had also come to think this way.

“Ordained people, please pay attention to the culture in your seminaries,” he said. “Instead of preparing them for a ministry, they are preparing them to take on a rank.”

Cardinal Tagle stressed how important humility is in service and in getting along with others. He added that to walk like God does, which is with humility and cooperation with others, even when they are flawed or weak.

“This is how God walks: with humility and help from others, even if they aren’t the best or most perfect or even if they are weak. Cardinal Tagle said, “He walks with them, he leads them, and he even learns from them,” he said.

“Synodality, for me, is only possible if we walk humbly with God,” he added.

Also, the Cardinal talked about how important it is for freedom to help real brotherhood and synodality grow. He said that it wasn’t freedom itself that got in the way of these goals, but “mentalities, attitudes, and wrong values” that made it hard for people to love, respect, and work with each other.

Cardinal Tagle said that spiritual discernment was about helping people see their own and other people’s barriers to freedom, which he defined as the freedom to love, serve, and walk together.

The Cardinal’s words showed how important it is for the church to change its culture so that people are more willing to work together and be humble. This is important for synodality and brotherly cooperation to work. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer – San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality …

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia Church, a new chapel located on the fifth floor of Gateway Mall 2 in Araneta City, Cubao, Quezon City last September 16, 2023.

The newly built chapel is a modern minimalist design chapel that has the shape of a miter like the one worn on the heads of Bishops and has a thousand seating capacity. 

On the upper part of the altar is the image of Jesus Christ hanging on the cross which was created by Willy Layug, a famous sculptor.

In his homily, the Cardinal elaborated that chapels built in establishments are one of the means to further expand and spread the Word of God to many people. The celebration of religious activities inside the chapel he added, also deepens the faith and trust of the people in the Lord. 

“We should remember that divine worship or sacred celebrations like sacraments and liturgies are meant to do two major things: first is to glorify God, to worship God, to adore God. So, that aspect should not be forgotten,” Cardinal Tagle said.

 “And secondly, in a holy place like this, especially during religious activities and sacraments most especially, as we glorify God, God sanctifies us,” he added.

The Cardinal was joined in the Mass by Fathers Ariston Sison, Jr., Ronnie Santos, Tony Labiao, and Tito Caluag.

Also in attendance were the Araneta family, Araneta Group officials, and employees of Araneta Center Mall. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC | Photo by maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia …

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired by their faith as they utilize new means of communications to influence more people.

The pro-prefect of the Dicastery of Evangelization spoke before the country’s WYD2023 delegates to invite them to become social media influencers with the purpose of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

“Please, young people of the Philippines, spread the influence of Jesus, the influence of truth, justice, caring for the earth, and caring for fellow human beings in the world called social media,” he said at the One Filipino Reunion gathering in Lisbon’s Igreja de Madalena on August 3.

Despite so much divisiveness, prejudice and discrimination in the world, Cardinal Tagle pointed out that this year’s gathering of young Catholics around the world is a testament that their faith in Jesus makes them real influencers.

“If the one influencing you is Jesus and the Gospel, go right ahead, influence other people through this social media, which is a world in itself,” the former archbishop of Manila stressed.

“We could be the seed of unity, communion, respect for human beings, respect for diversity, because we believe in Jesus Christ,” he added.

The Philippine Church is being represented by around 1,500 young people from different dioceses, religious congregations and lay organizations and headed by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma and the chairman of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth and Daet Bishop Rex Andrew Clement Alarcon. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo from World Youth Day Facebook Page)

 

 

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired …

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization, speaking by video from Rome, emphasized the link between the vocations issue and the missionary crisis, which often begins in the home.

When parents fail to fulfill their role of imparting the faith and bringing their children to Jesus, a vocational crisis is likely, according to the cardinal. He advised parents to actively lead their children to Jesus and to be role models of a life worth imitating.

“Vocations begin at home, and so does the crisis,” Cardinal Tagle said, emphasizing the importance of the family unit in developing religious vocations. He urged families to emphasize Jesus as the ultimate goal, emphasizing that true happiness can only be found by placing Him at the center of their life.

The ongoing Serra International Convention has attracted roughly 450 attendees from all over the world. The Congregation for the Clergy oversees Serra International, the sole lay group linked with the Pontifical Work for Vocations to the Priesthood. Since its inception in the United States in 1935, the group has been vital in encouraging lay vocation apostolate, with over 20,000 members worldwide.

Furthermore, Cardinal Tagle emphasized the need of active participation in preaching the gospel of Jesus. He underlined the importance of having a vocation that seeks out others and brings them to Jesus. A profession that does not aim to draw people closer to Jesus, on the other hand, risks stagnation and deterioration.

The cardinal’s speech served as a reminder of the inextricable link between vocation and mission. He urged persons who profess to have a vocation to actively seek out others and motivate them to follow Jesus in a collaborative effort to promote vocations.

Participants are expected to participate in debates and workshops targeted at strengthening Serra International’s purpose as the convention progresses. The gathering offers the prospect of contributing to the expansion and strengthening of religious vocations globally, thanks to their united dedication and the Cardinal’s powerful message reverberating. (By Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the …

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish last January 13, 2024.

In his homily, Cardinal Tagle pointed out how Jesus was obedient to Father’s will to him. Also, he consistently embedded within Himself that he will remain a child of God through the likeness of a child.

“Sa edad, dumaan si Hesus sa mga ganyan pero siya ay nanatiling sanggol. Dumaan ang edad niya. Bakit? Sapagkat hindi niya itnatwa ang pagiging anak ng Diyos. Ang pagiging anak ng Diyos ang puso ng pananatiling sanggol. Ganyan si Hesus. Kailanman hindi niya binura ang kanyang Diyos Ama,” he said.

The Cardinal reflected that it is the responsibility of the families, including grandparents and godparents alike, to inherit to their children a fervent and unwavering devotion to Jesus and the faith.

“Pakiusap ko po sa inyo, lagi niyong dalhin ang mga bata kay Hesus. Kung minsan pag nagpaplano tayo ng family outing o anong magpapaligaya sa mga bata, kung ano-ano naiisip natin kung saan natin sila dadalhin. Hindi naman masama ‘yon pero sana kasama, dalhin lagi kay Hesus. At tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus,” he added.

Cardinal Tagle appealed to the faithful to become witnesses of Christ’s love and reveal to the children of the generation to renew our spirit.

“Tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus. Pero hindi sapat na pumunta tayo kay Hesus. Sana magbigay tayo ng pagsaksi na pag lumapit tayo kay Hesus, nababago tayo. Na talagang kumandong tayo kay Hesus para mahawa ng kanyang pagkabata,” he said.

Referring to the rebuilding of Sto. Niño de Pandacan Church, the Archbishop Emeritus of Manila is hopeful that the Church’s fullness of life may be achieved as the faithful lean as God’s children.

“Sana mas tumatatag, mas lumalaganap, mas nagiging buhay ang Simbahang buhay na bato. Hindi dahil sa ating galing, kundi lagi tayong lumalapit kay Hesus. Ang panulukang bato at ang sanggol na anak ng Diyos,” Cardinal Tagle said. (By Hazel Boquiren | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photo Gallery – Buling Buling | Last day Novena Mass | Fiesta Mass)

 

 

 

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish …

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality in the church.

In a news post on CBCP website, Cardinal Tagle said during a five-day course on servant leadership and pastoral management at the Caritas Philippines Academy that this way of thinking had to change if the Church wanted to promote synodality and brotherly unity.

“One thing that gets in the way of synodality and brotherly cooperation is a sense of cultural superiority, which leads to prejudice against the others.”

He asked the bishops to think about how culture works in their seminaries. He made sure to point out that some lay leaders had also come to think this way.

“Ordained people, please pay attention to the culture in your seminaries,” he said. “Instead of preparing them for a ministry, they are preparing them to take on a rank.”

Cardinal Tagle stressed how important humility is in service and in getting along with others. He added that to walk like God does, which is with humility and cooperation with others, even when they are flawed or weak.

“This is how God walks: with humility and help from others, even if they aren’t the best or most perfect or even if they are weak. Cardinal Tagle said, “He walks with them, he leads them, and he even learns from them,” he said.

“Synodality, for me, is only possible if we walk humbly with God,” he added.

Also, the Cardinal talked about how important it is for freedom to help real brotherhood and synodality grow. He said that it wasn’t freedom itself that got in the way of these goals, but “mentalities, attitudes, and wrong values” that made it hard for people to love, respect, and work with each other.

Cardinal Tagle said that spiritual discernment was about helping people see their own and other people’s barriers to freedom, which he defined as the freedom to love, serve, and walk together.

The Cardinal’s words showed how important it is for the church to change its culture so that people are more willing to work together and be humble. This is important for synodality and brotherly cooperation to work. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer – San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality …

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia Church, a new chapel located on the fifth floor of Gateway Mall 2 in Araneta City, Cubao, Quezon City last September 16, 2023.

The newly built chapel is a modern minimalist design chapel that has the shape of a miter like the one worn on the heads of Bishops and has a thousand seating capacity. 

On the upper part of the altar is the image of Jesus Christ hanging on the cross which was created by Willy Layug, a famous sculptor.

In his homily, the Cardinal elaborated that chapels built in establishments are one of the means to further expand and spread the Word of God to many people. The celebration of religious activities inside the chapel he added, also deepens the faith and trust of the people in the Lord. 

“We should remember that divine worship or sacred celebrations like sacraments and liturgies are meant to do two major things: first is to glorify God, to worship God, to adore God. So, that aspect should not be forgotten,” Cardinal Tagle said.

 “And secondly, in a holy place like this, especially during religious activities and sacraments most especially, as we glorify God, God sanctifies us,” he added.

The Cardinal was joined in the Mass by Fathers Ariston Sison, Jr., Ronnie Santos, Tony Labiao, and Tito Caluag.

Also in attendance were the Araneta family, Araneta Group officials, and employees of Araneta Center Mall. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC | Photo by maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia …

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired by their faith as they utilize new means of communications to influence more people.

The pro-prefect of the Dicastery of Evangelization spoke before the country’s WYD2023 delegates to invite them to become social media influencers with the purpose of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

“Please, young people of the Philippines, spread the influence of Jesus, the influence of truth, justice, caring for the earth, and caring for fellow human beings in the world called social media,” he said at the One Filipino Reunion gathering in Lisbon’s Igreja de Madalena on August 3.

Despite so much divisiveness, prejudice and discrimination in the world, Cardinal Tagle pointed out that this year’s gathering of young Catholics around the world is a testament that their faith in Jesus makes them real influencers.

“If the one influencing you is Jesus and the Gospel, go right ahead, influence other people through this social media, which is a world in itself,” the former archbishop of Manila stressed.

“We could be the seed of unity, communion, respect for human beings, respect for diversity, because we believe in Jesus Christ,” he added.

The Philippine Church is being represented by around 1,500 young people from different dioceses, religious congregations and lay organizations and headed by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma and the chairman of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth and Daet Bishop Rex Andrew Clement Alarcon. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo from World Youth Day Facebook Page)

 

 

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired …

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization, speaking by video from Rome, emphasized the link between the vocations issue and the missionary crisis, which often begins in the home.

When parents fail to fulfill their role of imparting the faith and bringing their children to Jesus, a vocational crisis is likely, according to the cardinal. He advised parents to actively lead their children to Jesus and to be role models of a life worth imitating.

“Vocations begin at home, and so does the crisis,” Cardinal Tagle said, emphasizing the importance of the family unit in developing religious vocations. He urged families to emphasize Jesus as the ultimate goal, emphasizing that true happiness can only be found by placing Him at the center of their life.

The ongoing Serra International Convention has attracted roughly 450 attendees from all over the world. The Congregation for the Clergy oversees Serra International, the sole lay group linked with the Pontifical Work for Vocations to the Priesthood. Since its inception in the United States in 1935, the group has been vital in encouraging lay vocation apostolate, with over 20,000 members worldwide.

Furthermore, Cardinal Tagle emphasized the need of active participation in preaching the gospel of Jesus. He underlined the importance of having a vocation that seeks out others and brings them to Jesus. A profession that does not aim to draw people closer to Jesus, on the other hand, risks stagnation and deterioration.

The cardinal’s speech served as a reminder of the inextricable link between vocation and mission. He urged persons who profess to have a vocation to actively seek out others and motivate them to follow Jesus in a collaborative effort to promote vocations.

Participants are expected to participate in debates and workshops targeted at strengthening Serra International’s purpose as the convention progresses. The gathering offers the prospect of contributing to the expansion and strengthening of religious vocations globally, thanks to their united dedication and the Cardinal’s powerful message reverberating. (By Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the …

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Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish last January 13, 2024.

In his homily, Cardinal Tagle pointed out how Jesus was obedient to Father’s will to him. Also, he consistently embedded within Himself that he will remain a child of God through the likeness of a child.

“Sa edad, dumaan si Hesus sa mga ganyan pero siya ay nanatiling sanggol. Dumaan ang edad niya. Bakit? Sapagkat hindi niya itnatwa ang pagiging anak ng Diyos. Ang pagiging anak ng Diyos ang puso ng pananatiling sanggol. Ganyan si Hesus. Kailanman hindi niya binura ang kanyang Diyos Ama,” he said.

The Cardinal reflected that it is the responsibility of the families, including grandparents and godparents alike, to inherit to their children a fervent and unwavering devotion to Jesus and the faith.

“Pakiusap ko po sa inyo, lagi niyong dalhin ang mga bata kay Hesus. Kung minsan pag nagpaplano tayo ng family outing o anong magpapaligaya sa mga bata, kung ano-ano naiisip natin kung saan natin sila dadalhin. Hindi naman masama ‘yon pero sana kasama, dalhin lagi kay Hesus. At tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus,” he added.

Cardinal Tagle appealed to the faithful to become witnesses of Christ’s love and reveal to the children of the generation to renew our spirit.

“Tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus. Pero hindi sapat na pumunta tayo kay Hesus. Sana magbigay tayo ng pagsaksi na pag lumapit tayo kay Hesus, nababago tayo. Na talagang kumandong tayo kay Hesus para mahawa ng kanyang pagkabata,” he said.

Referring to the rebuilding of Sto. Niño de Pandacan Church, the Archbishop Emeritus of Manila is hopeful that the Church’s fullness of life may be achieved as the faithful lean as God’s children.

“Sana mas tumatatag, mas lumalaganap, mas nagiging buhay ang Simbahang buhay na bato. Hindi dahil sa ating galing, kundi lagi tayong lumalapit kay Hesus. Ang panulukang bato at ang sanggol na anak ng Diyos,” Cardinal Tagle said. (By Hazel Boquiren | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photo Gallery – Buling Buling | Last day Novena Mass | Fiesta Mass)

 

 

 

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish …

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality in the church.

In a news post on CBCP website, Cardinal Tagle said during a five-day course on servant leadership and pastoral management at the Caritas Philippines Academy that this way of thinking had to change if the Church wanted to promote synodality and brotherly unity.

“One thing that gets in the way of synodality and brotherly cooperation is a sense of cultural superiority, which leads to prejudice against the others.”

He asked the bishops to think about how culture works in their seminaries. He made sure to point out that some lay leaders had also come to think this way.

“Ordained people, please pay attention to the culture in your seminaries,” he said. “Instead of preparing them for a ministry, they are preparing them to take on a rank.”

Cardinal Tagle stressed how important humility is in service and in getting along with others. He added that to walk like God does, which is with humility and cooperation with others, even when they are flawed or weak.

“This is how God walks: with humility and help from others, even if they aren’t the best or most perfect or even if they are weak. Cardinal Tagle said, “He walks with them, he leads them, and he even learns from them,” he said.

“Synodality, for me, is only possible if we walk humbly with God,” he added.

Also, the Cardinal talked about how important it is for freedom to help real brotherhood and synodality grow. He said that it wasn’t freedom itself that got in the way of these goals, but “mentalities, attitudes, and wrong values” that made it hard for people to love, respect, and work with each other.

Cardinal Tagle said that spiritual discernment was about helping people see their own and other people’s barriers to freedom, which he defined as the freedom to love, serve, and walk together.

The Cardinal’s words showed how important it is for the church to change its culture so that people are more willing to work together and be humble. This is important for synodality and brotherly cooperation to work. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer – San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality …

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia Church, a new chapel located on the fifth floor of Gateway Mall 2 in Araneta City, Cubao, Quezon City last September 16, 2023.

The newly built chapel is a modern minimalist design chapel that has the shape of a miter like the one worn on the heads of Bishops and has a thousand seating capacity. 

On the upper part of the altar is the image of Jesus Christ hanging on the cross which was created by Willy Layug, a famous sculptor.

In his homily, the Cardinal elaborated that chapels built in establishments are one of the means to further expand and spread the Word of God to many people. The celebration of religious activities inside the chapel he added, also deepens the faith and trust of the people in the Lord. 

“We should remember that divine worship or sacred celebrations like sacraments and liturgies are meant to do two major things: first is to glorify God, to worship God, to adore God. So, that aspect should not be forgotten,” Cardinal Tagle said.

 “And secondly, in a holy place like this, especially during religious activities and sacraments most especially, as we glorify God, God sanctifies us,” he added.

The Cardinal was joined in the Mass by Fathers Ariston Sison, Jr., Ronnie Santos, Tony Labiao, and Tito Caluag.

Also in attendance were the Araneta family, Araneta Group officials, and employees of Araneta Center Mall. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC | Photo by maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia …

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired by their faith as they utilize new means of communications to influence more people.

The pro-prefect of the Dicastery of Evangelization spoke before the country’s WYD2023 delegates to invite them to become social media influencers with the purpose of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

“Please, young people of the Philippines, spread the influence of Jesus, the influence of truth, justice, caring for the earth, and caring for fellow human beings in the world called social media,” he said at the One Filipino Reunion gathering in Lisbon’s Igreja de Madalena on August 3.

Despite so much divisiveness, prejudice and discrimination in the world, Cardinal Tagle pointed out that this year’s gathering of young Catholics around the world is a testament that their faith in Jesus makes them real influencers.

“If the one influencing you is Jesus and the Gospel, go right ahead, influence other people through this social media, which is a world in itself,” the former archbishop of Manila stressed.

“We could be the seed of unity, communion, respect for human beings, respect for diversity, because we believe in Jesus Christ,” he added.

The Philippine Church is being represented by around 1,500 young people from different dioceses, religious congregations and lay organizations and headed by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma and the chairman of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth and Daet Bishop Rex Andrew Clement Alarcon. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo from World Youth Day Facebook Page)

 

 

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired …

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization, speaking by video from Rome, emphasized the link between the vocations issue and the missionary crisis, which often begins in the home.

When parents fail to fulfill their role of imparting the faith and bringing their children to Jesus, a vocational crisis is likely, according to the cardinal. He advised parents to actively lead their children to Jesus and to be role models of a life worth imitating.

“Vocations begin at home, and so does the crisis,” Cardinal Tagle said, emphasizing the importance of the family unit in developing religious vocations. He urged families to emphasize Jesus as the ultimate goal, emphasizing that true happiness can only be found by placing Him at the center of their life.

The ongoing Serra International Convention has attracted roughly 450 attendees from all over the world. The Congregation for the Clergy oversees Serra International, the sole lay group linked with the Pontifical Work for Vocations to the Priesthood. Since its inception in the United States in 1935, the group has been vital in encouraging lay vocation apostolate, with over 20,000 members worldwide.

Furthermore, Cardinal Tagle emphasized the need of active participation in preaching the gospel of Jesus. He underlined the importance of having a vocation that seeks out others and brings them to Jesus. A profession that does not aim to draw people closer to Jesus, on the other hand, risks stagnation and deterioration.

The cardinal’s speech served as a reminder of the inextricable link between vocation and mission. He urged persons who profess to have a vocation to actively seek out others and motivate them to follow Jesus in a collaborative effort to promote vocations.

Participants are expected to participate in debates and workshops targeted at strengthening Serra International’s purpose as the convention progresses. The gathering offers the prospect of contributing to the expansion and strengthening of religious vocations globally, thanks to their united dedication and the Cardinal’s powerful message reverberating. (By Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the …

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish last January 13, 2024.

In his homily, Cardinal Tagle pointed out how Jesus was obedient to Father’s will to him. Also, he consistently embedded within Himself that he will remain a child of God through the likeness of a child.

“Sa edad, dumaan si Hesus sa mga ganyan pero siya ay nanatiling sanggol. Dumaan ang edad niya. Bakit? Sapagkat hindi niya itnatwa ang pagiging anak ng Diyos. Ang pagiging anak ng Diyos ang puso ng pananatiling sanggol. Ganyan si Hesus. Kailanman hindi niya binura ang kanyang Diyos Ama,” he said.

The Cardinal reflected that it is the responsibility of the families, including grandparents and godparents alike, to inherit to their children a fervent and unwavering devotion to Jesus and the faith.

“Pakiusap ko po sa inyo, lagi niyong dalhin ang mga bata kay Hesus. Kung minsan pag nagpaplano tayo ng family outing o anong magpapaligaya sa mga bata, kung ano-ano naiisip natin kung saan natin sila dadalhin. Hindi naman masama ‘yon pero sana kasama, dalhin lagi kay Hesus. At tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus,” he added.

Cardinal Tagle appealed to the faithful to become witnesses of Christ’s love and reveal to the children of the generation to renew our spirit.

“Tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus. Pero hindi sapat na pumunta tayo kay Hesus. Sana magbigay tayo ng pagsaksi na pag lumapit tayo kay Hesus, nababago tayo. Na talagang kumandong tayo kay Hesus para mahawa ng kanyang pagkabata,” he said.

Referring to the rebuilding of Sto. Niño de Pandacan Church, the Archbishop Emeritus of Manila is hopeful that the Church’s fullness of life may be achieved as the faithful lean as God’s children.

“Sana mas tumatatag, mas lumalaganap, mas nagiging buhay ang Simbahang buhay na bato. Hindi dahil sa ating galing, kundi lagi tayong lumalapit kay Hesus. Ang panulukang bato at ang sanggol na anak ng Diyos,” Cardinal Tagle said. (By Hazel Boquiren | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photo Gallery – Buling Buling | Last day Novena Mass | Fiesta Mass)

 

 

 

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish …

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality in the church.

In a news post on CBCP website, Cardinal Tagle said during a five-day course on servant leadership and pastoral management at the Caritas Philippines Academy that this way of thinking had to change if the Church wanted to promote synodality and brotherly unity.

“One thing that gets in the way of synodality and brotherly cooperation is a sense of cultural superiority, which leads to prejudice against the others.”

He asked the bishops to think about how culture works in their seminaries. He made sure to point out that some lay leaders had also come to think this way.

“Ordained people, please pay attention to the culture in your seminaries,” he said. “Instead of preparing them for a ministry, they are preparing them to take on a rank.”

Cardinal Tagle stressed how important humility is in service and in getting along with others. He added that to walk like God does, which is with humility and cooperation with others, even when they are flawed or weak.

“This is how God walks: with humility and help from others, even if they aren’t the best or most perfect or even if they are weak. Cardinal Tagle said, “He walks with them, he leads them, and he even learns from them,” he said.

“Synodality, for me, is only possible if we walk humbly with God,” he added.

Also, the Cardinal talked about how important it is for freedom to help real brotherhood and synodality grow. He said that it wasn’t freedom itself that got in the way of these goals, but “mentalities, attitudes, and wrong values” that made it hard for people to love, respect, and work with each other.

Cardinal Tagle said that spiritual discernment was about helping people see their own and other people’s barriers to freedom, which he defined as the freedom to love, serve, and walk together.

The Cardinal’s words showed how important it is for the church to change its culture so that people are more willing to work together and be humble. This is important for synodality and brotherly cooperation to work. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer – San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality …

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia Church, a new chapel located on the fifth floor of Gateway Mall 2 in Araneta City, Cubao, Quezon City last September 16, 2023.

The newly built chapel is a modern minimalist design chapel that has the shape of a miter like the one worn on the heads of Bishops and has a thousand seating capacity. 

On the upper part of the altar is the image of Jesus Christ hanging on the cross which was created by Willy Layug, a famous sculptor.

In his homily, the Cardinal elaborated that chapels built in establishments are one of the means to further expand and spread the Word of God to many people. The celebration of religious activities inside the chapel he added, also deepens the faith and trust of the people in the Lord. 

“We should remember that divine worship or sacred celebrations like sacraments and liturgies are meant to do two major things: first is to glorify God, to worship God, to adore God. So, that aspect should not be forgotten,” Cardinal Tagle said.

 “And secondly, in a holy place like this, especially during religious activities and sacraments most especially, as we glorify God, God sanctifies us,” he added.

The Cardinal was joined in the Mass by Fathers Ariston Sison, Jr., Ronnie Santos, Tony Labiao, and Tito Caluag.

Also in attendance were the Araneta family, Araneta Group officials, and employees of Araneta Center Mall. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC | Photo by maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia …

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired by their faith as they utilize new means of communications to influence more people.

The pro-prefect of the Dicastery of Evangelization spoke before the country’s WYD2023 delegates to invite them to become social media influencers with the purpose of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

“Please, young people of the Philippines, spread the influence of Jesus, the influence of truth, justice, caring for the earth, and caring for fellow human beings in the world called social media,” he said at the One Filipino Reunion gathering in Lisbon’s Igreja de Madalena on August 3.

Despite so much divisiveness, prejudice and discrimination in the world, Cardinal Tagle pointed out that this year’s gathering of young Catholics around the world is a testament that their faith in Jesus makes them real influencers.

“If the one influencing you is Jesus and the Gospel, go right ahead, influence other people through this social media, which is a world in itself,” the former archbishop of Manila stressed.

“We could be the seed of unity, communion, respect for human beings, respect for diversity, because we believe in Jesus Christ,” he added.

The Philippine Church is being represented by around 1,500 young people from different dioceses, religious congregations and lay organizations and headed by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma and the chairman of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth and Daet Bishop Rex Andrew Clement Alarcon. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo from World Youth Day Facebook Page)

 

 

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired …

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization, speaking by video from Rome, emphasized the link between the vocations issue and the missionary crisis, which often begins in the home.

When parents fail to fulfill their role of imparting the faith and bringing their children to Jesus, a vocational crisis is likely, according to the cardinal. He advised parents to actively lead their children to Jesus and to be role models of a life worth imitating.

“Vocations begin at home, and so does the crisis,” Cardinal Tagle said, emphasizing the importance of the family unit in developing religious vocations. He urged families to emphasize Jesus as the ultimate goal, emphasizing that true happiness can only be found by placing Him at the center of their life.

The ongoing Serra International Convention has attracted roughly 450 attendees from all over the world. The Congregation for the Clergy oversees Serra International, the sole lay group linked with the Pontifical Work for Vocations to the Priesthood. Since its inception in the United States in 1935, the group has been vital in encouraging lay vocation apostolate, with over 20,000 members worldwide.

Furthermore, Cardinal Tagle emphasized the need of active participation in preaching the gospel of Jesus. He underlined the importance of having a vocation that seeks out others and brings them to Jesus. A profession that does not aim to draw people closer to Jesus, on the other hand, risks stagnation and deterioration.

The cardinal’s speech served as a reminder of the inextricable link between vocation and mission. He urged persons who profess to have a vocation to actively seek out others and motivate them to follow Jesus in a collaborative effort to promote vocations.

Participants are expected to participate in debates and workshops targeted at strengthening Serra International’s purpose as the convention progresses. The gathering offers the prospect of contributing to the expansion and strengthening of religious vocations globally, thanks to their united dedication and the Cardinal’s powerful message reverberating. (By Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the …

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish last January 13, 2024.

In his homily, Cardinal Tagle pointed out how Jesus was obedient to Father’s will to him. Also, he consistently embedded within Himself that he will remain a child of God through the likeness of a child.

“Sa edad, dumaan si Hesus sa mga ganyan pero siya ay nanatiling sanggol. Dumaan ang edad niya. Bakit? Sapagkat hindi niya itnatwa ang pagiging anak ng Diyos. Ang pagiging anak ng Diyos ang puso ng pananatiling sanggol. Ganyan si Hesus. Kailanman hindi niya binura ang kanyang Diyos Ama,” he said.

The Cardinal reflected that it is the responsibility of the families, including grandparents and godparents alike, to inherit to their children a fervent and unwavering devotion to Jesus and the faith.

“Pakiusap ko po sa inyo, lagi niyong dalhin ang mga bata kay Hesus. Kung minsan pag nagpaplano tayo ng family outing o anong magpapaligaya sa mga bata, kung ano-ano naiisip natin kung saan natin sila dadalhin. Hindi naman masama ‘yon pero sana kasama, dalhin lagi kay Hesus. At tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus,” he added.

Cardinal Tagle appealed to the faithful to become witnesses of Christ’s love and reveal to the children of the generation to renew our spirit.

“Tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus. Pero hindi sapat na pumunta tayo kay Hesus. Sana magbigay tayo ng pagsaksi na pag lumapit tayo kay Hesus, nababago tayo. Na talagang kumandong tayo kay Hesus para mahawa ng kanyang pagkabata,” he said.

Referring to the rebuilding of Sto. Niño de Pandacan Church, the Archbishop Emeritus of Manila is hopeful that the Church’s fullness of life may be achieved as the faithful lean as God’s children.

“Sana mas tumatatag, mas lumalaganap, mas nagiging buhay ang Simbahang buhay na bato. Hindi dahil sa ating galing, kundi lagi tayong lumalapit kay Hesus. Ang panulukang bato at ang sanggol na anak ng Diyos,” Cardinal Tagle said. (By Hazel Boquiren | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photo Gallery – Buling Buling | Last day Novena Mass | Fiesta Mass)

 

 

 

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish …

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Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality in the church.

In a news post on CBCP website, Cardinal Tagle said during a five-day course on servant leadership and pastoral management at the Caritas Philippines Academy that this way of thinking had to change if the Church wanted to promote synodality and brotherly unity.

“One thing that gets in the way of synodality and brotherly cooperation is a sense of cultural superiority, which leads to prejudice against the others.”

He asked the bishops to think about how culture works in their seminaries. He made sure to point out that some lay leaders had also come to think this way.

“Ordained people, please pay attention to the culture in your seminaries,” he said. “Instead of preparing them for a ministry, they are preparing them to take on a rank.”

Cardinal Tagle stressed how important humility is in service and in getting along with others. He added that to walk like God does, which is with humility and cooperation with others, even when they are flawed or weak.

“This is how God walks: with humility and help from others, even if they aren’t the best or most perfect or even if they are weak. Cardinal Tagle said, “He walks with them, he leads them, and he even learns from them,” he said.

“Synodality, for me, is only possible if we walk humbly with God,” he added.

Also, the Cardinal talked about how important it is for freedom to help real brotherhood and synodality grow. He said that it wasn’t freedom itself that got in the way of these goals, but “mentalities, attitudes, and wrong values” that made it hard for people to love, respect, and work with each other.

Cardinal Tagle said that spiritual discernment was about helping people see their own and other people’s barriers to freedom, which he defined as the freedom to love, serve, and walk together.

The Cardinal’s words showed how important it is for the church to change its culture so that people are more willing to work together and be humble. This is important for synodality and brotherly cooperation to work. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer – San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality …

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Cardinal Tagle

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia Church, a new chapel located on the fifth floor of Gateway Mall 2 in Araneta City, Cubao, Quezon City last September 16, 2023.

The newly built chapel is a modern minimalist design chapel that has the shape of a miter like the one worn on the heads of Bishops and has a thousand seating capacity. 

On the upper part of the altar is the image of Jesus Christ hanging on the cross which was created by Willy Layug, a famous sculptor.

In his homily, the Cardinal elaborated that chapels built in establishments are one of the means to further expand and spread the Word of God to many people. The celebration of religious activities inside the chapel he added, also deepens the faith and trust of the people in the Lord. 

“We should remember that divine worship or sacred celebrations like sacraments and liturgies are meant to do two major things: first is to glorify God, to worship God, to adore God. So, that aspect should not be forgotten,” Cardinal Tagle said.

 “And secondly, in a holy place like this, especially during religious activities and sacraments most especially, as we glorify God, God sanctifies us,” he added.

The Cardinal was joined in the Mass by Fathers Ariston Sison, Jr., Ronnie Santos, Tony Labiao, and Tito Caluag.

Also in attendance were the Araneta family, Araneta Group officials, and employees of Araneta Center Mall. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC | Photo by maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia …

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Cardinal Tagle

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired by their faith as they utilize new means of communications to influence more people.

The pro-prefect of the Dicastery of Evangelization spoke before the country’s WYD2023 delegates to invite them to become social media influencers with the purpose of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

“Please, young people of the Philippines, spread the influence of Jesus, the influence of truth, justice, caring for the earth, and caring for fellow human beings in the world called social media,” he said at the One Filipino Reunion gathering in Lisbon’s Igreja de Madalena on August 3.

Despite so much divisiveness, prejudice and discrimination in the world, Cardinal Tagle pointed out that this year’s gathering of young Catholics around the world is a testament that their faith in Jesus makes them real influencers.

“If the one influencing you is Jesus and the Gospel, go right ahead, influence other people through this social media, which is a world in itself,” the former archbishop of Manila stressed.

“We could be the seed of unity, communion, respect for human beings, respect for diversity, because we believe in Jesus Christ,” he added.

The Philippine Church is being represented by around 1,500 young people from different dioceses, religious congregations and lay organizations and headed by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma and the chairman of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth and Daet Bishop Rex Andrew Clement Alarcon. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo from World Youth Day Facebook Page)

 

 

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired …

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Cardinal Tagle

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization, speaking by video from Rome, emphasized the link between the vocations issue and the missionary crisis, which often begins in the home.

When parents fail to fulfill their role of imparting the faith and bringing their children to Jesus, a vocational crisis is likely, according to the cardinal. He advised parents to actively lead their children to Jesus and to be role models of a life worth imitating.

“Vocations begin at home, and so does the crisis,” Cardinal Tagle said, emphasizing the importance of the family unit in developing religious vocations. He urged families to emphasize Jesus as the ultimate goal, emphasizing that true happiness can only be found by placing Him at the center of their life.

The ongoing Serra International Convention has attracted roughly 450 attendees from all over the world. The Congregation for the Clergy oversees Serra International, the sole lay group linked with the Pontifical Work for Vocations to the Priesthood. Since its inception in the United States in 1935, the group has been vital in encouraging lay vocation apostolate, with over 20,000 members worldwide.

Furthermore, Cardinal Tagle emphasized the need of active participation in preaching the gospel of Jesus. He underlined the importance of having a vocation that seeks out others and brings them to Jesus. A profession that does not aim to draw people closer to Jesus, on the other hand, risks stagnation and deterioration.

The cardinal’s speech served as a reminder of the inextricable link between vocation and mission. He urged persons who profess to have a vocation to actively seek out others and motivate them to follow Jesus in a collaborative effort to promote vocations.

Participants are expected to participate in debates and workshops targeted at strengthening Serra International’s purpose as the convention progresses. The gathering offers the prospect of contributing to the expansion and strengthening of religious vocations globally, thanks to their united dedication and the Cardinal’s powerful message reverberating. (By Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the …

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Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish last January 13, 2024.

In his homily, Cardinal Tagle pointed out how Jesus was obedient to Father’s will to him. Also, he consistently embedded within Himself that he will remain a child of God through the likeness of a child.

“Sa edad, dumaan si Hesus sa mga ganyan pero siya ay nanatiling sanggol. Dumaan ang edad niya. Bakit? Sapagkat hindi niya itnatwa ang pagiging anak ng Diyos. Ang pagiging anak ng Diyos ang puso ng pananatiling sanggol. Ganyan si Hesus. Kailanman hindi niya binura ang kanyang Diyos Ama,” he said.

The Cardinal reflected that it is the responsibility of the families, including grandparents and godparents alike, to inherit to their children a fervent and unwavering devotion to Jesus and the faith.

“Pakiusap ko po sa inyo, lagi niyong dalhin ang mga bata kay Hesus. Kung minsan pag nagpaplano tayo ng family outing o anong magpapaligaya sa mga bata, kung ano-ano naiisip natin kung saan natin sila dadalhin. Hindi naman masama ‘yon pero sana kasama, dalhin lagi kay Hesus. At tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus,” he added.

Cardinal Tagle appealed to the faithful to become witnesses of Christ’s love and reveal to the children of the generation to renew our spirit.

“Tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus. Pero hindi sapat na pumunta tayo kay Hesus. Sana magbigay tayo ng pagsaksi na pag lumapit tayo kay Hesus, nababago tayo. Na talagang kumandong tayo kay Hesus para mahawa ng kanyang pagkabata,” he said.

Referring to the rebuilding of Sto. Niño de Pandacan Church, the Archbishop Emeritus of Manila is hopeful that the Church’s fullness of life may be achieved as the faithful lean as God’s children.

“Sana mas tumatatag, mas lumalaganap, mas nagiging buhay ang Simbahang buhay na bato. Hindi dahil sa ating galing, kundi lagi tayong lumalapit kay Hesus. Ang panulukang bato at ang sanggol na anak ng Diyos,” Cardinal Tagle said. (By Hazel Boquiren | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photo Gallery – Buling Buling | Last day Novena Mass | Fiesta Mass)

 

 

 

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish …

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality in the church.

In a news post on CBCP website, Cardinal Tagle said during a five-day course on servant leadership and pastoral management at the Caritas Philippines Academy that this way of thinking had to change if the Church wanted to promote synodality and brotherly unity.

“One thing that gets in the way of synodality and brotherly cooperation is a sense of cultural superiority, which leads to prejudice against the others.”

He asked the bishops to think about how culture works in their seminaries. He made sure to point out that some lay leaders had also come to think this way.

“Ordained people, please pay attention to the culture in your seminaries,” he said. “Instead of preparing them for a ministry, they are preparing them to take on a rank.”

Cardinal Tagle stressed how important humility is in service and in getting along with others. He added that to walk like God does, which is with humility and cooperation with others, even when they are flawed or weak.

“This is how God walks: with humility and help from others, even if they aren’t the best or most perfect or even if they are weak. Cardinal Tagle said, “He walks with them, he leads them, and he even learns from them,” he said.

“Synodality, for me, is only possible if we walk humbly with God,” he added.

Also, the Cardinal talked about how important it is for freedom to help real brotherhood and synodality grow. He said that it wasn’t freedom itself that got in the way of these goals, but “mentalities, attitudes, and wrong values” that made it hard for people to love, respect, and work with each other.

Cardinal Tagle said that spiritual discernment was about helping people see their own and other people’s barriers to freedom, which he defined as the freedom to love, serve, and walk together.

The Cardinal’s words showed how important it is for the church to change its culture so that people are more willing to work together and be humble. This is important for synodality and brotherly cooperation to work. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer – San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality …

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia Church, a new chapel located on the fifth floor of Gateway Mall 2 in Araneta City, Cubao, Quezon City last September 16, 2023.

The newly built chapel is a modern minimalist design chapel that has the shape of a miter like the one worn on the heads of Bishops and has a thousand seating capacity. 

On the upper part of the altar is the image of Jesus Christ hanging on the cross which was created by Willy Layug, a famous sculptor.

In his homily, the Cardinal elaborated that chapels built in establishments are one of the means to further expand and spread the Word of God to many people. The celebration of religious activities inside the chapel he added, also deepens the faith and trust of the people in the Lord. 

“We should remember that divine worship or sacred celebrations like sacraments and liturgies are meant to do two major things: first is to glorify God, to worship God, to adore God. So, that aspect should not be forgotten,” Cardinal Tagle said.

 “And secondly, in a holy place like this, especially during religious activities and sacraments most especially, as we glorify God, God sanctifies us,” he added.

The Cardinal was joined in the Mass by Fathers Ariston Sison, Jr., Ronnie Santos, Tony Labiao, and Tito Caluag.

Also in attendance were the Araneta family, Araneta Group officials, and employees of Araneta Center Mall. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC | Photo by maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia …

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired by their faith as they utilize new means of communications to influence more people.

The pro-prefect of the Dicastery of Evangelization spoke before the country’s WYD2023 delegates to invite them to become social media influencers with the purpose of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

“Please, young people of the Philippines, spread the influence of Jesus, the influence of truth, justice, caring for the earth, and caring for fellow human beings in the world called social media,” he said at the One Filipino Reunion gathering in Lisbon’s Igreja de Madalena on August 3.

Despite so much divisiveness, prejudice and discrimination in the world, Cardinal Tagle pointed out that this year’s gathering of young Catholics around the world is a testament that their faith in Jesus makes them real influencers.

“If the one influencing you is Jesus and the Gospel, go right ahead, influence other people through this social media, which is a world in itself,” the former archbishop of Manila stressed.

“We could be the seed of unity, communion, respect for human beings, respect for diversity, because we believe in Jesus Christ,” he added.

The Philippine Church is being represented by around 1,500 young people from different dioceses, religious congregations and lay organizations and headed by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma and the chairman of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth and Daet Bishop Rex Andrew Clement Alarcon. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo from World Youth Day Facebook Page)

 

 

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired …

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization, speaking by video from Rome, emphasized the link between the vocations issue and the missionary crisis, which often begins in the home.

When parents fail to fulfill their role of imparting the faith and bringing their children to Jesus, a vocational crisis is likely, according to the cardinal. He advised parents to actively lead their children to Jesus and to be role models of a life worth imitating.

“Vocations begin at home, and so does the crisis,” Cardinal Tagle said, emphasizing the importance of the family unit in developing religious vocations. He urged families to emphasize Jesus as the ultimate goal, emphasizing that true happiness can only be found by placing Him at the center of their life.

The ongoing Serra International Convention has attracted roughly 450 attendees from all over the world. The Congregation for the Clergy oversees Serra International, the sole lay group linked with the Pontifical Work for Vocations to the Priesthood. Since its inception in the United States in 1935, the group has been vital in encouraging lay vocation apostolate, with over 20,000 members worldwide.

Furthermore, Cardinal Tagle emphasized the need of active participation in preaching the gospel of Jesus. He underlined the importance of having a vocation that seeks out others and brings them to Jesus. A profession that does not aim to draw people closer to Jesus, on the other hand, risks stagnation and deterioration.

The cardinal’s speech served as a reminder of the inextricable link between vocation and mission. He urged persons who profess to have a vocation to actively seek out others and motivate them to follow Jesus in a collaborative effort to promote vocations.

Participants are expected to participate in debates and workshops targeted at strengthening Serra International’s purpose as the convention progresses. The gathering offers the prospect of contributing to the expansion and strengthening of religious vocations globally, thanks to their united dedication and the Cardinal’s powerful message reverberating. (By Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the …

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish last January 13, 2024.

In his homily, Cardinal Tagle pointed out how Jesus was obedient to Father’s will to him. Also, he consistently embedded within Himself that he will remain a child of God through the likeness of a child.

“Sa edad, dumaan si Hesus sa mga ganyan pero siya ay nanatiling sanggol. Dumaan ang edad niya. Bakit? Sapagkat hindi niya itnatwa ang pagiging anak ng Diyos. Ang pagiging anak ng Diyos ang puso ng pananatiling sanggol. Ganyan si Hesus. Kailanman hindi niya binura ang kanyang Diyos Ama,” he said.

The Cardinal reflected that it is the responsibility of the families, including grandparents and godparents alike, to inherit to their children a fervent and unwavering devotion to Jesus and the faith.

“Pakiusap ko po sa inyo, lagi niyong dalhin ang mga bata kay Hesus. Kung minsan pag nagpaplano tayo ng family outing o anong magpapaligaya sa mga bata, kung ano-ano naiisip natin kung saan natin sila dadalhin. Hindi naman masama ‘yon pero sana kasama, dalhin lagi kay Hesus. At tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus,” he added.

Cardinal Tagle appealed to the faithful to become witnesses of Christ’s love and reveal to the children of the generation to renew our spirit.

“Tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus. Pero hindi sapat na pumunta tayo kay Hesus. Sana magbigay tayo ng pagsaksi na pag lumapit tayo kay Hesus, nababago tayo. Na talagang kumandong tayo kay Hesus para mahawa ng kanyang pagkabata,” he said.

Referring to the rebuilding of Sto. Niño de Pandacan Church, the Archbishop Emeritus of Manila is hopeful that the Church’s fullness of life may be achieved as the faithful lean as God’s children.

“Sana mas tumatatag, mas lumalaganap, mas nagiging buhay ang Simbahang buhay na bato. Hindi dahil sa ating galing, kundi lagi tayong lumalapit kay Hesus. Ang panulukang bato at ang sanggol na anak ng Diyos,” Cardinal Tagle said. (By Hazel Boquiren | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photo Gallery – Buling Buling | Last day Novena Mass | Fiesta Mass)

 

 

 

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish …

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality in the church.

In a news post on CBCP website, Cardinal Tagle said during a five-day course on servant leadership and pastoral management at the Caritas Philippines Academy that this way of thinking had to change if the Church wanted to promote synodality and brotherly unity.

“One thing that gets in the way of synodality and brotherly cooperation is a sense of cultural superiority, which leads to prejudice against the others.”

He asked the bishops to think about how culture works in their seminaries. He made sure to point out that some lay leaders had also come to think this way.

“Ordained people, please pay attention to the culture in your seminaries,” he said. “Instead of preparing them for a ministry, they are preparing them to take on a rank.”

Cardinal Tagle stressed how important humility is in service and in getting along with others. He added that to walk like God does, which is with humility and cooperation with others, even when they are flawed or weak.

“This is how God walks: with humility and help from others, even if they aren’t the best or most perfect or even if they are weak. Cardinal Tagle said, “He walks with them, he leads them, and he even learns from them,” he said.

“Synodality, for me, is only possible if we walk humbly with God,” he added.

Also, the Cardinal talked about how important it is for freedom to help real brotherhood and synodality grow. He said that it wasn’t freedom itself that got in the way of these goals, but “mentalities, attitudes, and wrong values” that made it hard for people to love, respect, and work with each other.

Cardinal Tagle said that spiritual discernment was about helping people see their own and other people’s barriers to freedom, which he defined as the freedom to love, serve, and walk together.

The Cardinal’s words showed how important it is for the church to change its culture so that people are more willing to work together and be humble. This is important for synodality and brotherly cooperation to work. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer – San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality …

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia Church, a new chapel located on the fifth floor of Gateway Mall 2 in Araneta City, Cubao, Quezon City last September 16, 2023.

The newly built chapel is a modern minimalist design chapel that has the shape of a miter like the one worn on the heads of Bishops and has a thousand seating capacity. 

On the upper part of the altar is the image of Jesus Christ hanging on the cross which was created by Willy Layug, a famous sculptor.

In his homily, the Cardinal elaborated that chapels built in establishments are one of the means to further expand and spread the Word of God to many people. The celebration of religious activities inside the chapel he added, also deepens the faith and trust of the people in the Lord. 

“We should remember that divine worship or sacred celebrations like sacraments and liturgies are meant to do two major things: first is to glorify God, to worship God, to adore God. So, that aspect should not be forgotten,” Cardinal Tagle said.

 “And secondly, in a holy place like this, especially during religious activities and sacraments most especially, as we glorify God, God sanctifies us,” he added.

The Cardinal was joined in the Mass by Fathers Ariston Sison, Jr., Ronnie Santos, Tony Labiao, and Tito Caluag.

Also in attendance were the Araneta family, Araneta Group officials, and employees of Araneta Center Mall. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC | Photo by maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia …

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired by their faith as they utilize new means of communications to influence more people.

The pro-prefect of the Dicastery of Evangelization spoke before the country’s WYD2023 delegates to invite them to become social media influencers with the purpose of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

“Please, young people of the Philippines, spread the influence of Jesus, the influence of truth, justice, caring for the earth, and caring for fellow human beings in the world called social media,” he said at the One Filipino Reunion gathering in Lisbon’s Igreja de Madalena on August 3.

Despite so much divisiveness, prejudice and discrimination in the world, Cardinal Tagle pointed out that this year’s gathering of young Catholics around the world is a testament that their faith in Jesus makes them real influencers.

“If the one influencing you is Jesus and the Gospel, go right ahead, influence other people through this social media, which is a world in itself,” the former archbishop of Manila stressed.

“We could be the seed of unity, communion, respect for human beings, respect for diversity, because we believe in Jesus Christ,” he added.

The Philippine Church is being represented by around 1,500 young people from different dioceses, religious congregations and lay organizations and headed by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma and the chairman of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth and Daet Bishop Rex Andrew Clement Alarcon. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo from World Youth Day Facebook Page)

 

 

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired …

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Cardinal Tagle

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization, speaking by video from Rome, emphasized the link between the vocations issue and the missionary crisis, which often begins in the home.

When parents fail to fulfill their role of imparting the faith and bringing their children to Jesus, a vocational crisis is likely, according to the cardinal. He advised parents to actively lead their children to Jesus and to be role models of a life worth imitating.

“Vocations begin at home, and so does the crisis,” Cardinal Tagle said, emphasizing the importance of the family unit in developing religious vocations. He urged families to emphasize Jesus as the ultimate goal, emphasizing that true happiness can only be found by placing Him at the center of their life.

The ongoing Serra International Convention has attracted roughly 450 attendees from all over the world. The Congregation for the Clergy oversees Serra International, the sole lay group linked with the Pontifical Work for Vocations to the Priesthood. Since its inception in the United States in 1935, the group has been vital in encouraging lay vocation apostolate, with over 20,000 members worldwide.

Furthermore, Cardinal Tagle emphasized the need of active participation in preaching the gospel of Jesus. He underlined the importance of having a vocation that seeks out others and brings them to Jesus. A profession that does not aim to draw people closer to Jesus, on the other hand, risks stagnation and deterioration.

The cardinal’s speech served as a reminder of the inextricable link between vocation and mission. He urged persons who profess to have a vocation to actively seek out others and motivate them to follow Jesus in a collaborative effort to promote vocations.

Participants are expected to participate in debates and workshops targeted at strengthening Serra International’s purpose as the convention progresses. The gathering offers the prospect of contributing to the expansion and strengthening of religious vocations globally, thanks to their united dedication and the Cardinal’s powerful message reverberating. (By Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the …

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Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish last January 13, 2024.

In his homily, Cardinal Tagle pointed out how Jesus was obedient to Father’s will to him. Also, he consistently embedded within Himself that he will remain a child of God through the likeness of a child.

“Sa edad, dumaan si Hesus sa mga ganyan pero siya ay nanatiling sanggol. Dumaan ang edad niya. Bakit? Sapagkat hindi niya itnatwa ang pagiging anak ng Diyos. Ang pagiging anak ng Diyos ang puso ng pananatiling sanggol. Ganyan si Hesus. Kailanman hindi niya binura ang kanyang Diyos Ama,” he said.

The Cardinal reflected that it is the responsibility of the families, including grandparents and godparents alike, to inherit to their children a fervent and unwavering devotion to Jesus and the faith.

“Pakiusap ko po sa inyo, lagi niyong dalhin ang mga bata kay Hesus. Kung minsan pag nagpaplano tayo ng family outing o anong magpapaligaya sa mga bata, kung ano-ano naiisip natin kung saan natin sila dadalhin. Hindi naman masama ‘yon pero sana kasama, dalhin lagi kay Hesus. At tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus,” he added.

Cardinal Tagle appealed to the faithful to become witnesses of Christ’s love and reveal to the children of the generation to renew our spirit.

“Tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus. Pero hindi sapat na pumunta tayo kay Hesus. Sana magbigay tayo ng pagsaksi na pag lumapit tayo kay Hesus, nababago tayo. Na talagang kumandong tayo kay Hesus para mahawa ng kanyang pagkabata,” he said.

Referring to the rebuilding of Sto. Niño de Pandacan Church, the Archbishop Emeritus of Manila is hopeful that the Church’s fullness of life may be achieved as the faithful lean as God’s children.

“Sana mas tumatatag, mas lumalaganap, mas nagiging buhay ang Simbahang buhay na bato. Hindi dahil sa ating galing, kundi lagi tayong lumalapit kay Hesus. Ang panulukang bato at ang sanggol na anak ng Diyos,” Cardinal Tagle said. (By Hazel Boquiren | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photo Gallery – Buling Buling | Last day Novena Mass | Fiesta Mass)

 

 

 

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish …

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Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality in the church.

In a news post on CBCP website, Cardinal Tagle said during a five-day course on servant leadership and pastoral management at the Caritas Philippines Academy that this way of thinking had to change if the Church wanted to promote synodality and brotherly unity.

“One thing that gets in the way of synodality and brotherly cooperation is a sense of cultural superiority, which leads to prejudice against the others.”

He asked the bishops to think about how culture works in their seminaries. He made sure to point out that some lay leaders had also come to think this way.

“Ordained people, please pay attention to the culture in your seminaries,” he said. “Instead of preparing them for a ministry, they are preparing them to take on a rank.”

Cardinal Tagle stressed how important humility is in service and in getting along with others. He added that to walk like God does, which is with humility and cooperation with others, even when they are flawed or weak.

“This is how God walks: with humility and help from others, even if they aren’t the best or most perfect or even if they are weak. Cardinal Tagle said, “He walks with them, he leads them, and he even learns from them,” he said.

“Synodality, for me, is only possible if we walk humbly with God,” he added.

Also, the Cardinal talked about how important it is for freedom to help real brotherhood and synodality grow. He said that it wasn’t freedom itself that got in the way of these goals, but “mentalities, attitudes, and wrong values” that made it hard for people to love, respect, and work with each other.

Cardinal Tagle said that spiritual discernment was about helping people see their own and other people’s barriers to freedom, which he defined as the freedom to love, serve, and walk together.

The Cardinal’s words showed how important it is for the church to change its culture so that people are more willing to work together and be humble. This is important for synodality and brotherly cooperation to work. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer – San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality …

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia Church, a new chapel located on the fifth floor of Gateway Mall 2 in Araneta City, Cubao, Quezon City last September 16, 2023.

The newly built chapel is a modern minimalist design chapel that has the shape of a miter like the one worn on the heads of Bishops and has a thousand seating capacity. 

On the upper part of the altar is the image of Jesus Christ hanging on the cross which was created by Willy Layug, a famous sculptor.

In his homily, the Cardinal elaborated that chapels built in establishments are one of the means to further expand and spread the Word of God to many people. The celebration of religious activities inside the chapel he added, also deepens the faith and trust of the people in the Lord. 

“We should remember that divine worship or sacred celebrations like sacraments and liturgies are meant to do two major things: first is to glorify God, to worship God, to adore God. So, that aspect should not be forgotten,” Cardinal Tagle said.

 “And secondly, in a holy place like this, especially during religious activities and sacraments most especially, as we glorify God, God sanctifies us,” he added.

The Cardinal was joined in the Mass by Fathers Ariston Sison, Jr., Ronnie Santos, Tony Labiao, and Tito Caluag.

Also in attendance were the Araneta family, Araneta Group officials, and employees of Araneta Center Mall. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC | Photo by maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia …

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Cardinal Tagle

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired by their faith as they utilize new means of communications to influence more people.

The pro-prefect of the Dicastery of Evangelization spoke before the country’s WYD2023 delegates to invite them to become social media influencers with the purpose of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

“Please, young people of the Philippines, spread the influence of Jesus, the influence of truth, justice, caring for the earth, and caring for fellow human beings in the world called social media,” he said at the One Filipino Reunion gathering in Lisbon’s Igreja de Madalena on August 3.

Despite so much divisiveness, prejudice and discrimination in the world, Cardinal Tagle pointed out that this year’s gathering of young Catholics around the world is a testament that their faith in Jesus makes them real influencers.

“If the one influencing you is Jesus and the Gospel, go right ahead, influence other people through this social media, which is a world in itself,” the former archbishop of Manila stressed.

“We could be the seed of unity, communion, respect for human beings, respect for diversity, because we believe in Jesus Christ,” he added.

The Philippine Church is being represented by around 1,500 young people from different dioceses, religious congregations and lay organizations and headed by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma and the chairman of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth and Daet Bishop Rex Andrew Clement Alarcon. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo from World Youth Day Facebook Page)

 

 

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired …

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization, speaking by video from Rome, emphasized the link between the vocations issue and the missionary crisis, which often begins in the home.

When parents fail to fulfill their role of imparting the faith and bringing their children to Jesus, a vocational crisis is likely, according to the cardinal. He advised parents to actively lead their children to Jesus and to be role models of a life worth imitating.

“Vocations begin at home, and so does the crisis,” Cardinal Tagle said, emphasizing the importance of the family unit in developing religious vocations. He urged families to emphasize Jesus as the ultimate goal, emphasizing that true happiness can only be found by placing Him at the center of their life.

The ongoing Serra International Convention has attracted roughly 450 attendees from all over the world. The Congregation for the Clergy oversees Serra International, the sole lay group linked with the Pontifical Work for Vocations to the Priesthood. Since its inception in the United States in 1935, the group has been vital in encouraging lay vocation apostolate, with over 20,000 members worldwide.

Furthermore, Cardinal Tagle emphasized the need of active participation in preaching the gospel of Jesus. He underlined the importance of having a vocation that seeks out others and brings them to Jesus. A profession that does not aim to draw people closer to Jesus, on the other hand, risks stagnation and deterioration.

The cardinal’s speech served as a reminder of the inextricable link between vocation and mission. He urged persons who profess to have a vocation to actively seek out others and motivate them to follow Jesus in a collaborative effort to promote vocations.

Participants are expected to participate in debates and workshops targeted at strengthening Serra International’s purpose as the convention progresses. The gathering offers the prospect of contributing to the expansion and strengthening of religious vocations globally, thanks to their united dedication and the Cardinal’s powerful message reverberating. (By Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the …

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish last January 13, 2024.

In his homily, Cardinal Tagle pointed out how Jesus was obedient to Father’s will to him. Also, he consistently embedded within Himself that he will remain a child of God through the likeness of a child.

“Sa edad, dumaan si Hesus sa mga ganyan pero siya ay nanatiling sanggol. Dumaan ang edad niya. Bakit? Sapagkat hindi niya itnatwa ang pagiging anak ng Diyos. Ang pagiging anak ng Diyos ang puso ng pananatiling sanggol. Ganyan si Hesus. Kailanman hindi niya binura ang kanyang Diyos Ama,” he said.

The Cardinal reflected that it is the responsibility of the families, including grandparents and godparents alike, to inherit to their children a fervent and unwavering devotion to Jesus and the faith.

“Pakiusap ko po sa inyo, lagi niyong dalhin ang mga bata kay Hesus. Kung minsan pag nagpaplano tayo ng family outing o anong magpapaligaya sa mga bata, kung ano-ano naiisip natin kung saan natin sila dadalhin. Hindi naman masama ‘yon pero sana kasama, dalhin lagi kay Hesus. At tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus,” he added.

Cardinal Tagle appealed to the faithful to become witnesses of Christ’s love and reveal to the children of the generation to renew our spirit.

“Tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus. Pero hindi sapat na pumunta tayo kay Hesus. Sana magbigay tayo ng pagsaksi na pag lumapit tayo kay Hesus, nababago tayo. Na talagang kumandong tayo kay Hesus para mahawa ng kanyang pagkabata,” he said.

Referring to the rebuilding of Sto. Niño de Pandacan Church, the Archbishop Emeritus of Manila is hopeful that the Church’s fullness of life may be achieved as the faithful lean as God’s children.

“Sana mas tumatatag, mas lumalaganap, mas nagiging buhay ang Simbahang buhay na bato. Hindi dahil sa ating galing, kundi lagi tayong lumalapit kay Hesus. Ang panulukang bato at ang sanggol na anak ng Diyos,” Cardinal Tagle said. (By Hazel Boquiren | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photo Gallery – Buling Buling | Last day Novena Mass | Fiesta Mass)

 

 

 

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish …

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality in the church.

In a news post on CBCP website, Cardinal Tagle said during a five-day course on servant leadership and pastoral management at the Caritas Philippines Academy that this way of thinking had to change if the Church wanted to promote synodality and brotherly unity.

“One thing that gets in the way of synodality and brotherly cooperation is a sense of cultural superiority, which leads to prejudice against the others.”

He asked the bishops to think about how culture works in their seminaries. He made sure to point out that some lay leaders had also come to think this way.

“Ordained people, please pay attention to the culture in your seminaries,” he said. “Instead of preparing them for a ministry, they are preparing them to take on a rank.”

Cardinal Tagle stressed how important humility is in service and in getting along with others. He added that to walk like God does, which is with humility and cooperation with others, even when they are flawed or weak.

“This is how God walks: with humility and help from others, even if they aren’t the best or most perfect or even if they are weak. Cardinal Tagle said, “He walks with them, he leads them, and he even learns from them,” he said.

“Synodality, for me, is only possible if we walk humbly with God,” he added.

Also, the Cardinal talked about how important it is for freedom to help real brotherhood and synodality grow. He said that it wasn’t freedom itself that got in the way of these goals, but “mentalities, attitudes, and wrong values” that made it hard for people to love, respect, and work with each other.

Cardinal Tagle said that spiritual discernment was about helping people see their own and other people’s barriers to freedom, which he defined as the freedom to love, serve, and walk together.

The Cardinal’s words showed how important it is for the church to change its culture so that people are more willing to work together and be humble. This is important for synodality and brotherly cooperation to work. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer – San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality …

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia Church, a new chapel located on the fifth floor of Gateway Mall 2 in Araneta City, Cubao, Quezon City last September 16, 2023.

The newly built chapel is a modern minimalist design chapel that has the shape of a miter like the one worn on the heads of Bishops and has a thousand seating capacity. 

On the upper part of the altar is the image of Jesus Christ hanging on the cross which was created by Willy Layug, a famous sculptor.

In his homily, the Cardinal elaborated that chapels built in establishments are one of the means to further expand and spread the Word of God to many people. The celebration of religious activities inside the chapel he added, also deepens the faith and trust of the people in the Lord. 

“We should remember that divine worship or sacred celebrations like sacraments and liturgies are meant to do two major things: first is to glorify God, to worship God, to adore God. So, that aspect should not be forgotten,” Cardinal Tagle said.

 “And secondly, in a holy place like this, especially during religious activities and sacraments most especially, as we glorify God, God sanctifies us,” he added.

The Cardinal was joined in the Mass by Fathers Ariston Sison, Jr., Ronnie Santos, Tony Labiao, and Tito Caluag.

Also in attendance were the Araneta family, Araneta Group officials, and employees of Araneta Center Mall. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC | Photo by maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia …

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired by their faith as they utilize new means of communications to influence more people.

The pro-prefect of the Dicastery of Evangelization spoke before the country’s WYD2023 delegates to invite them to become social media influencers with the purpose of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

“Please, young people of the Philippines, spread the influence of Jesus, the influence of truth, justice, caring for the earth, and caring for fellow human beings in the world called social media,” he said at the One Filipino Reunion gathering in Lisbon’s Igreja de Madalena on August 3.

Despite so much divisiveness, prejudice and discrimination in the world, Cardinal Tagle pointed out that this year’s gathering of young Catholics around the world is a testament that their faith in Jesus makes them real influencers.

“If the one influencing you is Jesus and the Gospel, go right ahead, influence other people through this social media, which is a world in itself,” the former archbishop of Manila stressed.

“We could be the seed of unity, communion, respect for human beings, respect for diversity, because we believe in Jesus Christ,” he added.

The Philippine Church is being represented by around 1,500 young people from different dioceses, religious congregations and lay organizations and headed by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma and the chairman of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth and Daet Bishop Rex Andrew Clement Alarcon. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo from World Youth Day Facebook Page)

 

 

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired …

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization, speaking by video from Rome, emphasized the link between the vocations issue and the missionary crisis, which often begins in the home.

When parents fail to fulfill their role of imparting the faith and bringing their children to Jesus, a vocational crisis is likely, according to the cardinal. He advised parents to actively lead their children to Jesus and to be role models of a life worth imitating.

“Vocations begin at home, and so does the crisis,” Cardinal Tagle said, emphasizing the importance of the family unit in developing religious vocations. He urged families to emphasize Jesus as the ultimate goal, emphasizing that true happiness can only be found by placing Him at the center of their life.

The ongoing Serra International Convention has attracted roughly 450 attendees from all over the world. The Congregation for the Clergy oversees Serra International, the sole lay group linked with the Pontifical Work for Vocations to the Priesthood. Since its inception in the United States in 1935, the group has been vital in encouraging lay vocation apostolate, with over 20,000 members worldwide.

Furthermore, Cardinal Tagle emphasized the need of active participation in preaching the gospel of Jesus. He underlined the importance of having a vocation that seeks out others and brings them to Jesus. A profession that does not aim to draw people closer to Jesus, on the other hand, risks stagnation and deterioration.

The cardinal’s speech served as a reminder of the inextricable link between vocation and mission. He urged persons who profess to have a vocation to actively seek out others and motivate them to follow Jesus in a collaborative effort to promote vocations.

Participants are expected to participate in debates and workshops targeted at strengthening Serra International’s purpose as the convention progresses. The gathering offers the prospect of contributing to the expansion and strengthening of religious vocations globally, thanks to their united dedication and the Cardinal’s powerful message reverberating. (By Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the …

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish last January 13, 2024.

In his homily, Cardinal Tagle pointed out how Jesus was obedient to Father’s will to him. Also, he consistently embedded within Himself that he will remain a child of God through the likeness of a child.

“Sa edad, dumaan si Hesus sa mga ganyan pero siya ay nanatiling sanggol. Dumaan ang edad niya. Bakit? Sapagkat hindi niya itnatwa ang pagiging anak ng Diyos. Ang pagiging anak ng Diyos ang puso ng pananatiling sanggol. Ganyan si Hesus. Kailanman hindi niya binura ang kanyang Diyos Ama,” he said.

The Cardinal reflected that it is the responsibility of the families, including grandparents and godparents alike, to inherit to their children a fervent and unwavering devotion to Jesus and the faith.

“Pakiusap ko po sa inyo, lagi niyong dalhin ang mga bata kay Hesus. Kung minsan pag nagpaplano tayo ng family outing o anong magpapaligaya sa mga bata, kung ano-ano naiisip natin kung saan natin sila dadalhin. Hindi naman masama ‘yon pero sana kasama, dalhin lagi kay Hesus. At tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus,” he added.

Cardinal Tagle appealed to the faithful to become witnesses of Christ’s love and reveal to the children of the generation to renew our spirit.

“Tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus. Pero hindi sapat na pumunta tayo kay Hesus. Sana magbigay tayo ng pagsaksi na pag lumapit tayo kay Hesus, nababago tayo. Na talagang kumandong tayo kay Hesus para mahawa ng kanyang pagkabata,” he said.

Referring to the rebuilding of Sto. Niño de Pandacan Church, the Archbishop Emeritus of Manila is hopeful that the Church’s fullness of life may be achieved as the faithful lean as God’s children.

“Sana mas tumatatag, mas lumalaganap, mas nagiging buhay ang Simbahang buhay na bato. Hindi dahil sa ating galing, kundi lagi tayong lumalapit kay Hesus. Ang panulukang bato at ang sanggol na anak ng Diyos,” Cardinal Tagle said. (By Hazel Boquiren | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photo Gallery – Buling Buling | Last day Novena Mass | Fiesta Mass)

 

 

 

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish …

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality in the church.

In a news post on CBCP website, Cardinal Tagle said during a five-day course on servant leadership and pastoral management at the Caritas Philippines Academy that this way of thinking had to change if the Church wanted to promote synodality and brotherly unity.

“One thing that gets in the way of synodality and brotherly cooperation is a sense of cultural superiority, which leads to prejudice against the others.”

He asked the bishops to think about how culture works in their seminaries. He made sure to point out that some lay leaders had also come to think this way.

“Ordained people, please pay attention to the culture in your seminaries,” he said. “Instead of preparing them for a ministry, they are preparing them to take on a rank.”

Cardinal Tagle stressed how important humility is in service and in getting along with others. He added that to walk like God does, which is with humility and cooperation with others, even when they are flawed or weak.

“This is how God walks: with humility and help from others, even if they aren’t the best or most perfect or even if they are weak. Cardinal Tagle said, “He walks with them, he leads them, and he even learns from them,” he said.

“Synodality, for me, is only possible if we walk humbly with God,” he added.

Also, the Cardinal talked about how important it is for freedom to help real brotherhood and synodality grow. He said that it wasn’t freedom itself that got in the way of these goals, but “mentalities, attitudes, and wrong values” that made it hard for people to love, respect, and work with each other.

Cardinal Tagle said that spiritual discernment was about helping people see their own and other people’s barriers to freedom, which he defined as the freedom to love, serve, and walk together.

The Cardinal’s words showed how important it is for the church to change its culture so that people are more willing to work together and be humble. This is important for synodality and brotherly cooperation to work. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer – San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality …

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia Church, a new chapel located on the fifth floor of Gateway Mall 2 in Araneta City, Cubao, Quezon City last September 16, 2023.

The newly built chapel is a modern minimalist design chapel that has the shape of a miter like the one worn on the heads of Bishops and has a thousand seating capacity. 

On the upper part of the altar is the image of Jesus Christ hanging on the cross which was created by Willy Layug, a famous sculptor.

In his homily, the Cardinal elaborated that chapels built in establishments are one of the means to further expand and spread the Word of God to many people. The celebration of religious activities inside the chapel he added, also deepens the faith and trust of the people in the Lord. 

“We should remember that divine worship or sacred celebrations like sacraments and liturgies are meant to do two major things: first is to glorify God, to worship God, to adore God. So, that aspect should not be forgotten,” Cardinal Tagle said.

 “And secondly, in a holy place like this, especially during religious activities and sacraments most especially, as we glorify God, God sanctifies us,” he added.

The Cardinal was joined in the Mass by Fathers Ariston Sison, Jr., Ronnie Santos, Tony Labiao, and Tito Caluag.

Also in attendance were the Araneta family, Araneta Group officials, and employees of Araneta Center Mall. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC | Photo by maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia …

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired by their faith as they utilize new means of communications to influence more people.

The pro-prefect of the Dicastery of Evangelization spoke before the country’s WYD2023 delegates to invite them to become social media influencers with the purpose of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

“Please, young people of the Philippines, spread the influence of Jesus, the influence of truth, justice, caring for the earth, and caring for fellow human beings in the world called social media,” he said at the One Filipino Reunion gathering in Lisbon’s Igreja de Madalena on August 3.

Despite so much divisiveness, prejudice and discrimination in the world, Cardinal Tagle pointed out that this year’s gathering of young Catholics around the world is a testament that their faith in Jesus makes them real influencers.

“If the one influencing you is Jesus and the Gospel, go right ahead, influence other people through this social media, which is a world in itself,” the former archbishop of Manila stressed.

“We could be the seed of unity, communion, respect for human beings, respect for diversity, because we believe in Jesus Christ,” he added.

The Philippine Church is being represented by around 1,500 young people from different dioceses, religious congregations and lay organizations and headed by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma and the chairman of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth and Daet Bishop Rex Andrew Clement Alarcon. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo from World Youth Day Facebook Page)

 

 

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired …

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization, speaking by video from Rome, emphasized the link between the vocations issue and the missionary crisis, which often begins in the home.

When parents fail to fulfill their role of imparting the faith and bringing their children to Jesus, a vocational crisis is likely, according to the cardinal. He advised parents to actively lead their children to Jesus and to be role models of a life worth imitating.

“Vocations begin at home, and so does the crisis,” Cardinal Tagle said, emphasizing the importance of the family unit in developing religious vocations. He urged families to emphasize Jesus as the ultimate goal, emphasizing that true happiness can only be found by placing Him at the center of their life.

The ongoing Serra International Convention has attracted roughly 450 attendees from all over the world. The Congregation for the Clergy oversees Serra International, the sole lay group linked with the Pontifical Work for Vocations to the Priesthood. Since its inception in the United States in 1935, the group has been vital in encouraging lay vocation apostolate, with over 20,000 members worldwide.

Furthermore, Cardinal Tagle emphasized the need of active participation in preaching the gospel of Jesus. He underlined the importance of having a vocation that seeks out others and brings them to Jesus. A profession that does not aim to draw people closer to Jesus, on the other hand, risks stagnation and deterioration.

The cardinal’s speech served as a reminder of the inextricable link between vocation and mission. He urged persons who profess to have a vocation to actively seek out others and motivate them to follow Jesus in a collaborative effort to promote vocations.

Participants are expected to participate in debates and workshops targeted at strengthening Serra International’s purpose as the convention progresses. The gathering offers the prospect of contributing to the expansion and strengthening of religious vocations globally, thanks to their united dedication and the Cardinal’s powerful message reverberating. (By Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the …

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Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish last January 13, 2024.

In his homily, Cardinal Tagle pointed out how Jesus was obedient to Father’s will to him. Also, he consistently embedded within Himself that he will remain a child of God through the likeness of a child.

“Sa edad, dumaan si Hesus sa mga ganyan pero siya ay nanatiling sanggol. Dumaan ang edad niya. Bakit? Sapagkat hindi niya itnatwa ang pagiging anak ng Diyos. Ang pagiging anak ng Diyos ang puso ng pananatiling sanggol. Ganyan si Hesus. Kailanman hindi niya binura ang kanyang Diyos Ama,” he said.

The Cardinal reflected that it is the responsibility of the families, including grandparents and godparents alike, to inherit to their children a fervent and unwavering devotion to Jesus and the faith.

“Pakiusap ko po sa inyo, lagi niyong dalhin ang mga bata kay Hesus. Kung minsan pag nagpaplano tayo ng family outing o anong magpapaligaya sa mga bata, kung ano-ano naiisip natin kung saan natin sila dadalhin. Hindi naman masama ‘yon pero sana kasama, dalhin lagi kay Hesus. At tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus,” he added.

Cardinal Tagle appealed to the faithful to become witnesses of Christ’s love and reveal to the children of the generation to renew our spirit.

“Tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus. Pero hindi sapat na pumunta tayo kay Hesus. Sana magbigay tayo ng pagsaksi na pag lumapit tayo kay Hesus, nababago tayo. Na talagang kumandong tayo kay Hesus para mahawa ng kanyang pagkabata,” he said.

Referring to the rebuilding of Sto. Niño de Pandacan Church, the Archbishop Emeritus of Manila is hopeful that the Church’s fullness of life may be achieved as the faithful lean as God’s children.

“Sana mas tumatatag, mas lumalaganap, mas nagiging buhay ang Simbahang buhay na bato. Hindi dahil sa ating galing, kundi lagi tayong lumalapit kay Hesus. Ang panulukang bato at ang sanggol na anak ng Diyos,” Cardinal Tagle said. (By Hazel Boquiren | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photo Gallery – Buling Buling | Last day Novena Mass | Fiesta Mass)

 

 

 

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish …

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality in the church.

In a news post on CBCP website, Cardinal Tagle said during a five-day course on servant leadership and pastoral management at the Caritas Philippines Academy that this way of thinking had to change if the Church wanted to promote synodality and brotherly unity.

“One thing that gets in the way of synodality and brotherly cooperation is a sense of cultural superiority, which leads to prejudice against the others.”

He asked the bishops to think about how culture works in their seminaries. He made sure to point out that some lay leaders had also come to think this way.

“Ordained people, please pay attention to the culture in your seminaries,” he said. “Instead of preparing them for a ministry, they are preparing them to take on a rank.”

Cardinal Tagle stressed how important humility is in service and in getting along with others. He added that to walk like God does, which is with humility and cooperation with others, even when they are flawed or weak.

“This is how God walks: with humility and help from others, even if they aren’t the best or most perfect or even if they are weak. Cardinal Tagle said, “He walks with them, he leads them, and he even learns from them,” he said.

“Synodality, for me, is only possible if we walk humbly with God,” he added.

Also, the Cardinal talked about how important it is for freedom to help real brotherhood and synodality grow. He said that it wasn’t freedom itself that got in the way of these goals, but “mentalities, attitudes, and wrong values” that made it hard for people to love, respect, and work with each other.

Cardinal Tagle said that spiritual discernment was about helping people see their own and other people’s barriers to freedom, which he defined as the freedom to love, serve, and walk together.

The Cardinal’s words showed how important it is for the church to change its culture so that people are more willing to work together and be humble. This is important for synodality and brotherly cooperation to work. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer – San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality …

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia Church, a new chapel located on the fifth floor of Gateway Mall 2 in Araneta City, Cubao, Quezon City last September 16, 2023.

The newly built chapel is a modern minimalist design chapel that has the shape of a miter like the one worn on the heads of Bishops and has a thousand seating capacity. 

On the upper part of the altar is the image of Jesus Christ hanging on the cross which was created by Willy Layug, a famous sculptor.

In his homily, the Cardinal elaborated that chapels built in establishments are one of the means to further expand and spread the Word of God to many people. The celebration of religious activities inside the chapel he added, also deepens the faith and trust of the people in the Lord. 

“We should remember that divine worship or sacred celebrations like sacraments and liturgies are meant to do two major things: first is to glorify God, to worship God, to adore God. So, that aspect should not be forgotten,” Cardinal Tagle said.

 “And secondly, in a holy place like this, especially during religious activities and sacraments most especially, as we glorify God, God sanctifies us,” he added.

The Cardinal was joined in the Mass by Fathers Ariston Sison, Jr., Ronnie Santos, Tony Labiao, and Tito Caluag.

Also in attendance were the Araneta family, Araneta Group officials, and employees of Araneta Center Mall. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC | Photo by maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia …

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired by their faith as they utilize new means of communications to influence more people.

The pro-prefect of the Dicastery of Evangelization spoke before the country’s WYD2023 delegates to invite them to become social media influencers with the purpose of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

“Please, young people of the Philippines, spread the influence of Jesus, the influence of truth, justice, caring for the earth, and caring for fellow human beings in the world called social media,” he said at the One Filipino Reunion gathering in Lisbon’s Igreja de Madalena on August 3.

Despite so much divisiveness, prejudice and discrimination in the world, Cardinal Tagle pointed out that this year’s gathering of young Catholics around the world is a testament that their faith in Jesus makes them real influencers.

“If the one influencing you is Jesus and the Gospel, go right ahead, influence other people through this social media, which is a world in itself,” the former archbishop of Manila stressed.

“We could be the seed of unity, communion, respect for human beings, respect for diversity, because we believe in Jesus Christ,” he added.

The Philippine Church is being represented by around 1,500 young people from different dioceses, religious congregations and lay organizations and headed by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma and the chairman of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth and Daet Bishop Rex Andrew Clement Alarcon. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo from World Youth Day Facebook Page)

 

 

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired …

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization, speaking by video from Rome, emphasized the link between the vocations issue and the missionary crisis, which often begins in the home.

When parents fail to fulfill their role of imparting the faith and bringing their children to Jesus, a vocational crisis is likely, according to the cardinal. He advised parents to actively lead their children to Jesus and to be role models of a life worth imitating.

“Vocations begin at home, and so does the crisis,” Cardinal Tagle said, emphasizing the importance of the family unit in developing religious vocations. He urged families to emphasize Jesus as the ultimate goal, emphasizing that true happiness can only be found by placing Him at the center of their life.

The ongoing Serra International Convention has attracted roughly 450 attendees from all over the world. The Congregation for the Clergy oversees Serra International, the sole lay group linked with the Pontifical Work for Vocations to the Priesthood. Since its inception in the United States in 1935, the group has been vital in encouraging lay vocation apostolate, with over 20,000 members worldwide.

Furthermore, Cardinal Tagle emphasized the need of active participation in preaching the gospel of Jesus. He underlined the importance of having a vocation that seeks out others and brings them to Jesus. A profession that does not aim to draw people closer to Jesus, on the other hand, risks stagnation and deterioration.

The cardinal’s speech served as a reminder of the inextricable link between vocation and mission. He urged persons who profess to have a vocation to actively seek out others and motivate them to follow Jesus in a collaborative effort to promote vocations.

Participants are expected to participate in debates and workshops targeted at strengthening Serra International’s purpose as the convention progresses. The gathering offers the prospect of contributing to the expansion and strengthening of religious vocations globally, thanks to their united dedication and the Cardinal’s powerful message reverberating. (By Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the …

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish last January 13, 2024.

In his homily, Cardinal Tagle pointed out how Jesus was obedient to Father’s will to him. Also, he consistently embedded within Himself that he will remain a child of God through the likeness of a child.

“Sa edad, dumaan si Hesus sa mga ganyan pero siya ay nanatiling sanggol. Dumaan ang edad niya. Bakit? Sapagkat hindi niya itnatwa ang pagiging anak ng Diyos. Ang pagiging anak ng Diyos ang puso ng pananatiling sanggol. Ganyan si Hesus. Kailanman hindi niya binura ang kanyang Diyos Ama,” he said.

The Cardinal reflected that it is the responsibility of the families, including grandparents and godparents alike, to inherit to their children a fervent and unwavering devotion to Jesus and the faith.

“Pakiusap ko po sa inyo, lagi niyong dalhin ang mga bata kay Hesus. Kung minsan pag nagpaplano tayo ng family outing o anong magpapaligaya sa mga bata, kung ano-ano naiisip natin kung saan natin sila dadalhin. Hindi naman masama ‘yon pero sana kasama, dalhin lagi kay Hesus. At tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus,” he added.

Cardinal Tagle appealed to the faithful to become witnesses of Christ’s love and reveal to the children of the generation to renew our spirit.

“Tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus. Pero hindi sapat na pumunta tayo kay Hesus. Sana magbigay tayo ng pagsaksi na pag lumapit tayo kay Hesus, nababago tayo. Na talagang kumandong tayo kay Hesus para mahawa ng kanyang pagkabata,” he said.

Referring to the rebuilding of Sto. Niño de Pandacan Church, the Archbishop Emeritus of Manila is hopeful that the Church’s fullness of life may be achieved as the faithful lean as God’s children.

“Sana mas tumatatag, mas lumalaganap, mas nagiging buhay ang Simbahang buhay na bato. Hindi dahil sa ating galing, kundi lagi tayong lumalapit kay Hesus. Ang panulukang bato at ang sanggol na anak ng Diyos,” Cardinal Tagle said. (By Hazel Boquiren | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photo Gallery – Buling Buling | Last day Novena Mass | Fiesta Mass)

 

 

 

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish …

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality in the church.

In a news post on CBCP website, Cardinal Tagle said during a five-day course on servant leadership and pastoral management at the Caritas Philippines Academy that this way of thinking had to change if the Church wanted to promote synodality and brotherly unity.

“One thing that gets in the way of synodality and brotherly cooperation is a sense of cultural superiority, which leads to prejudice against the others.”

He asked the bishops to think about how culture works in their seminaries. He made sure to point out that some lay leaders had also come to think this way.

“Ordained people, please pay attention to the culture in your seminaries,” he said. “Instead of preparing them for a ministry, they are preparing them to take on a rank.”

Cardinal Tagle stressed how important humility is in service and in getting along with others. He added that to walk like God does, which is with humility and cooperation with others, even when they are flawed or weak.

“This is how God walks: with humility and help from others, even if they aren’t the best or most perfect or even if they are weak. Cardinal Tagle said, “He walks with them, he leads them, and he even learns from them,” he said.

“Synodality, for me, is only possible if we walk humbly with God,” he added.

Also, the Cardinal talked about how important it is for freedom to help real brotherhood and synodality grow. He said that it wasn’t freedom itself that got in the way of these goals, but “mentalities, attitudes, and wrong values” that made it hard for people to love, respect, and work with each other.

Cardinal Tagle said that spiritual discernment was about helping people see their own and other people’s barriers to freedom, which he defined as the freedom to love, serve, and walk together.

The Cardinal’s words showed how important it is for the church to change its culture so that people are more willing to work together and be humble. This is important for synodality and brotherly cooperation to work. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer – San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality …

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia Church, a new chapel located on the fifth floor of Gateway Mall 2 in Araneta City, Cubao, Quezon City last September 16, 2023.

The newly built chapel is a modern minimalist design chapel that has the shape of a miter like the one worn on the heads of Bishops and has a thousand seating capacity. 

On the upper part of the altar is the image of Jesus Christ hanging on the cross which was created by Willy Layug, a famous sculptor.

In his homily, the Cardinal elaborated that chapels built in establishments are one of the means to further expand and spread the Word of God to many people. The celebration of religious activities inside the chapel he added, also deepens the faith and trust of the people in the Lord. 

“We should remember that divine worship or sacred celebrations like sacraments and liturgies are meant to do two major things: first is to glorify God, to worship God, to adore God. So, that aspect should not be forgotten,” Cardinal Tagle said.

 “And secondly, in a holy place like this, especially during religious activities and sacraments most especially, as we glorify God, God sanctifies us,” he added.

The Cardinal was joined in the Mass by Fathers Ariston Sison, Jr., Ronnie Santos, Tony Labiao, and Tito Caluag.

Also in attendance were the Araneta family, Araneta Group officials, and employees of Araneta Center Mall. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC | Photo by maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia …

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired by their faith as they utilize new means of communications to influence more people.

The pro-prefect of the Dicastery of Evangelization spoke before the country’s WYD2023 delegates to invite them to become social media influencers with the purpose of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

“Please, young people of the Philippines, spread the influence of Jesus, the influence of truth, justice, caring for the earth, and caring for fellow human beings in the world called social media,” he said at the One Filipino Reunion gathering in Lisbon’s Igreja de Madalena on August 3.

Despite so much divisiveness, prejudice and discrimination in the world, Cardinal Tagle pointed out that this year’s gathering of young Catholics around the world is a testament that their faith in Jesus makes them real influencers.

“If the one influencing you is Jesus and the Gospel, go right ahead, influence other people through this social media, which is a world in itself,” the former archbishop of Manila stressed.

“We could be the seed of unity, communion, respect for human beings, respect for diversity, because we believe in Jesus Christ,” he added.

The Philippine Church is being represented by around 1,500 young people from different dioceses, religious congregations and lay organizations and headed by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma and the chairman of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth and Daet Bishop Rex Andrew Clement Alarcon. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo from World Youth Day Facebook Page)

 

 

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired …

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization, speaking by video from Rome, emphasized the link between the vocations issue and the missionary crisis, which often begins in the home.

When parents fail to fulfill their role of imparting the faith and bringing their children to Jesus, a vocational crisis is likely, according to the cardinal. He advised parents to actively lead their children to Jesus and to be role models of a life worth imitating.

“Vocations begin at home, and so does the crisis,” Cardinal Tagle said, emphasizing the importance of the family unit in developing religious vocations. He urged families to emphasize Jesus as the ultimate goal, emphasizing that true happiness can only be found by placing Him at the center of their life.

The ongoing Serra International Convention has attracted roughly 450 attendees from all over the world. The Congregation for the Clergy oversees Serra International, the sole lay group linked with the Pontifical Work for Vocations to the Priesthood. Since its inception in the United States in 1935, the group has been vital in encouraging lay vocation apostolate, with over 20,000 members worldwide.

Furthermore, Cardinal Tagle emphasized the need of active participation in preaching the gospel of Jesus. He underlined the importance of having a vocation that seeks out others and brings them to Jesus. A profession that does not aim to draw people closer to Jesus, on the other hand, risks stagnation and deterioration.

The cardinal’s speech served as a reminder of the inextricable link between vocation and mission. He urged persons who profess to have a vocation to actively seek out others and motivate them to follow Jesus in a collaborative effort to promote vocations.

Participants are expected to participate in debates and workshops targeted at strengthening Serra International’s purpose as the convention progresses. The gathering offers the prospect of contributing to the expansion and strengthening of religious vocations globally, thanks to their united dedication and the Cardinal’s powerful message reverberating. (By Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the …

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish last January 13, 2024.

In his homily, Cardinal Tagle pointed out how Jesus was obedient to Father’s will to him. Also, he consistently embedded within Himself that he will remain a child of God through the likeness of a child.

“Sa edad, dumaan si Hesus sa mga ganyan pero siya ay nanatiling sanggol. Dumaan ang edad niya. Bakit? Sapagkat hindi niya itnatwa ang pagiging anak ng Diyos. Ang pagiging anak ng Diyos ang puso ng pananatiling sanggol. Ganyan si Hesus. Kailanman hindi niya binura ang kanyang Diyos Ama,” he said.

The Cardinal reflected that it is the responsibility of the families, including grandparents and godparents alike, to inherit to their children a fervent and unwavering devotion to Jesus and the faith.

“Pakiusap ko po sa inyo, lagi niyong dalhin ang mga bata kay Hesus. Kung minsan pag nagpaplano tayo ng family outing o anong magpapaligaya sa mga bata, kung ano-ano naiisip natin kung saan natin sila dadalhin. Hindi naman masama ‘yon pero sana kasama, dalhin lagi kay Hesus. At tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus,” he added.

Cardinal Tagle appealed to the faithful to become witnesses of Christ’s love and reveal to the children of the generation to renew our spirit.

“Tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus. Pero hindi sapat na pumunta tayo kay Hesus. Sana magbigay tayo ng pagsaksi na pag lumapit tayo kay Hesus, nababago tayo. Na talagang kumandong tayo kay Hesus para mahawa ng kanyang pagkabata,” he said.

Referring to the rebuilding of Sto. Niño de Pandacan Church, the Archbishop Emeritus of Manila is hopeful that the Church’s fullness of life may be achieved as the faithful lean as God’s children.

“Sana mas tumatatag, mas lumalaganap, mas nagiging buhay ang Simbahang buhay na bato. Hindi dahil sa ating galing, kundi lagi tayong lumalapit kay Hesus. Ang panulukang bato at ang sanggol na anak ng Diyos,” Cardinal Tagle said. (By Hazel Boquiren | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photo Gallery – Buling Buling | Last day Novena Mass | Fiesta Mass)

 

 

 

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish …

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Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality in the church.

In a news post on CBCP website, Cardinal Tagle said during a five-day course on servant leadership and pastoral management at the Caritas Philippines Academy that this way of thinking had to change if the Church wanted to promote synodality and brotherly unity.

“One thing that gets in the way of synodality and brotherly cooperation is a sense of cultural superiority, which leads to prejudice against the others.”

He asked the bishops to think about how culture works in their seminaries. He made sure to point out that some lay leaders had also come to think this way.

“Ordained people, please pay attention to the culture in your seminaries,” he said. “Instead of preparing them for a ministry, they are preparing them to take on a rank.”

Cardinal Tagle stressed how important humility is in service and in getting along with others. He added that to walk like God does, which is with humility and cooperation with others, even when they are flawed or weak.

“This is how God walks: with humility and help from others, even if they aren’t the best or most perfect or even if they are weak. Cardinal Tagle said, “He walks with them, he leads them, and he even learns from them,” he said.

“Synodality, for me, is only possible if we walk humbly with God,” he added.

Also, the Cardinal talked about how important it is for freedom to help real brotherhood and synodality grow. He said that it wasn’t freedom itself that got in the way of these goals, but “mentalities, attitudes, and wrong values” that made it hard for people to love, respect, and work with each other.

Cardinal Tagle said that spiritual discernment was about helping people see their own and other people’s barriers to freedom, which he defined as the freedom to love, serve, and walk together.

The Cardinal’s words showed how important it is for the church to change its culture so that people are more willing to work together and be humble. This is important for synodality and brotherly cooperation to work. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer – San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality …

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Cardinal Tagle

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia Church, a new chapel located on the fifth floor of Gateway Mall 2 in Araneta City, Cubao, Quezon City last September 16, 2023.

The newly built chapel is a modern minimalist design chapel that has the shape of a miter like the one worn on the heads of Bishops and has a thousand seating capacity. 

On the upper part of the altar is the image of Jesus Christ hanging on the cross which was created by Willy Layug, a famous sculptor.

In his homily, the Cardinal elaborated that chapels built in establishments are one of the means to further expand and spread the Word of God to many people. The celebration of religious activities inside the chapel he added, also deepens the faith and trust of the people in the Lord. 

“We should remember that divine worship or sacred celebrations like sacraments and liturgies are meant to do two major things: first is to glorify God, to worship God, to adore God. So, that aspect should not be forgotten,” Cardinal Tagle said.

 “And secondly, in a holy place like this, especially during religious activities and sacraments most especially, as we glorify God, God sanctifies us,” he added.

The Cardinal was joined in the Mass by Fathers Ariston Sison, Jr., Ronnie Santos, Tony Labiao, and Tito Caluag.

Also in attendance were the Araneta family, Araneta Group officials, and employees of Araneta Center Mall. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC | Photo by maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia …

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Cardinal Tagle

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired by their faith as they utilize new means of communications to influence more people.

The pro-prefect of the Dicastery of Evangelization spoke before the country’s WYD2023 delegates to invite them to become social media influencers with the purpose of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

“Please, young people of the Philippines, spread the influence of Jesus, the influence of truth, justice, caring for the earth, and caring for fellow human beings in the world called social media,” he said at the One Filipino Reunion gathering in Lisbon’s Igreja de Madalena on August 3.

Despite so much divisiveness, prejudice and discrimination in the world, Cardinal Tagle pointed out that this year’s gathering of young Catholics around the world is a testament that their faith in Jesus makes them real influencers.

“If the one influencing you is Jesus and the Gospel, go right ahead, influence other people through this social media, which is a world in itself,” the former archbishop of Manila stressed.

“We could be the seed of unity, communion, respect for human beings, respect for diversity, because we believe in Jesus Christ,” he added.

The Philippine Church is being represented by around 1,500 young people from different dioceses, religious congregations and lay organizations and headed by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma and the chairman of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth and Daet Bishop Rex Andrew Clement Alarcon. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo from World Youth Day Facebook Page)

 

 

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired …

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Cardinal Tagle

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization, speaking by video from Rome, emphasized the link between the vocations issue and the missionary crisis, which often begins in the home.

When parents fail to fulfill their role of imparting the faith and bringing their children to Jesus, a vocational crisis is likely, according to the cardinal. He advised parents to actively lead their children to Jesus and to be role models of a life worth imitating.

“Vocations begin at home, and so does the crisis,” Cardinal Tagle said, emphasizing the importance of the family unit in developing religious vocations. He urged families to emphasize Jesus as the ultimate goal, emphasizing that true happiness can only be found by placing Him at the center of their life.

The ongoing Serra International Convention has attracted roughly 450 attendees from all over the world. The Congregation for the Clergy oversees Serra International, the sole lay group linked with the Pontifical Work for Vocations to the Priesthood. Since its inception in the United States in 1935, the group has been vital in encouraging lay vocation apostolate, with over 20,000 members worldwide.

Furthermore, Cardinal Tagle emphasized the need of active participation in preaching the gospel of Jesus. He underlined the importance of having a vocation that seeks out others and brings them to Jesus. A profession that does not aim to draw people closer to Jesus, on the other hand, risks stagnation and deterioration.

The cardinal’s speech served as a reminder of the inextricable link between vocation and mission. He urged persons who profess to have a vocation to actively seek out others and motivate them to follow Jesus in a collaborative effort to promote vocations.

Participants are expected to participate in debates and workshops targeted at strengthening Serra International’s purpose as the convention progresses. The gathering offers the prospect of contributing to the expansion and strengthening of religious vocations globally, thanks to their united dedication and the Cardinal’s powerful message reverberating. (By Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the …

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Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish last January 13, 2024.

In his homily, Cardinal Tagle pointed out how Jesus was obedient to Father’s will to him. Also, he consistently embedded within Himself that he will remain a child of God through the likeness of a child.

“Sa edad, dumaan si Hesus sa mga ganyan pero siya ay nanatiling sanggol. Dumaan ang edad niya. Bakit? Sapagkat hindi niya itnatwa ang pagiging anak ng Diyos. Ang pagiging anak ng Diyos ang puso ng pananatiling sanggol. Ganyan si Hesus. Kailanman hindi niya binura ang kanyang Diyos Ama,” he said.

The Cardinal reflected that it is the responsibility of the families, including grandparents and godparents alike, to inherit to their children a fervent and unwavering devotion to Jesus and the faith.

“Pakiusap ko po sa inyo, lagi niyong dalhin ang mga bata kay Hesus. Kung minsan pag nagpaplano tayo ng family outing o anong magpapaligaya sa mga bata, kung ano-ano naiisip natin kung saan natin sila dadalhin. Hindi naman masama ‘yon pero sana kasama, dalhin lagi kay Hesus. At tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus,” he added.

Cardinal Tagle appealed to the faithful to become witnesses of Christ’s love and reveal to the children of the generation to renew our spirit.

“Tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus. Pero hindi sapat na pumunta tayo kay Hesus. Sana magbigay tayo ng pagsaksi na pag lumapit tayo kay Hesus, nababago tayo. Na talagang kumandong tayo kay Hesus para mahawa ng kanyang pagkabata,” he said.

Referring to the rebuilding of Sto. Niño de Pandacan Church, the Archbishop Emeritus of Manila is hopeful that the Church’s fullness of life may be achieved as the faithful lean as God’s children.

“Sana mas tumatatag, mas lumalaganap, mas nagiging buhay ang Simbahang buhay na bato. Hindi dahil sa ating galing, kundi lagi tayong lumalapit kay Hesus. Ang panulukang bato at ang sanggol na anak ng Diyos,” Cardinal Tagle said. (By Hazel Boquiren | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photo Gallery – Buling Buling | Last day Novena Mass | Fiesta Mass)

 

 

 

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish …

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality in the church.

In a news post on CBCP website, Cardinal Tagle said during a five-day course on servant leadership and pastoral management at the Caritas Philippines Academy that this way of thinking had to change if the Church wanted to promote synodality and brotherly unity.

“One thing that gets in the way of synodality and brotherly cooperation is a sense of cultural superiority, which leads to prejudice against the others.”

He asked the bishops to think about how culture works in their seminaries. He made sure to point out that some lay leaders had also come to think this way.

“Ordained people, please pay attention to the culture in your seminaries,” he said. “Instead of preparing them for a ministry, they are preparing them to take on a rank.”

Cardinal Tagle stressed how important humility is in service and in getting along with others. He added that to walk like God does, which is with humility and cooperation with others, even when they are flawed or weak.

“This is how God walks: with humility and help from others, even if they aren’t the best or most perfect or even if they are weak. Cardinal Tagle said, “He walks with them, he leads them, and he even learns from them,” he said.

“Synodality, for me, is only possible if we walk humbly with God,” he added.

Also, the Cardinal talked about how important it is for freedom to help real brotherhood and synodality grow. He said that it wasn’t freedom itself that got in the way of these goals, but “mentalities, attitudes, and wrong values” that made it hard for people to love, respect, and work with each other.

Cardinal Tagle said that spiritual discernment was about helping people see their own and other people’s barriers to freedom, which he defined as the freedom to love, serve, and walk together.

The Cardinal’s words showed how important it is for the church to change its culture so that people are more willing to work together and be humble. This is important for synodality and brotherly cooperation to work. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer – San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality …

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia Church, a new chapel located on the fifth floor of Gateway Mall 2 in Araneta City, Cubao, Quezon City last September 16, 2023.

The newly built chapel is a modern minimalist design chapel that has the shape of a miter like the one worn on the heads of Bishops and has a thousand seating capacity. 

On the upper part of the altar is the image of Jesus Christ hanging on the cross which was created by Willy Layug, a famous sculptor.

In his homily, the Cardinal elaborated that chapels built in establishments are one of the means to further expand and spread the Word of God to many people. The celebration of religious activities inside the chapel he added, also deepens the faith and trust of the people in the Lord. 

“We should remember that divine worship or sacred celebrations like sacraments and liturgies are meant to do two major things: first is to glorify God, to worship God, to adore God. So, that aspect should not be forgotten,” Cardinal Tagle said.

 “And secondly, in a holy place like this, especially during religious activities and sacraments most especially, as we glorify God, God sanctifies us,” he added.

The Cardinal was joined in the Mass by Fathers Ariston Sison, Jr., Ronnie Santos, Tony Labiao, and Tito Caluag.

Also in attendance were the Araneta family, Araneta Group officials, and employees of Araneta Center Mall. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC | Photo by maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia …

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired by their faith as they utilize new means of communications to influence more people.

The pro-prefect of the Dicastery of Evangelization spoke before the country’s WYD2023 delegates to invite them to become social media influencers with the purpose of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

“Please, young people of the Philippines, spread the influence of Jesus, the influence of truth, justice, caring for the earth, and caring for fellow human beings in the world called social media,” he said at the One Filipino Reunion gathering in Lisbon’s Igreja de Madalena on August 3.

Despite so much divisiveness, prejudice and discrimination in the world, Cardinal Tagle pointed out that this year’s gathering of young Catholics around the world is a testament that their faith in Jesus makes them real influencers.

“If the one influencing you is Jesus and the Gospel, go right ahead, influence other people through this social media, which is a world in itself,” the former archbishop of Manila stressed.

“We could be the seed of unity, communion, respect for human beings, respect for diversity, because we believe in Jesus Christ,” he added.

The Philippine Church is being represented by around 1,500 young people from different dioceses, religious congregations and lay organizations and headed by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma and the chairman of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth and Daet Bishop Rex Andrew Clement Alarcon. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo from World Youth Day Facebook Page)

 

 

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired …

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization, speaking by video from Rome, emphasized the link between the vocations issue and the missionary crisis, which often begins in the home.

When parents fail to fulfill their role of imparting the faith and bringing their children to Jesus, a vocational crisis is likely, according to the cardinal. He advised parents to actively lead their children to Jesus and to be role models of a life worth imitating.

“Vocations begin at home, and so does the crisis,” Cardinal Tagle said, emphasizing the importance of the family unit in developing religious vocations. He urged families to emphasize Jesus as the ultimate goal, emphasizing that true happiness can only be found by placing Him at the center of their life.

The ongoing Serra International Convention has attracted roughly 450 attendees from all over the world. The Congregation for the Clergy oversees Serra International, the sole lay group linked with the Pontifical Work for Vocations to the Priesthood. Since its inception in the United States in 1935, the group has been vital in encouraging lay vocation apostolate, with over 20,000 members worldwide.

Furthermore, Cardinal Tagle emphasized the need of active participation in preaching the gospel of Jesus. He underlined the importance of having a vocation that seeks out others and brings them to Jesus. A profession that does not aim to draw people closer to Jesus, on the other hand, risks stagnation and deterioration.

The cardinal’s speech served as a reminder of the inextricable link between vocation and mission. He urged persons who profess to have a vocation to actively seek out others and motivate them to follow Jesus in a collaborative effort to promote vocations.

Participants are expected to participate in debates and workshops targeted at strengthening Serra International’s purpose as the convention progresses. The gathering offers the prospect of contributing to the expansion and strengthening of religious vocations globally, thanks to their united dedication and the Cardinal’s powerful message reverberating. (By Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the …

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish last January 13, 2024.

In his homily, Cardinal Tagle pointed out how Jesus was obedient to Father’s will to him. Also, he consistently embedded within Himself that he will remain a child of God through the likeness of a child.

“Sa edad, dumaan si Hesus sa mga ganyan pero siya ay nanatiling sanggol. Dumaan ang edad niya. Bakit? Sapagkat hindi niya itnatwa ang pagiging anak ng Diyos. Ang pagiging anak ng Diyos ang puso ng pananatiling sanggol. Ganyan si Hesus. Kailanman hindi niya binura ang kanyang Diyos Ama,” he said.

The Cardinal reflected that it is the responsibility of the families, including grandparents and godparents alike, to inherit to their children a fervent and unwavering devotion to Jesus and the faith.

“Pakiusap ko po sa inyo, lagi niyong dalhin ang mga bata kay Hesus. Kung minsan pag nagpaplano tayo ng family outing o anong magpapaligaya sa mga bata, kung ano-ano naiisip natin kung saan natin sila dadalhin. Hindi naman masama ‘yon pero sana kasama, dalhin lagi kay Hesus. At tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus,” he added.

Cardinal Tagle appealed to the faithful to become witnesses of Christ’s love and reveal to the children of the generation to renew our spirit.

“Tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus. Pero hindi sapat na pumunta tayo kay Hesus. Sana magbigay tayo ng pagsaksi na pag lumapit tayo kay Hesus, nababago tayo. Na talagang kumandong tayo kay Hesus para mahawa ng kanyang pagkabata,” he said.

Referring to the rebuilding of Sto. Niño de Pandacan Church, the Archbishop Emeritus of Manila is hopeful that the Church’s fullness of life may be achieved as the faithful lean as God’s children.

“Sana mas tumatatag, mas lumalaganap, mas nagiging buhay ang Simbahang buhay na bato. Hindi dahil sa ating galing, kundi lagi tayong lumalapit kay Hesus. Ang panulukang bato at ang sanggol na anak ng Diyos,” Cardinal Tagle said. (By Hazel Boquiren | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photo Gallery – Buling Buling | Last day Novena Mass | Fiesta Mass)

 

 

 

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish …

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality in the church.

In a news post on CBCP website, Cardinal Tagle said during a five-day course on servant leadership and pastoral management at the Caritas Philippines Academy that this way of thinking had to change if the Church wanted to promote synodality and brotherly unity.

“One thing that gets in the way of synodality and brotherly cooperation is a sense of cultural superiority, which leads to prejudice against the others.”

He asked the bishops to think about how culture works in their seminaries. He made sure to point out that some lay leaders had also come to think this way.

“Ordained people, please pay attention to the culture in your seminaries,” he said. “Instead of preparing them for a ministry, they are preparing them to take on a rank.”

Cardinal Tagle stressed how important humility is in service and in getting along with others. He added that to walk like God does, which is with humility and cooperation with others, even when they are flawed or weak.

“This is how God walks: with humility and help from others, even if they aren’t the best or most perfect or even if they are weak. Cardinal Tagle said, “He walks with them, he leads them, and he even learns from them,” he said.

“Synodality, for me, is only possible if we walk humbly with God,” he added.

Also, the Cardinal talked about how important it is for freedom to help real brotherhood and synodality grow. He said that it wasn’t freedom itself that got in the way of these goals, but “mentalities, attitudes, and wrong values” that made it hard for people to love, respect, and work with each other.

Cardinal Tagle said that spiritual discernment was about helping people see their own and other people’s barriers to freedom, which he defined as the freedom to love, serve, and walk together.

The Cardinal’s words showed how important it is for the church to change its culture so that people are more willing to work together and be humble. This is important for synodality and brotherly cooperation to work. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer – San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality …

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia Church, a new chapel located on the fifth floor of Gateway Mall 2 in Araneta City, Cubao, Quezon City last September 16, 2023.

The newly built chapel is a modern minimalist design chapel that has the shape of a miter like the one worn on the heads of Bishops and has a thousand seating capacity. 

On the upper part of the altar is the image of Jesus Christ hanging on the cross which was created by Willy Layug, a famous sculptor.

In his homily, the Cardinal elaborated that chapels built in establishments are one of the means to further expand and spread the Word of God to many people. The celebration of religious activities inside the chapel he added, also deepens the faith and trust of the people in the Lord. 

“We should remember that divine worship or sacred celebrations like sacraments and liturgies are meant to do two major things: first is to glorify God, to worship God, to adore God. So, that aspect should not be forgotten,” Cardinal Tagle said.

 “And secondly, in a holy place like this, especially during religious activities and sacraments most especially, as we glorify God, God sanctifies us,” he added.

The Cardinal was joined in the Mass by Fathers Ariston Sison, Jr., Ronnie Santos, Tony Labiao, and Tito Caluag.

Also in attendance were the Araneta family, Araneta Group officials, and employees of Araneta Center Mall. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC | Photo by maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia …

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired by their faith as they utilize new means of communications to influence more people.

The pro-prefect of the Dicastery of Evangelization spoke before the country’s WYD2023 delegates to invite them to become social media influencers with the purpose of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

“Please, young people of the Philippines, spread the influence of Jesus, the influence of truth, justice, caring for the earth, and caring for fellow human beings in the world called social media,” he said at the One Filipino Reunion gathering in Lisbon’s Igreja de Madalena on August 3.

Despite so much divisiveness, prejudice and discrimination in the world, Cardinal Tagle pointed out that this year’s gathering of young Catholics around the world is a testament that their faith in Jesus makes them real influencers.

“If the one influencing you is Jesus and the Gospel, go right ahead, influence other people through this social media, which is a world in itself,” the former archbishop of Manila stressed.

“We could be the seed of unity, communion, respect for human beings, respect for diversity, because we believe in Jesus Christ,” he added.

The Philippine Church is being represented by around 1,500 young people from different dioceses, religious congregations and lay organizations and headed by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma and the chairman of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth and Daet Bishop Rex Andrew Clement Alarcon. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo from World Youth Day Facebook Page)

 

 

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired …

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Cardinal Tagle

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization, speaking by video from Rome, emphasized the link between the vocations issue and the missionary crisis, which often begins in the home.

When parents fail to fulfill their role of imparting the faith and bringing their children to Jesus, a vocational crisis is likely, according to the cardinal. He advised parents to actively lead their children to Jesus and to be role models of a life worth imitating.

“Vocations begin at home, and so does the crisis,” Cardinal Tagle said, emphasizing the importance of the family unit in developing religious vocations. He urged families to emphasize Jesus as the ultimate goal, emphasizing that true happiness can only be found by placing Him at the center of their life.

The ongoing Serra International Convention has attracted roughly 450 attendees from all over the world. The Congregation for the Clergy oversees Serra International, the sole lay group linked with the Pontifical Work for Vocations to the Priesthood. Since its inception in the United States in 1935, the group has been vital in encouraging lay vocation apostolate, with over 20,000 members worldwide.

Furthermore, Cardinal Tagle emphasized the need of active participation in preaching the gospel of Jesus. He underlined the importance of having a vocation that seeks out others and brings them to Jesus. A profession that does not aim to draw people closer to Jesus, on the other hand, risks stagnation and deterioration.

The cardinal’s speech served as a reminder of the inextricable link between vocation and mission. He urged persons who profess to have a vocation to actively seek out others and motivate them to follow Jesus in a collaborative effort to promote vocations.

Participants are expected to participate in debates and workshops targeted at strengthening Serra International’s purpose as the convention progresses. The gathering offers the prospect of contributing to the expansion and strengthening of religious vocations globally, thanks to their united dedication and the Cardinal’s powerful message reverberating. (By Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the …

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Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish last January 13, 2024.

In his homily, Cardinal Tagle pointed out how Jesus was obedient to Father’s will to him. Also, he consistently embedded within Himself that he will remain a child of God through the likeness of a child.

“Sa edad, dumaan si Hesus sa mga ganyan pero siya ay nanatiling sanggol. Dumaan ang edad niya. Bakit? Sapagkat hindi niya itnatwa ang pagiging anak ng Diyos. Ang pagiging anak ng Diyos ang puso ng pananatiling sanggol. Ganyan si Hesus. Kailanman hindi niya binura ang kanyang Diyos Ama,” he said.

The Cardinal reflected that it is the responsibility of the families, including grandparents and godparents alike, to inherit to their children a fervent and unwavering devotion to Jesus and the faith.

“Pakiusap ko po sa inyo, lagi niyong dalhin ang mga bata kay Hesus. Kung minsan pag nagpaplano tayo ng family outing o anong magpapaligaya sa mga bata, kung ano-ano naiisip natin kung saan natin sila dadalhin. Hindi naman masama ‘yon pero sana kasama, dalhin lagi kay Hesus. At tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus,” he added.

Cardinal Tagle appealed to the faithful to become witnesses of Christ’s love and reveal to the children of the generation to renew our spirit.

“Tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus. Pero hindi sapat na pumunta tayo kay Hesus. Sana magbigay tayo ng pagsaksi na pag lumapit tayo kay Hesus, nababago tayo. Na talagang kumandong tayo kay Hesus para mahawa ng kanyang pagkabata,” he said.

Referring to the rebuilding of Sto. Niño de Pandacan Church, the Archbishop Emeritus of Manila is hopeful that the Church’s fullness of life may be achieved as the faithful lean as God’s children.

“Sana mas tumatatag, mas lumalaganap, mas nagiging buhay ang Simbahang buhay na bato. Hindi dahil sa ating galing, kundi lagi tayong lumalapit kay Hesus. Ang panulukang bato at ang sanggol na anak ng Diyos,” Cardinal Tagle said. (By Hazel Boquiren | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photo Gallery – Buling Buling | Last day Novena Mass | Fiesta Mass)

 

 

 

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish …

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Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality in the church.

In a news post on CBCP website, Cardinal Tagle said during a five-day course on servant leadership and pastoral management at the Caritas Philippines Academy that this way of thinking had to change if the Church wanted to promote synodality and brotherly unity.

“One thing that gets in the way of synodality and brotherly cooperation is a sense of cultural superiority, which leads to prejudice against the others.”

He asked the bishops to think about how culture works in their seminaries. He made sure to point out that some lay leaders had also come to think this way.

“Ordained people, please pay attention to the culture in your seminaries,” he said. “Instead of preparing them for a ministry, they are preparing them to take on a rank.”

Cardinal Tagle stressed how important humility is in service and in getting along with others. He added that to walk like God does, which is with humility and cooperation with others, even when they are flawed or weak.

“This is how God walks: with humility and help from others, even if they aren’t the best or most perfect or even if they are weak. Cardinal Tagle said, “He walks with them, he leads them, and he even learns from them,” he said.

“Synodality, for me, is only possible if we walk humbly with God,” he added.

Also, the Cardinal talked about how important it is for freedom to help real brotherhood and synodality grow. He said that it wasn’t freedom itself that got in the way of these goals, but “mentalities, attitudes, and wrong values” that made it hard for people to love, respect, and work with each other.

Cardinal Tagle said that spiritual discernment was about helping people see their own and other people’s barriers to freedom, which he defined as the freedom to love, serve, and walk together.

The Cardinal’s words showed how important it is for the church to change its culture so that people are more willing to work together and be humble. This is important for synodality and brotherly cooperation to work. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer – San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality …

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia Church, a new chapel located on the fifth floor of Gateway Mall 2 in Araneta City, Cubao, Quezon City last September 16, 2023.

The newly built chapel is a modern minimalist design chapel that has the shape of a miter like the one worn on the heads of Bishops and has a thousand seating capacity. 

On the upper part of the altar is the image of Jesus Christ hanging on the cross which was created by Willy Layug, a famous sculptor.

In his homily, the Cardinal elaborated that chapels built in establishments are one of the means to further expand and spread the Word of God to many people. The celebration of religious activities inside the chapel he added, also deepens the faith and trust of the people in the Lord. 

“We should remember that divine worship or sacred celebrations like sacraments and liturgies are meant to do two major things: first is to glorify God, to worship God, to adore God. So, that aspect should not be forgotten,” Cardinal Tagle said.

 “And secondly, in a holy place like this, especially during religious activities and sacraments most especially, as we glorify God, God sanctifies us,” he added.

The Cardinal was joined in the Mass by Fathers Ariston Sison, Jr., Ronnie Santos, Tony Labiao, and Tito Caluag.

Also in attendance were the Araneta family, Araneta Group officials, and employees of Araneta Center Mall. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC | Photo by maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia …

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Cardinal Tagle

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired by their faith as they utilize new means of communications to influence more people.

The pro-prefect of the Dicastery of Evangelization spoke before the country’s WYD2023 delegates to invite them to become social media influencers with the purpose of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

“Please, young people of the Philippines, spread the influence of Jesus, the influence of truth, justice, caring for the earth, and caring for fellow human beings in the world called social media,” he said at the One Filipino Reunion gathering in Lisbon’s Igreja de Madalena on August 3.

Despite so much divisiveness, prejudice and discrimination in the world, Cardinal Tagle pointed out that this year’s gathering of young Catholics around the world is a testament that their faith in Jesus makes them real influencers.

“If the one influencing you is Jesus and the Gospel, go right ahead, influence other people through this social media, which is a world in itself,” the former archbishop of Manila stressed.

“We could be the seed of unity, communion, respect for human beings, respect for diversity, because we believe in Jesus Christ,” he added.

The Philippine Church is being represented by around 1,500 young people from different dioceses, religious congregations and lay organizations and headed by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma and the chairman of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth and Daet Bishop Rex Andrew Clement Alarcon. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo from World Youth Day Facebook Page)

 

 

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired …

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization, speaking by video from Rome, emphasized the link between the vocations issue and the missionary crisis, which often begins in the home.

When parents fail to fulfill their role of imparting the faith and bringing their children to Jesus, a vocational crisis is likely, according to the cardinal. He advised parents to actively lead their children to Jesus and to be role models of a life worth imitating.

“Vocations begin at home, and so does the crisis,” Cardinal Tagle said, emphasizing the importance of the family unit in developing religious vocations. He urged families to emphasize Jesus as the ultimate goal, emphasizing that true happiness can only be found by placing Him at the center of their life.

The ongoing Serra International Convention has attracted roughly 450 attendees from all over the world. The Congregation for the Clergy oversees Serra International, the sole lay group linked with the Pontifical Work for Vocations to the Priesthood. Since its inception in the United States in 1935, the group has been vital in encouraging lay vocation apostolate, with over 20,000 members worldwide.

Furthermore, Cardinal Tagle emphasized the need of active participation in preaching the gospel of Jesus. He underlined the importance of having a vocation that seeks out others and brings them to Jesus. A profession that does not aim to draw people closer to Jesus, on the other hand, risks stagnation and deterioration.

The cardinal’s speech served as a reminder of the inextricable link between vocation and mission. He urged persons who profess to have a vocation to actively seek out others and motivate them to follow Jesus in a collaborative effort to promote vocations.

Participants are expected to participate in debates and workshops targeted at strengthening Serra International’s purpose as the convention progresses. The gathering offers the prospect of contributing to the expansion and strengthening of religious vocations globally, thanks to their united dedication and the Cardinal’s powerful message reverberating. (By Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the …

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish last January 13, 2024.

In his homily, Cardinal Tagle pointed out how Jesus was obedient to Father’s will to him. Also, he consistently embedded within Himself that he will remain a child of God through the likeness of a child.

“Sa edad, dumaan si Hesus sa mga ganyan pero siya ay nanatiling sanggol. Dumaan ang edad niya. Bakit? Sapagkat hindi niya itnatwa ang pagiging anak ng Diyos. Ang pagiging anak ng Diyos ang puso ng pananatiling sanggol. Ganyan si Hesus. Kailanman hindi niya binura ang kanyang Diyos Ama,” he said.

The Cardinal reflected that it is the responsibility of the families, including grandparents and godparents alike, to inherit to their children a fervent and unwavering devotion to Jesus and the faith.

“Pakiusap ko po sa inyo, lagi niyong dalhin ang mga bata kay Hesus. Kung minsan pag nagpaplano tayo ng family outing o anong magpapaligaya sa mga bata, kung ano-ano naiisip natin kung saan natin sila dadalhin. Hindi naman masama ‘yon pero sana kasama, dalhin lagi kay Hesus. At tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus,” he added.

Cardinal Tagle appealed to the faithful to become witnesses of Christ’s love and reveal to the children of the generation to renew our spirit.

“Tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus. Pero hindi sapat na pumunta tayo kay Hesus. Sana magbigay tayo ng pagsaksi na pag lumapit tayo kay Hesus, nababago tayo. Na talagang kumandong tayo kay Hesus para mahawa ng kanyang pagkabata,” he said.

Referring to the rebuilding of Sto. Niño de Pandacan Church, the Archbishop Emeritus of Manila is hopeful that the Church’s fullness of life may be achieved as the faithful lean as God’s children.

“Sana mas tumatatag, mas lumalaganap, mas nagiging buhay ang Simbahang buhay na bato. Hindi dahil sa ating galing, kundi lagi tayong lumalapit kay Hesus. Ang panulukang bato at ang sanggol na anak ng Diyos,” Cardinal Tagle said. (By Hazel Boquiren | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photo Gallery – Buling Buling | Last day Novena Mass | Fiesta Mass)

 

 

 

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish …

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality in the church.

In a news post on CBCP website, Cardinal Tagle said during a five-day course on servant leadership and pastoral management at the Caritas Philippines Academy that this way of thinking had to change if the Church wanted to promote synodality and brotherly unity.

“One thing that gets in the way of synodality and brotherly cooperation is a sense of cultural superiority, which leads to prejudice against the others.”

He asked the bishops to think about how culture works in their seminaries. He made sure to point out that some lay leaders had also come to think this way.

“Ordained people, please pay attention to the culture in your seminaries,” he said. “Instead of preparing them for a ministry, they are preparing them to take on a rank.”

Cardinal Tagle stressed how important humility is in service and in getting along with others. He added that to walk like God does, which is with humility and cooperation with others, even when they are flawed or weak.

“This is how God walks: with humility and help from others, even if they aren’t the best or most perfect or even if they are weak. Cardinal Tagle said, “He walks with them, he leads them, and he even learns from them,” he said.

“Synodality, for me, is only possible if we walk humbly with God,” he added.

Also, the Cardinal talked about how important it is for freedom to help real brotherhood and synodality grow. He said that it wasn’t freedom itself that got in the way of these goals, but “mentalities, attitudes, and wrong values” that made it hard for people to love, respect, and work with each other.

Cardinal Tagle said that spiritual discernment was about helping people see their own and other people’s barriers to freedom, which he defined as the freedom to love, serve, and walk together.

The Cardinal’s words showed how important it is for the church to change its culture so that people are more willing to work together and be humble. This is important for synodality and brotherly cooperation to work. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer – San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality …

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia Church, a new chapel located on the fifth floor of Gateway Mall 2 in Araneta City, Cubao, Quezon City last September 16, 2023.

The newly built chapel is a modern minimalist design chapel that has the shape of a miter like the one worn on the heads of Bishops and has a thousand seating capacity. 

On the upper part of the altar is the image of Jesus Christ hanging on the cross which was created by Willy Layug, a famous sculptor.

In his homily, the Cardinal elaborated that chapels built in establishments are one of the means to further expand and spread the Word of God to many people. The celebration of religious activities inside the chapel he added, also deepens the faith and trust of the people in the Lord. 

“We should remember that divine worship or sacred celebrations like sacraments and liturgies are meant to do two major things: first is to glorify God, to worship God, to adore God. So, that aspect should not be forgotten,” Cardinal Tagle said.

 “And secondly, in a holy place like this, especially during religious activities and sacraments most especially, as we glorify God, God sanctifies us,” he added.

The Cardinal was joined in the Mass by Fathers Ariston Sison, Jr., Ronnie Santos, Tony Labiao, and Tito Caluag.

Also in attendance were the Araneta family, Araneta Group officials, and employees of Araneta Center Mall. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC | Photo by maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia …

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired by their faith as they utilize new means of communications to influence more people.

The pro-prefect of the Dicastery of Evangelization spoke before the country’s WYD2023 delegates to invite them to become social media influencers with the purpose of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

“Please, young people of the Philippines, spread the influence of Jesus, the influence of truth, justice, caring for the earth, and caring for fellow human beings in the world called social media,” he said at the One Filipino Reunion gathering in Lisbon’s Igreja de Madalena on August 3.

Despite so much divisiveness, prejudice and discrimination in the world, Cardinal Tagle pointed out that this year’s gathering of young Catholics around the world is a testament that their faith in Jesus makes them real influencers.

“If the one influencing you is Jesus and the Gospel, go right ahead, influence other people through this social media, which is a world in itself,” the former archbishop of Manila stressed.

“We could be the seed of unity, communion, respect for human beings, respect for diversity, because we believe in Jesus Christ,” he added.

The Philippine Church is being represented by around 1,500 young people from different dioceses, religious congregations and lay organizations and headed by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma and the chairman of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth and Daet Bishop Rex Andrew Clement Alarcon. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo from World Youth Day Facebook Page)

 

 

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired …

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization, speaking by video from Rome, emphasized the link between the vocations issue and the missionary crisis, which often begins in the home.

When parents fail to fulfill their role of imparting the faith and bringing their children to Jesus, a vocational crisis is likely, according to the cardinal. He advised parents to actively lead their children to Jesus and to be role models of a life worth imitating.

“Vocations begin at home, and so does the crisis,” Cardinal Tagle said, emphasizing the importance of the family unit in developing religious vocations. He urged families to emphasize Jesus as the ultimate goal, emphasizing that true happiness can only be found by placing Him at the center of their life.

The ongoing Serra International Convention has attracted roughly 450 attendees from all over the world. The Congregation for the Clergy oversees Serra International, the sole lay group linked with the Pontifical Work for Vocations to the Priesthood. Since its inception in the United States in 1935, the group has been vital in encouraging lay vocation apostolate, with over 20,000 members worldwide.

Furthermore, Cardinal Tagle emphasized the need of active participation in preaching the gospel of Jesus. He underlined the importance of having a vocation that seeks out others and brings them to Jesus. A profession that does not aim to draw people closer to Jesus, on the other hand, risks stagnation and deterioration.

The cardinal’s speech served as a reminder of the inextricable link between vocation and mission. He urged persons who profess to have a vocation to actively seek out others and motivate them to follow Jesus in a collaborative effort to promote vocations.

Participants are expected to participate in debates and workshops targeted at strengthening Serra International’s purpose as the convention progresses. The gathering offers the prospect of contributing to the expansion and strengthening of religious vocations globally, thanks to their united dedication and the Cardinal’s powerful message reverberating. (By Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the …

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish last January 13, 2024.

In his homily, Cardinal Tagle pointed out how Jesus was obedient to Father’s will to him. Also, he consistently embedded within Himself that he will remain a child of God through the likeness of a child.

“Sa edad, dumaan si Hesus sa mga ganyan pero siya ay nanatiling sanggol. Dumaan ang edad niya. Bakit? Sapagkat hindi niya itnatwa ang pagiging anak ng Diyos. Ang pagiging anak ng Diyos ang puso ng pananatiling sanggol. Ganyan si Hesus. Kailanman hindi niya binura ang kanyang Diyos Ama,” he said.

The Cardinal reflected that it is the responsibility of the families, including grandparents and godparents alike, to inherit to their children a fervent and unwavering devotion to Jesus and the faith.

“Pakiusap ko po sa inyo, lagi niyong dalhin ang mga bata kay Hesus. Kung minsan pag nagpaplano tayo ng family outing o anong magpapaligaya sa mga bata, kung ano-ano naiisip natin kung saan natin sila dadalhin. Hindi naman masama ‘yon pero sana kasama, dalhin lagi kay Hesus. At tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus,” he added.

Cardinal Tagle appealed to the faithful to become witnesses of Christ’s love and reveal to the children of the generation to renew our spirit.

“Tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus. Pero hindi sapat na pumunta tayo kay Hesus. Sana magbigay tayo ng pagsaksi na pag lumapit tayo kay Hesus, nababago tayo. Na talagang kumandong tayo kay Hesus para mahawa ng kanyang pagkabata,” he said.

Referring to the rebuilding of Sto. Niño de Pandacan Church, the Archbishop Emeritus of Manila is hopeful that the Church’s fullness of life may be achieved as the faithful lean as God’s children.

“Sana mas tumatatag, mas lumalaganap, mas nagiging buhay ang Simbahang buhay na bato. Hindi dahil sa ating galing, kundi lagi tayong lumalapit kay Hesus. Ang panulukang bato at ang sanggol na anak ng Diyos,” Cardinal Tagle said. (By Hazel Boquiren | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photo Gallery – Buling Buling | Last day Novena Mass | Fiesta Mass)

 

 

 

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish …

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality in the church.

In a news post on CBCP website, Cardinal Tagle said during a five-day course on servant leadership and pastoral management at the Caritas Philippines Academy that this way of thinking had to change if the Church wanted to promote synodality and brotherly unity.

“One thing that gets in the way of synodality and brotherly cooperation is a sense of cultural superiority, which leads to prejudice against the others.”

He asked the bishops to think about how culture works in their seminaries. He made sure to point out that some lay leaders had also come to think this way.

“Ordained people, please pay attention to the culture in your seminaries,” he said. “Instead of preparing them for a ministry, they are preparing them to take on a rank.”

Cardinal Tagle stressed how important humility is in service and in getting along with others. He added that to walk like God does, which is with humility and cooperation with others, even when they are flawed or weak.

“This is how God walks: with humility and help from others, even if they aren’t the best or most perfect or even if they are weak. Cardinal Tagle said, “He walks with them, he leads them, and he even learns from them,” he said.

“Synodality, for me, is only possible if we walk humbly with God,” he added.

Also, the Cardinal talked about how important it is for freedom to help real brotherhood and synodality grow. He said that it wasn’t freedom itself that got in the way of these goals, but “mentalities, attitudes, and wrong values” that made it hard for people to love, respect, and work with each other.

Cardinal Tagle said that spiritual discernment was about helping people see their own and other people’s barriers to freedom, which he defined as the freedom to love, serve, and walk together.

The Cardinal’s words showed how important it is for the church to change its culture so that people are more willing to work together and be humble. This is important for synodality and brotherly cooperation to work. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer – San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality …

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Cardinal Tagle

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia Church, a new chapel located on the fifth floor of Gateway Mall 2 in Araneta City, Cubao, Quezon City last September 16, 2023.

The newly built chapel is a modern minimalist design chapel that has the shape of a miter like the one worn on the heads of Bishops and has a thousand seating capacity. 

On the upper part of the altar is the image of Jesus Christ hanging on the cross which was created by Willy Layug, a famous sculptor.

In his homily, the Cardinal elaborated that chapels built in establishments are one of the means to further expand and spread the Word of God to many people. The celebration of religious activities inside the chapel he added, also deepens the faith and trust of the people in the Lord. 

“We should remember that divine worship or sacred celebrations like sacraments and liturgies are meant to do two major things: first is to glorify God, to worship God, to adore God. So, that aspect should not be forgotten,” Cardinal Tagle said.

 “And secondly, in a holy place like this, especially during religious activities and sacraments most especially, as we glorify God, God sanctifies us,” he added.

The Cardinal was joined in the Mass by Fathers Ariston Sison, Jr., Ronnie Santos, Tony Labiao, and Tito Caluag.

Also in attendance were the Araneta family, Araneta Group officials, and employees of Araneta Center Mall. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC | Photo by maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia …

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired by their faith as they utilize new means of communications to influence more people.

The pro-prefect of the Dicastery of Evangelization spoke before the country’s WYD2023 delegates to invite them to become social media influencers with the purpose of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

“Please, young people of the Philippines, spread the influence of Jesus, the influence of truth, justice, caring for the earth, and caring for fellow human beings in the world called social media,” he said at the One Filipino Reunion gathering in Lisbon’s Igreja de Madalena on August 3.

Despite so much divisiveness, prejudice and discrimination in the world, Cardinal Tagle pointed out that this year’s gathering of young Catholics around the world is a testament that their faith in Jesus makes them real influencers.

“If the one influencing you is Jesus and the Gospel, go right ahead, influence other people through this social media, which is a world in itself,” the former archbishop of Manila stressed.

“We could be the seed of unity, communion, respect for human beings, respect for diversity, because we believe in Jesus Christ,” he added.

The Philippine Church is being represented by around 1,500 young people from different dioceses, religious congregations and lay organizations and headed by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma and the chairman of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth and Daet Bishop Rex Andrew Clement Alarcon. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo from World Youth Day Facebook Page)

 

 

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired …

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization, speaking by video from Rome, emphasized the link between the vocations issue and the missionary crisis, which often begins in the home.

When parents fail to fulfill their role of imparting the faith and bringing their children to Jesus, a vocational crisis is likely, according to the cardinal. He advised parents to actively lead their children to Jesus and to be role models of a life worth imitating.

“Vocations begin at home, and so does the crisis,” Cardinal Tagle said, emphasizing the importance of the family unit in developing religious vocations. He urged families to emphasize Jesus as the ultimate goal, emphasizing that true happiness can only be found by placing Him at the center of their life.

The ongoing Serra International Convention has attracted roughly 450 attendees from all over the world. The Congregation for the Clergy oversees Serra International, the sole lay group linked with the Pontifical Work for Vocations to the Priesthood. Since its inception in the United States in 1935, the group has been vital in encouraging lay vocation apostolate, with over 20,000 members worldwide.

Furthermore, Cardinal Tagle emphasized the need of active participation in preaching the gospel of Jesus. He underlined the importance of having a vocation that seeks out others and brings them to Jesus. A profession that does not aim to draw people closer to Jesus, on the other hand, risks stagnation and deterioration.

The cardinal’s speech served as a reminder of the inextricable link between vocation and mission. He urged persons who profess to have a vocation to actively seek out others and motivate them to follow Jesus in a collaborative effort to promote vocations.

Participants are expected to participate in debates and workshops targeted at strengthening Serra International’s purpose as the convention progresses. The gathering offers the prospect of contributing to the expansion and strengthening of religious vocations globally, thanks to their united dedication and the Cardinal’s powerful message reverberating. (By Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the …

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Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish last January 13, 2024.

In his homily, Cardinal Tagle pointed out how Jesus was obedient to Father’s will to him. Also, he consistently embedded within Himself that he will remain a child of God through the likeness of a child.

“Sa edad, dumaan si Hesus sa mga ganyan pero siya ay nanatiling sanggol. Dumaan ang edad niya. Bakit? Sapagkat hindi niya itnatwa ang pagiging anak ng Diyos. Ang pagiging anak ng Diyos ang puso ng pananatiling sanggol. Ganyan si Hesus. Kailanman hindi niya binura ang kanyang Diyos Ama,” he said.

The Cardinal reflected that it is the responsibility of the families, including grandparents and godparents alike, to inherit to their children a fervent and unwavering devotion to Jesus and the faith.

“Pakiusap ko po sa inyo, lagi niyong dalhin ang mga bata kay Hesus. Kung minsan pag nagpaplano tayo ng family outing o anong magpapaligaya sa mga bata, kung ano-ano naiisip natin kung saan natin sila dadalhin. Hindi naman masama ‘yon pero sana kasama, dalhin lagi kay Hesus. At tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus,” he added.

Cardinal Tagle appealed to the faithful to become witnesses of Christ’s love and reveal to the children of the generation to renew our spirit.

“Tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus. Pero hindi sapat na pumunta tayo kay Hesus. Sana magbigay tayo ng pagsaksi na pag lumapit tayo kay Hesus, nababago tayo. Na talagang kumandong tayo kay Hesus para mahawa ng kanyang pagkabata,” he said.

Referring to the rebuilding of Sto. Niño de Pandacan Church, the Archbishop Emeritus of Manila is hopeful that the Church’s fullness of life may be achieved as the faithful lean as God’s children.

“Sana mas tumatatag, mas lumalaganap, mas nagiging buhay ang Simbahang buhay na bato. Hindi dahil sa ating galing, kundi lagi tayong lumalapit kay Hesus. Ang panulukang bato at ang sanggol na anak ng Diyos,” Cardinal Tagle said. (By Hazel Boquiren | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photo Gallery – Buling Buling | Last day Novena Mass | Fiesta Mass)

 

 

 

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish …

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality in the church.

In a news post on CBCP website, Cardinal Tagle said during a five-day course on servant leadership and pastoral management at the Caritas Philippines Academy that this way of thinking had to change if the Church wanted to promote synodality and brotherly unity.

“One thing that gets in the way of synodality and brotherly cooperation is a sense of cultural superiority, which leads to prejudice against the others.”

He asked the bishops to think about how culture works in their seminaries. He made sure to point out that some lay leaders had also come to think this way.

“Ordained people, please pay attention to the culture in your seminaries,” he said. “Instead of preparing them for a ministry, they are preparing them to take on a rank.”

Cardinal Tagle stressed how important humility is in service and in getting along with others. He added that to walk like God does, which is with humility and cooperation with others, even when they are flawed or weak.

“This is how God walks: with humility and help from others, even if they aren’t the best or most perfect or even if they are weak. Cardinal Tagle said, “He walks with them, he leads them, and he even learns from them,” he said.

“Synodality, for me, is only possible if we walk humbly with God,” he added.

Also, the Cardinal talked about how important it is for freedom to help real brotherhood and synodality grow. He said that it wasn’t freedom itself that got in the way of these goals, but “mentalities, attitudes, and wrong values” that made it hard for people to love, respect, and work with each other.

Cardinal Tagle said that spiritual discernment was about helping people see their own and other people’s barriers to freedom, which he defined as the freedom to love, serve, and walk together.

The Cardinal’s words showed how important it is for the church to change its culture so that people are more willing to work together and be humble. This is important for synodality and brotherly cooperation to work. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer – San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality …

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia Church, a new chapel located on the fifth floor of Gateway Mall 2 in Araneta City, Cubao, Quezon City last September 16, 2023.

The newly built chapel is a modern minimalist design chapel that has the shape of a miter like the one worn on the heads of Bishops and has a thousand seating capacity. 

On the upper part of the altar is the image of Jesus Christ hanging on the cross which was created by Willy Layug, a famous sculptor.

In his homily, the Cardinal elaborated that chapels built in establishments are one of the means to further expand and spread the Word of God to many people. The celebration of religious activities inside the chapel he added, also deepens the faith and trust of the people in the Lord. 

“We should remember that divine worship or sacred celebrations like sacraments and liturgies are meant to do two major things: first is to glorify God, to worship God, to adore God. So, that aspect should not be forgotten,” Cardinal Tagle said.

 “And secondly, in a holy place like this, especially during religious activities and sacraments most especially, as we glorify God, God sanctifies us,” he added.

The Cardinal was joined in the Mass by Fathers Ariston Sison, Jr., Ronnie Santos, Tony Labiao, and Tito Caluag.

Also in attendance were the Araneta family, Araneta Group officials, and employees of Araneta Center Mall. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC | Photo by maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia …

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired by their faith as they utilize new means of communications to influence more people.

The pro-prefect of the Dicastery of Evangelization spoke before the country’s WYD2023 delegates to invite them to become social media influencers with the purpose of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

“Please, young people of the Philippines, spread the influence of Jesus, the influence of truth, justice, caring for the earth, and caring for fellow human beings in the world called social media,” he said at the One Filipino Reunion gathering in Lisbon’s Igreja de Madalena on August 3.

Despite so much divisiveness, prejudice and discrimination in the world, Cardinal Tagle pointed out that this year’s gathering of young Catholics around the world is a testament that their faith in Jesus makes them real influencers.

“If the one influencing you is Jesus and the Gospel, go right ahead, influence other people through this social media, which is a world in itself,” the former archbishop of Manila stressed.

“We could be the seed of unity, communion, respect for human beings, respect for diversity, because we believe in Jesus Christ,” he added.

The Philippine Church is being represented by around 1,500 young people from different dioceses, religious congregations and lay organizations and headed by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma and the chairman of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth and Daet Bishop Rex Andrew Clement Alarcon. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo from World Youth Day Facebook Page)

 

 

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired …

Our faith in Jesus makes us influencers, says Cardinal Tagle to Pinoy WYD2023 group Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization, speaking by video from Rome, emphasized the link between the vocations issue and the missionary crisis, which often begins in the home.

When parents fail to fulfill their role of imparting the faith and bringing their children to Jesus, a vocational crisis is likely, according to the cardinal. He advised parents to actively lead their children to Jesus and to be role models of a life worth imitating.

“Vocations begin at home, and so does the crisis,” Cardinal Tagle said, emphasizing the importance of the family unit in developing religious vocations. He urged families to emphasize Jesus as the ultimate goal, emphasizing that true happiness can only be found by placing Him at the center of their life.

The ongoing Serra International Convention has attracted roughly 450 attendees from all over the world. The Congregation for the Clergy oversees Serra International, the sole lay group linked with the Pontifical Work for Vocations to the Priesthood. Since its inception in the United States in 1935, the group has been vital in encouraging lay vocation apostolate, with over 20,000 members worldwide.

Furthermore, Cardinal Tagle emphasized the need of active participation in preaching the gospel of Jesus. He underlined the importance of having a vocation that seeks out others and brings them to Jesus. A profession that does not aim to draw people closer to Jesus, on the other hand, risks stagnation and deterioration.

The cardinal’s speech served as a reminder of the inextricable link between vocation and mission. He urged persons who profess to have a vocation to actively seek out others and motivate them to follow Jesus in a collaborative effort to promote vocations.

Participants are expected to participate in debates and workshops targeted at strengthening Serra International’s purpose as the convention progresses. The gathering offers the prospect of contributing to the expansion and strengthening of religious vocations globally, thanks to their united dedication and the Cardinal’s powerful message reverberating. (By Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home

During his address to the 80th Serra International Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underlined the critical role of families in cultivating vocations. The pro-prefect of the …

Cardinal Tagle Stresses the Importance of Nurturing Vocations at Home Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish last January 13, 2024.

In his homily, Cardinal Tagle pointed out how Jesus was obedient to Father’s will to him. Also, he consistently embedded within Himself that he will remain a child of God through the likeness of a child.

“Sa edad, dumaan si Hesus sa mga ganyan pero siya ay nanatiling sanggol. Dumaan ang edad niya. Bakit? Sapagkat hindi niya itnatwa ang pagiging anak ng Diyos. Ang pagiging anak ng Diyos ang puso ng pananatiling sanggol. Ganyan si Hesus. Kailanman hindi niya binura ang kanyang Diyos Ama,” he said.

The Cardinal reflected that it is the responsibility of the families, including grandparents and godparents alike, to inherit to their children a fervent and unwavering devotion to Jesus and the faith.

“Pakiusap ko po sa inyo, lagi niyong dalhin ang mga bata kay Hesus. Kung minsan pag nagpaplano tayo ng family outing o anong magpapaligaya sa mga bata, kung ano-ano naiisip natin kung saan natin sila dadalhin. Hindi naman masama ‘yon pero sana kasama, dalhin lagi kay Hesus. At tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus,” he added.

Cardinal Tagle appealed to the faithful to become witnesses of Christ’s love and reveal to the children of the generation to renew our spirit.

“Tayo mismo ipakita natin sa mga bata, tayo ay laging pupunta kay Hesus. Pero hindi sapat na pumunta tayo kay Hesus. Sana magbigay tayo ng pagsaksi na pag lumapit tayo kay Hesus, nababago tayo. Na talagang kumandong tayo kay Hesus para mahawa ng kanyang pagkabata,” he said.

Referring to the rebuilding of Sto. Niño de Pandacan Church, the Archbishop Emeritus of Manila is hopeful that the Church’s fullness of life may be achieved as the faithful lean as God’s children.

“Sana mas tumatatag, mas lumalaganap, mas nagiging buhay ang Simbahang buhay na bato. Hindi dahil sa ating galing, kundi lagi tayong lumalapit kay Hesus. Ang panulukang bato at ang sanggol na anak ng Diyos,” Cardinal Tagle said. (By Hazel Boquiren | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photo Gallery – Buling Buling | Last day Novena Mass | Fiesta Mass)

 

 

 

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, presided over the Ninth Novena Mass in honor of the Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish …

Children’s transmission of the faith starts from their families, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality in the church.

In a news post on CBCP website, Cardinal Tagle said during a five-day course on servant leadership and pastoral management at the Caritas Philippines Academy that this way of thinking had to change if the Church wanted to promote synodality and brotherly unity.

“One thing that gets in the way of synodality and brotherly cooperation is a sense of cultural superiority, which leads to prejudice against the others.”

He asked the bishops to think about how culture works in their seminaries. He made sure to point out that some lay leaders had also come to think this way.

“Ordained people, please pay attention to the culture in your seminaries,” he said. “Instead of preparing them for a ministry, they are preparing them to take on a rank.”

Cardinal Tagle stressed how important humility is in service and in getting along with others. He added that to walk like God does, which is with humility and cooperation with others, even when they are flawed or weak.

“This is how God walks: with humility and help from others, even if they aren’t the best or most perfect or even if they are weak. Cardinal Tagle said, “He walks with them, he leads them, and he even learns from them,” he said.

“Synodality, for me, is only possible if we walk humbly with God,” he added.

Also, the Cardinal talked about how important it is for freedom to help real brotherhood and synodality grow. He said that it wasn’t freedom itself that got in the way of these goals, but “mentalities, attitudes, and wrong values” that made it hard for people to love, respect, and work with each other.

Cardinal Tagle said that spiritual discernment was about helping people see their own and other people’s barriers to freedom, which he defined as the freedom to love, serve, and walk together.

The Cardinal’s words showed how important it is for the church to change its culture so that people are more willing to work together and be humble. This is important for synodality and brotherly cooperation to work. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer – San Felipe Neri Parish | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)

 

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization, spoke to a group of Filipino bishops about how a “culture of superiority” is a big problem for synodality …

‘Culture of Superiority’ hinders synodality in Church, says Cardinal Tagle Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia Church, a new chapel located on the fifth floor of Gateway Mall 2 in Araneta City, Cubao, Quezon City last September 16, 2023.

The newly built chapel is a modern minimalist design chapel that has the shape of a miter like the one worn on the heads of Bishops and has a thousand seating capacity. 

On the upper part of the altar is the image of Jesus Christ hanging on the cross which was created by Willy Layug, a famous sculptor.

In his homily, the Cardinal elaborated that chapels built in establishments are one of the means to further expand and spread the Word of God to many people. The celebration of religious activities inside the chapel he added, also deepens the faith and trust of the people in the Lord. 

“We should remember that divine worship or sacred celebrations like sacraments and liturgies are meant to do two major things: first is to glorify God, to worship God, to adore God. So, that aspect should not be forgotten,” Cardinal Tagle said.

 “And secondly, in a holy place like this, especially during religious activities and sacraments most especially, as we glorify God, God sanctifies us,” he added.

The Cardinal was joined in the Mass by Fathers Ariston Sison, Jr., Ronnie Santos, Tony Labiao, and Tito Caluag.

Also in attendance were the Araneta family, Araneta Group officials, and employees of Araneta Center Mall. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC | Photo by maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle and now pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization in Rome led the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing of Sagrada Familia …

Cardinal Tagle leads blessing of new chapel in Araneta City Read More »

Cardinal Tagle

In his message for the Philippine contingent to the 37th World Youth Day (WYD2023) in Portugal, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle reminded young Filipino pilgrims to be inspired by their faith as they utilize new means of communications to influence more people.

The pro-prefect of the Dicastery of Evangelization spoke before the country’s WYD2023 delegates to invite them to become social media influencers with the purpose of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

“Please, young people of the Philippines, spread the influence of Jesus, the influence of truth, justice, caring for the earth, and caring for fellow human beings in the world called social media,” he said at the One Filipino Reunion gathering in Lisbon’s Igreja de Madalena on August 3.

Despite so much divisiveness, prejudice and discrimination in the world, Cardinal Tagle pointed out that this year’s gathering of young Catholics around the world is a testament that their faith in Jesus makes them real influencers.

“If the one influencing you is Jesus and the Gospel, go right ahead, influence other people through this social media, which is a world in itself,” the former archbishop of Manila stressed.

“We could be the seed of unity, communion, respect for human beings, respect for diversity, because we believe in Jesus Christ,” he added.

The Philippine Church is being represented by around 1,500 young people from different dioceses, religious congregations and lay organizations and headed by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma and the chairman of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth and Daet Bishop Rex Andrew Clement Alarcon. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo from World Youth Day Facebook Page)