Fr. Greg Gaston

Fr. Greg Gaston

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the rectors of seminaries, colleges, and other ecclesiastical institutes in Rome.

Fr. Gaston from the Archdiocese of Manila, has been a guiding figure at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino, serving as its rector since 2010. His reelection to the ARCER council underscores his continued influence and dedication to the ecclesiastical community.

According to CBCP News, the ARCER council, comprising ten members, witnessed the reelection of eight of its members, including Fr. Gaston. The election took place during the ARCER general assembly held at the College of Legionaries of Christ in Rome on November 23.

Additionally, ARCER reelected Benedictine Fr. Mauritius Wilde of St. Anselm College as its president for another two-year term. This decision marks a continuity in leadership that is seen as crucial for the association’s ongoing initiatives.

The council’s composition reflects a diverse representation from various ecclesiastical colleges in Rome. Notable among them are the Urbanian Seminary, known for its focus on seminarians from mission territories, the Brazilian College, Sedes Sapientiae Seminary operated by Opus Dei, the French, English, Polish, Croatian, Belgian colleges, and St. Paul College.


Photo from CBCP News

ARCER, established in 1989, plays a pivotal role in the lives of 131 ecclesiastical colleges in Rome, serving as a home for seminarians and priests engaged in studies. The association fosters dialogue among rectors on matters concerning their institutes and acts as an intermediary for common requests to the Roman Curia and other influential bodies.

It’s noteworthy that in the European context, the term “colleges” primarily refers to student residences rather than educational institutions in the traditional sense. This distinction is essential in understanding the scope and function of ARCER within the ecclesiastical educational framework in Rome.

Fr. Gaston’s reelection is seen as a testament to his commitment and the respect he commands within the ecclesiastical community. His role in ARCER will continue to shape the dialogue and policies affecting seminaries and colleges in Rome, furthering the growth and development of ecclesiastical education. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo from RCAM Chancery Office)

 

Fr. Gaston reelected council member of ecclesiastical colleges association in Rome

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others.

According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in communities is at the heart of Caritas Internationalis’ activity.

The priest emphasized that the Church cannot be compared to a non-governmental organization ( NGO) because all of its actions are based on love and the expansion of the Holy Spirit.

“Lahat ng itinutulong natin, ginagawa ng simbahan ay ultimately patungo sa espiritwal; kung may ginagawa man tayo mga outreach (program), apostolate lahat ito ay magdadala sa atin mapapalapit sa Panginoon, sa ganitong paraan mai-share natin ang Panginoon sa ating kapwa,” Fr. Gaston told Radio Veritas.

Caritas members recently gathered in Rome for the 22nd General Assembly, where Caritas International President Emeritus, Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, spoke.

Although Cardinal Tagle is no longer the leader of the Church’s social arm, Pope Francis has appointed him to interact with other Caritas organizations in dioceses around the world, according to Fr. Gaston.

During the conference, Tokyo Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi was elected president of the Vatican’s charitable arm, becoming the organization’s second Asian leader following Cardinal Tagle.

Fr. Gaston urged the people to continue praying for Pope Francis, Cardinal Tagle, and the new Caritas internationalis leadership. Their purpose is to help disadvantage communities and victims of natural disasters.

The Catholic Church’s charitable attitude distinguishes it from non-governmental organizations. Its work within communities is distinguished by its emphasis on spiritual growth, love, and sharing the Lord ’s grace with others. As the new leaders of Caritas Internationalis assume office, the Faithful are encouraged to pray for them and join them in their efforts to relieve poverty and assist those suffering from various types of hardship. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish)

 

The Catholic Church, Unparalleled Among NGOs, Calls for Greater Empathy

Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others. According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The head of the Rome-based Filipino secular institution called on the faithful to pray for Pope Francis as he continuously recovering from his hospitalization on March 29.

Pontificio Collegio Filippino rector Fr. Greg Gaston said in a Facebook post said that the Holy Father underwent treatment at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital for respiratory infection but clarified that it was not related to COVID-19.

“He thanks us all for our prayers and closeness with him in spirit,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Charles John Brown, also asked Filipino Catholics through a video message posted by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) “to pray in a special way during Holy Week for Pope Francis.”

Fr. Matteo Bruni, the director of the Holy See Press Office clarified that the Pope’s susceptibility to respiratory diseases is due to a lung infection which caused the removal of one of his lungs even before he became a priest.

In a report by Vatican News, the Holy Father is expected to be discharged by Saturday and to be present at the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square.

“His Holiness is expected to return to the Santa Marta home tomorrow, upon the outcome of the results of the last examinations this morning,” Fr. Bruni said in his statement Friday morning. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC)

 

Filipino priest in Rome asks for Pope’s health, recovery after hospitalization

The head of the Rome-based Filipino secular institution called on the faithful to pray for Pope Francis as he continuously recovering from his hospitalization on March 29. Pontificio Collegio Filippino …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The Pontificio Collegio Filippino is the ‘home in Rome’ of Filipino priests studying there for specialization. Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the college, is thankful for the continuous support they receive for the priests in their ongoing academic formation in Rome.

“Some seminarians and priests love to distinguish between pastoral work on the one hand and academic studies on the other; academic studies are truly a pastoral ministry, as it is done out of a spirit of service for the Church,” said Fr. Gaston

This was the rector’s message during the 40th Sacerdotal Anniversary of Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Prefect Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, and is also a resident at the Pontificio Collegio Filipino.

According to Fr Gaston, the clergy need to have constant updating and regular studies to have a good relationship with different sectors of society.

Cardinal Tagle, according to the rector, is one good example of a Church leader who continues to develop even though he is already in a high position in the Church, so to speak.

Fr Gaston pointed out that even after Cardinal Tagle has already completed his Licentiate and Doctorate in Sacred Theology, and that he was already teaching in seminaries and received different Doctorates Honoris Cause, and was appointed by then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as a member in the International Theological Commission of the Vatican, he never stopped studying.

Especially as Cardinal is continually being invited to give talks to different events in different parts of the world. He thus has to be constantly updated about developments in the Church and in society in general.

Fr. Gaston once more calls on bishops and dioceses to send more priests to study in Rome. She also encourages the faithful to continue to give support to the Pontificio Collegio Filipino to help the priests in their current “pastoral ministry.”

“I always pray that our lay faithful could support their home dioceses so that their Bishops could send some of their priests for further studies in Rome, to undertake this specialized ‘ministry of academic studies for service to the Church,” Fr. Gaston added.

The Pontifcio Collegio Filippino is a college for diocesan priests from the Philippines pursuing further studies at pontifical universities in Rome, Italy.

It was formally established as an institution with pontifical rights by Pope John XXIII on June 29, 1961, through the Papal Bull Sancta Mater Ecclesia. (Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC)

 

 

Priests are challenged to continuously learn and develop

The Pontificio Collegio Filippino is the ‘home in Rome’ of Filipino priests studying there for specialization. Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the college, is thankful for the continuous support …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

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

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is currently in rest after undergoing an eye treatment in Rome.

According to Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, after visiting a doctor, the cardinal’s left eye was detected to have a tiny tear in the retina and it was successful treated using a laser.

“Card. Tagle did not experience pain, and is allowed to use the computer and watch TV. He needs to rest for a few days to avoid too much head movement. For this reason he will see to what extent he would participate in our online Easter Triduum services,” Fr. Gaston said.

Fr. Gaston also assured the public that the Cardinal’s eye treatment has nothing to do with the recent scam that the former Archbishop of Manila is allegedly soliciting money for his hospital bills.

“Given the recent scam asking money for his supposed hospitalization in Cavite, Philippines (which never took place, as he even met Pope Francis at the Vatican then), Card. Tagle says that he has not asked anyone to solicit funds for his eye treatment.”

The Cardinal, Fr. Gaston added is extending his gratitude to all those who prayed for him.

“Card. Tagle thanks us all for our concern and prayers, and likewise prays for us,” Fr. Gaston added.

Last month a hacked email account under the name of Ramon Ramos, Cardinal Tagle’s cousin was used to solicit money for the Cardinal’s alleged hospitalization in UMC De La Salle, Dasmarinas City, Cavite. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)

 

IN PHOTO | His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect, Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
File Photo of RCAM-AOC

Cardinal Tagle undergoes “eye treatment” in Rome

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is currently in rest after undergoing an eye treatment in Rome. According to …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the rectors of seminaries, colleges, and other ecclesiastical institutes in Rome.

Fr. Gaston from the Archdiocese of Manila, has been a guiding figure at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino, serving as its rector since 2010. His reelection to the ARCER council underscores his continued influence and dedication to the ecclesiastical community.

According to CBCP News, the ARCER council, comprising ten members, witnessed the reelection of eight of its members, including Fr. Gaston. The election took place during the ARCER general assembly held at the College of Legionaries of Christ in Rome on November 23.

Additionally, ARCER reelected Benedictine Fr. Mauritius Wilde of St. Anselm College as its president for another two-year term. This decision marks a continuity in leadership that is seen as crucial for the association’s ongoing initiatives.

The council’s composition reflects a diverse representation from various ecclesiastical colleges in Rome. Notable among them are the Urbanian Seminary, known for its focus on seminarians from mission territories, the Brazilian College, Sedes Sapientiae Seminary operated by Opus Dei, the French, English, Polish, Croatian, Belgian colleges, and St. Paul College.


Photo from CBCP News

ARCER, established in 1989, plays a pivotal role in the lives of 131 ecclesiastical colleges in Rome, serving as a home for seminarians and priests engaged in studies. The association fosters dialogue among rectors on matters concerning their institutes and acts as an intermediary for common requests to the Roman Curia and other influential bodies.

It’s noteworthy that in the European context, the term “colleges” primarily refers to student residences rather than educational institutions in the traditional sense. This distinction is essential in understanding the scope and function of ARCER within the ecclesiastical educational framework in Rome.

Fr. Gaston’s reelection is seen as a testament to his commitment and the respect he commands within the ecclesiastical community. His role in ARCER will continue to shape the dialogue and policies affecting seminaries and colleges in Rome, furthering the growth and development of ecclesiastical education. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo from RCAM Chancery Office)

 

Fr. Gaston reelected council member of ecclesiastical colleges association in Rome

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others.

According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in communities is at the heart of Caritas Internationalis’ activity.

The priest emphasized that the Church cannot be compared to a non-governmental organization ( NGO) because all of its actions are based on love and the expansion of the Holy Spirit.

“Lahat ng itinutulong natin, ginagawa ng simbahan ay ultimately patungo sa espiritwal; kung may ginagawa man tayo mga outreach (program), apostolate lahat ito ay magdadala sa atin mapapalapit sa Panginoon, sa ganitong paraan mai-share natin ang Panginoon sa ating kapwa,” Fr. Gaston told Radio Veritas.

Caritas members recently gathered in Rome for the 22nd General Assembly, where Caritas International President Emeritus, Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, spoke.

Although Cardinal Tagle is no longer the leader of the Church’s social arm, Pope Francis has appointed him to interact with other Caritas organizations in dioceses around the world, according to Fr. Gaston.

During the conference, Tokyo Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi was elected president of the Vatican’s charitable arm, becoming the organization’s second Asian leader following Cardinal Tagle.

Fr. Gaston urged the people to continue praying for Pope Francis, Cardinal Tagle, and the new Caritas internationalis leadership. Their purpose is to help disadvantage communities and victims of natural disasters.

The Catholic Church’s charitable attitude distinguishes it from non-governmental organizations. Its work within communities is distinguished by its emphasis on spiritual growth, love, and sharing the Lord ’s grace with others. As the new leaders of Caritas Internationalis assume office, the Faithful are encouraged to pray for them and join them in their efforts to relieve poverty and assist those suffering from various types of hardship. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish)

 

The Catholic Church, Unparalleled Among NGOs, Calls for Greater Empathy

Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others. According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in …

The Catholic Church, Unparalleled Among NGOs, Calls for Greater Empathy Read More »

Fr. Greg Gaston

The head of the Rome-based Filipino secular institution called on the faithful to pray for Pope Francis as he continuously recovering from his hospitalization on March 29.

Pontificio Collegio Filippino rector Fr. Greg Gaston said in a Facebook post said that the Holy Father underwent treatment at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital for respiratory infection but clarified that it was not related to COVID-19.

“He thanks us all for our prayers and closeness with him in spirit,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Charles John Brown, also asked Filipino Catholics through a video message posted by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) “to pray in a special way during Holy Week for Pope Francis.”

Fr. Matteo Bruni, the director of the Holy See Press Office clarified that the Pope’s susceptibility to respiratory diseases is due to a lung infection which caused the removal of one of his lungs even before he became a priest.

In a report by Vatican News, the Holy Father is expected to be discharged by Saturday and to be present at the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square.

“His Holiness is expected to return to the Santa Marta home tomorrow, upon the outcome of the results of the last examinations this morning,” Fr. Bruni said in his statement Friday morning. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC)

 

Filipino priest in Rome asks for Pope’s health, recovery after hospitalization

The head of the Rome-based Filipino secular institution called on the faithful to pray for Pope Francis as he continuously recovering from his hospitalization on March 29. Pontificio Collegio Filippino …

Filipino priest in Rome asks for Pope’s health, recovery after hospitalization Read More »

Fr. Greg Gaston

The Pontificio Collegio Filippino is the ‘home in Rome’ of Filipino priests studying there for specialization. Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the college, is thankful for the continuous support they receive for the priests in their ongoing academic formation in Rome.

“Some seminarians and priests love to distinguish between pastoral work on the one hand and academic studies on the other; academic studies are truly a pastoral ministry, as it is done out of a spirit of service for the Church,” said Fr. Gaston

This was the rector’s message during the 40th Sacerdotal Anniversary of Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Prefect Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, and is also a resident at the Pontificio Collegio Filipino.

According to Fr Gaston, the clergy need to have constant updating and regular studies to have a good relationship with different sectors of society.

Cardinal Tagle, according to the rector, is one good example of a Church leader who continues to develop even though he is already in a high position in the Church, so to speak.

Fr Gaston pointed out that even after Cardinal Tagle has already completed his Licentiate and Doctorate in Sacred Theology, and that he was already teaching in seminaries and received different Doctorates Honoris Cause, and was appointed by then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as a member in the International Theological Commission of the Vatican, he never stopped studying.

Especially as Cardinal is continually being invited to give talks to different events in different parts of the world. He thus has to be constantly updated about developments in the Church and in society in general.

Fr. Gaston once more calls on bishops and dioceses to send more priests to study in Rome. She also encourages the faithful to continue to give support to the Pontificio Collegio Filipino to help the priests in their current “pastoral ministry.”

“I always pray that our lay faithful could support their home dioceses so that their Bishops could send some of their priests for further studies in Rome, to undertake this specialized ‘ministry of academic studies for service to the Church,” Fr. Gaston added.

The Pontifcio Collegio Filippino is a college for diocesan priests from the Philippines pursuing further studies at pontifical universities in Rome, Italy.

It was formally established as an institution with pontifical rights by Pope John XXIII on June 29, 1961, through the Papal Bull Sancta Mater Ecclesia. (Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC)

 

 

Priests are challenged to continuously learn and develop

The Pontificio Collegio Filippino is the ‘home in Rome’ of Filipino priests studying there for specialization. Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the college, is thankful for the continuous support …

Priests are challenged to continuously learn and develop Read More »

Fr. Greg Gaston

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

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is currently in rest after undergoing an eye treatment in Rome.

According to Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, after visiting a doctor, the cardinal’s left eye was detected to have a tiny tear in the retina and it was successful treated using a laser.

“Card. Tagle did not experience pain, and is allowed to use the computer and watch TV. He needs to rest for a few days to avoid too much head movement. For this reason he will see to what extent he would participate in our online Easter Triduum services,” Fr. Gaston said.

Fr. Gaston also assured the public that the Cardinal’s eye treatment has nothing to do with the recent scam that the former Archbishop of Manila is allegedly soliciting money for his hospital bills.

“Given the recent scam asking money for his supposed hospitalization in Cavite, Philippines (which never took place, as he even met Pope Francis at the Vatican then), Card. Tagle says that he has not asked anyone to solicit funds for his eye treatment.”

The Cardinal, Fr. Gaston added is extending his gratitude to all those who prayed for him.

“Card. Tagle thanks us all for our concern and prayers, and likewise prays for us,” Fr. Gaston added.

Last month a hacked email account under the name of Ramon Ramos, Cardinal Tagle’s cousin was used to solicit money for the Cardinal’s alleged hospitalization in UMC De La Salle, Dasmarinas City, Cavite. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)

 

IN PHOTO | His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect, Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
File Photo of RCAM-AOC

Cardinal Tagle undergoes “eye treatment” in Rome

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is currently in rest after undergoing an eye treatment in Rome. According to …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the rectors of seminaries, colleges, and other ecclesiastical institutes in Rome.

Fr. Gaston from the Archdiocese of Manila, has been a guiding figure at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino, serving as its rector since 2010. His reelection to the ARCER council underscores his continued influence and dedication to the ecclesiastical community.

According to CBCP News, the ARCER council, comprising ten members, witnessed the reelection of eight of its members, including Fr. Gaston. The election took place during the ARCER general assembly held at the College of Legionaries of Christ in Rome on November 23.

Additionally, ARCER reelected Benedictine Fr. Mauritius Wilde of St. Anselm College as its president for another two-year term. This decision marks a continuity in leadership that is seen as crucial for the association’s ongoing initiatives.

The council’s composition reflects a diverse representation from various ecclesiastical colleges in Rome. Notable among them are the Urbanian Seminary, known for its focus on seminarians from mission territories, the Brazilian College, Sedes Sapientiae Seminary operated by Opus Dei, the French, English, Polish, Croatian, Belgian colleges, and St. Paul College.


Photo from CBCP News

ARCER, established in 1989, plays a pivotal role in the lives of 131 ecclesiastical colleges in Rome, serving as a home for seminarians and priests engaged in studies. The association fosters dialogue among rectors on matters concerning their institutes and acts as an intermediary for common requests to the Roman Curia and other influential bodies.

It’s noteworthy that in the European context, the term “colleges” primarily refers to student residences rather than educational institutions in the traditional sense. This distinction is essential in understanding the scope and function of ARCER within the ecclesiastical educational framework in Rome.

Fr. Gaston’s reelection is seen as a testament to his commitment and the respect he commands within the ecclesiastical community. His role in ARCER will continue to shape the dialogue and policies affecting seminaries and colleges in Rome, furthering the growth and development of ecclesiastical education. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo from RCAM Chancery Office)

 

Fr. Gaston reelected council member of ecclesiastical colleges association in Rome

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others.

According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in communities is at the heart of Caritas Internationalis’ activity.

The priest emphasized that the Church cannot be compared to a non-governmental organization ( NGO) because all of its actions are based on love and the expansion of the Holy Spirit.

“Lahat ng itinutulong natin, ginagawa ng simbahan ay ultimately patungo sa espiritwal; kung may ginagawa man tayo mga outreach (program), apostolate lahat ito ay magdadala sa atin mapapalapit sa Panginoon, sa ganitong paraan mai-share natin ang Panginoon sa ating kapwa,” Fr. Gaston told Radio Veritas.

Caritas members recently gathered in Rome for the 22nd General Assembly, where Caritas International President Emeritus, Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, spoke.

Although Cardinal Tagle is no longer the leader of the Church’s social arm, Pope Francis has appointed him to interact with other Caritas organizations in dioceses around the world, according to Fr. Gaston.

During the conference, Tokyo Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi was elected president of the Vatican’s charitable arm, becoming the organization’s second Asian leader following Cardinal Tagle.

Fr. Gaston urged the people to continue praying for Pope Francis, Cardinal Tagle, and the new Caritas internationalis leadership. Their purpose is to help disadvantage communities and victims of natural disasters.

The Catholic Church’s charitable attitude distinguishes it from non-governmental organizations. Its work within communities is distinguished by its emphasis on spiritual growth, love, and sharing the Lord ’s grace with others. As the new leaders of Caritas Internationalis assume office, the Faithful are encouraged to pray for them and join them in their efforts to relieve poverty and assist those suffering from various types of hardship. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish)

 

The Catholic Church, Unparalleled Among NGOs, Calls for Greater Empathy

Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others. According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in …

The Catholic Church, Unparalleled Among NGOs, Calls for Greater Empathy Read More »

Fr. Greg Gaston

The head of the Rome-based Filipino secular institution called on the faithful to pray for Pope Francis as he continuously recovering from his hospitalization on March 29.

Pontificio Collegio Filippino rector Fr. Greg Gaston said in a Facebook post said that the Holy Father underwent treatment at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital for respiratory infection but clarified that it was not related to COVID-19.

“He thanks us all for our prayers and closeness with him in spirit,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Charles John Brown, also asked Filipino Catholics through a video message posted by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) “to pray in a special way during Holy Week for Pope Francis.”

Fr. Matteo Bruni, the director of the Holy See Press Office clarified that the Pope’s susceptibility to respiratory diseases is due to a lung infection which caused the removal of one of his lungs even before he became a priest.

In a report by Vatican News, the Holy Father is expected to be discharged by Saturday and to be present at the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square.

“His Holiness is expected to return to the Santa Marta home tomorrow, upon the outcome of the results of the last examinations this morning,” Fr. Bruni said in his statement Friday morning. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC)

 

Filipino priest in Rome asks for Pope’s health, recovery after hospitalization

The head of the Rome-based Filipino secular institution called on the faithful to pray for Pope Francis as he continuously recovering from his hospitalization on March 29. Pontificio Collegio Filippino …

Filipino priest in Rome asks for Pope’s health, recovery after hospitalization Read More »

Fr. Greg Gaston

The Pontificio Collegio Filippino is the ‘home in Rome’ of Filipino priests studying there for specialization. Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the college, is thankful for the continuous support they receive for the priests in their ongoing academic formation in Rome.

“Some seminarians and priests love to distinguish between pastoral work on the one hand and academic studies on the other; academic studies are truly a pastoral ministry, as it is done out of a spirit of service for the Church,” said Fr. Gaston

This was the rector’s message during the 40th Sacerdotal Anniversary of Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Prefect Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, and is also a resident at the Pontificio Collegio Filipino.

According to Fr Gaston, the clergy need to have constant updating and regular studies to have a good relationship with different sectors of society.

Cardinal Tagle, according to the rector, is one good example of a Church leader who continues to develop even though he is already in a high position in the Church, so to speak.

Fr Gaston pointed out that even after Cardinal Tagle has already completed his Licentiate and Doctorate in Sacred Theology, and that he was already teaching in seminaries and received different Doctorates Honoris Cause, and was appointed by then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as a member in the International Theological Commission of the Vatican, he never stopped studying.

Especially as Cardinal is continually being invited to give talks to different events in different parts of the world. He thus has to be constantly updated about developments in the Church and in society in general.

Fr. Gaston once more calls on bishops and dioceses to send more priests to study in Rome. She also encourages the faithful to continue to give support to the Pontificio Collegio Filipino to help the priests in their current “pastoral ministry.”

“I always pray that our lay faithful could support their home dioceses so that their Bishops could send some of their priests for further studies in Rome, to undertake this specialized ‘ministry of academic studies for service to the Church,” Fr. Gaston added.

The Pontifcio Collegio Filippino is a college for diocesan priests from the Philippines pursuing further studies at pontifical universities in Rome, Italy.

It was formally established as an institution with pontifical rights by Pope John XXIII on June 29, 1961, through the Papal Bull Sancta Mater Ecclesia. (Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC)

 

 

Priests are challenged to continuously learn and develop

The Pontificio Collegio Filippino is the ‘home in Rome’ of Filipino priests studying there for specialization. Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the college, is thankful for the continuous support …

Priests are challenged to continuously learn and develop Read More »

Fr. Greg Gaston

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

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is currently in rest after undergoing an eye treatment in Rome.

According to Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, after visiting a doctor, the cardinal’s left eye was detected to have a tiny tear in the retina and it was successful treated using a laser.

“Card. Tagle did not experience pain, and is allowed to use the computer and watch TV. He needs to rest for a few days to avoid too much head movement. For this reason he will see to what extent he would participate in our online Easter Triduum services,” Fr. Gaston said.

Fr. Gaston also assured the public that the Cardinal’s eye treatment has nothing to do with the recent scam that the former Archbishop of Manila is allegedly soliciting money for his hospital bills.

“Given the recent scam asking money for his supposed hospitalization in Cavite, Philippines (which never took place, as he even met Pope Francis at the Vatican then), Card. Tagle says that he has not asked anyone to solicit funds for his eye treatment.”

The Cardinal, Fr. Gaston added is extending his gratitude to all those who prayed for him.

“Card. Tagle thanks us all for our concern and prayers, and likewise prays for us,” Fr. Gaston added.

Last month a hacked email account under the name of Ramon Ramos, Cardinal Tagle’s cousin was used to solicit money for the Cardinal’s alleged hospitalization in UMC De La Salle, Dasmarinas City, Cavite. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)

 

IN PHOTO | His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect, Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
File Photo of RCAM-AOC

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Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the rectors of seminaries, colleges, and other ecclesiastical institutes in Rome.

Fr. Gaston from the Archdiocese of Manila, has been a guiding figure at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino, serving as its rector since 2010. His reelection to the ARCER council underscores his continued influence and dedication to the ecclesiastical community.

According to CBCP News, the ARCER council, comprising ten members, witnessed the reelection of eight of its members, including Fr. Gaston. The election took place during the ARCER general assembly held at the College of Legionaries of Christ in Rome on November 23.

Additionally, ARCER reelected Benedictine Fr. Mauritius Wilde of St. Anselm College as its president for another two-year term. This decision marks a continuity in leadership that is seen as crucial for the association’s ongoing initiatives.

The council’s composition reflects a diverse representation from various ecclesiastical colleges in Rome. Notable among them are the Urbanian Seminary, known for its focus on seminarians from mission territories, the Brazilian College, Sedes Sapientiae Seminary operated by Opus Dei, the French, English, Polish, Croatian, Belgian colleges, and St. Paul College.


Photo from CBCP News

ARCER, established in 1989, plays a pivotal role in the lives of 131 ecclesiastical colleges in Rome, serving as a home for seminarians and priests engaged in studies. The association fosters dialogue among rectors on matters concerning their institutes and acts as an intermediary for common requests to the Roman Curia and other influential bodies.

It’s noteworthy that in the European context, the term “colleges” primarily refers to student residences rather than educational institutions in the traditional sense. This distinction is essential in understanding the scope and function of ARCER within the ecclesiastical educational framework in Rome.

Fr. Gaston’s reelection is seen as a testament to his commitment and the respect he commands within the ecclesiastical community. His role in ARCER will continue to shape the dialogue and policies affecting seminaries and colleges in Rome, furthering the growth and development of ecclesiastical education. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo from RCAM Chancery Office)

 

Fr. Gaston reelected council member of ecclesiastical colleges association in Rome

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others.

According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in communities is at the heart of Caritas Internationalis’ activity.

The priest emphasized that the Church cannot be compared to a non-governmental organization ( NGO) because all of its actions are based on love and the expansion of the Holy Spirit.

“Lahat ng itinutulong natin, ginagawa ng simbahan ay ultimately patungo sa espiritwal; kung may ginagawa man tayo mga outreach (program), apostolate lahat ito ay magdadala sa atin mapapalapit sa Panginoon, sa ganitong paraan mai-share natin ang Panginoon sa ating kapwa,” Fr. Gaston told Radio Veritas.

Caritas members recently gathered in Rome for the 22nd General Assembly, where Caritas International President Emeritus, Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, spoke.

Although Cardinal Tagle is no longer the leader of the Church’s social arm, Pope Francis has appointed him to interact with other Caritas organizations in dioceses around the world, according to Fr. Gaston.

During the conference, Tokyo Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi was elected president of the Vatican’s charitable arm, becoming the organization’s second Asian leader following Cardinal Tagle.

Fr. Gaston urged the people to continue praying for Pope Francis, Cardinal Tagle, and the new Caritas internationalis leadership. Their purpose is to help disadvantage communities and victims of natural disasters.

The Catholic Church’s charitable attitude distinguishes it from non-governmental organizations. Its work within communities is distinguished by its emphasis on spiritual growth, love, and sharing the Lord ’s grace with others. As the new leaders of Caritas Internationalis assume office, the Faithful are encouraged to pray for them and join them in their efforts to relieve poverty and assist those suffering from various types of hardship. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish)

 

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The head of the Rome-based Filipino secular institution called on the faithful to pray for Pope Francis as he continuously recovering from his hospitalization on March 29.

Pontificio Collegio Filippino rector Fr. Greg Gaston said in a Facebook post said that the Holy Father underwent treatment at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital for respiratory infection but clarified that it was not related to COVID-19.

“He thanks us all for our prayers and closeness with him in spirit,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Charles John Brown, also asked Filipino Catholics through a video message posted by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) “to pray in a special way during Holy Week for Pope Francis.”

Fr. Matteo Bruni, the director of the Holy See Press Office clarified that the Pope’s susceptibility to respiratory diseases is due to a lung infection which caused the removal of one of his lungs even before he became a priest.

In a report by Vatican News, the Holy Father is expected to be discharged by Saturday and to be present at the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square.

“His Holiness is expected to return to the Santa Marta home tomorrow, upon the outcome of the results of the last examinations this morning,” Fr. Bruni said in his statement Friday morning. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC)

 

Filipino priest in Rome asks for Pope’s health, recovery after hospitalization

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The Pontificio Collegio Filippino is the ‘home in Rome’ of Filipino priests studying there for specialization. Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the college, is thankful for the continuous support they receive for the priests in their ongoing academic formation in Rome.

“Some seminarians and priests love to distinguish between pastoral work on the one hand and academic studies on the other; academic studies are truly a pastoral ministry, as it is done out of a spirit of service for the Church,” said Fr. Gaston

This was the rector’s message during the 40th Sacerdotal Anniversary of Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Prefect Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, and is also a resident at the Pontificio Collegio Filipino.

According to Fr Gaston, the clergy need to have constant updating and regular studies to have a good relationship with different sectors of society.

Cardinal Tagle, according to the rector, is one good example of a Church leader who continues to develop even though he is already in a high position in the Church, so to speak.

Fr Gaston pointed out that even after Cardinal Tagle has already completed his Licentiate and Doctorate in Sacred Theology, and that he was already teaching in seminaries and received different Doctorates Honoris Cause, and was appointed by then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as a member in the International Theological Commission of the Vatican, he never stopped studying.

Especially as Cardinal is continually being invited to give talks to different events in different parts of the world. He thus has to be constantly updated about developments in the Church and in society in general.

Fr. Gaston once more calls on bishops and dioceses to send more priests to study in Rome. She also encourages the faithful to continue to give support to the Pontificio Collegio Filipino to help the priests in their current “pastoral ministry.”

“I always pray that our lay faithful could support their home dioceses so that their Bishops could send some of their priests for further studies in Rome, to undertake this specialized ‘ministry of academic studies for service to the Church,” Fr. Gaston added.

The Pontifcio Collegio Filippino is a college for diocesan priests from the Philippines pursuing further studies at pontifical universities in Rome, Italy.

It was formally established as an institution with pontifical rights by Pope John XXIII on June 29, 1961, through the Papal Bull Sancta Mater Ecclesia. (Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC)

 

 

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

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is currently in rest after undergoing an eye treatment in Rome.

According to Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, after visiting a doctor, the cardinal’s left eye was detected to have a tiny tear in the retina and it was successful treated using a laser.

“Card. Tagle did not experience pain, and is allowed to use the computer and watch TV. He needs to rest for a few days to avoid too much head movement. For this reason he will see to what extent he would participate in our online Easter Triduum services,” Fr. Gaston said.

Fr. Gaston also assured the public that the Cardinal’s eye treatment has nothing to do with the recent scam that the former Archbishop of Manila is allegedly soliciting money for his hospital bills.

“Given the recent scam asking money for his supposed hospitalization in Cavite, Philippines (which never took place, as he even met Pope Francis at the Vatican then), Card. Tagle says that he has not asked anyone to solicit funds for his eye treatment.”

The Cardinal, Fr. Gaston added is extending his gratitude to all those who prayed for him.

“Card. Tagle thanks us all for our concern and prayers, and likewise prays for us,” Fr. Gaston added.

Last month a hacked email account under the name of Ramon Ramos, Cardinal Tagle’s cousin was used to solicit money for the Cardinal’s alleged hospitalization in UMC De La Salle, Dasmarinas City, Cavite. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)

 

IN PHOTO | His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect, Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
File Photo of RCAM-AOC

Cardinal Tagle undergoes “eye treatment” in Rome

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the rectors of seminaries, colleges, and other ecclesiastical institutes in Rome.

Fr. Gaston from the Archdiocese of Manila, has been a guiding figure at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino, serving as its rector since 2010. His reelection to the ARCER council underscores his continued influence and dedication to the ecclesiastical community.

According to CBCP News, the ARCER council, comprising ten members, witnessed the reelection of eight of its members, including Fr. Gaston. The election took place during the ARCER general assembly held at the College of Legionaries of Christ in Rome on November 23.

Additionally, ARCER reelected Benedictine Fr. Mauritius Wilde of St. Anselm College as its president for another two-year term. This decision marks a continuity in leadership that is seen as crucial for the association’s ongoing initiatives.

The council’s composition reflects a diverse representation from various ecclesiastical colleges in Rome. Notable among them are the Urbanian Seminary, known for its focus on seminarians from mission territories, the Brazilian College, Sedes Sapientiae Seminary operated by Opus Dei, the French, English, Polish, Croatian, Belgian colleges, and St. Paul College.


Photo from CBCP News

ARCER, established in 1989, plays a pivotal role in the lives of 131 ecclesiastical colleges in Rome, serving as a home for seminarians and priests engaged in studies. The association fosters dialogue among rectors on matters concerning their institutes and acts as an intermediary for common requests to the Roman Curia and other influential bodies.

It’s noteworthy that in the European context, the term “colleges” primarily refers to student residences rather than educational institutions in the traditional sense. This distinction is essential in understanding the scope and function of ARCER within the ecclesiastical educational framework in Rome.

Fr. Gaston’s reelection is seen as a testament to his commitment and the respect he commands within the ecclesiastical community. His role in ARCER will continue to shape the dialogue and policies affecting seminaries and colleges in Rome, furthering the growth and development of ecclesiastical education. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo from RCAM Chancery Office)

 

Fr. Gaston reelected council member of ecclesiastical colleges association in Rome

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others.

According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in communities is at the heart of Caritas Internationalis’ activity.

The priest emphasized that the Church cannot be compared to a non-governmental organization ( NGO) because all of its actions are based on love and the expansion of the Holy Spirit.

“Lahat ng itinutulong natin, ginagawa ng simbahan ay ultimately patungo sa espiritwal; kung may ginagawa man tayo mga outreach (program), apostolate lahat ito ay magdadala sa atin mapapalapit sa Panginoon, sa ganitong paraan mai-share natin ang Panginoon sa ating kapwa,” Fr. Gaston told Radio Veritas.

Caritas members recently gathered in Rome for the 22nd General Assembly, where Caritas International President Emeritus, Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, spoke.

Although Cardinal Tagle is no longer the leader of the Church’s social arm, Pope Francis has appointed him to interact with other Caritas organizations in dioceses around the world, according to Fr. Gaston.

During the conference, Tokyo Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi was elected president of the Vatican’s charitable arm, becoming the organization’s second Asian leader following Cardinal Tagle.

Fr. Gaston urged the people to continue praying for Pope Francis, Cardinal Tagle, and the new Caritas internationalis leadership. Their purpose is to help disadvantage communities and victims of natural disasters.

The Catholic Church’s charitable attitude distinguishes it from non-governmental organizations. Its work within communities is distinguished by its emphasis on spiritual growth, love, and sharing the Lord ’s grace with others. As the new leaders of Caritas Internationalis assume office, the Faithful are encouraged to pray for them and join them in their efforts to relieve poverty and assist those suffering from various types of hardship. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish)

 

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Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others. According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The head of the Rome-based Filipino secular institution called on the faithful to pray for Pope Francis as he continuously recovering from his hospitalization on March 29.

Pontificio Collegio Filippino rector Fr. Greg Gaston said in a Facebook post said that the Holy Father underwent treatment at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital for respiratory infection but clarified that it was not related to COVID-19.

“He thanks us all for our prayers and closeness with him in spirit,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Charles John Brown, also asked Filipino Catholics through a video message posted by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) “to pray in a special way during Holy Week for Pope Francis.”

Fr. Matteo Bruni, the director of the Holy See Press Office clarified that the Pope’s susceptibility to respiratory diseases is due to a lung infection which caused the removal of one of his lungs even before he became a priest.

In a report by Vatican News, the Holy Father is expected to be discharged by Saturday and to be present at the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square.

“His Holiness is expected to return to the Santa Marta home tomorrow, upon the outcome of the results of the last examinations this morning,” Fr. Bruni said in his statement Friday morning. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC)

 

Filipino priest in Rome asks for Pope’s health, recovery after hospitalization

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The Pontificio Collegio Filippino is the ‘home in Rome’ of Filipino priests studying there for specialization. Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the college, is thankful for the continuous support they receive for the priests in their ongoing academic formation in Rome.

“Some seminarians and priests love to distinguish between pastoral work on the one hand and academic studies on the other; academic studies are truly a pastoral ministry, as it is done out of a spirit of service for the Church,” said Fr. Gaston

This was the rector’s message during the 40th Sacerdotal Anniversary of Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Prefect Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, and is also a resident at the Pontificio Collegio Filipino.

According to Fr Gaston, the clergy need to have constant updating and regular studies to have a good relationship with different sectors of society.

Cardinal Tagle, according to the rector, is one good example of a Church leader who continues to develop even though he is already in a high position in the Church, so to speak.

Fr Gaston pointed out that even after Cardinal Tagle has already completed his Licentiate and Doctorate in Sacred Theology, and that he was already teaching in seminaries and received different Doctorates Honoris Cause, and was appointed by then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as a member in the International Theological Commission of the Vatican, he never stopped studying.

Especially as Cardinal is continually being invited to give talks to different events in different parts of the world. He thus has to be constantly updated about developments in the Church and in society in general.

Fr. Gaston once more calls on bishops and dioceses to send more priests to study in Rome. She also encourages the faithful to continue to give support to the Pontificio Collegio Filipino to help the priests in their current “pastoral ministry.”

“I always pray that our lay faithful could support their home dioceses so that their Bishops could send some of their priests for further studies in Rome, to undertake this specialized ‘ministry of academic studies for service to the Church,” Fr. Gaston added.

The Pontifcio Collegio Filippino is a college for diocesan priests from the Philippines pursuing further studies at pontifical universities in Rome, Italy.

It was formally established as an institution with pontifical rights by Pope John XXIII on June 29, 1961, through the Papal Bull Sancta Mater Ecclesia. (Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC)

 

 

Priests are challenged to continuously learn and develop

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Fr. Greg Gaston

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

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is currently in rest after undergoing an eye treatment in Rome.

According to Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, after visiting a doctor, the cardinal’s left eye was detected to have a tiny tear in the retina and it was successful treated using a laser.

“Card. Tagle did not experience pain, and is allowed to use the computer and watch TV. He needs to rest for a few days to avoid too much head movement. For this reason he will see to what extent he would participate in our online Easter Triduum services,” Fr. Gaston said.

Fr. Gaston also assured the public that the Cardinal’s eye treatment has nothing to do with the recent scam that the former Archbishop of Manila is allegedly soliciting money for his hospital bills.

“Given the recent scam asking money for his supposed hospitalization in Cavite, Philippines (which never took place, as he even met Pope Francis at the Vatican then), Card. Tagle says that he has not asked anyone to solicit funds for his eye treatment.”

The Cardinal, Fr. Gaston added is extending his gratitude to all those who prayed for him.

“Card. Tagle thanks us all for our concern and prayers, and likewise prays for us,” Fr. Gaston added.

Last month a hacked email account under the name of Ramon Ramos, Cardinal Tagle’s cousin was used to solicit money for the Cardinal’s alleged hospitalization in UMC De La Salle, Dasmarinas City, Cavite. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)

 

IN PHOTO | His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect, Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
File Photo of RCAM-AOC

Cardinal Tagle undergoes “eye treatment” in Rome

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is currently in rest after undergoing an eye treatment in Rome. According to …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the rectors of seminaries, colleges, and other ecclesiastical institutes in Rome.

Fr. Gaston from the Archdiocese of Manila, has been a guiding figure at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino, serving as its rector since 2010. His reelection to the ARCER council underscores his continued influence and dedication to the ecclesiastical community.

According to CBCP News, the ARCER council, comprising ten members, witnessed the reelection of eight of its members, including Fr. Gaston. The election took place during the ARCER general assembly held at the College of Legionaries of Christ in Rome on November 23.

Additionally, ARCER reelected Benedictine Fr. Mauritius Wilde of St. Anselm College as its president for another two-year term. This decision marks a continuity in leadership that is seen as crucial for the association’s ongoing initiatives.

The council’s composition reflects a diverse representation from various ecclesiastical colleges in Rome. Notable among them are the Urbanian Seminary, known for its focus on seminarians from mission territories, the Brazilian College, Sedes Sapientiae Seminary operated by Opus Dei, the French, English, Polish, Croatian, Belgian colleges, and St. Paul College.


Photo from CBCP News

ARCER, established in 1989, plays a pivotal role in the lives of 131 ecclesiastical colleges in Rome, serving as a home for seminarians and priests engaged in studies. The association fosters dialogue among rectors on matters concerning their institutes and acts as an intermediary for common requests to the Roman Curia and other influential bodies.

It’s noteworthy that in the European context, the term “colleges” primarily refers to student residences rather than educational institutions in the traditional sense. This distinction is essential in understanding the scope and function of ARCER within the ecclesiastical educational framework in Rome.

Fr. Gaston’s reelection is seen as a testament to his commitment and the respect he commands within the ecclesiastical community. His role in ARCER will continue to shape the dialogue and policies affecting seminaries and colleges in Rome, furthering the growth and development of ecclesiastical education. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo from RCAM Chancery Office)

 

Fr. Gaston reelected council member of ecclesiastical colleges association in Rome

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others.

According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in communities is at the heart of Caritas Internationalis’ activity.

The priest emphasized that the Church cannot be compared to a non-governmental organization ( NGO) because all of its actions are based on love and the expansion of the Holy Spirit.

“Lahat ng itinutulong natin, ginagawa ng simbahan ay ultimately patungo sa espiritwal; kung may ginagawa man tayo mga outreach (program), apostolate lahat ito ay magdadala sa atin mapapalapit sa Panginoon, sa ganitong paraan mai-share natin ang Panginoon sa ating kapwa,” Fr. Gaston told Radio Veritas.

Caritas members recently gathered in Rome for the 22nd General Assembly, where Caritas International President Emeritus, Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, spoke.

Although Cardinal Tagle is no longer the leader of the Church’s social arm, Pope Francis has appointed him to interact with other Caritas organizations in dioceses around the world, according to Fr. Gaston.

During the conference, Tokyo Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi was elected president of the Vatican’s charitable arm, becoming the organization’s second Asian leader following Cardinal Tagle.

Fr. Gaston urged the people to continue praying for Pope Francis, Cardinal Tagle, and the new Caritas internationalis leadership. Their purpose is to help disadvantage communities and victims of natural disasters.

The Catholic Church’s charitable attitude distinguishes it from non-governmental organizations. Its work within communities is distinguished by its emphasis on spiritual growth, love, and sharing the Lord ’s grace with others. As the new leaders of Caritas Internationalis assume office, the Faithful are encouraged to pray for them and join them in their efforts to relieve poverty and assist those suffering from various types of hardship. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish)

 

The Catholic Church, Unparalleled Among NGOs, Calls for Greater Empathy

Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others. According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The head of the Rome-based Filipino secular institution called on the faithful to pray for Pope Francis as he continuously recovering from his hospitalization on March 29.

Pontificio Collegio Filippino rector Fr. Greg Gaston said in a Facebook post said that the Holy Father underwent treatment at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital for respiratory infection but clarified that it was not related to COVID-19.

“He thanks us all for our prayers and closeness with him in spirit,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Charles John Brown, also asked Filipino Catholics through a video message posted by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) “to pray in a special way during Holy Week for Pope Francis.”

Fr. Matteo Bruni, the director of the Holy See Press Office clarified that the Pope’s susceptibility to respiratory diseases is due to a lung infection which caused the removal of one of his lungs even before he became a priest.

In a report by Vatican News, the Holy Father is expected to be discharged by Saturday and to be present at the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square.

“His Holiness is expected to return to the Santa Marta home tomorrow, upon the outcome of the results of the last examinations this morning,” Fr. Bruni said in his statement Friday morning. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC)

 

Filipino priest in Rome asks for Pope’s health, recovery after hospitalization

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The Pontificio Collegio Filippino is the ‘home in Rome’ of Filipino priests studying there for specialization. Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the college, is thankful for the continuous support they receive for the priests in their ongoing academic formation in Rome.

“Some seminarians and priests love to distinguish between pastoral work on the one hand and academic studies on the other; academic studies are truly a pastoral ministry, as it is done out of a spirit of service for the Church,” said Fr. Gaston

This was the rector’s message during the 40th Sacerdotal Anniversary of Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Prefect Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, and is also a resident at the Pontificio Collegio Filipino.

According to Fr Gaston, the clergy need to have constant updating and regular studies to have a good relationship with different sectors of society.

Cardinal Tagle, according to the rector, is one good example of a Church leader who continues to develop even though he is already in a high position in the Church, so to speak.

Fr Gaston pointed out that even after Cardinal Tagle has already completed his Licentiate and Doctorate in Sacred Theology, and that he was already teaching in seminaries and received different Doctorates Honoris Cause, and was appointed by then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as a member in the International Theological Commission of the Vatican, he never stopped studying.

Especially as Cardinal is continually being invited to give talks to different events in different parts of the world. He thus has to be constantly updated about developments in the Church and in society in general.

Fr. Gaston once more calls on bishops and dioceses to send more priests to study in Rome. She also encourages the faithful to continue to give support to the Pontificio Collegio Filipino to help the priests in their current “pastoral ministry.”

“I always pray that our lay faithful could support their home dioceses so that their Bishops could send some of their priests for further studies in Rome, to undertake this specialized ‘ministry of academic studies for service to the Church,” Fr. Gaston added.

The Pontifcio Collegio Filippino is a college for diocesan priests from the Philippines pursuing further studies at pontifical universities in Rome, Italy.

It was formally established as an institution with pontifical rights by Pope John XXIII on June 29, 1961, through the Papal Bull Sancta Mater Ecclesia. (Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC)

 

 

Priests are challenged to continuously learn and develop

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Fr. Greg Gaston

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His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is currently in rest after undergoing an eye treatment in Rome.

According to Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, after visiting a doctor, the cardinal’s left eye was detected to have a tiny tear in the retina and it was successful treated using a laser.

“Card. Tagle did not experience pain, and is allowed to use the computer and watch TV. He needs to rest for a few days to avoid too much head movement. For this reason he will see to what extent he would participate in our online Easter Triduum services,” Fr. Gaston said.

Fr. Gaston also assured the public that the Cardinal’s eye treatment has nothing to do with the recent scam that the former Archbishop of Manila is allegedly soliciting money for his hospital bills.

“Given the recent scam asking money for his supposed hospitalization in Cavite, Philippines (which never took place, as he even met Pope Francis at the Vatican then), Card. Tagle says that he has not asked anyone to solicit funds for his eye treatment.”

The Cardinal, Fr. Gaston added is extending his gratitude to all those who prayed for him.

“Card. Tagle thanks us all for our concern and prayers, and likewise prays for us,” Fr. Gaston added.

Last month a hacked email account under the name of Ramon Ramos, Cardinal Tagle’s cousin was used to solicit money for the Cardinal’s alleged hospitalization in UMC De La Salle, Dasmarinas City, Cavite. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)

 

IN PHOTO | His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect, Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
File Photo of RCAM-AOC

Cardinal Tagle undergoes “eye treatment” in Rome

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the rectors of seminaries, colleges, and other ecclesiastical institutes in Rome.

Fr. Gaston from the Archdiocese of Manila, has been a guiding figure at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino, serving as its rector since 2010. His reelection to the ARCER council underscores his continued influence and dedication to the ecclesiastical community.

According to CBCP News, the ARCER council, comprising ten members, witnessed the reelection of eight of its members, including Fr. Gaston. The election took place during the ARCER general assembly held at the College of Legionaries of Christ in Rome on November 23.

Additionally, ARCER reelected Benedictine Fr. Mauritius Wilde of St. Anselm College as its president for another two-year term. This decision marks a continuity in leadership that is seen as crucial for the association’s ongoing initiatives.

The council’s composition reflects a diverse representation from various ecclesiastical colleges in Rome. Notable among them are the Urbanian Seminary, known for its focus on seminarians from mission territories, the Brazilian College, Sedes Sapientiae Seminary operated by Opus Dei, the French, English, Polish, Croatian, Belgian colleges, and St. Paul College.


Photo from CBCP News

ARCER, established in 1989, plays a pivotal role in the lives of 131 ecclesiastical colleges in Rome, serving as a home for seminarians and priests engaged in studies. The association fosters dialogue among rectors on matters concerning their institutes and acts as an intermediary for common requests to the Roman Curia and other influential bodies.

It’s noteworthy that in the European context, the term “colleges” primarily refers to student residences rather than educational institutions in the traditional sense. This distinction is essential in understanding the scope and function of ARCER within the ecclesiastical educational framework in Rome.

Fr. Gaston’s reelection is seen as a testament to his commitment and the respect he commands within the ecclesiastical community. His role in ARCER will continue to shape the dialogue and policies affecting seminaries and colleges in Rome, furthering the growth and development of ecclesiastical education. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo from RCAM Chancery Office)

 

Fr. Gaston reelected council member of ecclesiastical colleges association in Rome

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others.

According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in communities is at the heart of Caritas Internationalis’ activity.

The priest emphasized that the Church cannot be compared to a non-governmental organization ( NGO) because all of its actions are based on love and the expansion of the Holy Spirit.

“Lahat ng itinutulong natin, ginagawa ng simbahan ay ultimately patungo sa espiritwal; kung may ginagawa man tayo mga outreach (program), apostolate lahat ito ay magdadala sa atin mapapalapit sa Panginoon, sa ganitong paraan mai-share natin ang Panginoon sa ating kapwa,” Fr. Gaston told Radio Veritas.

Caritas members recently gathered in Rome for the 22nd General Assembly, where Caritas International President Emeritus, Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, spoke.

Although Cardinal Tagle is no longer the leader of the Church’s social arm, Pope Francis has appointed him to interact with other Caritas organizations in dioceses around the world, according to Fr. Gaston.

During the conference, Tokyo Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi was elected president of the Vatican’s charitable arm, becoming the organization’s second Asian leader following Cardinal Tagle.

Fr. Gaston urged the people to continue praying for Pope Francis, Cardinal Tagle, and the new Caritas internationalis leadership. Their purpose is to help disadvantage communities and victims of natural disasters.

The Catholic Church’s charitable attitude distinguishes it from non-governmental organizations. Its work within communities is distinguished by its emphasis on spiritual growth, love, and sharing the Lord ’s grace with others. As the new leaders of Caritas Internationalis assume office, the Faithful are encouraged to pray for them and join them in their efforts to relieve poverty and assist those suffering from various types of hardship. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish)

 

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The head of the Rome-based Filipino secular institution called on the faithful to pray for Pope Francis as he continuously recovering from his hospitalization on March 29.

Pontificio Collegio Filippino rector Fr. Greg Gaston said in a Facebook post said that the Holy Father underwent treatment at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital for respiratory infection but clarified that it was not related to COVID-19.

“He thanks us all for our prayers and closeness with him in spirit,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Charles John Brown, also asked Filipino Catholics through a video message posted by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) “to pray in a special way during Holy Week for Pope Francis.”

Fr. Matteo Bruni, the director of the Holy See Press Office clarified that the Pope’s susceptibility to respiratory diseases is due to a lung infection which caused the removal of one of his lungs even before he became a priest.

In a report by Vatican News, the Holy Father is expected to be discharged by Saturday and to be present at the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square.

“His Holiness is expected to return to the Santa Marta home tomorrow, upon the outcome of the results of the last examinations this morning,” Fr. Bruni said in his statement Friday morning. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC)

 

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The Pontificio Collegio Filippino is the ‘home in Rome’ of Filipino priests studying there for specialization. Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the college, is thankful for the continuous support they receive for the priests in their ongoing academic formation in Rome.

“Some seminarians and priests love to distinguish between pastoral work on the one hand and academic studies on the other; academic studies are truly a pastoral ministry, as it is done out of a spirit of service for the Church,” said Fr. Gaston

This was the rector’s message during the 40th Sacerdotal Anniversary of Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Prefect Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, and is also a resident at the Pontificio Collegio Filipino.

According to Fr Gaston, the clergy need to have constant updating and regular studies to have a good relationship with different sectors of society.

Cardinal Tagle, according to the rector, is one good example of a Church leader who continues to develop even though he is already in a high position in the Church, so to speak.

Fr Gaston pointed out that even after Cardinal Tagle has already completed his Licentiate and Doctorate in Sacred Theology, and that he was already teaching in seminaries and received different Doctorates Honoris Cause, and was appointed by then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as a member in the International Theological Commission of the Vatican, he never stopped studying.

Especially as Cardinal is continually being invited to give talks to different events in different parts of the world. He thus has to be constantly updated about developments in the Church and in society in general.

Fr. Gaston once more calls on bishops and dioceses to send more priests to study in Rome. She also encourages the faithful to continue to give support to the Pontificio Collegio Filipino to help the priests in their current “pastoral ministry.”

“I always pray that our lay faithful could support their home dioceses so that their Bishops could send some of their priests for further studies in Rome, to undertake this specialized ‘ministry of academic studies for service to the Church,” Fr. Gaston added.

The Pontifcio Collegio Filippino is a college for diocesan priests from the Philippines pursuing further studies at pontifical universities in Rome, Italy.

It was formally established as an institution with pontifical rights by Pope John XXIII on June 29, 1961, through the Papal Bull Sancta Mater Ecclesia. (Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC)

 

 

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His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is currently in rest after undergoing an eye treatment in Rome.

According to Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, after visiting a doctor, the cardinal’s left eye was detected to have a tiny tear in the retina and it was successful treated using a laser.

“Card. Tagle did not experience pain, and is allowed to use the computer and watch TV. He needs to rest for a few days to avoid too much head movement. For this reason he will see to what extent he would participate in our online Easter Triduum services,” Fr. Gaston said.

Fr. Gaston also assured the public that the Cardinal’s eye treatment has nothing to do with the recent scam that the former Archbishop of Manila is allegedly soliciting money for his hospital bills.

“Given the recent scam asking money for his supposed hospitalization in Cavite, Philippines (which never took place, as he even met Pope Francis at the Vatican then), Card. Tagle says that he has not asked anyone to solicit funds for his eye treatment.”

The Cardinal, Fr. Gaston added is extending his gratitude to all those who prayed for him.

“Card. Tagle thanks us all for our concern and prayers, and likewise prays for us,” Fr. Gaston added.

Last month a hacked email account under the name of Ramon Ramos, Cardinal Tagle’s cousin was used to solicit money for the Cardinal’s alleged hospitalization in UMC De La Salle, Dasmarinas City, Cavite. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)

 

IN PHOTO | His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect, Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
File Photo of RCAM-AOC

Cardinal Tagle undergoes “eye treatment” in Rome

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the rectors of seminaries, colleges, and other ecclesiastical institutes in Rome.

Fr. Gaston from the Archdiocese of Manila, has been a guiding figure at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino, serving as its rector since 2010. His reelection to the ARCER council underscores his continued influence and dedication to the ecclesiastical community.

According to CBCP News, the ARCER council, comprising ten members, witnessed the reelection of eight of its members, including Fr. Gaston. The election took place during the ARCER general assembly held at the College of Legionaries of Christ in Rome on November 23.

Additionally, ARCER reelected Benedictine Fr. Mauritius Wilde of St. Anselm College as its president for another two-year term. This decision marks a continuity in leadership that is seen as crucial for the association’s ongoing initiatives.

The council’s composition reflects a diverse representation from various ecclesiastical colleges in Rome. Notable among them are the Urbanian Seminary, known for its focus on seminarians from mission territories, the Brazilian College, Sedes Sapientiae Seminary operated by Opus Dei, the French, English, Polish, Croatian, Belgian colleges, and St. Paul College.


Photo from CBCP News

ARCER, established in 1989, plays a pivotal role in the lives of 131 ecclesiastical colleges in Rome, serving as a home for seminarians and priests engaged in studies. The association fosters dialogue among rectors on matters concerning their institutes and acts as an intermediary for common requests to the Roman Curia and other influential bodies.

It’s noteworthy that in the European context, the term “colleges” primarily refers to student residences rather than educational institutions in the traditional sense. This distinction is essential in understanding the scope and function of ARCER within the ecclesiastical educational framework in Rome.

Fr. Gaston’s reelection is seen as a testament to his commitment and the respect he commands within the ecclesiastical community. His role in ARCER will continue to shape the dialogue and policies affecting seminaries and colleges in Rome, furthering the growth and development of ecclesiastical education. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo from RCAM Chancery Office)

 

Fr. Gaston reelected council member of ecclesiastical colleges association in Rome

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others.

According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in communities is at the heart of Caritas Internationalis’ activity.

The priest emphasized that the Church cannot be compared to a non-governmental organization ( NGO) because all of its actions are based on love and the expansion of the Holy Spirit.

“Lahat ng itinutulong natin, ginagawa ng simbahan ay ultimately patungo sa espiritwal; kung may ginagawa man tayo mga outreach (program), apostolate lahat ito ay magdadala sa atin mapapalapit sa Panginoon, sa ganitong paraan mai-share natin ang Panginoon sa ating kapwa,” Fr. Gaston told Radio Veritas.

Caritas members recently gathered in Rome for the 22nd General Assembly, where Caritas International President Emeritus, Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, spoke.

Although Cardinal Tagle is no longer the leader of the Church’s social arm, Pope Francis has appointed him to interact with other Caritas organizations in dioceses around the world, according to Fr. Gaston.

During the conference, Tokyo Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi was elected president of the Vatican’s charitable arm, becoming the organization’s second Asian leader following Cardinal Tagle.

Fr. Gaston urged the people to continue praying for Pope Francis, Cardinal Tagle, and the new Caritas internationalis leadership. Their purpose is to help disadvantage communities and victims of natural disasters.

The Catholic Church’s charitable attitude distinguishes it from non-governmental organizations. Its work within communities is distinguished by its emphasis on spiritual growth, love, and sharing the Lord ’s grace with others. As the new leaders of Caritas Internationalis assume office, the Faithful are encouraged to pray for them and join them in their efforts to relieve poverty and assist those suffering from various types of hardship. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish)

 

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Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others. According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The head of the Rome-based Filipino secular institution called on the faithful to pray for Pope Francis as he continuously recovering from his hospitalization on March 29.

Pontificio Collegio Filippino rector Fr. Greg Gaston said in a Facebook post said that the Holy Father underwent treatment at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital for respiratory infection but clarified that it was not related to COVID-19.

“He thanks us all for our prayers and closeness with him in spirit,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Charles John Brown, also asked Filipino Catholics through a video message posted by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) “to pray in a special way during Holy Week for Pope Francis.”

Fr. Matteo Bruni, the director of the Holy See Press Office clarified that the Pope’s susceptibility to respiratory diseases is due to a lung infection which caused the removal of one of his lungs even before he became a priest.

In a report by Vatican News, the Holy Father is expected to be discharged by Saturday and to be present at the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square.

“His Holiness is expected to return to the Santa Marta home tomorrow, upon the outcome of the results of the last examinations this morning,” Fr. Bruni said in his statement Friday morning. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC)

 

Filipino priest in Rome asks for Pope’s health, recovery after hospitalization

The head of the Rome-based Filipino secular institution called on the faithful to pray for Pope Francis as he continuously recovering from his hospitalization on March 29. Pontificio Collegio Filippino …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The Pontificio Collegio Filippino is the ‘home in Rome’ of Filipino priests studying there for specialization. Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the college, is thankful for the continuous support they receive for the priests in their ongoing academic formation in Rome.

“Some seminarians and priests love to distinguish between pastoral work on the one hand and academic studies on the other; academic studies are truly a pastoral ministry, as it is done out of a spirit of service for the Church,” said Fr. Gaston

This was the rector’s message during the 40th Sacerdotal Anniversary of Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Prefect Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, and is also a resident at the Pontificio Collegio Filipino.

According to Fr Gaston, the clergy need to have constant updating and regular studies to have a good relationship with different sectors of society.

Cardinal Tagle, according to the rector, is one good example of a Church leader who continues to develop even though he is already in a high position in the Church, so to speak.

Fr Gaston pointed out that even after Cardinal Tagle has already completed his Licentiate and Doctorate in Sacred Theology, and that he was already teaching in seminaries and received different Doctorates Honoris Cause, and was appointed by then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as a member in the International Theological Commission of the Vatican, he never stopped studying.

Especially as Cardinal is continually being invited to give talks to different events in different parts of the world. He thus has to be constantly updated about developments in the Church and in society in general.

Fr. Gaston once more calls on bishops and dioceses to send more priests to study in Rome. She also encourages the faithful to continue to give support to the Pontificio Collegio Filipino to help the priests in their current “pastoral ministry.”

“I always pray that our lay faithful could support their home dioceses so that their Bishops could send some of their priests for further studies in Rome, to undertake this specialized ‘ministry of academic studies for service to the Church,” Fr. Gaston added.

The Pontifcio Collegio Filippino is a college for diocesan priests from the Philippines pursuing further studies at pontifical universities in Rome, Italy.

It was formally established as an institution with pontifical rights by Pope John XXIII on June 29, 1961, through the Papal Bull Sancta Mater Ecclesia. (Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC)

 

 

Priests are challenged to continuously learn and develop

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Fr. Greg Gaston

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

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is currently in rest after undergoing an eye treatment in Rome.

According to Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, after visiting a doctor, the cardinal’s left eye was detected to have a tiny tear in the retina and it was successful treated using a laser.

“Card. Tagle did not experience pain, and is allowed to use the computer and watch TV. He needs to rest for a few days to avoid too much head movement. For this reason he will see to what extent he would participate in our online Easter Triduum services,” Fr. Gaston said.

Fr. Gaston also assured the public that the Cardinal’s eye treatment has nothing to do with the recent scam that the former Archbishop of Manila is allegedly soliciting money for his hospital bills.

“Given the recent scam asking money for his supposed hospitalization in Cavite, Philippines (which never took place, as he even met Pope Francis at the Vatican then), Card. Tagle says that he has not asked anyone to solicit funds for his eye treatment.”

The Cardinal, Fr. Gaston added is extending his gratitude to all those who prayed for him.

“Card. Tagle thanks us all for our concern and prayers, and likewise prays for us,” Fr. Gaston added.

Last month a hacked email account under the name of Ramon Ramos, Cardinal Tagle’s cousin was used to solicit money for the Cardinal’s alleged hospitalization in UMC De La Salle, Dasmarinas City, Cavite. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)

 

IN PHOTO | His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect, Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
File Photo of RCAM-AOC

Cardinal Tagle undergoes “eye treatment” in Rome

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is currently in rest after undergoing an eye treatment in Rome. According to …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the rectors of seminaries, colleges, and other ecclesiastical institutes in Rome.

Fr. Gaston from the Archdiocese of Manila, has been a guiding figure at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino, serving as its rector since 2010. His reelection to the ARCER council underscores his continued influence and dedication to the ecclesiastical community.

According to CBCP News, the ARCER council, comprising ten members, witnessed the reelection of eight of its members, including Fr. Gaston. The election took place during the ARCER general assembly held at the College of Legionaries of Christ in Rome on November 23.

Additionally, ARCER reelected Benedictine Fr. Mauritius Wilde of St. Anselm College as its president for another two-year term. This decision marks a continuity in leadership that is seen as crucial for the association’s ongoing initiatives.

The council’s composition reflects a diverse representation from various ecclesiastical colleges in Rome. Notable among them are the Urbanian Seminary, known for its focus on seminarians from mission territories, the Brazilian College, Sedes Sapientiae Seminary operated by Opus Dei, the French, English, Polish, Croatian, Belgian colleges, and St. Paul College.


Photo from CBCP News

ARCER, established in 1989, plays a pivotal role in the lives of 131 ecclesiastical colleges in Rome, serving as a home for seminarians and priests engaged in studies. The association fosters dialogue among rectors on matters concerning their institutes and acts as an intermediary for common requests to the Roman Curia and other influential bodies.

It’s noteworthy that in the European context, the term “colleges” primarily refers to student residences rather than educational institutions in the traditional sense. This distinction is essential in understanding the scope and function of ARCER within the ecclesiastical educational framework in Rome.

Fr. Gaston’s reelection is seen as a testament to his commitment and the respect he commands within the ecclesiastical community. His role in ARCER will continue to shape the dialogue and policies affecting seminaries and colleges in Rome, furthering the growth and development of ecclesiastical education. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo from RCAM Chancery Office)

 

Fr. Gaston reelected council member of ecclesiastical colleges association in Rome

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others.

According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in communities is at the heart of Caritas Internationalis’ activity.

The priest emphasized that the Church cannot be compared to a non-governmental organization ( NGO) because all of its actions are based on love and the expansion of the Holy Spirit.

“Lahat ng itinutulong natin, ginagawa ng simbahan ay ultimately patungo sa espiritwal; kung may ginagawa man tayo mga outreach (program), apostolate lahat ito ay magdadala sa atin mapapalapit sa Panginoon, sa ganitong paraan mai-share natin ang Panginoon sa ating kapwa,” Fr. Gaston told Radio Veritas.

Caritas members recently gathered in Rome for the 22nd General Assembly, where Caritas International President Emeritus, Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, spoke.

Although Cardinal Tagle is no longer the leader of the Church’s social arm, Pope Francis has appointed him to interact with other Caritas organizations in dioceses around the world, according to Fr. Gaston.

During the conference, Tokyo Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi was elected president of the Vatican’s charitable arm, becoming the organization’s second Asian leader following Cardinal Tagle.

Fr. Gaston urged the people to continue praying for Pope Francis, Cardinal Tagle, and the new Caritas internationalis leadership. Their purpose is to help disadvantage communities and victims of natural disasters.

The Catholic Church’s charitable attitude distinguishes it from non-governmental organizations. Its work within communities is distinguished by its emphasis on spiritual growth, love, and sharing the Lord ’s grace with others. As the new leaders of Caritas Internationalis assume office, the Faithful are encouraged to pray for them and join them in their efforts to relieve poverty and assist those suffering from various types of hardship. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish)

 

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Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others. According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The head of the Rome-based Filipino secular institution called on the faithful to pray for Pope Francis as he continuously recovering from his hospitalization on March 29.

Pontificio Collegio Filippino rector Fr. Greg Gaston said in a Facebook post said that the Holy Father underwent treatment at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital for respiratory infection but clarified that it was not related to COVID-19.

“He thanks us all for our prayers and closeness with him in spirit,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Charles John Brown, also asked Filipino Catholics through a video message posted by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) “to pray in a special way during Holy Week for Pope Francis.”

Fr. Matteo Bruni, the director of the Holy See Press Office clarified that the Pope’s susceptibility to respiratory diseases is due to a lung infection which caused the removal of one of his lungs even before he became a priest.

In a report by Vatican News, the Holy Father is expected to be discharged by Saturday and to be present at the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square.

“His Holiness is expected to return to the Santa Marta home tomorrow, upon the outcome of the results of the last examinations this morning,” Fr. Bruni said in his statement Friday morning. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC)

 

Filipino priest in Rome asks for Pope’s health, recovery after hospitalization

The head of the Rome-based Filipino secular institution called on the faithful to pray for Pope Francis as he continuously recovering from his hospitalization on March 29. Pontificio Collegio Filippino …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The Pontificio Collegio Filippino is the ‘home in Rome’ of Filipino priests studying there for specialization. Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the college, is thankful for the continuous support they receive for the priests in their ongoing academic formation in Rome.

“Some seminarians and priests love to distinguish between pastoral work on the one hand and academic studies on the other; academic studies are truly a pastoral ministry, as it is done out of a spirit of service for the Church,” said Fr. Gaston

This was the rector’s message during the 40th Sacerdotal Anniversary of Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Prefect Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, and is also a resident at the Pontificio Collegio Filipino.

According to Fr Gaston, the clergy need to have constant updating and regular studies to have a good relationship with different sectors of society.

Cardinal Tagle, according to the rector, is one good example of a Church leader who continues to develop even though he is already in a high position in the Church, so to speak.

Fr Gaston pointed out that even after Cardinal Tagle has already completed his Licentiate and Doctorate in Sacred Theology, and that he was already teaching in seminaries and received different Doctorates Honoris Cause, and was appointed by then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as a member in the International Theological Commission of the Vatican, he never stopped studying.

Especially as Cardinal is continually being invited to give talks to different events in different parts of the world. He thus has to be constantly updated about developments in the Church and in society in general.

Fr. Gaston once more calls on bishops and dioceses to send more priests to study in Rome. She also encourages the faithful to continue to give support to the Pontificio Collegio Filipino to help the priests in their current “pastoral ministry.”

“I always pray that our lay faithful could support their home dioceses so that their Bishops could send some of their priests for further studies in Rome, to undertake this specialized ‘ministry of academic studies for service to the Church,” Fr. Gaston added.

The Pontifcio Collegio Filippino is a college for diocesan priests from the Philippines pursuing further studies at pontifical universities in Rome, Italy.

It was formally established as an institution with pontifical rights by Pope John XXIII on June 29, 1961, through the Papal Bull Sancta Mater Ecclesia. (Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC)

 

 

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His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is currently in rest after undergoing an eye treatment in Rome.

According to Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, after visiting a doctor, the cardinal’s left eye was detected to have a tiny tear in the retina and it was successful treated using a laser.

“Card. Tagle did not experience pain, and is allowed to use the computer and watch TV. He needs to rest for a few days to avoid too much head movement. For this reason he will see to what extent he would participate in our online Easter Triduum services,” Fr. Gaston said.

Fr. Gaston also assured the public that the Cardinal’s eye treatment has nothing to do with the recent scam that the former Archbishop of Manila is allegedly soliciting money for his hospital bills.

“Given the recent scam asking money for his supposed hospitalization in Cavite, Philippines (which never took place, as he even met Pope Francis at the Vatican then), Card. Tagle says that he has not asked anyone to solicit funds for his eye treatment.”

The Cardinal, Fr. Gaston added is extending his gratitude to all those who prayed for him.

“Card. Tagle thanks us all for our concern and prayers, and likewise prays for us,” Fr. Gaston added.

Last month a hacked email account under the name of Ramon Ramos, Cardinal Tagle’s cousin was used to solicit money for the Cardinal’s alleged hospitalization in UMC De La Salle, Dasmarinas City, Cavite. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)

 

IN PHOTO | His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect, Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
File Photo of RCAM-AOC

Cardinal Tagle undergoes “eye treatment” in Rome

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the rectors of seminaries, colleges, and other ecclesiastical institutes in Rome.

Fr. Gaston from the Archdiocese of Manila, has been a guiding figure at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino, serving as its rector since 2010. His reelection to the ARCER council underscores his continued influence and dedication to the ecclesiastical community.

According to CBCP News, the ARCER council, comprising ten members, witnessed the reelection of eight of its members, including Fr. Gaston. The election took place during the ARCER general assembly held at the College of Legionaries of Christ in Rome on November 23.

Additionally, ARCER reelected Benedictine Fr. Mauritius Wilde of St. Anselm College as its president for another two-year term. This decision marks a continuity in leadership that is seen as crucial for the association’s ongoing initiatives.

The council’s composition reflects a diverse representation from various ecclesiastical colleges in Rome. Notable among them are the Urbanian Seminary, known for its focus on seminarians from mission territories, the Brazilian College, Sedes Sapientiae Seminary operated by Opus Dei, the French, English, Polish, Croatian, Belgian colleges, and St. Paul College.


Photo from CBCP News

ARCER, established in 1989, plays a pivotal role in the lives of 131 ecclesiastical colleges in Rome, serving as a home for seminarians and priests engaged in studies. The association fosters dialogue among rectors on matters concerning their institutes and acts as an intermediary for common requests to the Roman Curia and other influential bodies.

It’s noteworthy that in the European context, the term “colleges” primarily refers to student residences rather than educational institutions in the traditional sense. This distinction is essential in understanding the scope and function of ARCER within the ecclesiastical educational framework in Rome.

Fr. Gaston’s reelection is seen as a testament to his commitment and the respect he commands within the ecclesiastical community. His role in ARCER will continue to shape the dialogue and policies affecting seminaries and colleges in Rome, furthering the growth and development of ecclesiastical education. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo from RCAM Chancery Office)

 

Fr. Gaston reelected council member of ecclesiastical colleges association in Rome

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others.

According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in communities is at the heart of Caritas Internationalis’ activity.

The priest emphasized that the Church cannot be compared to a non-governmental organization ( NGO) because all of its actions are based on love and the expansion of the Holy Spirit.

“Lahat ng itinutulong natin, ginagawa ng simbahan ay ultimately patungo sa espiritwal; kung may ginagawa man tayo mga outreach (program), apostolate lahat ito ay magdadala sa atin mapapalapit sa Panginoon, sa ganitong paraan mai-share natin ang Panginoon sa ating kapwa,” Fr. Gaston told Radio Veritas.

Caritas members recently gathered in Rome for the 22nd General Assembly, where Caritas International President Emeritus, Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, spoke.

Although Cardinal Tagle is no longer the leader of the Church’s social arm, Pope Francis has appointed him to interact with other Caritas organizations in dioceses around the world, according to Fr. Gaston.

During the conference, Tokyo Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi was elected president of the Vatican’s charitable arm, becoming the organization’s second Asian leader following Cardinal Tagle.

Fr. Gaston urged the people to continue praying for Pope Francis, Cardinal Tagle, and the new Caritas internationalis leadership. Their purpose is to help disadvantage communities and victims of natural disasters.

The Catholic Church’s charitable attitude distinguishes it from non-governmental organizations. Its work within communities is distinguished by its emphasis on spiritual growth, love, and sharing the Lord ’s grace with others. As the new leaders of Caritas Internationalis assume office, the Faithful are encouraged to pray for them and join them in their efforts to relieve poverty and assist those suffering from various types of hardship. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish)

 

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The head of the Rome-based Filipino secular institution called on the faithful to pray for Pope Francis as he continuously recovering from his hospitalization on March 29.

Pontificio Collegio Filippino rector Fr. Greg Gaston said in a Facebook post said that the Holy Father underwent treatment at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital for respiratory infection but clarified that it was not related to COVID-19.

“He thanks us all for our prayers and closeness with him in spirit,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Charles John Brown, also asked Filipino Catholics through a video message posted by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) “to pray in a special way during Holy Week for Pope Francis.”

Fr. Matteo Bruni, the director of the Holy See Press Office clarified that the Pope’s susceptibility to respiratory diseases is due to a lung infection which caused the removal of one of his lungs even before he became a priest.

In a report by Vatican News, the Holy Father is expected to be discharged by Saturday and to be present at the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square.

“His Holiness is expected to return to the Santa Marta home tomorrow, upon the outcome of the results of the last examinations this morning,” Fr. Bruni said in his statement Friday morning. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC)

 

Filipino priest in Rome asks for Pope’s health, recovery after hospitalization

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The Pontificio Collegio Filippino is the ‘home in Rome’ of Filipino priests studying there for specialization. Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the college, is thankful for the continuous support they receive for the priests in their ongoing academic formation in Rome.

“Some seminarians and priests love to distinguish between pastoral work on the one hand and academic studies on the other; academic studies are truly a pastoral ministry, as it is done out of a spirit of service for the Church,” said Fr. Gaston

This was the rector’s message during the 40th Sacerdotal Anniversary of Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Prefect Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, and is also a resident at the Pontificio Collegio Filipino.

According to Fr Gaston, the clergy need to have constant updating and regular studies to have a good relationship with different sectors of society.

Cardinal Tagle, according to the rector, is one good example of a Church leader who continues to develop even though he is already in a high position in the Church, so to speak.

Fr Gaston pointed out that even after Cardinal Tagle has already completed his Licentiate and Doctorate in Sacred Theology, and that he was already teaching in seminaries and received different Doctorates Honoris Cause, and was appointed by then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as a member in the International Theological Commission of the Vatican, he never stopped studying.

Especially as Cardinal is continually being invited to give talks to different events in different parts of the world. He thus has to be constantly updated about developments in the Church and in society in general.

Fr. Gaston once more calls on bishops and dioceses to send more priests to study in Rome. She also encourages the faithful to continue to give support to the Pontificio Collegio Filipino to help the priests in their current “pastoral ministry.”

“I always pray that our lay faithful could support their home dioceses so that their Bishops could send some of their priests for further studies in Rome, to undertake this specialized ‘ministry of academic studies for service to the Church,” Fr. Gaston added.

The Pontifcio Collegio Filippino is a college for diocesan priests from the Philippines pursuing further studies at pontifical universities in Rome, Italy.

It was formally established as an institution with pontifical rights by Pope John XXIII on June 29, 1961, through the Papal Bull Sancta Mater Ecclesia. (Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC)

 

 

Priests are challenged to continuously learn and develop

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Fr. Greg Gaston

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

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is currently in rest after undergoing an eye treatment in Rome.

According to Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, after visiting a doctor, the cardinal’s left eye was detected to have a tiny tear in the retina and it was successful treated using a laser.

“Card. Tagle did not experience pain, and is allowed to use the computer and watch TV. He needs to rest for a few days to avoid too much head movement. For this reason he will see to what extent he would participate in our online Easter Triduum services,” Fr. Gaston said.

Fr. Gaston also assured the public that the Cardinal’s eye treatment has nothing to do with the recent scam that the former Archbishop of Manila is allegedly soliciting money for his hospital bills.

“Given the recent scam asking money for his supposed hospitalization in Cavite, Philippines (which never took place, as he even met Pope Francis at the Vatican then), Card. Tagle says that he has not asked anyone to solicit funds for his eye treatment.”

The Cardinal, Fr. Gaston added is extending his gratitude to all those who prayed for him.

“Card. Tagle thanks us all for our concern and prayers, and likewise prays for us,” Fr. Gaston added.

Last month a hacked email account under the name of Ramon Ramos, Cardinal Tagle’s cousin was used to solicit money for the Cardinal’s alleged hospitalization in UMC De La Salle, Dasmarinas City, Cavite. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)

 

IN PHOTO | His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect, Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
File Photo of RCAM-AOC

Cardinal Tagle undergoes “eye treatment” in Rome

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the rectors of seminaries, colleges, and other ecclesiastical institutes in Rome.

Fr. Gaston from the Archdiocese of Manila, has been a guiding figure at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino, serving as its rector since 2010. His reelection to the ARCER council underscores his continued influence and dedication to the ecclesiastical community.

According to CBCP News, the ARCER council, comprising ten members, witnessed the reelection of eight of its members, including Fr. Gaston. The election took place during the ARCER general assembly held at the College of Legionaries of Christ in Rome on November 23.

Additionally, ARCER reelected Benedictine Fr. Mauritius Wilde of St. Anselm College as its president for another two-year term. This decision marks a continuity in leadership that is seen as crucial for the association’s ongoing initiatives.

The council’s composition reflects a diverse representation from various ecclesiastical colleges in Rome. Notable among them are the Urbanian Seminary, known for its focus on seminarians from mission territories, the Brazilian College, Sedes Sapientiae Seminary operated by Opus Dei, the French, English, Polish, Croatian, Belgian colleges, and St. Paul College.


Photo from CBCP News

ARCER, established in 1989, plays a pivotal role in the lives of 131 ecclesiastical colleges in Rome, serving as a home for seminarians and priests engaged in studies. The association fosters dialogue among rectors on matters concerning their institutes and acts as an intermediary for common requests to the Roman Curia and other influential bodies.

It’s noteworthy that in the European context, the term “colleges” primarily refers to student residences rather than educational institutions in the traditional sense. This distinction is essential in understanding the scope and function of ARCER within the ecclesiastical educational framework in Rome.

Fr. Gaston’s reelection is seen as a testament to his commitment and the respect he commands within the ecclesiastical community. His role in ARCER will continue to shape the dialogue and policies affecting seminaries and colleges in Rome, furthering the growth and development of ecclesiastical education. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo from RCAM Chancery Office)

 

Fr. Gaston reelected council member of ecclesiastical colleges association in Rome

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others.

According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in communities is at the heart of Caritas Internationalis’ activity.

The priest emphasized that the Church cannot be compared to a non-governmental organization ( NGO) because all of its actions are based on love and the expansion of the Holy Spirit.

“Lahat ng itinutulong natin, ginagawa ng simbahan ay ultimately patungo sa espiritwal; kung may ginagawa man tayo mga outreach (program), apostolate lahat ito ay magdadala sa atin mapapalapit sa Panginoon, sa ganitong paraan mai-share natin ang Panginoon sa ating kapwa,” Fr. Gaston told Radio Veritas.

Caritas members recently gathered in Rome for the 22nd General Assembly, where Caritas International President Emeritus, Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, spoke.

Although Cardinal Tagle is no longer the leader of the Church’s social arm, Pope Francis has appointed him to interact with other Caritas organizations in dioceses around the world, according to Fr. Gaston.

During the conference, Tokyo Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi was elected president of the Vatican’s charitable arm, becoming the organization’s second Asian leader following Cardinal Tagle.

Fr. Gaston urged the people to continue praying for Pope Francis, Cardinal Tagle, and the new Caritas internationalis leadership. Their purpose is to help disadvantage communities and victims of natural disasters.

The Catholic Church’s charitable attitude distinguishes it from non-governmental organizations. Its work within communities is distinguished by its emphasis on spiritual growth, love, and sharing the Lord ’s grace with others. As the new leaders of Caritas Internationalis assume office, the Faithful are encouraged to pray for them and join them in their efforts to relieve poverty and assist those suffering from various types of hardship. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish)

 

The Catholic Church, Unparalleled Among NGOs, Calls for Greater Empathy

Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others. According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The head of the Rome-based Filipino secular institution called on the faithful to pray for Pope Francis as he continuously recovering from his hospitalization on March 29.

Pontificio Collegio Filippino rector Fr. Greg Gaston said in a Facebook post said that the Holy Father underwent treatment at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital for respiratory infection but clarified that it was not related to COVID-19.

“He thanks us all for our prayers and closeness with him in spirit,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Charles John Brown, also asked Filipino Catholics through a video message posted by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) “to pray in a special way during Holy Week for Pope Francis.”

Fr. Matteo Bruni, the director of the Holy See Press Office clarified that the Pope’s susceptibility to respiratory diseases is due to a lung infection which caused the removal of one of his lungs even before he became a priest.

In a report by Vatican News, the Holy Father is expected to be discharged by Saturday and to be present at the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square.

“His Holiness is expected to return to the Santa Marta home tomorrow, upon the outcome of the results of the last examinations this morning,” Fr. Bruni said in his statement Friday morning. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC)

 

Filipino priest in Rome asks for Pope’s health, recovery after hospitalization

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The Pontificio Collegio Filippino is the ‘home in Rome’ of Filipino priests studying there for specialization. Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the college, is thankful for the continuous support they receive for the priests in their ongoing academic formation in Rome.

“Some seminarians and priests love to distinguish between pastoral work on the one hand and academic studies on the other; academic studies are truly a pastoral ministry, as it is done out of a spirit of service for the Church,” said Fr. Gaston

This was the rector’s message during the 40th Sacerdotal Anniversary of Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Prefect Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, and is also a resident at the Pontificio Collegio Filipino.

According to Fr Gaston, the clergy need to have constant updating and regular studies to have a good relationship with different sectors of society.

Cardinal Tagle, according to the rector, is one good example of a Church leader who continues to develop even though he is already in a high position in the Church, so to speak.

Fr Gaston pointed out that even after Cardinal Tagle has already completed his Licentiate and Doctorate in Sacred Theology, and that he was already teaching in seminaries and received different Doctorates Honoris Cause, and was appointed by then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as a member in the International Theological Commission of the Vatican, he never stopped studying.

Especially as Cardinal is continually being invited to give talks to different events in different parts of the world. He thus has to be constantly updated about developments in the Church and in society in general.

Fr. Gaston once more calls on bishops and dioceses to send more priests to study in Rome. She also encourages the faithful to continue to give support to the Pontificio Collegio Filipino to help the priests in their current “pastoral ministry.”

“I always pray that our lay faithful could support their home dioceses so that their Bishops could send some of their priests for further studies in Rome, to undertake this specialized ‘ministry of academic studies for service to the Church,” Fr. Gaston added.

The Pontifcio Collegio Filippino is a college for diocesan priests from the Philippines pursuing further studies at pontifical universities in Rome, Italy.

It was formally established as an institution with pontifical rights by Pope John XXIII on June 29, 1961, through the Papal Bull Sancta Mater Ecclesia. (Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC)

 

 

Priests are challenged to continuously learn and develop

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Fr. Greg Gaston

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

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is currently in rest after undergoing an eye treatment in Rome.

According to Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, after visiting a doctor, the cardinal’s left eye was detected to have a tiny tear in the retina and it was successful treated using a laser.

“Card. Tagle did not experience pain, and is allowed to use the computer and watch TV. He needs to rest for a few days to avoid too much head movement. For this reason he will see to what extent he would participate in our online Easter Triduum services,” Fr. Gaston said.

Fr. Gaston also assured the public that the Cardinal’s eye treatment has nothing to do with the recent scam that the former Archbishop of Manila is allegedly soliciting money for his hospital bills.

“Given the recent scam asking money for his supposed hospitalization in Cavite, Philippines (which never took place, as he even met Pope Francis at the Vatican then), Card. Tagle says that he has not asked anyone to solicit funds for his eye treatment.”

The Cardinal, Fr. Gaston added is extending his gratitude to all those who prayed for him.

“Card. Tagle thanks us all for our concern and prayers, and likewise prays for us,” Fr. Gaston added.

Last month a hacked email account under the name of Ramon Ramos, Cardinal Tagle’s cousin was used to solicit money for the Cardinal’s alleged hospitalization in UMC De La Salle, Dasmarinas City, Cavite. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)

 

IN PHOTO | His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect, Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
File Photo of RCAM-AOC

Cardinal Tagle undergoes “eye treatment” in Rome

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the rectors of seminaries, colleges, and other ecclesiastical institutes in Rome.

Fr. Gaston from the Archdiocese of Manila, has been a guiding figure at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino, serving as its rector since 2010. His reelection to the ARCER council underscores his continued influence and dedication to the ecclesiastical community.

According to CBCP News, the ARCER council, comprising ten members, witnessed the reelection of eight of its members, including Fr. Gaston. The election took place during the ARCER general assembly held at the College of Legionaries of Christ in Rome on November 23.

Additionally, ARCER reelected Benedictine Fr. Mauritius Wilde of St. Anselm College as its president for another two-year term. This decision marks a continuity in leadership that is seen as crucial for the association’s ongoing initiatives.

The council’s composition reflects a diverse representation from various ecclesiastical colleges in Rome. Notable among them are the Urbanian Seminary, known for its focus on seminarians from mission territories, the Brazilian College, Sedes Sapientiae Seminary operated by Opus Dei, the French, English, Polish, Croatian, Belgian colleges, and St. Paul College.


Photo from CBCP News

ARCER, established in 1989, plays a pivotal role in the lives of 131 ecclesiastical colleges in Rome, serving as a home for seminarians and priests engaged in studies. The association fosters dialogue among rectors on matters concerning their institutes and acts as an intermediary for common requests to the Roman Curia and other influential bodies.

It’s noteworthy that in the European context, the term “colleges” primarily refers to student residences rather than educational institutions in the traditional sense. This distinction is essential in understanding the scope and function of ARCER within the ecclesiastical educational framework in Rome.

Fr. Gaston’s reelection is seen as a testament to his commitment and the respect he commands within the ecclesiastical community. His role in ARCER will continue to shape the dialogue and policies affecting seminaries and colleges in Rome, furthering the growth and development of ecclesiastical education. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo from RCAM Chancery Office)

 

Fr. Gaston reelected council member of ecclesiastical colleges association in Rome

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others.

According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in communities is at the heart of Caritas Internationalis’ activity.

The priest emphasized that the Church cannot be compared to a non-governmental organization ( NGO) because all of its actions are based on love and the expansion of the Holy Spirit.

“Lahat ng itinutulong natin, ginagawa ng simbahan ay ultimately patungo sa espiritwal; kung may ginagawa man tayo mga outreach (program), apostolate lahat ito ay magdadala sa atin mapapalapit sa Panginoon, sa ganitong paraan mai-share natin ang Panginoon sa ating kapwa,” Fr. Gaston told Radio Veritas.

Caritas members recently gathered in Rome for the 22nd General Assembly, where Caritas International President Emeritus, Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, spoke.

Although Cardinal Tagle is no longer the leader of the Church’s social arm, Pope Francis has appointed him to interact with other Caritas organizations in dioceses around the world, according to Fr. Gaston.

During the conference, Tokyo Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi was elected president of the Vatican’s charitable arm, becoming the organization’s second Asian leader following Cardinal Tagle.

Fr. Gaston urged the people to continue praying for Pope Francis, Cardinal Tagle, and the new Caritas internationalis leadership. Their purpose is to help disadvantage communities and victims of natural disasters.

The Catholic Church’s charitable attitude distinguishes it from non-governmental organizations. Its work within communities is distinguished by its emphasis on spiritual growth, love, and sharing the Lord ’s grace with others. As the new leaders of Caritas Internationalis assume office, the Faithful are encouraged to pray for them and join them in their efforts to relieve poverty and assist those suffering from various types of hardship. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish)

 

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Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others. According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The head of the Rome-based Filipino secular institution called on the faithful to pray for Pope Francis as he continuously recovering from his hospitalization on March 29.

Pontificio Collegio Filippino rector Fr. Greg Gaston said in a Facebook post said that the Holy Father underwent treatment at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital for respiratory infection but clarified that it was not related to COVID-19.

“He thanks us all for our prayers and closeness with him in spirit,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Charles John Brown, also asked Filipino Catholics through a video message posted by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) “to pray in a special way during Holy Week for Pope Francis.”

Fr. Matteo Bruni, the director of the Holy See Press Office clarified that the Pope’s susceptibility to respiratory diseases is due to a lung infection which caused the removal of one of his lungs even before he became a priest.

In a report by Vatican News, the Holy Father is expected to be discharged by Saturday and to be present at the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square.

“His Holiness is expected to return to the Santa Marta home tomorrow, upon the outcome of the results of the last examinations this morning,” Fr. Bruni said in his statement Friday morning. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC)

 

Filipino priest in Rome asks for Pope’s health, recovery after hospitalization

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The Pontificio Collegio Filippino is the ‘home in Rome’ of Filipino priests studying there for specialization. Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the college, is thankful for the continuous support they receive for the priests in their ongoing academic formation in Rome.

“Some seminarians and priests love to distinguish between pastoral work on the one hand and academic studies on the other; academic studies are truly a pastoral ministry, as it is done out of a spirit of service for the Church,” said Fr. Gaston

This was the rector’s message during the 40th Sacerdotal Anniversary of Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Prefect Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, and is also a resident at the Pontificio Collegio Filipino.

According to Fr Gaston, the clergy need to have constant updating and regular studies to have a good relationship with different sectors of society.

Cardinal Tagle, according to the rector, is one good example of a Church leader who continues to develop even though he is already in a high position in the Church, so to speak.

Fr Gaston pointed out that even after Cardinal Tagle has already completed his Licentiate and Doctorate in Sacred Theology, and that he was already teaching in seminaries and received different Doctorates Honoris Cause, and was appointed by then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as a member in the International Theological Commission of the Vatican, he never stopped studying.

Especially as Cardinal is continually being invited to give talks to different events in different parts of the world. He thus has to be constantly updated about developments in the Church and in society in general.

Fr. Gaston once more calls on bishops and dioceses to send more priests to study in Rome. She also encourages the faithful to continue to give support to the Pontificio Collegio Filipino to help the priests in their current “pastoral ministry.”

“I always pray that our lay faithful could support their home dioceses so that their Bishops could send some of their priests for further studies in Rome, to undertake this specialized ‘ministry of academic studies for service to the Church,” Fr. Gaston added.

The Pontifcio Collegio Filippino is a college for diocesan priests from the Philippines pursuing further studies at pontifical universities in Rome, Italy.

It was formally established as an institution with pontifical rights by Pope John XXIII on June 29, 1961, through the Papal Bull Sancta Mater Ecclesia. (Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC)

 

 

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

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is currently in rest after undergoing an eye treatment in Rome.

According to Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, after visiting a doctor, the cardinal’s left eye was detected to have a tiny tear in the retina and it was successful treated using a laser.

“Card. Tagle did not experience pain, and is allowed to use the computer and watch TV. He needs to rest for a few days to avoid too much head movement. For this reason he will see to what extent he would participate in our online Easter Triduum services,” Fr. Gaston said.

Fr. Gaston also assured the public that the Cardinal’s eye treatment has nothing to do with the recent scam that the former Archbishop of Manila is allegedly soliciting money for his hospital bills.

“Given the recent scam asking money for his supposed hospitalization in Cavite, Philippines (which never took place, as he even met Pope Francis at the Vatican then), Card. Tagle says that he has not asked anyone to solicit funds for his eye treatment.”

The Cardinal, Fr. Gaston added is extending his gratitude to all those who prayed for him.

“Card. Tagle thanks us all for our concern and prayers, and likewise prays for us,” Fr. Gaston added.

Last month a hacked email account under the name of Ramon Ramos, Cardinal Tagle’s cousin was used to solicit money for the Cardinal’s alleged hospitalization in UMC De La Salle, Dasmarinas City, Cavite. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)

 

IN PHOTO | His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect, Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
File Photo of RCAM-AOC

Cardinal Tagle undergoes “eye treatment” in Rome

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Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the rectors of seminaries, colleges, and other ecclesiastical institutes in Rome.

Fr. Gaston from the Archdiocese of Manila, has been a guiding figure at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino, serving as its rector since 2010. His reelection to the ARCER council underscores his continued influence and dedication to the ecclesiastical community.

According to CBCP News, the ARCER council, comprising ten members, witnessed the reelection of eight of its members, including Fr. Gaston. The election took place during the ARCER general assembly held at the College of Legionaries of Christ in Rome on November 23.

Additionally, ARCER reelected Benedictine Fr. Mauritius Wilde of St. Anselm College as its president for another two-year term. This decision marks a continuity in leadership that is seen as crucial for the association’s ongoing initiatives.

The council’s composition reflects a diverse representation from various ecclesiastical colleges in Rome. Notable among them are the Urbanian Seminary, known for its focus on seminarians from mission territories, the Brazilian College, Sedes Sapientiae Seminary operated by Opus Dei, the French, English, Polish, Croatian, Belgian colleges, and St. Paul College.


Photo from CBCP News

ARCER, established in 1989, plays a pivotal role in the lives of 131 ecclesiastical colleges in Rome, serving as a home for seminarians and priests engaged in studies. The association fosters dialogue among rectors on matters concerning their institutes and acts as an intermediary for common requests to the Roman Curia and other influential bodies.

It’s noteworthy that in the European context, the term “colleges” primarily refers to student residences rather than educational institutions in the traditional sense. This distinction is essential in understanding the scope and function of ARCER within the ecclesiastical educational framework in Rome.

Fr. Gaston’s reelection is seen as a testament to his commitment and the respect he commands within the ecclesiastical community. His role in ARCER will continue to shape the dialogue and policies affecting seminaries and colleges in Rome, furthering the growth and development of ecclesiastical education. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo from RCAM Chancery Office)

 

Fr. Gaston reelected council member of ecclesiastical colleges association in Rome

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others.

According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in communities is at the heart of Caritas Internationalis’ activity.

The priest emphasized that the Church cannot be compared to a non-governmental organization ( NGO) because all of its actions are based on love and the expansion of the Holy Spirit.

“Lahat ng itinutulong natin, ginagawa ng simbahan ay ultimately patungo sa espiritwal; kung may ginagawa man tayo mga outreach (program), apostolate lahat ito ay magdadala sa atin mapapalapit sa Panginoon, sa ganitong paraan mai-share natin ang Panginoon sa ating kapwa,” Fr. Gaston told Radio Veritas.

Caritas members recently gathered in Rome for the 22nd General Assembly, where Caritas International President Emeritus, Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, spoke.

Although Cardinal Tagle is no longer the leader of the Church’s social arm, Pope Francis has appointed him to interact with other Caritas organizations in dioceses around the world, according to Fr. Gaston.

During the conference, Tokyo Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi was elected president of the Vatican’s charitable arm, becoming the organization’s second Asian leader following Cardinal Tagle.

Fr. Gaston urged the people to continue praying for Pope Francis, Cardinal Tagle, and the new Caritas internationalis leadership. Their purpose is to help disadvantage communities and victims of natural disasters.

The Catholic Church’s charitable attitude distinguishes it from non-governmental organizations. Its work within communities is distinguished by its emphasis on spiritual growth, love, and sharing the Lord ’s grace with others. As the new leaders of Caritas Internationalis assume office, the Faithful are encouraged to pray for them and join them in their efforts to relieve poverty and assist those suffering from various types of hardship. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish)

 

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The head of the Rome-based Filipino secular institution called on the faithful to pray for Pope Francis as he continuously recovering from his hospitalization on March 29.

Pontificio Collegio Filippino rector Fr. Greg Gaston said in a Facebook post said that the Holy Father underwent treatment at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital for respiratory infection but clarified that it was not related to COVID-19.

“He thanks us all for our prayers and closeness with him in spirit,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Charles John Brown, also asked Filipino Catholics through a video message posted by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) “to pray in a special way during Holy Week for Pope Francis.”

Fr. Matteo Bruni, the director of the Holy See Press Office clarified that the Pope’s susceptibility to respiratory diseases is due to a lung infection which caused the removal of one of his lungs even before he became a priest.

In a report by Vatican News, the Holy Father is expected to be discharged by Saturday and to be present at the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square.

“His Holiness is expected to return to the Santa Marta home tomorrow, upon the outcome of the results of the last examinations this morning,” Fr. Bruni said in his statement Friday morning. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC)

 

Filipino priest in Rome asks for Pope’s health, recovery after hospitalization

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The Pontificio Collegio Filippino is the ‘home in Rome’ of Filipino priests studying there for specialization. Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the college, is thankful for the continuous support they receive for the priests in their ongoing academic formation in Rome.

“Some seminarians and priests love to distinguish between pastoral work on the one hand and academic studies on the other; academic studies are truly a pastoral ministry, as it is done out of a spirit of service for the Church,” said Fr. Gaston

This was the rector’s message during the 40th Sacerdotal Anniversary of Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Prefect Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, and is also a resident at the Pontificio Collegio Filipino.

According to Fr Gaston, the clergy need to have constant updating and regular studies to have a good relationship with different sectors of society.

Cardinal Tagle, according to the rector, is one good example of a Church leader who continues to develop even though he is already in a high position in the Church, so to speak.

Fr Gaston pointed out that even after Cardinal Tagle has already completed his Licentiate and Doctorate in Sacred Theology, and that he was already teaching in seminaries and received different Doctorates Honoris Cause, and was appointed by then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as a member in the International Theological Commission of the Vatican, he never stopped studying.

Especially as Cardinal is continually being invited to give talks to different events in different parts of the world. He thus has to be constantly updated about developments in the Church and in society in general.

Fr. Gaston once more calls on bishops and dioceses to send more priests to study in Rome. She also encourages the faithful to continue to give support to the Pontificio Collegio Filipino to help the priests in their current “pastoral ministry.”

“I always pray that our lay faithful could support their home dioceses so that their Bishops could send some of their priests for further studies in Rome, to undertake this specialized ‘ministry of academic studies for service to the Church,” Fr. Gaston added.

The Pontifcio Collegio Filippino is a college for diocesan priests from the Philippines pursuing further studies at pontifical universities in Rome, Italy.

It was formally established as an institution with pontifical rights by Pope John XXIII on June 29, 1961, through the Papal Bull Sancta Mater Ecclesia. (Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC)

 

 

Priests are challenged to continuously learn and develop

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Fr. Greg Gaston

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

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is currently in rest after undergoing an eye treatment in Rome.

According to Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, after visiting a doctor, the cardinal’s left eye was detected to have a tiny tear in the retina and it was successful treated using a laser.

“Card. Tagle did not experience pain, and is allowed to use the computer and watch TV. He needs to rest for a few days to avoid too much head movement. For this reason he will see to what extent he would participate in our online Easter Triduum services,” Fr. Gaston said.

Fr. Gaston also assured the public that the Cardinal’s eye treatment has nothing to do with the recent scam that the former Archbishop of Manila is allegedly soliciting money for his hospital bills.

“Given the recent scam asking money for his supposed hospitalization in Cavite, Philippines (which never took place, as he even met Pope Francis at the Vatican then), Card. Tagle says that he has not asked anyone to solicit funds for his eye treatment.”

The Cardinal, Fr. Gaston added is extending his gratitude to all those who prayed for him.

“Card. Tagle thanks us all for our concern and prayers, and likewise prays for us,” Fr. Gaston added.

Last month a hacked email account under the name of Ramon Ramos, Cardinal Tagle’s cousin was used to solicit money for the Cardinal’s alleged hospitalization in UMC De La Salle, Dasmarinas City, Cavite. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)

 

IN PHOTO | His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect, Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
File Photo of RCAM-AOC

Cardinal Tagle undergoes “eye treatment” in Rome

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the rectors of seminaries, colleges, and other ecclesiastical institutes in Rome.

Fr. Gaston from the Archdiocese of Manila, has been a guiding figure at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino, serving as its rector since 2010. His reelection to the ARCER council underscores his continued influence and dedication to the ecclesiastical community.

According to CBCP News, the ARCER council, comprising ten members, witnessed the reelection of eight of its members, including Fr. Gaston. The election took place during the ARCER general assembly held at the College of Legionaries of Christ in Rome on November 23.

Additionally, ARCER reelected Benedictine Fr. Mauritius Wilde of St. Anselm College as its president for another two-year term. This decision marks a continuity in leadership that is seen as crucial for the association’s ongoing initiatives.

The council’s composition reflects a diverse representation from various ecclesiastical colleges in Rome. Notable among them are the Urbanian Seminary, known for its focus on seminarians from mission territories, the Brazilian College, Sedes Sapientiae Seminary operated by Opus Dei, the French, English, Polish, Croatian, Belgian colleges, and St. Paul College.


Photo from CBCP News

ARCER, established in 1989, plays a pivotal role in the lives of 131 ecclesiastical colleges in Rome, serving as a home for seminarians and priests engaged in studies. The association fosters dialogue among rectors on matters concerning their institutes and acts as an intermediary for common requests to the Roman Curia and other influential bodies.

It’s noteworthy that in the European context, the term “colleges” primarily refers to student residences rather than educational institutions in the traditional sense. This distinction is essential in understanding the scope and function of ARCER within the ecclesiastical educational framework in Rome.

Fr. Gaston’s reelection is seen as a testament to his commitment and the respect he commands within the ecclesiastical community. His role in ARCER will continue to shape the dialogue and policies affecting seminaries and colleges in Rome, furthering the growth and development of ecclesiastical education. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo from RCAM Chancery Office)

 

Fr. Gaston reelected council member of ecclesiastical colleges association in Rome

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others.

According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in communities is at the heart of Caritas Internationalis’ activity.

The priest emphasized that the Church cannot be compared to a non-governmental organization ( NGO) because all of its actions are based on love and the expansion of the Holy Spirit.

“Lahat ng itinutulong natin, ginagawa ng simbahan ay ultimately patungo sa espiritwal; kung may ginagawa man tayo mga outreach (program), apostolate lahat ito ay magdadala sa atin mapapalapit sa Panginoon, sa ganitong paraan mai-share natin ang Panginoon sa ating kapwa,” Fr. Gaston told Radio Veritas.

Caritas members recently gathered in Rome for the 22nd General Assembly, where Caritas International President Emeritus, Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, spoke.

Although Cardinal Tagle is no longer the leader of the Church’s social arm, Pope Francis has appointed him to interact with other Caritas organizations in dioceses around the world, according to Fr. Gaston.

During the conference, Tokyo Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi was elected president of the Vatican’s charitable arm, becoming the organization’s second Asian leader following Cardinal Tagle.

Fr. Gaston urged the people to continue praying for Pope Francis, Cardinal Tagle, and the new Caritas internationalis leadership. Their purpose is to help disadvantage communities and victims of natural disasters.

The Catholic Church’s charitable attitude distinguishes it from non-governmental organizations. Its work within communities is distinguished by its emphasis on spiritual growth, love, and sharing the Lord ’s grace with others. As the new leaders of Caritas Internationalis assume office, the Faithful are encouraged to pray for them and join them in their efforts to relieve poverty and assist those suffering from various types of hardship. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish)

 

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Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others. According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The head of the Rome-based Filipino secular institution called on the faithful to pray for Pope Francis as he continuously recovering from his hospitalization on March 29.

Pontificio Collegio Filippino rector Fr. Greg Gaston said in a Facebook post said that the Holy Father underwent treatment at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital for respiratory infection but clarified that it was not related to COVID-19.

“He thanks us all for our prayers and closeness with him in spirit,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Charles John Brown, also asked Filipino Catholics through a video message posted by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) “to pray in a special way during Holy Week for Pope Francis.”

Fr. Matteo Bruni, the director of the Holy See Press Office clarified that the Pope’s susceptibility to respiratory diseases is due to a lung infection which caused the removal of one of his lungs even before he became a priest.

In a report by Vatican News, the Holy Father is expected to be discharged by Saturday and to be present at the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square.

“His Holiness is expected to return to the Santa Marta home tomorrow, upon the outcome of the results of the last examinations this morning,” Fr. Bruni said in his statement Friday morning. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC)

 

Filipino priest in Rome asks for Pope’s health, recovery after hospitalization

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The Pontificio Collegio Filippino is the ‘home in Rome’ of Filipino priests studying there for specialization. Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the college, is thankful for the continuous support they receive for the priests in their ongoing academic formation in Rome.

“Some seminarians and priests love to distinguish between pastoral work on the one hand and academic studies on the other; academic studies are truly a pastoral ministry, as it is done out of a spirit of service for the Church,” said Fr. Gaston

This was the rector’s message during the 40th Sacerdotal Anniversary of Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Prefect Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, and is also a resident at the Pontificio Collegio Filipino.

According to Fr Gaston, the clergy need to have constant updating and regular studies to have a good relationship with different sectors of society.

Cardinal Tagle, according to the rector, is one good example of a Church leader who continues to develop even though he is already in a high position in the Church, so to speak.

Fr Gaston pointed out that even after Cardinal Tagle has already completed his Licentiate and Doctorate in Sacred Theology, and that he was already teaching in seminaries and received different Doctorates Honoris Cause, and was appointed by then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as a member in the International Theological Commission of the Vatican, he never stopped studying.

Especially as Cardinal is continually being invited to give talks to different events in different parts of the world. He thus has to be constantly updated about developments in the Church and in society in general.

Fr. Gaston once more calls on bishops and dioceses to send more priests to study in Rome. She also encourages the faithful to continue to give support to the Pontificio Collegio Filipino to help the priests in their current “pastoral ministry.”

“I always pray that our lay faithful could support their home dioceses so that their Bishops could send some of their priests for further studies in Rome, to undertake this specialized ‘ministry of academic studies for service to the Church,” Fr. Gaston added.

The Pontifcio Collegio Filippino is a college for diocesan priests from the Philippines pursuing further studies at pontifical universities in Rome, Italy.

It was formally established as an institution with pontifical rights by Pope John XXIII on June 29, 1961, through the Papal Bull Sancta Mater Ecclesia. (Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC)

 

 

Priests are challenged to continuously learn and develop

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Fr. Greg Gaston

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

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is currently in rest after undergoing an eye treatment in Rome.

According to Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, after visiting a doctor, the cardinal’s left eye was detected to have a tiny tear in the retina and it was successful treated using a laser.

“Card. Tagle did not experience pain, and is allowed to use the computer and watch TV. He needs to rest for a few days to avoid too much head movement. For this reason he will see to what extent he would participate in our online Easter Triduum services,” Fr. Gaston said.

Fr. Gaston also assured the public that the Cardinal’s eye treatment has nothing to do with the recent scam that the former Archbishop of Manila is allegedly soliciting money for his hospital bills.

“Given the recent scam asking money for his supposed hospitalization in Cavite, Philippines (which never took place, as he even met Pope Francis at the Vatican then), Card. Tagle says that he has not asked anyone to solicit funds for his eye treatment.”

The Cardinal, Fr. Gaston added is extending his gratitude to all those who prayed for him.

“Card. Tagle thanks us all for our concern and prayers, and likewise prays for us,” Fr. Gaston added.

Last month a hacked email account under the name of Ramon Ramos, Cardinal Tagle’s cousin was used to solicit money for the Cardinal’s alleged hospitalization in UMC De La Salle, Dasmarinas City, Cavite. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)

 

IN PHOTO | His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect, Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
File Photo of RCAM-AOC

Cardinal Tagle undergoes “eye treatment” in Rome

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the rectors of seminaries, colleges, and other ecclesiastical institutes in Rome.

Fr. Gaston from the Archdiocese of Manila, has been a guiding figure at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino, serving as its rector since 2010. His reelection to the ARCER council underscores his continued influence and dedication to the ecclesiastical community.

According to CBCP News, the ARCER council, comprising ten members, witnessed the reelection of eight of its members, including Fr. Gaston. The election took place during the ARCER general assembly held at the College of Legionaries of Christ in Rome on November 23.

Additionally, ARCER reelected Benedictine Fr. Mauritius Wilde of St. Anselm College as its president for another two-year term. This decision marks a continuity in leadership that is seen as crucial for the association’s ongoing initiatives.

The council’s composition reflects a diverse representation from various ecclesiastical colleges in Rome. Notable among them are the Urbanian Seminary, known for its focus on seminarians from mission territories, the Brazilian College, Sedes Sapientiae Seminary operated by Opus Dei, the French, English, Polish, Croatian, Belgian colleges, and St. Paul College.


Photo from CBCP News

ARCER, established in 1989, plays a pivotal role in the lives of 131 ecclesiastical colleges in Rome, serving as a home for seminarians and priests engaged in studies. The association fosters dialogue among rectors on matters concerning their institutes and acts as an intermediary for common requests to the Roman Curia and other influential bodies.

It’s noteworthy that in the European context, the term “colleges” primarily refers to student residences rather than educational institutions in the traditional sense. This distinction is essential in understanding the scope and function of ARCER within the ecclesiastical educational framework in Rome.

Fr. Gaston’s reelection is seen as a testament to his commitment and the respect he commands within the ecclesiastical community. His role in ARCER will continue to shape the dialogue and policies affecting seminaries and colleges in Rome, furthering the growth and development of ecclesiastical education. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo from RCAM Chancery Office)

 

Fr. Gaston reelected council member of ecclesiastical colleges association in Rome

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others.

According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in communities is at the heart of Caritas Internationalis’ activity.

The priest emphasized that the Church cannot be compared to a non-governmental organization ( NGO) because all of its actions are based on love and the expansion of the Holy Spirit.

“Lahat ng itinutulong natin, ginagawa ng simbahan ay ultimately patungo sa espiritwal; kung may ginagawa man tayo mga outreach (program), apostolate lahat ito ay magdadala sa atin mapapalapit sa Panginoon, sa ganitong paraan mai-share natin ang Panginoon sa ating kapwa,” Fr. Gaston told Radio Veritas.

Caritas members recently gathered in Rome for the 22nd General Assembly, where Caritas International President Emeritus, Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, spoke.

Although Cardinal Tagle is no longer the leader of the Church’s social arm, Pope Francis has appointed him to interact with other Caritas organizations in dioceses around the world, according to Fr. Gaston.

During the conference, Tokyo Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi was elected president of the Vatican’s charitable arm, becoming the organization’s second Asian leader following Cardinal Tagle.

Fr. Gaston urged the people to continue praying for Pope Francis, Cardinal Tagle, and the new Caritas internationalis leadership. Their purpose is to help disadvantage communities and victims of natural disasters.

The Catholic Church’s charitable attitude distinguishes it from non-governmental organizations. Its work within communities is distinguished by its emphasis on spiritual growth, love, and sharing the Lord ’s grace with others. As the new leaders of Caritas Internationalis assume office, the Faithful are encouraged to pray for them and join them in their efforts to relieve poverty and assist those suffering from various types of hardship. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish)

 

The Catholic Church, Unparalleled Among NGOs, Calls for Greater Empathy

Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others. According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The head of the Rome-based Filipino secular institution called on the faithful to pray for Pope Francis as he continuously recovering from his hospitalization on March 29.

Pontificio Collegio Filippino rector Fr. Greg Gaston said in a Facebook post said that the Holy Father underwent treatment at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital for respiratory infection but clarified that it was not related to COVID-19.

“He thanks us all for our prayers and closeness with him in spirit,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Charles John Brown, also asked Filipino Catholics through a video message posted by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) “to pray in a special way during Holy Week for Pope Francis.”

Fr. Matteo Bruni, the director of the Holy See Press Office clarified that the Pope’s susceptibility to respiratory diseases is due to a lung infection which caused the removal of one of his lungs even before he became a priest.

In a report by Vatican News, the Holy Father is expected to be discharged by Saturday and to be present at the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square.

“His Holiness is expected to return to the Santa Marta home tomorrow, upon the outcome of the results of the last examinations this morning,” Fr. Bruni said in his statement Friday morning. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC)

 

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The Pontificio Collegio Filippino is the ‘home in Rome’ of Filipino priests studying there for specialization. Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the college, is thankful for the continuous support they receive for the priests in their ongoing academic formation in Rome.

“Some seminarians and priests love to distinguish between pastoral work on the one hand and academic studies on the other; academic studies are truly a pastoral ministry, as it is done out of a spirit of service for the Church,” said Fr. Gaston

This was the rector’s message during the 40th Sacerdotal Anniversary of Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Prefect Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, and is also a resident at the Pontificio Collegio Filipino.

According to Fr Gaston, the clergy need to have constant updating and regular studies to have a good relationship with different sectors of society.

Cardinal Tagle, according to the rector, is one good example of a Church leader who continues to develop even though he is already in a high position in the Church, so to speak.

Fr Gaston pointed out that even after Cardinal Tagle has already completed his Licentiate and Doctorate in Sacred Theology, and that he was already teaching in seminaries and received different Doctorates Honoris Cause, and was appointed by then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as a member in the International Theological Commission of the Vatican, he never stopped studying.

Especially as Cardinal is continually being invited to give talks to different events in different parts of the world. He thus has to be constantly updated about developments in the Church and in society in general.

Fr. Gaston once more calls on bishops and dioceses to send more priests to study in Rome. She also encourages the faithful to continue to give support to the Pontificio Collegio Filipino to help the priests in their current “pastoral ministry.”

“I always pray that our lay faithful could support their home dioceses so that their Bishops could send some of their priests for further studies in Rome, to undertake this specialized ‘ministry of academic studies for service to the Church,” Fr. Gaston added.

The Pontifcio Collegio Filippino is a college for diocesan priests from the Philippines pursuing further studies at pontifical universities in Rome, Italy.

It was formally established as an institution with pontifical rights by Pope John XXIII on June 29, 1961, through the Papal Bull Sancta Mater Ecclesia. (Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC)

 

 

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Fr. Greg Gaston

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

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is currently in rest after undergoing an eye treatment in Rome.

According to Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, after visiting a doctor, the cardinal’s left eye was detected to have a tiny tear in the retina and it was successful treated using a laser.

“Card. Tagle did not experience pain, and is allowed to use the computer and watch TV. He needs to rest for a few days to avoid too much head movement. For this reason he will see to what extent he would participate in our online Easter Triduum services,” Fr. Gaston said.

Fr. Gaston also assured the public that the Cardinal’s eye treatment has nothing to do with the recent scam that the former Archbishop of Manila is allegedly soliciting money for his hospital bills.

“Given the recent scam asking money for his supposed hospitalization in Cavite, Philippines (which never took place, as he even met Pope Francis at the Vatican then), Card. Tagle says that he has not asked anyone to solicit funds for his eye treatment.”

The Cardinal, Fr. Gaston added is extending his gratitude to all those who prayed for him.

“Card. Tagle thanks us all for our concern and prayers, and likewise prays for us,” Fr. Gaston added.

Last month a hacked email account under the name of Ramon Ramos, Cardinal Tagle’s cousin was used to solicit money for the Cardinal’s alleged hospitalization in UMC De La Salle, Dasmarinas City, Cavite. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)

 

IN PHOTO | His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect, Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
File Photo of RCAM-AOC

Cardinal Tagle undergoes “eye treatment” in Rome

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the rectors of seminaries, colleges, and other ecclesiastical institutes in Rome.

Fr. Gaston from the Archdiocese of Manila, has been a guiding figure at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino, serving as its rector since 2010. His reelection to the ARCER council underscores his continued influence and dedication to the ecclesiastical community.

According to CBCP News, the ARCER council, comprising ten members, witnessed the reelection of eight of its members, including Fr. Gaston. The election took place during the ARCER general assembly held at the College of Legionaries of Christ in Rome on November 23.

Additionally, ARCER reelected Benedictine Fr. Mauritius Wilde of St. Anselm College as its president for another two-year term. This decision marks a continuity in leadership that is seen as crucial for the association’s ongoing initiatives.

The council’s composition reflects a diverse representation from various ecclesiastical colleges in Rome. Notable among them are the Urbanian Seminary, known for its focus on seminarians from mission territories, the Brazilian College, Sedes Sapientiae Seminary operated by Opus Dei, the French, English, Polish, Croatian, Belgian colleges, and St. Paul College.


Photo from CBCP News

ARCER, established in 1989, plays a pivotal role in the lives of 131 ecclesiastical colleges in Rome, serving as a home for seminarians and priests engaged in studies. The association fosters dialogue among rectors on matters concerning their institutes and acts as an intermediary for common requests to the Roman Curia and other influential bodies.

It’s noteworthy that in the European context, the term “colleges” primarily refers to student residences rather than educational institutions in the traditional sense. This distinction is essential in understanding the scope and function of ARCER within the ecclesiastical educational framework in Rome.

Fr. Gaston’s reelection is seen as a testament to his commitment and the respect he commands within the ecclesiastical community. His role in ARCER will continue to shape the dialogue and policies affecting seminaries and colleges in Rome, furthering the growth and development of ecclesiastical education. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo from RCAM Chancery Office)

 

Fr. Gaston reelected council member of ecclesiastical colleges association in Rome

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others.

According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in communities is at the heart of Caritas Internationalis’ activity.

The priest emphasized that the Church cannot be compared to a non-governmental organization ( NGO) because all of its actions are based on love and the expansion of the Holy Spirit.

“Lahat ng itinutulong natin, ginagawa ng simbahan ay ultimately patungo sa espiritwal; kung may ginagawa man tayo mga outreach (program), apostolate lahat ito ay magdadala sa atin mapapalapit sa Panginoon, sa ganitong paraan mai-share natin ang Panginoon sa ating kapwa,” Fr. Gaston told Radio Veritas.

Caritas members recently gathered in Rome for the 22nd General Assembly, where Caritas International President Emeritus, Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, spoke.

Although Cardinal Tagle is no longer the leader of the Church’s social arm, Pope Francis has appointed him to interact with other Caritas organizations in dioceses around the world, according to Fr. Gaston.

During the conference, Tokyo Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi was elected president of the Vatican’s charitable arm, becoming the organization’s second Asian leader following Cardinal Tagle.

Fr. Gaston urged the people to continue praying for Pope Francis, Cardinal Tagle, and the new Caritas internationalis leadership. Their purpose is to help disadvantage communities and victims of natural disasters.

The Catholic Church’s charitable attitude distinguishes it from non-governmental organizations. Its work within communities is distinguished by its emphasis on spiritual growth, love, and sharing the Lord ’s grace with others. As the new leaders of Caritas Internationalis assume office, the Faithful are encouraged to pray for them and join them in their efforts to relieve poverty and assist those suffering from various types of hardship. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish)

 

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The head of the Rome-based Filipino secular institution called on the faithful to pray for Pope Francis as he continuously recovering from his hospitalization on March 29.

Pontificio Collegio Filippino rector Fr. Greg Gaston said in a Facebook post said that the Holy Father underwent treatment at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital for respiratory infection but clarified that it was not related to COVID-19.

“He thanks us all for our prayers and closeness with him in spirit,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Charles John Brown, also asked Filipino Catholics through a video message posted by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) “to pray in a special way during Holy Week for Pope Francis.”

Fr. Matteo Bruni, the director of the Holy See Press Office clarified that the Pope’s susceptibility to respiratory diseases is due to a lung infection which caused the removal of one of his lungs even before he became a priest.

In a report by Vatican News, the Holy Father is expected to be discharged by Saturday and to be present at the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square.

“His Holiness is expected to return to the Santa Marta home tomorrow, upon the outcome of the results of the last examinations this morning,” Fr. Bruni said in his statement Friday morning. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC)

 

Filipino priest in Rome asks for Pope’s health, recovery after hospitalization

The head of the Rome-based Filipino secular institution called on the faithful to pray for Pope Francis as he continuously recovering from his hospitalization on March 29. Pontificio Collegio Filippino …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The Pontificio Collegio Filippino is the ‘home in Rome’ of Filipino priests studying there for specialization. Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the college, is thankful for the continuous support they receive for the priests in their ongoing academic formation in Rome.

“Some seminarians and priests love to distinguish between pastoral work on the one hand and academic studies on the other; academic studies are truly a pastoral ministry, as it is done out of a spirit of service for the Church,” said Fr. Gaston

This was the rector’s message during the 40th Sacerdotal Anniversary of Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Prefect Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, and is also a resident at the Pontificio Collegio Filipino.

According to Fr Gaston, the clergy need to have constant updating and regular studies to have a good relationship with different sectors of society.

Cardinal Tagle, according to the rector, is one good example of a Church leader who continues to develop even though he is already in a high position in the Church, so to speak.

Fr Gaston pointed out that even after Cardinal Tagle has already completed his Licentiate and Doctorate in Sacred Theology, and that he was already teaching in seminaries and received different Doctorates Honoris Cause, and was appointed by then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as a member in the International Theological Commission of the Vatican, he never stopped studying.

Especially as Cardinal is continually being invited to give talks to different events in different parts of the world. He thus has to be constantly updated about developments in the Church and in society in general.

Fr. Gaston once more calls on bishops and dioceses to send more priests to study in Rome. She also encourages the faithful to continue to give support to the Pontificio Collegio Filipino to help the priests in their current “pastoral ministry.”

“I always pray that our lay faithful could support their home dioceses so that their Bishops could send some of their priests for further studies in Rome, to undertake this specialized ‘ministry of academic studies for service to the Church,” Fr. Gaston added.

The Pontifcio Collegio Filippino is a college for diocesan priests from the Philippines pursuing further studies at pontifical universities in Rome, Italy.

It was formally established as an institution with pontifical rights by Pope John XXIII on June 29, 1961, through the Papal Bull Sancta Mater Ecclesia. (Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC)

 

 

Priests are challenged to continuously learn and develop

The Pontificio Collegio Filippino is the ‘home in Rome’ of Filipino priests studying there for specialization. Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the college, is thankful for the continuous support …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

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

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is currently in rest after undergoing an eye treatment in Rome.

According to Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, after visiting a doctor, the cardinal’s left eye was detected to have a tiny tear in the retina and it was successful treated using a laser.

“Card. Tagle did not experience pain, and is allowed to use the computer and watch TV. He needs to rest for a few days to avoid too much head movement. For this reason he will see to what extent he would participate in our online Easter Triduum services,” Fr. Gaston said.

Fr. Gaston also assured the public that the Cardinal’s eye treatment has nothing to do with the recent scam that the former Archbishop of Manila is allegedly soliciting money for his hospital bills.

“Given the recent scam asking money for his supposed hospitalization in Cavite, Philippines (which never took place, as he even met Pope Francis at the Vatican then), Card. Tagle says that he has not asked anyone to solicit funds for his eye treatment.”

The Cardinal, Fr. Gaston added is extending his gratitude to all those who prayed for him.

“Card. Tagle thanks us all for our concern and prayers, and likewise prays for us,” Fr. Gaston added.

Last month a hacked email account under the name of Ramon Ramos, Cardinal Tagle’s cousin was used to solicit money for the Cardinal’s alleged hospitalization in UMC De La Salle, Dasmarinas City, Cavite. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)

 

IN PHOTO | His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect, Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
File Photo of RCAM-AOC

Cardinal Tagle undergoes “eye treatment” in Rome

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the rectors of seminaries, colleges, and other ecclesiastical institutes in Rome.

Fr. Gaston from the Archdiocese of Manila, has been a guiding figure at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino, serving as its rector since 2010. His reelection to the ARCER council underscores his continued influence and dedication to the ecclesiastical community.

According to CBCP News, the ARCER council, comprising ten members, witnessed the reelection of eight of its members, including Fr. Gaston. The election took place during the ARCER general assembly held at the College of Legionaries of Christ in Rome on November 23.

Additionally, ARCER reelected Benedictine Fr. Mauritius Wilde of St. Anselm College as its president for another two-year term. This decision marks a continuity in leadership that is seen as crucial for the association’s ongoing initiatives.

The council’s composition reflects a diverse representation from various ecclesiastical colleges in Rome. Notable among them are the Urbanian Seminary, known for its focus on seminarians from mission territories, the Brazilian College, Sedes Sapientiae Seminary operated by Opus Dei, the French, English, Polish, Croatian, Belgian colleges, and St. Paul College.


Photo from CBCP News

ARCER, established in 1989, plays a pivotal role in the lives of 131 ecclesiastical colleges in Rome, serving as a home for seminarians and priests engaged in studies. The association fosters dialogue among rectors on matters concerning their institutes and acts as an intermediary for common requests to the Roman Curia and other influential bodies.

It’s noteworthy that in the European context, the term “colleges” primarily refers to student residences rather than educational institutions in the traditional sense. This distinction is essential in understanding the scope and function of ARCER within the ecclesiastical educational framework in Rome.

Fr. Gaston’s reelection is seen as a testament to his commitment and the respect he commands within the ecclesiastical community. His role in ARCER will continue to shape the dialogue and policies affecting seminaries and colleges in Rome, furthering the growth and development of ecclesiastical education. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo from RCAM Chancery Office)

 

Fr. Gaston reelected council member of ecclesiastical colleges association in Rome

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others.

According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in communities is at the heart of Caritas Internationalis’ activity.

The priest emphasized that the Church cannot be compared to a non-governmental organization ( NGO) because all of its actions are based on love and the expansion of the Holy Spirit.

“Lahat ng itinutulong natin, ginagawa ng simbahan ay ultimately patungo sa espiritwal; kung may ginagawa man tayo mga outreach (program), apostolate lahat ito ay magdadala sa atin mapapalapit sa Panginoon, sa ganitong paraan mai-share natin ang Panginoon sa ating kapwa,” Fr. Gaston told Radio Veritas.

Caritas members recently gathered in Rome for the 22nd General Assembly, where Caritas International President Emeritus, Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, spoke.

Although Cardinal Tagle is no longer the leader of the Church’s social arm, Pope Francis has appointed him to interact with other Caritas organizations in dioceses around the world, according to Fr. Gaston.

During the conference, Tokyo Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi was elected president of the Vatican’s charitable arm, becoming the organization’s second Asian leader following Cardinal Tagle.

Fr. Gaston urged the people to continue praying for Pope Francis, Cardinal Tagle, and the new Caritas internationalis leadership. Their purpose is to help disadvantage communities and victims of natural disasters.

The Catholic Church’s charitable attitude distinguishes it from non-governmental organizations. Its work within communities is distinguished by its emphasis on spiritual growth, love, and sharing the Lord ’s grace with others. As the new leaders of Caritas Internationalis assume office, the Faithful are encouraged to pray for them and join them in their efforts to relieve poverty and assist those suffering from various types of hardship. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish)

 

The Catholic Church, Unparalleled Among NGOs, Calls for Greater Empathy

Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others. According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The head of the Rome-based Filipino secular institution called on the faithful to pray for Pope Francis as he continuously recovering from his hospitalization on March 29.

Pontificio Collegio Filippino rector Fr. Greg Gaston said in a Facebook post said that the Holy Father underwent treatment at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital for respiratory infection but clarified that it was not related to COVID-19.

“He thanks us all for our prayers and closeness with him in spirit,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Charles John Brown, also asked Filipino Catholics through a video message posted by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) “to pray in a special way during Holy Week for Pope Francis.”

Fr. Matteo Bruni, the director of the Holy See Press Office clarified that the Pope’s susceptibility to respiratory diseases is due to a lung infection which caused the removal of one of his lungs even before he became a priest.

In a report by Vatican News, the Holy Father is expected to be discharged by Saturday and to be present at the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square.

“His Holiness is expected to return to the Santa Marta home tomorrow, upon the outcome of the results of the last examinations this morning,” Fr. Bruni said in his statement Friday morning. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC)

 

Filipino priest in Rome asks for Pope’s health, recovery after hospitalization

The head of the Rome-based Filipino secular institution called on the faithful to pray for Pope Francis as he continuously recovering from his hospitalization on March 29. Pontificio Collegio Filippino …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The Pontificio Collegio Filippino is the ‘home in Rome’ of Filipino priests studying there for specialization. Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the college, is thankful for the continuous support they receive for the priests in their ongoing academic formation in Rome.

“Some seminarians and priests love to distinguish between pastoral work on the one hand and academic studies on the other; academic studies are truly a pastoral ministry, as it is done out of a spirit of service for the Church,” said Fr. Gaston

This was the rector’s message during the 40th Sacerdotal Anniversary of Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Prefect Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, and is also a resident at the Pontificio Collegio Filipino.

According to Fr Gaston, the clergy need to have constant updating and regular studies to have a good relationship with different sectors of society.

Cardinal Tagle, according to the rector, is one good example of a Church leader who continues to develop even though he is already in a high position in the Church, so to speak.

Fr Gaston pointed out that even after Cardinal Tagle has already completed his Licentiate and Doctorate in Sacred Theology, and that he was already teaching in seminaries and received different Doctorates Honoris Cause, and was appointed by then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as a member in the International Theological Commission of the Vatican, he never stopped studying.

Especially as Cardinal is continually being invited to give talks to different events in different parts of the world. He thus has to be constantly updated about developments in the Church and in society in general.

Fr. Gaston once more calls on bishops and dioceses to send more priests to study in Rome. She also encourages the faithful to continue to give support to the Pontificio Collegio Filipino to help the priests in their current “pastoral ministry.”

“I always pray that our lay faithful could support their home dioceses so that their Bishops could send some of their priests for further studies in Rome, to undertake this specialized ‘ministry of academic studies for service to the Church,” Fr. Gaston added.

The Pontifcio Collegio Filippino is a college for diocesan priests from the Philippines pursuing further studies at pontifical universities in Rome, Italy.

It was formally established as an institution with pontifical rights by Pope John XXIII on June 29, 1961, through the Papal Bull Sancta Mater Ecclesia. (Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC)

 

 

Priests are challenged to continuously learn and develop

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Fr. Greg Gaston

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

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is currently in rest after undergoing an eye treatment in Rome.

According to Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, after visiting a doctor, the cardinal’s left eye was detected to have a tiny tear in the retina and it was successful treated using a laser.

“Card. Tagle did not experience pain, and is allowed to use the computer and watch TV. He needs to rest for a few days to avoid too much head movement. For this reason he will see to what extent he would participate in our online Easter Triduum services,” Fr. Gaston said.

Fr. Gaston also assured the public that the Cardinal’s eye treatment has nothing to do with the recent scam that the former Archbishop of Manila is allegedly soliciting money for his hospital bills.

“Given the recent scam asking money for his supposed hospitalization in Cavite, Philippines (which never took place, as he even met Pope Francis at the Vatican then), Card. Tagle says that he has not asked anyone to solicit funds for his eye treatment.”

The Cardinal, Fr. Gaston added is extending his gratitude to all those who prayed for him.

“Card. Tagle thanks us all for our concern and prayers, and likewise prays for us,” Fr. Gaston added.

Last month a hacked email account under the name of Ramon Ramos, Cardinal Tagle’s cousin was used to solicit money for the Cardinal’s alleged hospitalization in UMC De La Salle, Dasmarinas City, Cavite. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)

 

IN PHOTO | His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect, Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
File Photo of RCAM-AOC

Cardinal Tagle undergoes “eye treatment” in Rome

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is currently in rest after undergoing an eye treatment in Rome. According to …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the rectors of seminaries, colleges, and other ecclesiastical institutes in Rome.

Fr. Gaston from the Archdiocese of Manila, has been a guiding figure at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino, serving as its rector since 2010. His reelection to the ARCER council underscores his continued influence and dedication to the ecclesiastical community.

According to CBCP News, the ARCER council, comprising ten members, witnessed the reelection of eight of its members, including Fr. Gaston. The election took place during the ARCER general assembly held at the College of Legionaries of Christ in Rome on November 23.

Additionally, ARCER reelected Benedictine Fr. Mauritius Wilde of St. Anselm College as its president for another two-year term. This decision marks a continuity in leadership that is seen as crucial for the association’s ongoing initiatives.

The council’s composition reflects a diverse representation from various ecclesiastical colleges in Rome. Notable among them are the Urbanian Seminary, known for its focus on seminarians from mission territories, the Brazilian College, Sedes Sapientiae Seminary operated by Opus Dei, the French, English, Polish, Croatian, Belgian colleges, and St. Paul College.


Photo from CBCP News

ARCER, established in 1989, plays a pivotal role in the lives of 131 ecclesiastical colleges in Rome, serving as a home for seminarians and priests engaged in studies. The association fosters dialogue among rectors on matters concerning their institutes and acts as an intermediary for common requests to the Roman Curia and other influential bodies.

It’s noteworthy that in the European context, the term “colleges” primarily refers to student residences rather than educational institutions in the traditional sense. This distinction is essential in understanding the scope and function of ARCER within the ecclesiastical educational framework in Rome.

Fr. Gaston’s reelection is seen as a testament to his commitment and the respect he commands within the ecclesiastical community. His role in ARCER will continue to shape the dialogue and policies affecting seminaries and colleges in Rome, furthering the growth and development of ecclesiastical education. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo from RCAM Chancery Office)

 

Fr. Gaston reelected council member of ecclesiastical colleges association in Rome

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others.

According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in communities is at the heart of Caritas Internationalis’ activity.

The priest emphasized that the Church cannot be compared to a non-governmental organization ( NGO) because all of its actions are based on love and the expansion of the Holy Spirit.

“Lahat ng itinutulong natin, ginagawa ng simbahan ay ultimately patungo sa espiritwal; kung may ginagawa man tayo mga outreach (program), apostolate lahat ito ay magdadala sa atin mapapalapit sa Panginoon, sa ganitong paraan mai-share natin ang Panginoon sa ating kapwa,” Fr. Gaston told Radio Veritas.

Caritas members recently gathered in Rome for the 22nd General Assembly, where Caritas International President Emeritus, Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, spoke.

Although Cardinal Tagle is no longer the leader of the Church’s social arm, Pope Francis has appointed him to interact with other Caritas organizations in dioceses around the world, according to Fr. Gaston.

During the conference, Tokyo Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi was elected president of the Vatican’s charitable arm, becoming the organization’s second Asian leader following Cardinal Tagle.

Fr. Gaston urged the people to continue praying for Pope Francis, Cardinal Tagle, and the new Caritas internationalis leadership. Their purpose is to help disadvantage communities and victims of natural disasters.

The Catholic Church’s charitable attitude distinguishes it from non-governmental organizations. Its work within communities is distinguished by its emphasis on spiritual growth, love, and sharing the Lord ’s grace with others. As the new leaders of Caritas Internationalis assume office, the Faithful are encouraged to pray for them and join them in their efforts to relieve poverty and assist those suffering from various types of hardship. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish)

 

The Catholic Church, Unparalleled Among NGOs, Calls for Greater Empathy

Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others. According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The head of the Rome-based Filipino secular institution called on the faithful to pray for Pope Francis as he continuously recovering from his hospitalization on March 29.

Pontificio Collegio Filippino rector Fr. Greg Gaston said in a Facebook post said that the Holy Father underwent treatment at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital for respiratory infection but clarified that it was not related to COVID-19.

“He thanks us all for our prayers and closeness with him in spirit,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Charles John Brown, also asked Filipino Catholics through a video message posted by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) “to pray in a special way during Holy Week for Pope Francis.”

Fr. Matteo Bruni, the director of the Holy See Press Office clarified that the Pope’s susceptibility to respiratory diseases is due to a lung infection which caused the removal of one of his lungs even before he became a priest.

In a report by Vatican News, the Holy Father is expected to be discharged by Saturday and to be present at the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square.

“His Holiness is expected to return to the Santa Marta home tomorrow, upon the outcome of the results of the last examinations this morning,” Fr. Bruni said in his statement Friday morning. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC)

 

Filipino priest in Rome asks for Pope’s health, recovery after hospitalization

The head of the Rome-based Filipino secular institution called on the faithful to pray for Pope Francis as he continuously recovering from his hospitalization on March 29. Pontificio Collegio Filippino …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The Pontificio Collegio Filippino is the ‘home in Rome’ of Filipino priests studying there for specialization. Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the college, is thankful for the continuous support they receive for the priests in their ongoing academic formation in Rome.

“Some seminarians and priests love to distinguish between pastoral work on the one hand and academic studies on the other; academic studies are truly a pastoral ministry, as it is done out of a spirit of service for the Church,” said Fr. Gaston

This was the rector’s message during the 40th Sacerdotal Anniversary of Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Prefect Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, and is also a resident at the Pontificio Collegio Filipino.

According to Fr Gaston, the clergy need to have constant updating and regular studies to have a good relationship with different sectors of society.

Cardinal Tagle, according to the rector, is one good example of a Church leader who continues to develop even though he is already in a high position in the Church, so to speak.

Fr Gaston pointed out that even after Cardinal Tagle has already completed his Licentiate and Doctorate in Sacred Theology, and that he was already teaching in seminaries and received different Doctorates Honoris Cause, and was appointed by then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as a member in the International Theological Commission of the Vatican, he never stopped studying.

Especially as Cardinal is continually being invited to give talks to different events in different parts of the world. He thus has to be constantly updated about developments in the Church and in society in general.

Fr. Gaston once more calls on bishops and dioceses to send more priests to study in Rome. She also encourages the faithful to continue to give support to the Pontificio Collegio Filipino to help the priests in their current “pastoral ministry.”

“I always pray that our lay faithful could support their home dioceses so that their Bishops could send some of their priests for further studies in Rome, to undertake this specialized ‘ministry of academic studies for service to the Church,” Fr. Gaston added.

The Pontifcio Collegio Filippino is a college for diocesan priests from the Philippines pursuing further studies at pontifical universities in Rome, Italy.

It was formally established as an institution with pontifical rights by Pope John XXIII on June 29, 1961, through the Papal Bull Sancta Mater Ecclesia. (Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC)

 

 

Priests are challenged to continuously learn and develop

The Pontificio Collegio Filippino is the ‘home in Rome’ of Filipino priests studying there for specialization. Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the college, is thankful for the continuous support …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

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

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is currently in rest after undergoing an eye treatment in Rome.

According to Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, after visiting a doctor, the cardinal’s left eye was detected to have a tiny tear in the retina and it was successful treated using a laser.

“Card. Tagle did not experience pain, and is allowed to use the computer and watch TV. He needs to rest for a few days to avoid too much head movement. For this reason he will see to what extent he would participate in our online Easter Triduum services,” Fr. Gaston said.

Fr. Gaston also assured the public that the Cardinal’s eye treatment has nothing to do with the recent scam that the former Archbishop of Manila is allegedly soliciting money for his hospital bills.

“Given the recent scam asking money for his supposed hospitalization in Cavite, Philippines (which never took place, as he even met Pope Francis at the Vatican then), Card. Tagle says that he has not asked anyone to solicit funds for his eye treatment.”

The Cardinal, Fr. Gaston added is extending his gratitude to all those who prayed for him.

“Card. Tagle thanks us all for our concern and prayers, and likewise prays for us,” Fr. Gaston added.

Last month a hacked email account under the name of Ramon Ramos, Cardinal Tagle’s cousin was used to solicit money for the Cardinal’s alleged hospitalization in UMC De La Salle, Dasmarinas City, Cavite. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)

 

IN PHOTO | His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect, Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
File Photo of RCAM-AOC

Cardinal Tagle undergoes “eye treatment” in Rome

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is currently in rest after undergoing an eye treatment in Rome. According to …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the rectors of seminaries, colleges, and other ecclesiastical institutes in Rome.

Fr. Gaston from the Archdiocese of Manila, has been a guiding figure at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino, serving as its rector since 2010. His reelection to the ARCER council underscores his continued influence and dedication to the ecclesiastical community.

According to CBCP News, the ARCER council, comprising ten members, witnessed the reelection of eight of its members, including Fr. Gaston. The election took place during the ARCER general assembly held at the College of Legionaries of Christ in Rome on November 23.

Additionally, ARCER reelected Benedictine Fr. Mauritius Wilde of St. Anselm College as its president for another two-year term. This decision marks a continuity in leadership that is seen as crucial for the association’s ongoing initiatives.

The council’s composition reflects a diverse representation from various ecclesiastical colleges in Rome. Notable among them are the Urbanian Seminary, known for its focus on seminarians from mission territories, the Brazilian College, Sedes Sapientiae Seminary operated by Opus Dei, the French, English, Polish, Croatian, Belgian colleges, and St. Paul College.


Photo from CBCP News

ARCER, established in 1989, plays a pivotal role in the lives of 131 ecclesiastical colleges in Rome, serving as a home for seminarians and priests engaged in studies. The association fosters dialogue among rectors on matters concerning their institutes and acts as an intermediary for common requests to the Roman Curia and other influential bodies.

It’s noteworthy that in the European context, the term “colleges” primarily refers to student residences rather than educational institutions in the traditional sense. This distinction is essential in understanding the scope and function of ARCER within the ecclesiastical educational framework in Rome.

Fr. Gaston’s reelection is seen as a testament to his commitment and the respect he commands within the ecclesiastical community. His role in ARCER will continue to shape the dialogue and policies affecting seminaries and colleges in Rome, furthering the growth and development of ecclesiastical education. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo from RCAM Chancery Office)

 

Fr. Gaston reelected council member of ecclesiastical colleges association in Rome

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others.

According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in communities is at the heart of Caritas Internationalis’ activity.

The priest emphasized that the Church cannot be compared to a non-governmental organization ( NGO) because all of its actions are based on love and the expansion of the Holy Spirit.

“Lahat ng itinutulong natin, ginagawa ng simbahan ay ultimately patungo sa espiritwal; kung may ginagawa man tayo mga outreach (program), apostolate lahat ito ay magdadala sa atin mapapalapit sa Panginoon, sa ganitong paraan mai-share natin ang Panginoon sa ating kapwa,” Fr. Gaston told Radio Veritas.

Caritas members recently gathered in Rome for the 22nd General Assembly, where Caritas International President Emeritus, Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, spoke.

Although Cardinal Tagle is no longer the leader of the Church’s social arm, Pope Francis has appointed him to interact with other Caritas organizations in dioceses around the world, according to Fr. Gaston.

During the conference, Tokyo Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi was elected president of the Vatican’s charitable arm, becoming the organization’s second Asian leader following Cardinal Tagle.

Fr. Gaston urged the people to continue praying for Pope Francis, Cardinal Tagle, and the new Caritas internationalis leadership. Their purpose is to help disadvantage communities and victims of natural disasters.

The Catholic Church’s charitable attitude distinguishes it from non-governmental organizations. Its work within communities is distinguished by its emphasis on spiritual growth, love, and sharing the Lord ’s grace with others. As the new leaders of Caritas Internationalis assume office, the Faithful are encouraged to pray for them and join them in their efforts to relieve poverty and assist those suffering from various types of hardship. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish)

 

The Catholic Church, Unparalleled Among NGOs, Calls for Greater Empathy

Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others. According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in …

The Catholic Church, Unparalleled Among NGOs, Calls for Greater Empathy Read More »

Fr. Greg Gaston

The head of the Rome-based Filipino secular institution called on the faithful to pray for Pope Francis as he continuously recovering from his hospitalization on March 29.

Pontificio Collegio Filippino rector Fr. Greg Gaston said in a Facebook post said that the Holy Father underwent treatment at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital for respiratory infection but clarified that it was not related to COVID-19.

“He thanks us all for our prayers and closeness with him in spirit,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Charles John Brown, also asked Filipino Catholics through a video message posted by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) “to pray in a special way during Holy Week for Pope Francis.”

Fr. Matteo Bruni, the director of the Holy See Press Office clarified that the Pope’s susceptibility to respiratory diseases is due to a lung infection which caused the removal of one of his lungs even before he became a priest.

In a report by Vatican News, the Holy Father is expected to be discharged by Saturday and to be present at the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square.

“His Holiness is expected to return to the Santa Marta home tomorrow, upon the outcome of the results of the last examinations this morning,” Fr. Bruni said in his statement Friday morning. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC)

 

Filipino priest in Rome asks for Pope’s health, recovery after hospitalization

The head of the Rome-based Filipino secular institution called on the faithful to pray for Pope Francis as he continuously recovering from his hospitalization on March 29. Pontificio Collegio Filippino …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The Pontificio Collegio Filippino is the ‘home in Rome’ of Filipino priests studying there for specialization. Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the college, is thankful for the continuous support they receive for the priests in their ongoing academic formation in Rome.

“Some seminarians and priests love to distinguish between pastoral work on the one hand and academic studies on the other; academic studies are truly a pastoral ministry, as it is done out of a spirit of service for the Church,” said Fr. Gaston

This was the rector’s message during the 40th Sacerdotal Anniversary of Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Prefect Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, and is also a resident at the Pontificio Collegio Filipino.

According to Fr Gaston, the clergy need to have constant updating and regular studies to have a good relationship with different sectors of society.

Cardinal Tagle, according to the rector, is one good example of a Church leader who continues to develop even though he is already in a high position in the Church, so to speak.

Fr Gaston pointed out that even after Cardinal Tagle has already completed his Licentiate and Doctorate in Sacred Theology, and that he was already teaching in seminaries and received different Doctorates Honoris Cause, and was appointed by then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as a member in the International Theological Commission of the Vatican, he never stopped studying.

Especially as Cardinal is continually being invited to give talks to different events in different parts of the world. He thus has to be constantly updated about developments in the Church and in society in general.

Fr. Gaston once more calls on bishops and dioceses to send more priests to study in Rome. She also encourages the faithful to continue to give support to the Pontificio Collegio Filipino to help the priests in their current “pastoral ministry.”

“I always pray that our lay faithful could support their home dioceses so that their Bishops could send some of their priests for further studies in Rome, to undertake this specialized ‘ministry of academic studies for service to the Church,” Fr. Gaston added.

The Pontifcio Collegio Filippino is a college for diocesan priests from the Philippines pursuing further studies at pontifical universities in Rome, Italy.

It was formally established as an institution with pontifical rights by Pope John XXIII on June 29, 1961, through the Papal Bull Sancta Mater Ecclesia. (Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC)

 

 

Priests are challenged to continuously learn and develop

The Pontificio Collegio Filippino is the ‘home in Rome’ of Filipino priests studying there for specialization. Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the college, is thankful for the continuous support …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

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

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is currently in rest after undergoing an eye treatment in Rome.

According to Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, after visiting a doctor, the cardinal’s left eye was detected to have a tiny tear in the retina and it was successful treated using a laser.

“Card. Tagle did not experience pain, and is allowed to use the computer and watch TV. He needs to rest for a few days to avoid too much head movement. For this reason he will see to what extent he would participate in our online Easter Triduum services,” Fr. Gaston said.

Fr. Gaston also assured the public that the Cardinal’s eye treatment has nothing to do with the recent scam that the former Archbishop of Manila is allegedly soliciting money for his hospital bills.

“Given the recent scam asking money for his supposed hospitalization in Cavite, Philippines (which never took place, as he even met Pope Francis at the Vatican then), Card. Tagle says that he has not asked anyone to solicit funds for his eye treatment.”

The Cardinal, Fr. Gaston added is extending his gratitude to all those who prayed for him.

“Card. Tagle thanks us all for our concern and prayers, and likewise prays for us,” Fr. Gaston added.

Last month a hacked email account under the name of Ramon Ramos, Cardinal Tagle’s cousin was used to solicit money for the Cardinal’s alleged hospitalization in UMC De La Salle, Dasmarinas City, Cavite. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)

 

IN PHOTO | His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect, Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
File Photo of RCAM-AOC

Cardinal Tagle undergoes “eye treatment” in Rome

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is currently in rest after undergoing an eye treatment in Rome. According to …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the rectors of seminaries, colleges, and other ecclesiastical institutes in Rome.

Fr. Gaston from the Archdiocese of Manila, has been a guiding figure at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino, serving as its rector since 2010. His reelection to the ARCER council underscores his continued influence and dedication to the ecclesiastical community.

According to CBCP News, the ARCER council, comprising ten members, witnessed the reelection of eight of its members, including Fr. Gaston. The election took place during the ARCER general assembly held at the College of Legionaries of Christ in Rome on November 23.

Additionally, ARCER reelected Benedictine Fr. Mauritius Wilde of St. Anselm College as its president for another two-year term. This decision marks a continuity in leadership that is seen as crucial for the association’s ongoing initiatives.

The council’s composition reflects a diverse representation from various ecclesiastical colleges in Rome. Notable among them are the Urbanian Seminary, known for its focus on seminarians from mission territories, the Brazilian College, Sedes Sapientiae Seminary operated by Opus Dei, the French, English, Polish, Croatian, Belgian colleges, and St. Paul College.


Photo from CBCP News

ARCER, established in 1989, plays a pivotal role in the lives of 131 ecclesiastical colleges in Rome, serving as a home for seminarians and priests engaged in studies. The association fosters dialogue among rectors on matters concerning their institutes and acts as an intermediary for common requests to the Roman Curia and other influential bodies.

It’s noteworthy that in the European context, the term “colleges” primarily refers to student residences rather than educational institutions in the traditional sense. This distinction is essential in understanding the scope and function of ARCER within the ecclesiastical educational framework in Rome.

Fr. Gaston’s reelection is seen as a testament to his commitment and the respect he commands within the ecclesiastical community. His role in ARCER will continue to shape the dialogue and policies affecting seminaries and colleges in Rome, furthering the growth and development of ecclesiastical education. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo from RCAM Chancery Office)

 

Fr. Gaston reelected council member of ecclesiastical colleges association in Rome

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others.

According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in communities is at the heart of Caritas Internationalis’ activity.

The priest emphasized that the Church cannot be compared to a non-governmental organization ( NGO) because all of its actions are based on love and the expansion of the Holy Spirit.

“Lahat ng itinutulong natin, ginagawa ng simbahan ay ultimately patungo sa espiritwal; kung may ginagawa man tayo mga outreach (program), apostolate lahat ito ay magdadala sa atin mapapalapit sa Panginoon, sa ganitong paraan mai-share natin ang Panginoon sa ating kapwa,” Fr. Gaston told Radio Veritas.

Caritas members recently gathered in Rome for the 22nd General Assembly, where Caritas International President Emeritus, Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, spoke.

Although Cardinal Tagle is no longer the leader of the Church’s social arm, Pope Francis has appointed him to interact with other Caritas organizations in dioceses around the world, according to Fr. Gaston.

During the conference, Tokyo Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi was elected president of the Vatican’s charitable arm, becoming the organization’s second Asian leader following Cardinal Tagle.

Fr. Gaston urged the people to continue praying for Pope Francis, Cardinal Tagle, and the new Caritas internationalis leadership. Their purpose is to help disadvantage communities and victims of natural disasters.

The Catholic Church’s charitable attitude distinguishes it from non-governmental organizations. Its work within communities is distinguished by its emphasis on spiritual growth, love, and sharing the Lord ’s grace with others. As the new leaders of Caritas Internationalis assume office, the Faithful are encouraged to pray for them and join them in their efforts to relieve poverty and assist those suffering from various types of hardship. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish)

 

The Catholic Church, Unparalleled Among NGOs, Calls for Greater Empathy

Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others. According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in …

The Catholic Church, Unparalleled Among NGOs, Calls for Greater Empathy Read More »

Fr. Greg Gaston

The head of the Rome-based Filipino secular institution called on the faithful to pray for Pope Francis as he continuously recovering from his hospitalization on March 29.

Pontificio Collegio Filippino rector Fr. Greg Gaston said in a Facebook post said that the Holy Father underwent treatment at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital for respiratory infection but clarified that it was not related to COVID-19.

“He thanks us all for our prayers and closeness with him in spirit,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Charles John Brown, also asked Filipino Catholics through a video message posted by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) “to pray in a special way during Holy Week for Pope Francis.”

Fr. Matteo Bruni, the director of the Holy See Press Office clarified that the Pope’s susceptibility to respiratory diseases is due to a lung infection which caused the removal of one of his lungs even before he became a priest.

In a report by Vatican News, the Holy Father is expected to be discharged by Saturday and to be present at the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square.

“His Holiness is expected to return to the Santa Marta home tomorrow, upon the outcome of the results of the last examinations this morning,” Fr. Bruni said in his statement Friday morning. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC)

 

Filipino priest in Rome asks for Pope’s health, recovery after hospitalization

The head of the Rome-based Filipino secular institution called on the faithful to pray for Pope Francis as he continuously recovering from his hospitalization on March 29. Pontificio Collegio Filippino …

Filipino priest in Rome asks for Pope’s health, recovery after hospitalization Read More »

Fr. Greg Gaston

The Pontificio Collegio Filippino is the ‘home in Rome’ of Filipino priests studying there for specialization. Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the college, is thankful for the continuous support they receive for the priests in their ongoing academic formation in Rome.

“Some seminarians and priests love to distinguish between pastoral work on the one hand and academic studies on the other; academic studies are truly a pastoral ministry, as it is done out of a spirit of service for the Church,” said Fr. Gaston

This was the rector’s message during the 40th Sacerdotal Anniversary of Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Prefect Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, and is also a resident at the Pontificio Collegio Filipino.

According to Fr Gaston, the clergy need to have constant updating and regular studies to have a good relationship with different sectors of society.

Cardinal Tagle, according to the rector, is one good example of a Church leader who continues to develop even though he is already in a high position in the Church, so to speak.

Fr Gaston pointed out that even after Cardinal Tagle has already completed his Licentiate and Doctorate in Sacred Theology, and that he was already teaching in seminaries and received different Doctorates Honoris Cause, and was appointed by then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as a member in the International Theological Commission of the Vatican, he never stopped studying.

Especially as Cardinal is continually being invited to give talks to different events in different parts of the world. He thus has to be constantly updated about developments in the Church and in society in general.

Fr. Gaston once more calls on bishops and dioceses to send more priests to study in Rome. She also encourages the faithful to continue to give support to the Pontificio Collegio Filipino to help the priests in their current “pastoral ministry.”

“I always pray that our lay faithful could support their home dioceses so that their Bishops could send some of their priests for further studies in Rome, to undertake this specialized ‘ministry of academic studies for service to the Church,” Fr. Gaston added.

The Pontifcio Collegio Filippino is a college for diocesan priests from the Philippines pursuing further studies at pontifical universities in Rome, Italy.

It was formally established as an institution with pontifical rights by Pope John XXIII on June 29, 1961, through the Papal Bull Sancta Mater Ecclesia. (Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC)

 

 

Priests are challenged to continuously learn and develop

The Pontificio Collegio Filippino is the ‘home in Rome’ of Filipino priests studying there for specialization. Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the college, is thankful for the continuous support …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

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

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is currently in rest after undergoing an eye treatment in Rome.

According to Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, after visiting a doctor, the cardinal’s left eye was detected to have a tiny tear in the retina and it was successful treated using a laser.

“Card. Tagle did not experience pain, and is allowed to use the computer and watch TV. He needs to rest for a few days to avoid too much head movement. For this reason he will see to what extent he would participate in our online Easter Triduum services,” Fr. Gaston said.

Fr. Gaston also assured the public that the Cardinal’s eye treatment has nothing to do with the recent scam that the former Archbishop of Manila is allegedly soliciting money for his hospital bills.

“Given the recent scam asking money for his supposed hospitalization in Cavite, Philippines (which never took place, as he even met Pope Francis at the Vatican then), Card. Tagle says that he has not asked anyone to solicit funds for his eye treatment.”

The Cardinal, Fr. Gaston added is extending his gratitude to all those who prayed for him.

“Card. Tagle thanks us all for our concern and prayers, and likewise prays for us,” Fr. Gaston added.

Last month a hacked email account under the name of Ramon Ramos, Cardinal Tagle’s cousin was used to solicit money for the Cardinal’s alleged hospitalization in UMC De La Salle, Dasmarinas City, Cavite. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)

 

IN PHOTO | His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect, Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
File Photo of RCAM-AOC

Cardinal Tagle undergoes “eye treatment” in Rome

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is currently in rest after undergoing an eye treatment in Rome. According to …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the rectors of seminaries, colleges, and other ecclesiastical institutes in Rome.

Fr. Gaston from the Archdiocese of Manila, has been a guiding figure at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino, serving as its rector since 2010. His reelection to the ARCER council underscores his continued influence and dedication to the ecclesiastical community.

According to CBCP News, the ARCER council, comprising ten members, witnessed the reelection of eight of its members, including Fr. Gaston. The election took place during the ARCER general assembly held at the College of Legionaries of Christ in Rome on November 23.

Additionally, ARCER reelected Benedictine Fr. Mauritius Wilde of St. Anselm College as its president for another two-year term. This decision marks a continuity in leadership that is seen as crucial for the association’s ongoing initiatives.

The council’s composition reflects a diverse representation from various ecclesiastical colleges in Rome. Notable among them are the Urbanian Seminary, known for its focus on seminarians from mission territories, the Brazilian College, Sedes Sapientiae Seminary operated by Opus Dei, the French, English, Polish, Croatian, Belgian colleges, and St. Paul College.


Photo from CBCP News

ARCER, established in 1989, plays a pivotal role in the lives of 131 ecclesiastical colleges in Rome, serving as a home for seminarians and priests engaged in studies. The association fosters dialogue among rectors on matters concerning their institutes and acts as an intermediary for common requests to the Roman Curia and other influential bodies.

It’s noteworthy that in the European context, the term “colleges” primarily refers to student residences rather than educational institutions in the traditional sense. This distinction is essential in understanding the scope and function of ARCER within the ecclesiastical educational framework in Rome.

Fr. Gaston’s reelection is seen as a testament to his commitment and the respect he commands within the ecclesiastical community. His role in ARCER will continue to shape the dialogue and policies affecting seminaries and colleges in Rome, furthering the growth and development of ecclesiastical education. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo from RCAM Chancery Office)

 

Fr. Gaston reelected council member of ecclesiastical colleges association in Rome

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others.

According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in communities is at the heart of Caritas Internationalis’ activity.

The priest emphasized that the Church cannot be compared to a non-governmental organization ( NGO) because all of its actions are based on love and the expansion of the Holy Spirit.

“Lahat ng itinutulong natin, ginagawa ng simbahan ay ultimately patungo sa espiritwal; kung may ginagawa man tayo mga outreach (program), apostolate lahat ito ay magdadala sa atin mapapalapit sa Panginoon, sa ganitong paraan mai-share natin ang Panginoon sa ating kapwa,” Fr. Gaston told Radio Veritas.

Caritas members recently gathered in Rome for the 22nd General Assembly, where Caritas International President Emeritus, Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, spoke.

Although Cardinal Tagle is no longer the leader of the Church’s social arm, Pope Francis has appointed him to interact with other Caritas organizations in dioceses around the world, according to Fr. Gaston.

During the conference, Tokyo Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi was elected president of the Vatican’s charitable arm, becoming the organization’s second Asian leader following Cardinal Tagle.

Fr. Gaston urged the people to continue praying for Pope Francis, Cardinal Tagle, and the new Caritas internationalis leadership. Their purpose is to help disadvantage communities and victims of natural disasters.

The Catholic Church’s charitable attitude distinguishes it from non-governmental organizations. Its work within communities is distinguished by its emphasis on spiritual growth, love, and sharing the Lord ’s grace with others. As the new leaders of Caritas Internationalis assume office, the Faithful are encouraged to pray for them and join them in their efforts to relieve poverty and assist those suffering from various types of hardship. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish)

 

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The head of the Rome-based Filipino secular institution called on the faithful to pray for Pope Francis as he continuously recovering from his hospitalization on March 29.

Pontificio Collegio Filippino rector Fr. Greg Gaston said in a Facebook post said that the Holy Father underwent treatment at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital for respiratory infection but clarified that it was not related to COVID-19.

“He thanks us all for our prayers and closeness with him in spirit,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Charles John Brown, also asked Filipino Catholics through a video message posted by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) “to pray in a special way during Holy Week for Pope Francis.”

Fr. Matteo Bruni, the director of the Holy See Press Office clarified that the Pope’s susceptibility to respiratory diseases is due to a lung infection which caused the removal of one of his lungs even before he became a priest.

In a report by Vatican News, the Holy Father is expected to be discharged by Saturday and to be present at the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square.

“His Holiness is expected to return to the Santa Marta home tomorrow, upon the outcome of the results of the last examinations this morning,” Fr. Bruni said in his statement Friday morning. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC)

 

Filipino priest in Rome asks for Pope’s health, recovery after hospitalization

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The Pontificio Collegio Filippino is the ‘home in Rome’ of Filipino priests studying there for specialization. Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the college, is thankful for the continuous support they receive for the priests in their ongoing academic formation in Rome.

“Some seminarians and priests love to distinguish between pastoral work on the one hand and academic studies on the other; academic studies are truly a pastoral ministry, as it is done out of a spirit of service for the Church,” said Fr. Gaston

This was the rector’s message during the 40th Sacerdotal Anniversary of Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Prefect Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, and is also a resident at the Pontificio Collegio Filipino.

According to Fr Gaston, the clergy need to have constant updating and regular studies to have a good relationship with different sectors of society.

Cardinal Tagle, according to the rector, is one good example of a Church leader who continues to develop even though he is already in a high position in the Church, so to speak.

Fr Gaston pointed out that even after Cardinal Tagle has already completed his Licentiate and Doctorate in Sacred Theology, and that he was already teaching in seminaries and received different Doctorates Honoris Cause, and was appointed by then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as a member in the International Theological Commission of the Vatican, he never stopped studying.

Especially as Cardinal is continually being invited to give talks to different events in different parts of the world. He thus has to be constantly updated about developments in the Church and in society in general.

Fr. Gaston once more calls on bishops and dioceses to send more priests to study in Rome. She also encourages the faithful to continue to give support to the Pontificio Collegio Filipino to help the priests in their current “pastoral ministry.”

“I always pray that our lay faithful could support their home dioceses so that their Bishops could send some of their priests for further studies in Rome, to undertake this specialized ‘ministry of academic studies for service to the Church,” Fr. Gaston added.

The Pontifcio Collegio Filippino is a college for diocesan priests from the Philippines pursuing further studies at pontifical universities in Rome, Italy.

It was formally established as an institution with pontifical rights by Pope John XXIII on June 29, 1961, through the Papal Bull Sancta Mater Ecclesia. (Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC)

 

 

Priests are challenged to continuously learn and develop

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Fr. Greg Gaston

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

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is currently in rest after undergoing an eye treatment in Rome.

According to Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, after visiting a doctor, the cardinal’s left eye was detected to have a tiny tear in the retina and it was successful treated using a laser.

“Card. Tagle did not experience pain, and is allowed to use the computer and watch TV. He needs to rest for a few days to avoid too much head movement. For this reason he will see to what extent he would participate in our online Easter Triduum services,” Fr. Gaston said.

Fr. Gaston also assured the public that the Cardinal’s eye treatment has nothing to do with the recent scam that the former Archbishop of Manila is allegedly soliciting money for his hospital bills.

“Given the recent scam asking money for his supposed hospitalization in Cavite, Philippines (which never took place, as he even met Pope Francis at the Vatican then), Card. Tagle says that he has not asked anyone to solicit funds for his eye treatment.”

The Cardinal, Fr. Gaston added is extending his gratitude to all those who prayed for him.

“Card. Tagle thanks us all for our concern and prayers, and likewise prays for us,” Fr. Gaston added.

Last month a hacked email account under the name of Ramon Ramos, Cardinal Tagle’s cousin was used to solicit money for the Cardinal’s alleged hospitalization in UMC De La Salle, Dasmarinas City, Cavite. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)

 

IN PHOTO | His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect, Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
File Photo of RCAM-AOC

Cardinal Tagle undergoes “eye treatment” in Rome

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the rectors of seminaries, colleges, and other ecclesiastical institutes in Rome.

Fr. Gaston from the Archdiocese of Manila, has been a guiding figure at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino, serving as its rector since 2010. His reelection to the ARCER council underscores his continued influence and dedication to the ecclesiastical community.

According to CBCP News, the ARCER council, comprising ten members, witnessed the reelection of eight of its members, including Fr. Gaston. The election took place during the ARCER general assembly held at the College of Legionaries of Christ in Rome on November 23.

Additionally, ARCER reelected Benedictine Fr. Mauritius Wilde of St. Anselm College as its president for another two-year term. This decision marks a continuity in leadership that is seen as crucial for the association’s ongoing initiatives.

The council’s composition reflects a diverse representation from various ecclesiastical colleges in Rome. Notable among them are the Urbanian Seminary, known for its focus on seminarians from mission territories, the Brazilian College, Sedes Sapientiae Seminary operated by Opus Dei, the French, English, Polish, Croatian, Belgian colleges, and St. Paul College.


Photo from CBCP News

ARCER, established in 1989, plays a pivotal role in the lives of 131 ecclesiastical colleges in Rome, serving as a home for seminarians and priests engaged in studies. The association fosters dialogue among rectors on matters concerning their institutes and acts as an intermediary for common requests to the Roman Curia and other influential bodies.

It’s noteworthy that in the European context, the term “colleges” primarily refers to student residences rather than educational institutions in the traditional sense. This distinction is essential in understanding the scope and function of ARCER within the ecclesiastical educational framework in Rome.

Fr. Gaston’s reelection is seen as a testament to his commitment and the respect he commands within the ecclesiastical community. His role in ARCER will continue to shape the dialogue and policies affecting seminaries and colleges in Rome, furthering the growth and development of ecclesiastical education. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo from RCAM Chancery Office)

 

Fr. Gaston reelected council member of ecclesiastical colleges association in Rome

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others.

According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in communities is at the heart of Caritas Internationalis’ activity.

The priest emphasized that the Church cannot be compared to a non-governmental organization ( NGO) because all of its actions are based on love and the expansion of the Holy Spirit.

“Lahat ng itinutulong natin, ginagawa ng simbahan ay ultimately patungo sa espiritwal; kung may ginagawa man tayo mga outreach (program), apostolate lahat ito ay magdadala sa atin mapapalapit sa Panginoon, sa ganitong paraan mai-share natin ang Panginoon sa ating kapwa,” Fr. Gaston told Radio Veritas.

Caritas members recently gathered in Rome for the 22nd General Assembly, where Caritas International President Emeritus, Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, spoke.

Although Cardinal Tagle is no longer the leader of the Church’s social arm, Pope Francis has appointed him to interact with other Caritas organizations in dioceses around the world, according to Fr. Gaston.

During the conference, Tokyo Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi was elected president of the Vatican’s charitable arm, becoming the organization’s second Asian leader following Cardinal Tagle.

Fr. Gaston urged the people to continue praying for Pope Francis, Cardinal Tagle, and the new Caritas internationalis leadership. Their purpose is to help disadvantage communities and victims of natural disasters.

The Catholic Church’s charitable attitude distinguishes it from non-governmental organizations. Its work within communities is distinguished by its emphasis on spiritual growth, love, and sharing the Lord ’s grace with others. As the new leaders of Caritas Internationalis assume office, the Faithful are encouraged to pray for them and join them in their efforts to relieve poverty and assist those suffering from various types of hardship. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish)

 

The Catholic Church, Unparalleled Among NGOs, Calls for Greater Empathy

Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others. According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The head of the Rome-based Filipino secular institution called on the faithful to pray for Pope Francis as he continuously recovering from his hospitalization on March 29.

Pontificio Collegio Filippino rector Fr. Greg Gaston said in a Facebook post said that the Holy Father underwent treatment at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital for respiratory infection but clarified that it was not related to COVID-19.

“He thanks us all for our prayers and closeness with him in spirit,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Charles John Brown, also asked Filipino Catholics through a video message posted by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) “to pray in a special way during Holy Week for Pope Francis.”

Fr. Matteo Bruni, the director of the Holy See Press Office clarified that the Pope’s susceptibility to respiratory diseases is due to a lung infection which caused the removal of one of his lungs even before he became a priest.

In a report by Vatican News, the Holy Father is expected to be discharged by Saturday and to be present at the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square.

“His Holiness is expected to return to the Santa Marta home tomorrow, upon the outcome of the results of the last examinations this morning,” Fr. Bruni said in his statement Friday morning. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC)

 

Filipino priest in Rome asks for Pope’s health, recovery after hospitalization

The head of the Rome-based Filipino secular institution called on the faithful to pray for Pope Francis as he continuously recovering from his hospitalization on March 29. Pontificio Collegio Filippino …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The Pontificio Collegio Filippino is the ‘home in Rome’ of Filipino priests studying there for specialization. Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the college, is thankful for the continuous support they receive for the priests in their ongoing academic formation in Rome.

“Some seminarians and priests love to distinguish between pastoral work on the one hand and academic studies on the other; academic studies are truly a pastoral ministry, as it is done out of a spirit of service for the Church,” said Fr. Gaston

This was the rector’s message during the 40th Sacerdotal Anniversary of Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Prefect Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, and is also a resident at the Pontificio Collegio Filipino.

According to Fr Gaston, the clergy need to have constant updating and regular studies to have a good relationship with different sectors of society.

Cardinal Tagle, according to the rector, is one good example of a Church leader who continues to develop even though he is already in a high position in the Church, so to speak.

Fr Gaston pointed out that even after Cardinal Tagle has already completed his Licentiate and Doctorate in Sacred Theology, and that he was already teaching in seminaries and received different Doctorates Honoris Cause, and was appointed by then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as a member in the International Theological Commission of the Vatican, he never stopped studying.

Especially as Cardinal is continually being invited to give talks to different events in different parts of the world. He thus has to be constantly updated about developments in the Church and in society in general.

Fr. Gaston once more calls on bishops and dioceses to send more priests to study in Rome. She also encourages the faithful to continue to give support to the Pontificio Collegio Filipino to help the priests in their current “pastoral ministry.”

“I always pray that our lay faithful could support their home dioceses so that their Bishops could send some of their priests for further studies in Rome, to undertake this specialized ‘ministry of academic studies for service to the Church,” Fr. Gaston added.

The Pontifcio Collegio Filippino is a college for diocesan priests from the Philippines pursuing further studies at pontifical universities in Rome, Italy.

It was formally established as an institution with pontifical rights by Pope John XXIII on June 29, 1961, through the Papal Bull Sancta Mater Ecclesia. (Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC)

 

 

Priests are challenged to continuously learn and develop

The Pontificio Collegio Filippino is the ‘home in Rome’ of Filipino priests studying there for specialization. Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the college, is thankful for the continuous support …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

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

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is currently in rest after undergoing an eye treatment in Rome.

According to Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, after visiting a doctor, the cardinal’s left eye was detected to have a tiny tear in the retina and it was successful treated using a laser.

“Card. Tagle did not experience pain, and is allowed to use the computer and watch TV. He needs to rest for a few days to avoid too much head movement. For this reason he will see to what extent he would participate in our online Easter Triduum services,” Fr. Gaston said.

Fr. Gaston also assured the public that the Cardinal’s eye treatment has nothing to do with the recent scam that the former Archbishop of Manila is allegedly soliciting money for his hospital bills.

“Given the recent scam asking money for his supposed hospitalization in Cavite, Philippines (which never took place, as he even met Pope Francis at the Vatican then), Card. Tagle says that he has not asked anyone to solicit funds for his eye treatment.”

The Cardinal, Fr. Gaston added is extending his gratitude to all those who prayed for him.

“Card. Tagle thanks us all for our concern and prayers, and likewise prays for us,” Fr. Gaston added.

Last month a hacked email account under the name of Ramon Ramos, Cardinal Tagle’s cousin was used to solicit money for the Cardinal’s alleged hospitalization in UMC De La Salle, Dasmarinas City, Cavite. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)

 

IN PHOTO | His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect, Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
File Photo of RCAM-AOC

Cardinal Tagle undergoes “eye treatment” in Rome

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is currently in rest after undergoing an eye treatment in Rome. According to …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the rectors of seminaries, colleges, and other ecclesiastical institutes in Rome.

Fr. Gaston from the Archdiocese of Manila, has been a guiding figure at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino, serving as its rector since 2010. His reelection to the ARCER council underscores his continued influence and dedication to the ecclesiastical community.

According to CBCP News, the ARCER council, comprising ten members, witnessed the reelection of eight of its members, including Fr. Gaston. The election took place during the ARCER general assembly held at the College of Legionaries of Christ in Rome on November 23.

Additionally, ARCER reelected Benedictine Fr. Mauritius Wilde of St. Anselm College as its president for another two-year term. This decision marks a continuity in leadership that is seen as crucial for the association’s ongoing initiatives.

The council’s composition reflects a diverse representation from various ecclesiastical colleges in Rome. Notable among them are the Urbanian Seminary, known for its focus on seminarians from mission territories, the Brazilian College, Sedes Sapientiae Seminary operated by Opus Dei, the French, English, Polish, Croatian, Belgian colleges, and St. Paul College.


Photo from CBCP News

ARCER, established in 1989, plays a pivotal role in the lives of 131 ecclesiastical colleges in Rome, serving as a home for seminarians and priests engaged in studies. The association fosters dialogue among rectors on matters concerning their institutes and acts as an intermediary for common requests to the Roman Curia and other influential bodies.

It’s noteworthy that in the European context, the term “colleges” primarily refers to student residences rather than educational institutions in the traditional sense. This distinction is essential in understanding the scope and function of ARCER within the ecclesiastical educational framework in Rome.

Fr. Gaston’s reelection is seen as a testament to his commitment and the respect he commands within the ecclesiastical community. His role in ARCER will continue to shape the dialogue and policies affecting seminaries and colleges in Rome, furthering the growth and development of ecclesiastical education. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo from RCAM Chancery Office)

 

Fr. Gaston reelected council member of ecclesiastical colleges association in Rome

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others.

According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in communities is at the heart of Caritas Internationalis’ activity.

The priest emphasized that the Church cannot be compared to a non-governmental organization ( NGO) because all of its actions are based on love and the expansion of the Holy Spirit.

“Lahat ng itinutulong natin, ginagawa ng simbahan ay ultimately patungo sa espiritwal; kung may ginagawa man tayo mga outreach (program), apostolate lahat ito ay magdadala sa atin mapapalapit sa Panginoon, sa ganitong paraan mai-share natin ang Panginoon sa ating kapwa,” Fr. Gaston told Radio Veritas.

Caritas members recently gathered in Rome for the 22nd General Assembly, where Caritas International President Emeritus, Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, spoke.

Although Cardinal Tagle is no longer the leader of the Church’s social arm, Pope Francis has appointed him to interact with other Caritas organizations in dioceses around the world, according to Fr. Gaston.

During the conference, Tokyo Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi was elected president of the Vatican’s charitable arm, becoming the organization’s second Asian leader following Cardinal Tagle.

Fr. Gaston urged the people to continue praying for Pope Francis, Cardinal Tagle, and the new Caritas internationalis leadership. Their purpose is to help disadvantage communities and victims of natural disasters.

The Catholic Church’s charitable attitude distinguishes it from non-governmental organizations. Its work within communities is distinguished by its emphasis on spiritual growth, love, and sharing the Lord ’s grace with others. As the new leaders of Caritas Internationalis assume office, the Faithful are encouraged to pray for them and join them in their efforts to relieve poverty and assist those suffering from various types of hardship. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer/San Felipe Neri Parish)

 

The Catholic Church, Unparalleled Among NGOs, Calls for Greater Empathy

Officials from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino ( PCF) encourage believers to be more concerned about others. According to PCF Rector Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, leading the Church’s charitable activities in …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The head of the Rome-based Filipino secular institution called on the faithful to pray for Pope Francis as he continuously recovering from his hospitalization on March 29.

Pontificio Collegio Filippino rector Fr. Greg Gaston said in a Facebook post said that the Holy Father underwent treatment at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital for respiratory infection but clarified that it was not related to COVID-19.

“He thanks us all for our prayers and closeness with him in spirit,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Charles John Brown, also asked Filipino Catholics through a video message posted by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) “to pray in a special way during Holy Week for Pope Francis.”

Fr. Matteo Bruni, the director of the Holy See Press Office clarified that the Pope’s susceptibility to respiratory diseases is due to a lung infection which caused the removal of one of his lungs even before he became a priest.

In a report by Vatican News, the Holy Father is expected to be discharged by Saturday and to be present at the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square.

“His Holiness is expected to return to the Santa Marta home tomorrow, upon the outcome of the results of the last examinations this morning,” Fr. Bruni said in his statement Friday morning. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC)

 

Filipino priest in Rome asks for Pope’s health, recovery after hospitalization

The head of the Rome-based Filipino secular institution called on the faithful to pray for Pope Francis as he continuously recovering from his hospitalization on March 29. Pontificio Collegio Filippino …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

The Pontificio Collegio Filippino is the ‘home in Rome’ of Filipino priests studying there for specialization. Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the college, is thankful for the continuous support they receive for the priests in their ongoing academic formation in Rome.

“Some seminarians and priests love to distinguish between pastoral work on the one hand and academic studies on the other; academic studies are truly a pastoral ministry, as it is done out of a spirit of service for the Church,” said Fr. Gaston

This was the rector’s message during the 40th Sacerdotal Anniversary of Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Prefect Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, and is also a resident at the Pontificio Collegio Filipino.

According to Fr Gaston, the clergy need to have constant updating and regular studies to have a good relationship with different sectors of society.

Cardinal Tagle, according to the rector, is one good example of a Church leader who continues to develop even though he is already in a high position in the Church, so to speak.

Fr Gaston pointed out that even after Cardinal Tagle has already completed his Licentiate and Doctorate in Sacred Theology, and that he was already teaching in seminaries and received different Doctorates Honoris Cause, and was appointed by then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as a member in the International Theological Commission of the Vatican, he never stopped studying.

Especially as Cardinal is continually being invited to give talks to different events in different parts of the world. He thus has to be constantly updated about developments in the Church and in society in general.

Fr. Gaston once more calls on bishops and dioceses to send more priests to study in Rome. She also encourages the faithful to continue to give support to the Pontificio Collegio Filipino to help the priests in their current “pastoral ministry.”

“I always pray that our lay faithful could support their home dioceses so that their Bishops could send some of their priests for further studies in Rome, to undertake this specialized ‘ministry of academic studies for service to the Church,” Fr. Gaston added.

The Pontifcio Collegio Filippino is a college for diocesan priests from the Philippines pursuing further studies at pontifical universities in Rome, Italy.

It was formally established as an institution with pontifical rights by Pope John XXIII on June 29, 1961, through the Papal Bull Sancta Mater Ecclesia. (Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC)

 

 

Priests are challenged to continuously learn and develop

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Fr. Greg Gaston

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

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is currently in rest after undergoing an eye treatment in Rome.

According to Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, after visiting a doctor, the cardinal’s left eye was detected to have a tiny tear in the retina and it was successful treated using a laser.

“Card. Tagle did not experience pain, and is allowed to use the computer and watch TV. He needs to rest for a few days to avoid too much head movement. For this reason he will see to what extent he would participate in our online Easter Triduum services,” Fr. Gaston said.

Fr. Gaston also assured the public that the Cardinal’s eye treatment has nothing to do with the recent scam that the former Archbishop of Manila is allegedly soliciting money for his hospital bills.

“Given the recent scam asking money for his supposed hospitalization in Cavite, Philippines (which never took place, as he even met Pope Francis at the Vatican then), Card. Tagle says that he has not asked anyone to solicit funds for his eye treatment.”

The Cardinal, Fr. Gaston added is extending his gratitude to all those who prayed for him.

“Card. Tagle thanks us all for our concern and prayers, and likewise prays for us,” Fr. Gaston added.

Last month a hacked email account under the name of Ramon Ramos, Cardinal Tagle’s cousin was used to solicit money for the Cardinal’s alleged hospitalization in UMC De La Salle, Dasmarinas City, Cavite. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)

 

IN PHOTO | His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect, Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
File Photo of RCAM-AOC

Cardinal Tagle undergoes “eye treatment” in Rome

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is currently in rest after undergoing an eye treatment in Rome. According to …

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Fr. Greg Gaston

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino has been reelected as a council member of the Associazione dei Rettori de iCollegiEcclesiastici di Roma (ARCER). This association represents the rectors of seminaries, colleges, and other ecclesiastical institutes in Rome.

Fr. Gaston from the Archdiocese of Manila, has been a guiding figure at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino, serving as its rector since 2010. His reelection to the ARCER council underscores his continued influence and dedication to the ecclesiastical community.

According to CBCP News, the ARCER council, comprising ten members, witnessed the reelection of eight of its members, including Fr. Gaston. The election took place during the ARCER general assembly held at the College of Legionaries of Christ in Rome on November 23.

Additionally, ARCER reelected Benedictine Fr. Mauritius Wilde of St. Anselm College as its president for another two-year term. This decision marks a continuity in leadership that is seen as crucial for the association’s ongoing initiatives.

The council’s composition reflects a diverse representation from various ecclesiastical colleges in Rome. Notable among them are the Urbanian Seminary, known for its focus on seminarians from mission territories, the Brazilian College, Sedes Sapientiae Seminary operated by Opus Dei, the French, English, Polish, Croatian, Belgian colleges, and St. Paul College.


Photo from CBCP News

ARCER, established in 1989, plays a pivotal role in the lives of 131 ecclesiastical colleges in Rome, serving as a home for seminarians and priests engaged in studies. The association fosters dialogue among rectors on matters concerning their institutes and acts as an intermediary for common requests to the Roman Curia and other influential