Understanding Climate Emergency

Climate Emergency is a declaration of the principle of climate justice, securing a sustainable future for the coming generations. It is a declaration that requires immediate action, not just words on paper or document. When a town or city declares ‘climate emergency’, the next day all business related to mining, logging, or reclamation project must … Read more

Hesus sa Katubhan: A gift to the Holy Father from San Carlos Diocese

VATICAN CITY–The Catholic Community of the Diocese of San Carlos through Most Rev. Gerardo A. Alminaza, DD, Bishop of San Carlos, gave an icon of Jesus to Pope Francis during the 2019 Ad Limina visit of the bishops from the Philippines. “Hesus sa Katubhan” This is the icon of Jesus, the ‘sugarcane worker’ locally called … Read more

Why priests are fools…

We are fools…because we rather follow a humble carpenterthan follow the path of leaders encouraging immorality… We are fools…because we take the leadin calling for the end of killings… We are fools…because we say NO to killingsof more than 20,000 deaths… We are fools…because we are not afraideven with bullets or deaths… We are fools…because … Read more

Catholics @ COP24

A side event meeting of Catholic organizations active in climate justice work was organized last December 11, 2018 at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland.  The meeting is a space for listening and reporting of the different ecological initiatives and actions of Catholic organizations globally. And also as an … Read more

Hopelessness at COP24, Failures Beyond Paris

Four ‘oil giant’ countries, namely: the United States, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait objected the proposed inclusion of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report for the final document of COP24. The IPCC Report is a scientific document affirming the need to limit 1.5 degrees Celsius before 2030, avoiding the extreme climate change … Read more

Celebration of Growth: A Viewpoint from a distance

Journeying through many challenges As a Province, we will be facing many challenges both in the Philippine Church and in the global Church. The growing challenge to confront is the emerging “internationalization” of the Church as a whole, not anymore from our biased dependency on, nor from the biased positioning of the “European Church,” but … Read more

24 Hours of Reality features Jaazeal Jakosalem, OAR, climate activist from the Philippines

Hosted by The Climate Reality Project and former Vice President Al Gore, 24 Hours of Reality is a day of eye-opening stories and compelling conversations about the climate crisis and how we solve it, broadcast live to millions around the world. It is an annual global broadcast of The Climate Reality Project, former Vice President … Read more

Inahan sa Kinabuhi: Icon of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons

CEBU CITY—The icon “Inahan sa Kinabuhi” is the official icon of the Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines for the Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons. The icon of the Blessed Mother and her Son mirrors our relevant Filipino identity. The face of Mary is from a woman who currently fights against … Read more

USJ-R welcomes students from Lumad Bakwit Schools of Mindanao

CEBU CITY—Thirty-two (32) students from the different Lumad Bakwit Schools are currently staying and availing the continuing education program in the University of San Jose–Recoletos, Basak Campus, Cebu City, Philippines. They will be in the university on the following dates September 10-14, 2018. The solidarity presence in Cebu is organized by the Save Our Schools … Read more