From within, Duterte’s rising tyrannical rule has resulted to the jeopardy of people’s well-being and dignity by its increasing incidence of human rights violations, extra-judicial killings and wanton disregard of the fundamental laws of the land.
Fr. Raymond Ambray opted to exercise his apostolacy with the lumad people, and so do with our bishops and clergy in the IFI, in faithful obedience to the word of our Lord Jesus mandating us to serve the least of his brothers and sisters like the lumad people.
We denounce the highhanded action of the PNP personnel in arresting them. The executive order of enhanced community quarantine does not quash the constitutional rights of any Filipino citizen.
“The wages of the labourers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts.” (James 5:4, NRSV)
Yes, truly, above and over this pandemic crisis, we are summoned to claim and embrace greater truths that life, light and right is stronger than death, darkness and wrong. And we all find them in Christ the Lord who, in God’s power and grace, is risen today, and so do we.
We celebrate today the Palm Sunday which ushers the beginning of the Holy Week Celebration and brings us to the last week of the life and ministry of the Lord Jesus on earth. Brought upon by the liturgical renewal of the Church, today is also known as the Passion Sunday since the narrative of the Passion of our Lord Jesus is being read today as the Gospel of the Eucharistic Worship following after the Blessing and Procession of Palms.
Statement of the Obispo Maximo on the Recent Case of Red-Tagging, Sunday is a big day for any IFI clergy and lay: it is the Lord’s Day, a holy day to keep and a worship day to observe. It is a day to celebrate God’s gracious, saving work for the world in the resurrection of […]
OUR CONGRATULATIONS, PRAYERS AND BEST WISHES We, the leadership of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI), warmly congratulate Bp. Broderick Pabillo in his appointment by Pope Francis today as the “Apostolic Administrator” of the Archdiocese of Manila in view of its vacancy as its erstwhile head has taken new position in the Vatican. We pray and […]
Statement of the 2020 Mindanao Council of Leaders Meeting summoned by the Mindanao Bishops Conferene of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente on January 7-9, 2020. We, the 124 delegates composed of ordained and laity from the 14 Dioceses of Mindanao, gathered together at the Diocesan Christian Education and Nurture Training (DCENT) Center, Pro-Cathedral of Virgin Mary, […]
Statement of the Obispo MaximoIglesia Filipina IndependienteFebruary 6, 2020 “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy” (Proverbs 31:8-9 NIV) Speaking up for the poor and the needy and working for their good […]