» 05/31/2006, 00.00
Card. Rosales: "New South Rail must not destroy lives of the poor"
To construct the railway tracks from Caloocan to Los Banos, the government has displaced thousands of very poor residents. The archbishop of Manila has written to vice-president De Castro in their defence.
Ten years on, cardinal Rosales urges Filipinos to support programme for poor
In a message, sent for the charity's anniversary, card Rosales said Pondo ng Pinoy "is not about me. It is about helping the poor. Just because I am already retired, it does not mean that people should stop helping. We should always help our neighbor those who are in need. God just used me an instrument for this".
“Charity and prayer for Advent”, says Cardinal Rosales
The archbishop of Manila tells Filipino Catholics that Christmas should not be experienced as a commercial festivity. It is instead a time to prepare one’s heart and conscience for the arrival of the Messiah.
True heartfelt charity rather than a “stimulus package” is needed, says Manila cardinal
In his Palm Sunday message, Card Gaudencio Rosales tells the faithful that in times of economic crisis even a “simple donation” can be the sign of a true desire for change. Since 1975 Caritas Manila promotes Easter initiative in favour of the needy.
National state of emergency proclaimed
President Arroyo has ordered the arrest of several officials of the Armed Forces who are "seeking to destroy democracy in the country"" and she has stationed armed troops to defend the presidential palace. Cardinal Rosales: "The population should remain calm. In the eyes of God, humility and a desire for unity are what count."
Cardinal Rosales: give Sumilao’s farmers back their lands immediately
A company took 144 hectares of land for building. But the farmers set out on protest march to Manila lasting over two months, and they have been camped outside the Agricultural Commission for weeks. The Church throws its’ weight behind the protest. Now Arroyo has ordered that the land be restored.
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