Articles worth reading
Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte / PIA

Belmonte orders barangay officials to properly distribute food packs

account_balanceQuezon City access_time5 days ago

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte said punishment awaits barangay captains and other city officials who will fail to distribute food packs to residents affected by the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). “We ask our barangay captains and city of...

PICC Forum Hall / Wikimapia

Villar Group to transform PICC halls into health facilities

account_balancePasay access_time5 days ago

The Villar Group is working with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and EEI for the conversion of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Forum Halls 1 to 3 into a much-needed facility for the treatment of coronavirus di...

Photo courtesy of: Rappler

Cabinet officials to donate income for Covid-19 programs

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

Most Cabinet officials agreed to donate 75 percent of their monthly salaries to boost the government’s efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus disease 2019. In a virtual presser aired on state-run PTV-4, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles...

Metro News

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)

Priests to avoid forehead marking on Ash Wednesday

account_balanceMetro chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has issued liturgical guidelines for the Lenten season as a precautionary measure to prevent the transmission of the coronavirus disease or COVID-19. 

According to CBCP, the sprinkling of ashes on the crown of the head instead of marking the forehead with a cross to avoid body contact is suggested for the upcoming observance of Ash Wednesday. Archbishop Romulo Valles, CBCP President, said that the ashes to imposed on the crown “signify our repentance from sin, which has marred the grace of Baptism.”

“This is not an innovation but in accord with the ancient practice of the Church,” CBCP President Archbishop Romulo Valles said. 

Meanwhile on Good Friday, during the celebration of the Passion of the Lord, the CBCP “strongly” recommended that the churchgoers “refrain” from kissing or touching the cross for veneration.

“Instead, the faithful are requested to genuflect or make a profound bow as they venerate the Cross,” Archbishop Valles added.

The new guideline is the second one released by the CBCP amid the COVID-19 threat.

Last month, the CBCP suggested that the communion in the hand “be practiced ordinarily” and discouraged the faithful from holding hands when they pray “Our Father” during the Mass.

Likewise, the bishops issued an “oratio imperata” against the spread of COVID-19, which has infected more than 75,000 people worldwide in more than 24 countries, with vast majority of them in China.

As the country begins the Lenten season, the CBCP head reminded the faithful of the constant call for renewal “in our Christian life by self-control, charity and prayer.”

“Our charity is also expressed in our concern for the well-being of our brothers and sisters, thus our utmost care and efforts towards the prevention of the spread of COVID-19,” he said.

date_rangeDate Published
1 month ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

Black Nazarene procession / Wikipedia

Quiapo Church cancels Black Nazarene procession on Good Friday

account_balanceManila chrome_reader_mode13 hours ago

An official of the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene popularly known as Quiapo Church on Wednesday said there will be no procession of the image on Good Friday due to the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon. “Hindi na muna (tuloy a...

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexei Nograles / PCOO

Nograles rules out Martial law

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said the government does not plan to impose martial law to ensure order while community quarantines are in place in several areas of the country. Nograles made the statement a day after President Rodrigo Duterte...

Gov't asked to tap reservists for Covid-19 activities

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode22 hours ago

A congressman asked the government to mobilize some reservists of the uniformed armed services to augment the manpower responding to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) emergency. "I recommend to the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF), the Depa...

Photo Courtesy PIA / DA

DA encourages home gardening

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode5 days ago

The Department of Agriculture is encouraging families to grow healthy foods at home. "Happy planting. Stay calm amidst COVID-19 by growing your own healthy food," the Bureau of Plant Industry said in a Facebook post. The Department of Agr...

Quezon City requires wearing of face masks outdoors

account_balanceQuezon City chrome_reader_mode1 day ago

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte ordered the mandatory wearing of face masks in public places to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease- 2019. In signing Executive Order No. 25, Series of 2020, Belmonte made mandatory for city residents to wear...

PH administers 23,000 Covid-19 tests

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode2 days ago

About 82.7 percent of the 23,000 individuals who were tested for coronavirus disease 2019 in the Philippines had negative results, according to Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire. "We have a total of 22,958 tests conducted. Out of the...

Advertisement

×
Covid-19 tests to be free for Marikina residents Gov't to resolve data on cash aid beneficiaries Banks vow to remain open amid extended Luzon ECQ DOH launches hotline for free medical consultations Borrowers get another 30-day grace period NEDA chief proposes modified ‘lockdown’ Send Press Release MNC Facebook Page MNC Twitter Page MNC Instagram Page LGU Spotlight Barangay Front Business Sports Entertainment Metro Gen Metro Feature