Easter blessings from UCAN
There is no more important week in the year for Christians than this Holy Week. We call it Holy because of the mystery we celebrate - God's gift of His son who loves us to his death on Calvary and beyond.
Because of that love, we wish each other Happy Easter even when we know there is a lot of tragedy about it - Good Friday. As Christians, we know that what we see happening with and in Jesus goes to the heart of what we know from our own experience of life.
At the Second Vatican Council, the Christian lives we all lead were described as being shares in the Paschal Mystery. We have our share in the death and resurrection of Jesus every day. Our lives are part of the Paschal Mystery.
At UCAN, we work to describe that mystery in the unfolding tragedies and astonishing blessings of the people we seek out and report, feature and comment on.
While at times deeply distressing work, this effort of ours gets its coherence in the same way the death of Jesus did - because of the astonishing grace of a God who never gives up on life and love.
Because of that, we can wish you Happy Easter.
Fr. Michael Kelly SJ
Tagle to take titular church in Rome
Newly appointed cardinal takes possession this week
Cardinal Tagle is set to formally take possession of his titular church in Rome (picture: Wikimedia Commons)
- ucanews.com reporter, Manila
- June 12, 2013
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, archbishop of Manila, will formally take possession of his titular church in Rome on June 15.
The prelate is to take possession of the San Felice de Cantalice a Centocelle this week, seven months after Pope Benedict XVI made Tagle a cardinal.
Tagle received his red hat and ring together with five other new cardinals during a consistory last November.
Cardinals are assigned a “titular church” in the Eternal City to formally make them members of the diocesan clergy of Rome. The Church’s first cardinals were from the diocese of Rome.
Although not directly involved in the administration of the parish, the cardinal is expected to give advice and support to his titular church.
Fr Reginald Malicdem, Tagle’s private secretary, said the cardinal left for the Vatican yesterday.
Tagle became the 32nd archbishop of Manila in 2011, succeeding retired Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales.