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HOW REAL ARE FACEBOOK FRIENDS? CARDINAL TAGLE LEARNS SOCIAL MEDIA LESSON


Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle learned a lesson about social media that he would probably never forget. Tagle said at the International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) here on Thursday that he was approached by a woman who wanted to take a photograph with him. She later told him that they were friends.
“I looked at her but I could not remember how we became friends. She told me we’re friends on Facebook. Looking at my reaction, I think she immediately unfriended me,” Tagle said, drawing laughter from about 15,000 people gathered at the IEC Pavilion on Thursday morning. “Now is that real or virtual? In a digital culture, what is real means authenticity, integrity and credibility,” he added. Real friendship is developed through time and one that can be found in Jesus, Tagle said. “We look for the authentic and credible presence of Jesus.”¯ He spoke on the theme, “The Eucharist and the Dialogue with Cultures.” It was his third time to speak at the IEC, an event held every four years. His first was in 2008 in Quebec and Dublin in 2012. During his lecture on Thursday, Tagle stressed the importance of culture that he said contained ways of “feelings, acting and the values of a society.” In understanding one’s culture, he said even “space and the arrangement of things”¯ would speak much of their way of life. “If your parish has a big space for parking but no room for pastoral formations, what does that say about the culture of your parish? Look at how we arrange people here (at the IEC Pavilion). The bishops are in front while the others are at the back. What culture is being lived out here?” Tagle said.FULL REPORT

ALSO: Tagle - Look for the authentic, credible


Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle elaborates on culture and the Eucharist. (CDN PHOTO/JUNJIE MENDOZA)
DO you have real friends on Facebook? Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle learned a lesson about social media that he would probably never forget. At a lecture during the ongoing International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) in Cebu City yesterday, Tagle recounted that he was approached by a woman who wanted to have a picture taken with him. She later told him that they were friends.
“I looked at her but I could not remember how we became friends. She told me we’re friends on Facebook. Looking at my reaction, I think she immediately ‘unfriended’ me,” said Tagle, drawing laughter from about 15,000 people gathered at the IEC Pavilion on Thursday morning. “Now is that real or virtual? In a digital culture, what is real means authenticity, integrity and credibility,” he said. Tagle said real friendship is developed through time and one that can be found in Jesus. “We look for the authentic and credible presence of Jesus,” he said. Tagle spoke on the theme “The Eucharist and the Dialogue with Cultures.” It was his third time to speak in an IEC. His first was in 2008 in Quebec and then in Dublin in 2012. During yesterday’s lecture, Tagle stressed the importance of culture which he said contained ways of “feelings, acting and the values of a society.” In understanding one’s culture, he said even “space and arrangement of things” would speak much of their way of life. “If your parish has a big space for parking but no room for pastoral formations, what does that say about the culture of your parish? READ MORE...

ALSO: ‘Don’t take a selfie during processions’


TODAY’S prayer walk from the Capitol to Plaza Independencia is something you don’t see everyday. Instead of venerating a holy statue, all eyes will be on the Blessed Sacrament or sacred host placed on a custom-made monstrance. “What we are bringing to the streets is not an image. It is Jesus himself,” said Cebu Auxiliary Bishop Dennis Villarojo, the secretary general of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress.
Msgr. Marnel Mejia, chairman of the IEC procession committee, discouraged people from taking “selfies” during the procession. “This is a solemn event. Let’s respect our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament,” he said. At least 13,000 delegates from 72 different countries are expected to join the procession, which will start after the 4 p.m. Mass outside the Capitol building. Those who prefer to stay along the streets are encouraged to be “roadside adorers.”  FULL REPORT

ALSO: Roads to 7 churches closed for Visita Iglesia


TRAFFIC PLANS First, traffic plan for Cebu City based on advisories from the Cebu City Transportation office.
EVERAL roads leading to some churches in Cebu City will be closed this afternoon for the Visita Iglesia, a side event of the ongoing 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC). The Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) asked those doing business or having transactions in those areas to finish them earlier in the day. CCTO operations chief Jonathan “Joy” Tumulak said they will also clear the roads of parked vehicles as early as 5 p.m. for the Visita Iglesia which starts at 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. 
“We hope the public understands that we have to clear the roads of vehicles for security reasons because we don’t know who owns them and what’s inside the vehicles,” Tumulak said. Heavy and slow-moving traffic are expected in these roads for the duration of the activity which is divided in two sectors. Tumulak said the activity will push through rain or shine. He said they weren’t given instructions by IEC organizers to cancel the event if it rains. “If it rains, we will have to be more cautious since people might not walk on the roads anymore and just stay at the sidewalk for shelter,” Tumulak said. The first sector includes Our Mother of Perpetual Help-Redemptorist Church, Asilo de la Milagrosa Chapel and the Our Lady of Sacred Heart-Capitol Parish. This means Escario St., Gorordo Ave. F. Sotto Drive leading to Redemptorist and Juana Osmeńa St. will be closed. READ MORE...

ALSO: Going on Visita Iglesia? Download a handy guide to Cebu’s heritage churches


Visita Iglesia App. The app, available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone, is a handy reference to the heritage churches of Cebu.
Are you planning to visit seven churches this Holy Week in observance of the religious tradition Visita Iglesia? Cebu-based journalism startup InnoPub Media, in partnership with Smart Communications, Inc. and the Archdiocese of Cebu, provides you a handy guide to the heritage churches in Cebu with the release of an updated version of its Visita Iglesia mobile phone app. The app is available for download on iOS, Android, and Windows devices. If you’re planning to observe the traditional Visita Iglesia or simply after visiting Cebu’s Spanish period stone churches, let the Visita Iglesia app guide you to where the structures are located in the province.Historical information The app also provides historical and current information on centuries-old churches scattered across the whole span of the island, from its southern to northern tip. Learn more about Cebu City’s Basilica del Sto. Nino, Boljoon’s Nuestra Patrocinio de Maria Church, or Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Bantayan as you visit these structures during Lent or any other time through the information provided in the app. READ MORE...RELATED,
How to survive traffic during the week long International Eucharistic Congress...


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How real are Facebook friends? Cardinal Tagle learns social media lesson


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CEBU CITY, FEBRUARY 1, 2016 (INQUIRER) @inquirerdotnet Inquirer Visayas 04:00 AM January 29th, 2016 - Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle learned a lesson about social media that he would probably never forget.

Tagle said at the International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) here on Thursday that he was approached by a woman who wanted to take a photograph with him.

She later told him that they were friends.

“I looked at her but I could not remember how we became friends. She told me we’re friends on Facebook. Looking at my reaction, I think she immediately unfriended me,” Tagle said, drawing laughter from about 15,000 people gathered at the IEC Pavilion on Thursday morning.

“Now is that real or virtual?

In a digital culture, what is real means authenticity, integrity and credibility,” he added.

Real friendship is developed through time and one that can be found in Jesus, Tagle said. “We look for the authentic and credible presence of Jesus.”¯

He spoke on the theme, “The Eucharist and the Dialogue with Cultures.”

It was his third time to speak at the IEC, an event held every four years. His first was in 2008 in Quebec and Dublin in 2012.

During his lecture on Thursday, Tagle stressed the importance of culture that he said contained ways of “feelings, acting and the values of a society.”

In understanding one’s culture, he said even “space and the arrangement of things”¯ would speak much of their way of life.

“If your parish has a big space for parking but no room for pastoral formations, what does that say about the culture of your parish? Look at how we arrange people here (at the IEC Pavilion). The bishops are in front while the others are at the back. What culture is being lived out here?” Tagle said.


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Tagle: Look for the authentic, credible SHARES: New VIEW COMMENTS By: Ador Vincent S. Mayol @cebudailynews 11:22 PM January 28th, 2016


Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle elaborates on culture and the Eucharist. (CDN PHOTO/JUNJIE MENDOZA)

DO you have real friends on Facebook?

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle learned a lesson about social media that he would probably never forget.

At a lecture during the ongoing International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) in Cebu City yesterday, Tagle recounted that he was approached by a woman who wanted to have a picture taken with him. She later told him that they were friends.

“I looked at her but I could not remember how we became friends. She told me we’re friends on Facebook. Looking at my reaction, I think she immediately ‘unfriended’ me,” said Tagle, drawing laughter from about 15,000 people gathered at the IEC Pavilion on Thursday morning.

“Now is that real or virtual? In a digital culture, what is real means authenticity, integrity and credibility,” he said. Tagle said real friendship is developed through time and one that can be found in Jesus.

“We look for the authentic and credible presence of Jesus,” he said. Tagle spoke on the theme “The Eucharist and the Dialogue with Cultures.”

It was his third time to speak in an IEC. His first was in 2008 in Quebec and then in Dublin in 2012.

During yesterday’s lecture, Tagle stressed the importance of culture which he said contained ways of “feelings, acting and the values of a society.”

In understanding one’s culture, he said even “space and arrangement of things” would speak much of their way of life.

“If your parish has a big space for parking but no room for pastoral formations, what does that say about the culture of your parish?

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Look at how we arrange people here (at the IEC Pavilion), the bishops are in front while the others are at the back. What culture is being lived out here?” said Tagle.

While there are those who “shape” the way people think, he said one should emulate Jesus who is offering a new way of living, thinking, acting and speaking.

“Jesus allowed a woman known as a public sinner to come to him. He ate with people who were never invited to a meal. Jesus is reshaping culture,” he said.

Tagle also encouraged the people to end individualism as well as the “throwaway culture.”

“Others think they can do things by themselves. There’s a culture of alienating individualism. In response to this, we propose the Eucharistic culture of convocation and communion,” he said.

When he was assigned to a parish in the 1990s, Tagle said he had the opportunity to wash the feet of a polio victim during the Mass of the Lord’s last supper on Maundy Thursday.

The event, he said, left an indelible mark on his life and ministry as a priest. “She was so happy. The walls of alienation were turned down,” he said.


CEBU DAILY NEWS

‘Don’t take a selfie during processions’ SHARES: New VIEW COMMENTS By: Ador Vincent S. Mayol @cebudailynews 11:25 PM January 28th, 2016

TODAY’S prayer walk from the Capitol to Plaza Independencia is something you don’t see everyday. Instead of venerating a holy statue, all eyes will be on the Blessed Sacrament or sacred host placed on a custom-made monstrance.

 “What we are bringing to the streets is not an image. It is Jesus himself,” said Cebu Auxiliary Bishop Dennis Villarojo, the secretary general of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress.

Msgr. Marnel Mejia, chairman of the IEC procession committee, discouraged people from taking “selfies” during the procession.

“This is a solemn event. Let’s respect our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament,” he said. At least 13,000 delegates from 72 different countries are expected to join the procession, which will start after the 4 p.m.

Mass outside the Capitol building. Those who prefer to stay along the streets are encouraged to be “roadside adorers.”


CEBU DAILY NEWS

Roads to 7 churches closed for Visita Iglesia SHARES: 626 VIEW COMMENTS By: Jose Santino S. Bunachita @cebudailynews 01:09 AM January 28th, 2016


TRAFFIC PLANS First, traffic plan for Cebu City based on advisories from the Cebu City Transportation office.

EVERAL roads leading to some churches in Cebu City will be closed this afternoon for the Visita Iglesia, a side event of the ongoing 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC).

The Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) asked those doing business or having transactions in those areas to finish them earlier in the day.

CCTO operations chief Jonathan “Joy” Tumulak said they will also clear the roads of parked vehicles as early as 5 p.m. for the Visita Iglesia which starts at 6 p.m. or 7 p.m.

“We hope the public understands that we have to clear the roads of vehicles for security reasons because we don’t know who owns them and what’s inside the vehicles,” Tumulak said.

Heavy and slow-moving traffic are expected in these roads for the duration of the activity which is divided in two sectors.

Tumulak said the activity will push through rain or shine. He said they weren’t given instructions by IEC organizers to cancel the event if it rains.

“If it rains, we will have to be more cautious since people might not walk on the roads anymore and just stay at the sidewalk for shelter,” Tumulak said.

The first sector includes Our Mother of Perpetual Help-Redemptorist Church, Asilo de la Milagrosa Chapel and the Our Lady of Sacred Heart-Capitol Parish. This means Escario St., Gorordo Ave. F. Sotto Drive leading to Redemptorist and Juana Osmeńa St. will be closed.

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For the second sector, the roads to be closed include D. Jakosalem St. (from the corner of Gen. Maxilom Ave. to the corner of Osmeńa Boulevard); D. Jakosalem corner Legaspi St. to P. Del Rosario corner Pelaez St.; and P. Del Rosario corner Pelaez to P. Del Rosario corner Jakosalem.

The participating churches in the second sector are Sto. Rosario Church; Sacred Heart in D. Jakosalem St., the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral and the Basilica Minore del Sto. Nińo.

Vehicles parked in the areas by 5 p.m. will be towed and brought to the CCTO’s impounding area in the South Road Properties (SRP).

Owners of towed motorcycles will have to pay P1,500 to P2,000 as fine while owners of other towed vehicles will have to pay P2,500 to P3,000. The event is expected to end at 10 p.m. at the earliest and the roads will be opened one hour after.


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Going on Visita Iglesia? Download a handy guide to Cebu’s heritage churches
by Marlen Limpag | Apr 1, 2015 | Heritage, History


Visita Iglesia App. The app, available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone, is a handy reference to the heritage churches of Cebu.

Are you planning to visit seven churches this Holy Week in observance of the religious tradition Visita Iglesia?

Cebu-based journalism startup InnoPub Media, in partnership with Smart Communications, Inc. and the Archdiocese of Cebu, provides you a handy guide to the heritage churches in Cebu with the release of an updated version of its Visita Iglesia mobile phone app.

The app is available for download on iOS, Android, and Windows devices.

If you’re planning to observe the traditional Visita Iglesia or simply after visiting Cebu’s Spanish period stone churches, let the Visita Iglesia app guide you to where the structures are located in the province.

Historical information

The app also provides historical and current information on centuries-old churches scattered across the whole span of the island, from its southern to northern tip.

Learn more about Cebu City’s Basilica del Sto. Nino, Boljoon’s Nuestra Patrocinio de Maria Church, or Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Bantayan as you visit these structures during Lent or any other time through the information provided in the app.

READ MORE...

The VisitaIglesia app’s first version was released last year in time for Holy Week, when devotees visit seven churches, a tradition known as Visita Iglesia, typically during Maundy Thursday.

More churches are featured in the app’s latest version.

Digital Tourism program

The Visita Iglesia app is released as part of the nationwide Digital Tourism program of telecommunications leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and Cebu-based new media startup InnoPub Media. Digital Tourism harnesses mobile technology to deliver tourism, cultural and historical information.

The program includes the production of mobile phone apps and ebooks that are offered for free download to serve as guides to tourists. The program also includes the installation of interactive tourism markers that contain a QR or quick response code and NFC or near-field communications sticker to trigger the download of historical, cultural and tourism information into mobile devices.

Digital Tourism was pioneered in Cebu but is now also in Iloilo and Baguio City and is set for launch in Albay and Intramuros. The program was commended on mass motion by the Cebu City Council in January 2012 as an “ingenious way” to deliver tourism and historical information.

It was also a recipient of an Anvil Award of Merit during the 49th Anvil Awards held last February 26, 2014.

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FROM CEBU DAILY NEWS

How to survive traffic during the week long International Eucharistic Congress SHARES: 6146 VIEW COMMENTS @cebudailynews 01:13 PM January 23rd, 2016

We have gathered all important information relating to the week long International Eucharistic Congress, including traffic advisories, class suspension schedules and relevant information that will help you plan out your week ahead.

The International Eucharistic Congress will formally start on Sunday, January 24 with a Mass at the Cebu Plaza Independencia at 4 p.m. and will end on Januaru 31 with a culminating Mass at the South Road Properties.

In between these major events are a lot of other activities in Cebu City, Mandaue City and Lapu-Lapu City, which will require some roads to be close for vehicular traffic at a certain time.

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It is therefore important to be guided with the following information:

TRAFFIC PLANS

First, traffic plan for Cebu City based on advisories from the Cebu City Transportation office.

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