4 months Catholic priest: Declaring the feast of Mary a holiday is ‘cause for joy’ MB
By Leslie Ann Aquino A Catholic priest on Wednesday welcomed President Duterte’s signing of a law declaring September 8 of every year, the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a national special working holiday in the entire country. Fr. Melvin Castro(CBCP / MANILA BULLETIN) Father Melvin Castro of the Diocese of Tarlac said the declaration is a “cause of joy.” “It is certainly a cause of joy that the Government and State recognizes the importance of religious and spiritual celebrations,” he said in an interview. A Marian devotee, the priest expressed hope that the celebration will inspire many ... more