Please support the second collection for Catholic Communications Month

The Archdiocese of Agana is celebrating Catholic Communications Month May 28 to June 25.<p class="p1">Please kindly support the second collection at all Sunday Masses of June 4, 11 and 18 which Archbishop Michael Byrnes has designated to go toward supporting the Archdiocese’s work in Catholic communications.<br /><p class="p1">Your contributions will help fund: 1. Internships for Umatuna and Catholic radio 2. Umatuna printing costs 3. Purchase of equipment for KOLG 90.9 FM 4. Equipment for Cathedral media ministries. A report on the overall amount collected and a list of allocation and expenditures shall be published in January of 2018. THANK YOU!

Recent Headlines

Safe Environment and Mandatory Reporting: ‘Am I obligated to report?’

If a person is a clergy, an employee, or a volunteer in the Archdiocese of Agaña and he or she suspects or knows of a child who was sexually abused in the parish or Catholic school or one of their sponsored events, what must that person do?

Our Lady of Fatima statue making 4th visit to Guam

The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima returns to Guam on Monday, Jan. 15 since its last visit three years ago.

Follow Jesus like the Magi, pope urges on Epiphany

To follow Jesus, one must set out like the Magi, leaving comfort behind, following the light and offering the Lord gifts without expecting anything in return, Pope Francis said Jan. 6 during Mass on the feast of the Epiphany.

Bullying is the devil’s work, pope says at morning Mass

Just as the influence of the Holy Spirit is recognized when one does an act of charity, Christians also must recognize the presence of the devil when bullying occurs, Pope Francis said. 

AOLG students appreciate Mercy history

From Nov. 13, 2017 to Nov. 17, 2017, the Mercy 70th Anniversary Traveling Museum made its way to the Academy of Our Lady of Guam, finding its place in the school’s Gathering Room. 

Catholic Men’s Conference to feature great books next weekend

2018 Guam Catholic Men’s Conference 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica, Hagåtña. Registration forms available online at or Forms...

Knights of Columbus Order keeping Christ in Christmas campaign

On Dec. 13, the Santa Teresita Council of the Knights of Columbus,  keeping with their first and foremost principle of charity, made donations of essential household items to the following establishments for the use at the facilities by its staff to continue to serve their clients.

Mercy sisters embark on solidarity week with immigrants via social media

In a strongly worded message prior to National Migration Week Jan.7-13, the president of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas expressed solidarity with migrants and called on others to stop “blaming migrants and fanning anti-immigrant sentiment that divides our nation.”

Remembering Sister Fidelis

The School Sisters of Notre Dame and the Sudo families wish to extend an invitation to the relatives and friends of Sister Mary Fidelis Sudo, SSND to her First Anniversary Novena of Masses from Jan. 18-26, 2018 at St. Francis Catholic Church, Yoña.

Academy holding 16th Annual 5K ‘Fund’ Run/Walk

The Academy of Our Lady of Guam High School (AOLG) will be holding its sixteenth annual 5K “Fund” Run/Walk on Jan. 20, 2018. Everyone is invited to participate in this worthwhile, very fun “fund” run, and what promises to be a memorable, exciting, and healthy public event. 

Jan. 7, 2018 Avisos: Priest assignments in the Archdiocese of Agaña

His Excellency, Most Rev. Michael J. Byrnes, D.D., Coadjutor Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Agaña, announces the following appointments, effective Dec. 31, 2017: Parish Assignments Father...

International Pilgrim Virgin Statue returns

The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will return on Jan. 15, 2018 to Guam since its last visit in 2015. This particular statue is different from the International Centennial Pilgrim Image of Our Lady of Fatima that was on Guam this past August-September 2017.

Complex world needs clear essentials of Gospel, pope tells theologians

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In an increasingly complex world of unprecedented scientific and technological challenges, theologians must communicate what is...

The Star of Bethlehem

In the past, the feast of the Three Kings or the Magi was celebrated every 6th of January. There are varying opinions among biblical...

Gospel message of hope often is taught by the poor, cardinal says

In his ministry as archbishop of Manila and in his travels for Caritas Internationalis, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle said he is reminded of the true meaning of hope by people living in situations the world would see as hopeless.

Compliance protects our children, our Church and ourselves

By Paul Fisher, Chancellor, Safe Environment Office For the Umatuna Si Yu’os “I’m just a volunteer; why are they making me complete all this safe environment bureaucratic...

Understanding the tribunal and the roles in the court of law

For the Umatuna Si Yu’os A tribunal, which is the official ecclesiastical court of the Catholic Church, is established in each diocese by the bishop...

For New Year, pope urges help for refugees, respect for life

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis began the New Year praying the world would demonstrate a marked increase in solidarity...

Wise men still seek him

By Marilu D. Martinez, Catholic Pro-life Committee For the Umatuna Si Yu’os “Wise men still seek him!” Have you ever seen Christmas cards with that claim on...

Confession, a beautiful part of Catholic Men’s Conference

2018 Guam Catholic Men’s Conference 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica, Hagåtña. Registration forms available online at or Forms...