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CBCP vows to uphold sacredness of life

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Archbishop Socrates Villegas. FILE PHOTO

As the country celebrates Easter Sunday, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines is exhorting Filipinos to renew their faith in the doctrine of the resurrection of the body and to be good stewards of health.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Conscience best place to visit during Lent–Bishop Villegas

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Looking for the best place to go this Holy Week? It’s not the beach or even the church. It’s your conscience.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Palm Sunday: Giving, loving make week holy

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STRICTLY SYMBOLIC. Palm fronds (“palaspas”) decorate Santo Domingo Church in Quezon City for blessing on Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week. The Church says Filipinos should give the palaspas no other meaning than a symbol of welcome at the triumphant entry of Jesus to Jerusalem. It’s plain superstitious to use a blessed palm to ward off evil spirits or as protection against lightning and other disasters. RAFFY LERMA

Stewardship must hurt.Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) president and Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas imparted this message to the Catholic faithful who will have their palm fronds blessed in churches today in observance of Palm Sunday, the last Sunday of Lent and the start of the most solemn period of Holy Week.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

CBCP: Don’t miss Mass to watch Pacquiao-Bradley fight

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Don’t trade the Holy Mass for the sucker punch.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

RH defeat humbles Catholic bishops

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Advocates of the Reproductive Health law mounted a vigil in front of the Baguio courthouse of the Supreme Court on Monday (Apr. 7) in anticipation of a ruling on the constitutionality of the RH law.  PHOTOS BY EV ESPIRITU/ INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

And the Catholic Church graciously accepted defeat.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cardinal Tagle shuns hypocrisy as Ash Wednesday ushers in Lent

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Cardinal Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Hypocrites be damned. Not exactly the way Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle said it but he nonetheless urged Catholics not to be hypocrites in his Ash Wednesday homily to usher in the season of Lent.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Retired bishop scores ‘virtual dictatorship’

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Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

As the country observed the 28th anniversary of the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution, a former head of the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of the Philippines said Tuesday said the country was still under a “virtual dictatorship,” with the government using money to get what it wants.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

CBCP exec urges Lacson to name those obstructing rehab projects

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Former Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

An official of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) challenged rehabilitation chief coordinator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson to name the politicians allegedly obstructing the government’s rehabilitation efforts in areas ravaged by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan).

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

CBCP head asks bishops to reach out to people they have offended

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The head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines appealed to his fellow church leaders on Saturday to serve the poor and reach out even to their critics.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Quake victims cry out

A MAN walks past the ruins of the viewing deck of the Chocolate Hills in Carmen town in Bohol after the killer 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit the province in October.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The victims of last year’s powerful earthquake in Bohol feel neglected as attention and aid are focused on typhoon-ravaged Central Visayas.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

CBCP president praying for conversion of corrupt

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The Catholic Church remains firm in its stand against the controversial reproductive health measure, according to Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines president Archbishop Socrates Villegas (in photo). INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

In his New Year message, the leader of Filipino Catholic prelates prayed Monday for peace in Syria, the end of kidnappings and violence, and the “conversion of the corrupt.”

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Archbishop urges Catholics to pray for end to war, violence, poverty

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Archbishop Socrates Villegas. FILE PHOTO

Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), has called on the Catholic faithful to start the New Year by praying for an end to war, violence, hunger and poverty.

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Church or no church, dawn Masses go on

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The nine-day “Simbang Gabi” and dawn Mass—a Filipino way of preparing for Christmas—endures, even in areas devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

They may have lost their homes and their property—in fact, even their churches—but not their faith.

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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