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Don’t trade faith for aid, ‘Yolanda’ victims urged

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A Catholic bishop has complained that some religious denominations were using relief and assistance operations in areas devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda to proselytize and recruit survivors—mostly Catholics—into their groups.

Posted: July 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Even amid corruption, show mercy–Cardinal Tagle

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SPIRITUAL PREPARATION  Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle urges Catholics to become a “people rich in mercy” as they warm up for the coming of the Pope.  NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Monday called on the faithful to go beyond the feeling of euphoria and thanksgiving and prepare for the visit of Pope Francis next year by resolving to make an act of mercy daily even in the midst of corruption hounding the nation.

Posted: July 8th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

In wake of killings, bishops buck call for revival of death penalty

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Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop and CBCP president Socrates Villegas. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Catholic bishops on Wednesday reiterated the Church’s opposition to calls for the revival of the death penalty amid the recent spate of violent killings and other heinous crimes.

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gariguez: Enlist in the housing program

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A Filipino man climbs up on a wooden structure as he rebuilds his house in a neighborhood devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

Got nothing to do this summer? Help build homes for victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda.

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

Aquino asked to speed up paroles, pardons

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Rudy Diamante, executive secretary of the CBCP’s Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral Care.  PHOTO FROM CBCPONLINERADIO.COM

An official of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has called on President Aquino to act with dispatch on the petitions for pardon and parole from qualified prisoners.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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