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Bangsamoro in your hands, bishops remind legislators

Archbishop Lingayen-Dagupan Socrates Villegas. FILE PHOTO

Open the door to varying opinions on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and carefully study them, the local Catholic Church has advised Congress.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bishops call for ‘assiduous and vigorous’ debate on Bangsamoro law

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

Leaders of the Catholic Church in the Philippines asked Congress Saturday to keep the door open to varying opinions on the Bangsamoro Basic Law and carefully study them.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cardinal Tagle hopes others will help the homeless too


No roof above their heads, no shelter from the storm. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle has raised concerns over the country’s homeless as he led the recent groundbreaking for a Catholic Church-funded housing project in Barangay (village) Muzon, San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan.

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Church steps up initiative against pork

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Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo. INQUIRER file photo

Church-based and nongovernment organizations in Iloilo and Pampanga provinces have launched a signature campaign in support of a people’s initiative for a bill to abolish and make illegal all forms of pork barrel.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Pope says religion can’t justify violence

Pope Francis arrives for vespers prayers at the St. Paul Cathedral in Tirana, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Pope Francis has called on moderate Muslims and all religious leaders to condemn Islamic extremists who "pervert" religion to justify violence, as he visited Albania and held it up as a model for interfaith harmony.  AP PHOTO/VISAR KRYEZIU

TIRANA, Albania–Pope Francis warned during a visit to Albania on Sunday that religion can never be used to justify violence, making apparent reference to the bloodshed wreaked by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.   The 77-year-old pontiff said majority-Muslim Albania was an “inspiring example” of religious harmony, as hundreds of thousands thronged the […]

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »