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Church not obsessed with RH law–CBCP

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Fr. Melvin Castro, executive director of the CBCP—Episcopal Commission on Family and Life. http://cbcpforlife.com

A Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) official on Saturday replied to calls by supporters of the controversial reproductive health (RH) law for the Church to stop its “obsession with contraception.”

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Vatican surveys find Catholics reject sex rules

In this May 1, 2013 file photo, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, left, performs a civil union vows ceremony for Sonja Semion, center left, and her partner Courtney Law at the Webb Municipal Building in Denver. AP

New surveys commissioned by the Vatican show that the vast majority of Catholics in Germany and Switzerland reject church teaching on contraception, sexual morality, gay unions and divorce, findings remarkable both in their similarity and in the fact that they were even publicized.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US nuns can opt out of contraception clause–high court

U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. AP FILE PHOTO

The US Supreme Court said Friday that religiously-affiliated groups could opt out of a provision in the new health care law that requires employers to provide insurance that includes contraception.

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

RH bicam: Satisfying, pleasurable

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HOW SWEET IT IS Principal sponsors of RH bill Sen. Pia Cayetano and Rep. Edcel Lagman enjoy their moment of victory after the final version of the RH bill was approved during the Congress bicameral meeting on Wednesday. RAFFY LERMA

What was supposed to be a meeting marked by fireworks and verbal jousts turned out to be “reproductive,” “satisfying” and “pleasurable.”

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino offers olive branch to RH bill foes

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President Aquino: In campaign mode FILE PHOTO

Showing magnanimity in victory, President Aquino on Tuesday extended an olive branch to critics of the reproductive health (RH) bill, including Catholic bishops, and called for unity in the implementation of the proposed law.

Posted: December 19th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bishop accuses Aquino of ‘bribing’ Congress

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Antipolo Bishop Gabriel Reyes

A Catholic bishop on Tuesday practically accused President Aquino of “bribing” members of the House of Representatives to vote in favor of the reproductive health (RH) bill.

Posted: December 19th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Sotto derails RH bicam meeting

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Senate Majority Floor Leader Vicente Sotto III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The bicameral conference committee tasked with reconciling the Senate and House versions of the reproductive health (RH) bill suffered a setback Tuesday.

Posted: December 19th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Sea of purple, red divides Senate gallery

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guyito

By their colors shall ye know their stand on the reproductive health (RH) bill.

Posted: December 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Congress passes RH bill

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VICTORY HUG Senators Pia Cayetano and Miriam Defensor-Santiago, sponsors of the reproductive health bill, embrace each other after the Senate approves the measure. ARNOLD ALMACEN

Senators Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Pia Cayetano embraced each other as they stood in the middle of the session hall, while Senate President Pro Tempore Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada announced Monday night the 13-8 vote approving the reproductive health (RH) bill.

Posted: December 18th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Condom conundrum: Porn industry ponders latex law

Condoms. AP FILE PHOTO

The show must go on, is the entertainer’s credo, and it did just that in the US Porn Capital even after Los Angeles County voted to require performers to use condoms when filming sex scenes.

Posted: November 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Substitute RH bill turns off even supporters, says lawmaker

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Students from Catholic schools, religious, civic groups, seminarians and clergies from the Diocese of Lucena in Lucena City marched from the Saint Ferdinand Cathedral to the Quezon Convention Center Saturday to protest against the controversial reproductive health bill. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The proposed substitute to the reproductive health bill at the House of Representatives has turned off some of its most avid supporters.

Posted: October 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino not pushing hard enough for RH bill out of fear of Church–Santiago

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III is not pushing for the passage of the reproductive health bill as much as he pressed for the removal of former Chief Justice Renato Corona and for the synchronization of the elections in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao with next year’s mid-term national elections, a top proponent of the bill said Saturday.

Posted: September 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Expect long RH debate in Senate—Enrile

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Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Proponents of the reproductive health (RH) bill in the Senate should brace themselves for a lengthy debate on every amendment that some opposing senators may want to introduce into the controversial measure.

Posted: September 3rd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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