By Julie Alipala
Priests, nuns and lay leaders in Jolo, Sulu, are now being guarded and placed under close monitoring by police and military authorities to keep them safe from the Abu Sayyaf and other lawless elements, according to Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo.
Pope Francis’ hints about a possible opening on the issue of married priests are sowing confusion in the Vatican and among Catholic reformists and conservatives alike.
A priest and an employee of a hospital run by a religious order in Portugal have been charged with sexually abusing patients.
Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged mastermind of the pork barrel scam, gave generous donations to priests and nuns, according to the digital files of principal whistle-blower Benhur Luy.
By Jocelyn R. Uy
At least two Roman Catholic bishops came to the defense of former Quiapo Church rector Msgr. Josefino Ramirez on Friday, saying the retired priest was born to a well-to-do family and had no reason to ask for money for selfish purposes.