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‘Battle is not over yet,’ say bishops, pro-life groups in Visayas

A Catholic church in Bacolod has cut in half a tarpaulin that tells the faithful whom to vote for and whom to junk in the May senatorial elections (“Team Buhay, Team Patay”). INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court ruling that declares the reproductive health law as constitutional has not deterred the spirit of the Visayas-based pro-life advocates who vowed to continue fighting the law, which they have described as “immoral.”

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

Priests also dread looming traffic jams

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LEO M. SABANGAN II

Even the clergy are jittery about the predicted horrendous traffic jams in Metro Manila.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

6 priests testifying in defense of Napoles urged to tell the truth

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Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz is appealing to the six priests who will testify before the Makati Regional Trial Court in defense of alleged pork barrel scam chief operator Janet Lim Napoles to simply tell the truth in the case of serious illegal detention.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Mass in Loboc amid rubble, aftershocks

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MASS BY THE RUINS  Parishioners of Loboc town in Bohol province hear Mass at a kiosk beside the rubble of their church, which was built in 1602. Heritage churches in five other towns in the province were destroyed by last week’s earthquake.  MARIANNE BERMUDEZ/INQUIRER

At least 300 residents sat on concrete benches and monobloc chairs and even on the ground as they heard Mass at the kiosk amid the rubble of their 17th-century church.

Posted: October 21st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Priest tells media: Continue standing up for the truth

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A ranking member of the Catholic clergy yesterday advised media professionals “not to be discouraged” with the conviction for libel of veteran journalist Leo Lastimosa, saying they should continue to “stand for the truth”.

Posted: September 1st, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

PH Catholic Church badly needs priests for growing flock

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Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

As far as Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz is concerned, priests are easily the Philippines’ most wanted.

Posted: August 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Priests asked to tweet

Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has called on priests and pastors on social networking sites to encourage their flock to register for the barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections in October.

Posted: July 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Prelate refutes book’s assertions on Pampanga clergy

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San Fernando Archbishop Paciano Aniceto: No toleration of erring priests  PHOTO FROM CBCPONLINE.NET

San Fernando Archbishop Paciano Aniceto said he had not tolerated erring priests in Pampanga, particularly those who had violated their vows of celibacy and poverty or committed indiscretions.

Posted: June 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bishops eye plan of action against vote buying, PCOS flaws in future polls

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EARLIER this month, two banners displaying anti-RH and pro-RH senatorial candidates were put up at San Sebastian Cathedral in Tarlac City. JO MARTINEZ-CLEMENTE/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

Several Catholic bishops said on Wednesday they were saddened that vote-buying worsened during the May 13 elections, an indication that the Catholic Church should boost its efforts to educate voters amid a nation facing values crisis.

Posted: May 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

SC justice with strong Catholic ties takes on anti-RH law petition

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The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A Supreme Court justice with strong ties to the Catholic Church has been assigned to handle the petition questioning the constitutionality of the controversial Reproductive Health Law.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Catholic leaders vow to ensure defeat of LP candidates in 2013 polls over RH law

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President Aquino: In campaign mode FILE PHOTO

Catholic leaders lambasted on Saturday the “secrecy” that shrouded President Aquino’s signing of the reproductive health (RH) bill into law and vowed to “exhaust all legal remedies” to have it repealed.

Posted: December 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Visayas Church leaders decry moves to push divorce bill

Palo, Leyte, Metropolitan Cathedral. Catholic Church officials in the Visayas said Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, the move to push for the approval of the divorce bill was not surprising as it has been part of the culture of DEATH (referring to moves to legalize divorce, euthanasia, abortion, "total population control" and "homosexual union") worming its way into the life of Filipinos.  PHOTO FROM CBCPNEWS.COM

Catholic Church officials in the Visayas said the move to push for the approval of the divorce bill was not surprising as it has been part of the culture of DEATH (referring to moves to legalize divorce, euthanasia, abortion, “total population control” and “homosexual union”) worming its way into the life of Filipinos.

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

Half of Filipino Catholics shunning church weddings

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CBCP media director, Msgr. Pedro Quitorio. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

More than half of Filipino Catholics have not gotten married in churches, according to a survey conducted by Radio Veritas, a Catholic-run radio station and this could be because church weddings are deemed costly.

Posted: October 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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