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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Pope Francis declares blind 14th-century lay Dominican a saint -

Monday, April 26, 2021

POPE FRANCIS APPOINTS CARDINAL ADVINCULA AS NEW MANILA ARCHBISHOP -

Friday, March 26, 2021

‘Courageous prophet’: Tributes pour in for Archbishop Cruz -

Friday, August 28, 2020

Bishop urges public to unite against anti-terror bill -

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Pastoral Statement of the Bishops of Metro Manila -

Monday, March 16, 2020

ISSUESNew ‘Pro-Life Kids’ book teaches children the value of every human life -

Friday, November 15, 2019

Priest refutes senator: ‘Divorce will never be pro-family’ -

Thursday, September 19, 2019

2 priests, 2 pro-life activists arrested trying to save babies inside New Jersey abortion center -

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Contract Signing with Parentup -

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Respect and Care for Life 2019 -

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Over 41 million abortions estimated in 2018, making ‘choice’ world’s leading cause of death -

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Everyone must respect the basic human rights of all human beings, pope says -

Friday, December 14, 2018

Parents of ‘miracle’ micro-preemie thankful to bring home healthy girl -

Thursday, November 29, 2018

WATCH: Drag queen admits he’s ‘grooming’ children at story hour events -

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Brazil elects pro-life president, despite pressure to legalize abortion -

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Alfie Evans’ parents to ‘form a relationship’ with hospital, ask supporters to return home: BREAKING -

Friday, April 27, 2018

Couples told: ‘Have courage to fight divorce bill’ -

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

CBCP STATEMENT ON THE DIVORCE BILL -

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Pope Francis decries abortion and euthanasia as treating human life like ‘waste’

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VATICAN— Pope Francis decried abortion and euthanasia in a speech Monday in which he said that today’s “throwaway culture” leads to the killing of children and discarding of the elderly. “There is the discarding of children that we do not want to welcome with the law of abortion that sends them to the dispatcher and kills them directly. And today this has become a ‘normal’ method, a practice that is very ugly. It is really murder,” Pope Francis said Sept. 27. In a live-streamed address to members of the Pontifical Academy for Life, the pope said that to understand what…

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Benedict XVI: Legalization of same-sex marriage is ‘a distortion of conscience’

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VATICAN— Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has said that the legalization of same-sex marriage in many countries is “a distortion of conscience” which has also entered some Catholic circles. In an introduction to a new anthology of his writings on Europe, Benedict XVI said that “with the legalization of ‘same-sex marriage’ in 16 European countries, the issue of marriage and family has taken on a new dimension that cannot be ignored.” “We are witnessing a distortion of conscience which has evidently penetrated deeply into sectors of the Catholic people,” the pope emeritus wrote. “This cannot be answered with some small moralism…

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Church groups urge gov’t to address root causes of human trafficking

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                    An interfaith group marked the World Day Against Trafficking on Friday by calling on the government to intensify its campaign against the modern slavery by addressing its root causes. Saying that selfishness of exploiters is just one cause of trafficking, the Philippine Interfaith Movement Against Human Trafficking (Pimaht) said there’s also a need to look at the economic angle. “We especially hope that it will finally address the root causes of trafficking – create life-sustaining jobs at home and extend basic social services to the poor to enable them to…

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CBCP-ECPPC statement on the 15th anniversary of death penalty abolition

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                The Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral Care of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP-ECPPC) joins the Coalition Against the Death Penalty (CADP) in the joyful celebration of the 15th year of the abolition of the death penalty in the Philippines. We at the CBCP-ECPPC maintain that no person is beyond reformation. Every person deserves a second chance in order to correct his/her wrongdoings. Our Holy Father Pope Francis in his teachings, has constantly stressed that the taking away of life is inadmissible. Every person is valuable as he/she is created…

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Pope Francis declares blind 14th-century lay Dominican a saint

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VATICAN— Pope Francis declared a blind 14th-century Italian lay Dominican a saint Saturday using a process known as “equipollent” canonization. The Holy See press office said April 24 that the pope had authorized the extension of the liturgical cult of Blessed Margaret of Castello to the universal Church during a Saturday morning meeting with Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints. She will now be inscribed among the saints via the procedure also called “equivalent” canonization, where the requirement for a miracle attributed to the candidate’s intercession is waived. Margaret of Castello was born blind and…

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POPE FRANCIS APPOINTS CARDINAL ADVINCULA AS NEW MANILA ARCHBISHOP

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Pope Francis has appointed Cardinal Jose Advincula of Capiz as the new archbishop of Manila. The appointment was made public in Rome at 12 noon (7:00 p.m. in Manila) on Thursday, the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord. Advincula will succeed Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples in the Vatican. The archdiocese has been without an archbishop since Tagle left for Rome in February 2020. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines congratulated Advincula on his appointment as the 33rd archbishop of Manila. “We wish the archbishop-elect God’s abundant blessing in his…

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Teen pregnancy surge proves RH law ineffective, says priest

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A Catholic priest said that the teenage pregnancy surge only proves what they have been saying all along about the “reproductive health” law: it’s not the solution. Amidst efforts of the government to minimize unwanted teenage pregnancies, numbers continue to rise for the past years in the country. Fr. Melvin Castro, spiritual director of Pro-life Philippine, said it only shows that the RH law is not as effective as it was touted. “One of the key issues presented at the height of the debate (on RH) is that it will precisely avoid teenage pregnancy. The opposite is happening now,” Fr….

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A Pastoral Letter and a Call to Prayer

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  ” Sow for yourselves justice, reap in mercy.  Break up for yourselves a new field, for it is time to seek the Lord, till he comes and rains justice upon you. ”  Hosea 10:12 Dear Fellow Filipinos, A few days ago, we received a letter from His Eminence, Charles Cardinal Maung Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, Myanmar and President of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences. It was an ardent request for prayers for Hongkong, on account of the signing into law of a new National Security Act.  He explained in his letter how this new law poses a threat to the basic freedoms…

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Church leaders praise junking of same-sex union

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Church leaders in the Philippines have welcomed a court ruling junking the same-sex union petition with “finality”. The Supreme Court upheld an earlier decision to reject the petition that seeks to allow same-sex union in the predominantly Catholic country. The petition, according to SC, lacked “substantial arguments” to warrant the reversal of its earlier ruling. Bishop Broderick Pabillo, the auxiliary of Manila, praised the ruling and urged the public to instead deal on pressing issues like poverty, unemployment and climate change. “We should focus on these (issues),” Pabillo said. Bishop Honesto Ongtioco of Cubao said the Church will always uphold…

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March for Mary and the Filipino Family

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          Pro-life advocates on Sunday walked for Mary and the Filipino family in celebration of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Members of Pro-life Philippines walked from Malate Church all the way to the Manila Cathedral in Intramuros, where Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle celebrated a mass for them. “This is the first time that we did this on December 8 that’s why there’s only a few of us… but we plan to do this every Feast of the Immaculate Conception,” Pro-Life President Rita Dayrit said in an interview after the mass. “Hopefully, next time…

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