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Pastoral Statement of the Bishops of Metro Manila -

Monday, March 16, 2020

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

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

Pastoral Statement Against Divorce -

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Cardinal Tagle to lead walk against killings -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

49 Abortion Clinics Closed in 2017, 77% of All Abortion Clinics Open in 1991 Have Shut Down -

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Bishop condemns killing of priest -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Church urges repentance over rampant killings -

Monday, November 6, 2017

Our Lady of Fatima will be icon at prayer for healing -

Monday, October 30, 2017

Church urges faithful to join ‘heal the nation’ Edsa procession -

Monday, October 16, 2017

Fr. Chito rescued from Maute captivity -

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Church leaders praise junking of same-sex union

    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…

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March for Mary and the Filipino Family

          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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The Church and ‘LGBT discrimination’

In recent months a lot of discussion has swirled around the issue of alleged “discrimination” against “transgenders” and members of the “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex” (“LGBTQI”) community. Due to the bathroom brouhaha stirred up by Greg Martin Diez – who now goes by the name Gretchen Diez – the issue was catapulted to the forefront of the nation’s attention, as if far more important than truly pressing matters such as the plight of our farmers, the actual state of our national sovereignty, corruption and law enforcement issues needing urgent attention, and the horrendous traffic situation in NCR. Although…

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

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A Catholic priest urged Senator Riza Hontiveros not to eschew misrepresentation on divorce after claiming that it is “pro-marriage, pro-family, and pro-children”. Fr. Jerome Secillano, Executive Secretary of the bishops’ public affairs committee, said that such claim contradicts the provisions of the 1987 Constitution. “Is she saying now that the Family Code and our Constitution are anti-family, anti-marriage, and anti-children since they do not guarantee divorce?” Secillano said. “Divorce can never be pro-marriage, pro-family, and pro-children,” he said. “Let’s not twist facts just to suit a particular agenda.” On the other hand, the priest stressed that legalizing divorce in the…

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The pro-life vote

(First of two parts) On April 25, the Board of the Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas came out with a statement urging “Lay Groups and Christian Organizations” to lay aside non-partisanship in the coming senatorial elections. Invoking “the sovereignty of our country, the lives of our people, and the honor of the Philippines”, the letter urges the faithful to vote for 10 candidates in the coming senatorial elections. These 10 candidates—the “Otso Diretso” of the Liberal Party (Alejano, Aquino, Diokno, Gutoc, Hilbay, Macalintal, Roxas, Tañada) plus Colmenares and Poe – were specifically the ones endorsed by the “People’s Choice Movement” back…

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Reach out to unmarried couples, support newlyweds, pope urges

ROME— The Catholic Church must reach out to couples living together without being married, Pope Francis told those involved in family ministry in the Diocese of Rome. The church’s outreach should extend “also to those young people who choose to live together without marrying. We must witness to them the beauty of matrimony,” the pope said Sept. 27 during an evening meeting at the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the cathedral of the Rome Diocese. Some 850 priests, permanent deacons and married couples involved in diocesan and parish projects to prepare couples for marriage and minister to families met with…

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” Every child is a blessing “

“Every child is a blessing” CBCP Pastoral Exhortation on the 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae (25 July 1968) Happy are all who fear the LORD, who walk in the ways of God. What your hands provide you will enjoy; you will be happy and prosper: Like a fruitful vine your wife within your home, like olive plants your children around your table. Just so will they be blessed who fear the LORD. May the LORD bless you from Zion, all the days of your life that you may share Jerusalem’s joy and live to see your children’s children. Peace upon…

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CBCP Pastoral Exhortation: Rejoice and be glad!

CBCP Pastoral Exhortation “Blessed are the peacemakers, they shall be called sons and daughters of God.”(Mt 5:9) Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, do we not all aspire for the grace to be called “sons and daughters of God?” If we do so, then we must constantly strive to be peacemakers in these troubled times in our country. And that means to always strive to bring love where there is hatred, pardon where there is injury, faith where there is doubt, hope where there’s despair, light where there is darkness, and joy where there is sadness (from the prayer for…

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CBCP agency remains vigilant against death penalty

Mr. Rodolfo Diamante, executive secretary of the bishops’ Commission on Prison Pastoral Care, presents a handbook against death penalty after a Mass commemorating the 12th anniversary of the abolition of the capital punishment in the country, June 25, 2018. Opponents of the proposal to reinstate capital punishment in the country remains steadfast and are keeping a close eye on the Senate. Marking the 12th anniversary of the abolition of the death penalty with a Mass in Manila on Monday, staunch “right to life” advocates said there is no room for complacency as the ball remains in the hands of the…

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Couples told: ‘Have courage to fight divorce bill’

Pro-life advocate Mae Amorante shares inputs during an enhancement seminar for Pre-Cana facilitators in the Diocese of Malolos.RAINIER POLICARPIO Speaking at a recently-concluded enhancement seminar for Pre-Cana facilitators in the Diocese of Malolos, Mae Amorante called on husbands and wives to deepen their understanding of marriage and to take a stand against the proposed divorce bill. “One of the challenges the society faces nowadays is the number of dysfunctional marriages and families,” she said in an interview with CBCP News. “And with this, all of us must find the courage to speak our minds about divorce.” “Let us remember that right…

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