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Friday, December 14, 2018

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

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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

Cardinal Tagle’s statement on drug-related killings -

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Pro-life Position Paper on Death Penalty -

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Marawi bishop opposes martial law extension -

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Go out on the streets and serve, priests told

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MANILA, August 30, 2013— A Catholic archbishop told his clergy to reach out to the faithful and adopt a more missionary mindset. Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan said they cannot keep themselves stuck in churches and become “pastors of status quo” while people are waiting for the Gospel. “This cannot continue. We cannot be swivel chair pastors,” Villegas said in a statement issued Friday. “We must get out to the barangays and public schools, visit the charity wards of hospitals, teach catechism again, visit homes again—make a ‘mess’ in society,” he said. It was yet another admonishment from the incoming…

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Lead a life of conversion, Tagle urges diocesan faithful

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MANILA, August 29, 2013—Expressing jubilation over the Pasig Diocese’s 10th anniversary, a high-ranking official of the Catholic Church urged the diocesan faithful to lead a converted life rooted to a strong faith to the Divine. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle called on the laity and members of the clergy to fulfill their mission of being renewed and converted to further strengthen their diocese against challenges that might come its way. “We thank the Lord for gathering us and remaining true and loyal in the past 10 years of being a diocese,” he said in his talk during the Pasig…

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The Church and the Pork Barrel protest

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  +SOCRATES B. VILLEGAS Archbishop of Lingayen Dagupan   Letter to my Brother Priests in Lingayen-Dagupan. My dear brother priests: Our parishioners are angry and we too are angry like them. It should really and rightly be so. Sin and crime, corruption and cheating, abuse of the poor and neglect of the weak ones must anger us. If the magnitude of corruption among our elected public servants does not anger us, it could mean we are friends with sin. This anger cannot remain an emotional outburst. It must lead us to reflect and having reflected lead us to action. What…

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Life After RH

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Today is the last day of the oral arguments of the RH law in the Supreme Court. The die has been cast, and the justices have heard both sides. A few weeks to a few months from now we will face the decision of the judges whether to uphold the law or strike it down in its totality or just some provisions. We have always believed that with or without the RH law, the Culture of Death will still be upon us, preying on our youth and their impressionable minds, as well as infusing ideologies and philosphies that are very…

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Villegas to laity: Pork barrel issue should lead us to action

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August 19, 2013 |  Posted by: mongladz MANILA, August 17, 2013—The incoming president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Saturday urged the Filipino faithful to learn from the lessons taught by the pork barrel scandal, saying that this controversy must lead the people to “greater action.” Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas said Filipinos must not let time erase the lessons taught by the controversy to avoid the recurrence of other scams in the future. “(The scam) continues to [baffle) and hurt us every time we discover something new about it,” Villegas said in an interview after a mass he…

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Ethical and Moral Downside of Contraception Law

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                          August 21, 2013 |  Posted by: mongladz Ethical and Moral Downside of Contraception Law Fr. Daniel Icatlo Diocese of Daet The Reproductive Health Law or RH Bill, euphemistically known as Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012 (Republic Act No. 10354), is a law in the Philippines. It claims to guarantee universal access to methods of contraception, fertility control, sexual education, and maternal care. While there is general agreement about its provisions on maternal and child health, there is great debate on its mandate that the Philippine government…

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If You Say You Oppose PDAF, You Should Oppose RH Too

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The Pork Barrel Scam has certainly enraged this nation and the anger will soon spill over to the streets. A few days from now simultaneous rallies will be held against the greed and corruption perpetuated by the Pork Barrel system, held fortuitously on the day called Araw ng mga Bayani. The day of heroes. On that day, we take to the streets, and protest the massive corruption happening in our country – an injustice so great that it has left the poor poorer and the rich richer. Some were afraid that the recent habagat rains and the massive flooding might…

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Shameless

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                              It is said that the typical Filipino has a good sense of right and wrong; what he does not have is a sense of shame. This Pork Barrel issue, although one of the biggest scams that have come to surface the past few years, is but one of many instances when Filipino politicians shamelessly use government funds for projects that are self-serving. No wonder so many people run for public office. Many of them know that there is much to earn by being a politician…

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RH Law, paggamit ng ‘police power’ ng estado – SolGen

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MANILA – SA isang nakagugulat na pagbubunyag sa ikatlong sesyon ng RH Law oral kamakailan, inamin ni Solicitor General Atty. Francis H. Jardeleza, ang tumatayong depensa ng pamahalaan, na ang RH Law ay isang paggamit ng ‘police power’ ng estado upang tiyakin na hindi magkakaroon ng mga ‘di ginustong pagbubuntis sa bansa. “[The RH law] is an exercise of the police power of the state,” pahayag ni Jardeleza, na hinirang ni Pangulong Aquino sa posisyon noong Pebrero 2012. Ayon kay Jardeleza, may kapangyarihan ang pamahalaang itakda kung alin ang ‘unwanted pregnancy’ at alin ang hindi. “The state has a right…

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The ugly face of population control

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                        While the Solicitor General and his legal team are trying very hard to convince us that state-mandated contraception under the Reproductive Health Law is not population control, an aggressive vaccination campaign among the poor is reported to be causing an alarming rise in infant mortality in the countryside. Last weekend I listened to reports from family life workers assembled in Cebu City and came home feeling that a terrible crime was being committed against our people in the name of public health by the same government that is…

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