Swami Tyagananda, a Hindu monk, offers a nugget of wisdom. For him, it is 'difficult to hate a religion when you personally know that warm, intelligent, and considerate people practice it.'
We are now witnessing Catholicism at its best. Those from the faith would do well to reconnect with their faith today, and join their Church as it tells those who suffer that they too may partake of the kingdom of God – distant but ever present.
(UPDATED) Jesuit seminarian Richie Fernando could become the first Filipino saint born in the 20th century
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle also tells his flock to defend the weak, as he opens the 4th Philippine Conference on New Evangelization
(UPDATED) Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles says there was 'no conflict' between the local church and Rodrigo Duterte when he was Davao City mayor
The Davao archbishop is set to lead the CBCP as his friend – President Rodrigo Duterte – pursues a bloody war on drugs that has alarmed Catholic bishops
The president of the Imam Council of the Philippines says, 'Bakit po ang mga Muslim lang? Ang mga Muslim ba, 'yun lang ang extremist?'
'Kung sino man ang nagplano na hatiin ang mga Kristiyano at Muslim, mukhang inis na inis ngayon, kasi hindi nagtatagumpay lagi,' says Cardinal Tagle
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says Filipinos seem to 'accept' rampant killings – but 'out of despair,' not 'moral conviction'
Here is Rappler's 360-degree video of the veneration of the relics of Saints Peter and Paul at the Manila Cathedral during the celebration of Pope's Day
Cardinal Gerhard Mueller has clashed with Pope Francis over key reform issues and has been caught up in controversy earlier this year
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle reflects on life as a pilgrimage, as he marks his 60th birthday
A guide issued by the CBCP tags at least 29 websites for 'carrying fake or unverified contents'
British Ambassador to the Philippines Asif Ahmad clarifies that 'there is no interfaith conflict' in the Philippines
Current and former lawmakers, religious leaders, and advocates will lead the call for peace and respect for human rights 'amidst the rising tide of terrorism, martial rule and impunity that threatens to rip the nation apart'
Here is Rappler's 360-degree video of the canonical coronation held during a Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Aranzazu in San Mateo
'The true believers in Islam have condemned this ideology,' Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo says, as clashes continue in Marawi City
'We shall condemn any abuse of martial law and as in the past will condemn it outright if it goes in the way of evil,' the Catholic bishops of Mindanao say
A million pilgrims visit Medjugorje, Bosnia each year, where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to 6 young villagers on June 24, 1981
Sylvian Faith Abunda achieves the new record of 42.85 meters in her fourth attempt, eclipsing the 42.34 record posted by teammate Efrelyn Democer during the Palarong Pambansa 2015 held in Tagum
On Good Friday, in the Philippines – a country that celebrates its long Christian heritage – we see not the death but the persistence of cruelty
Presented via 360-degree video on YouTube, the Virtual Visita Iglesia brings us to 14 different churches across Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao
Relatives of victims of extrajudicial killings will also join the annual 'Washing of the Feet' ritual to be led by Cardinal Tagle on Holy Thursday
Selling drugs is killing people, Cardinal Tagle says, as he launches another Catholic-run drug rehabilitation program
This is the first non-Filipino Catholic bishops' conference to speak out against human rights abuses in Duterte-led Philippines
'Kapag walang masyadong nangyayaring pagbabago sa lipunan, ang isa nating dapat tingnan ay ang loob'
'Ang pinakamahalaga natin siguro na kontribusyon sa bayan at sa mundo ngayon ay ang pagbabagong-loob,' Cardinal Tagle says on Ash Wednesday
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle makes this unprecedented move as the Duterte administration chooses to hold a low-key celebration of People Power this year
Inasmuch as many of us are irritated at Manny Pacquiao for using the Bible in the Senate, the reality is that he is not the enemy here
The moral message of religious leaders does not resonate with the public's captivation with safety and the President's willpower
Despite efforts like this, President Rodrigo Duterte asks Catholic leaders, 'Meron ba kayong isang bahay lang, maski limang kuwarto para rehab?'
'Even if anyone has a sinful or scandalous past, remember, that person can still be redeemed and renew his life,' Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos says
'Bullying and Internet bashing are not mercy,' Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos also says at the World Apostolic Congress on Mercy
'Churchmen are not perfect,' Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles admits, but they should 'proclaim what is right and proper' despite their own misdeeds
'Imagine Christ who embraces…the addict fearful for his life,' Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles says at the World Apostolic Congress on Mercy
'Do not be afraid to wait because love is patient, and love always waits. Do not be afraid to wait even if it takes forever,' Archbishop Socrates Villegas says
'We are the disciples of mercy, Jesus' mercy,' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says as he denounces global evils such as human trafficking
Fazenda da Esperança graduate Richard Elson, a former drug addict who is now a seminarian, believes that every life has hope
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads the baptism of 400 children from the slums of Manila
'Ituro kung papa'no si Hesus tumanggap sa iba't ibang tao, lalo na sa mga hindi minamahal ng lipunan,' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says
Called a 'grand procession,' the Walk for Life is set at the Quirino Grandstand Parade Ground in Manila
Thousands of Black Nazarene devotees join the annual Traslacion despite threats of terrorism
'Jesus is stronger than drugs,' Fazenda da Esperança founder Father Hans Stapel says during the 'Day of Hope' at the Manila Cathedral
Former drug addicts also tell their stories during the 'Day of Hope' Mass at the Manila Cathedral, presided over by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle
'Sana maghimala ang Mahal na Poong Nazareno sa ginagawa ng mga tao na 'yan,' 70-year-old devotee Lucila Lim says of recent killings in the Philippines
For this year's Feast of the Black Nazarene, many devotees have already lost friends or relatives in the war on drugs
'We wish Pope Francis good health and good humor as he continues to guide us to build a more humane world,' says Duterte spokesman Martin Andanar
'In the Islamic elementary school I attended, after religion class, I always went straight to the mushola (prayer hall) to pray, because I was scared of going to hell. I was only 7 years old.'
The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) also questions the killings of drug suspects who allegedly resist arrest