Recent scandals involving the Iglesia ni Cristo cast doubt on the practice of bloc voting. Will INC members still obey their ministers on election day?
'My dear brothers and sisters, Easter is a time to look for Jesus. Those who look for Jesus will find Jesus.'
We're all like Judas but we're all like Jesus, too, Cardinal Tagle says
Much like religious practices like hearing mass and visiting churches on Holy Week, I think people can miss out on the point when they just focus on just those practices and not realizing why they do them in the first place
Pope Francis also reminds the clergy not to break their religious vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience
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Cardinal Charles Maung Bo adds, 'The death of the family is the death of humanity'
This comes as the local church said the International Eucharistic Congress 'will not become a platform for politics'
'Hindi ka pabigat,' Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle says in a homily for devotees of the Black Nazarene
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle stresses the need for mercy while Archbishop Socrates Villegas says, 'Christmas is a mission'
'Instead of hatred, Jesus said: 'This is my body for you. This is my blood for you,' Cardinal Tagle says
'Without mercy, no church, no society, will ever be built up,' Cardinal Tagle says as he opens the Jubilee Year of Mercy
‘The wounds may come from the family, but it is also the family that becomes the source of comfort and healing,’ Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says at the World Meeting of Families
Speaking to Rappler, Iglesia ni Cristo spokesman Brother Edwil Zabala says this is the biggest evangelical mission in the INC's 101-year history
In an e-mail to Rappler, author Cindy Wooden says Cardinal Tagle’s pastoral approach 'resembles the pastoral approach of Pope Francis'
’Before considering someone your friend, let time test him,’ Pope Francis says, as he describes friendship as ‘very sacred’
'Storm the heavens' to fight the drought, Cardinal Tagle tells Catholics as the current El Niño is likely to become one of the strongest on record
In a historic move, Pope Francis reforms the annulment process to ensure that ‘the heart of the faithful...is not long oppressed by the darkness of doubt’
Saying people have become ‘too pragmatic,’ Cardinal Tagle asks his flock, ‘Do you have time, as they say, to smell the roses?’
Still, a Filipino archbishop says Pope Francis, through a recent decision, wants to show that ‘the mercy of God is bigger than the sin of abortion’
Single mother Rosemary Farfan tells Pope Francis, 'I've felt guilty at times and ashamed.' Calling her a courageous woman, the Pope drives her to tears.
While allowing the use of marijuana for the terminally ill, Catholic bishops in the Philippines deny supporting a proposed medical marijuana bill
Giving his secretary a piece of advice, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle recalls the time he himself was installed as a cathedral rector – inside a stockroom
Pero meron pa ring hamon, sabi ng sociologist na si Jayeel Cornelio. Dagdag niya, 'The social media element is a game-changer for the Iglesia ni Cristo.'
Speaking to Rappler, Iglesia ni Cristo spokesman Edwil Zabala seeks to reassure INC members who have begun to doubt their church
Para maintindihan natin ang krisis sa Iglesia ni Cristo, makakasama natin ang isang sociologist of religion, si Jayeel Cornelio
Three ministers allegedly abducted by the Iglesia ni Cristo, however, surface to deny their alleged abduction
Angel Manalo also tells his brother, Iglesia ni Cristo head Eduardo Manalo: 'Ang mommy, sana, makausap mo na. Sabik na sabik siya.'
The National Bureau of Investigation rules out the alleged abduction of Iglesia ni Cristo ministers after investigators fail to find enough evidence
Expelled minister Isaias Samson Jr, former editor in chief of the INC publication Pasugo, earlier accused INC general auditor Glicerio Santos Jr of corruption
But Iglesia ni Cristo's Louie Cayabyab asks his flock to support the vigils in their districts, citing INC members who are 'risking their lives'
The group of Iglesia ni Cristo members also argues with the police, who asked them to clear the area following complaints from 'concerned citizens'
In a YouTube video, people weep as a minister refuses to read a circular expelling the mother and brother of Iglesia ni Cristo head Eduardo Manalo
(UPDATED) Iglesia executive minister Eduardo Manalo does not directly address issues involving the INC such as alleged corruption and the supposed abduction of ministers
'Be spokespersons of God,' expelled Iglesia ni Cristo minister Isaias Samson Jr tells church spokesmen Bienvenido Santiago and Edwil Zabala
Speaking to Rappler, Iglesia ni Cristo spokesman Bro Edwil Zabala dares critics to present their evidence against the century-old church
One delivery amounts to P3,000; another comes from a Singapore-based supporter of Angel and Tenny Manalo, kin of the head of Iglesia ni Cristo
(UPDATED) The Department of Justice, however, says it will avoid issues internal to the Iglesia ni Cristo, a group known for its influence in government
Filipino bishops won't insist on inviting Pope Francis because they want to 'give other countries a chance' to see the pontiff
While sticking to Church doctrine, Catholic bishops vow to 'revisit our concepts and presuppositions' after the US Supreme Court favored same-sex marriage
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle urges even non-Christians to study 'Laudato Si,' a historic papal letter warning against climate change
In 'Laudato Si,' a global plea for action to prevent climate change from destroying the planet, Pope Francis lifts from a pastoral letter published by the CBCP in January 1988
Rappler presents 7 frequently asked questions as the Vatican launches Pope Francis' encyclical on ecology, 'Laudato Si'
'When he presents his credentials to our Creator, he will no doubt be received warmly and with open arms,' Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario says
Described as the 'Asian Francis,' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads Caritas Internationalis as its first Asian president
Cardinal Tagle 'has been widely appreciated for his work carried out with local Caritas agencies' as typhoons frequently hit the Philippines, a report says
The Manila archbishop also tells migrant Filipino workers: 'Do not just accept parcels or bags from people, especially from those you do not know'
'Every life is precious as it comes from God,' Filipino Catholic bishops say, hoping to save a 30-year-old Filipina who is on Indonesia's death row
Pope Francis himself says a homily 'should be brief and avoid taking on the semblance of a speech or a lecture'
Pope Francis breaks the record of the late John Paul II as the most popular pontiff in the Philippines, a Social Weather Stations survey shows