#MercyPH - updates

Rappler's latest stories on #MercyPH


Church in Bulacan runs 27-year-old drug rehab program

Jan 22, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Despite efforts like this President Rodrigo Duterte asks Catholic leaders Meron ba kayong isang bahay lang maski limang kuwarto para rehab?

CHURCH-RUN REHAB. This file photo dated April 5, 2016, shows former drug addicts during a Bible sharing session in Galilee Home, a rehabilitation center run by the Catholic Church in Bulacan. Photo courtesy of Galilee Home

Bishop vs death penalty: 'God did not cast the first stone!'

Jan 21, 2017 - 8:49 PM

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

'MERCY IS LIFE.' Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos urges Catholic to defend life as he delivers final homily of the World Apostolic Congress on Mercy (WACOM) hosted by the Philippines this year. Photo by Roy Lagarde/Rappler

Bishop on Duterte tirades: 'Sick doctor still cures others'

Jan 21, 2017 - 11:12 AM

Churchmen are not perfect Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles admits but they should proclaim what is right and proper despite their own misdeeds

'NOT PERFECT.' Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles defends his fellow priests and bishops against the latest tirades of President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Lipa archbishop: 'Christ embraces the miserable'

Jan 18, 2017 - 10:02 PM

Imagine Christ who embraces…the addict fearful for his life Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles says at the World Apostolic Congress on Mercy

MERCY CONGRESS. Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles makes an appeal for the abandoned and neglected on the 3rd day of the World Apostolic Congress on Mercy on January 18, 2017. Photo by Eric Paul Guanlao/ Archdiocese of Manila Office of Communication

Bishop on killings: Filipinos 'quiet like in time of Hitler'

Jan 18, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Let us boldly reject merciless ways of dealing with the most miserable including our drug addicts Bishop Teodoro Bacani says at the Mercy Congress

'HOW CAN THIS BE?' Novaliches Bishop Emeritus Teodoro Bacani on January 18, 2017, questions the silence of many Filipinos about the recent drug-related killings in the Philippines. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Bishop hits PNP, says Oplan TokHang 'a bringer of death'

Jan 18, 2017 - 1:58 PM

What kind of police force do we have that cannot catch the killers of 4 000 people? asks Bishop Teodoro Bacani at the Congress on Mercy

HITTING PNP. Novaliches Bishop Emeritus Teodoro Bacani criticizes the Philippine National Police on January 17, 2017, for failing to catch vigilantes who have killed 4,000 suspected drug pushers and users. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cardinal Tagle hits trafficking as Congress on Mercy begins

Jan 17, 2017 - 9:49 AM

We are the disciples of mercy Jesus mercy Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says as he denounces global evils such as human trafficking

CONGRESS ON MERCY. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle greets delegates of the 4th World Apostolic Congress on Mercy during the opening Mass on January 16, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler