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Letran ends San Sebastian streak; Lyceum, Mapua nab victories

Sep 20, 2019 - 8:09 PM

The Knights bounce back to halt the Stags’ five-game winning run as the Pirates and Cardinals trip separate foes

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Lugo leads Mapua’s 2OT stunner over Letran; Lions sweep Chiefs

Sep 13, 2019 - 9:24 PM

Veteran guard Noah Lugo delivers a career-high performance as the Mapua Cardinals boost their playoff chances

TEAM EFFORT. The Cardinals prove steadier down the stretch against the Knights. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

B-day boy Balanza leads Letran win; San Beda sweeps 1st round

Sep 06, 2019 - 7:24 PM

Letran captain Jerrick Balanza celebrates his birthday with a key triumph as San Beda completes a 9-0 sweep

BIRTHDAY BLOWOUT. Jerrick Balanza powers the Knights to a 24-point whipping of the Blazers on his 23rd birthday. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

In 'season of creation,' Cardinal Tagle reminds all to take care of Earth

Sep 01, 2019 - 4:35 PM

'Let us renew our pledge to respect one another and the web of life,' Cardinal Tagle adds

WALK FOR CREATION. People from various schools, parishes, religious communities, and civil organizations join the 3rd Walk for Creation on September 1, 2019, vowing to address the ecological crisis. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Archbishop stands by disgraced Pell after sex-case appeal lost

Aug 23, 2019 - 7:13 AM

Melbourne Archbishop Peter Comensoli says while he accepted the testimony of the victim that convicted Pell, he believes his colleague was the victim of mistaken identity. He did not offer any evidence to support the claim.

Australian Cardinal George Pell (C) is escorted into the Supreme Court of Victoria in Melbourne on August 21, 2019. Convicted paedophile cardinal George Pell had his appeal against child sex abuse charges rejected by an Australian court on Wednesday, August 20, 2019. Asanka Brendon RATNAYAKE / AFP

Father of victim hopes for justice as Cardinal Pell waits for appeal verdict

Aug 20, 2019 - 10:46 AM

Australian Cardinal George Pell, the former Vatican number 3, is appealing against his conviction on 5 counts of sexually abusing two 13-year-old choirboys in the 1990s,

Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell speaks to the media at the Quirinale hotel in Rome on March 3, 2016 at the end of evidence via video-link to Australia's Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Sydney for a second of three days.  Pell insisted he has the "full backing" of Pope Francis as he told an inquiry that abuse claims against Australia's most notorious paedophile priest were not "of much interest" to him. / AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO

San Beda pounds Perpetual by 46; Lyceum deals Benilde its first loss

Aug 16, 2019 - 7:16 PM

The Red Lions stretch their perfect NCAA run to 6 games as the Pirates stay within striking distance at 6-1

SPOILER. Jayvee Marcelino and the Pirates halt the Blazers' hot start. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Blazers keep historic streak alive, Mapua continues resurgence

Aug 13, 2019 - 6:51 PM

The Blazers remain perfect with 5 straight wins in the NCAA Season 95 basketball tournament

RETURN. High-flying forward Justin Gutang (#18) returns from his injuries with 12 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists in the CSB Blazers fifth straight win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda tops Letran to stay perfect

Aug 10, 2019 - 8:34 PM

Defending champion San Beda stretches its unbeaten run to 5 as Mapua also scores a breakthrough victory

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NCAA postpones August 6, 2019 games

Aug 06, 2019 - 10:53 AM

The league reschedules the men’s basketball triple-header headlined by Letran and St Benilde clash

RESCHEDULED. St. Benilde's Justin Gutang makes his way past his defenders.  Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Tagle calls on Catholics to ‘pray for the nation’

Aug 01, 2019 - 6:16 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle makes the call as several bishops and priest are subject to ‘persecution and false accusations’ by government

CALL ON THE FAITHFUL. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle calls on Catholics to pray for bishops and priests suffering from 'false accusations'. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

NCAA: CSB wins 4th straight, Letran and Perpetual escape

Jul 30, 2019 - 7:51 PM

The CSB Blazers continue to make history with a perfect 4-0 start

PERFECT. CSB Blazers’ Unique Naboa closes the score gap in the last quarter to retain their winning streak. Photo by Kyle Janremy Bustos/Rappler

Spotless Benilde survives Mapua in chippy affair

Jul 25, 2019 - 7:44 PM

The Blazers stretch their unbeaten run to 3 games against the winless Cardinals

HEATED BATTLE. Justin Gutang and the CSB Blazers survive Mapua's gritty challenge. Photo by Kyle Janremy Bustos/Rappler

Knights down Altas in OT; Miranda clutch in JRU breakthrough

Jul 19, 2019 - 8:37 PM

Bonbon Batiller sustains his hot streak as Letran escapes Perpetual in an overtime thriller

Photo by Kyle Janremy Bustos/Rappler

NCAA: Letran, San Sebastian, CSB coast to easy wins

Jul 16, 2019 - 8:14 PM

Letran, San Sebastian and CSB continue to contend for the NCAA Season 95 basketball title

HERO. Bonbon Battalier erupts for 14 points to lead the Letran Knights. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Sebastian nails opening win as Perpetual, Benilde survive late rallies

Jul 09, 2019 - 8:57 PM

The San Sebastian Golden Stags prove why they are early season favorites in the NCAA Season 95 basketball tournament

FIRST WIN. RK Ilagan leads the Golden Stags with 25 points. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Bombed Catholic church in Sri Lanka attacks reopens

Jun 13, 2019 - 12:10 PM

Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith leads reconsecration of newly restored St Anthony's and says there were doubts whether the island could pull itself out of crisis after the coordinated suicide bombings on April 21

REOPENS. File photo of Sri Lankan navy personnel carry on repair works on the facade of St Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on May 2, 2019. Photo by Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP

Australia's Cardinal Pell launches appeal against child sex conviction

Jun 05, 2019 - 10:31 AM

Cardinal George Pell arrives in court under heavy guard for the start of his appeal against his conviction for sex abuse

Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell (C) arrives under heavy police protection for a hearing at the Melbourne Magistrates Court in Melbourne on July 26, 2017. Pell, a top advisor to Pope Francis, denied all charges of historical sexual abuse on July 26 at his first appearance in an Australian court over the allegations. / AFP PHOTO / Mal Fairclough

Cardinal Tagle reelected to lead int'l Catholic charities network

May 25, 2019 - 10:05 PM

Caritas Internationalis elects Cardinal Tagle to another 4-year term

CARDINAL TAGLE. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle gives his homily at the Chrism Mass at the Manila Cathedral. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

FilOil: UP snaps loss streak over CEU, Baste outlasts Mapua in OT

May 25, 2019 - 9:30 PM

The UP Maroons pull through despite playing minus team stars Ricci Rivero, Kobe Paras, and Juan Gomez de Liaño

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

FALSE: Villegas, Tagle 'say followers are traitors' for not voting for Otso Diretso

May 23, 2019 - 5:20 PM

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines says the claim is 'fake news and propaganda'

Duterte 'neither confirming nor denying' he went to hospital

May 19, 2019 - 1:35 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte is 'well and good,' says the Presidential Security Group, reacting to fresh rumors that he went to a hospital in San Juan City

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) miting de avance at the jampacked PhilSports Multi-Purpose Arena in Pasig City on May 11, 2019. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Pope's charity czar brings light to child squatters

May 12, 2019 - 10:31 PM

Cardinal Konrad Krajewski broke a police seal to turn the electricity back on in a Rome building where 450 people had been living without light or hot water since May 6

Church says Tagle, CBCP didn't endorse Otso Diretso

May 10, 2019 - 9:50 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle endorsed a process of discernment, not a specific set of candidates, in the May 13 elections

CHURCH LEADER. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle gives his homily at the Easter Vigil Mass at the Manila Cathedral on April 20, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Sri Lanka to air Sunday mass on TV as attack threat persists

May 04, 2019 - 9:03 PM

Police, meanwhile, are stepping up search operations over the weekend ahead of a planned re-opening of public schools after an extended Easter vacation

GUARDED. Sri Lankan navy personnel carry on repair works on the facade of St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on May 2, 2019, after a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. Photo by Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP

Tears and troops on streets as Sri Lanka mourns suicide bomb dead

Apr 28, 2019 - 10:33 PM

(UPDATED) In a sign of the tensions, the reopening of schools across Sri Lanka has been put back one week. Meanwhile, authorities keep up a 10 pm to 4 am nationwide curfew.

PRAYERS. Devotees pray at a barricade near St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on April 28, 2019, a week after a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Cardinal condemns suicide bombings as Sri Lanka marks one week from attacks

Apr 28, 2019 - 12:13 PM

'What happened last Sunday is a great tragedy, an insult to humanity,' says Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the Archbishop of Colombo

PRAYERS. Photo by Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP

Tagle at Easter Vigil: Be the love that triumphs over sin, death

Apr 20, 2019 - 10:51 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says expressing one's love need not always be through heroic feats, but can be done be through simple deeds

EASTER VIGIL. Lighted candles illuminate the faces of the Catholics who attended the Easter Vigil Mass led by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Black Saturday at the Manila Cathedral on April 20, 2019. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Cardinal Tagle slams culture of bullying, 'paninindak'

Apr 20, 2019 - 10:06 AM

'Mangako kayo ngayong Biyernes Santo, hindi kayo maninindak. Hindi kayo magiging marahas. Hindi kayo magiging bully,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle

GOOD FRIDAY. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle delivers his homily during the Good Friday service at the Manila Cathedral on April 19, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: Cardinal Tagle's Masses for Holy Week 2019

Apr 19, 2019 - 3:05 PM

Bookmark this page to watch Cardinal Tagle's Holy Week services on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Black Saturday (Easter Vigil)

Cardinal Tagle warns vs cell phone addiction: 'Parang alipin na tayo'

Apr 18, 2019 - 9:05 PM

'Our imprisonments are very subtle,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Holy Thursday 2019

BLOWING ON OIL. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle blows on holy oil to bless it during the Chrism Mass at the Manila Cathedral on Holy Thursday, April 19, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cardinal Tagle on Maundy Thursday: Guide the youth, don't abuse them

Apr 18, 2019 - 8:05 PM

'Para sa mga may responsibilidad sa lipunan, ang mga kabataan ay dapat gabayan, hindi dapat pagsamantalahan,' says Cardinal Tagle before washing the feet of 12 young persons

Cardinal Tagle hits hate speech, fake news

Apr 18, 2019 - 10:30 AM

'Those consecrated by the Spirit will proclaim liberty to the captive. Those consecrated by the Spirit will not lead others to further captivity,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle

'DO NOT ENSLAVE OTHERS.' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle Blesses the oil at the Chrism Mass at the Manila Cathedral on April 18, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cardinal Tagle hits 'sellers' of people: Repent like Judas

Apr 17, 2019 - 5:29 PM

There is goodness even in Judas, says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle as the Philippines marks Holy Week 2019

TONDO VISIT. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle visits Parola, Tondo, to say Mass on Holy Wednesday, April 17, 2019. All photos courtesy of CBCP News

Tagle on Palm Sunday 2019: Follow humble leaders

Apr 14, 2019 - 10:13 AM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle warns against the 'more attractive' tendency to follow the high and mighty

HUMILITY. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle presides over the Palm Sunday Mass at the Manila Cathedral on April 14, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Convicted French cardinal expected to resign at meeting with pope

Mar 18, 2019 - 10:29 AM

(UPDATED) The Argentine pontiff could take several weeks to decide whether to accept the resignation

CHURCH CRISIS. This handout picture released by the Vatican press office on May 20, shows Pope Francis shaking hands with Cardinal Philippe Barbarin. Hand out/ Osservatore Romano/ AFP

Australian Cardinal Pell sentenced to 6 years in jail for choirboy abuse

Mar 13, 2019 - 9:40 AM

The judge says during the sentencing: You 'may not live to be released from prison,' accusing Pell of 'appalling offending' and a 'brazen and forceful sexual attack on the two victims'

CONVICTED. File photo of Australian Cardinal George Pell (center left). Photo by Mal Fairclough/AFP

French cardinal convicted over sex abuse cover-up

Mar 07, 2019 - 6:26 PM

(UPDATED) 'I have decided to go to see the Holy Father to hand him my resignation. He will receive me in a few days' time,' Cardinal Philippe Barbarin says after the verdict

CONVICTED. In this file photo taken on April 03, 2016 Roman Catholic Cardinal, Archbishop of Lyon, Philippe Barbarin leads a mass, in Saint-Jean cathedral in Lyon. File photo by Jeff Pachoud/AFP

Convicted Australian cardinal sued over alleged abuse

Mar 07, 2019 - 9:54 AM

Local media reports one alleged victim of Cardinal George Pell was upset the criminal case was dropped and planned to take civil action

Cardinal George Pell (R) leaves the County Court of Victoria court after prosecutors decided not to proceed with a second trial on alleged historical child sexual offences in Melbourne on February 26, 2019. Australian Cardinal George Pell, who helped elect popes and ran the Vatican's finances, has been found guilty of sexually assaulting two choirboys, becoming the most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex crimes. CON CHRONIS / AFP

Travel light, Cardinal Tagle says on Ash Wednesday 2019

Mar 06, 2019 - 10:51 AM

'It is difficult to travel with heavy bags and baggages,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Ash Wednesday 2019

ASH WEDNESDAY. Catholics attend an early morning Mass at Saint Peter Parish along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City to mark the Ash Wednesday, March 06, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Top pope aide Cardinal Pell convicted of child sex crimes

Feb 26, 2019 - 8:55 AM

(UPDATED) There is no immediate reaction from the Vatican, but George Pell maintains his innocence

CARDINAL PELL. Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell speaks to the media at the Quirinale hotel in Rome on March 3, 2016. File photo by Andreas Solaro/AFP

Cardinal Tagle at sex abuse summit: Bishops wound victims

Feb 21, 2019 - 8:25 PM

At a historic Vatican summit on sex abuse, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle hits a culture of cover-up 'to protect perpetrators and the institution'

HISTORIC SUMMIT. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle delivers the first presentation on February 21, 2019, the first day of a historic sex abuse summit convened by Pope Francis. Screenshot from Vatican News

'Walk on the road to integrity,' bishop urges Ilocanos as church becomes minor basilica

Feb 08, 2019 - 12:28 PM

Retired Cotabato Bishop Orlando Quevedo makes the call in his homily at the elevation rite of the Shrine of La Virgen Milagrosa de Badoc in Ilocos Norte

POPE'S CHURCH. Church officials solemnly declares the Shrine of La Virgen Milagrosa de Badoc in Ilocos Norte as a minor basilica -  a church with special pontifical privileges. Photos from La Virgen Milagrosa de Badoc - Coronada Facebook page

Traslacion 2019 begins as Tagle defends devotees

Jan 09, 2019 - 5:34 AM

The image of the Black Nazarene started moving out of the Quirino Grandstand at around 5:03 am on Wednesday

Hijos de Nazareno Bring the image of the Black Nazarene to the carriage, commonly called “Andas.” Photo by Angie de Silva

Cardinal Tagle defends Nazareno devotees vs 'fanatic' tag

Jan 09, 2019 - 1:43 AM

'Ang tunay na deboto ay nagmamahal,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle in his homily on the 2019 Feast of the Black Nazarene

TRUE DEVOTION. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, says, unlike fanaticism, there is true love in a devotee. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: Midnight Mass with Cardinal Tagle for Nazareno 2019

Jan 08, 2019 - 11:50 PM

Watch the midnight Mass for the Feast of the Black Nazarene, with Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle as homilist

French cardinal to go on trial over child abuse cover up

Jan 05, 2019 - 10:32 AM

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, the archbishop of Lyon, is to stand trial along with five others from his diocese over allegations that they helped cover up abuse.

ON TRIAL. In this file photo taken on April 03, 2016 Roman Catholic Cardinal, Archbishop of Lyon, Philippe Barbarin leads a mass, in Saint-Jean cathedral in Lyon. Photo by Jeff Pachoud / AFP

[OPINION] Bullying and the forgotten virtue of justice

Jan 03, 2019 - 12:30 PM

As individuals and as a nation, I suspect we’ll always be confused and won't achieve the unity and progress we hope for unless we understand and apply the proper dollop of justice to balance our proclivity for mercy

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Jan 01, 2019 - 3:01 PM

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Tagle urges Filipinos to live life of prayer, caring to achieve peace

Dec 31, 2018 - 10:22 PM

If we don't care for each other, 'we will be sowing seeds of violence,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle in his homily for the New Year's Eve mass

PRAY FERVENTLY. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle gives his homily during the New Year's Eve mass at the Manila Cathedral on December 31, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler