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Pope Francis' visit to Panama in January 2019 is the first to the Central American country since the late John Paul II made the trip in 1983
Nuns and priests are not excommunicated for joining political rallies, according to the CBCP
'We absolutely have to be open and transparent (on sex assault cases),' says a US bishop
Pope Francis declares Bishop Alfredo Maria Obviar of Lucena, Quezon, as 'venerable'
President Rodrigo Duterte jokingly advises Catholics to pay tribute to just one 'patron saint' – 'Santo Rodrigo'
Prelates attending the meeting at the Vatican have been tasked with finding a way to breathe fresh life into a centuries-old institution suffering from both a damaging global sex abuse crisis and widespread secularity in the West
'The archdiocese will cooperate with the United States Department of Justice in this matter,' says the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
The grand La Naval de Manila procession follows a Mass led by Cubao Bishop Honesto Ongtioco at Santo Domingo Church in Quezon City
(UPDATED) Like Pope Paul VI, Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador is made a saint in rites led by Pope Francis and joined by 60,000 pilgrims and heads of state
(3rd UPDATE) A total of 167 bishops, priests, and lay members of the church are now under investigation for sexual crimes committed in the South American country since 1960
Bukas nang 24 oras ang Manila Cathedral para sa mga gustong bumisita sa heart relic ni Santo Padre Pio
‘Kung sugatan po ang buhay natin, sugatan din ang bayan natin,’ says Bishop Broderick Pabillo as Saint Padre Pio's heart relic visits the Manila Cathedral
Killing ‘is never the way of Jesus Christ,’ says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, pointing out that the heart of Saint Padre Pio is ‘like that of Jesus’
The overnight public veneration of Padre Pio’s heart relic is set at the Santísimo Rosario Parish of the University of Santo Tomas on Monday, October 8
Check out the schedule of Masses and confessions at the Manila Cathedral when the incorrupt heart relic of Saint Padre Pio visits the iconic church
(UPDATED) Pope Francis orders an investigation into Vatican archives concerning resigned archbishop of Washington Theodore McCarrick
'Padre Pio invites us to also entrust our hearts to the Lord,' says papal nuncio Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia as Saint Padre Pio's heart relic visits the Philippines
Saint Padre Pio is known to many as a pious priest and a stigmatist. His incorrupt heart relic is set to visit the Philippines Friday, October 5.
In the 3rd Quarter 2018 Social Weather Stations survey, majority of Filipinos say that the President Rodrigo Duterte's remarks on God and rape are vulgar
Cardinal Reinhard Marx says he is ashamed over the decades of abuse that have shattered trust, as well as how so many looked away for so long
Pope Francis: 'We ourselves need to be converted. We have to realize that in order to stand by your side we need to change many situations that, in the end, put you off.'
(UPDATED) Pope Francis' trip to all 3 Baltic states is at risk of being overshadowed by mounting claims of sexual abuse by clergy across the globe
For Pope Francis, the dignity of the human person and the sanctity of life are the core values of Christianity, regardless of the circumstances
Filipino protesters on September 21, the 46th anniversary of Martial Law under Ferdinand Marcos, seek 'to disallow another dictator to rise or an old one to return'
There are priests who support these killings or turn a blind eye. They think it is acceptable for the common good.
According to the study, 1,670 clergymen in Germany committed some form of sexual attack against 3,677 minors between 1946 and 2014, Spiegel Online reports. Most of the victims were boys.
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle mobilizes the disaster response arm of his archdiocese to assist Filipinos who will be affected by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut)
House Bill 8155 gives the President a 'special right' to 'temporarily take over and operate' the CBCP’s media facilities during times of war, rebellion, public peril, calamity, emergency, disaster, or disturbance of peace and order
He also warns newly-ordained bishops against succumbing to apathy or mediocrity
All 8 Catholic dioceses have either been or are in the process of being subpoenaed by New York's state attorney general
The incorrupt heart relic of Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina will stay in the Philippines from October 5 to 26. Check out the schedule here.
The scandals that rock the Church are not just about sexual abuse or misconduct, but also the self-serving way leadership is exercised
'Many bishops failed to listen, failed to believe, and failed to act,' says Catholic Bishops Conference president Archbishop Mark Coleridge
'I will not say a word about that. I think that the communique speaks for itself,' the Pontiff says
Pope Francis also demands 'firm and decisive' measures to find truth and justice for the victims
(UPDATED) Pope Francis is in Ireland to close the 2018 World Meeting of Families
'Those who have suffered are his priority, and the Church wants to listen to them to root out this tragic horror that destroys the lives of the innocent,' the Vatican says in a statement
President Rodrigo Duterte hits the Catholic Church and the European Union again in a speech at Malacañang
Magistrate Robert Stone has decided Philip Wilson will not need to spend time behind bars, with his age and prior good record taken into account
'Nobody knows where it is, but when you find it, it's amazing. Vilnius, the G-spot of Europe,' says the advertisement
(UPDATED) The update to the Catechism text also says the Church will 'work with determination' for the abolition of the death penalty worldwide
The petition includes 3 requests for help in criminal cases of 9 members of the church
The Vatican announces the departure of Philip Wilson, sentenced to a year in detention earlier this month after becoming one of the highest-ranking church officials to be convicted on the charge of concealing abuse by a pedophile priest
The cases relate to incidents dating back as far as 1960 and involving 266 victims, including 178 children and adolescents
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says it is painful when the Philippines is criticized abroad, but he finds hope in the ordinary Filipino
The Catholic Church is holding days of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving from July 17 to 19 to atone for the sins of blasphemers, liars, and murderers in the Philippines
Catholics can observe this day of prayer and penance anywhere, says Bishop Pablo Virgilio David. He says prayers can also be offered for 'advocates of fake news.'
Narito ang salin ng CBCP pastoral letter na 'Rejoice and Be Glad' sa mga wikang Tagalog, Ilocano, Bicolano, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Binisaya (Leyte-Samar), at Binisaya (Cagayan de Oro)
The raids comes after prominent Chilean Catholic priest Oscar Munoz was detained over allegations that he sexually abused and raped seven children between 2002 and 2018.
Prosecutor Emiliano Arias says the alleged abuse by Oscar Munoz, 56, took place from 2002 in the capital Santiago and the southern city of Rancagua