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'I cannot bring myself to believe that these bishops were involved in seditious activities; they are bishops whose sincerity, decency, respectfulness and love for our country and our people are beyond doubt,' says Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles of the 4 bishops included in the PNP's sedition complaint
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo cannot explain why Duterte did not sign the bill instead
Archbishop Romulo Valles remains to lead the CBCP as his friend, President Rodrigo Duterte continues to criticize the Catholic Church
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle endorsed a process of discernment, not a specific set of candidates, in the May 13 elections
'We believe we need an independent Senate,' says Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas president Julieta Wasan, adding they cannot anymore remain nonpartisan
'For all those McCarrick abused, I pray this judgment will be one small step, among many, toward healing,' says US Conference of Catholic Bishops
Bishop Emeritus Dinualdo Gutierrez of Marbel diocese dies at the age of 79 while San Carlos Bishop Emeritus Nicolas Mondejar dies at the age of 94
'We have enough critics. We have the opposition, we have the human rights, dadagdagan mo pa,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo to the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines
'There is no way we can call ourselves a civilized society if we hold children in conflict with the law criminally liable,' says the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines
The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines says a 'cycle of hate' is 'destroying the moral fabric of our country'
Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles says he is 'saddened and disturbed' by President Rodrigo Duterte's statements against Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David
'We ask pardon of God, of all victims of sexual abuse, of their families, and of the entire Church community for all hurt inflicted on children and young people, as well as their families, by priests, believers, and lay people employed by the Church'
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
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
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)
Referring to millions of Filipinos who voted for him, President Rodrigo Duterte claims, 'Sila ang Diyos ko'
Read the full text of the statement 'Rejoice and Be Glad!' issued by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines at the end of its 117th plenary assembly
The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines issues one of its most stinging critiques of the Duterte regime, covering the 'tambay' crackdown, drug war killings, and the sin of calling God stupid
The proposed dialogue will only be fruitful if it convinces President Rodrigo Duterte to stop killings and respect human rights, says Legazpi Bishop Joel Baylon
Stocks owned by two bishops in the 'list' are not necessarily owned by CBCP. The remaining 13 are not bishops but priests and nuns.
God did not give us Duterte to be our President. The 16 million voters chose him to be President and he is now President. But God can write straight with crooked lines. Even from something bad, good can come out.
Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles calls for 'a peaceful and charitable spirit' after their long-time mayor, President Rodrigo Duterte, called God stupid
Papal Nuncio Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, Pope Francis' envoy to the Philippines, 'also welcomes further meetings' with the President, says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
The National Council of Churches in the Philippines slams the 'brazen exercise of power against one's religion.' The Philippines for Jesus Movement says, 'Mr President, you are no simple citizen.'
Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, says the CBCP gives its 'trust and confidence' to the Philippine National Police
Opposition groups and Catholic bishops walk out of the discussions, accusing the government of failing to make good on a promise to invite international organizations to come to Nicaragua and help probe the violence
Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, thanks the Department of Justice for its 'wise' decision on Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox
'Ikaw ba ay pumapalakpak pa rin? Ikaw ba ay tumatawa pa rin? Katawa-tawa pa rin ba ito sa iyo?' sabi nina Archbishop Socrates Villegas at mga kapwa niya pari ng Arkidiyosesis ng Lingayen-Dagupan
Archbishop Socrates Villegas and other leaders call on President Rodrigo Duterte 'to stop the verbal persecution of the Catholic Church,' as they denounce the killing of Father Richmond Nilo
The bishop of slain Nueva Ecija priest Father Richmond Nilo slams the 'escalating violence and culture of impunity in the country, even against helpless clergymen'
(UPDATED) Malacañang condemns the death of Nueva Ecija priest Father Richmond Nilo, the latest member of the clergy killed by unidentified gunmen
'Hindi ba sobra na? Hindi pa ba tayo maninindigan? Kung hindi ngayon, kailan pa?' says Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas
Tuguegarao Archbishop Sergio Utleg speaks up after President Rodrigo Duterte claims Cagayan priest Father Mark Ventura was killed because of his illicit affairs
President Rodrigo Duterte justifies the death of Cagayan priest Father Mark Ventura by claiming that the 37-year-old priest had affairs with at least 4 women
Fr. Ventura's family and the Cagayan Valley regional police have raised a P300,000 bounty for information leading to the arrest of his killers
Police Chief Superintendent Jose Mario Espino, head PNP-Cagayan, says they do not think the killing was the handiwork of the NPA or anti-mining groups
'The bells haunt the perpetrators of violence and killing to remember their victims, never to forget them,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle after the death of Cagayan priest Father Mark Ventura
'Stop killing our prophets!' Carmelite priests say in a separate statement on the murder of 37-year-old Father Mark Ventura in Cagayan
(3rd UPDATE) The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines calls on government 'to act swiftly' against 37-year-old Father Mark Ventura's murderers
While there has been growing support for the passage of the divorce law, there is still no assurance from legislators that this would happen anytime soon
The Vatican announces the appointment of Tagum Bishop-elect Medel Aseo on the same day he marks his 39th year as a priest
'The 3 keys for Valentine's Day are the same 3 keys for the season of Lent – sacrifice, prayer, and giving,' says Archbishop Socrates Villegas
The PNP chief is furious at the Catholic bishops' group for criticizing cops who brought bibles and rosaries in their return to the anti-drug war
The CBCP voices its fears of a 'creeping dictatorship' in the face of 'self-serving' motives for Charter Change
'It was heartbreaking,' Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña says
(UPDATED) 'We can be with the Lord by extending all we can – our help and assistance to these people,' says Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines president Romulo Valles
Now led by Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles, the CBCP also calls for a probe into other 'deaths under investigation' in the Philippines