Rappler's latest stories on Catholic church
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says President Rodrigo Duterte could not have been involved in telling priests to leave the venue of the Balangiga Bells handover
The bishop's decision to step aside follows a rare visit by an official Vatican delegation to Beijing
The threat of violence is meant to intimidate the leaders of the Church, to instill fear in their hearts so that they will remain silent and will not be a threat to his authoritarian rule
Sisters Mary Margaret Kreuper and Lana Chang, who are said to be best friends, took the money from tuition, fees, and donations at St. James Catholic School
Every time he attacks priests for their hypocrisy, President Duterte echoes the sentiments of many
(UPDATED) Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, a vocal critic of the government's bloody anti-drug campaign, responds to the President's renewed attacks on his person
Pope Francis declares Bishop Alfredo Maria Obviar of Lucena, Quezon, as 'venerable'
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
(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
(UPDATED) Pope Francis orders an investigation into Vatican archives concerning resigned archbishop of Washington Theodore McCarrick
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
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.
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)
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 scandals that rock the Church are not just about sexual abuse or misconduct, but also the self-serving way leadership is exercised
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 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.'
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
But the apology is qualified with the President saying he is sorry if the God he wronged is 'the same God' as his
Referring to millions of Filipinos who voted for him, President Rodrigo Duterte claims, 'Sila ang Diyos ko'
The President doesn't want criticism of his administration to come from priests, citing the separation of Church and state. He has previously used the presidential podium to comment on religious belief.
President Rodrigo Duterte agrees to a 'moratorium on statements about the Church' after meeting with CBCP president Archbishop Romulo Valles, says Malacañang
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
In sentencing, Newcastle Local Court magistrate Robert Stone says 'there is no remorse or contrition showed by the offender' Archbishop Philip Wilson
Over the weekend, Rappler receives nearly 30 reports about fake news on the Catholic Church. The fake news items spare no one, from Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle to Pope Francis himself.
Nakalulungkot na nalantad kayo sa pagmumura, pagbabanta, at panghihiya ng Pangulo ng ating bansa. Piliin ninyong mahalin pa rin siya, ngunit manatili sa katotohanan ng ating pananampalataya.
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
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Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque, Foreign Undersecretary Ernesto Abella, and Pastor "Boy" Saycon are tasked to hold talks with religious groups to 'lessen the rift between the government and Church'
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