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'We will not be discouraged,' say the 4 bishops who vowed to continue serving their flock despite the sedition complaint filed against them
The date that Villegas mentions is different from what Bikoy states in his affidavit. The meeting, he says, is part of his 'priestly ministry to give solace to those who are suffering.'
'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
The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines says the claim is 'fake news and propaganda'
When we vote as if God did not exist, the nation suffers. Democracy is at risk.
Ignorance 'has made us a nation that glees in murder' and 'votes for incorrigible liars,' says Archbishop Socrates Villegas as the Philippines marks Holy Week 2019
Ignorance is killing us as it killed our innocent Lord. There is a time for mercy but there will soon be a time for reckoning.
Villegas himself denies issuing a statement on acquitting the suspects in Christine Silawan's killing, calling it 'fake' and a 'ridiculous lie'
A viral video of Archbishop Socrates Villegas fuels hopes that more bishops will openly – though indirectly – campaign against President Rodrigo Duterte's bets
No, Archbishop Socrates Villegas does not mention Otso Diretso, or any specific candidates or parties, in the video uploaded on his Facebook page
Read death threats against prominent Catholic leaders, including Archbishop Socrates Villegas and Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, received through text messages
Batid ng mga pari na hindi lamang ito atake sa ating pampulitikang institusyon – atake rin ito sa ating moralidad, dignidad, at espiritwal na buhay
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'Are you going to betray God again?' asks Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas in a video released ahead of the May 13 elections
Do not force the infinite God to fit into our limited minds. They who call God stupid is antichrist. Pray for these people but do not imitate them. Respect them as elders but do not follow their bad example.
Stand up for life. Stand up for purity. Stand up for human dignity. We cannot find Christmas joy in timidity and cowardice. Stand up and choose the Lord!
Filipinos can course donations through their parishes, dioceses, or Caritas offices, says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle
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.
Hindi hinubog sa imahe ng kanyang ‘sensible God’ si Rodrigo Duterte
'Stupid God', Duterte ratings and economy in the "doldrums?"
We are in a spiritual warfare against error and sin. Shield yourselves from error and guide your fellow youth in godliness. Read more about the faith.
'Paano siya magiging Pangulo para sa lahat ng Pilipino kung wala siyang paggalang sa mga mananampalatayang Katoliko?' says Bishop Pablo Virgilio David
Kill us if they wish but our blood will speak louder than our voices. There is a message that only martyrdom can teach. We will not be threatened.
'Gun-toting priests? They might want to consider leaving the priesthood and joining the police or the military instead,' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David
'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
'Walang Karlistang duwag,' say the men of San Carlos Seminary, as they condemn the killings of two of their alumni, including Father Richmond Nilo of Nueva Ecija
'We join the Catholic bishops and faithful in condemning the murder of Catholic priests,' says Malacañang, but remains mum on calls for President Rodrigo Duterte to tone down verbal insults against the Church that may embolden more attacks
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
Dear children, as for those who dare to teach you error, pray for them and forgive them. They might be insane or possessed. They need God.
'Hindi ba sobra na? Hindi pa ba tayo maninindigan? Kung hindi ngayon, kailan pa?' says Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas
Lord, do you not care? Why are you not doing anything to help us? Why are you not saying anything if only to assure us? Why are you not doing anything to stop the killings and the stealing and the vulgarity?
Be happy this week. Resist that gloomy sad face. That does not lead to holiness.
Are you still a Christian with firm convictions, or have we become so deeply compromised that we are no longer sure on which we stand?
Can we go to the beach during Holy Week? If it will help you love like Jesus, yes, you can. But if it will distract you from the story of His love, please don't.
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'I am dumbfounded,' says Archbishop Socrates Villegas, while Bishop Pablo Virgilio David criticizes the Department of Justice for a 'very selective' due process
'I do not know why God is allowing all this moral decay to happen to our country,' says Archbishop Villegas as Senator De Lima marks her first year in jail
'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
What ethical norms must govern changing the Constitution?
Archbishop Socrates Villegas also slams proposals to extend the terms of government leaders as the Philippines shifts to a federal form of government
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In a Rappler Talk interview, Archbishop Socrates Villegas says Filipinos did not elect their current leaders just to form a revolutionary government
In a Rappler Talk interview, Archbishop Socrates Villegas looks back at the 4 years he headed the CBCP. 'We are not really critics. We are partners,' Villegas says.
Rappler talks to Archbishop Socrates Villegas about his experience as CBCP president, and his views on issues such as the proposed revolutionary government
During his 4 years as CBCP president, Archbishop Socrates Villegas spared no one from criticism, from Benigno Aquino III to Rodrigo Duterte
'A curse awaits a nation that kills its own people,' says Archbishop Socrates Villegas on 'Lord, Heal Our Land' Sunday at the EDSA Shrine
This is the exact same image brought to the 1986 EDSA Revolution that toppled dictator Ferdinand Marcos, says Archbishop Socrates Villegas
Start the healing by repenting now,' says outgoing CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas on 'Lord, Heal Our Land' Sunday in EDSA Shrine
'Magbagong buhay na tayo, kasama ako,' Archbishop Socrates Villegas said at EDSA Shrine on 'Lord, Heal Our Land' Sunday
'Lord, heal our wounded land!' says Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma as Catholics in Cebu also prepare for a major procession against extrajudicial killings