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Church in Bulacan runs 27-year-old drug rehab program

Jan 22, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Despite efforts like this President Rodrigo Duterte asks Catholic leaders Meron ba kayong isang bahay lang maski limang kuwarto para rehab?

CHURCH-RUN REHAB. This file photo dated April 5, 2016, shows former drug addicts during a Bible sharing session in Galilee Home, a rehabilitation center run by the Catholic Church in Bulacan. Photo courtesy of Galilee Home

Bishop vs death penalty: 'God did not cast the first stone!'

Jan 21, 2017 - 8:49 PM

Even if anyone has a sinful or scandalous past remember that person can still be redeemed and renew his life Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos says

'MERCY IS LIFE.' Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos urges Catholic to defend life as he delivers final homily of the World Apostolic Congress on Mercy (WACOM) hosted by the Philippines this year. Photo by Roy Lagarde/Rappler

'Fake news and trolls are not mercy' – Balanga bishop

Jan 21, 2017 - 3:38 PM

Bullying and Internet bashing are not mercy Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos also says at the World Apostolic Congress on Mercy

STRESSING MERCY. Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos condemns fake news and trolls as running counter to mercy, the theme of an international Catholic congress hosted by the Philippines. Photo by Eric Paul Guanlao/Archdiocese of Manila Office of Communication

Bishop on Duterte tirades: 'Sick doctor still cures others'

Jan 21, 2017 - 11:12 AM

Churchmen are not perfect Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles admits but they should proclaim what is right and proper despite their own misdeeds

'NOT PERFECT.' Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles defends his fellow priests and bishops against the latest tirades of President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Int'l delegates of Mercy Congress visit shelters, orphanages

Jan 19, 2017 - 7:00 PM

One of these Places of Mercy is a rehabilitation center for former drug addicts and other young people once mired in vices

'PLACES OF MERCY.' International delegates of the World Apostolic Congress on Mercy visit the Bethany House Santo Niño Orphanage in Guiguinto, Bulacan, on January 19, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Lipa archbishop: 'Christ embraces the miserable'

Jan 18, 2017 - 10:02 PM

Imagine Christ who embraces…the addict fearful for his life Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles says at the World Apostolic Congress on Mercy

MERCY CONGRESS. Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles makes an appeal for the abandoned and neglected on the 3rd day of the World Apostolic Congress on Mercy on January 18, 2017. Photo by Eric Paul Guanlao/ Archdiocese of Manila Office of Communication

Bishop on killings: Filipinos 'quiet like in time of Hitler'

Jan 18, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Let us boldly reject merciless ways of dealing with the most miserable including our drug addicts Bishop Teodoro Bacani says at the Mercy Congress

'HOW CAN THIS BE?' Novaliches Bishop Emeritus Teodoro Bacani on January 18, 2017, questions the silence of many Filipinos about the recent drug-related killings in the Philippines. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Bishop hits PNP, says Oplan TokHang 'a bringer of death'

Jan 18, 2017 - 1:58 PM

What kind of police force do we have that cannot catch the killers of 4 000 people? asks Bishop Teodoro Bacani at the Congress on Mercy

HITTING PNP. Novaliches Bishop Emeritus Teodoro Bacani criticizes the Philippine National Police on January 17, 2017, for failing to catch vigilantes who have killed 4,000 suspected drug pushers and users. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Archbishop Villegas: Amid terror, dare to be merciful

Jan 17, 2017 - 9:01 PM

Do not be afraid to wait because love is patient and love always waits Do not be afraid to wait even if it takes forever Archbishop Socrates Villegas says

'BE MERCIFUL.' Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas urges Catholics to be 'dare to be merciful' at a time of revenge and terror. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cardinal Quevedo on killings: 'We do not practice our faith'

Jan 17, 2017 - 6:45 PM

We are a country where our faith has a dichotomy…We believe but we do not practice it says Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo

LEADING BISHOP. Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo says the public's attitude toward extrajudicial killings shows that many Filipinos do not practice their faith. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Church silence on killings 'media-perceived,' cardinal says

Jan 17, 2017 - 5:05 PM

Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo adds that we should think of the Church as not the bishops only

NOT SILENT. Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo denies that the Catholic Church has been silent on recent killings in the Philippines. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Speak out on killings, bishop says in Mercy Congress

Jan 17, 2017 - 2:05 PM

Can we now keep our mouths shut when more than 6 000 of our poor people are being killed? says Bishop Broderick Pabillo at an international congress on mercy

NO TO KILLINGS. Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo urges Catholics to speak out on recent killings in the Philippines 'if we are true to our call to be a Church of the Poor.' Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cardinal Tagle hits trafficking as Congress on Mercy begins

Jan 17, 2017 - 9:49 AM

We are the disciples of mercy Jesus mercy Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says as he denounces global evils such as human trafficking

CONGRESS ON MERCY. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle greets delegates of the 4th World Apostolic Congress on Mercy during the opening Mass on January 16, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PH to host Congress on Mercy amid killings

Jan 03, 2017 - 5:04 PM

The 4th World Apostolic Congress on Mercy hosted by the Philippines will be a healing process for us Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos says

TEACHING MERCY. Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos on January 3, 2016, says the upcoming World Apostolic Congress on Mercy, to be hosted by the Philippines, 'will be a healing process' in the face of recent extrajudicial killings. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler