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[OPINION] It’s time to stop investing in climate change

Sep 20, 2019 - 5:28 PM

By continuing to finance coal, Philippine banks will only muddle the conscience of their many depositors who love the Earth and their fellow Filipinos

CBCP president: Sedition allegations vs bishops 'beyond belief'

Jul 20, 2019 - 12:03 PM

'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

CATHOLIC LEADERS. CBCP president Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles (center) and CBCP vice president Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David (left) sit beside each other at a CBCP press conference on July 9, 2018. With them is another CBCP official, Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Bills renewing TV5, CBCP franchises lapse into law

Jul 18, 2019 - 1:01 PM

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo cannot explain why Duterte did not sign the bill instead

Davao Archbishop Valles reelected as CBCP president

Jul 06, 2019 - 7:55 PM

Archbishop Romulo Valles remains to lead the CBCP as his friend, President Rodrigo Duterte continues to criticize the Catholic Church

PRESIDENT TO PRESIDENT. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with CBCP president Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles on July 9, 2018. Malacañang photo

CBCP lay arm endorses Otso Diretso, 2 other Senate bets

May 07, 2019 - 5:05 PM

'We believe we need an independent Senate,' says Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas president Julieta Wasan, adding they cannot anymore remain nonpartisan

PEOPLE'S CHOICE. Senatorial bets Gary Alejano, Neri Colmenares, Florin Hilbay, Samira Gutoc, Chel Diokno, and 5 other candidates, mostly from opposition slate Otso Diretso, get the support of the People's Choice Movement in the May 13 elections. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler, Wednesday

Church mourns death of 2 bishops

Feb 11, 2019 - 6:04 PM

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

GOING HOME. Two senior bishops of the Catholic Church died on Sunday, February 10. Mondejar photo from Commission on Youth -  Diocese of San Carlos; Gutierez photo from CBCP

Panelo to CBCP: Stick to 'spiritual' matters, don't criticize Duterte

Jan 29, 2019 - 5:15 PM

'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

CBCP President Davao Archbishop Valles presides over a press conference condemning the recent bombing of the Mount Carmel Cathedral in Jolo that killed 20 people. With him are Caloocan Bishop David and Caloocan Archbishop Ledesma at the Pope Pius Center in Manila on January 28.2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

PH not civilized if kids treated as criminals – CBCP

Jan 29, 2019 - 10:00 AM

'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

CBCP OFFICIALS. Officials of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines led by its president, Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles (center), hold a press conference after the CBCP's 118th plenary assembly in Manila. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

After Jolo bombing, CBCP hits 'cycle of hate'

Jan 28, 2019 - 3:25 PM

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines says a 'cycle of hate' is 'destroying the moral fabric of our country'

CHURCH OFFICIALS. Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines president Archbishop Romulo Valles (right) and vice president Bishop Pablo Virgilio David (left) address the media in a press conference on January 28, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

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Dec 06, 2018 - 7:45 PM

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Nov 29, 2018 - 10:15 PM

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Led by Davao archbishop, CBCP defends Bishop David vs Duterte

Nov 29, 2018 - 4:32 PM

Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles says he is 'saddened and disturbed' by President Rodrigo Duterte's statements against Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David

CHURCH OFFICIALS. CBCP president Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles (center) and CBCP vice president Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David (left) sit beside each other at a CBCP press conference on July 9, 2018. With them is another CBCP official, Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

House OKs renewing CBCP broadcast franchise for 25 years

Sep 10, 2018 - 6:30 PM

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

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Jul 24, 2018 - 10:24 PM

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The week in photos: July 7-13, 2018

Jul 14, 2018 - 12:11 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

VIVE LA FRANCE. A France fan cheers before the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between France and Belgium at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on July 10, 2018. Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

'Magsaya kayo at magalak!': Liham ng CBCP sa 7 iba-ibang wika

Jul 14, 2018 - 11:02 AM

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)

PASTORAL LETTER. Humarap sa isang press conference si CBCP president Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles (kaliwa) noong Hulyo 9, 2018, para ilabas sa publiko ang CBCP pastoral letter laban sa iba-ibang pang-aabuso ngayon sa Pilipinas. Katabi niya si Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara (kanan). Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

In 24 hours, Duterte breaks vow to stop hitting the Church

Jul 10, 2018 - 7:20 PM

Referring to millions of Filipinos who voted for him, President Rodrigo Duterte claims, 'Sila ang Diyos ko'

PRESIDENT TO PRESIDENT. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with CBCP president Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles in Malacañang on July 9, 2018. Malacañang photo

FULL TEXT: CBCP statement on blasphemy, killings, social ills

Jul 09, 2018 - 6:30 PM

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

CBCP PLENARY. Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles, president of the CBCP, leads a press conference on July 9, 2018, at the end of the CBCP's 117th plenary assembly over the weekend. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Catholic bishops slam abuses under Duterte, call for 3 days of fasting

Jul 09, 2018 - 5:16 PM

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

CBCP PLENARY. CBCP president Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles (center), CBCP vice president Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David (left), and CBCP social communications chair Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara hold a press conference on July 9, 2018, at the end of the CBCP's 117th plenary assembly. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION] Why did God give us Duterte?

Jul 01, 2018 - 9:28 PM

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.

Stay faithful, Davao archbishop tells flock after Duterte rant

Jun 30, 2018 - 2:46 PM

Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles calls for 'a peaceful and charitable spirit' after their long-time mayor, President Rodrigo Duterte, called God stupid

FRIENDS FOR YEARS. Then Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte apologizes to Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles on December 4, 2015, after Duterte cursed Pope Francis in a campaign speech. File photo from the Facebook page of Christopher 'Bong' Go

After rants vs Catholic Church, Duterte to meet CBCP president

Jun 30, 2018 - 2:36 PM

Papal Nuncio Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, Pope Francis' envoy to the Philippines, 'also welcomes further meetings' with the President, says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

MEETING. Malacañang announces that President Rodrigo Duterte (R) will be meeting with CBCP President Romulo Valles. Photos by Roy Lagarde/CBCP News and Malacañang

More Christian groups rebuke Duterte for mocking God

Jun 27, 2018 - 10:45 PM

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.'

HITTING DUTERTE. Brother Eddie Villanueva, founder of the Philippines for Jesus Movement, is one of the Christian leaders hitting President Rodrigo Duterte for his rant against God. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

CBCP hails 'wise' DOJ move to let Sister Fox stay for now

Jun 19, 2018 - 5:00 PM

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

PETITION GRANTED. Sister Patricia Fox is allowed to stay in the Philippines, at least for now, after the Department of Justice nullified a Bureau of Immigration order forfeiting her missionary visa. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

'Pinapatay nila ang ating kawan. Pinapatay nila kaming mga pastol.'

Jun 16, 2018 - 11:00 AM

'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

'HINDI KAMI NATATAKOT.' Naglabas ng matapang na pahayag sina Archbishop Socrates Villegas at mga kapwa niya pari laban sa pagpatay kay Father Richmond Nilo ng Nueva Ecija. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'They are killing our flock. They are killing us shepherds.'

Jun 11, 2018 - 8:40 PM

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

'WE ARE NOT AFRAID.' Archbishop Socrates Villegas denounces the killing of Nueva Ecija priest Father Richmond Nilo. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

CBCP condemns 'outrageously evil' murder of Fr Richmond Nilo

Jun 11, 2018 - 5:30 PM

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'

SLAIN PRIEST. The remains of Nueva Ecija priest Father Richmond Nilo lie in state in Nueva Ecija on June 11, 2018, a day after he was killed by an unidentified gunman before saying Mass. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Archbishop Villegas: Stand up vs 'reign of murder, vulgarity'

May 22, 2018 - 7:21 PM

'Hindi ba sobra na? Hindi pa ba tayo maninindigan? Kung hindi ngayon, kailan pa?' says Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas

BISHOP'S CALL. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas urges his flock to stand up against the 'reign of murder and vulgarity' in the Philippines. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Fr Mark Ventura's bishop hits 'unfounded rumors' on his murder

May 22, 2018 - 3:52 PM

Tuguegarao Archbishop Sergio Utleg speaks up after President Rodrigo Duterte claims Cagayan priest Father Mark Ventura was killed because of his illicit affairs

SLAIN PRIEST. Father Mark Ventura, who was shot dead by riding-in-tandem assailants, is the second priest killed in 4 months. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

'Murder is murder,' bishop says as Duterte hits Fr Mark Ventura

May 21, 2018 - 11:25 AM

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

SHOT DEAD. Father Mark Ventura is killed by unidentified assailants after Sunday Mass on April 29, 2018. Photo courtesy of Gattaran Youth

Family of Fr Mark Ventura, PNP offer cash reward for info on his killers

May 03, 2018 - 3:09 PM

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

COMPOSITE. The PNP releases the facial composite of one of the suspects in th killing of Fr. Mark Ventura. Photos by Raymond Dullana and Paul Lopez

‘Serious personal grudge’ possible motive in Cagayan priest’s slay – PNP

May 03, 2018 - 12:06 AM

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

VENTURA KILLING. PNP Cagayan Valley chief Jose Mario Espino (center) says investigators are zeroing personal grudges as motive in the killing of Fr Mark Ventura. Photo courtesy of PRO2

Cardinal Tagle calls for tolling of bells amid Fr Ventura's death

May 02, 2018 - 1:55 PM

'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

BLESSING OF FIRE. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads the blessing of fire at the Easter Vigil rites on March 31, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cardinal Tagle hits murder of Cagayan's Fr Mark Ventura

May 01, 2018 - 6:45 PM

'Stop killing our prophets!' Carmelite priests say in a separate statement on the murder of 37-year-old Father Mark Ventura in Cagayan

EPISCOPAL ORDINATION. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle presides over the ordination of a new bishop, Monsignor Bartolome Santos, at the Malolos Cathedral. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

CBCP condemns murder of Cagayan priest Mark Ventura

Apr 29, 2018 - 4:46 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines calls on government 'to act swiftly' against 37-year-old Father Mark Ventura's murderers

YOUNG PRIEST. Father Mark Ventura, a 37-year-old priest in Cagayan, is shot dead by still unidentified killers on April 29, 2018. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

'Til divorce do us part?' PH struggles to marry religion and reality

Apr 21, 2018 - 10:00 PM

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

Ash Wednesday on Valentine's: 'Love expressed by sacrifice'

Feb 14, 2018 - 6:30 AM

'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

START OF LENT. Ash Wednesday, when Catholics have their foreheads marked with ashes, starts the 40-day penitential season of Lent. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Dela Rosa slams CBCP: 'Kayo lang ang banal, porke kayo ang pari?'

Feb 05, 2018 - 12:30 PM

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

FURIOUS. PNP chief Dela Rosa slams the CBCP during a press conference in Camp Crame, Quezon City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

CBCP hits move to let Congress change Constitution

Jan 29, 2018 - 7:50 PM

The CBCP voices its fears of a 'creeping dictatorship' in the face of 'self-serving' motives for Charter Change

CBCP PRESIDENT. Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles, president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, delivers the homily at the closing Mass of the National Conference for the Promotion of the New Ratio in Cebu City on January 26, 2018. Photo courtesy of Roy Lagarde/CBCP News

LOOK: Caritas PH director wears shirt to defend press freedom

Jan 19, 2018 - 12:48 PM

Philippines Archbishop Rolando J. Tria Tirona, OCD wears the statement shirt at the plenary of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines

LOOK: Marawi bishop visits destroyed cathedral for 1st time

Jan 14, 2018 - 7:36 AM

'It was heartbreaking,' Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña says

HEARTBREAKING VISIT. Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña visits the destroyed Marawi Cathedral for the first time since the Marawi siege. All photos courtesy of ACN

Bacolod school stripped of Catholic status aims to get it back

Jan 10, 2018 - 8:02 PM

Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon earlier strips the Catholic status of St. John's Institute following a dispute over the ownership of the property on which the iconic Queen of Peace Parish Church stands

QUEEN OF PEACE PARISH. The iconic Queen of Peace Parish Church is located within the premises of St John's Institute in Bacolod City. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

CBCP appeals for continued aid in aftermath of Vinta

Dec 31, 2017 - 9:12 AM

(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

FLOODING. Police rescue residents along Kalambaguhan street in Cagayan de Oro City as Typhoon Vinta lashes at Northern Mindanao on December 22,2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

CBCP hits murder of 'martyr' priest from Nueva Ecija

Dec 22, 2017 - 9:25 PM

Now led by Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles, the CBCP also calls for a probe into other 'deaths under investigation' in the Philippines

'HERO, MARTYR'. Catholic priest Marcelitio 'Tito' Paez was gunned down on December 4, 2017, after facilitating the release of a political prisoner in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija. File photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Gov't can lose 'moral mandate' due to RevGov – Villegas

Dec 04, 2017 - 6:58 AM

In a Rappler Talk interview, Archbishop Socrates Villegas says Filipinos did not elect their current leaders just to form a revolutionary government

REVGOV TALKS. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas says in a Rappler Talk interview on December 1, 2017, that the Philippines does not need a revolutionary government. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Despite tears, Villegas says heading CBCP a 'blessing'

Dec 04, 2017 - 12:30 AM

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.

EXIT INTERVIEW. Archbishop Socrates Villegas sits down for a Rappler Talk interview on the 4 years he headed the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines or CBCP. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Archbishop Socrates Villegas on his 4 years as CBCP head

Dec 03, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Rappler talks to Archbishop Socrates Villegas about his experience as CBCP president, and his views on issues such as the proposed revolutionary government

New CBCP head tells priests, nuns: Repent

Dec 03, 2017 - 7:20 AM

Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles calls for 'humble repentance and reparation' for 'occasions of frailty and scandals' among priests and nuns

NEXT HEAD. Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles (1st from left) is the new president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines. Photo by Roy Lagarde

Archbishop Villegas ends term as CBCP president

Nov 30, 2017 - 8:10 PM

During his 4 years as CBCP president, Archbishop Socrates Villegas spared no one from criticism, from Benigno Aquino III to Rodrigo Duterte

OUTSPOKEN PASTOR. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas leads a procession against drug war killings on November 5, 2017, along the Philippines' iconic EDSA highway. He steps down as CBCP president on November 30, 2017. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Filipino ex-priest faces U.S. extradition on sex charges

Nov 22, 2017 - 6:54 PM

Police say Fernando Sayasaya, a former priest, was accused of molesting two boys in the state of North Dakota where he worked for the Catholic Church

FERNANDO SAYASAYA. This undated handout photo released by the Philippine National Police (PNP) on November 22, 2017 shows the mugshot of Fernando Sayasaya, 53, in Calamba, Laguna, south of Manila. Photo by PNP / AFP