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Pope Francis describes the bishops the Church needs

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Pope Francis met on February 27 with the members of the Congregation for Bishops, and spoke at some length about the characteristics of the leaders the Church needs. In the process of appointing bishops, the Pope said: “This Congregation exists to ensure that the name chosen has first of all been pronounced by the Lord.” [...]


What is the pope looking for in new bishops?

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“Meek and merciful”: Does that sound like your bishop or the kind of bishop you hope might be appointed to your diocese? How’d you like a local ordinary you could describe as “gentle, patient … animated by inner poverty … and also by outward simplicity and austerity of life”? What would you think of a [...]


Bishops must be pastors not princes, says Pope Francis

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In a June 21 address to apostolic nuncios, Pope Francis stressed the importance of finding bishops who will be good pastors and servants of the faithful in their dioceses. The nuncios are diplomatic representatives of the Holy See, but in his talk the Pope downplayed their work as ambassadors and laid the heaviest emphasis on [...]


Why are bishops still stalling on abuse?

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Asian Church leaders have been largely silent on the issue of the sexual abuse of children by clergy and religious. Cover-ups are not unknown, and sometimes even admitted. A priest at a clergy gathering in Faisalbad, Pakistan, admitted to ucanews.com in June 2010 that, “accused priests may be sent away or even abroad ‘for their [...]


Catholic Church resists birth-control coverage

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A top American bishop said Tuesday the Roman Catholic Church will not comply with the Obama administration requirement that most employers provide health insurance that covers birth control for free. Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said church leaders are open to working toward [...]


India: Kerala Church loses battle over sacked bishops

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The Catholic Church in Kerala received a major jolt yesterday when the state’s High Court refused to revoke the sacking of two prelates from the board of a television channel. The boardroom war in the Jeevan Telecasting Corporation that manages the Church-initiated Jeevan TV took a dramatic turn three days ago when its shareholders in [...]


Dictatorship and prophecy

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September 23, 1972, was a Saturday. But at St. Theresa’s College Quezon City (STCQC), we were at school to make up for unplanned holidays owed to typhoons and mass protests. The lesson we got was unplanned, too. Scrawled on the blackboards were the words “Martial law has been declared.” Proclamation 1081, dated Sept. 21, 1972, [...]


Nobel Prize winner contradicts bishops on RH bill

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Nobel Prize-winning economist George Akerlof contradicted the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines’ use of his research in a public statement opposing the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill.


Church rallies faithful for ‘judgment day’ over RH bill

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The Catholic clergy has called for “judgment day” on the reproductive health (RH) bill on Saturday, as it urged opponents of the measure to join a mass protest at the EDSA Shrine three days before the actual House vote on it.


China punishes Heilongjiang priests

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The Chinese government is exacting revenge against seven priests in Heilongjiang province who resisted the illicit episcopal ordination of Father Joseph Yue Fusheng in Harbin earlier this month, local Church sources say.


RH bill war on poverty, not on Church – Palace

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Malacanang on Wednesday said President Benigno Aquino III’s fresh push for the passage of the Reproductive Health bill is part of its “war on poverty” and was not a declaration of “war” against the Catholic Church, which is staunchly opposed to the measure.


House leader wants vote on RH, info bills

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House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. on Monday told lawmakers it is time for them to vote on the Reproductive Health (RH) bill, one of the most contentious measures in the country where the influence of the Catholic Church remains strong.


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  1. On September 20, speaking to a gathering of gynecologists, Pope Francis said: "E...
    Said FrSeanCoyle on 2013-10-09 16:05:00
  2. Here is what Pope Benedict said to the bishops of Switzerland on November 9, 200...
    Said FrSeanCoyle on 2013-10-09 16:02:00
  3. stop RHbill for Gods sake!!!...
    Said joy on 2013-07-17 20:03:00
  4. a woman who agree this RH bill has no heart. God forgive her she do'nt know what...
    Said joy on 2013-07-17 20:02:00
  5. It is very hard to trust a muslim. They worship a false god and will break the ...
    Said on 2013-07-17 12:23:00
  6. Assuredly, thus said the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY YISRAEL to Roman Christian Catholic B...
    Said Angel Santie on 2013-06-28 19:39:00
  7. God let man or as we say permit man to create this way of comunication, why we w...
    Said joy on 2013-06-26 20:46:00
  8. Pray for the victims of clergy sexual abuse....
    Said on 2013-06-06 08:01:00
  9. 'Activist priest Robert Reyes is in the minority among the clergy when it comes ...
    Said on 2013-04-24 15:04:00
  10. 90-year-old Fr Emmanuel Non SJ had a letter in last Monday's Philippine Daily In...
    Said on 2013-04-18 10:41:00
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