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 [...]
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 [...]
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-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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Catholic bishops have offered prayers for the Filipino athletes competing in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
The governor of East Nusa Tenggara province in Indonesia has asked bishops serving two archdioceses and six dioceses in the Nusa Tenggara region for their help in promoting a national economic development program.
The local government in Shanghai has concluded its investigation into the ordination of a bishop who simultaneously quit the government-sanctioned Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association (CCPA), sources said Friday.
With just a year left in the 15th Congress and lawmakers preoccupied with the national budget and next year’s elections, the chances of the reproductive health bill being passed are now slim, House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales said Tuesday.