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US bishop wants Communion denied to pro-abortion politicians

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Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, who is well known for his fervent defence of the right to life and the natural family, has sent out a strong message, publicly announcing his support for priests who call themselves Catholics but refuse to administer Communion to Catholic politicians who favor policies that go against the [...]


CBCP tells public, church groups: Stop asking money from politicians

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The  Catholic  Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has called  on the public, including Church-based organizations and institutions, to stop soliciting money from politicians, saying they have become “grateful  beneficiaries” of legislators’ “pork barrel” funds. In a pastoral letter issued on Monday, CBCP president Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates “Soc” Villegas noted how ordinary citizens have benefitted [...]


All Saints and All Souls Day: A reflection

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It’s All Saints and All Souls Day again, but this time it has a political twist, as it is already election season. So if there’s any political candidate who will be campaigning today in our seaports, bus terminals or airports or worse in the cemeteries, this should warn you not to vote for that unscrupulous [...]


Church: Undas is for prayer, not politics

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Parish priests will not take off 2013 candidates’ posters and streamers in cemeteries but politicians should respect what the holidays are for, a church official said. Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines’ media office director Pedro Quitorio reminded politicians on Monday to keep cemetery grounds free from campaign materials, often seen displayed in grave sites [...]


Bill seeks ban of word ‘Muslim’ in crime reports

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A BILL has been filed in the Senate seeking to criminalize the use of the word “Muslim” or “Islamic” in identifying criminals in print, radio, Internet and all forms of broadcast media.


Politicians greet religious group on 96th year

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SEVERAL politicians paid their way to greet in print ads the influential Iglesia ni Cristo on its 96th founding anniversary on Tuesday.


Leftists: No honeymoon with Aquino

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A LEFTIST organization said it will not observe a “honeymoon” period with the incoming administration of Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.


Church to ‘monitor’ elected pro-RH bets

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CATHOLIC bishops are not giving up their fight against the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) bill now pending in Congress despite the victory of lawmakers supportive of the measure in the recently concluded elections.


Prelate to Aquino: Quitting smoking a test of political will

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INSTEAD of seeing it as just another burden, presidential front-runner Sen. Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III should treat quitting smoking as a test of political will and a necessary sacrifice.


Archbishop defends Arroyo’s son

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A CATHOLIC archbishop defended Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo, son of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, from critics who said he is not qualified to get another seat in Congress.


Estrada lawyer claims poll fraud helped Aquino

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THE spokesman for former president Joseph Estrada’s political party said he has proof that president-apparent Sen. Benigno Aquino III benefited from cheating during the May 10 elections.


Bishop to Aquino: Pray harder

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ARCHBISHOP Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan urged presidential frontrunner Benigno Aquino III to pray harder if he wanted to make the right decisions.


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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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