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[OPINION] We must not keep quiet

Jun 24, 2018 - 7:20 PM

Kill us if they wish but our blood will speak louder than our voices. There is a message that only martyrdom can teach. We will not be threatened.

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Holy Week 2018: Passion for stewardship

Mar 25, 2018 - 7:08 PM

Are you still a Christian with firm convictions, or have we become so deeply compromised that we are no longer sure on which we stand?

Should you blindly follow those Holy Week traditions?

Mar 24, 2018 - 8:10 PM

Can we go to the beach during Holy Week? If it will help you love like Jesus, yes, you can. But if it will distract you from the story of His love, please don't.

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

Cebu archbishop hits EJKs ahead of EDSA procession

Nov 04, 2017 - 11:59 PM

'Lord, heal our wounded land!' says Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma as Catholics in Cebu also prepare for a major procession against extrajudicial killings

NO TO KILLINGS. A candle-lighting activity is held in Quezon City on November 2, 2017, to protest against killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drug campaign. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Villegas hits 'huling baraha' mentality amid PH killings

Nov 03, 2017 - 9:44 PM

'Ang kakapitan natin ay ang Diyos, hindi ideolohiya, hindi partido,' Archbishop Socrates Villegas says ahead of an anti-EJK event along EDSA on November 5

NO TO KILLINGS. A Mass is held for victims of drug-related killings at San Isidro Labrador Parish in Bagong Silangan, Quezon City, on October 31, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

CBCP denies it 'regrets' killing of Hapilon, Maute

Oct 17, 2017 - 7:35 PM

The lie is posted on the Facebook page 'Rodrigo Duterte Supporters,' as the Duterte administration is accused of spreading propaganda on social media

CBCP DENIAL. Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, denies that the CBCP 'regrets' the killing of Marawi siege leaders Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute. File photo courtesy of CBCP News

Bishop: Join anti-Marcos rally out of compassion, not revenge

Nov 30, 2016 - 11:13 AM

Huwag tayong magsiraan Archbishop Socrates Villegas tells protesters joining the nationwide anti Marcos rally on November 30

'HUWAG MAGSIRAAN.' Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas reminds protesters to join anti-Marcos rallies out of compassion and not revenge. File photo courtesy of CBCP News

CBCP: Marcos burial 'to build culture of impunity'

Nov 09, 2016 - 7:28 PM

Marcos is no hero He should not be presented as one the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines says

LATE DICTATOR. This file photo taken on July 2, 2014, shows former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos kissing the glass case bearing her late husband and former president Ferdinand Marcos during a visit to the mausoleum on her 85th birthday in Batac, Ilocos Norte. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Cardinal Sin's protegé on Marcos burial: 'An insult'

Nov 08, 2016 - 7:03 PM

It mocks our fight to restore democracy Archbishop Socrates Villegas says after the Supreme Court allowed a hero s burial for dictator Ferdinand Marcos

'IN GREAT GRIEF.' Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas says the Supreme Court ruling allowing a hero's burial for dictator Ferdinand Marcos 'is an insult to the EDSA spirit.' File photo courtesy of CBCP News

'Tama na'

Aug 07, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Mula sa lipunan ng mga adik kailangan din bang tayo ay maging lipunan ng mga mamamatay tao sa tabing daan?

'TAMA NA.' Ito ang mensahe ni Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas tungkol sa mga pagpatay na konektado sa giyera laban sa droga. Kuha ni Noli Yamsuan/Archdiocese of Manila

'Enough'

Aug 07, 2016 - 10:00 AM

From a generation of drug addicts shall we become a generation of street murderers?

'ENOUGH.' This is the message of Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas against the recent killings connected to the war against illegal drugs. Screen grab from RTVM

Bishop: Shall we become a generation of murderers?

Aug 06, 2016 - 7:04 PM

Archbishop Socrates Villegas releases the strongest statement by a Catholic leader against the bloody anti drug war waged by President Rodrigo Duterte

'I'M A PUSHER.' A woman mourns the loss of her husband, next to a placard which reads, 'I'm a pusher.' Her husband was shot dead by an unidentified gunman in Manila on July 23, 2016. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Pope Francis' with youth, Luneta mass, network shutdown | The wRap

Jan 18, 2015 - 7:20 PM

Pope Francis tells people: don’t be afraid to cry What sets apart the Catholic Filipino according to the Pope? And cellular networks shut down to secure him