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IN PHOTOS: Mayors ‘consecrate’ cities to Mary in the middle of pandemic

May 13, 2020 - 5:04 PM

‘In our weakness and confusion, we are not alone,’ says Bishop Broderick Pabillo of Manila

Manila mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso; Makati mayor Abby Binay; Mandaluyong mayor Menchie Abalos; Pasay City mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano and San Juan mayor Francis Zamora attends the consecration of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at the Manila Cathedral on May 13, 2020, which is also the feast of Our Lady of Fatima. The city leaders offered prayers and flowers to the image of Our Lady of Fatima. The mass was celebrated by Bishop Broderick Pabillo, the apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of Manila. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION] Time for PH banks to withdraw from coal, invest in permanent solutions

Apr 24, 2020 - 1:48 PM

'13 Philippine banks provided over P319 million worth of financial services to coal developers.... With this, more communities across the country will have to suffer the dirty and deadly impact of power generation from coal'

'Hindi na tayo tatahimik': Religious groups unite vs injustice, Duterte attack on Church

Jan 26, 2019 - 12:51 PM

'Hindi na tayo tatahimik at hindi lang manindigan kundi sama-sama tayong manindigan,' says Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo

RESISTANCE. Church people hold placards to denounce injustices and to show their force during the interfaith rally at the Rajah Sulayman Park in Manila on Friday, January 25. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Pray for the Philippines, bishop tells Padre Pio devotees

Oct 09, 2018 - 8:32 PM

‘Kung sugatan po ang buhay natin, sugatan din ang bayan natin,’ says Bishop Broderick Pabillo as Saint Padre Pio's heart relic visits the Manila Cathedral

HEART RELIC. Devotees touch the incorrupt heart relic of Saint Padre Pio, which was brought to the Manila Cathedral on October 9, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Catholic council opposes charter change, rejects dictatorship

Jul 14, 2018 - 8:00 AM

The Council of the Laity of the Philippines rejects 'any attempt to bring back dictatorship,' and calls for prayer vigils on the day President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his 3rd State of the Nation Address

CHARTER CHANGE. President Rodrigo Duterte pushes for charter change to shift the Philippines to federalism. Malacañang file photo

[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.

Duterte critics slam detention of 71-year-old Australian nun

Apr 17, 2018 - 2:27 PM

Lawmaker Carlos Zarate refutes claims that Sister Patricia Fox is engaging in partisan activities, as upholding human rights is not a form of meddling

DETAINED NUN. Protesters in a rally outside the Bureau of Immigration (BI) on April 17, 2018, call for the release of Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox from the BI. Photo by Maria Tan

Bishop fears crackdown amid Australian nun's detention

Apr 16, 2018 - 10:12 PM

'Ibig sabihin wala pang martial law ngayon, iniisa-isa na nila ang mga taong kumokontra sa kanila,' says Bishop Pabillo as he visits detained Sister Patricia Fox

DETAINED NUN. Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo (right) visits detained Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox at the Bureau of Immigration in the evening of April 16, 2018. Photo courtesy of CBCP News

Makabayan bloc asks SC to allow intervention in petition vs Sereno

Apr 10, 2018 - 1:10 PM

The House Makabayan bloc argues that the quo warranto petition seeking to void the Chief Justice's appointment would cause them to be 'deprived of their collective right' to bring the impeachment process to a 'logical conclusion'

EMBATTLED CHIEF JUSTICE. Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno delivers a speech during the Araw ng Kagitingan on April 9, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva

Bishops call for vigilance amid 'creeping dictatorship'

Feb 25, 2018 - 2:51 PM

'We must guard our democracy,' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, as the Philippines marks the 32nd anniversary of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution

WALK FOR LIFE. More or less 2,000 Catholics troop to the Quirino Grandstand on February 24, 2018, for the Walk for Life to oppose drug war killings, the death penalty, and other measures tagged as anti-life. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte's 1st year an 'eye opener' for Catholic Church

Jul 02, 2017 - 9:00 AM

It appears that our pastoral education for people has not been enough That s why for them it seems okay to kill to eliminate the problem of illegal drugs

'MANO PO.' President Rodrigo Duterte places his forehead on Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle's hand as a traditional form of respect during a meeting in the Palace on July 19, 2016. Malacañang photo

Ex-senator, bishops file 3rd petition on martial law before SC

Jun 07, 2017 - 2:19 PM

The petitioners stress the importance of holding a public deliberation on martial law so Filipinos are informed of the factual bases of the declaration

ANOTHER PETITION. Manila Bishop Broderick Pabillo and Mother Adelaida Ygrubay file the second petition for mandamus before Supreme Court on July 7, 2017 seeking to compel the Congress to convene on martial law.

IN PHOTOS: Penitential 'Walk for Life' on Good Friday

Apr 15, 2017 - 1:09 AM

Around 3 000 Catholic devotees go through the Stations of the Cross in Manila and offer prayers for various intentions

When politics and principles clash on the death penalty

Mar 22, 2017 - 10:30 AM

18 lawmakers who voted no to the RH bill under the 15th Congress voted yes to the death penalty measure under the 17th Congress How did the Church mobilize against the two controversial measures?

SPECTATORS. Nuns watch as lawmakers voted 217-54-1 in favor of reimposing the death penalty on March 7. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Bishop Pabillo: Trolls can't defeat us if we all speak

Feb 19, 2017 - 8:15 PM

UPDATED Magsalita kayo sa Facebook nyo says Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo at the Walk for Life against killings in the Philippines

'FIGHT THE TROLLS.' Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo urges Catholics to speak up to defeat online trolls. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Bishop on killings: Filipinos 'quiet like in time of Hitler'

Jan 18, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Let us boldly reject merciless ways of dealing with the most miserable including our drug addicts Bishop Teodoro Bacani says at the Mercy Congress

'HOW CAN THIS BE?' Novaliches Bishop Emeritus Teodoro Bacani on January 18, 2017, questions the silence of many Filipinos about the recent drug-related killings in the Philippines. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Bishop hits PNP, says Oplan TokHang 'a bringer of death'

Jan 18, 2017 - 1:58 PM

What kind of police force do we have that cannot catch the killers of 4 000 people? asks Bishop Teodoro Bacani at the Congress on Mercy

HITTING PNP. Novaliches Bishop Emeritus Teodoro Bacani criticizes the Philippine National Police on January 17, 2017, for failing to catch vigilantes who have killed 4,000 suspected drug pushers and users. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cardinal Quevedo on killings: 'We do not practice our faith'

Jan 17, 2017 - 6:45 PM

We are a country where our faith has a dichotomy…We believe but we do not practice it says Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo

LEADING BISHOP. Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo says the public's attitude toward extrajudicial killings shows that many Filipinos do not practice their faith. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Church silence on killings 'media-perceived,' cardinal says

Jan 17, 2017 - 5:05 PM

Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo adds that we should think of the Church as not the bishops only

NOT SILENT. Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo denies that the Catholic Church has been silent on recent killings in the Philippines. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Speak out on killings, bishop says in Mercy Congress

Jan 17, 2017 - 2:05 PM

Can we now keep our mouths shut when more than 6 000 of our poor people are being killed? says Bishop Broderick Pabillo at an international congress on mercy

NO TO KILLINGS. Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo urges Catholics to speak out on recent killings in the Philippines 'if we are true to our call to be a Church of the Poor.' Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Catholics to stage 'Walk for Life' on February 18

Jan 11, 2017 - 7:23 PM

Called a grand procession the Walk for Life is set at the Quirino Grandstand Parade Ground in Manila

WALK FOR LIFE. Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo urges Catholics to join the Walk for Life organized by the laity on February 18, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

A gay Filipino priest's story: In God's service

Aug 27, 2016 - 11:30 AM

Why should I be ashamed? My sexual preference never hindered my mission as a Catholic priest says Father RJ

FATHER 'RJ.' Father RJ joins others at the LGBT march in Luneta. Photo by Vincent Go

Manila bishop on killings: Crime can't stop crime

Jul 25, 2016 - 8:55 PM

Referring to victims of extrajudicial killings Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo says Paano naman ang kanilang mga pamilya?

FIFTH COMMANDMENT. Catholics in a Mass on July 25, 2016, wear shirts bearing the 5th commandment, 'Huwag Kang Papatay (Thou Shall Not Kill,' to remember victims of recent extrajudicial killings. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Philippine crucifixions a big money spinner

Mar 27, 2016 - 1:28 PM

A bishop says the Church discourages extreme forms of piety that fascinate many of the country s more than 80 million Catholics

CRUCIFIXION. A Filipino Roman Catholic devotee is nailed to a cross by others wearing period Roman-style military dress in a re-enactment of the Crucifixion of Christ on Good Friday ahead of Easter in the village of San Pedro Cutud, north of Manila. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

SC nullifies Comelec-Smartmatic contract

Apr 21, 2015 - 2:01 PM

Supreme Court Spokesperson Theodore Te says the en banc ruled that the Comelec failed to justify the extended contract without public bidding adding that the order |was immediately executory

AFP file photo

VP Binay meets with CBCP official

Nov 04, 2014 - 3:44 PM

UPDATED The Vice President meets with a member of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines as he faces allegations of corruption during his stint as Makati mayor

ELUSIVE? The usually media-friendly Vice President Jejomar Binay refuses to face the media before and after his two-and-a-half-hour meeting with Manila Auxillary Bishop Broderick Pabillo on November 4, 2014. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Thousands join Church-led anti-pork rally in Bacolod

Oct 14, 2013 - 10:09 PM

Bishop Vicente Navarra said the anti pork barrel rally is just the beginning of a series of calls the Diocese of Bacolod will make

Ex-VP, watchdog to bring Comelec to UN

May 02, 2013 - 4:29 PM

Backed by former Vice President Teofisto Guingona an election watchdog will complain vs Comelec before UN

PCOS CODE. Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes Jr says it's 'too late' to open the PCOS source code for a local review. File photo by John Javellana

Catholic bishops split over PPCRV

Apr 06, 2013 - 7:00 AM

Bishops are divided on whether to continue supporting the watchdog which they think has grown cozy with Comelec and Smartmatic

Who's afraid of North Korea's rocket?

Apr 12, 2012 - 4:46 PM

The controversial rocket launch which could happen any day between Thursday April 12 and Monday April 16 elicited a wide range of responses from the various sectors

READY FOR LIFTOFF. A North Korean soldier stands guard in front of an Unha-3 rocket at Tangachai -ri space center on April 8, 2012. North Korea has confirmed their intention to launch the rocket this week (between April 12-16) despite international condemnations. AFP Photo/Pedro Ugarte

Extra Lenten penance for politicians

Feb 22, 2012 - 9:22 AM

But the call for penance is meant for all Catholics in this 40 day season of prayer fasting and almsgiving

EXTRA PENANCE. A Catholic bishop says the President should show concern for the poor by resolving the Hacienda Luisita issue. File photo from PCOO/Malacañang