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Priests should be allowed to marry, says Duterte

Feb 25, 2019 - 7:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says 'even the gay ones' among priests should be allowed to have same-sex marriage

PDP CAMPAIGN. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the PDP-Laban campaign rally at the Plaza Independencia in Cebu City on February 24, 2019. Malacañang photo

Catholic priests abused thousands in Germany – study

Sep 12, 2018 - 8:13 PM

According to the study, 1,670 clergymen in Germany committed some form of sexual attack against 3,677 minors between 1946 and 2014, Spiegel Online reports. Most of the victims were boys.

Pope declines to comment on Cardinal McCarrick allegations

Aug 27, 2018 - 8:19 AM

'I will not say a word about that. I think that the communique speaks for itself,' the Pontiff says

ONBOARD PRESSER. File photo of Pope Francis talking with journalists aboard a plane on June 21, 2018. Photo by Ciro Fusco/Pool/AFP

Chilean police raid bishops over sex abuse allegations

Jul 14, 2018 - 9:30 AM

The raids comes after prominent Chilean Catholic priest Oscar Munoz was detained over allegations that he sexually abused and raped seven children between 2002 and 2018.

ABUSE. Chilean priest Oscar Munoz Toledo (L) remains at a courtroom in Rancagua, 80 km south of Santiago, Chile, on July 13, 2018. Photo by Claudio Reyes/AFP

Slain priest Richmond Nilo buried in Nueva Ecija

Jun 15, 2018 - 1:00 PM

(UPDATED) As Father Nilo is buried at the San Nicolas de Tolentino Cathedral in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija, authorities announce the arrest of the principal suspect in his killing

RESTING PLACE. Priests carry Nilo’s coffin outside the cathedral as hundreds of mourners surround them on June 15, 2018. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Sotto backs Duterte, says killings of priests 'just a coincidence'

Jun 14, 2018 - 7:15 PM

'Baka nagkataon lang 'yan. 100 million ang Pilipino, ilan ang pari sa buong Pilipinas?' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III

SENATE PRESIDENT. Tito Sotto takes oath as Senate President. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Catholic priest rescued from Marawi holds first Mass after freedom

Sep 25, 2017 - 8:07 PM

Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub hopes to return to Marawi and celebrate Mass again at the Saint Mary's Parish, where he was taken by armed men when the war erupted on May 23

Bishop to priests: 'Stop the homily abuse'

Apr 02, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Long winding repetitious irrelevant unprepared homilies are signs of a sick spiritual life of the priest says Lingayen Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas Homily abuse can harm souls

ADVICE TO PRIESTS. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, who is also president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines. File photo by Noli Yamsuan/Archdiocese of Manila/CBCPNews

'Do you love me?' Pope amused with crowd reaction

Jan 16, 2015 - 4:37 PM

Pope Francis begins his homily with a biblical quote but the crowd mistakes it for a question – and responds with enthusiasm

LIGHT MOMENT. Pope Francis laughs as the crowd responds to the beginning of his homily at the Manila Cathedral.

OMG! Did you say OM?

Nov 03, 2014 - 9:30 AM

A Catholic priest cautions us that the devil may be in yoga practice I suggest that the Devil has always been in our capacity to demonize people whose spiritual practice does not conform to our own

Rappler Newscast | July 14, 2014

Jul 14, 2014 - 9:35 PM

Aquino hits SC for ruling vs DAP House arrest for Enrile Pope Francis: about 2 of priests pedophiles

On Father Obach's apology

Jul 14, 2014 - 8:15 AM

I hope the apology does not shield the Church from its own need for introspection as to why it is so cruel to women

Cordillera female doctors hope for favorable SC ruling on RH law

Apr 01, 2014 - 8:29 PM

DOH CAR Director Amelita Pangilinan believes that Catholic priests mandated to be celibate should have no say in how couples choose to plan their families

Lay leaders to Nuncio: Oust ‘immoral’ priest

Jun 19, 2013 - 8:30 AM

Father Gerald Gerry Mascariña parish priest of San Roque de Alabang has been caught by barangay and police patrols being intimate with women in public places 4 times

British Cardinal quits after 'inappropriate acts'

Feb 25, 2013 - 7:48 PM

Cardinal Keith O Brien quits following allegations he used night prayers as cover for inappropriate acts among others

Top Australian cleric apologizes for abuse

Dec 24, 2012 - 1:50 PM

Australia s most senior Catholic cleric apologized to those who suffered at the hands of priests and religious teachers

2 priests escape ambush in Basilan

Jul 16, 2012 - 3:54 PM

2 Catholic priests and their Cafgu security survive an ambush in Basilan

Outcry in Latin America as Paraguay leader ousted

Jun 23, 2012 - 11:30 AM

Today I retire as president but not as a Paraguayan citizen Paraguay s Fernando Lugo says

Bishop breaks silence on diverted funds

Jun 20, 2012 - 5:12 PM

Parañaque Bishop Jesse Mercado says he s willing to resign if charges of fund diversion against him are proven true

BREAKING SILENCE. Paranaque Bishop Jesse Mercado says he is willing to resign if proven guilty.