Catholicism in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Catholicism in the Philippines


Pampanga calls off ritual crucifixions over coronavirus

Mar 12, 2020 - 11:29 AM

'I'm disappointed,' says resident Ruben Enaje, who aims to be crucified for the 34th straight year as part of a religious vow to atone for his sins

NAILED. Ruben Enaje is nailed to the cross during a reenactment of the crucifixion of Christ on Good Friday, April 19, 2019 in San Fernando City, Pampanga. Photo by Darren Langit/AFP

Folk Catholicism or true piety?

Jan 10, 2020 - 8:00 AM

'It is only God who could see the hearts of people'

[OPINION] This Christmas, put down your phones and truly reconnect

Dec 22, 2019 - 1:40 PM

Go, re-connect, and allow your selves to be found. Recover your sense of delight and then once again hear yourself praying, ‘O God, it feels great to be alive.’

[OPINION] Something is wrong with Filipino faith

Nov 17, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Why do we rank as a corrupt country despite being the only Christian nation in Asia? What happened to the faith that teaches us to love God and our neighbors?

MAP: Catholicism in the Philippines

Jan 18, 2015 - 2:34 PM

See the extent of the Roman Catholic religion s reach in the country

CATHOLIC FAITHFUL. Pope Francis on a popemobile waves to well-wishers at a street following his meeting at the Malacanang Palace on January 16. Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Netizens praise Pope, hit Aquino over speeches

Jan 16, 2015 - 12:47 PM

Twitter users praise the Pope for warning politicians against corruption while some criticize President Aquino for taking a swipe at bishops silence during the Arroyo administration

CONTRASTING SPEECHES? Pope Francis stands next to Philippine president Benigno Aquino III during arrival honors at Malacanang presidential palace, Manila, Philippines, 16 January 2015. The two later delivered separate speeches tackling issues affecting Philippine society. Photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

Palace, cathedral, arena: Full day for Pope Francis

Jan 16, 2015 - 8:01 AM

Pope Francis will celebrate mass at a centuries old cathedral and later meet worshippers in a stadium setting more familiar to rock stars as his trip to the Philippines gets into full swing

Pope Francis waves to students (not in picture) delivering a performance shortly after arriving at a military airbase in Manila on January 15, 2015, while President Benigno Aquino smiles. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Thousands welcome Pope Francis to the Philippines

Jan 15, 2015 - 5:32 PM

UPDATED WITH VIDEO The charismatic pontiff begins his packed 5 day visit to the Philippines a predominantly Catholic nation battered by disasters and beset with poverty and corruption

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

'Declare SC has no jurisdiction over RH challenge'

Mar 05, 2014 - 8:27 PM

But RH law advocates also hope the Supreme Court will rule in their favor

#Nazareno2014: Netizens react to chaos at the altar

Jan 09, 2014 - 9:14 PM

Is the Black Nazarene parade a test of faith or just a deadly tradition?