Catholics in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Catholics in the Philippines


Cavite churches prepare for resumption of public masses

Jun 05, 2020 - 4:05 PM

Bishop Reynaldo Evangelista of the Diocese of Imus says all parish priests are putting in place all the necessary precautionary measures in their churches to protect mass-goers once Cavite is under MGCQ

EMPTY PEWS. A few parishioners at the historic St Francis of Assisi Parish Church in General Trias City, Cavite, after the province eased into general community quarantine on May 16, 2020. Photo by Dennis Abrina/Rappler

[OPINION] The folly of religious endorsements

Apr 26, 2019 - 5:46 PM

Our politics is thoroughly personality-driven. When religious leaders throw their support behind certain candidates, they inevitably echo the divide according to existing political loyalties.

Tagle to Filipinos: You're the real representatives of PH

Jul 21, 2018 - 9:10 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says it is painful when the Philippines is criticized abroad, but he finds hope in the ordinary Filipino

CHALLENGING CATHOLICS. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle makes impassioned gestures as he speaks on the 3rd day of the 5th Philippine Conference on New Evangelization at the Cuneta Astrodome on July 20, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

More Catholics outraged by killings of priests

Jun 18, 2018 - 7:35 AM

'Let us not stop making noise until our cry for justice and truth is heard. Let the killings stop!' says Cubao Bishop Honesto Ongtioco after the recent murder of Nueva Ecija priest Father Richmond Nilo.

SLAIN PRIEST. Father Richmond Nilo is the 3rd Filipino priest to be killed in less than 7 months. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Filipino ex-priest faces U.S. extradition on sex charges

Nov 22, 2017 - 6:54 PM

Police say Fernando Sayasaya, a former priest, was accused of molesting two boys in the state of North Dakota where he worked for the Catholic Church

FERNANDO SAYASAYA. This undated handout photo released by the Philippine National Police (PNP) on November 22, 2017 shows the mugshot of Fernando Sayasaya, 53, in Calamba, Laguna, south of Manila. Photo by PNP / AFP

PNP to Cebuanos: Help protect IEC visitors

Jan 24, 2016 - 12:14 PM

About 6 000 police officers and 2 000 personnel from the Armed Forces of the Philippines are deployed to protect participants of the International Eucharistic Congress

WELCOME TO CEBU. Delegates of the International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) are pictured at the San Carlos Seminary grounds, January 23, 2016. Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler

Aquino reiterates stance: 'I am against abortion'

Jan 21, 2015 - 4:58 PM

Malacañang releases President Benigno Aquino III s 5 point position on responsible parenthood following Pope Francis statements against artificial contraception

CHURCH AND THE STATE. Pope Francis next to President Benigno Aquino III at arrival honors at Malacanang Palace, Manila on January 16, 2015. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Why I’m not excited to see Pope Francis

Jan 11, 2015 - 10:48 PM

About 20 years ago other than priesthood my goal in life was to see in person a successor of St Peter

#PopeFrancisPH in Leyte: What to expect

Dec 29, 2014 - 3:12 PM

Pope Francis is visiting Leyte on January 17 to meet typhoons Yolanda Haiyan and Ruby Hagupit survivors

#AnimatED: Waiting for the Pope

Dec 15, 2014 - 7:48 AM

The visit in January will be an opportunity for our bishops priests and concerned Catholics to voice support for this daunting mission of Pope Francis to breathe fresh air into a Church that has locked its doors to many Catholics

No religion

Aug 18, 2014 - 11:00 AM

I have no problem with their God And because I trust that they are true believers I trust also that they have no problem with the fact that I have not found one

Insta-2013: The year in 15 seconds

Dec 29, 2013 - 9:00 AM

From soundbites on corruption to messages of hope watch the Philippines best 15 second clips this year

'Man does not need pork to go with bread'

Jul 29, 2013 - 4:53 PM

We in Church can contribute to the corruption by grabbing a piece of the pie through our solicitations from government officials—from candles to basketball uniforms

What Catholic vote?

May 15, 2013 - 6:50 PM

Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles admits that creating the Catholic vote is still a pipe dream

Think beyond the parish

Apr 13, 2013 - 12:47 PM

The statistical data are clear: At a national scale the pews of the Catholic Church are emptying

God and the Supreme Court

Mar 26, 2013 - 7:08 AM

The highest court in the land which is not supposed to show bias for any faith is quite Catholic in its practices

The privatization of the Catholic faith

Feb 04, 2013 - 4:47 PM

This is an invitation to academics theologians ministers youth leaders and the youth themselves to start engaging in a dialogue My only hope is that in these conversations the technocratic voice of the adult experts will not drown out the very voice of the people we wish to represent