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Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, vice president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, sets the record straight after a viral post claimed that the blessing of the Mass 'is only for those joining the livestream and not the replay'
We participate in Christ's resurrection if we desire not just to be saved from COVID-19 but to help in saving people from this disease
Bishop Pablo Virgilio David draws Holy Week reflections from a recent Rappler report about a COVID-19 frontliner who herself contracted the dreaded disease
We must have the courage to declare with hope: We are Christians. We believe in happy endings. If it’s not yet happy, then it’s not yet the end.
'We will not be discouraged,' say the 4 bishops who vowed to continue serving their flock despite the sedition complaint filed against them
'I whispered to [Fr Alejo] to better check first on the veracity of the man's story who came and left as a total stranger to me,' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David
(UPDATED) Archbishop Socrates Villegas also denies the claim of Peter Joemel Advincula or Bikoy that he met with anti-Duterte plotters on December 12, 2018
Let us not return to dictatorship, warns Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David
Bishop Pablo Virgilio David admits the Catholic Church has 'failed to educate consciences,' leading to the support of many Catholics for drug war killings
He is neither giving up nor giving in. No, he is not surrendering; he is embracing his Father’s will as his own, and doing it as an act of love.
Bishop Pablo Virgilio David calls on Filipino Catholics to 'bridge the anomalous gap between faith and social life' as they observe Holy Week 2019
Read death threats against prominent Catholic leaders, including Archbishop Socrates Villegas and Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, received through text messages
(3rd UPDATE) Fathers Flavie Villanueva, Robert Reyes, and Albert Alejo expose death threats they have recently received under the watch of President Rodrigo Duterte
Batid ng mga pari na hindi lamang ito atake sa ating pampulitikang institusyon – atake rin ito sa ating moralidad, dignidad, at espiritwal na buhay
'Huwag tayong matakot na tumayo sa ating pananampalataya, ipaglaban natin ito at lalo nating paigtingin ang ating pagmamahal sa ating Panginoon,' Fr Jay de Leon says
'Maraming Kristiyanong namimili lang nung kayang tanggapin na sinasabi ng Panginoon,' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David
President Rodrigo Duterte's violent tirades against clergymen begin to take flesh in the form of death threats. What Duterte says, Duterte gets.
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President Rodrigo Duterte says Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle alerted him about death threats against priests. He backtracks on his call to kill 'useless' bishops.
We need Church leaders who will describe rightly what we are facing: a death of conscience by those who justify the killings
Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles says he is 'saddened and disturbed' by President Rodrigo Duterte's statements against Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David
'Salamat sa Diyos!' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, a drug war critic detested by President Rodrigo Duterte
(UPDATED) Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, a vocal critic of the government's bloody anti-drug campaign, responds to the President's renewed attacks on his person
'I think he has confused me for someone else,' says Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, a thundering voice against the killings under the Duterte administration
The Caloocan bishop is reacting to comments made by President Duterte that Catholic saints are fools and drunkards
Killing ‘is never the way of Jesus Christ,’ says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, pointing out that the heart of Saint Padre Pio is ‘like that of Jesus’
'We should welcome this public confession,' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David after President Rodrigo Duterte admits his 'only sin' is extrajudicial killings
Dumanas nawa kayo ng kasawian, kayong walang pakialam at nanonood lamang habang pumapatay ang mga naka-bonnet na salarin sa liwanag ng araw!
Woe to you who call yourselves 'Christians' but do not care an iota about the victims of extrajudicial killings
'Isn't it obvious that they are also victims, and that they also need to be saved, not killed?' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, reacting to SONA 2018
(UPDATED) 'Such a statement implies that the victims of drug-related killings are not human lives!' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David after SONA 2018
Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David hits 'figurative serpents' who 'are very fond of juicy gossips and intrigues that are best said in whispers'
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(UPDATED) 'We used to call them bonnet gangs. Now we just call them what they really are – death squads,' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David
The Catholic Church is holding days of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving from July 17 to 19 to atone for the sins of blasphemers, liars, and murderers in the Philippines
Hindi hinubog sa imahe ng kanyang ‘sensible God’ si Rodrigo Duterte
May panahon para basagin ang katahimikan, may panahon para magsalita. At ngayon na ang panahon na iyon.
Iginagalang ng mga Katoliko ang tungkulin ng Pangulo, at ang mandato niya bilang Pangulo. Sana igalang din niya ang mga Katoliko kahit hindi siya sumang-ayon sa doktrina ng Katoliko.
'Paano siya magiging Pangulo para sa lahat ng Pilipino kung wala siyang paggalang sa mga mananampalatayang Katoliko?' says Bishop Pablo Virgilio David
'Gun-toting priests? They might want to consider leaving the priesthood and joining the police or the military instead,' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David
Tuguegarao Archbishop Sergio Utleg speaks up after President Rodrigo Duterte claims Cagayan priest Father Mark Ventura was killed because of his illicit affairs
President Rodrigo Duterte justifies the death of Cagayan priest Father Mark Ventura by claiming that the 37-year-old priest had affairs with at least 4 women
Have we forgotten that the Eucharist was really for him (and for the potential Judases that we all can turn into)?
Kapag ang relihiyon sa atin ay naging ritwal na lang; kapag ito'y parang obligasyon na lang na wala nang epekto sa buhay, pag-iisip at pag-uugali ng tao, para itong templong wala nang apoy
Let us never allow ourselves to be motivated by anger or hatred, resentment, revenge, or the instinct to retaliate or return evil for evil
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'I am dumbfounded,' says Archbishop Socrates Villegas, while Bishop Pablo Virgilio David criticizes the Department of Justice for a 'very selective' due process
'We are seeing an erosion of our moral fiber as a people,' says an activist nun as the Philippines marks the 32nd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution