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[OPINION] Why did priests and religious vote for Duterte?

Jul 03, 2020 - 12:00 PM

'My classmate who told me that he voted for Duterte after a process of discernment was most likely influenced by regionalism rather than the Holy Spirit'

Israel orders evangelical GOD TV off air

Jun 29, 2020 - 11:21 AM

Israel's media watchdog accuses the network of seeking to target Jews with Christian content

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[OPINION] When religion blames the victim

Jun 23, 2020 - 12:57 PM

'In congregations around the Philippines, women are enjoined to be submissive to their husbands. The Filipino translation is more forceful: magpasakop sa asawa.'

[OPINION] Activism as a call from Christianity

Jun 21, 2020 - 10:00 AM

'Calling our aid charity posits a hierarchy between you and the ones you choose to help'

[PODCAST] I've Got An Opinion: I can be transgender and Catholic at the same time

Jun 03, 2020 - 8:00 PM

We speak with Mela Habijan, who is both a trans woman and a Catholic. How does she reconcile the two?

Trump angers American religious leaders with Bible photo op

Jun 03, 2020 - 9:29 AM

'It was traumatic and deeply offensive, in the sense that something sacred was being misused for a political gesture,' Washington's Episcopal Bishop Mariann Budde says

BIBLE. US President Donald Trump holds up a Bible outside of St John's Episcopal church across Lafayette Park in Washington, DC on June 1, 2020. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

[OPINION] Christians can do more than protest

Jun 02, 2020 - 10:00 AM

'It is easy for anyone to call on protest if he has the social safety nets when social unrest arises. But what about the poor?'

[OPINION] Laudato Si', 5 years later

May 26, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Laudato Si' has become one of the most influential social encyclicals that has been released by a pope

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Why Christians should protest

May 25, 2020 - 6:00 PM

This discussion may shake your faith or make it stronger. Historian Leloy Claudio questions the tenets of some religions with Jayeel Cornelio and Rico Villanueva.

[OPINION] Remembering Pope John Paul II: A centenary homage

May 18, 2020 - 10:30 AM

'There was in Pope John Paul II a natural ability to recognize the person behind the veneer of social status, physical ailment, religious membership, ethnicity, or economic class and see her as someone worthy of respect'

[OPINION] Should Christians protest?

May 17, 2020 - 12:30 PM

'Some Christians today say that Jesus had nothing to do with politics. He criticized religious leaders but not the political ones, they reason. But this is a distorted reading of the Bible.'

Would you still love me Mom, if you knew I'm not religious?

Apr 06, 2016 - 11:26 AM

A young woman talks about how she left her faith and hopes her mother would still accept her despite that

WHO on Zika outbreak, 51st IEC, SAG awards 2016 | 12PM wRap

Feb 01, 2016 - 12:48 PM

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Mabuhay, Pope Francis!

Jan 15, 2015 - 3:40 PM

Millions of Filipinos plan to endure crushing crowds security threats and stormy weather to get close to the Pope

Pope Francis waves goodbye during a departure ceremony at Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake, near Colombo, on January 15, 2015. Photo by Lakruwan WanniarachchAFP

Pope washes feet of disabled, including elderly Muslim

Apr 18, 2014 - 2:31 AM

We must be servants of each other Pope Francis says

'No God, no EDSA,' says Sin protegé

Feb 25, 2014 - 11:10 PM

Lingayen Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas says the Philippines cannot move on if it ignores God

Full text: CBCP on the 'economy of exclusion'

Jan 28, 2014 - 8:09 AM

Full text of the pastoral exhortation of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines after its bi annual plenary assembly

Filipino bishops slam 'economy of exclusion'

Jan 27, 2014 - 7:16 PM

If in the pursuit of private interest money has taken over life and is able in importance to push God into a corner money has become an idol the CBCP says