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February 1, 2011 11:14 AM

MANILA, Jan. 29, 2011— Philippine bishops began their meeting Saturday with a call from an envoy of Pope Benedict XVI to courageously bear witness to their faith.

February 1, 2011 11:11 AM

MANILA, Jan. 28, 2011— Catholic bishops have differing persuasion over the revived talks on amending the 1987 Constitution.

February 1, 2011 11:08 AM

AFTER almost 38 years of population control from the massive machinery of the bureaucracy, the unfortunate plight of poor families and their difficulties in providing for their basic needs continues to hound the country.

February 1, 2011 11:06 AM

MANILA, Jan. 29, 2011—A series of activities aimed to highlight the value of family and sanctity of life will be part of the month-long celebration of Pro-Life month this February.

February 1, 2011 11:01 AM

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan. 27, 2010--Entrepreneurs who embrace the "Economy of Communion" are changing the paradigms of economic behavior. They harness the strength of a "culture of giving" and see the poor as a resource. Now this economy is being presented as a new paradigm for Africa.

February 1, 2011 10:59 AM

VATICAN, Jan. 25, 2011 (CNS) -- It is "unacceptable" to evangelize without addressing the urgent problems of poverty, injustice and oppression, Pope Benedict XVI said.

January 23, 2011 09:11 AM

MANILA, Jan. 20, 2011—Catholic bishops from Metro Manila and the provinces have expressed alarm over the series of criminal incidents in the country, even as they condemn the seeming inability of government to promote law and order.

January 23, 2011 09:08 AM

VATICAN, Jan. 19, 2011 (CNS) -- A Vatican official downplayed a 1997 Vatican letter to Irish bishops about handling cases of clerical sex abuse, saying the letter did not tell bishops to keep the cases secret from the police.

January 23, 2011 09:03 AM

MANILA, Jan. 22, 2011—Local church leaders are calling for mining ban in the province of Romblon claiming that the industry destroys people’s lives and their relationship with one another, the environment and God.

January 23, 2011 08:59 AM

MANILA, Jan. 21, 2011—A ranking Vatican official will pay a visit to Manila next week to grace the 400th anniversary celebration of the University of Santo Tomas (UST), the oldest university in Asia.

January 23, 2011 08:49 AM

MANILA, Jan. 19, 2011— An official in the Catholic Church’s prison ministry is opposing the call for the reimposition of death penalty, as he warned that it may aggravate the problem of injustice in the country.

January 23, 2011 08:45 AM

MANILA, Jan. 18, 2011—A Catholic Church official is strongly against the proposal to make annulment more accessible for fear that it could be abused and encourage infidelity.

January 17, 2011 08:56 PM

MANILA, Jan. 14, 2011—A poll watchdog organization criticized the nomination of former President Arroyo’s election lawyer Romulo Macalintal to head the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

January 17, 2011 08:54 PM

WASHINGTON D.C., Jan. 8, 2011--The New American Bible, Revised Edition has been approved for publication and will be available on March 9, Ash Wednesday. The new translation aims for better accuracy, better adaptation to contemporary English, and easy singing or recitation of the Psalms.

January 17, 2011 08:52 PM

CEBU City, Jan. 14, 2011—In his last official act as Archbishop of Cebu, Ricardo Cardinal Vidal installed his successor, 60 year old Archbishop Jose Palma in solemn ceremonies on January 13, as the new shepherd of Cebu’s nearly 4 million Catholic faithful.

January 17, 2011 08:47 PM

VATICAN, Jan. 12, 2010 (CNS) -- Purgatory is like a purifying fire burning inside a person, a painful experience of regret for one's sins, Pope Benedict XVI said.

January 11, 2011 12:24 AM

MANILA, Jan. 6, 2010—The rector of Quiapo Church in Manila called on the millions of Black Nazarene devotees to use its feast day on Sunday as an occasion to pray for the unborn.

January 11, 2011 12:20 AM

VATICAN, Jan. 6, 2011 ( Why was Mother Teresa so famous? Because she lived for and in the love of God, says Benedict XVI.

January 11, 2011 12:17 AM

MANILA, January 7, 2011—POPE Benedict XVI appealed for religious tolerance amidst surging persecution of Christians and urged the faithful to commit themselves in building a society that ensures freedom of worship as a means to achieve peace in the world.

January 11, 2011 12:15 AM

MANILA, Jan.6, 2010—A Catholic bishop favors the call to abolish the Department of Local and Interior Government (DILG) from the bureaucracy.

January 3, 2011 05:22 AM

VATICAN CITY, December 30, 2010--Pope Benedict XVI has instituted a new agency to monitor all Vatican financial operations and make sure they meet international norms against money-laundering and the financing of terrorism.

January 3, 2011 05:21 AM

MANILA, Dec. 28, 2010—Cagayan de Oro Archbishop Antonio J. Ledesma joined other religious leaders in condemning the senseless attacks by terrorists on a Catholic chapel in Jolo on Dec. 25.

January 3, 2011 05:19 AM

ROME, Jan. 1, 2011—Pope Benedict XVI visited the Vatican Nativity scene at St. Peter Square after presiding the first vespers of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God on December 31. Part of this evening liturgy is the traditional singing of the “Te Deum” and Eucharistic adoration with benediction in thanksgiving for the past year.

January 3, 2011 05:17 AM

MANILA, Jan. 1, 2011—A Catholic prelate called on both government and public to work together to initiate change in the country.