Archbishop Socrates Villegas leads the praying of Oratio Imperata

July 14, 2015 by · Comments Off on Archbishop Socrates Villegas leads the praying of Oratio Imperata 

150713151023Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop and Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCB) President Socrates B. Villegas, flanked by Archbishop of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Davao Romulo Geolina Valles (left), vice president of CBCP; and Fr. Marvin Mejia, CBCP secretary general, lead the praying of the Oratio Imperata (Obligatory Prayer) in Time of Grave Tension on the West Philippine Sea during a press conference on Monday (July 13, 2015) at the Pope Pius XII Catholic Center along United Nations Ave., Paco, Manila. (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan)
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Villegas on anti-discrimination bill

March 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on Villegas on anti-discrimination bill 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, March 4 (PNA) — The Catholic Church insisted its rights in choosing those who would want to be part of the clergy.

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Catholic bishop urges the faithful to help Church's 'Alay Kapwa' program

February 18, 2015 by · Comments Off on Catholic bishop urges the faithful to help Church's 'Alay Kapwa' program 

MANILA, Feb. 17 — As the 40-day Lenten Season starts on Feb. 18, Ash Wednesday, a Catholic prelate urges the faithful to support the Church’s “Alay Kapwa” program which aims to gather funds for the less fortunate.

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CBCP willing to help in the pursuit of peace in Mindanao

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MANILA, Feb. 15 — The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) is willing to help in the pursuit of peace in the country particular in Mindanao.

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Villegas sees SC ruling on DAP to lead to prosecution of erring govt officials

February 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on Villegas sees SC ruling on DAP to lead to prosecution of erring govt officials 

MANILA, Feb 4 — Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) President Archbishop Socrates Villegas said that people are hoping that recent ruling of the Supreme Court (SC) will pave the way for the investigation and prosecution of those who were involved in the use of the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

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CBCP opposes inclusion of terminal fee into airline ticket

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BALANGA CITY, Bataan, Feb. 2 — The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has voiced opposition to the inclusion of the terminal fee to the airline ticket, and appealed to President Benigno Aquino III to exercise his power of veto on the memorandum circular.

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Bishops to pray an obligatory prayer for Pope Francis in all churches in the country for one month

January 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Bishops to pray an obligatory prayer for Pope Francis in all churches in the country for one month 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Jan. 22 (PNA) — Catholic bishops in the country will be offering prayers for Pope Francis for one month as promised to the pontiff during his recently concluded Apostolic and State Visit to the Philippines.

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Church has taught that it is a Catholic obligation to be responsible about parenthood –CBCP head

January 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on Church has taught that it is a Catholic obligation to be responsible about parenthood –CBCP head 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Jan. 21 (PNA) — The head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said that the Church has taught that it is a Catholic obligation to be responsible about parenthood.

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The 5-day visit to PHL by Pope Francis will never be forgotten by the Filipino people –CBCP

January 20, 2015 by · Comments Off on The 5-day visit to PHL by Pope Francis will never be forgotten by the Filipino people –CBCP 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Jan. 19 (PNA) — Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) president Archbishop Socrates Villegas told Pope Francis that his five-day Apostolic and State Visit to the country will never be forgotten by the Filipino people.

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CBCP head asks the people to make the Holy Father feel their warmth in welcoming him in the country

January 15, 2015 by · Comments Off on CBCP head asks the people to make the Holy Father feel their warmth in welcoming him in the country 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Jan. 14 (PNA) — The head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has asked the Filipino people to make the Holy Father feel their warmth in welcoming him in the country.

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