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Aug 2, 2017 - 06:04 am .- Brother Richie Fernando was a 26 year-old Jesuit seminarian from the Philippines when in 1996 he died protecting his Cambodian students from a hand grenade.
Jul 23, 2017 - 03:02 am .- Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and government officials are guilty of “social cleansing” under the guise of a war on drugs, advocates testified on Capitol Hill on Thursday.
Jul 10, 2017 - 04:30 pm .- As violent conflict unleashed by Islamic militants in the Filipino city of Marawi continues to rage, the nation's bishops have stressed that the problem is not a religious one, and have urged all faiths to work together for peace.
Jun 27, 2017 - 12:05 am .- Last week, members of a terrorist group destroyed a Catholic chapel, desecrating consecrated hosts and religious icons, during a nine-hour long attack on the town of Malagakit in southern Philippines.  
May 30, 2017 - 11:49 am .- A week after Islamist militants kidnapped some 240 Catholics in the Philippines, a video has surfaced online showing one of the hostages, Fr. Chito Suganob, calling for the government to halt their military offensive in the city.
May 24, 2017 - 11:48 am .- Islamic State-allied militants in the Philippines have taken a Catholic priest and a group of church-goers hostage, threatening to kill them if the nation’s military does not cease its current offensive against them.
May 22, 2017 - 03:07 pm .- In the most recent clash between the government and the Catholic Church in the Philippines, authorities have banned hanging rosaries and religious icons in vehicles, citing safety concerns.
May 10, 2017 - 06:02 am .- The Catholic bishops of the Philippines have praised a cross-country march showing opposition to the restoration of the death penalty.
Mar 20, 2017 - 08:01 pm .- Remember what Jesus' cross stands for, and don't misuse the Bible to justify the death penalty, the Philippines' Catholic bishops have said.
Feb 28, 2017 - 05:08 pm .- Caught in the throes of a brutal war on drugs, the people of the Philippines are increasingly looking to the Catholic Church to provide refuge and resistance.
Feb 8, 2017 - 05:02 pm .- Though the Philippines president has professed a willingness to go “to hell” to win his deadly war on drugs, the country’s bishops have said Catholics must speak out against its evils.
Jan 31, 2017 - 07:37 pm .- The Catholic bishops of the Philippines voiced strong objections to proposals intended to reinstate the death penalty in the country.  
Jan 16, 2017 - 11:36 am .- The Philippines government has blocked several commonly accessed pornography websites, on both desktop and portable devices, citing child pornography laws.
Jan 10, 2017 - 08:45 am .- On Tuesday the Vatican announced the appointment of Filipino-born Bishop Oscar A. Solis, currently an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, as the new head of the Diocese of Salt Lake City.
Jan 5, 2017 - 04:27 pm .- For over four centuries, a historical and iconic miraculous statue of Jesus Christ carrying his Cross has become an emblem of passion, struggle and faith for Filipino Catholics.
Jan 1, 2017 - 06:09 pm .- A long-venerated icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help turned 150 last year, and many Filipinos’ Marian devotion has never been stronger.
Dec 14, 2016 - 06:04 am .- Catholic prayer and protests greeted proposals to expand the use of the death penalty in the Philippines, with the move drawing outspoken opposition from the country's bishops.
Jun 16, 2016 - 12:39 am .- Encounter and dialogue are the proper response to disagreements over morality, said the Catholic bishops of the Philippines, emphasizing in the wake of the Orlando shooting that hatred and violence have no place in the lives of Christians.
May 26, 2016 - 04:25 pm .- The president-elect of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, recently described the country's bishops as corrupt and “sons of whores” for allegedly resorting to seeking favors from politicians.
Feb 1, 2016 - 07:30 pm .- Pope Francis’ closing message to the 2016 International Eucharistic Congress said that the Eucharist is a consolation for the Catholic – and also a summons to be a missionary to bring God’s mercy to everyone.

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