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Dec 5, 2018 - 10:37 am .- An American priest was arrested in the Philippines Wednesday, amid allegations that he sexually assaulted dozens of boys over a period of decades.
Nov 26, 2018 - 10:45 am .- The president of the Philippines encouraged on Monday Catholics to build their own chapels, rather than attending Catholic churches.
Sep 21, 2018 - 12:29 pm .- Following a powerful typhoon that struck several Northern provinces in the Philippines late last week, Catholic relief groups are working to provide essential post-storm aid.
Aug 28, 2018 - 12:39 am .- A Filipino priest who has been an outspoken critic of extrajudicial killings in the country says he has gone into hiding after several sightings of what he believes to be members of a death squad searching for him.
Aug 14, 2018 - 09:33 am .- Catholic parishes and assistance centers are ready to help victims of storms and major floods in the Manila area, said Cardinal Luis Tagle of Manila over the weekend.  
Jun 27, 2018 - 11:10 am .- The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines has expressed support for a proposal by the country’s drug enforcement agency that would require drug tests for students ages 10 and up.
Jun 27, 2018 - 03:16 am .- After calling God “stupid,” Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday that he will seek to have a dialogue with the country’s bishops’ conference in an effort to repair relationships.
Jun 23, 2018 - 06:04 am .- After three priests were murdered during the last six months, Philippine officials say they have received gun carry permit applications from nearly 250 religious workers, including 188 Catholic priests – but some of the country’s bishops have raised concerns about a priest carrying a weapon.
Jun 15, 2018 - 11:28 am .- The primary suspect in the killing of Filipino priest Father Richmond Villaflor Nilo was found and taken into custody Thursday night.
Jun 11, 2018 - 03:22 pm .- A Catholic priest in the Philippines was shot and killed in a chapel as he prepared to celebrate Sunday Mass on June 10, local police said.
Apr 7, 2018 - 09:41 pm .- A relic of St. Pope John Paul II was recently gifted to the Archdiocese of Manila by Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisw, the former secretary of the belated pope.
Mar 16, 2018 - 01:40 pm .- As the Philippines considers legalizing divorce, the nation’s bishops are speaking out against the measure, warning that it would be detrimental to couples and families, especially children.
Feb 16, 2018 - 01:41 pm .- After some Filipino Catholics developed mysterious rashes on Ash Wednesday, the Diocese of Caloocan investigated to determine the cause of the skin irritant.
Jan 9, 2018 - 10:07 am .- 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.
Nov 8, 2017 - 06:04 pm .- Bishop Alberto Uy of Tagbilaran, on the Philippine island Bohol, was forced to warn his social media friends of online scams after his Facebook account was cloned to solicit donations in his name.
Nov 7, 2017 - 08:06 pm .- In the Philippines media scene, a far-reaching Catholic radio network has been building communities and changing lives for decades.
Nov 6, 2017 - 08:00 pm .- The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines has called for a prayer campaign to address violence in an escalating conflict between police and drug traffickers.
Nov 5, 2017 - 06:01 am .- Victims of the deadly Philippines drug war deserve to be remembered, said Catholic seminarians as they reaffirmed the need for true peace and unity.
Nov 3, 2017 - 12:08 am .- In Rome, hundreds of Filipinos gathered for Mass on Sunday to promote the cause of beatification of the Servant of God Alfredo Versoza y Florentin, who was Bishop of Lipa for 35 years.
Oct 25, 2017 - 06:01 am .- Cardinal Ricardo Vidal, the late emeritus Archbishop of Cebu, Philippines, will be buried Oct. 26 in the mausoleum at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, alongside the remains of his fellow deceased bishops of Cebu.