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PROCLAIM THE MESSAGE, IN SEASON AND OUT OF SEASON (cf. 2 Tim 4:2)

January 28, 2013, A Pastoral Statement of the CBCP on Certain Social Issues of Today

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Lord, Increase our Faith!

INTEGRAL FAITH FORMATION: TOWARDS MATURITY IN CHRIST (A Pastoral Exhortation of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines)   Beloved People of God: Introduction The Year of Faith which our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI opened in Rome on October 11, 2012 will end this year on the Feast of Christ the King, November 24, […]

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Contraception is Corruption!

A CBCP Pastoral Letter on the latest decision on the Reproductive Health Bill Contraception is Corruption!  Seeking Light and Guidance on the RH Bill Issue “What then should we do?” (Lk. 3, 10)  As we begin the nine-day Misa de Gallo today, our thoughts turn to John the Baptist, the one who points to Jesus, […]

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A Message to the Honorable Members of Congress

My brothers and sisters in Christ: As you resume your deliberations on the Reproductive Health Bill, I pray that through the gracious intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe, whose feast-day we celebrate today, you may be bountifully guided by the Holy Spirit. Recalling Our Lady’s words when she first spoke to the Indian peasant St. […]

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(A Statement of Catholic Bishops in Mindanao on the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro) We view with vigilant optimism the announcement of a coming peace agreement between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) as the first steps towards forging “a just and lasting peace in Mindanao.” We believe that continuing consultations with […]

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A Matter of Fairness

CBCP Statement on the recent voting in the House of Representatives ending the debates on the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill It was not supposed to happen. The agreement was to vote on August 7, 2012, when every side would have been ready and prepared to defend its cause as in any democratic setting. Unfortunately, in […]

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Statement on RH Bill

Every birth is a gift from God; every new life, a blessing, every birth a cause for rejoicing and praising God who create new life only out of love. Our country’s positive birth rate and a population composed of mostly young people are the main players that fuel the economy. A fact that even the […]

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LIVE CHRIST, SHARE CHRIST Looking Forward to Our Five Hundredth Go and make disciples… (Mt. 28:19) We look forward with gratitude and joy to March 16, 2021, the fifth centenary of the coming of Christianity to our beloved land. We remember with thanksgiving the first Mass celebrated in Limasawa Island on Easter Sunday March 31 […]

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In January at the start of the impeachment trial of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona, we exhorted our people to accompany the process in the spirit of prayer wherein we sought guidance, purity of intention and courage to pass judgment with objectivity and fairness. Even as then we invited people to be vigilant, the […]

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‘Teach them to observe all that I have commanded you.’ (Matthew 28:20) A Pastoral Letter of the CBCP on the occasion of the 400 Years of Catholic Education in the Philippines “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, […]

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My dear brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ: Maayong Bag-ong Tuig kaninyong tanan! As we thank God for the many blessings He bestowed on us last year, we offer Him praise and thanksgiving as He brings us to another year, the New Year 2012. That God has given us yet another year, is both a […]

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A Christmas Message of the CBCP President It is my joy and privilege to greet all people of good will and wish upon them the blessings only God can give. This Christmas season, as we call to mind those joyful mysteries when our Lord was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin […]

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Commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the Establishment of the PMS in the Philippines 1932 – 2012 (A CBCP Pastoral Exhortation) Dear Friends in Christ, Two decades ago in 1991 the local Church celebrated the Second Plenary Council of the Philippines (PCP-II) and exhorted the Church to become “a communion in a state of mission” because […]

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