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Bishop advises use of iPad, tablet in lieu of Missal only during ‘emergency’

MANILA, August 10, 2012—Even if the Catholic Church is gradually espousing the use of the internet and social media in its evangelization work, Church leaders are still hesitant in embracing technologies and innovation in the conduct of sacraments and rituals, like using the iPad or tablet computers in lieu of the Missal during the celebration […]

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Archbishop to Congress: Prioritize needs of flood victims over RH bill

MANILA, August 8, 2012—After Congress “prematurely” terminated the debates over the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) bill, both pro- and anti-RH bill legislators are called to give their full attention to the needs of their displaced constituents than prioritizing the amendment of the bill’s provisions. In an interview with YouthPinoy, Jaro, Iloilo Archbishop Angel Lagdameo said […]

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Lawmaker admits ‘huge pressure’ to favor RH bill

  MANILA, August 6, 2012— A lawmaker has admitted of receiving ‘huge pressure’ from Malacañang for him to favor the controversial reproductive health (RH) bill. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the lawmaker from the impoverished Samar Island said it left him no choice because several projects for his district will be compromised. “There will be […]

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Archbishop Soc openly assails Aquino over RH bill

MANILA, August 4, 2012— Despite his ties to the Aquino Family, Lingayen, Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas today reminded President Benigno Simeon Aquino III that his administration’s “Kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap” slogan should not mean to say “kung walang anak, walang mahirap.” In a message to the youth, read by Henrietta de Villa during the […]

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Archbishop Tagle rallies people to EDSA

MANILA, August 2, 2012— Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle has joined calls for the faithful to fill the EDSA Shrine as they demonstrate their opposition to the controversial reproductive health (RH) bill. This as another church official has issued appeal for a stop to “slants” linking their fight against the population control measure to former […]

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Don’t use ‘pork’ to pressure solons, Palace urged

MANILA, August 1, 2012— The head of the Catholic bishops hierarchy expressed fear that pork barrel may be used by Malacañang to pressure lawmakers to favor the reproductive health (RH) bill. Archbishop Jose Palma, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) president, claimed that the Aquino administration can put pressure on a lawmaker by delaying […]

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Church survey: 140 lawmakers reject RH bill

MANILA, July 31, 2012— Catholic bishops cheered the result of their own survey showing that at least 140 lawmakers are against the controversial reproductive health (RH) bill. Antipolo Bishop Gabriel said the latest poll merely reaffirmed the sentiments of many lawmakers about the population control measure. “We are happy about that. We just hope that […]

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Church takes fight vs RH bill to EDSA

MANILA, July 30, 2012— Saying that  ‘suppressing birth’ will not solve poverty, the Catholic Church will bring its campaign against a proposed birth control measure to the historical EDSA Shrine in Quezon City. Share

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Lawmakers urged: Vote according to conscience

MANILA, July 27, 2012— As the judgment day on the reproductive health bill approaches, the Catholic Church reiterated that the country does not deserve the population control measure. Share

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RH Bill will be an issue come elections -CBCP official

MANILA, July 25, 2012— The Catholic hierarchy will bring the issue of a proposed population control measure to the voters to decide on in next year’s election, an official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said. Share

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Aquino urged to clarify ‘responsible parenthood’

MANILA, July 24, 2012— President Benigno Aquino III should clarify his stand on “responsible parenthood” that gave him standing ovation from reproductive health (RH) bill advocates yesterday, a Catholic Church official said. Msgr. Joselito Asis, secretary general of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, said the Church’s definition of responsible parenthood is different from […]

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Doctor, nurse expose RH bill’s serious flaws at youth gathering

MANILA, July 23, 2012—As a medical doctor chided proponents and staunch backers of the Reproductive Health (RH) bill for pushing the measure despite serious and much-publicized flaws, the 1,400-strong audience at the NCR Youth Day for Life openly expressed their approval for the thumbs-down sentiment towards the controversial bill. “Informed decision, informed consent is a […]

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