Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Socrates Villegas’

Archbishop appalled at Catholics behaviour

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Philippine bishops’ conference head, Archbishop Socrates Villegas, said he is appalled at the way Catholics in the Philippines are behaving. They are making their clergy “martyrs” to harassment on social media and an easy target of trolls who make up lies for the media about them. This is because of the clergy’s continued criticisms to Read more

Filipino bishop admits Church failure in evangelization

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

The new head of the Catholic bishops’ conference says Church leaders in the Philippines have failed to evangelize the faithful despite there being large numbers of Filipino Catholics. “Many of our people do not even know the fundamentals of our faith,” Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan said in a pastoral letter on the Year of Read more

Philippines Catholics rally against birth control bill

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Nuns and priests in Manila have led a rally of around 10,000 Catholics in protest against a proposed birth control bill that would provide free contraceptives and introduce reproductive health and sexuality classes in schools. The protesters, many dressed in red, gathered at a Catholic shrine to voice opposition to the  bill, which would also Read more