Posts Tagged ‘Philippines Bishops’

Filipino Catholics condemn Duterte’s reign of terror; he won’t back down Comments 0

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Filipino Catholics have condemned President Duterte’s wholesale killing of drug users and dealers. Their opinion has not changed his views. He remains determined to see his aim to rid the country of all drug users and dealers. By killing them. Last weekend, a pastoral letter from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference was read at Masses throughout the Read more

Filipino bishops want transparency on US military deal Comments 0

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Filipino Catholic bishops have joined calls for transparency following a recent defence deal between the United States and the Philippines. Last month’s deal could see the US return to former naval and air force bases in the north of the country, warned Philippines bishops’ conference spokesman Bishop Broderick Pabillo. “The problem is we don’t even Read more

Bishops in the Philippines disagree on ‘Catholic vote’ Comments 3

Friday, November 30th, 2012

While Catholic clergy and bishops in the Philippines are strongly campaigning against politicians who back a controversial “reproductive health” bill, the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference has declared there is no such thing as a “Catholic vote”. The proposed law seeks to provide funds for services on sex education, family planning and other reproductive Read more

Pajero bishops ready for consequences Comments 0

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Bishops in the Philippines have apologised “for the pain and sadness” caused after some bishops accepted donations from the state run Charity Sweepstakes Office. The president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, Bishop Nereo Odchimar, also said that the seven bishops involved were ready to “face the consequences” if they were found to Read more

Pajero Bishops’ sin, not a crime Comments 0

Friday, July 8th, 2011

The Catholic bishops in the Philippines who took a Mitsubishi Pajero or gambling money from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Organisation (PCSO) have committed a ‘sin’ but the acts are not ‘criminal’ according to House Minority leader Edcel Lagman. Lagman called the reception of these gifts “morally offensive.” “The Catholic Church is way too rich to Read more