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VIDEO: The Humanum Series

VIDEO: The Humanum Series

  From November 17-19, 2014 leaders and scholars from religions across the globe gathered to examine and propose anew the beauty of the relationship between the man and the woman, in order to support and reinvigorate marriage and family life for the flourishing of human society.   Part 1 – The Destiny of Humanity: On […]

Theological and Pastoral Reflections in Preparation for the 51st International Eucharistic Congress

LIVESTREAM: 51st International Eucharistic Congress 2016

Archdiocese removes fixed fees for canonical certificates

Archdiocese removes fixed fees for canonical certificates

MANILA, Jan. 12, 2016— After setting a policy against soliciting or accepting payments for sacraments, a Catholic archbishop this time wants his parishes to stop charging fixed rates for issuing certificates. Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan said the move is still part of the ongoing archdiocesan reform, as he reminded the clergy not to “commercialize” […]

Budget cut on contraceptives ‘a welcome move’

Budget cut on contraceptives ‘a welcome move’

MANILA, Jan. 8, 2015— Church officials have welcomed the legislature’s decision to cut the government’s P1 billion budget for contraceptives. Archbishop Ramon Arguelles of Lipa archdiocese told reporters he thought it was “very Filipino”. “I hope all P1 billion will be spent to construct schools, give high education and moral formation for the young, and […]

Supreme Court Temporary Restraining Order on the Implementation of RA 10354

Supreme Court Temporary Restraining Order on the Implementation of RA 10354

Thoughts & talking points; on US decision on gay “marriage” – from Atty. Jemy Gatdula

 [Thoughts & talking points] The full text of the decision in Obergefell (pdf form) can be found here. The dissents of Justices Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, and Alito start at the 35th page. The dissents can be summarized as follows: – the decision has no actual basis in the Constitution; – the decision stretched out words in […]

Still no to divorce, says Cardinal Rosales

MANILA, March 24, 2015— The Catholic Church cannot conform her teachings about divorce to the dictates of the world, Manila Archbishop Emeritus Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales said. Even if a new survey showed that 60 percent of Filipinos want divorce made legal, Rosales said no one can change the teachings of God to suit what people […]

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The Truth About Human Love – Orientations on Conjugal Love, Gender Ideology and Family Legislation

“By its very nature the gift of the person must be lasting and irrevocable. The indissolubility of marriage flows in the first place from the very essence of that gift: the gift of one person to another person. This reciprocal giving of self reveals the spousal nature of love. In their marital consent the bride […]

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