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CBCP President on the 2013 Version of the Vision Statement of the Department of Education

CBCP President on the 2013 Version of the Vision Statement of the Department of Education

THE Department of Education recently re-worded its Vision Statement. In the past, the department tasked with the formation of our children once envisioned “functionally literate and God-fearing Filipinos”. Unfortunately, in its 2013 version, there is no more mention of God, nor of the salutary fear of Him that, Scripture tells us, is the beginning of […]

CBCP President on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

CBCP President on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

THE ‘ice-bucket challenge’ seems to be the most recent rave with national personalities joining in. Throughout the world, and now, even in the Philippines, people recognize the nobility of the cause: research on the dreaded Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), more popularly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Act of Compassion not a Fad Mitch Albom poignantly […]

CBCP President on the Iraq Syria Situation

CBCP President on the Iraq Syria Situation

Prayer and Plea for Peace and Charity Before a horrified world, militants, without compunction and in utter mercilessness, beheaded journalist James Foley. He may not have died for the faith, but he certainly died, a person of faith, we are told by those who were with him in his last days. Pope Francis sent his […]

A Pastoral Letter on the People’s Initiative to abolish the Pork Barrel System

A Pastoral Letter on the People’s Initiative to abolish the Pork Barrel System

To the Clergy, Religious, Seminarians and Laity of the Archdiocese of Cebu Dear Brothers and Sisters: “Our love is not to be just words or mere talk, but something real and active” (1 John 3:18). The PORK BARREL is a LUMP SUM AMOUNT given to any branch or office of government, the SPECIFIC USE of […]

CBCP President on the People’s Initiative Against Pork Barrel

CBCP President on the People’s Initiative Against Pork Barrel

RIGHTLY appalled by what they take to be the unjust use of public funds through the ‘pork-barrel’ system, some citizens have taken the step the Constitution allows of legislating anti-pork-barrel measures through people’s initiative. All measures our citizens take, provided these are moral, peaceful and lawful, aimed at curbing corruption and the irresponsible use of […]

CBCP President on the Speech of President Aquino on DAP

CBCP President on the Speech of President Aquino on DAP

The Rule of Law is a fundamental requirement — an objective condition — of the common good. That the Rule of Law is at all times safeguarded is therefore a moral concern. When the Rule of Law is compromised, the common good becomes its victim. The President has expressed himself on the Supreme Court’s decision […]

Clarification of the CBCP position on the matter of legalization of marijuana

Clarification of the CBCP position on the matter of legalization of marijuana

THE CBCP is NOT endorsing the legalization of marijuana. It has merely noted that under the existing provisions of R.A. 9165, particularly Section 81, “r”, the Dangerous Drugs Board may permit the importation, distribution and prescription of dangerous drugs for medical and research purposes. We also merely pointed out an ethical principle articulated by the […]

Pastoral Exhortation (THE JOY OF INTEGRITY)

Pastoral Exhortation (THE JOY OF INTEGRITY)

                    109th Plenary Assembly – FINAL Pastoral Exhortation (the JOY of INTEGRITY)  

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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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