“Nobody knows me. If I win, that proves that there is a Catholic vote,” Zambales Representative Milagros “Mitos” Magsaysay told reporters on Thursday. This was her statement on April 2013, less than one month before the election happened.
Despite all the efforts of the CBCP to manipulate voters to vote for "Pro-life" candidates, many of it's endorsed candidates ended up losing in the election. Bishops have been trying to prove this past few years the existence of the myth called Catholic Vote.
CBCP now has a staggering worth of stocks reaching up to 40 Billion Pesos. Since 2011, the Philippine Stock Market almost doubled in value including CBCP’s 20 billion peso worth of stocks in 7 corporations.
IN AN investigation spanning 21 countries across six continents, The Associated Press (AP) found out that four in 30 Catholic priests, involving abuse cases, are Filipinos.
CBCP the owner of the largest and the most expensive schools in the country will lead a Labor Day Mass at Quiapo Church on May 1 to ask Aquino administration for a wage hike. Meanwhile, tuition fees increased dramatically in Catholic schools.
The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines Commission on Youth on Wednesday blamed Faebook, Twitter and other social networks for lower church attendance. ABS-CBN news reports.
Filipino Archbishop Oscar Cruz labeled the Philipines a "Gambling Republic" his comment came right after the news of many catholics leaving the church that may have resulted in lower church donations. DZMM Radyo reports.
According to a recent statement by Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles, the Catcholic Church is against making women’s bodies the object of lustful eyes, a Catholic bishop urged bikini contest organizers and the like, to hold other activities instead. GMA News reports
As holy week starts, The leader of Manila’s Catholic Church called on the faithful to avoid retaliation “for it will only breed evilness.” Cardinal Tagle said taking revenge becomes a vicious cycle from which nobody can move on and will further cause contempt and resentment. GMA News reports
An official of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines on Tuesday admitted there were some priests with children, but are these children supported by Catholic church donations? Fr. Melvin Castro, executive-secretary of CBCP Commissn of Family and Life said, “We do not deny that there are instances of priests fathering children." CBCP News reports.