Philippine cardinal on death penalty: "The death penalty has not reduced crime because it does not solve criminality from its roots," Manila Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle said. "To help solve these roots of criminality, the church and the state need to protect and strengthen the basic unit of society, which is the family."
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte issues executive order on contraceptives: The Philippine president's executive order that the government begin distributing free contraceptives to the poor by 2018 may face delays because of a pending case before the country's Supreme Court.
Calling the Philippines' current situation "grave," Fr. Shay Cullen acknowledges the dangers of speaking out, but says, "We have to stand by the principles we declare we believe in."
Distinctly Catholic: Archbishop Joseph Kurtz's last presidential address as leader of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, like his tenure, was a missed opportunity.
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As Filipinos remembered their departed on All Souls' Day, church leaders called for prayers for those who fell victim in the government's all-out war against illegal drugs.
Faith and Justice: I am so sick of this election and the entire political process. Politics just is not fun anymore. It is depressing.
Thousands marched on Sept. 21 to protest the extrajudicial killings under President Duterte and the 1972 establishment of martial law under the Marcos regime.
Preview: Sr. Michaela Gotangco and Sr. Crescencia Lucero spoke about coordinating a Sept. 21 event in Manila to protest extrajudicial killings.