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.
The Archdiocese of Manila officially launched a drug rehabilitation program Oct. 23, with a heavy emphasis on spiritual formation in the wake of the Philippine government's war on drugs.
Thousands marched on Sept. 21 to protest the extrajudicial killings under President Duterte and the 1972 establishment of martial law under the Marcos regime.
In a Sept. 14 statement, Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan urged Catholic lawmakers not to support "any attempt to restore the death penalty."
As the body count rises in the Philippines' war on drugs, a Catholic priest is trying to create a space where healing takes precedence over killing.
Eco Catholic: A government order has stopped a large mining firm from removing nickel ore stockpiles from a village on a small island in the Philippines.
Reports estimate more than 600 people have been killed since the May election of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Philippine Catholic bishops called for vigilance against bullying, ostracism and harassment of gay people in the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando, Fla.
A Philippine archbishop is urging Catholics to heed the Ten Commandments before they head to the polls in May to vote for offices ranging from president to local village councilors.
The country's Catholic bishops are preparing ways to support Filipinos working in the Middle East who might be affected by falling oil prices in the region.