CBCP Statements

Amending the Constitution

Dear Catholic Faithful We write this pastoral letter to you with an eye to our celebration of the 500th year of the coming of Christianity to our shores. By 2021 the Christian faith shall have arrived in our shores for half a millennium already. For a long time we...

Statement on Death Penalty

The Gospel of the Lord Jesus is the Gospel of Life. It is this Gospel we must preach. It is this Gospel that we must uphold. We therefore unequivocally oppose proposals and moves to return the death penalty into the Philippine legal system. We took a considerable...

The Church at the crossroads

(Message of Archbishop Socrates Villegas at the opening session of the 114th Plenary Assembly of the CBCP on January 28, 2017 at the Pius XII Catholic Center.) We are seeing a world in transition and the Church in transition with society. There are essential things;...

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