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Archbishop Villegas says no to clapping during Mass, a memorial of the Calvary

“We are a Church called together by God, not a self-organized mutual admiration club,” writes the Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan in his letter for Lent. “The breaking of the Bread is a commemoration of the violent death that the Lord went through. Who claps while others are in pain? It is... read more

Addressing the roots of clergy sex abuse

Priests not capable of change or undergoing therapy are better dismissed from the priesthood By Father Amado L. Picardal CSsR, Crux, June 28, 2019 [This is the final part of a three-part series from Redemptorist Father Amado Picardal on the clerical sex abuse crisis.] At the root of... read more