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  • Catholic devotees jostle near the centuries-old image of the Black Nazarene on its feast day Wednesday in Manila. The Catholic Church no longer sways the masses on issues such as birth control as it once did. (Associated Press)

    New law points to Philippine church's waning sway

    Twenty-six years after Roman Catholic leaders helped his mother marshal millions of Filipinos in an uprising that ousted a dictator, President Benigno Aquino III picked a fight with the church over contraceptives and won a victory that bared the bishops' worst nightmare: They no longer sway the masses.


  • A "Pro-Life" message flashes on an electric signboard outside the Roman Catholic Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in downtown Manila on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    New contraceptives law points to Philippine church's waning sway

    Twenty-six years after Roman Catholic leaders helped his mother marshal millions of Filipinos in an uprising that ousted a dictator, President Benigno Aquino III picked a fight with the church over contraceptives and won a victory that bared the bishops' worst nightmare: They no longer sway the masses.


  • New law points to Philippine church's waning sway

    Twenty-six years after Roman Catholic leaders helped his mother marshal millions of Filipinos in an uprising that ousted a dictator, President Benigno Aquino III picked a fight with the church over contraceptives and won a victory that bared the bishops' worst nightmare: They no longer sway the masses.


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