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Philippine Church ‘right’ despite Pope Francis comments

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma: Be involved. Photo from http://www.cbcponline.net/

Philippine Catholic leaders are standing firm against contraception, abortion and homosexual marriage despite Pope Francis’ comments urging a change of tone on those issues, the national Church said Tuesday.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Church spearheads Sept. 11 anti-pork rally

After civil society groups, it’s now the Cebu Archdiocese’s turn to lead a rally against the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel on Sept. 11.

Posted: September 3rd, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Palma not keen on retaining CBCP post

WILL Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma retain his post as president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)? If it were up to him, Palma said he would rather yield the post to someone else. “I’m going to tell the plenum to please elect somebody else. There are many bishops who are also capable [...]

Posted: July 7th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Comelec must explain to people, CBCP head says

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A day after discrepancies in the random manual audit of ballots and the computerized tally were revealed, the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Wednesday urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to address seriously questions on the conduct of the May 13 polls.

Posted: May 30th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Palma: Pray for beatification of Abp. Camomot, 2016 International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma reminded the faithful that Easter was the most joyous occasion in the Church’s liturgical calendar.

Posted: April 1st, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

‘No to (new) Ivory’

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Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma yesterday said the Catholic church supports the ban on ivory and would cooperate with a government inquiry into the alleged role of Msgr. Cristobal Garcia in the illegal trade. At the same time, he criticized the National Geographic magazine for its October cover story “Ivory Worship”. Palma said its account, which [...]

Posted: September 27th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Vatican suspends Cebu priest

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The Cebu-based priest at the center of an ivory smuggling scandal was ordered suspended by the Vatican but it was for another reason – a 20-year-old child abuse case in California involving altar boys. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma yesterday said the past case against Msgr. Cristobal Garcia was brought to the Vatican’s attention even before [...]

Posted: September 27th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Having more students an asset for dev’t, says prelate vs RH bill

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Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma: Be involved. Photo from http://www.cbcponline.net/

The Aquino administration should see the rising number of students in the Philippines as a solution and not a problem that can be solved by population management, the president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines said.

Posted: September 2nd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Catholic schools told: Toe Church RH line, or else…

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma: Be involved. Photo from http://www.cbcponline.net/

The top official of the influential Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Saturday warned Catholic schools and teachers to toe the Church line or they may end up in trouble.

Posted: August 19th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Faithful told: Pray for Congress

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Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma issued this appeal to those who joined yesterday afternoon’s prayer rally against the Reproductive Health bill.

Posted: August 5th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Showdown on RH bill up

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CBCP president Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma FILE PHOTO

The name of the game is numbers and the bishops are confident they have it wrapped up. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said the reproductive health (RH) bill will not pass the House of Representatives when it takes a vote on the measure on August 7.

Posted: August 1st, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Church rallies faithful to Edsa for ‘judgment day’ over RH bill

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CBCP president Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma FILE PHOTO

The Catholic clergy has called for “judgment day” on the reproductive health (RH) bill on Saturday, as it urged opponents of the measure to join a mass protest at the Edsa Shrine three days before the actual House vote on it.

Posted: July 31st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palma: Accept verdict on Corona

A day after the Senate handed a guilty verdict on Chief Justice Renato Corona, the leader of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) encouraged a divided nation to accept the verdict and “think of the things” that would unite the country.

Posted: May 31st, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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