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Bishop holds art exhibit to build home for elderly priests

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Pagadian Bishop Emmanuel Cabajar. Photo from http://www.cbcponline.net

Aiming to raise funds for the construction of a home for elderly priests, a Catholic bishop is putting up a nearly month-long exhibit of his paintings.

Posted: November 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Cortes is new Dumaguete bishop

CEBU Auxiliary Bishop Julito Cortes, parish priest of Sto. Rosario Parish in Cebu City, was appointed by Pope Francis as the new bishop of Dumaguete. His appointment was posted on the Facebook account of Fr. Jan Limchua, a close friend of the bishop.

Posted: September 29th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Filipinos urged to shun lavish Christmas celebrations

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CHRISTMAS TRADITION. A traditional Filipino Christmas or Paskong Pinoy is the nine-day dawn masses that start on December 16 and end on Christmas Day. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

On the eve of the first day of “Simbang Gabi,” the nine-day series of pre-dawn Masses, a Catholic bishop and an environmental group urged Filipinos to go for “an ecological and simple celebration” of Christmas.

Posted: December 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Church does not condone ivory smuggling—CBCP

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

Amid a controversy involving a Cebu priest allegedly connected to illegal ivory trade, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines on Wednesday said the Catholic Church does not condone ivory smuggling even if in the past it was a main ornament used for liturgical worship.

Posted: September 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Go on spiritual retreat during Holy Week, bishop advises Aquino

President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A Catholic bishop on Monday urged President Benigno Aquino III to take time off from his hectic schedule during the Holy Week for a quiet retreat and some self-reflection.

Posted: March 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pastors lead drive vs women, child trafficking

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A Protestant bishop here said he was “guilty” of at least two counts of trafficking.

Posted: March 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bishop urges Aquino to stop all mining in Eastern Samar

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A Roman Catholic bishop called on the Aquino administration on Thursday to impose a moratorium on mining in Eastern Samar to protect the province’s remaining forests.

Posted: February 2nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Father-of-two US Catholic bishop quits

Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of the Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles in the United States, Gabino Zavala, on Wednesday, after he confessed to having fathered two children.

Posted: January 4th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Arson probe stalled by row between seminarians, bishop

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The police investigation of the burning of a Catholic-run radio station in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, has been hampered by a reported conflict between seminarians and the bishop running the vicariate.

Posted: November 28th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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Twelve residents of this city, two of them minors, were rescued from a hacienda in Negros Occidental where they had been working for P35 in daily wages since October.

Posted: November 12th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Logging, mining driving crocs closer to humans, says Agusan bishop

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For a Catholic bishop in Butuan City, the unbridled logging and mining in the Agusan provinces are what are driving crocodiles out of their natural habitat and bringing them into closer contact with humans. Butuan Bishop Juan de Dios Pueblos, who oversees parishes in Agusan del Sur and Agusan del Norte, suggested that logging and [...]

Posted: September 14th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino sees no need to apologize to bishops

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President Benigno Aquino on Friday said he sees no need to apologize to Catholic bishops, who demanded a public apology after the Church was put in a bad light when they were embroiled in the so-called “Pajero” scandal.

Posted: July 15th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cebu prelate elected next CBCP head

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Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma was elected Saturday afternoon as the incoming president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, the conference’s news agency said.

Posted: July 9th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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