Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma yesterday consecrated the entire Philippines to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, the principal patroness of the country. Amid the recent calamities that wreaked havoc in the Visayas, Palma urged the people not to despair but to entrust themselves to Mary. “Even with all the calamities, the feast of Mary gives [...]
It’s still 26 months away, but preparations for the International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) kicked off yesterday with the Archdiocese of Cebu’s launching of the big event to be held in Cebu City from January 24 to 31, 2016. Hundreds of people walked with the Blessed Sacrament or the Body of Christ which was placed in [...]
By Doris C. Bongcac
Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has spoken to Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma yesterday morning to assure the prelate that the vicinity of the San Pedro Calungsod shrine at the South Road Properties (SRP) will still be made available as a venue for the 2016 International Eucharistic Congress. Rama said he did not want Palma to [...]
WITH Cebu being battered by an earthquake and a supertyphoon, Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal said he’s praying that the Lord will pardon the sins of people and spare the nation from another calamity. His successor, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma urged the faithful to help and empathize with victims of calamities. “It is when [...]
Metro Cebu parishes will help churches in northern Cebu churches ravaged by supertyphoon Yolanda. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma held an emergency meeting with the different committees of the Archdiocese of Cebu to map out how they are going to help at least 20 parishes in Northern Cebu. “We have agreed to have a mutual aid [...]
CEBUANA NO. 2 IN THERAPIST BOARD ABIGAIL Villarin Soroño of Cebu Doctors’ University ranked 2nd in the October 2013 Respiratory Therapist Licensure Examination, the Professional Regulation Commission announced yesterday. Soroño garnered a rating of 84 percent and shared the rank with Rinaliza Patting Bogsulen of Pines City College. Roderick Macababbad Tumanguil of Emilio Aguinaldo [...]
By Ador Vincent S. Mayol
CEBU Archbishop Jose Palma yesterday urged people to unite in order to meet the challenges brought about by the Oct. 15 earthquake.
CEBU Archbishop Jose Palma recently ordered the reshuffling of over 50 parochial vicars or assistant priests in the entire archdiocese. Palma advised the priests to avoid grander receptions to live up to the simplicity that Pope Francis wanted members of the clergy to practice. “As your archbishop, may I encourage everyone that the transfer would [...]
By Jhunnex Napallacan
At least 5,000 joined a prayer-rally to press for the abolition of pork barrel system in the handling of government funds, and the resignation of all officials involved in the scam.
By Adol Vincent Mayol
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Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has declared support for the Sept. 29 rally demanding the abolition of the pork barrel of legislators in what could boost turnout following the low number in last week’s protest action.
By Philip C. Tubeza
Warning that government corruption was “a growing social cancer,” the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) in a pastoral letter on Thursday condemned as immoral and an “act of terrorism” against the poor the legislators’ pork barrel system and the “politics of patronage” that it promoted.
By Jocelyn R. Uy
The head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines enumerated on Sunday several “desiderata” for the Aquino administration saying that harping on the country’s economic progress would not be enough and that it must also assess its work based on social and environmental issues.
By Jocelyn R. Uy
Thanking the people who voted you into office is simply not enough.