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By Maricar Cinco
In the end, the activist priest who had wanted a “poor man’s burial” was brought by his brother priests to his final resting place—a garden in the Our Lady of the Pillar Parish in Imus City, after a funeral Mass concelebrated by a bishop and 60 members of the clergy Monday.
Suspended priest Oscar Banzon will take his oath of office as barangay captain of Kawit in Medellin town before the top two government leaders of the province. Banzon went to the Capitol yesterday morning and paid a courtesy visit on Vice Governor Agnes Magpale. “He expressed his intention to take his oath before me and [...]
By Ador Vincent Mayol
Fr. Oscar Banzon could have helped more people as a priest than as a barangay captain of Kawit, Medellin town, Cebu Archbishop emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal said yesterday. “As a priest, he could have helped more people especially in administering confessions. Now no more because the archbishop withdrew all his faculties as a priest,” Vidal [...]
CEBU Archbishop Jose Palma has ordered the suspension of a priest who is running for chairman of barangay Kawit in Medellin town, north Cebu, despite an earlier warning that doing so would violate church rules. Palma yesterday said he already sent the suspension letter of Fr. Oscar Banzon to the Archdiocesan Chancery, the office which [...]
A Philippine-born Catholic missionary will be beatified as a martyr in October, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) announced yesterday..
By Jonas Cabiles Soltes
Soft-spoken and shod in slippers, Fr. Leo Casas, 37, may be waging a quixotic fight for governor of Masbate, but his political foes are certainly no windmills.
A 4-year-old boy was killed on Thursday night after he was run over by a pickup driven by a priest on his way to a Mass at Senior Sto. Niño Parish Church in Barangay Paknaan, Mandaue City.
By Jhunnex Napallacan
A four-year-old boy was killed Thursday evening when he was run over by Roman Catholic priest driving a pick-up truck on his way to say Mass at the Señor Sto. Niño Parish Church in Barangay Paknaan, Mandaue City, police said.
By Tarra Quismundo
He is home. Fr. James Reuter, SJ, the revered and and well-loved American priest and honorary Filipino, passed away Monday from lung and heart failure, the Ateneo de Manila University community has announced.
By Germelina Lacorte
The suspected masterminds in the murder of Italian priest Fr. Fausto Tentorio a year ago remain scot-free despite the filing of charges against them, a fellow Italian missionary said.
Citing lack of evidence, the city prosecutor here dismissed an adultery case against a Catholic priest which Church leaders in Pampanga said was the first in the province.
ONE of the suspected killers of Fr. Cecilio Lucero of the Catubig parish in Northern Samar in 2009 might have thought he could run forever from justice by hiding in the sleepy town of Sta. Cruz in Davao del Sur.
A 69-year-old Australian priest was found dead floating in a river last Monday morning in sitio Ilaya, barangay Can-asujan, Carcar City, southern Cebu. Fr. Douglas Leslie Rowe, S.F.P., of Midland, Western Australia, was the founder of the Patrist Society of the Sons and Daughters of God the Father. The Patrist Society has a house in [...]