Palma reminds faithful: Lent is not time for vacation

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 03/28/2018

Instead of traveling for vacation or leisure, the Holy Week should be a period for Catholics to engage in a spiritual journey with Christ, the Church leader said. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma reminded the Catholic faithful that…

Catholics urged to be like Archbishop Camomot

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 03/03/2018

Be like Teofilo. As the world needs more servant-leaders, people were encouraged to turn to the late Archbishop Teofilo Camomot as inspiration and example. Thousands of people trooped to the tomb of Camomot in Barangay Valladolid, Carcar…

Palma exempts Cebuano Catholics from abstinence on Chinese New Year

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 02/13/2018

CEBU Archbishop Jose Palma has granted Cebuano Catholics, especially those of Chinese descent, an exemption or dispensation from the Lenten discipline of abstinence in celebration of the Chinese New Year on Friday. The 67-year-old prelate, in an…

Catholics to make start of Lenten Season

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 02/13/2018

Catholics all over the world on Wednesday begin the season of Lent with the imposition of ashes on the foreheads of the faithful who attend Mass. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said ashes remind people of the penitential…

Palma exempts Cebuano Catholics from abstinence on Chinese New Year

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 02/13/2018

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has granted Cebuanos Catholics, especially those of Chinese descent, an exemption or dispensation from the Lenten discipline of abstinence in celebration of the Chinese New Year on Friday. The 67-year-old prelate, in an…

Catholics pay homage to Mama Mary

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 12/08/2017

True to its description as “pueblo amante de Maria” or “a people in love with Mary,” throngs of Catholic faithfuls and Marian devotees trooped to the different churches in Cebu on Friday to celebrate the Solemnity of…

Heal our land from drugs!

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 11/14/2017

The “prayer rally” spearheaded by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) last Sunday dubbed as “Heal our Land Sunday” should make the very few participants meditate if such activity is within the true will of…

Nurturing hearts

Editorial 10/23/2017

It was fitting that the youth should pay tribute to the late Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal on Saturday, half a decade after the church recognized the sainthood of a son of the archdiocese, Pedro Calungsod.…

A parable left of the line

Raymund Fernandez 03/07/2017

The Kingdom of God is like a father who, from the earliest times of his family, had always brought them together to church every Sunday. But as his children grew in age, they seldom ever came with…

DEATH PENALTY debate

Victor Anthony V. Silva 02/19/2017

Pro-lifer expects wide support, says miracles can still happen PRO-life advocates in Cebu, who have not given up just yet on the uphill battle against the reinstatement of the death penalty in the Philippines, expect a much…