Fire victims show strong faith for Sto. Niño amid tragedy

Nestle L. Semilla 01/15/2018

Barangay chief calls for more aid for 3,570 fire-affected Pasil residents Maridol Dacua and her family will still celebrate Fiesta Señor even if they are now homeless. “Mo-celebrate mi bahalang gamay lang (We will still celebrate the…

Sinulog dance as faith tradition

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 01/15/2018

The first month of the New Year is always a hectic period for the Church in Cebu because of the annual religious festivities in honor of the Santo Niño. But this year, the Cebu Archdiocese will have…

Faith that works

Editorial 01/12/2018

Critics often chime the Christian faith of Filipinos for being divorced from reality. Clerics are not in denial. In a recent Christmas gathering with journalists, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma counted as a blessing the popular religiosity of…

FAITH MANIFESTED

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 01/11/2018

Record number of devotees join penitential Walk with Jesus For 10 years, John Paul Abarquez’s life was a mess. He indulged in drugs and gangs and thought of it as fun. “Nadala ko sa barkada (I was…

‘Village of Faith’ A scriptural Christmas village

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 12/23/2017

  IN a world where Christmas is associated with reindeers, ribbons, snow flakes, or Santa Claus, students and formators of the San Carlos Seminary College (SCSC) offer an alternative. Using styrofoams coated with wall putty, seminarians put…

Grandma pleads: Stop the killings

Ador Vincent Mayol 10/31/2017

  More than a year after losing her 22-year-old grandson to a police operation away from their home, 75-year-old Nicolasa Inesola has a special plea for All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day on November 1 and…

Farewell, dear cardinal

JASON BAGUIA 10/27/2017

It had been rainy or windy and cold for the tropics all week. But the weather is fair on the cardinal’s burial day. Did you intercede with God for this, your eminence? For us? It is midmorning.…

Saints of the saints

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 10/27/2017

Come November, we again celebrate all the unnamed saints whose holiness is known only to God. Likewise, we are reminded of our true goal in life: to strive for holiness in order to enter heaven. And the…

Cardinal recollections

JASON BAGUIA 10/20/2017

The cardinal is visiting our chapel. Wear your best clothes. These were mother’s instructions. It was late in the 1980s and Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal was to spend time with the community of the chapel of…

Katarina Rodriguez: Leap of Faith

Clint Holton Potestas 09/30/2017

WE’RE having what she’s having—a slab of beef, five barbecue twice  larger than   Larsian’s, and biriani rice. The closest we can get to becoming a beauty queen, in the meantime, is to mimic what Katarina Rodriguez ordered for…

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