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‘We care’

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The second part of Cebu Daily New’s three-part story on the lives of recovering addicts projects the importance of collaboration among different sectors of society to help junkies change for the better. In the war on drugs, there can be no shortcuts. And the Archdiocese of Cebu is prepared to walk through that long road, […]

Posted: March 19th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

No to Tokhang

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Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma’s decision not to allow priests to join Oplan Tokhang isn’t a big deal in terms of its impact on the police’s conduct of that campaign, but the church may lose some of its credibility to a discerning public. In refusing to allow the priests to join Oplan Tokhang, it is understandable […]

Posted: March 16th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Palma: Healing, right way to address drug addiction

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Healing, not punishment or death is the solution to drug addiction. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said this is the right approach in fighting the drug menace. “Drug addiction is more of a mental sickness. The solution to address it is not punishment or death. The right approach is healing,” said Palma in a Mass he […]

Posted: February 11th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Lean on God amid sufferings and pain – Palma

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Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma called on the faithful to lean on God amid sufferings and pains as the Catholic Church as marked the 25th World Day of the Sick and the 159th anniversary of the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Lourdes, France. At least 200 sick people—some wheelchair-bound—attended the 9:30 a.m. Mass at […]

Posted: February 11th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

“SO WHAT?”

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PALMA ON DUTERTE TIRADES VS THE CATHOLIC CHURCH President Rodrigo Duterte cannot silence bishops and priests even if he attacks them every day. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma yesterday said Catholic Church leaders will not cease to speak out and oppose the administration’s bloody war on drugs as well as its plan to bring back the […]

Posted: February 9th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

PRAYER AND DANCE

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1.5M devotees, revelers show up for the country’s biggest feast The week-long Sinulog Festival culminated yesterday with a plea for unity among Filipinos from Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma and dances that did not only venerate the Santo Niño but showcase a common desire for peaceful co-existence among various faiths. Speaking before thousands of people who […]

Posted: January 16th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Palma calls for unity among Filipinos

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CEBU CITY–Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma called for unity in response to the problems that hound the country. Speaking before thousands of people who attended the 6 a.m. pontifical Mass in celebration of the feast of the Holy Child Jesus at the Basilica del Sto. Niño’s Pilgrim Center on Sunday, the 66-year-old prelate said collaboration was […]

Posted: January 15th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Archbishop Palma’s New Year’s message

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My dear people of God: We bid goodbye to the year 2016 filled with gratitude to the Lord for the countless blessings He has given to us especially for the gift of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, and here in our Archdiocese, for the successful and meaningful hosting of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress. Now […]

Posted: December 30th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Palma: ‘We need a change of heart’

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  As Catholics trooped to churches at the start of the Misa de Gallo on Thursday, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma called on the faithful to deepen their relationships with the Lord and to prepare spiritually for Christmas. “We know that this (Misa de Gallo) is significant and close to the hearts of Filipinos. Let us […]

Posted: December 16th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Palma slams condom distribution in schools

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CEBU Archbishop Jose Palma criticized the Department of Health’s initiative to distribute condoms in schools to combat the rise of HIV and AIDS among Filipino teenagers. The 66-year-old prelate said giving condoms will never address the problem and will just promote promiscuity. “This approach sends a wrong impression that it’s okay to do anything as […]

Posted: December 6th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »