Palma: Return of Lenten activities in Cebu should see return of pilgrims, tourists

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said that the return of Lenten activities in Cebu would also bring back pilgrims and tourism industry. The archbishop said Cebu boasts of many religious sites such as churches…

Archbishop Cruz laid to rest in Dagupan

Yolanda Sotelo 08/29/2020

DAGUPAN CITY—When the quake-hit St. John Cathedral here was being restored in mid-1990s, Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz had told reporters touring the church ruins that he wanted to be buried there someday. At 10 a.m. on Friday,…

Palma to faithful: Pray for peace, clarity in Middle East

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Amid the rising tension between the United States and Iran in the Middle East, a Church leader in Cebu is asking the Cebuano faithful to pray for peace and clarity. “Let’s pray for…

Monsigor Ruben Labajo on his being the new vicar general: It is a challenge

Immae Lachica 12/29/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— Monsignor Ruben Labajo, 53, the team moderator of St. Francis of Assisi in Balamban has been appointed by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma as one of the Archdiocese’s vicar generals. A vicar general will…

Cebu Archbishop Palma asks faithful to pray for storm to pass 

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma urged the faithful to pray for Typhoom Ursula to pass without casualty or much damage.  This he said after the last Misa de Gallo of the 2019 on Tuesday, December 24,…

Cebu Archbishop Palma: Seek Christ amidst imperfections

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Seek Christ amidst imperfections in one’s self, family, or community.  This was the message of Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma on the second day of the nine-day dawn novena masses or Misa de Gallo,…

IN PHOTOS (with video): Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma officiates Misa de Gallo at Carbon Public Market

Gerard Vincent Francisco 12/16/2019

Cebu City, Philippines–At dawn of Monday, December 16, 2019, Catholics gathered to celebrate the first day of the nine-day Misa de Gallo. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma officiated his first day of the dawn mass at the Carbon…

Our Lady of Guadalupe on her 86th fiesta: Bigger church, stronger faith

Rosalie O. Abatayo 12/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Librada Abella, 63, witnessed how the Archdiocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe has changed in the past three decades. Abella, a native of Carcar City, travels to Cebu City every December in…

Cebu Archbishop Palma releases schedule of dawn masses he will be officiating  

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma released his schedule for the dawn masses he will be officiating on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.  Part of his schedule for the the nine-day Christmas dawn masses will include churches in…

Archbishop Palma welcomes NYD 2019 delegates

Tonee Despojo 04/24/2019

LOOK: More photos from the ongoing National Youth Day 2019 opening program held at the Cebu City Sports Center. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma arrived at the sports center’s stage onboard a motorcycle to deliver his welcome message.…

Palma tells voters: Be critical in choosing country’s next leaders

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Catholic Bishop Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) will remain non-partisan and will not be endorsing candidates in the May 13 elections, but they will be providing guidance to help the voters and…

Palma’s Easter Message: Use victory of the risen Christ to bring change to the nation

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma told the faithful that the victory of the resurrection of Jesus Christ can be used as an inspiration to bring change to the nation. Palma said that the Easter…

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