Military bishop succumbs to cancer

Ador Vincent Mayol 06/17/2017

Bishop Leopodo Tumulak of the Military Ordinariate of the Philippines died at 1:05 p.m. on Saturday after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 72. “We are deeply saddened by the passing away of Bishop Leopoldo Tumulak. Kindly offer…

Palma: Justice for Mayor Gisela

Ador Vincent Mayol 06/17/2017

CEBU CITY—Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has joined calls for justice for Mayor Gisela Boniel of Bien Unido town in Bohol who was allegedly shot by her husband, Provincial Board Member Niño Rey Boniel before she was thrown…

Bishop urges: Reject policies that promote culture of death

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 05/08/2017

Strengthen and protect your families amid the culture of death and moral decay. This was the appeal of Bishop Julito Cortes during the 10 a.m. Pontifical Mass in celebration of the feast of St. Joseph in Mandaue…

Reign of terror

Editorial 02/08/2017

The recent debate between the Catholic Church and the Duterte administration in the war against illegal drugs came amid two major developments: one, an Amnesty International report that accused the government of tolerating not only a culture…

Palma’s message ‘Making others happy is true gift of Christmas’

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 12/23/2016

Share the joy of Christmas. This was the message of Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma as Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. In his annual Christmas message, the 66-year-old prelate encouraged everyone to remember…

Apply St. Teresa’s teachings in your lives, faithful urged

Izobelle T. Pulgo 09/05/2016

The faithful are encouraged to apply St. Teresa of Kolkata’s teachings in each one’s life, especially in helping those in need. Cebu Auxiliary Bishop Dennis Villarojo made this call to the faithful to emulate the heart of…

Bishop urges faithful to be more prayerful

Izobelle T. Pulgo 09/04/2016

CEBU Archdiocese Auxiliary Bishop Oscar Jaime Florencio urged the faithful to be more prayerful as he condemned the loss of innocent lives in the Davao bombing. “Dili na maayo kanang mag-pinatyanay,” he said. “It’s not good because…

Cebuano priest ordained as bishop

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 08/10/2015

Serving coffee and carrying the luggage of a cardinal would have been easier. But Msgr. Dennis Villarojo said God intended him to shepherd His flock as a bishop. “Now I understand what it means to be asked…

Leyte bishop likens Yoly to ‘angel of death’

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 11/15/2013

“The typhoon was really very strong. It was so unusual. When it hit Palo, it was like the angel of death. It looked like a white smoke that went inside every room, destroyed the doors, blew the…

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