Bishops call for prayers as Australia bushfires continue

Ador Vincent Mayol, Carla P. Gomez, Tina G. Santos 01/07/2020

Catholic bishops on Monday asked the faithful to pray for Australia as catastrophic bushfires continue to blaze across the country. The Diocese of Balanga in Bataan has released a prayer in solidarity with the people in Australia.…

Cebuanos visit Vidal’s grave at Cathedral mausoleum to offer flowers, prayers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Flowers and candles were placed on the grave of the late Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral mausoleum in Cebu City this morning, November 2, 2019. Personnel securing the…

Palace: Opposition, critics to blame for threats on bishops 

Inquirer.net 02/28/2019

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Thursday turned the tables on the opposition and critics who blamed President Rodrigo Duterte for the alleged death threats on bishops of the Catholic Church. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said detractors of…

Palma: Duterte’s ‘kill the bishops’ statement a ‘bad joke’

Delta Dyrecka Letigio, Inquirer.net 12/08/2018

CEBU Archbishop Jose Palma on Saturday dismissed as a “bad joke” the statement of President Rodrigo Duterte that seemingly encouraged the killing of Catholic bishops whom he described as “stupid” and “useless.” “Magtawa-tawa lang gyud mi kay…

Pope urges bishops to fight abuse, clerical culture behind it

Agence France Presse 09/09/2018

VATICAN CITY, Holy See – Pope Francis on Saturday urged newly-ordained bishops to fight abuse and reject what he termed the “clerical” culture which has seen a series of sex abuse scandals rock the Catholic Church. “Dear…

Vatican: Chile bishops ignored abuse, treated victims badly

AP 05/12/2018

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is making it clear that Pope Francis has summoned Chile’s bishops to Rome because of their role in covering up sexual abuse by priests and their “grave omissions” in caring for victims.…

Bishops condemn killing of priest in Cagayan town

Inquirer.net 04/30/2018

TUGUEGARAO CITY — A young Catholic priest was gunned down on Sunday morning after saying Mass in Gattaran town, Cagayan province, police said. Fr. Mark Anthony Ventura, 37, was talking with choir members at the Barangay Piña…

Bishops urged to stand up for truth

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 01/27/2018

  Bishops should stand up for the truth no matter what it entails. Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia, the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines or Pope Francis’ representative in the country, made this call to the 85 bishops…

Palma forgives Digong on tirades, says they are untrue

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 03/03/2017

CEBU CITY–‘We forgive him.” This was the response of Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma to the latest profanity-laced tirades thrown by President Rodrigo Duterte against Catholic bishops and priests who were critical of the administration’s war against drugs…

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