Labella welcomes offers to use churches, school gym as vaccination sites

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella welcomed the offer of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) to use the churches as vaccination sites in the city. Since there are at least 19…

500th Anniversary of 1st Baptism: 7 children christened

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Rosemarie Elosendo can now heave a sigh of relief as she can finally present proof that her son, Milby, was baptized. Rosemarie accompanied the 13-year-old Milby on Wednesday, April 14, at Plaza Sugbo…

PH tops with most baptisms of young children

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Five hundred years ago, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan made history by introducing Roman Catholicism in the archipelago. Cebu’s then ruler Rajah Humabon, his wife Hara Humamay (also known today as Queen Juana), and…

No more than 10 bishops to attend baptism reenactment in Cebu 

Morexette Marie Erram 04/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—No more than 10 bishops, including the Papal Nuncio to the Philippines, will be attending the ceremonial reenactment of the first baptism in Cebu this Wednesday, April 14, 2021, church officials announced.  Organizers of the…

Looking beyond the first Mass in Limasawa

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 03/31/2021

The spoiler for today’s commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the first Easter Mass in Limasawa are the advocates who stubbornly insist that it was actually held in Butuan. It seems we are far from closure after…

Swiss guard with Filipino blood has roots from Bantayan

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Vatican has recently sworn 38 new members of the Swiss Guard, and one of them happened to be of Swiss and Filipino descent with roots in Santa Fe town in Bantayan Island.…

CBCP hits anti-terror law, calls for prayers

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 07/19/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) is calling for prayers amid the recent signing of the highly controversial Anti-Terror Act of 2020, saying the return of warrantless detention is reminiscent of the…

All set for feast of Sto. Niño de Cebu

Ador Vincent Mayol 01/03/2019

Cebu City, Philippines – All is set for the feast of the Señor Sto. Niño de Cebu. Fr. Ric Anthony Reyes, OSA, spokesperson of the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño, said they have long been ready for…

Catholics urged to join ‘Walk for Life’ set on Feb. 18

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 02/10/2017

Pro-life advocates in Cebu will hold a solemn procession dubbed as “Walk for Life” on February 18 to voice out opposition to the spate of drug-related killings in the country and proposals to revive death penalty. “There…

Did CBCP fail to connect with the poor?

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 02/09/2017

The recent pastoral letter of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) concerning the campaign against prohibited drugs was reportedly read during the Masses of Catholic churches nationwide last Sunday. Admittedly, however, I only knew of…

God and the Constitution

Raymund Fernandez 02/07/2017

It is quite true that not all bishops and priests are shining examples of what it means to be good. But who among us are? It is the primary premise of Christianity that we are all weak…

Deceptive predator

Editorial 01/30/2017

It had been said that a person can respond to personal tragedy in at least three ways; one, he or she will be scarred emotionally and psychologically to the point of incapacity, two he/she may lash out…

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