Vatican says Catholic Church cannot bless same-sex unions

Agence France Presse 03/16/2021

ROME, Italy — The Vatican on Monday said the Catholic Church does not have the power to bless same-sex unions despite their “positive elements,” saying it was impossible for God to “bless sin.” The powerful Vatican office…

Public more compliant on third day of Misa De Gallo

Delta Letigio 12/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Better compliance of the health protocols was observed on the third day of the Misa De Gallo in Cebu City on Friday, December 18, 2020.  This was the statement of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC)…

Archdiocese of Cebu awaits clarification on Pope Francis ‘support’ for same sex unions

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Archdiocese of Cebu urges the faithful to wait for the official statement of the Roman Catholic Church regarding its stand on same-sex unions.  This after Pope Francis said in a new film released on…

Palace won’t allow more people to attend Mass

Leila B. Salaverria - Philippine Daily Inquirer 06/16/2020

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the government would still consider health above all amid the new coronavirus health crisis after a Catholic Church official appealed for looser restrictions on religious activities. Bishop Broderick Pabillo had called on…

Catholic Church pitches in cash relief

Tina G. Santos 04/17/2020

The Catholic Church has assured the government that it would help in providing relief and assistance to Filipinos, particularly the poor, as the country struggles to contain the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). “The Church…

Who is Bishop Midyphil “Dodong” Billones?

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–The Archdiocese of Cebu welcomed its new auxiliary bishop, Bishop Midyphil “Dodong” Billones, in a Liturgical Presentation and Welcome Mass at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral in Cebu City on Thursday morning, September 26, 2019. The…

Catholic clergy leads fight vs death penalty

07/24/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Catholic clergy on Tuesday led the opposition to the restoration of the death penalty being pushed anew by President Rodrigo Duterte, saying capital punishment did not deter crime and was a backward step…

Cebu archdiocese issues Oratio Imperata for rain

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 04/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Archdiocese of Cebu issued an Oratio Imperata for rain as more local government units declare a state of calamity as a result of the El Niño weather phenomenon. A copy of the…

GERMANY Report: 3,677 sex abuse cases in Catholic Church

Associated Press 09/12/2018

BERLIN — A leading German magazine says a report on sexual abuse inside the Catholic Church in Germany details 3,677 abuse cases by Catholic clergy between 1946 and 2014. Spiegel Online wrote Wednesday the report it obtained…

Don’t be onion-skinned, Palace tells Catholic Church

Inquirer 06/27/2018

The Catholic Church should stop being onion-skinned, Malacañang said on Wednesday, following the scathing remarks of President Rodrigo Duterte against the church. “So ang sabi ko nga, ‘wag naman balat sibuyas [ang simbahang Katolika] at ‘di naman…

Cebuanos mark 40th day since Vidal’s death

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 11/27/2017

“Let go and move on.” So was the message of Cebu Auxiliary Bishop Dennis Villarojo as Cebuanos on Monday marked the 40th day since the death of Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal. Villarojo, who served as Vidal’s…

MAYOR VS PRIEST

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag, Norman V. Mendoza 04/01/2017

Sta. Fe Mayor Esgana demands explanation from parish priest on prayer rally held The disagreement between local officials and the community-backed priest on the amount of revelry to be allowed in Sta. Fe town on Bantayan Island…

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