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…

Palma calls on faithful to offer life for the Lord

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 04/01/2017

“Bear witness to the faith by the way you live.” This was the challenge posed by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma as Catholics marked the feast of the first Visayan martyr canonized by the Catholic Church yesterday. Palma…

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…

Palma: Healing, right way to address drug addiction

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 02/11/2017

Healing, not punishment or death is the solution to drug addiction. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said this is the right approach in fighting the drug menace. “Drug addiction is more of a mental sickness. The solution to…

Cardinal Vidal hopes for harmony and understanding between the Church and Duterte

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 02/06/2017

CEBU CITY–Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal has a birthday wish as he turned 86 on Monday: peace between the Catholic Church hierarchy and President Duterte. “There should be understanding between the government and the Church. If…

THOU SHALT NOT KILL

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 12/29/2016

CONCLUSION Leaders of the Catholic Church, an institution that helped oust two of the country’s leaders in the past, have varied responses to the Duterte administration’s campaign against illegal drugs. While all of them agree that killing…

Grim reaper country

Jason A. Baguia 12/09/2016

The Catechism of the Catholic Church and the 1987 Philippine Constitution are quite compatible in terms of their treatment of the question of capital punishment. The Charter, promulgated after Filipinos overthrew the dictator Ferdinand Marcos, held in…

Palma concerned about rising death toll

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 12/06/2016

CEBU Archbishop Jose Palma has expressed concern over the rising death toll from the administration’s war against prohibited drugs. In an interview, he said killing suspected criminals is not the right antidote to the country’s problem on…

Repackaging the Church’s teachings

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 11/03/2016

Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” (Matthew 10:28 New International Version). Freedom of…

Landing the big fish

Editorial 10/31/2016

The arrests of a police officer and a musician/youth leader in a local Catholic Church in the past few days in Cebu City occurred amid the PNP’s announcement of a recalibration in their antidrug campaign by prioritizing…

“Mas sagrado pa ang cremation”

Lloyd Suarez 10/30/2016

Estrikto ang Simbahang Katoliko nga nagdili sa pagpalubong ug paghipos sa mga minatay nga ipaagi sa cremation o pagsunog sa lawas ngadto sa pagka-abo. Ang rason kay sagrado gyud ang lawas sa tawo. Apan dunay mga exemptions…

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