Bishops remember Lagdameo : A visionary leader, gifted with sense of humor

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A visionary leader and someone who was gifted with a sense of humor. This was how Catholic bishops in country described Archbishop emeritus Angel Lagdameo of Jaro.  Lagdameo, who was also the former…

Former CBCP president Lagdameo passes away at 81

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Archbishop Angel Lagdameo died on Friday morning, July 8, 2022 in Iloilo City. He was 81. Lagdameo’s death was confirmed by the…

Vatican declares Antipolo Cathedral ‘international shrine’; first in PH

Zacarian Sarao - @inquirerdotnet 06/26/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The National Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage or the Antipolo Cathedral in Antipolo City has been declared an “international shrine” by the Vatican, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines…

CBCP prexy to faithful: ‘Remember the essence of our mission’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The faithful here are reminded about the essence and true value in preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ more than 500 years since Christianity was introduced in the country.  This was the message…

Palma: Priests are allowed to express political views outside of church

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said that as the elections drew nearer, more and more clergy would be inclined to express personal political views. Palma said that priests had the right to express their…

CBCP: OK to tackle socio-political matters in homilies

Daniza Fernandez 04/13/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said that discussing socio-political issues in homilies is fine as there is a need to put morality in these concerns. CBCP public affairs committee executive secretary…

Ash crosses now allowed on Ash Wednesday

Jane Bautista 02/28/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Two years after breaking tradition due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Filipino Catholics will now be allowed to receive ash crosses on Ash Wednesday, following the guidelines released by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).…

Archbishop Palma to priests: Don’t campaign at pulpit

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said that while the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines encouraged active involvement of its members in the electoral process, priests should not use the Church, especially the pulpit…

CamSur priest running for mayor gets ‘irreversible’ suspension from clerical duties

Zacarian Sarao 10/27/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A priest has been given an “irreversible” suspension from his clerical duties as he filed his candidacy for mayor of Libmanan, the largest town of Camarines Sur. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines…

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…

After CBCP’s offer, NITAG proposes use of churches as vaccination hubs

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 05/24/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NITAG) has taken up the Catholic Church’s offer to use its churches as vaccination hubs amid the expected delivery of more COVID-19 vaccine doses, the Department of Health…

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…

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