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…

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…

Pope Francis appoints Tagle to ‘Vatican’s central bank’, says CBCP

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 02/24/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Pope Francis has named former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle as a member of an office in the Roman Curia that acts as the “Vatican’s central bank,” the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the…

CBCP clarifies Pope’s stand on same-sex unions

Jodee Agoncillo 10/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Pope Francis remains consistent with the Catholic perspective on marriage and family, while refusing “to reject those who are unable to enter into marriage and build family because of circumstances in their lives,” the…

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