CBCP is wary of Con Ass; asks solons for ‘total transparency,’ ‘purity of motives’

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 01/29/2018

CHARTER CHANGE The influential Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Monday asks the public to be cautious over the plan of Congress to form into a Constituent Assembly (Con Ass) and called on all Filipinos…

CBCP urges faithful to discern over Cha-cha

Ador Vincent Mayol 01/29/2018

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Monday called on all Filipinos to give the proposed Charter change more thought while asking legislators to set aside self-interests and to instead promote the common good. The…

Statement of CBCP on Federalism

01/29/2018

Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” (2 Cor. 3:17) Beloved People of God: Introduction To change or not to change the Constitution, that is the fermenting political question of the day. The move…

Bishop Villegas’ ‘Show of Force’ rally

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 02/23/2017

Despite the call of CBCP President Bishop Socrates Villegas to the people to join the rally last Saturday tagged as “Walk for Life,” only a very few attended. With more than 103 million Filipinos in this Catholic-dominated…

Pro-life advocates call on Cebuanos to join anti-death penalty walk

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 02/15/2017

CEBU CITY–Pro-life advocates called on Cebuanos to join the “Walk for Life” on February 18, to voice out opposition to plans to revive death penalty and the spate of drug-related killings in the country. “The time for…

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…

Palma: ‘We need a change of heart’

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 12/16/2016

  As Catholics trooped to churches at the start of the Misa de Gallo on Thursday, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma called on the faithful to deepen their relationships with the Lord and to prepare spiritually for Christmas.…

Palma echoes CBCP objections to Marcos burial at the Libingan

Izobelle T. Pulgo 11/13/2016

IN solidarity with his fellow bishops, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma echoed the objection of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, through CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas, to the burial of ousted president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan…

DIGONG GETS A PASSING GRADE

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 10/07/2016

FROM ARCHBISHOP PALMA TO GOVERNOR DAVIDE Amid the rising death toll in the war against illegal drugs, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma gave President Rodrigo Duterte a passing rate based on the latter’s overall performance in his first…

CEAP on its 75th year

Jobers R. Bersales 09/28/2016

The Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) is on its second day of a three-day national convention at the Cebu Waterfront Hotel in Lahug. This gathering of some 3,500 delegates comes as CEAP marks its 75th…

CBCP exec seeks independent probe of Parañaque jail blast

08/14/2016

AN official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines is calling for an in-depth investigation into the explosion inside the Parañaque City jail that killed 10 inmates on Thursday night. Rudy Diamante, executive secretary of the…

Vidal offers to mend Duterte-CBCP gap

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 07/15/2016

Hoping to bridge the gap between Catholic Church bishops and the new administration, Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal on Wednesday visited President Rodrigo Duterte in what the prelate considered as a worthwhile encounter with the country’s…

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