Palma supports Diocese of Dumaguete’s objection to multi-billion reclamation project

Derycka C. Letigio 08/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma expressed support to the Diocese of Dumaguete’s objection to the proposed 174-hectare reclamation project in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental. The Archdiocese of Cebu is a suffragan of the Diocese…

Palma calls on faithfuls to get the COVID-19 vaccines

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Calling it a “gesture of love,” Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma urged Catholic faithfuls to have themselves vaccinated against COVID-19. Palma made this message in a pre-recorded video the Archdiocese of Cebu posted on…

Cebu City asks for space in Catholic cemeteries to build tombs

Dyrecka Letigio 08/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is asking the Archdiocese of Cebu for space in four major Catholic cemeteries in the city to build more tombs. This is one of the solutions the city government…

Palma tells faithful: Be thankful despite the challenges of the pandemic

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/08/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – The National Shrine of St. Joseph in Mandaue City was able to physically celebrate the feast of St. Joseph the Worker fiesta today, May 8, 2021. Last year, the church celebrated the feast…

Basilica, image of Snr. Sto. Niño declared as National Cultural Treasures

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu makes history again as two of its most precious historical icons were given the highest recognition in terms of heritage value. The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) on Wednesday, April…

Archbishop Palma receives first dose of vaccine

Futch Anthony Inso 04/13/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said he already received the first dose of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine last week. This was confirmed by Palma in a press briefing with the members of the media…

Cebu City officials, church leaders thank Palace for declaring April 14 a holiday

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Church leaders and local officials in Cebu City welcomed the recent proclamation from the Malacañang declaring April 14, 2021 a Special Non-Working Holiday here to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Christianity’s arrival in…

As 500 YOC celebration starts, Catholics told to share love, comfort

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma urged Cebuano Catholics to continue to spread the word of God and to share comfort, forgiveness, and love to others. This was Palma’s message during his Homily in a…

IN PHOTOS: 500 YOC in Cebu kicks off

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu leg of the nationwide quincentenary celebration of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines has officially begun. Last Easter Sunday, April 4, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma led the ceremonial event at…

Palma’s Easter Message: Have faith over fear; value life

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – In his Homily during his Easter Sunday Mass, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma reminded Cebuano Catholics to always have faith over fear, and to value life. Palma told devotees who attended the Mass at…

Palma for Good Friday: Our sufferings are the sufferings of Christ

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Amid the sufferings that the Filipino people are facing for over a year, the faithful are reminded that Jesus Christ is in their midst. This was the homily of Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma…

‘Remember why Jesus Christ is here’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A year since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Cebu, the Cebu Metropolitan Church has reopened its doors for devotees who want to physically attend the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, April…

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