Siete Palabras at Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral to be aired, streamed online

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Siete Palabras, the traditional retelling of the Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ, will push through in a different platform this year in various parishes in Cebu including the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral.…

500 YOC organizers: We are prepared

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – “We are prepared.” This was the statement from the organizers of the quincentenary celebrations for the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines, a week before the year-long event kicks off. In a press…

Palma to Devotees: Give time this Holy Week

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebuano faithfuls are urged to give time to celebrate the essence of Holy Week. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma made this reminder during his Palm Sunday Mass at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral on March…

Palma reminds churches, devotees no crowd-gathering events for Holy Week

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Archdiocese of Cebu on Tuesday, March 23 reminded churches and devotees in the island-province to strictly follow minimum health standards in celebrating Holy Week. During the Chrism Mass and Renewal of Commitment…

Govt rules: Only 700 allowed to physically witness First Baptism reenactment

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Only 700 people will be allowed to join and witness on April 14, 2021 the reenactment of First Baptism in line with the quincentenary celebrations of the arrival of Christianity in the country.…

‘Be inspired by San Pedro Calungsod’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—As the feast of San Pedro Calungsod nears, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma urged Catholics to take inspiration from the Visayan saint.  Palma presided over the Opening Salvo Mass for the 22nd feast of San Pedro…

Palma, Rañola return home after recovering from COVID-19

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma and Cebu Auxiliary Bishop-Emeritus Antonio Rañola have returned on Sunday afternoon, February 28, to the Archbishop’s Residence in Cebu City. This after they were discharged from the hospital at…

Palma, Rañola fully recover from COVID-19

Morexette Marie Erram 02/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Two of the top leaders of the Roman Catholic church in Cebu are set to be discharged from the hospital after winning their battle against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Msgr. Joseph Tan,…

Safe alternatives for Ash Wednesday

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Several quarantine restrictions and health protocols remain in place as the Philippines is set to mark the start of the Lenten Season this 2021, or a year after the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)…

Palma to devotees: Keep your faith in the Holy Child strong

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Amid uncertainties brought by the pandemic, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma urged faithfuls to keep their faith in the Señor Sto. Niño strong. Palma on Sunday, January 17, 2021, officiated the first-ever virtual Pontifical…

100-day countdown for 500 Years of Christianity starts

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Aside from the Fiesta Señor, Catholic faithful here in Cebu have another religious milestone to look forward to this year. Church leaders and officials from the city government led the ceremonial unveiling of…

Palma to faithful: Have faith that 2021 will bring more blessings

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/31/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Faith will bring blessings in 2021. This was the message of Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma in his homily on the New Year’s Eve Mass at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral on December 31, 2020,…

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