Archbishop Palma: Solon and Cuenco were great leaders deserving of Cebuano gratitude

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former Cebu City Congressman and Councilor Antonio Cuenco, and former mayor Florentino Solon, are Cebuano leaders who deserve to be remembered with love and gratitude. This was the statement of Cebu Archbishop Jose…

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma urges faithful to remain united amid pandemic

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma urged the Cebuano faithful to remain united amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis. In his pastoral letter, the archbishop encouraged the faithful to remain steadfast in the faith…

IN PHOTOS: The Archdiocese of Cebu’s complete set of protocols for churches under ‘new normal’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – As several churches in Cebu reopened their doors since May 20, the Archdiocese of Cebu is still not taking any chances with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Here is the complete set…

‘Simple weddings’ only at the time of coronavirus

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As the ‘wedding month’ draws near, the Archdiocese of Cebu reminds couples-to-be to keep everything simple amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma in a 16-page memorandum issued on…

Face masks in, air conditioning out in ‘new normal’ for Cebu churches

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuano faithful are advised to brace themselves for the ‘new normal’ as churches in Cebu implement several new policies. The Archdiocese of Cebu on May 25 issued a more comprehensive set of guidelines,…

Faithful told: Reflect on Jesus’ passion and death on Good Friday

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebuano faithful are reminded to reflect and give importance to Jesus Christ’s passion and death on Good Friday. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma made this message as he presided over the homily for…

Let us not take frontliners for granted – Palma

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma reminds the public not to take for granted the services rendered by those working at the frontlines fighting the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “I mentioned this in the time…

Palm Sunday and palm crosses

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Palm fronds or lukay is commonly used to produce hanging rice or puso –  an iconic Cebuano staple. But in Roman Catholicism, this symbolizes peace and victory. In most liturgical churches, it is…

Palma to Cebuano faithful: Value life amid the COVID-19 threat

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma reminded Cebuano faithful of the need to value life while most parts of the world face the threat of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “Karun panahona tungod sa COVID-19, we…

Cebuanos told: Create palm fronds for Palm Sunday amid COVID-19 threats

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Devotees in Cebu are encouraged to create their own palm fronds in celebration of Palm Sunday this April 5, 2020. With the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in place for the entire island of…

Holy Masses go online, traditional Lent activities suspended

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Archdiocese of Cebu has suspended indefinitely the conduct of congregational eucharistic celebrations to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said that recommendations from the Philippine Center…

Palma: Masses to continue in Cebu, for now

Futch Anthony Inso, Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Masses and several big gatherings from the religious sector in Cebu will push through at this point. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma made this announcement in a circular he issued on Saturday, March 14,…

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