New Patria de Cebu breaks ground

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Construction for the new Patria de Cebu will begin as it officially broke ground in time with the quincentennial celebrations of Christianity’s arrival here. Developer Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) and the Archdiocese of…

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…

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.…

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 to faithful: Don’t lose sight of the true spirit of Christmas

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Life-changing challenges, including the coronavirus pandemic, have greatly affected people all over the world including Cebuanos before the Christmas season arrived this year. But the top Roman Catholic figure here urged them not…

Palma celebrates Easter Sunday Mass before empty Cathedral pews; thanks Cebuanos for following him online

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines -Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma officiated the Easter Sunday Mass in front of empty pews at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral this morning, April 12, 2020. But the prelate said he is grateful to the thousands…

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…

Virtual Masses, domestic Church: How Cebu is coping with Holy Week amid COVID-19

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – In his 25 years serving the Roman Catholic church, Monsignor Ruben Labajo is expecting virtually empty churches in Cebu during the Holy Week. Labajo, who is one of the vicar-generals of the Archdiocese…

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…

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