For clergy abuse survivors, Sinead O’Connor’s protest that offended so many was brave and prophetic

07/28/2023

In 1992, Sinéad O’Connor destroyed a photo of Pope John Paul II on U.S. national television. The pushback was swift, turning the late Irish singer-songwriter’s protest of sex abuse in the Catholic Church into a career-altering flashpoint. More than 30 years…

ChatGPT: AI church service gathers hundreds in Germany

Dale Arassa 06/19/2023

On June 9, 2023, over 300 people attended a unique ChatGPT-powered church service at St. Paul’s Church in Fürth, Germany. The Associated Press says it involved a 40-minute sermon using AI-generated sermons delivered by digital avatars on…

Hot pursuit on against suspect of shooting incident outside Cebu City church

Paul Lauro 05/26/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A hot pursuit operation is ongoing for a suspect of a shooting incident that happened just outside the Alliance of Two Hearts Church in Banawa, Cebu City, Friday morning, May 26, 2023. Police…

Church leaders on de Lima’s acquittal: ‘Blatant misogyny’ led to her frameup

Jean Mangaluz 05/13/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Several church leaders under the “One Faith. One Nation. One Voice” movement celebrated the acquittal of former senator Leila de Lima in her second drug case, but pointed out that her detention stemmed from…

NCMF eyes establishment of Muslim church, cemetery in Danao City

CDN Digital 03/01/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With the growing population of Muslims in Danao City in northern Cebu, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) is finding means to also cater to their needs. On Monday, Feb. 27, NCMF…

‘Cost’ making couples forgo church wedding – poll

Donna Pazzibugan 02/15/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Bridal gowns, pictorials, wedding receptions, and the accouterments that go with church weddings make for a memorable celebration, but their rising costs are making many couples think twice about tying the knot in front…

Take a bow-wow! Meet Bobi, the world’s oldest dog on record

Reuters 02/05/2023

CONQUEIROS, Portugal — When his dog was born three decades ago in a tiny village in central Portugal, Leonel Costa was only eight years old. Little did he know that his beloved Bobi would one day be…

Cebu bishop to faithful: Come out, attend mass in churches

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 10/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Auxiliary Bishop Ruben Labajo has echoed the call of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) for the Catholic faithful to attend mass physically now that COVID-induced restrictions have been eased. In…

Our Lady of the Sea

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 07/19/2022

Faith is the most powerful weapon in overcoming difficult emotional or even dangerous conditions and in making life at sea bearable in many ways.  Prayers for safe voyages is the driving force behind the construction of Basilica…

Church shifts to voter education

Lito B. Zulueta - Arts and Books Editor / @LitoZulueta 10/01/2021

The recent pastoral letter of Northern Luzon prelates signals the Catholic Church’s shift to voter education in preparation for the 2022 elections. Grimly calling the country under the Duterte administration a “valley of death,” Archbishops Socrates Villegas…

Basilica church, Magellan’s Cross pavilion are national cultural treasures, not Sto. Niño statue 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Augustinian friars of the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu on Thursday, April 15 clarified that the church and the neighboring Pavilion of the Magellan’s Cross are the only cultural icons recently…

What to expect in this year’s Holy Week in Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The entire island of Cebu remained under the most lenient classification of community quarantine this April. With this, devotees are allowed to go to churches, albeit in limited capacity, in observance of this year’s Holy…

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