Life is still worth celebrating amid this health crisis

Immae Lachica 04/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— This Easter Sunday may be a whole lot different from how we used to spend this glorious day years ago. But don’t let our current situation bring us down. This Easter Sunday, Jesus is…

Police ready illegal drugs possession charge vs man called “Jesus” in Good Friday plays

Benjie B. Talisic 04/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Mark Anthony Jakosalem, who plays the role of Jesus Christ in Good Friday plays, will have to face a charge for the illegal possession of drugs that the police is now preparing against…

Bradford Church shares interactive Way of the Cross at Ayala Centre

Immae Lachica 04/13/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—Next week marks the Holy Week and people will start flocking churches and pilgrimage areas to pray and reflect.  This year a new kind of stations of the cross offer a more reflective and interactive…

Traslacion: Prelate says Sto. Niño truly the magnet of love as thousands welcome Holy Child in Mandaue

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/18/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — “The Child Jesus is truly the ‘batobalani sa gugma’ or the magnet of love.” Msgr. Daniel Sanico, team moderator of the National Shrine of St. Joseph, said this during his homily of the…

300K join annual ‘Walk With Jesus,’  first  Mass to kick off Fiesta Señor

Ador Vincent Mayol 01/10/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — A sea of candlelight illumined the length of Osmeña Boulevard in Cebu City as the image of the Sto. Niño de Cebu was brought in a procession on Thursday dawn to mark…

Sinulog Organizers: We’re 80 percent ready

01/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Sinulog Festival will officially kick-off in a ceremony and with a solemn procession — Walk With Jesus — tomorrow, Thursday (January 10). And members of the organizing committee from the Sinulog Foundation…

A birthday cake for Jesus

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/03/2018

  From the Fuente Osmeña Circle giant Christmas tree to the Belen showdown along V. Rama Street, Cebu City lights up with colorful festivities during the holiday season. Each barangay has turned Christmas into a cultural festival…

Advent season starts Sunday

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 12/01/2018

Catholics in Cebu and the rest of the world today welcome the season of Advent, the start of another liturgical year. Advent, a Latin word meaning adventus or “coming,” has a two-fold character, said Msgr. Joseph Tan,…

Search for Jesus marks ‘history’ of Catholic faith

04/28/2018

CEBU’s Catholic faithful were called on to continue “searching for Jesus” as the Church celebrated the 453rd Kaplag or the search for the image of the Sto. Niño de Cebu. In his homily, Fr. Sesenio Paderog, vicar…

St. Candida Maria de Jesus enshrined

Majarly Enjaynes 09/17/2017

The Sacred Heart community joined together on August 9 to celebrate the feast day of St. Candida Maria de Jesus and held the enshrinement of her image in the Archdiocesan Shrine of the Most Sacred Heart of…

Finding God in Jail

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 05/15/2017

  Part 5 Never count them out. Fr. Cresenciano Ubod, head of the Cebu Archdiocesan Prison Apostolate (CAPA), said those locked behind bars should be cared for, not judged. “It’s not that we don’t want them to…

Piero della Francesca’s resurrection

Simeon Dumdum Jr. 04/15/2017

What thoughts did Piero della Francesca have When he painted the fresco of the Resurrection? Was it a bright day in Sansepolcro As he applied the pigments on the lime and sand? Anyway, the real brush is…

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