Pope Francis to preside Mass for 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines

Daphne Galvez 03/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Pope Francis will lead the Filipino community in Italy to celebrate 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said Wednesday. The CBCP, quoting Fr. Ricky Gente…

How to attend the Novena Mass online

Marc Cosep 01/08/2021

NOTE: This article was originally published on April 09, 2020 under the headline “Steps to follow at home when religious services are suspended“ As many cities open up and loosen their restrictions especially to non-essential workers and…

‘Not even during martial law’: Palm Sunday marked in front of TVs, PCs

Cathy Cañares Yamsuan, TIna Santos 04/05/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines’ more than 90 million Roman Catholics will observe Palm Sunday, one of the most important and colorful commemorations in the liturgical calendar, in front of TV sets or personal computers with palm…

Continuing his legacy: The best birthday gift for the late Cardinal Vidal

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Bishop Midyphil Billones, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cebu, said continuing the legacy of the late Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal would be “the best birthday gift” for the prelate. Today, Feburary 6,…

Palma: Bring good memories of 2019 to 2020

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Bring the good memories of 2019 to 2020. This was the message of  Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma in his homily during the New Year’s eve mass he officiated at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral on…

Palma to Catholics: Take part in quincentennial activities

Rosalie Abatayo 12/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma this morning, December 1, 2019, urged Catholics to take part in activities leading to the quincentennial celebration of the arrival of Christianity in the archdiocese. He delivered his message during…

Roads to be closed Sunday for kickoff of 500-day countdown to Holy Child’s quincentennial celebrations

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/30/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Expect road closures along Streets M.C. Briones, Urdaneta, P. Burgos, and D. Jakosalem in Cebu City on Sunday, December 1, 2019, for the countdown of the 500 years celebration of the Señor Santo…

CCSC to organize sendoff for Cebuano athletes, coaches competing in the 30th SEAG

Mars G. Alison 11/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu City Government through the Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC) is organizing a symbolic sendoff for Cebuano athletes and officials who are bound for Luzon to compete in the 30th Southeast Asian…

Limasawa or Butuan? Debates continue on where first Mass was held

Rosalie Abatayo 11/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —— With the quincentennial celebration approaching, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) hopes the debates on the true location of the first Mass will finally be resolved. Fr. Marvin Mejia, secretary-general of…

PWD inspires online world with his faith, acts of kindness

Immae A. Lachica 10/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Churches are considered to be a haven for most of us. It is where we find refuge and the tranquility that most of us have been yearning for. Just like in a photo, which…

Labella on his upcoming inauguration: God first

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City incoming Mayor Edgardo Labella will be taking oath as the city’s top executive on Sunday, June 30, and the first time mayor is already preparing for his assumption. Labella said that…

Kin, friends say goodbye as Captain Bontuyan is laid to rest

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/30/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Only God knows who Police Captain Delfin Bontuyan was. This was the message of Reverend Fr. Eduardo Villaluna to the hundreds of friends and relatives who attended the slain cop’s Requiem Mass at…

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