Palma to Cebuanos: We are here for a reason, we still have a mission

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 01/01/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “We are still here and this is because we have a mission.” This is what Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma shared during his homily for the New Year’s Eve Mass held at the Cebu…

Palma: Jesus is the light in all troubles in life

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 12/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As the Catholic faithful celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ followed by the Feast of the Sagrada Familia, of the three kings, and of the Señor Sto. Niño de Cebu, Archbishop Jose Palma…

Palma happy with big crowd of devotees at fiesta Mass

Futch Anthony Inso 11/21/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma could not hold his happiness during his homily on the pontifical mass to celebrate the feast of the miraculous image of Nuestra Señora de Regla at the National Shrine’s…

Palma to Cebu City officials: Be prayerful, mindful of your constituents’ hopes, dreams

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As the new Cebu City government officials took their oath of office on Thursday, June 30, 2022, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma reminded them to be prayerful, good public servants, and mindful about their…

Palma to faithful: Be thankful, pray for your mother!

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/08/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — “Be thankful to God for your mother!” This was Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma’s message at his homily during the celebration of the Mass of the feast of St. Joseph at the National Shrine…

Palma: Priests are allowed to express political views outside of church

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said that as the elections drew nearer, more and more clergy would be inclined to express personal political views. Palma said that priests had the right to express their…

Papal Nuncio to be in Cebu for the closing of 500 YOC

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Papal Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Charles Brown, will be in Cebu on April 24, 2022 for the closing activities of the 500 years of Christianity (YOC) in the country. The 500th…

Palma: Return of Lenten activities in Cebu should see return of pilgrims, tourists

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said that the return of Lenten activities in Cebu would also bring back pilgrims and tourism industry. The archbishop said Cebu boasts of many religious sites such as churches…

Palma to Cebuano faithful: Stand up in faith this 2022

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — This 2022, Cebuanos must rise again amid the tragedies through faith in God.  This was the message of Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma in his homily for the New Year’s Eve Mass to welcome…

Cebu officially starts 500 Years of Christianity celebrations

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Years of preparations have finally come to a fruition as Cebu on Easter Sunday, April 4, officially began the celebrations for the 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines (500 YOC).  Dozens of…

Palma: Resurrected Christ will bring light to this dark world

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Jesus Christ is the light that will end the darkness to this world, so hold on in faith. This was the reminder of Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma in his homily for the Easter…

Archbishop Palma is COVID-19 positive

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has proven positive to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  The Archdiocese of Cebu has released a statement saying that the archbishop is in stable condition in a hospital in…

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