Priests frown on bill allowing online weddings

Jovic Yee 07/06/2020

It’s one thing to hear Masses online, but it’s quite another to wed couples virtually. While the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has forced everyone to adopt new norms of living and working, Balanga Bishop Ruperto…

Cebuanos visit Vidal’s grave at Cathedral mausoleum to offer flowers, prayers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Flowers and candles were placed on the grave of the late Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral mausoleum in Cebu City this morning, November 2, 2019. Personnel securing the…

Palma tells priests to have close relationship, listen to the people

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Phiilippines — Remember that we belong to God and preserve closeness to His people. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has called on priests to live their vocation vows of committing their lives to God and to…

Cebu Archdiocese mulls reshuffling of priests in parishes amid abuse allegations against 2 priests

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma revealed that there would be major reshuffling among the Archdiocesan parishes and the assigned priests soon. Palma said on Saturday, March 9, that the reshuffling was being considered by…

Palma on Duterte’s change of heart about threats on priests: I hope, pray he’s serious

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said that the recent pronouncement of President Rodrigo Duterte to stop the death threats against Catholic bishops and priests was some kind of conversion. “I also believe that this should be…

Duterte to Catholic Church: Let priests marry, allow public to use birth control pills

Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio 02/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte suggested to the Catholic Church to allow the priests to marry to stop the sexual abuse committed by the church leaders.  In a speech delivered in Cebu on Sunday, February…

Palma ordains new priests, 12 deacons

Delta Letigio 12/14/2018

CEBU CITY, Philippines -More laborers have decided to work in God’s vineyard. A priest and 12 deacons were ordained on Friday morning at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma expressed his joy in welcoming the…

Palma tells priests to open churches to TD Samuel evacuees

Futch Anthony Inso 11/20/2018

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has directed priests in the archdiocese to open the doors of their churches to evacuees who may be forced to flee their homes to escape the wrath of Tropical Depression Samuel. He said…

Serve with a ‘heart of Christ’ Palma urges priests, officials

USJ-R Intern 08/07/2018

Prelate says people are ‘afraid’, that everyone should work for peace Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma called on all 13 newly ordained priests to “have a heart of Christ” as they deal with issues like the unresolved killings…

Cebu archdiocese welcomes 13 new priests

Intern 08/07/2018

The country’s biggest archdiocese has added 13 new priests to its fold. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma on Tuesday (August 7) ordained the new priests in a solemn ceremony at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral. Palma challenged priests to…

Lay people honor priests, let clergy feel their love

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 08/05/2018

Lay people honored all priests in the different parishes, seminaries, and other institutions in Cebu on Sunday as a way of giving back and reassuring them of their constant support amid the threats hurled against the Church.…

Amen for priests in Ironman

Ray Charlie Diaz 08/04/2018

THE IRONMAN 70.3 Cebu triathlon event has always been a venue for a diverse community of triathletes, and religious practitioners joining the race is not something new. For this year’s Regent Aguila-backed Asia Pacific Championships, two priests…

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