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Anti-RH bill supporters to bring fight to SC

December 30, 2012

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The Catholic Church isn’t giving up the fight against the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) bill. Dr. Rene Josef Bullecer, Human Life International director, said the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) will ask the Supreme Court (SC) to declare the bill as “unconstitutional.” “We will question the constitutionality of the law,” he said. President […]

Catholic lay leaders hit ‘secrecy’ in signing of bill

December 30, 2012

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MANILA — Catholic leaders lambasted yesterday the “secrecy” that shrouded President Aquino’s signing of the reproductive health (RH) bill into law and vowed to “exhaust all legal remedies” to have it repealed. Dr. Ricardo Boncan, spokesman of the Catholic Vote Philippines alliance, said it was “highly dishonorable” for the President to sign the law on […]

Faithful told: Respect life, marriage

December 27, 2012

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Respect for human life and marriage as an institution was the main call of Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma in his New Year’s Message for 2013. He echoed Pope Benedict XVI’s own message for the new year. “These principles are inscribed in human nature itself accessible to reason and thus common to all humanity,” said Palma […]

On Gwen’s suspension: Palma, biz leaders appeal for calm, stay neutral

December 20, 2012

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CEBU Archbishop Jose Palma yesterday called on supporters of Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia to remain calm, saying he believes that “what is good and true will prevail” in the end. “The human heart always has an allowance for calmness, for peace and for understanding. I think a situation like this is never solved by anger and […]

Calungsod donors win BMWs, Sorento

December 20, 2012

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Three lucky donors for the Pedro Calungsod canonization fund will soon drive their brand new luxury vehicles after their names were drawn in last Tuesday’s raffle draw. Among the winners was Msgr. Achilles Dakay, Cebu Archdiocese media liason officer who will drive home a BMW 1 Series as the second prize winner. The grand prize […]

Lady of Fort San Pedro marks feast

December 19, 2012

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Hundreds attended last night’s celebration of the feast of Nuestra Señora de la Cotta of Cebu also known as Our Lady of the Fort and Our Lady of Remedies. Msgr. Carlito Puno celebrated Mass at 6 p.m. followed by a 20 minute procession of the Marian image considered the patroness of Fort San Pedro, the […]

Church laments RH bill passage, vows to fight on

December 19, 2012

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CATHOLIC CHURCH leaders and their allies bewailed the passage of the Reproductive Health (RH) bill at the Lower House and its approval on second reading at the Senate, but said they will fight on. “I’m not surprised because the president has been using money, power, and influence so the bill will become a law,” Msgr. […]

Simbang gabi goes global as PH export

December 17, 2012

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Now you don’t have to be in the Philippines to experience the age-old tradition of Simbang Gabi and the iconic food that comes with it—bibingka and puto bumbong (native rice cakes). Simbang Gabi has gone global. First “imported” from Mexico in the late 16th century, the practice of celebrating Simbang Gabi—or the novena of nine […]

Nativity scene, Santa Claus greet Cebuano church goers

December 17, 2012

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A Nativity scene and a homegrown Santa Claus were among the sights that greeted more than 7,000 church goers who attended the first of the nine-day dawn Misa de Gallo Masses held at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral yesterday. First to greet the faithful were the “Three Kings” of Barangay Tinago, figurines made of indigenous materials […]

Local color opens Misa de Gallo Masses in Cebu

December 16, 2012

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by Correspondent Carine Asutilla   An LED-lighted horse-drawn carriage welcomed thousands of church goers who attended the first day of the annual Misa de Gallo at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral this morning. Images of the Three Kings, the Holy Family, and Santa Claus near the cathedral added color to the 9-day tradition. Bayani Deja was […]