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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 […]

Palma questions use of PCOS machines in 2013

December 27, 2012

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THE head of the Catholic Bishops of the Philippines said he favors a review of the counting machines used in the country’s first computerized general elections. Cebu Archbishop and CBCP President Jose Palma said the performance of the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines that were used in the 2010 election would be taken up […]

Palma visits Capitol Pray for peace, calm

December 22, 2012

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  Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma went to the Capitol at 8 o’clock last night and had an hour-long, closed-door meeting with suspended governor Gwendolyn Garcia and family members. No statements were issued when Garcia and the archbishop stepped out of the governor’s office. The visit of the prelate, who earlier made a public call for […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Church voices Misa de Gallo appeal as RH bill vote slated today

December 17, 2012

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Even with the odds stacked against them, opponents of the Reproductive Health (RH) bill aren’t giving up hope that the measure will fall through in today’s Congress session. Yesterday’s start of the nine-day Misa de Gallo gave Church leaders like Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal the venue to ventilate anew their appeal to lawmakers […]

Bishops vow to continue fight against RH bill

December 14, 2012

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MANILA — Refusing to admit defeat, Catholic bishops yesterday vowed to continue fighting the reproductive health bill after the House of Representatives voted 113-104 to approve the controversial measure. Malolos Bishop Jose Oliveros and retired Lingayen Dagupan Archbishop Oscar Cruz likened the Church’s setback in the House to the defeat on Sunday of Saranggani Rep. Manny […]

Weak sound, a major glitch in thanksgiving Mass – organizers

December 3, 2012

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While the Nov. 30 National Thanksgiving Mass in Cebu City was generally successful, a weak sound system was a major hitch that church organizers will be looking into. People could hear the liturgical rites in the main altar but the choir music of almost 2,000 singers could barely be heard by the thousands who filled […]

Crew cleared in Lapu church burglary workers to face polygraph tests

December 3, 2012

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AN interrogation of the contractor and the personnel that once repainted the Birhen sa Regla parish in Lapu-Lapu City didn’t produce any leads into the investigation on the Nov. 28 burglary that occurred there. Senior Insp. Christian Torres, Theft and Robbery Section (TRS) chief of the Lapu-Lapu City police, said they still believe that the […]