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House of Sto. Niño makers burns down

January 9, 2013


A 9-year-old girl in Talisay City has been hailed a hero after she ran into a room that was about to be overrun by flames and pulled her younger other out to safety. The fire that broke out Monday night also killed Rhea Tisoy’s 3-year-old cousin, Mark Lester, who was trapped inside. Rhea, a Grade […]

Caraga church stands up to ‘Pablo’

January 7, 2013


Caraga, Davao Oriental—For 128 years, the old church here has been standing like a sentinel near a promontory facing the Pacific Ocean, as if guarding this seaside town from intruders from the sea. But the old stone and wooden structure, which started as a mission station of Recollect priests in this part of the country […]

‘Manny’s loss not tied to religion’

December 11, 2012


It was the unexpected punch and not his shift to another religious group that caused Manny Pacquiao’s knockout defeat at the hands of Mexican rival Juan Manuel Marquez, an official of the Cebu Archdiocese said yesterday. “His change of religion has nothing to do with his defeats. We really just have limitations. Manny wasn’t able […]

Vote for life, Palma asks legislators ahead of RH bill voting

December 9, 2012


YESTERDAY’S celebration of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary served as yet another occasion by the Cebu Archdiocese to remind the province’s lawmakers to respect human life and reject the Reproductive Health (RH) bill. In his homily, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said he hopes the country’s congressman will heed the voice of the […]

Muslim kids join Christmas party

December 8, 2012


Who said Christmas is just for Christians? Twelve-year-old Setty Aina Sarit,12, happily joined about 6,000 children from various barangays of Lapu-Lapu in the annual Children’s Party sponsored by the city government in the Hoopsdome yesterday. Setty and 32 other Muslim children mingled with other minors for a full day of parlor games, dancing, food and […]

Weak sound, a major glitch in thanksgiving Mass – organizers

December 3, 2012


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 […]

Cebu archbishop consecrates modern Calungsod chapel

November 30, 2012


Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma poured sacred oil on a bare altar table, burned incense and added a piece of the bone of St. Therese of the Child Jesus as a treasure of the newest church dedicated to St. Pedro Calungsod. Palma led the consecration rites of the St. Pedro Calungsod Chapel at the SM Seaside […]

Open field ready for Pedro’s National Thanksgiving Mass

November 30, 2012


An open field in the South Road Properties (SRP) will fill up today with thousands of devotees under the watchful eyes of over 1,500 policemen for the National Thanksgiving Mass for St. Pedro Calungsod. The SRP was closed to vehicular traffic at 10 p.m. last night to set up rerouting signs and will reopen at […]

Pilgrim center opens 8 a.m. for Nov. 30 national thanksgiving

November 29, 2012


TENTS were set up in the Compania Maritima grounds for pilgrims coming to Cebu for the Calungsod Thanksgiving Mass. It’s not a place to sleep over but only a rest stop for the day. Councilor Roberto Cabarrubias said the pilgrim center will only accommodate those who want to rest, drink water or watch the live […]


November 28, 2012


St. Calungsod held up as teen teacher for faith Young people in the digital age need more catechists like St. Pedro Calungsod to teach them about Christian faith. This was the message of Cebu Auxiliary Bishop Emilio Bataclan in yesterday’s first in a series of three Masses or triduum before this Friday national thanksgiving Mass […]