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No crucifixions, only prayers for Holy Week, Palma says

April 1, 2012


In lieu of nails, Filipino Catholics should use prayers to show repentance during the Holy Week, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said yesterday. The Cebu prelate, who’s also president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), said he would rather have people undergo spiritual renewal than resort to crucifixion to demonstrate their faith in […]

Anti-RH advocates set Lent rally

March 16, 2012


Advocates against the Reproductive Health bill will hold a rally tomorrow in downtown Cebu City to dramatize their opposition to the bill. Participants will gather in Plaza Independencia and Plaza Sugbu from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. In a press conference, Dr. Rene Bullecer, director of Human Life International, said the “rally is set because […]

Catholics mark Ash Wednesday

February 22, 2012


Catholics all over the world today begin observing the 40-day season of Lent with Ash Wednesday. Today ashes will be marked on the foreheads of the faithful who attend Mass in church. Ashes remind people about their origin and destiny, said Msgr. Achilles Dakay, media liaison officer of the Archdiocese of Cebu. “We are reminded […]

Rama’s son is Herod in ‘Kalbaryo’

April 14, 2011


The son of Mayor Michael Rama will play a key role in this year’s “Buhing Kalbaryo.” Mikel Rama will play Herod in the play depicting the passion and death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday April 22. Mayor Rama said the city government was spending P100,000 for the “Buhing Kalbaryo,” where his long-time girlfriend and […]