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Fr. Diola on mother’s passing: She died a ‘holy death’

October 29, 2012


THE Oct. 21 canonization of Pedro Calungsod was bittersweet for visiting Cebu priest Fr. Carmelo Diola who was in Rome when word reached him that his mother had passed away. Elena Ouano Diola, 79, died of a heart attack an hour after the canonization ceremony in St. Peter’s Square started, he said, or about 7 […]

Vatican suspends Cebu priest

September 27, 2012


by Ador Vincent Mayol, Reporter   The Cebu-based priest at the  center of an ivory smuggling scandal  was ordered  suspended by the Vatican   but it was for another reason – a 20-year-old child abuse case in California involving altar boys. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma yesterday said the past case against Msgr. Cristobal Garcia was brought […]

Cebu linked to ivory trade; Priest’s role cited in Nat’l Geographic

September 25, 2012


A decades-long struggle in faraway Africa to stop the killing of elephants  for their ivory tusks can be partly traced to Cebu as a source of demand and blackmarket trading. The role of Cebu and one of its promi- nent priests is highlighted in the October issue of National Geographic Magazine in its cover story […]

Priest told to resign for misleading faithful

May 8, 2012


by Fe Marie Dumaboc Correspondent A PRIEST was advised to resign from his parish in Compostela town for dissuading the people from believing in Sto. Niño, the Blessed Virgin Mary and the saints. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma confirmed the resignation of Fr. Jonathan Lao after his pontifical mass in Mandaue City. “He has tendered his […]

STC ignores court order allowing students to join graduation rites

March 30, 2012


The parents came dressed in formal attire and barong Tagalog. Their daughters wore their school uniforms. But the 3 p.m. graduation rites of St. Theresa’s College high school went on without them, leaving a sad but calm group of families at the front gate of the campus on General Maxilom Avenue, Cebu City. Security guards […]

Palma, priests renew vows Sorry for our faults

March 21, 2012


WE are sorry. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma asked forgiveness for “our faults and failures” as he led Cebuano clergy in their renewal of priestly vows at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral yesterday. Around 300 diocesan and religious priests in Cebu participated in a Mass where they renewed vows to lead holy lives. Palma, who turned 62 […]

Priest accused of misconduct in retreat, set to face Palma

December 13, 2011


The priest accused of engaging in sexual trysts with several women in a Minglanilla parish is on spiritual retreat for more than a month, a church official said yesterday. “He has crossed boundaries. He shouldn’t have been there with their company. The people who saw them would really wonder what they were doing,” Fr. Scipio […]

Probe sought on erring priest

December 11, 2011


THE Cebu Archdiocese ordered an investigation into allegations that a Cebuano priest had sexual relations with a couple of women within the Church compound of a southern Cebu town. Msgr. Esteban Binghay, the episcopal vicar of Cebu’s archdiocese, said he received reports about the priest from some of the parishioners. The complaints were raised during […]