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Are Gwen, Agnes, ready to dialog with cardinal?

January 4, 2013


Acting Cebu Gov. Agnes Magpale said she is open to a dialogue with Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, archbishop emeritus of Cebu, who earlier expressed willingness to mediate between her and suspended governor Gwen Garcia if both parties ask him. “You know I’m just doing my job. I have nothing to do with this case. It just […]

Capitol impasse day 13 Vidal can mediate if…

January 1, 2013


Will Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal stay neutral and be available to mediate in the Capitol impasse? Yes, but only if all parties in the dispute ask him to step in, said Gricelda “Gigi” Sanchez-Zaballero. Last Saturday afternoon, it was the turn of Zaballero, daughter of the late vice governor Gregorio Sanchez Jr., to […]

Noynoy tells Congress No pressure, but vote on RH bill

December 2, 2012


There won’t be any pressure applied on House allies to vote for the Reproductive Health Bill, President Benigno Aquino III said last Friday. The President, who was in Cebu to meet with local Liberal Party (LP) members and attend the Thanksgiving Mass for San Pedro Calungsod in the South Road Properties (SRP), said it’s more […]

After successful Mass, Cebu to host 2016 int’l congress

December 2, 2012


THE weather cooperated. A multitude of people showed up, including President Aquino and Catholic church leaders. The Mass was both solemn and joyful in a huge outdoor venue that was used for the first time. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said he was grateful for the success of the Nov. 30 National Thanksgiving Mass for St. […]

Vidal: Prepare to face own death

November 3, 2012


All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days give people time to ponder on life’s fleeting moments and prepare for one’s final passage. So went the message of Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal as he visited the graves of his father, sister, and aunt at the Carreta Cemetery in Cebu City yesterday morning. “Yesterday, they were […]

Jesus, motivation to prove Calungsod’s sainthood—Vidal

November 1, 2012


  THE long road to the canonization of St. Pedro Calungsod began with a challenge to prove his actual existence. Archbishop Emeritus of Cebu Ricardo Cardinal Vidal said he and the others who lobbied for Calungsod’s sainthood were confronted by questions regarding the Visayan martyr’s historical existence and the reasons for his martyrdom. “Did he […]

‘Pedro’ arrives in Rome, Triduum Masses begin

October 18, 2012


SEVERAL Cebu priests yesterday greeted the arrival of the official image of Blessed Pedro Calungsod at the Pontifico Collegio Filippino, the school for Filipino priests in Rome. The velvet-lined box was carried into the chapel by Fr. Charles Jayme and another pilgrim from Cebu, who got off a full tour bus. “We had a very […]

Vidal defends Garcia on ivory smuggling story

October 3, 2012


CEBU Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal said he was dismayed over the accusations leveled against Msgr. Cristobal Garcia in a National Geographic Magazine article on ivory smuggling. Vidal said in a conversation he had with Msgr. Garcia last week, he was told about someone who recounted to him on how to smuggle ivory to the […]

Palma, Vidal backing GMA hospital arrest

December 2, 2011


He had barely warmed his seat as president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines and already Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma had to speak out on the ongoing sociopolitical saga that is former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Palma and his predecessor Ricardo Cardinal Vidal welcomed the reported transfer of Arroyo to Veterans Memorial Medical Center, […]