STANDING at the podium in front of thousands that filled St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, the last thing Cebuana Mary Rose Villacastin-Maghuyop wanted was to make a mistake.
“I placed my hands on the guide on the podium and I looked at the audience. It nearly took my breath away,” she said of that warm Oct. 21 day. Read the rest of this entry
The image of Blessed Pedro Calungsod is set to fly to Vatican City in Italy on October 16 for his canonization.
The three-foot tall image of Calungsod will be flying out via Cathay Pacific from Cebu City five days before the historic event that will give the Philippines its second saint, according to a report posted on the website of Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP). Read the rest of this entry
CEBU Archbishop Jose Palma has been invited to say mass with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican City as part of the opening activities for the celebration of the Year of Faith.
“On Oct. 11, the Holy Father (Pope Benedict XVI) will declare the opening of the Year of Faith,” said Palma, who is also Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines president. Read the rest of this entry
BEING a modern-day catechist is a “big and great challenge” in visiting parishes and schools teaching Catholic doctrine in different parts of the Archdiocese of Cebu.
“Sometimes we have one classroom with 60 students,” said 45-year-old Carol Arsenal, a catechist from the Our Lady of Fatima Vicariate covering Paknaan in Mandaue City to Liloan town.
“Many of us (catechists) are already old. We have a few young catechists,” she added. Read the rest of this entry