Welcome to our CBCP 116th Plenary Assembly! I also asked permission from the good Archbishop of Cebu, Archbishop Jose Palma, to say this: Maayong Pag-abot dinhi sa Archdiocese sa Sugbu! Viva Señor Sto. Niño, Pit Senyor!
Greetings on the eighth and last day of the blessed octave of the Solemnity of the Nativity of our Lord, Christmas. Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God. Mary gave birth to Jesus, the eternal Son of the Father who is truly her son according to the flesh. She is the Mother of God.
Greetings during the blessed octave of the Feast of Christmas! As I recently wrote to you about the tragedy of the tropical cyclone Urduja, that storm was followed by the storm Vinta that cut through Mindanao and left over 200 dead, tens of thousands homeless, and...
During this holy season of Advent in preparation for the joyous season of Christmas, particularly as we celebrate the Misa de Gallo, tragedy has again struck our beloved country in the typhoon Urduja.
On the Occasion of the Opening of the 2018 Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons
First Sunday of Advent, 03 December 2017
Our Catholic bishops in the Philippines appealed for a season of mourning and prayers for the dead from September 23 until November 1 this year
Once more, CBCP is the hapless victim of fake news. Going viral on social media is a “report” that the CBCP regrets the killing of Messrs. Hapilon and Maute.
Our brothers and sisters in Christ: Kian, Carl, Reynaldo…they were young boys, enjoying life, loving sons of parents who doted on them.
A Pastoral Exhortation Against Fake News
Father Chito Suganob and others were in the Cathedral of Our Lady Help of Christians when members of the Maute fighting group forced their way into the Cathedral, taking with them Fr. Chito and others as hostages. They have threatened to kill the hostages if the government forces unleashed against them are not recalled.
The CBCP is alarmed by reports that ISIS flags now flutter over Marawi. We are fully aware that most Muslims are peace-loving. Salam is a greeting of peace. We are also aware that ISIS has claimed responsibility for many of the atrocities in territories they have occupied elsewhere in the world.