Nov 29, 2010 A cardinal’s lament
Before proceeding to the gist of this article, I invite everyone to the dinner for a cause happening tomorrow at 6 p.m. at the Cathedral Museum of Cebu to mark its fourth anniversary. Tickets are sold at P1,000 each, the steep price intended for the museum’s fire insurance for the next five years and for the completion of the archdiocesan archive room.
Mar 27, 2008 Board defends Cardinal Vidal
The Cebu Provincial Board condemned the “disrespectful statement” of Senate witness Rodolfo Noel “Jun” Lozada Jr. who described Cebu as the “Archdiocese of Malacañang.”
Oct 07, 2007 Cardinal urges: Know more than inmates’ dances
Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal visited the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) in Barangay Kalunasan for the first time yesterday, much to the delight of the inmates.
Aug 14, 2007 Estrada seeks comfort from Cardinal Vidal
Former president Joseph Estrada, who is facing charges of plunder and perjury, has talked about his fears of getting an unfavorable decision from the Sandiganbayan with a priest whom he considers a friend and spiritual adviser.
Dec 16, 2006 ‘Ask about Cha-cha’
In opening his traditional celebration of the dawn masses, Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal gave importance to what he described as “the social concern of these days”: Charter change.
Jul 31, 2006 A man who wouldn’t bid goodbye
He is known for his simplicity. He is popular even without trying. He makes solid convictions; he could oppose a whole nation as long as he stands by the truth. He is gentle yet strong, balance and firm. For more than half a decade he served the Filipinos as a worker of God. He has helped keep our religious foundations steady amidst years of political instability and social turmoil. All these he did with love, sincerity and compassion.
Jul 24, 2006 Cardinal opposes moves to amend constitution
Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal has joined a coalition opposing moves to amend the Constitution and adopt a parliamentary system, according to a convenor of the group.
Jul 24, 2006 Solicitation letter to mines chamber surprises cardinal
Without admitting or denying the reported solicitation, Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal said yesterday he doesn’t know who wrote the letter asking for P500,000 from the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines.
Mar 19, 2006 Benedict XVI extends term of Cardinal Vidal
Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal yesterday announced that he will continue serving as Archbishop of Cebu following the personal invitation of Pope Benedict XVI for him to continue his apostolic work even as he reached the retirement age for cardinals.
Mar 04, 2006 Cardinal Vidal backs bail for Erap
Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal yesterday announced his support for Malacañang’s initiative for detained President Joseph Estrada’s temporary liberty and offered himself as a guarantor should the Sandiganbayan choose to grant Estrada bail on recognizance.
Feb 10, 2006 Cardinal Vidal hopes to stay
Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal said yesterday he has already submitted his retirement paper to Pope Benedict XVI but stressed that, if given the chance by the Pope, he still wants to continue serving as Archbishop of Cebu.
Jan 30, 2006 Stop vigilante killings, and keep families together
Family unity and a stop to vigilante killings were at the core of Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal’s challenge during the 440th celebration of the feast of the Señor Sto. Niño yesterday.
Dec 20, 2005 Anniversary Special: Cardinal Vidal
Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, archbishop of Cebu, wields tremendous influence on the Cebuano community. Next year, as he celebrates his 75th birthday, he will also celebrate his ordination as a priest 50 years ago, his episcopacy 35 years ago and his 25th year in Cebu.
Dec 16, 2005 Don’t pre-judge Garcillano, appeals Cardinal Vidal
Former elections commissioner Virgilio Garcillano is staying at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City because of threats to his life, after he arrived in Manila from Maguindanao last Sunday to tell his side on the poll fraud allegations.
Dec 16, 2005 Cardinal Vidal saddened by Garci testimony
Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal preferred to hear the whole truth from former election official Virgilio Garcillano, who has been accused of rigging last year’s presidential polls.
Dec 04, 2005 Grand opening provokes reminder from cardinal
The opening extravaganza of the Southeast Asian Games last Friday night failed to impress Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal. He was thinking of feeding poor children and the homeless instead.
Nov 06, 2005 Keep Mass out of protests
Rallies are to street, as Masses are to church. Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal wants to make this distinction clear to those who organize protests against the government.
Sept 25, 2005 Vidal has copies of election returns
Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal yesterday confirmed that he kept the sixth copy of all election returns that a Church-based poll watch group had entrusted to him for safekeeping.
Sept 25, 2005 Vidal doesn’t encourage rallies, asks people to pray
Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal said yesterday he will not lead a prayer rally in Cebu nor encourage street rallies even as the opposition congressmen fail to get the sufficient number to pursue the impeachment case against President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Sept 25, 2005 ‘Share truth with the needy’
Telling the truth to those who need it most is what media practitioners should aspire to do nowadays, Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal said.
Sept 23, 2005 'Church never asked for donations' Vidal asks public: Drop Pagcor issue
Cebu archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal yesterday declared that the Catholic Church "never asked for donations of any kind" but were merely "requested to distribute these to various charitable institutions." Vidal appealed to the public to drop instead the issue of these donations from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation because the money just passed through the Church's hands and immediately went to the intended beneficiaries.
Apr 26, 2005 “Benedetto XVI è un uomo umile, un padre, che sa ascoltare ed è una guida sicura”
“Siamo molto felici per il nostro nuovo Santo Padre. Abbiamo un nuovo leader e siamo sicuri che sarà la persona giusta per guidare la Chiesa. Speriamo che ci guidi nel nostro viaggio in questo mondo, che sappia custodire il deposito della fede e condurci su sentieri dove il Signore vorrà portarci”. Lo ha detto all’Agenzia Fides il Cardinale Ricardo Vidal a Fides, Arcivescovo di Cebu.
Apr 26, 2005 I migranti, la famiglia, la pace
Il Cardinale Ricardo J. Vidal, Arcivescovo di Cebu (Filippine) , è nato a Mogpoc il 6 febbraio 1931, è stato ordinato sacerdote nel 1956, vescovo nel 1971. Arcivescovo di Lipa nel 1973 è stato creato cardinale del titolo dei Ss. Pietro e Paolo a via Ostiense nel 1985. E’ stato anche presidente della Commissione episcopale per le vocazioni e presidente della Conferenza episcopale delle Filippine dal 1985 al 1987.
Apr 26, 2005 « Nous sommes très heureux »
Déclaration à l’agence Fides du Cardinal Ricardo Vidal Archevêque de Cebu : « Benoît XVI est un homme humble, un père, qui sait écouter, et qui est un guide sûr »
Mar 21, 2005 Cardinal Vidal joins groups opposing ‘split Cebu’ move
Municipal mayors, councilors, members of religious and militant groups and individuals who are against the proposals to divide the province of Cebu into two or three provinces have found an ally in Cebu Archbishop Cardinal Ricardo Vidal.
Feb 07, 2005 Longing for the early days of Cardinal Vidal
Cebu archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal turns 74 years old today. It is an age that makes it difficult for us to wish him “ many many more years to come “ the way we would wish others we hold just as dear but who are of a very much younger age.
Jan 16, 2005 Cardinal asks faithful not to treat Mass like a movie
Going to Mass should not be likened to going to a movie, Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal yesterday said in his homily yesterday. Devotion to the celebration of the Holy Eucharist was emphasized again by Vidal yesterday as the establishment of the Señor Sto. Niño parish in barangay Guba, Cebu City was celebrated.