Is the Catholic Church the most hypocritical institution? A reply to Mayor Duterte
by Dr. Quirino Sugon, Jr.
|“The most hypocritical institution is the Catholic Church.”–Mayor Duterte. Photo credits: Malacanang Photo Bureau and CBCP News.|
|We read in Philippine Star regarding Duterte’s tirades against the Catholic Church:
Duterte’s hatred against the Catholic Church runs deep.
In the earlier post, I showed that it is impossible for Mayor Duterte to say that he believes in God but not in religion. In this new post, we shall tackle the second statement: whether the Catholic Church is the most hypocritical institution.
A. JESUS CONDEMNS THE PHARISEES AS HYPOCRITES
To label religious authorities as hypocrites is not new. In fact, it was Christ who denounced the Pharisees, the religious authorities at that time in Israel, as hypocrites:
In summary, Jesus called the Pharisees hypocrites for the following reasons:
Does this sound like our Catholic bishops and priests in the Philippines? Mayor Duterte’s guess is as good as yours and mine.
1. Moses and the Levitical Priests
So what does Christ recommend to the Israelites on how to deal with the Pharisees for all their hypocrisy? Jesus said:
Before Israel was ruled by Kings, the country was ruled by judges and levitical priests who knows the Law of Moses:
Notice here that God condemns the contempt of court under the penalty of death in the Old Testament:
2. The Bishops as the successors of Peter and the Apostles
In the New Testament, Peter and the Apostles serve as the judges of the New Israel, which is the Church. As Christ said:
Peter is the first Pope and the Apostles are the first bishops. All bishops of the Catholic Church can trace their spiritual lineage from one of the Apostles through the laying of hands, e.g. Timothy became a bishop (c.f. 1Tim 3:1) through St. Paul:
Similarly, all popes trace their spiritual lineage from the Peter, the first Bishop of Rome. For example, Pope Francis is the 266th Bishop of Rome. He succeeds Peter as the Vicar of Christ.
Because the Church is a human institution, the bishops are human beings too who can fall into sin. And even Popes can fall into sin. Here’s a sample list from the Borgia Popes:
So if Duterte says that he will ” name the bishops who got married or about the women in their lives”, you can bet that such things can happen, for even at least one Pope in history has such infamy.
3. Papal Infallibility vs Papal Impeccability
The dogma of Papal Infallibility is not equivalent to Papal Impeccability.
Impeccability is sinlessness, which is attributed Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary (c.f. Dogma of Immaculate Conception). Popes also sin, since even Peter denied Christ three times (c.f Lk 22:54-61).
Infallibility, on the other hand, is the incapability of teaching error, and if applied to the Pope becomes an incapability of teaching error in matters of faith and morals. As the Catechism says:
The Dogma of Papal infallibility is rooted on the words of Christ to Peter:
C. PHILIPPINE BISHOPS VS DUTERTE
1. Bishops comment on Duterte’s rape remark
We recall some of what the bishops wrote wrote regarding Duterte’s controversial rape remark, “Dapat mayor ang mauna”:
Archbishop Villegas also wrote earlier in his Facebook profile (it appears his FB account is gone for good for reasons we know not):
2. Teaching Authority of Bishops
Regarding the bishops who campaigned against someone like Duterte, because he is morally unfit for the presidency, Art. 892 of the Catechism applies:
Duterte may be right: the Catholic Church may be the most hypocritical institution, for while it preaches as it claims to be the moralizing agent of society, it is also subject to sin and corruption. “As long as you are a human being, you are up to fall down,” Duterte said. And this applies not only to him, but also to the bishops as well and to all of us. But if we ponder on the words of Christ regarding the scribes and Pharisees, perhaps we can also make a similar rule regarding the Pope and the bishops:
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Duterte calls Catholic Church ‘most hypocritical institution’
THERE IS A VERY WISE SAYING: “THE VICTORS SHOULD BE MAGNANIMOUS IN VICTORY”. ANG MGA NAGTAGUMPAY AY DAPAT MAGPAKITA NG KAGANDAHANG-LOOB SA KANYANG PAGWAWAGI. HINDI YABANG. HINDI PANG-IINSULTO SA KANYANG MGA NAGAPI.
MR. DIGONG WON THE ELECTION BY GAINING THE MOST NUMBER OF VOTES AMONG THE CANDIDATES OF FOUR. HE DIDN’T WIN THE MAJORITY VOTES, THAT IS, 50% + 1. THE VOTES OF ALL THOSE WHO REJECTED HIM IS GREATER THAN THOSE WHO VOTED FOR HIM. YET, INSTEAD OF BEING HUMBLE IN VICTORY AND ACT PRESIDENTIAL WITH PROPER DIGNITY AND HONOR DUE TO THE OFFICE THAT HE RECENTLY WON HE IS ONCE AGAIN ACTING LIKE A BULLY. INDEED TAMA ANG MATANDANG KASABIHAN:
“ANG BABOY KAHIT PALIGUAN MO BABALIK AT BABALIK SA PUSALIAN!”
“DAMITAN MO MAN NG MAN NG GINTO ANG AHAS MAY KALISKIS PA RIN ANG BALAT!”
SAYANG. PAKITANG TAO LANG PALA ANG KUNWARI NAGDADASAL AT KUNWARI AY PUPUNTAHAN ANG SANTO PAPA PARA HUMINGI NG TAWAD. ALL FOR SHOW AND ENTERTAINMENT PARA SA MGA UTO UTO SA STYLE NIANG BULOK.
AS A NEWLY ELECTED HIGHEST OFFICER OF THE LAND DIGONG SHOULD ACT AS THE COUNTRY’S TOP GENTLEMAN. HE SHOULD ALSO BE THE NATION’S TOP DIPLOMAT NEGOTIATING WITH OTHER NATIONS AND WITH VARIOUS GROUPS IN THE COUNTRY TO FORM A BROAD COALITION OF UNITY. INSTEAD PRESIDENTENG BASAG ULO ANG ASTA. TSK TSK TSK…
AT THIS TIME HE SHOULD BE THE COUNTRY’S UNIFYING FORCE INSTEAD HE IS THE FIRST TO CAST STONE ON OTHERS TRYING TO BRING THE CHURCH WITH HIM IN THE GUTTER. WHAT A PITY. SO PATHETIC. KAHABAG-HABAG.
IF THERE IS ONE WHO IS WORTHY OF THE TITLE “THE MOST HYPOCRITE” MR. DIGONG SHOULD BE THE TOP RECIPIENT. SPEAKING OF HYPOCRISY: IT FITS HIM SO WELL. HE DECEIVED HIS CATHOLIC ADMIRERS FOR ALLEGEDLY BEING A FAITHFUL CATHOLIC AND HE DECEIVED THE FOLLOWERS OF QUIBOLOY OF BEING A QUIBOLOY FOLLOWER YET HE IS NEITHER OF THE TWO. DIGONG IS NOT ONLY A HYPOCRITE BUT AT THE SAME TIME A NATIONAL “DECEIVER”.
[Duterte told reporters in Davao City that the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) released a pastoral letter a few days before the elections in a bid to dissuade the electorate from voting for him.]
IF HE IS NOT SIMPLY STUPID DIGONG SHOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT THE PASTORAL LETTER OF CBCP IS A GUIDELINE FOR ELECTIONS AND DOESN’T GIVE A NAME. BESIDES EVERY ELECTION THE CHURCH GIVES GUIDELINES OF THAT SORT. HE IS NOT BEING SINGLED OUT INSTEAD THAT IS ORDINARY EVERY SINGLE ELECTION FOR THE CHURCH.
HE IS OFFENDED BECAUSE THE WARNINGS OF THE BISHOPS PERFECTLY FIT HIS PERSON AND HIS CHARACTER AND HIS DEEDS. IN RUSSIAN: “ANGKAP AT ANGKOP SA KANYA”… IN ENGLISH: “SAPUL NA SAPUL”. KAYA NAGWAWALA SIYA NGAYON NA PARANG ASONG NAWALAN NG BAIT. TSK TSK TSK… KAWAWA NAMAN.
[Despite this, Duterte said he still won the presidential elections, which he described as a “public referendum” between him and the bishops. The long-time mayor of Davao City has a 6.2 million lead over administration candidate, Mar Roxas, going into the official canvassing of the results by Congress this week. Three of his four rivals have conceded.]
OF COURSE WE ARE DEFEATED. EVEN OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST WAS DEFEATED BY BARABBAS BY POPULAR DEMOCRACY. DI BA? SO, BY ELECTION YOU CAN ALSO DEFEAT THE LORD JESUS. FOR SURE MARAMING CFD MEMBERS AND CATHOLICS WHO WILL VOTE FOR YOU AND WILL GET ANGRY AT THE BISHOPS FOR GIVING WARNINGS NOT TO VOTE TO PEOPLE OF YOUR KIND. BIRDS OF THE SAME FEATHERS FLOCK TOGETHER AND THEY HAVE CHOSEN TO PUT YOU ON THE ELECTORAL ALTAR AGAINST THE ALTAR OF SACRIFICE OF THE CHURCH.
WELL, CONGRATULATIONS FOR WINNING. ANG GALING-GALING MO. MARAMI KANG NALOKO AT NAUTO. PATI SI QUIBOLOY NAGAWA MONG MAGAMIT ANG MGA PLANES, HELICOPTERS AND EXPENSIVE CARS. ENJOY IT AND PUT THEM ALL INSIDE YOUR HEAD AND INSIDE YOUR HEART. POWER IS APHRODISIAC. POWER IS CORRUPTING AND OBVIOUSLY IT HAS STARTED TURNING YOU INTO AN INTERNATIONAL FOOL. KAHABAG-HABAG. HINDI KA PA NAKAKA UPO SA TRONO NAWAWALAN KA NA NG ULIRAT. AWAY NA AGAD ANG HANAP MO IMBES NA PAGKAKA-ISA. TSK TSK TSK…
[“They campaigned against me, everybody was saying ‘Do not vote for Duterte.’ Fine. I said, let this election be a referendum between me and the Catholic Church… Sabi ko, this will be a referendum kung sinong tama sa atin. Look, were you able to stop me? Iilan lang kayong mga obispo diyan,” he said.]
TALAGANG MALALA NA ANG SIRA SA ULO NG TAONG ITO. THE BISHOPS NEVER STATED IN THEIR PASTORAL LETTER NA WAG IBOTO SI DUTERTE. WALANG NAKASAAD NA GANYAN. KUNG PERSONALLY MAY MGA TAONG HINDI BUMOTO SA IYO AT MAY MGA NAGSABI NA WAG KANG IBOTO KARAPATAN YON NG MGA TAONG IYON SA DEMOCRATICONG BANSA. THAT IS WHAT DEMOCRACY IS ALL ABOUT. BAKIT KA NAUULOL SA GALIT? KUNG NAGSABI SILA NA WAG KANG IBOTO ANONG PAKI MO RUON? KAYA NGA MAY KAMPANYA AT MAY ELECTIONS E. PARA ANG MGA TAO MAMILI AT MAY PROSESO NG PANGHIHIKAYAT PRO AND AGAINST SA BAWAT KANDIDATO. KAILAN PA NAGING MALI AT MASAMA NA MAGSABI NG: “WAG IBOTO SI DUTERTE”? ANG PROBLEMA MO WALANG SINABING GANON PUBLICLY ANG MGA BISHOPS. KUNG HINDI KA BA NAMAN SAKSAKAN NG GUNGGONG WHEN MANALO OR QUIBOLOY ASKED THEIR RELIGIOUS FOLLOWERS TO VOTE FOR YOU IT ALSO MEANT NOT TO VOTE FOR MAR ROXAS, GRACE POE OR JEJOMAR BINAY.
[In an apparent reference to Duterte, the CBCP on May 1 urged the public to reject a “morally reprehensible” candidate who has shown “scant regard” for the rights of others and the teachings of the Church.]
NATURAL. SINONG SIRA ULO ANG BOBOTO SA ISANG MORALLY REPREHENSIBLE? OF COURSE THE CHURCH WILL TELL HER MEMBERS TO VOTE MORALLY UPRIGHT CANDIDATES. EVERY ELECTION YAN ANG PAYO NG MGA OBISPO. BAKIT MALI AT MASAMA BA IYON? IKAW NGA GUSTO MONG PATAYIN ANG MGA MASAMANG TAO SAMANTALANG ANG MGA OBISPO HINDI SILA PINABOBOTO.
[CBCP President Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas has previously criticized Duterte for cursing Pope Francis, whose visit caused heavy traffic in Metro Manila in January 2015, and for the mayor’s statements on killing criminals.]
SINONG MATUTUWA NON? IKAW NGA NAG SORRY KA DUON. YOU EVEN PROMISED TO GO TO VATICAN TO SAY SORRY. PEKE NAMAN PALA. YOU EVEN PROMISED TO PAY P1,000 TO CARITAS DAVAO EACH TIME NA MAGMURA KA. PERO DI MO NAMAN GINAWA. PEKE LANG PALA.
[Duterte, whose civil marriage to Elizabeth Zimmerman is annulled, has openly admitted to being a womanizer. He has also been at odds with human rights advocates for his alleged involvement in the Davao Death Squad and for his tough stance on criminals.]
TALAGANG MAY MGA TAONG WALANG HIYA SA SARILI AT SA PUBLICO. MAY MGA TAONG MALAKAS ANG LOOB IPANGALANDAKAN ANG KANILANG SARILING KABULUKAN TULAD NG PAKIKIAPID NI HERODES AT HUGAS KAMAY NI PILATO.
[He has also made no secret his experience as a child supposedly molested by a priest. During the campaign, he revealed his alleged experiences following the furor caused by his cursing of Pope Francis.
Duterte also castigated a bishop who suggested that he should just file a case against his molester. He said he found this ridiculous.
“Paano ako mag-file? Yung pari died 30 years ago and the incident happened during the 50s. Saan ka makahanap ng venue, ang prescirtpion is about 20 years? Sinong idemanda ko? At sino ang accused?” he said.]
KASALANAN MO YAN? BAKIT HINDI KA NAG FILE NG KASO NUON PA? MAYAMAN AT KILALA SA POLITICA ANG PAMILYA MO SAMANTALANG ANG PARI NA IYON AY SIMPLENG PARI SA ATENEO DE DAVAO. BAKIT HINDI MO KINASUHAN? BAKIT KASALANAN NA PALA NG MGA BISHOPS KUNG HINDI KA NAG FILE NG CASE? O BAKA NAMAN GAWA GAWA MO LANG IYAN PARA PAGTAKPAN ANG KAHIHIYAN MO SA PAGMUMURA SA POPE?
‘SINS OF THE CHURCH ‘
[During Sunday’s early morning press conference, Duterte said Catholic Church leaders should not hold themselves morally superior because their “hypocritical institution” has a long history of wrongdoing.]
WHO SAYS THAT THE BISHOPS HOLD THEMSELVES AS MORALLY SUPERIOR? THE BISHOPS ARE ORDINARY HUMAN BEINGS WHO ARE CALLED BY GOD TO BE SHEPHERDS OF THE FLOCK. IT IS THEIR DUTY TO SPEAK SPIRITUAL AND MORAL TRUTHS FOR THEIR SHEEP. THE CATHOLIC CHURCH HAS LONG HISTORY OF WRONGDOING BECAUSE IT IS COMPOSED OF SINFUL PEOPLE. SO JUST BECAUSE THE MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH COMMITTED MISTAKES IN THE PAST YOU WANT TO CHURCH TO STOP CRITICIZING YOU? THAT IS PREPOSTEROUS. YOU CLAIM TO BE VERY PROUD OF YOUR SINS HOW COME YOU ARE ACTING AS IF YOU ARE HURTING WHEN PEOPLE ARE REMINDED OF YOUR OWN EVIL WAYS?
[He also challenged the bishops to a debate so that he can expose, before assuming office on June 30, these alleged sins of the church.]
SA MGA KAPWA MO POLITICO NGA HINDI KA NA MAKASAGOT PAG TINATANONG KA. SA MGA ESTUDIANTE NG UP LOS BANOS NGA LANG HINDI KA NA MAKASAGOT TAPOS MAGTATAPANG TAPANGAN KA NA NGAYON. MATAPANG KA KAPAG NAPAPALIBUTAN KA NG MGA BODYGUARDS MO SUBALIT PAG NASA HARAP KA NG CAMERA AT TINATANONG AANGA-ANGA KA NAMAN.
[“You have been castigating me or criticizing me — you want a debate before I become president? Okay! Sinong…lahat ng bishops d’yan, tumindig kayo. I will tell you the sins of the Catholic Church beginning from the time the institution of the papacy was established,” Duterte said.]
THE SINS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH HAS BEEN THROWN AT US ALREADY BY ANTI-CATHOLICS DAY IN AND DAY OUT. THEY ARE ALSO WRITTEN IN OUR VERY OWN BOOKS ON THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH. ANG KATAKUTAN MO ANG PAGBUBUKAS NG IYONG MGA HIDDEN BANK ACCOUNTS SA ORAS NA IKAW AY MAWALA SA PWESTO. HINDI LAHAT NG PANAHON AY NASA TRONO KA NI HERODES. KAWAWA KA NAMAN NGAYON PALANG LASING NA LASING KA NA SA KAPANGYARIHAN.
[“I will lecture until June 29 the sins of the Catholic Church, and whether or not you are still relevant. Alam mo, the most hypocritical institution is the Catholic Church,” he added.]
LAOS NA IYANG DRAMA MO. GINAWA NA IYAN NI MAO, STALIN, NAPOLEON, NERO AT IBA PANG MGA HALIMAW NA TULAD MO SUBALIT SILANG LAHAT AY NAGKANDAMATAY SUBALIT ANG CATHOLIC CHURCH AY CATHOLIC CHURCH PA RIN AT LUMAGO PA.
IKAW TIGNAN MO SA SALAMIN ANG SARILI MO BAKO BAKO NA MUKA MO. PAG NAGSALITA KA SA CAMERA TABINGI NA BUNGANGA MO. SABI MO SA MGA BUSINESSMEN UMIINOM KA NA NG VIAGRA. IBIG SABIHIN INUTIL KA NA NATURALLY. MAHIGIT 70 KA NA. SAKITIN KA NA NGA. MAUUNA KANG MAGING ABO… MAUUNA KANG UUURIN ANG KATAWANG LUPA NA GINAGAMIT MO SA KAHALAYAN SUBALIT ANG CATHOLIC CHURCH AY CATHOLIC CHURCH PA RIN NGAYON SA BUKAS AT SA MGA SUSUNOD NA HENERASYON.
HINDI ANG URI MO ANG MAGPAPABAGSAK SA CATHOLIC CHURCH.
[The incoming 16th Philippine president also said he can name bishops who allegedly took mistresses.
“If I start to name the bishops who got married or about the women in their lives, sasabog itong [simbahang] Katoliko,” he said. “Do not think you are the moralizing agents of the society. As long as you are a human being, you are going to fall down… You’re all pageantry.”]
BAKA NAMAN MGA PATAY NA BISHOPS ANG PANGALANAN NIA. PARA SA GANON LIGTAS SIYA. WELL, IF HE WILL DO THAT SO BE IT.
[He criticized priests and bishops who ask for favors from him and other politicians, recalling how certain bishops were heavily criticized for asking money from the Arroyo administration so they could buy SUVs.]
THE BISHOPS CONCERN FACED THE SENATE INVESTIGATION AND WERE FOUND INNOCENT OF THE ACCUSATIONS. THEY WERE BISHOPS FROM THE POOREST OF THE POOREST PLACES OF THE PHILIPPINES SUCH AS BASILAN, COTABATO, BONDOC LAGAWE AND OTHERS WHO ASKED FOR HELP TO SUPPORT THE CHARITABLE WORKS FOR THE WELFARE OF THEIR PEOPLE.
THEY WERE GIVEN SECOND-HAND VEHICLES AND THEY RETURNED THEM. UNLIKE YOU MR. DIGONG THAT AFTER YOU’VE BEEN FOUND RECEIVING EXPENSIVE GIFTS YOU HIDE THEM STILL AND DIDN’T RETURN THEM. MAS MASAMA KA DUON AT MAS IPOCRITO.
[Some of the bishops had admitted to having expensive cars, saying they used these vehicles to go to far-flung areas. They were later tagged later as “Pajero bishops”.
This, Duterte said, amounts to graft and corruption, and also violated the principle of separation of Church and State.]
PAPANONG MAGIGING GRAFT AND CORRUPTION IYON DAHIL HINDI PAJERO HININGI NILA KUNDI MGA SECOND HAND CARS. AT HUMINGI SILA SA TAMANG AHENSIYA NG GOBIERNO AT IYON AY BINIGAY SA KANILA NG AYON SA BATAS.
NAGDUNONG DUNUNGAN KA NA NAMAN SA SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE IKAW NGA HUMALIK SA PAA NI MANALO PARA MAKAKUHA NG BOTO NG IGLESIA AT HUMIMOD KAY QUIBOLOY PARA MAKAGAMIT NG MGA EROPLANO, HELICOPTER AT MAMAHALING SASAKYAN.
ANG GALING MO RIN MANIRA PERO ANG SARILI MONG KABULUKAN HINDI MO NAKIKITA.
[“Panahon ni Arroyo naghingian kayo… That is graft and corruption, hindi niyo alam ‘yan, plus separation of church and state,” Duterte said.]
KELAN PA NAGING MASAMA MANGHINGI? SILA AY NANGHINGI SA AHENSIYA NA NAGBIBIGAY TULONG. BAKIT IKAW TUMATANGGAP NG MGA EXPENSIVE GIFTS MULA KAY QUIBOLOY?
[“Iyung ibang tao sa Pilipinas walang makain, walang medisina and you were enjoying the money of the god**** people of the Philippines by riding on that. Hindi na kayo nahiya n’yan. P******** kayo.”]
ABA, MALALA NA ANG TAKBO NG ISIP NITO. BAKA NAKAKALIMUTAN MO ANG ANG CATHOLIC CHURCH ANG NO. 1 INSTITUTION OF CHARITY DITO SA BANSANG ITO AT SA BUONG MUNDO. ANO BA NAITULONG MO? HOY ANG GINAGAWA MO SA DAVAO HINDI MO SARILING PERA. IYAN AY PERA NG TAONG BAYAN. KAYA HINDI TULONG ANG GINAGAWA MO DAHIL TRABAHO MO IYON. ANG CATHOLIC CHURCH AY HINDI TUMATANGGAP NG TAXES NG TAO SUBALIT MAS MARAMING NAITUTULONG KESA SA IYO.
[Duterte, who has been Davao City mayor for over 20 years, said Catholic leaders have also approached him for various requests.
“You ask so many favors even from me. I can show you the letters… ‘Pag mayroon kayo, hingi dito, hingi [doon] tapos kung magsalita kayo, kayo lang ang marunong,” he said.]
NATURAL, IKAW ANG MAYOR E. KUNG IBA ANG MAYOR AT HINDI IKAW LALAPITAN DIN NILA KUNG SINO MAN ANG NAKA UPONG MAYOR. AYAW MO PALANG LAPITAN KA NG MGA OBISPO E BAKIT KA NAG MAYOR? ANO BA YAN? GANYAN NA BA KATANGA ANG MGA MAYOR SA DAIGDIG NA ITO?
[Duterte maintained, however, that he believes in God, but he does not need religion to show his faith.]
TALAGA? WOW NAMAN. PARANG TOTOO. PERO PAGKAILANGAN NG BOTO NANDUON KA KAY EDUARDO MANALO AT KAY QUIBOLOY AT MAY PRAYER BLESSING KA PA KAY PASTOR EDDIE VILLANUEVA. HA HA HA… ANG GALING MO RIN MANLOKO NG TAO PATI SARILI MO NALOLOKO MO NA. KUNG AYAW MO SA RELIGION E DI WOW. HINDI KAWALAN SA RELIGION ANG TULAD MONG PLASTIC AT WALANG BAIT SA SARILI. IKAW ANG NAWALAN HINDI KAMI.
[“I have this deep, abiding faith in God but that does not mean that you have to have a religion, you have to follow somebody, that you have to get a message from this and that,” he said.]
REALLY MAY DEEP AND ABIDING FAITH IN GOD KA? HA HA HA OK. YOU SOUND CONVINCING. IF THAT IS TRUE BAKIT KAILANGAN MO PANG SABIHIN YAN? IPAKITA MO NA LANG. KASI HINDI OBVIOUS. HA HA HA…
[“Why would I have to go to a human being to whisper my sins and ask for forgiveness from him? Who are you to listen to my sins and give me absolution? You are not God.”]
WELL AYAW MONG MAGPATAWAD NG KASALANAN ANG KAPWA TAO MO KASI PARA SA IYO ANG FUNCTIONS NG RELIGIOUS LEADERS AY HUTHUTAN NG EROPLANO, HELICOPTER AT MAMAHALING SASAKYAN. ANG GALING NAMAN.
[After winning the presidential elections, the Duterte camp said the mayor planned to go to theVatican to personally apologize and meet the Pope and He has since dropped this plan, saying it would be an exercise in duplicity since he already sent an apology letter to Pope Francis.]
MAS MABUTI NGA IYAN KASI NAKIKITA LALO NG MGA TAO NA DOBLE CARA KA. HINDI PALA PAGBABAGO ANG IYONG DALA KUNDI PABAGO-BAGO. TAMA NGA HINDI KA NAGTATAGLAY NG KAPAYAPAAN KUNDI PAGKAKAWATAK WATAK. HINDI PA NAKA UPO LABIS LABIS NA ANG PAGKA-LANGO SA KAPANGYARIHAN.
NAKAKAAWA KA GINOONG DIGONG. NGAYON PA LANG PINAKIKITA MO NA ANG PANGIL AT KAITIMAN NG PAGKATAO MO SA BUONG MUNDO.
Read the source and comments: http://www.splendorofthechurch.com.ph/2016/05/23/response-to-dutertes-latest-attacks-against-the-catholic-church/
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Archbishop Socrates Villegas: Discerning for whom to vote in the National and Local Elections – Lord guide us with your grace http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/04/13/archbishop-socrates-villegas-discerning-for-whom-to-vote-in-the-national-and-local-elections-lord-guide-us-with-your-grace/
Archbishop Socrates Villegas urges voters to use 10 commandments in choosing their candidates http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/04/07/archbishop-socrates-villegas-urges-voters-to-use-10-commandments-in-choosing-their-candidates/
Archbishop Socrates Villegas to voters: Don’t be swayed by surveys http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/04/06/archbishop-socrates-villegas-to-voters-dont-be-swayed-by-surveys/
Bishop Arturo M. Bastes: A Testimony during Martial Law (1973-1986) of the Marcos Regime of the Philippines http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/04/15/bishop-arturo-m-bastes-a-testimony-during-martial-law-1973-1986-of-the-marcos-regime-of-the-philippines/
Irish Bishops Provide Pastoral Reflection in Lead-up to Elections: Ten questions based on Catholic Social Teaching for Catholics to ask candidates http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/04/29/irish-bishops-provide-pastoral-reflection-in-lead-up-to-elections-ten-questions-based-on-catholic-social-teaching-for-catholics-to-ask-candidates/
An Assessment of the New USCCB Document Faithful Citizenship: FCFC (#34) lists “intrinsically evil acts,” and says that Catholics cannot vote for a political candidate “who favors a policy promoting” them http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/01/06/an-assessment-of-the-new-usccb-document-faithful-citizenship-fcfc-34-lists-intrinsically-evil-acts-and-says-that-catholics-cannot-vote-for-a-political-candidate-who-fav/
THE DOWNLOAD—YOUR VOTE COUNTS – But it’s your own soul that’ll do the counting http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/02/09/20527/
THE VORTEX: A TIE IS A LOSS – Maybe Catholics should concentrate more on the Faith than on politics http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/15/the-vortex-a-tie-is-a-loss-maybe-catholics-should-concentrate-more-on-the-faith-than-on-politics/
Should Pope Francis get involved in politics? Of course he should http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/02/19/should-pope-francis-get-involved-in-politics-of-course-he-should/
Is Health Care a Pro Life Issue? http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/02/14/is-health-care-a-pro-life-issue/
BISHOP ROBERT MCELROY GOES SOFT ON INTRINSIC EVIL: San Diego bishop says intrinsic evils don’t automatically prioritize issues for voters http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/02/12/bishop-robert-mcelroy-goes-soft-on-intrinsic-evil-san-diego-bishop-says-intrinsic-evils-dont-automatically-prioritize-issues-for-voters/
Is Socialism Making a Comeback? – Despite Bernie Sanders’s best efforts, socialism is still as bad an idea as it ever was http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/02/10/is-socialism-making-a-comeback-despite-bernie-sanderss-best-efforts-socialism-is-still-as-bad-an-idea-as-it-ever-was/
“When we find vulgarity funny, we have really become beastly and barbaric as a people. When a revered and loved and admired man like Pope Francis is cursed by a political candidate and the audience laugh, I can only bow my head and grieve in great shame.”