Controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte reportedly brought God into a debate on the death penalty on Monday, and asked why He doesn’t intervene and stop babies from being raped and killed.
“The bleeding hearts, the priests and all, said there was death penalty before, and nothing happened. Then I can simply say, death penalty didn’t work because it wasn’t imposed. Every president along the way would just say, one because of the Catholic Church; second the bleeding hearts, because only God can kill. The problem there, I ask you, what if there is no God? So we allow the criminals? ” Duterte said in a speech in Malacañang, according to The Manila Times.
“So where is now God when a one year old baby, 18-months-old baby is taken from the mother’s arms brought under a jeep and raped and killed. So where is God?” he added.
Duterte was defending his use of the death penalty in tackling crime in the South Asian country, but said that those who rely on God to bring justice must also wonder why He is not intervening in the wars around the world, such as the atrocities being carried out by the Islamic State terror group in Iraq and Syria.
“So where is God? My God, where are you? I believe in God but that is my perpetual question to Him. Where were you when we needed you? It’s not enough to say that at the end of the world, He will judge the living and the dead,” Duterte continued.
“What would be the purpose of all of that if the heartaches, sorrows and agony have already been inflicted in this world.”
Capital punishment has been debated for decades in the Philippines, having been abolished and later re-imposed by several different presidents.
Duterte has been accused of human rights violations by human rights groups, however, following a string of extrajudicial killings since his administration took control in June, leading to the deaths of over 3,000 suspected drug pushers and users.
Duterte has strongly hit back against any criticism of his record, however, and even used offensive language against visiting U.S. President Barack Obama earlier in September to warn him against questioning his practices.
“I am a president of a sovereign state and we have long ceased to be a colony. I do not have any master except the Filipino people, nobody but nobody. You must be respectful. Do not just throw questions. Putang ina I will swear at you in that forum,” Duterte earlier said in remarks directed at Obama, using the Tagalog phrase for “son of a [expletive]” or “son of a whore.”
The Philippine president later apologized for his words, insisting they were not meant to be a personal attack.
Duterte has said in the past that while he believes in God, he rejects religion, including the dominant Roman Catholic Church in his country.
“For the record, I believe in God but I do not believe in religion period,” he shared with GMA News in an interview back in May.
[Controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte reportedly brought God into a debate on the death penalty on Monday, and asked why He doesn’t intervene and stop babies from being raped and killed.]
GOD INTERVENES IN THE WAY PROPER FOR THE TRUE GOD… IN A WAY OF PEACE, JUSTICE, TRUTH AND LOVE. BUT THE FALSE GODS INTERVENES THROUGH EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLINGS WHICH IS PROPER FOR THE ‘BEAST’ AND HIS FOLLOWERS WHO ARE THIRSTY FOR BLOOD.
[“The bleeding hearts, the priests and all, said there was death penalty before, and nothing happened. Then I can simply say, death penalty didn’t work because it wasn’t imposed. ]
THE DEATH PENALTY WAS IMPOSED DURING THE TIME OF MARCOS YOUR FRIEND AND IDOL. THE DICTATOR, TYRANT AND GREEDY POLITICIAN MARCOS WHO WANTED TO STAY IN POWER FOREVER BUT IT DIDN’T WORK. THE GREAT MAJORITY OF THE CIVILIZATION OF THE WORLD HAS ABANDONED DEATH PENALTY BECAUSE IT IS PROVEN INEFFECTIVE AS A MEANS TO PREVENT CRIMES. LOOK AT YOUR EXPERIENCE IN YOUR OWN PLACE YOU BOASTS OF KILLING PEOPLE AND NOW MORE THAN 3,000 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED ON THE STREETS EXTRA JUDICIALLY AND YET IT IS ALWAYS NOT ENOUGH.
PEACE CANNOT BE ATTAINED BY EVIL MEANS. THERE MUST BE ANOTHER SOLUTION. YOUR MINDSET SEEMS TO BE ANTIQUATED IN THE BARBARIC MANNER OF THE PAST. WE DON’T WANT OUR COUNTRY TO BE A BUTCHER FIELD BUT A NATION OF PEACE AND PROSPERITY.
[Every president along the way would just say, one because of the Catholic Church;]
THANKS BE TO GOD FOR THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. IF WE WILL FOLLOW YOUR DUTERTE RELIGION THIS COUNTRY WILL WALLOW IN BLOOD AND IN YOUR FEW MONTHS IN POWER THAT IS ALREADY HAPPENING AND IT BRINGS OUR ECONOMY AND NATIONAL DIGNITY DOWN. UNFORTUNATELY YOU ARE SO PRIDEFUL TO SEE THE EFFECTS OF YOUR OWN FOLLIES.
WE PRAY FOR YOU TO THE ONE TRUE GOD THAT UNLIKE THE PAGAN EMPERORS OF ROME WHO KILLED CATHOLICS BY BURNING THEM ALIVE, BY BEHEADING OR BY FEEDING THEM TO THE LIONS IN THE ROMAN COLOSSEUM WILL OPEN YOUR EYES TO AVOID THE MISTAKES AND EVIL OF THE PAST TYRANTS.
[second the bleeding hearts, because only God can kill.]
WELL, THAT IS STUPID MR. PRESIDENT. YOU CAN KILL. THE ABU SAYYAFF CAN KILL. HITLER AND MARCOS KILLED. YOU ARE NO GOD BUT YOU CAN KILL. THE DICTATORS AND TYRANTS ARE NOT GOD BUT THEY KILLED AND THEY CAN KILL. IN FACT YOU BRAGGED THAT YOU CAN MAKE GOD CRY BY KILLING PEOPLE. SO PLEASE SPARE US OF BASIC STUPIDITY THAT ONLY GOD CAN KILL BECAUSE THERE ARE MANY KILLINGS NOW HAPPENING IN THE COUNTRY NOT COMMITTED BY GOD BUT BY THOSE WHO ARE FOLLOWING YOUR GENERAL ADMONITION TO THE POLICE AND THE PEOPLE TO KILL THOSE WHOM YOU CONSIDER DRUG PUSHERS OR CRIMINALS.
ONLY GOD HAS THE ABSOLUTE RIGHT TO KILL BECAUSE HE IS THE CREATOR OF LIFE. HE IS ALSO THE SUPREME JUDGE. HE KNOWS THE HEARTS OF MEN AND HE SEES THE GOODNESS OF EACH AND THE EVIL SECRETLY DONE BY OTHERS. THE MILITARY CAN KILL DURING A JUST WAR TO DEFEND THE COUNTRY, THE POLICE CAN KILL UNDER STRICT RULES TO DEFEND THE WEAK AND THE INNOCENTS BUT IT IS IMMORAL, ILLEGAL AND PLAIN EVIL TO KILL PEOPLE EXTRA-JUDICIALLY AND EVEN IN A JUDICIAL SYSTEM THE MANNER OF DEALING WITH GUILTY PEOPLE MUST BE HUMANE NOT BARBARIC. THERE MUST BE A WAY TO HELP THEM CHANGE TO BE BETTER PERSONS. BECAUSE NOT ALL PEOPLE ARE LIKE YOU SIR, WHO SEEMS TO BE HOPELESS IN CHANGING DESPITE THE PRAYERS AND SUPPLICATIONS OF THE ENTIRE NATION. THAT IS THE REASON WHY WE ARE SORRY FOR YOU. BECAUSE YOU ARE MAKING A CLOWN OF YOURSELF BEFORE THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY OF NATIONS. IT IS SO PATHETIC BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT AFFECTED BY SHAME.
[The problem there, I ask you, what if there is no God? So we allow the criminals?” Duterte said in aspeech in Malacañang, according to The Manila Times.]
IF THERE IS NO GOD WE WILL NOT LOOSE ANYTHING BECAUSE WE ACTED HUMANELY AND IN THE PATH OF GOODNESS. BUT IF THERE IS GOD AND WE KEEP ON KILLING PEOPLE EXTRA-JUDICIALLY AND BY DEATH PENALTY THEN WE ARE ENDANGERING OUR SOULS. INSTEAD OF ACTING AS HIS IMAGE AND LIKENESS WE BECOME THE IMAGE OF CAIN THE MURDERER.
WHY DO WE HAVE TO PUT OUR FAITH IN A FOOLISH MAN LIKE YOU MR. PRESIDENT WHO CANNOT EVEN CONTROL YOUR OWN MOUTH? BEFORE YOU WERE BRAGGING AND BOASTING ABOUT KILLING PEOPLE AND WHEN SENATOR DE LIMA STARTED INVESTIGATING YOU IN THE SENATE THEN YOU AND YOUR FOLLOWERS ARE DENYING IT TO DEATH.
IF YOU ARE TRULY CONVINCED THAT THERE IS NO GOD HOW COME YOU ARE NOW DENYING THE KILLINGS THAT PREVIOUSLY YOU WERE SO COURAGEOUS IN CLAIMING? THE ANSWER IS SIMPLE SIR, YOU ARE AFRAID TO BE CAUGHT BY HIGHER MORAL, LEGAL AUTHORITY DOING WHAT IS EVIL. THAT IS WHY WE ARE NOT WONDERING WHY YOU ARE TRYING HARD TO BRING SENATOR DE LIMA DOWN. YOU AND YOUR COHORTS ARE PROTECTING YOUR HIDE. BUT YOUR OWN DOWNFALL IS YOUR OWN MOUTH AS WELL AS EVIL DEEDS BOTH PAST AND PRESENT. THE EVIL DONE IN DARKNESS SHALL BE REVEALED IN THE LIGHT. THERE IS A GOD WHO SEES WHAT YOU HAVE DONE IN DARKNESS. THE JUSTICE OF THIS GOD WILL FALL ON YOU IN HIS TIME… UNLESS YOU REPENT AND BE TRANSFORMED BY THE POWER OF HIS GRACE… NOW.
[“So where is now God when a one year old baby, 18-months-old baby is taken from the mother’s arms brought under a jeep and raped and killed. So where is God?” he added.]
GOD IS THERE SUFFERING WITH HIS PEOPLE FOR THE CRIMES AND EVIL DONE BY THOSE WHO ARE NOT LISTENING TO HIS COMMAND: “YOU SHALL NOT KILL”.
GOD IS ALSO GIVING YOU THE SAME COMMAND: “YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY” BUT DID YOU LISTEN TO HIM? DO YOU BLAME GOD FOR YOUR ADULTEROUS AFFAIRS? NO. IN FACT WHEN YOU TALKED TO THE BUSINESSMEN YOU EVEN BOAST OF YOUR VIAGRA USE. YOU ARE PROUD THAT YOU ARE BEING ENHANCED BY A DRUG TO LESSEN YOUR IMPOTENCY. HA HA HA O DEAR LORD. WHAT A PITY.
GOD IS ALSO GIVING YOU THE SAME COMMAND: “YOU SHALL NOT KILL” BUT DID YOU OBEY HIM? NO. YOU ARE PRIDEFUL IN YOUR POLITICAL PROPAGANDA THAT YOU WILL BE KILLING PEOPLE AND THAT OUR COUNTRY WILL NEED MORE FUNERAL PARLORS ONCE YOU BECOME PRESIDENT. SO WHY BLAME GOD FOR YOUR OWN DECISIONS?
THE CRIMINALS, THE RAPISTS, THE KIDNAPPERS AND THE DRUG PUSHERS SIMPLY IMPLEMENT THE SAME PRINCIPLES THAT YOU DO: “DISOBEY GOD AND DO WHAT YOU WANT”. THAT IS THE ROOT OF EVIL. WHEN A PERSON REJECTS THE VOICE OF GOD, WHEN A CONSCIENCE IS NO LONGER BOTHERED BY THE COMMAND OF GOD THEN EVIL ARISES, BLOOD SPILLS ON THE STREETS.
GOD GAVE YOU AND EACH ONE OF US FREEDOM TO DO HIS WILL. GOD IS CALLING US: YOU AND EACH ONE OF US TO LIVE THE WAY OF PEACE BUT THERE ARE SOME CRAZY ENOUGH TO THINK THAT THEY ARE BETTER THAN GOD… LIKE YOU. SO PLEASE STOP PRETENDING THAT YOU ARE CONCERNED ON THE FLIGHT OF THE POOR BY USING THE GOOD LORD AS AN EXCUSE. THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THOSE WHO DO CRIMES. THE PERPETRATORS MUST ANSWER TO THEIR PERSONAL ACTS AS YOU MUST ANSWER TO HUMANITY FOR THE MORE THAN 3,000 PEOPLE WHO DIED ON THE STREETS OF THE PHILIPPINES DUE TO YOUR POLICY AND FOR THOSE VICTIMS OF THE DAVAO DEATH SQUAD. WHETHER HERE ON EARTH OR SOMEWHERE ELSE YOU WILL FACE THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF THE MOST SUPREME AUTHORITY FOR THE BLOOD OF OUR POOR BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHOSE BLOOD ARE CRYING FROM THE GROUND OF OUR BEAUTIFUL LAND.
[Duterte was defending his use of the death penalty in tackling crime in the South Asian country, but said that those who rely on God to bring justice must also wonder why He is not intervening in the wars around the world, such as the atrocities being carried out by the Islamic State terror group in Iraq and Syria.]
WELL, YOU MUST BE BLIND NOT TO SEE THAT GOD INTERVENES.
GOD INTERVENES THROUGH THE VOICES OF OUR POPES CALLING FOR PEACE, THROUGH THE SUPPLICATIONS OF MOTHER TERESA AND OTHER MEN AND WOMEN OF GOOD WILL ASKING FOR PEACE. GOD INTERVENES THROUGH THE VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND OF CHARITIES DEFENDING THE WEAK GIVING FOOD TO THE AFFECTED. GOD INTERVENES THROUGH THE PEOPLE WHO ARE WILLING TO BE USED BY HIM AS HIS INSTRUMENTS OF LOVE AND PEACE.
UNFORTUNATELY SATAN INTERVENES TOO THROUGH PEOPLE WHO KILL EXTRA-JUDICIALLY. EVIL INTERVENES TOO THROUGH PEOPLE WHO ARE THIRSTING FOR BLOOD AND MORE KILLING AS YOU ARE ADVOCATING. SO INSTEAD OF ASKING FOR THE INTERVENTION OF GOD TO WHICH YOU ARE BLIND LOOK AT YOURSELF AND WHAT YOU REPRESENT. ARE YOU AN AGENT OF GOD OR AN AGENT OF EVIL? HOPE YOU TAKE TIME TO ANSWER THE QUESTION BY INTROSPECTION RIGHT INTO YOUR CONSCIENCE IF IT IS NOT YET TOTALLY DARKENED BY YOUR PRIDE.
[“So where is God? My God, where are you? I believe in God but that is my perpetual question to Him. Where were you when we needed you? It’s not enough to say that at the end of the world, He will judge the living and the dead,” Duterte continued.]
GOD IS THERE PROVIDING THE SUN, THE WIND, THE WATER, THE SUNRISE AND THE SUNSET, THE HIGH TIDE AND THE LOW TIDE. GOD IS THERE PROVIDING FRUITS FROM THE FIELDS, FISH FROM THE SEAS AND BIRDS ON THE SKIES. GOD IS THERE GIVING LIFE, NOURISHMENT, CROPS AND HARVESTS. GOD IS THERE ORDERING THE ORBIT OF THE PLANETS AND THE MOTION OF THE UNIVERSE. GOD IS THERE GIVING LIGHT, GOODNESS AND LOVE INSIDE EACH AND EVERY PERSON.
GOD IS THERE IN THE HEARTS AND CONSCIENCE OF EVERY HUMAN PERSON TELLING US RIGHT IN OUR INNER CORE: “DO GOOD, AVOID EVIL!” GOD IS THERE GIVING INTELLIGENCE TO EACH ONE OF US TO USE IT FOR THE GOOD OF HUMANITY TO HELP PEOPLE AND IMPROVE OUR LIVES. GOD IS THERE GIVING OUR TALENTS AND SKILLS TO BE INSTRUMENTS FOR GOD NOT TO HURT OTHERS.
UNFORTUNATELY SOME REFUSE TO LISTEN TO THEIR CONSCIENCE. THEY FOLLOW ONLY THEIR DESIRE FOR THE FLESH AND THEIR THIRST FOR BLOOD. NOW, ASK YOURSELF MR. PRESIDENT: ARE YOU FOLLOWING THE CALL OF GOD OR MERELY YOUR ANIMALISTIC DESIRES FOR FLESH AND BLOOD? BEFORE YOU BLAME OTHERS ESPECIALLY GOD PUT YOURSELF IN A LITMUS TEST FIRST. BLAMING OTHERS FOR YOUR OWN FOLLIES IS NOT A GOOD SIGN OF SANITY.
“What would be the purpose of all of that if the heartaches, sorrows and agony have already been inflicted in this world.”
[Capital punishment has been debated for decades in the Philippines, having been abolished and later re-imposed by several different presidents.]
THE LAST ONE WHO TRIED TO IMPLEMENT IT FORCEFULLY WAS MARCOS WHOSE THIRST FOR BLOOD RIVAL YOURS. THE DICTATOR HAS KILLED THOUSANDS OF VICTIMS DURING HIS EVIL REGIME. RAMOS AND ESTRADA TRIED TO FOLLOW SUIT BUT THE NATIONAL OUTCRY WAS SO STRONG AND THEY ALSO STOPPED. WE PRAY FOR YOU NOT TO BE FOOLISH TO RETURN THIS COUNTRY INTO SUCH AN ORDEAL. FOCUS ON OUR ECONOMY AND IMPROVE OUR ECONOMIC SITUATION. UNIFY US WITH GOOD LEADERSHIP INSTEAD OF FOOLISHLY LOOKING FOR MORE WAYS TO SPILL BLOOD. THOSE BLOOD WILL NOT GIVE YOU HONOR BUT WILL POISON YOUR DIGNITY AS WELL AS THE UNITY OF OUR NATION AND EVEN YOUR VERY SOUL.
[Duterte has been accused of human rights violations by human rights groups, however, following a string of extrajudicial killings since his administration took control in June, leading to the deaths of over 3,000 suspected drug pushers and users.]
THOSE ACCUSATIONS ARE VERY SERIOUS MR. PRESIDENT. THOSE ARE CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY. YOU AND YOUR GENERALS AND YOUR CABINET MEMBERS CAN BE SUED LATER IN INTERNATIONAL COURT THROUGH THESE CASES. WE DON’T WANT THAT TO HAPPEN. WE PRAY THAT YOU WILL DO GOOD. BE HUMBLE BEFORE YOUR GOD. WALK IN THE PATH OF PEACE AND RIGHTEOUSNESS AND THE FRUITS OF PEACE WILL GO BEFORE YOU FOR ALL ETERNITY.
DON’T BE FOOLISH MR. PRESIDENT. YOU ARE VERY OLD ALREADY. IN FEW YEARS TIME YOU WILL BE GONE BY NATURAL COURSE OF NATURE. LOOK AT YOUR FACE IN THE MIRROR IT IS ALREADY WRINKLED LIKE AN AUTUMN LEAF DRYING. MAKE USE OF YOUR REMAINING YEARS TO BE A MAN OF PEACE RATHER THAN A BUTCHER. WE BEG YOU…
[Duterte has strongly hit back against any criticism of his record, however, and even used offensive language against visiting U.S. President Barack Obama earlier in September to warn him against questioning his practices.]
PRETENDING TO BE ANGRY AND TRYING TO APPEAR STRONG BY CURSING LEADERS OF GREAT NATIONS LIKE OBAMA DOESN’T MAKE YOU LOOK STRONG MR. PRESIDENT. IT MAKES YOU LOOK INSANE AND FOOLISH. SORRY TO TELL YOU THAT BUT THAT IS WHAT WE FEEL AND THAT IS WHAT WE SEE IN YOU THESE DAYS. ARE YOU NOT ASHAMED THAT THE TAIWANESE CARTOONISTS MADE A CLOWN OUT OF YOU? THEY PORTRAYED YOU AS A MURDERING CLOWN. WELL, SIR IF YOU ARE NOT ASHAMED OF THAT WE ARE. MAY THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD BE WITH YOU AND GRANT YOU SENSE OF SHAME AND DECENCY.
CURSING THE U.S. PRESIDENT, THE U.N. SECRETARY GENERAL, THE EUROPEAN UNION LAWMAKERS, ETC. DOESN’T MAKE YOU LOOK STRONG AND MACHO. NO NO NO… NADA, NUNCA, NIENTE… IN RUSSIAN: NYET, NYET! IT MAKES YOU LOOK LIKE A CLOWN. SIR, YOU ARE NOW CONSIDERED AS AN INTERNATIONAL CLOWN. WE FILIPINOS ARE ASHAMED OF THAT.
IF YOU ARE TRULY GREAT, STRONG AND FEARFUL IMPROVE OUR ECONOMY AND MAKE IT EQUAL WITH SINGAPORE, TAIWAN, ETC. AND YOU WILL BE RESPECTED BY ALL. BUT IF OUR ECONOMY IS SPIRALING DOWN AND THEN YOU ARE DRAMATIZING BY YOUR MOUTH THAT IS SIMPLY FOOLISHNESS AT BEST.
[“I am a president of a sovereign state and we have long ceased to be a colony. I do not have any master except the Filipino people, nobody but nobody. You must be respectful. Do not just throw questions. Putang ina I will swear at you in that forum,” Duterte earlier said in remarks directed at Obama, using the Tagalog phrase for “son of a [expletive]” or “son of a whore.”]
IF YOU WANT TO BE RESPECTED BE RESPECTABLE. PRESIDENT OBAMA DIDN’T INSULT YOU BUT YOU INSULTED HIM. LATER YOU ARE DENYING IT AS YOU USUALLY DO. TSK TSK TSK… VERY BAD. YOUR INSULTING WORDS ACTUALLY BOOMERANGED ON YOU SIR. IT IS YOU WHO ACTED AND APPEARED SON OF W…. RATHER THAN THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES WHO KEPT HIS DIGNITY AND COMPOSURE. IT IS A PITY THAT YOUR CABINET ARE NOT COURAGEOUS ENOUGH TO TELL YOU THAT YOU ARE WRONG. HOPE YOU WILL LISTEN TO THE WORDS OF WISDOM OF ORDINARY FILIPINOS LIKE US.
[The Philippine president later apologized for his words, insisting they were not meant to be a personal attack.]
APOLOGY IS NICE BUT THE DAMAGE IS DONE. AS JEAN VALJEAN SAID IN LES MISERABLES: “THERE ARE WORDS THAT ARE BETTER UNHEARD, BETTER UNSAID.” PRUDENCE IS IMPORTANT IN DIPLOMACY MR. PRESIDENT. BUT IT SEEMS YOU ARE IGNORANT OF BASIC PRINCIPLES OF DIPLOMACY. YOU ARE EVEN IGNORANT OF BASIC DECENCY. WHERE IS YOUR MORAL VALUES SIR? WHERE IS THE GOOD MORAL VALUES AND RIGHT CONDUCT TAUGHT TO YOU BY YOUR GOOD PARENTS? WE WERE TOLD THAT YOUR MOTHER WAS A VIRTUOUS WOMAN, AN EDUCATOR. HOW COME YOU ARE FOND OF “PUTANG INA”? OF ALL THE WORDS THE ONE THAT DEGRADES WOMEN AND MOTHERS IS SO ATTACHED TO YOUR ROTTEN MOUTH. WHY? IF YOU DO NOT PITY THE FILIPINO NATION SIR AT LEAST WE BEG YOU TO PITY YOURSELF.
[Duterte has said in the past that while he believes in God, he rejects religion, including the dominant Roman Catholic Church in his country.
“For the record, I believe in God but I do not believe in religion period,” he shared with GMA News in an interview back in May.]
WELL, IT IS A PITY BUT IT IS YOUR LOSS NOT OURS. IF YOU REJECT OUR RELIGION WE REJECT YOU TOO. IF YOU DON’T WANT OUR CHURCH WE ALSO DON’T WANT YOU. THE FEELING IS MUTUAL. WE CAN LIVE OUR LIVES WITHOUT YOU. YOU ARE NOT A NECESSITY IN OUR DAILY LIFE. WE CAN EAT AND DRINK WITHOUT YOU. BUT, WE DECLARE: “CATHOLIC WE LIVE AND CATHOLIC WE SHALL DIE!”
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH WILL CONTINUE DEFENDING HUMAN RIGHTS, SERVING THE POOR THROUGH COUNTLESS WORKS OF CHARITIES IN OUR ORPHANAGES, SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS AND TRAINING CENTERS. YOU WILL LATER DIE SIR LIKE ANY HUMAN BEING. WHEN YOU DIE YOUR ROTTEN MOUTH AND YOUR WRINKLED FACE AND YOUR VIAGRA INFESTED BODY WILL DECAY… YOU WILL BE CORRUPTED BELOW THE GROUND… TO ASH THOU SHALT RETURN. BUT CENTURIES AFTER CENTURIES BEYOND YOUR DEATH THE CATHOLIC CHURCH WILL STILL BE THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.
WE PITY YOU BECAUSE IT SEEMS THAT YOU REJECT RELIGION BECAUSE OF YOUR PRIDE. YOU ARE ACTING LIKE A GOD, A FALSE GOD AT THAT BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT.
ONCE AGAIN OUR PRAYERS FOR YOU MR. PRESIDENT. WE HOPE IT IS NO YET TOO LATE FOR US TO SEE YOU AT YOUR BEST: A MAN OF PEACE AND DECENCY. UPHOLDER OF THE LAW NOT PROMOTER OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLINGS. A MAN OF MORAL DIGNITY AND VALUES WHICH IS VERY FAMOUS FROM THE PEOPLE OF DAVAO WHO ARE LOVING, CARING, FRIENDLY, VERY INTELLIGENT, GOD-FEARING AND VERY CATHOLIC.
MAY ST. LORENZO RUIZ AND ST. PEDRO CALUNGSOD OUR FILIPINO SAINTS INTERCEDE FOR YOU TO BE A TRUE STATESMAN OF HIGHEST CALIBER THAT WE SHALL VERY PROUD OF INTERNATIONALLY AND A SUCCESSFUL MANAGER OF THE NATION LEADING US TO PEACE AND PROSPERITY.
ARISE MR. PRESIDENT. GET UP FROM THE MUD OF FOOLISHNESS AND RISE TO HIGHER STATESMANSHIP…
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‘SACRILEGE COMMUNION’ – “If they continue to support candidates who espouse violence as a means to resolve conflicts” http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/04/07/sacrilege-communion-if-they-continue-to-support-candidates-who-espouse-violence-as-a-means-to-resolve-conflicts/
Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma and Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal back call to examine conscience… if they agree with the candidate’s platform of violence http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/04/12/cebu-archbishop-jose-palma-and-emeritus-ricardo-cardinal-vidal-back-call-to-examine-conscience-if-they-agree-with-the-candidates-platform-of-violence/
Press Statement of Archbishop Socrates Villegas contrary to the misleading if not deceptive post of GMA News Online http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/04/19/press-statement-of-archbishop-socrates-villegas-contrary-to-the-misleading-if-not-deceptive-post-of-gma-news-online/
Mayor Duterte? by Archbishop Socrates Villegas http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/04/15/mayor-duterte-by-archbishop-socrates-villegas/
Prospects under a Duterte Presidency: Scenario Analysis
Archbishop Antonio Ledesma in Mindanao slams Duterte over killings http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/05/05/archbishop-antonio-ledesma-in-mindanao-slams-duterte-over-killings/
Catholics and women against Duterte http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/05/05/catholics-and-women-against-duterte/
Archdiocese of Cotabato: Circular Letter on the 2016 Elections – Cardinal Orlando Quevedo http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/05/07/archdiocese-of-cotabato-circular-letter-on-the-2016-elections-cardinal-orlando-quevedo/
Cardinal Orlando Quevedo warns voters about promises of ‘change’ http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/05/03/cardinal-orlando-quevedo-warns-voters-about-promises-of-change/
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/
US Bishops release latest version of ‘Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,’ Catholic guide to voting http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/08/12/us-bishops-release-latest-version-of-forming-consciences-for-faithful-citizenship-catholic-guide-to-voting/
Here’s one clear and uncomplicated principle for voting: Don’t vote for pro-abortion politicians http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/08/16/heres-one-clear-and-uncomplicated-principle-for-voting-dont-vote-for-pro-abortion-politicians/
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.”