Saturday, May 23, 2015

Kudos to Father Joel!

Benedictine style altar arrangement, CHECK
Proper vestments, CHECK
Traditional chasuble cut with maniple, BONUS

MAY YOUR TRIBE INCREASE, Father Joel Buenviaje of Novaliches diocese.

Friday, May 22, 2015

To liturgists, do you still bow and for whom?

201.  There are two bows in the modern Roman Rite: the bow of the body, or deep bow, and the bow of the head.

202.   A bow of the body is made to the altar when the Blessed Sacrament is not on or behind it, to the celebrant, before and after incensation and when it is specified in various rites.  It is always made to the bishop on approaching before leaving him and when passing in front of him during ceremonies. This bow should be gracious and unhurried. The body inclines forward from the waist, so that the hands could touch the knees, but they are kept joined as usual.

203.  A bow of the head is made at the mention aloud of the three Divine Persons (during the first part of the Glory be to the Father"), at the holy names of Jesus, Mary and of the saint whose honor the liturgy is being celebrated. In pratcice, the shoulders incline slightly during this bow. When naming Our Lady of the saint of the day, it may be made more moderately than at the name of Our Lord, when these names all occur in the same test, as in the first Eucharistic Prayer. A slight bow also expresses mutual respect and gratitude before and after receiving an object or being assisted in some way during a ceremony.  [Emphasis mine - Pedro]


It is really amazing how some so called experts in Liturgy who possess these diplomas from San Beda and Paul VI Institute cannot even the simple bow of the head at the mention of the name of the Lord and the Lady in the Liturgy.

Makes you wonder what is the purpose of all those intelligence really is all about?

Do we need to be schooled to show respect to the Lord?  Do we need the academic degree for that?

Now here is the million dollar question, so many millions they already transferred it to secret bank accounts in Canada and Switzerland. Right Manong Jojo?


Legislation or no legislation, rubric or no rubric, decorum calls for it. You don't need a gun pointed at you before you show respect.

The Lord deserves it.

So give it Him.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

BREAKING NEWS! Mother Teresa to be canonized on September 2016! Not really.

Mother Teresa

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta is reportedly going to be canonized on September of this year according to reports published online by the Times of India.

But this is apparently a rumor as reported by Inés San Martín of CruxNow.

Vatican spokesperson, the Jesuit  Rev. Fr. Federico Lombardi called it a "working hypothesis" since the canonization will be considered "apt" for the observance of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy proclaimed by the Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Is this how we teach our kids to pray?

This whole raise your hand thing is getting out of hand.

People would rather fall down on their knees so that others can pray over them but would balk at the idea of receiving Holy Communion, receiving the Lord Himself, on bended knees!

I wouldn't be surprised if someday these folks here end up becoming Evangelical Christians.

I have seen it personally myself with my own relatives.

(Photo from

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Another Bishop does it right

Bishop Emilio Layon Bataclan, auxiliary bishop of Cebu, says Mass with a Benedictine style altar arrangement on the first day novena of Saint Rita of Cascia.

It is also the the feast of our lady of Fatima, thus the blue vestments.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Summer wear for Father

How a priest chose to look like for a procession in his own parish.

How appropriate.

Can you name who this priest is?

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Singapore has an oversupply of deacons.


Look here.

Are they deacons?

This actually how EMHCs of a parish in Singapore are identified.  They wear a special sash worn much like how DEACONS were their stoles.

And they have an ARMY of EMHCs there, no? Much like the Philippines, a wrong notion of active participation.

I wonder about the ratio of EMHCs to Catholics attending Mass to receive Holy Communion? Does it really necessitate that much number of EMHCs assisting a priest? Does it justify the need to have that much number of EMHCs?  I don't have the details yet about this Singaporean parish but it would help to know.

But this kind of vesture is a BIG NO NO as far as the Instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum is concerned.  (Whoever teaches RS anymore?  Fr. Geny must be laughing right now, ha!)

"153. Furthermore, it is never licit for laypersons to assume the role or the vesture of a Priest or a Deacon or other clothing similar to such vesture."
Here's an interesting article that'll hopefully explain these craziness and put an end to it.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Pacquiao vs. Mayweather Fearless Forecast

Pacquaio when he has still a Catholic

No.  I don't know how to predict who will win in this fight.

But I am pretty much sure this will happen.

When Pacquaio's boxing career has officially closed, he will found his own church and start attacking the Catholic Church like what he has been doing quite recently, more particularly during the visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines.

And he will have lots of followers, the same ilk as those who follow the Iglesia ni Manalo, who need the financial and political clout for survival.

But once all of that wealth of Pacquiao fizzles, if it does, expect the hordes of "fans" to suddenly go up like smoke.  As quickly as they came, the quicker they will leave too.

I actually pity the man.  He can feel how lonely he will be once his career in boxing is over.  He knows he is a failure in politics.  He knows he is a failure as a recording artist.  He knows that people around him say he is good only because he is STILL the Manny Pacquiao in boxing.  But once all of that is over, you will never see anyone listen to another Pacquiao song, nor will you see people believe what he says about politics.

So the only logical thing for him to do is to found his own church and be the god he wanted to be.

Now, for attention hungry has-beens, seminary rejects, that makes you wonder how he even got ordained....


Now you know.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

GULP Alert: Overflowing with deacons!

Suddenly, deacons everywhere!

Women deacons too!

But they are in the choir?!

What is going on???

Nope they are not real deacons.

Someone VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE of the liturgical vesture of the Church thought that they can design something FLASHY and UNIQUE for their choir so they had this forgetting it resembles a vestment reserved for the deacon, a Latin-rite Catholic deacon.

Monday, April 13, 2015

BREAKING!!! Cardinal Kasper working to have architect of Liturgical Revolution Annibale Bugnini BEATIFIED!


Yes, you read that right.

Cardinal Walter Kasper, the same theologian who resurrected the zombie called "Communion for the Divorce and Remarried" has once again struck!

In a report posted at The Remnant, Cardinal Kasper, allegedly submitted in his position/petition letter to the Cardinal Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Cardinal Angelo Amato,  to have the liturgical architect of Vatican II, and long suspected to be a Freemason, raised as a Servant of God.

"In his long letter to Cardinal Amato, Kasper, according to unconfirmed reports, cites the heroic virtues of Bugnini at length, particularly:

  • His devotion and enthusiasm for the cause of aggiornamento, as displayed by his heroic perseverance in reforming the liturgy in the face of fierce resistance from Curial reactionaries such as Cardinals Ottaviani and Bacci, the two-thirds of the bishops who voted against his “Missa Normativa,” right-wing prelates such as Abp. Lefebvre, rebellious priests such as Fr. Gommar DePauw of the American traditionalist movement and the Abbe de Nantes, and even secular figures such as Tito Casini.

  • His prophetic ecumenical vision, which led him to invite six Protestants, four Aztec dancers, and an aborigine with a straw hat, to serve as informal advisers during the development of the new Mass, and to consult Protestant liturgical books and the Talmud

  • His clarity of thought, which formed the foundation of the new countersyllabus of universalism, religious freedom, collegiality, community, futile dialogue and free love.  

  • His kindly refusal to investigate repeated allegations of sexual misconduct among certain members of his Consilium, while invoking St. John the Baptist and the power of ancestral waters to protect them.

  • The steadfast courage of his radical Christian discipleship, as he stripped the old Mass of Catholic theology and anything else which might offend Protestants, describing the result as “a major conquest of the Catholic Church.”

  • His pivotal role in the collapse of the ghetto of Catholic tradition and the “razing of the bastions” called for by Hans Urs von Balthasar, by his embrace of all world religions, from Animism to Zoroastrianism to “I’m OK, You’re OK.”

  • His profound humility and personal holiness, exemplified by his silent acceptance of being twice dismissed under suspicion of Freemasonry, by Popes John XXIII and Paul VI, as well as his prudential refusal to explain his apparent kissing of the Masonic “Book of the Royal Arch.

  • The widespread impact he had during his travels, especially during his final journey to Iran, where, exiled by Paul VI, he celebrated many inculturated Masses and sprinkled many a receptacle of water, flour and hummus on the sacred sands of the former Persian Empire."

Stay tuned as this develops. We seriously hope this is a bad joke.

But it's Kasper. 

Kasper in German means clown.  FYI.

The new papal "tiara"?

Pope Francis has used again his piscatorial ring and the ferula of Benedict XVI for the Easter Sunday Mass and the Mass to commemorate the centennial of the Armenian Genocide and the declaration of St. Gregory of Narek as Doctor of the Church.

Photos were sourced from various wire services.

Easter Sunday Mass

But you will notice that after the Easter Sunday Mass, the Holy Father reverted back to his silver ring for the Urbi et Orbi blessing.

And for the Mass for the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide and the declaration of St. Gregory of Narek as Doctor of the Church.

The Holy Father has reserved both his piscatorial ring and the ferula of Benedict XVI for special occasions, much like how the papal tiara was once used prior to its abandonment by Bl. Paul VI.