The blog of a group of Filipino Catholics and their frank commentary on anything that affects their lives as a citizen of the Philippines and as a Roman Catholics.
Well, at least I'll give them some credit for putting up that KofC banner link on the bottom part of their website (fathermcgivney.org). ;)
Yes, that seems strange. It reminds me of the case of L'Osservatore Romano, the "semi-official" news of the Holy See. Lately, L'OR is a big disappointment. However in the same vein, I wonder if the news writing selection of the online CBCP news is reflective of the priorities of CBCP. I say this because I regularly buy and read the hard copy releases of the CBCP Monitor, which is way more substantive than cbcpnews.net. The latest issue (Vol 13 # 22), includes 4 separate articles devoted on the Anglican issue (on pages A4,B1,B2 & B5), plus it devoted its editorial on the matter (on page A4), entitled "The Anglican Experiment". I particularly found Fr. Achacoso's full-page treatise entitled "Towards personal ordinariates for former Anglicans: The question of a married clergy (Part I)", very instructive. I am looking forward to reading Part II. By the way, I just discovered there is an online version here: http://www.cbcpmonitor.com/God bless.
Perhaps the Catholic Bishops don't want "ecumenical" trouble with the Episcopal Church in the Philippines (ECP) a church with they have close ecumenical relations. Like any Anglican church, the ECP has low church, broad church, and High Anglo-Catholic persuasions. There is talk that in the Cordillera strongholds of the ECP, there are Anglo-Catholic congregations considering the Ordinariate offer. This prompted the Episcopal and Catholic bishops there to do some ecumenical "damage control"