Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Rant time: When can we get things right at CBCP?
Catholics attend a Mass presided by Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo at the St. Peter Cathedral in Quezon City on Sunday for the immediate passage of the Freedom of Information bill in Congress. In his homily, Pabillo called on lawmakers to show their commitment to the Constitution by ratifying the measure which lays down a process allowing journalist and ordinary citizens to access public documents. (Vince Lazatin/CBCP-Nassa)
The photo caption is from CBCP News. Now let me get things straight...
1. St. Peter's in Commonwealth Avenue is not a Cathedral or is not THE Cathedral of the Diocese of Novaliches. I would have let this go if it were a secular journalist writing this but this is a writer for the CBCP! Journalists MUST check their facts straight.
2. Did the Archdiocese of Manila ask for an auxilliary bishop who will focus more on social and political issues and not in actually helping the archbishop run the archdiocese as an auxilliary is expected to do? I have not seen or heard Bishop Pabillo talk about church matters. He was an advocate for climate change, anti-Charter change...when will he do his REAL role as a bishop? He seems to be trapped in the 60s and 70s. As I have written a countless number of times "YOU DO NOT NEED ORDINATION TO PUSH FOR THESE SOCIAL AND POLITICAL REFORMS!"