ON Sunday, June 26, several Catholic churches in the Philippines will hold a second collection during Masses for Mindanao relief efforts. [I am sure that after learning of this effort, other dioceses and prelatures will soon follow suit.]
At least four pastoral jurisdictions are set to hold a second collection including the Archdiocese of Jaro, Dioceses of Surigao, Marbel, and the Prelature of Basilan. [Uhm...Manila? Do I see your hand? Ah, yes. Pondo ng Pinoy!]
Archbishop Angel Lagdameo of Jaro said he will write a circular letter for a second collection to help Mindanao.
Likewise, Bishop Martin Jumoad of Basilan said he will ask his parish priests to make a second collection for the people of Cotabato.
Bishop Dinualdo Gutierrez of Marbel said holding a second collection is already their usual practice in Mindanao whenever a diocese experiences calamity. [The Diocese of Marbel is a suffragan of the Cotabato Archdiocese.]
Bishop Gutierrez added that upon learning of the massive flooding, they immediately sent money collected for their Alay Kapwa Sunday to the Archdiocese of Cotabato.
Bishop Antonieto Cabajog of Surigao said that their Alay Kapwa Sunday is always ready to help other diocese in times of calamities.
I wonder how the other denominations would help their affected members....
Well, has anyone audited the Manalos and the Quiboloys and Eli Soriano and his "guys"?
Sorry, can't help it.
And the Filipino Freedumbers want the Church taxed?
Do they have charitable activities? Do they help the needy like those in Cotabato?
Don't strain your brain muscles because the answer is an obvious NO.
They don't care. They just want to tell you they are "thinking".