"Credo, ergo ego sum!" A Filipino Catholic's frank commentary on anything that affects his life as a citizen of the Philippines and as a Roman Catholic.
The first saints of the Philippines are all laypeople! Praised be God!On another matter unrelated to Bl Pedro Calungsod but the new English translation of the Mass, I have read Fr Chupungco's catechetical explanation in his book. My judgement is that the good Father is going into all sorts of philosophical contortions to justify that the 1973 translation is better! It is a better idea just to shut up!
Good news! Blessed Pedro Calungsod will be canonized on October 21, 2012, along with 6 other Blesseds from Italy, France, Spain, Germany and America. This news is the headline of all the major newspapers here in Cebu City.Here's an excerpt from one of the leading newspapers:October 21, 2012 is a red-letter day for Filipino Catholics ... Pope Benedict XVI announced the date for the canonization of Pedro Calungsod ...Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma watched the live broadcast of the Pope's announcement over EWTN from his residence in Cebu CityThe Pope declared the coming honors for seven "blessed" ... at the end of a consistory for new cardinals held at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome about 7 pm. Philippine time.Archbishop Emeritus of Cebu Ricardo Cardinal Vidal was in Rome attending he consistory that named 22 new cardinals. Vidal is the overall chairman for the canonization of Calungsod.