Your horoscope that is!
MANILA, Jan. 23, 2012— There will be no great need for fortune telling nor future prediction if one is firm in the faith, an official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) advised the faithful during the on-going celebration of the Chinese New Year. [A pagan celebration by the way.]
Fr. Conegundo Garganta, executive secretary of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth, said living life should not be grounded on what one’s zodiac signs or horoscope say but on what one’s faith tells him to. [I always find it stupid that most people would start their day reading about their horoscopes than praying. Well, each his own morning rituals, eh? But astrology is dumbest one of them all.]
“If only we are firm in our Catholic faith and practice it, there will be no more time for us to entertain other beliefs or practices,” he said. [Divination and Geomancy are pagan practices. Ergo, a no-no for Catholics!]
Although the Catholic Church respects other beliefs and traditions, such as the Chinese’s, Garganta said it is unhealthy for one to rely heavily on superstition that he already disregards his faith in God.
“Let us be more rooted in knowing what God’s plan is for us because it is Him who calls us to life and he has a unique plan for every individual,” he added.
Garganta urged those who try to reconcile their superstitious beliefs with their Catholic faith to discern and meditate on how they could “put to good use” whatever gifts their belief and faith give them.
Instead of consulting your horoscope or your feng-shui or charms expert, why not consult your God?
It really works.
Try Catholic medals instead. They really work.
And the Church gave Her approval for these medals.
And if I hear another one of those who say "Wala namang mawawala kung susubukan mo." (Nothing bad will happen if you just try it.) NO. A LOT WILL BE LOST. You just showed to us how you lost your trust in the Lord by trusting charms and paganistic rituals for your blessings to come.
The blessings come from God Himself who is the source of all that is good and holy. They will never ever come from placing your furniture on which direction on which hour...for hanging which charm on which time on which direction...for marrying which person with what birth sign....for engaging in a career with a compatible element or animal for yours....
No. Geomancy and Divination is NOTHING but TRASH compared to the power of Jesus Christ.
So, Bishop Jaucian, try one of those stupid things you said during the Chinese New Year once again and you'll see your name on top of Archbishop Tagle soon!