"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.
Not only fake Catholic clergy, but fake Orthodox clergy as well. Many of them roaming around claiming to be Catholic or Orthodox, or both. There are only 2 canonical Orthodox jurisdictions present here in the Philippines: the Ecumenical Patriarchate, and the Patriarchate of Antioch.
Here in our parish, the blessing of a grave (responso) "costs" P100.00 and the blessing was done personally by the parish priest and the other two vicars. Is this liturgically and canonically permitted/proper? Thank you.
Franciscus, that is called simony! Tell your parish priest about what he did!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simony