Some of the infamous men I posted here on TPC.
"Fr." Mark Bunag of the Apostolic Orthodox something something church of Wherever. Claiming valid ordination from some archbishop Ramzi Musallam, of whatever who loves to pose for photographs including Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger to legitimize his claim or their claim as an Eastern Church. Got promoted lately as episcopal vicar! Woohoo! Whatever.
Dom Xavier something something from the Canons of something from France. Duped a lot of people in Christ the King Parish in Greenmeadows. Got excommunicated by Bishop Ongtioco for his antics.
I had breakfast with a friend who told me this outrageous story about fake priests roaming the face of the earth.
I posted about them a lot of times in the past. Just click the tab below "Fake Priests" to see who these guys are.
This is their new modus operandi.
When a grieving family takes a chapel from the famed funeral house, one of their staff, probably the undertaker, approaches the family and asks if they want Mass celebrated at the chapel for the deceased.
Of course, the family will be elated to know this as this would save them the time and effort to look for a priest.
And so, after a few minutes....in comes "Priest".
He says Mass, does the blessing of the dead....and asks for a Mass stipend of .........P1,000.00!
Yup. They have a flat rate for the "priest's" services.
And he goes around the funeral parlor!
No one, of course, would suspect that the guy is not a real priest until my friend saw the "priest" and recognized him as a former classmate who did not finish his seminary training and was actually expelled from the seminary.
So, what's the gig?
I smell commissions!
Yup, the undertaker does the bookings, calls in fake priest, and they share the booty!
My friend could not remember the name of the "priest" but he wants me to share it to all of you so you'd be on the lookout for these pretenders.
The name of the funeral parlor? Sounds like a woman, just be at PEACE.
They may claim to be Roman Catholic priests, priests from the Ecumenical Orthodox Church of the Apostolic East and West and North and South and the Atlantic regions of the Autocephalous Eparchy of the Holy and Undivided Grand Mumbaki of Manila, or whatever title those nutjobs have claimed for themselves.
They are everywhere.
Want to know how to prove that they are legit Roman Catholic priests?
Ask for their celebret. A piece of document signed by the bishop that the priest is a good standing member of a religious order or the diocese of the bishop.
If not, try Googling for his name.
Ask for the name of his church or diocese of affiliation.
DO NOT JUST TRUST any guy who approaches you and claims to be a priest.
You can also borrow or ask the parish secretary to look for the name of the "priest" in the Catholic Directory of the Philippines. Every parish church has one! Or you can try their online version for quick reference. This one though is not updated.
Now you know why I hate fat looney tunes walking around wearing a clerical tab?
They usually joke around in the US that if you want easy money, found a church.
Here in the Philippines, that is also true....but more!
Pretend to be a priest!...crash someone else's funeral service...and boom! Easy money.
Oh, did I tell you that some altar servers also love this kind of racket....you know, pretending to be the Master of Ceremonies of a guest priest or bishop, then even joins the lunch or dinner for the guest priest or bishop afterwards?
Mga tambay sa Quiapo!
This one is funny!
This one is outright disgusting!
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