Tuesday, December 11, 2012
To be or not to be....a Cardinal of the Church
Someone sent me this photo of the cardinal after his pastoral visitation to one of the parishes in the archdiocese.
Yes, I have heard stories of him taking the public transport even while he was Bishop of Imus. Even saw him in one mini-bus.
How about this? When will you join your brother bishops, dear Eminence, in Batasan and in the Senate to fight the RH Bill?
Retired Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal was there, and he'll return to Batasan. How about you? When will you show yourself there?
I definitely bet you that if Cardinal Sin were alive, he'd do more than just go to Batasan.
His simplicity.....no question. Learned it from his Jesuit mentors.
But is being a bishop and a cardinal all boils down to just being simple?
How about publicly defending the Faith?
Red is the color of the cardinatial robes, to signify the cardinal's resolve to shed even his own blood in defense of the Church.
I think this is what we call "crunch time" dear Eminence. Yes, you called for the Vigil. But why not be there? Prayer and Presence, isn't it?
Will you take the padyak to Congress?
We have a few hours left.
Some bishops even would not go to a big event of a diocese up North just to be in Batasan.
We need our shepherds to defend us from ravening wolves. Isn't that what the crozier means?
If you are a regular reader of Fr. Z's blog, you'll know what this means.
We need this for some of our bishops!
Or is it simply a matter or your silent support for the RH Bill?
Was Atty Joaquin Bernas right after all for name-dropping you in one of his articles?
Makes me recall my days at........