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Sunday, August 31, 2014

NEW AUXILIARY BISHOP!

Susme! San nakukuha ng mga kabtaan ang panahon para gawin ang mga bagay na ito?Susme! Kanino kaya ang skull cap at mitra at kasulya na nalapastangan? 

SUSME, KAWAWA ANG CULTURAL HERITAGE NG SIMBAHAN!



NO WHERE IS SAFE! PART 2

ETO ang part 1.  Kinundena ng Archdiocese of Cebu

Magpapatupad ng tighter security measures ang museyo. Tamang-tama, para pangalagaan ang mga bagong imahe.



KORONASYON NG LILOK NA IMAHE NG LUMILOK.



SANTO NINO NG - SANTO NINO DE - SANTO. EWAN.


We need Sin

Happy 86th birthday to His Eminence Cardinal Jaime Lachica Sin.  We need you but you are no longer with us.



CEBU REACTS!

Alala mo ito?

Read the OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF THE ARCHDIOCESAN COMMISSION FOR THE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF THE CHURCH and the CURATORIAL BOARD OF THE CATHEDRAL MUSEUM OF CEBU.
Salamat Cebu sa maagap na pag kondena sa paglapastangan laban sa mga banal na bagay sa museyo.

WHY CAN NOT METRO MANILA PARISHES DO THIS?

IF CEBU CAN DO IT, WHY NOT YOU, YOU, AND YOU?

Friday, August 29, 2014

GULP ALERT

Isang malaking GULP ang naganap sa Davao. Susme, sa mismong Archdiocese pa ng tinuturing ng ilan na 'conservative' daw na Archbishop Romulo Valles.

Can you guess what the GULP is? 




Ang pasimuno, following the footsteps of his master (small m), seen in the background.


Salamat, Master Chiriko sa pictures!

CBCP President on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Father Soc speaks about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Catholics who participate in the challenge and who make donations to this research must also demand of fund-raisers and organizers an assurance that none of the donations made will be applied to researches that are ethically reproved.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

NO WHERE IS SAFE!

Even Church museums are not safe from the young, deluded Catholic CosPlayers.  Nobody is safe. No where is safe.


Aside from the sanctity of these items, the historicity is also placed in danger.  For what? Sa ngalan ng CosPlay.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

New Axe Deodorant Commercial

Presenting the latest Axe Deodorant Commercial, care of De La Salle State State University (because they follow the line of the republic on Reproductive Health).


Here we see the models raising their hands as if in an act of blessing, when there is already a priest blessing already the Lay Brother.

HINDI KAYO PARI PARA MAG-BLESS. WAG MAG-FEELING. PERIOD.

Minimalist Cross

The liturgical liberals think that they are winning by making the Altar Cross in Papal Masses small and insignificant.

But look!  Pope Francis incenses not any other crucifix but the Altar Cross.


Pope Francis recognizes the theology of the 'Centrality of the Cross' of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.


Do you think we will see a small or large altar cross in January 2015?

Friday, August 22, 2014

Papal envoy to Iraq meets displaced Christians and Yazidis.

Former Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Ferdinando Cardinal Filoni, was the Pope's personal envoy in Iraq.





Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Misa ng Bayang Pilipino WAS NOT APPROVED

A TPC reader alerted me to a news report published in the Davao Catholic Herald.  It was written by John Frances Fuentes, the same reporter who wrote for the CBCP News about the NMDDL and the Misa ng Bayang Pilipino.

In his Herald article written in Cebuano, he discusses how the Misa ng Bayang Pilipino was presented and approved by the Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments on August 10, 1976!


A quick check on the Acta Apostolica Sedis renders NOTHING.  No act from the Sacred Congregation about the MBP is there! You can view the AAS report for 1976 here.

And if you look at the online copy of the missalette of the Misa ng Bayang Pilipino during the PCNE, you can see that Fr. Diwa ADMITTED that this rite did not get the approval of the Holy See.

So, how do we make out of this?

Maybe, the reporter was ill informed by priests who continue to spread lies about this illegal rite.

Or probably, the reporter is into it also.

Who knows?

What we know is that the Davao Catholic Herald published a wrong information.

Bummer.

As for Liturgical Rebels...


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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

To advocates of religious dialogue with Islam......WAKE UP!

(CNSNews.com) - Amel Shimoun Nona, the Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Mosul, Iraq, who is now living in exile, warned that his diocese is now run by radical Muslims and that “liberal and democratic principles are worth nothing here,” adding that “Islam does not say that all men are equal,” and if Westerners “do not understand this soon enough, you will become the victims of the enemy you have welcomed into your home.

The Chaldean Catholic Church is an Eastern Rite church, under the authority of Pope Francis. In an interview with Corriere della Sera, Archbishop Amel Nona, now living in exile in Erbil, in Kurdistan Iraq, commented on his diocese in Mosul being overrun by radical Islamists.

Our sufferings today are the prelude of those that you, Europeans and Western Christians, will also suffer in the near future,” said the archbishop. “I lost my diocese. The physical setting of my apostolate has been occupied by Islamic radicals who want us converted or dead. But my community is still alive.”


“Please, try to understand us,” he said. “Your liberal and democratic principles are worth nothing here. You must consider again our reality in the Middle East, because you are welcoming in your countries an ever growing number of Muslims.”

You think all men are equal, but that is not true: Islam does not say that all men are equal,” said Archbishop Nona. [Hello Freemasonry!]

Your values are not their values. If you do not understand this soon enough, you will become the victims of the enemy you have welcomed in your home.



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Read the entire article here.  Rorate Caeli first reported the quotes of the archbishop in exile.

And the media's coverage?

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Tho those thinking of the Bangsamoro Agreement...

Islam thrives in numbers.

They will not stop until they dominate.

There is no such thing as peaceful co-existence with them.

Sunnis are killing Shiites and vice versa.

Domination is their rule.


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Vatican II drives people to love the TLM

Silence 

Vatican II said it and our chapels and churches do not have it at all.

There is too much noise in our churches.

Too much clapping!

Too much feel good music!

No time to pray and reflect after the readings.

No time to reflect and pray after the homily.

No time to reflect and pray after Holy Communion .

Our churches are noisy!

That is why people who crave for the sacred silence come to worship the Lord through the Traditional Latin Mass.  Read here and here.
 

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Read 1 Kings 19:11-13.

And may this image stuck in your mind.

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He prayed not like how we pray today, raised arms, dancing.

He did not.

He retreated into the mountains for the silence.




Carmelite Retreat house in Tagaytay openly promotes illegal rite!

I was surprised to find this in the website or blog of the Carmelite Missionaries Center of Spirituality, Kabangaan Road, Iruhin West, Tagaytay City.




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The sisters openly promote the illegal form of the Roman Rite.

Current liturgical legislation for Latin Rite Catholics have only one rite, the Roman Rite, but two forms, the Ordinary Form (the Missal of Ven. Paul VI, with the addition of the name of St. Joseph to the four anaphoras (Eucharistic Prayers) by the reigning pontiff, Francis) and the Missal of St. John XXIII also known as the Extraordinary Form.

Apart from the indult granted for the Diocese of Zaire or now known as the Zaire Use or Roman Missal for the Dioceses of Zaire, and the Anglican Use for the Anglican Ordinariate and other limited use rites, nowhere will you find a document giving the Misa ng Bayang Pilipino permission to be celebrated.

Until then........

the Misa ng Bayang Pilipino is ILLEGAL!

And anything done illegally, is IMMORAL.



Less Facebook for me

My doctors told me to have less Facebook.

My account placed this in me.

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Oh well

Liturgical Dissent happening again!

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Though illegal, Filipino liturgists and some bishops continue to promote and celebrate the Misa ng Bayang Pilipino, a rite completely invented (and lacking in Magisterial or Conciliar Document support) on the academic desk of the late Fr. Anscar Chupungco, OSB


DAVAO City, August 13, 2014—The Archdiocese of Davao will be hosting the 29th National Meeting of Diocesan Directors of Liturgy (NMDDL) from August 11 to 14.

To be held at the MerGrande Ocean Resort, the conference will focus on “The Liturgy for Special Groups” with discussions about Basic Ecclesial Communities (BEC), celebrations with children and youth, Trans-parochial Communities, and Persons with Disabilities (PWD).  [Why was it that before the liturgical revolution of the 1960s, the Mass appealed to all people, disabled or not?  Why?]

Aside from these, the conference will also tackle the proper catechesis on the approved New English Translation of the Rite of Marriage for the Philippines and the Rite of Confirmation.

Participants will be treated with a welcome dinner on the August 11 and on the second day, they will join the Misa ng Bayang Pilipino. [aka Participants will be treated to a form of Mass not approved by Rome, therefore making this form of worship illegal.]

NMDDL is a yearly gathering of all directors of the diocesan liturgical commissions in the Philippines in order to update them on liturgical concerns, promote coordination with the Episcopal Commission on Liturgy, and to create closer ties among liturgical commissions. The first NMDDL was held in 1986 in Tagaytay City. 

This is the second time that the Archdiocese of Davao will host the same meeting as the first one was held in September 1998. (John Frances C. Fuentes)


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A yearly event that does not even talk about the REALITY and LEGALITY called the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite aka Traditional Latin Mass.  If you have shepherds who are uncharitable and suspecting you of being SSPX because of your attachment to the ancient form of worship that is UNIVERSALLY legal and binding as per the Motu Propio, Summorum Pontificum, I couldn't help but scratch my head, in disbelief how Catholic Masses with all the liturgical creativities and nonsense like dance, and Misa ng Bayang Pilipino could be allowed even if they are blatantly ILLEGAL in the eyes of the competent authorities of the Church.

Diocesan Directors of Liturgy MUST always teach first and foremost adherence to the liturgical norms of the Church.  These men and women wallow in their liturgical academic degrees as their license to do whatever they want with the Holy Mass EVEN IF Holy Mother Church forbids anyone from adding or subtracting anything from the approved texts and norms.

Changing the Liturgy

Where is Misa ng Bayang Pilipino in Sacrosantum Concilium?

Inculturation?

Where is that in ANY Vatican II document?

The ghost of Chupungco continues to haunt us...




Veils galore!

Is it just me or are South Korean Catholics know the importance of veils more than Pinoy Catholics?

What are your thoughts about this?

Should veils make a comeback in the Philippines?


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Look who was at South Korea to be with the Pope!

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Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle together with 50 plus more Asian bishop met the Holy Father for a meeting at the Haemi Martyrs Shrine on August 17, 2014 in Haemi, South Korea.

He later joined the Mass at the World Cup stadium.


 

Pope confirms movement in cause of Abp. Oscar Romero

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Archbishop Romero after he was shot.



ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) - Pope Francis opened the way Monday to a quick beatification for Oscar Romero, saying there are no more doctrinal problems blocking the process for the slain Salvadoran archbishop who is one of the heroes of the liberation theology movement in Latin America.

Romero, the archbishop of San Salvador, was gunned down in 1980 while celebrating Mass. He had spoken out against repression by the Salvadoran army at the beginning of the country's 1980-1992 civil war between the right-wing government and leftist rebels.

Francis told journalists traveling home from South Korea that Romero's case had previously been "blocked out of prudence" by the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith but has now been "unblocked." He said the case had passed to the Vatican's saint-making office.  [the Holy Father cleared any speculation that this was all the work of the Rottweiler of God.  Remember, he too worked with Cardinal Ratzinger to stomp out liberation theology in Argentina.]

The congregation launched a crackdown on liberation theology under then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, fearing what was deemed as Marxist s excesses. The movement holds the view that Jesus' teachings imbue followers with a duty to fight for social and economic justice.  [A little bit of trivia.  the originator of liberation theology is a Dominican friar, Gustavo Gutierrez.  So much for being too loyal to the teachings of the Church, no?]

Francis said of Romero's case that "it is important to do it quickly," but that the investigation must take its course.  [I believe the Holy Father is saying that he will opt to take the usual course of waiting for an approved miracle before he beatifies the slain archbishop.....or........Romero could be declared a martyr so the needed miracle for beatification will be waived.]

He declared that Romero "was a man of God" and suggested that he wanted to expand the church's concept of martyrdom to include a broader field of candidates.

Unlike regular candidates for beatification, martyrs can reach the first step to possible sainthood without a miracle attributed to their intercession. A miracle is needed for canonization, however.

Traditionally, the church has restricted the martyr designation to people who were killed out of hatred for the Catholic faith. Francis said he wanted theologians to study whether those who were killed because of their actions doing God's work could also be considered martyrs.

"What I would like is that they clarify when there's a martyrdom for hatred of the faith - for confessing the faith - as well as for doing the work for the other that Jesus commands," Francis said.  [If doing what Jesus commands would constitute confessing the faith, and a person is martyred for doing that, then..............how would that make Gandhi and Martin Luther King?  Just asking.  Yeah, I know they are not Catholics.]

Questions over that distinction have been at the root of the theological debate over whether Romero was killed by El Salvador's right-wing death squads for professing the faith or because of his political activism in support of the poor.

The chapel where the archbishop was murdered.  At the back it says "At this altar, Mons. Oscar Romero offered his life for God and his country."
 
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Archbishop Romero was a controversial figure indeed but his defense of the poor who are also like us, children of God cannot be underestimated.  But the question whether he was martyred for his Faith, or for acting out the faith and doing his role as a shepherd has to be answered by the competent authorities.

Not by a "Facebook theologian" who can't construct a decent English sentence.

Need my meds now.

Bye.



Saturday, August 16, 2014

GULP Exam

The late Archbishop Leonardo Legaspi was laid to rest yesterday.  May God grant him eternal rest.


Sadly, those who oversaw his wake and funeral overlooked at an important and vital part of the rite and protocol befitting an Archbishop.

What is it?  Answers in the Comment Box!

Friday, August 15, 2014

What is wrong in these pictures?


What do you expect from an event organized by the Church, for the Church?  A good liturgy, right?



Wrong.

Answer in the ComBox what grave liturgical abuse was committed in these pictures.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

An Imam converts to the Roman Catholic faith


Rorate calls out critics of Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict delivering the famous Regensburg address (photo from NBC News)

 And rightly so!

How the western media and the liberals heavily criticized Pope Benedict when he quoted Manuel II Palaiologos during the Regensburg address:

“Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.”

Islam is a religion of dominance!  It will use all possible means, violence of course, in order for it to spread.

Cardinal George Pell was quoted as saying ""They showed the link for many Islamists between religion and violence, their refusal to respond to criticism with rational arguments, but only with demonstrations, threats and actual violence,"

It was born by the sword.  Do not be surprised if dialogue for peace is possible in this religion.


Now anyone questioning this?


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PS:  The lecture is about the disdain for religion of the West.  Just in case you didn't know.



Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Cardinal Filoni sent to Iraq


“My mission in Iraq is to give moral, spiritual and psychological support” - Cardinal Filoni

Martyr of the Brown Scapular


 


Meet Blessed Isidore Bakanja, a convert to Catholicism, back when missionaries work to preach the Gospel and bring people to the One True Faith.

He was baptized at the age of 18.  He worked for the white colonizers as an assistant mason. He never forgot the lessons taught him by the Trappist missionaries;  a Christian must be recognized by the rosary and scapular (Mary's habit, as it was rendered in Isidore's native tongue).

And this he kept all his life.

He found employment in a Belgian company that controlled the rubber plantations in the region as a house boy. Many of the agents were Christian-hating atheists.  The missionaries' defense of the natives' rights and their denouncing of injustices perpetrated against them earned the ire of these atheists.

Isidore soon experienced this hatred. He was told to stop teaching his fellow workers how to pray: "You'll have the whole village praying and no one will want to work", one agent shouted at him.

Isidore was also ordered to take away his scapular. When he did not, he was twice flogged. The second time, the agent tore the scapular from around Isidore's neck and threw him to the ground. He had two servant boys hold Isidore by his hands and feet and a third one flogged him. The whip was made of elephant hide with nails protruding at the end.

Isidore asked for mercy. "My God, I'm dying".  Isidore bore all the blows patiently.

After the beatings, the bones on Isidore's back were exposed.  After the scourging, his legs were chained, and he was thrown into into a hut for processing rubber.   He was severely beaten he could barely move.

When an inspector was about to visit the plant, Isidore was moved to another village. Unable to walk, he fell by the wayside and hid in the forest.

When he heard the inspector, he dragged himself before the inspector.

The inspector himself left a written account of his impression: "I saw a man come from the forest with his back torn apart by deep, festering, malodorous wounds, covered with filth, assaulted by flies. He leaned on two sticks in order to get near me -he wasn't walking; he was dragging himself".

The agent, responsible for the beating, appeared on the scene and tried to kill "that animal". He was restrained by the inspector.

He took Isidore to his own settlement, hoping to help him heal.  But the beating was so severe, that the wounds have become infected.  Isidore felt death nearing.

He told someone who had pity on him: "if you see my mother, or if you go to the judge, or if you meet the priest, tell them that I am dying because I am a Christian".

Two missionaries spent several days with him and gave him the last sacraments.

He told them the reason for his beating: "The white man did not like Christians.... He did not want me to wear the scapular.... He yelled at me when I said my prayers".

The missionaries urged Isidore to forgive the agent.  Isidore assured the missionaries that he had already forgiven them, that he nursed no hatred for him. The missionaries urged Isidore to pray for the agent. "Certainly I shall pray for him. When I am in heaven, I shall pray for him very much". His agony - more painful than the actual flogging - lasted six months. He died on either 8 or 15 august 1909, rosary in hand and the scapular of Our Lady of Mt Carmel around his neck.

He was a convert for two and a half years but lived his life since his Baptism like he was a Christian all his life.

He was beatified by St. John Paul II in April 24, 1994 along with St. Gianna Beretta Molla and St. Elisabeth Canori Mora

His feastday is celebrated in his native country and in the Carmelite community every August 15.

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May we follow his example of boldly proclaiming the Faith.

May the Christian martyrs of the Middle East bring about the fall of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and all jihadists and Muslim extremists.

May the blood of the martyrs bring these people towards conversion.

Amen.!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

FAKE PRIEST resurfaces

Nag misaMisahan nanaman si "Father" Mark Bunag sa Trece Martires.



He introduces himself as a priest from the Archdiocese of Manila. Bakit kaya? Kasi alam niya na HINDI SIYA PARI.

As early as 2011, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pasig already released a statement WARNING the faithful about this bogus priest. 

Official Theme Music for the Papal Visit 2015




"We Are All God's Children" 
Official Theme Song for the 2015 Apostolic Visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines.
Lyrics written and sung by Jamie Rivera with the Hail Mary The Queen Children's Choir Music Composed and arranged by Noel Espenida
Choreography by Landa Juan
Action Video performed by Ligaya ng Panginoon Community - Youth
Video by Dix Perez


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Straight shooting...

Just street children???

How about the sick, those in prison, those abused in their homes, the victims of calamities who still cannot get any decent shelter from the government, parish employees deprived of their just wages?....Ooops!

"For THE God loves the weak and needy."  THE God????


This papal visit calls us to revisit the Church's teaching on mercy.  CBCP president Archbishop Soc Villegas has these recommendations on how to prepare for the papal visit through this pastoral letter.

We encourage you our dear people to resolve to make an act of mercy every day.

You can reach out to a lonely stranger. You can tell the story of Jesus to a child eager to understand and feel the love of God. You can advise a confused co-worker. You can forgive someone who has wronged you.

You can give food to a hungry beggar. You can contribute to building homes for the typhoon victims. You can visit those in jail or prison. You can visit the charity ward of hospitals, drug rehabilitation centers, homes for the elderly and orphanages. You can condole with the grieving families whose loved ones just died. You can give alms to the poor.

You can show mercy by making it a habit to say “please”, “thank you” or a kind word of appreciation. Refraining from cursing and using hurting words is an act of mercy. Being polite to the children and infants, to the sick and the elderly are great acts of mercy.

As we prepare for the coming of the Pope we are asked to have more access to the Sacrament of Reconciliation and encourage our priests to increase their availability and visibility at the confessional, and turn earnestly to fervent participation in the Eucharistic sacrifice and even spend more time in Eucharistic adoration and to zealously be involved in making our Basic Ecclesial Communities and other faith-communities as venues for mercy and reconciliation. Let us prepare to see the Pope by reviving personal and family prayer. Pope Francis has challenged us to restore family prayer and devotion in our homes.

All of this opens to, nourishes, and sustains in our lives the gift of Mercy from the Heart of Jesus! May our Shrines of Divine Mercy be the source of inspiration and strength for our families.

When the Pope comes, he will bring with him the message of the mercy and compassion of God. When he meets us, may he see in us a people touched by the mercy of God, living out the compassion of God, a people truly rich in mercy and compassion and grateful to those who have shown mercy to us especially after various calamities hit our country.

May Mary, Our Mother of Mercy prepare us to meet Jesus in Pope Francis!

So now you can see that Jamie Rivera is just concerned with street children.  Or was she poorly advised on what to write.

Nothing wrong with being concerned with streetkids.  It's just the song lacks depth.  Other acts of mercy can be put in there.  Archbishop Villegas already mentioned it in the pastoral letter.

The only saving grace for this song is the last line of the song.

"And learn what life is really for, it is to love and serve the Lord."

Trina Bellamide's "Tell the World of His Love" and Fr. Carlo Magno's "Only Selfless Love" are classics.  This one....nah.  Just so we can have a song for the papal visit.

Is the Catholic Church in the Philippines wanting for more talents?  Where is the UST Conservatory when you need them?  Sta. Isabel College, St. Scholastica's and St. Paul's have great music programs.

My take, honestly, the lyrics are seeking for more depth.  And the melody, ho-hum.

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PS:  And honestly, those action songs, are well......



1:28 action is really ugh!

I might get back a trip to the hospital once I see this done in my parish church during Mass.






Wednesday, August 6, 2014

GULP Alert: Chillin' after Holy Mass

Dressed "properly" for Holy Mass.

Posing for a souvenir photo after Holy Mass.

If he were a school director and he would prevent my grandkids from entering the school because they are not in proper uniform, oh boy, he would get it!




I still cannot find anywhere that the prescribed and official liturgical garb for celebrating and concelebrating priests are the stole and the street clothes.  And not the stole and chasuble or chasu-alb.


If you have priests acting this way in a holy event, in the MOST holy event for us Catholics, and this is the job, the ONLY job they are expected to perform their BEST, who needs priests when you can get wannabes who can perform better?

Right, M.A.P.?