Friday, October 31, 2014


Almost 500 years of Catholicism and we only have two saints?  This scarcity of Pinoy saints is not because we do not have enough holy people.

It is because our archive handling, an important part of the saint factory, is B.S.

Take for example the duplicity of Mother Francisca del Espiritu Santo and Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo.

To me, they are one and the same person.  The archives are full of accounts of Mother Francisca, while Mother Ignacia's grave could not even be found!

If we want more Pinoy Saints, we need to PRAY MORE.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

New Foundation of the Franciscans of the Immaculate in the Philippines?

According to The Eponymous Flower:
There seems to be an attempt, for the reincorporation of the Order of the Franciscans of the Immaculate in a new guise, but with its old charism in the Archdiocese of Lipa.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

GULP Alert: Self-Serve Buffet Communion

Serve your own!

Happened at a Mass for the Franciscan Youth Movement celebrated allegedly by Fr. Rex Cutamora, OFM Cap.

What does the Church say about Holy Communion?

The General Instruction of the Roman Missal says:

160. The priest then takes the paten or ciborium and goes to the communicants, who, as a rule, approach in a procession. The faithful are not permitted to take the consecrated bread or the sacred chalice by themselves and, still less, to hand them from one to another.

The norm for reception of Holy Communion in the dioceses of the United States is standing. Communicants should not be denied Holy Communion because they kneel. Rather, such instances should be addressed pastorally, by providing the faithful with proper catechesis on the reasons for this norm.

The Instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum also says:

94. It is not licit for the faithful “to take . . . by themselves . . . and, still less, to hand . . . from one to another” the sacred host or the sacred chalice. Moreover, in this regard, the abuse is to be set aside whereby spouses administer Holy Communion to each other at a Nuptial Mass.
Why is this so?


GIRM 85. Catholic ministers licitly administer the Sacraments only to the Catholic faithful, who likewise receive them licitly only from Catholic ministers, except for those situations for which provision is made in canon 844 §§2, 3, and 4, and canon 861 §2.166 In addition, the conditions comprising canon 844 §4, from which no dispensation can be given, cannot be separated; thus, it is necessary that all of these conditions be present together.

Canon Law states:
Can. 910 §1 The ordinary minister of holy communion is a Bishop, a priest or a deacon. §2 The extraordinary minister of holy communion is an acolyte, or another of Christ's faithful deputed in accordance with can. 230 §3.

With all these Church legislations stated, we invite Fr. Cutamora to explain his side for distributing Communion in such a manner.

We will be waiting.

Voris apologizes

Only a humble man asks for forgiveness.

Turning ourselves to a foul mouthed, self absorbed, messianic complexed, poor theology personality...

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Mga katanungan

  1. Bakit nagsusuot ng Humeral Veil ang mga pari kapag nagbibigay ng Benediction of the Holy Eucharist, at
  2. Ano ang mali sa picture na ito?

Friday, October 17, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

GULP EXAM: Youth Mass

Kung ikaw ay kabataan, ma aanggat ba ng sit down Mass ang iyong pananampalataya?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Dear foul-mouthed apologists....


That's not me.

I'm just quoting.

Read on!

A reminder about what real apologetic work is all about.


MANDALUYONG City, Oct. 14, 2014—A Catholic priest discussed the need for apologists with the brains and the heart for interreligious dialogue. [I know someone who doesn't have the BRAIN and the HEART.]

Talking to members of Catholic Faith Defenders (CFD) on Monday, Oct. 13, Fr. Carlos V. Reyes [pictured below] stated the “circumstances of the time that we are living now require a new generation of apologists”.

Faith and obedience
The priest, himself an apologist “committed to the faith and obedient to the Church”, stressed that aspiring faith defenders must know how to exploit new methods and explore different approaches in defense of Catholicism.

He added that they must defend the faith in its entirety, something that presupposes acceptance of Vatican II.

“Apologetics must encompass the whole content of Church Magisterium and the methods proposed by the Church through which that teaching is disseminated and communicated,” he explained.

An executive secretary of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)’s Episcopal Commission on Interreligious Dialogue (ECID), Reyes shared these changing times call for apologists who can “uphold and teach Catholic dogmas with charity towards all, who seek Christian unity, and who are in dialogue with persons of various convictions”.

He is aware, however, that many Christians, Catholics and Protestants alike, reject interreligious dialogue.

“The strongest argument favoring dialogue is the Trinity. God is a Trinity of Persons and is a perpetual dialogue between Father and Son through the Holy Spirit. If we were created in God’s image and likeness, then we must be coherent with God’s Trinitarian essence,” Reyes said.

The priest laments there are Catholics who, while they have the best of intentions in defending the faith, unconsciously become offenders in the name of that faith. [PULPOL daw kasi. I'm just quoting.  I don't use that word.]

‘Un-christian polemics’
He pointed out, “Dialogue is only possible between two parties who have the spirit of dialogue and mutual respect. I just pray that they may arrive at a point where they see the necessity of dialogue while being civil with them. I will certainly not resort to polemics and name calling. It is un-Christian.” [BOOM!!!!  I don't think it would affect him.  Seriously.  I don't think it would.]

“St. Francis did not go into polemics. Saints who were polemical became saints in spite of being polemical and probably not because of it. Saints like Cyril of Alexandria and Jerome for example. Besides, circumstances are different now,” the priest shared.

He said being debating harshly with non-Catholics does cause them to stop proselytizing, when it may actually give them more excuse to redouble their efforts at converting others [Have you read several posts against this foul mouthed apologist and how he riled up the anger of non-Catholic because of his harsh words?  No one is spared, not even priests are spared.  He thinks highly of himself.  He think that by acting like Eli Soriano, he is doing a good service to the Church.  In fact, this poor old guy sitting behind the computer suddenly found out that this apologist had been bad mouthing me in private chat rooms for no reason at all.  I think it all started with that TopBlogs thing.  He just wants to be on top.  Ratings my boys. Ratings.]

“Mainline Protestants do not proselytize and I think that this is due mainly to our friendship with them. As for us losing the sheep, it is more a question of how we shepherd the flock. The attitude of some priests and Catholics actually drive people away from the Church,” Reyes noted.  [Some priests, hehehe.  Careful Fr. Reyes.  You might be next on his online rants.]

He believes hurt sheep are easier to lure away from the Church, and that a more charitable approach in all aspects of ecclesial life goes a long way.  [Remember that image of Padre Damaso being so foul mouthed in Noli?  Not all priests are portrayed like that by Rizal, like Padre Florentino.  But someone overweight and obnoxious like Padre Damaso really drives people away.  Right, no?]

“People are more receptive to difficult teachings be it dogmatic or moral if the priest or bishop has mass appeal,” said Reyes.

“A better way to put it is: charitable truth and truthful charity,” he added. (Raymond A. Sebastián)


How can you bring people to believe in what you believe in if you insult and make fun of them?

How can you make good Catholics out of people you shame?

Apologetics is about defending the Church and bringing the lost sheep back to the one fold.  It is not about coming out of a debate victorious or able to get the last word.  It is about convincing them of the Truth in Charity. 

During the time of my convalescence, I was able to reflect upon what caused by serious ailment.

And so I resolve myself to not get angry back at my critics and to avoid name calling.

And to also shun this away.



Monday, October 13, 2014

Salesian GULP!

Do you want to know why future priests, priests, old priests, religous brothers, sisters, nuns, lay people do not respect sacred artciles, sacred space, sacred furnishing?


Saturday, October 11, 2014

How is Cardinal Canizares?

Former Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship, Antonio Cardinal Canizares Llovera was installed as the Archbishop of Valencia, Spain.

Sana magtuloy-tuloy ang liturgical reform sa Diocese niya.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Liturgical color confusion

Yes, it's the "model" priest, the priest who poses like he is a professional fashion model.....ish...

Now look what he has to offer now.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Benedictine Altar Arrangement

In Jaro, province of Iloilo.  If they can do it, why not your parish?  Wag matakot kay D.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Kakaibang Kaganapan!

Ano masasabi niyo mga readers sa larawan na ito?

Uunahan ko na kayo: magandang balita yan, hindi nakakasakit ng ulo. May sasakit pala ang ulo, taga Intramuros.

Thursday, October 2, 2014


In the Diocese of Novaliches, this LITURGICAL DISSENT continues; ang MISA NG BAYANANG PILIPINO.

Jeff Velasco admits that the MBP has not received any recognitio, but at the same time says that it has not been prohibited.  Dahil hindi pinagbawal, puede na? LOGIC NAMAN!

Ang mga larawan na makikita sa baba ay mula sa pagdiriwang ng SMB sa Saint Vincent School of Theology sa kapistahan ni Sn Vicente Ferrer.

Misa ba ito?

Malong???  Nasa kultura ba ng mga tao na nasa larwan na ito ang MALONG?

 1) Is the malong a Filipino clothing? Some say that it is clothing used in Mindanao. If it were so, why use it in a Mass celebrated in Luzon? This "inculturation" is not really speaking of the culture of the assembly gathered for that Mass! 

(2) If it is so, is it really worn over shirt and long pants? As far as I know, the men wearing it should drape the cloth around their waists and the women should drape themselves with it so that they can be covered from breast down. 

(3) Is the malong appropriate for Christian worship?

My point is: if ever we want to use local clothing in the liturgy for the sake of inculturation, let us choose the appropriate ones and wear them correctly!

Krus na walang Korpus. Malalim ang Theology dito.

Paghuhugas ng kamay.  Kailan naghuhugas ng kamay ang tao? Bago kumain. Kasi MEAL lang naman ang MISA.


Nawa ipatigil na ni Bishop Antonio Tobias, D.D. ang kapalastanganan na ito sa loob ng kaniyang Diocese.  

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Pope Saint John Paul the Great does AD ORIENTEM

Pope Saint John Paul II had no problem with Mass facing the Lord.  

This was at the confession of St. Stanislaus in the Royal Archcathedral Basilica of St. Stanislaus and St. Wenceslaus on Wawel Hill during his pilgrimage to Poland in 1999.

If may problema ang pari sa ad orientem worship, is he greater than the Pope?