Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Summer wear for Father

How a priest chose to look like for a procession in his own parish.

How appropriate.

Can you name who this priest is?

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Singapore has an oversupply of deacons.


Look here.

Are they deacons?

This actually how EMHCs of a parish in Singapore are identified.  They wear a special sash worn much like how DEACONS were their stoles.

And they have an ARMY of EMHCs there, no? Much like the Philippines, a wrong notion of active participation.

I wonder about the ratio of EMHCs to Catholics attending Mass to receive Holy Communion? Does it really necessitate that much number of EMHCs assisting a priest? Does it justify the need to have that much number of EMHCs?  I don't have the details yet about this Singaporean parish but it would help to know.

But this kind of vesture is a BIG NO NO as far as the Instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum is concerned.  (Whoever teaches RS anymore?  Fr. Geny must be laughing right now, ha!)

"153. Furthermore, it is never licit for laypersons to assume the role or the vesture of a Priest or a Deacon or other clothing similar to such vesture."
Here's an interesting article that'll hopefully explain these craziness and put an end to it.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Pacquiao vs. Mayweather Fearless Forecast

Pacquaio when he has still a Catholic

No.  I don't know how to predict who will win in this fight.

But I am pretty much sure this will happen.

When Pacquaio's boxing career has officially closed, he will found his own church and start attacking the Catholic Church like what he has been doing quite recently, more particularly during the visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines.

And he will have lots of followers, the same ilk as those who follow the Iglesia ni Manalo, who need the financial and political clout for survival.

But once all of that wealth of Pacquiao fizzles, if it does, expect the hordes of "fans" to suddenly go up like smoke.  As quickly as they came, the quicker they will leave too.

I actually pity the man.  He can feel how lonely he will be once his career in boxing is over.  He knows he is a failure in politics.  He knows he is a failure as a recording artist.  He knows that people around him say he is good only because he is STILL the Manny Pacquiao in boxing.  But once all of that is over, you will never see anyone listen to another Pacquiao song, nor will you see people believe what he says about politics.

So the only logical thing for him to do is to found his own church and be the god he wanted to be.

Now, for attention hungry has-beens, seminary rejects, that makes you wonder how he even got ordained....


Now you know.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

GULP Alert: Overflowing with deacons!

Suddenly, deacons everywhere!

Women deacons too!

But they are in the choir?!

What is going on???

Nope they are not real deacons.

Someone VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE of the liturgical vesture of the Church thought that they can design something FLASHY and UNIQUE for their choir so they had this forgetting it resembles a vestment reserved for the deacon, a Latin-rite Catholic deacon.

Monday, April 13, 2015

BREAKING!!! Cardinal Kasper working to have architect of Liturgical Revolution Annibale Bugnini BEATIFIED!


Yes, you read that right.

Cardinal Walter Kasper, the same theologian who resurrected the zombie called "Communion for the Divorce and Remarried" has once again struck!

In a report posted at The Remnant, Cardinal Kasper, allegedly submitted in his position/petition letter to the Cardinal Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Cardinal Angelo Amato,  to have the liturgical architect of Vatican II, and long suspected to be a Freemason, raised as a Servant of God.

"In his long letter to Cardinal Amato, Kasper, according to unconfirmed reports, cites the heroic virtues of Bugnini at length, particularly:

  • His devotion and enthusiasm for the cause of aggiornamento, as displayed by his heroic perseverance in reforming the liturgy in the face of fierce resistance from Curial reactionaries such as Cardinals Ottaviani and Bacci, the two-thirds of the bishops who voted against his “Missa Normativa,” right-wing prelates such as Abp. Lefebvre, rebellious priests such as Fr. Gommar DePauw of the American traditionalist movement and the Abbe de Nantes, and even secular figures such as Tito Casini.

  • His prophetic ecumenical vision, which led him to invite six Protestants, four Aztec dancers, and an aborigine with a straw hat, to serve as informal advisers during the development of the new Mass, and to consult Protestant liturgical books and the Talmud

  • His clarity of thought, which formed the foundation of the new countersyllabus of universalism, religious freedom, collegiality, community, futile dialogue and free love.  

  • His kindly refusal to investigate repeated allegations of sexual misconduct among certain members of his Consilium, while invoking St. John the Baptist and the power of ancestral waters to protect them.

  • The steadfast courage of his radical Christian discipleship, as he stripped the old Mass of Catholic theology and anything else which might offend Protestants, describing the result as “a major conquest of the Catholic Church.”

  • His pivotal role in the collapse of the ghetto of Catholic tradition and the “razing of the bastions” called for by Hans Urs von Balthasar, by his embrace of all world religions, from Animism to Zoroastrianism to “I’m OK, You’re OK.”

  • His profound humility and personal holiness, exemplified by his silent acceptance of being twice dismissed under suspicion of Freemasonry, by Popes John XXIII and Paul VI, as well as his prudential refusal to explain his apparent kissing of the Masonic “Book of the Royal Arch.

  • The widespread impact he had during his travels, especially during his final journey to Iran, where, exiled by Paul VI, he celebrated many inculturated Masses and sprinkled many a receptacle of water, flour and hummus on the sacred sands of the former Persian Empire."

Stay tuned as this develops. We seriously hope this is a bad joke.

But it's Kasper. 

Kasper in German means clown.  FYI.

The new papal "tiara"?

Pope Francis has used again his piscatorial ring and the ferula of Benedict XVI for the Easter Sunday Mass and the Mass to commemorate the centennial of the Armenian Genocide and the declaration of St. Gregory of Narek as Doctor of the Church.

Photos were sourced from various wire services.

Easter Sunday Mass

But you will notice that after the Easter Sunday Mass, the Holy Father reverted back to his silver ring for the Urbi et Orbi blessing.

And for the Mass for the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide and the declaration of St. Gregory of Narek as Doctor of the Church.

The Holy Father has reserved both his piscatorial ring and the ferula of Benedict XVI for special occasions, much like how the papal tiara was once used prior to its abandonment by Bl. Paul VI.

What to watch out for this Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil

It's Holy Week in the Philippines and it is the time "overflowing" with tradition and "traditional" liturgical abuse and weirdos.

Each parish has it's own beautiful, non liturgical tradition that we Filipinos can be proud of like the Good Friday processions, etc.

But this is also the season when the most notorious liturgical abusers bring out the big guns and just let it all out of their wacky heads to stage the most dramatic, tear-jerking cinematic production of the passion, death and resurrection of the Lord, which we once called the Paschal Triduum.

Yes, my dear friends.  Every year, priests who have been trained to BASTARDIZE the Sacred Liturgy, in the name of INCULTURATION and the SPIRIT OF VATICAN II, see the Holy Week as LITURGICAL OPEN SEASON, apart from Christmas.

So be on the lookout for these liturgical abuses.  They are most certainly going to happen.

1.  Women to be included in the washing of the feet

2.  "Apostles" washing the feet of other people in the pews.

3.  Ordinary bread for the Mass of the Lord's Supper

4.  One act plays for the Washing of the Feet

5.  Eating of actual bread during the Mass of the Lord's Supper

6.  Global Warming inspired Altar of Repose

7.  One act plays for the Stations of the Cross

8.  Families or celebrities (businessmen or TV/movie personalities) giving their "reflections" for the Seven Last Words.

9. Live action salubong. Actors as Mary and Jesus

10.  The usual dancing and tambourines for the Gloria of the Easter Vigil

11.  Wannabe balladeer layman singing the Exsultet instead of the priest (I heard from a friend that there is this brat from Paranaque, working in Ateneo, who thinks he can just do whatever he does with the Mass.  He is now on my GULP watchlist.)

Can you add more to the list?

Send your pictures to


Monday, April 6, 2015

GULP Exam #1

Nicely done. Dignified and characterized by noble simplicity. Walang kung anik-anik na palamuti.

BUT G.U.L.P. material!

Why? Type away in the comments section!

Dolls on parade!

Ang pagbaba ni Kristo mula sa Krus
Baliwag, Bulacan

Na kilala din sa
Doll Parade 2015

One little girl upon seeing these images commented that they are dolls and not saints. Coming from the mouth of a child, that says a lot!

Santos are not dolls! This is a fashion show, not a religious procession.

Friday, April 3, 2015

G.U.L.P. Exam

The G.U.L.P. is not obvious to the untrained eye.

First to get it gets a prize. Answer in the comments section.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Pope Saint John Paul II

An image of then Bishop Karol Wojtyla, later known as Pope John Paul II. Today, we commemorate the 10th year of his death.

G.U.L.P. officers!


God's Undercover Liturgical Police,
liturgical investigators, who are always in liturgical 'crime scenes'.

Send your G.U.L.P. pictures from Holy Week 2015 here.


Our goal is not for bashing balls. We only are here to patrol liturgical shenanigans.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

San Pablo Bishop does it right

In a Funeral Mass in his private chapel, the Bishop Buenaventura Famadico of San Pablo Diocese has a Benedictine Altar arrangement with seven candles. 

If he can do it, why not the others? Are they really afraid of little Jennifer?

Bishop Ben, may your tribe increase!