This is a screenshot of an entry in FilipiKnow.net from a TPC reader.
This came from an article entitled 9 Philippine Icons and Traditions That May Disappear Soon.
In what could be something providential, this screenshot came into my mailbox just a few minutes after I posted this about the defenders of the Sampaloc Catholic church masquerade ball
Which leads us to this point ladies and gentlemen...
A secular website hits it right on head when it identified the causes of our dying spirituality.
We pride ourselves to be the home country of one of the most "renowned" liturgist of the Catholic Church yet our Masses have become sources of entertainment, treated as if it were a game show or a theater play.
Our priests get ordained, receiving the special indelible mark on their soul to offer the Holy Sacrifice for the expiation of our sins, to forgive and absolve the sins of the penitent, to baptize and save the soul of an infant, to cast out demons in the name of Christ....but you see the most visible, the noisiest of them all, posing as if they were selling the latest fashion trend....or they think they defend the Church using gutter language, spewing curses left and right and claiming that they cannot be criticized for such a behavior because they are "alter Christus" (you'd find more sewage in his mouth than in the Pasig River, guaranteed!)....or someone who spends more than 45 minutes on his "homily" but is nothing but a hodge podge of made up stories (of fictitious people they met and talked to) or of jokes and songs you almost forgot you are in a Holy Mass and not in another episode of Vice Ganda's videoke stand-up comedy routine...or a priest who flaunts being in an exclusive club while the other part of the country is suffering from the wrath of a super typhoon...
We even have priests who openly support the homosexual agenda! (Watch out for a blog post about another priest who supports the gay agenda. Tuwang-tuwa ang lola niyo sa SCOTUS decision on same sex "marriage".)
Narcissist priests! That's what's killing the Church from within.
And add to that spineless bishops who can't even muster the strength to confront a university within his diocese who openly supported the RH Law which is in complete disobedience to the teachings of the Catholic Church.
But when you see this bishop, he chuckles like a Sesame Street character you'd think "Hmm! Everything seems alright..."
For him it is alright, even if that university continues to lead Catholics away from the Faith from a society of priests and brothers founded to combat heresy. Hey! If you can't beat them join them no?
Retired Lingayen Dagupan Archbishop is right. He said that if all the Catholics in the Philippines would come to Mass on Sundays, all the Mass schedules and all the churches wouldn't be able to accommodate all the faithful coming to worship.
We pride ourselves to be the only Catholic nation in Asia yet we cannot even bring our people into our churches every Sunday.
We pride ourselves to be the only Catholic nation in Asia yet we have allowed the passage of the Reproductive Health Law.
We pride ourselves to be the only Catholic nation in Asia yet we are riddled with corruption in and out of government.
Does it need a regular visit from the Pope to enliven our faith?
Even if the Pope would stay in the Philippines, do we even know if the Katipunan University will stop its relativistic, ok I'll say it, HERETIC teachings?
What does the Catholic Church in the Philippines need?
We need holy priests and it starts at the seminaries.
We need seminarians who are not educated under heretical schools like Maryhill, St. Vincent and all those schools identified by The Pinoy Catholic since 2009.
We need seminarians who want to be ordained not because of the status symbol or fringe benefits of the state of life, but because they want to save souls for Christ. This means, to BAN these posers, these altar servers FOR LIFE who go around parish after parish, Mass after every Mass, school after school, who carry either a black cassock and surplice, or an alb, and claim to be Master of Ceremonies or instituted acolytes, selling holy cards or relics! They are a danger to the Faith and they are out there to take advantage of people!
We, the people of God, must do this for ourselves.
We must remain vigilant and active at the same time.
Stop going to Masses of these narcissistic priests! Stop supporting their causes and instead support priests who are loyal to the Church and to Tradition.
Stop liking or sharing whatever they share in social media. You are fueling their narcissism.
Stop sending your children to these heretical universities who support Reproductive Health and the LGBT Agenda. These talk about Tolerance and Acceptance only applies to them and not to those who disagree with them. They do not tolerate faithful Catholics. They do not accept Catholics who openly criticize their anti-Catholic agenda. They silence people who do not agree with them, but are very warm and supportive of anyone who is against the Catholic Church. Yes, that means you too Miriam College.
I can sum up using the words of the Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen
We deserve the bishops, priests and religious that we have. Why? Because we tolerate the bad ones and do not support the good ones.
If we have so much good bishops and priests out there, why is this happening to the Philippines?