Cardinal Tagle vows to be humble listener

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NEW CARDINAL COMES HOME Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, arrives at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Thursday. He is flanked by Manila Auxiliary Bishop Bernardino Cortez, at left, and theologian Fr. Catalino Arevalo, S.J. RODEL ROTONI

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle on Thursday arrived from Rome following his elevation to cardinal, vowing to be a “humble listener” to the needs of the faithful and to bring more focus in instilling God and family values in the lives of the country’s Roman Catholics.

Tagle, accompanied by his parents, Manuel and Milagros, and private secretary Fr. Reginald Malicdem, arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Terminal 1 around 11 a.m. on board Cathay Pacific Flight CX-901.

They were welcomed by Manila Auxiliary Bishop Bernardino Cortez, archdiocesan social communications director Peachy Yamsuan, Jesuit priest Fr. Catalino Arevalo, Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Jose Angel Honrado and Pasay City Mayor Antonino Calixto.

In a press conference held at the Naia dignitaries lounge, Tagle recounted how other cardinals and Vatican officials would repeatedly refer to the “great church” of the Philippines.

He said even Pope Benedict XVI mentioned that the Philippines was a “very Catholic country.

“Maybe there is a challenge [to us] that the Philippines, being a Catholic country, should make contributions to other parts of the world,” he said.

Pope’s message

Tagle said the Pope’s message to him and other new cardinals during the November 24 consistory were to become “closest collaborators” of the pontiff in deepening the Catholic faith in local churches and the strengthening of the “communion” between the Filipino laity and the Vatican hierarchy.

Asked what he thought was the greatest crisis confronting the Catholic Church in the Philippines, Tagle said he wanted Filipinos not to live “God-less” lives and to continue valuing their families.

“We Filipinos have a deep sense of God, sense of the sacred. But this may be diminishing. And this is where we should be careful and not get to a point when we would already be saying that we can live our lives without God. This is what is happening in other parts of the world,” he said.

Tagle lauded Filipinos who showed their support for him, saying, “the grace and honor bestowed on me were not for me only but for my family, the archdiocese, the Church and the entire Philippines.”

Speculation

The cardinal dismissed talks and articles that he could be a “future Pope,” saying, “I treat it as speculation. It’s better if I deal with truths and real concerns instead of wasting time about it. God and the Church act differently in such situations. [Papal elections] are not a popularity contest or a reality TV race where the winner with the most text votes wins,” he said.

He referred to an old Italian proverb saying that the cardinal who entered the conclave as a papabile or papal contender would come out of the conclave still a cardinal. “What often happens is that, the Pope who gets elected is not the one expected [to win].  So let us all relax.”

Voting right

Tagle is the only one among the country’s three living cardinals eligible to vote for a pope or be elected as one.

The two others—his predecessor Gaudencio Rosales and retired Cebu archbishop Ricardo Vidal—are over 80 and are no longer allowed to vote according to the rules.

Tagle also spoke about his being seen on television wiping tears after the Pope bestowed on him the symbols of his office during the consistory held at St. Peter’s Basilica.

“I cry easily. My tears flow even at the slightest breeze. Maybe there are some people who have the gift of tears. What happened to me was not scripted. It was the sense of grace, of which I was not worthy of, which made me feel humble, but which I can’t refuse. Also, I cried because of the heavy burden placed on me. Now that I’m a cardinal, I asked myself, ‘Can I do this? Who am I to do this?’ It was a mixture of joy and fear, the solemnity of the event and the Pope’s continuous blessings and assurances about the Church in the Philippines,” he recounted.

Tagle also discounted the possibility that the Pope could ever visit the Philippines, citing his age and his advisers’ recommendation that he cut down on his trips.

The archdiocese’s chancery recently unveiled Tagle’s new personal coat of arms as cardinal, which is nearly the same as the old one. The only difference is the color of the galero or the wide-brimmed hat with tassels changed from green to scarlet. The number of tassels also increased from 20 to 30.

The coat of arms still features Tagle’s motto “Dominus Est! (It is the Lord!),” taken from John 21:7, and a cruciform staff.

Featured on the arms were images recalling his ecclesiastical career: the three-windowed tower symbolizing the Holy Trinity; the crescent moon symbolizing the Immaculate Conception, the principal patroness of the Philippines; the merlion symbolizing Manila; a column symbolizing the Our Lady of the Pillar, patroness of the Imus diocese where Tagle was previously assigned; and a lily and the carpenter’s rule, the latter symbolizing St. Joseph and both referring to the Jesuit-run San Jose Seminary at Ateneo de Manila University, which Tagle attended.

During the consistory, the Vatican announced that Tagle would be the titular priest of the parish church of St. Felix of Cantalice in Rome’s Centicello suburb. This is in line with the ancient tradition that cardinals must be members of the Roman clergy and are thus appointed to ecclesiastical positions within the diocese of Rome, of which the Pope is the bishop.

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  • isalexus

    “Pomp and Circumstance”– the hallmark of catholicism is showing bright and clear!! Mabuhay ang Iglesia Romana Catolica ng Filipinas!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NV25ZPWMBDYFXEYR3AWQ43ZS5E Hein S

    Tagle, humbly listen to the Majority of Filipinos who want RH.

    Just like the Majority of Italians who got their Universal RH in 1970.

  • John_Galt_II

    Mataas na ang singil niya ngayon sa ceremony fees dahil pula na ang sombrero. Pero I’m sure kaya pa rin siyang bayaran ni Corona.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      Eh, di huwag kang magbayad…wala namang namimilit sa ‘yo…diyan ka na lang sa inyo, subukan mong ikaw ang maningil kung may gustong magbayad sa iyo…otherwise kandaduhan mo ‘yang bunganga mo kundi mo kayang pigilan.

      Kung hindi mo gagawin ‘yan baka ikaw ang bayaran ni Corona…makita ka na lang namin nagra-rally in his name sa Ermita.

    • julymorning

       JUAN, UHUGING  ABNOY KA TALAGA!!!

  • InChristAlone_75

     Hebrews 5:1-5New International Version (NIV)

    Every high priest is selected from among the people and is appointed to represent the people in matters related to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray, SINCE HE HIMSELF IS SUBJECT TO
    WEAKNESS. THIS IS
    WHY HE HAS TO OFFER SACRIFICES FOR HIS OWN SINS
    as well as for the sins of the people. 

    AND NO ONE TAKES THIS HONOR ON
    HIMSELF, BUT HE RECEIVES IT WHEN CALLED BY GOD, JUST AS AARON WAS

    .

    In the same way, Christ did not take on himself the glory of becoming a high priest. But God said to him,“You are my Son;today I have become your Father.”

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      We believe it is only thru Jesus Christ that we can come to the Father…
      He designated His disciples, 11 of them, first, to spread His Word to all, for
      the salvation of mankind.

  • InChristAlone_75

     

    Hebrews 7:21-28

    New International Version (NIV)

    But he became a priest with an
    oath when God said to him:

    “The Lord has sworn
        and will not change his mind:
        ‘You are a priest forever.’”

    Because
    of this oath, Jesus has become the guarantor of a better covenant.

    NOW THERE
    HAVE BEEN MANY OF THOSE PRIESTS, SINCE DEATH PREVENTED THEM FROM CONTINUING IN
    OFFICE;  BUT
    BECAUSE JESUS LIVES FOREVER, HE HAS A PERMANENT PRIESTHOOD.  THEREFORE HE IS ABLE
    TO SAVE COMPLETELY]
    THOSE WHO COME TO GOD THROUGH HIM, BECAUSE HE ALWAYS LIVES TO INTERCEDE FOR
    THEM.

    Such a high
    priest truly meets our need—one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens.  UNLIKE THE OTHER HIGH PRIESTS, HE DOES NOT NEED TO
    OFFER SACRIFICES DAY AFTER DAY, FIRST FOR HIS OWN SINS, AND THEN FOR THE SINS
    OF THE PEOPLE. HE SACRIFICED FOR THEIR SINS ONCE FOR ALL WHEN HE OFFERED
    HIMSELF.

     For the law appoints as high
    priests men in all their weakness; BUT THE OATH, WHICH CAME AFTER THE LAW,
    APPOINTED THE SON, WHO HAS BEEN MADE PERFECT FOREVER.

     

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      No one comes to the Father, except thru Jesus Christ.

    • arao_liwanag

      ugok pa english english mga bulag sige alipinin nyo si christo na taga akay. mga parasitiko at mga mamantika ang bunganga magsalita ng walang katuturan.

  • InChristAlone_75

     

    Hebrews 9:11-15

    New International Version (NIV)

    The Blood of Christ

    But when Christ came as high priest
    of the good things that are now already here,[
    HE WENT THROUGH THE GREATER AND MORE PERFECT TABERNACLE THAT IS NOT MADE
    WITH HUMAN HANDS, THAT IS TO SAY, IS NOT A PART OF THIS CREATION.  He did not enter by
    means of the blood of goats and calves; BUT HE ENTERED THE MOST HOLY PLACE ONCE
    FOR ALL BY HIS OWN BLOOD, THUS OBTAINING]
    ETERNAL REDEMPTION.  The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes
    of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so
    that they are outwardly clean.  HOW MUCH MORE, THEN, WILL THE BLOOD OF
    CHRIST, WHO THROUGH THE ETERNAL SPIRIT OFFERED HIMSELF UNBLEMISHED TO GOD,
    CLEANSE OUR CONSCIENCES FROM ACTS THAT LEAD TO DEATH,[SO
    THAT WE MAY SERVE THE LIVING GOD!

     For this
    reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may
    receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to
    set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.

     

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      No one comes to the Father, except thru Jesus Christ.

  • InChristAlone_75

    Hebrews 10:11-18

    New International Version (NIV)

    DAY AFTER
    DAY EVERY PRIEST STANDS AND PERFORMS HIS RELIGIOUS DUTIES; AGAIN AND AGAIN
    HE OFFERS THE SAME SACRIFICES, WHICH CAN
    NEVER TAKE AWAY SINS.
     But when this
    priest (JESUS CHRIST)  had offered for
    all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God,
     and since that
    time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool.  FOR BY ONE SACRIFICE (His DEATH) HE
    HAS MADE PERFECT FOREVER THOSE WHO ARE BEING MADE HOLY.

     The Holy
    Spirit also testifies to us about this. First he says:

     “This
    is the covenant I will make with them
        after that time, says the Lord.
    I will put my laws in their hearts,
        and I will write them on their minds.”

     Then
    he adds:

    “THEIR SINS AND LAWLESS ACTS
        I WILL REMEMBER NO MORE.”

    AND
    WHERE THESE HAVE BEEN FORGIVEN, SACRIFICE FOR SIN IS NO LONGER NECESSARY.

     

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      No one comes to the Father, except thru Jesus Christ.

  • RiverHorse

    manggagalaiti na naman yung mga born-again nito… inggit kasi walang nagcocover na media sa kanila. paano sang damakmak na hypocrites!

  • chemist45

    Mabuhay ka Cardinal Tagle!!!!!!!

  • arao_liwanag

    Binobola lang ng Vatican ang mga pikit matang palasambang Filipinong mga walang tiwala, pananampalataya at pitagan sa sarili.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      Eh, bakit gumigitna ka sa mga binobola…eh, di huwag kang magpabola, o sumali dito…common sense lang ‘yan…mayro’n ka ba niyan?

      • arao_liwanag

        magsalsal ka na lang

    • xrisp

      A former Catholic here…

    • 444mangyan888

      bugok…!!!!

  • bgcorg

    Our new Cardinal has his role cut out for him: deepen the spirituality of Filipinos, bring them closer in love with the Pope, promote life and family values and spread the Catholic faith in Asia.  The tremendous expectation, borne out of honoring the gift of faith given to this country, imposes sanctifying responsibilities on the new prince of the Universal Church.  That is why he is in trepidation over the burden of the office.  He would need our prayers and cooperation as true followers of Christ.  We too have the great responsibility to put God at the center of our lives, so that restoring all things in Him, we might more vibrantly and warmly feel his presence among us, and accepting him, we might cry out in faith, “It is the Lord!”

  • browndarwinian

    Welcome back!  How’s the 11th century?

  • nakawan

    wanna be a good listener? then listen up! get rid of that poor excuse of a parish priest you helped install in St Benedict Church in Silang!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      BAKIT NAKAWAN ANG PANGALAN MO…SIMPLE COMMON SENSE?

      • nakawan

        simple nga. kasi nakawan ang laro ko :p

  • InChristAlone_75

    Teaching from the CATECHISM of the CATHOLIC
    CHURCH:
    The POPE, Bishop of Rome and Peter’s successor, ” is the PERPETUAL and VISIBLE
    SOURCE AND FOUNDATION of the unity both of the bishops and of the whole company
    of the faithful.”For the Roman Pontiff, by reason of his office as VICAR
    OF CHRIST, and as PASTOR OF THE ENTIRE CHURCH HAS FULL, SUPREME, AND UNIVERSAL
    POWER OVER THE WHOLE CHURCH, a power which he can always exercise.

     What the BIBLE says:

    Colossians 1:15-20
    New International Version (NIV)

    The Supremacy of the Son of God

    The SON IS THE IMAGE OF THE INVISIBLE GOD, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: THINGS IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH, VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE, WHETHER THRONES OR POWERS OR
    RULERS OR AUTHORITIES; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before
    all things, and in him all things hold together. AND HE IS THE HEAD OF THE BODY, THE
    CHURCH; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in
    everything he might have the supremacy. For
    God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all
    things, WHETHER THINGS ON EARTH OR THINGS IN HEAVEN, by making peace through
    his blood, shed on the cross.

    unhindered.”

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      No one comes to the Father, except thru Jesus Christ..

    • jenny lim

      Matthew 16:8

      And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

      Peter is our first pope.  No matter how’d you deny it, it’s in history.

      In the ruins of Roman Imperial Palace [11 kilometers long]; a prison just beside it is preserved until at present, it holds the evidence, that Peter was once imprisoned there and in fact converted and baptized his fellow prisoners before he was martyred in the Vatican Hill.

      There’s no other Church who can claim Apostolic Succession except the Catholic Church – by history and tradition.  Before the bible has been put into writing, Early Christians already learned and practiced their faith through the teachings of the Apostles.  On later years, because eye witnesses were dying, the necessity to put oral teachings [oral traditions] into writings became urgent – so the bible [new testament].

      You make a contest between tradition and bible?  Both are working hand in hand so that faith maybe handed to us in its true sense – not on individual sense – but as a believing community – as a Church, and because no other church existed during that time – but only the Catholic church [originally coined by St. Ignatius of Antioch – the place where the followers of the way were called Christians for the first time].

      Now, are you trying to prevail against this Church? And you want us to subscribe what you believe which you only conceived in 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st Century? And you claim sole authority on the bible and disregard Apostolic Tradition which existed before the bible? How dare you!

  • regd

    Which indicates he doesn’t practice this before.

  • InChristAlone_75

     

    Colossians 2:8-11

    New International Version (NIV)

     SEE TO IT THAT NO ONE
    TAKES YOU CAPTIVE THROUGH HOLLOW AND DECEPTIVE PHILOSOPHY, WHICH DEPENDS ON
    HUMAN TRADITION AND THE ELEMENTAL SPIRITUAL FORCESOF THIS WORLD RATHER THAN ON CHRIST.

    FOR IN CHRIST ALL THE FULLNESS OF THE
    DEITY LIVES IN BODILY FORM, and
    in Christ you have been brought to fullness. HE IS THE HEAD OVER EVERY POWER
    AND AUTHORITY.  In him you were also circumcised with a
    circumcision NOT PERFORMED BY HUMAN HANDS. Your whole self ruled by the flesh
    was put off when you were circumcised by Christ,

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      THE TEACHINGS OF GOD PROMOTE LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER.. WE BELIEVE IN EVERY WORD IN THE BIBLE…and, it include, among others, not to use them in maligning other interpretations, beliefs, and practices.

      May God, the One True God, bless you.

  • InChristAlone_75

     

    Acts 17:24-25

    New International Version (NIV)

    The GOD who made the world and everything in it
    is the Lord of heaven and earth and DOES NOT LIVE IN TEMPLES BUILT BY HUMAN HANDS. AND HE IS NOT SERVED BY HUMAN HANDS,
    AS IF HE NEEDED ANYTHING. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and
    everything else.

     

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      The same belief that we the Catholics believe in…and, we also believe in the other teachings of God to love our fellowmen, next to our Love of God.

      And, we honor and respect people who lead us to get closer to God.

      And, do you also believe tha God wants us to love even our enemies, that includes those who may differ in interpreting or putting to action our beliefs on the Word of the ONE-AND-ONLY-TRUE GOD, to Whom we address our Lord’s Prayer:

      Our Father who art in heaven…hallowed by Thy Name…Thy Kingdom come
      Thine will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
      Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses
      as we forgive those who trespass against us
      and lead us not into temptation…but deliver us from evil.
      xxx for the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory
      are yours now and forever. AMEN.

      Isn’t it?

    • xrisp

      Bitter again over this simple Catholic article?

  • gagokayonglahat

    T@ngin@, Cardinal na yung nangga-gahasa ng mga batang lalake.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      .Tangingina ka ng mga batang lalaking ibinubugaw mo?  Sa pangalan mo pa lang na gusto mong itawag sa iyo, kita na ang hilatsa mo.

      Gusto mo pang bastusin ang Cardinal na kinikilala ngayon ng buong Katolisismo sa buong mundo thru the leader of the Catholic Faith in Rome.

      Solohin mo na ‘yang kagaguhan mo, para hindi ka nanggagalaiti sa inggit at insecurity.

    • julymorning

       KUNG AKO ANG LOLA MO, I FLUSH KO SA TOILET YANG MUKHA MO AT BUNGANGA MONG KUNEHONG BADING KA!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003919908081 Jude Dy

      ?

    • 444mangyan888

      sinu…???

  • simonibarra27

    Si Damaso na promote ni Santo Ku Papal!

    • simonibarra27

      So good!

  • simonibarra27

    Sipsip ka agad propose na ibigay sa ibang bansa yung maraming pera na kinukulimbat dito ng Katolilkoliko [ara pagpapa imbabaw sa Santo Ku papal!

  • simonibarra27

    Umiiyak pa wala namang luha Pwe!

    • julymorning

       MAS PWE KA, AS IN PWET!!!

    • 444mangyan888

      bastos…!! walang modo…!!!

  • simonibarra27

    What a Shame to be a Filipino.. Nominee bilang future BEAST.. Shame indeed!

    • xrisp

      Another bitter person!

    • julymorning

      WHAT A SHAME TO READ U, UHUGING ABNOY!!!

    • 444mangyan888

      bastos…!!!

  • InChristAlone_75

    Teaching from the CATECHISM of the CATHOLIC CHURCH:

    We believe that the holy mother of god, the
    new eve, mother of the church, continues in heaven to EXERCISE HER MATERNAL
    ROLE ON BEHALF OF THE MEMBERS OF CHRIST”

    WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS:

    1 Timothy 2:5

    For there is ONE GOD AND ONE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MEN,
    the man CHRIST JESUS

    • jenny lim

       What’s your point?  The Blessed Mary didn’t claim her Son’s role – Do you understand a “maternal role”? 

  • tonyoks

    “We Filipinos have a deep sense of God, sense of the sacred. But this may be diminishing. And this is where we should be careful and not get to a point when we would already be saying that we can live our lives without God. This is what is happening in other parts of the world,” he said.
    Talaga cardinal???

    and what about us? our part of the world? may asenso ba tayo???

    400 years nyo nang inuuto, hanggang ngayn ba naman eh pa sige pa kau?

    grabe na ang panloloko nyo at pagmamanipula sa kaisipan ng “simpleng pinoy”…

    Vatican kuno… keeper of the worlds dirtiest secrets….

  • InChristAlone_75

    Holy Mary, Mother of God, PRAY FOR US SINNERS, now and at
    the hour of our death. Amen.

    Mediatrix of men with God,
    Mediatrix after the Mediator,
    Mediatrix reconciling us to the Son,
    Mediatrix of sinners, staunch and true,
    Mediatrix of all beneath the sky,
    Mediatrix ever pleading for us,
    Mediatrix set between Christ and His Church,
    Mediatrix who hast found favor with God,
    Mediatrix to win salvation for the world,
    Mediatrix of the mysteries of God,
    Mediatrix of all graces,

    WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS

    Acts 4:12

    New International Version (NIV)

    SALVATION
    IS FOUND IN NO ONE ELSE, FOR THERE IS NO OTHER NAME UNDER HEAVEN GIVEN TO
    MANKIND BY WHICH WE MUST BE SAVED.”

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WT5ZX5O7ZBC6Z3LXFA4UIQZC3I emajega

      hindi mo talaga maiintindihan ang mga yan kasi sarado ang pang-unawa mo. Pero sige basa ka pa ng bible baka kahabagan ka at ng maunawaan mo ang mga iyon.

      Btw. 

      Holy –  Mary is holy, yung ngang mga propeta tinatawag ng biblia na mga holy people.

      Mother of God – kala ko pa naman nagbabasa ka ng biblya. Di mo ba nabasa to na sinabi ni Elizabet ng dalawin siya ni Maria

      Pray for us sinners – Sa O.T. isa sa mga anghel na nagpakita kay Daniel ay nagsabi, na dininig ng Panginoon ang araw-gabing panalangin ng mga anghel para sa kanya. Kung si Enoch, Elias at Melchizedeck ay di namatay dito sa lupa bagkus ay iniakyat sa langit ng buhay hindi ba pwedeng gawin rin ito ng Diyos kay Maria na ina ni Jesus.

      • InChristAlone_75

         

        Holy –  MARY IS HOLY, yung ngang mga propeta tinatawag ng biblia na mga
        holy people.

        Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “NO ONE IS GOOD–EXCEPT
        GOD ALONE. – Luke 18:19

        As the Scriptures say, “NO ONE IS RIGHTEOUS–NOT EVEN ONE. – Romans 3:10

        Who will not fear you, O Lord, and bring glory to your name? FOR YOU ALONE
        ARE HOLY. All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous acts
        have been revealed.” – Rev 15:4

        MOTHER OF GOD – kala ko pa naman nagbabasa ka ng biblya. Di mo ba nabasa to
        na sinabi ni Elizabet ng dalawin siya ni Maria

        But why am I so favored, that the Mother OF MY LORD should come to me? –Luke
        1:43. 

        Nowhere in the Bible is the title of MOTHER OF GOD mentioned. Jesus did not
        even call Mary mother, he called her woman (John 2:4). Mary is Jesus’ MOTHER
        ACCORDING TO THE FLESH. Isipin po nating mabuti at humingi ng tulong sa Diyos
        para maintindihan po natin ito.  Kung si
        Maria ang ina ng Diyos, sino po ang ama ang Diyos?

        Pray for us sinners – Sa O.T. isa sa mga anghel na nagpakita kay Daniel ay
        nagsabi, na dininig ng Panginoon ang araw-gabing panalangin ng mga anghel para
        sa kanya. Kung si Enoch, Elias at Melchizedeck ay di namatay dito sa lupa
        bagkus ay iniakyat sa langit ng buhay hindi ba pwedeng gawin rin ito ng Diyos
        kay Maria na ina ni Jesus.

        Tama po kau dyan, pwede rin po itong gawin ng Diyos dahil sya ay
        makapangyarihan, subalit  hindi po ito naisulat
        sa Biblia kaya maliwanag po na hindi po nangyari ang pagakyat ni Maria sa
        langit.

         

      • jenny lim

        Hoy, hindi namin siya ginawang Diyos, ginalang namin siya kasi tinutulungan niya kaming mapalapit sa Diyos.And we are praying to God with Mary and we ask her to pray for us.Nagtaka ako sa’yo, panay ang banat mo kay Maria, ano bang ginagawa niya sa’yo?  It’s quite strange that you bear the name of Christ and you are disrespectful of His mother, how hypocrite you are!Alam mo ba. Lahat ng mensahe ni Maria ay “repentance of sins”, “conversion of sinners”, “change of hearts”, “coming or going back to Jesus.  Mary has no other role in our lives except leading us to her Son.Ngayon, alam mo bang sinong galit pag may gumagawa nito?  Basahin mo nga sa bibliya, kung nagbabasa ka talaga. Palitan mo pangalan mo, it’s blasphemous considering what’s in your heart and mind. Dapat “LuciferAlone100%” ang pangalan mo, kasi siya ang galit na galit kay Maria.

    • jenny lim

      Because he is the only God-man and the Mediator of the New Covenant,
      Jesus is the only mediator between man and God (1 Tim. 2:5), but this in
      no way means we cannot or should not ask our fellow Christians to pray
      with us and for us (1 Tim. 2:1–4). In particular, we should ask the
      intercession of those Christians in heaven, who have already had their
      sanctification completed, for “the prayer of a righteous man has great
      power in its effects” (Jas. 5:16).

      We invoke [include] the Saints [including the Blessed Virgin Mary] in
      our prayers not to “mediate” us [which is reserved to Christ only] but
      to pray with us and pray for us.

      Praying for each other is simply part of what Christians do. As we
      saw, in 1 Timothy 2:1–4, Paul strongly encouraged Christians to
      intercede for many different things, and that passage is by no means
      unique in his writings. Elsewhere Paul directly asks others to pray for
      him (Rom. 15:30–32, Eph. 6:18–20, Col. 4:3, 1 Thess. 5:25, 2 Thess.
      3:1), and he assured them that he was praying for them as well (2 Thess.
      1:11). Most fundamentally, Jesus himself required us to pray for
      others, and not only for those who asked us to do so (Matt. 5:44).

      So to speak, the Saints including the Blessed Virgin Mary intercede
      for us not “mediate us”. And their exemplary holy lives serve as our
      model, INSPIRATION and guidance to aspire the same.

  • joerizal

    Mas maganda kung binigyan na lang tayo ng pera ng Vatican kesa bigyan tayo ng cardinal. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WT5ZX5O7ZBC6Z3LXFA4UIQZC3I emajega

      Mas maganda rin siguro na puro tinapay nalang ang binigay ni Jesus kaysa sa mga Salita nya na nababasa natin sa biblya. Busog na busog pa tayo ngayon.

      • joerizal

        Hindi, pera pa rin dapat. Sabihin mo yang Salita na sinasabi mo sa mga walang makain at namamatay sa sakit na hindi tinutulungan ng simbahan.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CVAWULFP26HOBKPTPEXKUGXUUQ Ricky

    Among Asian countries, Pinas lang ang Katoliko. Brunei, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, Myanmar, Vietnam, Korea, Indonesia, China at Middle East. Lahat ng mga bansang nabanggit may OFW at alam na lahat na gatasan ng ekonomiya ng Pinas ang mga OFW ngayon.

    Kung ang Mindanao ay magiging independent state, I’m sure aasenso ng husto compare Luzon and Vizayas.

    I’m a Christian but not Roman Catholic.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WT5ZX5O7ZBC6Z3LXFA4UIQZC3I emajega

      Ganun ba? Sabagay hindi naman pinangako ni Jesus na yayaman ang mga taong sasampalataya sa Kanya. 

      Ang pagkaalam ko si satanas ang nangako na ibibigay nya ang kayamanan ng daigdig sambahin lang sya. 

      So may pagkakataon ka pang manirahan sa mga bansang binanggit mo. Good luck nalang.

  • ztefertilizerscam9

    GlorIa(Devil) Arroyo Gift to Mitsubishop and Safari
     Butuan City Bishop Juan de Dios Pueblos, who received a Mitsubishi Montero, Bontoc-Lagawe Bishop Rodolfo Beltran (Nissan Pathfinder), Abra Bishop Leopoldo Jaucian (Mitsubishi Strada), Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo (Toyota Grandia Hi-Ace), Basilan Bishop Martin Jumoad (Mitsubishi Strada), Zamboanga Archbishop Romulo Valles (Toyota Grandia Hi-Ace); and Nueva Segovia Archbishop Ernesto Salgado (Isuzu Crosswind).

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WT5ZX5O7ZBC6Z3LXFA4UIQZC3I emajega

      Eh ano naman kaya ang pabor na binigay ni GMA sa mga pastor/ministro nyo? nagtanung-tanung ka naba?

  • InChristAlone_75

     Jeremiah 10:3-5New International Version (NIV)

    For the practices of the peoples are worthless;
        they cut a tree out of the forest,
        and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel.
    They adorn it with silver and gold;
        they fasten it with hammer and nails
        so it will not totter.
    Like a scarecrow in a cucumber field,
        their idols cannot speak;
    they must be carried
        because they cannot walk.

    Do not fear them;
        they can do no harm
        nor can they do any good.”

  • disqusted0fu

    a good leader is a good listener! good for the Catholics. meanwhile, the Philippines is suffering from a leader who doesnt seem to listen and always want to do things his way.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NV25ZPWMBDYFXEYR3AWQ43ZS5E Hein S

    Chief DAMASO is back!

  • ztefertilizerscam9

    Corruption scandal weakens Philippines Church
    Filipino Roman Catholic Church leaders for what appears to be a massive scandal involving allegedly illegal donations of cars to bishops 

    Philippine Priest Facing Scrutiny Over Ivory and Abuse

  • ztefertilizerscam9

    Catholic sex abuse cases

    The Catholic sex abuse cases are a series of convictions, trials and investigations into allegations of child sexual abuse crimes committed by Catholic priests and members of Roman Catholic orders against children as young as 3 years old with the majority between the ages of 11 and 14.[1][2][3] These cases included anal sex, and oral penetration, and there have been criminal prosecutions of the abusers and civil lawsuits against the church’s dioceses and parishes. Many of the cases span several decades and are brought forward years after the abuse occurred. Cases have also been brought against members of the Catholic hierarchy who did not report sex abuse allegations to the legal authorities. It has been shown they deliberately moved sexually abusive priests to other parishes where the abuse sometimes continued.[4] This has led to a number of fraud cases where the Church has been accused of misleading victims by deliberately relocating priests accused of abuse instead of removing them from their positions.[5] 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WT5ZX5O7ZBC6Z3LXFA4UIQZC3I emajega

      Inaamin naman ng santo papa pati na ng mga liders ng catholic church na may mga ganyang pangyayari at personal na humingi ng tawag ang santo papa sa mga nabiktima.

      Bakit ang catholic church lang ang purtirya mo? Sobrang banal ba ang ibang christian religions at ang mga pastor/ministro nito ay di nakagagawa ng mga katulad ng ganitong pagkakasala? 

      Si pedro nga na sobrang malapit kay LORD nakasalamuha nya, personal na nakausap pero nagawa pang ikatwa ang Panginoon. Ang mga pari pa kaya? Masyado ka naman mapaghanap sa kabanalan ng mga pari. Pwede mo kayang magawa yan sa mga pastor/ministro ng kinaaaniban mo ngayon?

  • $37644997

    It is always good to seek fame with God in Heaven regardless of who you are-what you are in the physical.You don’t have to be a cardinal,pope, a rabbi,imam,a pastor or a priest.Just be what you are,who you are and where you are,but do the works of God that sent you and think,act and do like He is.In other words be one with God and be like Him as He is ,like it was when Jesus was in the beginning.

  • 903

    What a bunch of information on what you will become you leave the Catholic Church.

    RELIGION of not what we own, it IS WHAT WE BECOME

  • noypinga

    Tangangtanga ka na pagnaniwala kapa sa katolisismo! Ang mga cardinal at lahat ng kaparian ay maihahalintulad sa mga eskriba at pariseo sa bibliya na magaling magpaimbabaw, di nakakaunawa ng mga kasulatan ng Dios, lumilihis sa katotohanan na gumagawa ng kanilang sariling batas, tinatawag ang kanilang mga sarili na kahalili ng Dios! at sinasamba ang kanilang diosdiosan! Halos lahat ng kanilang mga gawa ay kalapastanganan sa dakilang Dios! Hoy Pilipino magising na kayo! Huwag na kayong magpauto pa sa mga kaparian!

    • 903

      At maging katulad mo? Sorry, peace be with you…

    • jenny lim

      Sa pananaw at pag-intindi mo. 100 times better pa ang pananampalataya ng mga Katoliko.  You’re judging a thing which you do not know and you don’t fully understand.

      Ikaw ang gumising at suriin mong mabuti ang mga turo ng bulaang pastor mo na nagtuturo sa’yo ng sarili niyang pag-intindi sa bibliya, haka haka at gawa gawang kasaysayan para suportahan ang kanyang pagsisinungaling para papaniwalain ang mga taong kasing kitid ng utak mo.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WT5ZX5O7ZBC6Z3LXFA4UIQZC3I emajega

      Minsan magpakapawis ka sa pagsaliksik kung ano talaga ang catholic faith bago mo dustaan. Wag ka agad magpaniwala sa mga sinasabi ng magagaling na pastor/ministro laban sa katoliko. Di naman masama na magsariling sikap ka sa paghalughog ng katotohanan. Basahin mo muli ang biblya mula OT hanggang NT. Basahin mo rin ang unang history ng Kristyanismo after na umakyat si Jesus. Then magbasa ka ng kahit isang talambuhay ng santo na kinikilala ng mga katoliko. At pagkatapos basahin mo kung sino at paano nagsimula ang mga protestante. Ang mga talambuhay ng mga founders ng protestante hanggang sa sila ay mamatay. Pinakahuli saliksikin mo kung saan galing ang kinaaaniban mong relihiyon ngayon. kailan ito itinatag at sino ang nagtayo. Tapos igoogle mo kung ito ba ay nakaregister sa SEC at ano ang pangalang ginamit sa pagrerehistro.

      Pagnagawa mo lahat ng yan saka ka magcomment against the catholic church baka pakinggan pa kita.

  • jenny lim

    This is to wrestle with reason and bible with the blogger “InChristAlone_75″ who kept on attacking the Blessed Virgin Mary:

    Because he is the only God-man and the Mediator of the New Covenant, Jesus is the only mediator between man and God (1 Tim. 2:5), but this in no way means we cannot or should not ask our fellow Christians to pray with us and for us (1 Tim. 2:1–4). In particular, we should ask the intercession of those Christians in heaven, who have already had their sanctification completed, for “the prayer of a righteous man has great power in its effects” (Jas. 5:16).

    We invoke [include] the Saints [including the Blessed Virgin Mary] in our prayers not to “mediate” us [which is reserved to Christ only] but to pray with us and pray for us.

    Praying for each other is simply part of what Christians do. As we saw, in 1 Timothy 2:1–4, Paul strongly encouraged Christians to intercede for many different things, and that passage is by no means unique in his writings. Elsewhere Paul directly asks others to pray for him (Rom. 15:30–32, Eph. 6:18–20, Col. 4:3, 1 Thess. 5:25, 2 Thess. 3:1), and he assured them that he was praying for them as well (2 Thess. 1:11). Most fundamentally, Jesus himself required us to pray for others, and not only for those who asked us to do so (Matt. 5:44).

    So to speak, the Saints including the Blessed Virgin Mary intercede for us not “mediate us”. And their exemplary holy lives serve as our model, INSPIRATION and guidance to aspire the same.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    KATOLIBAN TERRORIST IS BACK STOP TERRORISIM IN PILIPINO NATION”” HE IS THE KING OF TERRORIST CARNIBAL TAGLE SHOOT THE TERRORIST”’

    • 903

      The way you talk speaks who is your God

    • jenny lim

      …manood ka ng ANC ngayon, LIVE! Para mamatay ka sa inggit. Hehehe. KAWAWA KA NAMAN – GALIT SA MUNDO KASI GALIT SA SARILI.

  • Pablo316

    As the Philippines advances technologically and economically it will inevitably follow the path of most western countries today, especially those of Western Europe, who after becoming materially wealthy also became spiritually lax and eventually becomes an atheistic society.
     
    This can be attributed in part to the failure of institutionalized religions (RCC and Protestantism) which teach a superficial form of Christianity. Their focus is on mass rule, control and manipulation rather than on a very personal and biblically-focused religiosity and accountability.
     
    As a result adherents get a very shallow and worldly understanding of Christianity. They see their faith as a means only of getting what they want in this world but once those needs are already satisfied they can see no use for their religion and with God.
     
    But that is not what true and biblical Christianity is all about, rather it is about a future glory in which true Christians (after being clothed with immortality like the angels) together with our coming King – the Lord Jesus Christ will wrestle control of this present world from Satan and his demons, and will rule the Earth for a thousand years and after that the Lord Jesus Christ will turn over the world’s kingdom (this time already rid of any evil thing) to God the Father and so God will rule forever and ever together with Christ, the Christians and the angels.
     
    As the Bible says:
     
    “If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.” (1 Corinthians 15:19)
     
    With this let me encourage godly people to read, study and live the pure and unadulterated teachings of the Bible for the time is near when God will show Himself to the entire unbelieving world that indeed He exist!
     
    God bless!

    • alienpatriot

       Hooray! At last we have someone prepared to point out he idiocy of the CBCP position. As was the case during Rizal’s time, the position seems to be that we must prevent the masses being educated because educated people make choices that the CBCP do not like. Would it not be better to believe in what we profess?
      If the CBCP thinks it’s way is best, let them explain their view and not just try to prevent others being heard. If your only way to win your case is to silence your opponents what does it say about the strength of your argument?

    • $37644997

      The Bible and it’s entirety is not everything.It’s only a clue to a reality.There’s no such thing as second coming of Jesus but there is such thing as coming of Christ.Christ means light,Buddha means light.Jesus the Christ meaning-Jesus the Enlightened one as to Gautama the enlightened one,same thing with Christ Krishna.God really does exist in all life specially to humankind,where you are -there God is also.God lives in the secret chamber of the Heart.

  • alienpatriot

    Will Tagle listen to those amongst his flock who are concerned about the siphoning of church funds to a campaign related more to church control and hegemony? Should not the money be spent on improving the lives of ordinary Pinoys? Should it not be spent on education?
    Will Tagle stop this corruption? I hope so …

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    DADAANIN NA NAMAN NG CARNIBAL TAGLE ANG BANSA SA PADASAL KAYA DUMAMI ANG PATAY GUTOM AT DESPERADO SHOOT THE TERRORIST IN THE HEAD”

  • Tim Awa

    Why does the inquirer allow its pages to be a spitting ground of uncivilized remarks? Commenters can be critical without resorting to cursing, swearing and name-calling as these do not add value to this report. If we have no rules here or the author/editor could not properly regulate the comments, it may be better to just disable this comment feature.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NV25ZPWMBDYFXEYR3AWQ43ZS5E Hein S

      Tagle should hear the Uncensored  Anger of the Filipino people.

      That isFfreedom of Expression at its purest.

  • InChristAlone_75

    One of my favourite verses from the Book of Ephesians 2:8-9
    which I have not heard of, not once, in my entire 35 years with the Catholic Church

    For it is by grace you have been
    saved, through faith—and THIS IS NOT FROM YOURSELVES, IT IS THE GIFT OF GOD—
    NOT BY WORKS, so that no one can
    boast.

    Thank you my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ you have set me free!

    • $37644997

      Faith with-out works is nothing and the truth shall set you free.

      • Pablo316

        Indeed faith without work is nothing or dead because genuine faith bears good fruit but you should realize that people are not saved by good works but by faith alone.
         
        Good works is but the fruit of a genuine faith and salvation and not the means to it. Christians are saved in order to do good works
         
        “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10)
         
        and not because they have done good works.
         
        The Bible is very clear on this that people are saved by their believing not by their doing, as it is written (to cite a few only):
         
        “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
         
        ”For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.” (Romans 3:28)
         
        ”Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 5:1)
         
        “All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.” (Acts 10:43)
         
        “We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are.” (Acts 15:11)
         
        “They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.” (2 Thessalonians 2:10)
         
        “God chose you as firstfruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth.” (2 Thessalonians 2:13)
         
        “I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!” (Galatians 2:21)

      • $37644997

        Salvation means self elevation.Righteousness means the science between right and wrong.The blood of Jesus has nothing to do with your sins.In other words,He did not die for you because your are a sinner.He came to this World as an exemplary that others might follow.He is indeed a saviour by his know how and his teachings(the light).I COME THAT YE MIGHT HAVE MORE LIGHT ABUDANTLY.NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER BUT BY THE LIGHT THAT IS IN ME.(not me)

      • Pablo316

        Oh I see you’re talking about a different Jesus than what the Bible teaches. Your Jesus is a product of syncretism among different religions and beliefs.
         
        There’s no point then in further discussion with you.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NYOKKWJDJKP6HLLGJ7TVFKQVPI Rene

        Buti pa matulog ka na. Sana hindi ka bangungutin ng INGGIT mo sa catholic church.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NYOKKWJDJKP6HLLGJ7TVFKQVPI Rene

        Just as I thought, nandito na naman ang praning na Pablo316. Ganito na lang ba ang kaya mong gawin sa buhay, stalking catholic articles? You’re so pathetic. Para kang sirang plaka..

      • jenny lim

        …correct. Kunyari magaling sa bible – and yet he is simply manipulating the texts – cut them to pieces – to fit his faulty argument.
         

      • jenny lim

        You betray your own argument.  Faith alone, tapos kailangan pala may fruits para buhay.  So you acknowledged that faith is not faith without good works.

        Faith and Works are like two wings that would lead to salvation, but only God has the final say.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DWSKMLZ5MJNVADYN2JMOYXFE7A Baruk

        How about these verses?

        Rev 22:12 – “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.
         
        Phil 2:12 – Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;

      • Pablo316

        Yes those verses are true because good works will be rewarded by the Lord Jesus Christ but good works are not the means to salvation as the preponderance of Bible verses show, it is thru believing only in the Lord Jesus Christ’s sacrifice that one is saved and forgiven of his sins.
         
        So every good work that a saved person or a true Christian does will have its appropriate rewards when the Lord Jesus comes bringing with Him His rewards and recompense.
         
        Thus in order to show that salvation does not depend on what we have worked for but rather on the saving grace of God which we received when we put our faith in the Gospel, consider the following verses:
         
        “If anyone builds on this foundation (Christ Jesus) using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames.” (1 Corinthians 3:12-15)

      • infinitelyblessed

        How about this case? I have a personal relationship with Christ. I go to Church every Sunday, read the Bible regularly and confess that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. But all my actions are nothing but all selfishness. I don’t mind other people’s sufferings and just mind my own. Worst than that I also have another woman aside from my wife and I am also involved in a drug selling (this may seem exaggerated but I know some professing Christians who are like this). Will I still be saved because I have faith in Jesus? How would your answer relate to Matthew 25:33?

        I think simple logic and common sense will tell you otherwise. I totally agree with all the verses you quoted previously but you have to check your interpretation because normally they were interpreted with very poor exegesis.

      • Pablo316

        Do you think after what you’ve enumerated, can anybody still consider himself to be a true Christian?
         
        Without beating around the bush and loitering in generalities, can you specifically pinpoint what is wrong with the verses I quoted above and what is their proper interpretation and application?
         
        You know I’m already tired with people carelessly throwing around like a cliche things like ’you’re giving your own interpretation of the Bible’ or ’you don’t have the right to quote the Bible’, or ’what made you think it’s what the Bible is trying to say’ etc. etc.
         
        The Bible is very much available to anyone who wants to check those verses I put out here, so do a Berean thing (see Acts 17:11) if you please and come out more clearly and specifically.

      • InChristAlone_75

        1 John 2:4-6
        New International Version (NIV)Whoever says, “I know him,”but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. But if anyone obeys his word,love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.

    • jenny lim

      Ah ganun ba, ako isang taon pa lang katoliko, nabasa ko na. Ikaw pala yung katolikong di nag-aaral kaya ka nawala sa landas at ngayon kasalanan pa ng katoliko ang pagka bobo mo, tripleng bobo ka nga. Ang kagaya mo ang paboritong papaikutin ni pablo. Kaya magsama kayo.

  • bahaykubo1015

    “Tagle vows to be a humble listener”

    So????   Isn’t it that as “a man of God” he should have or have had developed already this attribute as a basic part of his personality?
    Why announce ????
    Or has this attitude of humility become so rare among the Catholic  hierarchy that he needs to announce it….

    They should have come down to earth humbly at least after all these priests and bishops sexual abuses…. but no a lot of them even pretend it never happened…..

    Don’t get me wrong. I am a practicing Roman Catholic.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=676212411 Mark Gubagaras

      @bahaykubo1015:disqus, I respect your opinion. The headline might sound “paradoxical,” considering the strong influence of the Catholic Church in our society. But with all due respect, you are not putting your comment in the right context. In addition, it is the responsibility of the media to report the news as it happens, so technically this is not a press release that is “announced,” as what you say.
      Note that the reference on Cardinal Tagle that he “vows to be a humble listener” is in line with his ordination as a cardinal. Try reading other news articles from the past and you will know that the cardinal was already ‘comfortable’ (for lack of an appropriate term) with his previous duty as bishop of Imus, Cavite. He knows the big load of work that comes with his being the current archbishop of Manila, much more that he is now a cardinal. I may not be the right person to speak in behalf of the cardinal, but I am very sure that he knows much about the RH Bill and the sexual abuses of priests. 

      In addition, there is another paradox about this entire thing. Reality bites — the more you try to become humble and would want to keep anything to yourself, the more the world wants to know about it.

      I am a practicing Roman Catholic as well, and I hope you understand what I am talking about. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DWSKMLZ5MJNVADYN2JMOYXFE7A Baruk

    Sana naman si Cardinal Tagle will follow Jesus Christ footsteep (1 Pet 2:21).

    IF And Only IF all Christians and the rest of mankind will believe Jesus Christ and follow Him
    we can have a wonderful world to live in (Isa 11:7-10).

    Jesus Christ preached the Gospel of the KIngdom of God and/or Heaven (Matt4:12-17 and Mark 1:14-15). The Apostles preached the same gospel (Acts 8:12; Acts14:21-22; Acts 28:30-31).

    Be accursed to those who preach a different gospel (Gal 12:16-19).

    If and only if we will believe Jesus Christ and follow the Ten Commandments (Ex 20:2-17 and Deu 5:6-21), as it is all summed up in the Law of Love (Rom 13:9 and 1 Cor 13) — There will be no killing, no abortion. No corruptions, no presidents on hospital and house arrest. No steeling, no Chief Justice impeached. No liar, no preacher preaching the wrong gospel. No need of over crowded prison. Everybody will be honoring the Real God of the Bible on the Holy Sabbath of the Lord.

    If and only if we really believe in Jesus Christ and follow Him — as what Nat King Cole then sing, What a Wonderful World.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abdul-Rashid/100004367910013 Abdul Rashid

    How much do you think was the red tape to get his cardinal position? May lagayan din sa Vatican the city of whores and idol worshiping..

    • http://alasfilipinas.blogspot.com/ Pepe Alas

      REALITY: Arguing with hate-filled anti-Catholics online is totally wrong — It’s like asking a vandalized wall to make itself clean.

  • http://twitter.com/jefftrebbher Herbert Curia

    MOTHER MARY LIGHTS AND MIRACLE GUIDES YOU IN YOUR LEADERSHIP IN CHRISTIAN CATHOLIC RELIGION AND THE PEOPLES FAITH  BRING THEM IN STRONG FAITH TO GOD THRU JESUS WITHOUT DECEPTIONS OF EVILNESS………

    THE SALVATION OF THE PEOPLE MUST BE IN THE RIGHT GOOD SHEPHERD UNITING OF THE PEOPLE FROM CATHOLIC TO NON CATHOLIC BELIEVERS…

    EVANGELIZED THE GOSPEL WITH MOTHER MARY LIGHTS AND APPARITIONS…..

    ALWAYS PROTECT THE PEOPLE FROM EVILNESS…

    GOD AND JESUS LIGHTS BE WITH YOU ALWAYS…..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    CARNIBAL TAGLE BIGYAN PO NINYO AKO NG 100 MADRE MAGAGANDA BUBUNTISIN KO LAHAT NG DUMAMI ISNATCHER’ AT AKYAT BAHAY” PAHALAGAHAN ANG BUHAY”

  • jenny lim

    Sola fide is wrong.

    First, because the Bible never says it anywhere.

    Second, because Luther inserted the word “alone” in his German translation, there
    in Romans 3, although he knew perfectly well that the word “alone” was not in
    the Greek. Nowhere did the Holy Spirit ever inspire the writers of Scripture to
    say we’re saved by faith alone.

    Paul teaches we’re saved by faith, but in Galatians
    he says we’re saved by faith working in love. And that’s the way it is in a family
    isn’t it?

    A father doesn’t say to his kids, “Hey, kids, since you’re in my family
    and all the other kids who are your friends aren’t, you don’t have to work, you
    don’t have to obey, you don’t have to sacrifice because, hey, you’re saved. You’re
    going to get the inheritance no matter what you do.” That’s not the way it works.

     

    • Pablo316

      If you don’t subscribe to the full authority of the Holy Scripture then you should not try to argue about things written in it.
       
      For sure you can say all you want since you can just set aside the Bible and there will be no holds that can bar your argument, but as for us Bible-believing Christians we take careful attention not to go to the left or to the right but to be faithful with what the Bible says, as it is written:
       
      “Do not go beyond what is written.” (1 Corinthians 4:6)
       
      For any form of Christianity that is not based on the Bible is but a Christianity of their own making and as such will not merit before the eyes of God.
       
      “But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let them be under God’s curse!” (Galatians 1:8-9)

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/AS37EDHAW2YT7MQIBDDMSFJIW4 Wise

        Pablo316, Can you explain if the Holy Bible the pillar and foundation of truth?
        What does the Bible say about that?

        Just a reminder, do not think just by quoting Scripture you are actually quoting Scripture CORRECTLY.

        Besides, are you implying Catholics do not believe in the Bible?

        And can you also share to us which version of a Non-Catholic “Bible-Believing” Christian are you? 
        And how do you know YOUR version of the so called “Bible-Believing” Christianity is the true version when SOOO MANY “Bible-Believing” groups disagree among themselves and even accuse the other groups as preaching a false gospel?

      • Pablo316

        You can grab your favorite Catholic Bible if you want to, this ‘what Bible version’ thing have been overblown already, in fact if ever there are any differences among these different Bible versions they are not that significant as to overturn the fact that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Savior of the world and by believing in Him people are forgiven of their sins and saved.
         
        Don’t ask me about my group, I am not a religionist and when I share the Gospel I just share it as the Bible teaches it to be, no more no less, and I don’t even put in front the fellowship of believers I belong to so as not to stain the message of the Gospel. For true biblical Christians know that religion will not save you but a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ will.
         
        What do you mean by “do not think just by quoting Scripture you are actually quoting Scripture CORRECTLY”?
         
        The Bible is there with you and the verses I quote have the Bible verses included so that people can double-check them if they wanted to. In fact I would not be offended, instead be happy that people do not readily believe what I am saying here but will go to their Bible and see if all of them are indeed true, just like what the Berean did.
         
        “Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. As a result, many of them believed, as did also a number of prominent Greek women and many Greek men.” (Acts 17:11-12)

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/AS37EDHAW2YT7MQIBDDMSFJIW4 Wise

        Explain then if you believe the Bible is the pillar and foundation of truth.

        Can you also explain how you know YOUR INTERPRETATION of the Bible is the correct interpretation?

        How do you know that? By simply quoting selected Bible verses?

        Besides, are you suggesting that the Catholic Church do not believe “that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Savior of the world and by believing in Him people are forgiven of their sins and saved.”

        Looks like you are very much misinformed about Catholic teaching.

      • Pablo316

        The Bible is the pillar and the foundation of truth only if you believe it and it requires no further explanation, otherwise you have a much bigger problem.
         
        And why should I bother with RCC teachings, all Bible-believing Christians do care is that we study and live the pure and unadulterated teachings of the Bible.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/AS37EDHAW2YT7MQIBDDMSFJIW4 Wise

        Thank you for answering. Looks like you do not really believe what the Bible teaches:

        1 Timothy 3:15 New International Version (NIV)
        15 if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, WHICH is the CHURCH of the living God, the PILLAR and FOUNDATION of the TRUTH.

        1 Timothy 3:15 American Standard Version (ASV)
        15 but if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how men ought to behave themselves in the house of God, which is the CHURCH of the living God, the PILLAR and GROUND of the TRUTH.

        So, do you disagree with Scripture when it says it is the CHURCH which is the Pillar and Foundation of Truth?

      • Pablo316

        Yes of course I do believe that it is the Church or the collective body of all believers, but I know what you are driving at, you want to mean it’s the Roman Catholic Church. That’s ridiculous!
         
        The problem with your conclusion is that there is not a single church (say the Roman Catholic Church) established by the Lord Jesus Christ and this might hit you hard and further prove that you are not really a sincere Bible-reader or even if you do, you read the Bible using the reading glass of RCC. In fact the Lord Jesus deals with a plurality of churches and even wrote personal letters to some of them which the Lord Jesus told the other churches to take heed what was being said to each church. The totality of these churches is what can be called the Body of the Lord Jesus or the ‘Church’.
         
        Now before even launching with the proof that the Church which the Lord Jesus Christ established is not the Roman Catholic Church, we should ask ourselves with all honesty the following questions:
         
        Will the Lord Jesus Christ even call or name His Body which is the Church (the totality of all genuine Christian believers) after pagan Rome? The very Rome that crucified Him on the cross?
         
        Also does the body of Christian believers have to wait 300 more years after the Lord Jesus Christ died and rose from the dead for it only to be officially named: Roman Catholic Church?
         
        Even a secular person still endowed with reason will not give an answer of yes to the above questions, how much more Holy Spirit-filled Christians.
         
        The Church (not the Roman Catholic Church) was indeed founded by the Lord Jesus Christ on a Rock foundation, who’s Rock is no other than the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.
         
        Note that this Rock or Stone is not the Apostle Peter who RCC claims to be their first pope by flaunting Matthew 16:18-19 whereas it was the apostle Peter himself who identified for us who that Stone or Rock is on two occasions. Listen to him:
         
        “As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by human beings but chosen by God and precious to him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For in Scripture it says:
         
        “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.”
         
        Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, “The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,” and, “A stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall.”
         
        They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for.” (1 Peter 2:4-8)
         
        And again:
         
        “Jesus is “‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’” (Acts 4:11)
         
        Now understandably this will hurt but that is what the truth is: there is no Roman Catholic Church in existence back in 33 AD, unless of course you want to re-write history like some cults do. In fact the Christian Church can be properly considered to have started in Acts chapter 2 during the Pentecost of 33 AD.
         
        RCC was created by pagan Rome in 325 AD and that by a pagan emperor in a pagan setting. What happened is more of a paganized Christianity rather than a Christianized paganism. Besides it was only the majority (meaning not all) of the nominal Christians of that time that succumbed to the enticement of the pagan world. This seduction of the nominal Christian groups in the year 300’s resulted in the adulterous marriage between them and the carnal pagan world (in the person of the ruling Roman Empire represented by Constantine I), the union that gave birth to what we now call the Roman Catholic Church.
         
        While this happened minority Christians like the Novatians (ca. 250 AD), the Donatists (ca. 311 AD) and the Arians (ca. 300 AD) and others were persecuted and demonized by the newly formed Roman Catholic Church, which is by the way if you will notice is first Roman, second Catholic or universal (no contest about that) and third Church but not necessarily a Christian one.
         
        RCC even falsely claimed that they are the only church there is of the Lord Jesus Christ (the same claim made by other smaller cults) whereas when the Lord Jesus Christ wrote personal letters to His churches (note ‘churches’ meaning plural’) with each letter containing merits and demerits for each church (a further proof that they are different churches), the Lord never ever mentioned the Roman Catholic Church specifically by name. Whereas anyone who will study the Bible will come to the conclusion that RCC best represents the ‘Famous Prostitute’ described in the Bible.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/AS37EDHAW2YT7MQIBDDMSFJIW4 Wise

        So do you believe then that the early Christians believed in the Bible alone? 
        How about the Apostles? Did they believe in the authority of the Bible alone?

      • Pablo316

        “But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:14-17)
         
        “But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let them be under God’s curse!” (Galatians 1:8-9)
         
        “If anyone teaches otherwise and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, they are conceited and understand nothing. They have an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions and constant friction between people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.” (1 Timothy 6:3-5)
         
        “For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.” (Matthew 5:18)
         
        “Jesus replied, “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.” (Matthew 22:29)
         
        “It is easier for heaven and earth to disappear than for the least stroke of a pen to drop out of the Law.” (Luke 16:17)
         
        “There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; the very words I have spoken will condemn them at the last day.” (John 12:48)

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NYOKKWJDJKP6HLLGJ7TVFKQVPI Rene

        You are manipulating the texts in the bible to fit your twisted
        arguments. A blind leading another blind will surely fall into the
        ditch.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/AS37EDHAW2YT7MQIBDDMSFJIW4 Wise

        Pablo, why do you twist the meaning of (2 Timothy 3:14-17) and assume the “Holy Scriptures” being referred to by the Apostle Paul in that writing is the complete Bible (Old + New Testament)?
        Are you not aware during that time THERE WAS NO NEW  TESTAMENT yet?
        (It was almost 400 years later before the list of New Testament books is identified). 

        So, why do you accept the decisions of a group of fallible, sinful men in history who decided which books should be included in the Bible? Why do you accept their AUTHORITY to define the Bible?

      • InChristAlone_75

        Let’s further question ourselves, if there is a true Church or religion, or people who nailed the right interpretation of the Bible shouldn’t it be the Jews, God’s chosen people who practice Judaism? Peter, who Catholics claim was the first pope, wasn’t he born a Jew? and Mary too?

      • Pablo316

        Yes because the 12 apostles and almost all the first Christians were all Jews.

      • jenny lim

        Hehehe. Kawawa naman si Pablo, buko na, ayaw pa ring umamin.  1,500 years from the early Christians, walang ibang relihiyon kundi Katoliko – that’s history.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NYOKKWJDJKP6HLLGJ7TVFKQVPI Rene

        He is making himself (Pablo316) the pillar and foundation of truth. You can see how twisted his line of arguments.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DWSKMLZ5MJNVADYN2JMOYXFE7A Baruk

        I can see you have a very wide understanding of the Bible, the mind of God in writing. Most Christian should envy you. I just wonder if you can include in your comments (preaching) what Jesus Christ preached, the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. The Apostles preached the same.
         
        Jesus Christ when He come almost 2,000 yrs ago focus on the Kingdom of God (reference on the red letters of the Bible). What is the Kingdom of God, Who will be in the Kingdom, When will the Kingdom be established on earth and How can human being be qualified in the Kingdom.
         
        From the time Adam and Eve was created  almost 6,000 yrs ago, Moses and the Prophets in the Old Testament (Scriptures)wrote about the Kingdom of God. The book of Revelation of God to John has a Big Picture of the vision of the second coming of Jesus Christ to establish the Kingdom of God on Earth.

      • Pablo316

        Indeed the Gospel that was preached by the apostles talks and is about the coming Kingdom of God, and the apostle themselves asked the Lord Jesus Christ when will the Kingdom of God will be established (Acts 1:6).
         
        For the sake of brevity I will not include verses since this subject requires a wholistic knowledge of the entire Bible. Having said that the Kingdom of God will be established on earth once the Lord Jesus Christ comes back in order to save those who have trusted in Him who themselves will be His co-heirs and co-rulers in that 1000 year Kingdom.
         
        The Lord Jesus Christ will be sitting on the throne of King David which is what was promised to Him when the angels and holy people announced His the purpose of His birth which during the time He became a man, that throne of David was already non-existent for an Idumean by the person of Herod was now ruling in Israel as a puppet of the Roman empire (the last Jewish king in the line of David was replaced by Herod) so that when it happened, the rabbis thought that God’s word as written in the Bible was broken. For God solemnly promised that there will not be a break on the throne of David in which his descendants will seat. So the rabbis thought that the Messiah should already come otherwise that promise of God is clearly broken, but little did they know that the Lord Jesus Christ was already born and is now growing into a man in the village of Nazareth.
         
        In the Millennium, the survivors of the Day of the Lord or the tribulation will be the one who will populate that world where they will re-populate the whole earth in peace and abundance as Satan during that time is imprisoned in the abyss til the 1000 year is over. After that Satan will temporarily be freed in order to entice the whole world to fight God, the Lord Jesus Christ and all the saints in a one last battle in which Satan and all those who went with him will be defeated and will finally be judged for the last time in the Great White Throne judgment where he and his followers will be thrown into the lake of fire.
         
        Also at the end of the Millennium the Lord Jesus Christ will finally turn over all dominion to God the Father so that from then on and forever, God will be the one to rule all in all His creations and eternal bliss and peace.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WT5ZX5O7ZBC6Z3LXFA4UIQZC3I emajega

        hi, im a catholic and i am really engross about the catholic teaching. i read a lot about history and christianity. I am open about discussing our religious views. We can discuss any topic about our own religion or belief and maybe can learn or expands our knowledge about this matter. I think this venue is the right place to exchange ideas. 

      • Pablo316

        Hi, I think every sincere and godly person would like to know about God’s words in all its fullness. I myself don’t know everything there is in the Bible but if a fellow believer comes and tells so and so is written and taught in the Bible then with all openness I would look it up in my own Bible and see if they were really so, exactly what the Bereans did in Acts 17:11 where the apostle Paul even commended them for doing what they did and called ’of more noble character.’
         
        The Bible shows us that no one has the monopoly of knowledge in a church or a group of believers and I believe it is glorifying to God that each believer can share a thing or two for the mutual building up of each other. The Holy Spirit can work with even the lowest Christian believer in our own estimation.
         
        The following verses shows what I just desribed above:
         
        ”Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures. He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervor and taught about Jesus accurately, though he knew only the baptism of John. He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately.” (Acts 18:24-26)
         
        ”Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said. And if a revelation comes to someone who is sitting down, the first speaker should stop. For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged.” (1 Corinthians 14:29-31)
         
        ”I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong— that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” (Romans 1:11-12)

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DWSKMLZ5MJNVADYN2JMOYXFE7A Baruk

        Thanks a lot

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NYOKKWJDJKP6HLLGJ7TVFKQVPI Rene

        You are manipulating the texts in the bible to fit your twisted arguments. A blind leading another blind will surely fall into the ditch.

      • jenny lim

        Pablo, you just born in this century and you are so sure about your interpretation of the bible. The Catholic Church is 2,000 years old – and you said this Church is not biblical. Does it make a sense?

    • http://alasfilipinas.blogspot.com/ Pepe Alas

      Perfectly said!

    • InChristAlone_75

      Titus 3:4-7
      New International Version (NIV)

      But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, HE SAVED US,NOT BECAUSE OF THE RIGHTEOUS THINGS WE HAVE DONE, BUT BECAUSE OF HIS MERCY. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been JUSTIFIED BY HIS GRACE, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TJAA3WKCKQZWSJX2ATNY4K65GU Titan

    Ayan na naman tayo, meron na namang nagdudunung-dunungan sa Bibliya.  Ganyan din ang proklamasyon ng mga terorista, na ang kanilang pananampalataya ang tama.  Wala kayong ipinag-iba.  Hindi ko alam na ang mga pariseyo at eskribang naglilinis-linisan noong panahon ni Hesus e inaabot ng milenyo ang haba ng buhay at nagsusulat pa rin dito.

    If you can’t accept Catholic teachings, then just keep it to yourself.  What matters is, if you believe in God, no matter what name you call Him and what group you belong to, provided that your belief leads you to lead a good and happy life which becomes a blessing for others, then well and good.

    On a lighter note, congratulations to Cardinal Tagle! May you serve the Archdiocese of Manila faithfully and bring your flock closer to God.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    CARNIBAL TAGLE IS TALIBAN TERRORIST TO THE PILIPINO NATION SHOOT THE TERRORIST”’ REPRODUCTION IS MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES”’

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    DADAANIN NA NAMAN NI CARNIBAL TAGLE ANG MGA BATANG PALABOY AT ISNATCHER SA PADASAL KATOLIBAN SAY GO MULTIPLY UNTIL YOU DIE””” TALIBAN TERRORIST”’

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NV25ZPWMBDYFXEYR3AWQ43ZS5E Hein S

    Tagle, humbly listen to the Majority of Filipinos who want RH.

    Like the Majority of Italians who wanted and  got their Universal RH in 1970.

  • miiron

    who cares what u think and do, tagle!  

  • simonibarra27

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  • simonibarra27

    Sipsip ka agad propose na ibigay sa ibang bansa yung maraming pera na kinukulimbat dito ng Katolilkoliko [ara pagpapa imbabaw sa Santo Ku papal!
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