Bishop’s plea: No ’crackers


CEBU CITY—Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma urged the public to refrain from using firecrackers to welcome the New Year.

“We can enjoy without endangering the lives of other people,” Palma said in a press conference on Wednesday.

Palma agreed that using firecrackers in Christmas and New Year celebrations has been part of the Filipino culture.

But he said there were other ways of celebrating the holidays without harming others. Jhunnex Napallacan, Inquirer Visayas

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  • Mabuhay

    wawa naman wala ng pumapansin………………

  • D_BystandeR

    Maybe that will serve him best to issue a neutral call about firecrackers rather than mentioning in his sermon that he disliked the President’s crusade of “matuwid na daan”  calling it not in line with God’s objective. When he visited the suspended Cebu Gov. Gwen in the Capitol and talked with her in a closed door meeting, he did not disclose to reporters when asked to shed light on what they had earlier discussed after that meeting. But then inside the Metropolitan Cebu Cathedral while celebrating a holy mass on a Christmas day, he unexpectedly issued a partisan call saying, “matuwid na daan”
    crusade is nothing if it is not in line with God’ objective. Maybe Archbishop Palma wants the suspension order nullified because he does not like it issued to a “friend?” Or maybe he wants to show he is repaying the kindness of the suspended governor in that way? He has got to respect his position as “servant of God.” The Emeritus Cardinal Vidal was not doing this during his tenure until his retirement that’s why the Cebuanos love him.

  • InSearchOfTruth

    “Palma agreed that using firecrackers in Christmas and New Year celebrations has been part of the Filipino culture.”

    it may be part of filipino culture but the bishop must also realize that the use of firecrackers is a pagan practice.  for a country that claims to be christian, this may be a little off and hypocritical.  kunsabagay, marami din naman pagan practice ang simbahan…

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