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Cardinal Tagle at Nazarene mass: ‘Life is sacred…it should be respected’

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MANILA, Philippines – Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle took an apparent swipe at the newly enacted Reproductive Health law as he officiated Mass during the Feast of the Black Nazarene Wednesday.

“Life is sacred . . . it should be respected . . . The family is a blessing, the husband, wife and children,” said Tagle, the Manila archbishop, in Filipino in his homily before thousands of barefoot devotees at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila.

Tagle made no direct reference to the new piece of legislation, but he told the 500,000 faithful that “money that can be used to feed the people, build schools is being spent to kill . . . This nonsense should be stopped.”

President Benigno Aquino III signed the bill into law in December.

The Catholic Church has remained a staunch critic of the new law, threatening legislators who voted for its passage of withdrawing its support during the midterm elections in May.

“Hindi niya tayo sasamahan sa pagrerebelde sa Diyos [He will not help us in fighting God]. Bato-bato sa langit, ang tamaan, bahala nang magalit [A literal translation in English would be Stone, stone in the sky, whoever gets hit, don’t get mad]… Si Hesus ay nagdusa dahil sa mga huwad na saksi [Jesus suffered for the false witnesses]. May mga binayaran para magbulaan at gumawa ng kaso laban kay Hesus [There were those who were bribed to spread lies and make a case against Jesus],” said Tagle.

“Ang tunay na nananalig kay poon Hesus Nazareno, lalabanan ang kabulaanan na sumisira hindi lang sa tao at lipunan kung hindi sumisira sa anak ng Diyos [Those who truly believe in Jesus the Nazarene will fight the falsehoods that destroy not only man and society but also destroy the son of God]. That shall not happen again,” he vowed.

True devotees should not be materialistic, Tagle also said, airing his disapproval for those who value their gadgets and wealth more than their faith. He lamented how many seemed to worship their cellphones more, feeling that they could not live without technology.

He questioned how the rich could provide their pets with quality food and only give their household help stale left-overs.

Tagle urged them to ask themselves “Kamusta ang ugnayan ko kay Hesus, buhay ba siya sa akin [How is my relationship with Jesus. Is he alive in me]?”

“We need to be witnesses to the truth that Christ came not to destroy others but to give life so that they may receive everlasting life and peace,” he said.


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  • slyss

    Meanwhile, thousands of devotees are putting their lives at risk, hoping to get a touch or a glimpse of the statue for a miracle. Does that practice respect the sanctity of human life?

    • tagatabas

       I assumed na isa kang non-Catholics just leave them the way they want it .Doon sila masaya at nakakaramdam na malapit sa katotohanan. What makes you bothered?

      • rosaddiaq

         I am bothered by ignorant, misinformed, delusional catholics heeding a corrupt ( Bishops asking a corrupt President for money to buy vehicles ), immoral ( Vatican hiding pedophile priests ) church. Have you wondered why there is a Black Nazarene, Black Sto. Nino, and Black Virgin Mary’s ( Antipolo and Cebu )? Even the catholic historian Ambeth Ocampo do not know; puti daw talaga yung mga rebulto, nasunog lang daw sa barko na galing sa Mexico papunta dito sa Pilipinas. Lahat ng rebulto? It does not make sense and I suspect he knows the real answer but is not saying because it will mean the Vatican has been lying on how the real Jesus ( and Mary ) looks like. Hint: even the catholic Mel Gibson made Jim Caviezel darker in his Passion of Christ.

      • GustoKoHappyKa

        hey hey…leave Jim Caviezel out..he’s one of my favorite actor…

      • http://twitter.com/31dMB Dodjie Basco

        How do you know they are misinformed? How do you know they are ignorant? Are you saying you are better than the 8 million people who went there? And who are you to judge?

    • Jane Tan

      To be fair, there are people who are hardcore religious. You have to take into account that there are really people who would go through all of the risks, even at their only volition. If you want to call them “nuts”, be my guest :)

  • tonyoks

    “The money that can be used to build schools is being spent to kill . . . This nonsense should be stopped,” said Tagle 
    Bakit tagle, nagbabayad ba kayo ng tax gaya namin?

    Anong K mo na magbigay ng ganyang pahayag???

    Kayo ang nagbigay ng “Kabanalan” sa salitang Korapsyon!!!!

    Sana po ay tigilan nyo na ang pagkontra sa isang bagay na wala kayong karapatang panghimasukan…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

      What has the Catholic Church done to build schools, roads, feed the poor, etc?  None.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3QBMYPCCPWL5IDWF55BTBVWSAE UPLB-2008-3****

        Actually they have built schools – catholic schools, na pang rich rin lang naman.

      • hopeless_na

        Meron naman mga Catholic schools. pero sobrang mahal ang tuition. Hindi kaya ng mga mahihirap ang magpaaral dun.

      • xrisp

        Kapatid, lahat ng nabanggit mo ay matagal na, kasalukuyan pa at patuloy pang gagawin ng Simbahang Katoliko. Tunay lang natin alamin sa ating kapaligiran at wag lang maging bias ang ating isipan. Ang tunay na lakas ng simbahang Katoliko ay ang pagmamahal at paglilingkod nito sa kapwa na walang itinatangi Katoliko ka man o hindi.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

    Feast of Nazarene has nothing to do with the recently passed RH Bill.  Will Bishops and Cardinal Tagle shut up?  Are we seeing another Cardinal Sin?

  • andrew lim

    While the desire of devotees to worship in their own way should be respected, the good Cardinal should be reminded of their responsibility for the trash and damage to public infrastructure this Nazarene procession is doing.

    You cannot call yourself pro-life if you are pro-trash or pro-destruction of public property.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4C2SFYIH52Y2KR7QPZPHJO2XQQ sl1

      I am with you.

  • Jane Tan

    Ah… But Family Planning Seminars cannot kill, Cardinal Tagle. And, if conception does not happen, there is no life to kill. Meanwhile, Enrile just gave away over 60 million of taxpayer money just because he can, to senators who are well-off, and just because they support him. Also, it would interest you to know that there are churches in Metro Manila that have 24/7 aircon and flatscreen TVs. As I’m sure that you are all for money being spent on the poor that the Church is okay with increasing.

    • rayingga

       Ang alam ko ay isa ka ring katoliko. I admired you dahil mayroon kang guts na labanan ang hindi tama, I’m with you.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/EAWQCV6E2OFOH2YKTTSLUOKATY Jimenez

      Ignorant. Galing sa donations ang flat screen at aircon ng simbahan..(pati yun ba naman napansin pa)… Very aggressive ang church sa pagtulong sa mahihirap.. Sa katunayan gawa ng Catholic Church ang pinaka malaking Orphanage at Home for the Aged, Schools, etc!! Na dapat gobyerno ang gumagawa!

      Ikaw, KULTO nyo? may naitulong ba sa bansa?

      • wawangpenoy

         Very typical response coming from a devout Christian and I would assume was raised and educated in Catholic schools, taught to be gentle and forgiving, and who attends mass every Sunday and some days maybe.

        Those younger group in this blog will learn a lot from you and will surely look up to you as a role model.

        BRAVO!!!!!

      • angtangamo

         Seems like you are the ignorant one. Yes the RCC is active in helping the poor BUT they rely on donations to do so… in short, if there are no donations then they won’t be able to help. They don’t like spending their own money.

      • Jane Tan

        Sir, our community service group helped build houses for homeless. We taught in schools for urban poor community. We hold feeding programs. We have field trips from when I was in college to help farmers. And, we did all of that without the donations.

        I do not come from some cult. I am a Catholic. But, more so, I don’t sympathize with hypocrites. To throw the blame and attention away from your own faults is what we preach now? I attend mass. I donate to the needy. I give back to the community. So what if the flat-screens are a donation (which I sincerely doubt when there are more than 10 of the same kind of flat-screen TV)? Enrile’s 60m give-away was also, in some way or form, a donation. They can’t pass those on or sell them in a garage sale? Assuming that those are a donation does not change the fact that a Church would need 10+ of those TVs to flash the Responsorial Psalm while there are kids right outside the Church gates begging. 

        All this is telling me is that this particular Church focuses more on the comfort of its church-goers in order to keep them attending mass. Next thing you know, they will have sofas or bean bags.

      • http://twitter.com/31dMB Dodjie Basco

        I am sorry but I am confused Jane. First you said you are a Catholic and you attend mass. Then the next thing I read is you attack the Church and its leaders where you belong.

        However, I would like to commend you on the efforts you do to help the poor. I believe we are one on this undertaking. I, for one, and the foundation where I belong recognize for a fact that we need more able people who will help the poor. 

        It just so happened that on this issue we are on the opposite side of the fence.

        I would like to discuss to you further the reason why the Church, our place of worship, where our God resides, would need such need “expensive amenities” but I guess it would require more time and space to write on to accommodate our exchanges in thoughts. In the meantime, I would leave it to anyone who reads this to seriously reflect on the reasons why. 

        Nonetheless, I wish you good luck in your works of charity.

      • MelorisV

        Affected si Jimenez ah. Baka may proceeds na napupunta sa kanya. Aggresive ba sila? But not enough. Have you ever wondered why there are still so many street children around? This only means the orphanage you speak of is NOT enough to address the REAL problem which is POVERTY and OVERPOPULATION it is merely a temporary solution and not for long term. And guess where the budget from those institutions come from? None other than the Filipino taxpayers. And mind you there are a number of government run orphanage and home for the aged too. By the way do you know that schools and hospitals run by these Priest and Nuns are one of the most expensive in the Country? If you don’t show ‘em the money you won’t be admitted (yes especially in the hospital). Can they at least admit several hundreds of the poor people for FREE? I bet they won’t. Piety and Charity anyone? 

  • tagatabas

    Sana matapos ang maghapon na maging mapayapa sa inyong lahat.

  • catalansbarce

    No comment sa sinabi ni Cardinal pero PRO RH Bill ko.

  • rayingga

     good point, me to pro RH but we need to respect the man.

    • 12JEM

      Respect for the man that spreads the lie that RH Law is to kill Filipinos?

      The lie is abhorrent. What about the spreader of what is abhorrent?

    • MelorisV

      “Respect begets respect” And he doesn’t deserve one. The Cardinal is disillusioned and spreads lies and misinformation about the RH bill. If the RH bill were really a masquerade for abortion. I tell you now, we supporters of the RH bill will be the first one to oppose this law (if that happens, and I am sure it won’t). We respect life and the plight of the poor Filipinos. This is one way to help them to alleviate their living conditions and not a temporary “band aid” solution of alms or donations which is sad to say are superficial. 

  • rayingga

    Sana walang masaktan sa prosisiyon

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQQPZLNOMD2EBFTHSWOP6QGZWY Marshall

    Kapag nagkaharap sina Peping Cojuangco at si Tagle para lang silang humarap sa salamin magkamukhang-magkamukha..plakadong plakado…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TGSMKB6ZWYHH3GYXFHISXVSBHU Modesto

    we filipinos should deeply pray with the almighty god,for the catholic church in general and cardinal tagle in particular to open their eyes to the truth.gone are the days that that their influencial dictatorial decrees are followed religiously by their flocks,in the guise of god and religion.the catholic church has still the stigma of delusion of grandeur,which they inherited with their spanish friars clones..we are not a progressive country simply because of the interference of the church on state affairs in concert the main catholic schools.shame on them

  • Platypus09

    Majority of Filipino men don’t even like to use condoms.

    WTH..!!

    This bill is a waste of taxpayers’ money, resources and time of everybody.

    Scrap this bill..

    • 12JEM

       Hindi na Bill.  Law na.   Approved by the President on Dec 21, 2012. So there nothing to scrap.

      What should be scrapped is the lie that the law promotes killing of Filipinos. This is a lie made more abhorrent if spread by a man who is supposed to be Alagad ng Diyos, katulad nitong si Tagle.

    • Jane Tan

      You’d be surprised what lengths men would go to just to have sex.

    • MelorisV

      Because majority of the Filipino people (men & women) are ill-informed and brainwashed by the wrong teaching of the Roman Catholic Church. Even in Africa alone some priests have told lies that condoms contribute the spread AIDS/HIV instead of stopping it. Just open your eyes and mind what some of these Bishops & Priest have done (bad) for the last 500 years in the Philippines.

      With the help of the RH bill Filipino men and women will be educated. If they (men) are not comfortable with condoms there are other alternative methods to choose from. And they will be given for FREE and with proper counseling or support for the health centers. 

      And Jane Tan is right you’d be surprised on what lengths men go just to have sex. Some good examples like in Thailand “No protection or condom, No sex” for the sex workers. In the Philippines there was once a “sex strike” in villages in rural Mindanao the idea came  to end the fighting and helped end clashes in between villages and to some area.

      It is not a waste of taxpayers money or waste of anything. As a taxpayer myself I would love to see that my contribution will have a significant effect that will benefit the poor families, women, and children of the Philippines. Proper health care and services for FREE. 

  • weeshfulThinker

     “The money that can be used to build schools is being spent to kill . . . This nonsense should be stopped,” said Tagle

    This just shows how narrow-minded Cardinal Tagle and the CBCP is. They won’t even try to understand the law.

    Someone please inform them that they live in the Philippines and the Philippine Government runs this FREE country. They CANNOT control us Filipinos.

    If they won’t support us, then DON’T hold us down!!!

  • Kowboy5

    hey Bishop. have you heard of TAXES that CAN be spent to help the poor? 

  • Kowboy5

    btw the whole universe does not revolve around your little church with all its people

  • john_constantine

    Coming from someone who is obviously surrounded by riches, those comments are trash.

  • 12JEM

    The arrogance of this man who is supposed to be ALAGAD NG DIYOS is reprehensible……

    to continuously spread the lie that the RH law is for killing Filipinos.

    Patawarin ka sana ng Diyos, Tagle.

    • http://twitter.com/31dMB Dodjie Basco

      Well, may God have mercy on you too for calling a servant of God arrogant and liar.

  • boi skater

    I’m really so tired listening to the nonsense that these
    bishops are saying. They make no sense and no relevance whatsoever. Repeating
    them over and over again will not change the fact that they make no sense.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

      you’re so tired of listening and yet you’re still reading and listening what these good bishops say…..put some earplugs…..duh

  • virgoyap

    Cardinal Tagle will surely not be appointed Cardinal by the Vatican had he take a different stand concerning RH. I’m a pro RH but I still respect his view concerning RH.

  • RossSpazio

    My family has listened to Cardinal Tagle’s homily. His message was rather insightful yet very diplomatically worded.  This article maliciously & incoherently quoted only bits and pieces of what he said as to read like non-sense in this very biased article. Now that the RH is already a law, we hope Inquirer can be a bit more prudent in pushing for its RH agenda when it keeps disguising pro-RH opinion articles to read like straight-forward news.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/7M6AFD7YQ6BJACR5TN2DBGRERA Ramon

       Yes, I agree with you about the Cardinal’s tact and this newspaper’s tendency for unbalanced reporting (out-of-context)  just to catch attention. And I am sad about the many toxic comments appearing here against the Church. MAY GOD FORGIVE AND ENLIGHTEN THEM!

  • WAJ

    Cardinal is making a big nonsense comment here. Birth control is not, I repeat, is not killing. RH Bill does not have restrictions. It is not mandatory for the people if they want to adhere it or not. They still have the freedom of choice, if they want to have many children. Why in the heck he made that comment to begin with? That’s stupendous comment as far as I am concern.

  • WAJ

    Ang sperm kapag hindi na fertile sa ovary ng babae ay hindi pwedeng sabihing fetus. Ang contraceptive ay para hindi mabuo ang sperms ng lalaki at ng babae, so hind killing yun. Ngayon kong walang contraceptive at nagbuntis si babae at nagpaabort, yan mo sabihin na killing yun. 

  • $37644997

    Cardinal Tagle,it is always better if you focus on your black nazarene and we won’t bother you.When you say non sense,it turns back on you that you really are.

  • mangtom

    Ano ba itong Tagleng ito na ayaw tanggapin na talo ang anti-RH? Ipinipilit ang kanyang position sa RH Law. Lumuha man siya ng dugo, wala na siyang magagawa. Inutil talaga itong cone head na ito. Habang panahon na ba itong pag-iyak nitong cry baby na ito? Act like an adult and like a priest so people will respect you.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

      And who are you to tell us that we don’t respect Cardinal Tagle?

    • http://twitter.com/31dMB Dodjie Basco

      I respect the Cardinal and never have thought of disrespecting him.

  • JosengSisiw1

    The catholic church owns expensive properties and tracts of lands grabbed from indios a long time ago earning them taxfree millions while their own workers with meager income have to pay their individual taxes. Do they really believed that it is their God given right, the way they want us to believed that RH law is ending life?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BMIGLYZMHZZDSINKWDCM3DO56Y Dennis

      Your are duped by your pastor ithink making up stories without evidences s a lie and stop talking about RH bill dahil isa kang bayot hindi ka pwd mag anak

      • marienkind

         It’s not really a lie. You can go to BPI’s website or PSE’s website to check the largest stock holders there.

      • Jane Tan

        Receive Communion much?

  • Platypus09

    On the contrary, without conservatives like the Catholic church, this whole world would be out of order and chaotic.

    Most of the non-Catholic religions are divided, not united and, thus, not attractive.

    Though their beliefs have origins in Catholicism, why switch to other fellowships or fake religions when the origin is way much better.

    • angtangamo

      “On the contrary, without conservatives like the Catholic church, this whole world would be out of order and chaotic.”

      You obviously have not heard of the Crusades, The Thirty Years War and the many other wars that the Vatican started? Not too mention people murdered during Church led witch hunts and natives from various countries around the world being executed for not converting to Christianity?

      • Baruk1

        Yeah using the sword and the cross. You either follow or else..

    • Baruk1

      At least 100 years after Jesus Christ died before the Roman Catholic was founded.
       
      In the Book of Acts the Holy Spirit was given to the people of God (the first Christians) gathered in a room. The word Christians can be found in the NT twice and the word Catholic never ever in the Bible at all.

       Apostle Paul was preaching to the Church of God not to the Catholic.

      • http://twitter.com/31dMB Dodjie Basco

        Catholics and Christians worship the same God. It is just in the manner of worshiping where they are different.

      • Baruk1

        The Catholic and other main stream “Christians” honor Jesus Christ, the one with long hair. The Real Christians of the Bible deal with the Real God, Jesus Christ with short hair.
         
        “Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him?” (1 Cor 11:14)

      • http://twitter.com/31dMB Dodjie Basco

        Like what I said the same God. Different manner, one with long hair the other one short.

      • Baruk1

        God of the Catholic and other main stream “Christians” is trinity. No where in the Bible is the word trinity. They honor Sunday (god the Sun) as day of the Lord. Their god’s birthday is Dec 25 (pagan origin). Their Jesus Christ died on Fri and risen on Sunday.
         
        The Real God of the Bible is one but two Godhead, God the Father and God the Son (Jesus Christ). The Real Christians of the Bible honor the Real God on the Sabbath as commanded. They don’t honor pagan gods such as Dec 25 (birthday of god the Sun), Easter (in honor of pagan god Esthar). The Real God Jesus Christ died on Wed and risen on Sat (3 days 3 nights).

  • Platypus09

    Without Catholicism, these other religions or fake fellowships would not be created.

    Be thankful to where you came from.

    Moving forward without looking your origin is gonna make you all astray, as it shows.  

    • marienkind

       I make it a point in life to never let gratitude get in the way of the greater good.

  • jinx

    Ikaw Tagle at mga alipores mo sa CBCP ang sumisira sa dignidad ng pamilya.  Salungat sa pagtuturo niyo ang imahe ng isang maayos na pamilya. Ang isang disenteng pamilya ay may kinakain tatlong beses, nakatira sa isang bahay–hindi kulungan ng  baboy, nag-aaral ang mga anak imbes na magpapalimos at magtratrabaho para sa mga magulang at malilit na kapatid.  Hanggang dakdak ka lang, tulad ni Enrile, pero wala kayong nagawa para mabawasan man lang ang matinding gutom at imoralidad sa bansang Pinas.

    Minsan umatend ako ng misa, iilang bata nakita kong nagpapalimos sa mga tao? Tatlo o apat maliban pa sa mga matatanda. May ginawa ba ang simbahan para sa kanila? Wala. Kasi kung meron, bakit pa nila aabalahin ang mga sumisimba, e dala-dalawang beses nangongolekta sa misa, maliban pa sa donasyon sa may pintuan.

    So ano ibig sabihin nito? Magaling lang ang mga paring ito at si sotto at enrile mag-pasa ng responsibilidad sa mga ordinaryong taong nagsusumikap. Gusto nila, tayong mga matitinong mamamayan ang sumalo sa kahirapan ng mga tamad, iresponsable at walang disiplina sa lipunan.  Pero sila, tuloy ang ligaya sa pangungurakot! 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BMIGLYZMHZZDSINKWDCM3DO56Y Dennis

      I think u are talking garbage and lies blaming the church of your failure, you should go back to school and do your homework remember isa tayo sa pina ka corrupt na bansa sa asia kaya sisihin mo buwaya sa governo,sabi mo maraming nagpapalimus, nagbigay kaba kung hindi wala kang kapatan magalit tingnan mona sarili mo kung may nagawa kang mabuti,dito sa europe marami rin ang nagpapalimus sa.daan sa simbahan but the government s taking care of them,do you know that one of the beggest charity organization n d world s catholic google it sa atin karamihan sa mga charity ay run by catholic,example kawad kalinga, at marami pa.you know even d devil go to church they go inside like angel even kneel down recieve communion but once they are out they are currupt, drug posers,drug addict drungkard,liars,criminals,adulterer,gossipers.see where you belong.

      • jinx

         Kurap ang gobyerno dahil sa pamilya pa lang kurap na….wag kang magpakatalino dahil lumilitaw pagka-ignorante mo.  Binoto ng mga bobong katulad mo ang mga pulitikong kurap…. kayo ang nag-lagay sa mga kurap sa kinatatayuan nila ngayon. Mga bobotante di makapag-pili ng maayos dahil sa dami ng mga anak nila, ibenta na lang ang boto nila may makakain lang.  Corruption starts in the family, tandaan mo yan tanga!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XELTWRZC7FSRSLCQSNFHVCLZ7Y Jeffrey

    the reporter is either ignorant, or deliberately twisting the facts.  i was there, and cardinal tagle wasn’t referring to the rh law when he said something about spending money to kill.  he was referring to some rich countries spending a lot of money for war, not contraceptives!  for God’s sake, ms.boncocan, are you really a reporter, or a gossiper???  the inquirer should investigate this lying reporter.  look at those who wrote comments here, they based their reactions on your lies!

    • marienkind

       Sureeeeee

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XELTWRZC7FSRSLCQSNFHVCLZ7Y Jeffrey

    the reporter is lying.  

  • Platypus09

    What kinds of religions you guys affiliate if they teach you to be hateful, indiscriminately critical, judgemental to other people and very inconsiderate of the misgivings of others as shown in these forums?

    I am just glad that I don’t go to your churches.

    I am happy with the Catholicism.

    • Jane Tan

      News flash. You may not be judgemental, but that doesn’t mean all Catholics aren’t judgemental.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        just like the born againsts……

    • marienkind

       Critical: The RH Bill will never work.
      Judgemental: The RH Bill kills.
      Inconsiderate: I am just glad that I don’t go to your churches.

      • Jane Tan

        I stand corrected lol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

    Honestly, I trust the WISDOM of Cardinal Tagle and the bishops, more than Malacanang, tongresmen and senatongs who passed the rhb…..

    • Observer_din

      i honestly doubt if your cardinal has the wisdom concerning the issue..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3QBMYPCCPWL5IDWF55BTBVWSAE UPLB-2008-3****

    Okay sige, mang-irita na naman kayo ng natitira niyong parishioners sa mismong kapistahan pa mandin.

  • wawangpenoy

    Tagle is attacking the RHB instead of just concentrating on teaching his flocks. Lo and behold!!! He doesn’t even have the nerve to tell the truth and in essence he is perpetuating the myth of the Black Nazarene or the ignorance of his flocks regarding these Black Nazarene idolatry.

    The Roman Catholic church teaches there is a difference between idolatry and veneration.  It says,
    “Idolatry
    etymologically denotes Divine worship given to an image, but its
    signification has been extended to all Divine worship given to anyone
    or anything but the true God….An essential difference exists between
    idolatry and the veneration of images practised [sic] in the Catholic
    Church, viz., that while the idolater credits the image he reverences with Divinity or Divine powers,
    the Catholic knows “that in images there is no divinity or virtue on
    account of which they are to be worshipped, that no petitions can be
    addressed to them, and that no trust is to be placed in them.” 2
    The Roman Catholic Church has defined idolatry far too narrowly in its favor.

    The Catholic church teaches it’s followers
    to bow down before statues when in prayer. Anyone can walk into a Catholic
    church and see kneelers before every statue place within. However, the Creator
    specifically states…

    Exodus 20:5, “Thou shalt not bow down thyself to
    them,  nor serve them: for I the LORD
    thy God am a jealous God,visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third
    and fourth generation of  them that hate
    me;”

    Leviticus 26:1, “Ye shall
    make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a  standing
    image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down
    unto it: for I am the LORD your God.”

    • Baruk1

      Did you ever come across why most Christians including your church follow the pagan practice of the Catholic to Honor the Real God of the Bible on Sunday (day of the Sun god) and not following the Ten Commandments?

  • pasaway008ako

    Ipabasa nga kay Tagle kung ang family planning ay hindi nakasulat sa biblia? Baka siya ay matauhan kung mabasa niya na kailangan ang family planning!!! Hindi niya alam iyan dahil hindi siya marunong magbasa ng biblia!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

      oo na, kayong mga born against na nakabasa lang ng bibliya habang naka upo sa iniduro, ay mas magaling pa kay Tagle na nag-aaral sa bibliya ng mahigit pa 12 taon….duh 

    • julymorning

       ABNOY TALAGA UTAK MO!!!

  • mangtom

    BertCollapseAnd who are you to tell us that we don’t respect Cardinal Tagle?Sagut: Hindi naman ikaw ang tinukoy ko. So just shut up, little boy. 

  • Platypus09

    Jesus did NOT even quote the Old Testament (OT) when he was alive and teaching.

    Why should you base your religion from these OT quotes?

    • Baruk1

      The “Scriptures” in the New Testament refer to the Old Testament as that is the only one available during the time of Jesus Christ. There are 21 (Scripture) words in the NT and about 6 were spoken (red letters) directly by Jesus Christ. Below are some of them.
       
      Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: ‘The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone. This was the Lord’s doing, And it is marvelous in our eyes’?[ (Matt 21:42)
       
      Jesus answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God. (Matt 22:29)
       
      Jesus answered and said to them, “Are you not therefore mistaken, because you do not know the Scriptures nor the power of God? (Mark 12:24)
       

  • brunogiordano

    “The money that can be used to build schools is being spent to kill . . . This nonsense should be stopped,” said Tagle

    Ang party ng sermon ito ng isang cardinal ay FOUL at UNCALLED for.

    Kaming mga sumuporta RH ay walang hangad na pumatay.

    Ang salaping gagastusin ay malaking kapakinabangan parang sa mga mamamayan PILIPINO.

    Ang sinambit ng cardinal ay walang pagrespeto sa sensitivity ng mga nakakaraming PILIPINO at KATOLIKO.

    • http://twitter.com/31dMB Dodjie Basco

      The Catholic Religion is not about the number of membership. It is about believing in the doctrine. Hindi dahil ikaw ay Katoliko by birth ay totoong Katoliko ka na. The Catholic church will not bend its doctrine only because the majority of the members want it. For as long as there is a morality issue, the Church will never give in to it. Why? Simply, because that is the purpose of the existence of the Institution. Morality goes beyond health, money, prosperity, etc. 

      And may I remind you that the pulpit is the priest’s bastion. It is the church property. Every priest assumes that those who go to Church to hear mass believes in the doctrines of the Church. What he says during the sermon is always addressed to the believers. Why would someone who is not a believer, go there in the first place?

      • Jane Tan

        All true. But, even if a religion is not about the number of membership, it is still a vital role. Catholicism will not have flourished did it not have the initial number of followers, no matter how few. It doesn’t matter how good or how true an idea is, its success will still depend on an army of believers.

      • http://twitter.com/31dMB Dodjie Basco

        Yes. The true believers play a big role on the success of the Church.

      • litobetita

        Nicely said. Tamang-tama ka dyan.

  • Platypus09

    I agree with Msgr. Tagle.

    Why do we have to use condoms and kill those sperms instead of allowing them to fertilize female egg cells? Though they are not human beings yet, but they are the cornerstones of life that are being incapacitated.

    Poor sperm cells..!!

    • JosengSisiw1

      Why not practice celibacy and let the wet dream work. Then after waking up satisfied, catch all the sperms and raise it in a poultry. This is how the church want us to do isnt it?

      • julymorning

         YES, ACCORDING TO UR LIMITED AND ABNORMAL LOGIC!!!

    • Jane Tan

      Killing sperms is not a crime and is not against the Constitution, otherwise every man who masturbates is in jail or, in the Church’s case, excommunicated.

      • marienkind

         Make it a crime with capital punishment and we’ll never need population control ever again.

      • Observer_din

        daming pari makukulong nyan? dami sa kanila walang asawa eh, saan nila dinadala ang mga sperm nila? hehehe

    • marienkind

       I don’t know. Why do we let egg cells go to waste everytime a woman menstruates? Let’s impregnate every fertile woman so none of those poor cornerstones of life ever get wasted. haha

      You don’t go out very often, do you?

    • tamumd

      Do/did you say “poor sperm cells” every time you polish/ed your carrot? Now don’t lie and act like a hypocrite!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/COJZ26UIJ36VSB7BWHJOEXAZ3U Isla

    I think he  and the rest of the cbcp clan should get out of the country and go and live we there is no RH bill I because if they think baby killing is set to be implemented  here in the Philippines then they should think they will be the first to be executed and murdered for standing on the way.   So Rome will not be their choice for a new country to move and live because there is also RH bill over meaning they will also be murdered over there too. Their thinking now should be its genocide time for the cbcp soon ha ha ha.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XALR35ENV2XKV327BZGZ7Q5Z5Q Ernesto

    contradict kayo lagi sa atin gobyerno

  • Carum Al Dumal

    Money spent to kill? If I were born to a parent who cannot feed me, clothe me, cherish my presence, I would rather die or not be born at all. Now this feeling is replicated many times over by those who were unfortunate enough to have biological parents like that. But Tagle is blind man of the cloth.

  • tamumd

    Luis Antonio Tagle…..shut up! What do you care about government money…you don’t even pay income taxes from your earnings! We do!

    • julymorning

       TAMUND, ABNOY KA TALAGA!!! TRABAHO NG MGA OBISPO AT PARI MAGSALITA TUNGKOL SA MORALIDAD AT MGA IMORAL NA GAWAIN HINDI LANG NG MGA TAGA GOBYERNO, KUNDI SA LAHAT NG KRISTYANO.

      AT PARA SA MONGOLOID MONG UTAK, NAGBABAYAD ANG MGA OBISPO AT PARI NG TAX SA MGA BINIBILI NILA, KATULAD MO.

      • tamumd

        Sure they can talk all they want..just as long they don’t issue threats of civil disobedience and trying to influence how to make laws of the land. That’s for sure not their functions.

        By the way…you need to read again what I said. I said INCOME taxes not VAT or sales tax coz everyone does that whether you have an income or not.

  • Dieserweg

    May na discover ako dito sa debate ng pro and anti RH.  Marami pala na PRO RH ang di naiintindihan ng lubusan na ang pills eh nakakapatay ng baby.  Buong akala nila na ang pills eh naipi-prevent ang pregnancy that they think the Church is lying when she keeps on saying that RH law supports abortion.  What most do not understand is that the pill is not perfect.  Merong 5% chance that it will fail.  Any doctor would tell you that.  Ibig sabihin pag nag fail ang pill ang sperm makakalusot at mapi-fertilize ang egg cell.  Life then is created, a human being is formed although still immature as a zygote.  Lahat tayo were once a zygote that needed support and nurturing from our mothers, which our mothers gave and we are now alive.  Ang problema is that the effect of the pill thins out the outer layer of the uterus so that the baby won’t hold on the uterine wall.  He or she will then be passed out as a discharge and dies.  Na discover ko dito na marami ang di nakakaunawa sa parte na un.  Who then is lying?

    • Dieserweg

      Now think about this.  If there is a 5% breakthrough fertilization, how many babies are being killed?  Say, we have 1 million mothers on a pill, 5% of that translates to 50,000 babies in just maybe a month for just a million mothers.  Wow!  Isn’t this mass murder of babies that we are supporting by about 13 billion pesos a year.  Money that will benefit only the multinationals and big business.  Wow!

      • tamumd

        But oblivious to you and your naive discovery….more than 50% of fertilized egg cells do not make it to implantation as they are spontaneously aborted for some unknown reasons. That is how inefficient human reproduction is.

      • Dieserweg

        And so because of that you advocate intentional abortion. Very smart of you huh!

      • tamumd

        Show me where did I say I advocate for ‘intentional abortion”. I cited that phenomenon coz you seem to imply that all egg cells and sperms should all turn into babies.

      • Dieserweg

        Ah, you see ghosts when there is none. So tell us, do you support RH or no? :b

      • tamumd

        Sorry I don’t believe in ghosts either! And YES I support the RH law 100%…but that doesn’t mean I am for abortion either. It’s in fact proscribed in the RH law.

      • Dieserweg

        Ang gugulo mo. You admit the 5% failure rate of pills that consequently abort babies, and yet you say you are not supporting abortion, but only RH. Okay ka lang ‘tol?

      • tamumd

        Sorry buddy..you’re the only who is confused…but a fertilized zygote is not a human being to me to which the rest of the scientific community agrees. Not unless a fertilized zygote implants and begin to extract nutrients and blood supply from its mother you could hardly call an 8 cell staged morula a human being just like you don’t call a clump of tumor cells a human being or a fleck of skin that comes off everytime you scratch hard enough a human being. Again nature flushes out more than half of the fertilized egg on a regular basis. If you attribute this natural phenomenon to your god..is your god then a murderer?

      • Dieserweg

        As I suspected you would use such argument. But its a long debate. Anyhow, I subscribe more to the findings of Dr. Maureen L. Condic, professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy of the University of Utah, Dr. Thomas Berg of The Westchester Institute for Ethics and the Human Person, even the famous and notorious bio-ethicist Dr. Peter Singer of Princeton University, our very own Philippine Medical Association and the Philippine Constitution, and many other men and women of Science who all agreed that life begins at the moment of conception. Don’t make it sound like the pro RH has the monopoly of science while we, are merely playing a guessing game. Oh no, my God is a loving father. That is why, we are all still here despite the mass murders committed by those who for the sake of sex would abort babies in their wombs. And please do not compare a zygote to a skin cell, or any cell in the body . For those cells even when cultured may divide many times but would not develop into a human being. The zygote isn’t merely a collection of body cells, but has all the characteristic of a human organism capable of growth, complete with the all blueprint of life. Who are we to interfere with the work of the Creator? Try to snatch an engineer or an architect’s project blueprint, and the ensuing fight will help you understand how such basic form of a structure is so important to him. How much more of human life? Do not exclude God and His perspective in the equation, assuming of course, you are no atheist.

      • tamumd

        Of course you would subscribe to Maureen Condic’s and Thomas Berg’s ( a catholic priest) definition coz they both agree with yours. What is troubling though is because Peter Singer agrees with you in terms of when human life begins you completely ignored that fact that this moron advocated for selective infanticide to kill babies that have congenital anomalies. That is very characteristic of fanatic catholics..they would ignore the heinous crime or corrupt practice of a person just as long as that person goes along with whatever the church stands for. That’s like prostituting the faith. lol In case you’ve missed it…there is a reason why in our constitution beginning of life is vaguely defined “at the moment of conception”. It didn’t say right after fertilization because they know there’s no solid agreement out there about this. I didn’t say pro RH has the monopoly of science. Science is not a commodity or a sacred relic that only a select few could have access to. It is out there for everyone to peruse and take in. The problem occurs when religiots twist scientific facts and findings to suit their agendas.

        Hahaha..how do you know it’s your god that keep as all alive and not the improved nutrition, technology, irradication of communicable diseases, and new scientific discoveries that help mitigate disasters? I know those are not created by a god. lol

        Why could we not compare a zygote to a clump of tumor cells..both have a capability of growth. A denucleated egg cell to which a nucleus of a somatic cell such as a skin cell is introduced also has a capability of growth that could develop into a human being. Who are we to interfere? lol..we always interfere with who ever you attribute that source of all things are. Like.. we treat diseases. If we don’t interfere and just let the natural course of major illnesses the outcome is death for sure. Don’t tell me you don’t take medicines. If you do… you’re interfering.

      • Dieserweg

        Peter Singer controversial position on selective infanticide is never accepted by the Church. I am not even aware he is Catholic, at all. But hey, how can we ever agree on a moral issue when you do not even believe in God, nor subscribe to the teachings of Christ. You are an Atheist. I am not sure we can agree on anything on this one because we come from totally different vector points. It seems like trying to raze the globe in vast Euclidean parallels. Is it a sad reality that pro and anti RH advocates would never ever agree? or would they? Let’s wait for the court then to rest the issue. Good luck, mate.

      • tamumd

         ”how can we ever agree on a moral issue when you do not even believe in God, nor subscribe to the teachings of Christ”. lol. Don’t be funny. Religion…more so the catholic church doesn’t have the sole purview of morality. Even atheist/agnostics follows some form of morality. They’re just not embedded in some archaic religious dogmas.

      • Dieserweg

        I seriously wonder what morality is for to an atheist. When you die, that’s it. No after life. Big deal! I might as well just screw every woman available, who cares. Its more fun that way!

      • tamumd

        I think atheists have more authentic and honest form of morality than the religiots. Atheists value life to the highest level because they know that’s the only chance they have at life. They know once they die..that’s it. That’s the end of everything. Why do you think I would want to take a chance to pick up diseases by having sex with so many women when I am just as happy and content with the one I have now? Why would i do something that could potentially cut short my precious life? Religiots only do “good deeds” because they are scared of the wrath of some imagined man up in the skies. And that they could get punished forever when they die. Well if I am that god…I would raise my middle finger at you and forever consign you to eternal flames because you’re not really doing it out of the goodness of your heart. You are doing it because you have an ulterior motive at the end. You are expecting a prize at the end. Now…. that to me is a fake and rotten form of morality!

      • Dieserweg

        What a bias and judgmental attitude you have. Do you really know that for a fact, that the likes of Mother Teresa just did all those humanitarian work all for the sake of heaven? And Christ as well, and those well known humanitarian Catholics? You are so wrong.

      • tamumd

        Hahahaha..now you got jolted out of your moral high horse dream! You’re now screaming “bias and judgemental”..when in fact you’re the one who was doing that in the first place. You claimed that since I am an agnostic/atheist..it should follow that I should not posses any morals whatsoever.

        But of course..the eternal reward is  the carrot and stick that make religious people pretend to live a “moral life”. They act like little kids who need constant watching. When the observing eyes of an adult goes away….the little kids would do all sorts of naughty and messy things. And that’s very true.

      • Dieserweg

        I notice you keep laughing at me. This is supposed to be a discussion, insults are really unnecessary. We may not agree but you see, I keep my mind open. I realize, that in any discussion, insightful exchange is an immediate benefit. Unlike those others in the forum, I hold ours fruitful. You ever wonder why it took us this long? It’s not so much because I would be able to convert you to become catholic (hahaha) nor would you be able to convince me to become an atheist or an agnostic, but more so of the chance to see things from your perspective; who knows that may be possible one day. To quote Herod Antipas, “A little more, and you would make a Christian out of me.” :b

      • tamumd

        ooppps! Didn’t mean to insult you with my laugh. :-) I guess that  jolt really worked. You’re now extending an olive branch. :-) (it’s a smile..not laugh).

        You really think you have an “open mind”? :-). Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm. (puzzled – thinking about the jolt). By the way…I was brought up in a very devout catholic family. My parents still are…so I guess you have to attempt to “reconvert” me if there’s such a thing. :-)

      • Dieserweg

        Oh no don’t get me wrong on that. My background taught me to accept people as they are. As a Catholic, we believe that conversion is the work of the Holy Spirit (don’t laugh now :b) I have some in the family who are really anti-Catholic. One brother-in-law is an Evangelical Christian, the other two in the states who are really agnostic. You see, I think this debate regarding RH has become so emotional and personal. I think, that should not happen (although, it is hard for people not to be, lalo pa mga pinoy, hehehe). I would also admit, that to some extent, the Church has failed on its ministry. That explains why there are so many run away Christians. I sincerely believe that it would take a god (God) to solve the enormity of the Church problems worldwide, credibility, and all. Church people is really fooling themselves if they think they could just debate matters of faith and convince people to join them. Oh, no, it would take more than that. A lot of exemplary works, a lot of prayers.

      • tamumd

        Now you’ve really changed your tone. Now you’re leading “the way”. I dunno if your Holy Spirit is really working :-). You see…it’s very hard to malign and “quarrel” with someone or an institution who/that is humble and remorseful. I guess Tagle is right after all when he said in the recently concluded Synod of Bishops..that the church should be humble. Should own up and recognize its many faults and failures. And I totally agree with you…that more time should be spent on exemplary work and prayers, and NOT politicking in the pulpit, or issuing threats of excommunication but more so not digging heels when the church’s stance is obviously wrong. Afterall…everyone nowadays knows that the church hierarchy are made up of mere humans and not some beings with special power or pretending to know the will of some higher force. That reeks of holier-than-thou attitude and outright hypocrisy that really turns people off. The local church should put more people like Tagle in the CBCP and get rid of the Torquemada- look alikes like Arguelles, Bastes, Pabillo, Castro and Villegas. Only then a reformed, humble church just like what Tagle envisions I think would prevent the exodus of fed-up catholics and who knows by the “working of the holy spirit” :-) those who once were catholics and now godless would consider coming back into the fold. :-)

      • Dieserweg

        Thank you bro for such an encouraging remark. We will pray for that. Though, I am sure the process maybe slow and painful. But I guess only with pain and struggle can peace and brotherhood be attained. To engage in peaceful dialogue, and work together on issues that would unite us instead of divide. For many years, I also have turned my back on worship and religious practice and lived what we, Christians call, sinful life. But, I guess God has his own way of reaching out for someone like me. I did not find him, he finds me. Just as I thought, I was too far-off, his love found the way. And here I am, though bruised and beaten, yet at peace, and serenely joyful. How, you may ask, I don’t know. It’s just how I feel. Not perfect, but am okay, i guess.

      • Jane Tan

        Even sex without the pill has less chances for fertilization. If you factor that with your numbers, the failure rate of the pill is the same but the rate of success of fertilization is much lower than 5%.

        Frankly, I’d even go so far as to take that rate of success and reduce that number by the number of people who don’t read instructions (i.e. Sotto) plus the number who don’t know how to use contraceptives (i.e. also Sotto).

      • Dieserweg

        So why is there a need for RH then? To make the rich richer?

      • tamumd

        To deter people like Lito Atienza in hijacking family planning programs.

    • tonyoks

      Whoaa !!! what a discovery “D”…

      you should enter your discovery to the Scientific Journals to properly document your discovery…

      you casually wrote the “5% failure”…

      which would mean that there is the remaining 95 % chance of probable success…
      well, in the world of statistics, 95% is the accepted norm of confidence level…

      i cant blame you for the sorry tale you are spinning around….

      buti na lang at di ka nanatiling zygote…

      buti ka pa, naunawaan mo…

      • Dieserweg

        and the 5% humans aborted not important to you? Who is spinning around, you are so caught up with statistics.

  • pabulaka

    That is why a lot of Catholics are shunning away to hear masses because they are not listening to the gospel but political argument from priests. They should get out of priesthood and then play politics. They even lied in your face to make their crazy arguments. Lies being repeated become the gospel truth to them.

  • Dieserweg

    : b

  • noypisiTED

    Now this nonentity likes this “young” cardinal. Thought he must have a pretty good grasp of present realities around him. Old school’s mitered adherents were mostly 6feet under the ground and now a new paradigm had flowered on the newly-minted cardinal so this nonentity would like to think. Guess he must have gotten a fairly enough ideas on the so-called “liberation theology” though not sure if he subscribes on its teachings or messages. But please come on Cardinal, I’m a devout Catholic like yourself I think, however if I meet the standards set by the Divine One up there to have the gall to claim as such is what I’m unsure of. But as a “devout” follower of my religion I think PNoy’s supporting or leading the passage of the bill now an Act is motivated by strong desire to address once and for all the insane ballooning of the country’s population. We have got to check the country’s runaway population since what were being produced now, a lot of them in the slums and depressed areas, forgive me, can be called “low” quality ones. Why? Parents don’t have the means to carry their children through decent upbringing (nourishment, education, etc.). What the good bishop should do, this’ my unsolicited point of view, is to make sure that the Act’s intent is pursued to its fine objective and carried out faithfully by the government as the law was carved for the general welfare especially those who most need it. We are a nation of laws, Cardinal, and now that our Congress has approved a law let’s give it a try and our unqualified support. Let’s not engage in sabre-rattling or “patutsadahan” which is unbecoming of man of the cloth especially when it was done during supposedly holy masses.

  • Platypus09

    There is nothing wrong if the sperm cells and egg cells die naturally. But wiping them out intentionally is just very wrong, if not inhumane.

    • tamumd

      How does contraception wipes out sperm and eggs?

    • http://www.facebook.com/pgnelineman Daniel Nielsen

      what about the priests who plant their sperm in little children is that humane.if the pill is so bad why do people who live in countries that have had the pill for 50 years usually live longer than the people in catholic countries. i have had my cords cut who i killed. show one country that a person as been tried and convited for murder when they used birth control and what were the names of the victims

  • jumpah

    tigre aw TAGLE gaano ba kalake ang GASGAS ng utak mo? baka puede pa magamot 

    • akongednamzug

      Brod hindi gasgas, at the least baka may lamat. Sana naman hindi pa basag.

      • julymorning

         ISA KA PANG ABNOY NA BADING!!!

    • julymorning

       NOONYAN ANG GALING MO. ABNOY KA TALAGA MAG ISIP. SUPOT!!!

  • Platypus09

    In this earthly world, the good intentions will prevail..

    This RH bill will backfire..

    • akongednamzug

      Will backfire in your face ! ! !

  • Platypus09

    I am glad that Catholicism intends to protect the immature sperm and egg cells.

    Who will if lots of them out there are trying to shoot them down?

    I am glad that my religion does that.

    • tamumd

      So should we call the catholic church from now on….the protector of sperm and egg cells? lol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7PILUDK6IPFGJLJNCM2IROCRY Albin

    The good cardinal can be a rallying unifier by the excesses of the government.

    • damatannapo

      Duda ako sa palagay mo

    • dickenhead

      do you really believe what your saying?

    • Observer_din

      how can he be a “rallying unifier”? eh dito pa lang sa forum wala na susunod sa kanya.. hehehe

    • MelorisV

      Lol! He was an opportunistic liar. Pumunta ang tao dun dahil sa Nazareno. Hindi para dun sa hate speech, lies, at misinformation na kinakalat niya. 

  • Platypus09

    It is just unfortunate that our country are full of intelligent people who have nothing better to do but trying to change the course of our normal lives, and eventually become immoral and unethical.

    Yes, Catholics need to pray for them, real bad..  

    • Observer_din

      most priests and bishops are trying to change the course of our lives by dictating us on how to run it ..
      they are also immoral by raping women(including nuns) and altar boys
      they are also unethical to accept the SUVS given by a corrupt president and also taking donations coming from known jueteng lords(as said before by bishop Cruz)

      • julymorning

        FEELING WAGAS KANG ABNOY KA!!!

      • Observer_din

        ANOTHER LOSER!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAHAAA

    • MelorisV

      To whom are you referring to? The Bishops and Priests? Yes, sadly, some of them eventually became immoral and unethical. 

  • Marx Louis Wang

    You are wrong Cardinal Tagle!  More kids are not going to school because they cannot afford to go to school with empty stomach. No amount of praying will help these kids who are hungry going to school without breakfast. Your church should promote more jobs in the country side for food production and affordable commodities for poor people.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/COJZ26UIJ36VSB7BWHJOEXAZ3U Isla

    The cbcp thinking now should be its genocide time for the cbcp soon. The rest of the cbcp clan should get out of the country and go and live we there is no RH bill I because if they think baby killing is set to be implemented  here in the Philippines then they should think they will be the first to be executed and murdered for standing on the way.   So Rome will not be their choice for a new country to move and live because there is also RH bill there meaning they will also be murdered over there too.  TALK ABOUT ABSOLUTE PARANOIA of the cbcp ha ha ha

  • damatannapo

    “The money that can be used to build schools is being spent to kill…” Walk the talk Cardinal Tagle, turn your hospitals and universities into ordinary people friendly.

    Look at yourselves first before critizing others…I believe this is must and valid

    • ninerkiddo

      Tax the CHURCH

  • batangpaslit

    why are the people worshipping a wooden idol—a false god?a god, carved out from wood with human image, with ears but could not hear?with feet but could not walk; with eyes but could not see?why are Filipinos worsipping a graven image of god carved out from log, which shavings are thrown into the garbage, or used as firewooda god made by man misrepresenting the image of the true Living GOD who desires to be worship in spirit and in truththe Scriptures say GOD must be worship in the spirit and in truth. Jesus Christ is the Truth.true Christians do not walk by sight, but walks by faith

    • damatannapo

      Most of us Filipinos are losing hope because of our dire situation thus leading us more to GOD but this Black Nazerene thing shows extreme fanaticsim.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/COJZ26UIJ36VSB7BWHJOEXAZ3U Isla

        I dont know what black nazerene stands for, is tanglenamo and his clan assuming Jesus is also black or changed skin color when he was being persecuted??? totally out of their minds and so illogical imaginations of the cbcp….

      • marionics

        The statue’s original Mexican sculptor is unknown but the image arrived in Manila via agalleon ship from Acapulco, Mexico. Folk tradition attributes the dark color of the statue to a fire on the ship carrying it, charring the white image to its present dark complexion.
        Church records in Intramuros district note that there were two identical images of Black Nazarene brought to Manila. The first was kept in San Nicolas de Tolentino church in Bagumbayan and later transferred to Intramuros when the old edifice was demolished. This Black Nazarene was bombed and destroyed in the 1945 Battle of Manila.
        The other statue was given by the Recollect Priests to the Quiapo church, and it has been often mistaken by many to be the first destroyed statue during the war.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/COJZ26UIJ36VSB7BWHJOEXAZ3U Isla

        So a replica of a burnt wood is being considered and should be worship as god to commit a direct adolatry against the HOLY FATHER according to the foolish cbcp… who is leading who to nonsense allusion to  a dark and black conceptions of heaven on earth???  The wanna be lady gaga in skirts. 

      • marionics

        he he that’s one way of putting it

      • buttones

        Agree- right word as well– ‘fanaticism’ …

  • wawangpenoy

    To all icon-kissing Catholics. According to PDI, 500,000 took part in the procession and you can imagine the line up just to get a turn to kiss the Black Nazarene figurine. Sadly, a big part of these crowd are bad elements who believe that taking part in the procession cleanses their crimes and after kissing the life size figurine , they can go back to their merry ways again for another year until the next feast.

    For your enlightenment, spare a couple of minutes of your time to read thru a portion of a book written by researchers on how the bible came about. Remember, this is not just from the book. It is a part of world history but which is omitted in school books because of strong objection from the church.

    “Many rank and
    file Christians sincerely believe the Bible is a direct communication
    from God to man. I know I used to believe it was when I was a Christian.
    And from recent conversations with many sincere Christians I know this
    is currently true for many believers. Once it is proven to our God-given
    reason that the Bible is strictly a man-made collection of mythology the
    mind loses yet another shackle of “revelation” and is soon on its way to
    full freedom and progress.”

    “Therefore, one can easily argue that the first
    Christian Bible was commissioned, paid for, inspected and approved by a
    pagan emperor for church use.”The Bible was not handed to mankind by God, nor was it dictated to
    human stenographers by God. It has nothing to do with God. In actuality,
    the Bible was VOTED to be the word of God by a
    group of men during the 4th century.

    According to Professor John Crossan of Biblical Studies at DePaul
    University the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great (274-337 CE), who was the first Roman Emperor to
    convert to Christianity, needed a single canon to be agreed upon by the
    Christian leaders to help him unify the remains of the Roman Empire.
    Until this time the various Christian leaders could not decide which
    books would be considered “holy” and thus “the word of God” and which
    ones would be excluded and not considered the word of God……… and the rest is history”

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5OC4T6FDZYN5RCVEAFH2YBMNSM Don

      Ah, the Council of Nicaea …

    • http://twitter.com/31dMB Dodjie Basco

      The seed that was thrown on thorny grounds.

  • http://twitter.com/Olibo2 Olibo

    RHBill is not like gas chamber Tata Tagle. If you were the one to be locked on it, your complain is justified. Stop exaggerating.

    • julymorning

      LANA DE OLIBO ABNOY!!!

  • Platypus09

    Why do other people non-Catholics worship the air in a church that is empty?

    Just pray outside..

  • Platypus09

    Most Filipino males do hate the use of condoms. They beat up their wives if they are told to use them. I have lots of friends confirm that.

    That is a fact.

    This RH Bill is a waste of money.

    Spend that money for this bill to something else better.

    I agree with Msgr. Tagle.

    • angtangamo

       I am a Filipino male and I dont hate condoms. I use it regularly. Where did you get your “fact”s from?

      • marionics

        he’s not male that’s why he he

    • 0pinion8Ted

      Are you speaking for all Filipino males or only yourself? I don’t agree with you and probably many Filipino males out there too.

      • marionics

        maniwalang kang male yan he he

    • http://twitter.com/PatrickTesoro Patrick Bryan Tesoro

      Tell that to the Western countries who succeeded in family planning with an RH Law.

    • playamoth

       What? You got wife-beating friends and you did not stand up for the wife (at least in principle) and now you are trying to stand up for Cardinal Tagle? That is so gay.

    • Observer_din

      you beat your wife when she says you use condom? you are sick man… hehehehe

    • MelorisV

      And you are an anti-RH bill supporter. No wonder! Friends lol! Pinangalandakan mopang mga kaibigan mo. There is a saying that goes “Tell me who are your friends are, and I tell you who you are.” Tsk! tsk! tsk! “Birds of the same feather flock together”. Kaya pala against kayo sa RH bill. Alam na! 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/COJZ26UIJ36VSB7BWHJOEXAZ3U Isla

    Filipino men dont hate the use of condoms, they dont like it, but if their women says  they have to then I guessed the men must or else they should wait for the contraceptive pills to take effect. If the men persists without the women consents then men are raping their women and RAPE should not be encourage by any means…

  • dickenhead

    Dear cardinal, despite all you prayers against the RH bill it was passed which means that God wants it that way. So you are against the will of God?

    • julymorning

       ABNOY!!! UTAK MO, PARANG DICK!!!

  • Platypus09

    Excessive use of contraceptive pills can use serious side effects.

    With these thoughts, am sure Filipina women would NOT use them.

    Such a waste of taxpayers’ money.

    Scrap this law..

    • buttones

      You have no evidence to support what you say- such as

      “In May 1968, the Royal College of General Practitioners’ (RCGP) began the RCGP Oral Contraception Study, one of the world’s largest continuing investigations into the health effects of oral contraceptives. These latest results, led by Professor Philip Hannaford from the University of Aberdeen, relate to the 46,000 recruited women, followed for up to nearly 40 years, creating more than a million woman-years of observation.”

      Conclusion was “Contraceptive Pill Not Associated With Increased Long-Term Risk of Death,’

      This of course does NOT support what you said—-

      And please don’t speak for we Filipina [the ‘women’ was superfluous] you have no right to do that….

    • Observer_din

      napakatagal na pong ginagamit ang mga contraceptives, ang wife ko almost 10yrs gumamit, pero walang naging bad effect sa kanya, na-regulate pa nga ng maayos ang mensturation niya dati kasi hindi normal ang cycle nya ng magpills sya naging monthly na.. sabi ng doctor isa daw un sa nagagawa ng pill,..

    • mhell

      Nakakaawa ka naman…. :-(

      Sabi mo mga ”gays” lang ang gumagamit ng condom…..
      tapos ito pa….what is the point of getting married kung gagamit lang ng condom?
      tapos ito parin…..Excessive use of contraceptive can cause serious side effects….

      Saan mo ba napag pupulot tong mga sinasabi mo?

      Hulaan ko FRUSTRATED ka….:–)
      peace be with you……

    • MelorisV

      Platypus09′s data must be from the 60′s and 70′s same reasoning as one of the anti-RH bill supporters before. Consult your Doctor and not your Priest or Bishop, they are “Men of Health & Science” and they will tell you the truth. And if your still not comfortable with the “Pill” there are other alternative method the RH bill has to offer for FREE. Show us the serious side effects (yung totoo at hindi fabricated at from a reliable website or source) from year 2000 above.  

  • Platypus09

    Only Filipino gays do like to use condoms.

    Most straight Filipinos, especially married ones, do hate them.

    They say, what is the point of getting married if you ask them to use condoms.

    This bill is such a waste of our money.

    Scrap this law.

  • Platypus09

    Why not change this RH Law into a CONDOMS-FOR-GAYS LAW?

    • Jane Tan

      Take note. This is how a Catholic-poser talks.

    • playamoth

       e ‘di marami palang pari ang makikinabang dito

      • Observer_din

        hahahaha, nice shot sir, pero “foul counted” +1 sana kung isinama mo ang mga OBISPONG bading… hehehehe

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CKTN4Y7PNDL33JQJLHP2RFJKA Piola Pascuall

         DAGDAG KA SA MGA BADING DI BA?

      • Jane Tan

        huwag mo na ipaglaban ang Panginoon. napapahiya lang Siya sa ugali mo.

        Take note. This is how a Catholic-poser talks.

      • Observer_din

        di mga bishops at pari mo mga bading??? hahahahaha

    • MelorisV

      I wonder kung bakit kontrang-kontra kayo sa RH bill kahit alam naman ninyo na malaki ang maitutulong nito sa mahihirap na Pilipino. At alam naman nating lahat na hindi for abortion ito at at lalaki ang tsansa na mabawasan ang namamatay o komplikasyo sa panganganak. Ito ang tunay na Pro-Life at Pro-women hindi at salita ng mga Pari at Obispo.

      Tanong! Paano kung bigla bumaglitad (kunwari lang) ang lahat ng Bishop at Pari biglang pumabor sa RH bill anong gagawin mo o ninyo? Kunwari lang? Tatalon rin ba kayo sa bangin, este susundin ninyo ba sila?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CKTN4Y7PNDL33JQJLHP2RFJKA Piola Pascuall

         SIGE NGA EXPLAIN MO KUNG PAANO MATUTULUNGAN ANG MAHIHIRAP,. SHORT LANG ALAM MO,,, BIGYAN MO NG TRABAHO AT HIHINTO SA PAG AANAK YAN…

        SINO BA ANG KONTI ANG ANAK? DI BA ANG MGA MAY TRABAHO?

      • MelorisV

        Anong gusto mong sagot yung long o short? 

        In short the RH Law if implemented properly will curb overpopulation which is the cause of poverty and at the same time will lessen the burden of the poor people (class D & E families) and it’s main goal is to provide FREE Family Planing & Health Care for those who cannot afford to pay. 

        Yung long answer medyo complicated sana maintindihan mo. I-Google mo ito: A tale of two countries: Family planning in the Philippines and Thailand. Economics yan!

        Bigyan ng trabaho? Wow pre! Ang daling sabihin ano? Sana ganun din kadaling mangyari. Put into consideration these things. Some of these poor people have barely finished elementary sometimes even worse no read and no write. What job do you expect them to have? Training them will also be viable but only if the ones who will provide them jobs is willing. Again just in case they got lucky and both husband and wife finally got a job just think of the salary they could get do you think it would be enough if they have 8-10 children? C’mon tell me? I don’t think so. God will provide? Be realistic. 

        I have a question for you. What IF the Bishops & Priest suddenly changed their stance and supported the RH Law what would you do as a fervent opponent of the RH bill? What would you feel? Just curious.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/COJZ26UIJ36VSB7BWHJOEXAZ3U Isla

    People that drive automobiles alot have more chances of getting into car accidents and can lead to body parts deformations mutilations amputations, even death so taxi drivers should not work at all. Driving under the influence of contraceptives is very very dangerous in the alluding calculation of the cbcp.

  • buttones

    “. . The family is a blessing, he [sic] husband, wife and children,”– Then why not get married and join the rest of us Cardinal? On the RH issue , surely the devoted flock are going to shun the offer of the RH Bill and prescribe to the teachings of Rome in this matter? Has the Cardinal lost all faith in his flock ? Surely not!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/COJZ26UIJ36VSB7BWHJOEXAZ3U Isla

    Reproductive Health means healthy ways of bearing children, males do not bear children for those who are too genius to know. 

  • 0pinion8Ted

    “Life is sacred . . . it should be respected . . . The family is a blessing, he husband, wife and children,” said Tagle in Filipino in his homily before thousands of barefoot devotees at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila. [sic]

    He can say this now but how many people or families their “inquisition court” has destroyed many centuries before, look up at their history and know the truth!

  • http://twitter.com/geloroque Angelo Roque

    Instead of criticizing the RH Bill, Cardinal Tagle should focus more on values formation of every Filipino Family, the youth and should focus on what the church plans and will do for the poor and to people lost their way to God. Particularly people who always commits or about to commit a crime. Teach the newly-wed couples even members of Couples for Christ on how to control their human desire and advise them about natural family planning since that is the only method they promote. 
    RH Bill provides education on both Natural and Artificial Contraception. Let us admit it, the youth of today are much more open in topic of Sex because of its easy access via Internet. Youth of today want to go adventure and try what they saw online and in television. 

    Even the shows on Media Giants (ABSCBN, GMA7, ABC5), the soap opera they show are also containing immoral values (mga mahihilig sa kabit, third-party, patayan, etc). Unlike Korean Drama that shows the triumph of Good over evil style of shows. 

    Our government are doing their best to atleast providing a solution. But what our Catholic Church have done so far. For more than 20 years of my existence, My Diocese have done nothing so far in helping to alleviate the life of their flocks. They love to collect money and ask donations from their flocks but haven’t seen where this donations are going through aside from paying their electric and water bills, salaries of church employees and priest who conducted mass and church maintenance, which is already given and accepted because since Catholic Churches are not totally free from everything… 

    Just saying… ^___^

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CKTN4Y7PNDL33JQJLHP2RFJKA Piola Pascuall

      set aside your FAN OF NOYNOY MENTALITY–  BAKIT MO AASAHANG ITAAS NG SIMBAHAN ANG BUONG BUHAY NG MGA PAROKYANO? D BA GAWAIN NG GOV ANG MAGBIGAY NG TRABAHO?

      FOR YOUR information, i am A PARISH VOLUNTEER FOR SOCIAL ISSUES,, POVERTY, FORMATION, ETC,, we got  CHURCH COOPERATIVES mas maliliit ang tubo,   i ve seen many parishes’ effort making programs on family and values formation, may PONDONG PINOY THAT FEEDS THOUSANDS OF PINOY BABIES..CATHOLIC CHARITIES EVERYWHERE,, AT SAKA SAANG LEBEL KA BA NAGSISIMULANG TUMINGIN,,EACH DIOCESE ACT ACCORDING TO ITS AVAILABLE RESOURCES..

      SEE, AYAN AT NAKATINGIN KA SA DIOCESE MO, ALIN BA ANG MAS MARAMING TINATANGGAP NA TAXES? DI BA GOV?, DAHIL MAS KAKAUNTI AT LIMITED ANG LIMOS NA TINATANGGAP NG SIMBAHAN?

      MAKE SURE the SOLUTION you were saying IS BASED ON VALUES AND VIRTUES.  KUNG MADADAMAGE rin lang ang CORE FAMILY VALUES NG PINOY.. no thanks na lang, mas  papanig ako sa ANTI RH BILL

  • Jimbox88

    What killing are we talking about here?!?

    “Life is sacred…..” Lets be responsible on making it!

    • mhell

      RESPONSIBILITY!!!!!!
      I agree with you, pero sino ano ang may alam ng salitang responsabilidad?…….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/COJZ26UIJ36VSB7BWHJOEXAZ3U Isla

    So a replica of a burnt wood is being considered and should be worshipped as god to commit a direct adolatry against the HOLY FATHER according to the foolish cbcp… who is leading who to nonsense allusion to  a dark and black conceptionsand perceptions of heaven on earth???  The wanna be lady gaga in skirts. So we should follow the lead of tanglenamo against GOD and the RH BILL?!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYAZBOJYIUCRLWTYJBORBVTTOI boyfarmer

       The Nazarene is just being venerated and not worshiped, idolatry is forbidden, by the way check your spelling

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

    CARNIVAL TAGLE DAMASO BRAIN WASH PILIPINO TO BE IDIOT AND STUPID!! KUNG MAG SINUNGALING WAGAS!! NGISING BABALU!! MANLILINLANG!! PARASITE KATOLIBAN CHURCH!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CKTN4Y7PNDL33JQJLHP2RFJKA Piola Pascuall

       hoy EDGARDO, AYUSIN NYO MUNA DOCTRINA NYONG SALI SALIWA,,, paanong NAGING MAS MATAAS PA ANG ANGHEL NA SI  MANALO SA MISMONG ANAK NG DIYOS? ANG DIYOS NAMIN, NABUHAY, SI MANALO, NABULOK

    • julymorning

       EDGARDO MENDOZA SALOT NA ABNOY NA BADING AT SUPOT!!!

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

    SABI NILA YUNG NAZARENE BALITA GAWANG CHINA PEKE!!

    • abner

      maghunos dili ka…marami pong deboto ng black nazarene.

    • julymorning

       MAS PEKE KANG SUPOT AT BADING NA EDGARDO MENDOZA, MADE IN DIVISORIA UKAY UKAY

  • playamoth

    Tapos na laban Prayleng Tagle.  Nagsalita na ang sambayanan.  Hindi sila naniniwala sa mga pinagsasasabi mo, ng CBCP, kasama ng buong kaparian.  Sumasapi na sila sa ibang simbahan.  Pagplanohan niyo na ang pagsasara ng ilang simbahan katulad sa Amerka.

    • julymorning

       ABNOY!!!

  • mhell

    Pustahan kung meron lang batas sa atin na pwede kang tumiwalag sa ano mang rilihiyon na sinasapian mo, napakarami ng tumiwalag sa katolikong relihiyon….Isa na ko sa tumiwalag…. :-)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CKTN4Y7PNDL33JQJLHP2RFJKA Piola Pascuall

       hindi ka kabawasan,,,

  • d2yan

    “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. “ 

    “Bato-bato sa langit, ang TAMAAN, BAHALA nang magalit.”

    We should NOT BE SILENCED in DEFENDING LIFE and PRESERVING FILIPINO VALUES.  Long live Cardinal Tagle…  

  • GKLer

    Let Caesar do Caesar’s work!!

    So who is doing God’s work? Is it a part-time job for the CBCP?

    • http://twitter.com/31dMB Dodjie Basco

      I believe preserving life is God’s work and not Ceasar’s.

      • GKLer

        He who tries to save his life will lose it.
        But he who loses his life for My sake, will never die.
        -Mark 8

        They are wasting their time on Caesar’s affairs.  Concentrate on God’s work. 

        Christ did not interfere with the local politics of his time (Rome, Jewish rebellion against Rome).  He even escaped to the mountains when the people tried to make him a king.  

        If the priests understood even a tenth of God’s plan (found in the Bible), they wouldn’t waste a single minute of their time on Caesar’s affairs even if Caesar allowed laws on abortion, execution, legalizing drugs, gambling, prostitution, same sex marriage, divorce, RH, etc……. They would be concentrating on feeding the sheep, and God’s Kingdom.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/QAJTKJXOS6OFWE4PRDYLS4TRT4 Wendy Tolentino

        Read Matthew 28:18-20   Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

      • Petrus_Romanus

        Read Matthew 24:14 (Jesus speaks)
        - it summarizes why we should concentrate on God’s task,not Man’s “laws” which will be replaced by God’s kingdom.

  • ryan andres

    Take all the swipes you want. You still lost.

    It’s hard to swallow loss and defeat if you won your victories through lies and deceit.

  • duviz7533

    so they will campaing for pro life enrile,soto,estradas….cbcp think twice naman

  • jinx

    So, si poong nazareno pala pinag-papala lang mga malalakas katawan basta kayang lumapit sa kanya upang ihagis panyo, o di kaya humalik sa krus.   In this case, kalimitan mga kabataang lalaki lang. Anong klaseng paniwala yan—survival of the fittest in the jungle?  O di ba ganito rin ang gustong mangyari ng CBCP at pulitikong kurap sa atin—patriarchal system….sila lang ang makapangyarihan.

  • tekateka

    This church will Rot!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CKTN4Y7PNDL33JQJLHP2RFJKA Piola Pascuall

       mauuna ka

    • turin55555

       Not.

      Most of the lawmakers who passed the bill are Catholics.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NXV3F6YUQWDOA4HPYOFN5F2N3U Danyel

    ok na dati e…humirit pa…..nasermunan cguro ng Pope……cge pakainin nyo ang mga batang pagala gala sa lansangan at nakatira sailalim ng tulay…….paramihin nyo pa ang mga squatter na walang makain…..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CKTN4Y7PNDL33JQJLHP2RFJKA Piola Pascuall

      HIRAP SAYO WALA KANG PERSONAL NA GINAWA, DAKDAK KA NG DAKDAK,, bago pa dumami yang mga batang LANSANGAN, ginawa mo na ba ang tungkulin mo,,, 4 thou lang mahigit mga pari namin SA BUONG PILIPINAS,,, around 800 in manila, ILAN ANG PONDO NG GOV, LOCAL AND NATIONAL?, KUNDI BA KAYO KULANG SA INFO,,, MAS MARAMING TAX NG TAO ANG PUMAPASOK SA GOV KESA LIMOS SA BAWAT ISANG SIMBAHAN,. CHECK YOUR FACTS..ILANG BILYON ANG NAUUBOS SA CORRUPTION SA GOV?

      PAGDATING NG ARAW,,, KAKAILANGANIN DIN NG DAGDAG POPULATION,,, SEE, WHAT HAPPENED TO SINGAPORE? BEGGING FOR MORE BIRTH AFTER 30 YEARS. NOW THAT CONTRACEPTIVE MENTALITY HAVE BEEN NAILED TO THE CORE VALUE OF ITS every CITIZEN, ayaw na kasing MAG-ANAK, MAY INCENTIVE PA PARA MAG ANAK LANG,, hindi na mapilit… salamat sa MGA MIGRATIONS TO OTHER COUNTRIES,… PINOY ANG NAGPUPUNO SA KAKULANGAN NG MARAMING POPULATION SA BUONG MUNDO.. -US, EUROPE, JAPAN ETC

      • Jane Tan

        Singapore has jobs and its locals, are picky as hell about what jobs they take, which is a much better situation that having to take a job that you are seriously overqualified for and underpaid in, just so you can earn a living. How do I know this? I go there 2-3 times a year and I have friends who are locals. And when those friends come to the Philippines, it never fails them to comment on the fact that everywhere you look, you will always see a pregnant woman. Even in the slums.

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

        IDIOT! LIKE SATANAS CARNIVAL TAGLE DAMASO!! OBISPO SALOT!!

      • julymorning

        EDGARDO MENDOZA ABNOY Y SUPOT VIUDA TANGA!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NXV3F6YUQWDOA4HPYOFN5F2N3U Danyel

    e kumusta ang ugnayan nyo sa mahihirap? pinapakain ba ng simbahan? ginagawa bang evacuation center ang mga simbahan? walang relihiyon na gumagawa nito…..puro negosyo ang mga relihiyon kahit itanong nyo pa kay mike velarde at eddie villanueva..o pamilya manalo ng INC……

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CKTN4Y7PNDL33JQJLHP2RFJKA Piola Pascuall

       DANYEL check your facts,, KNOW what is CARITAS Manila, THE HOME FOR THE AGED AND THE SICK , the FEEDING PROGRAM OF PONDONG PINOY and all the CATHOLIC CHARITIES AND THEIR PROGRAMS AND BENEFICIARIES,, BEFORE YOU SAY THAT

      • MelorisV

        And guess where the bulk of the money comes from to run these institutions?  From the Filipino Taxpayers (just reminding you). Ever wonder why there are still so many street children (palaboy) in spite of these so called institution you mentioned? It only means the RCC is not doing enough or don’t have the capacity to address the real problem which is “POVERTY” AND “OVERPOPULATION”. There are also Government run institutions similar to the ones you mentioned for your information. 

        Sorry to say this but even though they (RCC) do these humanitarian and charitable deeds it is just a temporary “band aid” solution and sad to say it is only superficial. What we need is something like the RH Law, this is a permanent long term solution to break the “vicious cycle” or “cycle of poverty” in our Country. It is the real Pro-Life and Pro-Women. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CKTN4Y7PNDL33JQJLHP2RFJKA Piola Pascuall

    EDGARDO MENDOZA, AYUSIN NYO MUNA ANG MGA DOCTRINA NYONG BALIGTAD,, isipin nyo, mas mataas pa ang ANGHEL NA SI MANALONG NABULOK, KESA KAY KRISTONG ANAK NG DIYOS NA MULING NABUHAY?

    NANNIWALA KAYO SA MGA nag-aral lang ng 3 buwan PWDE NG MANGARAL? OWWWWWS

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

      TUTA KA NI MANALO YUNG MAG LOLO AT MAG AMA BUSINESMAN!! TULAD NG OBISPO SALOT!! WAGAS KUNG MAKA PANG LOKO SALOT DAMASO!!

      • julymorning

         EDGARDO MENDOZA BADING Y SUPOT VIUDA DE ABNOY!!!

  • UrHONOR

    COLOR of the dress is BRIGHTER than the plight of the poor and the sheen of the rule of the people of the Philippines.

    Pedophilia; Obscene wealth of the Ph RCC sleeping in investments waiting for dividends and interest earnings; Immoral social and political dalliance; Theft; Commercial fraud; Excessive use of god, then leave the god they created alone in a container; Hoodwinking unsuspecting poor people to do things that the “teachers” themselves are not willing to do; and many others that are more urgent than WASTING time on aspects of life that are beyond the scope of their TAX-FREE, free-riding status. PShaW!

    • julymorning

       ABNOY!!!

  • pakita_ko_sayo

    Ano naman masasabi mo Hypocrite Tagle sa ginawa ni Enrile sa pagbigay ng million pesos gifts sa kapwa senatongs? Paglustay din yun

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BMIGLYZMHZZDSINKWDCM3DO56Y Dennis

    Pakita ko sa sayo wala kang utak sabihin mo yan sa president natin

  • IceQueen1013

    Cardinal Tagle, if you must know, my power struggle din ang Simbahan dito sa amin. Yung mga pari sana na i-aasign na sa ibang parokya ayaw mag bitiw. Kukunti lang daw kasi mga parokyano sa bago nilang assigned area, kukunti din lang kikitain nila. Ayusing nyo muna sarili nyong bakuran bago kayo makialam sa ibang bakuran!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYAZBOJYIUCRLWTYJBORBVTTOI boyfarmer

       ayaw mag bitiw? it is a standard practice to transfer Priests from one parish to another, , , ,  you are just making it up to create an issue, you are AMALAYER, , , ,  Be informed that in our Parish, Priests receives only 350 pesos stipend per Holy Mass that they preside, for their basic needs, food, clothing, gasoline

      • Jerry_SeinfeId

        Juan dela Cruz only gets 100 pesos to feed his 9 kids… why? Because Cardinal Tagle sees RH as evil… kaya mag-anakan na lang nang mag-anakan ang mga mahihirap at mag-abuloy ng piso kada tao sa simbahan… pag maraming piso, malaki na din ang kita ng simbahan. Kaasar di ba, but that’s reality for you ninny boyfarmer.

      • julymorning

         ABNOY!!!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/WETOXTDBOZKG6SACBQO5O4GRY4 yunalesca

        Wow gasoline!

  • kuz_n_efek

    RHB is hitting the wrong target, i.e, eliminating the poor but not poverty. The Government is using a wrong prescription to stop the disease (the social disease of rampant corruption-the ultimate cause of poverty in PH). RHB is simply a waste of time & people’s money, in fact, it is adding insult to injury as they say. Definitely, it’s not a solution to tackle poverty in PH; it would be another source of corruption. Solving a problem by creating RHB-another problem or multiple causing problem is surely not a solution. 

    RHB is just a diversion of responsibility. The real problem here is not eliminating the poor but poverty itself. The poor people in our society are being used & abused by the Government as an excuse of solving the real issue of poverty. Let me clarify this, Poverty is merely a result of this bloody corruption in PH. Hence, the Government would not be able to solve this problem by implementing RHB. 

    I know that our current Government is capable of solving the issue of poverty in PH by means of eradicating or at least controlling this pestilence-corruption in our society. Go & hit the target directly to save us time, money & Reputation as a Nation.

    As citizens, individually we can contribute to solving this huge burden in our Government. Let’s all adhere to the old yet relevant saying that says: “Honesty is the best policy”. We can add to our dictum with our prayers & generosity to our less fortunate Filipinos. Mabuhay!  

    • MelorisV

      Hitting the wrong target? Or maybe a lot of people like you have the wrong impression about this law. The RHB was NOT meant primarily to totally eliminate poverty (but one of the solution). If you have read it, it’s main objective is to guarantee universal access to medically-safe, legal and quality reproductive health care services and relevant information even as it prioritizes the needs of women and children. (From the bill itself). For FREE! especially for those who can’t afford or pay for it (Class D & E). From your reasoning you are implying that every bill or law passed will be another cause of corruption, so why pass a law at all? Kinda of regressive don’t you think? That is why we have to urge our government to pass another law the Freedom of Information (FOI). RH Law and FOI working side by side will bring a significant change to our nation. 

      It’s not a diversion to responsibility but actually a way for responsible parenthood as this is one of the aim of the RH Law. Corruption? Every country has it. In terms of the same rate of corruption countries like Thailand has implemented the RH bill successfully without intervention (no Bishops or Priests) look at them now. Try to google: A tale of two countries: Family planning in the Philippines and Thailand

      That is what will happen if the RH Law is implemented seriously in a country such as ours. And yes as a citizen we can contribute to society by enacting and respecting the law. One way is for the anti-rh and pro-rh to set aside their differences and instead of the Church (RCC) derailing and sabotaging this RH bill, for goodness sake make it work! Support it! It is for the betterment of us all.

    • playamoth

      Blind Faith!

    • Jerry_SeinfeId

      Stupidity.

  • UrHONOR

    CARDINAL, ordinal, monsinyor, bisyap, pader, at kung ano-anupang mga ka-echosang TITULO ay BALE-WALA sa tiyang walang-wala.

    Iisipin at aasahan na yong BAGONG TITULO na binigay kay Tagle ay makakapagpabago ng luma at bulok na pamamalakad ng kaharian ng mga nakasayang puti at makakapagpabuti sa marami… yon pala, BUSINESS AS USUAL din ang bagsak….dating daan, dating gawi. Mabuhay ang ispiritu ni padre Damaso! PSHAW!!

    • julymorning

       MABUHAY KA, TANGA!!!

  • turin55555

    Disappointing.

    The RH law is never (and was never) thought of killing a Filipino.

  • Jerry_SeinfeId

    Cardinal Tagle is playing tricks and disturbing the mind of the common tao. Preach anti-RH when you have a concrete plan in obliterating HUNGER, UNEMPLOYMENT and POVERTY in the Philippines. Until then, you and the lot of CBCP shall keep your mouths SHUT on RH.

    • julymorning

       ABNOY!!!

    • johnlagrimas

      …stupidity!

  • GaggerAlert

    There are some issues in the RH Bill, but majority of it is beneficial to our poor society, who, well mostly are too irresponsible to have a family.

    Its just bad that we need a law passed, along with large amounts of money just to tell them to be responsible enough to take care of themselves and ensure that they can support a family before starting to have child/children of their own.

    So sad really.. if only common sense could be transferred, it would be much better.

    • Jerry_SeinfeId

      i know, its sad that the bulk of the population has to be this stupid. no wonder erap, jinggoy, sotto, lapid, pacquiao, revilla, vilma and all freaking actors and actresses get to be elected as politicians almost all the time.

      • GaggerAlert

        Amen brother! :)

      • johnlagrimas

        …stupidity!

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

    SATANAS CARNIVAL TAGLE DAMASO!! KUNG SILA NAG PAPAKALAD NG PILIPINAS IPAG BABAWAL NIYAN ANG DOKTOR SA MGA BUNTIS DADAANIN SA PADASAL BAWAL ANG PILLS INJECTABLES LAHAT NG MEDICAL TRIETMENT SA BUNTIS GUS2 MAG PARAMI NG BATANG HUBO OBISPO SALOT SA PILIPINAS MGA TERRORISTA!!

    • julymorning

       NEW YEAR NA, ABNOY KA PA DIN EDGARDO BADING MENDOZA, SUPOT!!!!

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

    BLACK NAZARENE MADE IN CHINA!! OBISPO SALOT SA PILIPINAS!! KUNG MAG SINUNGALING WAGAS NA DEMONYO!! CARNIVAL TAGLE DAMASO!! gus2 mag parami ng batang hubo!

    • julymorning

       NEW YEAR NA, ABNOY AT MONGOLOID PA DIN UTAK MO, EDGARDO BADING SUPOT MENDOZA!!!

  • basilionisisa

    i dont’ understand how a little RUBBER put over the penis KILLS people. as a man, i don’t believe that Cardinal Tagle does not MASTURBATE once in a while, how many has he killed then? what a HYPOCRITE!

    ‘He questioned how the rich could provide their pets with quality food and give their household help stale left-overs.’ Has he seen anyone doing that? I say he is a LIAR for dramatic effect. Has he visited Tondo, dined with people in the slums, walked with kids digging garbage cans even once in his religiously-devoted life?

    No wonder these priests won’t prohibit people from their OSTENTATIOUS display of Faith during this feast, they won’t fix for a more organized procession, they let people DISRESPECT the Icon of the Nazarene clobbering and huggling around it, because by SPOILING them in their most fervent devotion the CBCP can MANIPULATE their thoughts, can BEND their beliefs, like now on the RH Law. Never thought they could stoop so low.

    I now hate looking at Cardinal Tagle’s face. I see NOT a smile but the smirk of the Devil.

    • julymorning

       NEW YEAR NA, MONGOLOID AT ABNOY PA DIN UTAK MO!!! SUPOT!!!

    • http://luiloves.tumblr.com/ Luisa Elago

      You should read the actual homily. Wala siyang sinabi about RH Bill. Napaka-iresponsable nitong journalist! :(

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=28124639 Von Totanes

      “Has he seen anyone doing that? I say he is a LIAR for dramatic effect. Has he visited Tondo, dined with people in the slums, walked with kids digging garbage cans even once in his religiously-devoted life?”
      The answer to all your questions is YES. Do a little research on the man and you’ll find that he is not what you imagine most bishops and priests to be. To be fair, most bishops and priests are not as out of touch with the majority as you seem to imagine they are.

      • MelorisV

        The problem is most of those Bishops and Priests who are “out of touch of reality” are the ones who are the most “vocal” and “cynical” even to their fellow clergy. 

    • SteadyCab Productions

      First of all the church approves the use of condom for it does not disrupt whatsoever fertilization, IT DOES NOT KILL. Please before saying anything stupid, KNOW WHAT THEY ARE ACTUALLY AGAINST. For one, they are against the mini pill, do you even know what it does? I don’t think so. I don’t even think you have READ and UNDERSTOOD the WHOLE bill yet. Please do so first before taking sides. 
      And second, haven’t you noticed the irresponsibility of the journalist? Cardinal Tagle wasn’t even taking about RH during feast of the Nazarene.

      If i may, PLEASE BEFORE TAKING ANY SIDES, READ AND UNDERSTAND THE WHOLE BILL, do not utter stupid remarks because you have either hated the church or forced to stand with the church (anti and pro respectively). Do not let your mere knowledge of the happenings cloud your judgment on this important matter. AND PLEASE DO KNOW WHAT THE OTHER SIDE ARE ACTUALLY AGAINST. PLEASE.

  • Black Talon

    Thank you, Cardinal Tagle. please keep up the fight against the immoral and demonic RH Law.  

    • mnlmad

       Immoral and demonic? Hehe. They have RH programs in Italy where the Vatican is located and in Spain who thought us the religion, and in all countries of the world. You are a retard.

    • MelorisV

      I have read your senseless previous postings relating to the RH bill, how did you come up with the notion that this bill (and now a law) is for abortion, immoral and a demonic law? C’mon enlighten us a bit. If you cannot you are either a liar or misinformed. And don’t give us assumptions, exaggerated fear, ridiculous ideas, etc. just the plain truth. Read the complete law first and don’t make up stories. 

      If you understand the RH bill it is the REAL Pro-Life and Pro-Women. It aims to uphold and promote respect for life, informed choice, birth spacing and responsible parenthood in conformity with internationally recognized human rights standards.
      To guarantee universal access to medically-safe, legal and quality reproductive health care services and relevant information even as it prioritizes the needs of women and children. (From the bill itself). For FREE! especially for those who can’t afford or pay for it (Class D & E). That is compassion, morally upright, and humane. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=514253122 Joseph Don Zaldivar

    Ms Karen Boncocan and PDI editorial staff, you are gravely misinforming the public by maliciously putting the Cardinal’s words out of context. This is GRAVE TREASON to our people. This is IRRESPONSIBLE REPORTING. The Cardinal never alluded to the RH bill, nor is it obvious that he intended to. 

    “Life is sacred . . . it should be respected . . . ” THIS IS FOUND IN 8:43-9:08 OF PART 2.  THE CARDINAL EXPLICITLY REFERED TO THE NUMEROUS REPORTS OF KILLINGS THAT OCCURED, NOT AT ALL TO THE RH LAW.

    ““The money that can be used to feed the people, build schools is being spent to kill . . . This nonsense should be stopped” THIS IS FOUND IN 9:09-9:32 OF PART 2.  THE CARDINAL EXPLICITLY REFERED TO WARS ALL OVER THE WORLD, NOT AT ALL TO THE RH LAW.

    “Hindi niya tayo sasamahan sa pagrerebelde sa Diyos. Bato-bato sa langit, ang tamaan, bahala nang magalit…” THIS IS FOUND IN 2:42-5:00 OF PART 2, SEVERAL SENTENCES BEFORE THE QUOTED STATEMENTS ABOVE.  HERE THE CARDINAL WAS EXPLICITLY REFERING TO GAMBLING, ADULTERY, AND INORDINATE ATTACHMENT TO JEWELRIES, CELLPHONE USE, GARDEN PLANTS, AND PET ANIMALS AT THE EXPENSE OF HUMAN RELATIONS AND FAITH.  HE WAS NOT AT ALL REFERING TO THE RH LAW.

    “Si Hesus ay nagdusa dahil sa mga huwad na saksi. May mga binayaran para magbulaan at gumawa ng kaso laban kay Hesus… Ang tunay na nananalig kay poon Hesus Nazareno, lalabanan ang kabulaanan na sumisira hindi lang sa tao at lipunan kung hindi sumisira sa anak ng Diyos.That shall not happen again”  THIS IS FOUND IN 7:10-8:04 OF PART 2.  ALSO SEVERAL SENTENCES BEFORE THE FIRST TWO STATEMENTS YOU QUOTED. THE CARDINAL WAS REFERING TO THE LIFE OF JESUS, NOT AT ALL TO THE RH BILL.

    PDI, what are you trying to do here? Are you doing this to gain more profit? Are you editorializing the news to make it more sensational? Are you trying to attract more advertisers?

    Please, please, PDI. Be responsible bearers of the truth! Inform the people of the truth. Do not editorialize news reports. The Cardinal gave a beautiful message in his homily, yet you maligned it by malicious misquoting.

  • Camillo

    Here is a link to a site that posted the Cardinal’s homily: http://www.rcam.org/news/933-debotong-mahal-ng-poong-hesus-nazareno-nananalig-sumasaksi

    After reading the homily. one will realize that this PDI article is a LIE.

    SHAME ON

  • andres_urdaneta

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    Debotong Mahal ng Poong Hesus Nazareno: Nananalig, Sumasaksi
    (Homily delivered by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle at the Mass for the Feast of Jesus the Nazarene at 6 a.m. on January 9, 2013 at the Luneta Grandstand.)

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    Nagpapasalamat po tayo sa ating Mahal na Panginoon. Tinipon na naman niya tayo dito upang ipagbunyi ang Kanyang Anak, ang ating Mahal na Poong Hesus Nazareno. At tumingala po kayo. Nagbubukang liwayway na naman, sisikat na naman ang araw, ang pag-ibig at liwanag ng Panginoon. Maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat na walang sawang nagpapakita ng malalim na pananampalataya at debosyon sa pag-ibig ng Diyos na ipinamalas sa pamamagitan ni Hesus Nazareno. Kaya kung maaari lang po, gawin natin ang araw na ito na talagang araw ng ating pagdiriwang ng ating pananampalataya sa Diyos.

    Napakaganda po ng tema ng ating kapistahan sa taong ito: Debotong Mahal ng Poong Hesus Nazareno: Nananalig, Sumasaksi. Sana memoryahin natin, “Debotong Mahal ng Poong Hesus Nazareno: Nananalig, Sumasaksi.” Pagnilayan po natin ang temang ito sa tulong ng ating mga pagbasa. Sino ba si Poong Hesus Nazareno? Ang pinakamadaling sagot ay, “Si Hesus na taga Nazareth.” Kaya siya ay tinatawag na Nazareno galing siya sa bayan ng Nazareth. Subali’t sino nga ba ito? Sino siya? Sa mata ng pananampalataya, sinasabi ng ebanghelyo, ganoon na lamang kamahal ng Ama ang sanlibutan kaya ibinigay niya, isinugo niya ang kanyang buntong na Anak upang hindi mapahamak ang mundo kundi ang mundo ay iligtas. Iyan si Hesus Nazareno, nakikita natin sa kanya ang pagibig ng ama para sa atin, ang pagibig na hindi natin lubos maisip na ibibigay sa atin. Ganoon na lamang tayo kamahal ng Diyos, pati ang kanyang kaisa-isang anak ay ibibigay para sa ating makasalanan upang tayo ay mabuhay, upang manumbalik tayo sa kanya.

    Kapag tinignan po natin si Poong Hesus Nazareno, makita nawa natin ang hindi malirip na pagibig ng Diyos, ang Diyos kanyang ibigay ang lahat para sa atin. Yung mga dalaga dito palagay ko kapag may nanligaw sa inyo at sasabihing, “Ibibigay ko ang lahat para sa inyo,” ang inyong puso ay biglang dadagundong at sasabihin niyo, “Ito na yata! Ito na yata ang nagmamahal sa akin.” Bakit? Ibibigay kasi lahat. Pero tignan mo baka nambobola lang iyan. Pero ang Diyos hindi nambola! Tinutoo, ibinigay talaga ang kanyang Anak. Pero baka magtanong kayo, eh kapag tinitignan namin si Hesus Nazareno, larawan ba ito ng pagibig? Parang larawan ng pighati– pasan ang krus kung saan siya ipapako; nadapa dala ng bigat ng kanyang pinapasan. Kapaguran, kahinaan, iyan ba ang pagibig?

    Opo ganyan ang pagibig. Sabi sa ikalawang pagbasa, Sulat ni San Pablo sa mga Filipos: Ang pagibig ng Diyos na ipinakita kay Hesus ay naipamalas sa Kanyang pagtalikod sa sarili. Sa Kanyang paghuhubad ng Kanyang karangalan upang maging mapagpakumbabang tao. Ang kanyang pagibig nangahulugan. Niyakap niya ang ating situwasyon. Kung nasaan ang Kanyang iniibig nandun siya. At kung ano ang dinaranas ng kanyang iniibig daranasin niya. Di ba ganoon ang tunay na umiibig? Kahit ilang ulit mo tatalikuran ang sarili mo gagawin mo para sa iniibig mo.

    Mga magulang kahit gustong gusto niyo yung ulam pero kapag sinabi ng anak mo, “gusto ko pa” tatalikuran mo ang hinihingi ng dila mo para sa anak mo. Gagawin mo iyan, anak mo eh, mahal mo. Mga mag-asawa, lalo na yung may asawa na OFW, Overseas Filipino Worker, kapag nabalitaan niyo ang asawa niyo maysakit, ano ang silakbo ng damdamin niyo? Kung mayroon ka lang pera, kung mayroon ka lang visa, gusto mo pumunta, “Kung nasaan ang asawa ko, nanduroon ako, kung nagdurusa siya ibig kong makiisa sa kanyang pagdurusa. Kung siya ay gagaling ibig kong makasama sa ligaya ng kanyang paggaling.” Ganyan po ang pagibig, pagibig na handang tumalikod sa sarili, kaliumutan ang sarili, yakapin ang situwasyon ng kanyang iniibig, dumamay, makiisa.

    Sa atin pong pagtingin kay Hesus Nazareno makikita po natin ang hindi mapapantayang pagibig ng Diyos na handang bumaba, talikuran ang kanyang dangal, yakapin ang ating pagkatao at sa pamamagitan niya, anak ng Diyos na tao, maligtas tayo. Sabi ni San Pablo, itong Hesus Nazareno naging “obedient,” tumalima sa Diyos at sa pamamagitan niya ang sangkatauhang namihasa sa paglaban sa Diyos, ngayon may bago ng kasaysayan. Ang tao ngayon handa nang sumunod sa Diyos. Maliligtas na, hindi na mapapahamak. Ang kaligtasan, ang ganap na buhay ay ang pagbabalik ng pagibig sa Diyos. Inibig tayo ng Diyos, ibigin din natin Siya. Tinalikuran ng Diyos ang kanyang sarili para sa atin, tumalima tayo sa kanya. Talikuran ang sarili, sariling kagustuhan, sariling yabang upang mapasailalim sa Diyos. At sa gayang pamamamaraan may bagong buhay, may ganap na buhay, may kaligtasan.

    Mga kapatid sana po sa ating pagdiriwang sa araw na ito ang ating mga mata, ang ating puso ituon natin kay Hesus Nazareno, ang mapagpakumbabang pagibig ng Diyos, na dumamay sa atin, at binago ang pagkatao natin, mula sa pagiging rebelde sa Diyos sa pagiging masunuring anak ng Diyos. Ano po ang tugon natin sa pagibig ng Poong Hesus Nazareno? Sabi po ng tema, manalig, manampalataya sa Diyos sa pamamagitan ni Hesus Nazareno. Pananampalataya. Sabi po ng ating Santo Papa Benedict XVI, ngayong taon ang pananampalataya, ang pananalig ay isang buhay na ugnayan kay Hesus. Siya na nakiisa sa atin bilang tao. Kayo ba makikiisa sa kanya? Siya na naging tao at dumamay sa atin, siya ba ay ating tatanggapin bilang kapwa, kapatid at mangliligtas?

    Mga mahal na deboto ng Poong Hesus Nazareno, tanungin po ninyo sa inyong sarili, tanungin natin sa ating sarili, “kumusta na ang ugnayan ko kay Hesus? Buhay ba siya sa akin? Ang kanyang salita ba nakatanim sa aking puso? Ang kanyang presensiya ba ay laging aking nararamdaman at hinahanap-hanap? Siya ba ang aking kinakapitan katulad ng kanyang pagkapit sa akin? Ako ba ay laging nakikiisa sa kanya katulad ng kanyang pakikiisa sa akin? Buhay ba si Hesus sa akin? Nagtitiwala ba ako na nandiyan siya? Kapag ako ay maligaya, maligaya siya kasama ko. Kapag ako ay nangangarap, nangangarap siya kasama ko. Pag ako ay nalulumbay, nalulumbay siyang kasama ko. Pero kapag ako ay nagsusugal hindi niya ako kasama, ha. Kapag ako ay nandaraya sa aking asawa, ah, hindi kasama si Hesus diyan. Hindi niya tayo sasamahan sa pagrerebelde sa Diyos. Sasamahan niya tayo kapag mayroon tayong karanasang makatao na kailangan ang Diyos ang manaig.

    Mga kapatid, ang debotong mahal ng Poong Nazareno, nananalig, buhay ang ugnayan kay Hesus. Suriin nating ang ating sarili. O, bato bato sa langit ang tamaan bahala nang magalit. Eh yung ibang tao kung alagaan ang kanilang alahas buhay na buhya ang alahas pero si Hesus hindi naman pinapansin. Yung ibang tao mamatay kapag hindi hawak ang kanilang cell phone. Buhay na buhay ang cell phone. Ikamamatay kapag ang cell phone ay hindi nararamdaman sa palad, sa bulsa, sa bag. Mas nananalig pa sa cell phone kaysa kay Hesus! Yung iba paggising sa umaga kinakausap ang mga alaga nilang halaman para raw mamukadkad, pero si Hesus hindi kinakausap. Yung iba may kaya binibili pa ng espesyal na pagkain ang kanilang mga tuta at kanilang mga pusa pero ang kasambahay bibigyan ng mga inaamag amag na at ang pananampalataya kay Hesus hindi pinapalakas.

    Ang tanong sa atin, si Hesus ba talaga ang ating pinananaligan. Siya ba na nagmahal sa atin ang ating sinusuklian ng pananampalataya at pagibig? Ang tunay na deboto kay Poong Hesus Nazareno makikilala sa lalim ng kanyang pananampalataya. Buhay na ugnayan kay Hesus. Pero ang pananalig kay Hesus kailangan umuwi sa pagsaksi kay Hesus. Ganyan po, ganyan na buhay ang simbahan. Nagsimula sa iilan na alagad ni Hesus; nakaulayan ni Hesus, nanampalataya kay Hesus. At nang si Hesus ay muling nabuhay sila ay nagpatotoo na si Hesus nga ay anak ng Diyos. Sa kanilang patotoo lumaganap ang pananampalataya. Pananalig, pagsaksi at sa pamamagitan ng pagsaksi marami uli ang mananalig. Ganyan lang. Kapag ang nanalig sasaksi lalong darami ang mananalig at ang mga nanalig sasaksi nanaman. Darami na naman ang mga mananalig.

    Ano ba ang trabaho ng saksi? Magpatotoo. Ipakita sa salita, gawa, pagkatao na tunay nga si Hesus. Totoong may Hesus. Totoong may pagiibig ng Diyos. Alam po ninyo si Hesus nagdusa dahil sa mga na huwad na saksi. May mga binayaran para magbulaan at gumawa ng kaso laban kay Hesus. Itigil na ang kabulaanan. Nagdusa si Hesus dahil sa mga bulaan, mga huwad na saksi. Ang tunay na nanalig kay Poong Hesus Nazareno lalabanan ang kabulaanan na sumisira hindi lamang sa tao at lipunan, kundi sumira sa anak ng Diyos. That should not happen again! Ang tunay na pananampalataya at debosyon uuwi sa pagiging totoo, saksi sa katotohanan ni Kristo lalo na sa kanyang pagibig na mapagdamay.

    Mga minamahal na kapatid kailangang kailangan ng mundo ngayon ang saksi na magpapatotoo sa kaligayahan na matagpuan si Hesus. Ang dami-daming reports tungkol sa mga patayan. Mas dumami sana ang sumaksi sa katotohanan na ang buhay ay sagrado. Patotohanan natin iyan. Ang dami dami sa mundo ngayon, giyera. Ang pera na dapat sanang gamitin para pakainin ang tao, magtayo ng mga bahay at eskuwelan na nagagamit para sa pagpatay. Kailangan nating sumaksi sa katotohanan na dumating si Kristo hindi upang ipahamak ang kapwa kundi upang mabuhay ang kapwa ganap na buhay at kapayapaan. Tayo po ang kailangang sumaksi kay Hesus ng may kaligayahan, ng may pananagutan. Kung papaano tayo binuhay ni Hesus Nazareno magpatotoo kayo. Ipalaganap na napakaganda na manalig sa kanya. Sa kanya mararanasan ang buhay na ganap at buhay na kasiya siya. Debotong mahal ng Poong Hesus Nazareno manalig ka at dahil sa iyong pananalig, magpatotoo ka na nakita mo si Hesus ang pagibig ng Diyos.

    Tayo po ay tumahimik sandali at hilingin ang biyaya ng malalim na pananalig at tapang, pagtitiyaga na sumaksi sa katotohanan ni Hesus.

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  • andres_urdaneta

    Karen Boncocan’s article shows not only a biased reporting but malicious as well. For reference just read the entire text of Card. Tagle’s homily during the feast of the Nazareno and compare it to Boncocan’s (reporter?) article.

  • http://luiloves.tumblr.com/ Luisa Elago

    I read the homily and I do not find any mention or implicit swipe against the RH Bill. Cardinal Tagle had concrete examples and she obviously only chose statements that were so general you could pretty much use them for anything! Please read the homily first and verify for yourself!

  • Camillo

    It’s simple: Karen Boconan lied and PDI printed a lie.

    Both should be punished.

    AND WHY IS THIS LIE STILL HERE ON THIS WEBSITE?!

    • johnlagrimas

      …sensationalized media, what do you expect?

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

    Tagle, bring out the church’s P24,000,000,000.00 in BPI and SanMig shares to help the Poor.

    Open up your Hectares of land to the Squatters.

    We do not need your LIP SERVICE.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2239904 Paolo Boado

    What a terrible reporter.  What an awful article.  Inquirer — please fire this reporter for inventing news.  

    • johnlagrimas

      …sensationalized media.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EBVKHU25KC73LSV547DD3K2FCY len

    No he didn’t :(

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

    Tagle, bring out your P24,000,000,000.00 in BPI and SanMig shares to help the Poor.
    Open up your Hectares and Hectares of land to the Squatters.

    We do not need your LIP SERVICE.

    • johnlagrimas

      …this blog site is reduced into a forum of LYING LIPS like yours! 



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