Go beyond ‘artificial’ devotion to Sto. Niño

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Show your devotion to the Child Jesus not only by joining processions.

An official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines on Saturday issued this call to Sto. Niño devotees converging in Tondo, Manila, for a feast today.

“It becomes artificial when you are only praying fervently during the feast day and then the rest of the year you are not. A real devotee should also be a real Christian every day,” said Fr. Edu Gariguez, executive secretary of the CBCP’s National Secretariat for Social Action.

“Worship and life should not be separate,” said Gariguez, who served for three years at Sto. Niño de Tondo Parish. Tina G. Santos

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  • bogli_anakdami

    hoy yang santo ninyo ooopsie nino eh dapat ipadala doon sa algeria at kuhanin ang mga kabayang flips… wawa naman sila doon di ba?

    kung di ninyo ipapadala si santo ninyo eh babagsak ang ating flipland ekonomiya dahil mababawasan ang remittance, di ba?

  • uugodugod

    bakit baga kayo mga  priest ay ayaw ninyo dalhin ang bibliya sa lugar at ipangaral hindi iyong sa simbahan na lamang ninyo iniintay ang mga tao at maghohomilya ng 15minutes.Minsan yong binasang bersiculo ay hindi iniuugnay duon sa kanilang homilya at kung minsan ay politika ang isinasaysay.Ang rason ng iba ay di raw magawa ng pari at busy..naku po yun iba ay nakikipagtong-it,yong iba ay umiinom ng alak,yong iba ay ang sarap ng buhay, ang iba ay lalong msarap ang ginagawa dahil bakla….bigyan kayo ng halimbawa- isang maganak nakatira sa tabing ilog,nagkaanak bibinyagan sa simbahan-ang batang bininyagan ay di man makakaranas ng biblical teaching magkakaasawa siya magkakaanak bibinyagan..katoliko na rin iyon but doesnot know even basic principles of christian life but he is counted as catholic already, that is one example of our catholic life

  • regd

    So, what’s the connection again between Jesus and the darkly shape scary statue called sto. nino?

  • bogli_anakdami

    dapat eh ang istatwa ni nasarenong itim (quiapo) at santo ninyo (cebu) pinturahan ng puti…

    para mas magandang sambahan, di ba?

  • tonyoks

    “It becomes artificial when you are only praying fervently during the feast day and then the rest of the year you are not. A real devotee should also be a real Christian every day,” said Fr. Edu Gariguez, executive secretary of the CBCP’s National Secretariat for Social Action.
    eh, turo nyo naman yang ganyan…

    ang layo nyo sa mga pinagsesermon nyo fader…

    at the very start this practice is a farce , totally nonsense and very exploitative…

    mahiya hiya kayo sa sarili nyo…

  • basilionisisa

    siguro binabasa rin ng mga ‘subject’ (yung interviewee) ng news ang mga comments sa news article nila, so i have one question re the Sto Nino icon:

    Bakit itinuturing ng mga pari at mga laymen sa kanilang mga homilies and prayers na ‘separate’ entity ang Santo Nino? i mean isn’t He supposed to be the Baby Jesus (only), THE JESUS? para tuloy ‘iba’, dahil sa ‘kanya’, Sto Nino (eh ‘lumaki’ na di ba?) instead of Jesus, humihingi ng tulong o awa o pagpapatawad. I’ve heard it in more than one occasion, see for yourself what I mean this Sunday by going to Pandacan or Tondo. I don’t mean any disrespect, just asking so that if there’s any mistake or misunderstanding, it is corrected. (as i am a devotee of the Nazareno, am also a devotee of the Sto Nino, ie JESUS)

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

    IDOLATRY Pinoy catholic style.

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