Tagle urges flock: Fast, give money you save to poor kids

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Here’s one way to lose weight while enriching one’s spirituality: Fast during the entire period of Lent and donate the money intended for your food to the hungry.

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle is asking the faithful in the Archdiocese of Manila to participate in a fund-raising that will feed 250,000 malnourished children.

The campaign will be launched by Tagle on Feb. 13, Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent.

“In our conversion journey this Lent, my dear brothers and sisters, let our faith commit each one of us to become a living sign of the presence of God,” Tagle said in his pastoral letter for Ash Wednesday.

He said that participating in Fast2Feed was a “good opportunity to intensify the act of charity, which is faith in action.”

Tagle explained that giving alms was one of three main disciplines that the faithful were called upon to practice during Lent, along with praying and fasting.

“All these spiritual activities Jesus asks to be done without anything in return,” Tagle said.

Fast2Feed is intended for the Hapag-Asa feeding program of Pondo ng Pinoy, which has fed more than one million undernourished children since it was started in 2005.

Pondo ng Pinoy provides a food subsidy of P5 to P10 per day or P600 to P1,200 for six months per child. The program feeds children 6 months to 12 years old once a day, five days a week for six months.

For the Archdiocese of Manila, the target is to feed 3,000 children but this will require P3.6 million, Tagle said.

The cardinal appealed to his flock “to donate whatever you save from fasting to Hapag-Asa’s Fast2Feed Fund Campaign.”

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  • basilionisisa

    magandang project… P3.6 million food subsidy para sa mga batang nagugutom… kaya lang, sa mga Faithful (na mahihirap din) naman kukunin.

    Bakit kaya hindi ‘targetin’ ang umaapaw na pera sa Senado? Hindi ba kayang konsyensyahin ng mga pari’t obispo ang mga senador at congressmen para magbigay dito? Bakit kaya lagi na lang ang mga Faithful (na mahihirap din) ang laging takbuhan? Dahil kaya sila lang ang may konsiyensya o sila lang ang pinakamadaling utuin? hmm.

    Good Lenten Project… God bless.

  • isellnuts

    bishop tagle, is the faithful money invested in BPI not enough?

    Table: Stock
    Investments of Catholic Church and affiliate Catholic Groups

    Company # Shares Owned Rank in Top 100 Total Investment Value

    ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF MANILA Bank of the Philippine
    Islands (BPI) 222,843,681 SHARES (4th) P12,724,374,185

    ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF MLA (REAL CASA DE
    MISERICORDIA)(BPI)41,408,841SHARES ( 8th ) P2,364,444,821

    ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF MANILA (HOSPITAL DE SAN JUAN DE
    DIOS) Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)22,072,182 SHARES (13th) p1,260,321,5 92

    ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF MLA (HOSPICIO DE SAN JOSE) Bank of
    the Philippine Islands (BPI)6,016,624 SHARES (15th) P343,549,230

    ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF MLA (HOSP DE SA JUAN DE DIOS) Bank
    of the Philippine Islands (BPI)4,285,572 SHARES (17th) P244,706,161

    ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF MLA (MAYORDOMIA DELA CATEDRAL) Bank
    of the Philippine Islands (BPI)2,664,266 SHARES (21st) P152,129,589

    ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF MLA (ST. PAUL`S HOSPITAL) Bank of
    the Philippine Islands (BPI)1,772,418 SHARES (26th) P101,205,068

    CARMEL OF THE DIVINE INFANT JESUS OF PRAGUE, INC. Bank of the Philippine
    Islands (BPI)726,819 SHARES (49th) P41,501,365

    EL SUPERIOR DE LA CORPORACION FILIPINA DE PADRES AGUSTINOS RECOLETOS Bank of
    the Philippine Islands (BPI)551,382 SHARES (60th) P31,483,912

    ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF JARO Bank of the Philippine Islands
    (BPI)491,3856 SHARES (64th) P28,058,084

    EL SUPERIOR DE LA CORPORACION FILIPINA DE PADRES AGUSTINOS RECOLETOS San
    Miguel Corp (SMC) 2,370,000 SHARES (31st) P260,700,000

    SUPERIOR DE LA CORPORACION ARCHICOFRADIA DE N.P.J.N DE RECOLETOS San Miguel
    Corp (SMC)1,234,603 SHARES (75th) P135,806,330

    CARMEL OF THE DIVINE INFANT JESUS OF PRAGUE, INC. San Miguel Corp
    (SMC)957,516 SHARES (79th) P105,326,760

    ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP OF
    TUGUEGARAO San Miguel Corp (SMC) 856,639 SHARES (81st) P94,230,290

    REAL MONASTERIO DE LA PURISIMA CONCEPCION DE NUESTRA MADRE SANTA CLARA DE
    MANILA San Miguel Corp (SMC) 809,834 SHARES (83rd) P89,081,740

    SUPERIOR DE LA CORPORACION DE PADRES RECOLETOS POR BECAS Y VOCACIONES San
    Miguel Corp (SMC) 621,702 SHARES (89th) P68,387,220

    CARMEL OF ST THERESE OF THE CHILD JESUS San Miguel Corp
    (SMC) 592,956 SHARES (91st) P65,225,160

    THE DISCALCED CARMELITE NUNS OF CEBU San Miguel Corp
    (SMC) 451,864 SHARES (95th) P49,705,040

    ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NUEVA
    SEGOVIA DE VIGAN San Miguel Corp (SMC) 428,067 SHARES (98th) P47,087,370

    ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF MANILA Philex Mining Corp
    (PX) 3,221,135 SHARES (15th) P66,677,495

    RELIGIOUS OF THE VIRGIN MARY – B Philex Mining Corp
    (PX) 3,125,777 SHARES (16th) P64,703,584

    RELIGIOUS OF THE VIRGIN MARY-A Philex Mining Corp (PX) 1,091,027 SHARES (69th) P22,584,259

    ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP OF
    TUGUEGARAO Ayala Corporation (AC) 24,0157 SHARES (3rd) P9,289,002

    KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FRATERNAL ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILS, INC. Ayala Corporation
    Preferred Shares – A (ACPA) 60,000 (2nd) P31,800,000

    ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP OF
    TAGBILARAN Ayala Corporation Preferred Shares – B (ACPR) 10,000 SHARES (64th) P1,015,000

    DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL PHINMA
    Corp.(PHN)159,575 SHARES (19th) P2,122,348

    ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP OF THE
    DIOCESE OF JUAN DE DIOS PHINMA Corp.(PHN) 153,880 SHARES (20th) P2,046,604

    RELIGIOUS OF THE VIRGIN MARY PHINMA Corp.(PHN) 58,9755 SHARES (2nd) P784,368

    ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF MANILA Concrete Aggregates Corp
    (CA) 78,846 (9th) P3,469,224

    ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF MLA (REAL CASA DE MISERICORDIA)
    Concrete Aggregates Corp (CA) 13,067 SHARES (18th) P574,948

    ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF MANILA (HOSPITAL DE SAN JUAN DE
    DIOS) Concrete Aggregates Corp (CA) 8,317 SHARES (24th) P365,948

    ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF MLA (HOSPICIO DE SAN JOSE) Concrete
    Aggregates Corp (CA) 1,898 SHARES (66th) P83,512

    ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF MLA (MAYORDOMIA DELA CATEDRAL)
    Concrete Aggregates Corp (CA) 8,419 (7th) P37,004

    ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF MANILA ISM Communications
    (ISM) 38,399 SHARES (48th) P126,333

    SOCIETY OF THE DIVINE WORD Filipino Fund Inc.(FFI) 6,000 SHARES (24th) P48,000

    ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP OF
    BANGUED Filipino Fund Inc.(FFI) 1,500 SHARES (49th) P12,000

    CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE Benguet Corp.- A (BC) 2,155 SHARES (3rd) P4,107

    CORPORACION DE PADRES DOMINICOS EEI 75,000 SHARES (75th) P256,500

    • Alajero

      …isellnuts…the money of the church is their private business…it has nothing to do with you…i am sure you had not contributed a penny…these funds are meant on their private effort to save your soul and the souls of the rest of us…we should support them in this effort…
      ….if you decide not to contribute it is your choice…and for the rest of us…no matter how imperfect they are…we have faith that they will get us through…at least we hope and pray…

      • okayayonip

        yea right ‘wag ka maniguro, magbasa ka ng Bible kung tama ang itinuturo nila, manalangin sa rebulto o larawang gawa ng kamay ng tao, galit dito ang tunay na Dios, manalangin ng nakatayo, magbayad sa pamisa at ilan lang eto. ang sabi ni Kristo, tinggap ninyo ang aral ng walang bayad kaya huwag din kayong pabayad, meron bang libre sa mga pari kahit sa panalangin sa mga patay, nagbayad ba si Kristo ng siya’y bininyagan……NEGOSYO, sabi sa Bible parang mga aso na walang kabusugan.

      • Alajero

        …not here to debate your belief…but, even priest have family and life to take care of…it’s preposterous and selfish on your part to think…you are the only one deserving…you need to put your heart where it owe to…not on your azz…

      • batangpaslit

        Bro, tama si Pinoy.
        The teaching you convey is false.
        For one, you are teaching that salvation is for sale.
        What is preposterous is what you teach, not the comment of Pinoy.
        You teach Purgantory when it is not warranted in Scriptures. You make graven images which is forbiddent by the Ten Commandments and sell it as Indulgences to buy the freedom of souls stranded in Purgatory.
        Put your heart to the true Living GOD, not to your man made traditions and Satanic doctrines.
        You will find yourself in Hell if you will not renounce and repent from spreading falls doctrines.
        Examine the Scriptures and square it with your deceitful traditions

      • Alajero

        …batang paslit..i did not remember teaching you anything…i don’ know what you are smoking, but you are delusional…you must have mistaken me for someone else….i don’t care what you believe, your religion is your own business.

      • batangpaslit

        hindi naman kasi Bible based ang turo nila. their church’s final authority is the Pope, Cardinal, Bishops, and Priests
        kaya, anytime, puede nilang ibago ang patakaran kung paano sambahin ang Panginoon.
        to them, salvation is for sale kaya may Purgatory at indulgences na binebenta para pambayad sa kaluluwa na nasa Purgatory.

      • wawangpenoy

         Are you this naive? or are you just plain stupid?

        Why don’t you ask the bishops how come a lot of poor community churches, if you can call it that, it’s not even a chapel, are so dilapidated and can hardly accomodate the flocks and yet they let them wallow in this misery instead of helping them build a more decent place of worhsip? I’m not an INC but look at theirs.

        Asinine!!!

      • Alajero

        ….wawangpenoy…you thrive on your lack of management skills…the business of saving soul need to be sustained…to have a functioning church in a poor community is accomplishment by itself…think somalia and africa where the need is more apparent…philippines is a country blessed with water and natural resources…why do you think you need more help than the rest of the impoverished world…in case you have not notice…it’s not all about YOU..don’t be selfish…

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/K2VH54C4AM2UFEVSVA7GDCNLVY Rizal

        Indeed it seem that to the Roman Catholic church saving souls is a profitable business.  

      • Alajero

        Rizal…nave you heard of non profit business? Please consult anyone who knows…even a little bit about business and finance…

      • batangpaslit

        …which is clearly a false and erroneous teachings

      • batangpaslit

        you have the point.
        you don’t have to be an INC member to speak for truth

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/K2VH54C4AM2UFEVSVA7GDCNLVY Rizal

        The money of the Roman Catholic church is not their private business. It comes from the faithful contributions/offerings of the devout like my parents and grand parents before me and many others to serve a particular purpose. That includes feeding malnourished kids. 
        .
        .
        The Roman Catholic church owes it to its followers to be transparent and accountable in their spending of their money. ..About time that they spend their money for poverty alleviating initiatives and not just demand from their followers for more donations whenever they have new projects.  

      • batangpaslit

        agree…the earth is the Lord’s

      • Alajero

        …rizal…i don’t know where you get the idea that the church is not helping enough…?
        …Alleviating poverty and other economic initiative is a function of the government…the RCC comes where gov’t fails like in Somalia and other impoverished country…Philippines with its abundance of water, fertile land and greeneries and does not fall under the same category…these country is a victim of its own neglect…and, don’t expect the world, albeit the church to bail you out…out of your own stupidity and neglect…it’s just not going to happen…the world nor the Catholic church does not have any obligation to bail you out..you guys should be ashamed of yourself…

      • batangpaslit

        Tsong, are you saying man’s salvation is for sale?
        If this is so, how are the souls of the poor RCC parishioners be saved?
        Your church dogma, Tsong, is grossly false, demonic, and anti-Christ.

      • Alajero

        …batangpaslit…you are not making sense…where the freeking heck did you get the conclusion..the rcc can only do counseling, preaching and counseling…at the end of the day you are still on your own…the church thrives on the contribution of the community…all these efforts cost money…it’s a non profit endeavor just like other NGOs like red cross, UNICEF, etc…you need to educate yourself …tsong

      • $19543087

        Mr. Alajero this is the space age!  WAKE-UP FOR PETE SAKE!!!

      • brunogiordano

        “Tsong, are you saying man’s salvation is for sale?”

        Tsong, hindi ka nagkamali.

        For sale talaga ang salvation. Ang nagpauso niya ay ang VATICAN.

        Hanggang ngayon ay marami pa rin bishops na “JOHANN TETZEL” sa

        CBCP.

        Pag bumili ka noong MAMAHALIN INDULGENCIA, kahit mang RAPE ka ng “VIRGIN” hindi ka na dadaan sa PURGATORIO.

        GUARANTEED daw.

      • $19543087

        If that is the case Mr. Alajero our money is also our business and the cardinal has no business asking us to donate!  Also, most of us don’t exists on “hope & prayer”.  We work hard!

      • Alajero

        …of course john, you don’t need to donate if you don’t feel like…religion is faith and is not about what others made us believe…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IGLQQ2TTZF3BAWUHUWLFWVPZDE Vladymir

        ang labo mo pre?It is a case of what is yours is mine and what is mine is mine alone,what a piece of crap you are peddling.

    • okayayonip

      peanuts  eto sa laki ng share and stocks ng simbahan sa kumpanya ng IMPYERNO si satanas ang Chairman. 

    • $19543087

      What was mentioned are the church bank deposits & investment portfolio.  But the biggest assets the church owned are the real estate properties mostly located in high value locations like city & metropolitan downtowns!

    • 12JEM

       Ang mga kaparian ang sana ay siyang huwag maging marangya ang pamumuhay habang ang karamihan na kasapi ng RCC ay naghihirap.

      At saka palayain ninyong mga kaparian ang pagt-iisip ng mag ksasapi. Bawasan ang mga aral na patuloy nA naglulugmok sa mga mahihirap na lalong nagbabaon sa kanila sa kahirapan.

  • oh_noh

    give alms to the poor, kaya nagkalat ang mga batang kalye e!

    after more than 300 years, pwede bang sa tao naman lahat mapunta ang perang binibigay sa simbahan lalung lalo na ng mga buwayang politiko???

  • Alajero

    …i support Rev Tagle on this one…but donations should be made on well established NGOs…with transparent accounting of funds received…and good track record of serving their object clients…in this case..the malnourished children…the program should be executed in conjunction with the RH bill programs of the gov’t…and I am not saying this with sarcasm..malnourished children are the product of irresponsible parenthood…and this is a FACT…!

    • Htee

      Pre, tama ka dito, sa NGO na lang mag donate. Pero yung sagot mo kay isellnut at ang post mo ngayon ay hindi consistent.
      Which is which ba????

      • Alajero

        …htee…i am just trying to highlight or differentiate the money that the church receive to save souls from the money donated to feed the hungry…these are two different program objects…look at the church as the corporate entity, the NGOs set up by the same church like Catholic Relief Services (CRS) receive money to fund disaster recovery efforts not to save soul…a little technical but not really difficult to understand

  • okayayonip

    hello, how about giving to the poor part of the aboloy from the RC church, utos lang kayo ng utos sa iba pero ayaw naman ninyong bawasan ang kolecksyon ninyo…..IPOKRITO.

  • http://www.scribd.com/narodnikkki karaangtawo

    The church should sell the Vatican and use the money to feed the poor. It’s what Jesus would have done.

  • wawangpenoy

    As much as I am very skeptic about this, I dare the good bishop to match whatever amount is raised in this undertaking. This way, the flock will feel the collective action and the oneness of the church and the faithfuls. Like God said, “you and I are one”.

    Hindi yung puro initiative at the expense of the faithfuls tapos ang credit sa simbahan pa din. Besides, like one of the posters said below, these hungry kids are products of irresponsible parents.

  • Htee

    Mas maganda sana kung sinabi ni Tagle na “oh etong halaga ang ipinondo ng simbahan para project na ito, if you have extra money during the lenten season, please donate”.

    My point here is….if they are going fishing, at least they have to bring their OWN BAIT.

  • UrHONOR

    >>>Tagle urges flock: Fast, give money you save to poor kids<<<

    HAHAHAHa…IPAMIGAY ninyo ang pera ninyo!  Pero huwag na ninyo pang pakialamanan ang pera namin, OK? PSHAW!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4XVVCOAZXYTPN2X3IPFCFDSKFM Melvin

    Father! Bakit hindi nyo muna ibenta ang mga lupang pagaari ng simbahan ng sa ganon ay may pantustos kayong pangtulong sa mga mahihirap, palagay ko lalo kayong magiging banal, at hahanga pa ang sambayanan sa inyo… Ano sa palagay nyo Father?

  • w33k3nd3r

    So speaks the freeloader.

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

    STUPID SATANAS CARNIVAL TAGLE KAYO ANG NAG PARAMI NG BATANG HUBO IPINAG BAWAL NINYO ANG PILLS SA CENTER SA METRO MANILA KASABWAT NINYO PROLIFE NA SI MAYOR ATIENZA SINASABI NINYO NA PILLS NA IBINIBIGAY NG DOKTOR AY NAKAMAMATAY KA HA YOP NG CARDINAL NA ITO GINAWANG POULTRY PINAS NG BATANG HUBO CBCP BISHOPS RADICAL TERRORIST!

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

    CBCP BISHOPS RADICAL TERRORIST SILA NAG PARAMI NG BATANG HUBO! SA KALYE STUPID HYPOCRITE DAMASO!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/K2VH54C4AM2UFEVSVA7GDCNLVY Rizal

    The Catholic church has more than enough money to provide for this particular project. Why is it that they always have to ask the devout for more donations whenever they have initiatives such as  this? The donations and offerings of devout Roman Catholics are meant for projects such as this too. About time that the Roman Catholic church spend its  enormous savings/investments for initiatives that alleviate poverty. Your preaching is good. No less than the men in robes ought to set the example. Let the Roman Catholic church fund its own initiatives first. Walk the talk bishop Tagle.

  • quirinomayer

    Walang pinag-iba  itong Padre Damasong ito sa mga politiko at ibang walang kuwentang tao. Okeyng mamigay sa ibang tao  kung and pera e galing sa iba pero dapat hindi magalaw ang kanyang sariling pera. 

    At eto ipamalita sa buong mundo na mangpakain ng 250,000 na mga bata pero ayaw naman mahinto and factory ng mga kawawang mga batang iyan. Linalabanan naman ang RH Law na ang pakay e manganak lang ang mga tao ng kaya nilang suportahan na maigi.

    Eto ba ang sinasabi nilang susunod na papa – isang hangal?

    • brunogiordano

      Iyan ang isang dahilan kung bakit,

      GOD HATES RELIGION.

  • brunogiordano

    Tunay na pari pa rin DAMASO.

    “Gawin ninyo ang sinasabi naming gawin ninyo.

    Subalit huwag ninyong gayahin ang aming ginagawa”

    DAMASO

  • ODAPAIN

    Its easy to ask for donations, why not show the way and donate some land to the homeless .We already have two collections during mass what else do you want.Maybe we should start to donate blood some of us are short on cash

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

      For the church, there can be never enough.

  • Paulstronghold

    Good posturing, but it should start from the Catholic institution itself. Their deposits in major commercial banks, they’re number 3 with almost a billion pesos. Not to mention the several hectares of lands they owned. This is hypocrisy in the highest level.

    • $19543087

      You are good & true!

  • johnlagrimas

    Irrefutable truths: [repost from Rizal Manalo]

    1) There’s not one protestant Church [ including born again christians, etc.] – the protestants keep dividing. It only goes to show that their doctrines are not solid, their teachings are dependent on the moods of the ‘leader’ and their spirituality bends with the wind.

    2) Those who left the Catholic Church are disgruntled people who did not really understand their faith either because they did have the brains for it or they did not receive the grace or they found it difficult to live by its teachings. So to justify their wrong doings they left the Church and either put up their own or joined those who were willing to condone with their wrong doings.

    3) Only the Catholic Church has withstood all the challenges and tests of times. It has remained THE One, Holy, Apostolic, Universal Church. Whatever protestants say, the
    Church is the Church and no matter what their claims are, no matter how they attack it, the fact remains that the Catholic Church remains to have the biggest following, the most influential and highly respected among other big religious denominations. Unfortunately, it’s the small time breakaway protestant groups that are most angry at the Church. That’s what you call GREAT ENVY!

    4) Only to the Pope, the head of the Catholic Church – and no other small time, self-appointed pastor – enjoy the respect and highest esteem of all world leaders.

    5) And so in their despair to grow into not even 1% the size of the Catholic Church, these small time envious trying hard self-proclaimed breakaway protestants are dying to do everything they could to attack and put down the Church. Does it even create a scratch? Nah! They are only able to persuade those ‘Catholics’ who were never Catholics from the start.

    6) There have been a number of intelligent, well-known protestants and pastor, who after studying the faith, embraced the Catholic Church because they realized how stupid they had been to have embraced a religion that was only concocted by one or two self-proclaimed prophets’.  We have Cardinal Newman, Scott Hahn, and Steve Ray [to name the few].

    7) There are few small Christian groups who are not‘attackers’ of faith. While they may have reasons why they left the Catholic Church, they remain friendly and respectful. Now, that is what I call Christian– we may not have the same faith but we are believers of the same God – and we respect the way we express our faith.

    • brunogiordano

      “GOD HATES RELIGION

      To document that God hates religion, note the following passages of Scripture:

      “…every abominable act which the Lord hates they have done for their gods, for they even burn their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods.” (Deuteronomy 12:31)

      “I have had enough of burnt offerings…Bring your worthless offerings no longer…I hate your new moon festivals and your appointed feasts; they have become a burden to Me… So when you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide My eyes from you… I will not listen…” (Isaiah 1:10-15)

      “I hate, I reject your festivals; nor do I delight in your solemn assemblies…take away from Me the noise of your songs; I will not even listen to the sound of your harps.” (Amos 5:21-24)

      These passages bear out the fact that God hates religion, and all of its procedures and programs; rituals and regulations.” Excerpt from Christ in You Ministries.

      GOD HATES RELIGION TALAGA.

    • $19543087

      Mr. JohnLagrimas you are full of sat-sat at blah blah! 

      “the fact remains that the Catholic Church remains to have the biggest following, the most influential and highly respected among other big religious denominations”.  WRONG! Islam overtook the catholic church!

    • brunogiordano

      ” So to justify their wrong doings they left the Church and either put up their own or joined those who were willing to condone with their wrong doings.”

      Hindi na ngayon.

      Ang mga taong nagsi alisan sa kanikanilang RELGION ay mga RELIGOUSLY UNAFFILIATED(nones) na.

      NONES ang tawag sa kanila at kasing dami na sila nga mga KATOLIKO (1.1 Billion na) at mabilis pang dumarami ngayon.

      • UrHONOR

        GOOD, factual observation.

      • Mendoza_Juniors

        Ok na Tol, Sipag mo dito ah. Wala kang trabaho ano kaya nangrerecruit ka rito para may 10%.  Bwaaaahahahaha……..

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IGLQQ2TTZF3BAWUHUWLFWVPZDE Vladymir

        mas masipag ka sa pagreply dito ,pero palagay ko tamad ka at walang trabaho,lahat nag nagcomment dito meron ka rin sagot puro copy and paste lang naman matulog ka nalang ,at wala ka pang gagawin bukas puyat ka na. 

    • joshmale2004

      I bet you, 80% of criminals in prisons, corrupt politicians, those out there engaging in criminal activities not yet caught and prostitutes, drunkards, smokers and adulterers are catholics by religion.

      • UrHONOR

        AM sure it’s more than 80%!

      • Mendoza_Juniors

         10% lang po!

      • Mendoza_Juniors

         I guess it is Ten Percent? 10% yong niloloko ng mga pastor nyo para buhayin ang pamilya nila di ba?

      • joshmale2004

        Wrong guess.

      • Mendoza_Juniors

         Palusot. Bwaaahahahaha

      • joshmale2004

        Truth hurts?

    • Mendoza_Juniors

      Mabuhay!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W7TPARCYJFCSA3PBQAM3MVZO3E kurakut

    JUST FOLLOW WHAT I SAY.  DO NOT FOLLOW WHAT I DO.

  • $19543087

    “Here’s one way to lose weight while enriching one’s spirituality: Fast during the entire period of Lent and donate the money intended for your food to the hungry.”

    Fast & the money you save will be donated to feed the hungry children.  This means one has to be hungry so that one can donate to feed the hungry children.  ANO ITO LOKOHAN?  ITONG MGA PUNYETANG PARI, ARSOBISPO, CARDINALES  ANG SANHI SA KAHIRAPAN AT PAGDAMI NG MGA MAHIHIRAP NA MGA KABATAAN DAHIL SA KANILANG OBJECTION TO THE RH-BILL.

    But nowhere in the Cardinal’s announcement that the church will also donate from the church’s multi-billion resources.  What was emphasize is for the faithful  to FAST & DONATE!   Ano kami uto-uto?  Gone are the days that the faithful will follow you blindly.  We know you people are also CROOKS!

    • Mendoza_Juniors

       Saan nakalagay na i donate ni Manalo ang billions nya?

  • Raymond Reyes

    The bishops are really greedy. have the Manila Diocese seen their investments at BPI? so they can buy another SUVs? Your money will only enrich their lawyers then fly away when they abuse another faithful… 

  • john_constantine

     I ain’t even Catholic but I will do it if all you priests do it too. 

    • xrisp

      Brother, it would be better if we will not put any condition before we perform our acts of goodness. The best motivation for doing good to others is not for any other reason but for the love of God because God is all goodness.

  • KurakotNaPinoy

    If the Damasos follow their 3 vows to the letter I would do so what Tagle said…

    Simplicity (Poverty ito dati – pero pinalitan na), Chastity, and Obedience.

    Oh, and respect the separation between the church and the state.

  • UrHONOR

    INTOY: “Bakit hindi mamigay ang simbahan na kahit na kakapranggot sa uma-apaw na bilyones nilang kwarta, pera’t salapi na naka-barega sa mga bangko at maraming financial institutions?  Bakit kung sino pa ang wala ang ginogoyo ng simabahan ang mamigay samantalang sila ang nagpapasasa sa buhay sa pawis, pagod at dugo ng mararalita?  Bakit….bakit ganun PARATI ang nangyayari….kaya ang mahihirap ay lalong naghihirap at ang mga maririwasang mga naka-sayang puti, lalo na yong mga naka-helmet, e, higit pa sa lalo na payaman-ng-payaman….hindi mapigil ang pagyaman?”

    PADER: “Shhh….hindi ka ba marunong umintindi ng salitang- gawin mo na lang ang pinagagawa namin at huwag ka ng makialam pa sa aming ginagawa.  Wala kang malay sa gusto naming mangyari…..kami ang nakapag-aral, PINILI ng diyos na maging ahente nya, mas maraming alam kaysa inyo, at hindi pa ba pumapasok sa kokote mo, Intoy, na KAMI ay may DIRECT LINE sa diyos?”

    INTOY: “Nauunawaan at naiintindihan ko at namin ang lahat ng sinasabi mong yan kaya ako nagtatanong…..bata pa ako, ganyan na ang palakad ng simbahan….kabig-lang-ng-kabig, ayaw magpalabas sa mga nalilimas nila sa mahihirap.  Yong ngang tiyo ng kapit-bahay naming pari, e, nung namatay, ang daming iniwanang mga stock certificates sa kanyang mga kapatid, pamangkin, at iba pang kamag-anakan na SMC, BPI, AC, at JFC na nagkakahalaga ng milyones.  Kaya yong kapit-bahay namin, e, nagpagawa na ng bagong bahay sa BF Homes, Par City.  Ang tingin ko PADER, e, IKAW at ang iba mo pang mga ka-baro ang hindi nakaka-intindi sa nangyayari sa ating lipunan dahil parati kayong nalalango sa kapangyarihan at pagpipitaganan ng mga inosenteng maliliit na tao.”

    PADER:”O sige, tama na yan, Intoy, at ako ay magmi-misa pa….sayang din yong collection….baka masarhan ako ng bangko sa pag-deposito…magsimba ka, ha?”

    • Mendoza_Juniors

       Yong kay Manalo saan nakatago?

  • Mendoza_Juniors

    Ang mga Protestistante at mga Born-Against dito ay reklamo ng reklamo sa lahat ng bagay. Mga manoy kayo ano ba ang nagawa nyong tulong sa Pinas? Puro kayo RH at palaki ng mga maliliit nyo!  

  • Mendoza_Juniors

    Yong mga troll dito ay mapansin nyo? Kahit anong issue ay galit sa Catholic. Uy mga manoy di po bobo ang mga readers dito. Nakikita naman na tambay lang kayo at walang magawa kundi mang recruit dito. Bistado na modus operandi nyo: Ten Percent!

  • Mendoza_Juniors

    Eto po usernames ng ilang Protestistante dito: Mark nyo lang ang mga comments nila at mapansin nyo na walang class at sense: brunogiordano, quirinomayer, urhonor, rizal, edgardomendoza (papa ko po). Dati po akong miyembro nila kaya alam ko.

    • joshmale2004

      I am not a Protestant. Galit ang Diyos sa sinungaling.

      • Mendoza_Juniors

         Kunyari may diyos daw sya. Pera lang na 10% diyos mo.

  • Mendoza_Juniors

    Nalista ko na po mga Born-Against at Protestistante dito. Masipag yang mga yan dito araw-gabi. Kasi bawat ma recruit nila may 10% na naman sila sa tithes po. Yong tithes po ay hind bastos ha? Iba po yon kuya. Yon po bang pilit ang mga miyembro mag abuloy ng 10 percent ng kita mo. Kung 10,000 pesos per month suweldo mo dapat pilit ka magbigay ng 1,000 per month po. Para saan po? Sa bibliya daw galing pero para pala buhayin ang pamilya nila. Kitam? Kaya masipag dito? Ingat lang po!

    • rbrtsmith

      hala kayo.. nalista na kayo ni MJ. you’ll having a hard time going to heaven. don’t mess with MJ!! insanity kills, so does MJ!

      • Mendoza_Juniors

         Sama ka sa impiyerno!

      • rbrtsmith

        okay.. see you there.

      • Mendoza_Juniors

         I see to it that you would not escape.

      • rbrtsmith

        oh, so you have the keys of hell? kelan tau alis?

      • Mendoza_Juniors

        Kahit kailan. Ingat ka lagi baka panahon mo na. Dasal ka lang ng konti. Nagmamadali ka ba?

      • rbrtsmith

        well for the sake of experience,yes.. but i can’t be there without the gatekeeper.. got the keys right?

    • joshmale2004

      The New Testament nowhere designates a percentage of income a person should set aside, but only says it is to be “in keeping with income” (1 Corinthians 16:2). Some in the Christian church have taken the 10 percent figure from the Old Testament tithe and applied it as a “recommended minimum” for Christians in their giving. The New Testament talks about the importance and benefits of giving. We are to give as we are able. Sometimes that means giving more than 10 percent; sometimes that may mean giving less. It all depends on the ability of the Christian and the needs of the church. Every Christian should diligently pray and seek God’s wisdom in the matter of participating in tithing and/or how much to give (James 1:5). Above all, all tithes and offerings should be given with pure motives and an attitude of worship to God and service to the body of Christ. “Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7).

      Mali ka na naman pre. Born again churches does not compel tithing as compulsary. I can give even 25% of what I have if I wanted to for use in spreading the Word.

      • Mendoza_Juniors

         Yan na po. Dami po palusot. Pero po basta tungkol Katoliko against. Mabuti man o tama gawa ng Katoliko ay demonyo daw.

      • joshmale2004

        Hindi ako kasali sa mga nagsasabing demonyo ang Catholic. I respect your religion and other religions who worship one and the same God.

      • Mendoza_Juniors

        If it is true start to make sense here. Discuss sensibly and respectfully.

      • joshmale2004

        I am saying that in my Chruch, tithing is not compulsary and if I give, I give freely for God’s work and not because of tithing. Is this not a sensible statement to you?

      • Mendoza_Juniors

         Clarification accepted. Sorry.

      • joshmale2004

        No need to say sorry bro. accepting my position is enough.

      • Mendoza_Juniors

         Game.

  • Mendoza_Juniors

    Eto po strategy nila para maka recruit:
    1) Pili ng issue para siraan ang Katoliko
    2) Gamitin ang Banal na Bibliya para kunyari mali ang turo ng Katoliko
    3) Ipasok ang literal nila na interpretasyon sa Bibliya para kunyari sila ang tama at malinis at banal sa mundo (Lahat ng hindi kasanib sa kanila ay demonyo daw maski pari ka man o madre)
    4) Voila! “Halika pasok ka na sa relihiyon namin!” “Alis ka na sa Katoliko.”
    5) Yahooooooo  . . . may 10% na naman!

    Kaya ingat po. Alam ko bobo lang naman ang nakukuha nila.

  • Mendoza_Juniors

    May nag protestis sa akin di daw sya miyembro. Pero suriin lang ang kanilang comments batay sa sinabi ko dito. Walang sense kundi attack first, tapos recruit later.

  • Mendoza_Juniors

    Ok, let me talk sense. You are attacking everything Catholic. Does it make sense to the readers here? You are wasting time and bandwidth for more serious discussions and healthy exchange of ideas.

    Let me ask you where do your “anti” religions use the tithes of your members? Ano ang naitulong nyo sa bansa at sa mahihirap?

    Enlighten our readers dear brothers.

  • joshmale2004

    This is a good cause. This should not be limited on budget from food during fasting but for those wasting money on drinking, smoking and night clubbing before the Lenten should also be encouraged to participate and donate the money intended for drinking and other vices. Whatever religion we belong, a good cause is a good cause.

    • Mendoza_Juniors

       Kudos. Hit those priests and Catholics when they are wrong but don’t impute when they are trying. I appreciate your gesture.

      • joshmale2004

        As I said to you. Quote me if I made any comment here hitting our Catholic Priests directly and I will apologize.

      • Mendoza_Juniors

         Sorry if I misread you. Let us help change our beloved country. Let us help change our own attitudes for common cause and progress. Thanks for the correction. Peace.

      • joshmale2004

        No need to say sorry. Any help coming from everyone whether Christians, muslims, communists, catholics, born again. protestants, etc to help in rebuilding our country instead of dividing is good for every one.

      • Mendoza_Juniors

         You are one sensible guy. May your kind and your religion grow.

  • UrHONOR

    IN SHORT, “basta’t kami ay kampante, kesehoda kayong lahat!”  PSHAW!!!

    • Mendoza_Juniors

      Eto po strategy nila para maka recruit:
      1) Pili ng issue para siraan ang Katoliko
      2) Gamitin ang Banal na Bibliya para kunyari mali ang turo ng Katoliko
      3) Ipasok ang literal nila na interpretasyon sa Bibliya para kunyari sila ang tama at malinis at banal sa mundo (Lahat ng hindi kasanib sa kanila ay demonyo daw maski pari ka man o madre)
      4) Voila! “Halika pasok ka na sa relihiyon namin!” “Alis ka na sa Katoliko.”
      5) Yahooooooo  . . . may 10% na naman!

      Kaya ingat po. Alam ko bobo lang naman ang nakukuha nila.

      • UrHONOR

        WALA akong maintindihan sa sinasabi mo…..:(

  • kismaytami

    padre damaso tagle, why not tell that to your papa damaso ratzinger in vatican, first?

    I remember when I was a kid, the church used I attend every Sunday urged mass-goers to buy tickets for P100 each, for a raffle draw where the proceeds, the priest said on each mass, will be used to finance the improvement of the church building. There will be one and only winner who will take home a brand new car. The brand new and shining car was even placed at left side of the altar (area for ministers) to allure mass-goers to buy tickets. But behold, after many years, not a single improvement was made to church building… but the catholic high school’s building sitting at the side of the church went from two stories to five stories in less than a year after the raffle draw!

    One of the reasons I lost faith on religions.

    • Mendoza_Juniors

      Eto po strategy nila para maka recruit:
      1) Pili ng issue para siraan ang Katoliko
      2) Gamitin ang Banal na Bibliya para kunyari mali ang turo ng Katoliko
      3) Ipasok ang literal nila na interpretasyon sa Bibliya para kunyari sila ang tama at malinis at banal sa mundo (Lahat ng hindi kasanib sa kanila ay demonyo daw maski pari ka man o madre)
      4) Voila! “Halika pasok ka na sa relihiyon namin!” “Alis ka na sa Katoliko.”
      5) Yahooooooo  . . . may 10% na naman!

      Kaya ingat po. Alam ko bobo lang naman ang nakukuha nila.

      • kismaytami

        Yan ba yung mga iglesia ni manalo, saksi ni judas, burned again, at pestecost? I don’t think mga bobo yung nakukuha nila, utu-uto lang siguro. Marami kasi akong naging classmate na miyembro nila pero nage-excel sa klase.

      • Mendoza_Juniors

         Ano ang naitulong nila sa mahihirap na Pinoy?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001565433198 Rolly Antonio

         Simple!  Bigyan ng contraceptives ang mga mahihirap na Pinoy.  Yan ang kanilang kontribusyon.  Hahahhahaha.

      • kismaytami

        Yan ba ay tanong para kay padre damaso o sa mga ministro? Ipagpaumanhin mo at hindi ko masasagot ang iyong katanungan sapagkat ako’y hindi kaanib ng anumang relihiyon.

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

      sige nga sabihin mo kung anong parish ito at kailan nangyari? ano ang pangalan ng school? madaling magbintang kulang naman sa prueba? Ilan taon ka naba? at ito kid ka pa ng nangyari, i doubt it! kwentong barbero. Ngayon lang naman nauso ang kotse pa-raffle hehehe. bolero.

      • kismaytami

        San Roque sa Alabang. O yan kid… Ikaw na bahala magtanong ng iba pang detalye sa iyong padre damaso.

      • Mendoza_Juniors

         Hala lagot ka! Alam mo ba may Anti-Cyber Crime Law na? Libel is a criminal offense and involves jailing po.  Pag di mo napatunayan yan magsama kayo ni Celdran.

      • kismaytami

        LOL! Hindi pa effective yang anti-cyber crime law nyo ng iyong padre damaso.

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

    stupid radical carnival tagle sila nag parami ng batang hubo sa metro manila ibinawal ni mayor lito atienza ang pills na reseta ng doktor sa center how hypocrite this cardinal radical tagle brain wash pilipinos to be idiot and stupid cbcp bishops radical terrorist!

    • Mendoza_Juniors

       Papa madami na tayo 10%, tama na, uwi ka na.

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

    satanas carnival tagle damaso!

    • Mendoza_Juniors

       Papa madami na tayo 10%, tama na, uwi ka na.

    • Mendoza_Juniors

       Hintay ka na ni nanay. Di mo daw nainom ang gamot mo para sa utak mo?

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

    Tagle, bring out the P24,000,000,000.00 in BPI and SanMig shares if you want to help the Poor.

    We do not need your LIP SERVICE.  

    You HYPOCRITE.

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

      lip service pa ha! ayan tunay yan na napapakinabangan ng mga mahihirap. Ikaw may naiabot ka nabang tulong puro ka birada kulang ka naman sa gawa!

      • Akosirizal

         Seems like there’s a paid publicist of tagle on this thread…..

      • Mendoza_Juniors

        Hahahaha . . . Bakit kailangan bayaran? Voluntary po ang sa katoliko di katulad sa inyo na 10% lagi.

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

    radical tagle bring out P24,000,000,000,00 in BPI and SanMig shares ilabas na ninyo yan ng matulungan ang mga batang hubo kayo naman ang nag bawal ng pills na reseta ng doktor sa health center kaya dumami ang batang hubo! utusan ninyo si atienza ilabas ang pera na yan wala na makain ang mga batang hubo na pinarami ninyo sa maynila the goverment take action to get out the money cbcp bishops para matulungan ang mga batang hubo sa maynila dahil may pananagutan sila sa batas dahil ibinawal ng cbcp bishops ang pills sa health center kaya dumami batang hubo!

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

      ano naman ang nagawa mo in particular pati ng mga pastor mo para matulungan ang mga batang hubo na sinisilipan mo at kilig-na kilig kang tingnan hehe

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

    CARNIVAL TAGLE BRING OUT P24000,000,000,00 BPI and SanMig shares utusan ninyo si lito atienza ilabas yan para dun sa mga batang hubo na pinarami ninyo sa maynila 

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

      inggit ka na naman… palibhasa pastor/ministro mo pang tuition ng anak napupunta mga donasyon nyo hehehe

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

    SA lahat ng mga tumitira sa catholic church inggit lang kayo dahil church nyo walang ginagawa para makatulong sa mahihirap at mga batang gutom. 

    Sige tira pa! gawain ni satanas yan na guluhin ang mabuting adhikain!

    Sambahin nyo at sundin si satanas. kung gaano kagulo si satanas ganun din kabastos ang mga posts nyo. Pareho kayo ng mga dyablo hindi natutuwa sa mabubuting gawain!

    • Komentador

      if critic ng simbahan at ng mga tao nito, dyablo na agad? Di ba pwede munang kontrabida hehehehehe. saka brother/sister. di ba kapag nagsasabi ng masama against sa simbahan or kapwa, dapat ipagdasal at wag kamuhian para magbago..eh ipinapasundo mo pa kay satanas eh..practice what the priests preach

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

        depende kung pano ka magkritiko, kung katulad lang din ng pagposts ni edgardo mendoza kahit saan mo tingnan galing dyablo to.

    • brunogiordano

      “GOD HATES RELIGION

      There are three features which seem to be basic to all forms of man-made religion. Religion involves absolutism, authoritarianism and activism. Now there is nothing wrong with absolutes, authority or activity. God is absolute, authoritative and active. But when any man or group of men attempts to establish themselves as the arbiters or regulators of God’s absoluteness, authority or activity, they then begin to “play god,” and religion is the result as they impose their perspective of absolute, authority and activity on others.”

      Excerpt from Christ in You Ministries

      Ano man ang religion mo, GOD HATES RELIGION.

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

        pano mo naman nasabi na God hates religion.. nakausap mo ba sya at sinabi sayo? Ang salitang relihiyon ay katawagan lang ng tao sa kung ano ang paniniwala nya.

        binukod ng Diyos si Abraham mula sa kanyang ma kamag-anak at tinangi si Isaac kaysa kay Ismael saka pinili si Jacob kahit di sya ang panganay dahil ibig ng Diyos ang kanyang pamamaraan kung paano sya dapat sambahin. Na alam naman natin na nahirapang gawin ng mga Israelita.

        Ano relihiyon ko? Katoliko ako na nananalig na si Kristo ay nagkatawang tao na Diyos upang tayo’y maligtas. Ang kaligtasan natin grasya na buhat sa Diyos. Ibig ng Diyos na mabuti ang gawa natin kaysa masama, pero handa syang magpatawad sa mga gustong bumalik sa kanya. Ang mga katoliko ay naniniwala na ang Diyos natin ay di lang Diyos ng mga Kristiano o ng mga naniniwala kay Kristo kundi Diyos sya ng Lahat.Masama ka man o Mabuti. Kaya gumawa ka ng masama may kaparusahan ka.

      • Mendoza_Juniors

         God hates you too. Amen po :D

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001565433198 Rolly Antonio

         Hmmm, speaking as if you know the mind of a God.  You know what they say about holier-than-thou?  LOL

    • Mendoza_Juniors

       Yung mga nasa Ten Percent Party are always haters forever. They will never accept  and will hate goodness from others. They even hate truth and God.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7US4SIEZOJLP4A3BQLYYDY6UWQ Kim

    walk your talk mr. tagle…mag tax na kayo…dami niyong negosyo…

    • boldyak

      sabihan mo rin ang pastor nyo, na magfasting, hindiyung nagpakasasa sa mga ikapo nyo….

  • bgcorg

    Fasting, abstinence, mortifications, alms giving and other acts of atonement for sin and acts of Christian asceticism are practices that hail back to ancient times and had been done to subject the lower stirrings of the senses and the mundane to eternal values.  At least, they are reminders that we do not live for this world alone but are called for a still higher purpose. “The unexamined life is not worth living,” a pagan philosopher once said.  The law of Christ, “love one another as I have loved you,” is a constant reminder that we have to serve one another.  Today, the value of life and love of neighbor is put to the crucible of genuine penance, good works and Christian virtue.  

    • Komentador

      taga CBCP ka sir?

  • Komentador

    Ganito projects/cause ang dapat ipush ng ka-grupo in Tagle.instead of meddling sa ibang issues. cheers

    • Mendoza_Juniors

      When were you born? Matagal na ginagawa ng simbahn yan totoy. Tanungin mo si lola basyang.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IQLFTBIJPDUKN3NJBAXRHX73BI BobetB

    Tagle can not even fast for 1 meal!

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

      how do you know.. natural sa mga pari ang mag fasting. sanay sila dyan dahil nag-aaral pa sila sa seminario ay ginagawa na nila yan. Ikaw kaya mo ba mag fasting? Isang oras lang.

  • sked482

    Not a bad idea. Instead of meddling in politics, this is a refreshing initiative. 

    • Mendoza_Juniors

       Silently the Church has been doing charity. Make some real research po.

      • sked482

        I know, I didn’t claim it didn’t. But it is not being done at such a high level and effort compared to what was mobilized against the rh bill. I won’t mind if the roman church gets more outspoken and noisy when it comes to initiatives like this compared to the noise it generates when it meddles in politics.

  • Roy Batty

    Nice timing, it’s almost campaign season for the politicians. Better ready the donation box.

  • indiosbravos2002

    Cant the church donate from their own money? Get corporate sponsors and stop relying from your parishioners. Wala namang libreng service sa simbahan. Lahat may fees.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001565433198 Rolly Antonio

       Sure ka?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001565433198 Rolly Antonio

    OMG!  Hindi ba nakakaintindi ang iba dito na donation ito at hindi sapilitan? Susmiyo.

    The rationale behind asking the parishioners to donate is to help the latter perform his duty as member of the society – to help every man.

    Makatira lang talaga ang mga haters ng simbahan. Parang may mga sayad sa utak.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001565433198 Rolly Antonio

     The church doesn’t need to be “loud” when it comes to helping.  It has always been like that for decades.

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

      Just look at all the Poor walking around.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001565433198 Rolly Antonio

     They are still Filipinos, and they have the freedom of expression just like you.   So are you saying that the law or the constitution should favor the non-church people over the leaders of the church?  Secret gag order ba ito na dapat ang mga church members ay silent sa mga political issues at maingay pagdating sa charity?  Huh? LOL

  • vaporub123

    after fighting hook,line and sinker to repeal the rh bill dapat nga sila ang bumigay sa mga mahirap eh.with the sugar plantations of the different sectors of the catholic orders,tax free incomes from the catholic schools,they can afford to help this poor kids and their families.theres no need to ask from their flocks who’s having a hard time to meet ends to survive.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001565433198 Rolly Antonio

       Voluntary po ang donation.  Kung di kaya magbigay, di po pinipilit ng simabahan… this is as basic as it gets.  I wonder why some people can’t understand such basic facts about the church.  Anak naman ng flying spaghetti monster oh.

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

      naks, parang ang mga titser o profesors ng mga catholic school na sinasabi mo ay di kumakain ah. anong sugar plantation ba ang sinasabi mo? asan ito? tax free? sa simbahan lang ito tulad ng tax free sa ibang mga religious group sa Pinas like INC ni manalo at ADD ni bro eli.

  • rtsantos2012

    The church instead of paying the Vatican in term of franchise with our tax free money from our donations should stop this practice like most country of the world and channel our tax free money to our very own poor, but the trouble is our very own brown Damaso will move heaven and earth to stop this practice to please their bosses that you know where. 

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

      ay naku wag kang magbigay ng opinion na di mo alam or kung ano ang kalakaran ng simbahan. Atupagin mo nalang ang ikapu na binibigay nyo sa ministro nyo o pastor nyo kung ito ba ay napunta sa pangtuition ng mga anak nila or sa pang-araw-araw na gastusin sa sarili nilang pamilya.

    • Mendoza_Juniors

       Pakialamero ang mga to. Yong mga 10% nyo ang alagaan nyo. Like most country daw? Ano ang country kaya yon? Ok, sa USA po ang mga religious groups ay may mga tax incentives kaya ang dami mga Born-Against na sumusulpot bilang source of living nila at libre sa mga taxes? Gets mo? Alin country pa kaya ang bahagi ng ignoramus mo?

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