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Pope Benedict XVI announces he will resign due to old age, becoming the first pontiff in 700 years to step down because he could no longer fulfil his duties. AFP


POPE BENEDICT XVI: Strength of body and mind has deteriorated in me that I renounce the ministry of the Bishop of Rome, Successor of St. Peter. AFP

VATICAN CITY— Pope Benedict XVI on Monday announced he would resign, citing old age, in a stunning announcement that marked a first in the modern history of the Catholic Church.

The German-born pope said he would step down on February 28, which will make him the first pontiff in 600 years to resign.

“I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry,” the 85-year-old pope said in a speech delivered in Latin at a meeting of cardinals in the Vatican.

Dressed in red vestments and his voice barely audible as he read from a written text, the pope made the announcement in a hall in his residence— the Apostolic Palace next to St Peter’s Square.

Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said he expected a conclave of cardinals to be held in March within 15 or 20 days of the resignation and a new pope elected before Easter Sunday on March 31.

It will also allow Benedict to hold great sway over the choice of his successor. He has already hand-picked the bulk of the College of Cardinals — the princes of the church who will elect the next pope—to guarantee his conservative legacy and ensure an orthodox future for the church.

Several papal contenders

There are several papal contenders in the wings, but no obvious front-runner—the same situation when Benedict was elected pontiff in 2005 after the death of Pope John Paul II.

Benedict, an academic theologian who has written numerous books including a trilogy on the life of Jesus Christ that he completed last Christmas, will retire to a monastery within the Vatican walls.

“In order to govern the ship of Saint Peter and proclaim the Gospel, both strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the last few months, has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfil the ministry entrusted to me,” the pope said.

“For this reason, and well aware of the seriousness of this act, with full freedom I declare that I renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome, Successor of Saint Peter, entrusted to me by the Cardinals on 19 April 2005, in such a way, that as from 28 February 2013, at 20:00 hours (1900 GMT), the See of Rome, the See of Saint Peter, will be vacant and a Conclave to elect the new Supreme Pontiff will have to be convoked,” he said.

Tributes

Tributes poured in for Benedict from around the world including his native Germany where Chancellor Angela Merkel said she had the “greatest respect” for his decision, and hailed him as “one of the most significant religious thinkers of our time.”

French President Francois Hollande said the pope’s decision was “eminently respectable.”

British Prime Minister David Cameron said the pope had worked “tirelessly” to boost ties with Britain.

Benedict, formerly Joseph Ratzinger, was the Catholic Church’s doctrinal enforcer for many years and earned the nickname “God’s Rottweiler.”

He was elected in 2005 at a time when the Vatican was being rocked by multiple scandals over child abuse committed by priests.

The guiding principle of his papacy has been to reinvigorate the Catholic faith, particularly among young people and in countries with rising levels of secularism like Europe and North America.

Benedict has championed Christianity’s European roots and showed his conservatism by repeatedly stressing family values and fiercely opposing abortion, euthanasia and gay marriage.

Pope Benedict, who has looked increasingly weary in recent months and often has to use a mobile platform to move around St Peter’s basilica during Church services, had hinted in a book of interviews in 2010 that he might resign if he felt he was no longer able to carry out his duties.

The scandal over confidential memos leaked from the Vatican by the pope’s once loyal butler last year was a particularly hard blow for the pope.

‘Caught by surprise’

“The pope caught us a bit by surprise,” Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said at a hastily arranged press conference.

Lombardi stressed that the pope’s decision was his own and was “well thought out” and that “there is no illness that has contributed to it.”

In recent years, however, the pope has slowed down significantly, cutting back his foreign travel and limiting his audiences. He now goes to and from the altar in St. Peter’s Basilica on a moving platform, to spare him the long walk down the aisle. Occasionally he uses a cane.

His 89-year-old brother, Georg Ratzinger, said doctors had recently advised the pope not to take any more trans-Atlantic trips.

“His age is weighing on him,” Ratzinger told the DPA news agency. “At this age my brother wants more rest.”

Benedict emphasized that carrying out the duties of being pope—the leader of more than a billion Roman Catholics worldwide—requires “both strength of mind and body.”

“After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths due to an advanced age are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry,” he told the cardinals.

“In order to govern the bark of St. Peter and proclaim the Gospel, both strength of mind and body are necessary—strengths which in the last few months, have deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me,” he said.

Allowed to resign

Popes are allowed to resign; Church law specifies only that the resignation be “freely made and properly manifested.” But only a handful have done it.

The only other pope to resign because he felt unable to fulfil his duties was Celestine V in 1294, a hermit who stepped down after just a few months in office saying he yearned for a simpler life and was not physically capable for the office.

In 1415, Gregory XII resigned in a bid to end the “Western Schism,” when two rival claimants declared themselves pope in Pisa and Avignon and threatened to tear apart Roman Catholicism.

Other popes have stepped down for a variety of reasons in the papacy’s mediaeval history.

When Benedict was elected at age 78, he was the oldest pope chosen in nearly 300 years. At the time, he has already been planning to retire as the Vatican’s chief orthodoxy watchdog to spend his final years writing in the “peace and quiet” of his native Bavaria.

On Monday, Benedict said he would serve the church for the remainder of his days “through a life dedicated to prayer.”  The Vatican said immediately after his resignation, Benedict would go to Castel Gandolfo, the papal summer retreat south of Rome, and then would live in a cloistered monastery.

Contenders to be his successor include Cardinal Angelo Scola, archbishop of Milan, Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn, the archbishop of Vienna, and Cardinal Marc Ouellet, the Canadian head of the Vatican’s office for bishops.

Longshots include Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York. Although Dolan is popular and backs the pope’s conservative line, the general thinking is that the Catholic Church doesn’t need a pope from a “superpower.”

Given half of the world’s Catholics live in the global south, there will once again be arguments for a pope to come from the developing world.

Cardinal Antonio Tagle, the archbishop of Manila, has impressed many Vatican watchers, but at 56 and having only been named a cardinal last year, he is considered too young.

Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson of Ghana is one of the highest-ranking African cardinals at the Vatican, currently heading the Vatican’s office for justice and peace, but he’s something of a wild card.

All cardinals under age 80 are allowed to vote in the conclave, the secret meeting held in the Sistine Chapel where cardinals cast ballots to elect a new pope. As per tradition, the ballots are burned after each voting round; black smoke that snakes out of the chimney means no pope has been chosen, while white smoke means a pope has been elected.

The pontiff had been due to attend World Youth Day in July in Rio de Janeiro; by then his successor will have been named and will presumably make the trip.

Originally posted at 07:04 pm |Monday, February 11, 2013


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  • pubringjuandelacruz

    oh wow!!! now that’s a first.

    • nice_boy

      Precedents

      In 1045, Pope Benedict IX agreed, for financial advantage, to resign the papacy. Pope Gregory VI,
      who to rid the Church of the scandalous Benedict IX had persuaded him
      to resign, became his successor. Gregory himself resigned in 1046
      because the arrangement he had entered into with Benedict was considered
      simoniacal; that is, to have been paid for. Gregory’s successor, Pope Clement II, died in 1047 and Benedict IX became Pope again.

      The best known example of the resignation of a Pope is that of Pope Celestine V
      in 1294. After only five months of pontificate, he issued a solemn
      decree declaring it permissible for a Pope to resign, and then did so
      himself. He lived two more years as a hermit
      and was later canonized. The Papal decree that he issued ended any
      doubt among canonists about the possibility of a valid Papal
      resignation.

      Pope Gregory XII (1406–1415), resigned in order to end the Western Schism, which had reached the point where there were three claimants to the Papal throne, Roman Pope Gregory XII, Avignon Antipope Benedict XIII, and Pisan Antipope John XXIII. Before resigning he formally convened the already existing Council of Constance and authorized it to elect his successor.

      On the 11th of February 2013, the Vatican announced that Pope Benedict XVI would resign effective February 28, 2013. [4]
       
      copied from wikipedia

    • lucidlynx

      of course not!

    • 12JEM

       PapaRatzi will resign effective end of February 2013.

      The next pope will take a name SICOLA.

      He will therefore be addressed as Pope Sicola.

  • rolandtr

    Thank God! I hope the next one will bring in fresh air of change and not anymore the usual over zealous Magisterium-is-the-only interlocutor of the Catholic faith. Even the Magisterium evolved in the history of the Catholic Church. Otherwise, nothing will happen to the Catholic Church with its pompous rituals, irrelevant teachings, and out of touch leadership.

    • boldyak

      it is of no concern to you, you just exist to criticize the RRC…just shut up…

      • rjimenez1226

        iaw ang katolikong demonyo, kaya ang daming kalaban ngmga katoliko. hihi

      • rolandtr

        Of course it concerns me. I grew up taught by the Jesuits. We have one priest in the family. And I studied in the seminary earning two degrees on philosophy and theology. But I refused to get ordained since early on I knew I will be preaching against the usual strain of Catholic teachings…Most of my brilliant professors taught us how wrong many of the Church Teachings are on social and moral issues. But they stayed as priest because they love their vocation. Leonardo Boff, Dom Camara, and many more Bishops and one Cardinal wanted the Church to breath in fresh air..but priest like Ratzinger (who became Pope Benedict XVI) wanted the Church to stay as fixated as it is on the conservative side of the theologucal debate – everytime using the Magisterium as the infallible imprint of each teaching. The truth is, the People of God, all through the years evolved the Magisterium..it is not a fixed document as these conservatives wanted it to be! So Boldyak sucked it up..the truth is if the next Pope will be the same as Ratzinger’s mind and spirit, you will see the Catholic Church sinking deeper into the dustbin of irrelevance.

      • levonnae

        Most of your brilliant professor? taught you ? really? are they brilliant because they have because they excelled in the field of academics
         and how would you as a student of your brilliant professor suggest that the catholic church will do to  make her relevant on the current age? your answer will decide what kind of brilliant are you

      • rolandtr

        1.Start ordaining women to the priesthood. 2. Revise the liturgy to become less centered on the president of the Mass, the priest, and instead be centered on the community developing true People of God centered ritual, which will now result to a higher level f competence for the presider of the Mass to be able to measure up with the pulse of his celebration. Make the Bible more alive in the homily rather than priest blabbering around in innanities. 3. Discard the pompous clothing of the president of the Mass and other ritual of the Catholic Church. Make it simple. 4. Humanae Vitae needs to be remeditated rereflected and reviewed taking into account the perspective of those who dissented and the present realities of the contemporary world. 5. Democratized financial management of the Parishes and Dioceses making the Parish Priest and Bishops accountable to their local People of God..and not be accountable to no one on the finacial tansactions of their Parish and Diocese. Lift the punishment of silenc of Leonardo Boff and let this great thinker teach again. 6. Adopt the Eastern Rite segment of the Roman Catholic Faith where priest are allowed to marry and only Bishops are compeled to stay celibate….And a lot more..

      • barok

        I think you are a frustrated priest wannabe who for your own doing will never be one. We are just thankful you were not ordained.

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

        You have a point there, why don’t you start your own church?

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

        Impressive. Brilliant indeed. 

      • levonnae

        so youre this kind of brilliant, what  shame, you ran away from your responsibilities, I agree with on some points, but not on things that could have  great theological implications later on, priest could be married, maybe, if you have stayed, there a good chance that you can become a cardinal or maybe a Pope someday and who knows, you can effect these changes but just like the rest of us your just brilliant theorist but you want other to sacrifice and do the work 
        as fro women ordination I would rather wait for Christ to come down and do the thing Himself first. If Christ will do it then there’s no question why it cant be done.. as for the pompous clothing its just a work uniform (but of course its more than that,)

        on the end it is not a question of  , what we want , but what does God wants.
        we want the church to do this and this, but will God want it to be that way after all He is the head and the church is His body, He is the Groom and the Church is the Bride. as in marriage two make the decision not just one, brilliant as you are I know you know how to talk to God and maybe you can tell us His side on this, in case He talks to you

        Women Priest hmmmn and then after two hundred years maybe less , a Woman Pope , interesting, but as i said If that is what we want to happen, does God share our sentiments too? frankly i dont know, thats the first thing ill gonna ask Him the first time ill see Him

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

        ngayon alam mo na “what kind of brilliant” rolandtr really is,sagutin mo kung meron ka ring ibubuga?kung wala kang maisagot isa lang ang magagawa mo,tumahimik ka na lang.

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

        boldyak ano?tahimik ka ata?wala kang maisagot ke rolandtr?hangang mura lang ang kaya mo ano?pero utak mo walang laman.

      • boytz

        Boldyak, Levonnae, – dali, sagot ke Rolandtr!! Pakita niyo “what kind of brilliant” you are!

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

        Nagsisisi na sila pare. Wala nang imik eh. Patawarin nalang natin.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NKMLL6HD6WUINN5XQWNKKQDFEA Edwin Edwin

    I hope Senate President JPE follows….  :)

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SRPSEPOKCEYJPXM73RSBL22HNQ P Abi

      he’s about to step down as his term ends this year.. whats the rush?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6EF5PUVD7WK3V3XLP2FYAQZ4O4 Jomjom

        Enrile’s term is up to June 30, 2016.

    • barok

       Should be renamed to LOLONG JPE

  • lintangbedol

    cardinal tagle

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WC2VPZRJETRO5KOU4VOZCJXEDY Tamarindwalk

       No way…  He’s out of touch, too.

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

    Hinde na nakayanan ang mga kawalanghiyaan at katampalasanan na ginagawa ng mga maldita at baklitang pari at obispo sa Pilipinas…

  • Pablo316

    So then the famed ‘Prophecy of the Popes’ will be put to the
    test, as many Bible-believing Christians such as Hal Lindsey, Tom Horn, Chuck
    Misslers etc. have revisited lately.

     

    As a Bible-believing Christian myself, the Bible tells us
    “not to treat prophecies with contempt” (1 Thessalonians 5:20) but to wait and
    see whether they will come true or not.

     

    With this let me encourage God-fearing and God-seeking
    people to know God and the Lord Jesus Christ deeply and intimately thru their
    written words – the Bible. God bless!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WC2VPZRJETRO5KOU4VOZCJXEDY Tamarindwalk

    Word is also spreading that he was prevailed upon to resign because the Catholic church is so out of touch with reality.  Now would be a good time for the current, backward leadership of the Catholic church in the Philippines to step down, too.

  • rethinking_madness

    In April 2005 I called myself an agnostic.
    In December 2012 I restarted attending the Eucharistic celebration.
    With the upcoming change in the leadership of the Church, I hope and pray that the new Pope would be from Africa, South America, or Asia. The Roman Curia must be cleansed, too.
    Thank you, Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI.

    • TGM _ERICK

      Welcome back to our fold. Your brilliance is an asset to our faith, my friend! :-)

      • tamumd

        How could he be an asset to your faith? I say he is one fickle-minded, waffling follower who doesn’t know what he wants. I’m sure tomorrow if he wakes up on the wrong side of the bed he will be atheist again. The following day maybe as a buddhist then back to being catholic. lol He is making a mockery of your religion.

      • rethinking_madness

        yes, i am an atheist. i don’t believe in a cruel and judgmental god.
        yes, i am a buddhist. i believe that desire is the cause of human suffering.

        it is easy to judge people and name call them at whims.
        faith seeking understanding is an inward journey.

      • tamumd

        So now you claim you’re an “atheist” who don’t believe in a cruel and judgemental god..but you still believe in a god? Then you’re really not an atheist. If you believe that “desire” is the cause of human suffering, isn’t “seeking understanding” a desire too? So right there….you’re very conflicted or maybe don’t know what you’re talking about.

      • barok

        Give the guy the chance to prove his faith, after all we are equal in the eyes of God.

      • tamumd

        How do you know “we are equal in the eyes of the god”? As far as I know the god of the bible is racist, misogynist and bigoted deity to the core that I have ever read about.

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

        If you think like the ancient Israelites do, you’re on the wrong side. That is why God sent His only begotten Son Jesus to proclaim the truth not found by anyone in this world before Jesus came..

      • tamumd

        lol…are you implying that the god of the old testament is not the same god who sent christ to the world? SO there was a change in management in heaven that time? lol The inconsistencies and absurdity of religion is very hard to ignore.

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

        Nasa utak mo ang problema. 1.2 billion catholics hindi nagka problema sa aming paniniwala. Pa check-up ka or iwasan mo na lang ang mga bagay na hindi mo kayang paniniwalaan at baka matuluyan ka..

      • tamumd

        lol..sure that’s probably the reason why catholics all over the world are leaving in droves! This current pope is smart enough to recognize he could not hardly stand the stink of managing it anymore so he resigned. lol You’re more than welcome to continue to play naive and gullible. We could care less.

      • barok

        ya right, he even let his Son crucified…why can’t this biblical God just zap this planet and let it disintegrate, good question right? honestly i don’t have all the answers but seeking guidance from a priest will be the best thing to do.

      • tamumd

        Now you’re thinking. Why would you bother going to a priest for an answer? You know they’ll just b.s. their way out of your question. You’re old enough to know that the bible was written by a bunch of nomad people from the middle east long time ago who claimed to be annointed by some imagined deity. The inconsistencies and the ridiculous ideas in there is very telling of a human handiwork. So snap out of your naivete.

      • TGM _ERICK

        You are entitled to your opinion. I think it is anybody’s guess as of this time. 5 or more years to come we will know who His Holiness, really!

      • tamumd

        Hahahahaha oh boy..someone seems like still sleeping. We’re not talking about the pope. Hello! snap..snap! lol

      • rethinking_madness

        thanks, lolit, my friend.
        it’s weird, now that he decided to step down, i start missing him.
        viva, santo papa!

      • TGM _ERICK

        You know my name. Glad for that. I guess it is true that His Holiness can’t function well anymore. I appreciate what he is doing. Welcome, Re-thinking, my friend. :-)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KELBC2K3ZHQWVW7ZCFKZUDDSEU Marlon

    now is the time to elect a reformist Pope who will remove celibacy, support gay rights, allow women priests and support contraception.

    this is the moment for the resurgence of the Roman Catholic Church so that it can survive and flourish for the next two thousand years!!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/AX7A65HBPOATKIEDV77LOLRVUM Colokoy

      bakit hindi kayo lumipat ng ibang religion??? tigas ng ulo sinabi ng bawal!!!

    • monses

      Punta ka sa planet Mars,dun ka magkalat ng kababuyan!

    • barok

      You go to church because you believe in its teaching, not because you want to have an enormous flock that gives you the 10%.

  • tita_cacayan

    time na para inominate ang mga bishop natin dito ,hinog na sila at bihasa na sila sa politics at intriga .go pajero boys lakad na sa likod ang daan ,wag sa tuwid na daan kay pnoy yon

  • reddfrog

    I smell a scandal about to erupt

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2YAYHPL4WJCO4FGRTUY56DUSNU maria

    To all the smart alecs who are itching to make comments, please a little respect for the leader of a Church.

    • Hfxwst

      Respect for a leader of a religious group that is really a lobby group and seeks to impose its beliefs through government legislation?  I don’t think so – not until this religion begins to respect others.

    • reddfrog

      It’s hard to respect someone who looks like Emperor Palpatine

  • Sugbuanon86

    The Philippines’ mentally incapacitated president should follow the Pope’s example.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

      wow at a time of 11 minutes,,10 likes..wonder compu…anomaly..

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MZOKC6X7Q52Z4E5VLYNB7GF72Y Kaloy

         Akala ko sa election lang ang dayaan? Si Gloria ba si Sugbuanon86?

    • linobog

      And you want the robbers… the likes of gwen garcia, , goria arroyo, enrile, binay, estrada, marcos, maceda, corona

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/TMECJ4YIFJXIBTBG3S3MYGVDM4 Alicia

        better than the killers and murderers. The Aquinos and Cojuangcos

    • otire

       ayan ang sarili mong mga account in 10 munites nag like sayo.   greg008  thomas63  zhangziyi823  laura_trott  MakatiBoy12  NoyAbnoy  Bonifacio33  tabingilog12

      • dequis

        pati LIKES pala may mandaraya

      • otire

         iba ibang registered acount o e-mail address, ang ginagamit para sa like. may mga comment yan, flagged nang moderator dahil dyan.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UQXLAHQCCIEO3WMCTNZSWIE3AI Lagotka

      Hindi ka ba nahihiya sa sarili mo? Alam ng lahat ng tao ang gimmick mo pero tuloy tuloy pa rin ang katarantaduhan mo! Para bang lahat ng readers ng INQ7 ang binabasa lang yung comments mo! Born loser! Shame on you!

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

      MAGKANO KINITA MO BOY ? SIMPLENG PAGPOST NG KABABUYAN  ANG KINITA MO PAPAKAIN MO SA PAMILYA MO…

    • barok

       Wawa naman to…kinukuyog na ayaw pa umamin :)

    • angie1875

      You want Binay now na?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z6R2QAY7UWNJMTCRTED3JZXPIA Joey

    buti pa ang pope, alam kung kelan dapat nang mag-retire… yung ibang matatanda sa Senado, nagpupumilit pa din!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z6R2QAY7UWNJMTCRTED3JZXPIA Joey

    personally i think this is NOT really about advancing age and poor health…

    • Crazy_horse101010

      there has been a mutiny in the vatican for more than 6 months now over whether the next pope was going to be from italy or not. one priest was heard to say the pope will be gone in less than a year, guess he was right

    • batangpaslit

      ako rin…

  • Hfxwst

    Not a very good pope –  membership in the roman catholic church is declining drastically in North America and Europe and allegations of sexual abuse mount in the thousands – good countries and their peoples have decided their children are more important than than the catholic church as well as is their personal relationship with God more important than a pope.

    The treatment of women by this church is no longer sustainable nor is the policy on same sex marriage or birth control – all are no longer tolerated.

    The other current 5 popes of Christianity are providing muct better and successful leadership (Most Filipinos don’t even know there is more than 1 Christian pope) .  Pray we get a more enlightened pope in the next elections – however, the old cardinals do not provide much to choose from.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SRPSEPOKCEYJPXM73RSBL22HNQ P Abi

      enlighten us, who are the other 4 popes?

      • Hfxwst

        Google it if you are uneducated.

      • boytz

        Are they all nomenclatured popes? RCC, yes, -but others, I understand, are titled patriarchs. There are, I gathered, two popes, but the others are patriarchs. The other pope but also patriarch is Theodoros II of Alexandria. I may be wrong, educate me.

      • Hfxwst

        The pope of Rome is a titled pope also, no different from the rest – continue your research.

      • boytz

        Did I say otherwise? You just simply missed the point, didn’t you?

      • g.s.

        You are trying your best to sound smart but I doubt it. You just have a monitor and cpu in your hands and you think you are smart??? What a waste.

      • batangpaslit

        Tsong, when you wrote “uneducated” is that an insult to an inquiring party?
        If you are a true follower of the true Living GOD, you ought not to do that.
        Guys that insults fellow beings, for raising honest questions are demonic influenced.
        Hurling insults are one of the darts the Devil throws against the creation of the true Living GOD.

      • Hfxwst

        “demonic influence?? Superstition is a major tool of weak religions – it promotes fear. Education is the only remedy. Yes, the earth does revolve around the sun!

      • batangpaslit

        subukan mong magsaliksik sa mga taong willing to help you find the Truth

  • Pablo316

    May this event prompts God-fearing and God-seeking persons
    among the Roman Catholic Church to revisit the written words of God – the Bible
    and get to know God intimately according to the truth of His words.

     

    We are now living in a very exciting times in which each
    person should be reminded of his or her own responsibility to read the signs of
    our times as the Lord Jesus Christ Himself clearly declared (see Matthew
    16:2-3).

     

    As the Bible told us not to treat prophecies with contempt
    (see 1 Thessalonians 5:20) but to wait and see whether they will come true or
    not, the famous ‘Prophecy of the Popes’ will now be put to the test.

     

    If it does come true in our lifetime, I wish that many
    people will not find it too late to repent of their sins and recognizes that
    the Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God and is the only Saviour of the world.

     

    Believe in Him and read and study the Bible people so as to
    grow in the knowledge and grace of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

     

    His coming back (which is the very hope of Biblical
    Christianity) may come sooner than we think! So repent of your sins and believe
    on the Lord Jesus Christ while there is still time!

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

      Nandito na naman ang modern pharisee. Mind your own sins. Baka puno ng kahoy pa yang naka harang sa mga mata mo at nakikialam ka sa maliliit na sanga na nakaharang sa mga mata ng ibang tao.

      • Pablo316

        But the days of Roman Catholicism’s total grip on humanity
        during the Dark Ages have long been over and now she is on her last throes.

         

        Will at you this time still try to block people who are
        eager to know the truth directly from God’s written words – the Bible?

         

        You are indeed a true-blue RCC, just like the Jesuits who
        are willing to close their eyes to the truth just to advance the lies of Vatican.

         

        Read the Bible God-loving people and don’t let the
        issue and the falsity of religions sidetrack you from knowing and living the
        Truth!

      • batangpaslit

        Bro, many Jesuits no longer pray to Mary as Mediatrix. Many Jesuits discovered that such RCC doctrine is grossly false. it is not warranted in Scriptures.

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

        The ENTIRE BIBLE is read during the mass in year-cycles. Not like you bible believing christians kuno na yong mga verses lang na sa tingin nyo pabor sa mga itinuturo ng mga bulaang propeta in the last days na kung susuriin out of context ang mga interpretasyon.

      • batangpaslit

        Rene….diba ang diyos-diyosan mo ay yari ng kahoy? Ikaw ang modern Pharisee kasi ang sinusunod mo ay ang “tradition” na hindi naman tugma sa sinasabi ng Banal na Aklat

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

        Hay naku! Nagpakita ka lang ng iyong pagka “ignoramus” sa bibliya. Tanong; lahat ba ng tradisyon ay hindi ayon sa banal na kautusan ng Diyos? Saan ba galing ang bibliya, di ba sa tradisyon? Alam mo ba kung ano ang tradisyon?

        May maipakita ka bang doctrina ng Holy Roman Catholic Apostolic Church na nagtuturo na ang mga images representing the holiness of God are true God? Hindi mo ba nabasa sa bibliya kung paano nagdasal si Joshua sa harap ng Arka na may larawan ng dalawang kerubim (Joshua 7:6-7), di ba larawan din yon? At kung paano sumasayaw si King David sa harap pa rin ng Arka na may dalawang imahen ng mga anghel (2 Samuel 6:16).. Totoong Diyos ba ang pagkakilala ni Joshua at David sa mga imahen or just a representation ng pagka banal ng Diyos?

    • batangpaslit

      i surmise, your “316” stands for John 3:16?

      • Pablo316

        Yes kapatid!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZB5K3ZW2YULFXP6TYYRBHIAVWE Mr Senti

    In my own opinion he should not retire.  He had come a long way “serving the lord”.  He choose to love god & choose to live in god, he should also age and die in God.

    THE ROMANS 14:8
    For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.

    • batangpaslit

      Bro, the term used in his letter is “renounce” not “resign”

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

      Lahat tayo pwedeng mag retire. In Romans 14:8, Pope Benedict is not leaving the life in Christ as he will live his remaining life in prayer. Hindi naman ang pagka Papa lang ang maging buhay ng isang alagad ng Diyos. Walang command si Jesus na hindi pwede mag retire ang isang leader ng kanyang simbahan. Sariling opinionmo lang yan.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYJ7WEKJVFRZGE54IGDAEQUJ34 Javy

    Some people have become so hardened that they cannot fathom Pope Benedict resigning from the papacy without assigning some diabolical motives for such resignation.  I guess, we as a people, are so used to “KAPIT TUKO” government officials that we are astonished at the news that the Pope is resigning.  

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

      Yes! Kapit-tuko mentality ang mga pinoy kaya nagugulat na may nag resign sa isa sa pinakamataas na office sa mundo..

  • at-large

    somebody told him..Resign or Death? kaya nag resign nalang baka lasunin pa siya just like Pope paul I …The gang inside Vatican is at work hehehehe

    • batangpaslit

      may alam ka, Bro

  • Psalm90

    “Petrus Romanus, the final pope is here” is worth looking in to, over at Youtube.

    • batangpaslit

      where is he based now?

  • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

    go pope tagle

    the first intsik pope
    from the philippines

  • speaksoftlylove

     While I respect the reason of the Holy See for resigning, I do believe
    that it is not the main reason after all. Quoted hereunder are words
    that “There is more than meets the eye.” You just have to read between
    the lines. Indeed, as I have always believe it, Dec. 21, 2013 is the
    start of the “Awakening” or revelation if you will thus:

    “However, in today’s world, subject to so many rapid changes and shaken
    by questions of deep relevance for the life of faith, in order to govern the bark of Saint Peter and proclaim the Gospel…”  – Pope Benedict XV!

    • otire

      Bakit sino ka ba para mag interpret sa ibang kahulogan ang pag re resign nang pope. may sinasabi syang hindi totoo?. wag ka munang mag magsalita at wala kang karapatan. 

      • batangpaslit

        sinabi ni Pope hindi tutuo ang Purgatory. mali na doktrina ang Purgatoryo

      • otire

        I pay no attention to hearsay. Tapos gagamitin ang bible, at sasabihin kayo ang tama? after this, I can’t argue with you anymore. hinihila mo lang ako sa mababa nyong level.

    • batangpaslit

      well said…

  • Pablo316

    Exciting times indeed! Without foolishly setting up dates
    the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ to rule the world is now increasing
    becoming nearer and nearer by the day. Signs are everywhere popping up one
    after the other in fulfillment of Bible prophecies, the following are just
    among the few:

     

    Israel
    is now increasingly on the verge of being mauled by its surrounding nations.

     

    Wars and rumors of wars are now in the air.

     

    Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are becoming more
    frequent.

     

    False teachers peddling the words of God for money are
    rampant.

     

    A one world government thru the EU is now becoming a
    reality.

     

    And so much more! But now without treating prophecies with
    contempt as the Bible taught us (1 Thessalonians 5:20) the ‘PROPHECY OF THE
    POPES’ now stands to be tested.

     

    Bible-believing Christians like Hal Lindsey, Tom Horn, Gary
    Stearman, Chuck Misslers and so many others have been looking at this as just
    another sign of the possibility that indeed we are now living in the end times
    when the soon return of the Lord Jesus Christ to rule the world will happen.

     

    Read, study and live the pure and unadulterated teachings of
    the Bible God-fearing and God-seeking people. God bless!

    • batangpaslit

      right on

    • frudo

      sana nga si Lord Jesus Christ na mamuno sa buong mundo ng magkaroon na ng tunay na kapayapaan ang mundo, walang giyera, walang magugutom, walang kalamidad,  walang bansa na magdudupang, walang taong magdudupang din perfect world lahat ng tao matitino. GLORY TO GOD ALMIGHTY

  • kilabot

    the fight goes on. 
    the world agenda is to make the abnormal the new normal; 
    1) dangerous drugs; 
    2) same-sex marriage; 
    3) man-beast union; 
    4) prostitution; 
    5) pedophilia; 
    6) abortion; 

    the agenda is being pushed around the world; 
    some countries have already legalized one or more of the agenda items; 
    the push is intensifying; targeting world leaders and people of influence; 
    uk, france, netherlands, spain, sweden, southafrica, argentina and canada have fallen; 
    obama, clinton and carter have fallen; the whole usa may fall soon; 
    noykapon has fallen; so do many ph politicians and academics; ph on the verge of falling; 

    everything will be redefined; 
    freedom means free condom; 
    $sodomy becomes love; bestialisex is affection; a toilet bowl becomes a sex object; 
    a junkie is chic; a prostitute is enterprising; 
    adopting the agenda is equated to progress, prosperity and advancement; 

    the idea is to make the world one big orgy; all people thinking, behaving and acting alike; 
    one world order; the reign of the great pervert; 
    there will be no more right nor wrong; there is only normal perversion; 

    time to choose which side you are on; fence-sitting not recommended. 
    do something against perversion. help rehabilitate a pervert; 

    No to perversion! 

    • reddfrog

      Guess who’s peddling #5

      • Crazy_horse101010

        he keeps giving himself likes

    • Ph3n0M47

      What are you talking about? Your comment is just one big vaguely worded blanket statement that applies to ???  It’s utter nonsense. The “fire & brimstone” stance has NEVER worked because people are smarter than that. It’s 2013 and time for common sense to prevail a little bit here.

    • Crazy_horse101010

      curious how do you use a toliet bowl as a sex object. you must have some interesting times in your bedroom. one big orgy cant wait when and where. obamas fallen he won the election didnt you hear the news. last time i looked canada was still because i have family there,and im still talking to them

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TNASVGXZ23VCJWV7KO7WPDIKKI George

      perversion? this neanderthal here just woke up. dude, upgrade yourself. 

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

      Maybe you been doing all the things you mentioned here,cause you know everything that hasn’t come in other peoples mind.

    • panhase

      You do have some strange obsessions.

  • Fulpol

    Cardinal Kurt Koch might be the next pope… Petrus Romanus…

    the end is near…

  • Crazy_horse101010

    the favorites are from milan vienna and canada with new york as a outside choice

  • Fulpol

    Cardinal Kurt Koch might be the next Pope based on the prophecy of St. Malachy…

    “The Jews are our older brothers,” said Koch, reiterating the terminology first used by the late Pope John Paul II during his landmark visit to Rome’s main synagogue in 1986. “We are inseparably linked with the Jews.”

    the last Pope is Petrus Romanus… that aptly described Cardinal Kurt Koch…

    • batangpaslit

      Judaism, Islam, and Christianity believes in one GOD and they all claim Abraham as their Patriarch.
      Except that Judaism and Islam rejects the claim of Jesus Christ that He is the Promised Messiah
      Unfortunately, a number of Christian denomination and orders and sects distorted the teachings of Christ

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QHGUJ3OJZAOIMBYYWTABNV2EEM Ai

    In time for the Chinese New Year – maybe he’s unlucky for the year of the snake :)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AMCOLM4AIZD67VKFKCYIZAFR7Y Gina

    Who cares?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TNASVGXZ23VCJWV7KO7WPDIKKI George

    did you read that DAMASOS? time to catch up with the modern world.

  • UrHONOR

    GOOD MOVE.  Excellent decision over the child molestation issue that has cost the church hundreds of millions, if not billions, to settle extra-judicially.  There are “other” reason, I know, just as cabinet officials resign for “health” reasons.

    Ahem, CBCP, do get the drift? Yong na sa Navotas na-una na.  Pueblos, Arguelles, Quevedo, et al, suot na ulit ninyo yong matagal na ninyong tinatago na sayang pang DELICADEZA….at gayahin ninyo si RATZ. Viva il papa!   

  • scolexx

    this pope said purgatory is not true and christmas is not december 25 (among other things). i guess nobody listened. that’s why he is leaving you to your false beliefs.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BL2GYU35SO6HTJUEAUTXS3QFYM George Lapulapu

      ..and the limbo is just a figment of imagination…

      • batangpaslit

        yes…the teaching about Purgatory is fase. the Scriptures say that man’s life is linear.
        we were born and appointed to die once, afterwhich is judgment

    • batangpaslit

      interesting information.
      yes, the teaching of Purgatory is unbiblical. yes, Jesus Christ is not born on 25 December

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

        Kung hindi, kailan.. Mag present ka ng mga historical and biblical facts. Ang December 25 ay nakuha ayon sa biblical facts from the time of Zecharias turn to offer at the altar of the temple, the annunciation by the angel Gabriel to the blessed virgin and to the birth of the redeemer. Ma establish natin ang date ng pag offer ni Zecharia ayon sa Jewish custom was in the month of Tishri (Sept – October), then after six months,Nissan (March – April) the angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she will conceive by the Holy Spirit (day 1). Then nine months after the annunciation falls on December 24 midnight but counted on December 25 based on the Jewish custom of counting days from 6AM – 6PM

        O ikaw, baka may mga facts ka na mas reliable ipakita mo. Baka maliwanagan mo pa kami

      • frudo

        hindi na siguro mahalaga kung dec 25 nga pinanganak si Lord Jesus Christ  ang mahalaga ay pinanganak sya at namatay para tubusin ang kasalanan ng ng mga tao, 

      • batangpaslit

        Agree….the date is immaterial. what matters is the significance of His Coming.
        And He is coming back sooner to completely redeem His followers.
        Come, Lord Jesus!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TNASVGXZ23VCJWV7KO7WPDIKKI George

    amen to that papa, lots of boys, too little time.

  • Pablo316

    People should revisit the ‘PROPHECY OF THE POPES’ to be able
    to appreciate the timeliness of this event.

     

    Watch it on youtube like those presented by Bible-believing
    Christians like Hal Lindsey, Gary Stearman, Tom Horn and Chuck Missler.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/AMCOLM4AIZD67VKFKCYIZAFR7Y Gina

      smoking pot is not good for your mental health

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

    Sugboanon 86 GArcillano ON ATTACTS putang inang matanda ito pati LIKES DINADAYA….BWAHAHAHAHA,,
    WALANG KAHIHIYAN ITONG PAMILYA NITONG SUGBOANON PINAPAKAIN SA PAMILYA 
    GALING SA PAGNANAKAW….

  • Jane Tan

    Hey Enrile, buti pa ang Pope marunong mag-resign.

    • zahraff

      Nagresign nga, pero kunyari lang. Power hungry is the name of the game.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MZOKC6X7Q52Z4E5VLYNB7GF72Y Kaloy

       Kasi, hindi pusakal si Pope Benidict.

  • yonoh

    dapat ganyan yong mga politiko natin…………marunong din magresign……..di lang sarili ang iniisip………………..para yumabang…..at magkamal…………..

  • DominadorMedina

    I
    planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God
    who made it grow. (1 COR. 3:6) everyone contributes the best he can,
    but the church is not dependent on anyone or any group of persons. god
    makes it grow. we are all instruments for the time god appoints us.
    humanly speaking one may be a loss, but god takes care of the church’s
    moving on. thank you, your holiness – you answered the call, and now you
    say god will call some one else. to god be the glory. there are times
    that like saint john the baptist we need to say “i must decrease, he
    must increase.”

    • KapitanBagwis

      Please use cap G in the word God, tnx.

    • batangpaslit

      John the Baptist gave way to Jesus Christ, the Begotten Son of GOD.
      Not only in other times we have to decrease for the sake of the true Redeemer.
      True believers of GOD must yield all the time to Him; not/not to the Pope, or anyone else.
      For the true followers of Jesus Christ renders obeisance only to the true Living GOD and none other.

  • $18209031

    May the Santo Papeng de Romano retire in perfect peace. We love you .

    • boytz

      Napaka santo at puno ng kabanalan posts mo, pero tingnan mo blog name mo.

  • TGM _ERICK

    It is admirable of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI  of wanting to resign  for the reason that  his age could matter negatively in   his service to the faith. 

  • $18209031

    Mas mabuti pa si Santo Benedicto compared to the last one. He knows to he needs to pave the way for the new Santoses who are young and vibrant. Sana ang pino cardinal and pipiliin para romani katolik faith will surge in PinoNation.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/OSCVIMUGXD3M5DNRAKW2U35KAA william

       bogok

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

    by doing this, he truly deserve the respect and admiration of the flock, good luck

  • bogli_anakdami

    flipland pekeng katolikos are gathering “likes/votes” from their gung gong followers to nominate a flip kaksaker padre dumbasso as the replacement papa sa roma…
     
    flipland tatlong santas ~ santa ate glo, santa ate imeldafuck and santa ate cory would use their combined santaness to support a flip fafa…
     
    yun lang

  • Pluma Mana

    sana naman gayahin ng mga pulitiko natin ang pope na magresign din na di dahil sa tanda ng edad kundi dahil sa sobrang tanda na ng panunungkulan ng kanilang angkan sa pwesto…

  • Jesse_Bruce_Pinkman

    Many Afghan men are having sex with young Afghan boys.

  • andrew nicko ureta

    I don’t know what to say, I am neither happy nor sad. it is just a feeling of a plain indifference. Perhaps its the right feeling for there is really nothing to expect from an institution that has been forever been flawed by its own power and its own prestige. On his reign, this man has been exposed into different scandals. his entire role on the revitalization and restoration of the church amounts to nothing. He is powerless and forever crippled by the staggering amount of unresolved deeds that consist of the continuous arising of the bureaucracy of the catholic church, the unresolved corruption of the different organizations in the Vatican, the disorientation of the many Catholics upon seeing the different immoralities of the entire system and hierarchies of the church and its forming bodies, and most of all, its own power which seemed to be clearly waning and weakening from its glorious and barbaric splendor. He clearly has never dealt every single blows the foundation of the entire system of the church. Instead, he never removed himself from the grand traditions of the past and he insisted on doing the same old decisions that help crippled the church. In short, he never have been completely forceful and provocative on his entire reign. 

  • JUDGE

    What’s the difference between Catholic and other religions? Majority of other religions don’t know the real meaning of the word “RESPECT”! 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/TMECJ4YIFJXIBTBG3S3MYGVDM4 Alicia

      Agree! Napakabastos ng mga comments nila dito. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/HQGDKWN2QBXHFBKER2IIKH6JUY Orly

      Yong iba pera lang ang habol sa mga members at binubulag ang mga members na sila lang ang makakaligtas sa doomsday! 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/T5T3YOBGIKTGQMTDT5ULYX7SCY Pepe

        Like Pacman? Cars and free tickets with hotel accomodation…lols

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3HSWV3QNF4I7P2ZAUAVSTMDBEA Gringo

      Yan ang katoliko!

    • KapitanBagwis

      Is the RCC respecting the Constitution when it says separation of church and the state?

      That is a BLATANT disrespect and violation of the Constitution of the Philippines.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/TMECJ4YIFJXIBTBG3S3MYGVDM4 Alicia

        There is no disrespect of what they are doing since they are just expressing their opinions and they are not part of the voting process in the passing of bills. Even yourself can express your opinion.No law prohibits that. But there is a law that prohibits disrespect of others’ religion because it’s a violation of human rights!

      • KapitanBagwis

        these CBCPs are called man of cloth and they belong to the church They are not ordinary citizens because of their vocation They represent the church of Christ The Constitution is clear regarding the separation of church and the state When they went to congress to intimidate and tried to influence the votes against the RH Bill they violated that separation If you don’t understand what they did I’m sorry for you The Lord says “My kingdom is not of this world” They must follow that teaching. Of course you are entitled to your wrong opinion

        KapitanBagwis Sent from my iPhone

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/TMECJ4YIFJXIBTBG3S3MYGVDM4 Alicia

        Still no law has been violated! Unless you can identify any civil or criminal law that covers the act!  Even the case of Iglesia ni Cristo giving list of candidates that the members will be voting is not a violation of any law!  The congressmen have their own minds and it’s up to them if they are going to consider or not the suggestions of any person regardless of status. Separation means church leaders cannot participate in the VOTING process in the passage of law because they are not members of the congress!

      • KapitanBagwis

        The constitution is the law.
        Read the omnibus election code and see for yourself if what the INC is doing is not a violation of the election code You don’t seem to understand what you are saying.
        KapitanBagwis Sent from my iPhone

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/TMECJ4YIFJXIBTBG3S3MYGVDM4 Alicia

        Then file a case! If you think something is wrong and you are not doing anything then you are just wasting the life God has given you! And please be specific of the particular criminal or civil case or else you are just making a useless noise.Please read the last sentence in my previous comment.

      • KapitanBagwis

        Thank you Have a nice day

        KapitanBagwis Sent from my iPhone

      • KapitanBagwis

        hehehe you lost your case now you are taking pot shots at me. You are just like you mitsubishops church leaders, sore losers, I thought you are better than them that’s why I engaged you in discussion. PWE

      • KapitanBagwis

        Separation means church leaders cannot participate in the VOTING process in the passage of law because they are not members of the congress! ~ hehehe sorry wrong interpretation. That is logical, you are not a senator or congressman, you can not participate in their work.Separation means respecting and not interferring in each other’s funtions, Church leaders must not interfere with the government’s work and vice versa, in all aspect.

    • w33k3nd3r

      And you, my friend, are one of the reasons why it is so hard to be a Catholic Leader today.

    • http://twitter.com/absurdword Jose Mateo S. Boza

      That’s so true! I mean, think about it, no other religion gives as much respect to homosexuals and social deviants like the Catholic Church does. . .Other religions throw stones at those people, the Catholic Church just frowns on them and condemns them to eternity in an imaginary prison called ‘hell.” Really, Catholics are so respectful of others.

  • jga94

    I hope his health is not that bad. I am sure naysayers will have a field day following this news–doomsday is near, petrus romanus, etcetera, etcetera.

  • Lopez_Chaena

    In a perfect world, other beliefs and cultures respect each other the way Catholics made it a dogma to repect other beliefs and cultures.

  • palakasantayo

    I commend the Pope for making the right decision. Catholicism is a global non-profit business and it’s head must be mentally and physically fit to carry his responsibility.

    • KapitanBagwis

      Non-profit business? Do you really know what you are saying? Just look around you see for yourself how much fees students are paying to study in schools run by the church, Ateneo de Manila, La Salle, Santo Tomas U and many others in the country.

      RCC cash collections are sent to the Vatican

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

        indeed, little learning is a very dangerous thing..nakakahiya kau…para saan ba ang sa tingin nyo mataas ang mga tuition fees ng nabanggit na schools? eh ung mga nag aaaral dun d nga nagrereklamo kasi alam nila para un sa sweldo ng mga professors (to hire best professors kailangan nyo magbayad ng mahal), research, etc….buti na nga dito mura lng yang tuition fees na yan kesa US…mag isip ka nga…

        At sinong maysabi na cash collections ay pinapadala sa VAtican? kulto ka nga at wlang alam sa mga gawain ng Inang Simbahan…

      • KapitanBagwis

        hehehe kung magsalita ka akala mo alam mo sinasabi mo. Wala kang alam.

        Sinagot lang kita ngayon pero di na kita papatulan kasi wala kang alam kundi magsalita ng salitang basura.

        Isa ka pang katolikang uto uto

      • TGM _ERICK

        UST sends parts of its earnings to the Vatican a Dominican owned university.  Letran does not anymore another Dominican owned.

      • palakasantayo

        My apology KapitanBagwis. I meant Charitable Organization which other countries classified as business organization without paying any taxes to the government.

      • KapitanBagwis

        No problem friend nobody is perfect

        KapitanBagwis Sent from my iPhone

  • joerizal

    Wala naman kasing title na Pope sa bibliya. Gawa-gawa lang ng tao yan kaya puwedeng mag-resign kung hindi kaya. Ang layo ng kasalukuyang simbahang katoliko ngayon kumpara sa sinimulan ng mga apostoles. Kung gaano ka-humble at kawalang pera ng mga unang tagasunod ni Kristo, siya namang yaman at hambog at pakialamero ng mga kasalukuyang mga kaparian.

    • KapitanBagwis

      Korek ka jan

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

    SAMPLE PO ITO NA ANG MGA PARI AT OBISPO SA PILIPINAS AY INDISPENSABLE..
    HINDE KAYO MGA MAMAHALING SPECIES NA YOU ARE PRETENDING TO BE….ANG MGA  NILAMON NYO AY GALING SA MGA ABULOY NG MGA NANINIWALA NA KAYO AY BANAL…ANG GAGANDA NG HEALTH NYO..ANG KIKINIS NYO..ANG SASARAP NG TSINITSIBOG NYO…WALANG TAX LAHAT NG COLLECTIONS NYO..WALA PA RIN KAYONG KSIYAHAN.. LAHAT NG PATAKARAN SA GOBYERNO GUSTO NYONG SAWSAWAN..KAYO ANG PINAKAWALANGHIYANG ASPETO NG MAMAMAYAN SA PILIPINAS …

    ANG MGA PARI AT OBISPO NG APOSTOLIKA ROMANA ….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YN7U2G4OMIHQTNMUFXYNKETGBI Bernard

    You did a good job!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OHOD5EA75DBBUH53UKLRXRK764 Mang Teban

    Naturally, people today are surprised why a pope must resign since the last time a pope resigned was 7 centuries ago. For devout Catholics, it is sad to see a pope fade away in the background to retire. But, it is important to understand that Pope Benedict XVI saw the greater need to him to give way for the sake of the Church. The demands of the papacy can be stressful especially in these times that atheism and anti-God groups have been trying to demolish the Catholic Church questioning the hierarchy of the same arguments espoused by hard-headed pseudo-Christians even if all of them have been defended before in official doctrines and papal encyclicals.

    Some approaches have been to weaken the faith of the Catholics applying the fallacy of modernism. There has been widespread propaganda to use manipulated statistical data and the “rule of the majority” philosophy to make some Catholics agree to them such as asking “Why can’t you, Catholics, follow the trend?” or “Yours is the last holdout without laws on divorce, abortion, planned parenthood (a.k.a. contraception), and same-gender marriage”. Sadly, there have been a few cases of those in the ranks of the clergy who speak or write publicly their own interpretations contrary to the teaching authority of the Church and influence their fans with their notoriety to be different and appear “authoritatively smart and witty”. Then, we have the sins of some  from the clergy for sexual abuses or misdemeanor in mishandling church funds which have been bloated with a ‘magnifying lens’ to depict an apparent prevailing picture of the clergy who are also unfairly labeled to be the “self-righteous Pharisees” or the fictional evil character in Rizal’s novel.

    The next pope has this terrible enemy to fight. It is almost certain that the current pope had discerned very well with the Spirit of God and have decided this resignation is what our Lord wills to happen. Thus, I would urge everybody to pray for the repentance of our sins starting at Ash Wednesday, February 13th, and seek Divine help to put God’s enemies as “footstool for the servant leader of the Church.” May Pope Benedict XVI receive the blessings from our Father in heaven to a well-deserved rest, serenity of mind, and the enfolding love of Him who calls us His children! 

    • Cool LahgotzMO

       Mang Teban, I am not surprise at all. Matagal nang inaabangan ang pag resign ni Benedict XVI. People in Benjamin Fulford’s forum in youtube has been talking about his resignation since 2011 pa. It was expected that he is going to resign in the 1st quarter of 2012 pero di nangyari. So nagmumukhang tanga si Benjamin Fulford sa mga sinasabi nya na mag resign ang pope until nangyari ito ngayon.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OHOD5EA75DBBUH53UKLRXRK764 Mang Teban

        Okay…but I am not interested who this Benjamin Fulford is. He can claim credit for predicting “correctly”. But, it has no bearing for the pope’s official resignation. Salamat na rin sa info mo.

    • Pablo316

      The Roman Catholic Church may have appropriated to herself
      (as well as other religious groups professing to be Christians) all the
      authority, power and self-appointed privileges they can lay their hands on
      nevertheless the written words of God remains the true authority when it comes
      to Christianity.

       

      For any form of Christianity that is not based or warranted
      by the Bible is but a Christianity of their own making. Thus we have the
      following words of the Lord Jesus Christ written for our own admonition:

       

      “There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not
      accept my words; the very words I have spoken will condemn them at the last
      day.” (John 12:48)

      The Bible is no respecter of religion nor of person, in fact
      no one is above its words for they are the very words of God and themselves is
      the ‘Sword of the Holy Spirit’ that even the Satan and the demons will not be
      able to defeat.

      I therefore encourage every godly person to read, study and
      live its pure and unadulterated teachings.

      “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for
      teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the
      servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:17)

      “But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than
      the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse! As we have already
      said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than
      what you accepted, let them be under God’s curse!” (Galatians 1:8-9)

      “Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for
      you or beyond your reach. It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who
      will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?”
       Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the
      sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” No, the word is very
      near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.”
      (Deuteronomy 30:11-14)

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

        ito ka nanaman pablito. nagbasa ka na ba uli ng history books. yung tamang history book ha. kung hindi pa eh basa ka muna uli.

        kung gusto mo ng unadulterated teaching sa bible tulad ng sabi mo, matanung kita bihasa ka ba sa greek? at sa aramaic? … hebrew? kasi ayan ang mga lenguaheng ginamit sa pagsulat sa bible. kasi kung english at tagalog lang alam mong basahin at intindihin aral ka muna dahil kapag pinag compare mo lahat ng version ng bible ma pa english o tagalog magkakaiba sila ng mga salita at kahulugan ng salita na ginamit nila sa pag translate ng bible. So pano mo masasabi na ang biblya na hawak mo ay unadulterated kung hindi ka marunong ng greek atm aramaic.

        mag pray ka nalang nakatulong kapa sa katahimikan.

      • yun_na

        Deuteronomy is Jesus Christ? Or another human interpreting God’s words?

      • Pablo316

        The Bible is open before you check it out, do a Berean thing (Acts 17:11).

      • yun_na

        Who told you to do the Berean thing, Jesus or God?

      • batangpaslit

        you speak in Truth. the Holy Spirit is upon you…

      • barok

        dyan kayo magaling…oki fine whatever…o bigay na dyesporsyento mo…punta ka ke Pacquiao malaki mahuhuthot nyo dun.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OHOD5EA75DBBUH53UKLRXRK764 Mang Teban

        Pablo316:
        You do not need to impress me with your quotations.
        Just discern how Christ Jesus established HIS CHURCH. I assume you know that our Lord had only one heavenly kingdom established on earth, do you concur?
        If you do, then analyze what he said to Simon Peter about giving the keys to heaven and earth. I presume that you also know that Jesus was giving authority to his apostle Simon Peter. By the way, do you know that the first time Jesus met Simon, son of Jonah, the former already called him “the Rock”?
        Thus, the appellation “Rock” to Simon was already there and not invented by Jesus on the spot when he gave Simon Peter the authority to forgive and not forgive sins. Gets mo?
        And, I presume that you know that Simon Peter was appointed to lead the flock and he was even chastised by Jesus for asking what was in store for John, the youngest of the apostles. (something like this- “it is not for you to know because you will go where you do not wish to go” describing Simon Peter’s difficult mission to be persecuted like being held by the belt and pushed around).
        Therefore, Christ Jesus was determined to established HIS CHURCH (only one and not many nor those established by different denominations claiming theirs is the genuine “church of Jesus” or that their founder was chosen by God). I suppose you believe in this – there is only one universal church established by Christ Jesus, do you?
        WHY THEN DO YOU FAULT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH FOR BEING THE ONE UNIVERSAL CHURCH ESTABLISHED BY CHRIST JESUS?
        Hence, Pablo316, it is crystal clear without the need to bat your eyelash that the Catholic (in original Greek words “kata” for proclaiming, and “holos” for throughout the world, check this out in Thessalonians) Church is the heavenly kingdom on earth established by God. If your religion does not recognize this, you have a problem in translation or something else.

      • Pablo316

        It has often been claimed by the Roman Catholic Church that RCC was founded by the Lord Jesus Christ Himself back in 33 AD. Instead of just simply brushing it aside let us take a look at this claim in a level-headed unbiased way.
         
        During the 1st century when the apostles and the early believers were spreading the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ using the Old Testament books only, different Christian groups usually bounded together by geographical location sprouted in the different parts of the known world at that time (mostly within the ruling pagan Roman Empire). These churches were headed usually by the eldest member appropriately called an elder of the church, later on to become the bishop or overseer of that particular group of Christian in a particular city or town. These churches for the most part are independent of each other and rather have a brotherly or sisterly relationship among each other. (Note: Even at this very early stage of Christianity there were already false members who pushes themselves as teachers – the weeds among the wheat – who are characterized by their hunger for power, leadership, control, dominance, insatiable taste for money, luxury, sexual indulgence, hypocritical living and the desire to have a following of their own, thus not much has changed after all till now only that the intensity increased). This was generally the status quo of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd century among these widely spread UNIVERSAL (or catholic) form of Christianity. Their only constitution is the Bible who at this time the writings of the apostles (later to become what we now call the New Testament) are now being added to the books of the Old Testament; even as these writings (together with some which later declared to be apocryphal) are through the years being compiled by different persons in different locations. Most of these writings that made it to the New Testament have been written within the 1st century and not later – the criterion for its inclusion in the New Testament. These are the same writings that are widely accepted by all the Christians even before 325 AD and which the newly formed Roman Catholic Church also adopted and canonized.
         
        Thru the 1st to the 3rd century however the ‘weeds among the wheat’ are sticking out their heads increasingly and ferociously and are now procuring the aid of pagan Roman government leaders and their political machineries to further their mangling and conquest of the sheep of the Lord Jesus Christ. Soon enough the local church leader in the city of Rome (became clearly pronounced by pope Stephen I ca. 254 AD), having the full backing of pagan Rome began asserting primacy over the other Christian churches spread throughout the Roman Empire, so that not a small division and persecution happened. This quest for primacy of the local church in Rome (which leadership at this time had been wholly under a string of false power hungry wolves) culminated when the Roman emperor Constantine I capitulated (some say converted – whose sincerity is still hotly debated even today) to the Christian cause and issued the Edict of Toleration for Christians in 313 AD. The wolves among the sheep then were also thrust into leadership positions, now even under the payroll of the pagan Roman Empire licking the boots of the pagan Romans. And just a few years later in 325 AD Emperor Constantine I was so emboldened as to convene many of the local church leaders in the whole of the Roman Empire (Note: many but not all) and sit there at the center now acting as the leader, referee and final judge of that council in Nicaea Asia Minor (present day turkey). Thus the ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH was born, being true even to its name which is pagan Roman in everything: in organizational structure, in teachings, in its practices, in leadership title, in fact even to the very garments worn by its priests and pope were the same vestments worn by the pagan Roman priests serving in the pantheon of their gods.
         
        THEREFORE there was no Roman Catholic Church in existence back in 33 AD nor in 133 AD nor in 233 AD but only in 325 AD and afterwards when the adulterous union between many of the nominal (that is in name only) Christians and pagan Rome in the person of emperor Constantine I were consummated and the rest is history as we know it.
        However RCC will quote Matthew 16:18 as a proof that the Lord Jesus put the apostle Peter as the first pope of Rome for the Roman Catholic Church (even though the place of this utterance was in the region of Caesarea Philippi north of the Sea of Galilee in Israel).Let us then quote Matthew 16:18 below:
         
        “And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” (Matthew 16:18)
         
        CAUTION: There should be no major doctrine that should be established based only on one or two verses in just one location of the Bible, the other books in the Bible or the whole package should support such doctrine. Only cults can afford to do such twisting of the words of God.
         
        RCC will claim that the phrase ‘this rock’ refers to Peter rather than to the Lord Jesus Christ Himself when the preponderance of Bible verses will show that the rock on whom Christianity is founded is no other than the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. Besides this is not the only time that the Lord Jesus referred to Himself this way, one such example can be found in John 2:19-21:
         
        “Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.” They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?” But the temple he had spoken of was his body.” (John 2:19-21)
        Now we have no better candidate for identifying who this rock or stone is than the apostle Peter himself. So let us listen to him:
         
        “As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by human beings but chosen by God and precious to him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For in Scripture it says:
         
        “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.”
         
        Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, “The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,” and, “A stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall.”
         
        They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for.” (1 Peter 2:4-8)
         
        And again the apostle Peter speaking here in the book of Acts:
        “Jesus is “‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’” (Acts 4:11)
         
        THEREFORE from a historical and most importantly from a biblical basis there is no ground for RCC’s claim that it was ever founded by the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.
        Instead it is no other than the pagan Roman religion (itself an offshoot of pagan Babylonian religion) who put on a Christian facade masquerading itself to be the bride of Christ when all it did was flirt with world powers as a spiritual form of fornication and embraced pagan teachings and practices to the point that Bible-believing Christians throughout the centuries have no difficulty identifying the Roman Catholic Church as the Great Prostitute and the Mother of Harlots of Revelation chapter 17.

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

        Very interesting. God bless you

    • KapitanBagwis

      Are you saying the Pope is surrendering to the enemies?

      Or he is just afraid for his life inside the Vatican’s power struggle? Poison is a very potent ingredient in his tea.

      • batangpaslit

        i concur

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OHOD5EA75DBBUH53UKLRXRK764 Mang Teban

        I am saying, KapitanBagwis, that Pope Benedict XVI must have felt a greater need for him to resign because the pressure for doing his work was too much for his physical body to bear (stressful). The current pope is precisely fighting the “enemies” by ensuring that the human leader of the Catholic Church will be one who can stand up to them. Jesus said almost the same thing – “the spirit is willing but the body is weak”. Let us respect the pope for resigning. He is exercising humility. It was different for the late John Paul II who stayed on as pope even if his physical body was already weak. Similarly, we should appreciate his dedication to continue the mission work. Each has his own reason. Besides, we all serve God who is the foundation of the Church. The pope is the servant of all. In imitation of Christ Jesus, the pope comes to serve and not to be served as the Shepherd of the Flock. Popes will come and go but God remains forever.

      • KapitanBagwis

        ” I can do everything through Him who gives me strenght” Philippians 4:13 NIV

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YN7U2G4OMIHQTNMUFXYNKETGBI Bernard

    Galing!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YN7U2G4OMIHQTNMUFXYNKETGBI Bernard

    atleast gnagawa nila ang trabaho nila kaysa mga PASTOR  at MINISTRO nyo na required na kinukunan ng pera ang mga myembro! 

    • frudo

      ano nman kinalaman ng mga Pastor or Ministro dito eh ang issue eh naresign ang Pope dahil sa edad nya, at tama naman yun at kahanga hangand desisyon yun para sa isang leader. hindi nman to usapin ng pagtatalo ng paniniwala, basta tandaan mo lang lahat ng relihiyon may involved na pera, kaya di na dapat mag name calling pa. 

  • bogli_anakdami

    from the grapevine, the real reason that fafa would give up the throne is that a flipland madre superiora gave him the willys…

    yun lang…

    i wonder if the next fafa sa roma would wear prada shoes?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4RLENCX7D5QB7BPFJFBENEPZNE rage b.

    Thanks for being so honest pope and we will be waiting for your sucessor.thanks for the service.

  • indiosbravos2002

    The waning Catholic population and the rising scandals among the clergy could have taken its toll on the Pope. Unlike before where the flock will just say Amen to what ever Vatican will command, the advent of the internet and the unresticted flow of information has given knowledge and power to the individual to discern for himself what is true or not. A true test of freewill to follow once faith blindy or try to understand and reason out the Catholic religion through critical thinking.
    Is this the consequence of progress? Or should things meant to stay the same similar to the muslim faith. Minimal progress, people remained ignorant, poor and religion dependent, yet their faith thrive.

  • speaksoftlylove

    Even the spokesman of the Vatican said that “he was surprised” of the decision of the Pope to resign. If the Pope is sickly then he would not have been surprised, is it not? Many people are aware that there is an existing and disturbing power struggle inside the Vatican. The questions are, who pressured the Pope to resign? Was his resignation linked to the Prophesy of the Popes to elect the final pope named Petros Romanvs who will pave the way for the Anunciation of the Third Anti Christ? Research on the radio interview of Steve Quayle and Tom Horn conducted on Feb. 22, 2012 then draw your own conclusions.

    • indiosbravos2002

      People who believe that sh@tnitz also believed that the world should have ended last month. Guess what… We are still here.

      • speaksoftlylove

         Prophecy of the Popes was written by St. Malachy. All it’s prophecies happened that is why it is revered by the Vatican and it’s original 112 latin prophecies are kept inside the Vatican library.  If you don’t believe in St. Malachy then you don’t believe in the Church which means you have no business in commenting about it anyway, got it? Oh I forgot, indio ka nga pala.

      • indiosbravos2002

        Ok, whatever you say… Wag daw makipagaway sa malakas amats. Si St. Malachy ba yong kaibigan ni St Maliit? Hahahaha.

      • tamumd

        Hehehehehe…that’s a good one!

      • indiosbravos2002

        Just to end this St. Malachy sh@tnitz you are trying to shove on other people’s throat. Its generally known in religious circles as a forgery. In other words… Dyapeks.

      • txtman

        BAKIT, GALING BA SA CATHOLIC YAN PROPECY NA YAN?

        NOPE

        NOPE
        .

        GALING YUN

        SA ISANG BOOK SELLER

        TRYING TO MAKE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS
        .
        .
        .

        THE PROPHECY OF ST. MALACHY

        IS NOT SAYING

        THE END OF THE WORLD LITERALLY
        .
        .

        IT IS THE COMING

        OF THE END OF THE WORLD

        AS WE KNOW IT
        .
        .

        ANOTHER ASPECT IS

        THE TIME ELEMENT
        .
        .

        IT IS NOT TALKING

        ABOUT THE TIME MEASUREMENT

        AS WE KNOW IT
        .
        .

        PRAY, IN ORDER TO BE ENLIGHTENED

        MANY WILL USED THIS PROPHECY

        AS A PROPAGANDA

        TO GAIN FOLLOWERS & MONEY & POWER

        .
        .

        IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE IT

        NO BODY IS FORCING YOU

        PITIFUL

    • batangpaslit

      interesting info…thanks much, Bro

  • kabayongtao

    Nagresign tuloy kasi pinasa nyo kasi yung sin tax, nawala tuloy yung saysay ng confession, pati kasalanan may taripa na. 

    • batangpaslit

      hahaha….kulang na ang “collection,” eh?

  • geminimind

    It is not always what you want to be and not to be in life but what God wants you to be like He is and that is God.
    You are what you are regardless of what you think you are and that’s what you are. If you think like a Pope and so you are.

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

    kapag No.1 and leading talaga tinitira. The pope will resign and it only show na di gahaman sa power ang mga kaparian. May iba pa kayang lider ng religion na kayang bumitiw sa position kapag alam nya na di na nya kaya? I doubt n akayang gawin ng taga INC ni manalo yan at ng ADD ni soriano parehong ipapamana nila ang posisyon sa angkan nila eh hehehe

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FLJTDAJBXYODZXD5KAK76UT73Q Nerraw

      Tatakbo na nga sa Senado, dipa rin binibitawan ang pwesto…Siguro naman alam na natin kung bakit

  • efriend

    I wish the next Pope could be somebody like Fr. Joel Tabora, S.J.

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

    Sa tingin ko may laban si cardinal tagle sa pagiging Pope. Hope so. 

    • ynigooctaviano

      Wishfull thinking starting again!

    • batangpaslit

      naks ha…

  • rodben

    Correct ka dyan dumarami na ANTI-GOD NGAYON kahit sa Pinas  na tinaguriang Catholic nation of ASIA grabing mambastos sa simbahan at kinakampihan pa, Kampon na ni SATANAS ang umiiral ngayon sa karamihan sa Pinas kya puro sakuna ang dumadaan….Buti pa Muslim kahit na mamamatay tao di mo pweding bastusin religion nila….kya Middle East ay mayaman…

    • frudo

      eh kung ikukulong at papaluin din or pupugutan ng ulo ang mga mambabastos ng religion sa Pinas, sa tingin mo kaya may mambabastos ng religion?

  • JV Velarde

    Wish the 86 year old Enrile can do a Pope to help the country move forward too.

    • ynigooctaviano

      89 year old.Ina-akay na nga but the media don’t show it.

  • txtman

    THE LIBERALS

    LIKE BERNAS

    ARE REJOICING

    PITIFUL
    .
    .
    .

    WE ARE LIVING

    IN A VERY INTERESTING TIME
    .
    .
    .

    PERO MAGIGING MASAYA

    KAYA KAYO

    IF YOU KNOW

    KUNG ALAM NINYO ANG HINAHARAP?
    .
    .

    TATAWA SANA AKO

    PERO, I’M NOT

    PITIFUL
    .
    .

    WILL THE PROPHEY

    OF ST. MALACHY BE FULLFILLED?
    .
    .

    LET US ALL PRAY

    FOR HEAVEN

    TO HAVE MERCY ON US
    .
    .

    NEXT POPE

    “PETER THE ROMAN”

    .
    .
    .

    GOD BLESS US ALL!

  • txtman

    DON’T BE DESPAIR, KAPATID

    THAT IS A PART OF THE PROPHESIES
    .
    .
    LIKE JUDAS

    LET THEM DO

    OF WHAT SUPPOSED

    THEY NEED TO DO
    .
    .

    AND JUST LIKE JUDAS

    LATTER ON

    THEY WILL

    BE JUDGED
    .
    .

    THEN YOU CAN LAUGH

    IN THEIR FACES

    PITIFUL

  • riza888

    I am a Catholic. I wish him well. This could not have been an easy decision and I give him credit for thinking of the good of the church. There is much good done in the name of the Catholic Church around the globe and none of this should be diminished by the behavior of a few of the clergy. Who among you are willing to feed, cloth and care for the poorest of the poor and do without, in the name of your faith?

    • batangpaslit

      akala ko infallibe ang Papacy? you mean, the Papacy erred this time?

    • Yahilaw

      Welfare states or various socialist governments including USA and PH do the same through their respective departments of social welfare. Money actually comes from taxpayers and accordingly accounted for and audited. It’s still not a perfect system but the noble intent is there. Similarly, the church is not expected to be perfect and has done it’s share of helping the poor in it’s own way which is of course appreciated especially by the beneficiaries. However, this charitable act has been greatly overshadowed by scandals involving it’s leaders. These scandals have been stereotyped so much so that it has become debatable whether the wrongful acts are being done by “a few” or by the majority. It’s on the church then to overcome this stereotyping and it seems that it still hasn’t done enough to cleanse it’s image.

    • Crazy_horse101010

       i live among them and spend form 5000 to 10000 pisos a month on the poor. the only people who help the poor here is the people from other countries. when i came here i asked the poor, how come the church dont help. they laughed and said all they do is take our money and give nothing.they only help the poor when they are in the limelight, not out here in the real world and these people are the poorest of the poor

  • KapitanBagwis

    Kasi disappointed yata ang Pope sa mga moderns damasos at mitsubishop sa Pinas kaya mag re-resign.

    • batangpaslit

      ganun ba….hehehe

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

    Namatay na si Lolong at nag-resigned na sa edad na 85 si Pope Benedict… Pero andyan pa rin si Lolong Johnny kahit iniwan ng GF ay hindi pa rin niya maiwan ang pwesto…

    • ynigooctaviano

      GF or caregiver?

      • batangpaslit

        hahaha…ang pipilyo ninyo

      • frudo

        hahahahah totoo nman eh,

    • frudo

      asa pa eh mas makapal pa sa balat ni lolong mga mukha nila paano mag reresign, 

    • batangpaslit

      hehehe…atat na atat kang mag resign ang Senate President, eh?

  • Pablo316

    People should now revisit and dig more into the more than
    900-year old PROPHECY OF THE POPES which had been kept by the Vatican for it is
    now time that this prophecy will be put to the testt, as many Bible-believing
    Christians such as Hal Lindsey, Tom Horn, Chuck Misslers etc. have revisited
    lately. Watch it on youtube by keying in ‘Prophecy of the Popes’.

     

    As a Bible-believing Christian myself, the Bible tells us
    “not to treat prophecies with contempt” (1 Thessalonians 5:20) but to wait and
    see whether they will come true or not.

     

    With this let me encourage God-fearing and God-seeking
    people to know God and the Lord Jesus Christ deeply and intimately thru their
    written words – the Bible. God bless!

    • batangpaslit

      yes….anyone who can read, can read the Book of Hebrews too and Revelation Chapter 17

  • UrHONOR

    THE cause of the resignation is unimportant.  Whatever it may be is pure speculation. Just as what’s assumed or presumed to be that will or this will is PURE HINDSIGHT, as ever.  The German Shepherd finds a need to resign and retire…so mote it be.  Huwag ng dagdagan pa ng kung-ano-anong klaseng ka-echosang mga numero sa kung saan-saan na wala namang ibig sabihin kundi ang pagpapa-kwela lamang.

    Ang nakikita kong dapat na pag-usapan ay ang posibilidad o pagkakataon na maging Grand Poobah ng RCCh si Tagle.  Pag nangyari yan, anak ng pupa, matagal-tagal din bago siya mapalitan.  Malamang sa tapos ng presidential term ni Jojo Binay III. 

    • Guest

      “Glorification of an individual is irrational”. – StarTrek’s 7 of 9

      • UrHONOR

        MAKES sense!  Look what happened to the GLORIAfication of oneself….neck brace and chronic hosptalization!

  • Noel

    Church history tells us that there was a Pope who was assassinated or died mysteriously and a Pope who was discovered as a female then stoned to death.  Never a Pope who resigned.  Is the prophecy about the Fall of Babylon being realized?

    • batangpaslit

      Revelation Chapter 17 could tell

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

      There were attempts to kill the Pope. Pope John Paul II survived an assassination attempts in1981.

      Pope John Paul I reigned only in a month (1978). Some speculated that he died mysteriously because of his briefed reign. The Vatican ruled-out this theory. I read a book about this from a protestant author.

      This is not the first time that a siting Pope resigned. Two Pope already done this.

      There is no factual evidence that a female Pope emerged. No contemporary writings on the time that the supposed female pope reign existed. Considering that many hated the Pope in Europe on the supposed time that the female Pope ruled not a single public documents existed that showed that the Pope was a fraud female Pope.

      Beside kung totoo ito dapat nagpalabas na sya ng doctrina na nagpapahintulot sa mga babae na maging pari. Kaso wala so wala.

      Matagal nang bumagsak ang Babylonia. Nung time na sinulat ang Revelation ng Bible ang mga tao ng panahon na yun ay alam na ang tinutukoy na Babilonia ni Juan ay ang Roman Empire na isang paganong kaharian. 

      Btw. ang nagkakatutuong prophesy sa biblya ay prophesy na sa mga huling araw marami ang manlalamig sa kanilang pananampalataya. Marami ang matatakot sa mga darating na sakuna tulad ng lindol, gyera at taggutom. Marami ang mababaliw sa takot sa kaiisip sa pagdating ng Panginoon. Marami ang mga bulaang propeta ang lilitaw sa mga huling araw at sasabing nandito sa aming secta ang Panginoon.

      Ang mga Katoliko di kinakabahan sa pagdating ng pagpaparusa at kamatayan dahil nasa plano na ni Lord yan. 
       

      • Noel

        For centuries, there were cover ups after cover ups withing the Catholic Church and Vatican.  The church hid many facts and twisted the history.  In the past, a person who even criticized the Christ ran the risk of being arrested, tortured and killed.  Today with the help of media and those who are not afraid to expose the scandals in the church, more and more Catholics and non-Catholics alike are beginning to know the truth.  For why do you think many Catholics are leaving the church in big number?

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

        wag kang maniniwala sa isang source mo lang. minsan magbanat banat karin ng pag-iisip at maghanap ng iba pang source. hindi kung ano lang sabihin at ipabasa sayo ng mga pastor mo. mag-isip ka rin kung ano ba ang tutuo.

      • Noel

        Ano naman ang source mo?  Mula sa bulaang propeta?  Mula sa bulag na ang inaakay ay isa rin bulag na tulad mo?

      • speaksoftlylove

         For the nth time I have been asking this questions from christian
        religious scholars and the Vatican itself. What is the huge obelisk
        monument doing inside the Vatican? Obelisks are symbols of Egyptian
        pagan religion. Egyptians believe in it’s magical power. In fact, they
        believe that the soul of pharaoh Osiris lives inside obelisks. More
        importantly, it is a symbol of fertility because the monument itself
        symbolizes a man’s organ while the base symbolizes a woman’s organ.
        Simply put, it is a symbol of cohabitation which is the cause of the
        birth of civilization. Furthermore, near to St. Peter’s Basilica is a
        huge pineal gland monument. Recent studies proved that the pineal gland
        acts as a conduit or antennae for a mortal body to communicate with his
        astral body. On each side of the pineal gland monument are monuments of
        two phoenix which undoubtedly symbolize death and resurrection. On each
        side of the fro9nt are two moinuments of sphinx that symbolizes dead
        pharaohs and immediately in front is an empty catacomb or sarchopagus
        which symbolizes a risen pharoahs. Pray tell me, what are they doing
        inside the Vatican and nnear St, Peter’s Basilica?

        Answer: It’s
        because the death and coming of Jesus Christ is a rehashed story of
        Osiris. The same story of the death and second coming of the Mayan God
        Kukulcan. It’s also the same rehashed story of the Aztec god Quazelcoat.
        Vatican knows that Adam and Eve is a virtual reality created by them to
        hoodwink their subjects. They are now forced to admit by the advent of
        ETA visits that we are not alone in the universe. These are the
        questions that makes it hard for Popee Beneict to answer and my guess is
        that he knows the sad truth because aside from trusted keepers of the
        Vatican secrets, it is only the Pope who has access to it.

        And
        the kicker isA: Vatican did only ordered genocide with the Seven
        Crusades they organized. In their despicable Inquisition, they also annihilated or burned to death
        millions of innocent women on the pretext of being heretic or witches.
        But the true reason is that those women have highky developed oineal
        gland that enabled them to cvommunicate with the astral bodies hence,
        they were branded as witches. Did those women attacked Vatican. See how
        lousy your rationale is? Wake up.

  • speaksoftlylove

    It is interesting to note that the Prophecy of Popes by St. Malachy exactly described the last three remaining popes. He described Pope John Paul II with “coat and arms” and Pope Benedict XVI in reference to the olive branch which is the symbol of the Benedictine monks.  Pope Benedict XVI was born also on the feast of St. Benedict. On the other hand, the 900 year old Jewish Zohar prophecy says that the last anti Christ “will rise in Rome and that people will be meeting to glorify him and that they will be struck by fire from heaven and that Rome will be destroyed.” This is peculiarly similar to the papal conclave which will happen in March. Funny, but this is one of the reasons why Judaism and Christianity are irreconcilable religions. That is why Vatican organized seven crusades to annihilate the Muslims and Jews to establish one religion and this is also the reason why Hitler, a roman catholic openly supported by Italy, conducted genocide against the Jews. The remaining question is: Which is the true religion? Should it be Judaism which dates back to Moses and the Covenant with God or the Roman Catholic Church? Choose your wild.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DZ4JXBXOEL42OLBV25ZMOBBCTU Niño

      Iglesia ni Cristo (Manalo) or Ang Dating Daan (Soriano)

    • frudo

      mas mabuti pang wala ng religion, ang mahalaga may totoong Dios..

      • batangpaslit

        agree…tumpak ang sinabi mo Frudo

      • Noel

        At iisa lang ang Diyos.  Ang kailangan ay personal na kaugnayan sa Diyos at hindi kung sinong Pari o Santo.

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

        paano mo nasasabing may personal kang ugnayan kay Lord. Kapag ba may nakita kang pulubi o batang gala sa labas ng bahay nyo. Pinapasok mo ba? pinakain mo ba? pinaligo mo ba? binihisan mo ba? tinabihan mo ba sa pagtulog?

        kapag sinabi mong personal relationship nakakausap karin at nahahawakan mo rin.

        ang sabi ni Lord kung ano ang gawin mo sa maliliit sa mata ng tao, ay siyang ginagawa natin kay Lord.

        ang sabi pa ni Lord sa bible pa rin ito galing kay Santiago 5:16 “Kaya nga, ipagtapat ninyo sa inyong mga kapatid ang inyong mga kasalanan at ipanalangin ninyo ang isa’t isa, upang kayo’y gumaling. Malaki ang nagagawa ng panalangin ng taong matuwid.”

        personal relationship pa ha.

      • Noel

        Eh ikaw ginagawa mo ba ang mga binanggit mo?  O imbes na tulungan mo ang mga pulubi at bata ay mga Santong gawa sa rebulto at larawan na niluluhuran mo, niyayakap, hinahalikan, pinupunasan.  Iyan ba ang ugnayan mo sa Diyos?

      • http://www.facebook.com/ken.bayquin Ken Blarito Basid Bayquin

        noel,sabihin mo na lang na anti katoliko ka tapos na.kung ano ano pa ang sinasabi mo engot ka pa rin….

      • Noel

        Hindi dahil pinupuna at tinutuwid ang mga maling aral ay anti-Katolika na.  Paano mo ittutuwid ang isang mali kung hindi mo sasabihin kung anong mali.  Hindi ako galit sa mga Katoliko at lumalaban sa kanila.  Hindi lang ako sang-ayon sa mga maling aral na tinuturo ng simbahan.

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

        sinong nagsabi sayo? propeta ka ba na alam mo ginagawa ko. Sa katulad mo na sarado isipan at pastor na kulang ang pinakikinggan eh mukha ngang pagano ang ginagawa ng mga katoliko. Pero di ako paganong tulad mo at di ako naniniwala sa makitid na pastor kaya sori.

      • Noel

        Ano man paliwanag ay walang saysay kapag bulag at nasa kadiliman.  Basahin mo ang Biblia at ikumpara sa mga aral na turo ng Simbahang Katolika.

    • batangpaslit

      the true religion is to take the sick, visit the afflicted, help the poor, and the like.
      there is Truth
      no religion could save man; except the Truthe, the Holy One who was given the mandate to be the Mediator between GOD and man

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

      you lack understanding of history. First, crusades were called by the Pope after the muslim invaded Jerusalem in 1099AD. Before the muslim invasion of Jerusalem, the city was under the ruled of a Christian king, probably a catholic. Jerusalem on that time were co-inhabitated by Christians, Jews and Muslims. 

      Jerusalem was under the protection of the Byzantine Empire of the East, a christian monarch based in Turkey, Russia, Greece and some parts of the middle East. The Byzantine emperor called for help from the christian kingdoms of Europe. The pope on that time supported the initiative to free Jerusalem city from the muslim, because the moslems who captured the city refused to allow the christian pilgrimages to enter the city for holy purposes since Christ was born there. And the pope heard reports that christians were killed left and right by the moslems. If you were a christians and in a position on that time, won’t you not help your fellows christians? Even the Jews killed their oppresors.

      With regard to Hitler, no Pope on that dark moment of our modern history ever supported Hitler and Mossolini. In fact the Pope on that time, 1939, issued an official statement condemning Nazism, Fascism and discriminating the Jews. Have you ever wondered why there were records of Jews arrival here in the Philippines during those time? Some priests and nuns in Germany and Italy who hid the Jews on their churches and convents facilitated their clandestine arrival here. 

      For your info many priests and nuns died during world war II protecting the innocents from the hands of the Nazis. During the time of the Nazis, 1920 – 1944, there were two Popes who ruled in successions and both of them never supported the Nazism. During the course of war (1940-44), the Pope never publicly condemned hitler and mussolinni because he knew that some of his priests and nuns on both countries were helping the allies (US and Brits) and the Jews against the Nazis. They will be in dangered if the Pope publicly condemned them. The Nazis will surely burns all those churches in their countries.

      How about your pastors and founders of your sect, where were they when the japanese invaded our country? Its either di pa sila pinanganak nung time na yun, mga musmos pa siguro o mga katoliko pa marahil ang mga ito ng panahon ng giera hehe. 

      • Noel

        A good Catholic defender and apologist.  Check and review your history.  The Vatican allied and conspired with Nazi for her own survival.  The Vatican is even associated with Italian Mafia.

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

        sige basa ka muna ng history. hindi lang sa isang source ha. Na survived ng simbahan ang Roman empire, barbarians nuong dark age at muslem invasion, si Hitler pa kaya. hehe buklat aklat basa na ng di magmukhang engot.

      • Noel

        Ano man pagtatanggol ba sa simbahan, Vatican at Papa, hindi maaalis ang katotohanan na ang patutoo ng Banal na Kasulatan at mga hula.  Ilan sa mga Katoliko isa na ako ang namulat sa katotohanan na ang mga paniniwala ko at ginagawa simula pa noon nagisnan ay pawang mga maling aral. Mga aral na gawa ng tao at paganong tradisyon.  Hindi na kailangan siraan pa ang simbahan dahil siya mismo ay matagal nang sira.  Patuloy ang pagkakahati, bangayan, away ng mga kaanib pati na ang mga namumuno.  Hindi ginagawa ang mga itinuturo.

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

        mali dahil tamad kang alamin. 

      • Noel

        Matagal na ako nagsuri at nagsaliksik.  Alam ko na na puro kasinungalingan ay turo sa Simbahang Katolika.  Mga utos na gawa ng tao.  Tradisyon na pagano.  Mga aral na malayo sa mga nakasulat sa Biblia.

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

        matagal na ha?! bat hanggang ngayon kulang ka pa rin hehe. lawakan mo isip mo hindi kung ano lang pabasa at sabihin sayo ng pastor mo eh tama na.

        Ang nanay mo tao diba? di ka ba nya inuutusan?

        ang pastor mo tao.. di ba nya inuutos sa inyo na sa ganitong araw kayo sasamba sa Diyos.

        hehehe kitid talaga.

      • speaksoftlylove

          For the nth time I have been asking this questions from christian
        religious scholars and the Vatican itself. What is the huge obelisk
        monument doing inside the Vatican? Obelisks are symbols of Egyptian
        pagan religion. Egyptians believe in it’s magical power. In fact, they
        believe that the soul of pharaoh Osiris lives inside obelisks. More
        importantly, it is a symbol of fertility because the monument itself
        symbolizes a man’s organ while the base symbolizes a woman’s organ.
        Simply put, it is a symbol of cohabitation which is the cause of the
        birth of civilization. Furthermore, near to St. Peter’s Basilica is a
        huge pineal gland monument. Recent studies proved that the pineal gland
        acts as a conduit or antennae for a mortal body to communicate with his
        astral body. On each side of the pineal gland monument are monuments of
        two phoenix which undoubtedly symbolize death and resurrection. On each
        side of the fro9nt are two moinuments of sphinx that symbolizes dead
        pharaohs and immediately in front is an empty catacomb or sarcophagus
        which symbolizes a risen pharoahs. Pray tell me, what are they doing
        inside the Vatican and nnear St, Peter’s Basilica?

        Answer: It’s
        because the death and coming of Jesus Christ is a rehashed story of
        Osiris. The same story of the death and second coming of the Mayan God
        Kukulcan. It’s also the same rehashed story of the Aztec god Quazelcoat.
        Vatican knows that Adam and Eve is a virtual reality created by them to
        hoodwink their subjects. They are now forced to admit by the advent of
        ETA visits that we are not alone in the universe. These are the
        questions that makes it hard for Poppe Benedict to answer and my guess is
        that he knows the sad truth because aside from trusted keepers of the
        Vatican secrets, it is only the Pope who has access to it.

        And
        the kicker isA Vatican did only ordered genocide with the Seven
        Crusades they organized. In their despicable Inquisition, they also annihilated or burned to death
        millions of innocent women on the pretext of being heretic or witches.
        But the true reason is that those women have highly developed pineal
        gland that enabled them to communicate with the astral bodies hence,
        they were branded as witches. Did those women attacked Vatican. See how
        lousy your rationale is? Wake up.

      • tamumd

        What a bunch of crappy nonsense you just “spit out”. They’re hilarious and almost child-like ideas. I specially got a kick out of the pineal gland nonsense. lol

    • Julio7

      The remaining question is: Which is the true religion? Should it be Judaism which dates back to Moses and the Covenant with God or the Roman Catholic Church? Choose your wild.

      Answers: ISLAM – the religion of all the 25 prophet of Islam from Adam until to Prophet Muhammad.

  • ynigooctaviano

    How about Lolong Johnny come lately Ponce Enrile. When is he resigning?

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

      Yung mga Kahoy na kinuha mo,nakalimutan mo na?

      • ynigooctaviano

        :(; Inanay na yung kahoy ni Lolong Johnny kasi galing sa illegal logging!

    • bbguevara

      He is probably past his senile stage, and simply forgot to resign.

    • UrHONOR

      HINDI come LATELY si enrile, sa katunayan, come VERY, VERY EARLY pa nga.

      • ynigooctaviano

        late to resign/retire

  • bogli_anakdami

    kelan ipapadala ni prez gung gong akino ang kanyang tribute sa fafa?…

  • Jerry Tom

    He is converting to islam!!!

    • batangpaslit

      chuckles….what a fertile mind

    • Noel

      Not necessarily Islam.  It’s never too late for someone as high as the Pope to realize that all those years that he has been taught and believed in are mostly false.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=209100519 Jared Gebauer

    Benedict said he would serve the church for the remainder of his days “through a life dedicated to prayer.”
    In other words he plans to do nothing.

    • johnllander

      Bakit ano pa ang gusto mong gawin niya?  Is praying doing nothing?

      • bogli_anakdami

        exactly… praying is hard work…

        look at flip gung gongs, walang ginawa kungdi magdasal… oras-oras puro nakaluhod at nakatunganga sa langit, kaya hayun, mga walang malamon, pulubi pa rin…

    • wawa2172

      Praying is hard work and its the greatest weapon against Satan. At 85 he should retire and choosing to dedicate his remaining life to prayer for mankind is simply adorable. Do you pray Jared? I guess you don’t because you have Christ less life.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FPVUYCML46QCAJM5N2O4GNID24 tony

        wawa do you know what ever happened to all the victims of atrocities committed by priest, bishops and cardinals of cbcp? do you even care? guess not!

      • wawa2172

        I guess I could not tell you a long story but I know every streets of central Roma from Termine (or Train Terminal) to Vatican. I had my management training in Rome and attend mass every Sunday at the Vatican or at Majorie. Priest, bishops and cardinals of  CBCP are ordinary mortals and if they commit  sins against a person they can be arrested and charge in court. They could be punished and sent to jail if  found guilty by any of  local court. They can be issued arrest warrant if accused of doing sinful act to any person  like rape, sodomy, murder, etc. This could also be true to any religious leaders like pastor, monks or imam. Nag kasala ka kulong ka like ordinary citizens. Victims suffers and even jailing religious people for the crime they have committed will not heal the pain. Again ang pari ay tao lamang pag kasala dapat din silang maparusahan.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

    Pwedeng valid reason ang advanced age,bakit sila pipili ng Santo Papa na bagong  Cardinal like Tagle na 55.Si Papa John Paul II ay nasa puwesto till namatay.
    May mabigat na pinagdadaanan ang simbahan at Papa + his age,it would be hard for him to bear.

    • Noel

      Tama.  Mas may malalim na dahilan kung bakit nagbibitiw ang Papa.  May natuklasan ba siyang anomalya sa Vatican at natatakot na mapatay siya tulad ng isang Papa noon?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FPVUYCML46QCAJM5N2O4GNID24 tony

      ang tutoong dahilan nyan eh naniningil na yung pamilya ni don michael corleone para gawing santo papa yung isa sa mga apo niya!

  • staad

    not the first time he gave up.
    he gave up being a Nazi soldier when he was young..well that’s how they play it.

  • staad

    who knows ..maybe he fell in love this time…with an altar boy. caught in the act? so he gave up

    • batangpaslit

      pilyo….hahaha

    • wawa2172

      I guess you are just an anti-Roman catholic person. Admittedly some priest are involved but its not limited to them pastors and other religious leaders have done it too. Religious leaders are humans and are sinners. So instead na siraan mo ang pope, I would suggest you focus on his religious work since your accusation is absurd. Its age plus factors affecting the church that caused the pope to quit. I believe though that at 85 he could no longer be effective, mahina na ang tuhod at pag-iisip niya. Time for him to give up the post and he have served the billions of Catholics well. God Bless Pope Benedict.

      • Noel

        Agree.  But it’s only the priests in the Catholic Church who cannot marry but Pastors of other Christian groups can marry.

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

        ya pastors can marry at dahil dun pwede sila magkaanak at magpaaral ng mga anak nila. Saan naman galing ang pantuition? eh di sa ikapu na binibigay mo hehe

      • barok

         hehehe…ke Manny Pacquiao.

      • Noel

        Utos ba ng Diyos na bawal ang mag-asawa ?  Pastors have families and where his income come from is not the issue here.  Pastors get help from the church or they have their own livelihood outside of the church.  What about the priests?  Where do they get the money to feed their wives, women, children, lovers?  Are Catholic collections and funds well accounted for.  Did you ever see priests who were caught on video having fun at the bars drinking and hugging with the GROs? 

        Ang ikapu na sinasabi mo ay sa panahon pa ng mga Israrelitas.  Sa panahon ng Kristiyano, ang utos ay lahat ay dapat mag-abuloy galing sa kanilang puso.  Eh sa Simbahang Katolika?  Mga mayayaman at pulitiko lang ang nagbibigay.  Tapos binabanggit pa ang kanilang mga pangalan ng Pari sa Misa at kung minsan nakaukit pa ang kanilang mga pangalan sa pader.  Kapag umalis at lumipat siya ng Parokya, bagsak ang parokya kung saan sila galing.  Isa pa, malaking bahagi ng pondo ng simbahan ay ginagamit sa pag-areglo sa mga kaso ng mga manyakis na Pari.

    • Noel

      You’re too much.  What’s wrong falling in love with altar boys and other boys just like many priests do.  It’s normal for a human being.  Why are priests not allowed to marry is one of the many wrong teachings of the Catholic Church.  The Celibacy Law results in priests becoming gays and perverts.  Celibacy Law used to be just an option but later made into law by the church.  If it was first an option, why not amend the law so that priests can be free to marry?

      • wheelers

        okay nman na mg asawa ang pari ah,,, kung bababae ang pakakasalan. kung lalake din lng nman ang aasawahin ng pari ekadiri sila.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        its normal to rape and destroy peoples lives do have any idea how many of them kids have killed themselves because of the shame. you sound lke that idiot bishop who blamed the raping of 3 year old children on the children because later they could sue 20 percent of the children raped were little girls i suppose you think thats ok to.

    • bbguevara

      duh…..

    • boypalaban

       at ikaw yung altar boy…ang lupit ng pangarap mo…di ka pa ba nasarapan sa katsutsupa kay celdran?

  • frudo

    Kudos Sir. pahinga na po 

  • Guest

    SIEG HEIL !

  • Olet Castro

    Good career move… “Kaysa mamatay nanaman sa sakit o kung ano pa yang matandang yan… at least magandang PR campaign ng Vatican yan. Isang mas-batang magaling na baklitang Pope ang kailangan ng mga Romano Katoliko.

  • batangpaslit

    If the Pope resigns, how is this event be reconciled to the doctrine that the Pope is infallible.
    Does it mean, Papacy erred in electing the Pope who is resigning?
    The term used by the resigned Pope is not “resign”; but, “renounce”. 
    There is a big difference between these two words—-resign and renounce.
    Renounce is more of abandonment.

    Reading the Book of Hebrews and Revelation 17 helps in understanding the Papacy of Rome.
     

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

      Pope is infallible kapag nasa  Sacred Magisterium sya at base sa holy scripture and tradition. SA pagdedeclare ng dogma at doctrina ng simbahan infalliable sya. Pero kapag iniinterview sya hindi sya infalliable. Kaya nga nakapagsori si Pope John Paul II sa nangyari kay Galileo dahil wala sa magisterium ang Pope ng pinagbawalan nya si Galileo. 

      • Noel

        Pope is infallible?  Check the church history and the past Popes.  They committed errors then rebuked by the successors.  Wake up you lost soul !

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

        hehe ang hina mo naman. may pagkakataon lang na infallible sila. ginagamit nila ang infallibility nila kapag nangangarap sila ng bagong doktrina.

        maghinayhinay ka sa pag-atake sa infallibility ng Pope dahil kapag nasa ganoong stage sila ay duon sila kinakasihan ng Holy Spirit kaya di sya pwede magkamali.

        Ibato mo na kung ano gusto mo ibato okay lang katoliko ako kaya naintindihan kita. Dami nyo nang ganyan hehe 

      • Noel

        Sure ka ba ang dumadapo sa Papa Holy Spirit?  Spirit galing saan?  Kaya huwag mong sabihin hindi nagkakamali ang Papa.  Sa kasaysayan ng Papa, marami na sa kanila ang nag desisyon ng mga panukala at binabago o binabalgitad ng mga sumunod na Papa.

      • peach black

        ha ha ha. . . napaka-naive mo, utoy! May iPhone 5 na. Grow with the times. 

  • Guest

    Quitters never win. They die. Good Riddance santopapa.

  • bogli_anakdami

    dapat dito sa flipland mag-retiro si fafa…

    santo ka-agad sya…

  • bbguevara

    What’s so shocking about the announcement.  The Holy Father is too old and frail to continue serving. When did you expect him to resign, when he is senile ? 

  • wawangpenoy

    Mismo ang papa ay di na nakatagal sa ginagawi ng mga alipores nya sa buong mundo lalo na sa loob ng Vatican.

    Grapevine has it that the pope was so ignorant of the going ons in the Vatican that when he finally realized the extent of corruptions and politics within it, how it was so rotten to the core,  he was so shocked that he became sick and never recovered. The best thing for him to do was resign which he did.

  • Noel

    We don’t like to add insult to injury.  But is the prophesy being realized that the Pope is the Anti-Christ…the 666 described in the Bible ?

    • LAMBFORGOVERNOR

      i always thought so…

    • xrisp

      Kapatid, sa mga Hudyo ang 7, 77, 777… (katulad sa pagpapatawad….70 times 7 – walang katapusan) ay perfect number. Nagpapahiwatig ng isang bagay na ganap. Ang 6, 66, 666… ay nagpapahiwatig ng “kakulangan, kulang(imperfect)”- isang bagay na hindi ganap(imperfect). Noong panahon ng persecution ng mga Romano sa mga unang Kristiano, sino ang namumuno na gustong tawagin ang sarii nyang isa siyang “dios”at gustong siyang sambahin ng tao bilang dios? Ito ay paraan upang tukuyin itong namumunong ito ngunit siya ay hindi dios (kulang – imperfect, 666). Pag nilay nilayan mo ito kapatid at sakaling makatulong sa paguunawa kung ano ang tunay na kahulugan ng 666.

      • Noel

        Ang ibig sabihin ng 666 ay sex sex sex.

      • xrisp

        Kaya maraming naliligaw sa pagunawa ng 666 at iba pang mga “pahayag” sa Biblia dahil sa ang tao ang nagbibigay ng sarili o nais nilang pakahulugan o maging kahulugan sa maraming ipinapahayag ng Biblia.

  • w33k3nd3r

    He is only a human being with his reasons all to himself. We can’t blame him for we’ve all given up on something we thought important to us at least once in our lives.

    A new era has come where information arrives so fast that old institutions, like the Roman Catholic Church, are challenged to adjust to a world that has questions that need answering which the old ways cannot.

    The CBCP are taking their commands from the Vatican and may be litiginously carrying them out on context, without looking beyond the walls of their comfortable edifices.

    Maybe Pope Benedict saw that the turning of the new age needs a younger mind to be more interactive with a world awakening so fast.

  • jinx

    This pope is so unlike most of our local bishops. He knows his physical limitations and when to back off from a fight.  I’ve never heard of him meddling in Rome’s political affairs.  Back here in our country, bishops are so delusional they consider themselves infallible.  Even a retired bishop can’t stop poking his nose in politics.  So for this gesture, Pope Benedict the XIV has earned my utmost respect!

  • UrHONOR

    SA abilidad at liksi ni Mike Velarde, hindi malayo na mahikayat nya si Ratz na maging honorary chair ng El Shadye….lalong lalakas ang takbo ng negosyo ni Mike sa globalization plans and programs nya!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PM6JHCFR2KT2AURMWRDUXBNLQY Darwin

    For those insulting the Catholic Church, see if you don’t find this dreadful.

    In ꝑſecutione extre-
    ma S.R.E. ſedebit.
    Petrus Romanus, qui
    paſcet oues in mul-
    tis tribulationibus:
    quibus tranſactis ci-
    uitas ſepticollis di-
    ruetur, & Iudex tre
    mẽdus iudicabit po
    pulum ſuum. Finis.
    This is usually translated into English as:
    “In the extreme persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit [i.e., as bishop].
    Peter the Roman, who will pasture his sheep in many tribulations:
    and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed,
    and the terrible judge will judge his people.
    The End.”

    • lucidlynx

      Ha-ha!

    • Crazy_horse101010

      peter wasnt a roman he was a jew

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PM6JHCFR2KT2AURMWRDUXBNLQY Darwin

        its the malachy prophecy. the successor will be the 112th pope. at which point, rome will be destroyed.

    • frudo

      you mean mga katoliko lang ang maliligtas ibang religion ay nganga   ganun ba yun?

  • Hey_Dudes

    I wonder if the most senior member of the upper house of congress isn’t feeling embarrassed considering he is as old as the resigning pope?  Unlike the pope, this individual seem hellbent in sticking to his post until the day he drop dead?  O baka naman si Vidal at Tagel e naglalaway na?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    Cardinal Tagle….hmmm 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FPVUYCML46QCAJM5N2O4GNID24 tony

      that pedophile is now qualified to become a pope?

  • brunogiordano

    “Someone may be thinking “I thought God invented religion!” Sorry, but God invented Man and Man invented religion.”

    “GOD HATES RELIGION”

    • PhilippineSalt

      Did God said that?… Wow you must have direct dial…. Linkedin mo ako!

      • lucidlynx

        Neither did God say anything if that is your argument. Have you heard him speak?

      • brunogiordano

        Ang mga taong nagsabi niyan ay mga taong may mga masamang karanasan sa kinasapian nilang RELIGION.

        Kaya pag tinanong mo sila kung ano ang RELIGION nilangayo, ang sagot nila ay NONE(wala) RELIGIOUSLY UNAFFILIATED.

      • frudo

        pero masama ba yun sa isang tao na walang religion kung matino at maayos naman ang buhay nila

  • speaksoftlylove

    Dan Brown’s “Angels and Demons” is unfolding before the world.

    • Vertumnus

      Who plays the albino Opus Dei numerary?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FPVUYCML46QCAJM5N2O4GNID24 tony

        how about marantan?

  • LAMBFORGOVERNOR

    smart move.. doesn’t want to die with the blood of catholicism on his hands..

  • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

    You can never put the Catholic Church down. Shame on them who read and interpreted the books of the church, and now profess to be agents of the truth by peddling lies. The human mind with its limitations can only think and comprehend so much. Generations may come and go, but the catholic church will be there forever. And you impostors will only have your congregations as short and  fragile as your lives and your immediate families and friends.

    All those christian religions and sects where did you come from? By your lines and teachings you are just short or rebuking God himself, seeing an unjust god by your human standards. But no, you wouldn’t do it because you capitalize on Him for material ends.

    A billion Catholics against a handful of those who pretend to have seen the “truth”, Oh common, your small number will keep you lonely and isolated in your own created heaven. You continue to attack the very foundation of your belief which is seated in Rome….. only fools and ingrates will do it.

    • Noel

      No need to put Catholic Church down.  It’s long down.  She has self destructed.

      • Guest

        Always avoid meaningful discussion with religious fanatics, like this delusional ern CastilLOKO. You might as well teach algebra to a vicious baboon.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        sill in the dark ages

    • speaksoftlylove

       So what do you think is the true religion? Is it not that the oldest one is Islam which can be traced back to Ismael, the illegitimate son of Abraham, sired by his wife Sarai’s maid? Or is it the next one which is Judaism which can be traced back to Moses, the person who led the Isrealites to the “promised land” no better than Charlton Heston? Yet some known archaeologists assert that Moses was the Pharaoh Akhenaten, the father of King Tutankhamen, are you aware of this? I guess you prefer Christianity which is in fact, the latest religion as compared to the first two, right? However, are you aware that Julius Caesar and Cleopatra has an only son named Caesarean who disappeared from Rome after Caesar’s murder? The child was incredibly the same aged as that of Jesus Christ. The truth was that Cleopatra feared that Caesarean will also be killed so she ordered her house helpers in the name of Mary and the uncle Joseph to hide Caesarean. Are you also aware that Cleopatra bore three children and therefore siblings of Caesarean with Mark Anthony in the name of Selene who changed her name to Magdalene, meaning the high one and two twins whom all became disciples of Jesus Christ when he returned to Rome? More research please.

    • Baruk1

      Let us not count on numbers:
       
      Remember the case of  Noah – – – All people died because of sin. Only Noah’s family was left to re-populate the earth.
       
      How about Sodom and Gomorrah – – – They could not find ten righteous people. It was burned and only the family of Lot was saved.

      “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. “(Luke 12:32)

    • Keith

       What a load of garbage. The Catholic Church has been the instigator af many of the world’s most heinous crimes, wars and scandals. Dont you tell me how to live my life, I have not hurt anybody, killed anybody, stolen anything or defiled children like many members of the Catholic Church including the clergy. I live my life in the name of decency and not based on some folklore deity.

    • Crazy_horse101010

      the first true religion was judism and the catholica murdered millions them or forced them to be come catholics. the reason the church got so big was they wiped any one who opposed. them.1000 years ago go out and say im going to start a new church. you would have been made into ashes before you drove the first nail. it was the catholic way or the highway

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

         “it was the catholic way or the highway”

        rather, it was the catholic way or be burned at the stake. done, well done, or burnt crisp.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        i know i was passing on a saying. i read the history of the burning. how fast they wanted you to die is how much wood they would pile on you . it could take up to an hour. there was people who had their eyes burned out everything else burnt off still making gurgling noises

      • Guest

        The religious worship of the Egyptian god Ra under pharaoh rulers was 6000 years earlier. All religions are FALSE, if there is no God.

  • Vertumnus

    You know what would be shocking?  Cardinal Tagle becoming pope!  It’s a long shot given he doesn’t have enough clout or support at the conclave and the fact that history tells us, the pope has always been white.  Good Luck to Cardinal Tagle if he get to nominated.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VDMUJ6NKKCLWRMVMJRLJFI633I Rene V

    Pope Benedict XVI is just being honest to himself, to the Flock and to God. My best wishes to the Pope and to his successor. 

  • PhilippineSalt

    Can you share this Book(s)? Title, ISBN.. chapter and page#, location of book. I like you source(s), let me read about too.

  • Hey_Dudes

    This pope must have realized even CBCP of the Philippines will not obey his papal teachings what with these hypocrites continuing to meddle in government affairs.  It was different during the reign of late Pope John who chastised the late cardinal Sin after meddling in the ERAP situation.  Pasensiya kana Pope Benedict.  Matigas ang mga panga ng iyong mga sugo sa Pinas specially Lipa bishop and other SUV bishops.

    • lucidlynx

      Sinong Pope John? Walang Pope John nung buhay pa si Cardinal Sin.

      At saka kailan pinagilitan ng Vatican si Cardinal Sin? Mag-cite ka ng sources mo.

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        Pope John Paul George Ringo.

  • Mattino2011

    Google or Read more on Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Bebedict) of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. What was much pronounce was he tried to deflect Fatima Messages. He even declioned Sister Lucia’s (visionary ) dying request to have an audience with Pope John Paul. The poor nun died disappointed..The 3rd secret unveil 2012 onwards , a church figure in white robes would be assasinated in some place in Italy..He downplayed the warning unlike PP john paul refused just to comment..,he must have realized  he could be the one. Politics in the Holy See is worst as you can imagine

  • UrHONOR

    YAN ang may testiculo…di tulad ng mga naka-helmet ditong parang mga taliptip na nakakapit sa mga pwesto nila kahit hindi sila QUALIFIED intellectually at morally. Napatunayan, minsan pa, na ang germanm Shepherd ay magaling dumisisyon sa buhay!

    • Guest

      Joseph, the ex-Nazi soldier RATzinger, aka, the Pope Benedict’s papacy is a failure. Pedophile members are rejoicing under his watch. 

      • julymorning

         GUEST, HANEP KOMENTARYO MO. IKAW NA SEGURO PINAKAMAGALING NA ABNOY AT HAMPASLUPA NA IKAKAHIYA KAHIT NA SARILI MONG ASO. SANA ISAMA KANA SA KULUNGAN NG KABARO MONG WALANGHIYANG AROGANTENG BOBONG BADING NA CELDRAN!

      • Guest

        LOL! Nasagasaan ka sigurado, julymorning. Huwag kang pikon, galamay ng nanga-abuso ng mga musmos. Ituturo ko sa iyo kung paano pag-baba ng CapLock sa keyboard, bago ka atakihin at mamatay kaagad sa harap ng computer, hahaha !

      • julymorning

        PAKIALAM KO SAYO SUPOT KANG BADING KA!!!

      • prince_janus

         hahahahaha. guest is fake!

      • UrHONOR

        AT the least he’s got the BOLS to face the TRUTH, unlike the many helmeted gays who want to stay in power and enjoy the perks of the position they are not worth a duck to be in.

  • lucidlynx

    They always choose the next pope to be an old man so that he’d be weak enough not to catch the corruption that is going on inside the Vatican.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EXFI4EUGM23PQ4FMQKLVH36OXI Jose

    Would love the next pope to be Cardinal Tagle, but I get the feeling he’s still too new to his post to be considered.  If Benedict had stepped down maybe 5 years from now…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FPVUYCML46QCAJM5N2O4GNID24 tony

      if tagle or any pinoy ever gets elected to be pope, heaven have mercy on the vatican – it will be invaded by corrupt pinoy cardinals and priests!

  • doublecross

    all the best, and thank you for everything. we miss u.

  • sharkbaittt

    .

  • MANGLUCIO

    IT IS THE MOST DECENT AND GODLY THING TO DO WHEN YOU REACH THE STAGE THAT YOU CAN NO LONGER DO YOUR JOB TO THE INSTITUTION THAT YOU’VE SWORN TO SERVE DUE TO OLD AGE…UNLIKE OUR POLITICIANS THEY’LL HANG ON WITH THEIR POSITION UNTIL THEIR LAST BREATH KAHIT WALA NG SILBI AT NAGAGAWANG MABUTI.

  • Tman Tiaong

    Loses his faith upon seeing an alien

  • dacuycoy

    The Pope knew when to cut cleanly, voluntarily giving up the papacy considering his present physical and mental health.  That’s courage; he now needs to rest and devote his remaining time on earth in meditation. 
    God rests you Your Holiness

  • Trisikad Driver

    he will become A  born again soon…watch Mommy Dionisia…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FPVUYCML46QCAJM5N2O4GNID24 tony

    at least the pope has delikadeza unlike the officials of cbcp who continue to desperately hold on to their positions as their positions allow them to live extravagant lives and molest young girls and boys!

    • James McTangay

      Attention Enrile et al!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    “Benedict emphasized that carrying out the duties of being pope—the
    leader of more than a billion Roman Catholics worldwide—requires “both
    strength of mind and body.” 

    I absolutely agree. Wise decision.

  • regd

    Finally, one courageous and honorable man who knows his limitations! I’m not a Catholic but I seriously admire and respect what he just did. GREAT MAN.

  • peach black

    relevant pa talaga ang Katolisismo? They’ve gone down the drains of irrelevance together with the song and dance numbers of the Burn Against (puts hand over mouth)

    • gmaisthebestpresident

      wala ako pakiaalam sa relihiyon mo kung meron ka man pero may RELEVANCE pa din sa amin ang pagiging catholic. yun sana ang irespeto mo.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/74DX67S5U6H557SPUXS5XZ6QJI Alisto Juan

    Saludo ako, yan ang tunay na tao, marunong tumangap na mahina na ang katawan, hindi kapit sa posisyon hangang kamatayan. . Matalino pa rin kasi puede s’ya maglagay ng taong susunod sa kanyang doctrina.    

  • Teresita Sy

    Scientology has a bigger offer for him!

  • Trisikad Driver

    hahahahahhaha

  • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

    Realizing what one can and can do in the service of an institution, then acting upon it. Admirable.

    Perhaps someone new who could focus on gathering the wayward sheep, among other just as important matters.

  • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

     well, here’s the other cheek. do what you will.

  • just_the_guy

    Is this news or an opinion column? 

    Try this: “It will also allow Benedict to hold great sway over the choice of his successor. He has already hand-picked the bulk of the College of Cardinals — the princes of the church who will elect the next pope—to guarantee his conservative legacy and ensure an orthodox future for the church.”

  • riccisan

    The  next pope contending daw eh si Tagle. close daw sila ni santo papa Benedict. well no comment, bahala na siya,

  • kipbuts

    Hah….!!!
    buong Mindanao inyo? 
    tang ina na rin! 
    ginagamit lang ang MILF/Bangsamoro para sa 2013 at 2016 Election para na kayong nanalo ng jackpot sa lottery at nakalimutan na ninyo ang masakit na kasaysayan ng Mindanao courtesy of the colonizers in cohorts with the buwayas & buwitres in imperial Manila. Nalimutan mo na kaagad ang libu-libong Bangsamoro na minasaker, pinagpapatay, mga inabisan ng tainga ng Philippine Constabulary at mga Ilaga’. Nabigyan lang kayo ng Philhealth Card (na para bang araw-araw magpa-Ospital ang Bangsamoro?) at napromisahan lang kayo ng “development” nalimutan na ninyo kaagad ang kasaysayang pinagdaanan? Di kita masisi if you feel that way. Manood na lang kaya ng Betamax na “Forget & Forgive” ni Ate Shawe?

  • mavtan

    Malamang aasa ang taga CBCP na ang kanilang cardinal ang maging kapalit na bagong Pope. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AMAFMGL7XLSNBSZ4E7P3YKFVLA Eric

    God speed Pope Benedict XVI, Thank you and looking forward to the next successor of St. Peter…

  • cogito728sum

    Setting all other observations and considerations aside and  in fairness to the man who sits on a throne other sovereigns kneel and bow, this unprecedented gesture in centuries should be viewed in its simplest and purest form, the partial triump of reason over faith.  Partial triump of reason over faith  because though giving up the throne of Peter, Joseph Ratzinger is not surrendering his faith.  But by retiring from a tedious job his body and mind could no longer effectively handle, the Pope has–for which he should be exalted–shown every mortal the imperative of accepting human limitations  That when the mens is no longer sana and the corpore is not longer sano, it is futile for the holder of power whose continued exercise of such power only endangers the interest of the institution. It does not do the institution an iota of justice at all.

    Could Christ have approved of this significant papal gesture?  Indubitably!  For this could be the start of the fruition of his struggle to change men first before institutional changes can be effected.  Which could lead to other institutional features needing change, the question of celibacy and the ordination of women.

    It would be interesting to watch how far this acceptance of the firm division in faith and reason would progress.  What is encouraging is that it was Joseph Ratzinger who, when prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, ordered the opening of the condemned and placed in its index of banned works the books of Descartes generally considered as father of modern philosophy and rationalism.  An interesting question to ask:  Will this exemplary gesture of papal humility spill over to the Philippine Senate?  I wonder!  Merci!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SAHODDUKAICURPSWGDXSWXIFFA rick y

    Pope Benedict is a Quitter. He holds a unique job. His Boss is the Lord. He should have not quit and instead Prayed for whatever ails him as a worker. God would have given him strength and stamina if he wants to hang on to the job.

    Pope Benedict shows his weakness as the commander of a Holy mission. He abandoned his flocked of Catholics. Showing his weakness is devastating to the believers and followers of
    Catholicism.

    • PikonNaKami

      His strength is knowing his weakness.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/HY7Y7J67JFQ23LLF46N4JVF7MI Muhammad

      Christians are Pig worshipers. Only Islam is the true path to Allah

      • boypalaban

         ilang baboy na ba tsinupa mo?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/XSHWGLY25MTOGUZUIBF5JT5BZI pdred

         Flame bait yan Boy. Don’t feed the trolls.

      • boypalaban

        noted…
        thanks for the reminder…

      • Magsasaka

        i guess that’s the words coming from the people who f*ck and enslave their own women, on the other hand i think you are the pig worshiper because we eat pigs not like an !diot who is so afraid of pigs

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5T2EP57DF72CKEK2M22CRSJMAM maverick

       you’re wrong..he’s not a quitter..in fact..he is by far the most honest pope and priest in a long time..he is also the strongest despite his bodily weakness..he is the strongest and most honest because he admitted  he no longer can do the job effectively…ganyan dapat tayong mga pinoy..kung di mo kaya..honestly..yung trabaho..quit the job..wag maging kapit tuko..Benedict had the courage to tell the world that exactly that…

      • akimaxx

        You’re right maverick, Papacy means spiritual governance and overseer of the world Catholic churches. If physically Pope Benedict can’t do his stressful duties, then steping down is plain honesty.

        Japan, being not a Christian nation understood this principle. Prime ministers quit and resigned if they can’t function their official duties. Their personal decision is not cowardice but rather heroic. 

        Our politicians must learn from these leaders. 

    • Magsasaka

       ano gusto mo gayahin si marcos na may sakit na ay hindi pa rin nagresign ayong nagkawendang wendang ang pinas, at least si pope benedict totoo sa sarili nya at totoo sa tao.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J4GY2YEB4LB44XOKS67O56D56A celso

    Si Enrile kaya, kailan mag reresign?

  • boypalaban

    kumusta naman yung mga tsinupa mong mga baboy?
    masyado ka naman malibog…
    baboy…peke kang muslim…taga sulu ako…baboy ka!

  • boypalaban

     baboy ang lahi mo diyan sa mindanao ay yung pinagtatawanan at dinuduraan hahahahaha…kulang pa ba ang laway na tinatanggap mo…baboy!

    takot ka sa akin baboy…walang kwenta kasi lahi mo….oink oink…baboy!

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

    If you are a true muslim, then you must have deep respect for Jesus. That’s the teaching of your prophet Muhammad. You are tinting with mud the true muslim faith.

    • boypalaban

      pekeng muslim yan…halata naman e…
      pero totoong baboy yan…

      • boypaIaban

        pero ako naman ay totoong aso

      • boypalaban

        gaya gaya ka kupal baboy…
        di mo ako kaya i-clone…baboy ka kasi…

      • boypalaban

         profile mo kupal nakaka-isang komento ka pa lang baboy ka kasi…samantalang ako libo libo na…at marami akong fans dito…ikaw fans mo puro baboy na kumakain ng burak…at bulok na isda…

  • boypalaban

    ah nanay mo baboy…ok ambaho nga e…tsupa ka ng baboy diyan sa tabi mo…

  • welee1

     History is unfolding right before our very own eyes, Why not ARch. Tagle to make it more historic.

  • ynigooctaviano

    You are a disgrace to Islam. An educated muslim won’t disrespect Jesus Christ.

  • boypalaban

    oink oink…ano bang magandang brand ng pagkain ng gaya mong baboy?

  • ynigooctaviano

    Malamang miyembro ka ng Iglesia ni Manalo.

  • $14334231

    kabaligtaran si pope benedict XVI kay poncio pilato ng senado…si tandang ay sugapa sa kapangyarihan…sa kasakiman, isinulong ang anak para tuloy ang ligaya….kung ito ay kardinal, baka binili na ang mga kardinales at tiyak na panalo na……ang pipiliin na pangalan…pope john “ponzi” II…..to Pope Benedict XVI, may you find peace and tranquility in your life hereafter!!!!!…

  • $23257130

    quitter. pppppppppppwwwwwwwwweeeehhhh kadiri eeeeeeeeeewwwww. 

  • justjarred

     kelan pa nagkaroon ng extremist na Muslim dito sa PDI! next time banned ka na dto sa pinagsasabi mo

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3SPGEPCDWOPUIFS3HCMXYCFDZY Edgardo

    so, the papal seat is not that “holy” after all,…just like any office or govt. position one can quit or stay anytime one wants…OMG,..calling the Holy Spirit…this is tantamount to batrayal of the highest degree for the catholics

  • Jack Phalaphitac

    True. To captain a great ship while proclaiming the gospel takes a lot from anybody, physically and mentally. That is aside from guiding, and serving as an example to, them lieutenants who take charge of the flock. 

    “Both strength of the mind and the body is necessary”… this one goes to those lieutenants who force their personalized dogmas on us. They don’t have the strength of the mind and the body, nor the moral ground to stand on, yet they keep on hammering to our heads what I presumed is their will, not God’s. Just let us discern, they won’t. 

    My admiration and respect for the Pope for what he did. He avoided lying  to us and to himself. 
    May the Force be with him. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M6UL2UG4OGTMCLSYGB5MVJ7USE InSearchOfTruth

    even though i am not a catholic, i admire pope benedict’s humility in accepting his limitations and the strength and courage to proclaim it.  god be with you, your holiness

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/74DX67S5U6H557SPUXS5XZ6QJI Alisto Juan

    Ako ay isinilang sa hilagang Mindanao, ang mga ninuno ko ay mga IP’s dito, taas nuo kong sabihin  sa iyo na kahit kailan man sa history ng aming bayan na kami ay sinakop ng mga muslim. Nilusob ang bayan namin pero hindi sila nagtagumpay. We are not your subject. It will never happen nor in the near future.

  • eagleclaw101

    Benedict himself was to blame.

    The Vatican under Benedict suffered
    notorious PR hiccups, constantly finding itself slow to react to news and then
    reacting with muddled messages that required two or three clarifications before
    getting it straight.  The Vatican finances also came under scrutiny when Benedict’s
    own butler, Paolo Gabriele, was arrested in May 2012 and charged with stealing
    the pope’s personal correspondence and leaking the documents to a journalist.  In short, the
    papal conclave has no other option but to ask for Benedict resignation.        

  • virgoyap

    Pope Benedict XVI is 85 years old while Enrile is already 89 and it seems he has no plan to resign. At his age I don’t think he is still mentally and physically capable.

    • ever green

      sa babae lang daw siya hindi na capable……..

      • virgoyap

         He he he ever green ka talaga…

    • KapitanBagwis

      Di ba merong Gigi si Enrile?

      • virgoyap

         Tama ka, mean to say that he is still physically capable he he he…

  • WTFMFP

    Thank you Pope Benedict XVI for guiding the Catholic faithfuls during these tough and trying times…..God bless/

  • bozzone

    bossing  BENEDICT, hangang may buhay serve Our Lord God, Jesus Christ.. your our last stand and your HOLY as a blessed Pope pagpatuloy mo ang taghana bigay sayo ne Lord God.
    “Everything is possible for him who believes.” Mark 9:23

  • billy gunner

    mabuti pa si pope benedict magreresign. samantalang si aquino na puro mis and disinformations lang ginagawa, ang lakas na pagkakakapit sa palasyo! LOL

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ISI5ZPUIISNT25JPGAMSAWGBPA dream_waker

      laki ng galit mo brad sa admin ngayon ah… wala kana ba manakaw hehehe

    • ewankosayo

      parang enrile at gwen???

  • Albert Einstien

    1st RP pope….GO POPE TAGLE….you should choose the name ” POPE RP 1st ” …..it’s DUE time to ASCEND & RISE….our country is the only major  christian country remainng other than spain…for more than 440 years already …pope benedict should support the PAPALSHIP of : POPE RP 1st “……filipinos all over the WORLD should campaign for him…so that cardinals will elect him……go philippines !

    • http://twitter.com/gfarishta gibreel farishta

      your surname misspelled, al..

      • Albert Einstien

        yup..coz:

        RULES: Usernames or pseudonyms based on another person’s identity, publicly known or otherwise, living or dead..are PROHIBITED

        SOLUTION: IDEM SONANS….sound like or mis-spelling is ALLOWED…besides there is already a user account einstein…

  • alfred sanchez

    ariba na naman mga anti catholic dito

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

      Wala kasi silang makitang article na para sa walang kwentang secta nila kaya nag aabang na lang ng mga articles relevant to the Catholic Church at dito na magkalat. Mga walang modo sa buhay. Mga walang etiquette.

  • Guest

    Being the first Pope to join social networking sites, it probably opened his eyes to how the people of the world actually feels towards the organization he’s heading

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

    Ang saya ng mga kampon ni satanas dito. Halatang halata nagdiwang mga born again at mga pastor!

    • ben987654321

      why? just bec the pope resigned? did it mean the fall of the catholic church? does this really make sense ?????? typical of you dominican/franciscan slef-righteous pompous narrow-minded retards

    • Magsasaka

       ang tanga tanga mo magkumento hehehe, basahin mo ang pahayag ni angelica zambarano dahil sinasabi nya doon na nakita nya sa impyerno si pope jhon paul II

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

        Stupid! sabihin mo yan sa pastor mo! matutuwa yan sa tsismis nyo!

      • Magsasaka

        kung tsimis ang pag uusapan ikaw ang numero uno dahil walang mga basehan ang pinagsasabi mo, tungaw bangaw

  • speaksoftlylove

    I am not convinced that Pope Benedict XVI left the papacy just because of old age.  If this is the only reason then the Papal Conclave elected the wrong person to replace Pope John Paul II. I am rather convinced that Pope Benedict XVI was either pressured to resign by the “powers that be” or he could no longer bear the virtual realities perpetuated by the “powers that be” to hoodwink the faithfuls since time immemorial. My hunch is that the later is the real reason. Unfortunately, he left Papacy at the time when attacks against Roman Catholic Church is at it’s strongest. The crisis besetting the RCC is alarming to say the least. It’s like a ship on a stormy sea with it’s captain abandoning the ship.

    • ben987654321

      you’re reading too many dan brown novels

      • Guest

         Or perhaps you’re wearing horse blinders

      • ben987654321

        i can’t see how a vatican conspiracy theory perpetuated bys omebody who’s not even to the vatican himself can make such theory and be considered as “probabale” … can be considered as “horse blind”. maybe you got a brain of a horse? maybe? riiiigghhht

      • Guest

         nopes, i got a dick of a horse and you dream of sucking it

      • ben987654321

        you wish? somebody who beleives in conbspiracy theory and equates it oral fantasies, not to mention delusional estiamte of one’s puny tool must have a priest for a boyfriend who abused him when he was young and got banged so often in the mouth inside a confessional box. word of advise – seek psychological treatment – you need it

      • Guest

         now we’re talkin

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

    The good Pope Benedict XVI has served his purpose in the Catholic Church. He has fared far better than some others before him. I had hoped for him to serve the Catholic church some years longer. Sad that he is leaving the office albeit abruptly. Still his decision somehow reflects his genuine desire to serve the Catholic church for the better. May the Lord Jesus Christ the real Shepherd of His church lead and guide the Catholic church in its moment of transition. 
    .
    God bless the Catholic church.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WC2VPZRJETRO5KOU4VOZCJXEDY Tamarindwalk

       It’s time for the Catholic church to move out from the 16th century and into the 21st.  Benedict was stuck too much in tradition.  We need someone who’s awake to today’s world.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

        hahaha! at sino ka to advise RCC? e kahapon ka lang nagbasa ng bible! ngayon adviser ka na! anak ng kwago!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

        tama.. 

        parang si pakyaw simula noong natalo na elevate ang show to the highest level…from boxer, politiko, pastor, game show host ngaun naging talk show host with matching payo payo..kumbaga, naging psychologist at guidance counselor na..hahaha

  • jojo webmail

    reliable sources say he will be replaced by phil jackson 

    • Albert Einstien

      not true …. i heard from unreliable source it might be mc donald trump….lol

    • jolly_baby

       Yan din rinig ko. Sna maging ok na pope sya

  • elpobre

    Is the Pope “Saint Peter’sSuccessor”?
    IN 2002, Pope John Paul II wrote a letter to the bishop ofLimburg, Germany, overruling a decision by the bishop in connection withabortion. The pope introduced his directive by stating that he was responsiblefor “the well-being and unity of all individual churches according to the willof Jesus Christ.” He claimed authority to overrule the bishop’s decisionbecause as pope, he is said to be “Saint Peter’s successor.”
    According to a Roman Catholic definition, “Christ constituted St.Peter chief of all the apostles.” The Catholic Church further asserts that“Christ established that Peter should have perpetual successors in thisprimacy; and that the Roman bishops are these successors.”—New CatholicEncyclopedia (2003), Volume 11, pages 495-496.
    Those are important claims. Have you examined their validity foryourself? Consider the answers to three questions: (1) Does the Biblesupport the claim that Peter was the first pope? (2) What does historyteach about the origin of the succession of popes? (3) Do the conduct andteachings of the popes support their claim to be Peter’s successor?
    Was Peter the First Pope?
    To prove that the church is founded on Peter, Catholics have longpointed to Jesus’ words recorded at Matthew16:18: “You are Peter, and on this rock-mass I will build mycongregation.” In fact, those words are inscribed in Latin under the dome ofSt. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
    Augustine, a revered Church Father, at one time held that thecongregation was built on Peter. However, toward the end of his life, hechanged his view of what Jesus’ words meant. In a work known as Retractations,Augustine argued that it was Jesus on whom the church, that is the Christiancongregation, was built, not Peter.
    True, the apostle Peter features prominently in the Gospels. Jesussingled out three of his apostles—John, James, and Peter—to be present with himon a few special occasions. (Mark5:37, 38; 9:2; 14:33)Jesus entrusted Peter with “the keys of the kingdom of the heavens,” whichPeter used to open up the way to the Kingdom—first to the Jews and proselytes,then to the Samaritans, and finally to the Gentiles. (Matthew16:19; Acts 2:5, 41; 8:14-17; 10:45)In accord with his outgoing personality, Peter at times served as spokesman forthe apostles as a whole. (Acts1:15; 2:14) But do these facts make Peterhead of the early congregation?
    The apostle Paul did write that Peter was entrusted with an“apostleship to those who are circumcised.” (Galatians2:8) However, the context of Paul’s words shows that he was notsaying that Peter directed the congregation. Paul’s comments were about Peter’srole in preaching to the Jews.
    Although Peter was given great responsibility, nowhere in the Bibledo we find him claiming to be the head of the congregation and, as such, makingdecisions for the disciples as a group. In his letter, he called himself “anapostle” and “an older man”—nothing more.—1 Peter1:1; 5:1.
    What Does History TeachAbout the Origin of the Papacy?
    When and how, then, did the concept of a papacycome about? The idea that it was acceptable for one man to seek prominence overhis fellow believers began to take root while the apostles were still alive.How did the apostles view such thinking?
    The apostle Peter himself told the men who were taking the lead inthe congregation not to be “lording it over those who are God’s inheritance”;they were to gird themselves with lowliness of mind toward one another. (1 Peter5:1-5) The apostle Paul warned that from within the congregation,men would rise who would “speak twisted things to draw away the disciples afterthemselves.” (Acts 20:30) Toward the end of the firstcentury C.E., the apostle John wrote a letter in which he strongly denounced adisciple by the name of Diotrephes. Why the reprimand? One reason was that thisman ‘liked to have the first place’ in the congregation. (3 John 9)Such counsel from the apostles acted as a restraint, thwarting for a time theambitions of those who were seeking prominence.—2 Thessalonians2:3-8.
    Shortly after the last of the apostles died, individuals began togain more prominence. The Cambridge History of Christianity says:“Probably there was no single ‘monarchical’ bishop in Rome before the middle ofthe second century.” By the third century, the bishop of Rome establishedhimself as the highest authority, at least for parts of the church.*To add weight to the claim that the bishop of Rome has superior authority, somehave compiled a list of Peter’s successors.
    However, this list provides little support for the claim. Why?First, some names on the list cannot be verified. More important, thefoundation of the list is flawed. How so? Even if Peter did preach in Rome, assome secular literature from the first and second centuries implies, there isno proof that he was head of the congregation there.
    One evidence that Peter was not head of the congregation in Rome isthat when the apostle Paul wrote his letter to the Romans, he included an extensivelist of Christians there. Yet, he did not mention Peter at all. (Romans 16:1-23) If Peter were head of the congregation,could we imagine that Paul overlooked Peter or snubbed him?
    Note, too, that about the time that Peter wrote his first inspiredletter, Paul wrote a second letter to Timothy. In that letter, Paul did nothesitate to mention Rome. Actually, Paul wrote six letters from Rome, allwithout any mention of Peter.
    Some 30 years after Paul wrote his letters, the apostle John wrotethree letters and the book of Revelation. Nowhere in these writings did Johnmention that the congregation in Rome was the most prominent one, nor did herefer to a leader of the church who held the supreme office of an allegedsuccessor of Peter. Neither the Bible nor the evidence from history supportsthe claim that Peter established himself as the first bishop of thecongregation in Rome.
    Do the Conduct andTeachings of the Popes Support Their Claim?
    We would rightly expect someone who claims to be “Saint Peter’ssuccessor” and “the Vicar of Christ” to follow the conduct and teachings ofboth Peter and Christ. For example, did Peter accept special treatment from hisfellow believers? No. He refused to allow any special expressions of reverenceto be bestowed on him. (Acts 10:25, 26) What about Jesus? He said that hecame to serve others, not to be served. (Matthew 20:28) By contrast, what record do the popeshave? Do they shun prominence, refuse grand titles, and avoid ostentatiousdisplays of wealth and power?
    Both Peter and Christ were morally upright men who promoted peace. Comparetheir record with what the Catholic encyclopedia Lexikon für Theologie undKirche (Lexicon for Theology and Church) says about Pope Leo X:“Involved in political and often nepotistic transactions and devoted to lavishworldly pleasures, Leo X neglected the urgent tasks of a spiritualnature.” Karl Amon, Catholic priest and professor of church history, says thatverified reports regarding Pope Alexander VI betray “a terrific amount ofunscrupulousness, abuse of authority, simony, and immorality.”
    What about the teachings of the popes? How do they compare with theteachings of Peter and Christ? Peter did not believe that all good people go toheaven. With reference to good King David, he plainly said: “David did notascend to the heavens.” (Acts 2:34) Nor did Peter teach that infants should bebaptized. Rather, he taught that baptism is a step that a believer takesconscientiously.—1 Peter 3:21.
    Jesus taught that none of his disciples should try to be moreprominent than any other. “If anyone wants to be first,” Jesus said, “he mustbe last of all and minister of all.” (Mark 9:35) Shortly before his death, Jesus gave thisclear directive to his followers: “Do not you be called Rabbi, for one is yourteacher, whereas all you are brothers. Moreover, do not call anyone your fatheron earth, for one is your Father, the heavenly One. Neither be called‘leaders,’ for your Leader is one, the Christ.” (Matthew 23:1, 8-10) Do you feel that the popes have upheld theteachings of Peter and Christ?
    Some say that the succession of popes is maintained even if theofficeholder does not lead a Christian life. Do you think that argument isreasonable? Jesus said: “Every good tree produces fine fruit, but every rottentree produces worthless fruit; a good tree cannot bear worthless fruit, neithercan a rotten tree produce fine fruit.” Based on the evidence, do you think thatPeter or Christ would want to be associated with the fruits that the popes haveproduced?—Matthew 7:17, 18, 21-23.
    Jesus’ discussion with Peter centered on identifying the Christ andhis role, not on the role that Peter would play. (Matthew 16:13-17) Peter himself later stated that Jesuswas the rock upon which the congregation was built. (1 Peter 2:4-8) The apostle Paul confirmed thatJesus, not Peter, was “the foundation cornerstone” of the Christiancongregation.—Ephesians 2:20.
    Both Jesus and the apostles warned that the Christian congregationwould be overrun by men who taught apostate doctrine. (Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43; 2 Timothy 4:3; 2 Peter 2:1; 1 John 2:18) Those statements came true whenthe church, or congregation, of the second century began adopting pagan customsand blending Biblical doctrine with Greek philosophy.

  • Jomex

    Pope Benedict left a legacy of cover up in children’s sexual abuse, banking frauds, and Vatileaks. His doctrinal stubburness in matters concerning sex, marriage, contraception, divorce have alienated many Catholics. It does not matter who replaces him, what matters is that the next Pope relaxes on issues like sex and that abuses and corruption be dealt with once and for all. The Catholic church is crumbling anyway. Only shows that religion is not divine, it is man-made. In the age of the internet, all religions will fade away. They no longer can control information like the way they use to back in the days when information is slow. Internet killed religion. That is for sure.

  • McMoe

    A complete opposite of Paul in 2 Corinthians12:7-10 —
    2Co:12:7: And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.2Co:12:8: For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.2Co:12:9: And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.2Co:12:10: Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

  • xrisp

    A lot of people felt good throwing insults to their brethren. One commented here, the pope is the 666 the anti Christ. One should realize that even if we believe in God but do not truly love our brethren, we readily become an anti-Christ ourselves.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

      baka yun pastor nya yun 666!

      • xrisp

        As a Catholic, I got hurt when I read anti-Catholic tirade but being a Christian, I am trying, with all my strength, to understand and love our brothers regardless of his religion. That’s what God wants – that we all be united as one in the love of Christ. We forgive our brothers 70 times 7… 

      • frudo

        tama ka Bro

      • xrisp

        Mukhang bago mag Christmas last year ay nagkapalitan din tayo ng kuro kuro brod. Nawa nga ang mga nagpapalitan dito ng mga komento ay wala nang masasakit, malalaswa, pag atake sa pagkatao ng kapwa na mga salita.

      • frudo

        korek agree ako jan.. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WC2VPZRJETRO5KOU4VOZCJXEDY Tamarindwalk

    The Pope’s resignation presents the Catholic church with a rare opportunity to elect an individual who can pull the Church out of its 16th century dogma and drag it into the 21st century.  While this current Pope is not a bad man, he definitely was not the man for such a job.  Now, it will be the job of the Cardinals to see that they find someone capable.
    As for the Catholic church in the Philippines, perhaps it is also time for some resignations of cardinals and appointment or election (by parishioners) of cardinals who can get out of the backwards mode of the church and into today’s reality.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

      dre, u better shut up if u do not know anything about the Church…hahaha..

      Indeed, little learning is a very dangerous thing…

  • http://twitter.com/gfarishta gibreel farishta

    or the horse’ third hind leg.. 

  • UrHONOR

    NOT SHOCKING at all!  It’s long overdue to face and acknowledge VERITAS that has been relegated to the background adorned by garbs and vestments of power and authority by those hungry for recognition and the perks of hierarchy.

    MATAGAL ng dapat binago ang pamamaraan at pamamalakad ng samahang ito mula pa ng BINAGO ang tinatawag na ONE, UNIVERSAL, PERMANENT practice na tinanggal ang pag-bebelo, ang pag-fa-fast sa communion, ang pag-mimisa na nakaharap ang nagmimisa, ang pag-iingay sa misa na may kantahan, sayahan, palakpakan, hiyawan na parang noon-time TV show, mga comedy show ng mga nagpapakwelang mga pari sa pag-se-sermon, mgaparing OK na ang pagma-mahjong at pagpupunta sa gay bars, mga paring sumasali sa tomaan, at marami pang kung ano-anong mga ritwal na wala namang ibig sabihin at pakinabang sa masa at ang nabibiyayaan lamang ay ang mga nagtataguyod ng ganuong pagsasanay.  Resulta:  bilyon-bilyong kayamanan na uma-apaw sa kaban ng simbahan na sa halip ipamahagi sa mga kapanalig ay binuburo sa mga fiancial institutions para sa pagpapatuloy ng karangyaang pamumuhay ng mga nakasayang puti.  PSHAW!!!

    KAYA tama ang ginawa ni RATZ….mabuti ng tumalon habang hindi pa lumulubog ng lubuisan ang dapor.  The writing has been on the wall for centuries now….and it’s just not possible to force the horse to drink that was led and brought to the waterhole.    

    • Guest

      “The Shoes of the Fisherman”, by Morris West in 1963.

      • UrHONOR

        ANTHONY Quinn, 1968. One gives up his title, the other the wealth of the church and the TNL na helmet na walang silbi kundi ang pagpapakita ng kayamanan at kaswapangan sa kapangyarihan.

  • http://www.facebook.com/simoun.magaalahas.10 Simoun Magaalahas

    Aminin natin ang totoo naniniwala ako kay Benedict XVI na magandang desisyon ang ginawa niya naging tunay na makatao siya, Ang Vatican ay nag babayad sa media para hindi lumabas ang baho ng mga Opisyales nila, walang pinagkaiba sa politika ang kanilang administration, at ang masama pa dito ay nahaharap sila sa mga pangmomolestya sa mga kanilang tauhan iyon ang totoo… 

  • akimaxx

    I visited Hal Lyndsey Report Archive 1/11/13 weeks ago, actually it was a replay but very timely for Pope Benedict’s decision to step down. Thanks for posting two other Christian prophets, have to visit them. God bless you Pablo 316.

  • noypisiTED

    What’s all the hullabaloo about on the Pope’s resignation? Unlike many who cling to the position like a bloodsucking leech does to a flesh, the Pope, kudos to him, knows when to quit, and some wagging tongues tell – when one is ahead. But the good Pope maybe doesn’t mind this in as much that what’s important to him is the welfare of the Church and the flock he heads.

  • Randy1983

    Why not a Filipino Pope? Why is age, or being a cardinal only for a year an impediment? This is 2013. It is time for the Church to make bold decisions for it to stay relevant and maintain its flock. 

    • done_druff

      Cardinal Tagle?

      Next please…

  • Sergio Garcia

    First,
    it maybe his health. Of course, it is also politics and power. Just
    like any other organizations, power struggle among contenders. Second, what he and
    his predecessors did from hiding phedophiles, money laundering, drugs by many european papal nuncio’s, going against
    condoms/contraception, woman’s rights, etc. makes me sick.  Third, look at most of them, the vow of
    poverty does not even exist. All LABELS and NO LOVE at all.  Lastly, what
    goes around comes around more than threefolds = KARMA.  I can say all
    of these because I have been in a private exclusive Italian Roman
    Catholic school for 13 years from Pre-School to Senior High and has been an
    altar boy as well during some of those periods.  I know what goes inside
    the confessional box and the altar from sex to sniffing coke.  It is reality.  SAD that the Vatican didn’t even
    bother to evolve.  They are losing support in the western nations but can
    only dictate in the Latin speaking countries, definitely NOT Italy nor Spain; maybe Mexico and South America, but the poor philippines
    to be their mule.  Don’t get me wrong, there are millions of great priests in the world. It is just their organization per capita has more corrupt people, just like PH govt past-present-future. 

    • stelvio

       sensible comment, but great priests probably don’t number in the millions

  • Gregg Lantin

     its the RED SHOE…. beleb yu me!!!!! 

    BWAHAHAHA + BWAHAHAHAH – BWAHAHAHAH = BWAHAHAHAH

  • Pablo316

    Let me reiterate that people should now revisit and dig more into the 900-year old PROPHECY OF THE POPES which had been kept by the Vatican for it isnow time that this prophecy will be put to the test, as many Bible-believingChristians such as Hal Lindsey, Tom Horn, Chuck Misslers etc. have revisitedlately. Watch it on youtube by keying in ‘Prophecy of the Popes’.
    As a Bible-believing Christian myself, the Bible tells us“not to treat prophecies with contempt” (1 Thessalonians 5:20) but to wait andsee whether they will come true or not.
    With this let me encourage God-fearing and God-seeking people to know God and the Lord Jesus Christ deeply and intimately thru their written words – the Bible. God bless!

    • boypalaban

      Diyos ba nagsulat ng Bible?
      ano ang katunayan mo?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OHOD5EA75DBBUH53UKLRXRK764 Mang Teban

      Hello? You believe in the Bible and also believe what you see on YouTube? Not everything shown on television and in the Net is true, is it not?

      I know what you are referring to…this was shown on TV under History channel about St. Malachy (i think) but the program commentator does not conclude that the prophecies are true unlike what you are doing..spreading intrigues.  And also, the Church investigates these “prophecies” for, as you probably know, the Bible also warns against false prophecies.Slow down and digest what you put into your brain. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you especially on delicate matters about your faith in God. Do you have that or you have a preconceived idea only?

      • done_druff

        Spreading intrigues????!!!! What is the intrigue what I asked you questions? Intrigues are born from a proclamation. 

        Stop beating the bushes and answer me directly. Who is your founder and let’s see if your religion is trustworthy.

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

        Mang Teban’s comment is not for you but for PabloSwertres. Redirect your comment to PabloSwertres reply button..

      • frudo

        can u give me just one trustworthy religion, at baka magkareligion na rin ako.

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

        Anong ibig mong sabihin ng ‘Trustworthy religion’, free from sin? fault? wrongdoings? Kung iyan ang hinahanap mo, wala ‘yan dito sa lupa. Punta ka sa langit at sumama ka sa mga choir of angels. But remember before you go. Bawal sa langit ang mga ipokrito.

        Jesus did not come to call the righteous but for sinners.

      • frudo

        hindi ikaw tinatanong ko si done druff  sabi nya kasi sino ang founder at titignan kung trustworthy ang religion, so ibig sabihin ang pagiging trustworthy ng isang religion at base sa kanyang founder,  so i ask kung may maipapakilala sya sakin na trustworthy na religion, kasi naghahanap ako ng katotohanan eh, at di nman siguro masama yun diba? bakit ka nagrereact sa tanong ko? hindi nman yun para sayo. kung ipokrito ang tingin mo sakin, salamat po sa pag  pang huhusga mo. hindi rin ako righteous kasi nga wla ako religion eh. ask mo si done druff kung ano ang ibig sabihin ng trustworth na religion kasi sa kanya galing ang word na yun.

    • done_druff

      Hahaha! Bible-believing Christian. Can you tell me where did your religion come to be? Who was your founder?! It is easy to quote this and this but let’s see your history.

      And don’t quote me the bible because I can interpret that differently.

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

      Ayan na! Naniniwala na sa youtube. Mahilig ka pala sa intriga.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OHOD5EA75DBBUH53UKLRXRK764 Mang Teban

    Note: Ipagpaumanhin po ninyong lahat na dito ko sa unahan ng thread ko ipost ang sagot ko kay Pablo316 kasi mahigit 10 oras na mula siya sumulat. Ibig ko rin po na mabasa niya at hindi niya akalain na di na ako sumagot. Pasensya na po kung ganito katagal. Madalas kasi po nasa labas ako para sa maliit na negosyo ko. Maraming salamat po.Pablo316:You do not need to impress me with your quotations.Just discern how Christ Jesus established HIS CHURCH. I assume you know that our Lord had only one heavenly kingdom established on earth, do you concur?If you do, then analyze what he said to Simon Peter about giving the keys to heaven and earth. I presume that you also know that Jesus was giving authority to his apostle Simon Peter. By the way, do you know that the first time Jesus met Simon, son of Jonah, the former already called him “the Rock”?Thus, the appellation “Rock” to Simon was already there and not invented by Jesus on the spot when he gave Simon Peter the authority to forgive and not forgive sins. Gets mo?And, I presume that you know that Simon Peter was appointed to lead the flock and he was even chastised by Jesus for asking what was in store for John, the youngest of the apostles. (something like this- “it is not for you to know because you will go where you do not wish to go” describing Simon Peter’s difficult mission to be persecuted like being held by the belt and pushed around).Therefore, Christ Jesus was determined to established HIS CHURCH (only one and not many nor those established by different denominations claiming theirs is the genuine “church of Jesus” or that their founder was chosen by God). I suppose you believe in this – there is only one universal church established by Christ Jesus, do you?WHY THEN DO YOU FAULT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH FOR BEING THE ONE UNIVERSAL CHURCH ESTABLISHED BY CHRIST JESUS?Hence, Pablo316, it is crystal clear without the need to bat your eyelash that the Catholic (in original Greek words “kata” for proclaiming, and “holos” for throughout the world, check this out in Thessalonians) Church is the heavenly kingdom on earth established by God. If your religion does not recognize this, you have a problem in translation or something else.

    • Pablo316

      To Mang Teban:
       
      It has often been claimed by the Roman Catholic Church that RCC was founded by the Lord Jesus Christ Himself back in 33 AD. Instead of just simply brushing it aside let us take a look at this claim in a level-headed unbiased way.
       
      During the 1st century when the apostles and the early believers were spreading the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ using the Old Testament books only, different Christian groups usually bounded together by geographical location sprouted in the different parts of the known world at that time (mostly within the ruling pagan Roman Empire). These churches were headed usually by the eldest member appropriately called an elder of the church, later on to become the bishop or overseer of that particular group of Christian in a particular city or town. These churches for the most part are independent of each other and rather have a brotherly or sisterly relationship among each other. (Note: Even at this very early stage of Christianity there were already false members who pushes themselves as teachers – the weeds among the wheat – who are characterized by their hunger for power, leadership, control, dominance, insatiable taste for money, luxury, sexual indulgence, hypocritical living and the desire to have a following of their own, thus not much has changed after all till now only that the intensity increased). This was generally the status quo of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd century among these widely spread UNIVERSAL (or catholic) form of Christianity. Their only constitution is the Bible who at this time the writings of the apostles (later to become what we now call the New Testament) are now being added to the books of the Old Testament; even as these writings (together with some which later declared to be apocryphal) are through the years being compiled by different persons in different locations. Most of these writings that made it to the New Testament have been written within the 1st century and not later – the criterion for its inclusion in the New Testament. These are the same writings that are widely accepted by all the Christians even before 325 AD and which the newly formed Roman Catholic Church also adopted and canonized.
       
      Thru the 1st to the 3rd century however the ‘weeds among the wheat’ are sticking out their heads increasingly and ferociously and are now procuring the aid of pagan Roman government leaders and their political machineries to further their mangling and conquest of the sheep of the Lord Jesus Christ. Soon enough the local church leader in the city of Rome (became clearly pronounced by pope Stephen I ca. 254 AD), having the full backing of pagan Rome began asserting primacy over the other Christian churches spread throughout the Roman Empire, so that not a small division and persecution happened. This quest for primacy of the local church in Rome (which leadership at this time had been wholly under a string of false power hungry wolves) culminated when the Roman emperor Constantine I capitulated (some say converted – whose sincerity is still hotly debated even today) to the Christian cause and issued the Edict of Toleration for Christians in 313 AD. The wolves among the sheep then were also thrust into leadership positions, now even under the payroll of the pagan Roman Empire licking the boots of the pagan Romans. And just a few years later in 325 AD Emperor Constantine I was so emboldened as to convene many of the local church leaders in the whole of the Roman Empire (Note: many but not all) and sit there at the center now acting as the leader, referee and final judge of that council in Nicaea Asia Minor (present day turkey). Thus the ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH was born, being true even to its name which is pagan Roman in everything: in organizational structure, in teachings, in its practices, in leadership title, in fact even to the very garments worn by its priests and pope were the same vestments worn by the pagan Roman priests serving in the pantheon of their gods.
       
      THEREFORE there was no Roman Catholic Church in existence back in 33 AD nor in 133 AD nor in 233 AD but only in 325 AD and afterwards when the adulterous union between many of the nominal (that is in name only) Christians and pagan Rome in the person of emperor Constantine I were consummated and the rest is history as we know it.
      However RCC will quote Matthew 16:18 as a proof that the Lord Jesus put the apostle Peter as the first pope of Rome for the Roman Catholic Church (even though the place of this utterance was in the region of Caesarea Philippi north of the Sea of Galilee in Israel).Let us then quote Matthew 16:18 below:
       
      “And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” (Matthew 16:18)
       
      CAUTION: There should be no major doctrine that should be established based only on one or two verses in just one location of the Bible, the other books in the Bible or the whole package should support such doctrine. Only cults can afford to do such twisting of the words of God.
       
      RCC will claim that the phrase ‘this rock’ refers to Peter rather than to the Lord Jesus Christ Himself when the preponderance of Bible verses will show that the rock on whom Christianity is founded is no other than the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. Besides this is not the only time that the Lord Jesus referred to Himself this way, one such example can be found in John 2:19-21:
       
      “Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.” They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?” But the temple he had spoken of was his body.” (John 2:19-21)
      Now we have no better candidate for identifying who this rock or stone is than the apostle Peter himself. So let us listen to him:
       
      “As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by human beings but chosen by God and precious to him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For in Scripture it says:
       
      “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.”
       
      Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, “The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,” and, “A stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall.”
       
      They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for.” (1 Peter 2:4-8)
       
      And again the apostle Peter speaking here in the book of Acts:
      “Jesus is “‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’” (Acts 4:11)
       
      THEREFORE from a historical and most importantly from a biblical basis there is no ground for RCC’s claim that it was ever founded by the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.
      Instead it is no other than the pagan Roman religion (itself an offshoot of pagan Babylonian religion) who put on a Christian facade masquerading itself to be the bride of Christ when all it did was flirt with world powers as a spiritual form of fornication and embraced pagan teachings and practices to the point that Bible-believing Christians throughout the centuries have no difficulty identifying the Roman Catholic Church as the Great Prostitute and the Mother of Harlots of Revelation chapter 17.

      • boypalaban

        galing mo…
        noon pa kita tinatanong…nung panahon pa ng issue ng mga burn against ikapu kay pacquiao…

        PATUNAYAN MO NA CHRISTIANITY ANG TUNAY NA RELIHIYON…

        o sige na, baka updated na ang google mo…

      • done_druff

        Hindi kailangan patunayan. At baket ko naman kailangang patunayan? Ang ang use dito? 

        Sige sagutin mo!

      • boypalaban

        ikaw ba kausap ko?
        pinagtatanggol mo ba yang si bulaang pablo316?

      • done_druff

        Pablo,

        Where you do think the bible you were quoting came from? Who decided it should be 72 books? It was the synod of bishop in Carthage that decided this and weed out books and letters that do not fit the teaching of the their founder.

        It has been debated over centuries and for sure, it will be debated more centuries to come for I believe people like you can not accept history but only rely on the bible!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        why did they remove the book of james or one of peters books. how do we know what they removed. that did not fit in the teachings. how can anyone be trusted who removed the second most important commandment from the 10 commandments. then take the tenth and make it into two. those are gods laws and the church changed them just to appease the pagan idol worshippers

      • Crazy_horse101010

        also they changed the sabbath from sat. to sun agin to appease the pagan sun worshippers.ed  jesus and jews for centuries worshipped the sabbath on sat.

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

        Not to appease the pagan sun worshippers but to celebrate the climax of Jesus’ salvation works – His resurrection (Sunday).

        Napaka malisyoso naman ng pag-iisip mo or talagang ignorant ka on the Catholic Church teachings.

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

        God’s commandments as recorded in Deuteronomy 5:6–21 and Exodus 20:2–17 seem to add up to more than ten, so it is not perfectly clear how their numbering is to be reckoned. The numbering used in is consistent with the traditional Catholic catechetical formula. Numbered this way, the commandment prohibiting idolatry is not left out but, rather, is considered to be a part of the first commandment.

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

        You are so laughable Pablo.

        “Most of these writings that made it to the New Testament have been written within the 1st century and not later. These are the same writings that are widely accepted by all the Christians even before 325 AD.”

        Your argument only shows that you lack knowledge on historical facts. Kailan ba naimbento ang printing machine at nasabi mong lahat ng Christians ay nakabasa “the same writings that are widely accepted” before 325 A.D.

        Little knowledge is dangerous indeed!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

      well said…pabayaan nyo nlng dre si pablo316…he twisted facts and distorted the very basic history of the Church and of the world…

      I encountered this guy in one of the websites and funny to know that he spread all twisted facts about the Church…

    • Baruk1

      Excuse me Mang Teban.
       
      Wala pa tayong nakikitang proof na si Apostle Peter ang first Pope. Biblical or any historical proof other than Catholic books claiming so.
       
      The last book of the Bible was completed about 100 yrs after Jesus Christ died. The word Christians is already mentioned at list in 2 verses. None, I mean nothing ever mentioned about the Catholic not even a hint. (Acts 26:28 & 1 Pet 4:16)
       
      Apostle Peter never went to Rome (or Vatican). Apostle Paul was assigned to the gentile nation and could possibly be the one to reach Rome.
       
      If the Catholic is the Church established by Jesus Christ, He won’t allow Emperor Constantine to interfere and compromise the pagan practices with that of Christian Practices. Jesus Christ won’t allow God law to be changed through Catechism. The Law that God establish from the beginning. (Ex 20 & Deu 5)
       
      – According to you
      – – – “”I assume you know that our Lord had only one heavenly kingdom established on earth, do you concur?””- – –
       
      The Kingdom of God will be established by Jesus Christ when He come back as King of King and Lord of Lords. Much better than the one we have now. (Rev 17:14& 19:16 ). Please read also Isaiah and Daniel to know more about the beautiful world tomorrow.
       
      God allowed Satan to rule this evil world to comply with God’s plan on earth. (Rev 12:9)

      • boypalaban

         “The Kingdom of God will be established by Jesus Christ when He come back
        as King of King and Lord of Lords. Much better than the one we have
        now.”

        yan ba yung sa Pampanga? o sa Davao?

        “God allowed Satan to rule this evil world to comply with God’s plan on earth.”

        sigurado ka? e paano pala yung mga nasira na ang buhay, gusto ng Diyos ng ganyan?

        aral ka muna….

      • Baruk1

        Thank you Boy my friend.

        Consider how much Jesus Christ suffer. He died without breaking a bone in the cross. All the Apostles died with a horrible death except John. Does it mean God the Father does not love them.– Certainly not. God love us all, that He sent His only begotten Son. I recommend you to read the book of Job to get an overview of how God and Satan works. The experiences we have in Pampanga and Davao is nothing compared to the experiences they all have.

        Jesus Christ did not come then to save the world. He come to preached the gospel of the Kingdom of God.

        – – – “”but He said to them, “I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, because for this purpose I have been sent.”” (Luke 4:43)

        God is working on us now for those who will be in the First Resurrection.

        – – – “”But the  rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.”” (Rev 20:5-6)
         
        The millennial rule is an ideal life for all mankind without Satan the deceiver of this evil world. Jesus Christ will rule with the rod of iron together with the Saint. Law will strictly be implemented. At the end of the millennium, Satan will again be released before his final judgement.

        – – – “”Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth,””(Rev 20:7-8)

        God is a fair God. We will all be given a chance.
         
        – – – “”And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books.”” (Rev 20:12)
        – – – “”But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep””. (1 Cor 15:20)
         
        Let us have a goal to be in the wonderful world tomorrow. Few of those verses here below. Pls read Isaiah and Daniel as we have a limited space to put them all.

        – – – “”Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, And the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then the lame shall leap like a deer, And the tongue of the dumb sing. For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness, And streams in the desert.”” (Isaiah 35:5-6)
        – – – “”The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, The leopard shall lie down with the young goat, The calf and the young lion and the fatling together; And a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze; Their young ones shall lie down together; And the lion shall eat straw like the ox. The nursing child shall play by the cobra’s hole, And the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper’s den.”” (Isaiah 11:6-8)

    • Crazy_horse101010

      the first church was the jewish christian church and its leader was james the just jesus brother. this was confirmed by mark matthew hegesippus paul and josephus. and no where in the bible does it say peter was ever in rome. paul was assigned rome and he didnt even like peter. peter was  assigned the holy land and was there after he was supposely killed. he left the holy land once to go to syria. look up james the just on google if you dare.the catholic church never existed until 315 a,d,

  • jolly_baby

    Over naman.. di naman shocking.

    • done_druff

      well sayo hindi pero sa akin at sa iba shocking!

  • manong_edwin

    Pope John Paul II did not resign despite his physical – and some said even mental – strength because Cardinal Ratzinger was behind him and practically running the Vatican as the as”de facto” Pope. Now as Pope Benedict XVI, Ratzinger perhaps found no support or back-up, and besides the pressures from rival groups in Vatican may had been too much for him…Let us pray for him.

  • Gregg Lantin

    meron kaya tayong makikitang mga pinoy na MAG_AATUNGAL sa kalsada kagaya noong kay kim dyung il na taga nort koreya?????….  abangan!!!!!!

    BWAHAHAHAHA + BWAHAHAHAAH – BWAHAHAHAH = BWAHAHAHAAH

    vhaket ka nag-resayn…vhakhet!!!!!!

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

      BALIW!

  • goldilock

    02.09.13.  21:00

    Apostolic Palace
    00120 Vatican City

    Holiness Pope Benedict IX.

    Your call for spirit guidance been relayed. The ONE have ask that before stepping down, send orders of assistance to Philippines. Philippines need assistance in money to build ships, aircraft, satellite technology, and personnel for Philippine defense. Philippines been denied access to its resources by mao. Your knights needed to patrol and guard WPS and its 200 mile EEZ order.

    As is,

    Goldilock

    • done_druff

      huh?

  • done_druff

    It is something that will go the history books. But I’m sure the Pope didn’t care much about this but there is more important things he had considered. 

    I am deeply saddened and still shocked! I just pray that the next Pope will equally hold the same thrust of “cleaning” the Church from within raise the drive towards winning back the flock to the Lord in prayer, love, and respect. I like a conservative one like his predecessors!

    • daniboy2012

      your pope is nothing but an old grumpy relic of ancient liars!

      • boypalaban

         amalayer…danibotoks…

      • done_druff

        Really?! Why are you so mad and affected?!

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        what lie???

        stupid born against

  • boybakal

    Pope Benedict sets an example.There is Humility in resignation.
    I hope leaders who cannot lead and govern anymore should quit.
    The earlier the better and not kapit tuko.

    • daniboy2012

      bullsheettttt!!!

      • boypalaban

         hoy natzupot…di astig ang dating mo…

  • yumahuman

    Let the anti-Catholic comments by non-Catholics begin in 3….2….1.

  • daniboy2012

    catholicism is a breeder of pedophiles, scammers, supertitious nonsense, out of touch, ignorant and evil animals!!

    • done_druff

      really?! tell me who are not.
      1.
      2.
      3.
      4.
      5.

      dali…..

    • boypalaban

      isa ka ba sa biktima?
      di ka ba nag-enjoy?
      mas enjoy ka ba sa ari ni celdran?

    • Andres_Bagumbayan

      Alalahanin mong walang perpektong sistema dito sa mundo…

      Sa talas ng iyong dila,Maging ikaw ay tulad din ng iyong nabanggit

    • tagahuron

      Kung magsalita ka para kang kung sinong santo…

    • http://twitter.com/wadjitzain coty

       ha ha then you must be a “SAINT”?! derisive laughter!

    • ApoNiLolo

      If you care to broaden your perspective, what you enumerated are not the sins of Catholicism but the darker side of human frailty.

    • buttones

      “Catholicism [sic] is a breeder of pedophiles, scammers, superstitious [sic] nonsense, out of touch, ignorant and evil animals!!” – Sorry but your have no evidence to support the thesis that there are more Catholic priests as pedophiles than say, lawyers, or accountants or any other pursuit. I can understand that a priest being forced to live some sort on unnatural life has more pressure on him than most- but I would venture to say that all the convictions every handed down for this child molestation, and general sexual abuse were not made by priests. The RCC has a record of hiding this, this maybe the issue your speak of . And before assuming anything, I’m not a RC, I’m not even a Christian, I’m just pointing out you cannot wield these accusations without some sort of evidence or personal experience. Catholicism [sic] is a breeder of pedophiles, scammers, superstitious [sic] nonsense, out of touch, ignorant and evil animals!!” – Sorry but your have no evidence to support the thesis that there are more Catholic priests as pedophiles than say, lawyers, or accountants or any other pursuit. I can understand that a priest being forced to live some sort on unnatural life has more pressure on him than most- but I would venture to say that all the convictions every handed down for this child molestation, and general sexual abuse were not made by priests. The RCC has a record of hiding this, this maybe the issue your speak of . And before assuming anything, I’m not a RC, I’m not even a Christian, I’m just pointing out you cannot wield these accusations without some sort of evidence or personal experience.

  • buttones

    Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson of Ghana will be the next Pope….

    • Guest

      Kiril Pavlovich Lakota, the former Archbishop of Lviv, – the better choice. 

      • buttones

        Well I guess that all the candidates, if that’s what there’re called, are qualified at some level. Difficult for lay people to prophecy, mines just a wild guess! Has the RCC ever had an African pope? I don’t think so, so it would be rather refreshing in these enlightened times, it was not that long ago when all major religions considered people from the ‘dark continent’ as no better than savages and a slave bank for the west. We shall see…It surely must be a very demanding position, I guess that’s why they don’t marry, no time for that sort of baggage. – well they used to years ago- I’m not a Christian but I do find this process interesting, and the Popes resignation I think was the ’proper’ thing to do. There comes a time in all our lives when we really have to stop doing what we do, we get tired, we get sick and shepherding one billion people is one hell of a task even for the fittest….I read that all new Popes have to be under eighty years old – pity we cannot apply the same rule to our Senate. [Yes, I’m talking about you Enrile…]

      • panhase

        You stated that you guess that these are all the candidates.
        I am a bit disappointed now. I seem to remember that some time ago you were talking about sitting in Rome as head of the Catholic Church. Now is the time to submit your curriculum vitae, credentials.

      • buttones

        I said “Well I guess that all the candidates, if that’s what there’re called, are qualified at some level.” That is what I said. I made no pretence of being one, I’m a woman so my fate is sealed in this respect, and, not even being a RC, my personal claim was a bit a bit bizarre, for the women who are of the RCC, their claim is even more so….

      • panhase

        From the picture I guessed that you are a woman (and it´s nice that you are indeed one, I do like woman more then men. But maybe I´m prejudiced coz I´m a male.)
        Do not know if it says somewhere in the job description that one has to be male. But just in case you would change your mind and would be applying for the job, I will support you (promise again or something like that).
        And no, I am not a politician, I am an old man, sitting in my room, looking at some snow right now and dreaming of being in the Philippines again.

      • buttones

        Well ,I’m sure you are not THAT old, not as old as Enrile for example.. OMG! You mention snow, you sit there missing PH and I sit here on my beach missing snow, I had wonderful times on Grouse Mountain in Vancouver , and Cypress Bowl where this kid learned to ski- imagine a skiing Filipina, legs all over the place…my ice skating was even worse–! we can’t have everything. And so we make our choices, we make our beds and lie in them, just the way it is really….on the gender requirements of appointment to the highest office in the RCC, no it is not written, but it is understood…

      • panhase

         Thank you for your kind reply. Of course I am not as old as Enrile, That is almost impossible isn´t it? I am just over sixty, but my feet are cold and I want to walk just  with tsinellas. I am in Europe, more then 30 years now and I do like ice skating, skiing not so much (age again). But this pales against sitting on a beach together with friends, relatives.
        Anyway, if there is no written gender requirements you should give it a try. Just because it´s understood this way does not mean it has to be like that forever. Not so long ago it was understood that women or girls should not wear trousers or God forbid shorts. I was believed females were not able to drive cars and a lot more stupid things. But of course, as you well know, I was not being serious. The Conclave is made up conservative males in the age group of Enrile, you would not have stand a chance.
        So you now you know I would buy your memoires and I would support your aspirations to become Pope.
        Take care, always.

      • buttones

        Thank you for your kind comments also.. I’ve always loved Europe, from Sweden all the way to The Med. Nice place. Enjoy!

        “We who with songs beguile your pilgrimageAnd swear that Beauty lives though lilies die,We poets of the proud old lineage
        Who sing to find your hearts, we know not why,-
        What shall we tell you? tales, marvelous tales
        Of ships and stars and isles where good men rest,
        Where nevermore the rose of sunset pales,
        And winds and shadows fall toward the West.

      • panhase

         Really, thank you so much. You made my day.

      • frudo

        Para sa mga karaniwang tao sa Pinas-   pag matanda ka na need mo na mag retire or di ka na makakahanap ng trabaho, kasi overage ka na.   
        pag may kapatid ka na empleyado sa isang companya di ka na pdeng kasi nga bawal ang magkapatid ayon sa policy ng mga companya sa Pinas. bago mag apply ng work may requirements, dapat graduate of 4 yrs course, with pleasing personality, 5`5 minimum ng hieght. not less than 30 yrs old etc. kung need nila ay engineer di pwede mag apply ang nakatpos lng ng hghschool or commerce graduate lang. 
        PERO PAG POLITICIAN LAHAT PWEDE! GAYA NG SINASABI MO NA PANGALAN OVERAGE NA DI PA MAG RETIRE, SAYANG ANG PORK KASI,  PWEDE MAGKAPATID MAG AMA MAG INA MAGPINSAN. WALA RIN PLEASING PERSONALITY NA HINIHINGI KAHIT ANO HITSURA PDE, DI RIN NEED NA COLLEGE GRADUATE  BASTA SIKAT KA POPULAR KA PEDE, LAHAT SA KANILA PDE PERO SA MGA ORDINARYONG TAO, MARAMING HINDI PWEDE, ONLY IN THE PHILS,  

      • buttones

        Very well said , you’ve summed the whole thing up. If you or I want to apply for a job, we have to have the qualifications of that job, degrees, experience or whatever. In a government department, to work for the civil service you have to pass an exam, to sit in Congress, or even the Palace, no qualifications are required other than of minimum age and being able to read and write- that’s it. The boss of the civil service, that is the President, needs NO qualifications, but the lowly office clerk does? That’s bizarre, it simply makes no sense at all. On companies policies of not hiring relations, they do that for good reason as you well know. In the Legislative dept of government, and the Executive this rule does not apply, and in fact if you ARE related you have a better chance of getting the job! I’ve only been back in PH a few years and I was amazed to see the out and out, in your face discrimination in job advertisements, sex, age, and what on earth is a pleasing personality? They tell me there is a Law against discrimination by gender, age, creed in PH, well if there is it’s a load of tripe. At my age I’m finished anyway, qualifications and experience- no problem, ’pleasing personality’ ? ????????? oops! On Enrile, or any person in their frail dotage and maybe with the onset of dementia, I think they should have the good grace to resign honorably, to call it a day, pass the baton to a younger person- or at least be able to read a document without some girl to ‘help’-there should be an age limit, there is in the Judiciary, we can’t have 90 year old judges, their brains are not what they were when they were fifty… Mind you the Justices don’t get pork….Senators do- Pork is nice …Pork is free, long live pork!

      • frudo

        kaya nga nag abroad nlang ako mas ramdam ko pa ang discrimination sa Pinas kasya dito sa bansang pinagtratrabahuhan ko now. imagine nung college ako naghahanap ako ng part time job pero dahil maliit ako di ako makuha kahit man lang sa mga fastfood sa Pinas na nagha hire ng part timer. na ang requrement ay at 5’6  ang hieght, at ang intereview pa ay english na isa pang hindi ko maintindihan dahil mga Pipino nman tayo, na may pambansang Wika. nakakalungkot isipin pero totoo… pero ok lang wala nman akong galit sa Pinas as ofw nakakatulong parin ako sa aking bansang sinilangan.

    • Cano Manuel

      If it is going to be a Pope with dark skin, then I believe that the incumbent is indeed the second to the last pope, and the prophecy is true! 

      • buttones

        Sorry you have the advantage over me, what prophecy? Is this out of the Bible? As I explained to the other poster I’m not a Christian so have never read in any great detail the Bible…the Ten Commandments, the Garden of Eden scenario, which seemed a bit mythical and surreal to me, and a few other bits,- if people wish to believe these things then fine with me, I have no problem with that. So what is this prophecy that seems to include people with dark skin? What do you think about a woman being Pope? Or stretching this to it’s limits- a BLACK woman?

      • Cano Manuel

        Don’t get me wrong. I am an advocate of equal human rights. Everyone should have equal opportunity regardless of the gender, the sexual preference, or the skin color.

        On the other hand, the prophecy I know is not from the Bible. The prophecy I am referring to here is the end times. I am not even superstitious. 

        Whether you believe them or not, that is your call. I just keep an open mind. 

      • buttones

        I asked you what this prophesy was, I would like to know, and asked if it came out of the Bible, that was my gentle question. You say you are not superstitious but believe in prophecy- the one you mentioned, is not a belief in prophecy superstitious anyway? I do not accuse you of bigotry, your post did not in any way suggest you were a bigot. The end of times, the end of time? Well, for most of us this ’time’ ends at a 100 years if we are very lucky, Mr Enrile might get an extension to maybe 130 years.. [My little joke] but if you are talking about the end of time in the general sense of the end of humanity, or this planet on which we live or survive, well that’s about 3 billion years. The Sun will expand, it will die, it will fry all the planets, earth as well, that’s not a prophecy that’s a known fact, running up to that, will some escape and travel to the stars and other planets and pollute them as well? It might happen…it could. Meanwhile, there is always the threat of our extinction globally, be it disease, famine and a few more, and a 30 mile wide asteroid getting through, well goodbye, a sort of nuclear winter, no sunlight for years, no crops, no animals – end of that story….

      • Cano Manuel

        Well, the “end times” I was referring to was the prophecy made by Nostradamus.I don’t believe in those things, it is just that it seems now to be happening. I have an open mind.

      • buttones

        Thank you for your post. It is a pity that this Nostradamuscharacter had not the foresight to warn his own country about what would happen in 2013, a country that is I am told essentially bankrupt. Like you I really don’t believe in soothsayers, I don’t even believe in economists and I have piles of evidence to believe I should not as well. Nobody can really predict what will happen in the future, there are too many variables, and our future is just a dream anyway, the present matters, yesterday has gone , which oddly enough used to be the future of the day before… What a strange conversation we are having! I once went to a place in Yorkshire, England called Old Mother Shipton’s Cave, and she was another one , –“ In water, iron then shall float As easy as a wooden boat. Gold shall be seen in stream and stone, In land that is yet unknown.” I guess that was the USA. Is this clever? Or is this just a logical progression from what we might see going on around us given a bit of intelligence. Given a certain amount of information and a modicum of common sense, we can see the outcome, it’s inevitable. Had I been a soothsayer in PH say, 200 years ago and said “Look if you keep chopping down all these trees, if you continue to pollute the environment, if you continue in overpopulating these islands, if you continue to rape all our natural resources one day the excrement is going to hit the fan.” Is this clever? Well no not really, it’s just looking at a circumstances and understanding what this will inevitably lead to … will people listen? No…..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RSFBL2UPAYEEIHSZWI35OB3ZEQ jun

    even the pope, who lords over billions of catholics, can willingly resign when he cannot perform his duties. but why our politicians who commit abuse of power, resignation is never an option?

    • frudo

      iniingatan kasi ang perang ninakaw at nanakawin pa paano mag reresign, hindi naman  lahat  ng Politician .. sana

  • daniboy2012

    MAY ALL CATHOLIC PRIESTS QUITS…THE WORLD WILL BE A SAFER PLACE WITHOUT THESE RELICS!!!!!

    • Andres_Bagumbayan

      Bigyan mo nga ako ng tatlong maganda at masustansyang dahilan kung bakit ang mundo ay mas ligtas kung wala ang kaparian???

    • boypalaban

      ang lakas ng tama mo ng shabu….

      pababa ka muna ng tama totoy…

    • done_druff

      Mali mali pa ang ingles!!!! Hahahaha!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KELBC2K3ZHQWVW7ZCFKZUDDSEU Marlon

    the next Pope should support gay rights and recognize the contribution of homosexuals to the continued existence of the Roman Catholic Church clergy.

    if not for gay priests who comprise about 80% of the entire priesthood, the Roman Catholic Church would have closed shop a long time ago for lack of priests to sheperd the flock.

    GAY POPE, NOW NA!!!

    • done_druff

      Dream on…

  • regd

    And this is the Pope we are talking. Now, if only JPE and co. will take a hint?

  • speaksoftlylove

     It’s funny reading the exchanges of the two desperate religious scholars i.e. debating on the existence of the Roman Catholic Church yet agreed that Jesus Christ gave the keys of heaven to Simon Peter “the Rock” upon whom Jesus built his Church. If this is really the real and unadulterated dogma then why did the RCC banned the gospel of St. Peter, along with those of Mary Magdalene and Judas Iscariote, who were undoubtedly the closest disciple of Jesus, which gospels are called gnostic gospels and banned because those were allegedly heresy? This is another hard question that Pope Benedict in particular and RCC in general fail to answer and convinced the faithfuls of the true intention of the Roman Catholic Church as to why those gospels were banned.

    • poltergeist_fuhrer

      If this is really the real and unadulterated dogma then why did the RCC banned the gospel of St. Peter, along with those of Mary Magdalene and Judas Iscariote, who were undoubtedly the closest disciple of Jesus, which gospels are called gnostic gospels and banned because those were allegedly heresy
      ——————

      if the other gospels were, sigurado, mas marami pang magiging born against at ibang mga religion…4 gospel pa lang, hindi na magkakasundo, may kanya kanyang interpretasyon, how much more kung isama ang iba pa…

      like isama ang gospel of magdalene, cgurado, marami maniniwala na si cristo may asawa…

      • taga_ilog

        that is the reason why it is so fun to  watch and listen to people argue and defend their religions.

    • poltergeist_fuhrer

      This is another hard question that Pope Benedict in particular and RCC in general fail to answer and convinced the faithfuls of the true intention of the Roman Catholic Church as to why those gospels were banned.
      ———————-

      simply because there many contradictions in their accounts…

      these 4 gospels themselves have 4 contradictions…try to read the luke and mark…

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

         One gospel is enough to open our hearts to salvation in the name of Jesus Christ. By faith we have access to our father because we believe that Jesus is sitting on the right hand of the father. “The comforter which is the Holy Ghost, whom the father will send to you in my name, he shall teach you all things and bring all things to your remembrance whatsoever  have said unto you”. John 14:26
        Only believe.

      • boypalaban

         faith without works is dead

  • Jarred Pulido

    Enjoy your retirement Your Holiness. God bless.

  • TGM _ERICK

    Ano bang religion ang relevant ngayon for the contnued blissful life of human kind. ?

    I…supports terrorism P, supports teenage pregnancy ,,, C…supports fanaticsm…J  supports monopolistic business  Hay naku, religion is our expression of faith for continuity of this specie called human.

     JUST DO  GOOD and earth will continue to exist.

    BUT I NEED MY FAITH T STIR ME TO THE PATH WHERE DOING GOOD IS EASY.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002207384387 Andrei Mendoza

      “BUT I NEED MY FAITH T STIR ME TO THE PATH WHERE DOING GOOD IS EASY”

      by your statement, does it mean that you are not capable of dong good without your faith? so if i were to stripped you of your faith, you will be bad as hell?

      • TGM _ERICK

        Yep we are naturally animals by nature but God endowed us with the intellect to be used to choose the riight religion that suits your being a person.  My way of expressing my faith is religion. We need to be constantly reminded that we belong to  the highest form of creation and by that  the continued blissfull existence of our kind is in our hands. The religion i choose is Catholicsm. Why?  Because I am not a demonstrative person na kailangang sumayaw-sayaw at do the sing sing in praise of the Lord.  I   am like a kinder that needs an icon to strengthen my faith, i don’t want segregation of  genders in my visits to the place that houses my belief, I don’t subscribe to marital arrangements which is customary to one religion, I don’t like the burning of candle sticks for I am prone to having colds and cough, I don’t want to be forced in giving 10% of what I earn. I don’t want to be the third wife in a religion that allows it., etc.  I AM comfortable being a CATHOLIC!

        Mind you, atheism is a kind of expression of faith, too…believing in oneself so strongly to do good and that is caring for other as you are for yourself.

      • elpobre

        Is It Possible to Build Faith in a Creator?
        “WHEN I thought about the possibility of a Creator, it made me angry to think that someone might have the power to prevent human suffering but was not prepared to use it!” Thus said one former atheist who lost family members in the Holocaust. He was hardly alone in feeling as he did.
        When faced with atrocities, many find it difficult to believe in God, or they seek solace in the idea that God does not exist. What are the major factors that cause some not to believe? Would humankind be better off, as some think, without God or religion? Is it possible for an atheist to build faith in a loving Creator?
        Religion’s Failure
        Ironically, a leading cause of atheism is religion. Historian Alister McGrath explains: “What propels people toward atheism is above all a sense of revulsion against the excesses and failures of organized religion.” Religion is often seen as a factor behind wars and violence. An atheist and philosopher named Michel Onfray muses on how it is possible that the same religious book could inspire two types of men, one “aspiring to saintliness,” the other “carrying out an act of inhuman cruelty”—terrorism.
        Many people have bitter memories of their involvement with religion. During his military service, Bertil, a young Swedish man, heard the army chaplain justifying violence by referring to Jesus’ warning that those who took the sword would perish by the sword. The chaplain reasoned that there must be somebody to wield that sword, so the soldier must be a servant of God!—Matthew 26:52.*
        Bernadette, whose father was killed in France during the second world war, remembers feeling outraged by the words of the priest at the funeral of her three-year-old cousin: “God has called this child to be an angel.” Bernadette later gave birth to a disabled child, and she received no comfort from the church on that score either.
        Ciarán, who grew up against the backdrop of the violence in Northern Ireland, was repulsed by the doctrine of hellfire. He used to declare that he hated any God responsible for such wickedness and challenged God, if He existed, to strike him down. Ciarán is not alone in his revulsion for such harsh church teachings. In fact, church dogma may have helped prepare the way for the theory of evolution. According to Alister McGrath, it was Darwin’s “visceral distaste” for the doctrine of hellfire—not his belief in evolution—that raised doubts in his mind about the existence of God. McGrath also notes Darwin’s “deep grief over the death of his daughter.”
        For some, the practice of religion is synonymous with mindlessness and fanaticism. Irina, who was disgusted with empty religious sermons and repetitive litanies, relates: “It seemed to me that religious people did not think.” Louis, repelled by the acts of barbarity perpetrated by religious fanatics, took a more radical position: “After showing me its boring face for years, religion now revealed to me its hideous face. I became aggressively opposed to all religion.”
        Better Off Without God?
        Not surprisingly, then, many people view religion as an obstacle to human progress and peace. Some have even asked themselves if humankind would be better off without God and religion. However, would such a wholesale rejection of religious thinking bring its own problems?
        The 18th-century philosopher Voltaire bitterly protested the abuses of the corrupt church of his time. Yet, he considered the existence of a Supreme Being to be fundamental to our moral sense. Later, the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche famously proclaimed that God is dead, but he was afraid of the moral vacuum and the possible harm that might result from atheistic thinking. Were such fears justified?
        Author Keith Ward notes that as mankind entered the modern era, barbarism did not decrease but instead “reached heights never previously imaginable.” Nor have experiments with atheism freed mankind from the failings of human nature, such as corruption and intolerance. These facts have led many thinking people, even atheists, to recognize the moral value of belief in God.
        Keith Ward highlights the beneficial influence of belief in God: “Faith adds an insistent moral demand, a responsibility to care for the world that God has created.” Numerous recent studies have indicated that there is an increased level of altruism among the religious. Altruism, in turn, tends to bring on a measure of satisfaction. Such findings reinforce the value of the principle set out by Jesus: “There is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving.”—Acts 20:35.
        One former atheist, a social worker, came to be impressed by the Bible’s ability to influence lives. He said: “Having spent many years, with very limited success, trying to help people change behavior that was damaging to them and others, I found it remarkable to see how dramatically people could change for the better. I also learned that the changes were sustained.”
        Nevertheless, as far as some atheists are concerned, belief in God has produced far more massacres and conflicts than goodness and altruism. They may recognize that faith has a good effect on some, but they themselves remain profoundly skeptical. Why?
        Mankind’s Creator and You
        Religious hypocrisy, such atheistic teachings as evolution, and the prevalence of wickedness have caused many to doubt or even deny the existence of a Creator. However, if you allow it to, the Bible can provide satisfying answers to your questions. It also reveals God’s thoughts, “thoughts of peace, and not of calamity, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11) For Bernadette, whose child was born disabled and who doubted the existence of a Creator, that hope became like a comforting dressing on the wounds of her personal suffering.
        The Bible’s explanation of God’s permission of suffering has touched the mind and heart of many former atheists. By taking the time to find the Bible’s answer to such vital questions, you too may come to be convinced that there is a God who is, in fact, “not far off from each one of us.”—Acts 17:27.

      • TGM _ERICK

        You have given me so many instaces where the existence of God is put in question. You even categorized me as non believer of God and that I am one of the causes of instability in this world. Never i dis say that i don’t believe in God. I do believe. Jesus is the third persona of God and I do believe in Him. It is just that we have different ways of celebrating our faith. could we separate God from evolution? No, they are one and related. These two can meet in a common vertex only FAITH can explain.

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

         Remember this ERIK, the most comfortable place for a Christian is an uncomfortable place. Being Catholic is just far out. Jesus is the way not Religion. Cursed is the man which trusts in man. Jesus lang talaga.
        Ask and it shall be given you, in the name of Jesus Christ.

      • boypalaban

        sige nga paano mo makikilala si Jesus kung wala kang kinaaaniban?

        bigla na lang bang sumulpot siya sa harap mo at sinabing huwag kang maniwala sa mga simbahang gawa ng tao?

        bakit nga pala si Pablo ay maraming sinulatan na mga simbahan, o grupo ng mananampalataya? bakit di niya sinabihang “umalis na kayo diyan, walang kaligtasan diyan..”

        PAKIPALIWANAG NGA…

      • TGM _ERICK

        wrong person to reply, sorry.

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        argument from a born again…
        SOLA FIDE…

        how can u go to US without hitching a ride from a plane or boat…

        how can u know christ without religion…r u really sure that ur knowledge of your faith is a universal knowledge where everyone agrees…

        why u born agains cant even agree each other…the answer is your interpretation is too personal, and u wud claim that the HS is in u…tsk tsk tsk

      • TGM _ERICK

        My religion recognizes Jesus as the way, the truth and the light. I forgot to mention that He is the reason for my faith above all. :-)

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

       TGM_ERIK no religion is even true. Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved. Love your enemy and keep away from any religion. Then you are safe. God Bless you!

      • boypalaban

        “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.”

        ganon lang…maniwala ka lang ok na?

        pati demonyo naniniwala na si Jesus ay Diyos, paano yan?

        may mga nag a-alive alive din…pero pare-parehong nasunog diyan sa QC Manor Hotel…o yung mga pinugutan sa ibang parte ng Pilipinas…o yung mga natabunan nung nagkaroon ng landslide sa probinsiya, etc…

        save ang kaluluwa? paano mo malalaman ang tamang interpretasyon kung wala kang kinaaaniban? sariling pang-unawa? grabe….

        pero ayon naman ako sa sinabi mo na “love your enemy”…pero ingat pa rin…

      • frudo

        may mga religion nga na kinaaanibang pero tingnan nyo naman ang nangyayari diba mga nagaaway away kayo halos magmurahan, husgahan dito, pagalingan ng mga kaalaman, so kung ganyan din lang, mabuti na lang na wlang religion, kasi kung ganyan din lang mga ugali ng mga tao na sinasabi nila na may religion sila, di bale na lang, hindi nag rereflect ang mga religion nyo sa mga pinakikita nyo PEACE ON EARTH!!!

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

        Hindi religion ang dapat mong itakwil. Ang masasamang pag-uugali ang dapat mong itakwil. Wala namang religion ang nagturo ng kasamaan, pero may maraming nagtuturo ng baluktot na katotohanan tulad ng mga sektang ang hangad ay manghu-huthut.

      • frudo

        ang tanong sino ang tama at sino ang mali paano mo papatunayan sakin na tama ang sayo at mali ang sa iba? or tama sa iba at mali ang sayo? eh lahat nman nanghuhuthut, sinasabi ko lang kung ang relihiyon ang magiging dahilan ng pagaaway ng tao, mabuit pa wla ng relihiyon.  

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

        Hindi religion ang dahilan ng pag aaway.. Kasakiman ang dahilan at ito’y hindi itinuturo ng sinomang religion.

      • frudo

        kung hindi relihiyon ang dahilan ng pagaaway di sana mapatanunayan natin kahit dito man lang sa forum, eh sa tinging ko kung mga tao dito naguusap sa personal malamang mga nag suntukan na, eh sana mali ako.  pero sa naobserbahan ko ang kasakiman ay nakikita sa mga relihiyon, wlang kinalaman ang relihiyon pero ang kasakiman ng mga taong nagpapatakbo or namumuno ng relihiyon ang sumisira sa relihiyon kaya nagaaway away ang mga tao, may mga relihiyon na sinasabi na sila lang ang maliligtas sa mundo, tama ka kasakiman yun,  may mga relihiyon na nagsasabi na sila ang orig or nauna so sila ang tama pasok din yun sa salitang kasakiman diba? may mga nagsasabi na hindi totoo ang impierno , so ano na ano ba talaga,? walang katapusang debate, sana na nga lang pairalin nalang ang respeto at pagmamahal  hindi kasakiman ng wala ng gulo pa.

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

        Kung ikaw ay isang suwail na anak kahit na sa mga mabuting aral ng iyong mga magulang, mga magulang pa rin ba ang dahilan ng iyong kasamaan?

      • frudo

        hindi lang nman mga magulang lang ang nakapaligid sa isang anak, may ibang environment  rin nman ginagalawan ang anak  at maaaring dun nya makukuha ang kanyang pagiging suwail at masamang anak.

      • sa_aking_palagay

        opo ganun po talaga sabi ng Bible. Kasi mere membership is nothing kung sa puso wala naman si Christ. Hindi mo naman kasi mapipresenta baptismal record mo sa Diyos kasi buhay mo naman i-jujudge on the Judgement Day, not church membership.

        On the other hand, if you are familiar with the accounts of the Acts of the Apostles, you might be surprised to know na hindi centralized ang church. Church is simply defined as the body of Christ at hindi ito human institution. When they plant a church, they appoint elders and leaders and then proceed to the next place to preach the gospel. Sometimes they visit, oftentimes they write to instruct, but never can can you see an instance where St. Paul or St. Peter or St. James or any other apostle assume a leadership position in the likes of the RC hierarchical structure, nor would they claim monopoly of receiving God’s instruction or knowledge because they believed that any true believer is more than capable of hearing from God himself. St. Peter was not called Holy Father by the early churches they pioneered (nor will he approve of being called that way) and certainly the church he sought to establish was to be founded on Christ and not on his own person. That is why, St. Paul in his many missions never preached about St. Peter being the “vicar of Christ” nor taught about “Apostolic Succession” in church leadership because they never did they seek to unify the church in terms of a human institution but unity in the Spirit and in the faith in Jesus alone — because Jesus is the message, not them.Hindi po ito paninira but the point is, Jesus is the only way to God and there is no person, entity or organization that can rightfully claim that they are the only way to Jesus. Jesus came so that we can know that God is accessible even without the intricacies and complexities of religion — that the only way to Jesus is your personal decision to believe and follow Him.

        I pray for Pope Benedict’s peaceful and healthy retirement.

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        from wikipediadotorg…………..

        To many historic church denominations, to be “born again” was understood as spiritual regeneration via the sacrament of baptism by the power of water and word. This is still the understanding in Roman Catholicism, some parts of Anglicanism,[5] Lutheranism and Eastern Orthodoxy. However, beginning sometime after theReformation, being born again[6] has been predominantly understood by some Protestants (of the “anabaptist” branch) to be an experience of conversionsymbolized by water baptism, and rooted in a commitment to one’s own personal faith in Jesus Christ for salvation. This same belief is also an integral part ofMethodist doctrine,[7][8] and is connected with the doctrine of Justification

        —————————-

        im sure, ur group followed the anabaptist teachings…so look at urselves mga protestant churches…you even dont agree each other…so how can u really be sure THAT YOUR TEACHINGS ARE THE TRUE, REAL AND GENUINE….

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        lastly…

        i wud rather believe a teaching which is already 2013 years old than the teaching of a pastor that began 15th century or 1960s

        i wud rather believe on the teachings whi is being tested through the course of history but still standing than the new one which totally deviates the real meaning…

        i wud rather believe on the teachings which are fruit of simple men, scholars, intellectuals, holy and wise men which all of them agree the same than that of born again pastors who read, memorized the verses of the bible and created his own church…and mostly, these pastors are ex-convict that they believe that once they get out from jail, no one can hire them for work, thats why they read the bible innside the jail for his soon to be LUCRATIVE job, which is being a pastor…

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        SOLA FIDE…SOLA GRATIA… SOLA SCRIPTURA….

        AND NO RELIGION

        this is what you born against are always trying to convince people…

        BECAUSE YOU DO NOT HAVE HISTORY…U JUST STATERTED LAST 1960….SO, TO MAKE IT MORE SOUND DUN SA MGA NAUUTO NINYO, YAN ANG APPROACH NINYO…

      • sa_aking_palagay

        opo ganun po talaga sabi ng Bible. Kasi mere membership is nothing kung sa puso wala naman si Christ. Hindi mo naman kasi mapipresenta baptismal record mo sa Diyos kasi buhay mo naman i-jujudge on the Judgement Day, not church membership.

        On the other hand, if you are familiar with the accounts of the Acts of the Apostles, you might be surprised to know na hindi centralized ang church. Church is simply defined as the body of Christ at hindi ito human institution. When they plant a church, they appoint elders and leaders and then proceed to the next place to preach the gospel. Sometimes they visit, oftentimes they write to instruct, but never can can you see an instance where St. Paul or St. Peter or St. James or any other apostle assume a leadership position in the likes of the RC hierarchical structure, nor would they claim monopoly of receiving God’s instruction or knowledge because they believed that any true believer is more than capable of hearing from God himself. St. Peter was not called Holy Father by the early churches they pioneered (nor will he approve of being called that way) and certainly the church he sought to establish was to be founded on Christ and not on his own person. That is why, St. Paul in his many missions never preached about St. Peter being the “vicar of Christ” nor taught about “Apostolic Succession” in church leadership because they never did they seek to unify the church in terms of a human institution but unity in the Spirit and in the faith in Jesus alone — because Jesus is the message, not them.Hindi po ito paninira but the point is, Jesus is the only way to God and there is no person, entity or organization that can rightfully claim that they are the only way to Jesus. Jesus came so that we can know that God is accessible even without the intricacies and complexities of religion — that the only way to Jesus is your personal decision to believe and follow Him.

        I pray for Pope Benedict’s peaceful and healthy retirement.

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        bakit nagpabautismo so cristo? tama ka, hindi naman maddadala ang certificate, but ur membership does cos even christ made an example on how to live with him…

      • sa_aking_palagay

        If nabasa nyo po yung account on Christ’s baptism, hesitant po si St. John the Baptist to baptize Christ dahil sa tingin niya, he is not even worthy to untie the sandals of the Lord (meaning not even worthy to become the least of His servants) much less baptize the King of Kings. But Jesus replied “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented.

        It was not a rite for membership (dahil wala namang church si John) but it was a fulfillment of the requirements of the law. Jesus fulfilled and exhausted the law so that through our faith in Him, we will be justified before God because God’s perfect justice has already been met through Jesus’s life, death and resurrection. Thus, we are no longer bound to the law for salvation, but through faith in Jesus.

        In Christian times, baptism is a public demonstration of faith to Jesus and symbolic of His life, death and resurrection. It is a metaphor of a renewed life, having repented from being a slave of sin to being a slave to Christ, His salvation and His goodness. Much like the certificate or the ritual, it is nothing if Jesus is not in your heart, mind and especially in the way you live your live. In the end, the message is still Jesus. :) God bless you po.

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        how can u have faith in jesus when u dont have that standard teaching???where there is no guardian of the truth…

        the problem with u born again people is , u try to destroy the organized foundation because u urselves dont have history of your group, u just started at 1960s…and u wud rather believe on pastors who were then ex-convict than those who have 20 years of studying the bible…and yes, ur answer is faith alone…and how can u be so sure that the faith u recieved is the true, genuine faith as jesus intended…wud it come from an ex-convict? or from a pastor who just took 6 months of seminar, then preaching???

      • sa_aking_palagay

        1.  On Salvation:

        8 For it is by grace you have been
        saved, through

        faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the
        gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one
        can boast. (Ephesians
        2:9) So salvation “through hard work and labor” na sinasabi nyo, hindi po Biblical yun at insult po ito sa ginawa ni Christ.

        On
        the other hand, tama po kayo because the Bible also says that “faith
        without action is dead”.(James 2:20) So we demonstrate our faith by the
        kind of life that we live. Pero po, the good works are but the results and
        evidences that you are saved, not as a means to earn salvation.

        2. On Singing and dancing
         “Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre!” Psalm 149:3″Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals!” Psalm 150:1-6 (at marami pang iba)Praising the Lord with singing, dancing and weeping, hindi po demonic iyon. Biblical po ito and kung nabasa nyo po kung paano nagpi-praise si King David in the Old Testament, maski asawa niya (si Michal anak ni King Saul) nahiya kasi patalon-talon, pasigaw-sigaw na para bang nababaliw. And sabi naman po ni David, na he is willing to be more undignified than this because it is for the Lord. Michal on the other hand, because of her contempt, was not able to bear a child. The point is, irrelevant ang manner of worship — God looks at the heart. Romans 12:1 says: “Present yourself as a holy sacrifice to God, pleasing and acceptable to Him, for this is your spiritual act of worship”. So kahit umiyak ka ng isang balde o tumambling makailang beses o magblow ng trumpet hanggang sa mamaos, wala pong silbi lahat ng ito kung sa paglabas ng worship hall, buhay pa rin ay hindi nakapagbigay puri sa Diyos.Ang demonic po ay yung sumasayaw, tumutugtog at naghihiyawan sa mga musika at tema ng kalaswaan, galit at rebellion which are the main themes of today’s popular music.

        3. Baptism
        Baptism po, in the physical ritual, hindi po requirement iyon for salvation. True baptism po is the changing of heart and mind: to be born again in the Spirit. Because to limit salvation through a physical ritual is limiting the all-encompassing salvation of Christ. Halimbawa, suppose may isang atheist sa eroplano at while on board, a Christian shares to him about Jesus and he gladly received it. Then, nag-crash yung eroplano at namatay sya. Would you think he will not be saved because walang baptism? Hindi po ganoon ang grace ni God.

        Also, nobody can claim monopoly of the practice. It is originally a Jewish rite, not Catholic. Yun po yung totoo dun.

        Kaya po dapat walang religion so that God can conveniently do what He wants: free access to the Father through Jesus because “there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” 1 Timothy 2:5. Hindi po si Paul, hindi po si Peter, at hindi po si Mama Mary.

        4.On History
        The structure of the “recent” born-again churches po is the same as the structure of the earliest churches. Naging bureaucratic nalang po iyon nang-inadapt ng Roman empire dahil unang self-proclaimed Pope was the emperor. Kaya naging ganun yung may mga korona, kapa, at mga ginto ang “leadership” ng “church”. Actually, the motivation was political — to pacify the spread of the true churches at to strengthen the empire. Kasi, yung mga early Christians, nagtatago na kasi pinapakain ng mga Romans sa leon sa kanilang colisseum. Kaya para magsilabasan, they made a front na the Roman empire is now christian. Kaya lang, many of its practices, which are handed down as traditions, hindi na po Christian. Kayo nalang pong tumingin ukol dito po.

        5. Ex convict
        Kung level of education po ang basehan to study, preach and share the Word, si Paul lang po ang papasa kasi siya yung elite na nakapag-aral ng law. Si Peter po at ang iba pa, mga mangingisda lang po. Kaya nung nasa-trial sila, sinabihan pa sila ng mga Pharisees na sino ba sila, bakit ganun sila ka-bold e mga mangmang naman. These same intellectual and spiritual pride has kept the Jews from welcoming their Saviour.

        Christians po don’t receive teaching from the pastors as canned goods: pre-processed at pre-digested. Kung napapansin nyo po, we bring our Bibles to the church, para makita namin saan yung binabasa, at on our homes or groups, we do Bible studies so that we don’t learn about God by rote. Kung sasabihin nyo naman po, wala tayong right, as ordinary people to interpret or at least read the Bible dahil di natin to maiintindihan, itry nyo pong iopen ang Bibles ninyo para you learn firsthand. Makikita nyo po, that the intended audience ng mga books, esp the NT, are ordinary people — not the elite. So hindi po ito esoteric, hindi po ito grandiose, hindi po ito sophisticated that it eludes the understanding of the common man. As a matter of fact, tinatago ng dating RC ang Bible dahil marami itong mga teachings inconsistent with the Bible na hanggang ngayon, present at pinapractice. Their authority is backed up by the claim that they [the Popes] descended from Peter, they are the vicars of Christ and so they are infallible.

        I am not intending to prove you wrong just for the sake of winning arguments. I just want you (and everyone reading this) to know more about Jesus of the Bible. God bless you po.

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        On Salvation:
        8 For it is by grace you have been
        saved, through
        faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the
        gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one
        can boast. (Ephesians
        2:9) So salvation “through hard work and labor” na sinasabi nyo, hindi po Biblical yun at insult po ito sa ginawa ni Christ.
        On
        the other hand, tama po kayo because the Bible also says that “faith
        without action is dead”.(James 2:20) So we demonstrate our faith by the
        kind of life that we live. Pero po, the good works are but the results and
        evidences that you are saved, not as a means to earn salvation.

        In that case, a rapist can still rape and no more hard work to combat the temptation…as if, we become passive actor…

        as a means to earn salvation.

        How can u tell it is not a means to earn salvation???yes, we know we are already saved by Christ in his death, but stil have to earn it individually…you cannot attain an end without the means…parang sinabi mo na rin na nauna pa ung kalesa kaysa sa kabayo…maling mali…

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        On Singing and dancing
        “Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre!” Psalm 149:3″Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals!” Psalm 150:1-6 (at marami pang iba)Praising the Lord with singing, dancing and weeping, hindi po demonic iyon. Biblical po ito and kung nabasa nyo po kung paano nagpi-praise si King David in the Old Testament, maski asawa niya (si Michal anak ni King Saul) nahiya kasi patalon-talon, pasigaw-sigaw na para bang nababaliw. And sabi naman po ni David, na he is willing to be more undignified than this because it is for the Lord. Michal on the other hand, because of her contempt, was not able to bear a child. The point is, irrelevant ang manner of worship — God looks at the heart. Romans 12:1 says: “Present yourself as a holy sacrifice to God, pleasing and acceptable to Him, for this is your spiritual act of worship”. So kahit umiyak ka ng isang balde o tumambling makailang beses o magblow ng trumpet hanggang sa mamaos, wala pong silbi lahat ng ito kung sa paglabas ng worship hall, buhay pa rin ay hindi nakapagbigay puri sa Diyos.Ang demonic po ay yung sumasayaw, tumutugtog at naghihiyawan sa mga musika at tema ng kalaswaan, galit at rebellion which are the main themes of today’s popular music.

        Your quotes are from the old testament…y don’t u quote from the new testament on how they did it in the catacombs…we are follow ing the new covenant, not the old…if u insist following the old convenant, then follow also the law of torah, the hamurabbi code, etc..kill a person as it is stated in the old testament as long as it is sanctioned by god…y don’t make a research on how early christians worship God…than following what david is doing

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        On Salvation:
        8 For it is by grace you have been
        saved, through
        faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the
        gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one
        can boast. (Ephesians
        2:9) So salvation “through hard work and labor” na sinasabi nyo, hindi po Biblical yun at insult po ito sa ginawa ni Christ.
        On
        the other hand, tama po kayo because the Bible also says that “faith
        without action is dead”.(James 2:20) So we demonstrate our faith by the
        kind of life that we live. Pero po, the good works are but the results and
        evidences that you are saved, not as a means to earn salvation.

        ——————————-

        In that case, a rapist can still rape and no more hard work to combat the temptation…as if, we become passive actor…

        as a means to earn salvation.

        How can u tell it is not a means to earn salvation???yes, we know we are already saved by Christ in his death, but stil have to earn it individually…you cannot attain an end without the means…parang sinabi mo na rin na nauna pa ung kalesa kaysa sa kabayo…maling mali…

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        On Singing and dancing
         “Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with
        tambourine and lyre!” Psalm 149:3″Praise him with tambourine and
        dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals;
        praise him with loud clashing cymbals!” Psalm 150:1-6 (at marami pang
        iba)Praising the Lord with singing, dancing and weeping, hindi po demonic iyon.
        Biblical po ito and kung nabasa nyo po kung paano nagpi-praise si King David in
        the Old Testament, maski asawa niya (si Michal anak ni King Saul) nahiya kasi
        patalon-talon, pasigaw-sigaw na para bang nababaliw. And sabi naman po ni
        David, na he is willing to be more undignified than this because it is for the
        Lord. Michal on the other hand, because of her contempt, was not able to bear a
        child. The point is, irrelevant ang manner of worship — God looks at the
        heart. Romans 12:1 says: “Present yourself as a holy sacrifice to God, pleasing
        and acceptable to Him, for this is your spiritual act of worship”. So
        kahit umiyak ka ng isang balde o tumambling makailang beses o magblow ng
        trumpet hanggang sa mamaos, wala pong silbi lahat ng ito kung sa paglabas ng
        worship hall, buhay pa rin ay hindi nakapagbigay puri sa Diyos.Ang demonic po
        ay yung sumasayaw, tumutugtog at naghihiyawan sa mga musika at tema ng
        kalaswaan, galit at rebellion which are the main themes of today’s popular
        music.

         —————————

        Your quotes are from the old testament…y don’t u quote from the
        new testament on how they did  it in the
        catacombs…we are follow ing the new covenant, not the old…if u insist following
        the old convenant, then follow also the law of torah, the hamurabbi code,
        etc..kill a person as it is stated in the old testament as long as it is
        sanctioned by god…y don’t make a research on how early christians worship God…than
        following what david is doing

         

         

         

      • sa_aking_palagay

        Worship po in the NT is in Romans 12:1 po. 
        “I urge you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, well-pleasing to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.”

        Praise po ito:
        “Through Christ then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of the lips that give thanks to his name.” (Heb. 13:15)

        With regards to manner (at least in corporate worship), no definite form was instituted or prescribed as long as everything is fitting and orderly . Halimbawa, to the church in Corinth, Paul instructed that women are not allowed to speak or take active part in corporate worship but must submit to their male counterparts; but to the church in Galatia he said that “there is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus”. These are not contradictions but only goes to show that propriety in worship is relative to the preferences of individual churches (but still accepted to the universal sense of propriety and good conduct). Paul made it sure that Christianity will not be a cultural baggage but only about Jesus and salvation through him.

        Paul in his letter to the early church in Rome (nung wala pang nakaupo sa trono in all glamour claiming infallibility of his teachings), made a clear instruction about this — pwede kang kumain o hindi kumain, gumawa o hindi gumawa, and also “one man considers one day more sacred than another; another man considers every day alike.” but “each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.” You can do anything good for the Lord out of faith, because “whatever does not proceed from faith is sin”.  For sure, christians can sing, dance or do any bodily or verbal forms of worship as long as one knows and believes who the object of these actions is: God and God alone.  

        For sure, ang hindi nila ginawa in worship ay:
        1. humalik, lumuhod, magpunas sa mga imahe at rebulto na gawa sa kahoy, bato o semento. If there be any images found, these remained as expressions of worship as in music and the arts and not as objects of worship as practiced today by the adherents of RCC.
        2. magpray nang paulit-ulit o magrecite ng pre-written formats
        3. sambahin si Mama Mary bilang Queen of Heaven — Mary as the Mother of Jesus was given much respect and admiration by the early churches but definitely was not elevated to Queenship in Heaven, promoted as the Mother of God, nor was the direction of their veneration and prayers. Because they very well know how human idolatry conflicts with true worship to the true God. The RC teaching on the Divinity of Mama Mary was a compromise to appease their subjects who are worshippers of the (or a) divine feminine.
        4. magpa-pray sa mga patay na believers — they present their requests to God (Phil. 4:7) because God is the only Omnipresent being in the entire universe. Granting for the sake of argument that dead people (but be sure that they get the Pope’s nod to be prayed to) can hear prayers and can somehow influence God into granting the petitions made through them, can one be sure na it is heard in the first place? A man in the Philippines can pray to St. Quentin for the cure of his cough at the same time a man from Rome does the same. Who can then be heard by St. Quentin? Spirits, not even the angels are omnipresent, yes, not even in the spiritual and physical realms for only God is. They can only be at a place at any time. They must be very busy spirits now, hearing petitions and reciting them back again before God if these teachings were true.
         

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        the eucharist is the last supper as christ commanded, do this in memory of me…and that is what the early christians were doing…

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        humalik, lumuhod, magpunas sa mga imahe at rebulto na gawa sa kahoy, bato o semento. If there be any images found, these remained as expressions of worship as in music and the arts and not as objects of worship as practiced today by the adherents of RCC.

        ——

        here u go again…kailan kaya kayo makikinig that we dont worship rebultos…better google what is iconoclasm and iconoclastic heresy…

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        magpray nang paulit-ulit o magrecite ng pre-written formats

        ———–

        so mali pala ung our father kasi un ang formatted na siya ni cristo…

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        sambahin si Mama Mary bilang Queen of Heaven

        ————

        hindi ho siya sinasamba…ang dios lang ho ang sinasamba…wag naman makitid ang utak…kahit isang million na beses sabihin na hindi sinasamba si maria, bakit kayo na hindi naman kaanib sa katoliko belive na sinasambi nila si maria….and u NEVER listen NA HINDI SINASAMBA SI MARIA…ano ba problema ninyo that u always insist sa hindi naman…

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        magpa-pray sa mga patay na believers

        ————–

        if u can pray to god directly, why not???most of the time naman ho the way catholic prays ay directly to god…pero marami pa rin through saints as INTERCESSOR…

        analogy…

        kung pupunta ka sa malacanang, can u easliy talk to penoy directly…if u can do so, good…but to FACILITATE A SMOOTH communication to penoy, u need help, that is those people na mga alipores niya…

        isnt it good to talk to people na mas malapit na kay God..ung mga nasa heaven na???masama ba un???take note, HINDI YAN PAGSASAMBA HA….baka sabihin mo na naman na samba yan…the same as with penoy, hindi porket kausap mo ung secretary niya, wala ka ng pakialam kay penoy…si penoy pa rin ang focus mo…

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        On History
        The structure of the “recent” born-again churches po is the same as
        the structure of the earliest churches. Naging bureaucratic nalang po iyon
        nang-inadapt ng Roman empire dahil unang self-proclaimed Pope was the emperor.
        Kaya naging ganun yung may mga korona, kapa, at mga ginto ang
        “leadership” ng “church”. Actually, the motivation was
        political — to pacify the spread of the true churches at to strengthen the
        empire. Kasi, yung mga early Christians, nagtatago na kasi pinapakain ng mga
        Romans sa leon sa kanilang colisseum. Kaya para magsilabasan, they made a front
        na the Roman empire is now christian. Kaya lang, many of its practices, which
        are handed down as traditions, hindi na po Christian. Kayo nalang pong tumingin
        ukol dito po.

         

         —————————

         

        R u sure?…iba na naman kasi ang version mo ng history…there
        are two kinds of roman empire…the first is the roman empire (WHERE IT IS PAGAN
        AND PROSECUTE THE EARLY CHRISTIANS) AND THE 2ND IS THE HOLY ROMAN
        EMPIRE( where despite the fact that there was persecution, the early christians
        did not cease to exist…”the blood of martyrs is the seed of christians”….this
        was the byzantine empire that eventually all pagans were CONVERTED into
        christians…IT WAS NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND AS U  INSIST…THAT THE CHRISTIANS WERE CONVERTED INTO
        PAGANS AND FOLLOW THE PAGAN PRACTICES…PINAG BALIKTAD MO HO ANG HISTORY…wag
        naman ganun…u better read wikipedia, it is more neutral than ur sources whose
        authors are haters of catholics…

         

         

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        You said…

         

        Kaya lang, many of
        its practices, which are handed down as traditions, hindi na po Christian. Kayo
        nalang pong tumingin ukol dito po.

         

         

        ———————————

         

        Example…even before tha start of persecution, christians already
        use symbols like fish, chi ro, alpha omega, images of christ and so on…THIS WAS
        NOT ADAPTED FROM PAGAN ROME…u better go to italy and enter into catacombs and
        see for urself…nagsimula lang ung iconoclasm at 600AD when islam flourished and
        questioned these practices, WHICH YOU ALSO FOLLOWED AND ALWAYS RAISE AGAINST
        CATHOLICS ON WHY THERE ARE IMAGES…YAN PO ANG TUNAY NA HISTORY…

         

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        On History
        The structure of the “recent” born-again churches po is the same as
        the structure of the earliest churches.

         

        ————————————

         

         

        What nakes you say that born again is the same as that early
        church???you don’t even have eucharist celebration as the early christians do
        in the catacombs…u don’t even have deacons or priest or bishop or u even hated
        symbols as these apostles and early fathers and christians used…

         

         

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        Kung sasabihin nyo naman po, wala tayong right, as ordinary people to interpret or at least read the Bible dahil di natin to maiintindihan, itry nyo pong iopen ang Bibles ninyo para you learn firsthand. Makikita nyo po, that the intended audience ng mga books, esp the NT, are ordinary people — not the elite.

        ———————————

        yes, anyone can read the bible…even catholics read the bible…hindi lang naman ho kayo ang marunong magbasa…ang problema lang ay, YOU INTERPRET THE BIBLE PERSONALLY…DEPENDE SA KAISIPAN MO AT NG IYONG PASTOR NA WALANG PROPER TRAINING…

        TANONG KO, IF WHAT YOU BELIEVE IS THE TRUE TEACHING AS U GET IT FROM THE BIBLE…MAY MGA QUOTES KA PA NGA…BAKITA KAYO MISMO NAG SASALUNGATAN…google it…everday, worldwide, 5 new BORN AGAIN churches being established for what reason???a follower na nag gagaling galingan sa pastor, will split from his pastor and create a new one…that is a problem with a personal interpretation that u urselves cant agree each other…

        it is the same with the saying…”2 persons are SEEING at the same flower, but LOOKING it differently” ganyan ho ang problema ng grupo ninyo…

        if u really want to get the real interpretation of the bible…ito ho ang gawin mo…

        first, study philosophy (para hindi maging literal ang interpretatsyon)

        second, study the 4 languages of the bible (greek, the language of NT, hebrew, the language of OT, Aramaic, the language of christ…and latin, which the first Bible is completed using latin language that is the Latin vulgate) for u to really get the meaning of the word…lalo na ang word na born again…what is the importance of studying languages? look the english or filipino translations now…example, the new american bible, compare it to king james version…magkakaiba ang mga wordings…the danger of it, u may not get the real meaning which is ur case now…

        3rd…study literature…hindi lahat ng nasa bibliya kailangan mong iinterpret literally…meron diyan mga poems…anecdotes…history…songs, prophecies…legends…codes…laws…and so on…but ur problem again, utake all the wordings  of the bible PRIMA FACIES or AS IS…and that is a big NO!!!…kaya anong tawag sainyo???mga FUNDAMENTALISTA…kasi ung dapat na metaphorical, pinag interpret ninyong literal…

        4th…be an expert of history…example…what is the perspective of isaiah of thw world…what is the know world in the ancient times??the time of the prophets? what had had happened to roman empire…which i believe u have a BIG PROBLEM of history…

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        u mentioned of early christians..yes, u can be called true christian if u r being baptized…and yan ang magpapatotoo na ikaw ay isang tunay na christiano…and u r being baptized in the name of the father, the son and the holy spirit…and it is not simply a public demonstration but rather a tradition started by christ and must be done for u to become a christian…and it has been passed down from one generation to another…and it has not passed to ur born again group because u just existed last 1960s…so that is why u r so insisting that there must be no religion, TO CONVENIENTLY ALLOW WHAT YOU WANT…

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        Thus, we are no longer bound to the law for salvation, but through faith in Jesus.

        —————

        faith is not enough without good works…salvation is earned through hard work and labor…hindi ung itataas lang ang kamay, magsasayaw, sating amen, alleluyah, praise the roof at iiyak…tapos, save na siya…hindi ganyan ang faith…

        in fact, ur prayer service is totally different from the early christians…it was an invention of your pastors in 1960…so, do u think that expression of ur faith is the true faith, na may palundag lundag, sasayaw, with rock guitar, taposs iiyak…and u will say, I AM SAVED…common…dont be too stupid…it’s not in the bible nor a practice of the early christians…so, ur faith are so wrong, that is very sure…and ur acts of faith are demonic acts…

      • TGM _ERICK

        I implied that religion is just a way of expressing faith. And the religon that I choose is Catholism which beieves In Jesus, the Saviour of human kind. Nobody will perish if he chooses to live like Jesus when He was on earth. Whether Jesus is the Son of our Creator or just a model of a man it is immaterial to me. His teachings have all the universal essence of goodness. That is all that matters. How can I always remember Him and His teachings … by being a good practicing Catholic.

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

        You are contradicting yourself. Believing a God is a religion, believing Jesus Christ is a religion. Believing in a supernatural power or powers is religion.

        You are out of context.

      • brunogiordano

        Maraming tao ngayon ay naniiniwala at sumasamba sa GOD na,kanilang pinaniniwalaan subalit wala na silang RELIGION na sinasaniban.

        Ang tawag sa kanila ay NONES – RELIGIOUSLY UNAFFILIATED.

        Sila ay kasing dami na mga KATOLIKO at mabilis na DUMADAMI ang kanilang bilang.

      • TGM _ERICK

         I can’t keep away from one religion that i like to be a member with.  it is Catholism that believes and lives the faith in Jesus .  To understand life and God better a man needs to belong.  He needs to join in where t religious  doctrines   are discussed and good practices  are relived. GOD BLESS YOU TOO.

    • AllinLawisFair

      Lennonism. Imagine?

      • TGM _ERICK

        “Imagine” is a nice song made especially such for its social message!

  • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

    go pope tagle

    the first intsik pope

    from the philippines

  • daniboy2012

    Satan have more fun in the Philippines coz of these catholics!!!!….the country is filthy, people don’t how to obey simple laws, rebellions, prostitutions, corruptions, laziness,loves  gimmicks…drugs, alcohol runs like water on every corner…..PURO KAMALASAN AT KAHIRAPAN ANG MERON SA PINAS DAHIL SA MGA KATOLIKONG ALAGAD NYA!!!!!! 

    • boypalaban

      nakuha mo lahat ng katangian na binanggit mo…
      musta ang pagiging supot ha…natzupot?

    • Marx Louis Wang

      Tingnan mo na lang ang avatar mo, ISA KANG COHORT NI HITLER! mahiyahiya ka sa sarili mo. ISA KANG UROR, SILA URO!!!

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/Q63DUTCNJJKCYNURT4A4C6QZJM marco

      ang lahat ng kamalasan na yan at nagggaling sa sarili mong desisyon at wag mo idamay ang iba gaya ng makitid mong pag iiisip. nakakahiya man sabhin pero sana kilabutan ka dahil puro ka alingasngas wala ka naman naiimambag sa lipunan

    • poltergeist_fuhrer

      SABIHIN MO SAKIN…MERON KA BANG MGA ORPHANAGES NA PAG MAMAY ARI OR AT LEAST SINUSUPORTAHAN???OR UNG GOBYERNO???
      SINO KAYA ANG MAS MARAMI…BILANGIN MO NGA AT PARA SABIHIN MONG MALAS ANG KATOLIKO…

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

      tama ka puro kamalasan ang hatid ng catholics sa pinas puro kalamidad kahirapan pag nanakaw pag patay gutom pag kain ng basura at pag paparami ng mga batang hubo! saan ka nakakita na alagad ng diyos na ipag bawal ang pills sa health center ang tawag diyan radical na CBCP BISHOPS mga salot sa pinas yan di na makaahon ang bansa sa mga matatakaw na OBISPO salot mga kampon ng dilim mga mukang montero ivory! utusan na naman ninyo si mayor lito atienza kunin yung milyon milyon ninyo pera at ipamigay sa mga batang hubo na pinarami ninyo sa metro manila mga salot na CBCP bishops yung nasa itaas mukang satanas!

      • boypalaban

        kung siya mukhang satanas, ikaw mukhang tamod na kulang sa sustansiya…tira ka pa ng shabu bago ka patira sa puwet ulit kay celdran…

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

        tanga bobo ka tuta ni damaso!

  • Cano Manuel

    The Pope’s decision is very respectable. You vacate the office when you can no longer effectively carry out your responsibilities. 

    Our politicians could take a lesson from him.

  • Cano Manuel

    The prophecy tells us that he is the second to the last Pope. If it is going to be a black Pope, then I think it is time for me to go home and spend time with my family.

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

      So what if it is a black pope, Jesus Christ is Lord God of all. Whether black or white. Visible and invisible. 

      • Cano Manuel

        I am not talking about the race per se. The prophecy I know is that the Incumbent’s term is the second to the last. The next one will have a dark skin. 

        I am not superstitious, but the things I have known just happen to be coming true. Whether you believe them or not, I don’t care. I keep an open mind.

    • done_druff

      May prophecy ka pang nalalaman. Sino naman nagsabi nyan at dapat bang paniwalaan yan?!

      • Cano Manuel

        I don’t need people telling me what to believe in or not.

  • elpobre

    Is There Only One ‘True Church’?
    “JUST as there is one Christ, so there exists a single body of Christ, a single Bride of Christ: ‘a single Catholic and apostolic Church.’”—Dominus Iesus.
    That is how a Roman Catholic cardinal, Joseph Ratzinger, set out his church’s teaching that there can be only one true church. That church, he said, is “a single Church of Christ, which subsists in the Catholic Church.”
    “Not Churches in the Proper Sense”
    Although Pope John Paul II insisted that the document Dominus Iesus contained “no arrogance towards, or disrespect for, other religions,” Protestant church leaders reacted strongly to it. For example, at the Presbyterian General Assembly in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in June 2001, one minister said that the document was the work of “a powerful faction in the Roman Catholic Church . . . scared silly by the spirit of openness introduced by Vatican II.”
    Robin Eames, the Church of Ireland Primate, said that he would be “bitterly disappointed” if the document was “a throwback to pre-Vatican II.” In commenting on the Vatican’s claim that churches that reject certain Catholic doctrines “are not Churches in the proper sense,” Eames said: “That to me could be insulting.”
    What prompted Dominus Iesus? It appears that the Roman Catholic Curia was disturbed by what has been called religious relativism. According to The Irish Times, “the emergence of a pluralist theology—saying basically that one religion is as good as another . . . increasingly preoccupied Cardinal Ratzinger.” It seems that this viewpoint sparked his comments about one true church.
    Does It Matter Which Church You Belong To?
    Of course, to some, “religious relativism” or “pluralist theology” is much more reasonable and attractive than any suggestion that there can be only one true church. To them, religion should be purely a matter of personal preference. ‘In the end,’ they say, ‘it really does not matter which church you belong to.’
    That may appear to be the more tolerant view—even though one effect of it has been the fragmentation of religion into myriads of differing denominations. ‘Such diversity in religion,’ say many, ‘is no more than a healthy expression of individual freedom.’ According to writer Steve Bruce, however, such “religious toleration” is in reality nothing more than “religious indifference.”—A House Divided: Protestantism, Schism, and Secularization.
    What, then, is the right view? Is there only one true church? Does it subsist only in the Roman Catholic Church? Are other churches equally acceptable to God? Since these questions involve our relationship with our Creator, surely it is important to get his views on the matter. How can we do that? By looking into God’s inspired Word, the Bible. (Acts 17:11; 2 Timothy 3:16, 17) Let us consider what it has to say on this subject of one true church.
    JESUS CHRIST set up just one church, or congregation. That congregation was a spiritual body, a spiritual family. By this we mean that it was a gathering together of people chosen by God’s holy spirit—all recognized by God to be his “children.”—Romans 8:16, 17; Galatians 3:26.
    Jesus taught that only one way was used by God to direct people to the truth and to life. To illustrate that important truth, Jesus compared the way to everlasting life to a road. He said: “Go in through the narrow gate; because broad and spacious is the road leading off into destruction, and many are the ones going in through it; whereas narrow is the gate and cramped the road leading off into life, and few are the ones finding it.”—Matthew 7:13, 14; John 14:6; Acts 4:11, 12.
    A Unified Congregation
    We should not think of that first-century congregation as “a world-wide, universal, organized society such as we mean nowadays when we talk about the catholic church,” says The New Dictionary of Theology. Why not? “For the simple reason,” it says, “that such an organized, universal society scarcely existed.”
    No one can rightly disagree with the fact that the early Christian congregation bore no resemblance to the institutionalized church systems we see today. But it was organized. Individual congregations did not operate independently of one another. They all recognized the authority of a governing body in Jerusalem. That body—consisting of the apostles and older men of the Jerusalem congregation—helped to preserve the unity of the congregation as the “one body” of Christ.—Ephesians 4:4, 11-16; Acts 15:22-31; 16:4, 5.
    What happened to that one true congregation? Did it become the mighty Catholic Church? Did it evolve into the denominational, fragmented Protestant church system that we see today? Or did something else happen?
    “Wheat” and “Weeds”
    To find the answers, let us carefully consider what Jesus Christ himself said would happen. You may be surprised to learn that Jesus expected his congregation to disappear from view and that he would allow such a sad situation to continue for centuries.
    Identifying his congregation with “the kingdom of the heavens,” he said: “The kingdom of the heavens has become like a man that sowed fine seed in his field. While men were sleeping, his enemy came and oversowed weeds in among the wheat, and left. When the blade sprouted and produced fruit, then the weeds appeared also. So the slaves of the householder came up and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow fine seed in your field? How, then, does it come to have weeds?’ He said to them, ‘An enemy, a man, did this.’ They said to him, ‘Do you want us, then, to go out and collect them?’ He said, ‘No; that by no chance, while collecting the weeds, you uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest; and in the harvest season I will tell the reapers, First collect the weeds and bind them in bundles to burn them up, then go to gathering the wheat into my storehouse.’”—Matthew 13:24-30.
    Jesus explained that he was “the sower.” “The fine seed” pictured his genuine disciples. His “enemy” was Satan the Devil. “The weeds” were counterfeit Christians who infiltrated the early Christian congregation. He said that he would let “the wheat” and “the weeds” grow together until “the harvest,” which would come at “a conclusion of a system of things.” (Matthew 13:37-43) What did all of this mean?
    The Christian Congregation Corrupted
    Soon after the death of the apostles, apostate teachers from within the congregation began to take control of it. They spoke “twisted things to draw away the disciples after themselves.” (Acts 20:29, 30) As a result, many Christians ‘fell away from the faith.’ They were “turned aside to false stories.”—1 Timothy 4:1-3; 2 Timothy 4:3, 4.
    By the fourth century C.E., says The New Dictionary of Theology, “Catholic Christianity had become the official . . . religion of the Roman Empire.” There was a “coalescence of ecclesial and civil society”—a merging of Church and State that was diametrically opposed to the beliefs of the early Christians. (John 17:16; James 4:4) The same source states that in time, the whole structure and nature of the church, as well as many of its fundamental beliefs, was changed radically “under the influence of a curious and thoroughly unhealthy combination of O[ld] T[estament] and neoplatonic models.” As predicted by Jesus Christ, his genuine disciples were hidden from sight as counterfeit Christians flourished.
    Jesus’ listeners knew how difficult it was to tell genuine wheat from weeds, such as poisonous bearded darnel, which during the growing season has an appearance much like that of wheat. So Jesus was illustrating that for a while, it would be difficult to distinguish true Christians from the counterfeit variety. This does not mean that the Christian congregation ceased to exist, for Jesus promised to continue to guide his spiritual brothers “all the days until the conclusion of the system of things.” (Matthew 28:20) Jesus said that the wheat would continue to grow. Even so, through the ages, genuine Christians—individually or in groups—no doubt did their best to adhere to Christ’s teachings. But they no longer made up a clearly identifiable, visible body, or organization. They were certainly not identical with the visible apostate religious system that throughout history brought nothing but disgrace and dishonor to the name of Jesus Christ.—2 Peter 2:1, 2.
    “The Man of Lawlessness Gets Revealed”
    The apostle Paul foretold something else that would mark this counterfeit religious system. He wrote: “Let no one seduce you in any manner, because [Yahwe/Jehovah’s day] will not come unless the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness gets revealed.” (2 Thessalonians 2:2-4) This “man of lawlessness” is none other than the clergy class that exalted itself into a ruling position over the “Christian” congregation.*
    The apostasy started in the apostle Paul’s day. It accelerated once the apostles died and their restraining influence disappeared. It would be marked, said Paul, by “the operation of Satan with every powerful work and lying signs and portents and with every unrighteous deception.” (2 Thessalonians 2:6-12) How accurately that describes the activities of so many religious leaders throughout history!
    In support of their claim that Roman Catholicism is the one true church, Catholic leaders say that their bishops have “a life-giving contact with the original apostles by a current of succession which goes back to the beginning.” In truth, this claim of apostolic succession has no historical or Scriptural basis. There is no credible evidence that the church system that arose following the death of Jesus’ apostles was ever directed by God’s holy spirit.—Romans 8:9; Galatians 5:19-21.
    And what of the other churches that sprang up following the so-called Reformation? Did they return to the model of the early Christian congregation? Did they restore the purity of the original Christian congregation? It is true that following the Reformation, the Bible became available to many of the common people in their own language. Yet, history shows that these churches continued to teach erroneous doctrines.*—Matthew 15:7-9.
    Note this, however. Jesus Christ definitely foretold that his one true congregation would be restored during what he called a conclusion of a system of things. (Matthew 13:30, 39) The fulfillment of Bible prophecies shows that we are now living in that time. (Matthew 24:3-35) That being true, each of us needs to ask, ‘Where is that one true church?’ It ought to become more and more clearly identifiable.
     

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

      …correct! As He said, and on this rock I will build my Church! 

      He founded only one Church, with one Faith, with one Leader! Unless our Lord is a lier, then this is not True.

      But see His Church has lived for centuries since the time He founded it. It is TRUE then of what was said!

      And TRUE also that ONLY in His Church there is salvation!

      And TRUE too that the rest of the religions are FAKE! Founded by human! No matter how they build their church, their pastors, their faithful they are all FAKE!
       

      • elpobre

        Note this, however. Jesus Christ definitely foretold that his one true congregation would be restored during what he called a conclusion of a system of things. (Matthew 13:30, 39) The fulfillment of Bible prophecies shows that we are now living in that time. (Matthew 24:3-35) That being true, each of us needs to ask, ‘Where is that one true church?’ It ought to become more and more clearly identifiable.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

        wow…what a revelation. So thats where your faith came from! Who told you that; your pastor? Hahaha. And you believe also! Anak ng tipaklong! 

        And your pastor told you that yours is the TRUE Church? Anak ng kwago! 

      • elpobre

        Read the subtitles “Wheat” and “Weeds” and the The Christian Congregation Corrupted

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

        hahaha! Let your lolo read that! 

      • elpobre

        Then you need to inform us the truth behind this.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        who told you that. your priest right after you gave him 5000 pisos to bless your stove

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

    That is the trick, the German shepherd out who will be the next evil Pope? Who will play a huge role in international events and world peace then world domination.

    I am watching these events closely. This next Pope will ordain a world leader to possess the powers of SATAN. Watch and pray?

    • done_druff

      Watching?! What do you care?!

    • boypalaban

       “That is the trick, the German shepherd out who will be the next evil Pope?”

      german shepherd?  kahit itanggi mo, yung aso pa rin ang binabanggit mo…

      yan…yan ang tunay na katangian ninyong mga porrn again, burn against, alive alive, ikapu, kotong, ….
      feeling mga banal dahil kunwari tinanggap si Kristo…ang totoo mga mapanghusga…ALIVE ALIVE….Ikaw o Pastor ang Panginoon namin…ALIVE ALIVE….

    • Yxon

      why not YOU to replace him…your are more HOLY as you think.

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

      PA GERMAN GERMAN SHEHERD KA PA EH ATAT NA ATAT KA NAMAN SA MGA KAGANAPAN SA KATOLIKO.

      UNAHIN MO MGA PASTOR MO AT YUNG IKAPU NYO NAPUPUNTA SA PANG TUITION NG MGA ANAK NILA.

    • Jamm3r

      ang bait mo abdul rashid sa pangalan pa lang muslim o muslim musliman lang. possess the power of satan eh kayo nga itong kapwa muslim minamasaker mga mapagkunwari tuwad pa ng tuwad mga bobong mamatay tao naman.

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

    Silent about the next candidate or who are in line. This is really very tricky.

    • done_druff

      It will never be known until the conclave is finished.

  • http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/ Lucky Luciano

    Sino kaya ang hahawak ng twitter account ni @pontifex? Malamang mag-resign din ng maaga.

    • TGM _ERICK

      Patawa ka naman! Wala namang Twitter account si His Holiness.  E-mail malamang pa. Hehehe! :-)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

    Hahaha, world leaders are hailing the pope. Pero ang mga asungot dito baliktad ang utak! Kawawa naman nga ito! Kulang sa tornilyo!

    • Crazy_horse101010

      the rape victims arent

      • done_druff

        ah eh.. di naman si pope nang-reyp ah?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

        Jesus has Judas in His midst! Did Jesus became a lesser God because there was with Him a bad person?

        Holly Molly Camotty!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        did your priest tell you that right after you paid him 5000 pisos to bless your bed rapist lover

    • poltergeist_fuhrer

      kasi damaging yan pare on the part of born against and iglesia ni kulafu ang balitang ito…so, damage control sila dito….baga mawalan sila ng tithes…

  • wakats

    A close friend of the good Pope Benedict XVI  said in a CNN interview that  “I’m not surprised at this decision that he made today, because he always placed the emphasis – the priority of the Catholic Church over any kind of ambition.  I think he has really recognized and sees that this is an opportunity to move the church forward for a more energetic person in good health.”  The Pope will be 86 this coming April 16.

    In great contrast, apo johnny will be 89 two days from now (valentine’s day) and despite his publicly admitted physical infirmities like poor eyesight, obvious weakness in walking and the apparent crack in his usual mental savviness as shown by his highly influenced(gigi) decision to distribute uneven Christmas bonuses that stirred the hornets’ nest, enrile refuses to step down from the senate presidency probably to ensure the election of his namesake son to the senate.

    It’s only in the PH that most of our officials never practice DELICADEZA, with the exception of Gen. Angelo Reyes….   

  • Yxon

    Thank you, Pope Benedict for your sacrifice and for leadership of the Church.  Enjoy your retirement!!  Be praying for your good health.

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

    santo papa ay tao din na nag pupunta sa kubeta at nag babate ng palihim wala tao hindi nag babate lahat ng obispo sa pinas ay nag babate sino kaya iniisip nila pag nag babate sila pag may nag sabi d2 na ang mga cbcp bishops ay hindi nag babate hypocrite! lagyan mo ng cctvs ang banyo ni bishops at yung kuwarto nila malalaman mo nag babate pala si bishops hypocrite! yan ay pag aaral ng medical science lahat ng obispo nag babate ng palihim tanungin mo sila bawal mag sinungaling pag sinabi nila di sila nag lalabas ng sperm hypocrite!

    • boypalaban

      ikaw produkto ka rin ng pagbabate kaya yan ang asal mo…
      sabihan mo tatay mo kulang ang modta niya kaya kulang kulang ka rin…

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

        umamin ka na kasi si bishops ay nag lalabas din ng sperms yan yung totoo kaya   lahat ng lalake kailangan mag labas ng sperm ikaw  sinungaling ka sino lalake ang di nag babate pag sinabi mo cbcp bishops hipokrito ka science vs radical bishops bakit pinaaral kapa ng nanay mo kung bobo ka!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

      tuwang tuwang ang pastor sayo. good work ika nga sabi ng demonyo! hahaha! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U62PHGMKO4RK7BLMC4ACA4EG5A EREC

    Pope clearly accepted that he is just a human which is the body & mind has limitations if we talked aging. This sacrifice of the pontiff is not the sign of weakness of Catholism but instead this is a NEW BIRTH of the church in modern, technological, diversified society in the whole world.  This is a good start in reformation of Roman Catholic Church as a whole. In part, ang mga DAMASO/ESKRIBAS sa Pilipinas ang mag isip at magplano ng REPORMA at makabagong panuntunan sa makabagong panahon…. hindi yong igapos ang mga katolikong Pilipino sa mga makalumang panahon bagkus igiya ang mga meyembro sa makabago at masimuot na panahon sa makabagong teknolohiya na siyang nagdadala at implowensiya ng pagbabago sa society. Isang reporma ang hangad ko 1. Mag asawa ang mga pari at mag kapamilya. 2. Ipukos ang kaalaman ng meyembro sa Bagong Tipan 3. I hinto ang intruduksiyon ng mga santos asin santas bagkus i centro kay Jesus na siyang Kristo. Akoy isang katoliko, I’m proud! but dismay and disatisfied of leaders of the catholic leaders in the Philippines. 

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

      “…dismayed and disatisfied of leaders of the Roman Catholic leaders in the Philippines.”
      .
      Dama kita dyan bro.
      .
      Pope Benedict XVI made the Catholic church proud once again throughout his sensible and humble leadership.  It wasn’t perfect like he himself admitted but you can see how he strove over the years to build bridges among other faiths without compromising the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. May his positive example serve as guide to the many Catholic faithfuls to serve the Lord Jesus Christ above self and all others. May God bless the remaining days of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. May God’s grace through our Lord Jesus Christ guide the Catholic church in this time of transition so that they may elect his rightful replacement. 

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

      dapat naman talaga mag asawa ang mga pari mga tanga nga! tao sila di diyos

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

    lahat ng CBCP bishops nag babate sila lahat ayon sa senya pag sinabi nila hindi hypocrite!

    • done_druff

      yan ka na naman at alang talab gamot mo. pa-inject ka muna tapos balik ka dito haneh?

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

        pustahan tayo lahat ng CBCP bishops nag babate pag sinabi nila hindi hypocrite!

      • boypalaban

        ikaw naman ang taga-salo ng tapon…
        sobrang libog mo…patira ka ulit kay celdran…sa tenga naman..

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

        ikaw talaga boy palaban pag sinabi mo di ka nag babate sinungaling kang unggoy ka sinasabi ko lang ang totoo!

  • DominadorMedina

     I
    planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God
    who made it grow. (1 COR. 3:6) everyone contributes the best he can,
    but the church is not dependent on anyone or any group of persons. god
    makes it grow. we are all instruments for
    the time god appoints us. humanly speaking one may be a loss, but god
    takes care of the church’s moving on. thank you, your holiness – you
    answered the call, and now you say god will call some one else. to god
    be the glory. there are times that like saint john the baptist we need
    to say “i must decrease, he must increase.” (Jn. 3:30)

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

    tanungin mo ang cbcp bishops kung nag babate sila pag nag iisa sila pag sinabi nila hindi sinungaling ang medical science!

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

      yung titi mo ba natikman na ng bading o di pa? wag kang hipokrito aminin….

      • boypalaban

         siya yung bading…

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

        sabihin sa CBCP pabindisyunan yung banyo nila puro tiyanak na doon baka malagkit pa ikaw talaga ipinag tatanggol mo pa mga impokrito obispo umamin kana na impokrito sila tao sila di diyos amen!

    • boypalaban

       hindi ba ikaw ang taga bate nila nung di ka nakuntento sa tarugo ni celdran?

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

        talaga ikaw bakit pag sinasabi ko totoo galit ka mag aral ka ng medical science para alam mo ang lalake kailangan mag bate kaya si bishops nakakaawa nag babate lang sila tapos tatapon nila sa kasilyas ay ang tanong sino iniisip nila kung nag babate sila! kaya dumami pari pedo!

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

    sinabi ng medical science lahat ng CBCP bishops ay nag babate kailangan nila mag labas ng sperms sino kaya iniisip nila pag nag babate sila pag sinabi nila na di sila nag babate hypocrite!

    • JosengSisiw1

      its nature…no need to discuss it here. think a little so you can write a little better and you will also feel better knowing that you can tell anybody, without shame, that you are the Edgardo Mendoza who contributed his good thoughts about daily issues. think of your kids reading this….

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

        tanga mo naman pag sinabi ko nag babate ano bastus dun maging open minded ka! pinag aral ka ng nanay mo gamitin mo lalake ako kaya alam ko lahat ng lalake kailangan mag labas ng sperm wag ka na mag palusot pa CBCP bishops ay nag babate rin ng palihim pabindisyunan mo na kubeta nila at kama at baka nag kalat dun ang mga tiyanak! medical science said you need normaly take out your sperm lahat ng lalake ikaw tanga ka bobo ka!

      • ΊαεοΔ Ίβπ

        ……

      • JosengSisiw1

        Mostly yung mga words mo ay mababaw lang pero kung medyo gagamitin mo lang yung brain mo siguro capable pa yan ng educated comments. I hope yung anak mong nasa catholic school ay matutong gumamit ng maayos na salita at hindi tumulad sa kanyang tatay.

      • JosengSisiw1

        kulang ka sa aral….di ka tinuruan ng nanay mo..ganyan din ba yung turo mo sa anak mo na nasa katolik skul?

    • boypalaban

      sinabi ng syota mong si celdran ang hina mo raw magbate ng kargada niya…puro ka lang subo…

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

        hoy! tanga tao sila hindi anghel lahat ng lalake nag lalabas ng sperms kaya pag sinabi mo si bishops ay hindi nag babate hipokrito ka!

      • ΊαεοΔ Ίβπ

        …….

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

    yung nasa taas malakas din mag masterbate yan!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

      itong yun born again na ASO! kahol ng kahol! hahaha! Aso ni satanas nga ito! hahaha!

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

        ako nag sasabi ng katotohanan na ang mga cbcp bishops sila ay tao na kailangan mag labas ng tamod pag di sila mag lalabas nito maari sila masiraan ng pag iisip kaya ikaw huwag kang hipokrito si bishops ay nag babate sa kubeta bawal ang sinungaling d2 tanungin mo si bishops

      • ΊαεοΔ Ίβπ

        ……….

    • boypalaban

      ang lakas mo sumipsip….musta na wepaks mo na tinira ni celdran?

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

      wala kasi pumapatol sayo, kaya nagsasarili ka na lang…. ampangit mo sigurong bading…

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

        pag sinabi mo di ka nag babate sinungaling kang impakto ka!

      • ΊαεοΔ Ίβπ

        ……..

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

    kawawa naman tong si eduardo mendoza pero minsan naiisip ko siguro exciting talaga ang sektang kinabibilangan nito. Mahihilig sa kalaswaan at talagang sanay samga gawain ng mga bading. ALam ang mga katawagan pagtungkol sa kababuyan sa sex.

    kainggit naman ng pastor nyo. Ang galing mo kasi siguro sa kabaklaang sex hehe

  • AllinLawisFair

    “I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to my advanced age, are no longer suited to  an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry.” Pope Benedict XVI.

    This decision of the pope , although taking a lot of people by surprise, earned the respect of world leaders and regarded it as a great act of courage and humility. He could have stayed on to his death if he wanted to but no; he opted to step down and accept his human frailty gracefully.

    The person who holds high office knows him/herself fully well and better than anyone else. He/she knows if he/she is still physically and mentally fit to fulfil his duties and obligations which the office demands. 

    At 85 the Pontiff is visibly weak. He cannot walk alone without his aides beside him, holding his arms to prevent him from falling. 

    Cuba’s Fidel Castro coud have stay on as his country’s president but like the pope, he also is too old and too weak to stay on office. He resigned for the same reasons.

    In the Philippines, politicians do not have the grace to resign or retire even when they have reached the advanced stage of their life. Their hunger for power remains insatiable and their greed more pronounced. Statutory limitations do not hamper their rabid desire to reclaim their positions: those who have served for three consecutive terms, mayors, governors, representatives;  or senators, two terms, would run for lower offices to stay in circulation. We even have a president who is a representative now.

    At 89, Enrile  admitted that he is no longer capable from waist down, (although virility should not be the measure of capability), as he is too old for that (having a girl friend). 

    He should have retired after the impeachment trial of Renato Corona when his popularity was at its peak, but no. He published his funny memoirs, gave Christmas gifts to senators and Senate employees from the savings of the Senate as if it  were his own money. Now his popularity is dipping. 

    YES, IT IS ONLY IN THE PHILIPPINES where the greedy neither resign nor retire.

    • pj2003

      Sir, what you said is absolutely true… I think it is also God’s Way to reveal the true color of Enrile by no other than JPE himself  since he cling to his temporal power.. just like Corona by clinging to his midnight appointment God revealed his hidden and questionable wealth (in $$$) and it was Corona who admitted this in his impeachment trial.

      • AllinLawisFair

        Salamat po.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KELBC2K3ZHQWVW7ZCFKZUDDSEU Marlon

    the next Pope should support gay rights and recognize the contribution of homosexuals to the continued existence of the Roman Catholic Church clergy.

    if not for gay priests who comprise about 80% of the entire priesthood, the Roman Catholic Church would have closed shop a long time ago for lack of priests to sheperd the flock.

    GAY POPE, NOW NA!!!

    • Platypus09

      Are you out of your mind?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

      Stupid stupid comment!

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

      asa pa kayong mga bading…hehe.. magsama-sama kayo ni Edgardo Mendoza..

    • ΊαεοΔ Ίβπ

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

        i know you are damaso im right!!

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

    kung alam lang ng nanay ni eduardo mendoza na magiging gahaman siya sa kabastusan at sex siguro di na ito pina dede ng nanay nya at malamang sa dede ng baboy sya pinasuso dahil ngayon lumaki syang asal baboy. Kahihiyan sa isang ina ang ganitong kinalabasan ng anak na dumede sa kanya.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

      hahaha tyak yun! e demonyo kasi yun!

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

        ikaw ang demonyo hipokrito siguro pari ka liar!

      • ΊαεοΔ Ίβπ

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

      sinasabi ko lang lahat ng lalake nag lalabas ng sperms pag sinabi mo si bishops ay hindi impokrito ka tao din sila tulad natin na nag babate ikaw ayaw mo tanggapin ang totoo maski yung nasataas malakas mag bate yan ikaw maniwala ka sa medical science si bishops ay jakulero rin tulad mo! kaya ayaw ko itago ko sarili ko na ignorante ka kasi ayaw mo aminin ang tutoo!

      • ΊαεοΔ Ίβπ

        …….

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

        ikaw yung tao mahilig sa himala ikaw ang stereotypes di mo alam si bishops nag mamasterbate din sa gabi pustahan pa tayo bobo ka!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

    Hahaha…Inquirer napuno ng KABASTOSAN ni EDGARDO MENDOZA!

    BINABOY ng DEMONYONG EDGARDO MENDOZA!

    Born again na, Pastor pa ata. Pero tyak DEMONYO ito! Hahaha!

    • boypalaban

      yan ang tinuturo sa pornn again, burn against, ikapu, kotong, tithe, alive alive, hypocrisy, pang-aagaw sa kita ng mga bulag sa Cubao, di pag-amin sa kanilang kasalanan, pagnanakaw, pagsasabi ng mga bulaang pastor na sila lang ang tama, ALIVE ALIVE IKAPU…KOTONG KAY MANNY PACQUIAO…NEXT TIME KAY DONAIRE NAMAN…ALIVE ALIVE THE PASTOR IS ALIVE…

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

        tanga di ako born again katoliko ako yung anak ko sa catholic school pa pumapasok! tanga mo no science vs hypocrite bishops! edukasyon ang mag babago sa buhay at paniniwala mo!

      • ΊαεοΔ Ίβπ

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      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PM6JHCFR2KT2AURMWRDUXBNLQY Darwin

        I don’t you are a catholic. It’s an empty label when applied to you. Call yourself that all you want, your disrespect, foul language and mocking attitude reveals no vestige of any teaching of the faith. No one here believes you are. That’s actually fine with us, we see no need to argue with you as it would be pointless. If you go to church thinking that priests are irredeemably corrupt or vile, its your time that’s wasted. When you cannot find any good in the church, then I can only hope that you find something better. When you sit on the pew, pray or attend mass, you would never get to take comfort in it. Because you forget that Jesus forgives. If you cannot forgive your church, you will forever be alienated from it. Such a pity.

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

      Normal lang yan sa isang Born Again…

      Magaling ang training ng mga yan sa Kulto nila…

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

        pinag aral ka ng nanay mo gamitin mo lahat ng lalake kailangan mag labas ng sperm kaya ikaw gamitin mo pinag aralan mo obispo tao hindi anghel kaya nag babate sila ikaw nalang mag tanong kay bishops

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

      naku pinag tatakpan mo pa obispo pag sinasabi ko katotohanan itinatago mo demonyo ka!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

    EDGARDO MENDOZA hindi tao, hindi rin hayop! Ano cya? 
    ….cya ay DEMONYO!

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

      talaga ikaw ayaw mo pang aminin na ang mga cbcp bishops ay malakas mag bate tanungin mo nalang si bishops kung nag babate sila pag sinabi nila hindi hypocrite sila ayon sa medical science na ang isang lalake ay kailangan mag labas ng sperms kaya tao sila di anghel kaya wag kang sinungaling bakit di mo tanungin si bishops! hipokrito ikaw ang demonyo! maging open minded ka yan yung katotohanan hahamunin ko obispo kung di sila lalabas ng sperms!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GDLJBVQKYUSWJAK6ICQITGFTUU Toni

        … and your point is?

        The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were. – John Kennedy

  • Pablo316

    In the coming few years the Roman Catholic-owned prophecy by
    St. Malachy called the ‘Prophecy of the Popes’ will now be put to the test and
    I encourage people especially Roman Catholics to dig into this prophecy and
    together let us wait and see whether this will come to pass.

     

    Unlike the December 21, 2012 prophecy which we
    Bible-believing Christians simply brushed aside for the reason that the Bible
    still speaks of the 1000 year reign of the Lord Jesus Christ on Earth before
    the world will be written out, this Prophecy of the Popes has the capacity to
    correlate with what is clearly prophesied in the Bible as recorded in
    Revelation chapter 17.

     

    So heeding the Bible’s advice not to treat prophecies with
    contempt (1 Thessalonians 5:20) but to wait and see whether they will come true
    or not, let us watch out for this one.

     

    We are indeed living in a very exciting times when many
    Bible prophecies are now poised to happen just in the few years ahead of us.

     

    With this let me encourage God-fearing and God-seeking people
    to know God and the Lord Jesus Christ thru their written words – the Bible! God
    bless!

    • done_druff

      ano ano kasi kinakain mo at pinagbubuhusan mo ng energy ito mga prophecy na yan!

    • boypalaban

      bible-believing pala ha?

      sige nga paki-explain mga discrepancies sa bibliya…

      meron kang 20mins para mag google at mag synthesize kahit sa isang discrepancy…

      5:30pm na…time starts now…

      • ΊαεοΔ Ίβπ

        ……….

    • boypalaban

      ano mo si Austin316…ok na wrestler yon…kaso di lumalaban sa UFC e…
      tagay muna ng beer…hik…

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

      Di parin tumitigil sa mga Hula / Prophesy na yan… Sumablay na nga kayo nung 2012..

      Tapos yung Pastor nyo Oct 16, 2011 daw.. Sablay parin… Kinuha lang ang mga pera ng mga members kasi daw end of the world na, di na mapapakinabangan… San na Pastor na yun??

      Ngayon, susubukan nyo na naman?

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

      Questions:

      1. Bakit ka naniwala kay St. Malachy, Catholic saint yan. Di ba everything Catholic pinabulaanan mo?

      2. In 1 Thessalonians 5:20, does it refer to all prophecies including oracles, soothsayer, seers, or it only refers to BIBLICAL PROPHECIES.

      I will wait for your answers and let’s have a discussion.

      • Pablo316

        “You may say to yourselves, “How
        can we know when a message has not been spoken by the Lord?” If what a prophet
        proclaims in the name of the Lord
        does not take place or come true, that is a message the Lord has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously,
        so do not be alarmed.” (Deuteronomy 18:21-22)

         

        The command not to treat
        prophecies with contempt in 1 Thessalonians 5:20 and instead to have a
        wait-and-see attitude may as well include other extra-biblical prophecies that
        may be floating around. Their fulfillment will be their acid test unless they
        also entice the people to worship another besides the only true God of the
        Bible (see Deuteronomy chapter 13).

         

        In the Bible, even pagan and
        openly false prophets have been used to convey what can happen in the future,
        examples are King Nebuchadnezzar and the false prophet Balaam, that simply
        demonstrates God’s sovereignty,  thus
        Christians are commanded NOT to insult prophecies but wait to see if they will come
        true or not.

         

        As for this 900 year old Prophecy
        of the Popes which had been kept in the Vatican for about 450 years since
        1139 AD and was first published in the 1500’s, it’s moment of truth is now upon
        us. And should this happens, it follows then that even the so-called third
        secret of Fatima can at the same time be fulfilled in the coming few years. If
        that all happens, then Revelation chapter 17 can now be said to have been
        fulfilled right in our generation and that entails that we are now living in
        the last days and the soon return of the Lord Jesus Christ to rule on the earth
        for 1000 years based in Jerusalem Israel.

         

        Many people tend to ignore that
        the creation of the nation of Israel in May 1948 was a very solid evidence that
        we are now living in the last days as fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies.

         

        Therefore it is very important
        that Christians should now more than ever before should have a thorough
        knowledge of the written words of God – the Bible.

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

        Ayan na naman, nagpa ligoy-ligoy ka na naman Pablo.  Dami mong satsat  pero wala ni isang sentence na sagot sa dalawa kong katanungan.

        Sagutin mo Question per Question!

        Meron bang False Prophet na may True Prophecy?

        Hindi makalusot yang paligoy-ligoy mo. Matagal ko nang alam yang style mong bulok!

      • http://www.facebook.com/pinoy.atheista Pinoy Atheista

         There have been many popes named benedict huh.

      • ΊαεοΔ Ίβπ

        short but thoughtful comment… thumbs up!

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

        Kaibigan, basahin mo uli. Maliwanag pa sa sikat ng araw ang sagot sa tanong mo.

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

        May sagot nga pero MALI. Basahin mo na lang ang reply ko sa kanya.

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

        Di ba palagi mong sinasabi Pablo na “don’t go beyond what is written”? e, bakit ngayon naniniwala ka na sa mga bagay na wala sa Holy Scriptures?

        My question is;  “In 1 Thessalonians 5:20, does it refer to all prophecies including oracles, soothsayer, seers, or it only refers to BIBLICAL PROPHECIES.”

        Your answer is far from what is asked. May pa example-example ka pa. Yong mga examples mo, biblical yon kasi nababasa sa bibliya, obvious. Hindi naman ako nagsasabing “does it refer to pagan prophecies”. Ang sinasabi ko, “does it refer to biblical prophecies.

        Remember your statement at maraming beses mo pang binabalik-balik dito against Catholics na; “Don’t go beyond what is written”.

      • ΊαεοΔ Ίβπ

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  • doublecross

    miss you, apo pope!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ANO3BKLCKOL47H7FZJV4RPX2UA Jovy

    matagal ng nagpapaalipin ang mga bishops and cardinals d2 sa Pinas sa mga Romano,malaki na ang naiambag nila…bat d Pinoy ang susunod ng Pope…unfair namn cla,karaming debotong katolico d2..2 palang ang santo..maluwag po ang langit,bat dadalawa palang ang santong Pilipino at ung naunang santo may lahing intsik pa..

    • done_druff

      Si Tagle ba kamo ang tinutukoy mo? Wag na lang!

    • done_druff

      tapos nagaasam kang may santo pang sumunod… sino sa tingin mo ang pwedeng maging santo? 

      • KapitanBagwis

        Si Enrile siguro pwede.

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

      Napaka bobong argumento. Hindi porke dalawa lang ang naiproklama ng RCC na Filipinong santo, e dalawang Filipino pa lang ang napunta sa langit.

    • ΊαεοΔ Ίβπ

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    • batangpaslit

      Read the Book of Hebrews and the Revelation 17.
      It spoke about the judgment of the church that sits on the city of seven hills.
      Rome is the City of Seven Hills. Rome is the seat of Vatican.

      Do you know that a lightning bolt hit the dome of Vatican on the day Pope Benedict renounced his Papacy? He did not resign. He renounced it.

      He is the Pope that declared Purgatory is a false doctrine. Because forgiveness of sin is not for sale.
      Seek the Truth and you will be save.

    • Skeith

      i had cancer with this comment 

  • kuz_n_efek

    “The spirit is willing, but the body is weak”. Accepting the fact that everything in this world is temporal, then there’s no need for us to be greedy with all things in this mundane world. Greediness is like a stagnant pond without an outlet or drainage built in it. The said pond couldn’t contain fresh water without subsequently releasing it to make it flowing & create a place for habitation.  
    Pope Benedict XVI has illustrated an extraordinary gesture of generosity & profound humility. These attributes are inevitably needed in this world in order to realize the message of Love Christ has shown to the humanity.
    Each one of us is challenged time & time again to heed the example the current Pope has had demonstrated. I believe that the issue of Poverty & other related issues happening in the world are just the offshoots of Greediness that influences individuals to entertain themselves with the evil act of Corruption.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PM6JHCFR2KT2AURMWRDUXBNLQY Darwin

    i wonder why do many commenters wants to change the Catholic Church their own way. no one is forcing them to stay if their personal beliefs and the Church do not mesh. they are free to join like minded believers in other religions. that way of thinking is not unique or special. and yes, as arrogant or dismissive of other beliefs as it may sound, we do believe it is the one true religion. whats wrong with that? are we not entitled to the express the same zeal as devout Muslims, Jews, and other Christian sects? but that is not a basis to assume the Church is hostile to other beliefs. it is simply internal to its devout flock. true catholics follow rituals as an expression of the inherent mystery of its beliefs. if you want priests that marry, the protestant are there. if you want female priests, there are the Anglican. the Catholic faith is distinct. let it stay that way. or leave in honest disagreement. you may think its backward, medieval, traditional, etc. But religion is not about accommodating your whims, desires and fad of the moment. it is about submission and sacrifice. if you do not want the part about sacrifice, feel free to indulge in the usual crass commercialism of today. see whether that fulfills you. grow up.

    • batangpaslit

      Find time to read Revelation 17 and see for yourself what the Scriptures say.
      It speaks about the judgment of the church located in the city of seven hills.
      Rome, is the City of Seven Hills. The seat of Vatican is located in Rome.

      Yesterday, when Pope Benedict renounced his Papacy, not/not resignation, the dome of the Vatican was hit with a lightning bolt.

      A number of burdensome traditions and false teachings and practices was renounced by Pope Benedict, including the false doctrine of Purgatory.
      Salvation is not/not for sale.
      Selling of Indulgences to save your soul from Purgatory mocks the act of Christ on the Cross of Calvary when He died for the salvation of those who believe Him.
      The true Church of GOD, abides what the Scriptures say.
      Seek for Truth and you will be set free…

      • frudo

        A number of burdensome traditions and false teachings and practices was renounced by Pope Benedict, including the false doctrine of Purgatory.  SAAN BA YAN MABABASA CHECK KO NGA KUNG TOTOO, TNX

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

        Revelation 17 has lots of symbolism. Paano mo nasisiguro na ang interpretation mo ay tama? Bible scholar ka ba? O narinig mo lang yan sa mga pastor preaching in the marketplaces pero maraming kasabwat na nagdala ng supot ng collection. Mabasa mo ba ang word ROME sa Rev. 17?

      • frudo

        kailangan ba tlga na maging Bible scholar ang isang tao para maintindihan ang Bible? kung hindi kayang mainitindihan ng isang ordinaryong tao ang Bible kanino sya makikinig or maniniwala? saan ba dapat naka base ang paniniwala ng tao? ikaw ano ang interpretasyon mo sa revelation 17?  

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

        Para sa iyong kaalaman, ang bibliya ay hindi tulad ng mga nabasa mong novel na nabili mo sa mga bangketa. It is written by different authors with different backgrounds, cultures, discipline, geographical locations, and in different periods in history. That’s why Jesus entrusted his Church the authority to teach ‘magisterium’.

        I’ll give you an example; some ignorant sects and denominations argue that Mary has no higher role in the church because even Jesus plainly called her “woman”. In our culture, its a disgrace if a son will just call his mother “woman” BUT in the Jewish culture, “woman” is the most dignified address to a woman.

        You can only interpret the bible correctly if you have studied world cultures, geography, history, linguistic and other field of discipline relevant to the authors and the message of the bible.

        Look at what happen when everyone reads and think he can interpret the bible just like you, there are more than 33,000 sects and denominations in the world today including your sect assuring they have the truth but doesn’t agree with each other. That’s the wile of the devil; division and discord.

      • frudo

        hindi ko sinasbi na  naiinterpret ko ang Bible  at wala akong sect.  kaw lang ang nagsasabi nun, kung bakit maraming sect ay dahil na rin sa kasakiman ng tao at ginamit ang relihiyon para kumita ng pera, ay dahil na rin yun sa kakulangan ng relihiyon mo na bigyang ng tamang kaalaman ang kanilang mga meyembro kaya dumadami ang sect or paniniwala ng tao,  

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

        Kung wala kang religious organization na sinasaniban, isa ka palang colurum. Dahil si Kristo ay nagtayo ng isang religious organization na ang tawag ay ‘Church’.

      • frudo

        ok nlang maging colurum kung ang religion or church naman na aaniban ay hindi nagtuturo ng tama,  bahala na ang  Dios sakin, 

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

        Hindi maaaring magtuturo ng kamalian ang simbahan na itinatayo ni Kristo dahil pinapangakoan Niya ito na, “and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18 and “Teaching
        them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. And behold I AM WITH YOU all days, even to the consummation of the world.” Matthew 28:20

      • frudo

        sorry po hindi kasi ako naniniwala na na catholic church ang tinatag ni Kristo na simbahan, wla pa akong nakikitang ebendensya na totoo ang claim nyo na yun,  pinagbabasehan ko kasi  ay yung turo kung ayon ba sa Bible or hindi. at maraming tradisyon na pina practice ang catholic na religion na hindi ayon or contradict sa sinasabi ng Bible, at alam mo ang mga yun, di mo lang matangap.

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

        Hindi mo alam dahil kulang ka sa kaalaman sa world history and bible study.

        Kung bibliya ang iyong batayan, hindi maaring ang pinagmulan ng bibliya ang kulang sa kaalaman nito.

        You must learn that the Holy Bible is the product of the Catholic church. Kung walang Catholic Church, walang bibliya dahil ang catholic church ang nag proclaim the lists of the books that comprises the Holy Bible believed to be guided and inspired by the Holy Spirit (The Canon of Books) including the bible you are holding now, amid the hundreds of books written about the life and teachings of Jesus circulating during the first and second century A.D.

        Examples of these books that were not proclaimed by the Catholic Church as not inspired by the Holy Spirit are the gnostic gospels of Thomas, Mary, Philip, Truth, Judas etc.

        It’s against logic that the Catholic Church which is the source of the bible has limited knowledge of it when you say some of the teachings of the Catholic church are against the teachings of the bible. Your lack of knowledge in the bible in its entirety and context have made you think it is.

        Seek for the truth brother, but you cannot find it alone. You need the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the Church built by Jesus Christ.

        God Bless..

  • Eddie AAA Calderon

    The resignation of our present Pope, the first of its kind in the history of the Catholic world, shows that our Pope wants to have the best for us. He does not want to be the leader if he believes that his health would be a hindrance to it. This also reminds me of Queen Elizabeth who selfish character prevents her for abdicating so Prince Charles, now in his 60’s, would have a chance to be a monarch> Queen Elizabeth, unlike the Queen of Belgium who gladly abdicated the throne so her son would have a chance to become a king, would like to continue until she can no longer reign.

    • KapitanBagwis

      Other popes have resigned in the early centuries, so it is not the first of it’s kind.

  • batangpaslit

    Revelation 17

  • boybakal

    Pope sets an example for our Leaders to Follow.
    Kung hindi na nilang kayang mamuno….Quit o Resign.
    Ganyan lang kasimple….at least there is Honor and Dignity of being Honest.

  • daniboy2012

    catholicism must be eradicated on the planet….these mind maggots keeps feeding on ignorant and lazy people…….

    • boypalaban

       kaya pala ignorante at tamad ka…

  • boypalaban

     katatapos ko lang magbate…next time nganga ka pag puputok na ha? maganda lahi ko…

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

    WALA LALAKE DI NAG BABATE MASKI OBISPO NAG BABATE PAG SINABI NILANG DI SILA NAG BABATE HYPOCRITE SILA IBIG SABIHIN NAG SISINUNGALING ANG MEDICAL SCIENCE KAYA DUMAMI ANG PARI NA PEDO!

  • UrHONOR

    MAGANDA ang kuha ni Ratz….naka-ngiti at kumakaway…..tila nagsasabi ng, “He he he….dyan na kayong lahat sa problema ninyo.  Baskasyon na ako dito sa kastilyo na bago kong kaharian ngayon.  Kung ako kayo, paka-kapon ko ang lahat ng pari para matapos na yang problema sa child abuse. Yong ayaw pa-kapon ay hindi maaaring maging Cardinal. Ciao! Auf wiedersehen!”

  • UrHONOR

    HUWAG pag-isipan ng masama ang Catholicism dahil ang mga prinsipyo nito ay mabuti, maganda, at nakakatulong sa buhay.  Ang HINDI mabuting nangyayari ay yong mga nagpapatakbo ng Catholicism….mga sakim sa kapangyarihan!  Hindi komo’t barumbado, babaero, lasenggo,  sugarol, at magnanakaw (hindi sa Erap, ha) ang nakatira sa bahay,  e, walang kwenta na ang bahay.  Walang kinalaman ang bahay sa nakatira.  Hindi’t baboy ang naninirahan sa bahay, e, baboy na din yong bahay.  Sa Malacanan palace lamang, ilang mga walang-hiyang MMM na nanirahan doon na kawat-ng-kawat kaliwa’t kanan….hindi ibig sabihin nyan, e, walang kwenta ang palasyo ng Malacanan.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYCOAGIL35OAIRH2T6QH3IZUMY Ike

      Tulad ng ating mga Phil Embassy’s ay talagang halos walang kwenta na ang Malacanan, kasi hindi naman nila natutugunan ang pangangailangan ng bayan. Kaya ngat patuloy tayong lululubog sa kahirapan. Kung wala ang ating mga OFW na nagpapasok ng $, mas mahirap pa tayo sa Bangladesh.

        Sa isang banda, hindi mo pwedeng ihiwalay ang bahay sa kung sino ang nakatira. Duon ka nga nakatira eh. Pag baboy ang pinatira mo sa bahay mo, mabababoy talaga ang bahay mo at di mo na pwedeng tirahan yan. Alangan naman tumira ka sa bahay na ang kasama mong kumain, matulog at maligo ay baboy. Pag gising mo ang akap akap mo sa kama ay baboy. Kung ito ay matatagalan mo ang ibig sabihin lang nuon ay baboy ka din.

      Kabayan hindi ko naman sinasabing baboy ka(pasensya na), At hindi ko rin pinapasaringan ang Simbahan natin, hindi ko lang maarok at maintindihan kung paano mo napag hiwalay yun bahay sa nakatira.

      • UrHONOR

        KABAYAN, nauunawaan ko ng lubusan ang kaisipang ipinapahayag mo.

        Sa bagay ng kaisipang bahay at nakatira sa bahay….magka-iba po, kabayan, ang dalawag bagay.  Ang isa ay ang nakatira o occupant…at ang isa pa ay ang bahay mismo.  Kung narinig mo na kabayan ang madalas sabihin na, “the singer, not the song”, o yong, “the sinner, not the sin”,  ang napapaloob na kaisipan ay magka-mukha.  Kalimitan sa ating mga kabayan ay rinarambol ang lahat ng makita nila o sa inlis naman, ay ginagamitan ng generalities o GG na glittering generalaties.  Isang halimbawa ay yong isang anak ng kapitbahay na salbahe at manginginum at babaero pa….ang kagyat na papasok sa isipan ng nakakaitang ibang kapitbahay ay, “Talagang walang kwenta ang pamilyang yan…tingnan mo yong anak, barumbado, lasenggo, at walang modo!”.  PAMILYA ang hinuhusgahan, e, isang anak lamang ang nakikitaan nila ng hindi mabuti.  Anong malay nila sa iba pang miembro ng pamilya na hindi nila nakikita o nakikilala na kaagad ay nahusgahan na nila sa nakita nila sa isang anak.  Ganun din sa ating pamumulitika, masama ang ama, samakatuwid, masama din ang anak.  At, ang pinakapaborito ko, ang mga naka-sayang puti sa pagpuna at paghusga sa mga nananalig pa naman sa kanilang paniwala.  Nakakita ng ilan is pader na hindi mabuti, sa sermon huhusgahan na ang lahat ng na sa baranggay at magsesermon ng kung ano-ano tungkol sa nakita nyang hindi mabuti.  Isa pa, sa mga tumuturing sa sarili nila na kaTOLik…kapag naramdaman nilang sumasalungat o hindi ka uma-ayon sa sinasabi ni damaso, kaagad, hiuhusgahan kang athieist, protestante, INK, at kung ano-ano pa.  Sa maikling pananalita, kabayan, isang bagay ang bahay o ang ginagawa ng tao at ibang bagay naman ang nakatira sa bahay o yong tao mismo.  Hindi komo’t may ginawang masama ang isang tao ay masama na ang tao,  Ang MASAMA ay yong GINAWA ng tao. Yong tao ay tao pa din tulad ng iba pang nalalaman natin.  Kuha mo na ba, kabayan?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYCOAGIL35OAIRH2T6QH3IZUMY Ike

        nakukuha ko ibig mo sabihin. Pero kung ikaw ay nasa isang malaking bahay at alam mong masama na ang ginagawa ng mga kasama mo, At kitang kita mo mo na binababoy na nila ang pamamahay na ito, ay bakit mo naman duon pa ipagsisiksikan ang sarile mo. Marami namang ibang bahay na hindi masama at baboy ang nakatira. Kasi kung hindi ka aalis, malinis ka man sa sarile mong silid, mahahawa at mahahawa ka pa rin ng baho nila. Ang problema kasi dyan pag nasanay na ang ilong mo, hindi mo na maamoy yung baho nila, pero maamoy ka na ng iba dahil hindi mo napapansin nahawa ka na ng baho nila. Kaya kabayan… sabi ng panulat ng ating bayaning si Marcelo Del Pilar… Kaiingat Kayo!! 

         Ingat ka rin kabayan

  • frudo

    kasi palitan lang nman tayo ng kuro kuro or munting kaalaman meron tayo, pero hindi para mag sakitan at magatakehan, at magpersonalan, maaaring dati di tayo sang ayon sa paniniwala or issue or magkasalungat tayo, pero now magkapareho naman. pero kahit ganun na hindi  palagi na makapareho or magkasalungat ang mahalaga hindi dapat mawala ang respeto at hindi galit ang pinaiiral.

  • boybakal

    It is more fitting if the word used is Retire not Resign.
    As he is already old, he is entitled to retire.

    • UrHONOR

      LOL!  Retire connotes tiresome or being tired, which Ratz is not; Resign indicates disgust or revulsion, which Ratz is up to ears.

  • Eddie AAA Calderon

    The resignation of our present Pope shows that our Pope wants to have the best for catholicism. He does not want to cotinue leading the catholic church if he believes that his health would not enable him to continue to be a good and effective leader. This also reminds me, but in the very opposite way, of Queen Elizabeth whose very selfish ego makes her not to decide abdicating the throne so her son Prince Charles, now in his 60’s, would have a chance to be a monarch. She has been the Queen of the UK even before Prince Charles was born. Queen Elizabeth, unlike the Queen of Belgium who gladly abdicated the throne so her son would have a chance to become a king, would like to continue being a monarch and forget her son who may not have the gift of longevity as she had and her mother, and grandmother Queen Victoria had ever had. If Queen Elizabeth were a Filipina, I am sure that she would abdicate the throne in order to give her son the opportunity to be a king.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYCOAGIL35OAIRH2T6QH3IZUMY Ike

    Just a question? After the Pope resigns, will he keep his Holiness? Will the Holiness be  transferred to the new Pope or will there now be 2 Pope which are Holy, one active and one retired?

    • poltergeist_fuhrer

      he is still a cardinal, a priest…a pope is a position as it is called the bishop of rome, supreme pontiff who oversees the 1.2 billion catholics…hence, after his resignation, he has no more office/position, hence, it is impossible to have it 2 popes…and he even announced to live a monastic life, that is far from public eyes to give way to the new pope…
      holiness is a title given to a pope, since he resigned, he no longer have that title…since he is still a cardinal, he has that eminence title…holiness for the pope, eminence for the cardinals, excellency for the bishops..

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYCOAGIL35OAIRH2T6QH3IZUMY Ike

        Still a bit confused!! According to Wikipedia: Holiness is the state of being holy or sacred. Holiness is being clean or pure, to be holy is to be like a god.

          Do you mean that Holiness for the Pope is just a title and the Pope as a person is not actually Holy???

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

         Sabi ko na nga ba eh… Bago ka pa lang magtanong, may nakahanda ka nang isasagot… haha!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYCOAGIL35OAIRH2T6QH3IZUMY Ike

        honestly, I am more confused now!!!

      • frudo

        para di ka malito  ganito nalang, kung pagbabasehan ay Bible walang Holy na tao sa buong mundo, lahat ng tao ay nagkasala Romans 3 vs 23  pero dahil hindi naman lahat ng paniniwala ng tao ay naka base sa Bible or hindi lahat ng pagkakainitindi or pagiinterpret sa Bible ay magkakapareho, or iisa, kaya kung ang paniniwala nila ay Holy ang Pope or eto ba ay title lang para sa isang Pope. so be it di ba  respect it para di ka na malito,

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYCOAGIL35OAIRH2T6QH3IZUMY Ike

        Nirerespeto ko nga kaya nga ako nagtatanong kung ano ba talaga kuya. Kasi hindi pwedeng iba-iba ang paniniwala ng Catholic Church dito.

          Halimbawa kung ako ay nanalo na Mr. Pogi, yun e dahil pogi ako, kahit magbitiw ako bilang Mr. Pogi e pogi parin ako, dahil talaga namang pogi ako. Ngayon sa kaso ng Kabanalbanalang Santo Papa, sa kanyang pagbibitiw, siya ba ay Banal na Santo pa rin o hindi na?

          Kung Ang Banal na Santo ay taguri lang sa kanyang posisyon bilang Papa, bakit mo pauupuin duon ang isang hindi naman banal. Naging Banal lang ba siya sa taguri nung naupo siyang Papa pero hindi naman siya banal bilang isang tao. Kung ako ay hindi pogi, bakit mo ako tatanghaling Mr Pogi. Kung hindi ka naman Banal, bakit kita tatawaging Banal.

      • frudo

        hirap talaga ng tanong mo pero may sense, siguro yun mga may katungkulan na sa roman katolic ang makakasagot nyan, pero sabi ko nga sayo kung pagbabasehan ay Bible, romans 3 vs 23  lahat ay nagkasala. lahat ng tao, so kaw na ang bahala kung ano papaniwalaan mo.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYCOAGIL35OAIRH2T6QH3IZUMY Ike

        Lahat ay nagkakasala???

        But According to Catholic Church dogma itself, the Pope had PAPAL INFALLIBILITY which states that: in virtue of the promise of Jesus to Peter, the Pope is preserved from the possibility of error. HE DID NOT COMMIT MISTAKE according the the Catholic teaching itself.

         Ibig sabihin nito, hindi na nagkakamali at nagkakasala ang Papa.

      • frudo

        kaya nga its up to you kung ano ang paniniwalaan mo yung sinasabi ba ng catholic church dogma na alam mo at naipaliwanag sayo, or yung sinasabi ng Bible na ang lahat ng tao ay nagkasala, Romans 3.23.   Wag mo na silipin yun kung banal man or nagkakasala ang Pope kasi di nman tayo ang huhusga kung hindi ang Dios ang huhusga satin lahat, kaya lahat ng mga nagtuturo ng mali, kahit ano pang religion, Pari, Pastor, kung ano pa man sila, pagdating ng panahon haharap sila sa Dios. at duon bahala na ang Dios sa kanila

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYCOAGIL35OAIRH2T6QH3IZUMY Ike

        got your point frudo!! thanks for your patience!!!

      • Baruk1

        Kaya tayo nagkakaroon ng problema ay ayaw nating ibase sa bible kung tama o mali.
         
        – – -“”All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness (2 Tim 3:16)””
         
        Ayon sa Bible walang qualification si Pope Benedict para maging santo. Pupwede lang siyang tawagin santo ng mga Catholico.
         
        – – – “”Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. (Rev 14:12)””
         
        Siya ang puno ng mga hindi sumusunod sa kautusan.
         
        – – – “”You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. (Ex 20:4-5)

      • UrHONOR

        SIMPLE lang yan, kabayan.  You are confused with the meaning/usage of the word holiness:  one is a title and the other a state or quality of being or character.  Huwag mong rambolin ang meaning.  Para mong ding sinabi na yong si Honorable Juan Kupit matapos matalo sa election ay hindi na tatawaging Honorable dahil wala na siya sa pwesto….pero honorable pa ba din siyang tao?  Non sequitur.  He could be honorable or not, depending on hoe he behaves, but the title of Honorable is no longer applicable to him.  But in truth and in fact, karamihan sa mga TNL na mga na sa Congrease ay hindi honorable sa lahat ng bagay! ;)

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYCOAGIL35OAIRH2T6QH3IZUMY Ike

        Pero si Honorable Juan Kupit ay alam nating tinawag na Honorable lang dahil sa kanyang posisyon pero alam nating lahat na baligtad ang kanyang balun-balunan. Ang Banal na Santo Papa ay tinawag nating gayun dahil sa kanyang karakter, puso at pagkatao. Kanyapat tinawag natin siyang Santo Papa dahil itinuturing natin siyang Santong Buhay bilang mga Katoliko. Kung aalisin natin ang turing sa kanya bilang Santong Buhay or living saint, ibig mo bang sabin na siya ay ordinaryong tao din lang na nagkakamili at nagkakasala araw araw.

      • UrHONOR

        TAMA….ang titulo ay titulo lamang at walang kinalaman sa pagka-tao ng nagtataglay ng titulo.  Ang titulong santo papa ay iginagawad sa sinumang ilagay sa pwestong yan, pero hindi nangangahulugan na SANTO yong naka-pwesto.  Ang pope ay pangkaraniwang tao tulad ko op tulad mo….kung nnagugutom, kunakain; kung nalulugkot, naluluha; kung punong-puno ang tiyan, dumudumi at iba pang mga katangian ng pagnkaraniwang nilalang.  HINDI na-iiba ang pope sa kahit na kanino man sa larangan ng pagka-tao.  Ang tunay kabanalan ay isang bagay na hindi mawawari ninuman kundi ang tao mismong tinatagurian.  Ang kayang unawain ng ating kaisipa ay yon lamang kayang makita ng ating mga mata….at yong pang-loob ay walang makaka-alam kundi ang sariling tao mismo.

        Maling kaisipan at wala sa tono ang pagturing sa santo papa na na-iiba pa sa ibang pangkaraniwang mamamayan.  Yan ang siste ng mga alalay ng simbahan, pinalalaki ng husto ang maliit, kaya nagkakaroon ng hidwaan at hindi mabuting pag-uunawaan sa mga nanonood sa kanila sa higpit na kanilang pangangailangan ng kapangyarihan sa mga mamamayan para sila sundin sa lahat ng kanilang sinasabi at inuutos….na sa katunayan ay palabas lamang at parang tinapay na ang palaman ay pan de sal.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYCOAGIL35OAIRH2T6QH3IZUMY Ike

        Ano ang basihan mo ng mga ito? Is this the actual stand and teaching of the Catholic Church? Bakit iba ang ang nadinig ko sa mga pari at maging sa aming katesismo?
        Bakit siya tinawag na Santong Buhay(living saint) ng aming pari kung siya ay ordinaryong tao lamang?

      • Baruk1

        Pope Benedict is just a Catholic Saint as they call him. In reality as far as the Bible is concern he is not a qualified saint at all.

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        granting ur argument of that living saint…would it be more suitable to call him that way since he teaches holiness, grace and God…kaysa naman na tawagin siyang YOUR MALEFICENCE which runs contrary to what he preached…katesismo??may katesismo rin pala kayo diyan sa born again at may pari rin…akala ko pastor lang at bibliya ang hawak ninyo…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYCOAGIL35OAIRH2T6QH3IZUMY Ike

        Are you implying that we just call him a Living Saint but actually he is not?

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        kaysa naman tawagin na
        YOU MALEFICENCE

      • frudo

        uu nga eh pero parang ang hirap ngang sagutin,

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        born again yan parekoy

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

        ugali talaga ng “burn again in hell” yan… Kunyari magtatanong, pero main purpose at mang insulto at manlait…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYCOAGIL35OAIRH2T6QH3IZUMY Ike

        I havent say any insulting words or any panlalait. I just wants clarification to questions that I myself dont even have an answer. I just want to pick the brains of persons who were supposed to be more knowledgable than me.

         If I knew the answer I will just post it here for everyone else to read.

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

        Naunahan ka na kasi.. pero papunta na dun… Wala pang Born Again na nagtanong at willing makinig.. laging Trap Questions ang tinatanong..
        Anyway, born again ka di ba? Ano naman sayo kung tawagin naming “His Holiness” ang Pope? Affected ba ang church nyo?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYCOAGIL35OAIRH2T6QH3IZUMY Ike

        By Religion, I’m still a Catholic. On my embarkation card & job application, I still write Roman Catholic as my religion.

         However this nagging questions coupled with rude responses  pushes me to find answer somewhere else evenmore.

        God Bless!!

      • frudo

        Bro wag ka magalit sakin ha God bless din

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYCOAGIL35OAIRH2T6QH3IZUMY Ike

        oh, its ok, I’m not mad at you or anyone else for this matter. At the most, I might say I’m just turned-off by the rudeness of people who are supposed to be the source of enlightenment.

        No wonder why so many followers left this world oldest religion.

        God Bless

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        correct…kahit anong explanation mo…hindi na yan makikinig…ang kitid ng mga utak…

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        same as with the president, we call penoy as excellency, but he is not excellent…he is noynoying…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYCOAGIL35OAIRH2T6QH3IZUMY Ike

        So you are confirming that The Holiness is just a title of the Pope but the Pope himself is just a simple plain human like you and me who sins and commit mistake everyday.

        Is this the official stand or doctrine of the Catholic Church???

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

        Don’t be confused on the Title.. We are all called to be holy by Jesus even as a layman and even if not as the Bishop of Rome. If you are a Christian then you ought to be holy, a saint if you follow Jesus Christ.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYCOAGIL35OAIRH2T6QH3IZUMY Ike

        But According to Catholic Church dogma itself, the Pope had PAPAL INFALLIBILITY which states that: in virtue of the promise of Jesus to Peter, the Pope is preserved from the possibility of error. HE DID NOT COMMIT MISTAKE according the the Catholic teaching itself. This means he is no ordinary human when he became a Pope.

      • elpobre

        You see the truth and still asking, keep that truth and free yourself.
         
        HOW TO IDENTIFY THE TRUE RELIGION
        5 How can ‘the road to life’ be found? Jesus said that the true religion would be evident in the lives of the people who practice it. “By their fruits you will recognize them,” he said. “Every good tree produces fine fruit.” (Matthew 7:16, 17) In other words, those who practice the true religion would be recognized by their beliefs and their conduct. Although they are not perfect and they make mistakes, true worshipers as a group seek to do God’s will. Let us consider six features that identify those who practice true religion.
        6 God’s servants base their teachings on the Bible. The Bible itself says: “All Scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight, for disciplining in righteousness, that the man [or woman] of God may be fully competent, completely equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16, 17) To his fellow Christians, the apostle Paul wrote: “When you received God’s word, which you heard from us, you accepted it, not as the word of men, but, just as it truthfully is, as the word of God.” (1 Thessalonians 2:13) Hence, beliefs and practices of the true religion are not based on human views or tradition. They originate in God’s inspired Word, the Bible.
        7 Jesus Christ set the proper example by basing his teachings on God’s Word. In prayer to his heavenly Father, he said: “Your word is truth.” (John 17:17) Jesus believed the Word of God, and everything he taught harmonized with the Scriptures. Jesus often said: “It is written.” (Matthew 4:4, 7, 10) Then Jesus would quote a scripture. Similarly, God’s people today do not teach their own ideas. They believe that the Bible is God’s Word, and they base their teachings firmly on what it says.
        9 God’s people show genuine, unselfish love for one another. Jesus said: “By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love among yourselves.” (John 13:35) The early Christians had such love for one another. Godly love overcomes racial, social, and national barriers and draws people together in an unbreakable bond of true brotherhood. (Colossians 3:14) Members of false religions do not have such a loving brotherhood. How do we know that? They kill one another because of national or ethnic differences. True Christians do not take up weapons to kill their Christian brothers or anyone else. The Bible states: “The children of God and the children of the Devil are evident by this fact: Everyone who does not carry on righteousness does not originate with God, neither does he who does not love his brother. . . . We should have love for one another; not like Cain, who originated with the wicked one and slaughtered his brother.”—1 John 3:10-12; 4:20, 21.
        10 Of course, genuine love means more than not killing others. True Christians unselfishly use their time, energy, and resources to help and encourage one another. (Hebrews 10:24, 25) They help one another in times of distress, and they deal honestly with others. In fact, they apply in their lives the Bible counsel to “work what is good toward all.”—Galatians 6:10.
        11 True Christians accept Jesus Christ as God’s means of salvation. The Bible says: “There is no salvation in anyone else, for there is not another name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must get saved.” (Acts 4:12), Jesus gave his life as a ransom for obedient humans. (Matthew 20:28) In addition, Jesus is God’s appointed King in the heavenly Kingdom that will rule the entire earth. And God requires that we obey Jesus and apply his teachings if we want everlasting life. That is why the Bible states: “He that exercises faith in the Son has everlasting life; he that disobeys the Son will not see life.”—John 3:36.
        12 True worshipers are no part of the world. When on trial before the Roman ruler Pilate, Jesus said: “My kingdom is no part of this world.” (John 18:36) No matter what country they live in, Jesus’ true followers are subjects of his heavenly Kingdom and thus maintain strict neutrality in the world’s political affairs. They take no part in its conflicts. However, God true worshipers do not interfere with what others choose to do about joining a political party, running for office, or voting. And while God’s true worshipers are neutral regarding politics, they are law-abiding. Why? Because God’s Word commands them to “be in subjection” to the governmental “superior authorities.” (Romans 13:1) Where there is a conflict between what God requires and what a political system requires, true worshipers follow the example of the apostles, who said: “We must obey God as ruler rather than men.”—Acts 5:29; Mark 12:17.
        13 Jesus’ true followers preach that God’s Kingdom is mankind’s only hope. Jesus foretold: “This good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come.” (Matthew 24:14) Instead of encouraging people to look to human rulers to solve their problems, true followers of Jesus Christ proclaim God’s heavenly Kingdom as the only hope for mankind. (Psalm 146:3) Jesus taught us to pray for that perfect government when he said: “Let your kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also upon earth.” (Matthew 6:10) God’s Word foretold that this heavenly Kingdom “will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms [now existing], and it itself will stand to times indefinite.”—Daniel 2:44.
        14 On the basis of what we have just considered, ask yourself: ‘What religious group bases all its teachings on the Bible and makes known God’s  name? What group practices godly love, exercises faith in Jesus, is no part of the world, and proclaims that God’s Kingdom is the only real hope for mankind? Of all the religious groups on earth, which one meets all these requirements?’ The facts clearly show that it is chosen people by God’s itself.—Isaiah 43:10-12.
         
         

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYCOAGIL35OAIRH2T6QH3IZUMY Ike

        But you are saying this because you are not a Catholic. I want to understand the Catholic point of view or Catholic teaching on the Pope, whether he is a Holy Man, Holy by Title or just an Ordinary Man

      • elpobre

        Is the Pope “Saint Peter’sSuccessor”?
        IN 2002, Pope John Paul II wrote a letter to the bishop ofLimburg, Germany, overruling a decision by the bishop in connection withabortion. The pope introduced his directive by stating that he was responsiblefor “the well-being and unity of all individual churches according to the willof Jesus Christ.” He claimed authority to overrule the bishop’s decisionbecause as pope, he is said to be “Saint Peter’s successor.”
        According to a Roman Catholic definition, “Christ constituted St.Peter chief of all the apostles.” The Catholic Church further asserts that“Christ established that Peter should have perpetual successors in thisprimacy; and that the Roman bishops are these successors.”—New CatholicEncyclopedia (2003), Volume 11, pages 495-496.
        Those are important claims. Have you examined their validity foryourself? Consider the answers to three questions: (1) Does the Biblesupport the claim that Peter was the first pope? (2) What does historyteach about the origin of the succession of popes? (3) Do the conduct andteachings of the popes support their claim to be Peter’s successor?
        Was Peter the First Pope?
        To prove that the church is founded on Peter, Catholics have longpointed to Jesus’ words recorded at Matthew16:18: “You are Peter, and on this rock-mass I will build mycongregation.” In fact, those words are inscribed in Latin under the dome ofSt. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
        Augustine, a revered Church Father, at one time held that thecongregation was built on Peter. However, toward the end of his life, hechanged his view of what Jesus’ words meant. In a work known as Retractations,Augustine argued that it was Jesus on whom the church, that is the Christiancongregation, was built, not Peter.
        True, the apostle Peter features prominently in the Gospels. Jesussingled out three of his apostles—John, James, and Peter—to be present with himon a few special occasions. (Mark5:37, 38; 9:2; 14:33)Jesus entrusted Peter with “the keys of the kingdom of the heavens,” whichPeter used to open up the way to the Kingdom—first to the Jews and proselytes,then to the Samaritans, and finally to the Gentiles. (Matthew16:19; Acts 2:5, 41; 8:14-17; 10:45)In accord with his outgoing personality, Peter at times served as spokesman forthe apostles as a whole. (Acts1:15; 2:14) But do these facts make Peterhead of the early congregation?
        The apostle Paul did write that Peter was entrusted with an“apostleship to those who are circumcised.” (Galatians2:8) However, the context of Paul’s words shows that he was notsaying that Peter directed the congregation. Paul’s comments were about Peter’srole in preaching to the Jews.
        Although Peter was given great responsibility, nowhere in the Bibledo we find him claiming to be the head of the congregation and, as such, makingdecisions for the disciples as a group. In his letter, he called himself “anapostle” and “an older man”—nothing more.—1 Peter1:1; 5:1.
        What Does History TeachAbout the Origin of the Papacy?
        When and how, then, did the concept of a papacycome about? The idea that it was acceptable for one man to seek prominence overhis fellow believers began to take root while the apostles were still alive.How did the apostles view such thinking?
        The apostle Peter himself told the men who were taking the lead inthe congregation not to be “lording it over those who are God’s inheritance”;they were to gird themselves with lowliness of mind toward one another. (1 Peter5:1-5) The apostle Paul warned that from within the congregation,men would rise who would “speak twisted things to draw away the disciples afterthemselves.” (Acts 20:30) Toward the end of the firstcentury C.E., the apostle John wrote a letter in which he strongly denounced adisciple by the name of Diotrephes. Why the reprimand? One reason was that thisman ‘liked to have the first place’ in the congregation. (3 John 9)Such counsel from the apostles acted as a restraint, thwarting for a time theambitions of those who were seeking prominence.—2 Thessalonians2:3-8.
        Shortly after the last of the apostles died, individuals began togain more prominence. The Cambridge History of Christianity says:“Probably there was no single ‘monarchical’ bishop in Rome before the middle ofthe second century.” By the third century, the bishop of Rome establishedhimself as the highest authority, at least for parts of the church.*To add weight to the claim that the bishop of Rome has superior authority, somehave compiled a list of Peter’s successors.
        However, this list provides little support for the claim. Why?First, some names on the list cannot be verified. More important, thefoundation of the list is flawed. How so? Even if Peter did preach in Rome, assome secular literature from the first and second centuries implies, there isno proof that he was head of the congregation there.
        One evidence that Peter was not head of the congregation in Rome isthat when the apostle Paul wrote his letter to the Romans, he included an extensivelist of Christians there. Yet, he did not mention Peter at all. (Romans 16:1-23) If Peter were head of the congregation,could we imagine that Paul overlooked Peter or snubbed him?
        Note, too, that about the time that Peter wrote his first inspiredletter, Paul wrote a second letter to Timothy. In that letter, Paul did nothesitate to mention Rome. Actually, Paul wrote six letters from Rome, allwithout any mention of Peter.
        Some 30 years after Paul wrote his letters, the apostle John wrotethree letters and the book of Revelation. Nowhere in these writings did Johnmention that the congregation in Rome was the most prominent one, nor did herefer to a leader of the church who held the supreme office of an allegedsuccessor of Peter. Neither the Bible nor the evidence from history supportsthe claim that Peter established himself as the first bishop of thecongregation in Rome.
        Do the Conduct andTeachings of the Popes Support Their Claim?
        We would rightly expect someone who claims to be “Saint Peter’ssuccessor” and “the Vicar of Christ” to follow the conduct and teachings ofboth Peter and Christ. For example, did Peter accept special treatment from hisfellow believers? No. He refused to allow any special expressions of reverenceto be bestowed on him. (Acts 10:25, 26) What about Jesus? He said that hecame to serve others, not to be served. (Matthew 20:28) By contrast, what record do the popeshave? Do they shun prominence, refuse grand titles, and avoid ostentatiousdisplays of wealth and power?
        Both Peter and Christ were morally upright men who promoted peace. Comparetheir record with what the Catholic encyclopedia Lexikon für Theologie undKirche (Lexicon for Theology and Church) says about Pope Leo X:“Involved in political and often nepotistic transactions and devoted to lavishworldly pleasures, Leo X neglected the urgent tasks of a spiritualnature.” Karl Amon, Catholic priest and professor of church history, says thatverified reports regarding Pope Alexander VI betray “a terrific amount ofunscrupulousness, abuse of authority, simony, and immorality.”
        What about the teachings of the popes? How do they compare with theteachings of Peter and Christ? Peter did not believe that all good people go toheaven. With reference to good King David, he plainly said: “David did notascend to the heavens.” (Acts 2:34) Nor did Peter teach that infants should bebaptized. Rather, he taught that baptism is a step that a believer takesconscientiously.—1 Peter 3:21.
        Jesus taught that none of his disciples should try to be moreprominent than any other. “If anyone wants to be first,” Jesus said, “he mustbe last of all and minister of all.” (Mark 9:35) Shortly before his death, Jesus gave thisclear directive to his followers: “Do not you be called Rabbi, for one is yourteacher, whereas all you are brothers. Moreover, do not call anyone your fatheron earth, for one is your Father, the heavenly One. Neither be called‘leaders,’ for your Leader is one, the Christ.” (Matthew 23:1, 8-10) Do you feel that the popes have upheld theteachings of Peter and Christ?
        Some say that the succession of popes is maintained even if theofficeholder does not lead a Christian life. Do you think that argument isreasonable? Jesus said: “Every good tree produces fine fruit, but every rottentree produces worthless fruit; a good tree cannot bear worthless fruit, neithercan a rotten tree produce fine fruit.” Based on the evidence, do you think thatPeter or Christ would want to be associated with the fruits that the popes haveproduced?—Matthew 7:17, 18, 21-23.
        Jesus’ discussion with Peter centered on identifying the Christ andhis role, not on the role that Peter would play. (Matthew 16:13-17) Peter himself later stated that Jesuswas the rock upon which the congregation was built. (1 Peter 2:4-8) The apostle Paul confirmed thatJesus, not Peter, was “the foundation cornerstone” of the Christiancongregation.—Ephesians 2:20.
        Both Jesus and the apostles warned that the Christian congregationwould be overrun by men who taught apostate doctrine. (Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43; 2 Timothy 4:3; 2 Peter 2:1; 1 John 2:18) Those statements came true whenthe church, or congregation, of the second century began adopting pagan customsand blending Biblical doctrine with Greek philosophy.
         

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

         the infallability of the pope is ONLY ON MATTERS OF FAITH AND MORALS…
        the pope is still a man who can commit sins…that is why he has his own confessor

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYCOAGIL35OAIRH2T6QH3IZUMY Ike

        But sins and MORALS are tied together. You cannot be MORALLY INFALLABLE if you still commit sins. Hindi ka na nga nagkakamali MORALLY Bakit magkakasala ka pa. And if you still commit sins how can you be MORALLY INFALLABLE

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

        No. You don’t understand the doctrine of Papal Infallibility. It means the Pope cannot be wrong when he declare “Ex Cathedra” on Faith and Moral doctrines, dogma of the church. It is not for  his personal Faith and Morality does the Papal Infallibility covers. It is the promise of Jesus to St. Peter the first pope that the Holy Spirit will come upon him to guide him to lead the church He built.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYCOAGIL35OAIRH2T6QH3IZUMY Ike

        Thanks! This is the most clear explanation so far. One last question: If this is the case, then how come Pope John Paul II declared on 23 Oct 1996 that Darwins Theory of evolution to be fact, thus reducing Catholic own doctrine of Gods Creation to a mere fable.

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

        I have to post my reply here coz no more reply button on your last comment.

        Yes, true. Darwin’s theory of evolution is considered a fact by the church but that does not nullify the church’s doctrine on Creation. It is however considered that evolution is part of God’s Creation process. In Genesis, it only states “God made” to everything and it may well be considered that evolution is part of the process of God’s creation. Nature is a creation of God.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYCOAGIL35OAIRH2T6QH3IZUMY Ike

        Oh my, you got me even more confused!! Darwins theory states that we evolve from apes. In Genesis, God Created man ACCORDING TO HIS IMAGE. He 1st created Adam as he is to look after the garden of eden.

        This are 2 clearly different things. Are u sure this is the stand of the Catholic Church.

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

        Answer from your comment below:

        Yes.that’s the stand of the Catholic Church that evolution is part of the creation process. As I have said, in Genesis it states; “Let us make man in our image and likeness” It does not imply that man was created instantly, but it also does not rule out that God have made man in his own image and likeness from a single cell or dust. So from dust to the image of man the bible did not say it was in an instant. It could be by His Almighty. But it could be also in millions of years process. Remember that according to the bible;

        “But of this one thing be not ignorant, my beloved, that one day with the Lord is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” 2 Peter 3:8

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYCOAGIL35OAIRH2T6QH3IZUMY Ike

        Well, I learn something from u today!

        However this is a stand of the Catholic Church that will be very difficult for me to accept: that you and I came from an ape.

          How about you, if I may ask, and pls dont take it as an insult: will you accept a relegious teaching na ikaw ay galing sa unggoy. Does the 1.2 billion Catholics accept this fact as well. .

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

        Answer from your comment below:

        You and I came from God not from an ape. The evolution process as a fact did not start from an ape.

        According to the bible; “from dust”. In the evolution theory, “from single celled animals”. But let us not be confused on how God created the universe and everything in it. We cannot fathom the mind of God.

        According to St. Paul to his letter to the Romans 11:33-36

        “O the depth of the riches of the wisdom and of the knowledge of God! How
        incomprehensible are his judgments, and how unsearchable his ways! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? Or who hath been his counselor? Or who hath first given to him, and recompense shall be made him? For of him, and by him, and in him, are all things: to him be glory for ever. Amen.”

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYCOAGIL35OAIRH2T6QH3IZUMY Ike

        thanks for the insight rene!

         Genesis stated that Eve was created by God from Adam’s ribs. How can this be a product of evolutionary process? and if Adam was part of the Evolutionary process. It means there are other humans already where Adam came from. It means not all humans came from Adam as per Catholic teaching itself.

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

        Answer from you latest comment.

        You cannot interpret the bible “letra por letra”. The words and phrases in the bible are presented in different figures of speech that if you don’t have rhetorical background you will arrive in an “Out of Context” interpretation.

        It’s enough for a Christian to believe that God (The one true God) created the universe and everything in it. To fathom on how God created man and the universe, the bible offers no exact detail. The bible only proves beyond reasonable doubt that God created everything.

        Solving and finding he ways of God is like what had happened to St. Augustine of Hippo while walking on the shore trying to solve the mystery of The Trinity, he saw a child fetching water from the sea to a small hole the child made on the shore. Intrigued on what the child doing he ask;  What are you doing my child. The child answered; I’m trying to put the sea into this hole. St. Augustine told the child; It’s impossible, and besides the water that you put into the hole will go back again into the sea. The child replied; It is more impossible for you to solve the mystery of the Holy Trinity. Then he realized that God sent an angel to stop him from his silly thoughts of solving God’s mystery. John 1: 1-3

        Salvation is for those who believe that God created the universe and everything in it, and He sent His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16. That’s the very essence of salvation.

        Even salvation itself is a mystery and solving the mysteries involving God is beyond the capability of the human mind and is not relevant to salvation. God offered salvation in the simplest way that human in all walks of life understands; Love God above all things and Love your neighbor as yourself.

        Albert Einstein in all his scientific achievements and greatness in explaining Time, Space, and Matter could only humbly say; “I need more mathematics”

        St. Paul also said;

        “O the depth of the riches of the wisdom and of the knowledge of God! How
        incomprehensible
        are his judgments, and how unsearchable his ways! For who hath known
        the mind of the Lord? Or who hath been his counselor? Or who hath first
        given to him, and recompense shall be made him? For of him, and by him,
        and in him, are all things: to him be glory for ever. Amen.”
        Romans 11:33-36

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        it is the same with penoy, he has this EXCELLENCY” though he is not excellent…cos he is noynoying..

  • UrHONOR

    YONG mga mahihilig magbigay ng mga kahulugan sa mga numero-nemero ng mga kap at ber… ang ginagawa ninyo ay puro HINDSIGHT analysis, tulad ng mga pader-pader….tinutugma ninyo ang nababasa ninyo sa pangyayari matapos ito mangyari.  Kung tunay yang ginagamit ninyong batayan, aber… sabihin ninyo ang kung ANO ANG MANGYAYARI BAGO ITO MANGYARI para malaman natin king gaano ka-galing yang ginagamit ninyong lente ng panghuhula. Halimbawa… basahin ninyo sa mga numero kung sino ang susunod na pope, ano ang kanyang gagawin at papaano, at kung kailan magugunaw ang daigdig.  Get down to brass tacks, not speculations or speculative readings. Hindi yang mga siglo-siglo at mga palatandaan na KAHIT NA SINO ay maaaring MANGHULA at HULAAN.  Ang siste kasi, pag may nangayari a kahit na anupaman, nakatutok na kaagad ang mga numero sa kapitolyo at bersikulo at magbibigay na ng kung ano-anong interpretasyon ayon sa nakatala sa  nasabing mga numero.  PHSAW!  Kahit na sinong mag-tataho o mag-bubuko ay kayang-kayang manghula at magtugma-tugma ng mga pangyayari matapos ito mangyari.

    Nagkagulo sa Middle East, numero ganito at bersikulo ganun; namatay si mga Kennedy’s, kapitolyo at bersikulo na naman; nag-resign si Ratz, ganun din; magugunaw ang mundo, balik na naman sa kapitolyo’t bersikulo.  Nabababoy tuloy ang pakahulugan ng ginagamit na batayan dahil ginagamit itong tulay ng mapapag-tsismisan.  Maaari namang makipag-talakayan at makipagpalitan ng kuro-kuro at kaisipan na hindi dinadamay ang mga TNL na mga numerong yan, e, kung bakit kasi masyadong nahumaling ang marami sa kaugalian ng mga damasing ang paggamit ng mga numerong yan sa negosyo nilang pananakot!

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

       Postdiction. In Latin term vaticinium ex eventu – Foretelling AFTER the event. Very funny indeed..The Catholic Church renounced such kind of superstition.

  • speaksoftlylove

     Forget the election of Petros Romanus, Vatican is preparing for a
    Full Disclosure so profound that it will shock the world. That is why
    the Vatican mouthpiece Lombardi is preempting the Pope that he will lose
    His Highness infallibility once he vacates the papacy. Lombardi’s
    pronouncement is to preempt and discredit Pope Benedict XVI once he
    speaks, of profound knowledge, after he vacate the papacy. There is an
    alarming power struggle inside the Vatican and the main reason why Pope
    Benedict XVI resigned is that he is poised to tell the whole world about
    the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, far from
    conventional catholic dogma that misled us since time immemorial.

    Parenthetically, when PNoy went to Davos, Switrzerland his yellowvultures and the subservient media focused on PNoy’s fantasized and scripted achievement thereby failing to inform the filipino people the importance of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) main agenda, more particularly the WEF resolution entitled “Global Risks for 2013. The resolution focus on two issues thus:

    1. The need to be wary and prepare for the advent of genetically altered humans, (which the Church believes could not be redeemed simply because they don’t have souls) to replace mankind with serpentine qualities. Incidentally, 2013 is the year of the snake and;

    2. The need to prepare for extraterrestrial life contact.

    What is alarming is that the two issues are linked. Many underground scientists believe that the extraterrestrial agenda is to replace humans with hybrid beings to win mankind to the dark side.

    Many yellowvulture bloggers here perpetually malign me and ridicule my posts as products of too much watching sci fi movies and youtube videos. Well, if you ridicule me then malign the powerful members of the World Economic Forum all over the globe for a start, for watching too much sci fi movies, Get that all you yellowvultures led by tamudmd?

  • gilbongs

     here we go,  the pope has resigned i really pity him protecting bishops priests on all their trespasses against their parishioners and the church when i was young  our parish priest  has the luxury of owning a service jeep i say that it was a luxury because 3 persons  have it, our mayor a chinese merchant and our priest  when he died all his heirs quarreled  to the vast tracks of land lands he have left behind even to the point  filing cases against each other, i am emphasizing this scenario because it remains in my mind, what an abusive servant of the LORD he was. I  have remained a catholic but   we need to scrutinize this abuses, their are lots priest who have hidden mistresses or abused small altar boys and young women but not a single priest has been investigated by this act. not a single priest has been in jail, Lots of antiques has been stolen by this priest also. we are still lucky that we still go to masses and every church and cathedrals  are full but time will come when we would be like other places in west  that only a priests and nuns attend masses. When  our bishops and priest attacked policies and laws of the phil re: the RH bill etc . . . .  perhaps they are hiding something to coverup their sins in the society.

    • elpobre

      You see the truth and still asking, keep that truth and free yourself.

      HOW TO IDENTIFY THE TRUE RELIGION
      5 How can ‘the road to life’ be found? Jesus said that the true religion would be evident in the lives of the people who practice it. “By their fruits you will recognize them,” he said. “Every good tree produces fine fruit.” (Matthew 7:16, 17) In other words, those who practice the true religion would be recognized by their beliefs and their conduct. Although they are not perfect and they make mistakes, true worshipers as a group seek to do God’s will. Let us consider six features that identify those who practice true religion.
      6 God’s servants base their teachings on the Bible. The Bible itself says: “All Scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight, for disciplining in righteousness, that the man [or woman] of God may be fully competent, completely equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16, 17) To his fellow Christians, the apostle Paul wrote: “When you received God’s word, which you heard from us, you accepted it, not as the word of men, but, just as it truthfully is, as the word of God.” (1 Thessalonians 2:13) Hence, beliefs and practices of the true religion are not based on human views or tradition. They originate in God’s inspired Word, the Bible.
      7 Jesus Christ set the proper example by basing his teachings on God’s Word. In prayer to his heavenly Father, he said: “Your word is truth.” (John 17:17) Jesus believed the Word of God, and everything he taught harmonized with the Scriptures. Jesus often said: “It is written.” (Matthew 4:4, 7, 10) Then Jesus would quote a scripture. Similarly, God’s people today do not teach their own ideas. They believe that the Bible is God’s Word, and they base their teachings firmly on what it says.
      9 God’s people show genuine, unselfish love for one another. Jesus said: “By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love among yourselves.” (John 13:35) The early Christians had such love for one another. Godly love overcomes racial, social, and national barriers and draws people together in an unbreakable bond of true brotherhood. (Colossians 3:14) Members of false religions do not have such a loving brotherhood. How do we know that? They kill one another because of national or ethnic differences. True Christians do not take up weapons to kill their Christian brothers or anyone else. The Bible states: “The children of God and the children of the Devil are evident by this fact: Everyone who does not carry on righteousness does not originate with God, neither does he who does not love his brother. . . . We should have love for one another; not like Cain, who originated with the wicked one and slaughtered his brother.”—1 John 3:10-12; 4:20, 21.
      10 Of course, genuine love means more than not killing others. True Christians unselfishly use their time, energy, and resources to help and encourage one another. (Hebrews 10:24, 25) They help one another in times of distress, and they deal honestly with others. In fact, they apply in their lives the Bible counsel to “work what is good toward all.”—Galatians 6:10.
      11 True Christians accept Jesus Christ as God’s means of salvation. The Bible says: “There is no salvation in anyone else, for there is not another name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must get saved.” (Acts 4:12), Jesus gave his life as a ransom for obedient humans. (Matthew 20:28) In addition, Jesus is God’s appointed King in the heavenly Kingdom that will rule the entire earth. And God requires that we obey Jesus and apply his teachings if we want everlasting life. That is why the Bible states: “He that exercises faith in the Son has everlasting life; he that disobeys the Son will not see life.”—John 3:36.
      12 True worshipers are no part of the world. When on trial before the Roman ruler Pilate, Jesus said: “My kingdom is no part of this world.” (John 18:36) No matter what country they live in, Jesus’ true followers are subjects of his heavenly Kingdom and thus maintain strict neutrality in the world’s political affairs. They take no part in its conflicts. However, God true worshipers do not interfere with what others choose to do about joining a political party, running for office, or voting. And while God’s true worshipers are neutral regarding politics, they are law-abiding. Why? Because God’s Word commands them to “be in subjection” to the governmental “superior authorities.” (Romans 13:1) Where there is a conflict between what God requires and what a political system requires, true worshipers follow the example of the apostles, who said: “We must obey God as ruler rather than men.”—Acts 5:29; Mark 12:17.
      13 Jesus’ true followers preach that God’s Kingdom is mankind’s only hope. Jesus foretold: “This good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come.” (Matthew 24:14) Instead of encouraging people to look to human rulers to solve their problems, true followers of Jesus Christ proclaim God’s heavenly Kingdom as the only hope for mankind. (Psalm 146:3) Jesus taught us to pray for that perfect government when he said: “Let your kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also upon earth.” (Matthew 6:10) God’s Word foretold that this heavenly Kingdom “will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms [now existing], and it itself will stand to times indefinite.”—Daniel 2:44.
      14 On the basis of what we have just considered, ask yourself: ‘What religious group bases all its teachings on the Bible and makes known God’s name? What group practices godly love, exercises faith in Jesus, is no part of the world, and proclaims that God’s Kingdom is the only real hope for mankind? Of all the religious groups on earth, which one meets all these requirements?’ The facts clearly show that it is chosen people by God’s itself.—Isaiah 43:10-12.

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    i wud rather believe a teaching which is already 2013 years old than the teaching of a pastor that began 15th century or 1960si wud rather believe on the teachings whi is being tested through the course of history but still standing than the new one which totally deviates the real meaning…i wud rather believe on the teachings which are fruit of simple men, scholars, intellectuals, holy and wise men which all of them agree the same than that of born again pastors who read, memorized the verses of the bible and created his own church…and mostly, these pastors are ex-convict that they believe that once they get out from jail, no one can hire them for work, thats why they read the bible innside the jail for his soon to be LUCRATIVE job, which is being a pastor…

    • elpobre

      The Christian Congregation Corrupted
      Soon after the death of the apostles, apostate teachers from within the congregation began to take control of it. They spoke “twisted things to draw away the disciples after themselves.” (Acts 20:29, 30) As a result, many Christians ‘fell away from the faith.’ They were “turned aside to false stories.”—1 Timothy 4:1-3; 2 Timothy 4:3, 4.
      By the fourth century C.E., says The New Dictionary of Theology, “Catholic Christianity had become the official . . . religion of the Roman Empire.” There was a “coalescence of ecclesial and civil society”—a merging of Church and State that was diametrically opposed to the beliefs of the early Christians. (John 17:16; James 4:4) The same source states that in time, the whole structure and nature of the church, as well as many of its fundamental beliefs, was changed radically “under the influence of a curious and thoroughly unhealthy combination of O[ld] T[estament] and neoplatonic models.” As predicted by Jesus Christ, his genuine disciples were hidden from sight as counterfeit Christians flourished.
      Jesus’ listeners knew how difficult it was to tell genuine wheat from weeds, such as poisonous bearded darnel, which during the growing season has an appearance much like that of wheat. So Jesus was illustrating that for a while, it would be difficult to distinguish true Christians from the counterfeit variety. This does not mean that the Christian congregation ceased to exist, for Jesus promised to continue to guide his spiritual brothers “all the days until the conclusion of the system of things.” (Matthew 28:20) Jesus said that the wheat would continue to grow. Even so, through the ages, genuine Christians—individually or in groups—no doubt did their best to adhere to Christ’s teachings. But they no longer made up a clearly identifiable, visible body, or organization. They were certainly not identical with the visible apostate religious system that throughout history brought nothing but disgrace and dishonor to the name of Jesus Christ.—2 Peter 2:1, 2.
      “The Man of Lawlessness Gets Revealed”
      The apostle Paul foretold something else that would mark this counterfeit religious system. He wrote: “Let no one seduce you in any manner, because [Yahwe/Jehovah’s day] will not come unless the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness gets revealed.” (2 Thessalonians 2:2-4) This “man of lawlessness” is none other than the clergy class that exalted itself into a ruling position over the “Christian” congregation.*
      The apostasy started in the apostle Paul’s day. It accelerated once the apostles died and their restraining influence disappeared. It would be marked, said Paul, by “the operation of Satan with every powerful work and lying signs and portents and with every unrighteous deception.” (2 Thessalonians 2:6-12) How accurately that describes the activities of so many religious leaders throughout history!
      In support of their claim that Roman Catholicism is the one true church, Catholic leaders say that their bishops have “a life-giving contact with the original apostles by a current of succession which goes back to the beginning.” In truth, this claim of apostolic succession has no historical or Scriptural basis. There is no credible evidence that the church system that arose following the death of Jesus’ apostles was ever directed by God’s holy spirit.—Romans 8:9; Galatians 5:19-21.
      And what of the other churches that sprang up following the so-called Reformation? Did they return to the model of the early Christian congregation? Did they restore the purity of the original Christian congregation? It is true that following the Reformation, the Bible became available to many of the common people in their own language. Yet, history shows that these churches continued to teach erroneous doctrines.*—Matthew 15:7-9.
      Note this, however. Jesus Christ definitely foretold that his one true congregation would be restored during what he called a conclusion of a system of things. (Matthew 13:30, 39) The fulfillment of Bible prophecies shows that we are now living in that time. (Matthew 24:3-35) That being true, each of us needs to ask, ‘Where is that one true church?’ It ought to become more and more clearly identifiable.
       

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        By the fourth century C.E., says The New Dictionary of Theology, “Catholic Christianity had become the official . . . religion of the Roman Empire.”

        ————-

        because helena, the mother of constantine was already converted into christian…because, constantine was being influenced by his mother…and, consequently, that church was recognized by the empire because these pagan emperors cannot totally eradicate the conversion of his people to this church…that is why constantine resigned on persecuting…get the wider picture man…wag naman makitid ang utak mo…

      • elpobre

        That is why

        “Wheat” and “Weeds”
        To find the answers, let us carefully consider what Jesus Christ himself said would happen. You may be surprised to learn that Jesus expected his congregation to disappear from view and that he would allow such a sad situation to continue for centuries.
        Identifying his congregation with “the kingdom of the heavens,” he said: “The kingdom of the heavens has become like a man that sowed fine seed in his field. While men were sleeping, his enemy came and oversowed weeds in among the wheat, and left. When the blade sprouted and produced fruit, then the weeds appeared also. So the slaves of the householder came up and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow fine seed in your field? How, then, does it come to have weeds?’ He said to them, ‘An enemy, a man, did this.’ They said to him, ‘Do you want us, then, to go out and collect them?’ He said, ‘No; that by no chance, while collecting the weeds, you uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest; and in the harvest season I will tell the reapers, First collect the weeds and bind them in bundles to burn them up, then go to gathering the wheat into my storehouse.’”—Matthew 13:24-30.
        Jesus explained that he was “the sower.” “The fine seed” pictured his genuine disciples. His “enemy” was Satan the Devil. “The weeds” were counterfeit Christians who infiltrated the early Christian congregation. He said that he would let “the wheat” and “the weeds” grow together until “the harvest,” which would come at “a conclusion of a system of things.” (Matthew 13:37-43) What did all of this mean?

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

        How coluld you explain the promise of Jesus Christ to his Church that “EVEN THE GATES OF HELL SHALL NOT PREVAIL AGAINST IT”, and “BEHOLD I AM WITH YOU UNTIL THE END OF TIMES”. There must be a liar here when you say that the church that Jesus built was corrupted. But Jesus CANNOT LIE. One valid conclusion that your interpretation on the passages of the bible is OUT OF CONTEXT.

    • elpobre

      Constantinian Religion is not true religion.

      Note this, however. Jesus Christ definitely foretold that his one true congregation would be restored during what he called a conclusion of a system of things. (Matthew 13:30, 39) The fulfillment of Bible prophecies shows that we are now living in that time. (Matthew 24:3-35) That being true, each of us needs to ask, ‘Where is that one true church?’ It ought to become more and more clearly identifiable.

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        i dont know what is constantian religion…another invention???

      • elpobre

        Who declares the cristians in 4 and 5 Century to be called Roman Catholic

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        nagkaroon ho ng pangalan na catholic nuon nagkaroon ng great schism that eventually si michael cerularius, the bishop of constantinople no longer wants to recognize the pope which is in rome…kaya nagkaroon ng orthodox church…so, para maiwasan ang pagkalito, the pope, named those christians who were not part of that schism na catholic…at ang word na roman doesnt mean that it comes from the practices of the roman empire which is pagan…the word “roman” means it follow the roman rite…kasi ho sa loob ng catholic meron mga ibat ibang rite aside from roman rite…meron hong coptic rite, ethiopic rite, chaldean rite, maronite rite and so on…

        but u born agains na hindi marunong umintindi ng history insist that the word roman comes from the roman pagan empire…magbasa naman ho kayo ng tunay na history…wag ung history na gawa ng mga protestante because they distorted the history of the world…better read ung neutral…at wag makitid ang utak…

      • elpobre

        Is There Only One ‘True Church’?
        “JUST as there is one Christ, so there exists a single body of Christ, a single Bride of Christ: ‘a single Catholic and apostolic Church.’”—Dominus Iesus.
        That is how a Roman Catholic cardinal, Joseph Ratzinger, set out his church’s teaching that there can be only one true church. That church, he said, is “a single Church of Christ, which subsists in the Catholic Church.”
        “Not Churches in the Proper Sense”
        Although Pope John Paul II insisted that the document Dominus Iesus contained “no arrogance towards, or disrespect for, other religions,” Protestant church leaders reacted strongly to it. For example, at the Presbyterian General Assembly in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in June 2001, one minister said that the document was the work of “a powerful faction in the Roman Catholic Church . . . scared silly by the spirit of openness introduced by Vatican II.”
        Robin Eames, the Church of Ireland Primate, said that he would be “bitterly disappointed” if the document was “a throwback to pre-Vatican II.” In commenting on the Vatican’s claim that churches that reject certain Catholic doctrines “are not Churches in the proper sense,” Eames said: “That to me could be insulting.”
        What prompted Dominus Iesus? It appears that the Roman Catholic Curia was disturbed by what has been called religious relativism. According to The Irish Times, “the emergence of a pluralist theology—saying basically that one religion is as good as another . . . increasingly preoccupied Cardinal Ratzinger.” It seems that this viewpoint sparked his comments about one true church.
        Does It Matter Which Church You Belong To?
        Of course, to some, “religious relativism” or “pluralist theology” is much more reasonable and attractive than any suggestion that there can be only one true church. To them, religion should be purely a matter of personal preference. ‘In the end,’ they say, ‘it really does not matter which church you belong to.’
        That may appear to be the more tolerant view—even though one effect of it has been the fragmentation of religion into myriads of differing denominations. ‘Such diversity in religion,’ say many, ‘is no more than a healthy expression of individual freedom.’ According to writer Steve Bruce, however, such “religious toleration” is in reality nothing more than “religious indifference.”—A House Divided: Protestantism, Schism, and Secularization.
        What, then, is the right view? Is there only one true church? Does it subsist only in the Roman Catholic Church? Are other churches equally acceptable to God? Since these questions involve our relationship with our Creator, surely it is important to get his views on the matter. How can we do that? By looking into God’s inspired Word, the Bible. (Acts 17:11; 2 Timothy 3:16, 17) Let us consider what it has to say on this subject of one true church.
        JESUS CHRIST set up just one church, or congregation. That congregation was a spiritual body, a spiritual family. By this we mean that it was a gathering together of people chosen by God’s holy spirit—all recognized by God to be his “children.”—Romans 8:16, 17; Galatians 3:26.
        Jesus taught that only one way was used by God to direct people to the truth and to life. To illustrate that important truth, Jesus compared the way to everlasting life to a road. He said: “Go in through the narrow gate; because broad and spacious is the road leading off into destruction, and many are the ones going in through it; whereas narrow is the gate and cramped the road leading off into life, and few are the ones finding it.”—Matthew 7:13, 14; John 14:6; Acts 4:11, 12.
        A Unified Congregation
        We should not think of that first-century congregation as “a world-wide, universal, organized society such as we mean nowadays when we talk about the catholic church,” says The New Dictionary of Theology. Why not? “For the simple reason,” it says, “that such an organized, universal society scarcely existed.”
        No one can rightly disagree with the fact that the early Christian congregation bore no resemblance to the institutionalized church systems we see today. But it was organized. Individual congregations did not operate independently of one another. They all recognized the authority of a governing body in Jerusalem. That body—consisting of the apostles and older men of the Jerusalem congregation—helped to preserve the unity of the congregation as the “one body” of Christ.—Ephesians 4:4, 11-16; Acts 15:22-31; 16:4, 5.
        What happened to that one true congregation? Did it become the mighty Catholic Church? Did it evolve into the denominational, fragmented Protestant church system that we see today? Or did something else happen?

      • elpobre

        And are sure about your history? Read my other post below.

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        y not try first the wikipedia..at least neutral yan…or the encyclopedia britannica…kahit protestant ang publisher niyan, yet neutral…na mismo sila nagsabi that catholic is the church founded by christ…unlike sa INC..kay manalo….protestant, kay luther…mormon, kay smith…etc…

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        another invention of born again?

    • frudo

      LUCRATIVE job, which is being a pastor…   sama mo na rin ang mga bishop at ibang mga pari pare pareho naman sila lucrative job, at pamumuhay, 

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        pwede rin…pero pag nag retire sila or umalis sa kanilang assignment, hindi naman nila madadala kung ano ung andun sa simbahan na naka assign siya…unlike sa mga pastor na ung tithes nakukuha nila, pati na ung asawa kasama at ang mga anak…nabubuhay sila sa tithes…napag aaral sa tithes…na sana dapat ung tithes ginagamit sa mga orphanages…pero, can u name an orphanage na pagmamay ari ng born again???wala diba???

      • frudo

         uu nga mali nga sila dun kaya dahil dun yari sila pag harap nila sa Creator nila pag dating ng panahon! so better now palang matakot na sila.

      • sa_aking_palagay

        Yes, I agree with this. Many so-called pastors, do church for a living. The Christians, like the Catholics, are as appalled and disgusted by the actions of these people. Workers of God should take advise from Paul, who, while being the most successful missionary to the Gentiles, said “You know that these hands of mine have worked to supply my own needs and even the needs of those who were with me.” In short, he was not mendicant nor dependent on any financial support from any of the churches he planted to pursue his calling in the Lord.

        On the other hand, if the church is capable to support the works of full-time pastor, why not do it cheerfully? The Lord, in the end will judge the motives of the heart: whether things were done for service to him or just a front to acquire personal gain. Any true servant of the Lord is never in love with money and the apparent power it gives.

        Kaya galit din si Rizal to the likes of Damaso.

      • sa_aking_palagay

        for most churches, the church income go to: 1. support to the pastors/church workers2. operational expenses3. (great percentage) support to missionaries or mission works for the workers who share the Gospel the unreached people groups or unreached areas
        4. any other projects, programs or the likes agreed upon by the church which need financial support

        Anyone who use the Name of God as means to enrich or empower themselves are surely subject to the eternal damnation. The Book of Acts gave an account on how people like these receive God’s judgment (see Ananias and Sapphira)

      • frudo

        kya nga sa Pinas nalang tignan mo kung gaano nasisira ng mga leader ng simbahan ang salita ng  Dios, tingnan ang klase ng mga pamumuhay nila, parang mga hari na, iisang apelyido lang ang punong leader nila di npapalitan buhat ng maitatag ang kanilang simbahan. may iba pa na kumakandidato  bilang mataas na leader ng bansa,  mga naka magagarang kotse at naglalakihang bahay, samantalang ang mga miyermbro mga mahihirap, uu nga nagbibigay ang mga tao ng ayon sa kanilang freewill or kusang loob pero nagiging sakim naman masyado at iba at dahil dun nawawala na yun salitang paglilingkod napapalitan ng business, nagiging negosyo ang relihiyon na dapat ay hindi. siguro di mo masisi kung ang iba ay hindi nalang sumali or umanib sa relihiyon na tinatag ng tao.

  • sa_aking_palagay

    Timeline of Roman Catholicism

    The long-held claim by Roman Catholicism that it was the only unchangeable church is not supported by church history – not even Roman Catholic history. How sad to realize that this false claim influenced so many to join or to stay in this false church, which actually is the product of centuries of changes. Most of these changes resulted from the Roman Catholic church’s yielding to heathen customs and practices that were subsequently incorporated into Roman Catholic teachings and worship. The following is a partial list of heathen, unscriptural practices that became a part of Roman Catholic dogma over a period of seventeen centuries. Some of the dates given are approximate. In many cases, these heresies were even debated for years before being given the status of required beliefs:

    Prayers for the dead – 300 AD

    Making the sign of the cross – 300 AD

    Veneration of angels & dead saints – 375 A.D.

    Use of images in worship – 375 A D.

    The Mass as a daily celebration – 394 AD

    Beginning of the exaltation of Mary; the term, “Mother of God” applied at Council of Ephesus – 431 AD.

    Extreme Unction (Last Rites) – 526 AD

    Doctrine of Purgatory (Gregory I) – 593 AD

    Prayers to Mary & dead saints – 600 AD

    Worship of cross, images & relics – 786 AD

    Canonization of dead saints – 995 AD

    Celibacy of priesthood – 1079 AD

    The Rosary – 1090 AD

    Indulgences – 1190 AD

    Transubstantiation (Innocent III) – 1215 AD

    Auricular Confession of sins to a priest – 1215 AD

    Adoration of the wafer (Host) – 1220 AD

    Cup forbidden to the people at communion – 1414 AD

    Purgatory proclaimed as a dogma – 1439 AD

    The doctrine of the Seven Sacraments confirmed – 1439 AD

    Tradition declared of equal authority with Bible by Council of Trent – 1545 AD

    Denied every doctrine of the Reformation, from Sola Scriptura to “salvation by grace through faith alone”;

    Pronounced 125 anathemas (eternal damnation) upon anyone believing what evangelicals believe and preach today. Here is a sampling:

    If any one shall deny that the body and blood together with the soul and divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, and therefore entire Christ, are truly, really, and substantially contained in the sacrament of the most holy Eucharist; and shall say that He is only in it as a sign, or in a figure, or virtually – let him be accursed (Canon 1).

    If any one shall say that the substance of the bread and wine remains in the sacrament of the most holy Eucharist, together with the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, and shall deny that wonderful and singular conversion of the whole substance of the bread into the body, and of the whole substance of the wine into the blood, the outward forms of the bread and wine still remaining, which conversion the Catholic Church most aptly calls transubstantiation – let him be accursed (Canon 2).

    If any man shall say that Christ, the only begotten Son of God, is not to be adored in the holy sacrament of the Eucharist, even with the open worship of latria, and therefore not to be venerated with any peculiar festal celebrity, nor to be solemnly carried about in processions according to the praiseworthy, and universal rites and customs of the holy Church, and that he is not to be publicly set before the people to be adored, and that his adorers are idolaters – let him be accursed (Canon 6).

    If anyone shall say that the ungodly man is justified by faith only so as to understand that nothing else is required that may cooperate to obtain the grace of justification, and that it is in no wise necessary for him to be prepared and disposed by the motion of his own will … let him be accursed (Canon 9).

    If anyone shall say that justifying faith is nothing else than confidence in the divine mercy pardoning sins for Christ’s sake, or that it is that confidence alone by which we are justified … let him be accursed (Canon 12).

    Equal value and authority of tradition and Scripture (in actuality, tradition is held above Scripture);

    Scriptures for the priesthood only (prohibited to anyone in the laity without written permission from one’s superior — to violate this was [and still is in most "Catholic countries" today] considered a mortal sin);

    Seven sacraments;

    Communion by eating the bread only (not drinking the wine);

    Purgatory;

    Indulgences;

    The Mass as a propitiatory offering.

    Apocryphal books added to Bible – 1546 AD

    Immaculate Conception of Mary – 1854 AD

    Vatican Council I – 1870 AD

    Defined the infallibility of the pope in matters of faith and morals

    Confirmed Unum Sanctum (no salvation outside of the Catholic Church).

    Assumption of the Virgin Mary (bodily ascension into heaven shortly after her death) – 1950 AD

    Vatican Council II – 1965 AD

    Vatican II made no new doctrines, nor did it change or repudiate any old ones; Trent and Vatican I stand as is (Vatican II verified and validated all the anathemas of Trent). Vatican II reaffirmed such Roman heresies as papal supremacy; the Roman priesthood; the mass as an unbloody sacrifice of Christ; a polluted sacramental gospel; Catholic tradition on equal par with Scripture; Mary as the Queen of Heaven and co-Redemptrix with Christ; auricular confession; Mariolatry; pilgrimages to “holy shrines”; purgatory; prayers to and for the dead; etc.

    Mary proclaimed Mother of the RC church.

    Reaffirmed the infallibility of the pope (and even when he does not speak ex-cathedra, all RC’s must still give complete submission of mind and will to what he says).

    Divided RC doctrine into that which is essential core of theology, and must be received by faith, and that which is still an undefined body of theology which RC’s may question and debate without repudiating their essential core.

    Established 20 complex rules concerning when and how any indulgence may be obtained, and condemned “with anathema those who say that indulgences are useless or that the Church does not have the power to grant them … [for] the task of winning salvation.”



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