Tagle among 8 candidates to succeed Pope Benedict XVI



Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle. AP FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle is among the eight candidates being considered to replace Pope Benedict XVI who is scheduled to formalize his resignation Thursday.

Tagle is the current archbishop of Manila and was appointed last year as the Catholic Church’s second youngest cardinal. He is the only contender from Asia.

In an Agance France-Press report from the Vatican, Tagle, was included in the list of top contenders who are considered pontiff material, or “papabile.”

The 55-year-old is tipped as an outsider to watch for his dynamism, charisma and stellar rise within the Church so far.

His relative youth stands against him, but he is very popular in Asia and has worked closely with Benedict.

The successor to Benedict XVI will be elected by a conclave in the Sistine Chapel next month where 115 cardinals from around the world are expected.

Following are some of the top contenders to become the next head of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics:




The 72-year-old archbishop of Milan is the top Italian candidate. He is a keen promoter of inter-religious dialogue, particularly between Muslims and Christians.

He is also an expert on bioethics, an issue on which Church teachings are currently lagging behind scientific advances.


Archbishop of Budapest since 2002 and a specialist in canon law who has taught at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome, the 60-year-old Hungarian is tipped as another European frontrunner.


The archbishop of Vienna, 68, is a protege of outgoing Benedict XVI and was a favourite for future pope before he called in 2010 for a re-examination of the contentious issue of priest celibacy in the wake of the child sex abuse scandal.

He has also criticised powerful figures in the Vatican for covering up the sex crimes.

Keeping the St. Peter’s chair in the hands of Europeans would help ensure the future of the Church in the increasingly secularised continent.




Canada’s former archbishop of Quebec, 67, Ouellet now heads the influential Congregation of Bishops.

Known for his conservative theological views — very much in line with Benedict’s — Ouellet could be favoured for the pull he may have in the increasingly secularised West. Supporters hope he would also crack down on the unruly curia, the Vatican’s government. He is the head of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, where has a strong following.


Archbishop of New York and a “modernist conservative”, 63-year old Dolan is media savvy — a plus in today’s social media society.

Vatican observers say his strong point lies in heading up a diocese which has been on the front-line in the damaging sex abuse scandal which had rocked the Church, but he has been heavily criticised by abuse victims group for allegedly covering up cases.




The head of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, the 64-year-old Ghanaian is leading the race to become the Vatican’s first African pope.

He is considered progressive by supporters but his decision to show a recent synod a video criticising Muslims has damaged his chances according to some, who accuse him of lacking key interreligious sensibilities.

Others tipped are Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, the 74-year-old Archbishop of Kinshasa in Congo, and Nigerian John Onaiyekan, the 69-year-old Archbishop of Abuja who promotes dialogue with Muslims.




The 63-year-old archbishop of Sao Paolo, home to five million faithful in a country that boasts the world’s largest Catholic population, is Latin America’s best hope. Scherer is seen as a moderate conservative with charisma and openness, as well as a good administrator.

The Brazilian of German origin has fought against declining traditional values and is concerned about the growing strength of evangelical churches.

Brazil alone will be represented by five cardinals in the conclave.

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  • ah_ok_fine12

    thats nice! congrats for making on the top 8. mapili ka man o hindi, its already an honor to be part of the choosen few.

  • pcosmachine


  • virgoyap

    At first he was an unknown papabile now he is number 8! Wow! 

  • Fulpol

    why not coconut….

  • Bisdak_kaayo

    Porket nagsabi sa Pablo na ginampanan
    niya ang role bilang Ama ng ikalat niya ang gospel ni Cristo, justification na
    raw tawagin siyang Father, imbento ng mga katoliko.

    Matthew 23:9And do not call anyone on
    earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he
    is in heaven.

    Napakalinaw na pinagbabawal ang
    pagtawag kanino man bilang spiritual father ayon sa Matthew, pero itong mga
    katoliko, nagimbento ng titulo at tinawag ang mga pari at pope na Father.

    1 Corinthians 4:15Even if you had ten
    thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers, for in Christ
    Jesus I became yourfather through the gospel.

    Fact #1, hindi po nag UTOS si PABLO na
    tawagin siyang FATHER.
    Fact #2, porket naglalahad si PABLO na ginampanan niya ang role bilang AMA, does not
    mean nag utos na siya na TAWAGIN siyang AMA.

    • CommonSens6

       I have a feeling you are born out of wedlock… don’t have anybody to call father,
      Just kidding!

      • Bisdak_kaayo

        Hindi pot porket yung religious education teacher ko sa college nagturo sa akin ng gospel, enough justification na tawagin kong FATHER siya.

        Hindi pot porket yung Lay Minister sa cathecism nagturo sa akin ng gospel, enough justification na tawagin kong FATHER siya.

        Walang question if you call father, yung biological father mo, pero questionable kapag spiritual father.  Isa lang po ang spiritual father, yung Dios na nasa langit.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/6YVT5XOPYSA3AYJZMB7ZVJLLV4 Noel

        No need to engage in this kind of superficial debate… If you are not a Catholic or don’t agree being a Catholic, then respect the Catholics by not participating our Catholic issues…your knowledge is even very superficial!

      • Bisdak_kaayo

        if you find my posts worthless, dedmahin mo nalang, no need to react.  My post is intended only for those who see value in it.  Halatang natamaan ka sa poste ko kaya nag react ka, if you find no value in it, fine, pero halatang natamaan ka by reacting.

      • boldyak

        gusto naming deadmahin, kaya lang you occupy the space with your nonsense….STFU.

      • Bisdak_kaayo

        hay naku poh, kung hindi kayo nagreact sana, kaunti lang ang space na nagamit, isang post lang, kaya malaki ang space nagamit dahil marami kayong nag react.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/AM4PNOM6R2SVMQYRUWS7UOVVFA redhorsean

      bisdak_kaayu: bai adto pgcomment sa inyung relihiyon.ayaw diri sa amu..kasabot ka??

      • Bisdak_kaayo

        nagnu man duna bay dapat ika uwaw sa imong religion nganu hadlok man ka mo comment ang uban?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYCOAGIL35OAIRH2T6QH3IZUMY Ike

        tagalugin nyo naman, kayo lang nagkaintindiah eh!!!

    • Barak_O

      unsa diay ka nga relihiyon dong?

      • Bisdak_kaayo

        I do not believe in any religious organization, I only believe in God.  Religion does not save, only God saves.  Kinsa many ga ingon nimu nga dapat mo apil kag organization para ma luwas.  Wala na sa biblia nakasulat.

      • Barak_O

        ingon among supreme master

        hala ka maimperno jud ka

        loboton ka sa yawa

      • Bisdak_kaayo

        supreme master? Singsingan ka day?

      • Barak_O

        naay bolitas pud

        mora jud kag naig an ug santo papa

      • boldyak

        kung wala kang paniwala, hayaan mo na ang iba sa paniwala nila, wala kang karapatan na humusga…kaya STFU

      • Bisdak_kaayo

        bakit sinabi ko bang wala kang karapatan humusga ng sabihin mong corrupt ang previous Presidents sa Pinas?

        ako po naghahayag ng personal opinion, katulad ng balita sa tv hindi pulos maganda may pangit rin, ganoon rin ang opinion ng tao may pangit rin sa pananaw mo.  Learn to respect the opinion of others whether it is ugly to you.

      • CommonSens6

         In that regard please respect the opinion of 1.1billion Catholics. Cheers!

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


      Hindi naging malinaw sa
      iyo ang buong chapter 23 ng Mateo. Ang tawag dito ng mga theologians ay
      “Seven Woes” – which were the seven accusations of Jesus to the
      Scribes and Pharisees. [Parallel to this is Luke’s similar narration – Luke
      11:37-54 which has only six and is also called “Six Woes” but shorter
      than Matthew’s].


      Dapat sana binabasa mo
      ng buo ang scripture readings at hindi chop-chop,

      Nagalit si Hesus sa mga
      kinikilos ng mga Scriba at mga Pariseo.

      Tinutukoy doon ang hilig
      ng mga ito na magpa-epal…pumapel. Gusto nila sila tawagin
      “teacher”, “rabbi”, “father”, at kung anu-ano
      pang kaugalian na kinutya ni Hesus sa harapan ng mga tao na nakikinig sa kanya
      na WAG SILANG (mga Scriba at mga Pariseo na EPAL) TAWAGIN NG GANOON.


      Therefore, bossing, mali
      po ang interpretasyon ninyo na pinipigilan ni Hesus lahat ng tao na huwag
      tawagin ang tao na “Ama” “Guro” “Rabbi”. Bossing,
      papaano mo na tatawagin ang sarili mong tatay? Papaano mo na tatawagin ang
      titser mo? O, kung Hudyo ka man, papaano mo na tatawagin ang mga pari ng
      Hudaismo na tinatawag na ‘Rabbi’?


      Because your
      interpretation smacks of transliteration, I regret that you grew up with that
      kind of wrong understanding and you have the gall to malign Catholics for that?
      Sobra ka naman. Kung hindi ka Katoliko, wag mo!


      If you say you believe
      in God, that is lip service. Faith without action is DEAD. How do you worship
      God if you have no community? Jesus said, “If you love God but hate your
      brother, you are telling a lie.” So, if you hate Catholics, you do not
      love God…gets mo?

      • Bisdak_kaayo

        Ang contexto sa Matthew ay spiritual father, hindi sa biological father. Tama tawagin mong AMA ang tatay mo in the context that he is your biological father.

        Yung pinagbabawal sa Matthew is in the context of Spiritual Father, nag iisa lang ang Spiritual Father, yung Diyos lang nasa langit.

        Pero sa mga katoliko dalawa ang HOLY FATHER, isa nasa langit at yung isa nasa Roma.

      • CommonSens6

         Tsismis lang na nong. I believe Catholics call him the Holy See not the Holy Father.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/CCA3O4ZRS3KVLCN5FNQ2WTHQN4 ecnarf

      kaluoy pod nimo bai, mabaw ra kaayo ka pagsabot sa imong pagtuo… for sure dili nindot imong kinabuhi… daghan ka problema… susama ka sa suba nga mabaw, saba kaayo… nakasulay na baka panimbaot sa imong balahibo samtang nag ampo ka… mo tulo lang imong luha nga wala ka kabalo ni dagaidai na… naga uban ba si Christo kanonay nimo ug gitabangan baka niya… adona kabai nindot nga trabaho bunga sa imo pagka mahigugmao ni Christo…. ni tabang baka sa ubang nag kalisod bisan dili nimo kaila… matawag baka nga modelo sa katilingban diha sa gugma ni Chirsto ug sa mata sa mga tao… naghatag baka ka ayohan sa imong katilingban… ug labaw sa tanan… malipayon ba ang katawhan sa imong pagkatawo…

      Mao ni ang usa ka Christiano… Ang pagka Christiano kinahanglan mo subay ka sa kinabuhi ni Christo… haron tawagon kang Christiano… ARE YOU?

      • Bisdak_kaayo

        Subay sa kinabuhi ni Cristo? Based on your opinion? Or based on the bible?

        I am not after of the opinion of people, my reference is the opinion of the Bible.

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

        kung nakabase ka sa tudlo sa Bibliya hinaut unta nakasabot ka sa tudlo..pero kung nagmamarunong ka lng bai hwag nalng…mahimuot nlng ko nimo…

        bilang layko nasabtan naho tudlo sa Simbahan tungod kay pormal mana namong gitun an…kya makalulooy gyod nang mga tawong nagmamarunong oi..linya naho pilospiya og teolohiya pero layo kayo sa akong career nga naa sa merkado–dili merkado nga physical hah..merkado ba nga financial..

        sa susunod bigay ka minsan ng mga turo ninyo para himay himayin nato..indeed, little learning is a very dangerous thing…

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

        tinuod gyod na bai.ambot ana nila oi nagkalat man sa ilang mga kasakit diri.wa mana sila gihilabtan sa mga Katoliko..

        pataka ra ba na sila og pasangil og sayop daw ang tudlo sa Simbahang Katoliko..Unya sa suma total sila ra diay..Gilinlang na sila sa ilang mga tanga og ogok nga mga pastor..mao gani sa kasabihan…little learning is a very dangerous thing…

        au au, dre..

  • geminimind

    I don’t know why at times I can instigate,ODILO is the man.

  • Joy Lynn

    awwww…? talaga no. 8 sa PAPAbol?  papayag ba yan ang mga italianos?  ~LOL~

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


    at least 80% of priests are gay so that, if all homosexual priests would be banished, the Catholic Church would close shop for lack of sheperds to tend to the flock.

    thus, in recognition for important contribution of homosexuals to the Catholic Church, it is but appropriate that the next Pope should be OPENLY GAY!!! (there might have been gay popes before but hiding in the closet or the habit)



  • Simplify1

    Mukhang balitang kutsero lang eto…. Sino ang na interview ng Agence France – Presse na nag sabi kuno nitong balita?  VERY POOOOR REPORTING!!

  • dodong1

    he is too young…they will pick an older one…

  • doublecross

    go tagle…..try your best!

  • Albert Einstien

    we have been SUPPORTING you since day1…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 catholic christian country remainng other than spain, brazil & mexico…for more than 440 years already …pope benedict should support the PAPABILI  of : POPE RP 1st “……filipinos all over the WORLD should campaign for him…so that cardinals will elect him……go philippines !

    let’s ALSO SUPORT our SULU SULTAN’S patriotic move on RECLAIM of SABAH…


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

      lang wenta.

  • glenn padilla

    the church is still dominated by hardcore conservatives. however, for the sake of billions of believers, i do hope that they prioritise the church’s future rather than its past.

  • 56del_11

    go, go, go Cardinal Tagle, very young  papabile, the only contender in Asia, make us proud!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/M6SNTFCAV7PYTRWXYVELNXE6J4 NESTOR

      ano akala mo sa pag pili ng pope parang beauty contest? tanga

  • Fulpol

    Vatican should focus on China…. and a possibility that Cardinal Tagle is the only way to tame China… 

    there are millions of Catholics in China, that seek support for religious freedom…

  • Jarred Pulido

    The Cardinals who control the Vatican Bank and members of the curia will not allow a non white non european to be the next pope. Why? Pope Benedict tried to clean the bank for years and he wants more transparency and now look what happened.. he resigned.. God Bless him.

    • Magsasaka

       too much pressure from the mafia in the vatican i guess

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KBODZOEJXZ3JWWZT4YRCSDF3GQ Elsa


  • adscity_info

    Asa pa kayo. Pinapaingay lang nyan ang balita.

  • Mattino2011

    Politika din yan sa Vatican sa paghalal ng Pope. Di papayagan ng mga european cardinal na asiano ang magiging Ppop

    • batangsulpok

      Agree dahil kahit saan ay may palakasan at discrimination.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/M6SNTFCAV7PYTRWXYVELNXE6J4 NESTOR

      sumunod kaya ang mga puting cardinal at pari sa isang asyanong pope? HINDI! so paano nya malilinis ang vatican?


    NAAAAAAAAPAKALAKING biyaya sa lupang hinirang kung si Chito Tagle ang maging Pope.  Parang tumama ang bayan sa isang butas ng langis na naaaaaapakalaking reserba ang taglay…trillions and trillions of gallons of oil and gas.  TINITIYAK ko na ang lahat ng mamamayan ay maglulundagan mulang Aparri hanggang Sabah, pati na amg mga kapatid na Muslim, pag pinagbigyan ang Pilipinas sa pwestong ito.

    Pati ang buong ASIA ay magdiriwang sa pagkakataong ito.  Lalong sisigla at yayabong ang pagsampa ng bayan sa tulay ng tagumpay.  Sa prospect pa lamang na maaaring mangyari ito, isa ng dahilan ito upang ang sambayanan ay magdiwang at magsaya sa magandang pangitaing inihahatid sa atin ng tadhana.  At sakaling ito ay hindi maganap, nawa ang mapili ay isa ding matanda na na retiree prospect para tiyak na sa susunod pa, si Tagle na ang mahihirang na Pope.  Huwag lang gumawa ng “hindi-inaasahang milagro” ‘tong si Tagle.

    Let’s all meditate and concentrate all our energies and hidden forces toward Tagle’s success in capturing that throne in Rome.

    Then, all the world can say,  “It’s FUN in the Philippines!”

    • rbrtsmith

      what a fanatic.. what good does it brings to the poor, poverty and the philippines when tagle will be elected as pope? id rather have a dictator president who can alleviate the poor and general social status of the people that will eventually lead to prosperous and healthy nation than to have a pope.

      • UrHONOR

        WHAT a MYOPIC.  If that is all what you can see in the forthcoming event, then have your eyes checked, then see your shrink.  All you can see is the tree…you can’t see the forest because, yon na nga, nahawa ka kay Magoo.  Think of the batteries, not the flashlight; the blades, not the razor, Grasshopper.

      • rbrtsmith

        you’re just too fanatic babe.. you want the conclave to be a showbiz type.  why not wish? instead of going gaga.. curb your hyper -elation, comparing papacy with “Parang tumama ang bayan sa isang butas ng langis na naaaaaapakalaking reserba ang taglay…trillions and trillions of gallons of oil and gas”.. its moronic

      • UrHONOR

        AYAW kong sabihing naaaapakatanga mong umintindi matapos ipaliwanag sa iyo ang katangahan ng malasado mong utak.  Hanggang sa fanatic-fanatic at kung ano-anong hyper-hyper pa yang pinagbubusa mong ingles mong hilaw.  BANO ka na sa ingles, TANGA ka pa sa Tagalog.  Anak Zapote, simpleng-simpleng analogy lang hindi pa kayang sakyan ng mala-alatires mong utak?   Sinabi ng myopic yong kaispan mo, e, hinirit mo pa din yong kakitiran ng utak mo. Nakatapos  ka ba ng Elementary School?  If you indeed went to school, go and sue those who educated you and get a refund.  UULITIN ko, ayaw kong sabihing katangahan yang pinaglalandakan mo dahil sa nakakahiya na kinakaya ko ang salat sa simpleng kaisipan.

      • rbrtsmith

        oh c’mon, you compare papacy with oils. i thought you have an argument with that. typical ka lang na fanatic, you don’t dwell on the topics that’s why you’ll shot down an argument with technicalities.. tigilan mo kabadingan mo! di showbiz ang conclave! oils enrich a nation so what’s the significance of having pope in this country? sagutin mo, paano-anology ka pa wla ka namang argumento.

      • rbrtsmith

        haha..why are you so bothered with simple english? those words are so basic without any poetic intentions.. so elementary dear..why?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/M6SNTFCAV7PYTRWXYVELNXE6J4 NESTOR

        agree…these people are disillusioned…

      • rbrtsmith

        that’s why i respect those who practice their religion in simple ways, without fantasy rituals even though im not a religious person..but this Urhonor is a showbiz fanatic.

      • Drillon Recto

        Yeah, let’s have a dictator president!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/M6SNTFCAV7PYTRWXYVELNXE6J4 NESTOR

      pag naging pope ba c Tagle mapupunta ang mga Pilipinong kaluluwa sa langit?mawawala ba lahat ng mga kasalanan natin? sa palagay mo kaya susunod sa kanya ang mga puting cardinal at mga pari? huwag na kayong umasa, mga puti lng ang pwedeng maging pope!

      • UrHONOR

        NAGTATANONG ka ba o nang-iimbistiga?  Anong pakialam ko kung anupaman ang mgagawa ni Tagle…at lalong wala akong interes sa kung sino ang susunod sa kanya o hindi.  Ang layo-layo ng tikada mo sa usapan.  Kung hindi ka uma-ayon sa pagpapahayag ko, sabihin mo ang dahilan at hindi yang dinadaan mo sa pa-wardi-wardi yang sinasabi mo na para kang batang inagawan ng laruan.  Ang pag-aasa ng kahit sinuman sa kung anupaman ay hindi sinasakop ng sinupamang iba.  Kung ayaw mong umasa, HUWAG!  Pero huwag mong pakiki-alamanan ang pag-aasa ng iba ng walang dahilan.

  • Vikkala Velo

    The next Pope be a Roman and will 
    choose the name Peter.  He will be the last Pope.

  • Juan Delacruz

    where’s tagle’s profile?

  • TheComplainer

    oh oh, may 2 cardinal na “Peter” ang pangalan…malachi phrophecy

    • Drillon Recto

      At naniniwala ka dun?


    WHEN will the voting start using our cellphones….is the number available in Asia?  I will vote from sunrise to sunset :)

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

      hahaha american idol ba yan

      • UrHONOR

        ABA, e, kung hindi, gawin nating ganun para lumaki ang ating chance.  Kung hindi, madedejado tayo nyan sa patangusan ng ilong.

    • Drillon Recto

      You’re watching too much TV. Get a life for a change!

      • UrHONOR

        HINDI ko sinasabing pinalalabas mong mas siga at magaling ka dahil sa walang kadahilanan, e, kung anong kabulastugan yang pinagkakana mo sa utak mong walang magawa kundi ang mag-miron….at nagbibigay ka pa ng payo na wala namang humihingi na nangangahulugan lamang na ibig mong mapansin.  Hindi ko yan sasabihin at baka pagkamalan pa akong pumapatol sa may kakulangan sa kaisipan.  At sakaling nagpapakengkoy ka, malasado ang dating.  Ayaw kog sabihin ang lahat ng yan….ayaw kong makasakit ng damdamin.

        See your Shrink soonest and don’t skip on your Ritalin, smart-aleck.

  • Platypus09

    I would be surprised too if the European (white) cardinals, the majority, will vote for non-European (non-white) as the next pope. I hate to label it as “they support their own stock.

    I am optimistic and hoping for Cardinal Tagle but not sure.

    Let’s just pray that the Holy Spirit will shine upon Cardinal Tagle so he will become the chosen one.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CCA3O4ZRS3KVLCN5FNQ2WTHQN4 ecnarf

    sorry bai, wala pa ka nakahimamat nya in person… for sure ma surprise ka kong imo sya ma himamat… then you will have your own definition of Holiness…. sulay sa ayaw lang sa baba…

    Katong ni visit dire pinas ang Pope, try search on the reaction of a person who is not a catholic when he just saw in person ang Pope…

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

    this is all speculative bullsh!t.

    the only sure prediction is that the next Pope will be a GAY POPE!!!

    at least 80% of priests are gay so that, if all homosexual priests would be banished, the Catholic Church would close shop for lack of sheperds to tend to the flock.

    • glenn padilla

      there’s no such thing as sure prediction.

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

       The PSL will take care of the Catholic church if all HomoPriests are banished.

    • Drillon Recto

      LOL. Devil personified.

      • JMbilisyos

        woo  hoo!  

    • boypalaban

      epekto yan ng kasusubo mo ng ari ng iba…
      musta na? musta na wepaks mo? paano ka umebak? may ire pa ba?

      • JMbilisyos


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

    carbon copy siya ni Peping hinde kaya sila magkadugo…

  • foreignerph

    Tagle makes no chance at all since he has been bred by the most conservative, backwards, polemic and theocratic faction of the Catholic church in the world. Look how they tried to sabotage the long needed RH bill for many years and how they are sharpening their knives now to keep a divorce bill out of reach of even non-Catholics.

    What the church needs foremost is somebody to address the rampant secularity and rationality in the modern world and to unite, something the ultraconservative and belligerent Torquemada Tagle can’t do.

  • Atawid

    Let’s give hope to us, let’s pray that Divine Providence is cast upon Cardinal Chito. Let us be one for him. Please do not post unnecessary criticisms

    • JMbilisyos

      why not?  i’m a filipino and a catholic!  ang kahihiyan ni tagle kahihiyan din ng pilipino!  ayusin nya muna ang mga pedophile at abusadong pari nya dito sa pinas bago sya mangarap maging PAPA.  o papa na nakaluhod na walang belo!

      • boypalaban

        ikaw nakatuwad sa aso….

  • Dancing Bear

     I don’t even believe in anything yet the most sensible thing I’ve heard about who will be the next Pope when asked by a BBC reporter: “if we truly believe in the Holy Spirit, it wouldn’t matter who the next Pope would be as he was chosen……yaddah” Sounds better when he said it and for a minute I was Catholic again. Just for a minute. I’m back to being a happy heathen again. Now Catholic Church that is other than conservative will never work. They cannot or should not water down the basic dogma since it will really be contrary to everything being a Catholic is. I’m surprised why many people want the Church to conform/follow to his/her own individual opinion when the point in itself is to follow the Church itself. If you don’t want it, leave. However the Church must really address these issues head-on. Buttbanging and kiddy-pickin’ priests must definitely head to the inquisitors. Forgiveness is with God. Is there one?

  • http://twitter.com/Olibo2 Olibo

    Tagle should be the next pontiff. Filipinos are more fanatic than any Catholic countries in the world. They nailed themselves in the cross. They revel in the Black Nazarene feast. Flagellation is well-practiced. A lot of tell-tales miracles of images and apparitions of Mary. Paedophiles and sexual abuses are not so many. Homosexualism in the priesthood is not too many compare to USA. The only question: Is he a straight? Just asking.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/M6SNTFCAV7PYTRWXYVELNXE6J4 NESTOR

      stupid reasoning of yours, faith not fanaticism,being nailed on the cross?flagellation?tell-tales of miracles? the more a Filipino should NEVER be a pope. milyon ang mga bakla sa Pinas at malamang isa ka sa mga iyon

    • boypalaban

      Ikaw straight ba ang utak mo?

      • JMbilisyos


  • brunogiordano

    “Tagle among 8 candidates to succeed Pope Benedict XVI”


    Good kung sakali nga manalo siya.

    Good luck.

  • brunogiordano

    “Homosexuality is “the ticking time bomb in the Catholic Church,” a former Dominican friar told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Monday.”

    Baka kay TAGLE sumabog ang BOMBANG ito pag siya ang napiling bagong POPE.

  • ddano

    Tumakbo siya sa pagka Senador sa Pinas , baka manalo pa siya. 

    • Drillon Recto

      Isa ka pang ‘tado.

      • JMbilisyos

        harebrained boys of a MOLESTER lover tagle

      • boypalaban

        lover of streetchildren…ilan ang inabuso kagabi?

    • boypalaban

      ikaw kumusta yung pagtakbo mo nang nakahubad para makaakit ng mga lalake? pasensiya na…ayaw namin ng gaya mong LGBT…tsupi!

      • JMbilisyos

        boy? palaban ka ba sa kama with TAGLE?   hahahaha.  kadire kayo!

      • boypalaban

        musta na yung mga tsinupa mong aso?

      • JMbilisyos

        kung kasing baboy ikaw na trying to defend tagle
        kung kasing baboy mo na follower ni tagle
        ibig sabihin kasing bastos at walang kwenta kayo at mga supporter ni tagle!

      • boypalaban

        well…di ako katoliko….
        pero ikaw siguradong worshipper ka ng mga aso kahit gaano kahaba ang kargada…

  • JMbilisyos

    katakot lang ni tagle na mabuking ang lihim nya. 

    • Drillon Recto

      Ganun? Me alam kang lihim ni Cardinal Tagle (wag kang bastos, lagi mong ikakabit ang Cardinal as pangalan ni Cardinal Tagle). Mooron!

      • JMbilisyos

        thanks kaksucker!

      • boypalaban

        hoy transgender…papalit ka na rin ng puwet…maluwag na yan sa katuturbo ng mga batang kalye sa yo…

    • boypalaban

      e yung lihim mo? na presidente ka ng LGBT? na lakas mo tumira ng shabu?

      • JMbilisyos

        welcome to the club!  gusto ata ni tagle pumalit sa akin e!

      • boypalaban

        yung puwet mo palitan mo na…maluwag na e…lumuwag sa katuturbo ng mga adik diyan sa lugar niyo…

  • http://twitter.com/dascapital trotskyshound

    Okay they know that choosing a pope is by fumigation where names of prospective candidate are thrown and the first piece of paper with the name dropped in a goblet will be the pope. Maybe if they put a large fan in the mountainous garbage dumped in smokey mountain for years and years
    and aimed at the Vatican  it will blow  Filipino cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle’s competition away.

    • Drillon Recto

      Huh? It just shows how ignorant you are about the conclave and election of pope. Do some more research and reading or better yet stop smoking that pot.


    HINDI problema kay Tagle yang kasong homo-homo na yan….sanay-na-sanay na yan dyan.  Tanong pa ninyon kay Argueless at kay Pueblos.  

    Do not put the cart before the horse…..pinoproblema ninyo yong magiging problema ni Tagle pag naging Pope, e, hindi pa nga nakak-empake yong tao papuntang erport, e, sinasaksakan na ninyo ng problema.  Cross the bridge when you get there, not before, as there is no bridge to cross yet.  Isipin nating lahat ng magiging Pope si Tagle, at sa pagbalik dito ni Tagle, may Pope na tayo.  At kung hindi siya maging Pope, hindi kayo nagdasal…. o hindi ninyo kinausap yong dapat na kausapin…..  o hindi tayo pinakinggan dahil yong connection natin ay mahina at yong connection ng nanalo ay malakas…..kulang yong lagay sa bolsa di colleccione…..o may deperensya yong pecos.  Maaari bang mag-protesta ng recount sakaling matalo ang manok ng PH?  Maaari din namang kasuhan ng electioneering yong nanalo.  Basta’t mag-isip kayo ng magagamit natin para manalo tayo….kahit na konsultahin pa  natin yong expert na na sa V Luna….. magaling yon sa gapangan…..makakakuha ng taktika doon si Tagle.  O kahit na kay Esperon o Mike.  Aasahan ng sambayanan ang lahat ng tulong na mabibigay ninyo.

    • Drillon Recto

      Ano kamo? Anyway, pag naging pope si Cardinal Tagle (lalagyan mo ng Cardinal) di na nya kelangan bumalik muna sa pinas para masabi natin na may pope na pinas. In fact, pag naging pope na si Cardinal baka di na sya makabalik sa pinas.

  • noypisiTED

    Vatican City is a state which is headed by the pontiff. That makes it
    different from the rest of the world where countries are either run by
    presidents, prime ministers, chancellors, etc. But in all these, Vatican
    included, are steered on by highly-charged politics. The conclave may
    be peopled by cardinals whom many think are next to God in purity of
    thoughts. Lest you get disappointed, they’re just as human as you and
    me. They’re not immune to sins or in committing them. Cardinal Tagle
    maybe desirable to succeed Cardinal Ratzinger coming from a country
    where politics is a staple next only to rice. But Vatican’s hushed up
    politics would eventually rule the conclave’s deliberations. Yes, there
    will be incantation to the Supreme Being and there will be a lot of lip service in invoking the name of the Almighty but at the end of a long night’s hobnobs and concessions a consensus whom to write in the ‘ballot’ would be arrived at. A European cardinal is still most likely to succeed the resigned Pope Benedict XVI.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ESDFOMHLNYT6JLTY6IJHOGG64I igor

      You seem to have no faith in the work of the Holy Spirit. You seem to not believe in the power of God working among his people.

  • Chris P Pnono

    Wilkommen Cardinal Christop Schönborn the next pope…….

    • Drillon Recto

      Do you honestly think that after the latest German pope, another German will become pope?

  • NinjaMan

    looking at the comments, i can really say this is filipino crab mentality, at its finest.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/M6SNTFCAV7PYTRWXYVELNXE6J4 NESTOR

    walang magiging pope na asyano, latino o african!
    ONLY EUROPEAN/ WHITE POPEwag na kayong umasa mga ilusyunadong panatiko

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VLO53PRSSY76BZOWLOHJDM33M jeray

      paki alam mo…. demonyo

    • boypalaban

      ang puso mo…masyado ka namang emotional…huwag ka kasi madalas manood ng telenovela,teleserye…yan ang epekto niyan…

  • KonsensyaNgBayan

    Cardinal Antonio Tagle may the Holy Spirit be with you and Guide you, although it shows to some of the comments here that “no prophet is accepted in his own native place” I believe and pray “May the will of the Lord be done according to His will”…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UWISP2YXGDQ7K2SIX2GI37B2EI Darwin

    doesn’t look pope-ish. very long shot to even makie it in the short list.

    • Drillon Recto

      What is pope-ish look by the way?

      • Pitbulldog

        He he, tingnan mo na lang ang kara ni Darwin sa picture niya.  Malinaw na yan ang gusto niyang kara ng magiging Pope.  Mukhang gangster….

  • Jomex

    watch Mea Maxima Culpa


    SA makikitid ang utak, mapurol ang pang-unawa at malabo ang pananaw……bakit pati ang pag-aasa ng iba ay gusto ninyong sakupin.  Ano ang masama o mahalay sa pag-aasa.  Wala naman kayong tinatayang pusta na mawawala sa inyo sa mga taong uma-asa, e, nakakapagtaka kung bakit yang bagay na yan ay ginagawan pa ng isyu.  Yong mga tumataya sa LOTTO na mas maliit pa ang chance na manalo kaysa maging pope si Tagle….yon ba ay pag-aasang walang laman o masama? O yon ba ay kabulastugang pag-aasa?  Yong mga kumakandidato sa susunod na election na malayong-malayong manalo…sila ba ay hindi na dapat umasa pa?  Ayusin ninyo ang kaisipan ninyo at hindi yang tipa-na-lang-ng-tipa para makarami at maka-pundi ng kapwa nyo.  KUNG ayaw ninyong umasa ang iba at kayo ay na-iillang sa ganung kaisipan, e, di punta kayo sa ibang board para hindi kayo ma-bored.  Simple lang.

    • Karabukov

      Tama ka, UrHONOR!

  • keivin1

    I wonder who will be “Petrus Romanus” or Peter the Roman in English, which according to St. Malachy’s prophecies will be the last pope after Benedictus XVI. Let’s wait for the white smoke to come out of the chimney.

  • sked482

    Although I’m not roman catholic, my being Filipino impels me to express the best of luck to Cardinal Tagle. God bless you Cardinal.

    • boypalaban

      im also not a catholic but i too hope that Cardinal Tagle be the next Pope…

      • Pitbulldog

        O siya, siya, kung hindi kayo mga Katoliko, buti pa ibasura na lang ninyo mga relihiyon ninyo at sumanib na lang kayo sa pinakasikat na relihiyon sa buong mundo.

      • boypalaban

        may problema ka ba?
        isubsuob mo ulo mo sa putik nang magkaroon ka ng sense…

      • Pitbulldog

        Wala naman.. Sa mga sinabi nyong dalawa e parang masama loob nyo na di kayo naging Katoliko he he. 

      • boypalaban

        o paano naman sasama ang loob ko?
        ang masama ang kukote mo…

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

    Tagle may not be elected because he looks like Chinese and it will take several decades before he’ll be replaced,unless he will resign earlier.

  • 615sophia

     its better to elect a pope from europe….and name him peter the roman…let see if the world will still turn…..if they voted a pope outside of europe…they have the full knowledge of that prophecy…or did they base their voting from the past from st. malachy list…..who is peter the roman ????

    • Pitbulldog

      For you rinfo yan si Mang Roman na nagtutuli ng mga Peter sa bayan namin….

      • boypalaban

         ah si mang Roman na tsinutsupa mo gabi gabi…
        musta na ang wepaks mo na tinuturbo ng mga batang kalye?

      • Pitbulldog

        He he, parang bumabalik sa yo ang tinuran mo, Brod.  Siguro yan e parte ng mga ilusyones mo araw-araw…

      • boypalaban

        kunwari ka pa…
        try mo mag inquire kay vicky belo kung nag-aayos din siya ng puwet ng gaya mo…

      • Pitbulldog

        Boy palaboy, maghunus-dilis ka sa mga pantasya mo…..

  • freeview

    Ang alam ko mga cardinal lang maguusap usap sa araw ng conclave..Sino na naman maygawa nitong balita na kasali siya sa 8..Lets just wait, although I could almost be certain Tage won’t be elected as the Vatican is also politicize, and european cardinals might not allow a colored cardinal or asian..This is just my opnion

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ESDFOMHLNYT6JLTY6IJHOGG64I igor

      Ikaw naman… bigyan mo naman ng credit ang gawa ng Espiritu Santo. The Holy Spirit is at work… no matter how you see the cardinals as “politicians” in the Vatican… the Holy Spirit is still the one at work. It is God who chooses the next pope through the cardinals – and not the cardinals by themselves. If God wills it that a Filipino become the next pope… then so be it. And maybe you do not know this yet… the cardinals are not allowed to talk about who they will personally elect when the conclave starts – it is not like there is a “campaign” period… do not think that it is like an election of a government official of a country. It is a religious gathering of the leaders of the Catholic Church – a time of prayer. Basta kahit sino pa man ang mahalal na bagong Pope, the Catholics can  be sure that he is chosen by the Holy Spirit.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/QPLGYULA5YKRMF3PLMPNDCITKQ Sir Ulrich Van Lichenstein

        Was Pope Alexander VI also chosen divinely?

      • freeview

        or Pope Benedict VIII..the cruel pope..?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ESDFOMHLNYT6JLTY6IJHOGG64I igor

        Of course! The Holy Spirit is always at work… I have no doubt about
        it. To say that some popes are not divinely chosen is to say that the
        Holy Spirit is not present. Whether the people learned or not… is
        another story. But the Holy Spirit is always at work.

  • marionics

    aaaaaaaaaahhh…aaaaaasa pa hahaha

    • Crazy_horse101010

      welcome back

  • brunogiordano

    Ang election ng POPE sa VATICAN ay more of MAGIC kaysa MIRACLE.

    Walang makakaalam kung may dagdag-bawas na nangyari.

    IYONG election ni POPE ALEXANDER VI marami na ngayon ang nakakaalam kung paano ginawa upang siya ay maging POPE.

    Kung nangyari ito noon, possibly pa rin mangyari ito ngayon.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ESDFOMHLNYT6JLTY6IJHOGG64I igor

      Magic…? Hahahaha! Kung hindi mo alam ang nangyayari… tumahimik ka na lang kasi lumalabas ang tunay mong kamangmangan.

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

    The Bible Based Theory. Twisted Truth by Protestant Fundamentalists and Pastors

    Between what years were the first and last books of the New Testament written? 

    The first book, Saint Matthews Gospel, was not written until about ten years after Our Lord’s Ascension. Saint John’s fourth gospel and Apocalypse or Book of Revelations were not written until about 100 A.D. 

    Comment: Imagine how the present-day privately interpreted ‘Bible-only’ theory would have appeared at a time when the books of the New Testament were not only unavailable, but most of them had not yet been written.

  • brunogiordano

    Ang alam ng marami ay benisto ni LUTHER ‘yon greatest SCAM na ginawa ng VATICAN.


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

    The Bible Based Theory. Twisted Truth by Protestant Fundamentalists and Pastors Who finally did decide which books were inspired and therefore belonged to the New Testament? Shortly before 400 A.D. a General Council of the Catholic Church, using the infallible authority which Christ had given to His own Divine institution, finally decided which books really belonged to the New Testament and which did not. Either the Church at this General Council was infallible, or it was not. If the Church was infallible then, why is it not infallible now? If the Church was not infallible then, in that case the New Testament is not worth the paper it is written on, because internal evidences of authenticity and inspiration are inconclusive and because the work of this Council cannot now be rechecked; this is obvious from reply to next question. Comment: In view of these historical facts, it is difficult to see how non-Catholics can deny that it was from the (Roman) Catholic Church that they received the New Testament.

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

    Are You A Co-Worker Of A Church Perverting The True Gospel Of Jesus Christ?
    The Bible says if any person or even an angel preach any other gospel or perverts Christ’s gospel, let him be cursed, Gal. 1:6-9. Are churches, professed Christians, and all of Christianity under the curse and judgment of Jesus Christ by preaching another gospel or perverting the gospel?
    Today’s  teachers of Christianity have perverted the Gospel of the Kingdom of God, which is theGospel of Jesus Christ, and His message of salvation. Followers of confessed Christianity have twisted, corrupted and mis-directed God’s life-saving message  of salvation, which is the wonderful Good News about the true, revealed Savior, Jesus Christ sent to this earth from God and His kingdom. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UWISP2YXGDQ7K2SIX2GI37B2EI Darwin

      copy paste. so easy.

    • jpeter262

      The True Gospel is the Gospel that Jesus Christ himself preached; That is the coming Kingdom of God. For that purpose He was sent.

      – – – “” Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.” (Mark 1:14-15)

      – – – “”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)

      Jesus Christ teach us how to pray – – “”Your Kingdom come””- – not came.
      That is referring to the coming Kingdom of God. When Jesus Christ will be King of Kings and Lord of Lords

      Jesus Christ three and a half years of ministry is not for every one to know the mystery of the Kingdom of God:

      – – – ””But when He was alone, those around Him with the twelve asked Him about the parable. And He said to them, “To you it has been given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to those who are outside, all things come in parables, (Mark 4:10-12)


  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UPG7R2Q2IISKFXEQ5QQD5LIFCA ernie

    You’re relationship with the Almighty should be an intensely personal matter. You should not allow this to be dictated by priests, holy men, pastors, child abusers etc. You can subscribe to the teachings of JC, Allah, Buddha, Shinto etce etc. and it won’t matter… There is only one God for everyone. Salvation is not attained by how often you prayed, how you prayed or who you prayed to. It will be attained by the number of good deeds you have done, and the fact that you did this good deeds not because you wished to attain salvation, but because it was the right thing to do, without thinking about the rewards of your action….

    • rbrtsmith

      absolutely right. that’s why i discourage friends and relatives to give donations to any church instead give directly to the needy.

      • Dawn Dare

        Are you sure they’re needy or just taking advantage of your charity?

      • rbrtsmith

        well im old enough how to assess the real needy..aren’t you? are you sure that your donations to your church doesn’t end up in your pastor/priest’s belly? 

      • Dawn Dare

        Preach elsewhere. I don’t believe in ghosts, santa claus, the tooth fairy, and the doctrine of infallibility of another human being.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ESDFOMHLNYT6JLTY6IJHOGG64I igor

        You made me laugh! You know not what you speak of… infallibility – I am sure you do not even know what that means! Foolish foolish girl! LOL

      • Dawn Dare

        I’m sure you’re not the kind to even have the depth to understand philosophy, judging by your impertinent and uneducated reaction. Tell me about the difference between Immanuel Kant and Agustinian philosophies, so everyone will find out how stupid you really are. Keep your jaw closed. You’re the uncultured type that makes other nationalities debase this country.

      • rbrtsmith

        are you sober? who says i believe in those you mentions above? that’s why im being practical.. seems like your analysis escapes you..

      • Dawn Dare

        You should get off your high horse. Being a practicing unbeliever is personal. Encouraging/preaching not to give church donations is not. Seems like the logic escapes you.

      • rbrtsmith

        i discourage them but i didn’t force nor insult them. why are you so bitter bout my principles in charity? are you one of those pass the basket girl? just like the time when the local parish asks donations from my mother for their fun run, all i said is ” ma walang pangtuition si bam.” and that’s it. any problem with it?

      • Dawn Dare

        No, but that’s a poor alibi for “i discourage friends and relatives to give donations to any church instead give directly to the needy”

      • rbrtsmith

        you’re tryng to play it safe when you are clearly a religious fanatic.. c’mon stop double talking. telling me to keep my beliefs to my self while you can’t stand igor’s criticsm(against your belief) and using ad hominems for opposing your views.. discouragement is dffrent from imposing. 

      • Dawn Dare

        “clearly a religious fanatic”… perhaps you should look at my other posts. your “clear” sight is as clouded as your mind. pathetic. i don’t go to church, if it makes it easier for you to understand. unlike you who has to go to church to please and preach/discourage others. like i said, get off your high horse.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ESDFOMHLNYT6JLTY6IJHOGG64I igor

        You speak as if what you are saying is the absolute truth. Do you  have an experience of being a priest/minister and being in charge of a church community? If you have, then I guess you are one of those who take money for yourself and use it for your own selfish wants – because you seem to be so sure that priests/pastors are doing that – then maybe you did it yourself. But if you are not a priest/pastor then you have no right to accuse all of them to be selfish and dishonest. Know that there are priests/pastors/ministers who are genuinely taking care of their flock.
        You sir, are bearing false witness against people you do not know. Stop.

      • rbrtsmith

        you see me as judgmental, and i presume you’re in denial. there might be some priest/pastor that genuinely takes care of their flock but majority of them lives by their member’s donations.. me bearing false witness, you in denial..

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ESDFOMHLNYT6JLTY6IJHOGG64I igor

        I never denied that priests/pastors live off of the people’s donations. They have no other means to support themselves. But to think that pastors do what they do just to feed their belly is wrong. But then I guess you are entitled to you opinions about priests/pastors – obviously you do not belong to any church community and have no respect or love for a minister/priest/pastor. As for me, I will always try to help my pastor for he truly does the work of God through his work in the community. A laborer deserves his rewards. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UWISP2YXGDQ7K2SIX2GI37B2EI Darwin

        you must be a priest or a pastor. truth hurts.

      • Dieserweg

        Yeah right, that is why there is so much corruption in this country.

    • boypalaban

      can you prove that there is God?

      • Dieserweg

        The burden of proof is with the atheists.  Since it is human instinct to believe in God, we don’t need any proof.  Those who make an assertion that there is none should prove it.  

    • Dieserweg

      Says who?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ESDFOMHLNYT6JLTY6IJHOGG64I igor

      Your theology… if that is theology… is wrong. Salvation is attained ONLY through God’s grace and mercy – not by any amount of good deeds whether done because it is right or not. There is a tendency for people to think that “as long as I believe in a god and I am doing good… I will be saved.” Wrong. Even Jesus said: “Not everyone who says to me ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven…” Even those who do not believe in God do good things because it is the right thing to do… if what you are saying is true then… why believe in God?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ESDFOMHLNYT6JLTY6IJHOGG64I igor

    My reaction to your comment is not an uneducated reaction. Rude, it was and I apologize if you were insulted. But you seemed to belittle the doctrine on which the teachings of the Catholic Church rests. The Doctrine of Infallibility is always misunderstood by people who do not know what it is and they dismiss it as unimportant – you did that by associating it with ghosts, the tooth fairy, and santa calus. If you know what it is, you will not associate it with those things – and it is very foolish to say something about a topic that you know nothing about. 
    I have a degree in Economics from the University of the Philippines, I  have a degree in Theology, I have a Masters Degree in Divinity, I have a Masters degree in Pastoral Ministry.
    Calling someone foolish is not a reflection of one’s standing in society (being “cultured” or not) and it is not a reflection of one’s educational background – even Jesus Christ used it to describe those who are lost.
    Dawn… you said: “You’re the uncultured type that makes other nationalities debase this country.” I guess I can say the same for you.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/QPLGYULA5YKRMF3PLMPNDCITKQ Sir Ulrich Van Lichenstein

      “Whoever will exalt himself will be humbled and whoever will humble himself will be exalted”. -Matthew 23:12

      I believe that you are a learned individual based from your “educational background”. Even then, should it not be more prudent to explain to “Dawn” the meaning of infallability for her own education? Moreover, I believe she was just expressing her opinion.

      The matter of religion have always been a subject that has caused humanity it’s share of anguish. Wars were fought; a lot of good people have died. This is the history of humankind from since time immemorial. Have we not learned from Jesus Himself?

      He is the Son of God who humbled Himself for the sake of humanity.

      Peace along with faith is the central dogma of Christianism. Without tolerance there can be no peace. Peace (Salam) is also what our muslim brothers preach. So, why is it that in this world, peace is such an endagered commodity?

      Brothers and sisters, I believe that we should be able to learn and accept that although we degreed, learned and educated; we still have to learn tolerance through humility. After all, this is the core of Jesus’ life.

      Have a meaningful Lent.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UWISP2YXGDQ7K2SIX2GI37B2EI Darwin

        Condescending. Pweh.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/QPLGYULA5YKRMF3PLMPNDCITKQ Sir Ulrich Van Lichenstein

        Condescending? Can you please explain your point? Where was the condescending part?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ESDFOMHLNYT6JLTY6IJHOGG64I igor

        Jesus did not tolerate those who were doing wrong things especially the Pharisees, the chief priests and the other leaders of the society in his time just so they can have peace… he often called them hypocrites and even referred to them as brood of vipers.
        I will not allow my Faith and the teachings and doctrines I hold dear to be made fun of just so I can have peace. I have the duty to defend them from people who are trampling them underfoot. Defending the faith does not necessarily mean the absence of peace… but for sure, it means standing for what I believe in… it means standing for Jesus Christ.
        In the process, I may seem to be arrogant and prideful – exulting myself. But I’d rather be judged arrogant and prideful than to be like the wicked, lazy servant who did nothing with the treasure that was given to him because of his fears and doubts.
        May this holy season of Lent lead you to be strengthened in your faith… strong enough to defend it. Let not the “spirit of tolerance” reduce you to inactivity.
        Yes. Have a meaningful Lent.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/QPLGYULA5YKRMF3PLMPNDCITKQ Sir Ulrich Van Lichenstein

        And so doing you subscribe to the idea of a crusade, a jihad and the holy war? 

        It seems that you mistook righteousness to rightist extremist view. This is the very reason for the crusades and the inquisition; the very dark ages of man’s history. 

        At present we are experiencing jihad in some parts of the world simply because one’s belief is “trampled” upon. The very essence of why Jesus emphasized for peace is that is the lesson to be learned from history.

        It seems that you have never experienced the wrath of war. With your “degrees” and “education” in theology and pastoral discipline; I find it that you are no more than the like of the oppressive talibans. May you not see the day when you are humbled by your faith.

        Benevolence and peace be upon you.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ESDFOMHLNYT6JLTY6IJHOGG64I igor

        You are wrong. You are operating on the belief that a person who is ready to defend his Christian faith is also ready to disregard the laws of love. As I have said, defending the faith does not necessarily mean the absence of peace. Why do you associate defending the doctrines of my faith with wars? Who said anything about the Jihad and the crusades? Defending my faith, if I need to explain it, does not mean taking up weapons and killing people. Wow! If that is what you think, then again, you are wrong. It means living the life of a true witness of Jesus Christ; being resilient when facing persecutions; having the courage to speak out when wronged; and even having the courage to die as a martyr when given the honor and opportunity for it. You defend it not to convert others but to protect yourself from losing it.

        People of faith need to constantly commit to the teachings and doctrines of the God they are trying to follow. If a person of faith is ready to compromise his faith practices just so he can have “peace” then there’s something lacking in the way faith is lived. Humility is one thing, but the lack of desire to correct others who are making fun of the beliefs you have – in the name of tolerance and peace – is not acceptable. It puts you in danger of running away when there’s danger – the way the apostles did during Jesus’ arrest… it puts you in danger of not professing your faith in God when faced by fear… the way St. Peter denied ever knowing Jesus.

        I am actually always looking forward to those times that I am brought to humility by the God I believe in – and it happens all the time. I hope they never stop because I know I need them.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ESDFOMHLNYT6JLTY6IJHOGG64I igor

        Please do not think that I am an advocate of war and violence. I pray that I may be ready and have the courage to be willing to die for my faith… but I will never kill nor wish for another to die just because they do not believe in what I believe in.
        I wrote what I wrote in response to Dawn because I seriously believe that the Doctrine of Infallibility should not be made fun of… especially by those who do not know what it is. She expressed her opinions… but then let us remember that the Catholic faith is not based on opinions… and as I have said before… I have that duty to defend it – lest I lose my faith to being mediocre in practicing it or be indifferent to those that make fun of it.
        Dawn said that I am uneducated and I am “uncultured” so I felt the need to let her know that I am educated. Now that I am reading back… it really looked arrogant… and prideful. But it was not my intention to exult myself. If it appeared like it… so be it.
        May you be always be blessed… and may the peace of Christ be with you.

  • bagombong

    Tagle is not qualified yet, he is still young, ang papalit should be 70 and up…sobra kayong mag-illusion para kay Tagle, he connot even unite the catholic sa Pinas nangarap na naman kayo.Ni hindi ganyan kasikat si Tagle, i just heard his name when i read the news about the resignation of Sto. Papa then somebody mention Tagle could be his replacement..ngekkkkk.

    • Karabukov

      Saint Peter, the first pope was a simple fisherman. Pope John Paul II was 58 when he was elected. Pope Pius IX was 54. Read more my friend, Cardinal Tagle, as new in his post and as young as he is, he is a true “papabili” or papal contender, and that’s not according to Filipino sources but from respected Vatican watchers.

      Though we know he has a “slim” chance, he is indeed qualified in every sense of the word.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shirley-Emz/100002942795402 Shirley Emz

      tanga kasi mag isip

  • Fancy Tan

    Bagombong, you are the one that’s not qualified to judge cardinal Tagle okay?

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

    The Bible Based Theory. Twisted Truth by Protestant Fundamentalists and Pastors

    Between what years were the first and last books of the New Testament written? 

    The first book, Saint Matthews Gospel, was not written until about ten years after Our Lord’s Ascension. Saint John’s fourth gospel and Apocalypse or Book of Revelations were not written until about 100 A.D.

    Imagine how the present-day privately interpreted ‘Bible-only’ theory would have appeared at a time when the books of the New Testament were not only unavailable, but most of them had not yet been written.

    • GKLer

      Let me give you a better picture than the one you have.

      Mark covers the biblical events mainly from 29AD-33AD. It is believed Mark was completed in 60-65AD in Rome while Paul was imprisoned.  Luke covers the events from 3BC to 33AD. It was written likely in Caesarea and completed between 56-58AD -before- Acts was completed in 61AD (see Acts 1:1) while Luke was in Rome with Paul -after- he returned from Philippi with Paul at the end of the 3rd missionary journey -and while- Paul was waiting 2 years in prison at Caesarea.  John was likely written near or at Ephesus in 98AD. It covers “After prologue” and the period from 29-33AD. It is generally believed that John wrote his Gospel after his return from exile on Patmos. Emperor Nerva (96-98AD) recalled many who had been exiled during Emperor Domitian’s reign. John is believed to have died peacefully at Ephesus in the 3rd year of Emperor Trajan (100AD).  Matthew was completed circa 41AD. It covers what transpired from 2BC (~birth of Christ)  to 33AD. It was written in Hebrew, then later it was translated into Greek. It was written in Palestine, the exact year isn’t known, however – there is evidence in some manuscripts dating in the 10th century that point to 41AD.  Jerome (aka St. Jerome) in 380AD (Latin Vulgate Bible) translated the Bible into Latin from Hebrew OT and Greek NT.  Jerome stated that the Hebrew text of Matthew was preserved during his day (4th century).

      People had access to written scriptures during the 1st century:

      1.  Here is an example that involved Paul: 

      Acts 17:11 “Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true”. IT SAYS “examined the Scriptures”. OBviously they read something that was written down. Just as Jesus did in the synagogues.

      2.  Here is an example that involved Jesus:

      Luke 4:16-2116 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read,17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written: 18“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,  because he has anointed me  to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners  and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free,19   to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”[a]20 Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21 He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”

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

    The Bible Based Theory. Twisted Truth by Protestant Fundamentalists and Pastors

    Was there any drastic difference between what Our Lord commanded the Apostles to teach and what the New Testament contains? 

    Our Lord commanded His Apostles to teach all things whatsoever He had commanded; (Matthew 28-20); His Church must necessarily teach everything; (John 14-26); however,  the Protestant Bible itself teaches that the Bible does not contain all of Our Lord’s doctrines:

    John 20-30: And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book. 

    John 21-25: And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. How would it have been possible for second century Christians to practice Our Lord’s religion, if private interpretation of an unavailable and only partial account of Christ’s teaching were indispensable?

    • GKLer

      The key is WHAT JESUS DID which would be from birth to 33AD. – Those weren’t written down. There’s no one around who can write them after 1st century was over either.

      The difference between a protestant and catholic bible is really not that much.
      I have 14 translations in parallel in excel format.

      So whoever is telling you this doesn’t know his bible.

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

    Scripture Alone Disproves “Scripture/Bible Alone Theory”

    Gen. to Rev. – Scripture never says that Scripture is the sole infallible authority for God’s Word. Scripture also mandates the use of tradition. This fact alone disproves sola Scriptura.

    Matt. 28:19; Mark 16:15 – those that preached the Gospel to all creation but did not write the Gospel were not less obedient to Jesus, or their teachings less important.

    Matt. 28:20 – “observe ALL I have commanded,” but, as we see in John 20:30; 21:25, not ALL Jesus taught is in Scripture. So there must be things outside of Scripture that we must observe. This disproves “Bible alone” theology.

    Mark 16:15 – Jesus commands the apostles to “preach,” not write, and only three apostles wrote. The others who did not write were not less faithful to Jesus, because Jesus gave them no directive to write. There is no evidence in the Bible or elsewhere that Jesus intended the Bible to be sole authority of the Christian faith.

    Luke 1:1-4 – Luke acknowledges that the faithful have already received the teachings of Christ, and is writing his Gospel only so that they “realize the certainty of the teachings you have received.” Luke writes to verify the oral tradition they already received.

    John 20:30; 21:25 – Jesus did many other things not written in the Scriptures. These have been preserved through the oral apostolic tradition and they are equally a part of the Deposit of Faith.
    Acts 8:30-31; Heb. 5:12 – these verses show that we need help in interpreting the Scriptures. We cannot interpret them infallibly on our own. We need divinely appointed leadership within the Church to teach us.

    Acts 15:1-14 – Peter resolves the Church’s first doctrinal issue regarding circumcision without referring to Scriptures.

    Acts 17:28 – Paul quotes the writings of the pagan poets when he taught at the Aeropagus. Thus, Paul appeals to sources outside of Scripture to teach about God.

    1 Cor. 5:9-11 – this verse shows that a prior letter written to Corinth is equally authoritative but not part of the New Testament canon. Paul is again appealing to a source outside of Scripture to teach the Corinthians. This disproves Scripture alone.

    1 Cor. 11:2 – Paul commends the faithful to obey apostolic tradition, and not Scripture alone.

    • GKLer

      Your personal interpretations are grossly incorrect.

      I will make this simple for you:

      1. We know scripture is from God – 2500 prophecies, 2000 have come true so far.
      2. Salvation and eternal life is from God not Man.
      3.  Man is corruptible and DOES NOT provide salvation, eternal life, the Way, the Truth and the Life.
      4. If it is not directly from God – it is therefore QUESTIONABLE.

      1 Timothy 3:16-17
      16 ALL Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God[a] may be THOROUGHLY equipped for every good work.

      Q. Do you understand what “ALL SCRIPTURE IS GOD BREATHED?”
      Q. Do you understand what “THOROUGHLY EQUIPPED” means?

      • GKLer

        This is the reason you cannot put your faith in Man or Man’s works.
        Man is not infallible.

        Psalm 146 (NASB)
        3 DO NOT trust in princes,In mortal man, in whom there is NO SALVATION 4His spirit departs, he returns to the earth;In that very day his thoughts perish.

        Romans 3
        23 for ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

    • GKLer

      mxsclxmxn says:  Gen. to Rev. – Scripture never says that Scripture is the sole infallible authority for God’s Word. Scripture also mandates the use of tradition. This fact alone disproves sola Scriptura.

      Me:  READ 2 Timothy 3:16-17.  Says ALL Scripture = THOROUGHLY EQUIPPED

      mxsclxmxn says:  Matt. 28:19; Mark 16:15 – those that preached the Gospel to all creation but did not write the Gospel were not less obedient to Jesus, or their teachings less important.Matt. 28:20 – “observe ALL I have commanded,” but, as we see in John 20:30; 21:25, not ALL Jesus taught is in Scripture. So there must be things outside of Scripture that we must observe. This disproves “Bible alone” theology.

      Me:  READ John 20:30,21:25  It say “Jesus did many things….not recorded”.   It simply says it wasn’t recorded. It didn’t record everything that happened to Jesus from birth to 33AD.  NO ONE ELSE is around to write about it either after 100A.D.  IT DOESN’T DISPROVE anything.  READ and compare with Deuteronomy 29:29

      mxsclxmxn says: Mark 16:15 – Jesus commands the apostles to “preach,” not write, and only three apostles wrote.

      Me:  NO.  First, STOP inserting your words into the verse.  READ the bible as it is.  READ Matthew 5:17-20 to learn why.  Next, MORE than three apostles wrote.  Mark, Matthew, Luke, Peter, John, later Paul.

      mxsclxmxn says: The others who did not write were not less faithful to Jesus, because Jesus gave them no directive to write. There is no evidence in the Bible or elsewhere that Jesus intended the Bible to be sole authority of the Christian faith.

      Me:  READ 2 Timothy 3:16-17  READ Matthew 5:17-20

      mxsclxmxn says:  Luke 1:1-4 – Luke acknowledges that the faithful have already received the teachings of Christ, and is writing his Gospel only so that they “realize the certainty of the teachings you have received.” Luke writes to verify the oral tradition they already received.John 20:30; 21:25 – Jesus did many other things not written in the Scriptures. These have been preserved through the oral apostolic tradition and they are equally a part of the Deposit of Faith.

      Me:  Deposit of Faith??  If it wasn’t recorded by the disciples of Christ then it wasn’t as John 20:30 and 21:25 says so.  Don’t assume it was written somewhere 500 years later.  Because it wasn’t.  We are talking about what Christ did from birth to 33AD and since he did so much, they couldn’t write it all down.  That’s it.  Nothing more to it.  You have no proof it was passed down orally.  Oral tradition is easily corruptible.

      mxsclxmxn says:  Acts 8:30-31; Heb. 5:12 – these verses show that we need help in interpreting the Scriptures. We cannot interpret them infallibly on our own. We need divinely appointed leadership within the Church to teach us.

      Me:  Yes we all need help.  But the verse didn’t say we need “divinely appointed leadership within the Church”.  Once again, don’t add or remove anything from the Bible. Read it as it is.

      mxsclxmxn says:  Acts 15:1-14 – Peter resolves the Church’s first doctrinal issue regarding circumcision without referring to Scriptures.

      Me:  First READ Acts 15:7-8.  It says God made a choice….message….Holy Spirit.  That’s sounds a lot like Scripture.  Next:  “Law of Moses = Scripture”.  Lastly, we are talking about Peter here – blessed with the Holy Spirit.  We are not Peter.

      mxsclxmxn says:  Acts 17:28 – Paul quotes the writings of the pagan poets when he taught at the Aeropagus. Thus, Paul appeals to sources outside of Scripture to teach about God.

      Me:  First READ Acts 17:1-34 so you know the context.  Paul saw there were many idols so he CRITICIZED them. It says Paul was teaching about Jesus and the resurrection.  Next, Paul knew what he was doing as he was blessed with Holy Spirit.  We are not Paul.  Today there are many teachings outside of Scripture that do not agree with teachings in the Bible.  So be careful with “outside” sources.  What we need to know about God and Christ ARE IN the Bible.  Refer to 2 Timothy 3:16-17, John 17:3, Deuteronomy 29:29, Deuteronomy 18:22 etc…

      mxsclxmxn says:  1 Cor. 5:9-11 – this verse shows that a prior letter written to Corinth is equally authoritative but not part of the New Testament canon. Paul is again appealing to a source outside of Scripture to teach the Corinthians. This disproves Scripture alone.

      Me:  It doesn’t disprove anything. Compare and READ 2 Thessalonians 3, Galatians 5.  Next, we are talking about Paul here.  We are not Paul.  He was chosen by Jesus, and he is blessed with Holy Spirit.   

      mxsclxmxn says: 1 Cor. 11:2 – Paul commends the faithful to obey apostolic tradition, and not Scripture alone.

      Me:  Compare and READ what Paul said in Colossians 2:8  Be careful with “human tradition”.

      ME:  None of the verses you sighted proves “Not scripture alone”.  On the other hand, READ 2 Timothy 3:16-17 that says ALL Scripture = THOROUGHLY EQUIPPED

      2 Timothy 3:16-17
      16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching,rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,17 so that the servant of God[a] may be —THOROUGHLY EQUIPPED— for every good work.

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

    Everyone must accept Jesus as their own “personal Lord
    and Savior” The language “accept Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior”
    is indicative of certain traditions within Christianity in America.


    By “personal” they mean you as an individual as opposed to
    you as a member of a group. By “accept” they mean to emphasize you choosing,
    you deciding (or not) to be a disciple of Jesus and verbally and publicly
    acknowledge Jesus as your “Lord” (the master of your life) and “Savior” (the
    one who rescued you from sin and death). Once you have made such a public
    profession of your faith, then you are a candidate for baptism (called
    “believer’s baptism”) by these pastor protestants.


    The emphasis
    on the individual has more to do with American individualism than it does
    biblical faith. It all started in America!


    No matter how it is thought of, nothing can rationalize Jesus
    being an individual’s “personal” lord and savior. No matter what
    protestant mean by this, it is all INCORRECT!


    Jesus has been our savior for everyone and He has died for
    each one of us. You can’t emphasized so much to say the He is your personal
    lord and savoir because His death is for all of us sinners. There is no
    exclusion. He is not only for me,
    He is for all of us!


    All these rhetorics are formulas
    made by pastors to justify their false beliefs!

  • lucidlynx

    naku, sana huwag si tagle ang maging next pope.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shirley-Emz/100002942795402 Shirley Emz

      Holy Spirit  will guide the cardinals. not you

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

        Vatican Politics will guide them, not the Holy Spirit.

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


    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shirley-Emz/100002942795402 Shirley Emz

      hoy ikaw wala k kwenta magcomment umalis ka dito extra omnes!

  • JuanTamadachi

    “Tagle among 8 candidates to succeed Pope Benedict” 

    Your Eminence, I hope you are able to surmount the “Italian mafia”  and become the next Pope. 

    In bocca al lupo. Buona Fortuna.

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

    Malabo yan…..pinakamarami sa boboto ay Europeans…more than 60% yata……it is indeed a miracle pag nanalo cya……

  • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

    tagle. idiot. anong sindikato kasama mo sa bangko sa vatikano? kasama nyo ba ang BPI na merong ilang daang bilyong dolyares jan?

    pacheck up ka. hindi diyos o si kristo nafeel mo. bawas na shoktong at mumfo. nakakahibang.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/L2LX5R5CP6VZUUEDRUXPX2OXJU Rick

      Cardinal Tagle an idiot? Me sira ka pala eh.  Kung me corruption tungkol sa pera ang simbahan wag mong isama si Cardinal Tagle.  Baka gusto mo munang ipa check ang mga facts mo bago ka humirit.  I think you are the idiot here and not the cardinal!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003945798582 Seby Garcia

      bobo ka iglesia ni manalo ka 

      • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

        mahina talaga ulo mo. mas maraming katoliko pinas kaysa italy. mas marami ba kardinal natin?

        pwt ni manalo ka!

  • iamjustjuan

    God save I mean help the Vatican.

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

    The ITALIAN MAFIA within the Vatican is more powerful than the pope.

    GAY PROSTITUTION and CORRUPTION rife in the Vatican as revealed by the internal investigation after the Butler Fiasco.


    TANGGAPIN mo itong helmet ng kapangyarihan na magbibigay sa iyo ng lakas, talino, at CONNECTION sa Greatest Super Heroes…SUPERMAN, BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN, GREEN LANTERN, THE SPIDERMAN, and PLASTICMAN who are all catholics. :)


    KUNG buhay pa sana si Vito Corleone, maaaring paki-usapan ni Manny PhPacquiao para pagkakalabitin ang mga TNL na Cardinals para iboto si Tagle para maging Pope.  Kapalit ay autograph ni Manny na susunod nyang laban ay para kay Don Corleone…kahit ulitin pa nya yong ginawa sa kanyang huli ni Marquez…all for the love of mary.  Tapos, in and out na lang siya sa kwarto ni Tagle, tulad ng ginagawa ng mga pastor sa kanya…in and out sa bahay nya para mag-shower at mag-meryenda!  :)  

  • fr xavier lobo

     i wonder if tagle could win race to papacy as 2 thirds of papabiles r from europe though the catholic population predominantly is of south american n african continents. presumably pope benedict has installed 37 cardinals most of whom r europians. then does an asian, south american or african have a chance unless the holy spirit really inspires to choose the worthiest.
    if the worthiest is chosen we should pray hard that his fate wont b that of john paul 1.

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