Credit to Author: Ernie B. Esconde| Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 16:42:22 +0000
BALANGA City, Bataan: Bishop Ruperto Santos on Tuesday announced that all Catholic priests in the Diocese of Balanga decided to waive their allowances for two months to be given instead to the workers of the diocese. The diocese is comprised of all parishes in 11 towns and a city in Bataan. “With these present difficult […]
Recent revelations of sexual misconduct and cover-up within the highest ranks of the US Catholic Church have revived the sense of betrayal that devastated the American church’s credibility after the first wave of scandal hit in 2002.
Rev. Fr. Vladimir Echalas, a missionary priest of the Society of Our Lady of the most Holy Trinity (SOLT) based here, has urged the 24 senators of the country to vote against the passage of the death penalty bill. Echalas, who was upset when majority of the members of the House of Representatives voted yes to the death penalty bill, said Congress did not give importance to the value of life as a precious gift from God.
The Catholic Church is “full of shit,” according to President Duterte who ramped up his attacks against priests and bishops in the Philippines, on Tuesday, by accusing them of corruption, womanizing and other excesses. In a speech peppered with profanities in reference to the church leaders, Mr. Duterte encouraged his audience composed of families of slain Special Action Forces to read the book “Altar of Secrets” by the late journalist Aries Rufo to know the sins of the church officials. “I challenge you now. I challenge the Catholic Church. You are full of shit. You all smell bad, corruption and all,” Mr. Duterte said on Tuesday.