CATHOLICS VS. ALVAREZ OVER DIVORCE BILL IN 2019 ELECTION

ALVAREZ SAD OVER DEATH  OF BILL Former House Speaker and Davao del Norte 1st District Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez has no qualms about clashing anew with the Catholic Church and continues to back his controversial Divorce Bill that he had said … Continue reading CATHOLICS VS. ALVAREZ OVER DIVORCE BILL IN 2019 ELECTION

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Fr. Fernando Suarez ‘healing masses’ draw 50,000 Dabawenyos

HEALING PRIEST Fr. Fernando Suarez with Davao City Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and, at back, Duterte’s chief assistant Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ Go, right, and businessman Jun Te. KIWI BULACLAC BY ROGER M. BALANZA An estimated 50,000 Dabawenyos attended healing masses in three Catholic churces during the June-30 to July 2 visit in Davao City of ‘healing priest’ Fr. Fernando Suarez.     Fr. Suarez who heads the Missionary of Mother Mary of the Poor has gained fame for his healing powers.     Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said he invited Fr. Suarez to come to Davao City to help heal the Dabawenyos … Continue reading Fr. Fernando Suarez ‘healing masses’ draw 50,000 Dabawenyos

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PALATINO & LUCIFER – The Durian Beat

If the reactions were to be the basis as to where he should be exiled, Kabataan Partylist representative Raymond Palatino would be living in hell with Lucifer. Or maybe in Jolo to be beheaded by the fundamentalist Abu Sayyaf. The … Continue reading PALATINO & LUCIFER – The Durian Beat

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CATHOLIC CHURCH OPPOSITION INSPIRING MORE GAY UNIONS

PASTOR Myke Sotero of the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) of Metro Baguio is thanking opposition for the increase of gay and lesbian unions. Sotero said the publicity inadvertently given by the Roman Catholic Church and local councilors opposing gay and lesbian union increased since the June mass wedding in Baguio City. “Mas madami na sila. The promotion of the Roman Catholic Church helped open the minds of people at how backward [the Church] thinks and how hateful they could get,” he said. He added that since June when he united eight couples, there has been at least one union every … Continue reading CATHOLIC CHURCH OPPOSITION INSPIRING MORE GAY UNIONS

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FR. TENORIO’S MURDER: Inspiring the youth

            EDITORIAL     Inspired by the dedication of Fr. Fausto ‘Pops’ Tentorio to serve the poor people of Arakan, youth and students have organized into a volunteer group in tribute to the Italian missionary and his works. Fr. Pops  was killed in Arakan Valley, North Cotabato last October 17. The group named Idol ko si Pops has been hopping into various schools in the city to share the life of Fr. Pops now known as the people’s missionary through forums and group discussions. Idol ko si Pops hopes to educate and share with the youth … Continue reading FR. TENORIO’S MURDER: Inspiring the youth

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FR. POPS TENORIO’S MURDER: FROM GRIEF TO FERVOR

On the occasion of the 40th Day of Fr. Fausto Pops Tentorio’s death, the National Democratic Front -Mindanao once again pays its highest tribute to one of the most beloved servants of the masses who was brutally gunned down in his convent in Arakan on October 17. Humbly we salute this brave man and his great legacy of serving the people. We are one with the entire Filipino people and friends all over the world in condemning the killers and collectively working to try to bring to justice this newest victim of extra judicial killing. Fr Pops, who was a … Continue reading FR. POPS TENORIO’S MURDER: FROM GRIEF TO FERVOR

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Capalla warns vs. fake priests

BY ROGER M. BALANZA     The Catholic Church has priests in Mindanao who are “fake.” Davao Archbishop Fernando Capalla said Catholics in Mindanao are warned against priests from the controversial “Saint Pius X Society (SPPX).” SPPX questioned the authority of the Pope on several occasions; while its priest were validly ordained they do not have legal or canonical status in the Philippine Church, according to Capalla. The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said the SSPX, organized by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre in 1969, rejected modern rites of the liturgy, some portions of the Vatican II documents and questioned papal … Continue reading Capalla warns vs. fake priests

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