The People must know

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Column Title: Let’s think together

Article Title: The People must know

Columnist: Cleb B. Calimutan

 

In a survey made it appears that sixty nine percent (69%) of the Filipinos agreed the use of artificial contraception, twenty four percent (24%) are not sure and only seven percent (7%) of the Filipinos have the same conservative position with the Catholic Church which remains very strong to go against the artificial contraception. This is because the Church knows something that the people do not specially on the moral side of family planning. In the Humanae vitae of Pope Paul VI the Church constantly says that artificial contraception is wrong. Contraception is “any action which, either in anticipation of the conjugal act [sexual intercourse], or in its accomplishment, or in the development of its natural consequences, proposes, whether as an end or as a means, to render procreation impossible” (Birth Control, Catholic Answers). Before 1930 the Protestant goes with the mind with the Catholic Church, but on the Lambeth conference the Anglican was pressured and started to sway their position now the Catholic Church is the only largest institution opposing artificial contraception.

 

            Why the Church says contraception is wrong? Primarily, since it defeats the purpose of sex which is designed by God for procreation and not an end of the act. It is a blessing from God intended to create a new life in the bond of matrimony, there must be love and respect, and not for self gratification only. The people must know this thing to have a good view of life and love in the family.

 

            If the Filipino couple are given the change to choose between natural and artificial they would prefer the artificial one, for it is convenient and easy. Unlike the natural method that it takes time for them to know with great accuracy, they need to be educated in the holistic aspect of family planning. And since most of the Filipino are not oriented with the importance of the natural family planning they would choose the artificial method. But I do believe that if they only know the reality of both the natural and the artificial they would choose probably choose the natural one.

 

            It remains that education is the best solution of problems, for in it that there is awareness that inclines proper decision making. The people who knows what is right from wrong are those who can discriminate them properly and as a Christian country it is deemed that everybody must get involved in proclaiming the truth and what is the best for the people; since this is not only a problem of a few but for all of us, knowing the truth makes a difference thus Jesus said, “the truth shall set us free.”

The Condom Condemnation

Golden Banner Publication

Column Title: Let’s Think Together

Article Title: The Condom Condemnation

Columnist: Cleb B. Calimutan

Date: November 10, 2010

 

 

            Some parts of the world are rejoicing including the pro RH Bill passed in the Philippine congress, for just one reason that seems to be the most awaited and the most exciting when the Pope said, “condom is okay?” I think it’s a big “No way” specially to the pro lifers. The Church never changed her position against artificial contraception. However I deemed it necessary to clarify some point of view for the sake of the concerned readers.

 

 

            Concerning the Papal opinion; the Pope is infallible when he speaks “ex cathedra” as the supreme pastor of the Roman Catholic Church and defines a doctrine concerning faith and morals. Any opinion that he may express without the necessary condition of his infallibility is not binding. The Church remains a pro lifer the Pope did not intend to change the stand of the Church for a long time  regarding artificial contraception which is never  suggested as an option to be used by the couple that plans a good family.

 

 

            Nonetheless the Church would deal things on a case to case basis for it is the whole person that is the most concern of the issue. The best example is abortion that which the Church never allows however if the baby inside is dangerous most specially to both the life of Mother and the baby that none of the two may survive if pregnancy continues then this indirect  abortion is allowed in this very extraordinary case, however the Pope was implying something very different of what the anti lifers had construed. The pope was interviewed by Peter Seewald that can be read in the  “light of the World” a book length interview of Pope Benedict XVI of which when he was ask concerning the issue of the fight against the banalization of sexuality, that sex must be an expression of love within the context of marriage the Pope made the following statement:

 

 

             “There may be a basis in the case of some individuals, as perhaps when a male prostitute uses a condom, where this can be a first step in the direction of a moralization, a first assumption of responsibility, on the way toward recovering an awareness that not everything is allowed and that one cannot do whatever one wants.  But it is not really the way to deal with the evil of HIV infection. That can really lie only in a humanization of sexuality.

Are you saying, then, that the Catholic Church is actually not opposed in principle to the use of condoms?

“She of course does not regard it as a real or moral solution, but, in this or that case, there can be nonetheless, in the intention of reducing the risk of infection, a first step in a movement toward a different way, a more human way, of living sexuality.”

 

            The emphasis of the Pope is the case of a “male Prostitute who is going to use a condom” this is not about sexuality within marriage, this is about the male prostitute starting to be awaken from his promiscuous condition whereby he is transmitting the deadly virus and as his first step of moral sense he is going to use a condom. The Pope did not suggest that the male prostitute must wear a condom, but, if and only a male prostitute uses a condom, there is then the first step of moral sense in him. The Pope did not made a suggestion that condom is a prevention of AIDs nor it is commendable for family planning it is not in the mind of the Pope and the whole Catholic magisterium it is only in the mind of those who are anti life that looks anything they can make use to promote their evil cause.

In the fight against Aids the Catholic Church recommends abstinence and among any institution all over the world the Catholic Church champions in this field without much ado. In some other parts of the book it is said, “I had the chance to visit one of these wards and to speak with the patients. That was the real answer: The Church does more than anyone else, because she does not speak from the tribunal of the newspapers, but helps her brothers and sisters where they are actually suffering. In my remarks I was not making a general statement about the condom issue, but merely said, and this is what caused such great offense, that we cannot solve the problem by distributing condoms. Much more needs to be done. We must stand close to the people, we must guide and help them; and we must do this both before and after they contract the disease.” (An excerpt from Light of the World, Peter Seewald’s book-length interview with Pope Benedict XVI From Chapter 11, “The Journeys of a Shepherd,” pages 117-119: excerpted by Dr. Janet E. Smith).

 

 

            The Church upholds the truth and love, she never changes her principles as easy as what  the other people are thinking, the Holy Spirit abides the Church and safe guarding her least she fall into error. Concerning the fight against artificial contraception that is because the Church consider all aspects of human life, the natural method is open for pregnancy, open for life, but the artificial one is not open for pregnancy it is anti life.  Moreover the Catholic Church upholds the dignity of all, the Husband the wife and the life inside the womb of the mother, insuring that whatever measure the couple should take, the baby, unexpected maybe, is safe and its possibility is welcomed by the couple. The Church reflects Gods justice and love, let’s think straight always and together.

 

 

 

Dr. Sungenis humiliates Matt Slick

Uploaded on Jan 21, 2011
At 12:33 begins this dialogue:
Word for Word:
***Matt Slick: I have authority
Robert Sungenis: Yeah? Where’d you get it?
Slick: From Jesus.
Sungenis: Yeah?
Slick: Yeah
Sungenis: Did He talk to you or something?
Slick: (laughs) Actually, He, uh…let’s just say He manifested Himself to me while I was, um, um, receiving Him, and He actually came in His presence.
Sungenis: Can you prove that to me?
Slick: Why would I have to prove it to you?
Sungenis: If I’m going to believe what you say Matt I need some proof that Jesus gave you the authority.
***Slick: I didn’t say he gave me the, um, authority.

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynZokT9Owv4&feature=feedu

Aired on CARM radio and can be heard on either catholicintl.com and here at Carm.org
http://carmpodcasting.blogspot.com/2010/07/matt-slick-and-dr-sungenis-debate-…

Slick didn’t even know who Sungenis was.

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Debate on Biblical Authority: Robert Sungenis vs David Hester

On August 19-20, 2011, Robert Sungenis, a Catholic theologian from Catholic Apologetics International engaged in a religious debate on Bible Authority with David Hester, preacher at Springville Road church of Christ. Sungenis contended the Roman Catholic magisterium, the Bible and Apostolic Tradition constitute the authorities for Christian faith and practice. While Hester affirmed the Bible as the exclusive standard of authority for Christian faith and practice.

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The Long History of Opposition

 Golden Banner News Paper

Column Title: Let’s Think Together

Article Title: The Long History of Opposition

Columnist: Cleb B. Calimutan

 

 

The Roman Catholic Church would celebrate this month of June the Trinity Sunday but like any other doctrine there are a lot of oppositions a very long line of Heretical Positions. But the truth always prevail, even how seemingly powerful the enemy is still truth and good prevails in the end.  The first of those were very ostensible in opposing the doctrines:

 

Monarchinism

            1st Century – Judaic heretics, Cerenthus and the Ebionites held strongly  the doctrine that there

is only  one Person in God and denied the divinity of Jesus Christ.

            Late 2nd Century – Mornchianism taught that there is only one Person in God.

a)      Dynamic or Adoptionist Monarchianism – Taught that Christ is a mere man, even though born in a supernatural manner from the Holy Ghost and of the Blessed Virgin. The principal exponents of the Doctrine was Theodotius of Byzantine who brought the idea to Rome and was excommunicated by Pope Victor (189-198); Paul of Samosta, Bishop of Antioch who was deposed a heretic  in the Synod of Antioch (268) and Bishop Phontius of Sermium who was deposed in the Synod of Syrmium (351).

The Defenders of the Faith were: St. Irenaeus and Tertullian

b)      Patripassianic or Modalist Monarchianism – accepts the divinity of Jesus Christ but admits only one Person in God by teaching that the Father had become man in Jesus Christ and had Suffered. Few of those who taught this idea was Noetus of Smyrna and Praxeas from Asia Minor.The Defenders of the Faith were: St. Hyppolitus and Alexandrian Bishop, Dionysius the Great.

Subordinationism

336 A.D.  – Alexandrine Presbyter Arius, taught that the Logos or the Word is created in time

and does not exist in eternity. This doctrine was condemned in the Council of Necea (325). This Council drafted a creed, which confesses Jesus Chrsit to be the Son of God, His generation from the Substance of the Father, His true Divinity and His consubstantiality with the Father.

360 A.D. – Macedonianism (Pneumatomachi – combators against the Holy Spirit) a group

founded by Semi-Arian Bishop Macedonius. The Defenders of the Faith: St.  Athanasius at the General Council of Constantinople.

Tritism

565 A.D. – Johannes Philopunos, according to him, the Three Divine Persons individuals of the

God-head, as three men are three individuals of the species of man.

            1120 A.D. – Roscelin, A Canon of Compiegne, was a nominalist, according to him The Divine

Persons were three separate realities which are connected with one another morally only. The Defenders of the Faith: His teaching was combated by St. Anselm of Canerbury, and condemned at the Synod at Soissons.

 

            1154 A.D. – Gilbert of Poiters who taught that there are Three Persons plus God Head.

The Defenders of the Faith: Bernhard of Clairvaux, the teaching was condemned in the Council of Rheims.

1202 – A.D. Abbot Joachim of Fiore, conceived the unity of the Three Divine Persons as a

collective unit. The Defenders of the Faith: Peter Lombardus, the teaching was  condemned by the

Lateran Council in 1215 A.D. 

            1873 – A.D. Anton Gunther he taught that the Three substances of the Divine Persons are

trebled.

Protestantism

1524 -Martin Luther in some of his articles (Schmalkadic Articles P.I Art.1-4) he denied the

Dogma of the Trinity.

1604 – Socianism, established by Faustus Sozzine – denied the plurality of the Divine Persons,

declared that Jesus is a mere man, and the Holy Ghost is an impersonated divine force.  

However it will always remain: “In God there are Three Persons, the Father, The Son and the Holy Ghost.

 

Each of the Three Persons possesses the one (numerical) Divine Essence.” (De fide.)  

 

            Amidst the long struggles of the Church there were also heroes of faith who died defending the truth taught by Jesus and His disciples. And the Church were able to preserve the sanctity of Her doctrine and the Church continues to sail preaching the word of God in the history of mankind for it is the mission entrusted by Jesus as he said:

“Going therefore, teach ye all nations, Baptising them in the Name of the Father and of The Son and of the Holy Ghost.” (Mt.28:19)

 

Jesse Romero Triumphs – The Truth Shines

Jesse Romero Triumphs – The Truth Shines

By Bro. G-one TampipiPaisones

 

After the recent debate between the Roman Catholic apologist Jesse Romero and Jose Ventilacion of IglesianiCristo(Manalo); the truth shine its way to the top and easier to notice the biblical argument of brother Jesse Romero.  Brother Jesse Romero is far more eloquent and dynamic compared to that of any American apologist (both Catholic and Protestant) in dealing with the pound-4-pound king debater of Iglesiani Cristo – Mr. Jose Ventilacion!  Brother Romero had been knockout Mr. Ventilacion in the said debate using outstanding biblical and logical reasons.

 

The theme of the debate is “Which is the True Church?”  Brother Romero stand first the historical foundation of the Catholic Church; and during the cross examination he is able to answer the questions directly and honestly.  This debate also shown that Brother Romero is able to refute Mr. Ventilacion’s wiles and dirty tactics in using the Acts 15 as an instrument to destroy the Brother Romero’s stand – the Primacy of Peter; but the Acts 15 had been used by Brother Romero to provide further proof and support to the Primacy of Peter in explaining the Greek word for “judgment and opinion.”The debate also gives further notice that Mr. Jose Ventilacion does not answer the question responsively and directly but he simply implied misleading arguments that were easily noticeable.

 

The debate was sponsored by the Lumin Christi Men’s Bible Study Group located at Visalia, California, USA.  This debate is another collections of the Catholic versus IglesianiCristo(manalo) debates where the Iglesiani Cristo was unanimously and certainly knock-off!!!

Viva!!! Congratulation brother Jesse Romero!!!!!!!!! Halleluiah!!!Amen!!!

 

 

1 Timothy 4 1-3 (Cebuano)

Edison Quinones:

Hi Brod,

Good day!
Catholic ko. Gusto lang unta ko mangutana bah. Kung pwede?

G-one: Good day pudnimo brad; AngGinoomagagrasciakanimo.  Pwedikaayokamakapangutana.


Edison Quinones:

AsaronsiBrodSoc mag bible study ron?

 

G-one:Ang Bible study ni brad Soc naa nahimutang sa ubos sa simbahan sa San Jose Recolitos (USJR) sa may Pasil Cebu. Ang Bible study kada meyerkulis sa alas 6 sa hapon hangtud sa alas 9 sa gabie.

Edison Quinones:

Then about aningmgauban religion naako Question?
Makasapotperonaapudbiyasila point mag lisod ko og tubag usahay. Tungod ana mo research ko myself but I don’t think so nga enough because it’s better guided with expert judna like other religion. If ever I meet someone who tries to debate. Mo tubag ko pero did2 ra sab igo sa akong makayaog ma sabtan. Gusto unta ko moapilsa bible study ninyo. When og where?


G-one:Tinood gyud kana igsoon; makasaput gyud sila gamay, ilabina nga aduna kitay background sa atong pagka Katoliko nga pinasukad sa Biblia.  Igsoon takos nakong dawaton ang pagtabang sa imoha kutob sa akong makaya.  Ang pagka Catholic Faith Defenders adunay taas nga proceso before ka maka atubang sa mga informal nga kukabildo kon debate.  Hinoon, angayan unahon nimo pagsinate sa mga background ug fundamento nga doctrina sa Santa IglesiaCatolica nga gipasukad gayud diha sa balaang Kasulatan kay angBiblia nag-ingon “Kinahanglan andam kamo kanunay sa pagtubag kang bisan kinsa nga mangutana sa hinungdan sa paglaum nga anaa kaninyo, hinoon buhata ninyo kini uban sa kaaghop ug kataha (1 Ped. 3:15b-KJV Cebuano)”


Edison Quinones:

Please also read this (About Sto. Nino):
http://psquare.org/ispeak/showthread.php?1409-What-you-should-know-before-joining-the-Sinulog-in-Cebu

 

G-one:About sa Santo Nino; angayan na tong masayran nga ang Santo Nino mao ang batang Jesus; atong maaninaw nga kining mga igsoon tang protestante gaataki gihapon maski sa batang Jesus.  Ang Santo Nino mabasa diha sa Bibliang Spanyol letra-4-letra; anaa sa Luk. 1:35 NIV Spanish Version. Ang ilaha nga ataki sa Santo Nino naga direkta sa atong mga Larawan ug Istatuwa sa mga Santos, ni Santa Maria ugkangJesu-Cristo nga makita sa atong simbahan ug atong kabalayan! Ganimogamit sila sa mga kapitolo ug versikolo diha sa Biblia aron lamang sa pagpahuyang ug pagpagpapag sa mga pagtoo sa mga Katolikong walay mga a lamag dihasa Biblia (Exo. 20:3-5; Deut. 5:8-9; Roma 1:21-23 ugubanpa). Dinhi atong Makita ang ilang ka BIAS kon kahakog sa pagbungat sa mga nilatid sa balaang pulong sa Dios; gani ila kining gigamitaron sa pagsakmit sa uban tang mga igsoon nga mutaliwan sa tinoohang Katoliko ug didto unya mubalhin sa ilahang tinoohan nga gitukod lamang ug tawo (2 Ped. 3:16). Apan wala gani nila ihilakip ang mga cetas diha sa Biblia nga nag mantala nga anaay ipabuhat nga mga larawan – mao ang larawan sa mga balaang anghil (Exo. 25:18-22).  Ug kanining mga istatuwa sa mga anghil konkerubin didtona himutang sabalaang templo sa Dios (2 Cron. 3:7,10-14). Gani ang Dios nag sugo kanato ngadidto kita magsimba Kaniyasa temple nga anaay mga larawan sa mga anghil (2 Cron. 7:15-16).  Diha usab sa bag-ong testament gihisgutan gihapon ang mga larawan sa mga anghil (Heb. 9:5 Living Bible).  Tungod niini nga katarungan busa anaay larawan si Jesu-Cristo mismo (Gal. 3:1 Living Bible)!  Ang nag sulatsa Galacia mao si San Pablo; ug parasakasayuran sa tanan si Apostol Pablo mananahi kon tent maker (NIV Compact Dictionary of the Bible; page 131); busa dili ikalalis ngasi Cristo anaa gayoy larawan!

 

Angayan naton gmasayran ngasi Satanas mugamit usab ug Biblia aron lamang sa pagpanlimbung (Mat. 4:1-10)!Busa mag maigmat kita ka nunay sapagbantay ug pagtoon sa Biblia.

Edison Quinones:

Halos tanankailanakokay Christian ngaAnti-catholic and claims that our religion dawkaydilisaktokaytungodsadaghan reason. Hinoonmatubagnakoanguban.Peroganahan pa judkomo dig dipper and I want to learn from the experts perodilisa lain religion.

 

G-one:Salamat brother; mas maayo gani ikaw kay nangita jud kasa side sa Catholic expert dili pariha ni Manny Pacquiao nga naka apillang ug Bible study sa laingt inoohan; dayon nibiya sa tinookod nga simbahan ni Cristo (Mat. 28:19-20). 

 

Edison Quinones:

Sapag research nako I cam accross with this guy nga nag claim nga Catholic Church is not really founded by Christ perotilawala ta sailaha. Then pointed this Bible verse sa(1 Timothy 4 1-3) “1The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. 2Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. 3They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth”

 

G-one:Ang 1 Tim 4:1-4 dili kitang mga Catholic ang gipasabot niini; tungod kayingon samga Biblical scholars na dili Catholic mao kini sila ang mga Catharis or mgaAlbigensians.

Ang pagtulon-an saKatoliko mahitungod sa Celibacy o ang pag dili sapag-aasaw sa nga mga pari tungod sa Diyos ay nasa Biblia at tudlo kini sa atong Ginoong  Jesus.

Matud paniapostol Pablo sa 1 Cor. 7:8, 32-33 (KJV) “{7:8} I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. {7:32} But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord: {7:33} But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please [his] wife.

Ug atong paga timan-an nga siApostol San Pablo ay Pari–mababasa sa Roma 15:16 (Cebuano Popular Version)

Ang Panginoong Jesu-Cristo ay ganitorinangitinorosa Mat. 19:12 (KJV) “For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from [their] mother’s womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He that is able to receive [it,] let him receive [it.”

Mahitungod pud sa pagpuasa kon pagdili sapagkaon; nahitunong kini sa mga Holy Week diin atong gihandum ang mga pagpuasani Cristo sakamingawan (Mat. 4:2) ug iyang mga tinun-an (Mat. 9:14-15).Ug gani si Ginoong Jesu-Cristo naghatagugpanig-ingnan sa tinuoray nga pagpuasa (Mat. 6:16-18).  Ang pag puasa natong mga Katoliko sapanahonsa Kwarisma mao lamang angpag ambit sa kasakit ni Kristo didto sa Kalbaryo (1 Cor. 9:23-25).

 

 

Edison Quinones:

Then follow upan pa judnilanga Catholic is funded after the apostles dilidawsi St. Peter ang first pope ogsi Boniface III..check this link http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_founded_the_Catholic_church
so diyadaw after sa apostles kitadawang false religion alabi pa ngakitaang religion nga nag prohibit sa marriage sa Priest and meat.

 

G-one:Bro kungnaaganimgaistoryanga in-anaugwalayigongebedensya; igna nga ISTORYAHE…. Ang maong mga ataki natubag nanato saitaas.  Ang mga standard references nag tudlongasi San Pedro gayudangunang Santo Papa (World Almanac and the Book of Facts, etc).

Edison Quinones:

Hinoonpwedena ma tubagnasiyadiri:
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091212072631AAygMsg

 

G-one:Natubag nana siyangamgaataki brad; anaaymga Catholic website nga US based nga nag atimanmahitungoddaana.

Edison Quinones:

Then ang next religion that follows nga nag forbid or marriage kayCatharis, Albigensians or Waldensesgi comment sa nag answer.

 

G-one:Angmga Bible scholars nag -inon nga ang mga Catharis ug Albingensians ngamgaKaaway ug nangataki saSimbahang Katoliko sama samga protestante mao ang katumanan sa 1 Tim. 4:1-4.

Edison Quinones:

Then other reason kayakong GF kay nag apil2x siyaog bible study saakongamigo nga Christian (non-catholic). To compliment that, I want to learn the bible more saato religion dilisa lain. Hinoondilikoganahansa divide tungodsa religion. We have 20 major religions in the world then one religion is divide by different faiths so more than 30,000 faiths in the world including atheist, Iglesiani Christo and Jedi knight (atheist but believe with the fiction star wars religion).

 

G-one:Bro; tagaesiyaugmga reading materials; pwedi man kamaka print saatong website :www.catholicfaithdefedners.com ug uban pang mga website nga informative ug nagbutyag s akamatuoran.

 

Edison Quinones:

Hinoon ang tinood essence sa Bible is to follow his greatest commandment but I want to learn more perogikansaakong religion ang nag tudlokanako. I hope makatabangkaBrod.. 

Salamatsapagbasaogmahuwatkosaimong reply.

 

G-one:Bro pasensya kana kunghindi kaagad ako naka reply sa mga mensahe mo.  Ang sulat mosa akin ay mailalathala sa ating website www.catholicfaithdefedners.com. Salamat

A Discussion With A Pro-RH Bill Supporter

A Discussion With A Pro-RH Bill Supporter

By Bro. Isahel N. Alfonso

 

This happened on Facebook and I think it is a good idea that I will share this to everyone; written in black is quoted from the Pro-Rh Bill advocate in written in red is my response.
Pro-RH Bill: Fun arguments by CBCP and the like when they themselves done follow the teachings of the bible most relevant with worshiping a man made idol i’ll make it into tagalog, gumagawa ng REBULTO. Though shalt not commit IDOLATRY which means do not worship or pray to anything man made and Idols are man made. Might tell you if you read the bible. John 14:6 says I am the way the truth and the light NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME AND NOT YOUR MAN MADE SAINTS. *cough* Calunsod *cough*.
Me: I cannot afford not to comment on your status. As much as I respect your opinion, allow me to correct some of your misconceptions about the Catholic faith.First and foremost you are correct in saying that the Bible prohibits worshiping idols and carving images of idols. In Ex.20:3-5 it is clear that God prohibits worshiping of idols and the creation of their images. However, God allowed the creation of images of angels on top of the Ark of the Covenant Ex.25:18 and the temple where people of the Old Testament is full of images in which it was God who ordered the creation thereof (1 Kings 6:29).

“The walls on all sides of both the inner and the outer rooms had carved figures of cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers”. 1 Kings 6:29

While the people of God are wandering in the desert God ordered Moses to create an image of a bronze serpent. (Num.21:8-9)

What can we learn from this? It basically tells us that there are two kinds of images. Images that were prohibited by God such as the pagan deities (we do not see any pagan images inside the Church). And the images of saints and angels in which God did not prohibited.

Nowhere in Catholic teaching ever teach nor encourage the worship of images of idols or saints.

We do believe that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6) that is why in the Holy Eucharist the center of the worship ceremony is Jesus Christ not Mary and the saints. However, the Bible also says that The Church is the pillar and bulwark of truth (1 Timothy 3:15-16) henceforth if we want to know more about Christ and become close to Christ we have to heed the teachings of the true Church for faith comes from what is heard (Rom.10:17). May God Bless you.

 

Pro-RH Bill: I get your point but tell that to your delusional devotees that are overzealous on enforcing their beliefs on other people as well as interfering on the processes in the Law of the Land. Eucharists are now are interfered basically for POLITICAL STATEMENTS made by and for the CBCP. Where is the SEPARATION BETWEEN THE CHURCH AND STATE? If the Catholic Church can’t even respect that then might as well TAX the Church. Its already gone and long since the time of the DAMASO’S and the Hypocrisy. Even Oscar Cruz calling out “Civil Disobedience” what you want you get what you don’t want you interfere with.
Me: [I get your point but tell that to your delusional devotees that are overzealous on enforcing their beliefs on other people as well as interfering on the processes in the Law of the Land.]People of the faith have the moral obligation to oppose a law that is detrimental to the life and dignity of all human beings. It is those who are in favor of RH BILL who imposes their belief on others by making it a law obliging everyone to obey what they believe under the precept of law.

[Eucharists are now are interfered basically for POLITICAL STATEMENTS made by and for the CBCP. Where is the SEPARATION BETWEEN THE CHURCH AND STATE? If the Catholic Church can’t even respect that then might as well TAX the Church.]

The separation of the Church and the State does not entail absolute separation rather, the Church nor the state will not interfere in matters that are purely political or religious. Thus in the Constitution the state is prohibited from espousing or favoring a specific religion. However, it does not prohibits the cooperation of the state and the Church. When the Legislative branch of the state interfered in matters pertaining to morality they are the ones who is violating the separation of the state and the Church because they are imposing a law which is contrary to the moral beliefs of the Filipino people. Remind you that even in our constitution religious beliefs are being respected, thus obliging any person to act contrary to his belief is unconstitutional. There are provisions in the RH BILL that violates the fundamental right of a person. And this fundamental right is protected by our 1987 constitution and that is the right to exercise ones religious belief.

[Its already gone and long since the time of the DAMASO’S and the Hypocrisy. Even Oscar Cruz calling out “Civil Disobedience” what you want you get what you don’t want you interfere with.]

Yes Damaso is long gone because clergies nowadays espouses the example of Fr. Florentino, civil disobedience is justifiable and is an inalienable right of a person if such laws that were implemented are detrimental to his life, dignity and morality. It was through civil disobedience that the Negros were freed from slavery.

Pro-RH Bill: What fundamental right may that be? The right to live? THERE IS NOT EVEN A SINGLE CLAUSE WHERE IT STATES THERE IS ABORTION.There was no clause in forcing the RH Bill on Everyone, and Contraception was already available in the market long ago, it only helps on providing sufficient contraceptives on part of the mass that can’t afford it. Then you would be making the case on why not spend the Bill on helping people improve on their livelihood? The Government has already a lot of those and still it may be or not justifiable for the cost and the corruption that may happen within the Government.

Civil Obedience on behalf of the Church is NEVER and i repeat NEVER JUSTIFIABLE. You make use of the members of your congregation as PAWNS for the CBCP’S own interest. Then after that the CBCP will make make a say on the Issue which makes the line between the Separation between the Church and State has gone Blurry.

” There are provisions in the RH BILL that violates the fundamental right of a person. And this fundamental right is protected by our 1987 constitution and that is the right to exercise ones religious belief. ”

Again this is never ever forcing itself on everyone, EVERYBODY HAS A CHOICE AND THIS WAS GIVEN TO THEM. Di pinagpipilit ito sa mga tao kung magpaparticipate sila, specially when it came to Sex Education which for me is a need these days, KULANG ang guidance ng parents sa mga teenagers lately and it lead to more frequent teenage pregnancy. We were all teenagers once and don’t try to be a saint that curiosity never best us in many ways.

DAYS OF DAMASO Long gone? RUMOR MONGERING, SCANDALS THAT WERE SHUN. Dream on.

Me: [What fundamental right may that be? The right to live? THERE IS NOT EVEN A SINGLE CLAUSE WHERE IT STATES THERE IS ABORTION.]Of course it is not stated in the said provision because it is directly contrary to the constitution. However, the promotion of contraceptive pills and IUD which both are not only prevents conception but also acts as abortifacients. They might not have specific clause which legalizes abortion yet the mere fact that they are promoting the use of contraceptive/abortifacient medicines and devices is tantamount to promotion of abortion under the precept of “essential medicines” to where these medicines and devices where classified. What fundamental right was violated? Under our constitution in Sec.1 Art.III on the bill of rights it says,

Art.III Sec.1 No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of Law, nor shall any person be denied the equal protection of the laws.

Isn’t it true that an aborted infant is deprived of his life and liberty? When a fetus or a zygote is aborted due to the use of pills and IUD are they not depriving such a person of his life and liberty? I cannot think of what to call a person who disagrees with this obvious truth. Clearly this is violation of a person’s fundamental right. Furthermore, the Constitution also protects another fundamental right, the freedom of religion.

Art.III Sec.5 No law shall be made respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. The free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship, without discrimination or preference, shall forever be allowed. No religious test shall be required for exercise of civil or political rights.

When health professionals under the penalty of law are coerce to teach or educate his client in using artificial contraception even if it is against his religious belief are they violating his fundamental right? Employers are force to distribute contraceptive pills to their employees even if it is against their religious conviction are they not violating his fundamental right? Are they not forcing these faithful to betray their own conscience for the sake of their so called law?

[There was no clause in forcing the RH Bill on Everyone, and Contraception was already available in the market long ago, it only helps on providing sufficient contraceptives on part of the mass that can’t afford it.]

There is a clause in H.B 4244 (Consolidated version) which forcing the RH BILL to everyone. H.B 4244 Sec.21 forces employers to provide reproductive health services. And by reproductive health services it includes the distribution of contraception. If such an act is contrary to the religious belief of the employer are they not violating his fundamental right as protected by the Constitution?

Aside from the employers, health care professionals faithful to their belief are also coerce to betray their conscience.

H.B 4244 Sec.28: Any healthcare service provider, whether public or private, who shall:

(1) Knowingly withhold information or restrict the dissemination thereof, or intentionally provide incorrect information regarding programs and services on reproductive health, including the right to informed choice and access to a full range of legal, medically-safe and effective family planning methods;

under this section a health professional who refuses to educate his client on how to use artificial contraception will be liable to the law even if it is against his religious belief to teach and spread the use of these contraceptive measures. Isn’t it clear that this law prevents the individual from freely exercising his religious belief? And under the precepts of our Constitution is it not clear that hindering the individual from exercising his religious belief is a violation of his fundamental right as stated in the constitution?

[ Then you would be making the case on why not spend the Bill on helping people improve on their livelihood? The Government has already a lot of those and still it may be or not justifiable for the cost and the corruption that may happen within the Government.]

The government lacks the funds for education and health care, how many times have we heard that we lack books, chairs and classrooms for our public schools? What about the government hospitals? If not for Japan under the JPEPA agreement the Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao City will not have the funds for renovating its buildings. And government hospitals lack sophisticated instruments, supplies and man power, you know why? Because they lack funds!

[Civil Obedience on behalf of the Church is NEVER and i repeat NEVER JUSTIFIABLE. You make use of the members of your congregation as PAWNS for the CBCP’S own interest. Then after that the CBCP will make make a say on the Issue which makes the line between the Separation between the Church and State has gone Blurry.]

And by whose authority do you say that civil disobedience in behalf of the Church is never justifiable? You might have forgotten your history class. Who was that person who initiated the People Power that ousted a dictator? It was Cardinal Sin! It was this person who called people through radio veritas to go out in the streets! People Power is an example of civil disobedience! Who where there in the front line facing the tanks with flowers and rosaries? It was the priests, nuns and believers!

[Again this is never ever forcing itself on everyone, EVERYBODY HAS A CHOICE AND THIS WAS GIVEN TO THEM. Di pinagpipilit ito sa mga tao kung magpaparticipate sila, specially when it came to Sex Education which for me is a need these days, KULANG ang guidance ng parents sa mga teenagers lately and it lead to more frequent teenage pregnancy. We were all teenagers once and don’t try to be a saint that curiosity never best us in many ways.]

Section 21 and 28 of H.B 4244 (consolidated version) clearly forces an individual to act against his religious convictions and against his conscience. Sex education for elementary and high school students is not appropriate because they don’t have the maturity of an adult to know what is right and what is wrong. We are all teenagers once and we all passed in the state of curiosity however if one’s curiosity is guided to know which one is wrong and which one is not then such an exercise of curiosity is blameless.

The Fr. Florentino nowadays out numbered those of Damaso. Why focus your attention to the Damasos and not on the Florentinos?

SUKNAAN

Matud pa ni Atty. Marcelo Bacalso, si Bro. Soc sa Katin-awan sa Pagtuo nakatampo sa sayop nga…

 

 

SUKNAAN

 

 

PANGUTANA:

 

Matud pa ni Atty. Marcelo Bacalso, si Bro. Soc sa Katin-awan sa Pagtuo nakatampo sa sayop nga hubad sa Biblia, Maayong Balita Biblia kay miapil siya sa Revision. Kay sa Mat. 1:25, si Maria dili na ulay, kay ang sayop nga hubad, “Wala hilabti ni Jose si Maria sa wala pa siya manganak kang Jesus.” Sabton nga human manganak si Maria gihilabtan na ni Jose. Sa Juan 2:4, dautan kaayo sa hubad, “Si Jesus miingon kang Maria, Babaye, ayaw ko’g tudloi unsay Akong buhaton.” Dili ba binuang kining hubad nga giapilan ni Soc?” (Bro. Carlos Pastorite, San Isidro, Talisay City, Cebu).

 

TUBAG:

 

Sa Revision nga akong giapilan, giusab na ang hubad sa Mat. 1:25, mao kini: “Wala hilabti ni Jose si Maria hangtud nga si Maria nanganak kang Jesus.”

Kasagaran ang pulong hangtud, wa’ magpasabot nga dihang niabot ang hitabo nga gihangturan duna nay nahitabo. Sama niini: “Wala gayud manganak si Mikal hangtud siya namatay,” (2 Samuel 6:23). Nagpasabot nga wa gayud manganak si Mikal gikan niadto ug hangtud namatay siya. Ang hangtud diha nagpasabot, continuous as such:  “Wala na mobalik ang uwak hangtud nahubas ang tubig,” (Gen. 8:6). Nagpasabot, ‘Wa hilabti ni Jose si Maria hangtud’ (nagpasabot nga bisan pag humana manganak si Maria kang Jesus, wa gayud makahilabot si Jose kang Maria).

Ang sa Revision sa hubad sa Juan 2:4 mao kini, “Babaye unsay labot nimo ug nako niana?” Ang niana nagpasabot sa pagkahurot sa bino. Dili sama sa unang hubad, nga daw si Jesus namadlong kang Maria nga dili siya gustong tudlo-an sa Iyang inahan. Kay sa pagkatinuod gituman ni Jesus ang pangilabot sa iyang inahan. Ang tubig, gihimo ni Jesus nga bino.

 

Retrieve from: http://www.bagonglungsoranon.com/2012/07/matud-pa-ni-atty-marcelo-bacalso-si-bro-soc-sa-katin-awan-sa-pagtuo-nakatampo-sa-sayop-nga/

SUKNAAN

Sa sibya sa Traditionalist, (Tigpamaba sa Society of St. Pius X) gisibya sa Radyo Marso 11, Domingo, miataki pag-ayo sa Kapangulohan sa Simbahang Catolico sa pagkutlo sa duha ka visionaries sa La Sallete, 1846 ang iyang …

 

SUKNAAN

 

PANGUTANA:

 

Sa sibya sa Traditionalist, (Tigpamaba sa Society of St. Pius X) gisibya sa Radyo Marso 11, Domingo, miataki pag-ayo sa Kapangulohan sa Simbahang Catolico sa pagkutlo sa duha ka visionaries sa La Sallete, 1846 ang iyang unang giingon nga pakigsulti ni Birhen Maria, ug sa 1879 ikaduhang pagbutyag niya sa iyang “nakuha” sa pulong ni Birhen Maria miingon: “Ang Roma mawagtangan sa iyang pagtuo, ug ang Anti-Cristo makasulod sa Simbahan sa Roma.” Matuod ba nga giingon nga mapukan sa Yawa ang Papa o mapukan sa ilang gahom? Carlos Pastorite, San Isidro, Talisay City, Cebu.

 

TUBAG:

 

Ang otoridad sa Iglesya Lokal mao ang ilang kaobispohan. Ang ikaduhang pagpabutyag sa Visionaries sa La Sallete sa 1879, wala aprobahi sa mga Obispo, giisip nila nga ang pahayag sa Visionaries mahimo nga milakdop lang sa iyang opinion, dili gayud gikan sa baba ni Birhen Maria nga giingon nga maoy nakigsulti kanila (Catholic Encyclopaedia, On Line). Bisan tugtan ta nga kining usa ka pagbutyag gikan ni Santa Maria Birhen, pero sabton kini nga usa ka warning kun pasidaan nga matagnaon sa hulga batok sa Simbahang Catolico. Dili kini sabton nga makakab-ot og katumanan. Kay nasayran na nato ang mga pulong sa Dios. “Kon mosulti Ako, Ako kining tumanon, kon mamulong Ako, Ako kining pahinaboon” (Ez. 12:25). Ang pulong ni Cristo sa Iglesya nga Iyang gitukod, dili gayud mapakyas. “Ikaw, Pedro, ug sa ibabaw niining bato pagatukoron Ko ang Akong Iglesya nga ang Ganghaan sa Impyerno, dili makabuntog niini” (Mat. 16:18). “Kay Ako magauban kaninyo sa matag adlaw hangtud sa katapusan sa panahon,” (Mat. 28:20).

Maingon usab niadto mihulga ang Dios sa makalilisang nga silot sa Israel. Si Jeremias miingon: “Ah Ginoo, sa pagkatinuod gilimbongan Mo ang katawhan sa Jerusalem pinaagi sa pag-ingon: Kamo makabaton sa pakigdait; apan diay espada nga milagbas ngadto sa kinabuhi. Alaut kita kay kita nagkagun-ob” (Jer. 4:10-13). Sa maong hulga, gipulihan sa Dios sa Iyang maluwasnong kamot sa pagbakwi sa Iyang hulga, diha nga naghinulsol ang katawhan.

 

 

PANGUTANA:

 

Sa Assisi, Italia, sa buhi pa si Papa Juan Pablo II sa pagsaulog sa World Day of Peace Oct. 19, 1992, gidapit sa papa ang lainlaing mga pundok sa Tinuhoan sa Tibuok kalibutan. Ug sa katapusang adlaw nagmisa siya ug gialirongan ug misalmot ang mga lainlaing mga lider sa tinuhoan nga dili Catolico, dili ba pruyba nga ang naghimog Heretical Mass ang papa kay miapil sa Misa ang mga Lider sa Tinuhoan nga mga dili-Catolico? Wildan Mindajao, Lawaan II, Talisay City.

 

TUBAG:

 

Bayanihon ang gihimo sa Papa, kay ang tumong mao ang pag-ampo sa Kalinaw sa Kalibutan. “Ang gahom sa pag-konsagrar sa pan ug bino anaa sa lehitimo nga pari lamang” (Canon Law no. 900 Fundamentals of the Catholic Dogma page 397). Dili kadto Heretical Mass, ang pagtambong sa mga lider sa lainlaing mga tinuhoan. Ang milagro sa pagkabalhin sa Pan ug Bino ngadto sa Lawas ug Dugo ni Cristo anaa sa gahom ni Cristo pinaagi sa Papa, wala sa mga lider sa lainlaing tinuhoan. Sa wali sa Papa, iyang gimantala si JesuCristo ang atong Ginoo sa Kalinaw ug sa Kadait, “Nagtapok kita, ingon nga mga higala. Magpasalamat ako ninyo, ingon nga ako magtutuo ni Cristo ug isip Catolico.” Wala ilimod ni Papa Juan Pablo II ang iyang pagtuo ni Cristo ug sa atong Simbahang Catolico.

 

Retrieve from: http://www.bagonglungsoranon.com/2012/07/sa-sibya-sa-traditionalist-tigpamaba-sa-society-of-st-pius-x-gisibya-sa-radyo-marso-11-domingo-miataki-pag-ayo-sa-kapangulohan-sa-simbahang-catolico-sa-pagkutlo-sa-duha-ka-visionaries-sa-la-sall/

Worship God in Spirit

Worship God in Spirit

Bro. Cleb Calimutan

 

Golden Banner News Paper

Column Title: Let’s Think Together

Article Title: Worship God in Spirit

Date: March 24, 2011

 

 

The Lord said that we should worship in truth and in spirit. However it seems that some people are so disturbed with the Church buildings when they observed a lot decorations are added into it, that people are used to go in a procession or to kiss the graven images of their patrons. Fiestas and other liturgical celebrations are manifesting this once of a kind practice that considered taboo to some others. Once Scott Han said, when I was not yet I Catholic, I accused the church with a lot of false accusations.

Understanding human being and his faculties is excellent for we human being are a composite beings. Man has a body whose functions are the senses and man at the same time is a spiritual being with his intellectual faculty. Now in the process of knowing that man has to use his senses usually to perceive particular things e.g. when a person is looking a mango tree, what his eyes is perceiving is particular thing but his spiritual faculty is abstracting the universality of the thing being perceive with the eyes and the is the judgment that what he is looking is a tree. Now when a man is looking a picture of a mango tree, he goes with the same process; his eyes are looking to a particular thing the picture of a tree and his intellect would abstract the truth presented by the picture it is a mango tree. What the eyes had seen is the color green and some textures and figures the intellect would abstract the truth presented by those signs and that is a mango tree.

            This exactly the same when someone is looking the picture of Jesus Christ, what the persons eyes looked into are the various mixture of colors and figures but the intellect would abstract the truth presented by those signs and that is Jesus Christ. Therefore when someone is praying, touching, kissing the graven images of Jesus, what the eyes see and they touch are the signs which are perceptible with the senses. But, the spiritual intellect would abstract the truth presented by the senses, and that is, the truth that there is a true Jesus who once died and resurrected. In this manner, that the believers, or the devotes are truly worshiping God in truth and in spirit for what is in their mind and heart is the truth express by the images that is Jesus. On the contrary if a person allegedly worshiping Jesus with out anything to see nor  to touch with, what then his intellect would abstract from? What truth then that the intellect could conceive if his sense of perception is devoid from anything?

 

Therefore the Church proclaimed, The Seventh General Council at Nicaea – “. . .the venerable and holy images of Christ, of the Mother of God, of the angels and of the saints, and to show them a reverent homage, bit not adoration in the true and proper sense which is due to God alone; for the veneration of the image refers to the prototype.”

Finally St. Paul said, “…I had wave a placard before you with a picture on it of Christ dying on the cross” Gal.3:1 (From Tyndale Version Bible).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s Think Together

Let’s Think Together

Bro. Cleb Calimutan

Golden Banner News Paper

Column Title: Let’s Think Together

Article Title: Confession by iPhone?!

Dater: February 25, 2011

 

We are walking now with electronic high ways as the words of the young people go to today. The world is now very advance in technology and the minds of the people have not rested to innovate something new. With this that we are surprised with electronic sacramental confessions introduced by new iPhone app :

“According to its U.S. producers, “Confession: A Roman Catholic App” is designed to help users prepare for confession through a “personalized examination of conscience for each user, password protected profiles, and a step-by-step guide to the sacrament.” The Indiana-based company, Little iApps LLC, says its app is the first to receive an imprimatur, or official permission for publication, from a Catholic bishop– in this case, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend.”

But the answer of the question whether this electronic object can forgive sins the Vatican has a direct answer of “NO” Rev. Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press Office. More over the news stated: the “Sacrament of Penance necessarily requires the relationship of personal dialogue between the penitent and the confessor and absolution by the confessor present.”

 

“This cannot be substituted for by any information technology application,” he said.

The Vatican has cautiously embraced information technology and new media in recent years, but Pope Benedict XVI last month warned digital communication poses special dangers to Christian values and face-to-face relationships. As reported by Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service.

Jesus gave this power to his first clergies the Apostle that was handed down to the priests of this modern generation:

 

“The sins you forgive on earth they are forgiven in heaven.”( Jn.20:22-23)

 

The power of the words of the Lord never changed together with the process of forgiving, the Church maintain the mater and the form of the Sacrament for effective significance. One can prepare himself for a good confession in many ways but the ways of the Lord would never be changed for He changed not.