I am a Catholic. I was baptized a Catholic. I grew up in the Catholic faith. I would probably die a Catholic, buried with Catholic ceremonies for the dead. But as I live, I know I am far from being an exemplary Catholic. I am far from leading an exemplary Catholic life. I believe, however, I am a good enough Christian as I practice (whenever and however I can) the Golden Rule: Do not do unto others what you would not have them do to you.
Or is it ‘Do unto them before they do things unto you’? Whatever…
Though I may have Catholic beliefs, this is not to say I blindly follow the mandates of Catholic leadership. Note that I didn’t say I don’t follow Catholic teaching. Those are two different things.
Because the leadership, I have found, are far from being the icons of Christianity. These Cardinals, these Bishops, who look down on the faithful from where they sit on high; holding their staff close as if readying to use those as a judge might use a gavel; holding their heads regally high as if they were wearing a crown as a royalty and expecting loyal subjects to bow and curtsy as a manner of respect.
Well, boohoo, your excellencies, you are far from being excellent in my book. With all this yapping, first about the RH Bill, now about GMA 7’s My Husband’s Lover, I am still prompted to think… but what about you launching programs to enhance and enrich the lives of your Catholic parishioners instead? What about the issues about your priests who apparently molest and have sexual relations with women and boys? When are you going to address that? Washing your hands off the guilt like Pilate, I see. But you order the crucifixion of the innocents.
I know and have noted, during the time of Ondoy, Sendong and Pablo, did you ever open your doors to house the homeless victims? Did you ever organize rescue missions? NO! You stayed in your comfortable castles, kept yourselves warm and away from disaster.
There are poor people, homeless people, children in the streets, individuals who turn to drugs and crime because of the difficult life they lead… What about giving them your attention? Or you’d rather not so the public may continue to blame the government for their apparent neglect?
Jesus Christ left you people in charge to be a servant like He was for His people. Is this, your snobbish, high-handed, self-righteous pompadour, your idea of serving?