“Katoliko ka pa naman!” i’m sure others would say to me now.
naiinis ako sa balita today. CBCP ‘recommends’ the repeal of EO 464 which prevents any member of the cabinet to testify without the president’s permission but does not call for PGMA’s resignation. would it be blasphemous to call the highest council of the Catholic Church in the Philippines ‘coward’? cardinal Sin had balls. these bishops clearly don’t. which reminded me of a news article previously which mentioned that the Vatican gave orders before EDSA II for the Church to not get involved in any way with the political crisis. cardinal Sin made a decision — stand up for truth, screw the Vatican, and get things done.
i’m risking excommunication by mentioning these things but i do believe that things couldn’t be more obvious already. the truth is here, now!
on the other hand, the sensible side of the Catholic Church is at play. the Church does not meddle with politics. which, i am certain, will be praised by the Vatican and some people who are touchy on the issue of ‘separation of Church and state.’ they gave a wise recommendation to repeal EO464 so that the truth can be obtained as quickly as legally possible from the people who know the innards of the controversies and corruption.
malacañang’s answer to the recommendations? “we will look into it seriously” — i’m sure there’s a fine print that says “in 2010” after that statement.
my question to the CBCP is how long should they wait for the government to answer their recommendations? what if the answer doesn’t come sooner? how much more money will go into their pockets — money that could have been meant for the poor and uneducated, those deprived of homes, and those who genuinely need financial aid?
i feel betrayed. i feel that they have given PGMA their blessing and another chance to rob the country once again.