Wednesday, June 4, 2014


More mystery. The big shindig with Kiko this weekend is supposed to take place at the El Shaddai International House of Prayer. If so, then Cardinal Tagle would have no authority to invite anyone to the affair. 

Cardinal Tagle is the Archbishop of Manila. The El Shaddai International House of Prayer is located in a different diocese, the Diocese of Paranaque and its bishop is Bishop Jesse Mercado. 

But of course if the U Matuna had said that the invitation came from Bishop Jesse Mercado, most people would have said "Who?" Obviously Tagle's name was used because he is a cardinal and he has been rumored to be "papabile". Besides, it looks like Bishop Mercado is in some pretty hot water just now. It even sounds familiar. Here's a piece of the story:
Priests and lay leaders have asked the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Giuseppi Pinto, to look into the finances of the Diocese of Parañaque under Bishop Jesse Mercado for alleged misuse of funds. They also want Mercado removed, for sowing division among the clergy for his double-standard policy.


  1. Ow! Ouch! OOOO! Dang!

  2. Janet B - MangilaoJune 4, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    As the late, great Yogi Berra would say: it's like deja vu all over again!

    How shameful, that these bishops, placed in the highest position of authority, succumb to the lure of more money and more power, all in a chase for the red cap. As was pointed out a while back, a great saint once lamented that the floor of hell will be lined with the skulls of bishops.

    I certainly hope our Archbishop amends his ways and can be saved. I guess our prayer circle needs to grow even wider. We now need to fervently pray for all bishops who live with the NCW disease in their diocese, we need to pray they do not fall to the temptation of Kiko over the majesty of God.

    1. Actually it was "paved with the skulls of bishops." "Paved" has a little more terror to it. :)

  3. Tim will die condemn if the Archbishop removed. Are you sure Tim your secured with your salvation. I don't think your require ant absolution along with Janet B.iatch

    1. LOL. Find someone who speaks English to do your comments so it's not so obvious who you are.

    2. Janet B - MangilaoJune 4, 2014 at 4:46 PM

      LOL. Hi Deacon Harold. Glad to see they still allow you to play in the jungle!

    3. Janet B - MangilaoJune 4, 2014 at 5:36 PM

      LOL. Hi again, Deacon Harold. Good to see they still allow you to play in the jungle. You provide some good comic relief.

      BTW, one theological question - you say:
      "I don't think your require ant absolution...". Is this your new target of evangelization, Ants? They seem to fit the kiko evangelization mold perfectly:
      They always protect the Queen-kiko
      They form colonies/communities and ignore everything else
      They follow the path laid in front of them without having to think
      You can squash one and another mindlessly fills in without knowing why, and,
      They can pitch 10 times their weight in manure

      Only one question - how low will you have to stoop in order to hear their tiny confessions and give them absolution? Must be an interesting course over there at fantasy land in Yona.

      Enjoy Manila!

    4. 2:59 PM : Archbishop REMOVED? Who was talking about that so openly before you introduced the prospect. Archbishop will not be pleased that YOU brought up the discussion; I'm certain. Will have more to do with you than Tim or Janet "B.iatch". God have MERCY on YOU.

    5. Harold should you not be packing your bag for the mission of evangelization . How come you have time to play in the jungle.

    6. Jun 4 2:59PM You ought to be ashamed of yourself, because I would be if I were in your shoes and a vocal member of the NCW. You are exactly the kind of person I would keep youth of all ages away from because of your despicable thoughts and language. Even as a Catholic adult, you would be shunned by a majority of decent Christians and Catholic adults, alike; is your language and thoughts why you hide behind anonymity! Even with doing that, it reveals who you really are! The position you hold requires that you either shape up or simply ship out!

  4. Found this statement under the title Most Famous Religions in the Philippines. it was not listed with the Catholic Church. As a matter of fact it ranked 11th.

    +1El Shaddai must be the First faithful religions in the Philippines... you must know more about this.. El Shaddai members are more knowledgeable to God than the other religions.. That's all thankyou! Godbless!

  5. June 4 2. 59pm. You are out of order in your comment and honestly show that you have no character or values.

  6. Isnt it just AWESOME as Princess Di would say. For people who are so fully initiated because of their evangelization and in full communion with the church their language says enough about their character. Isn't it just AWESOME that their morals and standards are now sticking out like a sore thumb.