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Archbishop Tagle joins ranks of cardinals Saturday

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CARDINAL DESIGNATE. Luis Antonio Tagle: Bringing Filipinos closer to the Pope.
NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

MANILA, Philippines—Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle will become a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, giving the Philippines one vote should there be a need to elect a new pope.

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma, president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, said Tagle’s elevation to the College of Cardinals was a recognition of the “talents and gifts” he brings to the worldwide Church.

“I praise God. It’s a recognition of Cardinal Tagle’s giftedness and talents that can be of great service to the Pope and the universal Church,” Palma said in an interview with the Church-run Radio Veritas.

Palma said he and other Filipino bishops would watch the live feed of the consistory in St. Peter’s Basilica at 11 a.m. Rome time (5 p.m. in the Philippines).

Peachy Yamsuan, communications chief of the Archdiocese of Manila, said Tagle would receive from Pope Benedict XVI the symbols of his new rank as a “prince” of the Church.

“(Tagle) will receive a red hat and the ring, symbols of his membership in the College of Cardinals, during the solemn consistory (today), the eve of the Solemnity of Christ the King,” said Yamsuan.

“The three-cornered hat is said to be a symbol of a cardinal’s readiness to lay down his life for the gospel. It also signifies his rank in the Church that qualifies him to elect a Pope,” she added.

Yamsuan said Tagle would be the seventh Filipino cardinal in the nearly 500 year history of the Catholic faith in the Philippines.

“This consistory has been considered unusual since it is the second that will be held in the same year. The last time this happened was in 1929 during the pontificate of Pius XI,” she said.

Yamsuan added the new cardinals will also be assigned a “titular church” in Rome, “formally making them members of the diocesan clergy of Rome.”

After the consistory, Tagle will attend a “thanksgiving lunch” at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, she added.

From 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., relatives and friends of the new cardinals can make “courtesy visits” to the freshly-minted “princes” of the church in designated places within the Vatican.

On Sunday morning, Pope Benedict XVI will concelebrate a Mass with the new cardinals at St. Peter’s. Later that day, Tagle will celebrate a Thanksgiving Mass at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls.


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  • joerizal

    Wala na kasing pagpilian ang Vatican kaya kung saan saan na lang dumadampot ng mga paslit na pari. Wala na kasing kredibilidad ang simbahang katoliko kahit saan.

    • Platypus09

      Not to us, we are die hard Catholics no matter how hard you try to convince us that another church is better.

      Between Catholic church and Christian churches, I believe in the priests’ teachings than non-trained self-ordained Christian pastor.

      • joerizal

        Non-trained? self-ordained? Napaka-ignorante mo. Balikan mo ang pinanggalingan ng Katolikong simbahan at makikita mong ito pala e Liko-likong simbahan. At isa ka sa mga bulag na tagasunod.

      • xrisp

        You seem to have the best cult.  Advertise it here to get more followers!

      • joerizal

        Gagawin kitang cardinal sa simbahan ko.

      • xrisp

        You maydisclose now your cult.

    • henri_see

      Well said. Nakita na ba kitang nangangaral sa bus?

    • xrisp

      You must know much about the man thats why you have the courage to belittle him?

      • joerizal

        Au contraire, I know each and every one of those hypocrites. Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel!!!

      • xrisp

        I just hope you become a better person and not a bitter person!

  • quirinomayer

    Maski magkaroon ang Pilipinas ng sampung sabaysabay na cardinal kung ang mga ito ay mas abala sa pakikiaalam sa pagpatakbo ng gobyerno at hindi ang kapakanan na spiritual ng kanilang tupa ang atupagin, manatiling isa sa most corrupt country in the world ang ating bansa. 

  • bgcorg

    Filipinos should feel proud that a Filipino national was elected as a member of the College of Cardinals.  It is a gift and our natural reaction to it should be gratitude and thanksgiving.  Sycophants, cynics and the habitual doubters have no place in our world; unfortunately there are so many of them here!

    People with negative attitudes always imagine failure any step of the way unless their own ideas, concepts and pet peeves are promoted.  They refuse to see goodness in men’s hearts; only their sad background, upbringing or experience give them away.  They should break free from the enslavement of their cynicism, despair and nihilism and be healed as persons in God’s image and likeness.  The imprint of God’s goodness, love and care for man is discoverable if only one wills to find it.  Some sacrifice would be required; but for those who seek, nothing is so great as being at peace with God, his neighbor and with oneself.

    • arn_arn

      Tama. sa panahon ngayon more than 35,000+ na ang iba’t-ibang klase ng mga Protestante.. More than 35,000+ na rin ang mga nag-REVISE or nag-REFORM ng BIBLE.

      Pero kung tanungin mo sila kung anong Version ng Bible na kanilang ginagamit, sasagutin ka nilang Bible ito ng mga KATOLIKO.

      Pero kapag binusisi mo naman ang mga BIBLE na hawak nila, marami palang kulang.Kasi ang Bible ng Roman Catholic ay may 72 canons. Therefore, if it has less than the 72 canonical scripts of the Old and the New testament it’s not a Catholic Bible at all..

  • Platypus09

    Congrats Cardinal Tagle.

    We believe in you. We believe in Catholic church wholeheartedly.

    Thank you for your stewardship and guidance.

  • arn_arn

    congrats.

  • arn_arn

    Sa panahon ngayon sobrang dami na ng mga Protestante. More than 35,000+ na sila..

    May Prysbeterian, may Baptists, may Adventists, may Methodists, may Lutheran, may Union of the Believers of Christ, may mga Born-Again, may mga Mornons, Jehova’s Witnesses at iba pa..

    Hindi rin papahuli ang mga PINOY sa paggawa ng Relihiyong Kristiyano kagaya ng Aglipay, Kingdom of Christ, Followers of Chirst, Iglesia ni Cristo, People of Christ at iba pa…

    Kahit anu-ano nalang ang ipinapangalan nila sa kanilang mga SAMAHAN basta mabasa lang sa Bible. haha..

    At bawat isa sa mga Protestanteng ito, may sariling VERSION ng BIBLE.
    My Kingdom of God’s Bible, may Baptists of God na Bible, may King James Version na Bible at iba pa.

    At kapag tinanong mo sila kung anong Version ng Bible na kanilang ginagamit, SINASABI nila na Roman Catholic Version..

    Well, ang Version po ng Bible ng Roman Catholic ay may 72 canons.
    IF ITS MORE THAN OR LESS THAN 72 CANONS, ITS NOT A ROMAN CATHOLIC BIBLE..

    Sa tingin ko hindi rin alam ng ibang Katoliko at Protestante ito..

    Well, the best example ng ibang Version ng Bible ay ang Latter Day Saints or Mormons.

    Pumunta kayu doon at tingnan nyu ng mabuti yung bible na ni-REVISE nila, tiyak at siguradong sobrang malaking pagkaka-iba ang BIBLE nila sa iba pang mga Rlihiyon Kristiyano..

    Tingnan nyu rin yung bible ng mga Born-Again which is King James’ Version na Bible, ito ay may 66 canons lang. Meaning may mga Chapters at Verse na BINURA or KINUHA.

    Tingnan nyu yung bible ng mga Jehovas Witnesses, at ikompara nyu yung Bible ng mga Born-Again sa Bible ng mga Jehovas Witnesses.. ewan ko lang kung may Jehova sa Bible ng mga Born-Again. LOL..

    Tingnan nyu yung version ng Bible ng mga Iglesia ni Cristo at Adventists. By the way ibat-iba rin po ang klase ng mga Adventists, may mga Adventists of Christ, may Holy Adventists’ Church, may Seventh Day Adventists, at by the way rin po sa Seventh Day Adventists may iba-iba ring klasing Seventh Day Adventists at lahat sila may Sariling Version ng BIBLE.

    Ewan ko lang pero sa panahon ngayon, kung gusto mong magtayo ng sariling relihiyong Kristiyano ay PWEDENG-PWEDE with the sense that gagawa ka rin ng sarili mong Version ng Bible. 

    Simple lang ang paggawa ng sariling Version ng Bible. Burahin mo lang ang mga Scripts na ayaw mo na malagay sa Bible mo… at yun na, may Own-made Bible ka nah..
    Katulad ng ginawa ng ibang mga Protestante.. LOL..

    Ang masasabi ko lang, wala akong planong maglaro sa paniniwala ko..

    Why would I go to a Christian Protestant Religion if in FACT there are more than 30,000+ Different kinds of Christian Protestant Religion. Ano naglulukuhan bato? hahaha.

    Lahat ng mga Protestante ito yung word nila palagi “The Truth”.
    Pero ang hirap naman nilang paniwalaan na sila ang TRUTH kung umabot sila sa 30,000+.

    In short yung mga 30,000+ na ibat-ibang relihiyon ng mga Protestanteng Kristiyano nagke-CLAIM lahat sila na sila ang   “TRUTH”.. hahahaha.

    Yung iba pa nga dyan nagde-debate pa tungkol sa BIBLE. ewan ko lang kung nagkaka-intindihan ba sila… at ewan ko rin kung alam nila na may 30,000+ na Version ng Bible from 30 canons to 88 canons. And by the way yung relihiyon na may 88 canons ng BIBLE ay ang Christian Orthodox. Naku sobrang kapal na yun, mahihirapan na si Juan na pasanin yun.. ^_^

    Good Luck Guys, I hope that the Bible that you are reading is a Roman Catholic Bible which has 72 canons. never po ito na revise or na reform, More than 2,000 years na po ito..

    GOD BLESS…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SYG36KOOLRY47VA3ICPJJ5CQTQ ADD

       Marami kang katanungan dahil sa dami ng religihon ngaun. Mag tanong ka kay Bro. Eli Soriano, bibliya ang sasagot.

      Dun k lng makakakuha ng sagot na may sense. Hindi puro ritual, customs and traditions.

      • arn_arn

        Eliseo Soriano is a Protestant.. Why would I believe in him.

        Why would I believe with this religion “Members Church of God International”. 

        Isa lang sila sa mga 35,000+ Protestants na likha ni Satanas para sirain ang simbahan na itinayo ni Panginuong Jesu Kristo for more than 2,000 years ago..

      • xrisp

        You still have time to recover your senses! Don’t deceive yourself. By saying there are so many religions now,  you just implied that you’re cult is one of those mushroom sects that sprouted in the little corners of the streets. Just answer these simple questions: 1. Where  does your leader get his authority to teach? 2. Do you think God has established the true Church only in the 20th century under your cult? C’mon brothers get back to your senses!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    AYOS KARDINAL NA SI TAGLE PIGILAN MO NA ANG GOBYERNO NA WAG MAMIGAY NG PILLS AT CONDOM SA MGA ISKUWATERS AREA MAGAGALIT KAMO SI MAMA MARY AT PAPA JESUS” SABIHAN ANG MGA TAO MAG DASAL AT WAG KAMO MANIWALA SA MGA DOCTOR NA DI NAKAMAMATAY ANG PILLS MAS MANIWALA TAYO SA OBISPO NA NAKAMAMATAY ANG PILLS AT CONDOM”

    • arn_arn

      Yeah,, ipasah mo na rin yung RH Bill para maging legal na ang ABORTION..

      Wala naman sigurong “Thou Shalt Not Kill” na nakasulat sa Bible?..

      Or burahin nalang natin yung “Thou shalt not kill” na nakalagay sa Bible
      para maging 9 Commanmends nalang, ano sa tingin mo?..

      • muddygoose

        Basahin mo please yung bill.

  • NY_Pinoy

    Nothing unusual here.  The Philippines is the third largest Catholic nation in the world — and the most loyal and over-the-top followers of Catholicism.  It is just political necessity that Vatican has to appoint the bishop of Manila as cardinal.  The only relevant questions are these:

    a.  Why not appoint Bishop Palma of Cebu as cardinal as well.  Bakit pakipot pa?  Politically speaking, the Cebu bishop should be cardinal too.

    b.  Why just two.  The US, Italy, Germany, Poland, Brazil, and many other nations have many more cardinals than the Philippines.  Bakit lugi na naman ang mga Catholic Pinoy fanatics?

    c.  What is the big deal about cardinals? These are not biblical positions.  They are more akin to pagan Rome, where the Supreme Pontiff (yes, that the title of Roman Emperor) governed with the Curia (the same terminologies for both Vatican and Roman Empire) after being selected by the “princes of the Church/Empire” (similar phrasings for the College of Cardinals and the Roman Senate).

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    MGA ALIPIN NG MGA DAMASO SINUNGALING PA SA SIKAT NG ARAW SABI NG MGA MONSINYOR NA MUKANG PERA HUMAYO KAYO AT MAG PARAMI NG PATAY GUTOM PARA DUMAMI TUMAWAG KAY MAMA MERY AT PAPA JESUS”’ MGA IMPOKRITO” SABI NI DR JOSE RIZAL”



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