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Temperance

It’s Christmastime, for crying out loud!

Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales has expressed what may yet be his sharpest rebuke of administration lawmakers pushing a constituent assembly (Con-ass) to amend the 1987 Constitution.

“It’s like entrusting your teenage daughter in the care of a rapist,” Rosales told reporters. “I’m sorry for the analogy, but you get the idea.”

Whatta moron. First, it was Mar Roxas. Now, it’s a prince of the fucking church descending to the gutter. WTF? 

Oh, wait.

Riiiight. THis is all GMA’s fault.

Mar Roxas’  potty mouth – as incredibly disappointing as it may have been – can prolly be attributed to his being a populist politician out to get whatever votes he can, by whatever means. Fine. But Rosales is a Cardinal of a Church that teaches, among other things, that temperance – or the avoidance of extremes – is a virtue. Where is the temperance in calling people – however obliquely – rapists? 

Jeezus Christ in a tree!

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6 Responses

  1. BrianB says:

    Rom, you’re forgetting he’s talking about a president not an ordinary citizen.

  2. rom says:

    BrianB: and you forget that his God and the Church of which he is a prince are all about forgiveness of sins. Didn’t Jesus himself say that he cares more for the sheep that wander lost than those safely in the fold? Rosales is failing his own avowed mission by engaging in this intemperate language. Great example of Christian and Catholic charity and forgiveness!

  3. BrianB says:

    Hey, Merry Christmas. Wanna say this before I forget. Hope you have a nice one and that new job of yours gives bonuses.

  4. BrianB says:

    Just realized been putting the wrong link to my blog. Go ahead with what you’re doing, don’t mind me just changing the browser memory.

  5. Bencard says:

    if there’s one thing in common between cardinal rosales and cory aquino, it is that both have grossly miscalculated, or miscalculating, whatever political clout they have. like aquino, rosales may end up losing whatever credibility he has left, dragging down (heaven forbid) the church.

    circumstances are a far cry from what we had in the marcos era where cardinal sin had an apparent, albeit controversial, success.

  6. Edrie says:

    Maybe he should have made it a joke…

    “It’s like entrusting your seven year-old son… to a Catholic priest!”

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