- "It's Complicated": Majority of Pinoys are just too busy living complicated lives with very little time for regular church celebrations like the all-important Sunday mass.
- "Like, like, like": With the "Facebook" as the centre of their social life, what are the real chances of their "on line" friends seeing them in church on a typical Sunday morning? Nil! So, how will they "like" us?
- "Lack DEPTH!" They believe in God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. But many of them lack in depth or practice of faith.
- "Only when they have real problems!": Ask Pinoys ( even those who graduated from top-notch Catholic schools) if going to mass is important, and the standard answer, (we bet), will be: "only when we need God's help for our problems!"
The Pinoy's lack of understanding of the Mass as a Sacrifice contributes to most of the confusion that surrounds our going there and being there.
“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling wrote: “Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.”
In the "good old days", our faith was strong, and our desire to expose our children to that faith was strong. And we attended Mass every Sunday.
Sadly, who needs God nowadays?
What is the importance of the Catholic faith in Ateneo or La Salle? Will going to mass help in winning a classic "Ateneo versus La Salle" basketball game???
Instead of expounding the gospel (John 1: 1 - 18) , he was in a very strange mood conducting a Christmas carol "singing contest" among the different sections of the church.