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“How shall freedom be defended? By arms when it is attacked by arms, by truth when it is attacked by lies, by faith when it is attacked by authoritarian dogma. Always, in the final act, by determination and faith.”

― Archibald MacLeish

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Global Pinoys: The important lessons Pope Francis could teach Pinoy political and Church leaders!

1) To All Leaders: Have Integrity!
"It is now more than ever necessary that political leaders be outstanding for honesty, integrity and commitment to the common good." Pope Francis
Pope Francis In Tacloban amidst the storm
2) Lesson: P.Noy, show empathy with the poor.When was the last time you visited Tacloban?
3) Lesson: Binay, reject corruption, be honest!
“I hope that this prophetic summons will challenge everyone, at all levels of society, to reject every form of corruption which diverts resources from the poor, and to make concerted efforts to ensure the inclusion of every man and woman and child in the life of the community.
As many voices in your nation have pointed out, it is now, more than ever, necessary that political leaders be outstanding for honesty, integrity and commitment to the common good.” Pope Francis
4) Lesson: To ALL TRAPOS,You can't bring it with you!
“This life that you live now won’t give you pleasure. It won’t give you joy or happiness,” 
“Repent,” Pope Francis said in his most forceful denouncement of organized crime to date. “There’s still time to not end up in hell, which is what awaits you if you continue on this path.” 
5) Lesson:CBCP, repair the Church!
We need to avoid the spiritual sickness of a Church that is wrapped up in its own world: when a Church becomes like this, it grows sick. It is true that going out onto the street implies the risk of accidents happening, as they would to any ordinary man or woman. But if the Church stays wrapped up in itself, it will age. And if I had to choose between a wounded Church that goes out onto the streets and a sick withdrawn Church, I would definitely choose the first one." Pope Francis
6) Lesson:Imelda Marcos, avoid scandalous display of wealth!
It bids us break the bonds of injustice and oppression which give rise to glaring, and indeed scandalous, social inequalities. Reforming the social structures which perpetuate poverty and the exclusion of the poor first requires a conversion of mind and heart.
Bishop Pabillo the spread of HIV is a symptom of deeper spiritual and moral disorders in society, adding that nine Filipinos are infected daily, and that 10 percent of those infected are overseas Filipino workers.
7 ) Lesson to Bishop Padillo:Who are we to judge?
Pope has sought to create a "culture of encounter" in which atheists and Catholics might come together. "Do good," he said memorably. "We will meet each other there." When he announced that he would canonize Pope John XXIII, the great reformer, on the same day as John Paul II, he emphasized continuity among all Catholics, even those of different factions. When asked about gay priests, he replied, "Who am I to judge?"
“Our President intends to kill 20 million children with a fountain pen…
to sign the RH bill into law” Archbishop Ramon Arguelles
8) Archbishop Arguelles: Be merciful!
Most recently, Pope Francis gave a long interview in which he articulated a new vision of the church that does seem revolutionary. In the West, reaction has focused on his statements about hot-button social issues. For example, he said, "the teaching of the church (on abortion, gay marriage, and contraception), for that matter, is clear ... (but) it is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time."
Who can forget the "Pajero" bishops?
9) Lesson to all Pajero Bishops: Avoid flashy cars!
Pope Francis said  it pained him to see priests driving flashy cars, and told them to pick something more “humble”.
As part of his drive to make the Catholic Church more austere and focus on the poor, Francis told young and trainee priests and nuns from around the world that having the latest smartphone or fashion accessory was not the route to happiness.
“It hurts me when I see a priest or a nun with the latest model car, you can’t do this,” he said.
“A car is necessary to do a lot of work, but please, choose a more humble one. If you like the fancy one, just think about how many children are dying of hunger in the world,” he said.
10 ) Lesson to pedophile priests:REPENT!
Pope Francis called the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal a "leprosy in our house"
The Pope allegedly said that one in 50 members of the clergy are pedophiles and that the Church’s sex abuse scandal is “a leprosy in our house.”
“The 2 percent of pedophiles are priests, and even bishops and cardinals,” the Pope reportedly said, according to a CBS News translation of an interview in La Repubblica. “And others, even more numerous, know about it but keep quiet. They punish without saying the reason why. I find this state of things untenable and it is my intention to confront it with the severity it requires.”