"The Christianity of history is not Protestantism. If ever there were a safe truth it is this, and Protestantism has ever felt it so; to be deep in history is to cease to be a Protestant." (-John Henry Newman, An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine).

"Where the bishop is, there let the people gather; just as where ever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church". -St. Ignatius of Antioch (ca 110 AD)a martyr later thrown to the lions, wrote to a church in Asia Minor. Antioch was also where the term "Christian" was first used.

“But if I should be delayed, you should know how to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of truth.” 1 Timothy 3:15

"This is the sole Church of Christ, which in the Creed we profess to be one, holy, catholic and apostolic." -CCC 811

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Batanes Cathedral is in need of your help

Glory to Jesus in the Most Blessed sacrament!

The historical Cathedral of Santo Domingo in Basco Batanes is in need of your financial donation.

Built in 1783 by the Dominican Missionaries, the Church Building is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception who is the Patroness of Batanes. Through Mama Mary’s maternal protection it survived many strong typhoons and earthquakes but the recent earthquakes damaged it seriously that it needs to be repaired.

Santo Domingo Cathedral is one of the oldest churches in Batanes and it is one of the identities Ivatan takes pride— our Catholic roots where we can always connect as Ivatans.

With dedicated, holy secular priests attending to our spiritual needs, my brother in the Lord, a good friend of mine, Fr. Ronaldo B. Manabat is appealing to all good-hearted Catholics to share your blessings.

Please contact Father Zenky (as he’s fondly called by Ivatans) and arrange how you could send your “Love Offerings”. An Official Receipt will be sent to you as a proof of your generosity. This “receipt” is not for commercial purposes but it is purposely for accounting and for transparency.

Fr. Zenky celebrating the Holy Mass with Ivatans

Details of Fr. Zenky are as follows:
Name: Fr. Ronaldo B. Manabat
Location: Santo Domingo Catholic Church Cathedral, Basco, Batanes
Email: fatherzenki @ yahoo dot com
Or you can connect with him in Facebook and in CatholicMountain.com.

God bless you all.

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