"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

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

ABS-CBN: INC petition violates personal freedom, lawyer says

From left: Felix Manalo (founder), Eduardo V. Manalo (grandson), Angel Manalo (brother of EVM), Cristina "Ka Tenny" Manalo (widow of Eraño G. Manalo) Photo Source: Rappler
How could Eduardo V. Manalo, the present Executive Minister of the Iglesia Ni Cristo® founded by their grandfather FELIX MANALO, by his conscience consents evil that’s happening to his very family? How could a "preacher" of "Christian" (if they were ever been considered Christians) love and forgiveness permits this? "Give the other cheek" (Mt. 5:39)? "Honor thy father and thy mother..." (Deut. 5:16); what happened to those beautiful verses which undoubtedly demonstrate Christian virtues? Looking back, no good son would sentence his own mother to hell just as what Eduardo V. Manalo (EVM) did to his own. I am not an expert of the Bible but I haven’t come across any of the Biblical personalities like Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, the prophets, sages and apostles, who admonished, sacked, insulted, convicted, or sent their mothers to hell! Not even their church founder Felix Manalo (whose mother remained and died a Catholic) nor Eraño G. Manalo ever was discourteous to their mothers. ONLY EDUARDO V. MANALO! That’s not godly! That is pure evil, ill-mannered minister undeserving of a man of God. Clearly God is already demonstrating to every member of the Iglesia Ni Cristo®, it's TIME TO LEAVE THAT CHURCH because it does not radiate any righteous qualities. The real, true, genuine, accurate Church of Christ hasn’t apostatized as Jesus (her founder) promised (Mt. 16:1618). COME HOME to his ONE, HOLY, CATHOLIC AND APOSTOLIC CHURCH! JESUS IS WAITING!

After all, the Iglesia Ni Cristo® is OWNED BY THE MANALOS, not by the Iglesia Ni Cristo® itself!
Carolyn Bonquin, ABS-CBN News

But INC lawyer Cuevas says restrictions needed to ensure security in compound

MANILA - A petition for injunction filed by the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) abridges the personal freedom of Angel Manalo and Lottie Manalo-Hemedez, the Manalos' lawyer Trixie Angeles said.

The INC filed a petition on September 23, asking the court to prohibit unknown individuals from entering the premises of the INC compound in 36 Tandang Sora Avenue Quezon City where INC Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo's siblings are staying.

The petition was filed before the Quezon City Regional Trial Court after CCTV footage of people entering the compound was discovered.

INC legal counsel Atty. Serafin Cuevas Jr. said the INC deemed it necessary to petition for the restrictions to ensure the security of the occupants.

Cuevas also added that the INC may ask for the restrictions as the owner of the property.

READ: INC wants expelled members out of Manalo residence

In the hearing on the merits of the case on Tuesday, Cuevas asked for the names and pictures of all the occupants.

He also asked before the court to disallow visitors from staying in the compound overnight.

"It's their [Angel and Lottie's] right [to have visitors], you see. The only people who are not allowed visitors are people who are detained. This [petition] amounts to restriction of their personal freedom," said Angeles.

Both parties agreed to meet halfway while the case is being heard.

Included in the temporary agreement is the submission of all the occupants' names and pictures, as well as the list of all their visitors.

Meanwhile, guards will be posted in a public area outside the compound to ensure the security and to monitor the visitors.

The next hearing is set on Monday, October 5.

Here is a helpful INFOGRAPHIC from Rappler

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

From Jehova's Witneses to Catholic Faith - Bro Paul Alima's Conversion Story (Cebuano Language)

An INC™ Writer Debunks the Claims of the Iglesia Ni Cristo® and Felix Manalo, reducing it to nothing but a Fake Church!

Eduardo V. Manalo (EVM), the son of Eraño G. Manalo and Cristina "Ka Tenny" Villanueva Manalo. EVM expelled his own mother, brothers and sisters from INC™ Church, therefore sending them to the "Lake-fire hell".  Eduardo V. Manalo and his chosen Ministers to head the notorious Sanggunian were accused of embezzling millions of dollars from the INC™ treasury.  [Photo Source:http://www.eaglenews.ph/iglesia-ni-cristo-evangelical-campaign-intensified-worldwide-as-its-centennial-nears/]
Debunking the claims of the Iglesia Ni Cristo® about the emergence of this fake church as a "fulfillment" of Biblical prophesies as opposed to common sense and God-given knowledge of TRUTH. As the author brilliantly exposes the in their claims, he/she said “We should never allow anyone, including our own church administration, to subvert our God given ability to think independently, to seek and share knowledge, and to discern the truth.”
On the INC Prophecy, Part One
[Source: Musing of An INC Member]

The suit winds its way uncertainly through a prejudiced political minefield as the advocates for truth tirelessly navigate the system, struggling to cast a final irrepressible light on the shadows of corruption, ceaselessly seeking both restitution and reformation, even as the hope for either grows increasingly slim.

Half a world away, in places far removed from the epicenter of the religious unrest, the remaining publicly vocal pockets of resistance are methodically and systematically silenced.

Amidst it all, the propaganda machine continues to churn, consistently albeit less vehemently, as it met and now maintains its purpose in deliberately shaping the perception, manipulating the cognition, and directing the behavior of our brethren.

Whether we acknowledge it or not, it seems we are inexorably fated to be ‘one with EVM’ and with a corrupt administration, left with little choice but to subvert our own conscience and understanding in order to blindly obey and submit, lest we and our loved ones incur dire consequences.

And yet many of us still persist in our pursuit of truth, even as our inquiries are met with faulty logic and irrationality, as the responses run the gamut from “because the Bible prophesied it” to “brother/sister, you and your household are now expelled.”

Consequently, a growing number of brethren are now asking an evolving series of questions that inevitably lead to an inquiry into the veracity of the church itself.
“Can our leaders become corrupted and lose God’s favor?”
“How exactly are the recent church events prophesied in the Bible?”
“Do these events possibly indicate that we are actually not the ‘one true church’?”

The one seemingly incontrovertible defense the church has consistently used to respond to every allegation and accusation, other than outright denial, is simply this:
“We are the one true church prophesied in the Bible. Therefore, we are the only means to salvation. If you do not obey and submit to our authority, you won’t be saved.”

As I stated in a previous entry, our pursuit of the truth is akin to arguing at the point of a gun, since it matters little whether they’re wrong or right- either way, you’re still getting shot (in our case, expelled) if you continue to persist.

But, what if we can prove that the gun was never loaded to begin with? Or that it doesn’t work?
Or that the gun itself isn’t even real?

In the same manner, for argument’s sake, what if we can prove that their expulsions have no merit? That their threats don’t work? Or that the church isn’t “real”?

This brings us to the fundamental inquiry many of us have already explored in our membership, an inquiry I recommend every active member pursue (ideally with an open-minded reasonable minister, if you’re fortunate enough to know one) in order to truly explore and ascertain the basis of one’s faith.

And so we come to that inevitable fundamental inquiry, which is simply-
“Is our church, the Iglesia Ni Cristo, and the last messenger, Brother Felix Manalo, truly prophesied in the Bible?”

Since the administration continues to employ the church’s divine prophecy as an all-encompassing defense that excuses whatever questionable actions they may take, be it their alleged financial misappropriation and questionable financial practices, their purely profit driven pursuits, their peculiar preoccupation with world records and entertainment, their embarrassing and immoral responses to the crisis, etc, then I feel that a simple inquiry and revisit into this prophecy is justifiably merited.

So let’s continue.

According to the doctrine, our church, which emerged in the Philippines in the Far East, was established in 1914 by virtue of the fulfillment of the prophecies of our Lord God (as per Isaiah 43:5, Moffatt translation) and of our Lord Jesus Christ (as per Acts 20:28, Lamsa translation) through the commissioning of the last messenger, Brother Felix Y. Manalo (as per Isaiah 46:11).

For today, I will primarily address the three verses used in the previous statement which are most frequently used by our ministers as prophetic biblical proof of our church and of the last messenger, namely:
1) Isaiah 43:5
2) Isaiah 46:11
3) Acts 20:28

First, let’s look at Isaiah 43:5.

On Isaiah 43:5 – “East, east and afar of, and the Far East”

Isaiah 43:5-6 in the New King James Version reads:
“Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your descendants from the east, and gather you from the west.”

Isaiah 43:5 in the Moffatt translation reads:
“From the far east will I bring your offspring, and from the far west I will gather you.”

The Old Testament, including the book of Isaiah, was originally written in Hebrew. In the original Hebrew translation of Isaiah 43:5, the church claims that the Hebrew word “mizrach” refers to the geographic term “Far East” and therefore consequently refers to the Philippines. The church uses Smith’s Dictionary of the Bible, authored by bible scholar William Smith, to interpret the Hebrew word “mizrach” to mean “Far East.”

This is what our church claims Smith’s Dictionary says:

“While both terms, “kedem” and “mizrach”, can be translated as “east”, “kedem” is used in a strictly geographical sense to describe a spot or country immediately before another in an easterly direction, whereas “mizrach” is used of the far east.”

Essentially, the church claims that “mizrach” means “far east” according to Smith’s Dictionary.

Let’s examine exactly what it states:

“East. The Hebrew term, kedem, properly means that which is before or in front of a person, and was applied to the east, from the custom of turning in that direction, when describing the points of the compass, before, behind, the right and the left representing respectively east, west, south and north. Job 23:8-9.”

Muslim Defenders shamed themselves in a Public Debate with Catholic Defenders!

For the sake of non-Filipinos who are watching this video, this Muslim was so arrogantly claiming  HE KNEW ARABIC very well, but when being asked by the Catholic Defender to EXPLAIN in PURE ARABIC the meaning of "Alif namin" he immediately withdrew from the debate saying "I don't know."

The Muslim man clearly was pissed off. He cannot accept the painful rebuttal of the Catholic Defender. Instead, he forced the moderator to finish the debate... The Muslim man claimed he knows Arabic but non of the questions he could explain in pure Arabic. Now, the easiest way to save himself from public humiliation is to RUN because they really do not know ARABIC...


RUN and HIDE! #ProDeoEtEcclesia #ToGodAndTheChurch!

When did the TRUE CHURCH OF CHRIST APOSTATIZE? Debunking the Iglesia Ni Cristo® claims

Posted in the Feast of Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, the ARCHANGELS!
Apostasy was during the 1st - 4th Century 

The Iglesia ni Cristo believes that it is the one true church founded by Jesus Christ and was restored by Felix Manalo in the last days. They believe that the first century church was apostasized in the 1st or 4th century due to false teachings. INC says that this apostate church is the Roman Catholic Church. Meanwhile, its reestablishment is seen as the signal for the end of days. -Wikepedia

The True Church of Christ haven't apostatized yet (as of 1964 A.D.)

“Ang totoo hanggang sa kasalukuyan ay patuloy na ginagawa ni Satanas ang pagpapasok ng mga maling aral sa Iglesia Katolika na sa pasimula'y siyang Iglesia ni Cristo. Sadyang matalino at tuso ang diablo. Hindi niya ginawang biglaan ang pagtalikod sa Iglesiang itinayo ni Cristo noong unang siglo." [The truth is, until today Satan continues to inject false teachings to the Catholic Church which from the beginning was the Church of Christ.  The devil is quite intelligent and cunning.  He didn't let this Church founded by Christ apostatize right away.]-PASUGO, Abril 1966, p. 46:

Another Iglesia Ni Cristo® hypocrisy and inconsistency.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

The Iglesia Ni Cristo® was "founded by clan patriarch Felix Manalo in 1914" says Inquirer

Council of Nicea (Source: Shoebat)
Believe in the Bible? Whose Bible? Which version? What Translation? Not all Bibles are the same. Protestant Bibles are all incomplete and wrong while the origin of it, the Catholic Versions are the genuine one. And for most of the times, the INC™ of Felix Manalo carefully uses different Protestant Bible Versions to accommodate and justify their man-made doctrines.

And while the original Bible is always TRUE, those who corruptly translated it, and deceitfully interpreted it make it utterly BAD, really BAD, just like how Eduardo V. Manalo and his paid Ministers translated it as they pleased.
Believe the Bible, not detractors, Iglesia leader exhorts members

BOCAUE, Bulacan [Inquirer.net] —Iglesia ni Cristo executive minister Eduardo Manalo has urged church members not to believe allegations against the INC, saying that it is the Bible, not other people, that speaks the truth.

Addressing INC members in an evangelical mission at the church-owned Ciudad de Victoria complex on Saturday, Manalo said accusations putting the 101-year-old church in a bad light should be spurned by its followers.

“If what they say is true, you should not be seeing what is happening now. That is proof that this church has a God, (that) God is with us in this activity,” Manalo said.

Controversy has hounded the INC after some of its officials exposed alleged corruption in the church. The exposé linking some members of the church’s powerful governing council came after Manalo’s mother, Cristina “Tenny” Manalo, and brother, Felix Nathaniel “Angel” Manalo, were expelled.

The church was founded by clan patriarch Felix Manalo in 1914.

Expelled minister Isaias Samson Jr., an expelled minister and former editor of the INC publication Pasugo, sued eight church leaders after he and his family were allegedly held under house arrest. Samson said the INC leaders suspected him of publishing a blog criticizing the church.

Manalo, in his address that was broadcast to other INC venues, said: “If there’s a truth that you should believe in, it is what the Bible says, and not what people say.”

“The INC is the church which has hope … this church will inherit the Kingdom of Christ on the day of judgment because our church has a connection with God,” Manalo said.

“God has been fulfilling His promise to His messenger (‘sugo’) from the start… the Iglesia ni Cristo will be saved, God said it Himself. It came from the Bible, not from me,” Manalo said.

The venues—the 55,000-seat Philippine Arena and the 25,000-seat Philippine Sports Stadium—were filled before the event started at 7 p.m.

Read more: Iquirer.net
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Friday, September 25, 2015

Protestant Leaders Declare Reunification of Churches Under the Holy See

Pastor Rick Warren
"...so that they may all be one..." (John 17:21), these are the prayers of the Lord Jesus who founded the CHURCH.. that through this CHURCH, we may be ONE just as the Father and the Son are ONE.  We all have to give praise to the Triune God for this great manifestation of TRUTH in the CHURCH which according to St. Paul, "the pillar and foundation of all truth" (1 Tim. 3:15)

VATICAN CITY – Following more than five hundred years of separation, American and European Protestant leaders met with Pope Francis last week to finalize the reunification of the two churches under the Holy See. The historic agreement is the result of a year’s worth of unpublicized talks between Protestant leaders and the Vatican.

Prominent American pastors Joel Osteen and Rick Warren, respectively, as well as Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, were among the Protestant delegation that met with Pope Francis last week. Pastor Warren, founder of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, spoke with members of the international press in St. Peter’s Square, saying, “Protestants, as a people, have a long history of heresy. The time for reconciliation is now in order to ensure a full and dogmatic transition into the folds of the Church.”

Moments before meeting with reporters, the entire Protestant delegation, for the first time ever, entered the confessional to take part, individually, in the Sacrament of Penance. “It’s important that we participate in these sacred rituals before asking our congregation to do the same,” Pastor Osteen said, adding that his time in confession was “an immensely moving experience.”

As Protestants around the world make the transition to Catholicism, many are wondering what, exactly, that means for them. “First and foremost we acknowledge the Pope’s infallibility with regard to universal moral declarations, the authority of Church magistrate, faith, and ex cathedra,” said Father Cliff Brogan, a former Protestant pastor who was the first of the delegation to be ordained as a priest at the Vatican. “Secondly, we participate in the sacrament of the Eucharist by accepting the actual body and blood of Christ, an event known as Transubstantiation, at the conclusion of the holy mass.”

As part of their induction into the Catholic faith, all Protestants above the age of fifteen are required to undergo a Catholic Confirmation, one of three sacraments of initiation, out of seven total, which Catholics can receive. “Most, if not all, of us have been baptized,” said Father Brogran. “However, without formal Confirmation, our Protestant baptisms will be null, thus preventing us from entering the Kingdom of Heaven.”

Additionally, during the transition period, American Protestant families whose children attend Sunday School are to receive vouchers allowing them to participate in CCD programs at area Catholic churches.

In a show of support for the reunification under the Holy See, the United Kingdom announced Wednesday that it is taking steps to reunify Northern Ireland with The Republic of Ireland. The government of the UK has acknowledged the stark differences between the two countries, but according to one official, “We are, for the first time, one people, united under the Bishop of Rome, acting together as the bride and servant of Christ.”

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

SAPOL SA VIDEO: Pagkalito ng mga Ministro ng Iglesia Ni Cristo® at ni Eduardo V. Manalo kung kaninong "Kalooban" ang kanilang sinusunod!


Dahil ayon sa Teolohiya ng Iglesia Ni Cristo®, IISA LAMANG ang DIYOS at ito ay ang DIYOS AMA LAMANG! At ang Panginoong Jesu-Cristo ay TAO LAMANG at hindi siya Diyos!

Heto ang sabi ng Ministro na si Emiliano Agustin (PASUGO, Enero 1964, p. 13 “TAO rin ang kalagayan ng ating Panginoon Jesucristo sa Kanyang muling pagparito sa araw ng paghuhukom. Hindi nagbabago ang Kanyang kalagayan. Hindi Siya naging Diyos kailanman! TAO ng ipinanganak, TAO ng lumaki na at nangangaral, TAO ng mabuhay na mag-uli, TAO nang umakyant sa langit, TAO nang nasa langit na nakaupo sa kanan ng Diyos, at TAO rin Siya na muling paririto.”

Sa isang VIDEO na pinost sa Facebook mula sa United with EVM, huling-huli sa video ang kalituhan ng mga Ministro nila at ng Ka Eduardo V. Manalo kung kaninong "KALOOBAN" ba talaga ang kanilang sinusunod.

Kung mahanap niyo ang video na 'yan (nasa incmedia.org), maririnig mismo sa tapat ng print-screen ng mga katagang nakasulat (Ang video ay bahagi nang teksto / sermon ni Eduardo V. Manalo noong July 05, 2014). Ganito ang pagkakasabi ng Ka Eduardo V. Manalo...

"...Kaya hindi mo maaaring punahin ang Pamamahala eh. Sapagkat ang ipinagagawa sa atin ay alin?  'Yung kalooban nino?  Nang Diyos..." (background: kasabay ng pahayag ni EVM ay mga Ministo na sumagot sa tanong na 'Kalooban nino?'... "Panginoong Hesukristo")."

BAWAL ANG BARYA: Tagubilin daw sa mga Dikakono at Diakonesa ng Iglesia Ni Cristo®? Totoo ba ito?

CNN: From girlfriends to God: Seminarians answer the call

By Jessica Ravitz, CNN

Updated 2220 GMT (0520 HKT) September 22, 2015

Springfield, Pennsylvania (CNN) Chris Massaro tugs at his clerical collar, swapping it out for another as he pulls on a black cassock and white surplice in preparation for Mass.

It's the sort of repeated daily change -- between black clerical clothes, vestments for Mass, work clothes and back again -- that he's still getting used to as a first-year Catholic seminarian.

"I've been sweating constantly and that's frustrating, I got to be honest," he says. "I enjoy the schedule, but there are parts of the schedule I don't like -- and that's a good thing. It works on obedience."

Ask Massaro what he used to think his life would look like at 24 and the answer is immediate: "Nothing like this."

He had girlfriends. He was a sports nut who couldn't get enough of his New York Giants. He enjoyed the adrenaline rush of triathlons and Tough Mudder obstacle courses.

He enrolled in a Ph.D. program in medical physics at Vanderbilt University and imagined a career that would allow him to care for a family.

Now he's one of nine men taking part in their "Spiritual Year" at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary -- one stop in a seven-year journey to become priests.

Unlike the other 130-plus seminarians living at Saint Charles' sprawling, picturesque campus on Philadelphia's Main Line -- where Pope Francis will stay this weekend -- these men are spending the year in a no-frills brick building 20 minutes away. Living with them is the Rev. Christopher Cooke, who directs the one-year program and serves as an adviser.

It's a dedicated time spent apart -- free of tests, grades and outside tensions -- to go deep, focus on prayer and develop their personal relationships with God.

"But," says Cooke, "don't get the idea that this is a year of resting in hammocks." Read more here....

Pope Francis in the USA- Welcome ceremony and visit to the President

Scheduled for Sep 23, 2015

Local time: 9.30/11.00- Pope Francis participates in the Welcome ceremony at the White House and meets the President of the United States of America

Watch it LIVE HERE!

Pope Francis in the USA - Arrival at Washington

All eyes are with Pope Francis in the USA!

Watch also CNN Breaking News!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


Photo Source: Tekton Ministries

For the First Time, Vatican Flag to be Raised at UN Headquaters in New York on Friday!

Vatican flag to be raised at United Nations for the first time to mark Pope’s visit

The Vatican flag will be raised at UN headquarters in New York City on Friday

[Catholic Herald] The Vatican flag will be raised at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York City for the first time on Friday to mark the visit of Pope Francis.

However, there will not be a ceremony for the raising of the flag ahead of the Pope’s address to the UN, the Holy See’s mission said, according to AFP.

A resolution had previously been put forward to allow the flags of the Vatican and the Palestine, which both have non-member observer status at the UN, to fly. This resolution was strongly backed by the Palestininians, but the Vatican did not push for the flags to be raised.

“The Holy See and the United Nations secretariat have agreed that the flag will be raised with no ceremony” said Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Vatican’s UN ambassador.

“UN personnel will raise it at the same time they will raise the other flags that day,” he added.

Pope Francis will arrive in the US later today. During his time in the country he will visit Washington and Philadelphia, as well as New York.

For a full schedule of the Pope’s visit to the US, go here.

MR. MARK ARABO: National Spokesman for Chaldean Community, A Modern Hero! Fighting for Christians in the Middle East!

We keep in our prayers all those Arab Christians / Chaldean Christians who are persecuted by Muslims in the Middle East just because of their faith.

#MarkArabo #iLoveChaldeans #ArabChristians #SaveArabChristians #ChristianPersecution #ChristiansintheMiddleEast

Monday, September 21, 2015

Huge crowd attended Papal Mass in Havana, Cuba both Religious and non-Religious people

Pope Francis celebrated Mass with tens of thousands of Cubans on Sunday in Havana’s Revolution Square, the political heart of Cuba where the Communist government stages its biggest rallies.

[Source: France24] The huge plaza is where Cubans celebrate May Day beneath massive portraits of revolutionary leaders Ernesto “Che” Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos built into the facades of state buildings.

To welcome the pope, who helped bring about the recent rapprochement between Cuba and the United States, a similarly giant poster of Jesus Christ was hung nearby.

Some waited in the square from 3 a.m.

“Francis has come to bless this new union between Cuba and the United States,” said Enrique Mesa, a 32-year-old tourism worker.

While Cuba’s government basks in the glow of the pope’s four-day visit, he may use the stage to criticize the Communist leaders on democracy and human rights.

Between 30-40 dissidents were detained to stop them attending papal events, a dissident human rights group said.

Security agents wrestled two men and a woman to the ground at the edge of Revolution Square, then led them off, after they started shouting and tried to hand out flyers, a Reuters witness said.

Arriving on Saturday, Francis exhorted Cuba and the United States to deepen their detente, and encouraged Cuba to grant more freedom to the Roman Catholic Church, which has re-emerged as a powerful force after suffering decades of repression.

“His visit is cause for hope in our aspirations for improvement,” said biologist Benito Espinoza, 41, at Revolution Square. “We are an optimistic people, but we have suffered for many years.”

The first Latin American pope, Francis waved and greeted Cubans as he arrived at the Mass, delighting one family when he picked up and kissed a four-year-old girl Karen Correoso.

“It’s a historic moment for her and for us. He blessed her,” said the girl’s aunt, Maria Teresa Gonzalez, 64, from a church in Matanzas city.

Francisco was expected to visit retired leader Fidel Castro, 89, later on Sunday.


Many Cubans appreciate the pope for his role in the secret talks that led to last December’s breakthrough with Washington, when Cuban President Raul Castro and U.S. President Barack Obama vowed to normalize relations and end more than half a century of Cold War-era animosity.

Francis will fly from Cuba to Washington on Tuesday for meetings with Obama and addresses at the U.S. Congress and United Nations.

Cuba will welcome any papal condemnation of the U.S. economic embargo, which persists despite Obama’s policy change as only the U.S. Congress can lift it. The Republican leadership in Congress has defied Obama’s calls to do so.

But Castro’s government will also be sensitive to any criticism of its one-party political system or repression of dissidents.

Elizardo Sanchez, head of the Cuban Commission of Human Rights and National Reconciliation, said most of the 30-40 opposition activists rounded up were in Santa Clara and Havana.

Among them were three dissidents whose detention kept them from a meeting with the pope on Saturday night, said Berta Soler, leader of the dissident group Ladies in White.

Instead of seeing Francis at the Vatican’s diplomatic residence in Havana, Soler said she, Miriam Leyva and Martha Beatriz Roque were in police custody for several hours.

“The Holy Father is not going to change anything in Cuba,” Soler said. “We don’t expect much from Francis because he comes here to talk about political matters between Cuba and the United States, not to resolve anything.”

Although Francis did not overtly criticize the government on Saturday, he did say he would like his greeting “to embrace especially all those who, for various reasons, I will not be able to meet, and to Cubans throughout the world.”

He was clearly referring to Cuban exiles around the world, including the strident anti-communists concentrated in South Florida since the early years after the 1959 revolution led by Fidel Castro.

Some believed he was also referring to political opponents of Cuba’s government who are in prison.

Cuba denies it holds political prisoners, but one dissident human rights group says as many as 60 are held in Cuban jails.


Saturday, September 19, 2015

Dwindling membership means less abuloy: Iglesia Ni Cristo®'s Desperate Move

Today, 19 September 2015 9:00 A.M. while I was driving on my way to Manila, I met a group of Iglesia Ni Cristo® members, young and old ala-prusisyon ang dating.  They were all wearing white shirt with printed word "SALVATION" on it, with the enlarged thumb-mark print in Red, White and Green colors "ONE WITH EVM" overlaying on it.

Busy bystanders were generously distributed with leaflets of reading materials (see below). It's contents? Recycled lies purposely to deceive unsuspecting souls. Pero natuto na yata kami.  We have seen how unruly and ungodly you are. How disrespectful and insensitive you are to your kababayans.  Thank you but these reading materials will be kept for my personal reference when we need to refute your own man-made teachings using your own publication.

Whispered by Mark, one of our friends who's an Evangelical, "Balak na naman sigurong mag-rally na mga iglesiyang ito. Perhwisyo talaga! Di pa sila nakuntento! Magtitiwalag sila tapos saka naman sila manghihikayat ng bagong kaanib! Kalokohan ng mga INC! Manahimik na sana sila sa kahihiyan. Saan ka makakita ng isang anak, na dapat ay isang huwaran sa pamilya eh siya pa ang nangunang patalsikin ang kaniyang sariling ina at mga kapatid? Hindi ako aanib sa isang iglesiyang tumatakwil sa magulang at kapatid!"

Napatango na lang ako. Oo nga naman!
Read 2015 Iglesia ni Cristo leadership controversy)

Friday, September 18, 2015

TIME: Pope Francis and the New Roman Empire

Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he arrives in Bosnia
and Herzegovina for a Mass in 2015. (Time.com)
[Source: TIME]- From Cuba to climate change, he has revitalized the Vatican’s role in global diplomacy. Now he’s bringing his activist agenda to the U.S.

History sometimes turns on little things– a single bullet, a spy’s blurry photograph–and on Aug. 25, 2014, Cardinal Jaime Ortega y Alamino of Havana arrived at the White House to deliver one such object. Ortega had gone to great lengths to cover his tracks. His name does not appear in official White House visitor logs, and he had even arranged an event at Georgetown University that day to explain his presence in the capital. When he arrived at the West Wing he was quickly shown to a secluded patio outside the Oval Office, where President Barack Obama, White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and two other top aides greeted him.

After dispensing with the formalities, the Cardinal took out a letter from Pope Francis to Obama. Ortega informed the Americans that he had delivered the same message days earlier in person to Cuban President Raúl Castro. And then Ortega began to read the Pope’s words out loud. Francis expressed his support for diplomatic talks the U.S. and Cuba had secretly been pursuing in an effort to end a half-century of hostility. He encouraged the two nations to resolve the issue of prisoners, a key sticking point in negotiations. And he offered the Vatican’s assistance to help the two countries overcome their decades of distrust and confrontation.

Francis’ letter was as simple as that, but it made a difference. Two months later, Obama and Castro took Francis up on his offer, dispatching top officials to the privacy of the Vatican for a five-hour session in which they hammered out the details of an agreement to restore full diplomatic relations. And when Obama and Castro sealed the historic deal by telephone on Dec. 16, 2014, they found common ground expressing their gratitude to the Pope. Most important, the Pope’s letter offered symbolic shelter for both sides as they weighed the political costs of reconciliation. Francis’ popularity as a religious figure in the U.S. gave Obama cover as he cut a deal with godless communists across the Straits of Florida, while the Pope’s credibility as a Latin American shielded Castro as he got in bed with Yankee capitalists. “[The Cubans] were very clear with us that they saw Pope Francis as different from previous Popes,” says Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes, who was present at the meeting with Ortega and the talks in Rome, “because of his stature as the first Pope from Latin America.”

That difference will be on full display when Francis arrives in Cuba on Sept. 19, ahead of a five-day historic visit to the U.S., and it is key to understanding not just who he is but how he is leading the Vatican on the world stage 30 months into his reign. Francis, 78, rose to prominence as a church leader in the unruly world of Latin American politics of the 1960s and 1970s, and his life and outlook are the products of the developing world. He has never been to the U.S., and his only papal trip to a developed Western country so far was a four-hour stopover in France, the shortest ever by a Pope. Instead he has focused on his spiritual base, traveling almost exclusively to so-called Global South nations, including Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Bolivia and Brazil.

That perspective has infused Vatican diplomacy under Francis with the same paradoxical mix of humility and influence that have defined his papacy so far. Nearly a year after Ortega’s visit, Francis shrugged off his role in the U.S.-Cuba rapprochement, even as he credited divine inspiration for his own part in the talks’ successful outcome. “What could I do with these two who have been going on like this for more than 50 years?” he asked reporters on a return flight from Paraguay to Rome in July. “Then the Lord made me think of a Cardinal, and he went there and talked,” Francis said. “We did hardly anything, only small things.”

But Francis’ small things are proving to be a big deal for the rest of the world. Coaxing U.S.-Cuban reconciliation is just the start: the Pope is making the Holy See a player in the most pressing global issues in a way unseen since the early days of Pope John Paul II. From the outset of his papacy he has drawn attention to the Mediterranean migrant crisis, and in early September he called on Catholic dioceses, including parishes in the Vatican, to house refugee families. Francis routinely speaks out about the persecution of Christians in Syria and Iraq as he pushes for action to end the wars there. He praised the controversial nuclear deal between Iran, the U.S. and five other world powers. His 180-page encyclical on the environment has been called “radical” by one prominent environmentalist and has helped make Francis a perceived front runner for the Nobel Peace Prize. And the State Department has asked the Vatican for help on relocating prisoners from the military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, so that it can be closed, a top Obama priority, senior Administration officials tell TIME. Secretary of State John Kerry “early on saw Francis as a potentially activist foreign policy Pope,” says one senior State official.

Remedios Suarez, balo, itiniwalag na ng Sanggunian ng Iglesia Ni Cristo®

Tinatawag na kayo ng Diyos na bumalik na sa tunay na Iglesiang tatag ni Cristo ayon sa Pasugo, ito ay ang IGLESIA KATOLIKA!

Ang INC™ o ang Iglesia Ni Cristo® ay iglesiang tatag ni Felix Manalo para sa kanyang sarili at pamilya. Dito kumukuha ng ikabubuhay ng pamilya nila ang angkan ng Manalo. Dito rin kumukuha ng salapi ang mga Ministro at ang Sanggunian.

Huwag na po kayong magbulag-bulagan. Itinuturo na ng Diyos at si Cristo ang tamang daan patungo sa kanyang tunay na Iglesia. Halina kayo't magsuri at bumalik sa Kanya!

Aling Remy, ang INC™ ay tatag po ni Felix Manalo, hindi po si Cristo.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Manalo Family Divided!

"HONOR THY FATHER AND MOTHER"! -Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 5:16; Ephesian 6:2

Clearly, the present Executive Minister of the Iglesia Ni Cristo® violated God's commandments when he cast to burning fire of hell is own mother, brothers and sister.

My challenge to every INC™ member is, show me where in the Bible that Biblical personages dishonored their mothers?! With Eduardo V. Manalo (EVM) casting HIS MOTHER and brother and sisters to HELL reveals what kind of person he is and what kind of "church" they belong t0 -- a Manalo Church!

Leave that INC™ Church and come back home to the original Church of Jesus Christ which is the Catholic Church according to Pasugo April 1966, p. 6 and Pasugo July-August 1988, p. 6.

Joseph Smith vs Felix Manalo: Who copied who?

Did Felix Manalo, the founder of the Iglesia Ni Cristo® copy from Mormonism? A blogger believed so...

Glicerio Santos Jr. aka Ka Jun Santos (INC™'s General Auditor) List of Business Establishments according to an Iglesia Ni Cristo® member.

IGLESIA NI CRISTO: Limang (5) Taon na noong 1918?? Samakatuwid itinatag pala ito noong 1913 at hindi 1914!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

IGLESIA NI CRISTO®: "Video Link na nga lang may Abuluyan na naman!?!?"

Source: Facebook

"Aba GINOONG Maria" - ang PINAGMULANG ng "GINOO" bilang bati kay Birheng Maria: Paliwanag ng WIKApedia

Matagal-tagal niyo nang binastos ang Mahal na Ina. Ang ilang mangangaral daw ay siyang mga nanguna sa pangungutya sa pagbati kay Inang Maria ng "GINOO" dahil sa kanilang kamang-mangan. Ngayon, napagtanto niyo na ba kung gaano katuso ang mga mangagaral ng walang karunungan?! Time to junk those fake preachers and teachers!

Ngayon, may panahon pa kaya kayo para ipangalandakan ang KAMANG-MANGAN niyo?!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Turkey: "Islam is Islam" -Admiral James A. "Ace" Lyons shocked Kerry and the National Press Club!

[Running Time 02:45...] "You know, we all say we have to identify the threat.  Well, I think the one who'd identify it the best is Erdogan from Turkey, when he said "ISLAM IS ISLAM". There are no modifiers!"

Democracy is the train we ride to our ultimate objective.  He could have said it any plainer.  And until you recognize that Islam is a political movement masquerading as a religion, you'll never gonna catch, come to grips with it."

And as a power strategy... the Obama Administration has a strategy.  It's very simple, any thinking American should be able to grasp it."

It's anti-American."


It's pro-Islamic!"

It's pro-Iranian!"

"And pro-Muslim Brotherhood!"

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Saudi Arabia: Strong Lightning Strikes Mecca's Grand Mosque Killing 87 and Injuring 180 during 9/11 Anniversary

Carnage in Mecca: At least 101 people killed after Bin Laden firm crane collapses on Grand Mosque during freak lightning storm
Source: DailyMail
  • Upsetting pictures on social media show bodies strewn across floor after crane crashed straight through ceiling
  • Accident struck while millions of Muslims are in the holy city for annual hajj pilgrimage which starts later this month
  • Authorities had issued extreme weather warnings and earlier photos capture mosque being struck by lightning
  • Crane part of massive project to increase the area of the mosque so it can accommodate 2.2million people at once

At least 87 people were killed and more than 180 injured when a crane crashed through the ceiling of the Grand Mosque of Mecca amid high winds and thunderstorms today.

Dramatic footage shows the moment the crane toppled in heavy rain, with another video capturing the chaos and confusion inside the building as people run for cover after the impact.

Photos posted on social media shows the polished tiled floor of the mosque covered in rubble, bodies and pools of blood, and people fleeing the area bleeding and covered in soot.

The tragic incident in Saudi Arabia occurred shortly before the 6:30pm Friday evening prayer session - one of the busiest times of the week - causing devastation to what is the largest mosque in the world.

The crane fell into the east side of the mosque, with the top section of the structure crashing into the roof, killing at least 87 people - with nine Indian citizens, 16 Pakistanis and 15 Iranians reportedly among the dead.

The governor of Mecca region, Prince Khaled al-Faisal, has ordered an investigation into the incident and was heading to the mosque, the official @makkahregion page on Twitter said.

Online activists created a hashtag on Twitter urging Mecca residents to donate blood at hospitals in the area.

The crane belongs to a German crane company operated by the Bin Laden family's consortium, who are heading the expansion of the Holy Mosque.

Saudi BinLaden Group was founded by Osama's Bin Laden's billionaire father Mohammed and the sprawling construction conglomerate runs a large amount of major building contracts in the Sunni kingdom.

Hundreds of thousands of Muslims are gathering at the holy site from all over the world for the annual hajj pilgrimage set to begin later this month.

A massive £14billion project is currently underway to increase the area of the mosque by 4.3million sq ft - so that it can accommodate up to 2.2 million people at once.

Pictures taken before the disaster show the crane being struck by a bolt of lightning and authorities are in little doubt extreme weather was to blame.

Earlier, the Civil Defense had issued thunderstorm, heavy rain and wind warnings in the area and authorities say search and rescue teams and medical workers from the Saudi Red Crescent are now at the scene.

The Grand Mosque, or Great Mosque of Mecca, surrounds Islam's holiest place, the Kaaba, in the city of Mecca.

The mosque is usually at its most crowded on Fridays as it is the Muslim weekly day of prayer, when Muslims face in the direction of the Kaaba while performing their obligatory daily prayers.

One of the five pillars of Islam requires every Muslim to perform the Hajj pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime.

Muslim faithful from about 160 countries converge on the Islamic city and other locations in western Saudi Arabia to complete the holy journey.

The pilgrimage, one of the largest religious gatherings in the world, has been prone to disasters in the past, mainly from stampedes as pilgrims rushed to complete rituals and return home. Hundreds of pilgrims died in such a stampede in 2006.

Saudi authorities have since lavished vast sums to expand the main haj sites and improve Mecca's transportation system, in an effort to prevent more disasters.

Security services often ring Islam's sacred city with checkpoints and other measures to prevent people arriving for the pilgrimage without authorization.

Those procedures, aimed at reducing crowd pressure which can lead to stampedes, fires and other hazards, have been intensified in recent years as security threats grow throughout the Middle East.

Last year, the kingdom reduced the numbers permitted to perform haj for safety reasons because of construction work to enlarge the Grand Mosque.

Al Jazeera's Hasan Patel, reporting from Mecca, said witnesses told him that a crane fell on the third floor of the Grand Mosque around 5.45pm.

Our correspondent said the mosque was packed, even though the incident happened shortly before the 6.30pm prayer.

'Dozens of ambulances are heading to the site. The authorities closed off the area shortly afterwards,' he said.

'This whole place is already a construction site. What made it worse is that around 5.30pm there was severe rain and it's just gushing down the road,' he said.

'I am surrounded by people who are grieving. The mood here is of sadness.'

Al Jazeera's Omar Al Saleh said bad weather was thought to be the cause of the accident - western Saudi Arabia has been hit by strong sand storms in the last few days.

Khaled Al-Maeena, editor at large at the Saudi Gazette in Jeddah, said the incident happened during a strong thunderstorm.

'The scene is of shock ... and people are wondering what happened,' he said.

'Many of the (Hajj pilgrims) go to Medina first. If this was one or two days before the actual Hajj ... I would have expected that the death toll and the injured and the casualties would have been much higher,' Al Maeena said.

Several cranes surround the mosque to support the ongoing expansion and other construction work that has transformed the area around the sanctuary.

Steep hills and low-rise traditional buildings that once surrounded the mosque have in recent years given way to shopping malls and luxury hotels - among them the world's third-tallest building.

The mosque stands at 3.84 million square feet and can hold up to 820,000 worshippers, but this latest renovation will increase it to 4.3 million square feet, allowing it to accommodate up to 2.2 million at a time.   

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Friday, September 11, 2015

“25 MORE SHOCKING ARRESTS”: Pastors Charged With Sex Crimes

Source: Awkwardmomentsbible via  The Splendor of the Church blog
This is a serious problem that very few people are willing to discuss out of fear, guilt, or… denial.

While it is easy to point an accusing finger at the Catholic Church for decades of covered up child abuse, it appears to be far too easy to ignore the fact that the problem of coercive sex crimes are just as, if not more prevalent among Protestant churches in America today. Of course, we don’t hear about them in the national news because they aren’t inter-connected to a massive worldwide organization like the Vatican. However, isn’t the scariest part that these crimes go on right in front of our nose while nobody really talks about it simply because Protestant pastors don’t wear “funny robes”? Much like their Catholic counterparts, Protestant pastors and ministers are trusted with children who have been taught to obey the authority of their church leaders.

After the Vatican’s recent “discipline” of pedophile priests, I decided to do a quick Google search for some local cases involving Protestant pastors – those that might have actually been reported and made local news. This is not an opportunistic attempt to slander Christian pastors by stringing together random cases compiled over the decades – these are all stories that hit the local news in May 2014 alone. Likewise, these are not random cases of “everyday Christians” getting arrested for “everyday crimes” such as theft or drunk driving. These are a few of the reportedcases of Christian leaders taking advantage of their positions of perceived power – from the month of May alone! (I couldn’t bring myself to continue browsing…)
  • rape, sodomy, and incest of a nine year old
  • forcing “morning after” pill after raping teens
  • sexual abuse of mentally handicapped in custody
  • producing and distributing child pornography
  • installing hidden cameras in church bathrooms
  • father/son pastors tag-teaming member of youth group
  • drugs, sex, and yes – a dead body

This is just a small list of some of the crimes (that were actually reported to authorities AND the media) in the MONTH OF MAY ALONE. Out of the shockingly long list at the link below, only ONE of the perpetrators was Catholic. The rest? Your average Protestant pastor that nobody would have ever suspected. That is 24-to-1, folks! And, before you play the, “But that’s because the Catholics cover it up” card – think about just how much turmoil a Protestant pastor, church, family, and community would have to knowingly go through in order in the event of public charges being filed. Just like the crimes themselves, coverups are not just a Catholic problem.

QUESTION: Why isn’t there any massive national media outrage at these crimes in ONE MONTH? Oh, that’s right – because it’s never good for ratings (aka ad revenues) to go be seen as attacking Christianity as a whole. Many might see these crimes as being random and unrelated. I do not.


Billy Howard Guy: Pastor charged with six counts of sexual crimes includingmolesting mentally-disabled woman in his care
Tyrone Banks: Minister charged with rape and sodomy of 13 year-old (more victims coming forward)
Joseph Hall: Pastor charged with 14 counts of sex crimes against kids as young as 12 years old

Trevon Boone: 39-year old minister arrested for rape of a minor
Larry Michael Berkley: Pastor charged 16 counts of sexual assault, drugs, and, yes – a dead body…

Jerome Anthony Clay: Pastor charged with raping a minor, under the age of 16 (prior record for domestic abuse)
Paul Endrei: Senior pastor charged with two counts of sexual battery and gross sexual imposition

Jordan Endrei: Pastor joins father in charges of sexual battery

Jeremy Grinnell: Pastor, seminary professor arrested for climbing ladder to watch neighbors have sex. Twice.

Chris Allen Phillips: Youth pastor embezzles $90,000 from church to cover-up prostitution problems

Donald Lafferty: Pastor hires couple to kill his wife, burn house with her inside (not sex with minors, but – certainly interesting)

Robert Lyzenga: Pastor arrested for planting cameras in girls restrooms at church
Roy Hariger: Pastor charged with multiple counts of rape and incest

Travis Ray Smith: New trial set for pastor charged with multiple accounts of rape and sexual assault
William R. Best Jr. : Pastor charged with sodomy, rape, and incest

Robert Stoner: Youth minister admits to multiple rapes 15 year-old girl from youth group
Joel David Bolay: Pastor charged with sexual abuse, lewd acts with minors in child pornography case

Scott Sechrist: Pastor charged with multiple rapes of 9 year-old girl over three years

Richard Mick: Pastor charged with raping two 8 year-old girls (and fondling boy)

While it is easy to be outraged by Catholic coverups, I will admit – I am more worried about the Protestant with just as much ability to skip town and even less accountability from any governing body. Is it really that difficult to imagine how many of these crimes are never reported to begin with out of not wanting to harm reputations, the church, or the community?

It’s one thing to accuse the mysterious lonely man in the funny black robes that disappears behind the curtain at the end of mass. It’s quite another to accuse the man wearing khakis and button-ups. The man who is much more directly involved in the daily lives of all families within the church and is coming over for dinner tomorrow. The man whose wife leads the women’s group and works at the local bank. The man whose kids go to school with the victims. The man who is seen as a respected community leader with perceived authority over their flocks. To a nine, twelve, or sixteen year old – these men ARE God.
My parting (terrifying) thought: These are just the cases where the victim had the courage and family support to come forward publicly to accuse their attackers – even in their positions of power and authority within the church and community. Police and prosecutors know that most of these crimes go unreported – especially within the church. How many more victims suffer in silence every day? If I were still a praying man, I would be praying that the poor victims of these monsters are able to get the best counseling available OUTSIDE the typical “Christian Counseling” found within the church.
“God works in mysterious ways”? “Forgive and forget”? Tell that to a nine year-old victim of rape, sodomy, and incest…
It might help a victim or family in you area have the courage to come forward to put an end to unspeakable abuse that may be hidden right before your very eyes.

Obligatory disclaimer #1: Yes, of course – they are all innocent until proven guilty. I’m sure it was all just a misunderstanding.

Obligatory disclaimer #2: “They are obviously not real Christians!” Says who? Were they not trusted “real Christian leaders” the day before they got arrested? Wake up!

Don’t even get me started on fraud, corruption, and other crimes of Christian leaders…

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