Friday, January 26, 2018

the new evangelization in the Philippines

Dancing in church!

Fr. Wilfredo Lucas (aka Fr. Willy) celebrated his birthday by dancing with a female partner in the front of the Novus Ordo table at the San Miguel Arkanghel Parish Church in Plaridel, Bulacan.  This story was reported by Victoria Tulad on Unang Balita (television show, see above) this past Tuesday and caused quite a stir.  Here’s what the Philippine News Agency reported:

Bulacan priest faces probe for dancing in church altar 
By Ferdinand Patinio,  January 24, 2018, 8:51 pm 
MANILA -- The Roman Catholic Diocese of Malolos is conducting an investigation on the priest caught on video dancing in front of the altar. 
Bishop Jose Francisco Oliveros expressed sadness over the incident. 
“We are already investigating the case. I have instructed our Vicar General to talk with Fr. Willy Lucas. I am sorry this thing happened,” he said. 
On the other hand, Msgr. Bart Santos, Vicar General Diocese of Malolos said that they already conducted an initial investigation on the matter where they met with Lucas, the parish priest of San Miguel Arkanghel Parish Church in Plaridel, Bulacan. 
“I already made the initial "probe". We will talk again tomorrow (Thursday) or Friday. It will be done over the weekend, he said. 
Asked if the priest was sorry on what has happened, Santos said, “Yes he (was) of course. Sana nga may nakausap na media, (I wish he was able to talk to the media) hindi lang nabigyan ng (he was not given a) chance but he was very apologetic.” 
On Tuesday, a television station reported about the priest who was ballroom-dancing with a partner in front of the church’s altar. (PNA)

Nothing like inappropriately cutting the rug!


Who can forget the Tango Mess with Cardinal Bergoglio? 

the tango begins at 26 minutes 38 seconds

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