Friday, July 30, 2010

Prayers requested for Fr. Buddy

JULY 30, 2010 - Fr. Salvador "Buddy" Yun, parish priest of the Archdiocesan Shrine of St. Anne, is presently confined in the Intensive Care Unit of the New Medical City, Pasig City.

Pasig Bishop Francisco C. San Diego requests that all parishes recite the following prayer for his speedy recovery:

Lord our God,
You sent your Son into the world
to bear our infirmities and to endure our sufferings.
For our priest, Fr. Salvador Yun, your servant who is sick,
we ask that your blessing will give him strength to overcome his weakness
through the power of patience and the comfort of hope,
and that with your aid, he will soon be restored to health.

We ask this throuh Christ our Lord. Amen.

The tagalog prayer is as follows:

Ama naming makapangyarihan,
Ikaw ang kagalingan ng mga nananalig kailanman.
Dinggin Mo ang aming dalangin
para sa aming pari na si Pader Salvador Yun,
na aming hinihinging tulungan Mo at kaawaan,
upang sa pagbabalik ng kanyang kagalingan,
Ikaw ay mapasalamatan sa pagtitipon ng iyong Sambayanan
sa pamamagitan ni Hesukristo
kasama ng Espiritu Santo,
magpasawalang hanggan. Amen.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Fake priest excommunicated

The Diocese of Cubao has forwarded to the Diocese of Pasig the information regarding the penalty of Ferrendae Sententiae Excommunication upon Xavier Eubra de Borja for disguising himself as a Roman Catholic Priest with the intention of deceiving the lay faithful of Cubao.

In a letter dated June 7 and sent to Pasig Bishop Francisco C. San Diego, Bishop Ongtioco mentioned that he incurred the said penalty for committing the following serious offenses: for attempting to celebrate the liturgical actions of the Eucharist though not promoted to the sacerdotal order and invalidly administering the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

In a report released by UCANews, de Borja claimed that he entered a seminary in Russia and returned to the Philippines in 2009 saying that he was an "ordained priest" on vacation.

"He even presented documents proclaiming himself a member of the Canons Regular of St. Augustine in France," the report said.

"However, a check with the Vladivostok-based Mary Mother of God Mission Society, revealed that no Filipino priest was assigned there."

Ferrendae Sententiae is a mode of excommunication consisting of an official proclamation by a local Ordinary which bars a person from attending Mass, receiving communion and participating in religious ceremonies.

This pronouncement is in effect anywhere in the world.