Early buzz among the faithfuls (tsismosos et tsismosas) in this gorgeous Friday winter morning was, “hoi! narinig mo ba ung balita sa Vatican? Back in my mind, I shout-out-loud, “VATICAN NEWS? come on man, what do I care? Leave me alone! Is Padre Damasoy Wakalamoy involved? If so then, that should be nice . . .“
Mind you! – if I spoke-out-loud that way, it could be interpreted as plain rude and disrespectful. The best reaction should be with kindness and without a hint of being annoyed. After all it is my religion (belief, culture and tradition) we are talking here. So I responded, “Let me guess, another social encyclical from His Holinesss Pope Benedict. Yes?”
By the look of his face, I guess not.
As he was about to hand me the printed paper, I made another wild guess; “Is it Vatican’s reaction of Desert Fishing’s blog entitled, “Entering Lent: Irish Bishops and the Sexual Abuse of Children?“ (na-miss lang si igsoong Dfish maong giapil dinhi)
By the look of the tsismoso’s face, I could only guess that I’m getting in to his nerve. He went on by saying, “just read this article, please . . .and turned his back on me.”
Now, “who is rude?”
Then I read the headline . . .
Papal aide linked to Vatican gay prostitution ring
by PADDY AGNEW in Rome
“AT WHAT time does he have to be back in the seminary?” The question might seem innocent enough, were it not for the fact that the man asking it is a Papal Gentleman, Angelo Balducci, and the man of whom he is asking it is his pimp, Vatican chorister and Nigerian, Chinediu Thiomas Ehiem. Source: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2010/0304/1224265559432.html
Is this news made me less Catholic? I don’t think so! What I could tell you right now is this . . .
Darn! – Si Padre Damasoy Wakalamoy is not in the list of the Dirty Old Parbuts!