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8/12/2006

Forgive Me, For I Have Sinned

What I am about to blog is something that might hurt some of you... I'm sorry... Forgive me... It's just that I am totally pissed off with Catholic Priests!!! Sorry for the "straight ones", but you've just been generalized... Again, forgive me Father, for I have sinned...

You guys know that my bestfriend is getting married... I'm sure you guys think, oh pullleeeezz, cut it out!!! yeah, yeah, sorry, but I promise, this will be the last time I'm talking about it... It's just sooo depressing that I have to release this obnoxious feeling inside of me!!!!

Yesterday, PDL (bride) texted me and told me that revisions were made on the missalette and I have to retrieve my email so I can get the new Responsorial Psalm that I would be reading... So I was thinking, what the hell happened? At the last minute, we are changing the readings and the gospels? But then, I didn't ask her or persuade her into telling me the whole story. I just texted her OK...

But anyway, she texted the whole story.... You know, PDL's a Catholic Devotee... We studied in Catholic Schools, all the way, and her mother never missed a mass, i think everyday.... About 4 or 5 years ago, she started going to Church regularly. She had this feeling of contentment, serenity inside the Catholic Church, so she goes to Baclaran, Binondo, every once in a while.... She works at a travel agency and goes to travel with her clients... Her most favorite part are the pilgrimage tours.... She gets to know the priests, who gives them recollections during these tours.... So, this is where the story begins....

The priest, as I know is named Fr. Aris... Rev. Fr. Ariston L. Sison Jr. I'm not sure from what parish he belongs to... Anyway, this priest became PDL's friend, a textmate.... They've been textmates for about 2 years already... This is what I don't like about PDL... She likes Priests... She has this illusion that when she talks to a priest, she feels relieved, lifted, enlightened, whatever!!!! Anyway, PDL introduced her fiancee to Fr. Aris... He agreed to be the celebrant for the wedding rites, but CCY (fiancee) really wants his Priest friend to be the one, but PDL insisted on Fr. Aris.... They even fought about it during the preparation days.... Anyway, Fr. Aris is the one officiating...

A few days ago, PDL texted Fr. Aris... Just simple hi's and greetings... Also to remind him indirectly about the upcoming wedding day.... But PDL never got a reply from him.... So she just texted him every single day, called him... But still, no reply....

Until last Thursday, PDL got so worried, she went to the Parish and ask whatever happened to Fr. Aris??? How come he hasn't been answering her calls and texts??? Then the parish told her why.... Fr. Aris felt that "PDL took him for granted".... That PDL never visited him again after the seminars, the confession... They said, "Fr. Aris is not officiating the wedding rites, he refuses to do so because he was taken for granted." PDL was shocked... There is war going on in the Middle East, Terror threats all over the world, and all Fr. Aris could think of is, "he is being taken for granted for this wedding?" PDL said, he is not my wedding coordinator!!! We've been very busy with the preparations, how on Earth can I have time to visit him??? And isn't it being the officiating priest of my wedding ceremony a respectful gesture??? That I chose him? That I fought for him?

PDL and CCY were disappointed... Two days before their wedding day, and they don't have an officiating priest!!! So, they went to Don Bosco, talked to CCY's priest friend, and fortunately, he agreed to be the Celebrant....

So, this is why my Responsorial Psalm has been changed.... Oh well.... What can I say??? PDL, have you learned your lesson well???

Guys, are you thinking what I'm thinking??? What is the real problem of Fr. Aris???

These are the things that turns me off... Imagine, this is the second time PDL encountered this kind of situation... She was courted by a priest!!!! My golly.... And he was obsessed!!!! PDL, please forgive me for blogging this.... I just can't control the emotions.... Why do they do this to Catholicism??? This is the reason why people choose to be "Born or Baptized Again"... or to be converted as "Christians"... and I don't blame them...

3 comments:

jcc said...

a very sensitive issue here zinzin. im shocked and still in shock, i dont know what to say, you gotta call me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!short comment---- we are all only human.......

BSM said...

oh yeah, i agree JCC ! me too i'm shocked! geez, PDL, what the heck????

Anonymous said...

Wow. That's very, very sad...but priests are human beings too...They falter...they sin...just imagine if you were the one who is religious...of course you'd have your ups and downs too..Father Aris is actually a nice and sensible person, but yes, he has some attitude problems that pissed a lot of people...but he's generally a good person...a lot of people have seen him beyond his peculiarity...I really don't blame you...that was really, really way out of line...