Manny Pacquiao, The Rosary And The Sign Of The Cross
Published by Scoop Malinowski on December 8, 2012 filed under Articles · Comments (33)
Manny Pacquiao, The Rosary And The Sign Of The Cross
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By Ryan Arguelles
(Note: This article was posted 12 hours before the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez IV fight.)
Filipino Catholics are waiting for Manny Pacquiao to have an official statement regarding his present religious affiliation. Is he now an Evangelical? Still a devout Catholic? Well, action speak louder than voice!
Every Manny Pacquaio fight is accompanied by mass and prayer, everytime he goes to Las Vegas on the last week of training at the Wildcard Gym he would attend a mass at a Catholic Church officiated by a Catholic Priest.
Last Sunday the news told us that he was at the Westside Shepherd of the Hills Church attending a service and before that on thanksgiving weekend, he was there giving turkey after the church service.
Westside Shepherd of the Hills Church is clearly an Evangelical Church or plainly its not a Roman Catholic Church! Manny Pacquiao I believed have changed denomination though would not admit it in the media. He would quote scripture every now and then like he really knew what he was talking about, for us Filipino Catholics this is a sign that he is now in the fold of Born Again Christian Group or what we referred as Evangelicals. These group thought that they are saved by merely accepting Christ as the Lord and Saviour and will quote the bible like they are the lone expert and authority to interpret the scriptures. Manny shows these signs already in media and tv interviews not knowing the fact that the true interpretation of the bible is hollistic in approach, considering the language used in the particular time, place, tradition of the people at that point, culture practice, history, writings, art, science, knowledge of people involved in the certain time and so on and so forth.
Catholic interpretation are carefully studied for years, decades with pinpoint accuracy than that of the Evangelicals interpretation where it lack hollistic interpetation and relies on word by word interpretation to attract converts as well as their pastors good appearance, coat & tie and good communication technique.
Manny Pacquaio succombed to the brainwashing of Evangelicals due to the fact that he didn’t understood what’s inside the Catholic teaching when he is shown to be prayerful and devout as Catholic in the past but his world and lifestyle before is not what the Catholic Church teaches, the Catholic Church have nothing to do with his adulterous life and gambling vices.
Manny Pacquiao lived a life of sin using the Catholic Church as shield of his action but the truth of the matter is he never was a true Catholic by practice beause of his adulterous practices and gambling vices and now that he is a spewing biblical knowhow he and his Evangelical friends blame his Catholism for his shortcomings.
There comes Pastor Jeric Soriano taking advantage of the situation and by the way a good source of income for the Evangelicals church once he will be converted to their brand of Christianity. Many pastor’s follow and seek Manny attention and now they say they are one of their own, an expert of scriptural and spitual pride which they claim that they are for sure to enter heaven and if you remained in the Catholic Church and will not be born again then entering heaven is hard, so to speak.
His spiritual pride is now at the peak like he is now in authority to spread the good news and the moral authority to preach. We the Filipino Catholics which is composed of 85 percent of the whole Philippine nation raised an eyebrow, we still believed at this point that Manny Pacquaio is still a Catholic but news came out from America proved that he is not one with us anymore though we Catholics doubted this at the time of the Bradley fight. Latest sparring session of Manny at the Wild Card Gym courtesy of youtube suggest that he don’t do the sign of the cross and at the end of his prayer the sign of the cross is not practice anymore in this latest preparation of the Marquez-Pacquaio 4. Word came from General Santos that they intend to kept this a secret on his conversion to Evangelicals as not to losed support on the general Catholic nation of the Philippines.
The Catholic Nation of the Philippines and the CBCP must asked Manny Pacquaio if he is still in communion of the saints. Communion of the Saints is referred as the spiritual union of the whole Catholics dead or alive, the one in heaven (triumphant church), the souls in purgatory (suffering church) and us living catholics (militant church). The later (militant church) offers prayer to the suffering church or the souls in the purgatory. The mass and the holy rosary is one powerful tool of prayer for the sufferers of the purgatory to enter eternal salvation. Manny Pacquiao stops wearing the rosary, stops going to mass therefore he stop praying for the sufferers in purgatory because evangelicals refused to believed in purgatory the cleansing place before heaven and salvation.
Manny Pacquaio is a good bearer of the faith before because by watching him at the world stage of boxing where the telesion crew and media surrounds his every detail and at fight night where the rosary and the sign of the cross is broadcast through Manny Pacquaio, he is the bearer and instrument of all the church militant and the One Holy Roman Catholic Apostolic Church to the whole world in which we fought a spitual warfare on Satan, the glamour of evil, the lure of false truths and empty promises.
Manny Pacquiao is not anymore in our side to battle these forces hence he even enter and was lured by a false Pastor’s, one is in the name of Pastor Jeric Soriano and his cohorts to brainwash his weak spiritual side unto the empty promises and false truth of these so called Evangelicals. Though Manny proclaimed many times that he is a devout Catholic many times, I doubted all the these because Manny continues his sinful way and adulterous life. Manny can’t blame the Catholic Church for his old ways because Catholism never teach adultery and gambling. Manny Pacquaio is an example of ignorant Catholic who never study the real teaching and the majesty of the church and once befriended by an Evangelical pastor who proclaimed that the Bible is the sole authority then Manny was lured unto believing the false truths! Manny should asked and seek question about the Catholic faith on the expert of the Catholic teaching and should not asked about Catholism on the enemy of the church to answer basic question of the Catholic faith & dogma and Manny Pacquaio deserves the truth.
Manny Pacquiao is I believed speaks the Visayan language therefore I suggest he asked Catholic Defender Organization in the city of Cebu or Davao where he frequented or Catholic Defenders of General Santos City where they can explain and answer the Wonders of the Catholic teaching in the Visaya dialect to fully be aware of the teaching and not merely trying to speak English and Tagalog in their own kind of Bible interpretation where he hardly lack understanding and communicating skills in which pastors of the Evangelical denomination would take advantage to brainwash by promising eternal salvation by merly accepting Christ and Manny, Jinkee agreed. We’ll if they knew the Catholic teaching and theology deep with their hearts it will be difficult by the so called Evangelical Pastor to penetrate the weak spitual side of the couple. Now, they are blinded by the truth worse than their past problem of adulterous and gambling vices way of life because today they separated themselves to the Holy Sacraments and the Eucharist itself where its celebration is the mystical true presence of Jesus Christ.
Filipino Catholics today will once again reach for their rosary to say a prayer of devotion and request to our Lord Jesus Christ for Manny to be protected in this fight with Juan Manuel without knowing that Manny Pacquiao have already turned away from the very symbol and prayer that protects him and made him a superstar in boxing.
The sign of the cross which he make every round is no more there since he fought Bradley and as you know what happened on that fight, he losed. The sign of the cross is a sign of victory of Jesus Christ and us Christian and Catholic. I remember three or two years ago while in Manhattan, New York a bearded man in a black vested clerical clothing braved the cold and proclaim the cross and Jesus Christ on the streets of Manhattan and I thought that this bearded man have done tremendous amount of loved to Jesus and the Cross.
By the cross we are saved by Christ that’s why the Rosary has a cross on its tip and today if Manny refused to wear the cross he will be defeated in the ring by Juan Manuel Marquez who I believed continue to wear the Rosary while our very own disowned the symbol that makes him a superstar.
Many Filipino Catholics will be on the side of Marquez this time and I for one who fought for Manny Pacquaio in many debates and forum and was once bullied by Folyd Mayweather Sr at the press conference of Pacquio-Cotto for defending Pacquaio against steroids used will now be at the side of Marquez.
I for one witnessed the fight of Manny Pacquiao in Davao City and South Cotabato and followed him at the blow by blow boxing tv program and have gone to Las Vegas to watch him fight Cotto. I cheered and celebrated his victory then but will now be cheering his foe for the first time because of the Rosary, the sign of the cross and the Holy Roman Catholic Church.
We can’t win on these three because the true spirit of Jesus lives on these three and Manny Pacquaio turned away from Jesus by leaving the Catholic Church, therefore Manny could losed this time and KO in three rounds. I hope still that Manny will be protected by the Rosary even he would not wear it anymore and will not be hurt badly. Rosary saves!
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