Monday, November 27, 2006
Saturday, November 04, 2006
A controversial issue started when the Bacon parish priest (now deceased) decided to close the main south entrance of the church and attempted to cover and decorate it with garish "modern" bathroom tiles, to compel people not to go out during the "sermon" part of the mass. That action, of course, shocked and appalled Bacongnons sensitive to the preservation of historical sites such as the church. The repeated requests by the advocates to discuss the matter with the church hierarchy, especially with the Bishop of the Sorsogon Diocese, were treated dismissively. In short, the advocacy group led by Lorna Figueroa, Maning Eco and Jun Patria were given the "run around". It is sad and appalling that a revered institution would maintain an arrogant air; a practice supposedly discarded generations ago because it is archaic as well as anathema to this ecumenical age.
We are therefore appealing to the powers in the diocese to practice a little humility, to step down from their lofty heights and listen to the pleadings of their people and their need to preserve their historical and cultural heritage.
To the readers of this site, we beg for your active support to the noble cause, which those courageous advocates are struggling to preserve.
Rene J. Dellosa
This is not politically motivated but we are not afraid of expressing our opinions & ideas of issues concerning our town/heritage no matter how sensitive they may be.
Our vision: Freedom of speech/expression at its best and yet to come.
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