Sunday, August 14, 2011

Procession and prayer of Reparation for a blasphemous art exhibit

Kudos to Fr. Jojo Zerrudo (Diocese of Cubao) and my friends at the Ecclesia Dei Society of St. Joseph - Una Voce Philippines along with various Catholic groups, for spearheading a prayerful procession of reparation last August 14, 2011 for a blasphemous "art exhibit" that combined religious symbols with phallic objects that was displayed (now closed) at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). Before the procession started, the Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Traditional Latin Mass) was celebrated by Fr. Zerrudo. It was truly remarkable that it had a huge turnout (police estimated more than 500 people were there). The schola from the Parish of the Lord of Divine Mercy in Cubao, Quezon City (PLDM) led the singing of the various litanies while the faithful were walking with beautiful images of our Lord and Blessed Mother at the CCP grounds. One of the more prominent ones was the statue of Our Lady of La Naval which was sent by the Father Prior of the Santo Domingo Convent. Truly, it was a fitting way to honor the feast of Our Lady's Assumption!

Also remarkable was the media coverage of not just one, not two, but three (3!) TV networks (ABS-CBN, ABC-5, GMA-7) and some radio stations (including the Archdiocese of Manila's Radio Veritas). There's also a write-up of the reparation procession on the Catholic Bishop Conference of the Philippines news site.

I would like to acknowledge Dennis Raymond Maturan, Founding Chairman and President of Ecclesia Dei Society of St. Joseph - Una Voce Philippines, for sharing the photos below on facebook.

Fr. Zerrudo being interviewed by the media.

The video below is provided courtesy of GMA-News 7:

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