MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Since the first EDSA People Power, the Catholic Bishops of the Philippines have always been supportive and at the forefront of protest rallies against the government. But alas, the robed church hierarchy is frowning at this year’s commemoration of EDSA I on February 25.
Protest organizers have called on the people to stage a mass walkout this Sunday.
That means that Catholics will be walking out of Sunday masses at churches nationwide.
So expect churches to be ghost towns this Sunday.
It will be a big loss of revenue for the Catholic Church because of empty Sunday collection baskets.
The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) is holding an emergency meeting today to come up with a strategy to discourage people from participating in the EDSA rally and instead fulfill their obligation by attending mass and contributing to the Sunday collection.
For starters, the CBCP has banned all nuns, priests and seminarians from participating in the EDSA rally.