MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – More and more Filipinos are shying away from personally attending Sunday masses and receiving Holy Communion, something that greatly bothers the Philippine Catholic Church.
The situation may be the result of Catholics disappointed over the Church’s increasing involvement in civilian politics, exacerbated by the Covid pandemic which prompted many to hear mass online.
The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) is not taking this sitting down.
Beginning on the first Sunday in May, Catholic churches will do away with the usual white wheat host for Holy Communion and replacing it with that popular Chinese red flakes, Haw Haw. It resembles the round host, but is reddish in color and delightfully sweet.
CBCP hopes that this will inspire and encourage Catholics to attend mass in person rather than online.