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WHITE HOUSE UNDERGOES DISINFECTION, EXORCISM!

WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Hours after Donald Trump left, sources tell The Adobo Chronicles that The White House underwent an extensive disinfection in preparation for the arrival of its new occupant, President Joe Biden.

The disinfection was considered standard protocol, especially considering that the Trump family as well as key staff had tested positive for the coronavirus.

But in addition to the disinfection, the Presidential residence also went through exorcism to ensure that evil spirits are banished in time before Biden, a Catholic, moved in.

“We hope that all sources of possible infection as well as negativity were taken care of by the twin moves,” a White House spokesperson said.

Starting fresh…

Filipino Catholics Urged To Pray 10 Hail Mary’s, 10 Our Tatay’s For Covid Healing

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Catholic Church has urged Filipinos to turn to daily prayer for the country’s healing from the Covid-19 pandemic.

As of this writing, the country has seen well over 100,000 confirmed Covid cases and more than 2,000 deaths.  It is also now in its 5th month of lockdowns.

Catholic bishops are asking the Catholic Faithful to pray 10 Hail Mary’s at noon every day starting August 15 to ask that the Philippines be healed from the scourge brought about by the coronavirus.

In addition, the bishops also asked Filipinios to pray 10  Our Tatay’s (Our Father) for an end to all community quarantines and lockdowns across the country. It was in reference to Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte who is fondly called ‘Tatay Digong’ by many.

The power of prayer.

’Our father, who art in Malacañang…’

 

CBCP Issues New Guidelines For Church Weddings

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It goes without saying that one of the sectors most negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic in the Philippines is the Catholic Church. One could only imagine the extent of lost revenue from Sunday collections, baptisms, funerals, and yes, church weddings.

But slowly and surely, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) is reinstating church ceremonies, starting with weddings, albeit with new, strict guidelines and requirements to comply with appropriate health safety protocols.

Here are the new guidelines for Filipino couples wishing to contract matrimony in areas under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ):

1. The bride and groom, sponsors, entourage and guests must all submit a certificate that they have tested Covid-19 negative in a PCR test.  The test must have been conducted no earlier than seven days before the day of the wedding.

2. The bride and groom must wear a face mask and a face shield throughout the ceremony. This is for the protection of the officiating priest and altar boys. All others must wear a face mask.

3. The total number of church attendees must not exceed 30 people. However, the church will allow live streaming via Facebook or Zoom to enable more people to witness the ceremony.

4. Throughout the ceremony, the bride and groom will stand, sit or kneel six feet apart.

5. The bride and groom must disinfect with alcohol or sanitize each time they hold hands during the ceremony.

6. No live singers or choir will be allowed due to the danger of respiratory droplets being spread.

7. There will be no kissing of the bride after the church ceremony.

8. The newly-wedded couple must sign a promissory note to sleep in separate bedrooms for 14 days from the day of the wedding.

9. In addition to the usual wedding fees, the wedding party will be asked to pay a surcharge of 30-50 percent, depending on the size of church, to cover the cost of disinfecting the church before and after the ceremony.

10. As always, any additional donations to the church will be highly appreciated.