Category Archives: Religion

Michele Bachmann Calls Donald Trump The Godliest President, Then This Happens

7E75B470-530D-4FD7-B931-4068E2DA735B.jpegPARIS, France (The Adobo Chronicles, Paris Bureau) – Former Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s fervent evangelical views got national attention when she launched her presidential campaign for the 2012 Republican nomination.

Her Christian counseling center offered gay conversion therapy; she fought for a constitutional ban on same sex marriage; and she often cites her faith as a touchstone informing her views.

Then in a recent radio interview, Bachmann called Donald Trump the godliest President of her lifetime.

Many dismissed her comments, but then images of the recent Notre Dame Cathedral fire in Paris posted on social media showed this:

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Was Bachmann into something when she made that comment about Trump?

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Cardinal Tagle Says Filipino Catholics Should Follow Humble Leaders Like Duterte

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In what is being seen as the most positive endorsement yet of President Rodrigo Duterte by the Catholic Church in the Philippines, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle has urged Filipino Catholics to follow “humble leaders” like Jesus Christ.

Immediately, the Filipino faithful interpreted Tagle’s statement to be in reference to Duterte who is known  to always bow in humility to his private or public audiences. Duterte is also known to have kept humble practices even as President, such as sleeping inside a mosquito net in his own bed in Davao City, or eating meals, sans utensils,  in carinderias. It is also a known fact that Duterte likes to serve simple Filipino cuisine such as monggo and maruya even in state dinners.

 

 

 

Political Candidates Off Limits To Baguio City This Holy Week

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – It’s election campaign season in the Philippines and with it comes the gun ban and the liquor ban.  The Summer Capital takes it a step further: it has decreed  that all political candidates are off limits all throughout the Holy Week which starts today, Palm Sunday. The ban ends rhe Monday after Easter Sunday.

Baguio City expects some 100,000 tourists to come up this week to escape the scorching weather in the lowlands.

As expected, political candidates, especially those running for national office— the  Senatoriables — would want to take advantage of this unique opportunity to court votes for the May 13 elections.

Enter the Catholic Diocese of Baguio, along with the pious officials of the city government.

In a joint decree which has the full effect of law, the two groups have declared that political candidates must not be seen in public all week so that tourists can focus on their Lenten obligations and shopping sprees without any distraction from political campaigners.

Political candidates who show up in Baguio this week will be given citations and be subject to flagellation  in front of the Baguio Cathedral, in keeping with Filipino Catholic  Lenten tradition.

Leave it to Baguio to create its own rules. No smokimg in public. No cussing in public. No campaigning in public.