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No Truth To Rumor That Madonna Is Changing Her Name To Lucifera For Singapore Concert

imageSINGAPORE  (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – If it were up to a Roman Catholic archbishop, people should go to church instead of attending Madonna’s Sunday concert in Singapore.

Archbishop William Goh reminded Catholics that it was their “moral obligation not to support those who denigrate and insult religions, including anti-Christian and immoral values promoted by the secular world”.

“There is no neutrality in faith; one is either for or against. Being present (at these events) in itself is a counter witness. Obedience to God and His commandments must come before the arts,” he said in a statement issued by his office on Saturday.

Madonna’s Rebel Heart tour, which has an R18 rating here, has been altered slightly for the Singapore audience, with religiously-sensitive content removed.

However, The Adobo Chronicles can confirm that the rumor that Madonna is changing her name to Lucifera (female for Lucifer) just for the Singapore concert is just that — a rumor.

The queen of pop will hold two concerts in Manila this week before flying to Singapore.


Villegas, left and Duterte (Photo credit: Inquirer.net)
Villegas, left and Duterte (Photo credit: Inquirer.net)

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – When Davao City Mayor and presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte cursed Pope Francis during a speech in Manila the other day, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) didn’t find it funny like many in the audience did.  Instead, it issued a strong statement condemning Duterte.

“When a revered and loved and admired man like Pope Francis is cursed by a political candidate and the audience laugh, I can only bow my head and grieve in great shame. My countrymen have gone to the dregs,” said Bishop Socrates Villegas, CBCP president.  He added:  “Vulgarity is corruption. When we find vulgarity funny, we have really become beastly and barbaric as a people.”

Well, the CBCP statement didn’t sit well with Duterte either.

The mayor called out the Catholic Church for its child abuse scandals, claiming he, himself, was a victim of child abuse by priests during his days at Ateneo de Davao, a Catholic university in his hometown.

Duterte virtually waged war against the Philippine Catholic Church, saying that “I have secrets, they have secrets.”

But after attending mass at a local church, Duterte, a Catholic, called for a ceasefire. “If you leave me alone, I will leave you alone,” he said, while urging his colleagues in Philippine Congress to pass a new legislation that would mandate the separation of church and politicians.

The CBCP is yet to respond to Duterte’s call for al ceasefire.



Photo source: rappler.com
Photo source: rappler.com

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – A young Filipino  lawyer — named Jesus —  has asked the Philippine Supreme Court (SC) to lift same-sex marriage prohibitions in the country’s almost 3-decade-old Family Code.

Jesus Nicardo Falcis, who identified himself as openly gay in his May 18 petition, argued that limiting civil marriages and the rights that go with such unions to heterosexuals violate the constitutionally guaranteed protection for equal treatment, undue interference to liberty rights, and marital autonomy.

Ireland — a Catholic country like the Philippines — just became the first in the world to legalize gay marriage by popular vote.  Will the Philippines be next? Unlikely.

Here are the top ten reasons gay marriage will never be legal in the Philippines:

  1. It’s in the books, but in actuality, there is no such thing as ‘Separation of Church and State’
  2. Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines ( CBCP)
  3. Senator Tito Sotto
  4. Congressman Manny Pacquiao
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