Thursday, January 17, 2008

Thank you for being Priests

I would like to take this opportunity to show my gratitude and deep respect to the following people:

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, His Eminence Dario Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos, His Eminence Tarcisio Cardinal Bertone, His Eminence Francis Cardinal Arinze, His Eminence Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, His Eminence José Tomás Cardinal Sánchez, His Eminence Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales, Most Rev. Archbishop Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige, Most Rev. Honesto Ongtioco, Most Rev. Orlando Tria-Tirona, Most Rev. Paciano B. Aniceto, Most Rev. Precioso Cantillas, Most Rev. Oscar Cruz, Msgr. Guido Marini, Fr Eli Cruz SDB, Fr Patrick Villasanta SDB, Fr. Cesar Dizon SDB, Fr. Marvin Felipe SDB, Father Bob Zarate SDB, Fr. John Cabrido SDB, Fr. Ritchie Santos SDB, Fr. Miguel Solaroli SDB, Fr Mariano Agruda III OCD, Fr Arnie Boehme OCD, Fr. Ernie Montuerto OCD, Fr. Iking Fuentes OCD, Father Paul OCD, Fr. Nolan Que, Fr. Abe Arganiosa CRS, Fr. Carlos Estrada, Fr. Joseph Skelton, Fr. Jose Francisco Syquia, Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, Fr. Josef Bisig FSSP, Fr. John Berg FSSP, Fr. Calvin Goodwin FSSP, Fr. Joseph Lee FSSP, Fr. Chad Ripperger FSSP, Fr. John Trigilio, Fr. Levis, Fr. John Corapi, Fr. Martin Fox, Rev. Fr. Gerardo Tapiador SSL, Fr. Edgardo Arellano, Fr. Benedict Groeschel CFR, Fr. Michell Joe Zerrudo, Msgr. Michael Schmitz ICR, Msgr. Esteban Lo LRMS and Msgr. Moises Andrade.

Thank you for being priests!


Communicatio in Sacris said...


I found this very interesting article online, and could not help but post it here as your page directly is talking about the same topic of Cardinal Hoyos, SSPX, and the Latin Mass, so please I would love to read some reactions from a Traditional Catholic prospective, I am actually a High-Anglican who LOVES the Latin Mass, and I am thinking of "crossing over" like Tony Blair, but I need to know more about the Moral Veracity of the Catholic Traditionalist Movement. Honestly, I am content with the Oxford Movement and the books of Cardinal Newman have brought me closer to Roman Catholicism, but articles like this and anti-Semitic rages of Mel Gibson concern me and keep me looking in from the outside!

Any consolations would be appreciated.

In Christ,

Text of Article I found here:

Hello, could anyone answer this scholarly question? Does (Catholic or non-Catholic) anyone know the FARC-EP's Stance (or Political Policy) toward the Latin Tridentine Mass...or Old Roman Rite Latin Mass? I know that some Colombian Rebel Movements (FARC, ELN, etc) in the 60s were found, funded, and organized by so-called Catholic priests who some were generals (jefes), is that really the truth? Yes you know, in the 1960s, there was only the good Old Latin Mass before those Conciliar Changes of the Vatican II Council circa 1969 took place. I read that in Communist China, the government of Communists allow a special Church called the Chinese Communist Patriotic Catholic Church to exist (in fact they use it for their political purposes), this sect rebelled from Rome, still they celebrate the Old Latin Mass Liturgy (pre-Vatican II style) with their valid succession of bishops, anyone know about this (anyone from China)? Yet, I admit that, I am not sure does Pro-Chavez Communist Army called the FARC-EP have chaplains (deacons, priests, bishops) like a regular governmental military? Do they have a Seminary? And how about the ELN too, (Padre Torres?), and the various other rebel groups- there are many of them in the montanas? Do these various schismatic groups communicate together for special feasts like Christmas(~Communcatio in Sacris)?

I was wondering if they tolerate Traditionalist Latin Mass Catholic Priests (SSPX, SSPV, CMRI, FSSP)? Also what is their official policy toward the Greek and Russian Orthodox Priests? Do they like Putin's Patriarch Alexis? Someone said they kill priests a lot (and a bishop in Cali), is that really true or a lie?

Frankly, I am a little worried to hear Chavez mentioned in Peace Talks, I read he is involved in the Sin (Betrayal) of Communicatio in Sacris with non-Catholics (like Muslims). Where is Tony Blair in this mess (I hear he likes the Old Latin Mass as he left the Anglican Communion)? I have to tell you, that I am no theologian, actually, I read these matters from a new and brave scholarly book written by a Hispanic-Latino Professor, Dr. DeTucci (I think he studied at Harvard and the Javierana in Bogota, Colombia?), you can browse the book online by going to Lulu Bookstore:

Dear Colombians (and Venezuelans), in my studies, I also read the Liberator Simon Bolivar forbade Non-Catholic Churches in Gran Colombia (and any "Communicatio in Sacris"), is that true? I read this Time Article that confirmed these Bolivarian Laws:,9171,937395,00.html?promoid=googlep

I guess Bolivar was very Anti-Masonic, right? Does Harvard-educated President Alvaro Uribe take a stance on this or is he Indifferent? Or is Uribe under the control of the AUC, or not? I read online that Scholar-Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos of Medellin, Colombia (Bishop Prelate and Vatican Official of the Latin Tridentine Mass Indult Commission Ecclesia Dei--which ironically is trying to heal the Latin Schismatic Rebel Groups formed by the late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre of France which extend globally including in Europe and the Americas, now headed by Monsignor Fellay) is actually a secret-Jefe Lord of the Right-Wing AUC, is this true? Further I read he also has helped the M-19 Blocks officially pontificating as their Bishop during the Solemn High Pontifical Old Latin Masses that were held for Medellin and Cali Cartel Families, and of course he must of collected their rich donations or la comienza they call it. Does anyone reading this, or perhaps sharing this, have revealing intelligence on this grave scandal (tell me)? Honestly, I suppose and I guess that this big rumor may be leaking around also (esp. in Caracas) that Hoyos also helps certain Israel/Zionist Programs with financial laundering (washing the dinero) of funds under the guise of Vatican-Church Hierarchy ( e.g., the Most Holy Family Monastery's Michael Dimond has been cited by some Bp. Michael Carter as being the Zionist Superior Jefe of this Programe). Further, I saw on television recently (Univision) that Director Oliver Stone (a Socialist) is investigating this whole Latin-Colombian Schism and claims to have the scoop of inside information on Uribe, Hoyos, and Friends to definitely expose them in a High-Budget Documentary that will be released to movie theaters around the world (in Spanish and English). May I guess there is a certain Liberal-Socialist Bishop Jason Spadafore (from Palma de Troya, Spain) involved in the fiasco? I guess so!

Please share this reading and write me if you have something to share.


P.S. Frankly...I also read about Vlad Tepes, a Catholic Prince who resisted the Turkish Muslim Invasion in Romania, he is a national hero to Romania, and he actually died a Roman Catholic! Vlad certainly put fear into his enemies by his strict justice, and his enemies lied that he was a vampire to demonize him. So people can make up stories about people, and call them terrible things, like a terrorist. You can read more here:

Francis Teresa said...

Nice site!
I think you need to correct this, it's HONESTO ONGTIOCO =)


Gerald said...

Thanks Francis.

Gerald said...

Hello Joseph, maybe you can email me so we can communicate offline.

God bless you.

paulus said...

Fr. Michell Joe Zerrudo???
di ko getz kung bakit...

Gerald said...

Get a life Paulus.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for including me in the list of the priests, bishops, Cardinals and of course the Pope to whom you offer gratitude. It is a great honor to be included in the least and at the same time it is humbling experience. Actually in my experience as a priest it is very rare that I receive these words 'Thank you for being priest'. People offer their gratitude for the Masses we offer, for the Homilies, etc. but rarely about the consecration and self-offering that we've made.

On my part I say THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING GOOD, LOVING AND FAITHFUL CATHOLICS. We keep on going because you are there as living manifestations of God's presence among us.

Fr. Abe Arganiosa, CRS

Anonymous said...

According to news reports, Fr. Joseph Skelton is being transferred because of his history as a child molester.