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  1. says:

    This book is shocking Well, at least for me who do not normally follow the local news especially on things that do not really interest me One of these things is the local church I am not a religious person but being a Catholic I do the minimum hear the mass every Sunday and when the inspiration comes to me, pray the rosary.Frankly, I still view the Catholic church as nothing but a business institution and to continue to exist, it has to make profits It is a political organization too becaus This book is shocking Well, at least for me who do not normally follow the local news especially on things that do not really interest me One of these things is the local church I am not a religious person but being a Catholic I do the minimum hear the mass every Sunday and when the inspiration comes to me, pray the rosary.Frankly, I still view the Catholic church as nothing but a business institution and to continue to exist, it has to make profits It is a political organization too because there is a hierarchical organization that runs it That organization is headed by a pope who holds office in Rome and in the local level by a cardinal, an archbishop and bishops All these men in cloth, the princes of church have taken the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience These are their lifelong commitments to God and to people when they were ordained as priests However, sadly, this book shows that those promises are easily said than done This book exposes the rotten apples in the basket of an institution I have been looking up to as a kid attending my Sunday catechism class We all heard about priests having girlfriends or boyfriends or committing acts of lasciviousness, right That s common already I used to see or at least hear about them while I was growing up in the province So what does this book expose What makes this book immensely interesting Here, the people involved in the stories that are referenced with reliable sources cited and footnotes everywhere here are the princes of the church the bishops, archbishops and cardinals Their sins not only sins of commission but also omission I have long dropped the romantic notion about church and its priests I am already too old for that However, the sins committed by the bishops here are for me unpardonable Hey, some of them are of my own generation but I have never even tried the fancy things that they ve done having a lover aside from my wife or in their case, their priestly vow and having kids by that lover Antipolo Bishop Crisostomo Yalung , molesting young men at the age of 60 Malolos Bishop Cirilo Almario , plundering the first ever savings bank in the country, Monte de Piedad Monsignor Domingo Cirilos, Jr , pocketing church donations for Radio Veritas Bishop Teodoro Buhain and causing a nun to resign in shame due to a misplaced pectoral cross Malolos Bishop Jose Oliveros who is actually a distant relative of mine Tsk tsk There is also lengthy chapters here about the church meddling in the political affairs of the country Well, Jaime Cardinal Sin, may he rest in peace, was instrumental to the ascension to power by ex President Cory Aquino in 1986 and due to political debt was subservient to the wishes of the cardinal Now that the son of the lady in yellow is in power, we thought that it would be the same However, even if the church lobbied heavily against the RH Bill, the law was passed and only time will tell if the decision was right or wrong For the meantime, I think the Filipinos are tired and angry about the constant intrusion of the church to the affairs of the state These men in clothes should serve as spiritual guides and not for example, receive cash and luxury cars and eat in expensive restaurants pretending that those are needed for them to do their roles They should always remember their three vows poverty, obedience and chastity.May they rot in hell these rotten apples in the supposedly holy organization


  2. says:

    The truth shall set you free The fact that a libel case was filed against the author was enough to make me want to read it And having read it, I can say that the author did not write it in order to tear down the CBCP or the Church in the Philippines It is a must read for every Filipino Catholic, so that we will not follow blindly the orders of fallible men leading a political institution that in no way represents the true face of the Catholic Church.


  3. says:

    Interesting read about the scandals harrowing the Philippine Catholic church Diane Rufo sheds light on a closeted organization and does it through an excellent journalistic endeavor Here are interviews of prominent and relevant characters in the politics of the Catholic Church in the Philippine setting Insomuch as he exposes the scandals that has beset the organization, Rufo also brings you to the roots of such anomalous behavior His analysis starts at the organizational structure and mov Interesting read about the scandals harrowing the Philippine Catholic church Diane Rufo sheds light on a closeted organization and does it through an excellent journalistic endeavor Here are interviews of prominent and relevant characters in the politics of the Catholic Church in the Philippine setting Insomuch as he exposes the scandals that has beset the organization, Rufo also brings you to the roots of such anomalous behavior His analysis starts at the organizational structure and moves on link by link in the chain of events that led to the church s major scandals More importantly, this book paints a vivid historical account of how legacies within the church were established as well as the ways with which these were thrown asunder Rufo could have expounded his interviews to rural priests as I m sure their stories would be wealthy resources for the scandals he gave light to.This book exists as a challenge, to put it bluntly, for the clergymen to wake up from being full of themselves and face the challenges of the times


  4. says:

    For those with a penchant for titillating controversies, the book is a journalistic mine of the most recent church scandals But for those looking for aindepth analysis of the ills of the Church, how scandals in the Church reflect current problems in Philippine society, how the sins of the Philippine Church fare with the sins of the global Catholic Church, now and based on its 2000 year history, etc the book is relatively shallow Even the secrets about which the book speaks of are hardly For those with a penchant for titillating controversies, the book is a journalistic mine of the most recent church scandals But for those looking for aindepth analysis of the ills of the Church, how scandals in the Church reflect current problems in Philippine society, how the sins of the Philippine Church fare with the sins of the global Catholic Church, now and based on its 2000 year history, etc the book is relatively shallow Even the secrets about which the book speaks of are hardly a secret to one who reads newspapers and watch television, except, I guess, those prone to forgetfulness Perhaps the book will sell because of what it speaks of who doesn t want to hear of church scandals but I doubt if it will have mutiple printings due to intellectual and scholarly relevance


  5. says:

    kaya pala nagkaroon ng resibo sa offering na pera sa simbahan namin naiintindihan ko na sa simula, maaaring off siya pero mare realize mo na kailangan talaga ng simbahan ng transparency at ito ang gustong itaguyod ng librong ito.masasabi natin na bakit pa kailangang ilabas ang mga ganito dahil karapatan ng mga taong naniniwala sa kanila ang mga nangyayari hindi naman ito panimula para ipagkanulo ang simbahan kundi para hindi na ito dapat maulit pa.2013 na ito na siguro ang panahon na dapat kaya pala nagkaroon ng resibo sa offering na pera sa simbahan namin naiintindihan ko na sa simula, maaaring off siya pero mare realize mo na kailangan talaga ng simbahan ng transparency at ito ang gustong itaguyod ng librong ito.masasabi natin na bakit pa kailangang ilabas ang mga ganito dahil karapatan ng mga taong naniniwala sa kanila ang mga nangyayari hindi naman ito panimula para ipagkanulo ang simbahan kundi para hindi na ito dapat maulit pa.2013 na ito na siguro ang panahon na dapat mabago na ang simbahan maayos at maganda naman ang teachings nila pero may mga bad apples lang talaga sa batch at ito na siguro ang isang paraan para magising ang mga nagtutulog tulugan.hindi naman nega lahat ng nakasulat sa libro may ilan ilang mga impormasyon din na nararapat na ipahayag at mabasa.pero sa totoo lang, hindi ko alam kung maiinis ako o maaaliw ako sa mga nabasa ko sana lang talaga magkaroon na ng pagbabago sa loob ng simbahang katolika dahil mas madaling mamamahayag kung maayos ang structure ng isang organized religion


  6. says:

    The book is an eye opener When before Filipinos might see the ills of the Catholic church as an abstraction relegated to history or just something only foreign countries might have, this book will set the record straight that those ills are existing and may even be flourishing here in the Philippines In abroad the Catholic Church are already facing challenges, here they are still held in high esteem even undeservingly so Hope this book changes that.


  7. says:

    In this investigative book authored by Aries Rufo, readers peek into the secret lives of those who are deemed as divinely impeccable The revelations are almost dumbfounding yet they are also reconciled by examples of holy men who walk what they talk.At the outset, the book may seem to appear as incriminating the men of cloth, however, it should also be noted that the book is no less than a desperate cry for a reform in a respected institution that has long held a firm grip and control over the In this investigative book authored by Aries Rufo, readers peek into the secret lives of those who are deemed as divinely impeccable The revelations are almost dumbfounding yet they are also reconciled by examples of holy men who walk what they talk.At the outset, the book may seem to appear as incriminating the men of cloth, however, it should also be noted that the book is no less than a desperate cry for a reform in a respected institution that has long held a firm grip and control over the lives of many Filipinos Such cry is not an exclusive call to the Catholic Church alone but to all shepherds of faith who may have failed or lapsed in the exercise of their duties and responsibilities towards their respective flocks


  8. says:

    When Religion fornicates with Politics, the former is corrupted, the latter is degraded When Religion and Politics sleep together, can we really tell them apart This book looks at the Philippine Catholic Church through a different lens What it sees cannot be ignored Recommend reading for everyone that love their Church And their Politics.


  9. says:

    The anecdotes and articles in this book are not surprising Rumors about Catholic priests being hypocrites have been around since forever I just didn t like how the author injected his own personal opinions in a supposedly neutral book After all, Rufo s a journalist Reading words like hypocritical sinned etc is quite annoying Leave the comments to the readers.


  10. says:

    A very enlightening view of the roman catholic church in the Philippines We ve all heard rumors of these before but this book went out to verify the facts about these rumors Did not shake my faith though because that s between me and my God It just reminded me that priests are human and just like anyone else, they can rise above human frailty or succumb to it


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Altar of Secrets summary pdf Altar of Secrets , summary chapter 2 Altar of Secrets , sparknotes Altar of Secrets , Altar of Secrets edebe22 Altar Of Secrets Sex, Politics, And Money In The Philippine Catholic Church Is The First Of Its Kind In The Country Journalist Aries C Rufo Shows A Church That Is Cloaked In Secrecy It Keeps The Wrongdoing Of Its Bishops And Priests In Sexual Misconduct And Financial Mismanagement Within Its Confines And Lets Them Get Away, Unpunished Accountability, After All, Is Not A Strong Suit Of The Church Rufo Also Delves Into How The Church Influences Policy, As Nowhere Among Catholic Countries In The World Is The Church Deeply Involved In The Shaping Of Policy Than In The Philippines Overall, Reforms Are Taking Place, But These Are Highly Dependent On The Church Leaders, The Bishops Who Try To Change Mindsets And Systems

  • Paperback
  • 211 pages
  • Altar of Secrets
  • Aries C. Rufo
  • English
  • 11 August 2017

About the Author: Aries C. Rufo

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