Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Rome Quotes

"My thesis: the dominant religion in the Philippines is not Roman Catholicism, but Folk Catholicism. The former entails following the laws and teachings of the Roman Church and is the religion of a tiny minority. The latter is essentially all about miraculous healings, financial help through divine providence (which seems to be the raison d'etre of religion for the 'masa'), veneration of statues, and a very real indifference to the hierarchy and the doctrines of Catholicism; the Catholic Church's importance arises mainly from the fact that it is the custodian of the images coveted by the 'masa'."

-Carlos A. Palad

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