Thursday, 21 April 2016

Certificate of contribution mistaken for papal indult

[UPDATE: Identity of the contributor confirmed.]

Sometimes, a little knowledge is dangerous.

Below are some images that have surfaced over social media, claiming to contain the papal indult that exempted Bantayan Island in Cebu from the usual rigours of Lent.





We are deeply sorrowed to transmit the fact that the document above is NOT a papal indult. While bulls and indults from Rome, during the Spanish era, could only take effect in the Spanish Realm if the Spanish Crown accepted them (on account of the Royal Patronage), they were normally communicated in a formal and official manner prefaced by a pastoral letter from the Archbishop or, sede vacante, the Apostolic Administrator or the Dean of the Chapter.

The document above does NOT exhibit these characters.

It is, in fact, called a boleta de indulto or simply a boleta.

Read here to review the conditions required to avail of the privileges of the Crusade Bulls.

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Low Sunday A.D. 2016

On 3 April 2016, Low Sunday, Mass was celebrated in the new chapel of the Parish of the Most Holy Redeemer in the Diocese of Cubao. Assisting were members of the Societas Ecclesia Dei Sancti Ioseph – Una Voce Philippines.


During the singing of the Alleluias; before the chanting of the Gospel; at the Credo.




Ut in omnibus laudetur Dominus.