Wednesday, 26 June 2019 07:18

Cardinal Tagle: Keep Church Events clean and free of Trash

To care for the environment is to give importance to God’s creation.

Cardinal Tagle delivers his homily during Mass for the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ at the Archdiocesan Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament (Sta. Cruz Parish), on June 23, 2019.
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This is the message Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle imparted to the faithful who attended the Mass for the feast of Corpus Christi at the Archdiocesan Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament (Sta. Cruz Parish), on June 23, 2019.

“Nakikiusap po ako sa ating lahat pahalagahan ang kalikasan, pahalagahan ang ating mundo, dahil galing yan sa Diyos, regalo. Ang regalo hindi sinisira. Ang regalo pinahahalagahan,” Cardinal Tagle said. 

He also expressed his disappointment every time the Church celebrates big occasions where people leave tons of trash.

“Nakakapagtaka kung kailan may malaking pyesta ang simbahan, marami ring kalat. Kung kailan tayo nag papasalamat sa Diyos sa tinapay, na bunga ng lupa at gawa ng tao, sa alak na bunga ng lupa at gawa ng tao, tayo naman nagpapakita, walang pag-aalaga sa bigay ng Diyos,” he said.

Cardinal Tagle also pointed out the practice of false virtue of the faithful who actively serve in the church. 

“Tayo po simba ng simba, adoration, ayan ha. Baka sumisimba, pero taksil naman pala. Nag-a-adoration pero wala naman palang pakialam, ayaw magbahagi,” Cardinal Tagle said.

Before he ended his homily, he once again reminded the faithful that God’s love is felt in the Eucharist because of the presence of Christ.

“Through our sharing hopefully, the presence of Jesus, will be more felt, seen, and experienced, by people who go through dark nights of betrayal and indifference,” Cardinal Tagle said.

After the celebration of the Holy Mass, a procession with the Blessed Sacrament was held from Sta. Cruz to the Manila Cathedral.

Corpus Christi is the day when the church celebrates and affirms the presence of Christ as Body and Blood in the form of bread and wine on a special day in the whole liturgical year. (Jheng M. Prado/RCAM-AOC)


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