This is one for the books!
A parish priest and his assistant ordering a third-Sunday Holy Mass which was about to start, not to proceed? Yes Virginia! And only in Dumaguete!
In a text message from Vicar Gen. Glen Corsiga of Tanjay he said “ I believe the bishop wanted the situation to cool down and allow healing to take place….but also to allow the period of preparation and establish constructive collaboration from among stakeholders…reason enough to hold it in abeyance….Thanks.”
Diocesan Bishop Julito Cortes met with organizers (below) to explain that he did not interpose any objection to the Tianggi Market Mass, but it was the parish priest under him Fr. Marino Ybo who did not permit a Holy Mass. Why?
Sunday Holy Mass is celebrated in Tanjay market, in malls in many places, in private houses, in the barrios, on board boats, in wakes, and funeral parlors or why not in Dumaguete market? All collections go to the Church and celebrator. People even welcomed it! (photo above) Church dads held the Mass in abeyance, to the dismay of scores of Mass worshipers.