St. Christopher Catholic Church
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Make no mistake…don’t get me wrong…I applaud DU30’s all-out war on drugs, crime and corruption. No candidate would have embarked on this much-needed sweeping reform except him. His performance and the over- all outcome of his oplan- drug- thing plan (less than 90 days, who’s counting!) exceeded my expectations. In a program such as this, if you reach the 80% mark, it’s mission accomplished, job well done and I give you, two thumbs up even more! I’m amazed at the soaring numbers of those who stepped forward to start anew, turned themselves in-civilians and politicians-willing to undergo rehab). I don’t think there’s anyone in the laundry list that can be considered as the reincarnation of satan. I don’t know them but I stand by the inherent goodness of humanity. I maintain my claim. They are good people. They just lost direction, got hooked up, and now, badly needed help.

Any reform is dangerous if it’s not handled well. Violence is irrational…Anyone in the position of authority can’t simply make decisions out of emotions…In any form of war, there are casualties…stakes are high…but in this scenario, it could have been avoided…the increasing # of deaths could have been reduced had we been extra- careful…

With Pres Digong’s brash style almost always threatening to expose the scandals of the institution (morals or otherwise), he silenced the church. Well, not totally. Some are unstoppable and that’s commendable. My main concern is that if the church described both as holy, imperfect and sinful understands its role as the conscience, the voice and the moral compass of society, fails to live up to its role inspite of the scandals and the problems faced, then it ceases to exist. If, we leaders, are shut down, we must be ashamed of Jesus Christ, of St. Paul…of name it…If DU30, indeed, does, so be it. It’s purification time again.

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Filipino Catholic Priest, born and raised in Virac, Catanduanes, Philippines, ordained for the Diocese of Tucson, AZ, Gracias a Dios! twelve years in ministry, pastor of St. Christopher Catholic Parish, Marana, AZ.

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