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Old 05-03-2013, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Filipinas
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Buddhists population in the Philippines is only 1 %.
They also celebrate all souls day on 1st of November like the rest of the catholics in the Philippines some of the Filipino-Chinese visit the Filipino-Chinese cemetery. yes, there's a lot of Filipino-Chinese catholics more than buddhist. San Lorenzo Ruiz is the 1st Mestizo de Sangley Filipino saint.


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Roman Catholicism Majority (70%) of Christian Chinese Filipinos are Roman Catholics.[27] However, many Catholic Chinese Filipinos still tend to practice the traditional Chinese religions side by side with Catholicism.
Unique within the Catholicism of Chinese Filipinos would be the religious syncretism that is found in Chinese Filipino homes. Many have Santo Nino (baby Christ) statues as well as Buddha statues or Taoist gods in their altars. It is not unheard of to venerate the blessed Virgin Mary using joss sticks and Buddhist offerings, much as one would have done for Guan Yin or Mazu.[28]

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Old 05-03-2013, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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They also celebrate all souls day on 1st of November like the rest of the catholics in the Philippines some of the Filipino-Chinese visit the Filipino-Chinese cemetery. yes, there's a lot of Filipino-Chinese catholics more than buddhist. San Lorenzo Ruiz is the 1st Mestizo de Sangley Filipino saint.


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The Chinese in China do not celebrate 1st and 2nd day of November.
So the Chinese in the Philippines have already adopted the Filipino culture as well as the religion.
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:01 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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How can the church support birth control using contraceptives if it is againts the Catholic teachings ? They cannot just impose something like that in the Philippines ( because of the growing population ) while going againts the Catholic teachings. The church encourages Calendar method, that's the only natural way accepted by the church.
Yea, that Calendar method sure worked wonders.

I guess the best thing is to just ignore those teachings until the church comes around.
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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Yea, that Calendar method sure worked wonders.

I guess the best thing is to just ignore those teachings until the church comes around.
Well it is easy to say that if you are not a Catholic
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:11 PM
 
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Well it is easy to say that if you are not a Catholic
The easy solution to that is to not be Catholic. Most of my filipino friends aren't catholic, so it's possible.
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:30 AM
 
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Effect more changes ? Like what ?
Like the church should not make a big deal out of birth control, divorce and other things that are basically not even issues in Spain, Italy and other Catholic countries. It will be better for the church if they are less forgiving of priests who sexually abuse children, and to stop that holier-than-thou attitude that even married couples who use birth control are committing such unforgivable sins.
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:36 AM
 
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Well it is easy to say that if you are not a Catholic
In the US, the most Catholic states are in New England which also happen to be among the most liberal. Such things as gay marriage are even recognized there and a lot of American politicians who are Catholic do not have views that are 100% in line with the church. Many church members also do not.
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:03 AM
 
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In the US, the most Catholic states are in New England which also happen to be among the most liberal. Such things as gay marriage are even recognized there and a lot of American politicians who are Catholic do not have views that are 100% in line with the church. Many church members also do not.
It is different for the Western Catholics. Philippines is not like America or Europe, you cannot compare that. In America and Europe the Catholic church is not heard, it is very different in the Philippines.
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:17 AM
 
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The easy solution to that is to not be Catholic. Most of my filipino friends aren't catholic, so it's possible.
It depends on a person not on religion. self discipline, and I don't know why people should blame it all to the catholic church. As long as parents can support their children. I know a Catholic family who has 12 children but their father supported them all and they even finished all in college & got better jobs. The problem are those in poor families who cannot support raising their children.
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:23 AM
 
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Like the church should not make a big deal out of birth control, divorce and other things that are basically not even issues in Spain, Italy and other Catholic countries. It will be better for the church if they are less forgiving of priests who sexually abuse children, and to stop that holier-than-thou attitude that even married couples who use birth control are committing such unforgivable sins.
Have you been to Spain or Italy ir Portugal ? I assume you haven't. Do not compare Spain to the Philippines. I assume you are not Catholic by the way you speak. The catholic faith in the Philippines and the Catholic faith in Spain are very incomparable. Though the Spanish were the ones who introduced Catholic faith to the Filipinos, Filipinos are way more religious than them. You go to their Churches there and you hardly see young people. The only time you would see young people in a religious festivity there is during Semana Santa ( Holy Week ) That is not the same thing in the Philippines. Philippine churches are filled with people of all ages and most of the time, you cannot even see a vacant place when you get a liitle late. It is not like that in Europe.
Don't make a big deal about Divorce ??? You are not really a Catholic to say something like this. Marriage is a SACRED union between a man and a woman joined by God. Non catholics may not give importance to this because they do not believe in God. But for Catholics, they respect the Lord. I don't know about European countries that are catholics, but most of the Catholics in Europe ( younger ones ) do not really practice their faith any more. That's what makes them different from Filipinos.
Americans and other people who are not Catholics cannot ask for changes in the Catholic doctrines because these doctrines are preserved for years. Muslims do not ask for any changes too right ? Because they have so much respect for their religion.

There were issues about priests abusing children in the States but those were crimes committed by individuals and I guess most of them got expelled.
You think these issues were not a burden for the Catholic church especially to the Holy Father ? These issues were one of the biggest burdens in the Catholic church.

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