In Memoriam

first_imgIn Memoriam December 15, 2002 In Memoriam In Memoriam Duane Anderson, Miami Admitted 1951; Died January 1, 2002 Melvin J. Asher, Miami Admitted 1973; Died December 11, 2001 Samuel Luther Bare III, Miami Admitted 1965; Died September 18, 2001 Gerald Lee Bedford, Miami Beach Admitted 1965; Died February 15, 2002 Monte J. Tillis, Jr., Bartow Admitted 1949; Died February 13, 2002 Monte J. Tillis, Jr., Bartow Admitted 1949; Died February 13, 2002 James Alexander Tucker, Ocala Admitted 1985; Died July 31, 2002 Philip T. Weinstein, Miami Admitted 1953; Died May 22, 2002 Alan R. Williams, St. Petersburg Admitted 1960; Died May 6, 2002last_img

Sidelined Philippine priest ‘sorry’ after hoverboard Mass stunt

first_imgFaithInternationalLifestylePrint Sidelined Philippine priest ‘sorry’ after hoverboard Mass stunt by: Associated Free Press – December 30, 2015 200 Views   no discussions Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Tweet A screengrab from video footage of the priest riding a self-balancing electric scooter between packed pews. (Photo: rt.com)MANILA, Philippines (AFP) – The Philippine Catholic Church has apologised after a priest was filmed riding a hoverboard in church while celebrating Christmas Eve Mass.In clips that have gone viral on YouTube and social media sites, a middle-aged man in a white cassock sings a Christmas song while riding a self-balancing electric scooter between packed pews.The diocese of San Pablo said the priest rode the hoverboard inside his Miraculous Medal church in the town of Binan, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) south of Manila, “as a way of greeting his parishioners”.“That was wrong. The Eucharist demands utmost respect and reverence… it is the Church’s highest form of worship,” the diocese said.Its statement was released to AFP on Wednesday by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, which named the priest as Father Albert San Jose. “Consequently, it is not a personal celebration where one can capriciously introduce something to get the attention of the people,” the statement added.“The priest said that it was a wake-up call for him; he acknowledged that his action was not right and promised that it will not happen again.“He will be out of the parish and will spend some time to reflect on this past event,” it said, adding the priest also offered an apology.The Philippines is a conservative bastion of the Catholic Church in Asia, the only state outside the Vatican to ban divorce. About 80 percent of its 100 million people are members of the faith.last_img read more