August 29, 2007
Offertory

A few days back an e-mail was sent to me about a parish priest in Port Moresby who is happy to lend-out parishioner's tithes to some of his closest friends. It wasn't mentioned whether it's on a 30-day term, interest bearing or otherwise.



For the naive many this is an apt example of generosity and charity akin to sheltering the homeless, feeding the hungry and caring for the sick. It is not! Easing-up your friends' parching cash flow from the flock's offering to dear Mother Church is a totally different banana.

Speaking of bananas...





Guys, what's your take on this (the financing scheme--not the banana)?

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posted by Bryan Anthony the First at 8/29/2007 |



13 Comments:

At 6:38 PM, Blogger joy-joy said........
maaring sa una ay pangit tingnan ang financing scheme na ito dahil nga galing sa mga donasyon ang pondo na ipapautang. pero kagaya nga ng sabi mo, wala pa tayong alam tungkol sa terms ng pautang (may interes ba o wala, maximum loanable amount, etc). siguro maganda kung hindi "closests friends" ang basehan kung sino ang pauutangin rather yung mas nangangailangan. maganda nman kung pautang o kahit mag minimal na interes para at least magrevolve yung fund at mas marami pang matulungan in the future.

hay naku pakibigay nga ng panganlan ko sa paring yan at baka mapahiram niya ako. :D
 




At 9:57 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
cge kunin natin yung number...

pero baka may dapat isanla

hahaha
 




At 10:14 PM, Blogger XanFactor said........
di ba the catholic church frowns on 5/6?

nice banana... hehehehehehe
 




At 10:14 PM, Blogger XanFactor said........
at pink talaga...!
 




At 8:20 AM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
nakiki gamit lang me ng templates... gawan mo nga ako lexaN...:-)
 




At 7:24 PM, Blogger tin-tin said........
ang ganda-ganda naman ng blog mo ngayon!

yung tungkol sa pera ng simbahan. hindi tama iyon. khet na tulong pa ang sabihin niya na ginawa nya doon. hindi pa rin tama yun..
 




At 10:10 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
ay tin hello

nakiki hiram lang ako ng template,
dasign ako (or pa-design) ako ng bago
 




At 9:10 AM, Anonymous whistler said........
sharing is caring, especially if the money that you are sharing is yours. :-), where does the tithes belong to? just asking :-).
 




At 10:22 AM, Blogger joy-joy said........
oo nga xanfactor. ayaw ng simbahan ng 5/6 kaya nga ang gagawin nila ay 3/4 o kaya 7/8. ang tanong ko lang, bakit dito sa pinas, merong programa ang simbahan at nagtayo sila ng NGO (social action center). nagpapautang sila (microfinancing scheme) sa grassroots entrepreneur with at most 20% interest p.a. + service charge and other fees. baka may bago nang mandate ang simbahan ie, to generate other income? hindi kaya?
 




At 8:24 PM, Blogger Lyka Bergen said........
Hmmm.... Amen! (to the Banana.

I read a story about PNG days ago. It is not about any priest or the church's financing scheme. This ia about PNG's AIDS victims being buried alive in the outskirts. How Totoots is this?
 




At 10:12 AM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
ay thats very true, they make libing people who are sick of aids. they did and still do bury sick people na buhay pa
 




At 10:12 AM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@whistler: the money ofcourse belong to the church...not the clergy...
 




At 10:13 AM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
btw happy fothers day sayo whistler..

fyi...iba ang date ng father's day sa PNG... we follow Aussie father's day date