Bishop blasts selfies, excessive watching of teleseryes
MANILA - Novaliches Bishop Emeritus Teodoro Bacani slammed the excessive “selfies” on social media, saying it is not just anymore a symptom of selfishness.
In a report from CBCP News, Bacani was quoted as saying: “We are selfish, this is what we need to do away with. [It's all about] I, me, myself [like] those who keep on taking selfie photos.”
Bacani made the statement in a homily he delivered before 2,000 people gathered to see the image of Our Lady of Fatima - Portugal last week.
The bishop said selfishness already transcends to politics.
“If by any chance, you don’t take pictures yourself, you take from the pork barrel instead.”
He said the world now is all about picture-taking and not on picture-giving. This trend also means that the people are in dire need of God.
“What God wants to say is, ‘Leave your selfishness.’ This is what you need to leave and live in God instead because in God is true peace,” Bacani said.
He also asked the public to spare 15 minutes of their time watching telenovelas and pray the rosary instead.
“Since we can do it, let’s shorten our telenovela time a bit, just 15 minutes. Let’s use the 15 minutes to pray the rosary in our homes,” he said.