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Jan 11, 2008

Post Xmas Notes


Ok. Another source. Another church-related post. A resident priest shared his homily last Sunday during mass that despite the merriment during the Christmas and New Year's Eve he was sad that he had to spend his Christmas Eve at the hospital's Emergency Room anointing dead residents in the CNMI due to heart attack and stroke. He said he couldn't believe his eyes that the hospital was full at that time.

He implored in his homily, "Please people watch your eating habits...," he said.

The Reveler

16 comments:

Tamara said...

That wouldn't happen to be the same resident priest that I saw having lunch today at Truong's and throwing down some nice, crispy, deep FRIED spring rolls followed by a generous helping of deep FRIED spareribs. Oh, and I think he washed it all down with a nice big glass of COKE. Hmmm??? Maybe? How many resident priests do we have here?

he he

The Writers said...

haha. not that one. he was devouring the manager of Truong's behind the curtains...oops...my bad...

CNMI Resident said...

"Resident" means someone who resides here. It could be a U.S. citizen, Foreign Contract Worker, Freely Associated States (FAS) citizen, or whomever.

The former so-called "Non-Resident Workers" (the name was repealed by Pub. L. 15-108) were only non-residents prior to moving here. Once they got here they were Non-Immigrant workers, but "Foreign Contract Worker" sounds more respectful, and is not "rubbing in" their temporary immigration status.

Turning to the thread topic, I think it's great that you're attending Mass more often, Rev. Keep it up!

Peace.

P.S. Black background is bad for those with reduced visual accuity. Are you trying to drive away the old farts?

rev said...

haha.

first i dont attend mass at all now, next is that black soothes my eyes personally....

saipanboonieman said...

you know, a few of my aunts, uncles, and even my grandmother all passed away during the holidays. they all suffered from the same problem: broken hearts. seriously, they all had someone they loved also pass away during the holidays, and so everytime the holidays approached, they'd fixate on the deaths and get all depressed until their hearts literally broke from the pain. its really tragic actually, that theyd fixate on the death so much here. it seems to be common among locals. :-(

Marianas Pride said...

Boonie, sadly that is quite common. There are several studies out there that have linked heart disease and sudden heart attacks with severe depression.

As far as the resident priest, that wouldn't be the same one who smokes cigarettes regularly? It doesn't matter. I guess the message he is conveying is to eat better, live better. But sometimes you need to practice what you preach in order for it to have some credibility. As far as him "having to" work on Christmas Eve, did he not take into consideration that is his duties as a priest? After he left, did he think about the poor nurses and doctors who were probably working double-shifts?

Just my two pesos..

rev said...

;-)

dont get me started talking about priests MP. Ugh! I could go on forever! hehe...

rev said...

maybe i will post some minor exposes here about it...

saipanboonieman said...

dont talk to me MP!

saipanboonieman said...

hey rev, could you send me youre email? i have something i think youd be interested in hearing.....

rev said...

boonie, shoot it at saipanmiddleroad@saipanmiddleroad.com

bigsoxfan said...

Hmmn, anyone who can get 44 posts on religion/fatty diet/caroling doesn't need a delurking banner.

Mark Vernaus said...

Sorry, I'm a confessed lurker. Now I'm not.

Tamara said...

Mark,

How long is your blog going to be under construction? You need to hire a new construction company. That one's taking way too long..ha ha

rev said...

lurk. lurk. lurk. (popeye)

thanks for the comment Mark! should i say finally?

Forced to Squint said...

When construction is completed, I hope you turn back on the lights!

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