Rome Sweet Home Manny Pacquiao and his Pastor
Source: CFD Davao”
A text message from Bro Aran. .
“Mga kapanalig, it was confirmed that Manny Pacquiao po ay babalik na sa pagiging Katoliko dahil sa magiting na pag-refute ng ating kapatid na si Dura Noe na isang dating pastor, sa debating naganap sa bahay ng mga Pacquiao sa GenSan, ang pastor na ka-debate din diumano ng ating kapwa CFD ay nagdisyon din na sumama at maging Katoliko po. Papuri sa Diyos at ang naligaw na tupa ay babalik na ulit tangan ang pagbabago, pagsisisi at pagsisikap na maging tunay na Kristiyano.
In a meeting with the Laity last Tuesday evening I was given a fresh report that world boxing champion, Rep. Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, has returned to the fold of the Catholic Church. Though I still need to really validate this report, the people who gave me this news would swear that this is true. They belong to the Charismatic group Oasis of Love of “Tatay Dodong Limchua” who counts Mommy Dionesia as one of his followers.
As we’ve already written in the past few months, after the Pacman lost his crown to Juan Manuel Marquez, even CNN reported that Mommy Dionesia, the mother of the Pacman blamed that dramatic loss to her son’s recent switch from Catholicism to the Protestant sect. Indeed, we validated this report.. that ever since those Pastors surrounded him, the Pacman no longer wore the Holy Rosary on his neck and didn’t even make the sign of the cross. So what happened in GenSan City? Why the change of heart or who convinced the Pacman to return to the Catholic Church?
But while this report is good news to the Catholic fans of the Pacman, there is even greater news that apparently came together with the report about the Pacman… that the Protestant Pastors surrounding the world boxing icon had also made the dramatic switch to the Catholic Church! If there is one person whom we can give credit for this it is my good friend, Brod Noe Dora, whom I interviewed in my TV show, Straight from the Sky last Oct. 29 which I entitled “Born Protestant, Born Again Catholic.”
Brod Noe Dora was the first Protestant convert to the Catholic Church I ever interviewed. I felt like Marcus Grodi of the Eternal Word Television (EWTN) whose talkshow entitled “Our Journey of Faith” only brings as his guests those people who were like him, originally members of Protestant sects who found their way to the Catholic Church. After that interview with Brod Noe Dora, he told me that he was off to GenSan on a mission to convert the Pacman, and apparently he has succeeded.
I have no doubt that Mommy Dionesia has been praying for the re-conversion of her son. But we must give credit to the Holy Spirit that people like Brod Noe Dora, a true blue Protestant Pastor whose father was also a Pastor found their way back to the Catholic Church… just like the way my favorite author, Scott Hahn, author of the book “Rome Sweet Home” also became a Catholic convert. He has since written at least 10 books on Catholicism which I hope you have the time to read to know more about the Church that our Lord Jesus Christ founded.