(Note: The author have been following the progress of the cathedral’s renovation since 2009. He has no official word from the Diocese of Sorsogon about the details of the renovation. Here are the parts 1 and 2 of this article.)
Over the weekend, the author was in Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral. He noticed the new design of the tower that hosted the DGZN transmission tower. He was surprised that the catholic church designed it that way. Furthermore, the author haven’t met any locales yet saying anything positive about the church (to categorize this statement, it doesn’t represent the Catholic majority, plus the fact that they are mostly mid-30s and above).
What struck the author is the comment from his aunt when the latter saw the fruit vendors on the corner of the church, along Rizal St., “This is indeed the church of Jesus”. She was referring to the story in the bible wherein Jesus found this church full of vendors and gamblers. Ironic, isn’t it?
Perhaps, the author’s sentimental spirit brings such opinion in the open.
The author would like to close this blog article, that even if he strongly disagrees with the design, in the end, it’s still the church of the Catholic community regardless what the church is made of.