In a news item http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/nation/view/20110508-335233/Bishop-Youre-boxing-the-Holy-Spirit the bishop of Marbel whose diocese includes Sarangani, lamented the fact that boxing another person is a like boxing the Holy Spirit!
Also the fact that Pacquiao indulges in his sport while being a congressman is a "conflict of interest" and in fact is the reason of the famous boxer's absence in congress.
So we challenge the good bishop to place an excommunication order over Pacquiao if he is really concerned. Of course medical groups have already weighted in the dangers of boxing in Britain and other countries so he should no feel alone and weighted by the gravity of such action.
On the other hand, we have Pacquiao as a model Filipino who rose from poverty to the top, with dedication to the bloody sport and serious study of the "sweet" science of boxing" inspiring other thick skulled Filipinos to enter the field of boxing, in spite of the fact that you can even die in the ring! like what happened to the late Jangalay, a photo of his falling down on the canvas still haunts this blog author.
The fact is boxing is one of the outlets open to the majority of Filipinos who has remained healthy even if he grows up in a crowded polluted metro. It is actually an indictment on the way the country is run, that Philippines have a reputation for producing good boxers.
Going back to the good bishop, the fact is that blasphemy or sin against the Holy Spirit is unforgivable, so he could issue an obvious nonpopular excommunication order not specifically on Pacquiao but to all boxers. and while he is doing it, he should also excommunicate bull fighters,which is a more bloody spectator sport. Will the good bishop do it?