I visited the Catholic Church in Batac recently, and found this among the souvenir stuff they were selling at the parish office. While I would not say that smoking is evil and that smokers are baaad folks, I feel uncomfortable with this apparent endorsement of the vice. I would appreciate your thoughts on it.
“It would have been perfectly okay if it were a candle holder, but an ashtray?!? And the name of the Blessed Virgin is even there. That’s so off,” say my friends.
I hope well-meaning parishioners like dear Tita Lita, top poster in this blog, would find a way to resolve this outrage.