Diary of Juan Labrador, O.P.

March 2, 1942

Yesterday, Sunday, the Tribune carried an article by Fr. Gregorio S. Tsukamoto on the Gospel for the day. I suppose it was the sermon he delivered in the Church of the Paules Fathers where the Japanese Catholic priest celebrated Mass. The sermon was skillfully prepared. However, there was a glaring blunder about the Transfiguration of Christ. He mentioned that the three disciples were Peter, Jacob and John. The error could not have been an oversight, as he mentioned the name Jacob three more times. The good priest must have confused the Latin names of Jacob and James.

The Vanguardia of two days ago also published a religious article entitled “The Filipinos are almost Shintoists.” The article and the commentaries were fantastic!