Priest humiliates unwed mother during baby's baptism

by Rose Carmelle Lacuta, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at Jul 07 2014 06:30 PM | Updated as of Jul 08 2014 10:51 PM

MANILA (UPDATED) - A video of a priest humiliating an unwed mother during her baby's baptism has been circulating online, after the baby's grandmother uploaded it on her Facebook account Sunday.

 

Jieve Daitol Frias, the baby's grandmother, uploaded a video showing Fr. Romeo Obach (not Ubach as earlier reported) of the Sacred Heart Chaplaincy in Eversely Child Sanitarium in Cebu talking to the 17-year-old mother during her baby's baptism.

Speaking in Cebuano, the priest asked the young mother whether she was ashamed that she had a baby with a man who was not her husband.

The priest then went on to say that while the baby had not sinned, her mother did, after she slept with a man who was not her husband.

Obach also warned the mother that the consequences of her actions may be passed on to her child, as her child was born due to sin.

The video has been shared 10,697 times as of this story's posting. In the comments section of the post, many viewers said that the priest did not have the right to insult the young woman.

Frias, in a separate post, thanked all those who shared her video. She expressed disappointment in the ceremony, as they did not expect to be humiliated during the baptism.

She also said that as a priest, Obach should have given her daughter advice instead of humiliating her.