Well, a friend of mine, who happened to be a Third Order Dominican, made a bold announcement on his status last night on Facebook:
"I can relate to the question because happened to me in real life. My boyfriend converted to my faith because of me. He was a Catholic, now a Christian."
Ako: SO ANO KAMING MGA KATOLIKO, HINDI BA KAMI KRISTIYANO??? ANATHEMA!! ANATHEMA!!! HERETIC!! HERETIC!!!
And when I saw it just this morning, I was like.... "SABI KO NA NGA BA, EH!"
What do I expect? What she answered in Miss Universe sounded like a testimonial from an Evangelical or something. Anyway, too sad for us.
But here's the catch. Shamcey said: "My boyfriend converted to my faith because of me...." I heard something fishy about this. I think this could be a Manalist statement, but I doubt it.
If you try to relate the two statements--the Miss Universe answer and the latter one--it seems to me that it was Shamcey who pressured her boyfriend to change his religion (sadly, Catholicism). No wonder why she said she will not change her religion for the man she loves. SHE ALREADY TOLD HER BOYFRIEND TO CHANGE HIS RELIGION FOR HER SAKE.
I don't know if you'll pray for her enlightenment, but one thing's for sure: St. Peter's road is the best way to Christ. It's never too late for this couple to cross--or maybe swim across the Tiber.
For now, what Shamcey Supsup said was a low blow. Remember: before the Arians, Nestorians, Orthodox Christians, the Lutherans, the Protestants, Pseudo-Christians, Sedevacantists, and even the SSPX, there was only one type of Christianity--Catholicism--and that at least for ten centuries, there was only one Church--the TRUE one--the Catholic Church; and that these other churches splinter from the Church out of heresy, schism, misunderstanding, and protest. That means, unless Shamcey Supsup and her "ander de saya" ex-Catholic boyfriend converted (or return) to Catholicism, what we can do is to await the mercy and justice of God upon them.