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Attacks and Defenses of the Noli Me Tangere

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Dom Mallari

on 27 August 2014

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Transcript of Attacks and Defenses of the Noli Me Tangere

Fr. Fransico Sanchez was one of those who defended Noli Me Tangere.

He told Rizal that it was the pamphlet written with the feet and not the Noli Me Tangere

Attacks and Defenses of the Noli Me Tangere
The Attacks
Senator Fernando Vida, Deputy Luis M. de Pando, and Prime Minister Praxedes Mateo Sagasta were among those who unjustly lambasted and criticized Rizal and his Noli in the two chambers of the Spanish Cortes in 1888 and 1889.

Vicente Barrantes, a Spanish academician, attacked Rizal by describing him as a man of contradiction, whose criticisms of the friars and the Spanish Regime were actually an insult to the Filipinos themselves.

first attack on the Noli in the Philippines came from an anonymous, signed by a friar. Labeled Rizal as an ungrateful man.

Fr. Vicente Garcia, a filipino, writing under the pen name Desiderio Magalang, refuted Fr. Rodriguez's condemnation of the Noli for its alleged blasphemy and heresy.

"If reading the Noli is a mortal sin, then Fr. Rodriguez had also committed a sin."
Marcelo H. del Pilar answered Fr. Rodriguez' pamphlet entitled Caiingat (Beware) by writing Caiigat Cayo (Be Slippery as an Eel

Ferdinand Blumentritt praised both work of the Jesuits and the friars in the Philippines. Nonetheless, the religious orders failed to keep up with the times. For Blumentritt the novel was patriotic one. It was the truthful and heartfelt effort to make Spain realize the need to remedy the social ills plaguing Filipino society then.
Fr. Salvador Font who issued the official censure of the Noli, tried to prevent the circulation of the novel by publishing a few copies of his report.

His report consisted of four parts:
attacks on the religion of the State
attacks on the administration, the government employees and the courts
attacks on the civil guards
attacks on the on the territorial integrity of the Spanish Kingdom

Father Jose Rodriguez - issuing a series of pamphlets under the title Cuestiones de Sumo Interes.
Fr. Rodriguez judged the novel and said that it should not be read because it is full of heresies, blasphemies and grossest errors...
Rizal responded to Fr. Rodriguez attacks through the satirical pamphlet entitled, La Vision del Fray Rodriguez.

write an essay entitled Por Telefono.
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