As a subculture within mainstream Filipino culture, the Chinese Filipinos have unique, elaborate, and interesting ceremonies and wedding traditions. One of the most important traditions is the engagement ceremony, or the Ting Hun.
As a Filipino-Chinese who practices both traditional Chinese customs and Catholic rituals, I can’t help but ask: Am I doing two completely opposite things? In practicing a number of traditional Chinese customs, am I violating the teachings of the Church? Should I give one up?