Retraction Controversy This has been the greatest controversy which is most talked about and most debated about Rizal. Fr. Balaguer, Jesuit
Me declaro catolica y en esta Religion en que naci y meeduque quiero vivir y morir.Me retracto de todo corazon de cuanto en mis palabras,escritos, inpresos y conducta ha habido contrario a miscualidades de hijo de la Iglesia Catolica. Creo y profeso cuantoella enseña y me somento a cuanto ella manda. Abomino de laMasonaria, como enigma que es de la Iglesia y como sociedadprohibida por la Iglesia. Puede el Prelado Diocesano, comoautoridad superior eclesiastica hacer publica estamanifastacion espontanea para reparar el escandalo que misactos hayan podido causar y para que Dios y los hombers meperdonen. Manila, 29 de Diciembre de1896-Jose Rizal
Inconsistency Married Josephine Bracken at the morning of Dec 30, 1896. Mother and sisters, were in his quarters and he gave them an alcohol burner.
The manuscript was allegedly was misplaced from 1922 – 1935. Trinidad challenged the Jesuits to show her the manuscript so that she could verify that it was Rizal’s handwriting and signature.
Execution Rizal was shot at Bagumbayan, now known as Luneta, at 7:03 am of Dec 30, 1986. Walked from Fort Santiago to Bagumbayan.
One Bullet among 8 in the firing squad Only one of the rifles was loaded with a live bullet while the rest were blanks. - Adolfo Pastor Quetcuti