Thursday, December 20, 2012

Filipino bishops fight on

The Philippines' Catholic leaders will not concede to 'reproductive health' bill
Nuns participate in a rally against the Reproductive Health Bill outside the EDSA
Shrine in Manila Aug. 4. The House of Representatives approved the legislation
Dec. 17 by a vote of 133-79. Photo by Erik De Castro / Reuters / CNS.
Catholic News Agency reports that Filipino Bishops will continue to fight for for life, marriage, and family despite the passing of the country's controversial "reproductive health" bill:
“If the President will sign this into law, he will give us a moral time bomb wrapped as a gift to celebrate Christmas,” warned Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas of Lingayen Dagupan.

In a Dec. 18 statement, the archbishop cautioned that although the bill won the support of majorities in the legislature, this “does not mean that they are right.”

“It is only a matter of time and then we will see more violations of ‘Thou shall not kill’ and ‘Thou shall not commit adultery’ among our families, our youth and children,” he said.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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