I added the necessary adjectives to describe exactly how I feel right now. There is nothing in the bill that pushes for abortion. READ! And stop spreading lies, you cheap hypocrites. If you can't subscribe to logic, fight fair at the very least.
On the feast of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, Catholic bishops in various parts of the country stepped up their campaign against the Reproductive Health (RH) bill.
In San Fernando, Pampanga, the chairman of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines Commission on Family and Life asked the faithful to pray for the conversion of lawmakers as defenders of Filipino families.
“Let’s pray for our congressmen, congresswomen and senators so that they and their families will be blessed by the Lord and they shall receive graces in understanding the irreversible consequences of the [RH bill] that is being tackled in Congress,” Archbishop Paciano Aniceto said in a circular read in parishes in Pampanga on Easter Sunday.
Aniceto, 73, said Jesus Christ fulfilled God’s salvation by winning over death and freeing humankind from sins. This paschal mystery, he said, happened in the context of families among Israelites in the Old Testament and among the 12 disciples and Christ’s followers in the New Testament.
In modern times, he said this meant renewing baptismal vows or living according to the teachings of God.
“The family is an important element in the liberation of those in Israel against slavery by the pharaoh. The family is the true defense of humankind,” Aniceto said in a three-page circular written in Kapampangan.
In March, Aniceto called on Catholics in Central Luzon to fight the passage of House Bill No. 4244 (the proposed Responsible Parenthood, Reproductive Health and Population and Development Act of 2011) with “deeper spirituality.”
The bill mandates sex education in all schools and promotes birth control, both natural and modern methods.
In Nueva Ecija, Representative Rodolfo Antonino, who is among those against the RH bill, said name-calling had no place in the debates surrounding the pending measure.
“The anti-Christian labels should not be brought up,” said Antonino, when sought for comment on President Aquino being called “anti-Christian” and a “bad Catholic” because of his position on the RH bill. Antonino said making one’s position known on the RH bill should be an individual decision.
Instead, he said, the RH bill should be viewed as a family issue. Antonino, who represents Nueva Ecija’s fourth district, made public his opposition to the RH bill during a recent pro-life rally led by Cabanatuan Bishop Sofronio Bancud.
In Lucena City, Bishop Emilio Marquez called on the faithful to protect and defend the “unborn child” from being “killed” with the impending passage of the RH bill.
“We should respect and defend life because it is very important, it is God-given. Unfortunately, there are people who want to kill the unborn child inside the womb of their mothers,” said Marquez in his homily during the Easter Sunday Mass at the Saint Ferdinand Cathedral.
Marquez said the resurrection of Jesus Christ gave hope to people in becoming “good Christians.”
He then asked the churchgoers to raise their hands if they supported the bill.
Not surprisingly, nobody raised a hand.Emphasis mine. Read the rest at inquirer.net.