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Bishops warn against the threat of “death laws”
In an international conference on bioethics held in Mandaluyong (Manila), the central role of human life and the family is reiterated. It reasserted the need to protect “human life at its beginning” till “its natural end”.
Filipino bishops to back pro-life candidates in upcoming elections
A “Covenant for Life” is signed. It calls on candidates in the May 14 elections to give priority to life and family and offers them support.
25/11/2016 18:41:00 PHILIPPINES
PIME missionary and bishops’ appeal against fear to denounce injustice
Fr Sebastiano D'Ambra talks about the letter "Our country and our faith" by the president of the Bishops’ Conference, seen as an invitation "not to let threats silence the Church’s message”. Christians tend to be afraid, "but we have to be brave." Extrajudicial killings and Marcos’s hero reburial are another source of tensions” in society. The pastoral letter also defends the family and workers.
Conscientious objection means assuming responsibility for the weakest, says Mgr Sgreccia
The goal is to give voice to those who have neither electoral weight nor economic power, but have the same dignity as each one of us. Today’s “ideologically tolerant” society cannot endure absolute truths. Reports that a Vatican statement on artificial contraceptives is imminent have been denied.
29/07/2010 SOUTH KOREA
Seoul, the Church celebrates the first National Congress for Life
Two days of discussions and interventions, coordinated by the Committee for Life and the Committee for Bioethics of the Korean Bishops' Conference, to transform the "culture of death" to a "culture of life".
Philippines, after the Synod "we need a ministry of accompaniment" for gay and remarried
The President of the Bishops Conference, Msgr. Villegas: "We need to help homosexuals to live in chastity, responding to Christ’s call to purity". But "there is no equivalence between marriage and so-called civil unions between persons of the same sex”. With regards the divorced and remarried "we cannot presume to judge and condemn".
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