» 09/16/2008, 00.00
For Filipino bishops reproductive health “prophets” are false and immoral
The country’s Bishops’ Conference slams a political campaign driven by personal and economic interests that offend the notions of “right and wrong.” Proposed law on family planning methods is backed by some Protestant groups.
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.
DVD and a million signatures against new anti-life bill
Congressional committee adopts bill on artificial contraception. The Church launches a set of DVDs about sex education, marriage and family life to better explain its reasons for opposing the legislation.
Filipino bishops urge president to block ‘pro-abortion’ bill
Bishops’ Conference calls on her to veto Reproductive Health bill if it is approved by Congress. Bill proponents and opponents in legislature claim to be near quorum to get a vote. Church reiterates its view that “abortion is murder.”
Cagayan de Oro:church and government promote natural family planning methods
In the Philippines the divergence continues between bishops and parliamentarians, in favour of the law on reproductive health. In Mindanao, an active training program that respects human life and promotes responsible parenthood to over 22 thousand couples. Instances of abortion grows across the country, an estimated half a million in 2010.
Catholic league “adopts” more than 2,000 seminarians for the good of the Church
The Catholic Women’s League decides to economically and spiritually support 2,200 seminarians to help vocations and strengthen the presence of the Church in the country. The Bishops’ Conference and the government are all praise.
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