Stand of the Church (What is good for Filipinos?)-A A +A
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
THE hotly contested issue of the Reproductive Health (RH) bill being discussed in Congress is actually intent on seeking what really is for our own good. Which stand: that of the Church or of certain legislators?
There are many money offers from all sides that make the whole point cloudy from the very start. Money, you know, is corrupting. Look back into history. People sold, betrayed, back downed because of disreputable money offers or its equivalent in other worldly advantages.
We are seeking the good of the Philippines with concepts open to the
transmission of life so as to have a future of society alive through the cooperation and contribution of the young, duly formed and educated to assume leadership roles in the midst of a vibrant society facing diverse challenges in a world undergoing the normal pains of growth and change.
As the saints have expressed: "The glory of God is man fully alive but the life of man comes from God."
That depends now upon your understanding and respect for life, as God truly intends. "Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and conquer it" (Gen. 1:28). We want a moving and young society, truly alive and obedient to God's designs, in a love that will reach the eternity of bliss in heaven, after being true to God, to oneself and to one another.
Rev. Bishop Patricio H. Alo
Bishop of the Diocese of Mati
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on March 30, 2011.