RH Bill is simply bad for the people’s moral values-A A +A
Friday, August 3, 2012
THE Committees of the Divine Mercy Foundation of Mindanao Phils. Inc. meets every week of the month. This is in preparation for the Philippine Apostolate Congress on Mercy (PACOM), which will take place in April 2013 before the May elections.
This is so, so that the devotees will have time to prepare their children’s enrollment. But why this early for the PACOM preparations? It has to be to minimize mistakes and slips and even problems that were overlooked.
Many of the Foundation’s volunteers and workers are inexperienced and raw. However, based on I and my wife’s experiences in several international conventions in Rotary and religious assemblies abroad, this would surely minimizes major problems.
With prayers from the Foundation’s Intercessory group plus intense prayers from other religious groups, there is no reason why PACOM’s forthcoming Congress will not succeed in enhancing and deepening the faith and commitment of the devotees in their own families back home and their communities as well.
The controversial RH Bill will be up for voting by at House of Representatives. I have been left unconvinced to change my mind about it. Reject the bill for it simply is bad for the moral values of our people, especially the young.
Today, we live in a morally decayed and depraved society. Our people are too concerned for our material progress which we can never bring to the grave.
Truly, a renewal of the moral values of the people, whether young or old, the powerful and the rich or the poor and the deprived, is long overdue. Leaders of organized religion, political and economic empires must lead by example, the kind of Mother Teresa of Calcuta and Nelson Mandela of South Africa.
My column last week appeared in the Saturday issue of SunStar instead of its usual Fridays. Worst, it did not carry any picture.
Seventeen of the few who read my articles texted me on why there is no picture at all. I texted back five of them who are known to me that I simply don’t know.
This is the first time I’ve experienced it. SunStar’s Editor-in-Chief Terry Betonio told my secretary, Rolita Maestre, as to why the mistake. Anyway, this is just a minor mistake, which is forgivable.
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on August 03, 2012.