Bishops threaten Aquino with excommunication over Birth Control

The Philippine Daily Inquirer posted:

“Well, being the President of all, you must consider the position of the Catholic Church because we are approaching these issues from the moral aspect like the unborn. Abortion is a grave crime. Excommunication is attached to [it]. That is an issue of gravity, that is a violation of God’s commandment,” Odchimar said.

When asked if Aquino might be excommunicated if he insists that government should distribute artificial contraceptives, Odchimar said: “That is a possibility…. Right now, it is a proximate possibility.”

The Church reserves excommunication, its highest punishment for erring members, for those who assault the Pope or are involved in abortion. Catholic groups claim that some artificial contraceptives are abortifacients.

Bishops don’t even understand their position. I’m ashamed of my church right now.

Cocoy Dayao

Cocoy is the Chief Technology Officer of Lab Rats Technica, a Digital Consulting company that specialises in DevOps, iOS, and Web Apps, E-Commerce sites, Cybersecurity and Social Media consulting. He is a technology enthusiast, political junkie and social observer who enjoys a good cup of coffee, comic books, and tweets as @cocoy on twitter.

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  • Anonymous

    HAPPY new year!!!

    This article should be reminder —- CBCP goes with bluster making threats without any follow-through. Unfortunately, Pinoys-in-Pinas do get pushed around by empty threats. Maybe 2011, things will be different.

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    PresiNoynoy, too, one of those who goes for empty threats. Candidate Noynoy did say that if elected and if GMA were to appoint a Supreme Court Justice, that impeachment will follow. Por-nada (but Presi-Noynoy got elected, so empty threats do get votes).

  • Anonymous

    HAPPY new year!!!

    This article should be reminder —- CBCP goes with bluster making threats without any follow-through. Unfortunately, Pinoys-in-Pinas do get pushed around by empty threats. Maybe 2011, things will be different.

    ————-
    PresiNoynoy, too, one of those who goes for empty threats. Candidate Noynoy did say that if elected and if GMA were to appoint a Supreme Court Justice, that impeachment will follow. Por-nada (but Presi-Noynoy got elected, so empty threats do get votes).

  • Anonymous

    CBCP will not excommunicate the bachelor Noynoy.

  • Anonymous

    CBCP will not excommunicate the bachelor Noynoy.

  • Dexter Amoroso

    Fifty-four percent of women who have abortions had used a contraceptive method (usually the condom or the pill) during the month they became pregnant. Among those women, 76% of pill users and 49% of condom users report having used their method inconsistently, while 13% of pill users and 14% of condom users report correct use.[8]

    Source: http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_induced_abortion.html

  • Pearly Gates

    Noynoy, you oppress the servants and the Holy Ones. What you’re doing is blasphemy ro the TRUE GOD who created life. For all the sins you, your cohortsm and followers have committed ansd will commit; MAY GOD REBUKE YOU!

  • panuhotxp

    Oh please Catholic Church go ahead and excommunicate Pres Aquino! We’ll see how much muscles you’ve got. There are a number of politicians with known pro-contraception RH position but you cannot even make them lose in elections. For a really really old institution, I say: grow up!