Update: INQUIRER.net has published a transcript of the Radio Veritas interview with Odchimar, which I believe provides support for the point that Odchimar did not threaten Aquino with excommunication.
Exactly what sort of message did Bishop Nereo Odchimar, the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference (CBCP), wish to send to President Aquino with reference to the Chief Executive’s plan to implement population control measures?
According to INQUIRER.net, Odchimar issued a reminder.
According to the page cached by Google (as of 30 Sep 2010 09:22:02 GMT), however, INQUIRER.net had initially reported Odchimar as having threatened the President:
One could argue, of course, that reminding someone about a grave measure like excommunication is tantamount to a veiled threat, but surely there is still a significant degree of difference between being “reminded” and being “threatened”—the former merely prompts one to remember that the Roman Catholic Church has the capacity to excommunicate, while the latter informs one that the Church is ready, willing, and able to inflict the punishment as soon as the circumstances demand it.
Which was it, really? And why does the article page not indicate that it had been updated, modified, or revised?