Father Melvin Castro head of the CBCP’s Commission on Family Life was interviewed and this was what he said:
the government should focus on giving Filipinos means of living instead of promoting a “culture of death.”
“Hindi tayo nambibintang. Iginagalang natin ang mga lider ng ating pamahalaan, kaya natin sila ipinagdarasal. Ngunit ang kailangan ng mga maralita ay hanapbuhay, ang oportunidad sa edukasyon, at hindi ang artificial contraceptives,” Castro said in a talk before pro-life advocates in Manila on Saturday.
(We are not accusing anyone. We respect the leaders of our government, that’s why we pray for them. But what the poor need are jobs and education opportunities, not artificial contraceptives.)
The CBCP should focus more on religion, and morality than politics. Where are the counseling centers to help unwed mothers? Where are the health clinics from the Church? Where are the ways to help the street kids out of their drug taking lives? Where is encouraging the flock to give, to share, to be more concerned about others? Where is that driving being a person for others beyond talk, beyond Sunday sermons?
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