This one from the CBCP:
Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales said one of the country’s biggest problems is the lack of values, which is prevalent among public officials.
According to him, contraception issue wouldn’t be much of an issue had the country elected lawmakers with good conscience.
“There are consciences that are not well formed. They were not brought up properly and that is always certain,” said Rosales.
The cardinal made the statement in his homily during the closing Mass of the three-day 17th Asia-Pacific Congress on Faith, Life and Family held at the Dusit Hotel in Makati City.
May I just republishing some thing from my ancient blog? I just don’t like repeating myself.
Anyway, this is a blast from the past (15 March 2008).
To put it simply, leadership from the top.
Thinking about it some more, the same can be said about our country’s political state, doesn’t it? The last few years has proven that it is no longer a question of whether our people are willing or not to transform this country.
What’s lacking is direction. Leadership that inspires, that leads, that has vision, that is for the people.
Everybody else is ready. To move forward, to achieve, to build a nation— the missing building block comes from the top going down.
Simply: the boys at the top, they got to get their act together.
“We need the leaders from the highest to the lowest and their familes not only to lead us but also to give us examples of repentance and true humble conversion. We also need people with other ideas but with positive emotions in nation building. Given the example and encouragement, the citizens will be inspired to follow where in the past they hesitated to proceed— to their “desert” transformation”.