Cardinal Rosales: RH bill supporters are morally lost

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).

Finally! @LaTtEX via Twitter pointed me to Cardinal Rosales’ pastoral letterTowards a Morally Rebuilt Nation “.  The Cardinal summed up our nation’s plight perfectly when he said, “we suddenly noticed that the widespread corruption we see in others is also the corruption we detect in ourselves”.
What’s even more important is his answer. If I may, in similar theme to what time and time again this blog and many Filipinos across society have been pointing out, that everyone is ready but the boys at the top got to get their act together:

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.

We are.

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.

At last, someone with authority to speak the cure everyone is waiting for, everyone knows, but nobody at the top can seem to grasp, to construe!  This Pastoral Statement of the Archbishop, Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of Manila, spoke of the answer eloquently, yet in language people can understand:

“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”.

Are they listening? Are we ready to rebuild this nation?
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Is this why people are saying the CBCP is out of touch?

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.

Cocoy is also the Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of the ProPinoy Project.

Cocoy considers himself to be Liberal.

  • Glenn Verosil ,

    Kaya ba ng simbahan kumuha ng isang probinsya at sabihin eto ang isang probinsyang hahawakan ko at papatunayan na kayang controlin ang population na hindi kinakailangan ng alternative contraceptive. dahil kung hindi hayaan na lang nilang gawin ng estado ang inaakala nilang tama sa mamamayan nila.

    • Romeo P. Tolentino ,

      you do what you have got to do Your Excellency..its your job to remind people about their faith….its up to the individuals to choose the righteous path or not…ANYWAY..its already been forcasted in the Bible the most of the people will go astray..only few will be saved….this is a fact!!!!