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PRO-LIFE
"The Signs of the Times"

Yes let Catholics unite and even take to the streets. But I recommend a better way -- elect a pro-life President.

There are only two candidates who are pro-life -- JC delos Reyes and Manny Villar.

The current leading candidate is pro-choice, pro-contraception, pro-reproductive health. He is even arrogantly disdainful of clergy, including Cardinal Vidal, who try to correct him. Let it be made clear -- his becoming President will be a disaster for the culture of life.

We are at the crossroads in our nation as far as family and life are concerned. A President can make or break the culture of life. We have it in our power to ensure that the forces of darkness, including Catholics for Choice, do not make further headway. If a pro-choice President is elected, we will have no one else to blame but ourselves.

Let the clergy and the laity speak out!



Filipino Bishop Warns Faithful about 'Catholics for Choice'

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski

MANILA, April 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A press release from the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has warned the public to "become wary of a catholic group that endorses the use of condoms."

Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes has called on Catholics to be cautious of the Washington D.C.-based pro-abortion group called Catholics for Choice (CFC), which has given its full support to the recent condom distribution program of the Department of Health (DoH).

"Be wary of this group. Let us not allow ourselves to be misled. The Church has been clear from the beginning why it is against the condom program of the DoH,” the bishop said.

Bishop Bastes said the CFC's advocacy of abortion and contraception “is against the will of God, against the teaching of the Church. We have to respect life which God has given us. We cannot simply play with the divine power of human reproduction, that’s why the Catholic Church is really against it.”

The Catholic Bishops of the Philippines have condemned the government's initiative to distribute free condoms in an attempt to fight the spread of HIV and STDs in Manila and other regions of the country, as well as the introduction of mandatory sex education in the country's schools.

The distribution of condoms started on 13 February this year, in anticipation of St. Valentine's day, which critics of the program said was a duplicitous way of promoting promiscuity.

In response, Bishop Bastes called on church groups to take to the streets to protest.

"Church organizations (such as) Knights of Columbus, Couples for Christ, Catholic Women’s League and the Parents and Teachers Association should unite. This (government policy) is destroying our country. We have the right to protest. Let’s take it to the streets," the bishop said in an article on the CBCP website.

Bishop Bastes advised Catholics to think and reflect well on their stand on condom distribution.

“If you support condom distribution, you have to examine your life if you would remain Catholic. As a Catholic, you must follow the teachings of the Catholic Church. There is no such thing as half Catholic,” he said.

The bishop called on the faithful to promote marital fidelity, abstinence and responsible sexuality, and respect for life from conception, rather than encourage irresponsible sexual activity and the use of contraceptives.

“Life is a sacred gift from God. We have to value and respect it,” he said.


See related LSN articles:

Filipino Bishops: "Condoms and Irresponsible Sex Increases Spread of AIDS"
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/feb/10021604.html

Catholic Doctors Confirm Pope's Statement: Statistics Prove Condoms Ineffective Against HIV
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09051214.html

'Catholics for Choice' Demands Abortion in Canada's G8 Maternal Health Plan
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/apr/10040707.html


"For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." (Phil 1:21)

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