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Friday, April 08, 2016

Choosing the Correct Fight

The president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines said that “a Catholic voter commits a grave sin in voting for candidates who oppose the Lord’s teachings on the sacredness of human life from conception to natural death.”
Archbishop Socrates Villegas made this statement in a pastoral letter to his flock in the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan.

Archbishop Villegas
 As the May 9 elections approach, the prelate examined voting in light of each of the Ten Commandments. Commenting on the First Commandment, he said, “Do not vote for an atheist or for someone who makes fun of the name of God. A Catholic cannot support a candidate who vows to wipe out religion from public life.”
“You are called to be authentic Catholic voters who decide from prayer and conscience,” he continued. “Be free from the tyranny and pressure of trends and herds. Do it right! Choose what is right according to the Ten Commandments.”

 Meanwhile, our bishops go after global warming deniers and people who think the government should enforce the laws....