From the CBCP website
OZAMIZ CITY, June 13, 2009—Ozamiz Archbishop Jesus A. Dosado, CM has urged the faithful of Misamis Occidental to offer special prayers for our nation and her leaders, in order that the culture of death may be overcome and a civilization of love may be advanced for the restoration of the respect for human life and the safeguarding of the family. [He was once accused of not permitting the TLM to be celebrated in his archdiocese despite Summorum Pontificum. He clarified that those asking were SSPX priests.]
In one of his homilies lately, the prelate said, “In this context, may I say something about the Reproductive Health bills. President Obama was invited to, and was given an award by, Notre Dame University, the premier [is it still?] Catholic Institution in the United States in spite of the prohibition from the Conference of Catholic Bishops of the United States and the objection of the Bishop of the place.”
President Obama is known to be the most aggressive anti-life President the United States ever had. Within days of his assumption to the Presidency he vetoed the prohibition made by his predecessor to allow funding abroad which has abortion component.
As a Senator he voted for partial birth abortion. In a speech to the Planned Parenthood last year he said, "The first thing I’d do as President is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That’s the first thing I’d do." FOCA will do away with state laws on parental involvement, on partial birth abortion, and on all other protections. FOCA will compel taxpayer funding of abortions. FOCA will force faith-based hospitals and healthcare facilities to perform abortions.
“Now I have no business criticizing the President of the United States. But this has repercussions to our people. If nothing else, this will gladden our legislators and embolden them to push through the RH Bills. After all, there is more money here to avail of and maybe divide.” [SHOW ME THE MONEY! It's always about the money.]
But whatever happens in the US has repercussions in the world, especially in the Philippines where a Reproductive Health Bill is on the verge of getting passed. Thus the need for prayers, said the Archbishop.
“We should offer special prayers for our nation and her leaders, in order that the culture of death may be overcome and a civilization of love may be advanced for the restoration of the respect for human life and the safeguarding of the family.” Dosado concluded. (Wendell Talibong)
God bless Archbishop Dosado. He is an active defender of orthodoxy and his diocese is the birth place of the Catholic Faith Defenders, a very active apologetics group. Ad Multos Annos Your Grace!