"The Catholic Church may have to share the blame for the violent outcome of Monday's hostage crisis in Manila where eight tourists from Hong Kong were killed , a Catholic priest admitted Tuesday.
Fr. Samuel Canilang, director of Institute for Consecrated Life in Asia, said the Church failed to instill basic human and Christian values.
"The Church has failed, although it is trying its best, to cope with the situation of poverty and helplessness that led to desperation," Canilang said in an article posted on the Union of Catholic Asian News website.
Such failure to inculcate “basic human and Christian values" extended even among Church members, he said."
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The Church has the moral obligation to instill moral and Christian values on each and every soul she shepherds. The priest has a good intention but his statement is leaning towards generalization.
So if that were the case...
For everything wrong that happens to the country...
For everything bad that a Catholic does in this predominantly Catholic country...
The Church is part to blame?
What do you think?