Finally, the CBCP comes out with a statement about this bogus group which is obviously being funded by Planned Parenthood and the Legionnaires of Eugenics!
MANILA, May 20, 2011— The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) disowned a supposed ‘Catholic’ group advocating for a measure on contraceptives.
CBCP President and Tandag Bishop Nereo Odchimar has warned that the “Catholics for Reproductive Health bill” or C4RH is an organization unknown to the Church. [I was hoping her said "unsanctioned".]
“We wish to make it clear that the Church does not recognize this group to be an authentic Catholic association or group since it espouses and supports a stand contrary to the magisterial teachings of the Church,” said Odchimar in a statement. [I hope the CBCP also says the same thing to dissident theologians and teachers of Catholic schools!]
The Church, the CBCP head added, does not identify C4RH as a genuine Catholic organization in accordance with the Canon Law. [There are processes where an organization gains the recognition or approval of the Church.]
He stressed that to uphold the dignity of the person is the Church’s “uncompromising stand” [we are talking about man and woman only folks and no grey areas!] and to protect life from conception to natural death “has always been a constant teaching of the Church.” [And the bible toting INC is good at this, right? Oops. No.]
“Public espousal of measures that directly undermine these non-negotiable principles of the Catholic faith is a sharp wedge that cuts the unity of the Church,” he said. [Those words are the key words folks. Don't forget that!]
“Any Catholic who freely identifies himself or herself with this group gravely errs,” said Odchimar. (CBCPNews)
Uhm, I wish the CBCP came out with a stronger stance on dissidents.
In civil law, a man caught breaking the law gets his day in court.
When will these dissidents, who are so bold and passionate in their attacks of the Church and brazenly challenging the authority of the Pope and the bishops, be BRAVE ENOUGH to face a court tribunal?!
When will the CBCP discipline these people?