Wednesday, July 20, 2011

‘Silent march’ vs RH bill set on SONA day

MANILA, July 21, 2011— A “massive” rally will be staged on Monday, in time for President Aquino’s State of the Nation Address, to oppose the passage of the proposed reproductive health (RH) bill.
Dubbed as the “State of the Soul of the Nation Address,” the gathering will also mark the 43rd anniversary of the Humanae Vitae that deals with the Church’s uncompromising stand on artificial birth control.
Organized by the Pro-Life Philippines Foundation, the rally will also bring together various religious leaders from Muslim and Christian Churches.
“It is in these momentous events that we deem it necessary to hold an activity that calls for the restoration of moral integrity in our country especially on issues that largely affect the family and the sanctity of human life,” said Eric Manalang, president of Pro-Life Philippines.
The rally will be started with a Mass to be presided by Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo with healing priest Fr. Fernando Suarez inside the Santuario De San Jose Parish Church in Greenhills, San Juan at 9am.
After the liturgical celebration, a “silent march” to Club Filipino, also in Greenhills, will follow and culminate with a short program to be led by various heads of the inter-faith alliance at the Corazon Aquino Kalayaan Hall.
“A consolidated statement written by both religious and political leaders addressing the need to unite Filipinos in rekindling the deteriorating status of morality in governance will be read and will be conveyed to President Aquino himself during the activities,” Manalang said. [CBCPNews]

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