described the Church?s influence throughout the article, hinting that it had created a climate of fear in the country “An organization that is helping Espinoza [a poor Filipino woman who plans to get a contraceptive intrauterine device] agreed to introduce this reporter to her on condition that it not be named. The group?s health workers said they fear retaliation and harassment from officials in the national and city government, as well as from the Catholic Church.”(emphasis Newsbusters) He immediately mentioned after this that in 2005, the “Catholic bishops in the southern Philippines announced that they would refuse Communion to government health workers who distributed birth control devices.”
So, the Catholic Church has oppressive rules which prohibited fondling with the levers of life (contracepting) and the mean ‘ol Bishops will deny communion to those who refuse to toe the line. Sounds like a conspiracy to me. I wonder if Hollywood is on to this?
The REALLY SAD thing…
…the House of the Congress of the Philippines was considering a two-child policy for the country, similar to the one-child policy of China.
Prayers, badly needed.