Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Prayer Hour against RH Bill

Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales is calling on all Catholics to take a stand against the RH bill on March 25, Feast of the Annunciation.

Seeing the RH bill as a directly attacking "our valued culture of life", the Cardinal invites everyone valuing family and life to a Prayer Hour at the Quirino Grandstand starting 4:30 p.m.

Here is the full text of the letter of His Eminence:

The fundamental love of Filipinos for family and life is under serious threat today. Being the last country standing against the vicious attacks of powers in connivance with law makers, we see the urgent need now to stop the attack by the proposed RH bill on our valued culture of life. The orchestration instigated by those against life, local and foreign, has to be stopped. We shall all stand united against the assault on life and its values.

On March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation, also the Day of the Unborn Children, we invite all who value life, family and life values to join the Prayer hour at the Quirino Grandstand (Luneta). We all believe that you will be one to deliver the message that our country will never allow the repressive RH bill to be passed. The CBCP has made it clear in its Pastoral letter that the RH bill does not promote reproduction nor maternal health and destroys the family.

the Mass starts at 4:30 in the afternoon. We invite you to come and pray for unity of hearts in faith and love.

In the love of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, my paternal blessings.

(Sgd.) + Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales, D.D.
Archbishop of Manila