Philippines: 160 Professors of Ateneo Endorse RH Bill

How can a Catholic University fulfill its vision of forming persons who will follow the teachings and example of Christ when it has 160 faculty members who openly declare their support for legislation that is unfaithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church?


Professors of the Ateneo de Manila University on Monday released a statement in support of House Bill 4244, or The Responsible Parenthood,  Reproductive Health and Population and Development Bill.   In all, 160 faculty members signed the statement, which is published in the attached link below.

The professors stressed that they signed the statement as individuals, and that they are “in no way speaking for the Ateneo de Manila University, the Society of Jesus, or the rest of their colleagues.”

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2 thoughts on “Philippines: 160 Professors of Ateneo Endorse RH Bill

  • August 15, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    I will not condemn them, nor will I villify them. I will simply shake my head and bow down in shame and wonder what how it could possibly happen that these 160 persons who teach in one of the country’s Catholic schools have chosen to reject not only the Church’s moral arguments against the bill, but the practical arguments as well, seemingly oblivious to the fact that the problem with our country is not overpopulation, but overconcentration of our people in very few developed areas of our nation, oblivious to the effects of contraceptive pills in endangering not only the child but the mother as well, oblivious to the fact that the condom does not work against AIDS but in fact spreads it by giving the user a false sense of security and prompting him to be more adventurous in his sexual pursuits, oblivious to the ill effects of the contraceptive mentality in many other parts of the world, where populations are not only declining but actually decreasing!

    What has brought 160 of you to the conclusion that it is OK for Catholics to pay hard-earned taxes to fund things which we find intrinsically evil? Because if you don’t really think these are intrinsically evil, what is the value of many of you being Catholics at all?

    • September 1, 2012 at 9:56 am

      I agree with Bernie Bagaman, almost in all aspects. But let me add this. Let us not just bow down our heads in shame. Instead, let us pray for them real hard so that they will really be enlightened. Their minds and hearts are being blocked, they may not know what they are doing.

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