In his circular to all clergy, religious and the laity in the Archdiocese of Cebu, Cebu Archbishop and CBCP President Jose S. Palma enjoined all parish priests, religious congregations, seminaries, school administrators, Church-mandated organizations, covenanted communities and the Council of the Laity to gather and attend the August 4 “Solidarity March and Mass for Life Against RH bill.”
“The impending issue on the Reproductive Health (RH) bill is giving us a great challenge to manifest our faith into action that would translate into Love of God, Love of Neighbor, and Love of Country. We need to make manifest our being Christians by showing support that will also shout loud out strong opposition against the bill, which Congress will tackle into a critical moment of decision on August 7,” Palma said in his letter.
“The role of the laity in the temporal order and especially in politics is the key for the evangelization of society,” Palma said, quoting Pope Benedict XVI.
The “Solidarity March and Mass for Life Against RH bill” will be held simultaneously with a prayer rally against the proposed population control measure at the Edsa Shrine in Manila.