MANILA, Nov. 6, 2012— There’s no letting up in the Catholic Church’s fight against a controversial population control measure.
On Nov. 12, Marian devotees and pro-life organizations will once again uphold their best weapon against the proposed reproductive health (RH) bill – prayers.
Antipolo Bishop Gabriel Reyes said it will be an occasion for all the faithful to unite in prayer of the rosary to pave the way for the non-passage of the RH bill.
“Let this be an occasion for Marian devotees and Pro-lifers to unite in the prayer of the Holy Rosary to ask the Lord for the graces to continue and persevere in the unending work of service to the most helpless of God’s creations, the unborn baby,” Reyes said.
“Let us offer our prayers and sacrifices in reparation for the countless abortions committed against innocent human life which wound the consciences of those who participate in this unspeakable crime,” he said.
Reyes is the chairman of the Episcopal Commission on Family and Life of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines.
The gathering, which will be held at the Nuestra Señora de Guia Parish Church in Ermita, Manila at 5 p.m., is also a celebration of the 9th anniversary of Rosary for Life in the Philippines.
Rosary for Life is a worldwide and voluntary association of Christian faithful to promote respect for the life of the unborn by means for praying the rosary.
It was in 2003 when the group was introduced in the Philippines. Since then, they actively initiated programs to raise awareness about abortion and the negative effects of the RH bill. (CBCPNews)