Skip to comments.Philippine Bishops Call for Three Days Fasting After President Calls God ‘Stupid’
Posted on 07/13/2018 8:30:31 PM PDT by marshmallow
In a thinly veiled attack on President Duterte, the bishops condemned 'those who have blasphemed God's Holy Name'
Catholic bishops in the Philippines, concerned about an increase in violence and police reaction to crime, announced a day of prayer and penance on July 16 and three days of fasting, prayer and penance on July 17-19.
The bishops said they wanted to invoke Gods mercy and justice on those who have blasphemed Gods Holy Name, those who slander and bear false witness, and those who commit murder or justify murder as a means for fighting criminality in our country.
In a pastoral letter, the bishops discussed the cost of witnessing to Christ and the sufferings of the poor as part of the motivation for fasting, prayer and penance.
Among the sufferings they listed were the cry of poor slum-dwellers being jailed for loitering the sufferings of drug addicts who are labelled as nonhumans, people packed like sardines in extremely congested jails, and communities forced to leave their homes.
The bishops also discussed the suffering that comes with being a Christian, saying that divisions, ridicule, persecution and even martyrdom have not been unknown throughout the Churchs history.
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Sounds like they are on the social justice wagon.
And I wonder if by *murder* they mean the death penalty, which, as they should know, GOD was the one who first instituted it.
And if people don’t want to go to jail, they should not commit the crime.
Jail should not be a resort or something to use, like happens in the US with the onset of winter, to get free room, board, and medical care for a few months.
Jail should be something to be avoided.
What's wrong with this picture?
Duterte was molested by a priest as a boy, and holds grudges. He is very sarcastic when the bishops play holier than thou.
If Trump leaned a little more Duterte he wouldn’t hurt my feelings.
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