Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Eldest Filipino cardinal criticizes president on family-planning bill

Catholic World News - April 25, 2011

Cardinal José Sanchez, who returned home from the Vatican to the Philippines in order to join the fight against approval of an aggressive new family-planning bill, has wasted no time in criticizing President Benigno Aquino for his support of the legislation.

Cardinal Sanchez, the former prefect of the Congregation for Clergy, told a television audience that Aquino is "losing his popularity." Underlining the theme that the Filipino bishops have emphasized--the the legislation is harmful to the family--the cardinal said that Aquino "has no firm idea on marriage." The cardinal said that Benigno Aquino lacks the clear faith shown by his late mother, Corazon Aquino, who worked closely with the Catholic hierarchy during her tenure as president of the Philippines.

Cardinal Sanchez, who is 91 years old, had been living in Rome, but announced last week that he was coming home.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our July expenses ($22,045 to go):
$35,000.00 $12,954.95
63% 37%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Making Moral Progress? July 3
Vatican statement clarifies duties of Catholic faithful after Obergefell decision July 2
Political battles vs. sacrificial service: The Brooks paradox revisited July 2
A Baptist leader with a message the Synod of Bishops should hear June 30
'Helpful' advice for social conservatives: ignore causes, deal with effects June 30

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope approves process for holding bishops accountable in abuse cases CWN - June 10
Pope Francis’ 2nd encyclical released (includes link to full text) CWN - June 18
US Supreme Court rules all states must recognize same-sex marriage CWN - June 26
Archbishop Nienstedt, auxiliary bishop resign CWN - June 15