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Philippine bishops denounce proposal to legalize divorce

June 07, 2011

Bishops across the Philippines are denouncing a measure that would legalize divorce.

“Being a country where divorce is not legal is an honor that every Filipino should be proud of,” said Archbishop Oscar Cruz. “Love for the family is the heart of Filipino cultural identity and cannot be destroyed by divorce.”

Archbishop Ramon Arguelles of Lipa called upon the nation to reject the example of “de-Christianized countries,” and Bishop Juan De Dios Pueblos of Butuan said that “the divorce law would bring immorality in society.”


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  • Posted by: pauljworthington637024 - Jun. 07, 2011 2:21 PM ET USA

    Giving in to this will only open the door to abortion, euthanasia and homosexual marriage. It is happening in every other country with devestating efficiency. Divorce is the device which undercuts society on EVERY level. The breakdown of the family leads to all other maladies which are affecting society - crime rates will rise, divided assets will mostly harm the children, second spouses will not have the same devotion to the kids. This contagious blight will touch other unsuspecting families.