We earn 8% in referral fees when you shop Amazon through our link. We make it easy! Click to learn how.
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Philippines: Cardinal Tagle leads prayer vigil for defeat of family-planning legislation

Catholic World News - December 11, 2012

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila has asked the faithful of the Philippines to join in a December 11 vigil of prayer for the defeat of sweeping family-planning legislation.

The cardinal called attention to the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of the pro-life movement, on December 12. The overnight prayer vigil will begin on the eve of that feast.

In a letter to members of parliament, urging defeat of the legislation, the president of the Filipino bishops’ conference, Archbishop Jose Palm of Cebu, wrote: “As you resume your deliberations on the Reproductive Health Bill, I pray that through the gracious intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe, whose feast day we celebrate today, you may be bountifully guided by the Holy Spirit.”

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 March expenses ($29,119 to go):
$35,000.00 $5,880.70
83% 17%
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!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: jmjusa - Dec. 11, 2012 6:20 PM ET USA

    The Philippines has a Congress, not a Parliament.

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

Recent Catholic Commentary

Opening Ourselves to Meaning and Purpose 3 hours ago
A thin-skinned Vatican spokesman harms his own standing 3 hours ago
Pope Francis prevails in Round I of battle for Vatican reform 11 hours ago
Social Media’s Vanity Fair: Danger on every side! March 4
The Ways of Evangelization March 3

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis to address Congress in joint session in September CWN - February 5