Manila cardinal regrets remarks against ‘people power’ activism
Catholic World News - May 12, 2010
Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales of Manila has expressed regret for recent remarks critical of “people power” activism.
“I want to apologize to you all for having given the wrong impression that the Archbishop of Manila was against People Power, and therefore not in consonance with the stand” of the episcopal conference, said Cardinal Rosales. He made clear, however, that he did not believe that the circumstances in the Philippines today warrant a new instance of the sort of mass activism that led to the ouster of President Ferdinand Marcos in 1986.
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Posted by: extremeCatholic -
May. 12, 2010 10:37 PM ET USA
Cardinal, you might not have to apologize if you say what you mean. "People power" for many is code for anarchy or at least rejection of a constitutional government. And if by "consonance" you meant "agreement" or "consensus" those words would have been clearer in meaning.