Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Philippines: archbishop criticizes bill that would legalize divorce

Catholic World News - August 17, 2010

A Philippine archbishop has offered strong criticism of a bill that would legalize divorce in the largely Catholic Asian nation. Philippine law currently allows for separations and annulments.

“Legalizing something that is immoral will not make it right, but will instead make it worse,” said Jesuit Archbishop Antonio Ledesma of Cagayan de Oro. “The sacrament of marriage is something that is meant for a life-long commitment, for the good of the children and the community. It is no longer just an individual kind of freedom because marriage itself is a social contract.”

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!

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

Toward a more vibrant Catholicism 19 hours ago
Saved by ordination 23 hours ago
Reparative therapy on the run 23 hours ago
Mandatory spacing of children: could it happen here? May 29
Reading The Diary of a Country Priest: Spiritual riches and poverty May 28

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days