Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Elderly Filipino cardinal returning home to work against family-planning bill

Catholic World News - April 08, 2011

A 91-year old Filipino cardinal who has lived in Rome for the past 25 years is returning home to join in the battle against an aggressive family-planning bill.

Cardinal Jose Sanchez said that he was returning to the Philippines to join the country’s bishops in their campaign to defeat the legislation, which the nation’s hierarchy has roundly criticized. Although the bill’s sponsors failed to secure approval in the last parliamentary session, they have promised to redouble their efforts in coming weeks. The bishops of the Philippines have condemned the legislation and warned that they would endorse a civil-disobedience effort if it is enacted.

Cardinal Sanchez left the Philippines in 1985 when he was named secretary of the Congregation for Evangelization. In 1991 he became prefect of the Congregation for Clergy. He retired from that post in 1996 at the age of 76, but elected to remain in Rome. He is one of 3 living Filipino cardinals.

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 ($16,162 to go):
$35,000.00 $18,838.29
46% 54%
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
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Renewal with God Behind Us: Man Determines All 13 hours ago
Introducing the Church Fathers July 27
Straws in the Wind July 25
Hans Urs von Balthasar on Renewal that Matters July 25
Wrongheaded diocesan legal defenses in abuse cases July 24

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
New management, new changes coming for reformed Vatican bank CWN - July 8
Sweeping reforms to Vatican's media, financial operations CWN - July 9
‘Even Genghis Khan didn’t do this’: Mosul emptied of Christians CWN - July 21