Tag Archives: Abortion

PHILIPPINE BISHOPS TO SECEDE FROM THE VATICAN

Philippine bishops with former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (file photo)
Philippine bishops with former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (file photo)

MANILA, Philippines  (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) announced today that it was seceding from The Vatican over recent pronouncements by Pope Francis.

The final straw for the Filipino bishops was the pope’s instruction allowing priests to absolve Catholics of the sin of abortion.

In a statement, CBCP president and Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas said the Church still considers abortion a mortal sin and that aborting a baby merits excommunication. Villegas said, “Choosing to terminate innocent, unborn life is not among a woman’s options, because her right to privacy and to make decisions about herself do not extend to the life in her womb, over which she enjoys no dominion at all.”

Other papal pronouncements that led to the decision of CBCP to cut ties with The Vatican include welcoming homosexuals  and divorced (and remarried) Catholics into the fold of the church.

The Philippines, home to 100 Million people, about three quarters of whom are Catholics, is the only remaining country where divorce is still illegal. Homosexuality, while largely tolerated,  is still frowned upon by many.

CBCP will soon convene a local Synod of Bishops to elect a titular head that will be fully independent of The Vatican. It will be held at the Philippine Arena, owned by the second largest religious group in the country, Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC).

Filipino Catholics are looking forward to the white smoke that will billow out of the arena to signal the election of a Filipino pontiff.

The Adobo Chronicles® will be bringing you live coverage of the Manila Synod.

 

ABORTION: REPUBLICAN SENATOR SAYS MEN HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE

Lankford (Screen grab)
Lankford (Screen grab)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – A little-known Republican senator from Oklahoma, James Lankford, told his colleagues that men like him have the right choose whether or not women should have an abortion.

He made the statement during Monday’s senate floor debate on the proposal to defund Planned Parenthood which ended up being rejected in the subsequent vote.

Lankford  argued on that he had the right to lecture women about whether or not they should get abortions because he had impregnated his wife and “had something to do with the birth.”

Lankford’s argument resonated well with Republicans and Tea Party members, as well as religious conservatives who hailed the senator as the new hero for men’s rights. Several of the Republican candidates for president have also taken notice of Lankford and are seriously considering him to be their vice presidential running mate.

“I admire his courage, but most especially his logic on this highly-sensitive issue,” Senator Ted Cruz said.

TELEVANGELIST PAT ROBERTSON: “IT’S UP TO GOD TO KILL LIBERAL SUPREME COURT JUSTICES”

Robertson

WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Televangelist Pat Robertson has questioned why God has allowed pro-choice U.S. Supreme Court justices to live long lives, but admits it’s really up to the Almighty to decide who goes and who stays.

Robertson was responding to a viewer question on “The 700 Club” on why justices who voted to legalize abortion, or continue to support it, are still around.

Apparently, the aging Robertson misunderstood the question. The viewer meant to ask why God has allowed the justices to remain on the court, not to remain on this earth.

U.S. Supreme Court justices are appointed for life. But they have the option to retire and not wait for their demise.