Catholic laity to hold prayer vigil vs RH bill
MANILA, Nov. 9, 2010—A coalition of pro-life, family life and lay organizations are coming together in a collective show of resistance against the proposed reproductive health bill being deliberated in Congress.
Led by the Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas, the laity are organizing a prayer vigil called “Prayers and Reflections on Human Life” on November 20 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Manila Cathedral.
Laiko National president Edgardo Tirona said now is the time for the laity to defend the Catholic faith “against those who are trying to propagate the culture of death in the guise of alleviating the lives” of the poor.
“As a Church, we cannot just be complacent and allow this insidious attempt to ruin the moral and spiritual fabric of our society,” he said.
The prayer assembly on November 20 will also serve as a spiritual prelude to a prayer vigil in defense of life called by the pope on November 27.
Pope Benedict has earlier called on all Catholics to join the prayer vigil for “All Nascent of Human Life” on the eve of the first Sunday of Advent which will be celebrated in all dioceses and parishes.
Tirona urged all lay organizations to participate in both activities and affirm their “commitment to the sacredness of family and life.” (CBCPNews)