SAN PABLO City, August 2, 2012― The Knights of Columbus (KC) in Laguna and the Family Life Ministry in the Diocese of San Pablo are joining hands in mobilizing thousands of Lagunenses to support the Prayer Rally on Saturday in protest against the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill being pushed by Malacanang.
According to District Deputy Grand Knight Ricardo Supena, the KC contingents from Laguna joining the rally would have assemblies in three areas in San Pedro town, Calamba City and San Pablo City.
Meanwhile Laguna Bishop Leo M. Drona is encouraging all parishioners and priests in the diocese who have the same convictions with the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) to protect life and join thousands of diocesan and Luzon-wide constituents in protesting the evils of RH bill on Saturday.
The prelate said he is praying that all four Congressmen in Laguna would finally signify their categorical decision to oppose the passage of the (RH) bill pending in Congress which is being rushed for approval by the house leadership in cahoots with Malacanang.
He said in Pilipino that “all Catholic constituencies in Laguna should support those Congressmen whose convictions are in conformity with the Gospel values and the CBCP.”
For his part, Fr. Edwin Lusterio, the newly appointed Director of the Diocesan Family Life Commission (DFLC) said he is meeting and consolidating the officers of the commission all over the diocese to plan their move for Saturday’s rally.
Drona said the Diocese of San Pablo is always at the forefront in this fight involving the protection of human life and the dignity of every human individual by protesting against this anti-life and anti-family RH measure.
He further reminded all priests and parishioners in the diocese to continue praying the Oratio Imperata against RH at Holy Masses celebrated in all parishes and chapels in Laguna until the bill considered by the Catholic Church as immoral and a threat against life and family is finally repelled once and for all. (Fr. Romy Ponte)
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