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The power of the Church

Ronald Roy — May 2, 2016

Who says the Church should not interfere in the political affairs of the country? On moral issues, it should. God ordered Joan of Arc to lead the French Army in restoring the Dauphin in the throne. Thirty years ago, Jaime Cardinal Sin rabble roused the Filipino people against a dictator, and he succeeded.

Later, however, our bishops merely looked the other way as then Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo did a lot of wrongful things — supposedly impelled by her cash and pajero grants — and she proceeded to complete her term. Today, our Church is a bit timid, and I do not think that God likes that. The Truth Covenant intended for the national candidates by His Eminence, Chito Cardinal Tagle, is okay but, begging his pardon, it will not be enough to stop a bad man from becoming president.

What the Church needs to do is to release a Pastoral Letter: denouncing Rodrigo Duterte for being a self-confessed serial murderer, and for being a self-confessed despot who will close down Congress if he is impeached. The Church should also call attention to a serious integrity issue raised by documented charges of hundreds of millions of pesos worth of his alleged hidden wealth and ownership of 41 pieces of real estate.

Additionally, what the Pastoral Letter also needs to assert is that: Duterte — for having threatened a cessation of diplomatic ties with America and Australia, our two anti-China military defense allies — will not only be a danger to our national security but also, in effect, a menace to world peace.

If our clergymen do not do what they ought to do in stopping evil, then they may be held accountable by God for reneging on their pastoral obligations. The Lord be with us all!!

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