- Press Releases
13 February 2011
Dear Bishop Nereo P. Odchimar,
I will not respond to all the points raised in the Pastoral Letter of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines which you sent us, your Filipino brothers and sisters, last 30 January. Most of them areold points that have been raised and clarified repeatedly in so many debates and too few dialogues in the past decade, though it drives me almost to tears that it seems the good Bishops have not been listening intently or understanding with empathy.
I would like to respond to just two points.
In the section, Moral Choices at the Crossroads - at EDSA I and Now, you wrote that "Twenty five years ago in 1986 we Catholic Bishops made a prophetic and moral judgement on political leadership…. Today we come to a new national crossroads and we now have to make a similar moral choice."