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Why? VIEWPOINTS Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz 03/18/2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Why?



VIEWPOINTS
Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz
03/18/2010

The question is begging to be asked. More and more people are asking why. The inquiry with elements of perplexity can be thus expressed and proposed: Why is it that more and more religious men and women are engaging themselves in admittedly many and serious social questions in the country? Why is it that more and more priests and bishops are speaking and acting on rather difficult and sensitive socio-political issues in the Philippines? Why do they not simply preach about the lives of Saints, stay in the sacristy and “mind their own business?” Why?

Why do these Church people not simply confine their words and actions in the realm of liturgy, in the sphere of devotions and in the world of piety? Are fiestas, novenas and processions not supposed to be their expertise, and should wherefore remain in these purely spiritualist ministries? .... MORE


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