anti-RH Bill proponents say abstinence and discipline for sexual partners is the way to go for avoiding unwanted pregnancies. and that is very much needed when couples decide to use NFP (natural family planning). one needs to be aware and strictly follow a woman’s “safe periods” . making sure engaging in sex only during these times. that will take a lot of fiscipline and control for both partners, specially for the male partner.
and that is where the problem lie for the practice of NFP – discipline and self-control. “special” humans like priests are supposed to be stronger. they are more disciplined and has more control than regular humans like us. theirs is founded on strong faith and belief and and many years of study and indoctrination as to what is right or wrong 24/7 while regular humans like us are just founded on a few hours of religion class in school and once a week sunday masses.
but as this report from the US shows, the clergy, catholic priests themselves lose it too with the discovery of new sex abuses by the clergy and their numbers soaring. these numbers should are just the tip of the iceberg as most sex abuses by priests are normally hidden intentionally or unintentionally. many victims of sex abuse by priests are too traumatized to reveal them or intentionally push them deep down into the subconscious that sometimes it takes years for the them to surface out to the conscious or never.
if priests who are supposed the masters of what is right or wrong, whose lives are dedicated to these pursuits 24/7 unable to control their urges and engage in sex apparently uncontrollably , how much more (or less) would regular humans like us exercise control and discipline that is needed in the use of NFP?
Clergy sex allegations soar in the US—study
By Karin Zeitvogel
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 03:34:00 04/12/2011
WASHINGTON—Allegations of sexual abuse involving the Roman Catholic clergy in the United States rose sharply last year to nearly 700 from around 400 in 2009, according to a church report Monday.
The vast majority of the allegations, 653, involved alleged abuse that occurred decades ago but whose “victims/survivors are just now finding the courage to report” them, the study said.
Thirty accusations were made by current minors, but only eight were deemed credible, said the US church’s annual report on implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.
The number of victims was up sharply from 2009, when there were some 400 new allegations of clergy sex abuse in the United States.
by all angles, this is a very strange development – the RH Bill proponents have found a new ally against the CBCP and his name is Pope Benedict.
not that the CBCP has been winning the debate among catholics, but with the pope’s statement, the CBCP has lost any sense of moral standing in arguing against the use of condoms which is allowed in the RH Bill. we are saying the CBCP has lost the argument with its own flock as research shows a high 70% of catholics support the RH Bill.
the pope has effectively made the case for the RH Bill’s passage much easier than before.
Pope’s pronouncement on condoms strengthens RH bill – Lagman
By TJ Burgonio
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 19:38:00 11/21/2010
MANILA, Philippines – A staunch advocate of the reproductive health bill welcomed on Sunday Pope Benedict XVI’s pronouncement that HIV-infected male prostitutes could use condoms to prevent the spread of the disease, adding that this weakened the local Catholic Church opposition to the RH bill.
House Minority Leader Edcel Lagman, author of reproductive health measure House Bill 96, observed that this was a “departure from the strictly very conservative approach of the papacy and the Catholic Church” on contraception.
“That is a welcome development because the papacy is opening up to the eventual contraceptive use,” he said in an interview by phone.
“Once you have opened up and made an exception, the liberalization of the Church outlook has started. And we’d expect further liberalization. He has made an exception, then more exception would be forthcoming,” he added.
The Pope said HIV-carrying male prostitutes could use condoms as a first step of taking moral responsibility to avoid infecting partners, but stressed that this was not a “real or moral solution.”
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First Report of the INCIDENT INVESTIGATION and REVIEW COMMITTEE on the August, 23, 2010 Rizal Park Hostage-taking Incident: SEQUENCE OF EVENTS, EVALUATION and RECOMMENDATIONS IIRC,
September 16, 2010
“Is that the bus going to the Heroes’ Graveyard?” -PSInsp Rolando Del Rosario Mendoza, to Ruth Del Castillo, Fort Santiago, August 23, 2010.
to celebrate noynoy aquino’s election win, his oath taking as president and to show support to the new president – turn the whole country into yellow.
wear yellow, put yellow ribbons on cars and in homes, wear the aquino baller bands, wear noynoy t-shorts on june 30 as noynoy takes his oath of office.
there is a popular bulletin board for pinoys in the internet with a lot members very much involved in the may 2010 elections. in that bulletin board is a small Yellow Army who mounted efforts to help noynoy aquino win this election. they were a very small group, no more than 20 members compared to their “opponents” in that bulletin board who supported other presidentiables.
the bulletin board had very active and very noisy supporters of gilbert teodoro, manny villar and richard gordon. easily, the small band of yellow army was outnumbered at least 4 to 1. with each presidentiable opponent having at least 50 to 60 members, multiply that by 4 presidentiables and we have 200 to 240 individual posters outnumbering the no more than 20 members of the yellow army.
we have started in this blog a chronicle of the exploits of that small yellow army and how they were able to stand their ground and in the end win in their efforts.
here is one juicy part — with just a few days before election day, the small group of individuals decided to organize themselves. more on this later.
click to read more: http://wp.me/Pnw03-1gA
noynoy aquino during the campaign has said he supports RH Bill 5043. now that he will be next president, will RH Bill 5043 finally pass congress?
the RH BIll has been pending in congress for many years across several congresses mainly because gloria macapagal arroyo has opposed its passage. arroyo decided to abide by the teachings of the catholic church who was fiercely against it.
with a president sitting in congress friendly of not supportive of the RH Bill, maybe it will pass. finally!