Thursday, July 06, 2006

God is love (and stay the hell outta politics!)

The Sun Star of Manila has this article:

THE Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) will dissect the encyclical issued by Pope Benedict XVI which President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo claimed as prohibiting clergymen from meddling in the politics.

Fr. Juanito Figura, secretary general of the CBCP, said the bishops have decided to discuss in their three-day retreat "Deus Caritas Est," the church doctrine, which the Pope gave to President Arroyo during her visit to the Vatican last week. The bishops' assembly started last Tuesday.

The article goes on to detail the latest political goings-on in the Philippines. The interesting thing is that Mrs. Arroyo thinks an encyclical about love has a political element... So tell me, did I miss that or is it really in there? I'm going to reread and look for what Her Excellency says is in there...

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