Catholic bishops warn of ‘civil disobedience’ over contraceptives

October 26, 2010 • Family Planning, Reproductive Health, Daily Email Recap

Raising the ante against the use of contraceptives Roman Catholic bishops yesterday warned of “civil disobedience” against the administration should President Benigno C. Aquino III fulfill a promise to hand out artificial birth control methods.

In a statement posted yesterday at the Web site of the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), the bishops said mass action against the government “is an option that can be considered” by the Church.

The statement quoted several bishops and priests as saying that the Church has the moral authority to teach and lead the faithful based on the religious organization’s teachings.

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