By Analou De Vera
Love and life are connected together in families, an official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) reminded the faithful on Saturday.
“In the family, life comes out because of love and that life is developed in love,” said Bishop Broderick Pabillo, apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of Manila, in his homily during the Walk for Life event in Quezon City.
The prelate said that young people these days face depression and some even resort to suicide.
“That is again an issue of life. They don’t feel that they are loved enough. People must feel that they are loved,” said Pabillo.
Pabillo also called on the faithful to oppose proposed policies that might affect families, like same-sex marriage, divorce, and death penalty. “Ang mga policy na masasama ay kailangan natin tutulan because if it is in place, then the next generations will be affected,” he said.
The prelate said that death-penalty was not a solution to solve the problem regarding criminality, adding that it will have a negative impact, especially on poor people.
Meanwhile, proposals to legalize divorce in the country will not help in strengthening families, he said.
“Sino ba ang mga naaapektuhan kapag may divorce? Yung mga kabataan… Ito ay matatamaan ang mahihinang miyembro ng ating pamilya [Who will be affected if there’s divorce? It’s the youth. The measure will hit those vulnerable members of our family],” he said.