Catholic bishops reiterate objection to same-sex marriage in the country

October 5, 2016 10:30 am 

MANILA, Oct. 4 — Catholic prelates have reiterated their stand versus same-sex marriage in the country since it is against the teachings of the Church.

Lipa Bishop Ramon Arguelles noted that marriage between same sex is not normal.

"It's against Divine Law, Human and Natural Law. Ang marriage, ang intention niyan ay magkaroon ng family, anak…Hindi normal na ang mag-asawa ay parehong lalaki. Ang mag-asawa sa mata ng Diyos ay lalaki at babae…," he said.

Malolos Bishop Jose Oliveros said that same-sex marriage is against natural law.

"The Church will never agree to same-sex marriage because it is against natural law as clearly stated in the Bible. It is not a matter of rights but rather a matter of what is contrary to the nature of marriage," he added.

With this, the Bulacan prelate urged the people "to pray for the lawmakers to be enlightened by the truth which comes from the gift of God."

Cubao Bishop Honesto Ongtioco said he respects the opinion of House Speaker and Davao del Norte First District Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez on same-sex marriage.

"He has a right to express his opinion and I respect him but as a teacher of the Church, I uphold her teaching. Marriage as willed by God is between a man and a woman," he said.

On Monday, the Davao del Norte First District representative said he will file a bill supporting "same-sex marriage" or the the civil union of members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. (PNA)

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