Dear Brother-Priests, Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,
In solidarity with the initiative of the Episcopal Commission on family and Life, the Roman catholic Archdiocese of Manila is enjoining everyone – priests, religious men and women, mandated organizations, committed lay men and women, and young people of the Archdiocese – to participate in a prayer power gathering on Saturday, August 4, 2012, at the Shrine of Mary Queen of Peace (EDSA Shrine), from 1 PM to 7 PM.
The prayer rally is called “Prayer Power Rally Against the RH Bill.”
Relying on the power of prayer and the necessity of informed awareness, we will gather together to be informed, enlightened and emboldened once more. We also wish to express why we believe the Reproductive Health Bill is not the solution to our many problems as individuals and as a country as it will even give rise to many other problems more pernicious and pervasive than the ones we face in the present.
I enjoin all parish priests and leaders of communities and lay movements to rally their members and endorse participation in this important gathering aimed at communicating a strong and sincere appeal to the goodwill of our legislators.
We once more entrust our country to the patronage of Mary, Our Lady of EDSA, as we continue to promote a genuine Culture of life and Love.
In the service of the family,
+Luis Antonio G. Tagle
Archbishop of Manila