Do you agree that President Noynoy Aquino III must be excommunicated by the Roman Catholic Church for supporting Reproductive Health (RH) Bill? You may want to give your comments on this issue by filling up the comments section below this article.
Wikipedia defined Excommunication as:
Excommunication is a religious censure used to deprive or suspend membership in a religious community. The word means putting [someone] out of communion. In some religions, excommunication includes spiritual condemnation of the member or group. Censures and sanctions sometimes follow excommunication; these include banishment, shunning, and shaming, depending on the religion, the offense that caused excommunication, or the rules or norms of the religious community.
Bishop Nereo Odchimar, head of the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) in an interview said:
“He [Aquino] must consider the position of the Catholic Church because we are approaching these issues from the moral aspect like the unborn. Abortion is a grave crime. Excommunication is attached to it. That is an issue of gravity, that is a violation of God’s commandment.”
“As a matter of fact, excommunication is attached to those who commit abortion.”
This pronouncement by the CBCP head has led to speculations that the Catholic church is threatening to excommunicate PNoy because the president is supporting the use of contraceptive as a means of family planning. President Noynoy Aquino however is standing his ground against the excommunication threat.
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