Some of those who commented on my blog accused me of not obeying the CBCP. What does the CBCP say?
The Catholic Social Teaching of the Second Plenary Council of the Philippines (PCP II) under the CBCP states: “The public defense of gospel values, especially when carried into the arena of public policy formulation, whether through the advocacy of lay leaders or the moral suasion by pastors, is not without limit...It needs emphasizing, that, although pastors have the liberty to participate in policy debate and formulation, that liberty must not be exercised to the detriment of the religious freedom of non-communicants, or even of dissenting communicants. This is a clear implication of Vatican II’s Dignitatis humanae. This is not just a matter of prudence; it is a matter of justice” (#358) .
Some bishops may not agree with this. But I would rather follow the teaching of the CBCP and of Paul VI in Dignitatis Humanae.