The Roman Catholic
Diocese of Balanga
(Bataan, Philippines)
@ v2013 Diocese of Balanga

Re: refiling of absolute divorce bill: Our CBCP ECMI stand.

The teachings of the Catholic Church do not favor divorce, saying that what God has put together let no man put asunder. Divorce spawns a host of problems especially for children. It weakens the institution of marriage. Already we see many families being separated by work as in the case of OFWs. With divorce there will be more loosening of commitment. We admit that marriage is not easy but with divorce more couples will enter into it with less thought and discernment because they see an easy way out. Let us not move towards weakening marriage but instead endeavor to encourage maturity, fidelity, self sacrifice, respect and follow the right path in all our human relationships especially in building up families, the foundation of society.


Thanks, +RCS, chair


@ v2013 Diocese of Balanga