Archdiocese of JaroVICARIATE OF SAINT PETER YOUTH MINISTRY
RH BILL STATEMENT
We, the youth ministers of the Vicariate of Saint Peter, coming from the 12 Parishestherein of the Archdiocese of Jaro, firmly believe that:God, infinitely perfect and blessed in Himself, in a plan of sheer goodness freely createdman to make him share in His own blessed life
He invites men and women to become,in the Holy Spirit, His adopted children and thus heirs of His blessed life (Catechism of theCatholic Church, no.1).Hence, life is a gift that should be treated with highest respect and value from the momentof conception until death.Every child is a gift and not a disease to be avoided, prevented or to be destroyed by anymeans. The family which is the foundation of society and community has the responsibilityto uphold the sacredness of life, sex and marriage.The Reproductive Health Bill is divisive in nature that will lead to the dissolution anddivision of families and family values. It is not aCatholicissue or a matter of economicpolicy. It is a moral issue that attacks the dignity of human life and threatens marriage andfamily life.The Reproductive Health Bill, which advocates contraceptive agents and devices, is notthe solution to poverty and population problem of the country. Rather, it is valuesorientation and education among our people especially the youth which should start in thefamily and in the neighborhood.