CBCP open to dialogue with Ateneo profs on RH


Posted at Aug 23 2012 05:25 PM | Updated as of Aug 24 2012 01:47 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) President and Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said they are willing to iron out issues with the pro-Reproductive Health (RH) Bill professors of the Jesuit-run Ateneo de Manila University.

In a report from the CBCP News, Palma said: “For me, there’s really a need for a sincere dialogue because the professors, I think [they] must be motivated by their desire to discover what is good.”

“They are part of the Catholic university and they should obey the mission and vision and not contradict the teachings,” he said.

Early this week, an official of the CBCP called for an investigation of 159 faculty members of the Ateneo de Manila University for supporting the controversial bill.

Immediately thereafter, ADMU President Fr. Jose Ramon Villarin reiterated the university’s support for the Church’s position on the matter.