“If it be your Holy Will, grant that a place of your abiding be continued still to be a sanctuary and a light.”
Philippine history overflowing of acts of church terrorism, during the Spanish Colonial period which was dominated by the Church and are perpetuated today with threats of excommunication against those perceived dissenters to their Church positions or teachings, such as in the present context, those advocates of Reproductive Health and pro-women. Perhaps the Church hierarchy, conservative religious and other parties and clergy used to dictating the Filipino people ever since they were known as “FRIARS” still feeling superior and righteous, and thought they were in control. So much so, even today, just as what they used to do with our ancestors, manipulating us. What we are experiencing in the hands of our Church is a repeat of Church history: the church teaching ever since is that “any development not in accordance with its dogma is terrorist”.