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An Open Letter to the Christian Family
Monday, April 18, 2016

The Couples for Christ leadership penned an open letter, which came out in the Philippine Star today, April 18, 2016, regarding the elections in the Philippines. Read the full text below:


Dear parents, grandparents and children of voting ages:

On May 9, 2016, you will exercise a Constitutional right to elect the newest set of leaders in our country.  With that right comes a foremost duty to your family. Yes, your family will either benefit from or endure the consequences of the choices you are about to make. 

Let us heed the call of Pope Francis and St. John Paul II:

“Every threat to the family is a threat to society itself. The future of humanity, as St John Paul II often said, passes through the family... Protect your families!" ~Pope Francis


“The social role of the family is called upon to find expression also in the form of political intervention: Families should be the first to take steps to see that the laws and institutions of the state not only do not offend, but support and positively defend the rights and duties of the family. Along these lines, families should grow in the awareness of being 'protagonists' of what is known as 'family politics' and assume responsibility for transforming society; otherwise, families will be the first victims of the evils that they have done no more than note with indifference."  ~Pope John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio

We ask and encourage you to support and elect into office those who clearly espouse in word and in deed the value of family.

A candidate who values family respects the sanctity of life and upholds, protects and nurtures the time-honored institution of marriage and family.

A candidate who values family is not corrupt, for the corrupt deprives families, especially the poor, of what is necessary to live a dignified life, worthy of one created in the image and likeness of God.

A candidate who values family is truthful in word and action and respects the rule of law as good examples for our children to be grounded on a common adherence to rules.

A candidate who values family will pass the GabayKristo test as advocated by the Pilipino Movement for Transformational Leadership.

Indeed, we believe that whether in our personal or national life, we should "Seek first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and everything else will be added unto you." (Matthew 6:33). As we apply this exhortation in our national life, especially in the coming elections, we believe we will also be blessed as a nation.

We stand for the family. We are committed to strengthen, protect and defend the family. We stand strong in unity with those who value family. The Filipino is a people of faith. We pray that we all put our faith in action! 

Yours in Christ Jesus,
Couples for Christ
Families in the Holy Spirit Renewing the Face of the Earth


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