Letter to the Editor, PDI
By Arcy F. Sibal
Apparently, the editorial had the late Jaime Cardinal Sin’s past extraordinary stance in mind. By my lights, the extraordinary stand or action of the Catholic Church was justified then as called for by extraordinary circumstances. So the action was more of an exception to the rule rather than a precedent-setting posture.
Professor Randy David’s Feb. 16 rejoinder explained in depth why the Church should not take the lead on political exercises or happenings. The response from the good professor is brilliant and thought-provoking. I am provoked to think why intellectually sophisticated individuals should not lead the march for change. Are they not part of the people longing for a better government?
I’m afraid leaving the pursuit of change to individuals like me who are intellectually challenged would be messy. God forbid!