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Bishops in Philippines Threaten to Remove “Catholic” Title From Schools Promoting Dissent

source: http://blog.cardinalnewmansociety.org/2012/08/22/bishops-in-philippines-threaten-to-remove-catholic-title-from-schools-promoting-dissent/

Catholic World News is reporting that the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines issued a notice that the Church may revoke the title “Catholic” from educational institutions “that promote dissent from Church teachings.”

Here’s more from the report:

Archbishop Jose Palma, the president of the CBCP, complained that some Catholic schools have thrown their support behind a family-planning bill that the bishops have strongly opposed. That conflict has sharpened tensions between some schools and their bishops.

A Catholic school “should not teach anything contrary to the official teaching of the Church,” Archbishop Palma said.

This move in support of strong Catholic identity from the bishops of the Philippines follows a July statement from the Vatican withdrawing the Catholic University of Peru’s right to use the titles “Pontifical” and “Catholic”.