The question that arises when asking why the Catholic Church opposed the Rizal Law is important to answer. The bill violates the right of the Catholic Church to freedom of religion and conscience, and the Catholic Church believed that it violated its principles and weakened its reputation. The resulting debate has sparked several theories, but all agree on the main reason behind the decision to oppose the Rizal Bill.
First, Rizal was a catholic. He learned the alphabet from his mother when he was three years old. As a result, he was raised by the Catholic Church and the Bill was never passed. Ultimately, the bill was defeated. But the Catholic Church remained staunch in its opposition and argued that it was the only legitimate way to celebrate the birth of Jose Rizal.
Second, the Rizal Bill’s opponents did not just want to promote a more open society. They argued that the bill would violate the rights of individuals to practice their religion. The church argued that Rizal had the right to decide what was good and what was bad for their society. The Catholic Church was so against the Rizal Law that they actually opposed the Rizal Bill to stop it from becoming law.
Secondly, the Rizal Bill was a political statement. The Catholic Church opposed the bill because it would force public schools to close. The Rizal Law was passed on July 20, 1933. In a debate over the bill, Catholics and secular nationalists clashed with one another. Francisco Rodrigo and Mariano J. Rizal sided with the former and opposed the latter.
Rizal’s opponents believed that the law would not protect the freedom of religion and freedom of conscience. They also believed that the bill would encourage discrimination and that the Catholic Church would be attacked for being pro-Catholic. But despite this, he fought on and became a Mason, a Catholic. In addition to opposing the Rizal Law, the Catholic Church opposed the bill because it would violate the rights of Filipinos.
Rizal’s opponents believed that the Rizal Law would not allow women to choose which man they marry. However, there was no doubt that a Catholic priest could be considered a faithful member of the Catholic Church. Aside from his fidelity to his religion, he fought the government on behalf of the Filipino people. In addition, his book, “Rizal’s Unfading Glory,” was written after the Rizal Law passed.
In addition, Rizal’s abolition of abortion was opposed by many members of his church. Those who oppose the Catholic Church argues that the RH bill would encourage more abortions in the country. The Catholic Church, however, denies this claim, and is adamant about limiting the rights of women in the Philippines. This is a major concern in the Philippines.