‘Team Patay' tag
unchristian, Rivas says
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Msgr. Victorino Rivas yesterday said he will not put up “Team Patay/Team Buhay” tarpaulins at the Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, also known as the Redemptorist Church, in Bacolod City because he believes it is “unchristian” to malign people.
The Diocese of Bacolod's naming of candidates it is for or against on a publicly-displayed tarpaulin is also a violation of the Canon Law of the Catholic Church, said Rivas, who is rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, and judicial vicar of the Diocese of Bacolod.
Rivas, who has a doctorate in Canon Law, is also the president of the Pope John Paul II National Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family in Bacolod City.