City Council tells Catholic Church to remind flock to pray the Angelus
By Dante M. Fabian
ANGELES CITY, Philippines, May 27, 2006 (www.sunstar.com.ph/) - The City Government of Angeles, through the City Council, recently moved to request leaders of the Catholic Church to tell again their parishioners to renew their faith by praying the Angelus everyday.
Upon a resolution authored by Councilor Jay Sangil, the City Council passed a move to urge parish priests of the Catholic Church to enjoin all parishes and churches to pray or play the "Angelus" over public address systems.
Sangil said that the observance of the Angelus will help renew and strengthen the faith of the Catholics and help them as they go about their daily lives.
"These are the trying times where one's faith is tested through trials and tribulations. The signs of the times call for a renewal, restoration and strengthening of faith as even the Bible predicts that the so-called last days will be marked by hardships and even apostasy," he said.
"The renewal, restoration and strengthening of faith can come in the form of daily reminders to actually pray; and the recitation of the 'Angelus' could be an effective reminder for the faithful to pray at an appointed time," Sangil added.