I mean the country just got over a divisive General Election. Hasn't the Church interfered enough in the political lives of the free and democratic peoples of the Philippines?
What if the rice hoarders are following their consciences? What if they are personally opposed to rice hoarding, but, given the amazing amounts of profits that are to be made in a tight-supply market, find that their personal opposition simply doesn't mount to a hill of (pardon the unintended legumatic pun) beans?
What if they sincerely struggle with their consciences when it comes to rice hoarding, and come to that decision with regret and remorse?
I mean come on, who does this Bishop think he is, denying the unconditional love of God, that doesn't really care what we do with our lives, to these rice hoarders struggling to make a
[Sorry, I couldn't resist.] [H/t Amy.]