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Loving Father, through the intercession of San Lorenzo Ruiz, we beg You not to allow us to be deceived by the wrong directives of laws that do not give value to family and to life. May we see the hidden truth behind the seemingly good but deceptive arguments that will bring about widespread destruction of the morality of the Filipino family as well endanger the innocent life of the unborn child.

Touch and guide the hearts of our law makers. Assist them in the path of renewal that they may bring about the dream of society towards honorable and peaceful way of living in accordance with the culture for life and love.

Help us Father, we who are burdened by the struggles of these modern times. Grant us the courage to fight those forces that threaten the peace of the family. Help us to offer our individual crosses for the good of the Church. Through the power of the cross of Jesus, may all our decisions and works be in accordance with Your will so that we may be worthy of your blessings.

We ask this in the name of Your Son together with the prayers of our Mother Mary.


(An English translation from the Pilipino text courtesy of the Diocese of Pasig)




After a month long travel delay due to four devastating typhoons and the worst flooding in 40 years, PFL's International Director, Bob Lalonde arrived in Manila on the first Sunday of Advent and began our prolife work by attending Mass at St Francis of Assisi Parish. Fr Pavone wanted Bob to help the Philippines by taking along the latest pro-life weapons with him including his new prayer book 'Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day' and new video 'The Biology of Prenatal Development'. By using embryoscopy, a rare technique involving a tiny camera the size of a pen tip, scientists were able to get breathtaking, real footage of the unborn, which shows how preborn babies have a heartbeat at three weeks, make spontaneous movements at six weeks, and have 90% of the anatomical structures found in adults at eight weeks. What a powerful demonstration of the life of a preborn child. READ MORE...


God, our loving Father, Creator and lover of all life, You fashioned in your own image and likeness every human person. We thank you for this gift and the freedom to appreciate it

Grant us intense eagerness to recognize your image in every person so that respect for all human life becomes our way of life. Give us also the strength and courage to defend and protect the right of all to live as you ordained, from conception to natural death.

We pray for your divine healing, comfort and peace for all affected by past abortions. Grant them strength and the consolation of your presence. Help us serve actively in alleviating the sufferings and troubles of all women with pregnancy problems. Let your Spirit enlighten the minds and open the hearts of those who do not yet fully respect all human life according to your will.

We pray for all our leaders and legislators who must deliberate assiduously on this critical present issue. May they be guided by the grace of the Holy Spirit to act responsibly for the good and well-being of all. May their competence be always steered by humility and fear of the Lord.

Mary, our loving Mother, to you we entrust the cause of life. Grant that all who believe in your Son may proclaim the Gospel of Life with honesty and love to the people of our time.

We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever. Amen.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.
Saint Rosa of Lima, pray for us.
Saint Lorenzo Ruiz, pray for us.




Almighty Father, we raise our hearts to You in gratitude for the wonders of creation of which we are part, for Your Providence in sustaining us in our needs, and for Your wisdom that guides the course of the universe.

We acknowledge our sins against You and the rest of creation. We have not been good stewards of nature. We have confused Your command to subdue the earth. The environment is made to suffer our wrongdoing, and now we reap the harvest of our abuse and indifference. Global warming is upon us, typhoons, floods, volcanic eruption, and other natural calamities occur in increasing number and intensity.

We turn to You, our loving Father, and beg forgiveness for our sins. We ask that we, our loved ones and our hard earned possessions be spared from the threat of calamities, natural and man-made. We beseech You to inspire us all to grow into responsible stewards of Your creation, and generous neighbors to those in need.


Courtesy of the Diocese of Pasig

Prayer and Intercession
for Peace in Syria

God of compassion, hear the cries of the people of Syria. Comfort those who suffer violence. Console those who mourn the dead. Give strength to Syria's neighboring countries to welcome the refugees. Convert the hearts of those who have taken arms and protect those who are comitted to peace.

God of hope, inspire leaders to choose peace over violence and to seek reconciliation with their enemies. Inflame the Universal Church with compassion for the people of Syria and give us hope for a future built on justice for all.

We ask this through Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace and Light of the world.


Courtesy of the Diocese of Pasig


Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host - by the Divine Power of God - cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits, who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

by Pope Leo XIII

Theme for 2015:
Look at Jesus, Look to the Poor”
“There was no needy person among them”
Acts 4:34a

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CFC Legal Case Update - A Wound in the Church
July 05, 2012

On June 28, 2012, the International Council (“IC”) of Couples for Christ Global Mission Foundation Inc. (“CFC Global”) issued a public statement on the status of the legal case between CFC Global and our community. The statement unfortunately misinforms and distorts the facts, even as it prematurely proclaims CFC Global’s “victory” in said case. In defense of truth and fairness, we must correct the misinformation and distortion. Read more . . .

From the Servant General

The New Evangelization (Part 125) - Peter's Other Sermon - 2
April 18, 2015

Peter continues with the same basic message, the kerygma. Again his speech to the Israelites, after he had cured the crippled beggar, is the model for our 5-session LCS . Read more . . .

Thought for the Day (Part 51) - Laying Hands
April 18, 2015

Laying hands can mean exact opposites. The Sadducees “laid hands upon the apostles and put them in the public jail” (Acts 5:18). The Church chose deacons and the apostles “prayed and laid hands on them.” (Acts 6:6). Read more . . .

On Evangelization and Mission (Part 53) - Fulfiling Our Mandate
April 17, 2015

The Catholic Church is a missionary Church. CFC-FFL is evangelistic and missionary. Every Catholic ought to share Christ. Christians exist to evangelize. Unfortunately, the Great Commission is unknown by many Catholics. Many Church groups are not evangelistic. Parishes look to maintenance rather than searching actively for the lost sheep. We need to recover the spirit of Pentecost. Read more . . .

The New Evangelization (Part 125) - Peter's Other Sermon
April 16, 2015

Last April 6-7, we saw how our 5-session LCS is in accordance with Peter’s sermon on the day of Pentecost. Last April 9, we saw that our 5-session LCS is in accordance with Jesus’ Great Commission. Today, Peter speaks to the Sanhedrin. It is still the same basic gospel message, the very core of the good news. Read more . . .

Synodos (Part 60) - Being Nice - 4
April 15, 2015

Once again, a leading prelate (newly appointed to two Vatican dicasteries) and a media cleric (spokesman for the Holy See) advocate for speaking nicely so as not to turn off those in irregular situations (oops, is “irregular” offensive?). Here is what they argue for. I give my two denarii worth of comment. Read more . . .

Synodos (Part 59) - Communion for Divorced and Remarried - 7
April 15, 2015

Now here is a very strong statement from Cardinal Brandmuller about those who advocate changing Catholic teaching to accommodate those in irregular unions: They are heretics! Read more . . .

Synodos (Part 58) - Church Collapse
April 15, 2015

What a truly tragic situation for the Catholic Church in the Netherlands. Can this happen elsewhere? It is already happening!! Worldwide! It is not just due to a lack of evangelization, but also to the embrace of the Sexual Revolution and the culture of death. Such modernism starts with acceptance of contraception, and then one slides all the way down the slippery slope. Read more . . .

On Evangelization and Mission (Part 52) - The Angel of the Lord
April 15, 2015

What is evangelization all about? It is proclaiming the salvation won by Jesus on the cross so that people might believe in him and be saved. This is according to God’s plan, the very intent of the Father in sending His Son into the world. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.” (Jn 3:16). Read more . . .

Our Theme for 2015 (Part 32) - No One in Need - 3
April 14, 2015

The first Christian community established on the day of Pentecost solved the problem of poverty, with poverty defined as lack of basic needs. In that community, “there was no needy person among them” (v.34a). Why? Because “those who owned property or houses would sell them, bring the proceeds of the sale, and put them at the feet of the apostles, and they were distributed to each according to need.” Read more . . .

Synodos (Part 57) - Communion for Divorced and Remarried - 6
April 14, 2015

The teaching of Christ and of our Church is straightforward. (1) Sex is proper only in the context of sacramental marriage. (2) Marriage is indissoluble. (3) Marriage is between a man and a woman. Thus, cohabitation, divorce and remarriage, and same-sex unions are contrary to our faith and bring Catholics to a situation of sin. Read more . . .

The New Evangelization (Part 124) - The Raging World War
April 13, 2015

The call to the New Evangelization is in large part a response to the new paganism that is upon us in the world. Most Christians are no longer Christian. We live in a post-Christian world, especially in the West, where Christians are nominal and many are even antagonistic to the Christian faith. Most Christians today are baptized pagans. Read more . . .

Our Theme for 2015 (Part 31)- Proclaiming Christ the Savior
April 12, 2015

God created a bountiful world, with more than enough for everyone, such that there should be no one in need. However, due to sin and selfishness, there are very many people who are in need--materially, emotionally, socially, spiritually. Read more . . .

Synodos (Part 56) - Resisting Secularization
April 11, 2015

The world today is highly secularized. And it has turned against faith, family and life. How does the Church cope? Well, it is not to conform to, merge with, or be coopted by the world. Rather, it is to shine as a beacon, standing on the truth of Christ and the gospel, thus being a light to the world that is in darkness. Read more . . .

Synodos (Part 55) - Battle at the Synod
April 11, 2015

Indeed there is a battle going on. No, let me correct that. There is a war going on. A vicious spiritual war. Not between or among the prelates, though there are those who have taken opposite sides. The war is between Satan, who seeks to destroy faith, family and life, and God, who created everything as good, sent His Son to save the world, and established His Church to bring that world to salvation. Read more . . .

Synodos (Part 54) - God's Mercy
April 11, 2015

The issues with regard to human sexuality (cohabitation, divorce and remarriage, same-sex unions), with liberals looking to accommodation and traditionals unwilling to compromise the faith, will hinge in large measure on the meaning of “mercy and compassion.” Read more . . .

The New Evangelization (Part 123) - Sharing What We Have Seen and Heard
April 11, 2015

Jesus has won for us our salvation. That is the most important news in the world. And our most important task is to share that good news, so that others can experience that salvation as well. And so Jesus issues the Great Commission: “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.” (Mk 16:15). Read more . . .

On Evangelization and Mission (Part 51) - Salvation in Jesus
April 10, 2015

Why do we evangelize? Why must we do the work of evangelization? It is all about God’s plan and God’s will. Read more . . .

The New Evangelization (Part 122) - Jesus' Commission
April 09, 2015

The other day we looked at Peter’s sermon on the day of Pentecost. Jesus had commissioned his disciples before he ascended to heaven, and Peter was the first to carry out that commission. His sermon was the first kerygma. Read more . . .

Synodos (Part 53) - Taking a Stand - 2
April 08, 2015

To destroy faith, family and life has always been the agenda of the evil one, using anti-family and homosexualist forces to accomplish his evil design. Not only will the state legitimize abominations such as abortion and same-sex marriage, but it will impose such abominations on Christians. Read more . . .

Thought for the Day (Part 50) - The Emmaus Experience
April 08, 2015

Many Catholics today, nominal in their faith, do not really know Jesus, and as such, do not live his way of life nor participate in the task of making him known to others. As part of their ignorance or nominalism, many Catholics do not go to Sunday Mass. Since the Eucharist is at the core of the life of a Catholic, they miss out on so much that the Mass has to offer, including grace, empowerment and Christian formation. Read more . . .

The New Evangelization (Part 121) - Peter's Sermon
April 06-07, 2015

Our work is evangelization and mission, and it is the Holy Spirit who empowers us to do such. Our spirituality is charismatic, which is the spirituality of Pentecost. Read more . . .

Thought for the Day (Part 49) - Rejecting Satan
April 05, 2015

Today, Easter Sunday, we renewed our baptismal promises during the Mass. When asked, did the Catholics at Mass understand when they responded, “I do”? Unfortunately many did not. Read more . . .

Synodos (Part 52) - Speaking the Truth
April 05, 2015

There is so much accommodation in the Church today with regard to sexual sins. Such posture over the last few decades has devastated the faith and weakened our Church. Now, at the highest levels of the hierarchy, there are moves to do further accommodation, in the areas of cohabitation, divorce and remarriage, and same-sex unions. Read more . . .

Synodos (Part 51) - Taking a Stand
April 04, 2015

The NBCI had the guts to stand up for Christ and his teaching, rather than give in to the homosexualist ideology. They spoke out, and they cut ties with those who had deliberately distorted and overturned Christ’s teaching. That is the way to go. Read more . . .

Synodos (Part 50) - Normalizing the LGBT Lifestyle
April 04, 2015

The whole conflict between the liberals/progressives and the conservatives/traditionals on the issues of human sexuality is about acceptance of homosexuality and gender ideology (to put it crudely, of sodomy). Pro-gay Catholics, and there are very many of them, not just those who are actually gay, insist on acceptance of LGBT as normative behavior. And they are very intolerant in their stand. Read more . . .

Synodos (Part 49) - Understanding Pope Francis
April 04, 2015

Many conservative Catholics have been concerned that Pope Francis is a liberal, especially as he makes controversial statements about such things as homosexuality. But Pope Francis himself has said that he is a son of the Church and that he will not (he cannot) change established Church teaching. Read more . . .

Thought for the Day (Part 48) - Being Judas
April 01, 2015

Judas betrayed Jesus. Now we would never do that. Or would we? Read more . . .

The New Evangelization (Part 120) - Called to Live and Share Christ
March 31, 2015

The work, mission, commission, service, destiny of a Christian is to do the work of evangelization. By being named “Christian,” we are to live Christ and to share Christ. This is according to God’s plan, even before we were born. “Before birth the Lord called me, from my mother’s womb he gave me my name.” (Is 49:1b). “Christian” is our name, and to live and share Christ is our calling and our destiny. Read more . . .

Our Theme for 2015 (Part 30)- Look at Jesus, Look to the Poor - 3
March 30, 2015

Our theme this year is: Look at Jesus, look to the poor. The prepositions at and to are deliberate. Read more . . .

Synodos (Part 48) - Discussion of Issues
March 26, 2015

Those who want to undermine authentic Catholic teaching often work in the shadows and not in the light. This is one reason why many lay Catholics no longer know the authentic faith. Read more . . .

Synodos (Part 47) - Liberals With An Agenda
March 25, 2015

There indeed is an agenda, that of the anti-life, anti-family, homosexualist, radical feminist ideologues. The ultimate aim is to destroy faith, family and life. Read more . . .

Synodos (Part 46) - A Battle Going On
March 24, 2015

This time I perfectly agree with Cardinal Kasper, that a battle is going on. It is a spiritual battle, with the vitality of our faith and the future of souls at stake. The only question is where you stand in this battle-with God or with the enemy? We indeed have to continually pray for the bishops who will be at the Synod this October. Read more . . .

Our Theme for 2015 (Part 29)- Affirming Our Theme
March 24, 2015

Pope Francis, in his visit to the Cathedral of the Assumption in Naples and meeting with clergy, religious and permanent deacons of the archdiocese, in effect affirmed the antecedents of our theme for this year. In our thrust of building the Church of the Poor, we look to three things: to our relationship with God (worship), to our relationship with our brethren (loving one another in unity of vision and mission), and to our relationship with the world (the work of evangelization and mission). Read more . . .

On Pope Francis (Part 60)- Affirming Our Theme
March 24, 2015

Pope Francis, in his visit to the Cathedral of the Assumption in Naples and meeting with clergy, religious and permanent deacons of the archdiocese, in effect affirmed the antecedents of our theme for this year. In our thrust of building the Church of the Poor, we look to three things: to our relationship with God (worship), to our relationship with our brethren (loving one another in unity of vision and mission), and to our relationship with the world (the work of evangelization and mission). Read more . . .

On Servant Leadership (Part 71) - Being a Servant Leader - 3
March 22, 2015

A servant is one who follows his master. “Whoever serves me must follow me”. That refers not just to obeying the master’s commands and going where the master is going, but also to imitating the master’s ways. If the master comes to serve and not to be served, so likewise the servant leader. If the master forgives the servant’s debt, so should this servant forgive the much lesser debts of another servant to him. Read more . . .

The New Evangelization (Part 119) - The New Covenant
March 22, 2015

We are the people of the New Covenant. Christians are the new Israel. God promised to those who would profess their faith in Jesus: “I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” Read more . . .

Synodos (Part 45) - Who Am I to Judge?
March 20, 2015

Pope Francis, when asked about the situation of a priest with homosexual orientation, remarked “Who am I to judge?” The homosexualists were ecstatic with joy, and spread their conclusion that the pope was now tolerant and accepting of homosexuality. This is entirely out of context. What the pope actually said was, “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” Read more . . .

Synodos (Part 44) - Being Nice - 3
March 19, 2015

Why should we be amazed at the angry criticism by Elton John and other rabid homosexualists against Dolce & Gabbana? For radical homosexuals, they are about an all-out assault against faith, family and life. Only if authentic Christian faith (that condemns active homosexuality) is overturned, only if the traditional family becomes obsolete, only if generation of life does not become a key aspect of marriage, can gay unions or marriage ever be justified. Read more . . .

Synodos (Part 43) - Recognition of Same-Sex Unions - 5
March 19, 2015

The Protestant Churches continue on their liberal, progressive and modernist downward spiral. Is this what we want for our Catholic Church? You may say, Never! But that is what all the Christian Churches said before. Once you embark on the slippery slope, then it is eventually and inevitably going all the way. Read more . . .

Synodos (Part 42) - Communion for Divorced and Remarried - 5
March 18, 2015

What a pleasant contrast this stand of the Polish Bishops’ Conference is to that of the German Bishops’ Conference, which favored communion for the divorced and remarried and some of whose bishops even averred that they would act independently of the Vatican. Read more . . .

Synodos (Part 41) - Being Nice - 2
March 17, 2015

What has this article on abortion have to do with the October Synod of Bishops? Remember that the culture of death is one package -- contraception, abortion, divorce, same-sex marriage, euthanasia. The contentious issues for our prelates at the synod are in the areas of cohabitation, divorce and remarriage, and same-sex unions. Read more . . .

Synodos (Part 40) - Wolf in the Sheepfold
March 12, 2015

Make no mistake about it. The agenda of liberals and modernists is to totally overturn the teachings and pastoral practice of the Church. This is a diabolical move from the sacred to the secular. It is a move to turn the Church from a divine institution established by Christ himself to a human institution conformed to the world. Read more . . .

Our Theme for 2015 (Part 28) - Unity of Vision and Mission
March 12, 2015

Jesus says, “Whoever is not with me is against me” (v.23a). There is no middle ground. You are either with him or against him. Now we might say, but I am not against Jesus. Well, if you are not fully for and with him, then you in effect are against him, by default. If you are not striving to be fully his disciple, then you can only get in his way and end up disrupting the work he desires to be done. If you are not solidly in his camp, then you become among those who are within the sphere of influence of the enemy. Read more . . .

Synodos (Part 39) - Division in the Church
March 12, 2015

The sad truth is that there is division in the highest levels in our Church, with liberals on one side and traditionalists on the other. The former would like to be more accommodating to those in sexual wrongdoing (living in, divorced and remarried, same-sex unions), in the name of mercy and compassion, while the latter insist on holding on to orthodox Catholic teaching on morality. Read more . . .

On Pope Francis (Part 59)- Encountering Christ
March 10, 2015

There is a lot of activity in Catholic parishes, but many Catholics have not really met Christ nor know him. What Catholics need is to have a personal encounter and to enter into a personal relationship with the living Lord. From here, one starts to live Christ and also to share Christ with others. Read more . . .

Synodos (Part 38) - Communion for Divorced and Remarried - 4
March 05, 2015

A schism? That may not be farfetched because today we have the new Luthers in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church in Germany. But wait, that might be unfair to Luther. Luther after all had valid complaints against the corruption in the Church at that time. Today’s liberal German bishops are going against established Church teaching and are the ones corrupting the purity of our doctrine and pastoral practice. Read more . . .

Our Theme for 2015 (Part 27) - Liberation for the Poor, Salvation for Us - 2
March 05, 2015

We have the familiar parable of the rich man and Lazarus. Dives was super rich, “who dressed in purple garments and fine linen and dined sumptuously each day.” (Lk 16:19). Lazarus was super poor, “lying at his door ...., covered with sores” (Lk 16:20). Lazarus did not need much, and “would gladly have eaten his fill of the scraps that fell from the rich man’s table.” (Lk 16:21a). But Dives did not give him anything. When they both died, Dives went to “the netherworld, where he was in torment” (Lk 16:23a), while Lazarus “was carried away by angels to the bosom of Abraham.” (Lk 16:22a). Read more . . .

On Servant Leadership (Part 70) - Being a Servant Leader - 2
March 04, 2015

Jesus asks James and John, “Can you drink the cup that I am going to drink?” (v.22b). To which they answered, “We can.” (v.22c). They did not understand then (v.22a) and many servant leaders today still do not understand. They are still looking to pride, power and position. They think that what Jesus is asking is this: “Can you drink the piña colada at the Country Club?” Read more . . .

On Servant Leadership (Part 69) - Being a Servant Leader
March 03, 2015

We are all servants of our Master, the Lord Jesus, and those who are called to become leaders are to be servant leaders. We might think that that indeed would be the way in the spiritual body that is the Church, but most often, those who serve as leaders in the Church become just like their secular counterparts. Read more . . .

Honoring Toto De La Cruz
December 20, 2011

I take this privilege to honor Toto, my brother, co-worker and friend.

As has been his practice, he has gone on ahead of us. He has always been a trailblazer. He was among the first full-time pastoral workers, and there has been no stopping him ever since. Even death has not done that, as he has now moved on up there, where he can intercede mightily for our life and mission. Read more . . .

Signs of the Times

Not Being a True Catholic
September 12, 2011

Yes, Archbishop Charles Chaput speaks clearly and with authority. He is not wishy-washy like other clerics and even bishops, who are loath to defend the fullness of the Catholic faith. This is the reality: IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE WHAT THE CHURCH TEACHES, YOU ARE NOT REALLY CATHOLIC. Read more . . .

Sex Education in Schools Useless and Harmful
September 02, 2011

The anti-life legislators in the Philippines continue to insist on mandatory sex education for young children. There is abundant evidence from the experience of many countries that such valueless sex education increases promiscuity and incidences of unwanted pregnancies, STDs and HIV/AIDS. Such a seemingly harmless thing as sex education in schools will actually destroy the family, life and faith. Read more . . .

U S Bishop on Unrepentant Pro-abort Pols: Expel him
August 12, 2011

It is about time that a US bishop spoke out this clearly and forcefully. Now let us see if the Catholic bishops in the USA actually follow through. "Purge the evil person from your midst." (1 Cor 5:13b). Read more . . .

One Hundred Fifty Reasons I'm Catholic
And You Should be Too!
by Dave Armstrong

1. Best One-Sentence Summary: I am convinced that the Catholic Church conforms much more closely to all of the biblical data, offers the only coherent view of the history of Christianity (i.e., Christian, apostolic Tradition), and possesses the most profound and sublime Christian morality, spirituality, social ethic, and . . . Read more. . .

2014 CFC-FFL "Empowered" Community Weekend
January 25-26, 2014
CAP Convention Center
Camp John Hay, Baguio City

2014 CFC-FFL "Empowered" Community Conference
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Ynares Sports Center, Pasig City

32nd CFC-FFL Anniversary
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Ynarez Center
Antipolo City

2013 CFC-FFL Community Faith Rally
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Ynares Sports Center, Pasig City

31st CFC-FFL Anniversary
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Ynarez Center
Antipolo City

2012 CFC-FFL "Alive in Christ" Community Weekend
January 14-15, 2012
CAP Convention Center
Camp John Hay, Baguio City

2012 CFC-FFL Community Conference
Saturday, January 07, 2012
Ynares Gym, Pasig City

Frank Padilla's Latest Books

Published in the Philippines, June 2014

Have you ever wondered what certain difficult or challenging passages in the Bible mean?

* Do not be anxious at all about life.
* Renounce all your possessions.
* Love your enemies.
* Turn the other cheek.
* Rejoice in suffering.
* Pray without ceasing.
* Be perfect as the heavenly Father is perfect.

Have you ever desired to be the person that God intended you to be?

The times are urgent for the life of the world, as well as for those of us who truly desire to live in and for Jesus. Thus the whole Church has been called to the New Evangelization. If we desire to respond to this prophetic call, we must become a people formed according to God's ways. We must obey what Jesus tells us. But how can we obey if we do not understand? We can start to understand as we tak this life - changing journey for the next 40 days.

Published in the Philippines, June 2014

The Roman Catholic Church has sounded the call to the New Evangelization. This is a very important prophetic call for the work of the third millennium.

How are we to respond? How are we to understand the call to the New Evangelization? How can the people of God, especially the laity, participate in the action of the Holy Spirit during these times.

One response is the Live Christ, Share Christ (LCSC) movement. LCSC is intended to mainstream Catholic lay evangelization, so that every Catholic will meet Christ, live Christ and share Christ.

Now available at the CFC-FFL Shoppe

(Defending the Culture of Life)

Homily of Fr. Melvin Castro
Executive Secretary of the Episcopal Commission on Family and Life

CFC-FFL "Strong in God" Conference
Baguio City, January 22-23, 2011

January 2011 CBCP Plenary Statement
on Choosing Life and Rejecting the RH Bill


November 06-08, 2010

Servant General - CFC-FFL

Faith, family, life. These are the crucial issues in the life and mission of the Church in this third millennium. At every turn we see the threats to and the attacks on faith, family and life. Read more . . .

His Eminence,
Gaudencio B. Cardinal Rosales,
Archbishop of Manila,
Rev. Fr. Francis Gustilo, SDB
Spiritual Director
Couples for Christ
Foundation for Family and Life


The Servant General in an audience with Pope Francis at the
meeting of the Pontifical Council for the Family
The Vatican - October 25, 2013

The Servant General meets with Pope Benedict XVI at the
19th Plenary Session of the Pontifical Council for the Family
The Vatican - February 09, 2010


"The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), through its Episcopal Commission on the Laity (ECLA), has given formal and official recognition to Couples for Christ Foundation for Family and Life (CFC-FFL) as a national private association of the lay faithful, effective October 15, 2009.


"His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, has re-appointed our Servant General Frank Padilla and his wife Gerry as members of the Pontifical Council for the Family, effective September 10, 2009, for another term of five years."


"Lead us back, O Lord, that we may be restored;
give us anew such days as we had of old."
Lam 5:21
Updated: 02-03-2015

The highest courage is to dare to be yourself in the face of adversity, choosing right over wrong, ethics over convenience, and truth over popularity.

Travel the path of integrity without looking back, for THERE IS NEVER A WRONG TIME TO DO THE RIGHT THING.

- Archbishop Soc Villegas
25 July 2007

From the

Frank and Gerry Padilla present the books "Servant Leadership" and "Stories from Prison" to His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, on February 09, 2010, at the Vatican

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Almighty Father, you are our Creator and God. We acknowledge your dominion over us, that we belong to you, that you hold our very lives in your hands. We come before you in worship and praise.

Lord Jesus, you are our Savior and Master. You call us into your body on earth, making us brethren to one another. Bind us together as one, united in your heart and mind, able to live and serve as your holy instruments.

Holy Spirit, fill us and continue to empower us to witness. Guide us and equip us in the work of evangelization. Give us the boldness to proclaim Christ, wherever we are, until this work reaches the very ends of the earth.

Triune God, you have given us the privilege of being stewards of your grace and mercy. Help us to be faithful, to claim nothing as our own, to give without counting the cost, to endure and joyfully embrace the cross. Favor us, Lord, so that by our common work the needs of all will be met.

Mama Mary, we look to your quiet strength and fullness of grace. Accord us great favor as you intercede for our needs and for our work. May your Son Jesus be glorified in all we do.



Almighty Father, Creator of the universe, how awesome is your name in all the earth. All glory, honor and power belong to you. Thank you for restoring us to yourself, and giving us the privilege of doing your divine work. Stir in us the flame of your love, and bestow on us the grace to fulfill our destiny according to your eternal design.

Lord Jesus, you suffered and died for us, and we belong to you. You have shown us the way to accomplishing the Father’s will, as you endured the shame of the cross. Help us not to be ashamed of our testimony, but to zealously proclaim you to the whole world, so that all might meet and know you, and start to live your way of life.

Holy Spirit, you are the agent of evangelization and you send us forth. Empower us to witness to Jesus, through holiness of life and through the proclamation of the good news of salvation in him. Remove any cowardly spirit that might be in us, especially as we face oppression and persecution. Dwell within us and strengthen us to be able to bear our share of hardship for the gospel.

Triune God, you call us to holiness, to witness, and to mission. You desire for us to be saints, martyrs and warriors. May we truly deserve to be counted among your people, as we march onward to the New Evangelization.

Mama Mary, your life is the best witness to your Son Jesus. You are our model of faith, self-emptying, total trust, ardent hope, humble servanthood, and joy in suffering. Continue to embrace us and cover us with your mantle of protection, as we go forth into battle under your banner.



Almighty Father in heaven, awesome and glorious are you in your majesty. From all eternity you have had the greatest plan for us all, for a future filled with hope. May your name be always exalted through all the earth.

Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord, you have loved us with an everlasting love, and have established your friendship with us. We desire to live as you live, following you as your disciple along the path of holiness. Help us to share the good news of your love and your salvation to many others. Increase our faith, so that we might do even greater works.

Holy Spirit, touch the hearts of the faithful, so that they may meet Christ, live Christ and share Christ. Help us to mainstream Catholic lay evangelization in this Year of Faith, in response to the call to the New Evangelization. Open our eyes and hearts to experience the faith that truly works wonders.

Triune God, continue to work in our lives so that we remain faithful and steadfast in faith, as we proclaim that faith throughout the world. Then may all peoples and nations bow down before you in worship.

Mama Mary, you are our model of faith. Please always guide us and keep us covered in your mantle of grace and blessing.

May the faith of all God’s people move mountains.


We kneel before you, as you yourself sit at the throne room of God, beside our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, your Son. You more than anyone else embody the pure love for our Lord Jesus that we all desire to have, as you bore him in your womb, gave birth to him, raised him, suffered with him through the cross, and finally witnessed his resurrection. You are the one whose soul perfectly proclaims the greatness of the Lord, whose spirit perfectly rejoices in God our Savior. You are the one we and all ages will call blessed.

You are the highly favored one, and the Lord is truly with you. We thus look to you to be our mediatrix, as we continue on our journey in the world, proclaiming your Son Jesus and bringing his good news of salvation to all. We recognize our weakness and sinfulness, and that apart from the power of God’s Spirit we can do nothing.

Dear Mother Mary, you are our inspiration for the strengthening of families and the promotion of the culture of life. Pray and intercede for us always, that we may remain faithful to our covenant, steadfast in our work, persevering despite trials and crosses, and always mindful of the call to holiness and discipleship. You who are holy and you who are the most faithful disciple of our Lord Jesus Christ, keep us in your loving embrace always.

We consecrate ourselves, our families and our work to you. Bless us, dear Mother, and journey with us, as we continue to journey with your beloved Son Jesus. You are our mother, and we are your children, now and forever. Amen.

Hail Mary …

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