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PRAYER IN OPPOSITION TO
THE REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH BILL OF 2008 (HB 5043)

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.

Amen.

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


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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...

ORATIO IMPERATA FOR THE RESPECT OF ALL HUMAN LIFE

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.


















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ORATIO IMPERATA
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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.

Amen.

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.

Amen.

Courtesy of the Diocese of Pasig


PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL

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 2014:
Empowered to Witness”
“For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control.
So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for his sake;
but bear your share of hardship for the gospel with the strength that comes from God.”
2 Timothy 1:7-8

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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 . . .


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Our Theme for 2015 (Part 14) - Vibrant Worship - 2
November 19, 2014

Does not a prayer assembly leader, in exhorting the brethren to worship, at times say: “We are entering into the throne room of God”? How is it to enter into the throne room of God? John had a vision (Rev 4:1a). “A throne was there in heaven, and on the throne sat one whose appearance sparkled like jasper and carnelian. Around the throne was a halo as brilliant as an emerald. From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings, and peals of thunder. Seven flaming torches burned in front of the throne, which are the seven spirits of God. In front of the throne was something that resembled a sea of glass like crystal.” (Rev 4:2b-3,5-6a). Awesome! Absolutely magnificent! Breathtaking in splendor! Read more . . .


On Pope Francis (Part 53) - Family and Evangelization - 2
November 18, 2014

Pope Francis continues to affirm our life and mission. It is evangelization founded on family renewal. We are to build up the family. We are to invite those who are lukewarm and feel lost. These are the lapsed Catholics. The Church’s mission to evangelize never ends. It is the same way with us. Read more . . .


The Way Forward in Christ (Part 110) - Having Ears to Hear
November 18, 2014

“Whoever has ears ought to hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” (v.6,13,22). Whoever has ears ought to hear what the Holy Spirit is saying to our community in particular and to the Church in general. What is that? We have all been called to the New Evangelization. OK, but what do we do? Many in the universal Church and in the parishes are still awaiting the answer. Read more . . .


The Way Forward in Christ (Part 109) - The Fervor of First Love
November 17, 2014

John writes, “for the appointed time is near.” (v.1:3b). We are in the end times. But Jesus has not returned, almost two millennia later. Well, that just means we are almost two millennia closer to when Jesus will indeed return. The time given us, and the Church, is intended for the work of proclaiming the gospel, so that many more can be saved, before Jesus comes again. Read more . . .


The Way Forward in Christ (Part 108) - Entrusted by the Master
November 16, 2014

“It will be as when a man who was going on a journey called in his servants and entrusted his possessions to them.”. That is exactly what Jesus has done in relation to us. His most prized possession is salvation, won by him on the cross. Such salvation restored us to the Father, and is the key to entry into eternal life. Now Jesus has gone back to heaven, and has been away on a very long journey, but will be back. While he is away, the work continues, and so he called his disciples before he ascended to heaven and issued to them the Great Commission, to proclaim the gospel throughout the earth. Read more . . .


Thought for the Day (Part 36) - Faith at the End of Time
November 15, 2014

Jesus says, “But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”. Poignant. Prophetic. Sad. Read more . . .


Synodos (Part 6) - Progressives
November 14, 2014

“I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth just as we were commanded by the Father.” (2 Jn 4). The early Church, just as today, was plagued by false teaching, which made Christians go astray. John rejoiced that some were still walking along the path of truth and obedience to God. Today, only a small minority of Catholics still adhere to truth and obedience. Many more are lapsed and non-practicing. Read more . . .


Synodos (Part 5) - Errors in Translation?
November 14, 2014

Anti-life, anti-family, homosexualist activists are already inside the Catholic Church, and in some places in the western world, well entrenched. How high up do they go in the Church hierarchy? Read more . . .


Synodos (Part 4) - The Way Forward
November 14, 2014

Brethren, I will be starting a new From the Servant General series, which I am entitling “Synodos.” Here I will be taking up matters relevant to what the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops took up last October 2014, which will now be up for discussion and discernment in the Church for a year, to be taken up again in the Ordinary Synod of Bishops in October 2015. The theme for the assembly last October was “The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization.” The theme for October 2015 will be “The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and in the Contemporary World.“ Read more . . .


Our Theme for 2015 (Part 13) - No One in Need - 2
November 13, 2014

The psalmist speaks clearly about who God is, that “the Lord loves the righteous” (Ps 146:8c) and that he “thwarts the way of the wicked.” (Ps 146:9c). The way forward for God’s people is clear—to do good and avoid evil, to be holy and shun wickedness. In God’s call to be good and not bad, He situates that within the context of work with the poor, or those in need. Read more . . .


Our Theme for 2015 (Part 12) - God's Temple
November 09, 2014

“For we are God’s co-workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.” (1 Cor 3:9). Here are two absolutely amazing realities for a Christian. One, we are the temple of God, and this is why we are called to be holy as God is holy, “for the temple of God, which you are, is holy.” (1 Cor 3:17b). Two, we are the co-workers of God, tasked to do divine work, accomplishing divine purposes, toward a divine end. Read more . . .


Financial Stewardship (Part 19) - God Or Mammon
November 08, 2014

You accept Jesus as master and Lord. You also accept Biblical teachings about detachment, self-emptying, sharing of resources, perhaps tithing (do you?). You claim not to love money, but only to love God. But how do your actions stack up to what you profess to believe? Might you be acting in pharisaical ways? “The Pharisees, who loved money, heard all these things and sneered at him.” (v.14). Do you, in effect, perhaps without intending it, actually sneer at Jesus? Read more . . .


The Way Forward in Christ (Part 107) - Prudent Stewardship
November 07, 2014

Jesus tells us the parable of the dishonest steward. This parable is about us as well. We are stewards according to God’s call. We have been entrusted with His divine work on earth. In doing so, He has entrusted us with the necessary gifts and empowerment to do the work. How have we performed as stewards? Read more . . .


The New Evangelization (Part 96) - The Lost Sheep - 5
November 06, 2014

In a twist on the parable of the lost sheep, the reality in the Church today is that it is the 99 that are lost, and only one who has “no need of repentance.” (v.7b). While the figures would change from place to place, the situation generally is the same. 75 no longer go regularly to church, and 24 are not living out an authentic Christian life, and so can be considered still lost. They have not truly met Christ, or do not live Christ, or do not share Christ. They do not strive, or do not even know about such call, to be saints, martyrs and warriors. Read more . . .


The Way Forward in Christ (Part 106) - True Discipleship
November 05, 2014

Discipleship is not easy. The demands of the Kingdom are very challenging. We of course have no choice but to follow Jesus, but to follow Jesus in the right way is often not understood by most. Many are just trying to coast along, living their comfortable lives. When we make decisions in the world, we properly assess the situation first. When we construct a tower we must first calculate the cost (v.28). When we march into battle we must assess if we can withstand a stronger force (v.31). So we must know and properly assess the demands of discipleship, and then make our decision to truly follow Jesus. Read more . . .


Our Theme for 2015 (Part 11) - Being Prepared for the Work - 2
November 04, 2014

In everything, our focus needs to be on Jesus. This is key to our relationship with God, with others, and with our work with the poor. “Have among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus” (Phil 2:5). We often let our own emotions, preferences and desires rule us. And that is where all the trouble comes. But we must take on the very heart and mind of Jesus. What is that? Read more . . .


Our Theme for 2015 (Part 10) - Being Prepared for the Work
November 03, 2014

Our theme for 2015 is about building the Church of the Poor, and our theme verse is Acts 4:34a, supported by the wider passage of Acts 4:31-35. The components of our life and mission in 2015, to equip us for work with the poor, are the following: worship (relationship with God), unity in community (relationship with brethren), stewardship (relationship with culture), and evangelization (relationship with the world). The intent is fullness of life, not just for the poor but also for ourselves, with no one in need. This has to do not just with material things, but also with spiritual, relational and cultural aspects of life. Read more . . .


Our Theme for 2015 (Part 9) - The Challenge for Social Justice Catholics
November 04, 2014

Here is a good article about work with the poor, including its connection to life issues. It would do us well to learn more as we embark on our theme for 2015, aiming for the Christian ideal of no one in need. Read more . . .


On Pope Francis (Part 52) - No Rivalry Or Vainglory
November 04, 2014

Most if not all Christian groups and movements are self-referential, that is, while they profess to serve the Church (and indeed they do), they are also concerned about their own group’s well-being and advancement. And whether they admit it or not, they seek to be the best, the largest, the most influential, the most important. Oftentimes, they would even do sinful things, such as putting down other groups or blocking their work (even filing scandalous court cases). Read more . . .


RELATIO SYNODI

November 03, 2014

Here is the final document of the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. This will be discussed throughout the Church for a year, leading up to the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in October 2015. The theme then will be “The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and the Modern World.” Read more . . .


Our Theme for 2015 (Part 8) - Our Way to Heaven and the Poor
Novmber 02, 2014

As saints, martyrs and warriors, we want to make it to heaven (see yesterday’s From the SG article). But there is one important aspect of our life on earth that will be a determining factor whether we actually make it to heaven or not. It is what we do for the poor. Read more . . .


Our Theme for 2014 (Part 57) - Saints, Martyrs, Warriors - 2
November 01, 2014

We need to be holy in order to enter heaven. “Who may go up the mountain of the Lord? Who can stand in his holy place? ‘The clean of hand and pure of heart’” (Ps 24:3-4a). To enter heaven and to see God and live with Him eternally is our goal, as we go through this earthly life. To achieve that goal, we need to strive for purity of life, to be holy as God is holy. “Everyone who has this hope based on him makes himself pure, as he is pure.” (1 Jn 3:3). Read more . . .


POSTSCRIPT ON THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS

October 30, 2014

The divide between progressive and traditionalist bishops at the Synod was basically on how to treat people on the wrong side of sexuality, that is, those who are into cohabitation, the divorced and remarried, and same-sex unions. The progressives would like to be nice, caring, accepting, welcoming, non-judgmental, merciful, compassionate and even bend “the rules” backward a bit to accommodate those in such situations. On the other hand, the traditionalists insist on Christian morality, truth, Church teaching, renunciation of sin, repentance for wrongdoing, and healing the wound rather than just putting balm on it. Read more . . .


Our Theme for 2014 (Part 56) - Courageous Warriors
October 30, 2014

Every Christian is called to mission, which engages us in spiritual warfare. “For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.” (Eph 6:12). Thus engaged, we are warriors. The Lord is our trainor. “Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for battle, my fingers for war” (Ps 144:1). The Lord is our protector, as He is “my safeguard and my fortress, my stronghold, my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge” (Ps 144:2a). The Lord gives us the victory, as He “subdues peoples under me.” (Ps 144:2b). Read more . . .


The New Evangelization (Part 95) - Pope Benedict XVI on Evangelization
October 30, 2014

“The true motivation for missionary work is not to increase the Church’s size but to share the joy of knowing Christ,” so says Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Thus it is with LCSC. Are there still brethren who do not fully support LCSC because they cannot accept that the LCSC work does not automatically result in greater membership for CFC-FFL? Then ask yourself again: am I working for Christ or for our community? Do I want to increase the numbers of people who meet Christ or do I want to increase the numbers of our membership? Read more . . .


Our Theme for 2014 (Part 55) - Saints, Martyrs, Warriors
October 28, 2014

We are “the holy ones” and are “apostles and prophets” (v. 19-20). The holy ones are those who are set apart, who live the life of Christ. Prophets are those who witness to Christ, who proclaim the gospel. Apostles are those who are sent, who are on mission, who thus engage in spiritual warfare. Thus we are saints, martyrs and warriors. Read more . . .


Our Theme for 2015 (Part 7) - Preserving Unity
October 24, 2014

As a community of believers we strive to be “of one heart and mind” (Acts 4:32a). This is about the reality of who we are and what we are called to be: “one body and one Spirit” (v.4a). Such unity is necessary in order that God can use us for His purposes, that we will be able to fulfill our vocation, “as you were also called to the one hope of your call” (v.4b). Read more . . .


REPORT AND REFLECTIONS
ON THE III EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY
OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS

October 23, 2014

The III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops happened from October 5 to 18, 2014, at Vatican City. The assembly was called by Pope Francis to discuss “The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization.” There were 186 Synod Fathers (61 cardinals, 67 archbishops, 47 bishops, others), 8 fraternal delegates (Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, Coptic Orthodox, Syrian Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Anglican, Lutheran, Reformed, Baptist), 16 experts and 38 auditors, for a total of 248 participants, coming from all continents of the world. The auditors were the lay participants. The language of the synod was in Italian, French, Spanish, English and German. Read more . . .


On Servant Leadership (Part 68) - Vigilant and Faithful Servants
October 21, 2014

We are in the end times. The Lord is coming soon, but we know not when. Those who have been given a task are to be vigilant and faithful. “Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival.” Read more . . .


On Evangelization and Mission (Part 49) - That the Gentiles Might Hear
October 18, 2014

The great apostle Paul was single-minded about mission. He persevered through many hardships, and expressed his one desire, “that through me the proclamation might be completed and all the Gentiles might hear it.” (2 Tm 4:17b). This is the same mission given to all Jesus’ disciples, to proclaim the good news to all the nations. This is the same mission given to us, to do massive worldwide evangelization. Read more . . .


Our Theme for 2014 (Part 54) - Saints on Mission
October 16, 2014

We have a two-fold calling, conforming to the internal and external dimensions of our life in Christ. First, we are called to holiness. Second, we are called to mission. Such is the eternal plan of God, from even before we were born. Paul tells us that God “chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and without blemish before him.” (v.4). That’s destiny! God intends for us to be saints, “the holy ones who are faithful in Christ Jesus” (v.1b). Read more . . .


Our Theme for 2015 (Part 6) - Giving Alms
October 14, 2014

Many Christians are legalistic in their observance of faith, but are basically just going through the correct motions, but without the appropriate interior disposition. Many Catholics in fact, including those who go to Sunday Mass and receive communion, are into serious sin. They are Pharisaic and hypocritical. “Oh you Pharisees! Although you cleanse the outside of the cup and the dish, inside you are filled with plunder and evil.” Read more . . .


Our Theme for 2015 (Part 5) - Vibrant Worship
October 05, 2014

When the Holy Spirit descended on the disciples on the day of Pentecost, “there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were.” (Acts 2:2). In the vision of heavenly worship by John, “from the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings, and peals of thunder.” (Rev 4:5a). When John heard the heavenly worship, it “sounded like the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying: ‘Alleluia!’” (Rev 19:1a). As the angels and saints continued to worship, John “heard something like the sound of a great multitude or the sound of rushing water or mighty peals of thunder, as they said: ‘Alleluia!’” (Rev 19:6a). Read more . . .


The New Evangelization (Part 94) - Producing Fruit
October 05, 2014

Jesus tells us about the parable of the tenants. The landowner is God, the vineyard is the house of Israel (now the Church, the new Israel), the tenants are those entrusted with the work of the Kingdom (all who profess to be Christians). “When vintage time drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to obtain his produce.” (v.34). The produce is the good works expected by God. Read more . . .


On Pope Francis (Part 51) - Priests and Evangelization
October 04, 2014

Pope Francis says that the mission of priests is evangelization. But with so many Catholics to re-evangelize, and with the parish priest very busy with so many tasks, how can he respond to this fundamental calling? This is where LCSC comes is, as a lay response to the call to the New Evangelization. Read more . . .


On Evangelization and Mission (Part 48) - On One's Eternal Destiny
October 03, 2014

How important is the work of evangelization? What really is involved in this work? It is of crucial importance, because it is about our eternal destiny, whether it be heaven or hell. Jesus told Capernaum about their opposite ends. “Will you be exalted to heaven? You will go down to the netherworld.” (v.15). Read more . . .


Our Theme for 2014 (Part 53) - Angel Warriors
October 02, 2014

We are warriors. And we face a formidable enemy, a fallen angel, Lucifer, who has become Satan. On our own we cannot hope to prevail against him. He is the strong man, but of course Jesus is the stronger man. Jesus, as prophesied in Eden (Gen 3:15), already crushed the head of the serpent on Calvary. We are on the side that is already victorious. Read more . . .


On Pope Francis (Part 50) - Importance of the Bible
October 02, 2014

Knowledge of the Bible is crucial to the New Evangelization. This is why one of our LCSC pillars is Live the Word, focusing on promoting the methodology of Liturgical Bible Study (LBS). It is unfortunate that most Catholics do not know the Bible. How can they meet and live Christ if they are ignorant of God’s word as handed to us in writing, as inspired by the Holy Spirit? 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 . . .


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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

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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.


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A CALL TO ARMS
(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


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn-ka2xsHkc


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

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HUMAN LIFE INTERNATIONAL
17th ASIA-PACIFIC CONGRESS
November 06-08, 2010

OPENING REMARKS
by
FRANK PADILLA
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,
appoints
Rev. Fr. Francis Gustilo, SDB
Spiritual Director
of
Couples for Christ
Foundation for Family and Life

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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

ANOTHER ECCLESIASTICAL RECOGNITION

"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.

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"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."

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THE GOSPEL FOR TODAY
 
"Lead us back, O Lord, that we may be restored;
give us anew such days as we had of old."
Lam 5:21
Updated: 07-31-2014

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
SERVANT GENERAL
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PAPAL AUDIENCE
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

The
SERVANT GENERAL
with the
CLERGY

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CFC-FFL PRAYER FOR 2015

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.

Amen.


CFC-FFL PRAYER FOR 2014

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.

Amen.


CFC-FFL PRAYER FOR 2013

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.

Amen.


CFC-FFL CONSECRATION TO MARY, MEDIATRIX OF ALL GRACE
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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