Training Teachers for Story Writing and Scripting

Twenty-five participants — mostly teachers from Catholic schools – recently attended the CFA seminar-workshop on “Writing Stories and Comics Scripts for Values Education”. The workshop, held on April 28 to May 1, 2008 at the CFA Training Room, aimed at equipping participants with arts and skills in short story writing and comics scriptwriting, which they

Environmental Forum Tackles JPEPA

Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA): Economic Gain or Environmental Loss? was the topic of the Coffeehouse Forum held April 25 at the CFA Lagerwey Hall. Atty. Golda Benjamin, lead counsel of the Magkaisa Junk JPEPA Coalition, was the resource speaker. JPEPA is an agreement signed by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi

CFA Library Goes Electronic

For the first time since its soft opening in 2007, the CFA library can boast of a major new development — it now has an electronic card catalog. This provides a much needed tool for the computer search of books and other reference materials in the library. It also helps the library administrator in managing

PPCRV-CFA Hold Voters’ Education Conference

The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) again partnered with the Communication Foundation for Asia in organizing a voters’ education conference, 21-23 April 2008. With voters’ education as the main focus of PPCRV’s long-term solution to national electoral problems, the workshop was designed to come up with a modular outline for a specialized formation

Allowing The Spirit To Work

Today’s Gospel:  John 16:12-15 REFLECTION Jesus promised that he would send us a Comforter to be with us after he was gone from the earth. And that Spirit appeared when the apostles were gathered on the day of Pentecost and has remained with us ever since. For faith’s sake, we may tend to think that

How The Spirit Comforts Men

Today’s Gospel:  John 16:5-11 REFLECTION The prediction of the Lord in today’s Gospel – said to his disciples before his departure –  answered two vital questions: (1) How could sorrowful hearts be filled with peace? (2) How could impotent men become invincible? His heartbroken disciples, soon to be scattered were to survive the ordeal ahead,

Advance Warning

Today’s Gospel:  John 15:26 – 16:4 REFLECTION The Lord, before he left his disciples, predicted the coming of a great storm of persecution and warned of the evil consequences to follow in its wake. Then He said, “BUT – You will not be alone. Remember this. The Comforter, the Advocate, the Helper will be alongside

If We Love Christ…

Today’s Gospel:  John 14:15-21 REFLECTION “If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him;

Why “The World” Hates True Christians

Today’s Gospel:  John 15:18-21 REFLECTION “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you (Jn

The Great Commission

Today’s Gospel:  Mark 16:15-20 REFLECTION “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mk 16:15). If Christ died for all mankind, then the whole world should be made aware of the thrilling fact. It is not possible to be a healthy Christian if love for missions is unknown in the