CFA Print Materials Bolster PPCRV’s Voters’ Education Drive

Our national hero Jose Rizal appearing in a komiks story to advise today’s Filipinos on the urgent reasons why they must vote in 2010? This happens in a primer for young voters entitled Your Vote, Your Country and You, produced for the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) by the Communication Foundation for Asia


Straw Voting and Voters’ Education Forum at CFA

Do we WANNA CHANGE or WA NA CHANGE? This was the question posed to over 80 participants of the WANNA CHANGE Voters’ Education Forum held on March 16, 2010at the CFA Lagerwey Hall. The activity, dubbed, Usaping Halalan Para sa Kinabukasan ng Bayan, aimed to challenge the audience to be proactively involved in the upcoming

The Rich Man and Lazarus

04 March 2010 Today’s Readings: Jer. 17:5-10/Luke16:19-31 REFLECTION Jesus uses parables for us to understand clearly what His teachings are. Through them his teachings become remarkable and memorable. This goes with the parable of the rich man and Lazarus. The story teaches us to be good stewards of money. We should not focus too much

The Glory Of God

30 March 2010 Today’s Readings: Is 49:1-6/Jn 13:21-33 REFLECTION In the Old Testament, God’s glory refers to God’s power, holiness, majesty and splendor. It is frequently associated with natural phenomena such as a dark cloud, a devouring fire,thunder, lightning, earthquake and storm. These occurrences are meant to signal the presence of the transcendent Lord. On

Love Without Limits

29 March2010 Today’s Readings: Is 42:1-7/Jn 12:1-11 REFLECTION Each time we meet Mary, she is at the feet of Jesus. She is seen sitting beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak. Jesus foresees that whereever the Gospel is proclaimed in the whole world what she has done will be spoken of in

The Scene Of His Love

28 March 2010 Today’s ReadingS: Is 50:4-7/ Lk 22:1-14-23:56 or 23:1-49 REFLECTION The Gospel presents vivid scenes of sufferings and seemingly endless hours of agonies before death. Jesus suffered betrayal and abandonment by friends, he suffered mockery humiliation and injustice. But Jesus was always ready to forgive like what he did to Peter and to

Believe In Jesus

27 March 2010 Today’s Readings: Ez 37:21-28/Jn 11:45-57 REFLECTION Jesus no longer walks about in public among the Jews because they want to kill him.They think that Jesus is a Jewish leader. It is perhaps best to remember that Jesus himself is a Jew. Some believe in Jesus, others come to faith and then turn

The Father And The Son Are One

26 March 2010 Today’s Readings: Jer 20:10-13/Jn 10:31-42 REFLECTION The testimony of Jesus is weightier than that of John the Baptist. The works which the Father has given to Jesus to finish and in the process of completing testify that the Father has sent him. These “ works “ refer to all of Jesus’ ministry

God’s Presence in Our Lives

25 March2010 Today’s Readings: Is 7:10-14; 8:10/Lk 1:26-38 REFLECTION In academic discussions we may say that the Lukan annunciation story is filled with comparisons and allusions. Compassion to the birth of John and Jesus, Zechariah and Mary and allusions to the Old Testament’s prophecy- the birth of the Emmanuel. But the most significant aspect of

Jesus’ the Father’s Ambassador

23 March 2010 Today’s Readings: Nm 21:4-9/Jn 8:21-30 REFLECTION Addressing his adversaries directly, Jesus tells them that he is going away and that they would look for him. He is referring not only to his passion, death and burial but also his resurrection and ascension in glory. The Jewish people would continue looking for the