CFA Pretests its Prototype Learning Materials for ERDA Children

Thirteen young students in Tondo were excited to be part of the pretest of prototype materials conducted by the Communication Foundation for Asia at the Educational Research and Development Assistance (ERDA) Alternative Learning Center on September 29, 2010.  The pretest was intended to assess if the modules were readable, credible (vis-a-vis real life situations), comprehensive,


Peace Trip Traveling Exhibit Launched

Launching the Peace Trip Traveling Exhibit which is part of CFA’s Peace Camp 2 project, Fr Leonardo Cabrera, MSC, offered this invocation: “In diversity, You have called us to live with respect and love for one another. Bless us with courage, humility and perseverance to keep the flame of peace and unity alive among us.


CFA Magazine and Website Elevated to CMMA Hall of Fame

On October 13, 2010, the Communication Foundation for Asia will be honored with two Hall of Fame trophies by the Catholic Mass Media Awards during the annual CMMA awarding program. These prestigious awards are bestowed only on media organizations and programs that have won three times in the same CMMA category. The awards were announced

The Conversion of Zacchaeus

31 October 2010 Today’s Readings: Wis 11:22-12:2/2 Thes 1:11-2:2/Luke 19:1-10 REFLECTION Jesus passed the wealthy and beautiful city of Jericho on his way to Jerusalem. Jericho was one of the great taxation centers in Palestine for it was on the trade route between Jerusalem and the East. Jericho’s dates and balsam reached many parts of

Charity Is Above The Law

29 October 2010 Today’s Readings: Phil1:1-11/Lk 14:1-6 REFLECTION The scholars of the law and the Pharisees could have have accused Jesus of violating the Sabbath law because he opted to cure a man suffering of dropsy, the very act of curing being considered work. But they remained silent because they themselves are discredited due to

The Sabbath

25 October 2010 Today’s Readings: Eph 4,32-5,8/ Lk 13,10-17 REFLECTION The Sabbath is a religious day of rest for the Jews. Although not all agreed on the nature of work that violated the Sabbath rest, strict observants have worked out a set of rules and regulations that practically prohibited all kinds of work on that

The Tax Collector and the Pharisee

24 October 2010 Today’s Reading: Sir 35:12-14,16-18/2 Tm 4:6-8,16-18/Luke 18:9-14 REFLECTION Who were the Pharisees and the publicans in the eyes of ordinary Israelites during the time of Christ? The Pharisees were pious religious leaders who were exemplary in their observance and interpretation of the Law of Moses. For example, though the law required only

Like The Dead Fig Tree

23 October 2010 Today’s Readings: Eph 4:7-16 /Lk 13:1-9 REFLECTION Jesus thinks about people who after becoming enthusiastic about him and giving up their personal ambitions to dedicate themselves to the work of the Gospel would turn back to seek a more “ normal “ and more secure life according to average people. Jesus needs

Vigilant And Faithful Servants

19 October 2010 Today’s Readings: Eph 2:12-22 /Lk 12:35-38 REFLECTION Today’s Gospel commands Christian community leaders to be faithful servants to the flock, wary of falling away from proper christian conduct by succumbing to the various temptations of the selfish nature of man. Leaders, when they are not vigilant are prone to abuse their authority

Being A Disciple

18 October 2010 Today’s Readings: 2 Tim 4,9-17/ Lk 10,1-9 REFLECTION The disciples’ mission was no different from the mission of the apostles (the Twelve) to bring peace, heal the sick, and announce the coming of God’s governance. They received the same injunctions given to the apostles. They were made to feel a sense of