Film and the Sacraments Seminar Set for January 2011

The winning combination of international and Filipino movies in a seminar to be facilitated by Fr. Peter Malone, MSC, will be repeated on January 13-15, 2011 when the Communication Foundation for Asia offers the fifth in its hugely popular Film and Faith seminar series. Focusing on Film and the Sacraments, the three-day seminar at the


Poverty Video Premiere on November 12

What does it mean to be a child living in poverty in the Philippines? CFA’s collaboration with multi-awarded writer and director Clodualdo Del Mundo, Jr. produces a documentary whose stark realities hit the viewer like a slap in the face. Here are very real stories of marginalized members of our society who live side by

Call of the First Disciples

30 November 2010 Today’s Readings: Rom 10:9-18 /Mt 4:18-22 REFLECTION Jesus was walking along the sea of Galilee when he encountered the first disciples who formed part of the twelve apostles. Peter, Andrew, James and John were fishermen and they were at work when Jesus told them “Come after me, and I will make you

Stay Awake

28 November 2010 Today’s Readings: Is 2:1-5/Rom 13:11-14/Matthew 24:37-44 REFLECTION Before the coming of the Son of Man, we humans were in desperately helpless condition because we were separated from God. We can appreciate meaningfully the coming of Jesus on that first Christmas if we try to understand the seriousness of this situation. Advent is

Be Vigilant

27 November 2010 Today’s Readings: Rv 22:1-7 / Lk 21:34-36 REFLECTION In the gospel Jesus exhorts us to be vigilant at all times, “Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life, and that day catch you by surprise like a trap.” Materialism, consumerism, hedonism, individualism

The Signs of the Times

26 November 2010 Today’s Readings: Rv 20:1-4,11—21:2 /Lk 21:29-33 REFLECTION Jesus used the image of nature to show the importance of reading the signs of the times and the certainty of the occurrence of the signs of the end of time. No one knows that day when the Lord Jesus would come but his coming

The Coming of the Son of Man

25 November 2010 Today’s Readings: Rv 18:1-2,21-23;19:1-3,9a /Lk 21:20-28 REFLECTION In the gospel Jesus continues to speak about the signs of the end of time. He foretold the great misery and destruction that will befall on the land of Jerusalem and the signs that will herald the coming of Christ, “There will be signs in

Coming Persecutions

24 November 2010 Today’s Readings: Rv 15:1-4 /Lk 21:12-19 REFLECTION Jesus foretold the coming persecution of his disciples. Jesus told them the great sufferings they have to endure because of him, “They will seize and persecute you, they will hand you over to the synagogues and to prisons, and they will have you led before

Signs of the End of Time

23 November 2010 Today’s Readings: Rv 14:14-19 / Lk 21:5-11 REFLECTION The gospel presents the beginning of the eschatological discourse of Jesus as he foretold the destruction of the temple and the signs of the end of time. The magnificent temple that was a pride of Jewish people was destroyed in 70 A.D. at the

A Widow’s Generosity

22 November 2010 Today’s Readings: Rev 14,1-5/Lk 21,1-4 REFLECTION Widows, even until the time of Jesus, were among the poorest of the poor. The social system in the Land was such that when a woman’s husband died, the widow was left to fend for herself and her children. One did not expect that she would