Poverty Video To Go On School Tour

Tinitingnan, Di Nakikita (Looking Without Seeing) is the title of CFA’s documentary about children living a hand-to-mouth existence in the slums of Metro Manila, directed by award-winning filmmaker Clodualdo del Mundo, Jr. After its premiere showing at the CFA Lagerwey Hall on November 12th, a tour is being planned for previews of the documentary in


Iloilo and Bacolod Students Write to Peace

The CFA Peace Trip exhibit and forum tour continued in the cities of Iloilo and Bacolod from November 18 to 26, 2010 sharing with more than 2,000 high school and college students the video documentary  “Peace Trip” and photographs and art work of the 2009 camp, “Christian and Muslim Youth: Spreading the Message of Peace


Mindanao Students Call for Peace

“If we want peace, we need to start with ourselves.” This is the resounding call of the youth from Mindanao who participated in the Peace Trip Traveling Exhibit and Forum held in various cities and towns in Mindanao from October 14 to 21, 2010.(See Peace Trip Trail: http://goo.gl/maps/qWzS) Immediately following the exhibit launch of the

The Beatitudes

30 January 2011 Today’s Readings: Zep 2:3;3:12-13/1 Cor 1:26-31/Matthew 5:1-12a REFLECTION The “Beatitudes” summarize what Jesus constantly taught his disciples before they were sent out to preach the Good News. It is also called Sermon on the Mount. The Beatitudes describe what a disciple could experience when he lives out the values of the Gospel.

Small Light Glows Brightly in Darkness

23 January 2011 Today’s Readings: Is 8:23-9:3-1/1 Cor 1:10-13, 17/Matthew 4:12-23 REFLECTION Jesus’ ministry bloomed first in Galilee—a district with a dense population, most of whom were non-Jews. The Gentiles readily accepted Jesus’ new teaching and Jesus himself—a new teacher. Matthew believed that the light prophesied by the prophet Isaiah which would come to the

Giving Importance to Children

16 January 2011 Today’s Readings: Is 49:3,5-6/1 Cor 1:1-3/Matthew 18:1-5.10 REFLECTION In the Jewish mentality, the word child had two meanings: a young child and someone who was a beginner in the faith (a rabbi or teacher’s disciple). Jesus pointed to a child as a symbol of the Kingdom of God because of three qualities:

Becoming Children of God

09 January 2011 Today’s Readings: Is 42:1-4,6-7/Acts 10:34-38/Matthew 3:13-17 REFLECTION He seemed odd to many because his lifestyle was unconventional, but people still came to hear his message. Repentance was John’s message and those who heeded it came for baptism—the baptism of repentance. Jesus was one of those who came to ask John for baptism.

The Epiphany of the Lord

02 January 2011 Today’s Readings: Is 60:1-6/Eph 3:2-3a,5-6/Matthew 2:1-12 REFLECTION Epiphany means manifestation of the Lord. The Gospel stresses the point that the Lord manifests himself not only to Jewish believers but also to non-Jews—the Magi or wise men from the East. To us today, God reveals Himself through different means. And God’s various manifestations