Salamat sa Council of the Laity ng Pilipinas na siyang nanawagan para sa Walk for Life. Kaming mga pari at obispo ay kasama ninyong laykong lingkod sa bawat hakbang. Hindi kami mauuna baka hindi kayo makasunod. Hindi kami maglalakad sa likod baka maiwanan ninyo kami. Maglalakad kaming ng mga obispo at pari katabi ninyo. Kaagapay. Kaibigan. Kasama sa paglalakad. Sa Luneta pantay pantay tayo. Sabay sabay.
(Free translation from Tagalog by the CBCP Media Office)
Thank you to the Council of the Laity of the Philippines who called for this worthy project known as “Walk for Life.” We, priests and bishops, are with you in every step you take. We will not lead because you may not be able to follow. We will not walk behind you because we may not be able to keep in step. We, priests and bishops will walk beside you. Companions all throughout. At the Luneta, we’re all equal. Side by side, step by step.
We’re here for the Walk for Life in the name of those who cannot walk because of our shortcomings. They cannot walk because they have been killed at we’re too afraid to get involved. They cannot walk out of fear they’ll be the next victims. They cannot walk because they’re hooked on drugs. They cannot walk because they’ve been killed by people who’s minds have been deranged by addiction. Those who cannot walk because of our shortcomings.
This Walk for Life is for them. We will walk and we will stand for them.
This Walk for Life is not to defend the drug addicts or the killers. Criminals ought to be arrested, prosecuted, sentenced and jailed to correct the wrongdoings they committed. They ought to be judged by the court of law and never by the (barrel of the gun) extrajudicial means.
This Walk for Life is not a protest but a commitment to the sacredness of life given by God. This Walk for Life is a Walk for God.
Why in the early hours of the day? This is simply because during this time when victims are found along the road or in garbage heaps. Dawn is that time of day that augurs well with new beginnings but has turned into time of tears and fear due to killings made the night before.
It was during this time of day in December 30, 1896 when Dr. Jose Rizal walked from Fort Santiago to the Luneta to face the firing squad. Death penalty is contrary to the sacredness of human life. Instead of restoring the death penalty, cleanse the ranks of the police, reform the judiciary and strictly enforce rules in our penitentiaries. We say “No to Death penalty!” Yes, to the reforms in the criminal justice (system). We call on the House of Representatives to allow their members to vote according to their conscience. Partisan politics is fleeting. Conscience is the voice of God inside everyone of us. Respect our conscience.
There a number of shortcomings against life that we need to attend to. These are ABCDE…
Abortion is a sin against the life of the unborn. An unborn child is a gift from God. Every child needs to be defended. If we don’t go against abortion, there will come a time when we will kill the poor and downtrodden in society. Poor as they are they’ve been saved at beloved by God. God loves the weak and helpless. They are our siblings.
Blasphemy is disrespect for the name of God. If God’s no longer respected, there will come a time when we will no longer respect God’s creatures. All these begins with blasphemy. When people no longer respects God, for sure we will no longer respect the environment, our parents, our fellowmen and human life.
Corruption kills human life. Corruption is thievery against the poor. Money appropriated for medicines, money budgeted for rice, money for transportation expensews, money for basic home repairs yet kept and withheld by corrupt individuals. The sufferings felt by the poor victims of the corrupt are known to God. You cannot steal all your life. God knows everything.
Drugs are anti-life. Drugs kill people who use them including the innocent victims. Rape happens due to drugs. Thefts occur due to drugs. Killings take place due to drugs. This Walk for Life is not to defend the drug addict and pushers. Lives have been lost due to drugs. Getting hooked on drugs is wrong. Drugs kill.
Execution is murder. From what was called death penalty, it has turned to salvaging to summary execution and now Extra Judicial Killings (EJK). Any killing whether made by a criminal or meted by the government as death penalty remains a killing. We cannot teach that killing is wrong by killing those who kill. It also increases the number of killers.
The sun will soon rise. There will be hope. Never be afraid of darkness. Never live in fear. We are being cowed to fear and we in turn fearful. They will cease casting fear among us because they will know we are not afraid.
Let us face those who attempt to cast fear among the people and show them our courage. Let’s face the challenge and prove God is on our source of strength. We will never fear them because we trust God more than anybody else.
People trust God, never fear. Let’s walk for LIFE! Walk for Life!
“Merong Kulungan para mabayaran yung may mga kasalanan hindi papatayin. Ikaw ba ay isang perfect?”
“We are not perpect, nagkakamali po tayo. If patayin natin paano na yung chance magbago. Pagpinatay another immorality nanaman.”
BRO. NICHOLAI M. LUCEÑOS (CATHOLIC FAITH DEFENDER-DIPOLOG CITY CHAPTER) WITH REV. FR. RAMIL D. CORONG (CFD DIOCESE OF DIPOLOG SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR & BIBLE APOSTOLATE DIRECTOR)
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The plague of trolls is finally dawning on the Philippines’ Catholic bishops.
At the Walk for Life on Saturday, February 18, the 61-year-old Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo reminded Catholics to beat the trolls.
Pabillo said: “Hindi tayo matatalo ng mga trolls kung lahat tayo nagsasalita. Magsalita kayo sa Facebook ‘nyo – mga picture ‘nyo, ‘yung paninindigan sa buhay. Ituloy ‘nyo.”
(The trolls cannot defeat us if all of us speak. Speak out on your Facebook accounts – with your pictures, your beliefs in life. Continue these.)
“Ipadala ninyo sa Facebook ‘yung nangyari ngayon (Send to Facebook the things that happened today),” Pabillo said, referring to the Walk for Life, a grand Catholic procession against extrajudicial killings and the proposed revival of the death penalty, among other things.
During the same event, Bishop Valentin Dimoc of Bontoc-Lagawe added in a speech, “When we are bullied because of trolls in cyberspace, let us continue to use Facebook responsibly, make our presence felt, and bear witness to our faith.”
The Walk for Life drew at least 10,000 Catholics, according to the police, making it one of the biggest Catholic rallies in recent years. (READ: Cardinal Tagle urges ‘active non-violence’ amid killings)
“Ikalat natin sa Facebook (Let us spread this on Facebook),” the bishop added at the event. “Let us bring the good news about the Walk for Life.”
At the same time, Pabillo reminded his flock of things that can be done offline – such as to pick up their trash after the event, and to lobby in Congress against the death penalty.
A month earlier, another bishop also lashed out at trolls and fake news.
Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos said in a homily to close the 4th World Apostolic Congress on Mercy: “Fake news and trolls are not mercy. They are lies.”
In the Philippines, fake news and trolls have proliferated especially before, during, and after the 2016 elections, and also in the face of President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs that has already killed at least 7,080 people.
Fake news and trolls have often pitted supporters and critics of Duterte against each other, with online propaganda associated with both the administration and the opposition. (READ: Fake accounts, manufactured reality on social media) – Rappler.com
CATHOLIC FAITH DEFENDERS, INC
DIOCESE OF DIPOLOG
TO ALL ROMAN CATHOLICS AND NON CATHOLICS!
Peace in the name of Jesus and Mother Mary!
In connection with the ecumenical movement of the Catholic Church, the Catholic Faith Defenders, Inc (CFD), under the umbrella of the DIocesan Biblical Apostolate (DBA), shall be conducting a friendly Bible Symposium and Rally on February 25, 2017 (Saturday), at the Dipolog City Boulevard “Hataw” stage, from 6:30pm to 10:30 o’ clock in the evening, under the theme” BIBLE IS THE HOPE OF COMMUNITY PROGRESS”
The purpose of the activity is to give other people the chance to participate and come to the knowledge of the Word of God to prepare them to live holy lives. We shall be also inviting pastors and ministers of our Non-Catholic Brethren, to ask or elucidate any Catholic teaching and practice which they wished to be clarified thru the Holy Bible and standard references.
The keynote speaker is Honorable Socrates C. Fernandez, a Member of the Sangguniang Panglungsod of the City of Talisay, Cebu, who himself, is a Papal Awardee of the CFD Bible Apostolate. together with other members of the CFD National Board of Governors (Particularly Bro. Wendell Talibong).
Very truly yours,
-BRO. MIGUEL “MIKE” L. ABAS (CFD Nat’l Bible Consultant and DBA Coordinator)
-BRO. NICHOLAI M. LUCEÑOS (CFD Dipolog Chapter President)
REV. FR. RAMIL D. CORONG (DBA and CFD Spiritual Director)
Ang Valentine’s day na pinangahuhulugang araw ng mga pusong nag-iibigan o ng magkasintahan ay hindi po aral / doctrina ng simbahang Catholica.
Dahil, ang tunay na “Valentine’s Day” para sa Simbahang Catholica ay araw ng pag gunita kay St. Valentine, isang unang Christianong pari at Santo na martyr sa pananampalataya nuon.
” Saint Valentine of Rome which indicated he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire. ” (Source link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine’s_Day [qouted by Wikipedia organization from “Dictionary of Christianity. Routledge”. p. 278.])
nag sasagawa sya ng banal na matrimonyo(o kasal) sa mga romanong sundalo at kanilang kasintahang babae,
at sa kabila ng mahigpit na pag babawal ng paganong emperador ng Roma na mag-asawa ang kanyang mga sundalo, pero itong si St. Valentine nilabag ito, sige pa din sa kanyang servicio na ikasal ang sundalong romano sa kanilang mga nimamahal, kaya yan ang dahilan kung bakit sya ay pinaaresto at pinugutan ng ulo, at naging martyr.
dagdag pa jan, bago sya bitayin , nakapag pagaling pa sya ng may sakit , isang bulag na anak ng sundalong Romano. Ang himalang ito ay nakita ng sundalong Romano na nagbabantay sa kanyang kulungan, kaya sila ay nagpaconvert bilang Christiano kay San Valentino.
Kaya lang naman naging araw ng mga pusong nag iibigan ay pinauso lang naman iyon ng mga protestante sa America nung 19thcentury, kaya, ang tunay na diwa ng Valentine’s Day na para dapat sa pag gunita kay St. Valentine ay na misinterpret na at napalitan ng bagay na pinauso ng mga Americanong protestante.
at samantalang itong mga protestanteng anti-catholico dito sa Pinas, tulad ng INC, Dating Daan, Sabadista, eh sige pa din ang kanilang misinterpration at maling akala sa Valentines day kesho, sa pagano daw ito, at kesho doctrina daw ng Iglesia Katolika ito, at kung ano ano pang false information ang binabato nila ukol dito…
ngayon, sa pagano ba?? nagmula ba sa paganismo?? hindi po…
” There is no evidence of any link between St. Valentine’s Day and the rites of the ancient Roman festival, despite many claims by many authors” (Source link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine’s_Day )
Napakalinaw, mula sa reliable source Wikipedia Encyclopedia, kahit pa may mga author at manunulat na iniuugnay ang Valentines Day sa paganismo, eh walang anu mang connection ang Valentines Day sa kahit anong paganong celebrasyon ng mga paganong Romano nuon,
tsaka papaanong mai-iugnay sa paganong celebrasyon na “Lupercalia”? eh pinagbawal na ito ng simbahan nuong 5th century, yan yuong panahong legal na ang Christianismo sa emperyo ng Roma…
” Lupercalia survived the initial rise of Christianity and but was outlawed—as it was deemed “un-Christian”–at the end of the 5th century, when Pope Gelasius declared February 14 St. Valentine’s Day.” (Source link: http://www.history.com/…/valentin…/history-of-valentines-day)
At sa panahon ding iyon, diniklara ito ni Pope Gelasius bilang araw ng paggunita kay San Valentino tuwing ikaw (Febrero 14), at ng saganun ay mawala/mapalitan/mabura ang paganong fertility festival of “Lupercalia”.
take note? idiniklara para icelebra tuwing ika (Feb 14) po
eh tuwing kelan nga ba sinicelebra ang paganong pistang “Lupercalia”? Feb 14 din po ba?? alamin natin….
” Celebrated at the ides of February, or February 15, Lupercalia was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, as well as to the Roman founders Romulus and Remus.” (Source link: http://www.history.com/…/valentin…/history-of-valentines-day )
napakalinaw, tuwing (Feb 15), kaya sa date(petsa) palang eh hindi tugma, at hindi sabay, So dito palang hinding hindi sa pagano ang Valentines Day,
Muli, papaanong magiging sa paganismo ang Valentines day? eh kami na ang ang pabawal, nag banned nito nuong 5th century? plus, magkaiba pa ang petsa ng celebrasyon ng Valentines Day (Feb 14) sa kapistahan ng Lupercalia (Feb 15).
Jan palang malinaw hindi sa paganismo ang Valentines Day, taliwas sa claim at tuligsa ng mga sekta protestanteng Atni-Catholico tulad ng INC, Dating Daan, Saksi ni Jehova, Sabadista na sa paganismo daw kuno ang Valentines Day, alamin muna nila ang buong history bago manuligsa sa simbahang Catholica.