CFD National invites all interested to join the National Convention 2015 @ Davao City Apologetics by Ryan_Mejillano

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Click and save –  Invitation to dioceses for CFD Convention 2015

Open Invitation to ALL CATHOLICS

What: 38th Catholic Faith Defenders, Annual National Convention
Where: Davao City
When: May 23-24, 2015

Venue: University of Southeastern Philippines, Social Hall
Theme: Modernism: A New Challenge of the Church today

Registration Fee: P500 (Inclusion of Food for 2 days)
Early Bird Registration February: P350

For those who are not from Davao City but would want to join the Convention you may send your registration fee at the following accounts:

Account Name: Reynaldo Diaz
Metrobank: 302-402-1182
PNB: 318-380-800- 036
BDO: 676-000-6223

Inform us in advance of your deposit and bring your deposit slip during the event.
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Click and save – HOTEL-LIST – lodging is paid separately.  We can assist on the booking provided payment has been made together with the registration in advance.

For Details call or txt the following numbers:

Globe: 0917-321-1883
Smart: 0928-988-2231
Sun: 0943-340-9637

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Official Program to follow on the subsequent posts. Pro Deo et Ecclesia!


My Simple Inspirational Story of Splendor of the Church Old Blog of Rev. Fr. Abe Arganiosa!

Splendor of the Church Old Blog (URL Address:                               administered by Fr. Abe Arganiosa with his co-administrator Bro. Franz Luigi Lugena now an engineer, is indeed very helpful as an aid in studying catholic faith apologetics (CFD Dipolog City) training in year 2011, 2012, 2013. I was amazed of Fr. Abe answering the questions of the Non-Catholics, that will lead me to having a sort of print copy of any articles of his blog, because it inspired me that even a priest in person of Rev.Fr. Abe Arganiosa defend the faith courageously. Fr. Abe answered the questions in logical, apologetics and theological approach. This blog helped and encouraged me to know more about our Catholic Faith. Upon knowing this blog, there is a friend of my facebook Page in person of Bro. Cielbert A. Dondoyano, Sr. a catholic faith defender of Dipolog City Chapter by searching his facebook friend list, I got to know Fr. Abe Arganiosa. I add Fr. Abe Arganiosa as my facebook friend and he automatically accept my friend request. Fr. Abe introduced his Splendor of the Church Blog to me and instructed to be the member of the blog. There is an article of his blog talked about Angelica Zambrano how Fr. Abe defend our faith no matter what kind of a person he/she is will be questioned.

By that time, I am also thinking in my mind that soon I will see this Fr. Abe in person. By the grace of God through a blessing in person of Bro. Jomar Patolumbon a co- student in Catholic Faith Apologetics training sponsored and helped me together my co- student Bro. Jugie R. Nugas except to our Sis. Crisle Cardenas a co-student who spend a money for the fare to the 35th CFD National Convention of Dumaguete City last May 26-27, 2012. That convention was not a useless to me because I see Fr. Abe Arganiosa in personal with a picture beside him. I have articles of his Splendor of the Church Blog will be a proof and evidence that his blog until today help a lot and I  know that the blog produces a lot of defenders.

I cannot give a certain article how I inspired on the blog but I know deep to my heart that this blog helped me a lot beyond my reason.

The Splendor of the Church have a new domain (www. with a lot of defenders (Accountants, Lawyers, doctors and others) together with our CFD National President Professor Engr. Ramon Gitamondoc.

Below are the pictures of 35th CFD National Convention in Dumaguete last May 2012 together Fr. Abe and other defenders:


Rev. Fr. Abe Arganiosa


having a picture with Fr. Abe Arganiosa the CFD National Spiritual Director of that time


In the left side a girl wore a black shirt is my co student in cfd Sis. Crisle Cardenas, and infront to the left side having a color black bag is Bro. JV  T. Acma a Catholic Faith Defender of Dumaguete City who guide me together my companions to the venue. A lot of defenders!


A lof of defenders having a picture of Fr. Abe Arganiosa.


the picture on the right side are Sis. Crisle Cardenas, Bro. Jugie R. Nugas, Fr. Abe Arganiosa. on the left side are defenders also with Bro. JV T. Acma a Catholic Faith Defender of Dumaguete City.


A lot of Defenders…


picture on the right side are my co defender in CFD Dipolog Bro. Arsenio Rosaciña, Sis. Lesmes, a person infront having a hat is our former CFD Dipolog Chairman Bro. Armando Saguin Sr. , beside of Fr. Abe in the right side is Fr. Lumen Rojo (deceased), on the left side is also Engr. Ramon Gitamondoc (CFD National President), on the left side wearing polo shirt color black is me (Nicholai M. Luceños) beside me is Bro. Jugie R. Nugas, beside Bro. Jugie R. Nugas(wearing white T- shirt) is our CFD Dipolog Director Atty. Miguel L. Abas (Former CFD National President).

Note: Photos being mentioned are not my owned some are being shared only to me.


About Nicholai M. Luceños:

Catholic Faith Defender Dipolog City Chapter (Our Lady of Most Holy Rosary Cathedral Parish, Diocese of Dipolog), CFD Chapter Secretary, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration graduate (Saint Vincent’s College Dipolog City), Former Working Scholar since year 2010 until 2014 of the said college, Former Working Scholar President in year 2013-2014. under the arm of Atty. Miguel L. Abas our CFD Director.


Archbishop Soc on humility: Say ‘please, thanks, sorry’ By: (Roy Lagarde/CBCPNews) !

MANILA, March 11, 2015— Archbishop Socrates Villegas has passed on some words of wisdom to the faithful on how to be humble: say “please, thanks and sorry”.

In his webisode “The Light of Faith”, Villegas said to be “lowly of heart” is the only way “to see the face of God”.

“When we honour our Filipino saints, please ask them for the grace of humility to be able to say thank you, to be able to say please, and to be able to say I’m sorry without any hesitation and without any fear,” Villegas said.

However, the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said, humility “is a very tricky issue”.

“If you know you’re honest and you say you’re honest, you’re honest. If you know you’re chaste, and you say you’re chaste, you’re chaste. But if you’re humble and you say you’re humble, you’re proud,” Villegas said. “So you’re humble not when you humble yourself but when you let others humiliate you and you bear it for Christ,” he added.

For the faithful to grow in humility and to see God, the archbishop said they must practice the expressions of courtesy, gratitude and contrition.

He encouraged the Filipinos to never feel too big to say “please”, not to be shy to say “I’m sorry”, and not to think it is unnecessary to say “thank you”.

According to him, saying please means you recognize that somebody is more powerful than you and that  “you cannot look boastful and look down on anyone because you’re a person in need”.

Those who say “thank you”, he added, are humble and happy people because the “fruit of humility is happiness”.

“People who are proud will always be unhappy,” Villegas said.

Villegas pointed said only the humble can say “sorry” and ask for forgiveness.

“When you say I’m sorry it doesn’t mean that I am wrong and you are right. When you say I’m sorry it only means I value our relationship so much that I will not discuss anymore who is wrong and who is right. I want to hasten the restoration and healing of our relationships,” he added.

“As you celebrate your being Filipino, as you take pride that we are Filipinos, be humble because the humble will be able to see the face of God,” Villegas also said. (Roy Lagarde/CBCPNews) 

Information to the link: Bro. Edwin B. Ytac our CFD Dipolog Chapter President facebook timeline.


Sangka sa Katarungan of RMN Dipolog: Catholic Faith Defender Member Vs. Piniling Nasud nga giluwas ug gipahiuli, Inc Member!

Asking permission to Bro. Cielbert A. Dondoyano, CFD on his facebook timeline via information to post the video to my blog ( and he answered automatically.

cfd veritas

(Photo Credit:

To Listen the video (source: just click the link below:

Sangka sa Katarungan of RMN Dipolog is aired in every Sunday at 1:00-3:00pm after the program of Bro. Cielbert A. Dondoyano, Sr. ( Ang Kahayag sa Pagtuong Katoliko) at 12:00-1:00pm of the same day. To the  Dipolog City, Dapitan City and other municipalities of Province of Zamboanga del Norte you can tune the program in DXDR 981 AM and 94.1 iFM in FM band on your radio. To other places outside of the province who cannot be reached in tuning the program you  can also listen the program. Just visit www. through live streaming. The host and moderator of the said program is also our brother in defending the faith (Catholic Faith Defenders of the Philippines, Inc formerly Catholic Faith Defenders, Inc. Our Lady of Most Holy Rosary Cathedral Parish Dipolog City Chapter Diocese of Dipolog) Bro. Kenneth Alvin Bustamante. Station Manager of RMN Dipolog is Sir. Melchor Coronel.


SEMANA SANTA SCHEDULE SA MGA ACOLYTES 2015 (Our Lady of Most Holy Rosary Cathedral Parish Dipolog City, Diocese of Dipolog)


7:10 AM- Bendita sa mga Lukay @ SVC Main Ground. After the blessing procession padulong sa katedral.
(Call time 6:45 AM dinha sa SVC Main Ground)
7:30 AM- Holy Mass
MARCH 31, 2015

4:30 PM- Chrism Mass (Call time sa mga acolytes mo serve 4:00 PM sa Katedral)


4:30 PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper & Paghugas sa mga tiil sa mga apostoles. (Call time sa mga acolytes mo serve 4: 00 PM sa Sacristy mag abot)
APRIL 3, 2015 (FRIDAY)

5:00 TO 10: 00 AM

Estasyon Heneral libot sa Siyudad sa Dipolog

START AT Sr. Sto Niño Looc Chapel ( didto magsugod )

Note sa mga Acolytes: Sa gawas sa konvento mag abot mga 4:30 AM mga acolytes arun magdungan og lakaw sa Chapel. Ang uban og wla nka apas pwede pod mu adto nlang diritso sa chapel.
12:00 NOON : Seven Last Words (Voluntary sa mga gusto maminaw)
3:00 PM : Celebration of Our Lord’s Passion ( call time sa mga acolytes para mo serve kay mga 2:30 PM)
5:00 PM : Procession sa Santo Entiero entire Dipolog ( call time 4:30 PM sa katedral ra mag kita for acolytes)
7:00 to 8:00 PM- Procession sa Mahal nga Birhen dela Soledad ( Katedral ra mag kita mga acolytes)

5:00-10:00PM ( Pag- bag o sa kalayo ug tubig)
APRIL 5, 2015 (SUNDAY)

3:00 AM – Carro ni JESUS (procession sa Jesus Resucitado ug Mahal nga Birhen de Alegria)

Note sa mga acolytes:
Dunay mga acolytes mag assist sa procession didto sa DBP. (Call time 2:30 AM)
Dunay mga acolytes mag assist sa procession didto sa Mr. Donuts nga Tindahan. (Call time 2:30 AM)

3:30 AM – Sugat ( At Plaza Kiosko )
4:00 AM – Misa
Gikan sa Schedule sa Semana Santa 2015 Of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral Parish Dipolog City

BY : NICHOLAI M. LUCEÑOS- Acolytes Secretary Cathedral Parish

New Bishop of Dipolog

Bishop Severo

Third Bishop of the See of Dipolog

Epsicopal Ordination
By David Capacio, FY 3
The Mahogany Publication
The Official Publication of Saint Mary’s Theologate, Gango, Ozamis City

On the Thirtieth (30th) day of October in the Year of the Lord Two Thousand and Fourteen (2014) at Nine (9:00) o’clock in the Morning, Thursday, in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Dipolog City, was the Solemn Eucharistic Celebration of Episcopal Ordination and Canonical Taking-Possession of His Excellency, the Most Reverend Severo Cagatan Caermare, D.D., as the Third Bishop of the See of Dipolog.  He was conferred by His Excellency, the Most Reverend Giusseppe Pinto, D.D., Titular Archbishop of Pandosia, Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines as the Principal Consecrator, His Excellency the Most Reverend Jose A. Cabantan, D.D., Bishop of Malaybalay as Co-Consecrator and His Excellency, the Most Reverend Jose R. Manguiran, D.D., Bishop Emeritus of Dipolog as Co-Consecrator also together with His Eminence Orlando Cardinal Quevedo, O.M.I., D.D. as the Homilist.

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Dipolog City was filled with bishops, clergy, religious, lay faithful, family members, friends, parishioners, visitors and people from the different dioceses of DOPIM (Dipolog, Ozamis, Pagadian, Iligan and Marawi), other dioceses and places.  The preparation of the said big event was led by the Very Rev. Fr. Joel S. Montederamos together with the supports of the clergy, religious and lay faithful of the Diocese of Dipolog.  In the Eucharistic celebration with full gladness, excitement and joy for Most Rev. Severo C. Caermare to be consecrated as the new bishop of the See of Dipolog, Msgr. Emigdio Socias made the reading of the mandate of Apostolic See that commanded his episcopate.  In the homily of His Eminence Orlando Cardinal Quevedo, O.M.I., D.D., he emphasized that the laying of hands of the Consecrators, pronouncing the prayer of consecration will let the Holy Spirit transform Most Rev. Fr. Caermare forever in which our human minds cannot understand.  He stated that Bishop Caermare’s ministry is truly a tremendous mystery and a gift because through him, Christ Himself as the High Priest, sanctifies His people, through him,  Christ Himself as the prophet, proclaims the Father’s reign of as King, leads His people on the way to eternal happiness in the Kingdom of God.  He then challenged Bishop Caermare that in his life and ministry, he must always be for the poor and to follow constantly the way of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd.  He ended his homily with the aphorism of Pope Francis that goes, “The bishop will sometimes go before his people pointing the way and keeping their hope vibrant, at other times, he will simply be in their midst with his unassuring and merciful presence and yet at other times, he will have to walk after them, helping those who lag behind and above all allowing the flock to strike out on new paths”, and then giving the blessing of the Blessed Mother of God and Jesus Christ to guide him to become a Good Shepherd.  by then, Archbishop Giusseppe Pinto, D.D., expressed also a message of thanks for the 27 years of service rendered by Bishop Emeritus Jose R. Manguiran, D.D. to the See of Dipolog, offering his life to God and for the Church as a father and a pastor and urging Bishop Caermare to never lose his wonder of the plan of God.  After the message of Archbishop Pinto, Bishop Caermare went down and turned around the aisle of Cathedral to bless the people.  Subsequently, the new ordained Bishop Caermare delivered his message starting to express his motto, “Benedicam Dominum Semper” which means “I will bless the Lord always” adapted from Tobit 4, 19 and Psalm 34, 1.  He expressed his message with full of joy and gratitude and a little undeniable tense.  As the youngest bishop in the Philippines in his time, he was determined enough to conquer his human limitations and difficult cross of responsibilities through the love and care of God and taking these challenged to be more confident, more faithful, more zealous and brave in his ministry believing that everything happens for a purpose of increasing his firmness of faith.  He stressed that Pope Francis’ values and ways of being pastor will be the sources of his inspiration to be a shepherd who always carries the smell of the sheep.  Thus, asserting on the point that authentic power is service, he assured everyone that he will be a collaborator for good governance, fairness, justice and peace and will not hesitate to criticize and condemn the evils that come from the abuse of powers.  He said, for us he will be a bishop but with us he will be a friend, father and a brother.  He ended his message by thanking everyone and with a song, avowing to God, “Thank you for choosing me from all the rest, though I’m for from being the best, but most of all I thank you, for loving me.”

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