MANILA, May 24, 2013—Catholic Faith Defenders (CFD), a nationwide lay run apologetics organization that explains the truth of the Catholic Doctrines, will hold its two-day annual national convention in Cebu City.
Catholic Faith Defenders national spiritual director Rev. Fr. Abraham Arganiosa CRS reiterated the need for apologetics to further boost the faithful convictions of many Catholics.
“There is a need for Renewed Apologetics in the Year of the Faith because the Catholic Faith and the Catholic Church is under attack nowadays from various sides, including political areas,” said Arganiosa.
Arganiosa emphasized the present need to restore the slowly declining traditional Filipino values due to massive westernization. He added that to do so one has to start with re-catechizing the faithful.
“It is the moment for us Catholics to rise to the challenge and defend our faith with reason and with fire of the Spirit, he said.
Themed “Renewed Apologetics in the Year of Faith”, the convention is slated from May 25 to May 26 at the Tabor Hills in Talamban.
Rev. Fr. Abe Arganiosa, CRS was ordained as a Somascan Priest in the Clerics Regular of Somasca in Sto. Rosario Parish of San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan. He took his philosophy from Don Bosco-Canlubang Seminary and Bachelor of Theology from Divine Word School of Theology in Tagaytay City with the then Fr. Luis Antonio Tagle, now Archbishop of Manila, as his Dogma professor. He was station manager of AITV5 in Sorsogon City and also served as KBP President in the same city last 2012. (Angelique Guevarra)