Monthly Archives: May 2017

Congratulations to CFD National Convention held at Manila recently Last May 27-28, 2017!

CONGRATULATIONS TO CFD National Convention held at Manila recently Last May 27-28, 2017. First time in Manila. It means that Catholic Faith Defenders expand at Manila defending the True Church of Christ the Roman Catholic Church. Hindi man kami nakasali, kaisa kami sa success ng National Convention…


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When I Visited the Holy Land last 2009 I visited the house of saint Peter in Capernaum Galilee,Israel entering into his house I saw his monument and the larges Church on his house a 2 story house Church building at the center of it is the humble house of a Fisherman in Galilee st.Peter I look at the Karetola of the Church and with great surprise I saw that the Church standing at the House of st Peter is not Baptist not born again not protestant not Dating Daan Soriano church not Iglesia ni Kristo manalo but Roman Catholic Church standing at the house of st.Peter I remember the words of our savior to st Peter in mathew 16:18 it says and so I say to you,you are peter and upon this Rock I will build my Church and the gates of hell shall not overcome against it and that this is actual historical evidence that support and clarify that Church founded by Jesus in mathew 16:18 is the Catholic Church because this is the Church standing at the house of st Peter the person whom Jesus proclaim that you are Peter upon this Rock I will build my Church.therefore let us hold on to the Catolic faith til the end no matter what happened in the Journey of our life because we are absolutely sure base on biblical and historical evidence that the Catholic Church is the Church founded by Jesus. 

(BRO. NOE DORA- Former Born again Pastor) now a Roman Catholic. Being a head of the Association of Converted Pastor to the Roman Catholic Church, Inc.

Francisco and Jacinta have officially been declared saints! By Hannah Brockhaus / CNA | May 13, 2017 | 0 |

The official canonization images of Jacinta and Francisco Marto at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima May 12, 2017. Credit: Elise Harris/CNA

Fatima, Portugal, May 13, 2017 / 03:28 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Saturday officially declared Francisco and Jacinta Marto saints of the Catholic Church in front of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims at Fatima, Portugal – teaching us that even young children can become saints.

“For the honor of the Blessed Trinity, the exaltation of the Catholic faith and the increase of the Christian life, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, and of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and our own, after due deliberation and frequent prayer for divine assistance, and having sought the counsel of many of our brother Bishops, we declare and define Blessed Francisco Marto and Jacinta Marto to be saints,” Pope Francis exclaimed May 13 as the crowd roared with applause.

“We enroll them among the Saints, decreeing that they are to be venerated as such by the whole Church. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”

Pope Francis presided over their canonization Mass during his two-day pilgrimage to Fatima, Portugal May 12-13 to take part in celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the appearance of Our Lady of Fatima.

The brother and sister, Francisco, 11, and Jacinta, 10, who tended to their families’ sheep with their cousin Lucia Santo in the fields of Fatima, witnessed the apparitions of Mary, now commonly known as Our Lady of Fatima.

In her message to the children, Mary brought with her requests for conversion, prayer (particularly the recitation of the rosary), sacrifices on behalf of sinners, and a three-part secret regarding the fate of the world.

The children followed Mary’s requests, praying often, giving their lunch to beggars and going without food themselves. They offered up their daily crosses and even refrained from drinking water on hot days.

With anti-Catholic sentiment very prevalent in the country, the mayor in the district of Fatima had grown suspicious of the growingly popular apparitions, and had unsuccessfully tried to get the children to renounce their story.

Wanting to stop the children from seeing the fourth apparition, Artur Santos, an apostate Catholic and high Mason who was the local mayor, devised a ruse to kidnap the children before the scheduled day of her appearance.

Despite bribes, threats of death by burning oil, and threatening to lock them in a cell with criminals, the children never recanted their story.

Convicted by Mary’s requests and the vision of hell, both children lived lives of prayer and penance after the apparitions, offering themselves for sinners as Mary had asked. Francisco was known for his devotion to the Eucharist and his strict physical mortifications, while Jacinta was especially known for having a heart for the poor and the suffering.

Both children fell victim to the influenza epidemic of 1918 that swept through Europe. In October 1918, Mary again appeared to the sick siblings and promised to take them to heaven soon. On April 3, 1919, Francisco declined hospital treatment for influenza and died the next day, at the age of 11.

Jacinta was given hospital treatment in hopes of prolonging her life, but she knew that she would soon join Francisco in heaven. On February 19, 1920, Jacinta asked the hospital chaplain who heard her confession to bring her Holy Communion and administer the last rites, because she was going to die “the next night.” But the priest said that her condition was not that serious and that he would return the next day. The next day Jacinta was found dead – she had died in her sleep at 10 years old.

Pope John Paul II beatified Francisco and Jacinta May 13, 2000, on the 83rd anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady at Fatima. They were the youngest non-martyrs to be beatified in the history of the Church.


100 Years Apparitions of our Lady in Fatima Portugal and Canonization of Blessed Francisco and Jacinta on May 13, 2017!

Today May 13, 2017 is a Celebration of the 100 Years apparition of Our Lady in Fatima, Portugal. We may Pray the Holy Rosary everyday!!! also the canonization of Blessed Francisco and Jacinta.

This is the miracle that led to the Fatima children’s canonization

Monument of the Guardian Angel of Portugal apparition to the three little shepherd children of Fatima. Credit: Daniel Ibanez / CNA.

Monument of the Guardian Angel of Portugal apparition to the three little shepherd children of Fatima. Credit: Daniel Ibanez / CNA.

.- Tomorrow, on the 100th anniversary of Mary’s first appearance at Fatima, Pope Francis will canonize Jacinta and Francisco Marto, two of the three shepherd children who witnessed the Marian apparitions.

A press conference preceding the Pope’s arrival highlighted the miracle that paved the way for their canonization. The miracle involved a Brazilian boy named Lucas, who was miraculously healed through the intercession of the shepherd children.

Jacinta and Francisco both died before age 10 and will become the youngest non-martyrs to be canonized. Sister Lucia, the third visionary, lived much longer, dying in 2005 at the age of 97. The Church is currently examining documents and collecting testimonies for her beatification cause.

In recounting the story of their son’s healing in the face of almost certain death, João Batista and his wife Lucila Yurie could not hold back tears.

“On March 3, 2013, before 8:00 pm, our son Lucas, who was playing with his little sister Eduarda, fell out of a window from a height of 20 feet. He was five years old,” related the boy’s father.

“His head hit the ground and he sustained a very serious injury, which caused a loss of brain tissue,” Batista said during the press conference at the Fatima Shrine.

Teetering between life and death, “he was given medical care in our city, Juranda, and given the severity of his condition, he was transferred to the hospital in Campo Mourao, Parana.”

“When we got there, Lucas was in a deep coma. His heart stopped twice, and they performed an emergency operation.”

It was at that moment that “we began to pray to Jesus and Our Lady of Fatima, to whom we have a great devotion,” Batista said.


Tagle’s reminder: Santacruzan all about Cross, not clothes

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MANILA, May 5, 2015—While Santacruzan these days, like other May festivities, conjure up images of glitz and glamor, of the prettiest barrio lasses in gowns worthy of Imelda, the capital’s chief shepherd stressed this should not be the case, and called on would-be participants and spectators to focus on what the event really is about: the Holy Cross.


In a recent interview over Church-run Radio Veritas, Manila Archbishop Luís Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle urged the faithful to ensure the solemnity of this otherwise wholesome and commendable Catholic tradition by not allowing it to devolve into what he called a mere “fashion show” stripped of its religious and historical significance, and to recapture its Cross-centered message.

“It is not a fashion show. It invites us to reflect on the Cross, and how through it, Jesus Christ made our salvation possible,” he explained.

Helena and Constantine

According to Tagle, Santacruzan is a delightful custom, which tells the story of how Queen Helena, the mother of Eastern Roman Emperor Constantine, was able to find the Cross on which Christ was crucified, during a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

“That is the reason why the Santacruzan procession has characters in costumes named Reyna Elena and Constantino,” the prelate added. (Raymond A. Sebastián with reports from Roxanne Dela Rosa /CBCP News)