Sep 20

CFD Davao supports and prepares for the Year of the Faith!

Sep 20

CFD Davao Board of Stewards 2012-2015

Sep 20

CFD-Davao Archdiocesan Election held last September 15, 2012

In order to prepare for the Year of the Faith, the Catholic Faith Defenders Inc. Archdiocese of Davao Chapter held its Archdiocesan Election facilitated by Bro. Ryan R. Mejillano (National Secretary and Board of Governors) last September 15, 2012  at the San Pedro Cathedral Auditorium.  This is the upshoot of the agreed meeting conducted last September 7, 2012 at St. Francis Xavier Parish, Tibungco, Davao City where a parish chapter is already existing.  The warm welcome of the Parish Priest added color to our earnest desire to collaborate with the local church this Year of the Faith.  The election was participated by four (4) existing and active chapters in Davao City, namely to wit; San Pedro Cathedral Chapter, San Antonio de Padua Chapter, St. Francis Xavier Parish Chapter and the University of Southeastern Philippines Chapter. The election started with a Holy Mass by Rev. Fr. Jorge S. Angga, STB (a fellow apologist) in the Ordinary Form but the ordinaries (Kyrie, Sanctus and Agnus) were chanted in latin.  Afterwards, a briefing and updates on how to run an election in the Archdiocesan level known as Board of Stewards was discussed by the National Secretary.  Everything went well by virtue of God’s providence.  Congrats to Bro. John Reyes who was elected to be the Archdiocesan President for 2012 – 2015.  Kudos to the Archdiocesan Officers “Board of Stewards”.

President – Bro. John Reyes

Internal VP – Bro. Ronnie Moradas

External VP – Bro. Ryan Mejillano

Secretary – Sis. Rhialyn Dumaquita

Treasurer – Bro. Arturo Partosa

Auditor – Bro. John Carlo Asis

PIO – Bro. Kid Libunao

Board of Stewards

Hubert Gumanay

Ronald Rondina

Cherry Diez

Elias Mahilum

Rubie Mae Maurillo

Eric Romero

Pepito albarico

Teodoro Gotas

 

Sep 20

Argumentation and Debate Lecture conducted by Sis. Jocelyn Ibanez, LLB. (September 15, 2012)

The Committee on Argumentation and Debate headed by Bro. Ryan R. Mejillano, M.A. Th in their effort to strengthen their argumentation and debate skills is conducting a series of lecture on Arts of Argumentation and Debate as part of their commitment during their Strategic Planning last June.  This is the beginning of their Action Plan implementation as committee.  To make this activity possible, the chairman invited his friend and fellow Catholic Faith Defender during their University years, Sis. Jocelyn Ibanez, LLB. Her topics include Oxford-Oregon, Douglas types of debate, Common logical fallacies and errors, and British Parliamentary rules.

Sep 13

comment on the Pro RH admin’s post on the apology of Pope John Paul regarding past mistakes of individual Catholics

Blessed. John Paul II, pray for us
Blessed John Paul II
 I have written in the Pro RH open page concerning their post on the apology of the pope on the past mistakes of some Catholics who used the name of the church for their personal gains. There had been redundant posts in their page regarding the abuses of the past like crusades, the inquisition etc etc of which they did not understand what happened during those years. They did not study the reasons why the church have to initiate actions [though some abused their duties] in order to stop the inconsistencies of the people and likewise, the prevention in promoting heresies that might harm the name of the church and her doctrines. 
It is so sad to see these Pro Rh advocates enumerating these issues in which they are trying to influence the minds of nominal Catholics that are pro RH in order to trigger their minds that the church is always wrong when it comes to teaching the faithful regarding morality. I found out also that two of their Defensores Pro RH are members of the Iglesia ni Cristo [Manalo's version] where they applauded them without giving them infractions or even actions to stop arguing about bible verses or about religion that are not connected on the RH Bill. I know, they will say, bravo INC, bravo!, even if the bible verses they quoted did not touch anything about the controversial bill since they tackle more about the doctrines especially images[ang layo noh?]. 
Too much shame for the hypocrisies and biases in their open page.
here is the screenshot of the Admin’s thread:
Here is my comment:
Admin, you keep on repeating you arrogance in understanding the statement of the pope…It is so dismaying that you are redundantly accusing the bishopric of rome as the reason why there were devastating events that happened in Europe that time..

You did not see the light of reason why the church have to do or initiate a statement concerning the past mistakes of Catholics to other cultures..

You have to be very open in realizing the fact that all that happened during the middle ages were part of the development of the European culture and the result also are the abuses of some individuals.

It is true that some clergies had done those such, but never the church told them to do inhumane actions, that’s why the church is sorry for what they did.

If you have read the document carefully and with open heart, you would see how the pope humbled himself on the actions of some dissenters and heretics of which they still used the name of the church for their own personal gains.

That’s how being a catholic, admin. The openness to the fact that we are not perfect are there, but we never say, we have to be lax to their actions, especially this controversial rh bill, of which it may harm the name of the church and the morality of which she kept for so long..

If you are not a catholic, i expect you not to understand what i mean..

Yes, i insist, you are anti-Catholics at its best…just admit it…

just to add, in order to understand why the church have to say sorry for the past mistakes of individual Catholics in the name of the Church,   you have to reread the document or, try to read the reasons and response of the church on the misconceptions of the anti catholics regarding the document:

Catholic News Agency on the Galileo and Vatican Controversy

Rabbi David Galin [Jewish Rabbi] concerning the silence of Pope Pius XII during the holocaust

New Advent on the Crusades, justifying the purpose of the advocasy [abuses of some were mentioned]

Catholic Answers on the Inquisition, justifying the real purpose [abuses of some were mentioned]

Catholic Answers discussion on the Protestants persecuted being blamed to the Church and John Hus was part of it

Council of Constance and the execution of John Hus and Symposium on the execution of John Hus

and many more, Pro RH Admin, you still have a lot of things to understand concerning the statement of Pope John Paul II, and take note, even RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE website, though criticized the statement of the late pope did not mention that it was the mistake of the whole church but the mistake of INDIVIDUAL CATHOLICS. understand?

Aug 29

Another apologetic sermon from a good friend of mine – Rev. Fr. Christopher Thaddeus, SM

Today, August 29, 2012 (commemoration of the beheading of St. John the Baptist), I attended an Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite at the University of Southeastern Philippines – Catholic Faith Defenders– Davao City.  It was a moment to behold since my fellow apologist, Prof. Dandie Fernandez who happens to be in a vacation mode, is the main sponsor for the Holy Mass intention.  Aside from him, it was a gatecrash reunion since my yesteryear comrades and advisers in the University were also there, namely; Prof. Maxima, Prof. Vicente and Prof. Melody and my good friend Prof. Hector.

The Holy Mass was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Christopher Thaddeus, SM.  I was surprised with the erudition of his homily. He started by telling the story of the beheading of St. John the Baptist.  He brought us to the most interesting part of the story in which he stressed the uncompromising stand of St. John in the indissolubility of marriage. Though he was imprisoned but he never withdraw his fidelity to his stand. He’s willing to die for the faith. The priest then asked the congregation if we are willing also not to compromise our faith. Are we willing to die for the faith? Or are we willing to defend the faith? To be exact, the Catholic Faith.  He then urged us to always be willing to DEFEND the Catholic Faith even if the prize is death like of St. John.

He warned us of our inner attitude of being like Herod.  Though he protected and listened to St. John, he changed his views because of public pressure. These are the people who tried to be lukewarm with their faith (Rev. 3:15). There is a need not to compromise our Faith.  We must today be willing to DEFEND and uphold the catholic principles like that of St. John the Baptist.

Let us pray for more priests who excellently give good sermons and encouraging us to DEFEND the Catholic Faith from all attacks. Pro Deo et Ecclesia!

Aug 29

35th CFD Davao Founding Anniversary Message of National Spiritual Adviser of the Catholic Faith Defenders, Inc. – Rev. Fr. Abe P. Arganiosa, CRS

 

 (Engr. Ramon Gitamondoc, Dr. Rene Bullecer, Fr. Abe Arganiosa and Prof. Ryan Mejillano during the 2012 CFD National Convention held at Dumaguete City)

 

August 26, 2012

+St. Zephyrinus (217AD) Pope & Martyr

 

MY BELOVED BRETHREN AND FELLOW CATHOLIC FAITH DEFENDER IN DAVAO.IT IS WITH GREAT JOY THAT I’VE LEARNED OF YOUR IN-COMING 35TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY AND SUCH NEWS BROUGHT SO MUCH BECAUSE CFD DAVAO HAS COME A LONG WAY. WE IN THE NORTH ARE VERY MUCH INDEBTED TO YOU AND IN OUR SHAME WE ENVY YOUR GROWTH AND SUCCESSES.AS YOUR SPIRITUAL FATHER, I HAVE NEITHER GOLD NOR SILVER TO OFFER AS A GIFT FOR YOUR CELEBRATION. INSTEAD I WANT TO SHARE CERTAIN NEWS ALSO THAT WILL SURELY ENLIVEN YOUR HOPE AND INCREASE YOUR FAITH IN THE LORD AND LOVE IN THE HOLY MOTHER CHURCH. HERE THEY ARE:

1. THE CFD CAVITE CHAPTER HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED WITH THREE LOCAL CHAPTER AND HAD STARTED HAVING ITS APOLOGETIC SEMINARS IN CAVITE CITY AND DASMARINAS CITY. IT IS LED BY BRO. JEFFREY LIMBAGA WHO IS A THEOLOGY GRADUATE LIKE KUYA RYAN AND KUYA HECTOR WITH REV. FR. DOMINADOR MEDINA, PARISH PRIEST OF ST. PETER PARISH IN CAVITE CITY AS SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR. ALMOST ALL OF ITS MEMBERS ARE VERY YOUNG.

 

2. CFD BULACAN CHAPTER IS ALSO ESTABLISHED UNDER BRO. NONOY LOPEZ, CATHOLIC APOLOGIST AUTHOR,- A RENOWN CATECHIST AND EDUCATOR IN BULACAN. OUR SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR IS THE WELL LOVED REV. FR. DARS CABRAL OF STA. RITA PARISH IN GUIGUINTO, BULACAN WHO ALSO SERVES AS THE MEDIA COMMISSION CHAIRMAN FOR THE DIOCESE OF MALOLOS. THIS CHAPTER IS LUCKY TO HAVE BEEN GIVEN A FREE RADIO PROGRAM EVERY SUNDAY 10:00-11:30AM.

3. CFD PUP [PHIL POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY] CHAPTER HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED ALREADY AND WE ARE WORKING FOR ITS SUCCESS IN THAT SCHOOL.

4. THIS WEEK I WILL PERSONALLY VISIT TARLAC AND NUEVA ECIJA FOR THE CHAPTERS IN THOSE PROVINCES. A PRIEST IN LAGUNA HAS CONTACTED ME ALSO AND IS WILLING TO HELP US TAKE ROOT IN CALAMBA, LAGUNA THE HOMETOWN OF OUR NATIONAL HERO JOSE RIZAL.
PLEASE PRAY FOR US MY DEAR PEOPLE OF DAVAO SO THAT HAND IN HAND WE CAN DEFEND AND PROCLAIM OUR FAITH TO THE ENTIRE ARCHIPELAGO. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORKS BECAUSE THE CHURCH IS VERY MUCH IN NEED OF DEFENDERS ESPECIALLY NOW THAT SHE IS UNDER ATTACKS FROM VARIOUS SECTS AND OTHER ENEMIES. LET US RAISE THE SWORD OF TRUTH FOR THE GLORY OF GOD AND THE SPLENDOR OF THE CHURCH.

I CONFER TO YOU: ONE AND ALL, MY PATERNAL BLESSING. MAY ST. PETER BE WITH YOU AND MAY THE QUEEN-MOTHER EMBRACE YOU IN HER MATERNAL PROTECTION.
YOURS IN JESUS AND MARY,

REV. FR. ABE P. ARGANIOSA
CFD National Spiritual Director

Aug 28

CFD- Davao City Spiritual Director Rev. Msgr. Leonardo Vicente, DCD – ardent apologist and CFD supporter

KUDOS TO MSGR. NARDS VICENTE FOR A VERY GOOD APOLOGETICS SERMON YESTERDAY WHICH COINCIDED WITH THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CATHOLIC FAITH DEFENDERS OF DAVAO. AS FAR AS I CAN REMEMBER, I ONLY HEARD 5 DIOCESAN PRIESTS IN DAVAO DELIVERED THIS TYPE OF HOMILY IN MY ENTIRE LIFE: Bishop Capalla, the late Fr. Cunanan, Msgr. Nards Vicente, Msgr. Paul Cuison and Fr. Jorge Angga. HERE ARE SOME HIGHTLIGHTS OF MSGR. NARDS VICENTE’S HOMILY ON JOHN 6:60-69: (By: Jub Alabastro)

(These pictures were taken last August 10, 2012 during our Catholic Doctrine Seminar.  Here, Msgr. Nards delivered his inspirational message to the participant and officers. The gist, “always be obedient to the Church Magisterium”)

-Since the time of Christ, there are those who abandoned His doctrinal teachings (John 6:64)

-The rejection of Christ’s teaching continued in 1500 when Martin Luther founded protestantism and rebelled against the Papacy and the Church. He taught Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone) which is not taught in Scripture. He rejected the Church, he rejected Tradition. The Catholic Church based its rule of faith in Scripture and Tradition (2 THES. 2:15.)

-This rebellion continued to this day, and different sects deceived Catholics who are not well founded in their Catholic Faith. Promising them prosperity and false hope. When these Catholics are not contented with a particular sect, they hop to another. Parang nag shopping.-Yes we have one God Who created us, but what is not found in other religion is the doctrine that we have. This doctrine was delivered to us by the Apostles. Other religions don’t have Apostolic Succession. Apostolic Succession enables one to trace from history that the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church go back to the time of Christ and the Apostles.

Aug 28

CFD Retrospect (1982 AD) 5th Year Anniversary of CFD Davao City Chapter – Thank you Founding Fathers

Aug 28

Bro. Ryan R. Mejillano gives the 35th CFD Davao Founding Anniversary invitation to the Lord Archbishop Romulo G. Valles, DD. after his Pontifical Mass last Sunday @ the San Pedro Cathedral

 

Aug 28

Official Catholic Faith Defenders – National Officers 2010-2013

 

 

WHO ARE THE TRUE AND REAL OFFICERS OF CATHOLIC FAITH DEFENDERS [CFD] NATIONAL GOVERNMENT? THE HIGHEST GOVERNING OFFICER OF THE CFD IS THE NATIONAL PRESIDENT. HE IS THE ONE MAKING FINAL AND DEFINITE DECISIONS IN THE ORGANIZATION. THE NATIONAL ADVISER IS VERY INFLUENTIAL BECAUSE HE IS AN INTERNATIONALLY FAMOUS APOLOGIST AND A CHAMPION DEBATER AND FORMER PRESIDENT FOR VERY LONG TIME. HE IS LIKE THE PATRIARCH OF APOLOGETICS IN OUR COUNTRY. THE NATIONAL SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR IS HIGH RANKING BECAUSE HE IS THE THEOLOGICAL ADVISER AND THE ONE REPRESENTING THE HIERARCHY OF THE CHURCH. BEING AN ORDAINED MINISTER OF THE CHURCH HE IS THE ‘SHEPHERD’ OF THE ORGANIZATION KEEPING IT FREE FROM ANY DOCTRINAL ERROR. HERE THEY ARE:

National Spiritual Director: REV. FR. ABE P. ARGANIOSA 

National Adviser: Bro. SOCRATES FERNANDEZ [President Emeritus]

The following are the newly elected executive officers for 2010-

2013

NATIONAL PRESIDENT – Bro. RAMON M. GITAMONDOC (Cebu City)
V-Pres. Internal – Bro. Cleb Calimutan (Cagayan de Oro City)
V-Pres. External – Bro. Wendell Talibong (Ozamis City)
Secretary National – Bro. Ryan R. Mejillano (Davao City)

Treasurer – Bro. Adam Amper (Cebu City)
P.I.O. – Bro. Reynaldo Rosal (Misamis City)
-Bro. Raymundo Bascones (Cebu City)
Auditor – Bro. Rey Entila (Bacolod City)

COMPOSITION OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS:

1. Bro. Ramon M. Gitamondoc of Cebu

2. Bro. Cleb Calimutan of Cagayan de Oro
3. Bro. Wendell Talibong of Ozamiz
4. Bro. Ryan R. Mejillano of Davao
5. Bro. Adam Amper of Cebu
6. Bro. Reynaldo Rosal of Misamis
7. Bro. Raymundo Bascones of Cebu
8. Bro. Miguel Abas of Dipolog
9. Bro. Septofel Apurado of Negros
10. Bro. Francisco Pastorite of Cebu
11. Bro. Alejandro Purca of Cebu
12. Bro. Dionesio Pepito of Oriquita
13. Bro. Nelson Dalam of Cebu
14. Bro. Hector Damaso of Davao
15. Bro. Rey Entila of Negros Occidental
16. Bro. Hernando Mangitngit of Cebu
17. Bro. Juvenal Alesna of Ormoc, Leyte
18. Bro. John Diona of Davao
19. Bro. Celestino Cubol of Cagayan de Oro
20. Bro. Woodrow Maquiling of Negros Oriental
21. Bro. Ricardo Felizarta of Zamboanga

Aug 26

35th Catholic Faith Defenders Inc – Davao City Anniversary Program

Mayor Soc Fernandez

35th CFD Anniversary Program (back)

35th CFD Anniversary Program (front)

 

Published hereto are the whole series of 35th Founding Anniversary Program. Pro Deo et Ecclesia

Aug 25

35th Founding Anniversary of the Catholic Faith Defenders Inc. Davao City Chapter

Aug 24

History of Catholic Faith Defenders Inc – Davao City (1977-1982)

Aug 20

Tigpanalipod sa Santa Iglesya Katolika

Veni Creator Spiritus

Tigpanalipod sa Santa Iglesya Katolika

Sinulat ni Bro. Ryan R. Mejillano, M.A.Th.

National Secretary

 

Ang Matuod nga Simbahan sa atong Gino-o dili gayud makalikay sa iyang mga kaaway gawas ug sulod sa iyang panun. Gani ang ebanghilistang si San Lukas nag asoy man “usa ka timaan nga pagasupakon..” (Lk. 2:34). Maoy hinungdan nga gibuot sa Dios nga sa iyang simbahan, nagpili siya ug mga tawo nga manalipud sa Balaang Pagtuo. Sa usa ka gatosan nga tuig sa kasaysayan sa Matuod nga Simbahan, atong mabasa nga si San Pablo gipili sa Dios aron sa pagpanalipud sa Balaang Pagto-o, “Ang naulahi nagahimo niini gumikan sa gugma, sa nasayran nila nga ako gibutang dinhi aron sa paglaban sa Maayong Balita” (Fil. 1:16), ug nagsugo sa iyang mga tinun-an sa pagdapit sa kadaghanan aron sa pagpakiglantugi. “kay sa pakiglantugi atubangan sa kadaghanan, ang mga Judio iya mang gidaug sa dakong kadasig, nga nagpanghimatuod pinaagi sa kasulatan nga ang Cristo mao si Jesus (Acts 18:28)

Niining  modernong kasaysayan sa Matuod nga Simbahan, gibuot sa Espirito Santo nga ipiyal kining gasa sa pagpanalipud dinhi kanato aron sa ingon makaabag kita sa atong mga obispo ug kaparian pagpanalipud batok sa mga sukwahi ug pagtuis sa mga Balaang Kamatuoran nga gisangon ni Ginoong Jesus sa iyang Simbahan.

Busa si  San Judas Tadeo miingon , “Mga hinigugma, sa nagasulat ako kaninyo sa dakung kaikag mahitungod sa kaluwasan sa atong tanan, naaghat ako sa pagsulat sa pagtambag kaninyo nga makigbisug kamo sa pagpanalipod sa tinoohan nga sa makausa ra ug sa dayon gitugyan ngadto sa mga balaan.(Jude 1:3)

Ang ikaduhang konsilyo sa Batikano (Second Vatican Council) sa iyang dokumento Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity APOSTOLICAM ACTUOSITATEM nga sa binisaya pa Ang Mando labut sa gimbuhaton sa mga dili pari artikulo 31.a) In regard to the apostolate for evangelizing and sanctifying men, the laity must be specially formed to engage in conversation with others, believers, or non-believers, in order to manifest Christ’s message to all men.

Ug sa laing sugo, Decree on Ecumenism nga sa binisaya Ang Mando labut sa Panag hugoy hugoy (UNITATIS REDINTEGRATIO) artikulo 9. We must get to know the outlook of our separated brethren. To achieve this purpose, study is of necessity required, and this must be pursued with a sense of realism and good will. Catholics, who already have a proper grounding, need to acquire a more adequate understanding of the respective doctrines of our separated brethren.

 

Sa sukdanan sa balaod kun Code of Canon Law nagaingon,” Can. 229 §1. Lay persons are bound by the obligation and possess the right to acquire knowledge of Christian doctrine appropriate to the capacity and condition of each in order for them to be able to live according to this doctrine, announce it themselves, defend it if necessary, and take their part in exercising the apostolate.

 

Sa katapusan, ang mga mga Obispo sa Pilipinas nagkanayon sa PC II section 222,”…Parish Priests must encourage the establishments of lay catholic faith defenders.”

Niining dagku nga mga dokumento sa Iglesya Katolika, ang Catholic Faith Defenders, Inc.DavaoCity kanunay nagasandig sa iyang apostolado isip matinumanon nga mga anak sa Simbahan. Andam kami nga isulat ang Credo (Pagtuong Katoliko) sa kaugalingon namong dugo. Ubos sa dakung pagtahud sa Santo Papa uban sa mga obispo diin kami nahisakop, ug among gakson sa walay pag duha duha ang Magisterium sa Simbahan nga anaa naka deposito sa Sagrada bibliya ug Sagrada Tradisyon (Mt. 18:17; Lk.10:16).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 20

CBCP President – Lord Archbishop Jose S. Palma, DD endorses Catholic Faith Defenders

Aug 20

CARDINAL’S OPEN LETTER FOR PRIESTS (to accept CFD in their parish)

CARDINAL’S OPEN LETTER FOR PRIESTS

The Archdiocese of Cebu Chancery Office

 

 

Dear Reverend Fathers:

Pax Christi vobiscum!

St.Jude says “Urging you to stoutly defend the truth which God gave, once for all…” (Jude 1:3)

It is overtly observed by most of our people, priest and bishop that there is a spread-like-wildfire of the proliferation of different religious denominations in our country today.

And they are not only attacking the teachings of the Catholic C

hurch, but also proselytizing a good number of Catholics n their fold and this is intensively done by

“Born again” groups.

Being urged by our love for theHolyChurch, the body of Christ and by a sense of duty and our sacred responsibility, we should defend our faith and the weak members of the Church, and we should not permit this phenomenon to flourish.

So, this is my plea to you, my fellow workers of the field, that we should care for the souls willingly by stressing the much needed education regarding our Catholic Faith to diminish this massive defection from our fold.

And I am pleased to inform you that we have an organization that will help us with regard to this problem. I am introducing to you, the Catholic Faith Defenders Inc., an organization which is mandated and eventually recognized by the Holy Father John Paul II. The Catholic Faith Defenders have been prepared themselves by their intensive study of the Catholic Dogmas, Church history and their H

oly Scriptures. They are proven resolute defenders of our Holy Faith.

They are engaged in positive approach in defending our faith by means of conducting Catholic Bible Seminars, public rallies, open forum, radio programs, printed materials and help building Christian Communities.

So, I strongly recommend and indorse the Catholic Faith Defenders, and request you to receive their authorized organizers and lecturers in your parish. The apostolate of the Catholic Faith Defenders is necessarily needed to answer the call of time.

God loves you and rest assured with my prayers and my paternal blessings for you and for your flocks.

 

 

                                                                          Truly yours in Him,

                                                                      (Signed) +  His Eminence Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, DD

                                                                       Archbishop of Cebu

                                                                         June 14, 1988

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 20

LAKBIT SAYSAY SA CATHOLIC FAITH DEFENDERS INCORPORATED

LAKBIT SAYSAY SA CATHOLIC FAITH DEFENDERS INCORPORATED

Ni: Bro. Socrates C. Fernandez

National Adviser

Ang Dios nahilambigit ug uban sa kasaysayan, sumala sa iyang kaugalingon nga tuyo.  Baligho o gumunhap alang sa mga tawo, ug usahay ang DIOS ra ang makabadbad sa igo nga kahulogan sa mga panghitabo. Apan, kita na dunay pagtuo, makaingon nga MAAYO ug MATARUNG gayud ang DIOS sa iyang katawhan.

Ang may pagtuo mosanong sa giingon sa kasulatan “Mahibalo siya sa mga milagro nga buhaton sa Dios ug sa mga sangpotan  sa mga pangitabo sa kasaysayan.”(Kaalam 8:8).

Maayo nga lakbitan ato ang kaagi pagsugod sa Catholic Faith Defenders Incorporated sa Pilipinas. SA SUGBO…1935 aktibo ang kalihukan sa mga Aglipayano madasigon sila nga nagtukod sa ilang grupo uban sa pag-ataki sa mga doktrinang katoliko, ilabina sa Santo Papa ug apil gihapon ang ilang mga Apostoles, larawan ug mga piyesta sa mgaSantos. Mainiton ang mga misyonero Protestante nga mipuyo gayod og mga lugar sama sa San Isidro Talisay, sa Banawa ug ubang mga Lungsod. Ang ilang paagi, mao ang pakighigala, pagtabang sa kinahanglanong materyal sa maga tawo.

1938, sa Parokya ni San Nicolas sugbo, may mga hinimbahong layko nga panagna magtagbo sa kombento sa ilang higala nga pari, ug magtabi bahin sa panaway sa ubang mga relihiyon. Ang Pari, maayo usab motubag. Ganahan usab si Padre Undoy Reynes mopakli ug mopasabot sa Bibliya. Siya ang amahan sa tinuig nga gula sa Almanako kaniadto. Miguho si Nong Pedro Cabaluna, nagtuon diay sa Bibliya, kinaugalingon lang. Nalipay sa pagtudlo sa pari. Nagsabot og adlaw nga makigtagbo sa pari. Si Nong Pedro giila nga Walking Bible sa iyang panahon. Nagtukod siya’g grupo sa San Nicolas nga manalipod sa pagtuo. Nakadawat gani sya og award sa Santo Papa, ang Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice.

1945 human sa ikaduhang gubat, Sa parokya sa Virgen de la Regla, syudad sa Lapu-lapu na karon, Mitumaw ni Noy Mundo Reuma, taga Hillonggos Leyte, tigbuhat ug kandila sa pari sa Opon. Lantip kaayo ug pangisip, gamay ra og grado, apan maoy giila nga teologo sa mga laymen kaniadto. Batid sa Doctrina Catolica ug sa Bibliya, katugbang niya ang magsoong Martin ug Domingo Berido nga pulos hinimbahon. Giila sila, katabang ni Padre Gerard Treinekeins, M.S.C. ug sa nag-una pang mga paring Redemtoristas sa Opon. Dangpanan sila sa mga layko, ilabina na sa tubag sa mga ataki bahin sa Doctrina Cristiana. Si Noy Mundo ug si Nong Martin pulos nakadawat og award sa Santo Papa.

1953 saSantoRosarioParishChurch, mga layko malingaw og lalis sa kombento bahin sa tinuhoan. Gilingkoran sila ni Mons. Esteban Montecillo, namatay sa panuigon nga 100. Binayloay sa mga katarungan bahin sa interpretasyon sa Bibliya, ang buotang pari nalingaw sa kombati tali sa iyang mga layko apan sa katapusan sila mamati sa iyang hubad ug pagpasabot. Natukod ang Catholic Faith Defenders.

1963 mitunga si Abogado Mei Caumeran, himasa ug libro sa katoliko. Makigsangka ug dialogue sa Freedom park. Gikahinagbo niya ang tadhan na mga defesonres sila Bro. Arsento Caburnay, Bro. Resuento.

Sa panahon ni Julio Kardinal Rosales naparehistro ang C.F.D sa Securities and Exchange Commission. Gikan nga na – Indoctrinated sa Sabadista si Bro. Soc Fernandez misalmot, unya misulod sa Seminario, nakaabot og teologia dayon migula sa seminario ug mihalad sa iyang kinabuhi sa C.F.D sa mga rally sa lain – laing mga lalawigan sa kabisay-an ug sa Mindanao. Mitungha sila si Bro. Dionie Buanhag, sa Bro. Jose Tomarong ug Bro. Ramon Gitamundoc. Naghimo sila og module ug mga basahon sa C.F.D. Na-reforma nila ang mga balaod niini, ilabi na sa mga paagi sa pagtudlo ug ulahi na ang pakiglantugi.

Maoy ilang gipahimug-atan ang kaluwasan pinaagi sa pagkinabuhi sa kamatuoran ug sa pagtabang sa isigkatawo ug ang masubsob nga pagdawat sa mga sakramento.

Sa hinay-hinay naabli ang matuod nga bahandi sa kalag alang sa mga C.F.D. nga sila tipik ug bahin sa plano sa Dios sa pagsangyaw sa kamatuoran sa Dios, sa pagpanalipod niini ug sa pagdugtong kanunay sa mga kaparian, sa mga Obispo ug ilabi na sa Santo Papa.

Aug 08

How far will PNoy go to test the Church?

By Francisco S. Tatad
Manila Standard
July 30, 2012

 

Source:  http://manilastandardtoday.com/www2/2012/07/30/how-far-will-the-president-go-to-test-the-church/
In the biggest international conference ever held, some 50,000 delegates representing 190 countries in Rio de Janeiro last month, and under the leadership of the Holy See, the G-77, and some G-20 countries, delivered the most stunning blow against the war on population being waged by the world’s neo-Malthusians, eugenicists and racial supremacists in the name of reproductive health.
The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, otherwise known as the Earth Summit, deleted the term “reproductive rights” from the outcome document after it was shown that it was nothing but a code word for “abortion,” as openly admitted by the U.S. State Department.
It was a global victory for plain common sense.
In most of the First World, beginning with Russia, Japan, and Western Europe, the real emergency today is the ageing and shrinking population, known as the “demographic winter” and caused by falling fertility and birth rates. Contraception, sterilization, abortion and the introduction of same-sex “marriage,” now championed by many governments, are directly responsible for this.
UN forecasts predict that by 2050 there will be more seniors (65 years old and above) than younger people around the world, with the possible exception of some African countries and perhaps the Philippines, if they are able to escape the sustained attack of the global population controllers.
Not even the Muslim countries have been spared. Recent demographic studies using data from the United Nations Population Division and appearing in the June 1 issue of Policy Review, show that 48 of the 49 Muslim-majority countries and territories have undergone steep fertility decline over the past three decades.
Many governments now agree that “depopulation” is the next global crisis. This was pointed out during the Russian government-supported Demographic Summit in Moscow on June 29-30, 2011, and the sixth World Congress of Families in Madrid on May 25-27, 2012
Moscow Declaration Summit
The Moscow Declaration issued at the end of the summit noted that “42 percent of all humankind live in countries where even simple replacement of old generations is not taking place. The destructive process of swift drop of fertility and birth rates has swept all the continents on our planet. In the nearest historical period, the negative demographic trends can bring about extinction of whole peoples, destruction of States, and disappearance of unique cultures and civilizations.”
The Declaration called on “the government of all nations and on international institutions to develop immediately a pro-family demographic policy and to adopt a special international pro-family strategy and action plan aimed at consolidating family and marriage, protecting human life from conception to natural death, increasing the birth rate, and averting the menace of depopulation.”
The Declaration called for an end to “State interference in the private life of the family under the pretext of so-called ‘family planning,’ ‘protection of the rights of the child,’ and ‘gender equality.’ We consider it inadmissible to continue to policy of birth control, which is one of the greatest threats to the survival of humankind and a means of incursive discrimination against the family,” the document said.
For its part, the Madrid Declaration of May 27, 2012 affirmed that “our societies need more people, not fewer,” and that “human aging and depopulation is the true demographic danger facing the earth in this century.”
It further declared that “lasting solutions to human problems, including the current economic crisis, rise out of families and small communities,” and “cannot be imposed by bureaucratic or judicial fiat. Nor can they be coerced by outside force.”
The Philippines has a robust population of not less than 95 million, growing at 1.9 percent per annum. At least eight million work overseas, contributing at least $18 billion to the national economy every year. The fertility rate stands at 2.3, which means the average Filipino woman is capable of bearing 2.3 children during her reproductive years.
This is a valuable resource that is no longer available to so many other countries. In Japan, the Philippines’ No. 1 trading partner, investor and source of Official Development Assistance, Deputy Prime Minister Katsuya Okada told Vice President Jejomar C. Binay during their talks in Tokyo on July 17 that their two countries need to complement each other because the Philippines has something which Japan no longer has, namely its “young labor.”
The median age in Japan is 45 years, while it is 22.7 yeas in the Philippines. Provided the Philippines invests properly in its population, and does not throw away its demographic dividend, it will become one of the strongest Asian economies in less than 40 years, predict the economic forecasters.
However, the country’s politicians could still throw away this demographic advantage. After their defeat in Rio, the global population controllers have redoubled their efforts to reduce the population of developing counties. In London, US billionaire Melinda Gates, together with the UK Department for International Development, organized a family planning summit where she raised $4.6 billion to fund population control programs against poor women in developing countries.
Part of that money could end up funding RH activities in the Philippines, not excluding the campaign to enact the population control cum reproductive health (RH) bill. There could be no shortage of NGO- or political takers either.
The House of Representatives has decided to cut short the floor debates on the RH bill and ram it through for immediate passage, after President Benigno S. Aquino III said in this July 23 State of the Nation Address: “We are ending the backlogs in the education sector, but the potential for shortages remains as our student population continues to increase. Perhaps Responsible Parenthood can help address this.”
Responsible parenthood, properly understood, is not controversial at all. Article XV, Section 3 (1) of the Constitution provides, “The State shall defend the right of spouses to found a family in accordance with their religious convictions and the demands of responsible parenthood.” But it is not for the State to prescribe, regulate or supervise.
Responsible parenthood normally refers to “an attitude toward parenthood—not separated from the practice of virtue—that encompasses God’s plan for marriage and family…” It may be exercised “either by the mature and generous decision to raise a large family, or by the decision, made for grave motives, and with respect for the moral law, to avoid a new birth for the time being and for an indeterminate period.”
This is well explained in Humanae Vitae, a 1968 encyclical by Pope Paul VI, which condemns contraception and sterilization as “intrinsically evil.” The encyclical marked its 44th anniversary on July 25, the same day the House leadership decided to fast track the RH bill.
Anti-RH advocates like to point out that Paul VI’s prophetic warnings about the ill effects of contraception have all come to pass. True to his warning, contraception has led to widespread conjugal infidelity and a general lowering of morality; men have ceased respecting women in their totality and have begun treating them as mere instruments of selfish enjoyment rather than as cherished partners; the widespread acceptance of contraception by couples has encouraged unscrupulous governments to intrude into the sanctity and privacy of families.
The Pope, however, had failed to predict that widespread abortion, which follows universal contraception, would kill more unborn children than all the fatalities in all the wars ever waged by man since war began.
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No government enacts a law to divide the nation. Thus far, the RH bill has already deeply divided the nation. But the administration appears hell-bent on enacting this highly divisive measure. What exactly is the rationale? The ultimate game plan? Even the highly prestigious Wall Street Journal worries it could derail the country’s economic takeoff.
The RH bill has been promoted as a health measure, but it is in fact nothing but a population control measure. It prescribes birth control as an essential requirement and component of marriage, which is a natural human institution not designed nor instituted by the State. It also prescribes the compulsory sex education of children by the State.
In theory, the bill leaves to the individual the choice of method or means to use, but it prescribes birth control as something all must practice, under pain of certain penalties. Opponents of the bill liken it to the reproductive laws imposed by communist regimes on their populations or by totalitarian regimes like the Nazis on their helpless captives.
So patent and non-debatable is the constitutional offense. Sec. 12 of Article II of the Constitution provides: “The State recognizes the sanctity of family life and shall protect and strengthen the family as a basic autonomous social institution. It shall equally protect the life of the mother and the life of the unborn from conception. The natural and primary right and duty of parents in the rearing of the youth for civic efficiency and the development of moral character shall receive the support of the Government.”
Under this provision, the State is the constitutional protector of conception, just as parents are the primary educators of their children. As such, the State cannot be a party to any program of contraception. The RH bill, on the other hand, makes the State the first provider of contraception and sterilization——-the first and ultimate preventer of conception. It also makes the State the primary educator of children.
Sample of an anti-catholic propaganda
To the country’s Roman Catholics, the bill is an undisguised anti-Catholic measure. It savages an important doctrine of their faith, and then requires them to provide the tax money to fund the program that would attack their faith. The bill is arrogantly telling Catholics not to learn their faith from their Church but to learn it from Congress instead.
It is religious persecution pure and simple, a perversion of Church-State relationship, and the victim is not a small religious minority but rather the overwhelming majority of 95 million Filipinos.
P-Noy has been told not to fear the Catholics. The bishops issu

 

e no fatwas, and there are no suicide bombers among the laity, they are not even armed like some Muslim Filipinos. Neither are they as politically organized as some powerful politico-religious sect, which votes as a bloc during elections. “There is no such thing as a Catholic vote,” P-Noy has been told.


Indeed, in a predominantly Catholic country where almost everyone running for office is a baptized (even if lapsed) Catholic, people do not vote as “Catholics.” But should the Aquino government ever enact a law that attacks a doctrine of the Catholic faith, as surely as the sun rises in the East, there will be a Catholic response. It could be a Catholic vote, a Catholic protest, or maybe even a Catholic revolt. No one can say, but there will be a Catholic response.
In February 1986, a post-election statement by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), questioning Marcos’s continued stay in office after the flawed snap presidential elections, provided the “moral basis” for the EDSA revolt that ultimately installed P-Noy’s mother, Cory Aquino, as revolutionary president. It seems only fair to hope that P-Noy has not forgotten his own history, and that not all the encouragement of his foreign patrons will prompt him to tempt Providence.

Jul 25

Nang si Kapatid na Joel (Abdul Rahman) ay naging isang Kristiyano

“Kung gusto man nila akong sentensiyahan ng kamatayan ay tatanggapin ko ito…ako ay isang Kristiyano…ibig sabihin naniniwala ako sa Santisima Trinidad…Naniniwala ako kay Hesu Kristo.” (salin sa tagalog ay akin-lamang)

Mahirap sa mga muslim na nasa Gitnang Silangan na maipahayag ang kanilang mga karapatan bilang isang mamamayan sa kanilang bansa. Minsan ay madali lang ipataw ang kamatayan para sa kanila kung ang kalagayang ipinapahayag nito ay lubhang anti/taliwas sa mga batas na ipinapatupad ng kanilang bansa. Kadalasan sa mga bansa na sakop ng rehiyong ito ay konektado ang relihiyong Islam sa bawat batas na napapatupad, kaya nga minsan, ang tawag ng mga kritiko sa mga mamamayan nila ay mga “religious fanatics”.

 

Napapansin niyo naman na sa pananamit pa lang, kaakibat ang panrelihiyong aspeto nito na kung hindi susunod ang mga mamamayan ay may kaakibat na kaparusahan katulad ng pagkakabilanggo at minsan ay hinahatulan sa pagkakabitay.

Dito rin may impluwensiya ang Afghanistan, totoo na hindi sakop ng mga bansa sa Gitnang Silangan ang bansang ito ngunit ang mga patakaran, batas at ang costumaryo ng kanilang pamamahala ay magkasintulad din sa kanila. Ang bansang ito ay 99% muslim at 1% lamang nito ay nahahati sa iba’t-ibang sektang pangrelihiyon tulad ng Kristiyanismo, Hinduismo, atbp. Maliban sa mga Afghan na mga hudyo na sapilitang umalis sa kanilang bansa para tumira sa Israel na matatagpuan sa Gitnang Silangan na ang mayorya ay mga Hudyo. Samakatuwid, ang bansang ito ay talagang bansa ng mga Muslim.

Sino si Abdul Rahman?

Si Adul Rahman ay isang Afghan at ilang taon na ring tumira sa bansang kanyang nakagisnan. Siya ay ipinanganak sa taong 1965 sa Kabul, Afghanistan ni G. Abdul Manan at Gng. Gul Begum, na isa ring etnikong taga-Afghanistan. Taliwas sa pagkakaalam ng marami, si Abdul ay naging butihing anak ng kaniyang mga magulang, mahilig siya sa pagbibigay tulong sa mga mahihirap lalo na’t ang kanilang bansa ay nalugmok sa kahirapan at kaguluhang sibil. Kaya naisipan niyang magboluntaryo sa isang NGO (Non-Government Organization) na tumutulong sa mga nasalanta at mga biktima ng karahasan sa kanilang bansa sa taong 1990. Nagkataong isa itong Katolikong Organisasyon na mas nakapabilib sa pananaw ni Abdul sa buhay Kristiyano. Kaya nga’t sa taong din iyon ay napagdesisiyunan ni Abdul na magpabawtismo sa Kristiyanismo at ipinangalanan sa kanya ang pangalang ‘Joel’ (isa sa mga karakter na mababasa sa Bibliya).

 

Ngunit hindi naging madali para kay kapatid na Joel (bagong pangalan ni Abdul) ang pagiging Kristiyano dahil maraming batikos at paninira ang itinapon sa kaniya ng mga kritikong muslim sa kanilang bansa. Ang mga magtuturong muslim ay humingi ng tulong sa korte sa pagpapataw sa kanya ng kamatayan na naaayon din sa kautusang itinuro ni Mohammad sa kanila. Ang iba sa kanila ay tinawag din siyang “Mikrobyo” sa kanilang bansa.

Itinakwil din siya ng kaniyang magulang at nakipag-diborsyo ang kanyang asawa dahil sa desisiyong maging Kristiyano ni Kapatid na Joel. Napagdesisiyunan din ng kanyang magulang na hindi na siya ituturing na kanilang anak at ipinagkait ng kanyang asawa ang pagmamahal na gusto niyang ipakita sa kanilang naging anak. Binatikos din siya nito nang inakusahang gumawa siya ng harrassment nang siya ay muling bumisita sa kanilang pamamahay na mariin naman niyang itinanggi. Kung naging tama man ang paratang ng kanyang pamilya, maari rin na may malalim na dahilan ito kung bakit.

Masakit man ito para sa ating kapatid ngunit hindi parin siya natinag sa paninirang ginawa ng kanyang bansa at kanyang pamilya. Salamat at ang mga Kristiyanong Afghan ay lumantad at humingi ng tulong sa ibang bansa patungkol sa issue na ito. Kahit hindi inamin ng kaniyang bansa na hindi sila napepressure sa pagkontra ng ibang bansa lalo na’t pati kapwa muslim na mga organisasiyon nito sa ibayong dagat ay kumontra rin sa sobrang interpretasyon nito sa nasusulat sa Qur’an, napilitan rin si Pangulong Hamid Karzai na i-exile si kapatid na Joel sa Italya na lugod namang ikinasaya ng ating kapatid.

Ilan sa mga bansa tulad ng Estados Unidos, Australia, Alemanya, Unyon ng mga bansang Europeo, Canada, Gran Britanya, at Ciudad de Vaticano ang nagbigay ng buong suporta nito nang na-exile siya patungong Italya.Ang mga organisasiyon na Muslim at mula rin sa ibang sekta ay nakiisa rin tulad ng Amnesty International, Seventh Day Adventist Church at mga grupong Islam sa Estados Unidos ay malaki rin ang naitulong dito sa pagpapa-exile ng ating kapatid.

Nagpasalamat ng malaki si kapatid na Joel sa ating butihing Papa Benedicto XVI sa buong tapang na pagsuporta sa kanya kahit isa lamang siyang simpleng afghan na halos bigyan ng karampatang kamatayan dahil nga sa pagtalikod niya sa paniniwalang Islam. hanggang ngayon ay tumitira siya sa Italya sa loob na ng 4 na taon.

Mabuhay ka kapatid na Joel sa magiting na pagtatanggol sa paniniwalang Kristiyanismo!


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