28th Local World Youth Day
March 21-24, 2013
San Fernando Rey Parish, Liloan
Pastoral Center (Patria de Cebu),
P. Burgos St., Cebu City 6000
‘Media missions’ are the way to go
“At the start of the year, we planned to go into media mission in whatever form may it be, either in the media, internet or any digital media. But because the year of faith will start on October 21, we thought of making the month of January to be the highlight on explaining the articles of faith by using digital media,” Licuanan said.
Bishop to youth ministers: Be humble like children
In his homily on the 2nd day of the National Conference for Youth Ministers (NCYM), Mallari, referring on the Gospel reading of the day, said that a child is always presented to the people as a model of humility because of their lack of pretenses which is so typical among adult people.
‘Ignorance of Bible is ignorance of God’
“Ignorance of the bible is ignorance of God. The bible can make you face life [squarely], it makes you a good Christian. Sabi nga ng mga kabataan ngayong panahon, ang walang cell phone, walang direction. Pero ang sabi ko naman, kailanman, ang walang bible, hindi stable [The youth of this generation say, those who do not have mobile phones, don’t have direction, but I say to them, those who do not have a bible, are not stable],” he said.
THE LASER MAN
It was in 2005 when I first met the late Jesse Robredo during a gathering of NGO’s in Manila. During an open forum after his speech, he was asked about his six terms as mayor and how he managed to keep getting reelected without buying votes or its variations. People kept electing him, he said, because of his effective good governance work. I was deeply impressed. I asked for his cell phone number and he obliged with his patented winsome smile.
The Big RH Swindle
No law prohibits contraception or sterilization. Everyone is free to contracept or get sterilized on their own. No law distinguishes abortifacients from mere contraceptives either. A woman could commit abortion while ostensibly practicing contraception only. This has been so for the last 35 years.
A Life Unborn
She smiled, thinking that the doctor was going to accept her request. Then he continued, "You see, in order for you not to take care two babies at the same time, let's kill the one in your arms."
My journey with Blessed Pedro
I've become quite vocal about my aversion towards the RH Bill to the disappointment and frustration of some of my friends and passionate advocates. I don’t judge those who support the bill, some of them have the noblest of intentions; but some of them have not been very kind to me. I have been criticized, judged, and ridiculed for the position I've taken. Do I mind? God has been very good to me, and maybe this is one way I could give back in my own little way.
ANG IKA-TULONG PULONG
Akong nakaplagan ang matuod nga kahulogan sa maong dibuho sa dihang pari na ako, ug akong nakit-an ang susamang dibuho didto sa kumbento sa Barili, nga may mga pulong nga gisulat ubos sa hulagway, nga nag-ingon: “Nahadlok ang batang Jesus sa mga timailhan sa iyang kasakit ug kamatayon, busa midagan ug midangop sa iyang Inahan.” Didto nako nasabtan nga ang mga anghel diay sa isig ka kilid sa Mahal nga Birhen nagdala sa mga timailhan sa iyang kasakit ug kamatayon: bangkaw, espongha, lansang, panapton nga lino, ang krus mismo. Kini diay mga talan-awon nga nakita sa batang Jesus, ug sa iyang hingkud nga pangisip siya nahadlok, midagan siya ngadto sa iyang inahan, mao nga nabitas ang usa ka sandalyas, mikumpayot sa Mahal nga Birhen.
Pope: Internet, an instrument for the proclamation of Christ
The spread of multimedia communications and its rich "menu of options" might make us think it sufficient simply to be present on the Web, or to see it only as a space to be filled. Yet priests can rightly be expected to be present in the world of digital communications as faithful witnesses to the Gospel, exercising their proper role as leaders of communities which increasingly express themselves with the different "voices" provided by the digital marketplace.
Taize Pilgrimage of Trust: Reflection 5
The Taize prayer as experienced in the diocese was very simple. But during the 'Pilgrimage of Trust,' it was an extraordinary experience because of the simplicity of the prayer. And you know what made this an extraordinary experience? It was because of the people I met. They came from different countries, and belonged to different religions and of different experiences.
SINO ANG DAPAT IBOTO SA ELEKSYON 2010?
10 KATANGIAN NG MATUWID NA LIDER
Oras na para makialam! Oras na para manindigan! Maraming nagsasabi, "Bakit pa boboto, pare-pareho naman ang mga kandidato. Mangangako pero mapapako. Gagamitin lang ang taxes ng mga Pilipino para magpayaman. Wala nang pag-asa." Pero hindi totoong wala nang pag-asa. Meron, kung makikialam ka. Meron, kung maninindigan ka at magiging instrumento ng pagbabago. May pag-asa kunggagmitin mo ang iyong boto sa mabuting paraan.
Taize Pilgrimage of Trust: Reflection 4
With silence, I am able to evaluate myself as to how am I living my life. With silence, I am able to find peace within me. And through silence, I am reminded that even if the world may seem too noisy and busy, there is always a time to sit back and search for personal silence. Noise just came out of this world because we made it intentionally or unknowingly... and so with silence. Silence would just come anytime if we would just let silence/peace come through and within us.
Taize Pilgrimage of Trust: Reflection 3
He showed us that even in his hardships; he still has his faith in God. He told everyone that he never blamed his parents for his condition. He even thanked them... that his condition is the will of God. And he encouraged us that on the next Pilgrimage of Trust, we will be able to bring people with disabilities. To help transform the world, in his own little way, he himself transformed the world on that day.
Taize Pilgrimage of Trust: Reflection 2
After the moments of silence, a meditation by Brother Alois, successor of Brother Roger, is done. He said that "through the Holy Spirit, God dwells with us". Upon hearing that, I have come to realize that God places us side by side and that He gives us the simplicity and solidarity in our heads.
Taize Pilgrimage of Trust: Reflection 1
Grabe kayo ang among experience didto sulod sa 5 ka adlaw. Kada buntag, udto ug gabii kami mag-ampo. Gitawag kini ug common prayer, sa ato diri Taize prayer. Ang nakanindot lang kay mag-ampo mi sa lain-lain nga lingwahe, manganta sa lain lain nga pinulungan pero usa ray tuno. Manlimbawt gud akong blahibo basta mag-ampo nami, kini tungod sa kanindot ug ka-touching sa gutlo sulod sa pag-ampo... samot na ang mga kanta sa Taize nga nindot jud kayo.
I always wanted to express my great gratitude for your website, from the knowledge that I gained day to day as I read the daily gospel of the bible as shown in the website. Most especially, I am so happy that I could read articles from "YOUTH MATTERS", I have so much fun reading it...
Faith Sharing Activity (Theme: We are the Light of the World)
Niadtong Septyembre 21 ngadto sa 22, 2008 ang mga batan-ong opisyales nga nahisakop sa Vicariato sa Our Lady of the Sacred Heart nga gipanguluhan ni Ronald V. Mingo nga taga San Isidro Labrador Parish sa Talamban nagpahigayon sa ilahang tinuig nga Faith Sharing usa sa mga kalihukan sa vicariato nga gipahigayon didto sa Banawa Hills, Good Shepherd, Verbum Catholic Missionaries Reatreat House.
My mother is a laundrywoman
Most are comfortable with their neat pictures of the world. Comfortable with cute little concerns in the university like projects and papers, boyfriends and girlfriends, torn hymens, cheap thrills in the lagoon, concerts, cellphones, night lives and in this age that flaunts globalization, and the advance in technology, we are led to believe more and more that we have entered the age of solidarity, unity and age where there is interconnection in a global village that continues to spawn genuine development for all mankind. Indirectly, it leads us to a complacency supported by the lie that the world is alright. The pain and the suffering exist somewhere out there to a few insignificant people.
Greetings Archdiocese of Cebu
Commission on Youth
I was once part of the Commission on Youth for a number of years from the time of Fr. Jim Gorre to Fr. Junie Tupas. Those were my years of joy and fulfillment with the youth of Cebu. I am very grateful to the Archdiocese of Cebu Commission on Youth, because I am where I am now due to my experiences with the CDYCC and the Commission on Youth.