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Year of Faith Series 10

Posted on : 08-09-2013 | By : TAG | In : Faith Series

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PURIFICATION OF THE HEART

(Ref. CCC Part 3, Section 2, Chapter 2, Articles 6 & 9)

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The Sixth Commandment: YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY.

The sixth commandment forbids all actions which are opposed to the virtue of chastity. This virtue governs man’s love for God and his neighbor in all matters relating to the generative powers. Like the other virtues, it is highly positive by its very nature; it helps a person love in a human manner, even as a child of God. Although it is not the highest virtue (charity is the highest virtue), it is of great practical importance and is esteemed by men who know what their souls are worth.

Science Facts on the RH law

Posted on : 19-08-2013 | By : TAG | In : Interesting Articles

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The world’s leading scientific experts resolve the issues regarding the systematic, nationwide distribution of artificial contraceptives.

 1. The pill and the IUD kill children.

When does human life begin? At fertilization, when the sperm penetrates the egg. This was the “overwhelming agreement” of top medical experts (including doctors from Harvard Medical School and the Mayo Clinic) at an eight day hearing of the US Senate.   1/

Do birth control pills and the IUD kill the young human being? Yes, the pill has a secondary “postfertilization effect”, according to the scientific journal of the American Medical Association.   2/  The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology pronounced that the intrauterine device brings about the “destruction of the early embryo.”   3/

2. The pill injures women’s health.

Is the pill safe?  The International Agency for Research on Cancer in 2007 reported that the pill causes cancer, giving it the highest level of carcinogenicity, the same as cigarettes and asbestos.   4It also causes stroke,    5/  and significantly increases the risk of heart attacks.   6/

3. Wide use of contraceptives leads to the destruction of families.

Will the greater availability of contraception improve the conditions of families?  Wide contraceptive use leads to more premarital sex, more fatherless children, more single mothers, more poverty, more abortions; and also a decline of marriage, less domesticated men, more crimes, according to the studies of Nobel prize winner, George Akerlof.    7/

4. Condoms promote the spread of AIDS.

Will the use of condoms lower the rate of HIV/AIDS in a country? It will increase it, according to the “best evidence” in the world, concluded Harvard Director for AIDS Prevention, Edward C. Green. Other major science journals have confirmed this. Availability of condoms makes people take wilder sexual risks, thus worsening the spread of the disease. Green said that what works is fidelity to one’s spouse.  8/

5. The RH law is based on wrong economics.

Is there a correlation between population growth and economic development? “No clear association” is the answer of Simon Kuznets, Nobel Prize winner in the science of economics.   9/  Many later studies confirmed this.

Is population control one of the ingredients for high economic growth? No, population control is not among the five ingredients found by the 2008 Commission on Growth and Development headed by Nobel prize winner Michael Spence. The growth factors are: governance, openness to knowledge, stable finances, market allocation, investment and savings.   10/  Our country loses 300 billion pesos to corruption every year.

Year of Faith Series 9

Posted on : 15-08-2013 | By : TAG | In : Faith Series

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LOVE FOR OUR PARENTS

(Ref. CCC Part 3, Section 2, Chapter 2, Article 4)

 

The Fourth Commandment: HONOR YOUR FATHER AND YOUR MOTHER.

The mutual love between parents and children is one of the basic elements in the family structure. God Himself has commanded us to honor our father and mother. The founder of Opus Dei has called this commandment “the sweet commandment” because it is particularly pleasing to any upright person.

By it love is mandated as the controlling principle of the relations between parents and children; its fulfillment calls for genuine friendship between them. We are naturally inclined to such love. Nevertheless, the complexities of life, the conflict between the authority of the parents and a rebellious propensity toward independence on the part of growing children, the difficulty to comprehend the different points of view, and other factors tend, at times, to diminish the natural affection which they feel toward one another. At such times, it is well to recall this divine commandment. Love for parents is the first expression of love of neighbor.

 

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Teenage Pregnancy Can Be Avoided

Posted on : 19-07-2013 | By : TAG | In : Feedback, Interesting Articles

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News items on increasing teenage pregnancies have been headlined in newspapers.  One recent article was titled “A ‘silent crisis’” (Inquirer, 7/8/13),  which mentioned that  “the number of babies born to teenage mothers (aged 15-19 years) rose from 7.1 percent to 11.7 percent” (National  Statistics Office).  Indeed,  “it is a difficult enough situation for a teenager finding herself pregnant or responsible for a newborn, even as she struggles with issues of identity and autonomy.”

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Year of Faith Series 8

Posted on : 16-07-2013 | By : TAG | In : Faith Series

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LIFE IN CHRIST

(Ref. CCC Part 3, Sections 1 and 2)

 

Our series now come to Part Three of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, that is, Life in Christ.

God has inscribed the physical laws in the very natures of physical things. He has engraved the natural moral law in the heart of each man to enable him to know how to act. Thus, all men can distinguish between good and evil and are aware of the fundamental principle that one ought to do good and avoid evil. Besides, the human will is naturally inclined toward good.

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Year of Faith Series 7

Posted on : 26-06-2013 | By : TAG | In : Faith Series

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THE SACRAMENTAL ECONOMY

(Ref. CCC Part II, Sections 1 & 2)

 

The sacramental economy consists in the communication of the fruits of Christ’s redemption through the celebration of the sacraments of the Church, most especially that of the Eucharist. The Sacrifice of the Cross is the fount of the sacramental economy of the Church.

Christ has entrusted the sacraments to his Church. They are the sacraments “of the Church” in a twofold sense: they are “from her” insofar as they are actions of the Church which is the sacrament of Christ’s actions; and they are “for her” inasmuch as they build up the Church. (CCC 1117-1119)

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The sacraments, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, are efficacious signs of grace perceptible to the senses. Through them divine life is bestowed upon us. The sacraments are divided into: the sacraments of Christian initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist); the sacraments of healing (Penance and Anointing of the Sick); and the sacraments at the service of communion and mission (Holy Orders and Matrimony). (CCC 1210-1211)

Doing Well our Daily Ordinary Duties

Posted on : 16-06-2013 | By : TAG | In : Interesting Articles

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“O God, through the Blessed Virgin Mary, you granted countless graces to your priest St Josemaria, choosing him as a most faithful instrument to found Opus Dei, a way of sanctification in daily work and in the fulfilment of the ordinary duties of a Christian. Grant that I may also learn to turn all the circumstances and events of my life into opportunities to love you and to serve the Church, the Pope and all souls, with joy and simplicity, lighting up the paths of the earth with faith and love. Through the intercession of St. Josemaria grant me the favour I request (here make your request). Amen.

 “Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be to the Father.”

 

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Above is the prayer card of St. Josemaria Escriva, whose Feast Day is on June 26. Spreading devotion to St. Escriva, the saint of ordinary life, was very inspiring and heart-warming as we recently traversed the length and breadth of Northern Luzon to install his image. Born and raised in the small town of Tagudin, I was thrilled to visit places in my province that I have never been to before, starting in nearby La Union towns that included Luna where the beautiful Shrine of Our Lady of Namacpacan is happily situated.

Life is Beautiful

Posted on : 16-06-2013 | By : TAG | In : Interesting Articles

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Life is beautiful.  Life is good.  Life is sacred.  When men pass a law to the contrary, it may not be surprising to note the sad spate of young people taking their lives into their own hands.  One such law is the Reproductive Health (RH) law that denies the right to life of the unborn from the moment of conception.

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Year of Faith Series 6

Posted on : 13-05-2013 | By : TAG | In : Faith Series

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THE CHURCH

“ I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.” (Ref. CCC Part I, Sec. 2, Ch. 3)

 The Aim of the Church

Human institutions ( a society, a company, etc.) are established to attain some goal. At the outset, they often have great vigor, in many cases owing to the personal impetus of their founders. It is by no means uncommon, however, that with the passing of time, they decline and even cease to exist.

 

Year of Faith Series 5

Posted on : 08-05-2013 | By : TAG | In : Faith Series

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THE PARACLETE (THE HOLY SPIRIT). THE BLESSED TRINITY

“ I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.” (Ref. CCC, Part I, Sec. 2, Ch. 3)

“No one can say ’Jesus is Lord’ except by the Holy Spirit.” To be in touch with Christ, we must first have been touched by the Holy Spirit. By virtue of our Baptism, the first sacrament of the faith, the Holy Spirit in the Church communicates to us, intimately and personally, the life that originates in the Father and is offered to us in the Son. Through his grace, the Holy Spirit is the first to awaken faith in us. (CCC 683-684)

Year of Faith Series 4

Posted on : 02-04-2013 | By : TAG | In : Faith Series

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THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST. RESURRECTION. LIFE EVERLASTING

“ For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end.” (Ref. CCC, Part I, Sec. 2, Ch.2, Art. 4-7)

 The Passion and Death of Christ

The leaders of the Jewish people did not believe Jesus Christ in spite of the miracles they had seen. Their envy in the face of his miracles and the great number of those who followed him made them determined to kill him. (Jn 11:47). Their attitude is tangible proof that no miracle can convince the person who does not want to believe. One has to be willing to believe and the gift of faith must be asked of God, “Lord, increase my faith.”

Year of Faith Series 3

Posted on : 28-02-2013 | By : TAG | In : Faith Series

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THE SACRED HUMANITY OF JESUS

“I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.” (Ref. CCC, Part I, Sec. 2, Ch. 2, Art.2-3)

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Year of Faith Series 2

Posted on : 01-01-2013 | By : TAG | In : Faith Series

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GOD AND CREATION

“ I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.” (Ref. CCC, Part I, Sec. 2, Ch. 1)

Year of Faith Series 1

Posted on : 08-12-2012 | By : tvadvo_vina | In : Faith Series

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TAG is happy to celebrate and share with the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI’s announcement of a Year of Faith which started October 11, 2012 to end on the feast of Christ the King on November 24, 2013.

In response to the Holy Father’s Apostolic Letter, PORTA FIDEI, wherein he recommends the reading and study of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC), we will be offering, here in our website, a Year of Faith Series of articles related to the CREED (profession of faith), the SACRAMENTAL ECONOMY, the MORAL LAW and CHRISTIAN PRAYER over the next several months.  

This Year of Faith is a gift of God (the last one was in 1967 announced by the Venerable Pope Paul VI), a year of abundant graces which we cannot let slip by. So we hope that as you browse our website, you will be able to know and understand a little better the wealth and treasures of our Catholic faith so that it will stir your minds and hearts to seek him, if you have not found him yet; to know and love him, if you have forgotten or taken him for granted; and especially for Catholics, to carry on the call of the Holy Father for “the New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith”.

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On Surrogate Motherhood: “Ina Kapatid Anak”

Posted on : 02-12-2012 | By : tvadvo_vina | In : Reviews, TV

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An ABS-CBN primetime teleserye, Ina Kapatid Anak is a story about the family – a surrogate mother, a sister and a daughter. It features a powerhouse cast composed of four of the hottest young stars of their generation Kim Chui, Xian Lim, Enchong Dee, and Maja Salvador; highly-acclaimed seasoned actors Janice de Belen, Cherry Pie Picache and Ariel Rivera; and well respected veteran stars Ronaldo Valdez, Pilar Pilapil and Eddie Gutierrez. It is directed by Don Cuaresma and Jojo Saguin.

Photo credit here.

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