Thursday, January 21, 2016

One-Page Leaflets for New Evangelization Starting to Go Viral!

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Westminster: "Mother Church of England"
The one-page leaflets found in this blog in support of the Popes' New Evangelization are starting to go viral around the world!

One leaflet was posted in the website of the Archdiocese of Westminster in London ("The Mother Church of England") and in the Corpus Christi Parish in Canada.

Irish priest, Fr. Conor Donelly, has posted some in Kenya and Fr. Jose Mandia has published some in O Clarim in Macau, and has translated one to Chinese.

Dr. Thomas Lickona, one of the world's leading experts in character education, calls them "an important resource for evangelizing." He is using them in his work in the United States.

The dream is for these free leaflets to be available in very many parishes and secular places like offices, condominiums, parks, stores, etc. In fact, Fr. Joey Mandia of Macau said this dream also has to be in Chinese!

Started with viral spread of Science Facts on the RH Bill

The work of spreading free one-page leaflets started with the Science Facts on the RH Bill which went viral. It was printed hundreds of thousands of times, published in mainstream media, adapted by organizations as their leaflet, posted all around the internet, and translated into Filipino and Cebuano.

Production of other leaflets went to higher gear due of the result of  our  survey that the number one need of the Filipino is basic catechesis.

Spread in the Philippines, then from the Philippines....

UA&P Lobby
The leaflets were designed to be easily multiplied by anyone. The University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) has distributed 12,000 copies from mid-August to Dec 31, just by leaving them in an open box file box in one lobby.

And since anyone who gets one can make as many copies as he wants, they have been shared in offices and reshared. According to the Chairman of the MTRCB (Movie and Television Review and Classification Board), Atty. Toto Villareal, his stock of leaflets always gets used up. Dr.  Rudy Ibanez, former President of UNILAB, posts them in his Viber group which has people all over the world.

Don Bosco Makati, a parish at the heart of  the Philippine's financial district, is going to print them out for free starting this Lent. The parish priest, Fr. Renato de Guzman, explained that this is precisely their type of apostolate because the name Salesian comes from St. Francis de Sales who converted 72,000 Calvinists through leaflets since they rejected his visits.

Translation to Filipino has started. Mr. Arnold Morfe, President of Dualtech School and the Family Farm School translated one on the Mass. More hands are needed to do this work.

The latest news is from Mr. Joel Aurellano, a member of Servants of the Lord's Vineyard who discovered the leaflets while passing by at UA&P.  He called the leaflets "very potent  tools in promoting the Church teachings and in dispelling any misconception about such topics/issues". He has been spreading the leaflets all over the place through many organizations.
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Lickona: Important resource for evangelizing

Each one a Catholic evangelical library and bookstore

People can display them and ask for donations, as UA&P does. Or they can earn for themselves or their organization by printing them and selling them with profit.

This is one way of responding to Pope's Francis' ever present challenge:  Each one of us has to respond, as best we can, to the Lord’s call to build up his Body, the Church. What about you?

Download the full collection of free leaflets here (PDF), or here (Word).

One-Page Leaflets for New Evangelization Starting to Go Viral!

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Archdiocese of Westminster, London
The one-page leaflets found in this blog in support of the Popes' New Evangelization are starting to go viral around the world!

One leaflet was posted in the website of the Archdiocese of Westminster in London and in the Corpus Christi Parish in Canada here.

Irish priest, Fr. Conor Donelly, has posted some in Kenya and Fr. Jose Mandia has published some in O Clarim in Macau, and has translated one to Chinese.

Dr. Thomas Lickona, one of the world's leading experts in character education, calls them "an important resource for evangelizing." He is using them in his work in the United States.


Spread in the Philippines

The leaflets were designed to be easily multiplied by anyone. The University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) has distributed 12,000 copies from mid-August to Dec 31, just by leaving them in an open box file box in one lobby (See picture). And since anyone who gets one can make as many copies as he wants, they have been shared in offices and reshared. According to the Chairman of the MTRCB (Movie and Television Review and Classification Board), Atty. Toto Villareal, his stock of leaflets always gets used up. Dr.  Rudy Ibanez, former President of UNILAB, posts them in his Viber group which has people all over the world.

Don Bosco Makati is going to print them out for free starting this Lent. It was a most pleasant surprise when the parish priest (Fr. Renato de Guzman) explained to me that this is precisely their type of apostolate because the name Salesian comes from St. Francis de Sales who converted 72,000 Calvinists through leaflets since they rejected his visits!

UA&P Lobby
Translation to Filipino has started. Mr. Arnold Morfe, President of Dualtech School and the Family Farm School translated one on the Mass. More hands are needed to do this work.

The latest news is from Mr. Joel Aurellano, a member of Servants of the Lord's Vineyard who called the leaflets "very potent  tools in promoting the Church teachings and in dispelling any misconception about such topics/issues". He has been spreading the leaflets all over the place through many organizations.

How it started

The work of spreading free leaflets started with the Science Facts on the RH Bill which went viral. It was printed hundreds of thousands of times, published in mainstream media, adapted by organizations as their leaflet, posted all around the internet, and translated into Filipino and Cebuano.

Production of other leaflets went to higher gear due of the result of  our  survey that the number one need of the Filipino is basic catechesis.

The dream is for these free leaflets to be available in very many parishes and secular places like offices, condominiums, parks, stores, etc. In fact, Fr. Joey Mandia of Macau said this dream also has to be in Chinese!

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Lickona: Important resource for evangelizing
Each one a Catholic evangelical library and bookstore

People can display them and ask for donations, as UA&P does. Or they can earn for themselves or their organization by printing them and selling them with profit. In this way, we help provide not just the greatest knowledge of all, the clear and fresh teachings of Jesus Christ, but also some bit of support to people and their groups. 

This is just one way of responding to Pope's Francis' ever present challenge:  Every Christian is challenged, here and now, to be actively engaged in evangelization... Each one of us has to respond, as best we can, to the Lord’s call to build up his Body, the Church. What about you?

Download the full collection of leaflets here.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

World-wide Spread of One-page Leaflets

These are an important resource for evangelizing.
Some good news to spread!

Dr. Thomas Lickona, one of the world's leading experts in character education, calls them "an important resource for evangelizing." He is using them in his work in the United States.

One leaflet was posted in the website of the Archdiocese of Westminster in London (click on the link here) and in the Corpus Christi Parish in Canada here.

Irish priest, Fr. Conor Donelly, has posted some in Kenya and Fr. Jose Mandia has published some in O Clarim in Macau, and has translated one to Chinese

Spread in the Philippines

The University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) has distributed 12,000 copies from mid-August to Dec 31, just by leaving them in an open box file box in one lobby (See picture). And anyone who gets one can make as many copies as he wants! I heard that they have been shared in offices and reshared. According to the Chairman of the MTRCB (Movie and Television Review and Classification Board), Atty. Toto Villareal, his stock of leaflets always gets used up. Dr.  Rudy Ibanez, former President of UNILAB, posts them in his Viber group which has people all over the world.
    Don Bosco Makati is going to print them out for free starting this Lent. It was a most pleasant surprise when the parish priest (Fr. Renato de Guzman) explained to me that this is precisely their type of apostolate because the name Salesian comes from St. Francis de Sales who converted 72,000 Calvinists through leaflets since they rejected his visits!
    Translation to Filipino has started. Mr. Arnold Morfe, President of Dualtech School and the Family Farm School translated one on the Mass. More hands are needed to do this work.
    UA&P Lobby
    The latest news is from  Joel Aurellano, a member of Servants of the Lord's Vineyard who called the leaflets "very potent  tools in promoting the Church teachings and in dispelling any misconception about such topics/issues". He has been spreading the leaflets all over the place through many organizations.

    How it started

    The work of spreading free leaflets started with the Science Facts on the RH Bill which went viral. It was printed hundreds of thousands of times, published in mainstream media, adapted by organizations as their leaflet, posted all around the internet, and translated into Filipino and Cebuano.

    Production of other leaflets went to higher gear due of the result of  our  survey that the number one need of the Filipino is basic catechesis.

    The dream is for these free leaflets to be available in very many parishes and secular places like offices, condominiums, parks, stores, etc. In fact, Fr. Joey Mandia of Macau said this dream also has to be in Chinese!

    People can display them and ask for donations, as UA&P does. Or they can earn for themselves or their organization by printing them and selling them with profit. In this way, we help provide not just the greatest knowledge of all, the clear and fresh teachings of Jesus Christ, but also some bit of support to people and their groups. 

    This is just one way of responding to Pope's Francis' ever present challenge:  Every Christian is challenged, here and now, to be actively engaged in evangelization... Each one of us has to respond, as best we can, to the Lord’s call to build up his Body, the Church. What about you?

    Download the full collection of leaflets here.

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

    Top Requests of Pope Francis to Filipinos in 6 Letters


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    If you recall the ecstasy people felt during last year's visit of Pope Francis (Jan 15-19), then recall too his requests, his bilin to us. An easy way to recall them is through this acronym: FEEL PC. You will feel peace if you do as he requested!


    F - Family. "It is important to dream in the family. Resting in prayer is especially important for families. God calls upon us to recognize the dangers threatening our own families and to protect them from harm. Proclaim the beauty and truth of the Christian message to a society which is tempted by confusing presentations of sexuality, marriage and the family."

    E - Evangelize. "May he sustain the Christians of this great nation in their vocation to be witnesses and missionaries of the joy of the Gospel, in Asia and in the whole world."

    E - Environment. "Show concern for the environment. You are called to care for creation not only as responsible citizens, but also as followers of Christ"

    L - Love. "What is most important subject you have to learn in life? To learn how to love. To be wise allow yourselves to be surprised by the love of God. That will guarantee a good life."


    P - Poor. "Care for the poor. The greatest gift we can give to them is our friendship, our concern, our tenderness, our love for Jesus. To receive Jesus is to have everything; to give him is to give the greatest gift of all."

    C - Corruption. "Reject every form of corruption which diverts resources from the poor."

    To help fight corruption, a real cancer in this Christian society, we have to follow the teaching of Cardinal Tagle. We have to fight corruption by starting in the family. Parents should teach honesty and the evils of cheating by their example and their words. And not to boast to their children that they achieved something through "smart cheating".

    To help parents, you can use this acronym to explain WHY CHEATING IS EVIL.  If you cheat, UBDEVILS.

    U – Unfair to others
    B – Break trust (others won’t trust you) 
    D – Disobey God (7th: not to steal; 8th: not to bear false witness)  
    E – Egoistic self-interest

    V – Victimize self and others
    I  - Injustice (order of justice is disturbed) 
    L – Lie (show what you aren’t)  
    S – Steal (take what isn’t yours)

    UBDEVILS - You become a devil when you cheat, because the devil is the Father of Lies!

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    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

    Spread of the leaflet Science Facts on the RH Bill


    Science Facts on the RH Bills, a one-page flyer that has been published by several newspapers in the Philippines and has been printed hundreds of thousands of times to counter the Reproductive Health (RH) Bills introduced in the Philippines. These Bills propose the “forced distribution of birth control devices by all private employers and by the government using Filipino taxpayers’ money”.  


    Science Facts on the RH Bill was written on November 2010. Its second version came out on February 2011. Its third version can be found here: Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/doc/49512128/Science-Facts-on-the-RH-Bill-with-solutions    - third version 

    This has been published in several newspapers and publications:
    Also widely posted in the internet:
    It was distributed as a leaflet:
    • It was printed 200,000 times by Baby Magazine printing led by Mr. Chet Espino. Several thousand copies were also printed in Cagayan de Oro. Radio Veritas also announced that it was printing it (the Filipino version specially) for all the parishes in the Philippines.
    • Prolife Philippines and former Prolife President Lito Atienza also reproduce it. Laiko or Council of the Laity produced a version of it. 
    • I have seen other organizations transform it as a leaflet under the name of their organization.

    And it was translated to:
    After the RH Bill was passed into law, with 8 provisions found unconstitutional including the most important point on prohibiting abortifacients (practically all chemical contraceptives are abortifacients!), the leaflet was renamed Science Facts on Contraceptives, a leaflet that has been used by other countries in the world. 

    Saturday, January 9, 2016

    PRAYERS FOR VOCATIONS: A COLLECTION

    PRAYER OF POPE FRANCIS


    1. Vocations blossom in the good soil of faithful people

    Lord of the Harvest,
    Bless young people with the gift of courage to respond to your call.
    Open their hearts to great ideals, to great things.
    Inspire all of your disciples to mutual love and giving—
    http://shoebat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/3717142172014_13.jpgfor vocations blossom in the
    good soil of faithful people.
    Instill those in religious life, parish
    ministries, and families with the confidence
    and grace to invite others to embrace
    the bold and noble path of a life
    dedicated to you.
    Unite us to Jesus through prayer and sacrament,
    so that we may cooperate
    with you in building your reign of mercy
    and truth, of justice and peace. Amen.

    PRAYERS OF POPE JOHN PAUL II

    2. The baptized to take the path that leads to holiness

    Jesus, Son of God,
    in whom the fullness of the Divinity dwells,
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    taking the path that leads to holiness.
    Waken in the hearts of young people the desire
    to be witnesses in the world of today
    to the power of your love.
    Fill them with your Spirit of fortitude and prudence,
    so that they may be able to discover the full truth
    about themselves and their own vocation.
    Our Saviour,
    sent by the Father to reveal His merciful love,
    give to your Church the gift
    of young people who are ready to put out into the deep,
    to be the sign among their brothers
    of Your presence which renews and saves.

    Holy Virgin, Mother of the Redeemer,
    sure guide on the way towards God and towards neighbour,
    You who pondered his word in the depth of your heart,
    sustain with your motherly intercession
    our families and our ecclesial communities,
    so that they may help adolescents and young people
    to answer generously the call of the Lord.
    Amen.

    3. Jesus, open the minds and hearts of young people

    Lord, Jesus Christ, Good Shepherd of our souls, you who know your sheep and know how to reach man's heart, open the minds and hearts of those young people who search for and await a word of truth for their lives;
    let them understand that only in the mystery of your Incarnation do they find full light;
    arouse the courage of those who know where to seek the truth, but fear that what you ask will be too demanding;
    stir the heart of those young people who would follow you, but who cannot overcome doubts and fears, and who in the end follow other voices and other paths which lead nowhere.

    You who are the Word of the Father, the Word which creates and saves, the Word which enlightens and sustains hearts, conquer with your Spirit the resistence and delays of indecisive hearts; arouse in those whom you call the courage of love's answer: "Here I am, send me!" (Is 6:8).

    Virgin Mary, young daughter of Israel, support with your motherly love those youths to whom the Father will grant that they hear his voice; protect those who are already consecrated. Let them repeat with you the yes of a joyful and irrevocable gift of self. Amen.

    4. Holy Family, open the heart of every family to the faith

    O Holy Family of Nazareth, community of love of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, model and ideal of every Christian family, to you we entrust our families.
    Open the heart of every family to the faith, to welcoming the word of God, to Christian witness, so that it become a source of new and holy vocations.
    Touch the hearts of parents, so that with prompt charity, wise care, and loving devotion they be for their sons and daughters sure guides towards spiritual and eternal values.
    Stir up in the hearts of young people a right conscience and a free will, so that growing in "wisdom, age and grace", they might welcome generously the gift of a divine vocation.

    Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that all of us, contemplating and imitating the assiduous prayer, generous obedience, dignified poverty and virginal purity lived out in your midst, might set about fulfilling the will of God and accompanying with far-sighted sensitivity those among us who are called to follow more closely the Lord Jesus, who "has given himself for us" (cf. Gal 2:20). Amen!

    5. Mary and the “yes”that gives meaning to existence

    O Virgin of Nazareth,
    the "yes" spoken in youth marked your
    existence and it grew as did your life itself.

    O Mother of Jesus,
    in your free and joyful "yes"
    and in your active faith so many generations
    and so many educators have found inspiration
    and strength for welcoming the Word of God
    and for fulfilling his will.

    O Teacher of life,
    teach young people to pronounce the "yes"
    that gives meaning to existence
    and brings them to discover the hidden "name" of God
    in the heart of every person.

    O Queen of the Apostles, give us wise educators,
    who will know how to love young people and help them grow,
    guiding them to the encounter with Truth which makes one free and happy.
    Amen!

    6. Serving God satisfies the heart

    Mary, humble servant of God Most High, the Son to whom you gave birth has made you the servant of humanity.

    Your life was a humble and generous service.You were servant of the Word when the angel announced to you the divine plan of salvation.

    You were servant of the Son, giving him life and remaining open to his mystery. You were servant of Redemption, standing courageously at the foot of the Cross, close to the Suffering Servant and Lamb, who was sacrificing himself for love of us.

    You were servant of the Church on the day of Pentecost and with your intercession you continue to generate her in every believer, even in these our difficult and troubled times.

    Let the young people of the third millennium look to you, young daughter of Israel, who have known the agitation of a young heart when faced with the plan of the Eternal God.

    Make them able to accept the invitation of your Son to give their lives wholly for the glory of God.

    Make them understand that to serve God satisfies the heart, and that only in the service of God and of his kingdom do we realize ourselves in accordance with the divine plan, and life becomes a hymn of glory to the Most Holy Trinity. Amen.

    7. Send laborers to the harvest

    We turn to you, Lord, in trust!
    Son of God,
    sent by the Father  
    to the men and women of every time and
    of every part of the earth!
    We call upon you through Mary,
    your Mother and ours:
    may the Church not
    lack in vocations,
    especially those dedicated in a
    special way to your Kingdom.
    Jesus, only Saviour of mankind!
    We pray to you for our
    brothers and sisters who have
    answered "yes" to your
    call to the priesthood,
    to the consecrated life and
    to the missions.
    May their lives be renewed day by
    day, to become a living Gospel.
    Merciful and holy Lord,
    continue to send new labourers
    into the harvest of your Kingdom!
    Assist those whom you call
    to follow you in our day;
    contemplating your face,
    may they respond with joy
    to the wondrous mission
    that you entrust to them
    for the good of your People
    and of all men and women.
    You who are God and live and reign
    with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
    for ever and ever. Amen.

    8. Let resound your sweet invitation

    Lord Jesus, once you called the first disciples in order to make them fishers of men. Continue to let resound today Your sweet invitation: "Come and follow me."
    Grant to young men and young women the grace of responding promptly to Your voice. Sustain our bishops, priests and consecrated souls in their apostolic work. Give perseverance to our seminarians and to all those who are fulfilling an ideal of a life of total consecration to Your service.
    Enkindle in our communities a missionary zeal. Send Lord, workers into Your fields and do not let mankind be lost because of a lack of pastors, missionaries and people dedicated to the cause of the Gospel.

    Mary, Mother of the Church, Model of Vocations, help us say "Yes to the Lord Who calls us to collaborate in the Divine Design of Salvation." Amen.

    OTHER PRAYERS

    9. Strengthen me to respond to your call each day

    Gracious God,
    You have called me to life
    and gifted me in many ways.
    Through Baptism You have sent me
    to continue the mission of Jesus
    by sharing my love with others.
    Strengthen me to respond to
    Your call each day.
    Help me to become all You desire of me.
    Inspire me to make a difference in
    others' lives.
    Lead me to choose the way of life
    You have planned for me
    either in the calling to give myself totally
    in marriage to sanctify my spouse, my children and the community,
    or in a vocation to celibacy
    to sanctify hundreds of souls
    in the service of the entire Church.
    Open the hearts of all to listen
    to Your call.
    Fill all with Your Holy Spirit that
    we may have listening hearts and
    the courage to respond to You.
    Enkindle in my heart
    and the hearts of others the desire
    to make the world a better place
    by loving you
    with all our heart, all our soul, all our mind and all our strength. Amen.

    10. Accept your challenge to build the kingdom

    Creator God,
    Life is your gift to me,
    Through Baptism you invite me to share
    the gift of my life in service to others.
    Be with me as I choose each day to show
    Your presence in our world.
    Give me the courage and generosity to
    respond to Your love, to Your call.
    I pray for those who serve you
    with total love in marriage or in celibacy.
    Open the minds and hearts of many other
    men and women that they may accept
    Your challenge to build the Kingdom.
    Loving God, you have made me in Your image and likeness,
    and for this I shall praise You forever.
    Through baptism Your invite me to serve as Your son Jesus served.
    I offer You this day all that I have and all that I am
    in union with His saving cross.

    Father, in the power of the Spirit,
    You send us forth to build up Your kingdom.
    I pray especially for those whom You are calling
    to serve you with total dedication in celibacy.
    Help them to hear and answer Your call to discipleship.

    The harvest is plenty, but laborers are few.
    Please provide for us men and women
    who will help to gather in a great harvest of souls.
    I make this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.

    Download the three-page prayer leaflet here

    Titles were added to facilitate identification.
    Sources: (1) Vatican Website and (2) USCCB website on Prayers for Vocations (slightly modified)