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.

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