Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Prayers and Volunteers Needed

Prayers are needed for those who have perished in the flood. Prayers are needed as well for those who have survived the ordeal but have lost their loved ones.

Volunteers are also needed to help distribute relief goods and to help rescue those who are still trapped in flooded areas.

Here is a short video on how damaging the flood was.

R.I.P. Mrs. Lourdes Caringal Valencia

Prayers for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Lourdes Caringal Valencia, mother of Kyle, a fellow apologist, TLM devotee and altar server.

Requiem aeternam in nomine Domine.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Emergency Hotlines for Typhoon Ondoy

[Updated 09-27-09 0654hrs]

From NDCC, 42 are confirmed dead and 20 others are missing as the Typhoon Ondoy unleashed his fury over the island of Luzon Saturday. Close to 280,000 families were affected mostly coming from the provinces of Metro Manila, Rizal, Laguna, Batangas and Quezon. Rescue teams are being assembled to rescue people who are stranded on their rooftops.

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Most of Manila are flooded due to a heavy downpour this morning, the worst since the 1960's, lashed by Typhoon Ondoy (International codename Ketsana). Please pray as 42 are already feared dead or missing and more than 1,800 families from different areas in Metro Manila have been affected by this tragic event. A state of calamity has been declared to Metro Manila including 23 provinces.

For the latest Philippine news stories and videos, visit GMANews.TV

Here is a compilation of contact numbers from Hearty's Heaven.

* Red Cross

Please send full address of stranded friends/family to Senator Dick Gordon
Landline: 143

Mobile Phone Load Donations: The Red Cross Rescue & Relief Operations.
Send RED to 2899 (Globe) & 4483 (Smart)

* Metro Manila Development Authority

Landline: 136

* Coast Guard


* For Rubber Boat Requests: NCRPO


* ABS-CBN Typhoon Ondoy Hotline


* National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC)

Emergency Numbers:

Help Hotlines:

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Care of Supreme Pontiffs: Stability of Roman Liturgy as God's Gift

By the late Msgr. Moises Andrade, Jr. H.P., at the University of Santo Tomas last January 7, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI offered his care for the Roman Liturgy in his motu proprio letter of July 7, 2007. Here, he conveyed his support for the maintenance of sacredness, reverence for God's presence, and the participant's awareness of sinfulness during the celebration of the Roman Liturgy.

1. Awareness of Sinfulness.

Keeping the hands joined, kneeled and bowing low in prayer, and the striking of the breast are bodily gestures expressing fidelity to God's gift of Sacred Liturgy. They are occuring in various moments of the Holy Mass primarily. They instill to every officiating priest and all participants in Sacred Liturgy the readiness to welcome God's gift of forgiveness and remission of sins.

2. Reverence for God's Presence.

The Divine Presence in the Word of God and in the Mystery of the Eucharist are experienced in the epistles and gospels of a one year cycle of the 1570 Roman Missal and in the Roman Canon, conveniently articulated by the rubrics, when faithfully implemented. Rather than require the ability of so many trained ministers, servers, singers and other assistants, the availability of at least one ordained priest and his acolyte always makes accessible the sacraments in their solemn prayerfulness.

3. Maintenance of Sacredness

Focus on the salvific grace of Christ's holy cross through ritual gestures and its sacred image at the central place at the altar will yield the harvest of piety and clear signal of the role of the priest - not so much as presider, but as a servant to facilitate the encounter of the living God with the praying people including the priest as well.


The awareness of the Roman Liturgy's sacredness, reverence of God's presence, and the consciousness of human sinfulness yet graced by God's self-giving are constantly transmitted through the various historical periods of the Church's liturgy and are especially expected through the exposure of the faithful to the ritual celebration elaborated extraordinarily in the 1962 Roman Missal (the 7th retouching of the 1570 mass book) and ordinarily, in the 1970 Roman Missal (the 8th retouching of tthe roman liturgical text).

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Know The Truth Seminar

Here is the tentative schedule for Defensores Fidei 2009 Apologetics Course:

September 26 Church – Atty Marwil Llasos
October 3 Holy Bible – Chief de Vera
October 10 Papacy – Iboy Pinga
October 17 Sacraments 1 – Digoy Fernandez
October 24 Sacred Tradition/Magisterium – Dr. Dicky Boncan
October 31 Sacraments II – Fr. Abe Arganiosa, CRS (All Saints Day weekend!)
November 7 Church History – Chief de Vera
November 14 Mariology – Atty Marwil Llasos
November 21 Christology and Holy Trinity – Fr. Cayo Estrada
November 28 Sola Fidei/Sola Scriptura – Chief de Vera
December 5 Local Sects – Atty Marwil Llasos
December 12 ‘Bible Christians’ – Foreign Sects – Chief de Vera
December 19 Graduation and Christmas Party


Training Room of Amici Greenhills
3rd Floor Missouri Square Bldg
Connecticut corner Missouri Streets
Northeast Greenhills
Please call Lerma at 723-4326 for updates

Anti-Life Catholic Politicians

Proponents of the RH Bill, like Akbayan Rep. Risa Hontiveros, argue that the RH Bill is "pro-life" because the bill aims to save the lives of mothers and children through adequate healthcare methods.

You are Pro Life at the expense of the helpless unborn? Who are you kidding Rep. Hontiveros?

Senator Benigno Cojuangco Aquino III, on the other hand, should make a stand for life, specially that of the unborn, and uphold orthodox Catholic moral teaching.

The Pope speaking to the newly ordained bishops reminds the heirarchy and us laity as well:

"The fidelity of the servant of Jesus Christ also consists precisely in the fact that he does not seek to adjust the faith to the fashions of the time."

Go figure catholic politicians and clergy who have taken an anti-life stance.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

The Nativity of Mary

Happy Birthday Mama Mary!