1. Nahuling ahas s segregation area. Busog kc kumaim ng 2 sisiw

    Nahuling ahas s segregation area. Busog kc kumaim ng 2 sisiw

  2. Batch celebration after our practicum in hearing confessions

    Batch celebration after our practicum in hearing confessions

  3. A memorable place

    A memorable place

  4. Trip

    Trip

  5. Time Magazine Got it Wrong

    Dear ,

    I’ll wager you’ve seen the news today that Time Magazine has named Pope Francis its 2013 Person of the Year. 

    I want to say: Time Magazine got it wrong

    Not in choosing Pope Francis as its Person of the Year. That was the perfect—and to my mind, obvious—choice.

    No, what Time got wrong was its reasons for choosing Francis.

    “What makes this Pope so important,” Time observed, “is the speed with which he has captured the imaginations of millions who had given up on hoping for the church at all.”

    Well, hopefully Francis has captured the imaginations of those millions. 

    But what does Time think those millions have really learned from Pope Francis?

    “People weary of the endless parsing of sexual ethics, the buck-passing infighting over lines of authority when all the while (to borrow from Milton), “the hungry Sheep look up, and are not fed.” In a matter of months, Francis has elevated the healing mission of the church—the church as servant and comforter of hurting people in an often harsh world—above the doctrinal police work so important to his recent predecessors.”

    True enough. Francis has shown the world what it means to live with the evangelical fervor of an apostle of Jesus Christ. (Not that his illustrious predecessors were slouches in this department. I won’t be surprised if all three of them—John Paul II, Benedict, and Francis—end up being canonized.) 

    But Francis has imaged particularly well, with moving sincerity, the combination of deep interior life and charity-in-action that the doctors of the Church have proclaimed as the ideal of Christian living. (For more on this theme, see Dom Chautard’s Soul of the Apostolate.)

    Time Magazine, however, has chosen to view Francis as someone beyond “doctrinal police work,” beyond “the culture wars.” As if Francis is somehow taking us “beyond” the magisterial teaching of John Paul II and Benedict.

    Preposterous.

    Time has also misread Francis’s recent remarks on homosexuality. It has distorted Francis’s statements on divorced and remarried Catholics receiving Communion

    This isn’t the occasion to rebut Time point for point. I simply want to observe that what Time has done with Francis is what we—all of us—so often do with Christ. That is, paint him in our own image

    Francis is trying to take us beyond stale categories. But those categories do not include the moral doctrine of the Catholic Church. No, the categories that Francis wants to take us beyond are those which attempt to reduce the Mystical Body of Christ, the Church, to a human construct, one that fits comfortably with our increasingly secular vision of how the world ought to be. 

    I’m glad that Time Magazine has chosen Pope Francis as its Person of the Year. But my hope and prayer is that this media bubble will turn out to be an opportunity for people to look at the whole reality of Francis. 

    And so see, through a glass beautiful yet still imperfect, the whole reality of Christ. 

    Thank you, , for being such a loyal reader of Aleteia. I hope you’ll visit the site today and read more about Pope Francis, as well as other developments going on around the world. 

    Advent Blessings,
    Daniel McInerny, Editor English Edition 

  6. http://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?u=/watch?v=SHyG0ahU4sw&feature=share&a=RxD8v8q4MsUfujZ-k2z0NA →

  7. 5 Day retreat at the Santuario de Maria Retreat House in Burgos, Ilocos Norte. It was a very unique experience of retreat. We really enjoyed the beauty of nature since the retreat house is near the shore (Actually it is already facing South China Sea. I call it south because it’s difficult to use west when we are at the northern most part of the mainland Philippines that is facing Taiwan). Frisbee2x pag may time. 

  8. Ang sayang naman ng pose namin sa harap ng Bantay Church, Ilocos Sur. epic fail. 

    Ang sayang naman ng pose namin sa harap ng Bantay Church, Ilocos Sur. epic fail. 

  9. The Augustinian way of life is patterned from the first Jerusalem community (Acts 4:32, 35). Augustine started this kind of spirituality and then it was continued by the Augustinians. Augustine is the spiritual founder of the Augustinains. 

    The Augustinian way of life is patterned from the first Jerusalem community (Acts 4:32, 35). Augustine started this kind of spirituality and then it was continued by the Augustinians. Augustine is the spiritual founder of the Augustinains. 

  10. Ito naman yung pangalawang vocation poster na ginawa ko. 

    Ito naman yung pangalawang vocation poster na ginawa ko. 

  11. Ito ang ginawa kong vocation poster na pinaglalagay namin sa mga simbahan ng Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur noong Oktubre 18, 2013

    Ito ang ginawa kong vocation poster na pinaglalagay namin sa mga simbahan ng Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur noong Oktubre 18, 2013

  12. Ang pagbabalik ng mga Augustinians sa Ilocos after 1890s. 
(The return of the Augustinians in Ilocos since the 1890s.)
At the back is the Cape Borjeador Light House. 

    Ang pagbabalik ng mga Augustinians sa Ilocos after 1890s. 

    (The return of the Augustinians in Ilocos since the 1890s.)

    At the back is the Cape Borjeador Light House. 

  13. Ang belfry ng Bacarra Church sa Bacarra, Ilocos Norte. 

    Ang belfry ng Bacarra Church sa Bacarra, Ilocos Norte. 

  14. nagkaroon kami ng session sa Kapurpurawan sa Burgos, Ilocos Norte sa aming retreat sa Ilocos. Bonding with nature ika-nga. 

    nagkaroon kami ng session sa Kapurpurawan sa Burgos, Ilocos Norte sa aming retreat sa Ilocos. Bonding with nature ika-nga.