Tag Archives: Family

COMMUNICATIONS from the Bishop

No. 916          Diocese of Marbel, Philippines                   18 February 2017 DIOCESAN PRIESTS’ RECOLLECTION DATE AND VENUE: 14 February 2017.  Immaculate Conception Parish, Norala, South Cotabato PRESENT: 44 priests … Continue reading

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1. Joint Recollection of Priests

Fifty-nine (59) priests (43 diocesan, 16 religious) attended the 13 April recollection held in the new, air-conditioned conference hall – Chapel, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Polomolok, South Cotabato. Acta: morning praise and silence within the exposition and benediction of … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation “Amoris, Laetitia” (Joy of Love)

Pope Francis signed “Amoris Laetitia” (AL) 19 March 2016.  It was released 8 April 2016. AL is based on two documents: the 2014 Extraordinary Meeting of the Synod of Bishops and the 2015 XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod … Continue reading

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Final Report to pope Francis, 2015 Synod of Bishops Part III. The Mission of The Family (6th and last in the series)

Chapter IV.  The Family and Evangelization A Family Spirituality “The family in its vocation and mission, is truly a treasure of the Church, ‘treasure in earthen vessels’”, says St. Paul (2 Cor. 4: 7).  Above the doorway of family life, … Continue reading

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Final Report to Pope Francis 2015 Synod of Bishops Part III. the Mission of the Family (4th in the series)

“From the beginning of history, God has been generous with his love towards his children (cf. LG, 2), so that they could attain fullness of life in Jesus Christ (cf. Jh. 10:10). “As Pope Francis forcefully reminds us, the mission … Continue reading

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Final Report, 2015 Synod of Bishops Part II. Chapter II. The Family in the Magisterium of the Church (3rd in the series)

Vatican II “Gaudium et Spes”:  The ultimate partnership of married life and love has been established by the Creator and qualified by His laws, and is rooted in the conjugal covenant of irrevocable personal consent (GS. 48). “True love between … Continue reading

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Final Report to Pope Francis, Part II: The Family in God’s Plan (2nd in the series)

“The Gospel of the family begins with the creation of humanity in the image of God who is love and calls man and woman to love according to his likeness (cf. Gen. 1: 26, 27). The vocation of the married … Continue reading

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