This is the surprise announcement I’ve been telling friends since the other day. Now, it can be formally announced. Bro. Mars will be returning to Sorsogon and will appear at our Apologetic TV program THE SPLENDOR OF THE CHURCH ‘LIVE’.
The last time he visited us Bro. Mars gave the anti-Catholics an intensity 7 earthquake by his hard hitting, clear and precise answers to the questions. Now, the earthquake could reach intensity 9 with accompanying Volcanic eruptions because it will not just be a TV appearance but a conference to be attended by the College Students of Aemilianum College and also open to the public.
FOR SURE BRO. MARS WILL BE AT HIS BEST. BETTER WATCH OUT… AND PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SUCCESS OF THIS EVENT.
The following report from “Reflections” blog. The event described here refers to the parish recollection. Bro. Carlos Palad preached before 400 people in San Isidro Labrador parish in Marikina, Diocese of Antipolo.
April 7, 2009
I just came from a recollection sponsored by our Parish Church and the speaker was a very young apologist, Caloy Palad. He is 26 years old and single, but his topic was about the Filipino Catholic family, marriage, and the recent congressional moves about contraception and population control. I wondered about his qualification, he being young and single , but he spoke well. He was well informed ( he would not be an apologist if he were not) and was able to answer questions thrown by the audience convincingly and with much authority. Having attended and conducted similar talks before, however, I was almost tempted to dismiss this one as just “one of those talks” which would not offer anything new. Indeed, most of the information I heard I had heard many times before but there was one topic which, for me, made the night truly a night for recollection and reflection. He said ‘ women are meant to become mothers.’ He then offered a lot of explanations and sited Papal letters/encyclicals to support this position, even covered those who enter into single blessedness and sisterhood.
Women are meant to become mothers…… I remember at Grade four when our teacher asked us what we wanted to be when we grow up. I wanted to answer “to be a renowned doctor” because in my mind I really wanted to be one. But when I stood in front of the class, I was impelled to say “to become a good mother.” What made me do that? I almost died of shame when I heard my classmates laugh. And so that episode in my life stuck in my memory like glue. In retrospect, I can offer a lot of explanations for that unexpected answer. But what is important now is the affirmation that being a good mother is as good as being a well known surgeon, or a successful business man, or a fantastic career person. I am meant to be a mother and it is my primordial duty to become a good one. Am I a good mother? I have raised my children to be good children – they know their responsibilities, they are respectful of their elders, they have ambition, they are well mannered. I can enumerate countless qualities of my children which can tell me that I have been a good mother. In the end, though, the only measure I need to satisfy is if I have led my children towards God. I sincerely hope that I do.
Stephen K. Ray (honorary DFF member):
www.catholic-convert.com – Defenders of the Catholic Faith
http://blog.catholic-convert.com – blog
Fr. Abraham Arganiosa
http://thesplendorofthechurch.blogspot.com – The Splendor of the Church
Marwil N. Llasos:
http://bromarwilnllasos.blogspot.com/ —The Kinight of Mary (main blog on Catholic apologetics)
http://marwil-n-llasos.blogspot.com – Marwil N. Llasos (old blog on Catholic apologetics but with some
http://ordosaecularisfranciscanus.blogspot.com/ — Ordo Saecularis Franciscanus
http://legiomariaerefugiumpeccatorum.blogspot.com/ — Legio Mariae Refugium Peccatorum Praesidium
http://vivasanramonnonato.blogspot.com/ — San Ramon Nonato Shrine
Carlos Antonio Palad:
http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com – Rorate Caeli (contributor)
http://fightrhbill.blogspot.com – The Catholic Position on the RH Bill
http://mamador.wordpress.com — PHNix Network Advocate (much on pro-life matters)
Shirley Monreal blogs:
http://saiden.page.ph/fidem — Ex Fide in Fidem
http://shireyuchan.blog.friendster.com/ — Dominus Vobiscum (on the Traditional Latin Mass)
http://withmarybymyside.blogspot.com/ — With Mary by my Side
BLOGS & WEBSITES OF FRIENDS OF DEFENSORES FIDEI:
http://katoliko.org/ — Katoliko website, the online resource for a Catholic Filipino
http://tumbukin-natin.blogspot.com/ — Tumbukin Natin, Cenon Bibe (a rich resource for Tagalog
http://marcusapollo.wordpress.com – Scriptorium (general topics but strong on Catholic topics) by
http://prodeoetpatria.blogspot.com — Pro Deo et Patria by Gerald Cenir
http://randomthoughtsmusings.blogspot.com/ — Random Thoughts and Musings on the Narrow Road,
by Willy Jose
http://enbrethiliel.blogspot.com/ — Sancta Sanctis
CATHOLIC FAITH DEFENDER WEBSITES
http://catholicfaithdefender.blogspot.com/ — CFD of Ozamiz City
http://catholicfaithdefender.wordpress.com/ — CFD, Freedom Park of Cebu Chapter
www.catholicfaithdefender.co.cc – CFD of Davao
http://www.cfdcdo.blogspot.com/ — CFD, Cagayan De Oro
http://www.freewebs.com/cfd_muchapter — CFD, M.U. Chapter
Defensores Fidei Foundation’s resource speaker CARLOS PALAD will be a speaking tomorrow, June 14, 2009, 8:30 – 10:00 PM, on DZMM 630 KHz as a guest speaker on Salitang Buhay. The topic will be the Holy Eucharist, in time for the celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi last Thursday.
I invite all of you to listen together with your family and friends. Please invite as many as you can. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the HOLY EUCHARIST. Enjoy!