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CFC-FFL COMMUNITY PRAYER 2019

Almighty Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, may you be glorified as we and our households serve you.

Lord Jesus, you who are not ashamed to call us brothers, help us to do the will of our heavenly Father, so that we would be deserving to be your true family. Keep us secure along the paths of holiness and discipleship, and to be always obedient to you as our Master.

Holy Spirit, you who are the love that binds Father and Son together, empower us to know the love of Christ and be filled with all the fullness of God. Strengthen us as we endure the challenges of the authentic Christian life, and help us to be perfect through suffering.

Triune God, keep us, our households and our community steadfast in our resolve to serve you. Send us forth to be families on mission. Use us in order to witness to your love and to establish your dominion over the whole world.

Mama Mary, comfort us in our afflictions, cover us with your mantle of protection, and keep us in your loving embrace always.

Amen.



Bishop Tells Catholic Politicians Who Support Abortion to Repent and Become Pro-Life

INTERNATIONAL MICAIAH BILGER JAN 2, 2019 | 11:01AM DUBLIN, IRELAND

Pro-abortion politicians should repent for promoting the destruction of human life, Irish Catholic Bishop Kevin Doran said Tuesday. Ireland officially legalized abortion Jan. 1, a dark new era for the once strongly pro-life nation. New Year’s Day was a day of mourning for pro-life advocates, but also one of determination as they vowed to continue working to protect unborn babies.



Bro. Frank with Pope Francis


At his meeting with Pope Francis on October 25, 2013, Bro Frank presented his new book to the Pope

Bro. Frank with Pope Benedict XVI


Frank and Gerry Padilla present the books "Servant Leadership" and "Stories from Prison" to His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, on February 09, 2010, at the Vatican

CONSECRATION TO OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY

O Blessed Virgin Mary, you with your Son Jesus crushed the head of the serpent. In the spiritual war that continues to rage in the heavens and on earth, you have already won the victory. Your holy warriors stand before you, dear Mother Mary. We consecrate ourselves to the cause of your Son Jesus, the Redeemer of the world, and to you as his Co-Redemptrix. We dedicate ourselves to the task of winning souls for the Kingdom. We commit to do battle against all evil forces. Cover us with your mantle of protection as you send us forth under your banner. Amen.

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Talk on Divine Mercy
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Work with the Poor

WWP Fishing Boats for Displaced Fishermen

Fishing boats constructed of fiberglass built by the No One in Need (NONe) movement in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Palo and Caritas. For distribution to fishermen displaced by typhoon Yolanda.



Serving the Poorest of the Poor

Praised but imprisoned: Polish bishops support Mary Wagner

WARSAW, Poland, January 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- On January 10, Bishop Henryk Tomasik of Radom, Poland, spoke about freedom of expression and Mary Wagner, a Canadian pro-lifer arrested on Christmas Eve.

Wagner is known for entering abortion clinics to save unborn babies and to prevent their mothers from making a terrible mistake. This prisoner of conscience had already spent two years in a Canadian jail.

Bishop Tomasik also addressed the controversial French weekly Charlie Hebdo, whose editorial staff was victim of a terrorist attack. The French paper is infamous for its obscene and aggressive attacks on religion and religious figures such as Jesus, the Pope and Mohammed, among others.

Following the attack on the far-left weekly, Bishop Tomasik expressed the need for a deeper discussion on the limits of freedom, and respect for other religions in the media.

During his appearance on the Catholic station Radio Plus Radom, Bishop Tomasik said Wagner’s “voice is a sign of freedom” and stressed that she has expressed her convictions peacefully, not harming anyone.

Commenting on Wagner’s arrest, Archbishop Henryk Hoser of the Warszawa-Praga diocese told LifeSiteNews that he expresses "full solidarity with Wagner." The archbishop, a trained physician and Pallotine missionary who served in Rwanda, offered "the assurance that he prays for her and her work.”

Such support for Wagner is not surprising in Poland. During her October stay, she met many representatives of the Catholic hierarchy, including numerous bishops and archbishops. She even had a special meeting at the residency of Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz in Cracow.

Mary spent an hour in the cardinal’s private chapel, where St. John Paul II had also prayed, and then met with the cardinal. They discussed how the Kingdom of God could be built through pro-life work. When he asked her about the Canadian reaction to abortion, her answer was: apathy.

In the Polish capital, she met Archbishop Hoser for dinner at his residence and for a showing of “Not about Mary,” a documentary about Wagner. The archbishop welcomed Wagner and her Polish pro-life friends, who also have faced legal challenges because of their work. The archbishop said: "We are seeing people who stand up for life and have paid for it. They are on the front line of living Christianity. They are the true disciples of Christ.”

Archbishop Wacław Depo of Częstochowa, home of the Black Madonna and host to 4 million yearly visitors, regretted only speaking to Wagner for a short time for breakfast, so made sure to meet her again that day in the Jasna Góra Monastery. There a special English-language Mass was celebrated for Wagner and broadcast on the Internet. Wagner stood at the feet of the Black Madonna, while several politicians and dignitaries stood behind, not in front of, the Canadian visitor. Wagner was also given a private two-hour tour of Poland’s most famous monastery.

 

Mary Wagner with Canadian bishop emeritus of Hamilton, Matthew Ustrzycki, second to the right. 

Courtesy of The Right to Life Foundation

Additionally, Wagner spoke many times to Polish religious sisters and brothers, her modest and prayerful presence making an unforgettable impression. Entire seminaries came to see her. Some asked her to pray for their intentions.

In the northwestern town of Szczecin, 15 priests concelebrated Mass with an hour-long adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The meeting with Wagner plus the Mass took three hours, but the church remained packed. The priests had prepared the town well for this special guest, making billboards of handcuffed hands holding baby shoes.

The Polish Catholic hierarchy from top to bottom has nothing but praise for Wagner. They mention her during homilies, and their parish websites encourage people to write to her in prison. Many Catholic magazines have put her picture on the cover. Polish Catholics may not know who the Canadian prime minister is, but they do know Mary Wagner.

Unfortunately, this contrasts starkly with her reception in the Catholic Church in Canada, Wagner’s home country. As her mother, Jane Wagner, wrote in an open letter to the Polish people: “Mary spent three months at home with us, which was such a gift. But not once was she asked to speak at our Church or at any parish on Vancouver Island.”

She added: “Our priests are strangely silent, for the most part. Our Bishops are no different. They love peace. They don't want confrontation. They don't want change. They don't want to be uncomfortable. They are willing to compromise with evil just to keep people happy and quiet.”

In fact, Mary Wagner had to travel across the Atlantic to meet one bishop in the Canadian Church. In the small southeastern town of Łańcut, she met the retired Bishop of Hamilton, Matthew Ustrzycki, an 82-year-old Canadian of Polish descent.





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CBCP Gives Recognition to CFC- FFL

The Episcopal Commission on the Laity (ECLA) of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the  Philippines (CBCP) has given formal recognition to the Couples for Christ Foundation for Family and Life (CFC FFL) as a National Private Association of the Lay Faithful. 

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CFC FFL Gets Ecclesiastical Recognition

The Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan has given Ecclesiastical Recognition to the Couples for Christ Foundation for Family & Life on November 17, 2009.  Click on the image below to view the Ecclesiastical Recognition document.


CFC-FFL Servant General Re-Appointed to the Pontifical Council of Family

After having been re-appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to the Pontifical Council for the Family, the Padillas admitted that they are facing truckload of works to do with the Council given the numerous attacks being directed against the Church's doctrines on family and life. 

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