The beauty of the faith, the splendor of truth, remains ever fresh, ever new! This is the website of the Research Office of Don Bosco Center of Studies. It is dedicated to New Evangelization with particular focus on the Youth, Family and Culture as these pertain to the Center of Studies’ fields of specialization: Catechetics and Youth Ministry.
AREAS OF FOCUS
Young people are the majority in the Philippines, the biggest Catholic country in Asia. The fact that 54% of the 100-million strong nation are under 25 years old only points to the importance of Filipino youth not just as objects of pastoral concern for the Church, but as leading characters in the new evangelization. Read more.
The family has an inimitable role in the life of the human person, both as the “school of deeper humanity” and “the domestic church,” where children are first educated, formed, and evangelized. Parents are the first to preach the faith to their children. Parents also guide and accompany their sons and daughters in discovering and nurturing holy vocations. And, as husband and wife, they are equally committed to their growth in intimacy and holiness as Christian spouses. Read more.
In many aspects and in various ways, Philippine culture is intimately connected with Christianity. Many of our fiestas, traditions, practices, songs, dances, visual arts, architecture, cinema, literature, etc. have developed with the Catholic faith in tow. Deep devotion and a strong sense of the sacred are part of the things that identify Filipinos and set them apart. As a predominantly Catholic country, the Christian faith is often recognized as a pillar, even a cornerstone, of our nation. Read more.