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.
Youth and Family photos courtesy of Don Bosco Press Inc. Multimedia Services | Culture photo by Fr. Tommy Latina, RCJ