Appreciating Popular Religiosity with the Theo-Dula

Appreciating Popular Religiosity with the Theo-Dula

Ex Corde 2017 Talk 1

Using dramatic theories and categories, Fr. Dela Cruz built on Hans Urs von Balthazar’s Theo-drama, which “focuses on the inner life of the Trinity entering the drama of human existence,” and his mentor and friend Alejandro Garcia-Rivera’s Theodramatics, which focuses on the “human side… human suffering and the struggle to find one’s role in God’s saving drama.” The result is the Theo-Dula that Fr. Dela Cruz proposes as a theological approach to expressions of popular religion.

Bishop Pabillo Speaks on Governance in the Church

Bishop Pabillo Speaks on Governance in the Church

Ongoing Formation Series (OGF) AY 2017-2018 Talk 2

What kind of leadership does the Church need today? Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo drew from the wisdom of Pope Francis and Evangelii Gaudium (EG) as he presented what governance in the Church requires in our time during the second installment of this academic year’s Ongoing Formation Series (OGF) in DBCS last September 11.

The Church as Communion: Gift from God and Call to love

The Church as Communion: Gift from God and Call to love

Ongoing Formation Series (OGF) AY 2017-2018 Talk 1

From the moment of its birth, communion was meant to be a mark of the Church. It is after all as Vatican II clearly taught, the People of God. It is not an edifice or building but “the people loved by God and called into a communion of life and love with Him and with one another.” Speaking on the Church as Communion, Professor of Dogmatic Theology Fr. Anthony Nguyen, SDB began the OGF Series this year….

Hope Remains: Helping Families Displaced by Natural Calamities

Hope Remains: Helping Families Displaced by Natural Calamities

As Typhoon Nina (international name: Nock-Ten) weakens and exits the Philippine area of responsibility tonight, thousands of homes have been devastated, and hundreds of thousands of people affected at what should be a joyful time of the year. It is one of the strongest typhoons to hit the country after Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), which left thousands dead, and a great many families displaced.

The plight of families displaced by natural calamities was discussed in the last session of the Ongoing Formation Series (OGF) for 2016, Accompanying Families Today in the spirit of Amoris Laetitia at Don Bosco Center of Studies (DBCS) last December 12.

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