Ongoing Formation Series (OGF) AY 2017-2018 Talk 4
“The Eucharist is the secret of my day. It gives strength and meaning to all my activities of service to the Church and to the whole world,” said John Paul the Great. Indeed the Eucharist is the outpouring of God’s love that should be received with joy and gratitude by every Christian. It provides the unfailing divine assistance that enables us to truly fulfill the great work of bringing Christ to others.
Ex Corde 2017 Talk 2
“There is a healthy tension, a reciprocity, between the ideal and the actual, what one says and what one does, theory and praxis — this is something always present in life,” said Fr. Martin Macasaet, SDB, SThD in Talk 2 of Ex Corde 2017 last November 23.
Ongoing Formation Series (OGF) AY 2017-2018 Talk 3
Fr. Celestino Lingad Jr, SDB, biblical scholar and professor, shared how the bible nourished people of all ages in Tondo when he began holding bible study for them as parish priest many years ago. Fr. Lingad and Mr. Mon Arguelles, who advocates the Liturgical Bible Study, were the featured speakers last November 20 as the Ongoing Formation (OGF) Series on the Year of the Parish in DBCS continued with the Word of God and Church Communion: How the Word of God Nourishes Communion in the Parish.
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.
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.