Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Iglesia ni Cristo sa Gedangan, Semarang, Indonesia

CATHOLIC CHURCH of ST. JOSEPH- Parokya ng Gedangan, Semarang, Indonesia          (Facebook Page)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Iglesia ni Cristo sa Kayu Tangan, Malang, Indonesia

CATHOLIC CHURCH of SACRED HEART of JESUS- Parish ng Kayu Tangan, Malang, Indonesia

Dating Calvinist ngayo'y kaanib na ng Iglesia ni Cristo

Isa na namang kwento ng pagbabalik-loob ng isang Protestante sa pagiging Katoliko. Mula sa Coming Home Network

From Calvin to Catholicism

by Brian Besong

My father was raised a Roman Catholic but attended Houston Baptist University on a scholarship; my mother was raised in a Protestant household and baptized as a Protestant in her youth. She also attended Houston Baptist, where she met my father. Prior to the wedding, my mother “converted” to Catholicism, but her conversion was superficial at best. The priest who conducted her initiation classes swept her serious reservations about points of the Catholic Faith aside and hastened her toward Confirmation. She was confirmed, though she was never told to make a first Confession. Her weak adoption of Catholicism was short-lived and by the time I was born, both of my parents had abandoned Catholicism and had begun attending a Disciples of Christ church. This was where my mother’s family went to church and it bore a liturgical style similar enough to the Catholic Mass for my father not to feel too strong a discomfort in making the switch. The main thing I remember about this church concerned my desire to be baptized. Although I believed what was told to me about Jesus and knew that people who believed those things were supposed to be baptized, the church refused to allow me to be baptized because they thought I was not yet old enough to make a more serious act of faith.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Kabataang Katoliko, most behaved sabi ng Mayor ng Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

"...Catholic youth who descended on Rio from around the world were almost unfailingly good-natured and well-behaved. " -Eduardo Paes, mayor ng Rio de Janeiro, Brazil noong nakaraang World Youth Day 2013 na kinabibilangan ng mahigit 3,000,000 attendees [Mula sa The Telegraph]

Larawan mula sa CBS News

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Buhay na Buhay ang Iglesia! Tatlong Milyon sa Misa ni Papa Francis

Mahigit Tatlong Milyong mga Katoliko ang dumalo sa Misa ni Santo Papa Francis sa Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ang nagsasabing "Ang Iglesia Katolika ay Tuluyan ng Bumagsak sa Kanluran" ay hindi lang nagkakamali kundi mandaraya at mapanlinlang.  Heto at mahigit TATLONG MILYON po ang mga dumalo sa pagtatapos na Misa ng WYD na pinangungunahan ni Santo Papa Francisco sa Rio de Janeiro, Brazil na kinabibilangan ng halos 2.5 na mga kabataang kaanib ng tunay na Iglesia ni Cristo. 

Hindi po ito haka-haka lamang o sabi-sabi, media na po ang nagpapatunay na BUHAY na BUHAY pa ang orihinal na IGLESIA NI CRISTO: Huffington Post, Sydney Morning Post, New York Daily News, Global Post, Times of India, Daily Mail UK, USA Today, Fox News, BBC News, France 24, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Hindu Times, Saudi Gazette, Japan Times, Al Jazeera at marami pang iba.

RIO DE JANEIRO - Pope Francis' historic trip to his home continent ended Sunday after a marathon weeklong visit to Brazil that drew millions of people onto the sands of Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana beach and appeared to reinvigorate the clergy and faithful alike in the world's largest Catholic country.

Dignitaries including Brazilian Vice-President Michel Temer turned out at Rio's Antonio Carlos Jobim international airport to bid farewell to the Argentine-born pontiff after a visit marked by big moments. They included a visit to a vast church dedicated to Brazil's patron saint, a rainy walk through one of Rio's dangerous slums and a papal Mass that was one of the biggest in recent history.

Speaking from a white stage on the sands of Copacabana on Sunday, Francis urged a crowd estimated at 3 million people to go out and spread their faith "to the fringes of society, even to those who seem farthest away, most indifferent."

"The church needs you, your enthusiasm, your creativity and the joy that is so characteristic of you!" he said to applause in his final homily of World Youth Day festivities.

Later Sunday, he issued a more pointed message to the region's bishops, telling them to better look out for their flocks and put an end to the "clerical" culture that places priests on pedestals — often with what Francis called the "sinful complicity" of lay Catholics who hold the clergy in such high esteem... Ipagpatuloy ang pagbabasa sa Winnepeg Free Press

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Anyone who announces the death of Catholicism needs to come and experience World Youth Day. - ABC News

Ang malaking bilang ng taong sumalubong kay Pope Francis sa kanyang pagbisita sa WYD 2013 Brazil (Larawan mula sa Washington Post)
"Catholicism is paradoxical. When one grasps this, the Catholic Church begins to make much more sense. Anyone who announces the death of Catholicism needs to come and experience World Youth Day. " Ito ang mga katagang sinulat ni Kiara Pirola isang News Reporter ng ABC patungkol sa Relihiyon at Ethics.  Narito sa ibaba ang kabuuan ng kanyang pagsaksi sa buhay na buhay na Iglesia Katolika (na sa pasimula ay siyang Iglesia ni Cristo - Pasugo Abril 1966, p 46).
Attending the opening Mass of WYD 2013 on Copacabana Beach, I was blown away by the vibrancy, the joy and the sheer mass of humanity. Never will you see so many different national flags in one place - though, paradoxically, in that same place, an event takes place that renders nationality irrelevant.

Here, people from all races and nations gather to pray and have Mass. Holy Communion has never been more literal or tangible to me than when I am standing among hundreds of people from twelve different countries lining up to receive the Eucharist. Everything in Rio is in Portuguese, so suffice to say it is a struggle to understand anything that is going on. However, we come to Mass and suddenly everything makes sense again. I know which prayers are being said, I know when to stand, to sit and to kneel as if I was at my regular parish Mass. The power of seeing thousands of flags fall still as everyone kneels at the consecration renders all our differences irrelevant. Here we are, kneeling before the sacrifice of a Jewish carpenter and we are one. We are one body, one Church, one people.

Catholicism is paradoxical. When one grasps this, both World Youth Day and the Catholic Church begin to make much more sense. The fact of the matter is the Catholic Church is not dying. I challenge anyone who announces the death of Catholicism (and religious belief in general) to come and see a World Youth Day.

World Youth Day is a life-changing experience; it is not something you leave behind in the host country. This year's theme clearly emphasises this fact: "Go ... and make disciples of all nations." What does this mean? It means go home and be a paradox! Stand firm on principles in all matters, but always love your neighbour first. Participate actively and joyfully in those inane, backward Catholic practices that can often seem boring and old fashion. But above all, live the paradox that the Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta discovered: "Love until it hurts, then there is no more hurt; only love."

Pope Francis is our model of the living paradox of Catholicism. Here is a Jesuit, taking the name of St. Francis of Assisi. Here is a man with access to the beauty and comfort of the Papal facilities, but refusing them. Here is a man who asks for very little, but gives everything of himself in humble service to every person he meets. Here is a man who is thoroughly well educated and learned, but always seeks to learn from others first.

Pope Francis, the living paradox, will undoubtedly leave a deep impression on all of us. The last two Popes have been calling for a "New Evangelisation" and now, finally, I think I know what that nebulous term means. It means to be a paradox, to love Jesus and to live according to his teachings. It means to love the Church despite the flaws, imperfections and downright evil actions of some of its members. When we live with Jesus at the centre of our lives, people notice. That is the essence of evangelisation - to answer the challenge of St. Francis: "Preach the gospel always and, if necessary, use words."

This is why Pope John Paul II created World Youth Day - to offer a concrete invitation to young people to become witnesses and to evangelise just by gathering together for Mass with the Pope. The impact of that experience has long-lasting effect on the faith of the pilgrims and their life. Husbands have met their wives, priests, nuns, brothers and singles have found their vocations and purpose in life, and deep friendships are formed.

Re-fuelled and on fire with this incredible experience, we return home to the normal, quiet routine. Whether it takes a week or ten years for the full effect of a World Youth Day experience to bear fruit, it always does. It has and is continuing to have a lasting effect on the host nation and on the travelling pilgrims.

Nietzsche announced "God is dead." I, along with a few million other Catholics here in Rio, would like politely to disagree. He is very much alive and is calling new disciples every day. He is calling us, and we have answered because we are the Church - not in the future, but the right here, right now. To those who might be just a little cynical about the whole thing, I extend a simple invitation to you: come and see!

Kiara Pirola is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (Australia) and contributor to Catholic Talk.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Seminarista ng Southern Baptist naging Kaanib ng Iglesia ni Cristo

Maraming mga Protestante ang lumilipat na sa Iglesia Katolika at isa na rito ang isang seminarista. Narito ang kanyang kwento mula sa blog ni Devin Rose:

My name is Anthony and I am becoming Catholic. Writing this sentence would have made me cry two months ago. As an aspiring evangelical missionary studying at a Southern Baptist seminary, I knew that most Catholics were not “believers,” true Christians, yet now . . . things are different. I begged God for six months to let me remain in evangelicalism. He didn’t. My hope is that this story will encourage fellow Catholics and lead many of my evangelical friends to, at the very least, have a more charitable view of the Roman Catholic Church.

The beginning

One year ago I came home to visit my family. My dad, a worship and preaching pastor from when I was in fourth grade on, had resigned his position a year prior and was finishing his Masters in Theological Studies. He had grown up in the Catholic Church and one of his graduate courses caused him to reexamine some of the teaching. I found a silly-looking book titled Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic on his desk. Maybe I picked it up because I had brought nothing else home to read, or maybe my curiosity was peaked after spending a summer as a missionary to Catholics in Poland. For whatever reason, reading the testimony was the start of my confusing and reluctant journey to Rome.

David Currie’s 1996 memoir of leaving behind his fundamentalist upbringing, Trinity Evangelical education and ministries was bothersome. Currie’s unapologetic defense of controversial doctrines like Mary and the Pope were most shocking, as I had never seriously considered that Catholics would have sensible, scriptural defenses to these beliefs.

As I grew in my evangelical faith at a midwestern liberal arts college and listened to over two hundred hours of evangelical sermons by popular Reformed preachers like Mark Driscoll and John Piper, my assumption was hardened that the Roman Catholic Church didn’t adhere to the Bible. When I asked one pastor friend of mine during my junior year why Catholics thought Mary remained a virgin after Jesus’ birth when the Bible clearly said Jesus had “brothers,” he simply grimaced: “They don’t read the Bible.”

If Currie’s book bothered me, slipping nervously into Mass that weekend didn’t help the situation. I was shocked that the lyrics sung were derived directly from the Scriptures, a quality lacking in many Protestant songs. Three times as many Bible passages were read than was typical at my non-denominational and Baptist services I attended, and the priest spoke on the Great Commission and the need for evangelization. Many Catholics will not be able to appreciate my shock.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Tara na sa World Youth Day Brazil!

Ating gunitain at ipagdiwang ang ating Pananampalataya! Tara na sa World Youth Day BRAZIL!

Para sa kumpletong kaganapan, bisitahin ang Official Website ng WYD 2013 Rio! O di kaya'y dito sa World Youth Day o alternative sites!

Narito naman ang LIVE feeds para blessings by blessings pong mapapanood ang bawat kaganapan sa Brazil!

Alam niyo ba kung anong pangalan ng Iglesia bago pa man ito pinangalanang 'Katolika'?

Ang Antioch na matatagpuan sa bansang Syria
Alam niyo bang may mga nag-aangking mga 'Kristiano' raw sila subalit ang tawag nila sa kanilang sarili ay mga 'Iglesia' o 'INC'?  Alam niyo bang wala ito sa Biblia? Alam niyo rin ba kung anong tawag sa mga naunang Kristiano bago pa man sila tinawag na 'Kristiano' sa Antioch (Mga Gawa 11:26) noong mga 30 AD? At alam niyo rin ba kung saan unang tinawag na 'Katoliko' ang mga Kristiano? Narito ang mga kasagutan mula sa Catholic Answers:

Question: After the death of Christ, Christians were the ones who evangelized and spread the gospel. Ignatius of Antioch was the first to refer to them as Catholics. What were they called before?

Answer: Originally Christians weren’t even called Christians. They were called "disciples" (i.e., "students") of Jesus of Nazareth. Later, in the city of Antioch, they received the name "Christians" (Acts 11:26). This probably happened in the A.D. 30s. This term spread very quickly—probably to the chagrin of those Jewish individuals who did not wish to acknowledge Jesus as the Messiah (Christ).

Ultimately, however, different groups began to break off from the Christian community, falling into either heresy or schism. These groups still wished to represent themselves as Christian—and many of them were, retaining valid baptism and a profession of faith in Christ. Consequently, a new word was needed to distinguish the Christians belonging to the Church that Christ founded from those belonging to the churches that had split off from it.

The term that was picked was kataholos, which means according to the whole or universal in Greek. The thought was apparently that these were Christians who believed and practiced according to what body of Christians as a whole did, in contrast to what some particular group thought or did. Over the course of time, kataholoscame to be represented by the parallel English word "Catholic."

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Kwento ng isang Cyclist na hindi Katoliko

Nakakatuwang basahin itong kwento ni Leandro hindi kaanib ng Iglesia ni Cristo at isang cyclist mula sa Brazil habang iniikot niya ang mundo sa pamamagitan ng kanyang bisikleta.Napadalaw sa Roma at inasam na makaharap ang Santo Papa sa Vatican.

I was having breakfast early yesterday morning when my mobile phone rang. Due to the fact that I don't use my phone regularly during this trip, I immediately knew that it was either my mum, or the call I was anxiously waiting for. When I saw that it was an unknown number, I immediately knew it was "the call".

And it really was. It was the Pope's private secretary, asking if I was still in Rome and if I would like to come to the Vatican this morning. I didn't need to check my agenda to agree to be there at 06:45.

Yes, I was going to meet the Pope!

WYD 2013 Theme Song sa Wikang Arabe

Ang World Youth Day ay gaganapin sa Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ngayong 22-28 Abril 2013

Friday, July 19, 2013

Pinoy na Martir at Kaanib ng Iglesia ni Cristo ay malapit nang maging Santo!

Isang Pinoy na naman ang nasa listahan ng mga magiging Santo ng banal na Santa Iglesia ni Cristo sapagkat si Fr. Jose Maria de Manila ay ma-beatify sa España sa darating na Oktubre 13, 2013. Narito po sa ibaba ang kabuuan ng balita:

CBCP News, MANILA, July 19, 2013—The Capuchin friars in the Philippines will soon introduce and promote the devotion to Fr. Jose Maria de Manila, a Manila-born Capuchin who was martyred in Tarragona, Spain in the 20th century.

The Kapatiran ng Capuchino ng Pilipinas in the coming days will introduce and promote the devotion to Fr. Jose Maria de Manila in all their parishes across the Philippines.

Vatican has recently announced the beatification of 500 Spanish Martyrs of the 20th century, including Fr. Jose de Manila, this coming October 13, 2013 in Tarragona, Spain.

Father Jose Maria de Manila (Eugenio Saz-Orozco Mortera Camacho), a priest born in the Philippines of Spanish parents, was educated at the Ateneo de Manila, San Juan de Letran and the Pontifical University of Sto. Tomas. He is one of the 32 Capuchin priests and lay religious brothers to be beatified together with other Spanish civil war martyrs mainly Augustinians and Dominicans.

Born in Manila on September 5, 1880, Fr. Jose was the son of the last Spanish mayor of Manila, Don Eugenio Saz-Orozco and Doña Feliza Mortera Camacho.

Record shows that he had his simple profession in Lecaroz, Navarra, Spain on October 4, 1905, his solemn profession on October 18, 1908 and was ordained to the priesthood on November 30, 1910.

Prinsepe ng Kuwait naging Kritiano?

Totoo kaya?

Isang malaking balita sa buong Santa Iglesia ni Cristo -- ang Iglesia Katolika at buong ka-Kristianuhan ang diumano'y pag-tanggap ng isang Prinsepeng Muslim mula sa Kuwait na si Abdullah IV al-Sabah mula sa pagiging Muslim at ngayo'y isa nang ganap ng Kristiano (naniniwalang si Cristo ay Dios!).

Ito ay napag-alaman ayon sa VATICAN INSIDER na ang Prinsepe ay naging tagasunod ni Cristo.  Para sa kaalaman ng marami ang relihiyong Islam ay HINDI naniniwala sa pagka-DIOS ni Cristo.  Ayon sa kanilang Qur'an (katulad ng Biblia) si Cristo (Isa o Eisa) ay isa lamang na propetang katulad ni Moses (Musa) o ni Juan (Yahya) at pinalalagay din nilang 'propeta' rin ang kalagayan ni Adan o ni Abraham (Ibrahim) o ni Noah (Nuh).  Ito ang kadahilanan kung bakit nangangati sila sa mga Kristiano (labas po riyan ang samahan ni Felix Manalo na Iglesia ni Cristo at iba pang mga Kristiano raw ngunit katulad ng mga Muslim ay hindi naniniwala sa pagka-Dios ni Cristo).

Narito po ang kabuuan ng kwento:
According to reports, a Kuwaiti royal prince has become a follower of Jesus Christ. In an audio file posted with his name, he affirms that if he is killed because of a recording he made where he talks about his conversion, he firmly believes that he will meet Jesus Christ face-to-face. The news comes from Middle Eastern sources which state that al-Haqiqa – a Christian satellite TV channel in Arabic that transmits Christian religious programmes – broadcast an audio file attributed to the Kuwaiti prince, identified as Abdullah al-Sabah. The al-Sabahs are the royal family of Kuwait, a country rich in oil. The name Abdullah (servant of God) frequently appears in the Emir’s family tree.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Katedral ng Iglesia ni Cristo sa Newark, USA

CATHOLIC CHURCH of SACRED HEART- Cathedral Basilica of Archdiocese of Newark, USA

89 Ridge Street
Newark, NJ 07104
Cathedral Office: 973-484-4600


Daily Mass
Weekdays: 7:30 AM and 5:30 PM (in the Lady Chapel)
No 5:30 PM daily mass in July and August

Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM (except July and August)
Saturday mornings at 9:00 AM
First Fridays at 7:00 PM

Sunday Masses

Saturday Vigil:
6:00 PM
8:45 AM
10:00 AM (Spanish)
12:00 noon (with Cathedral Choir)

Saturday at 11:30 AM or by appointment


Monday, July 15, 2013

Wala raw Pasko sa samahang INC™ na tatag ni Felix Manalo?

PASUGO Disyembre 1957, p. 28: (sinulat ni Emeliano I. Agustin) (Patula)
“Ang diwa ng Pasko ay kapayapaan;
Nang mundong naglunoy sa lusak ng Buhay;
Mabuting balita sa kinalulugdan;
Pagsilang ni Jesus sa abang sabsaban."

Ano nga ba talaga?

Pagsamba ba kamo ang mag-alay ng bulaklak?

Ang samahang INC™ na tatag ni Felix Manalo ay nagbabawal ng pag-alay ng bulaklak sa mga imahe dahil gawain daw ng mga pagano ito. Pero pagdating sa kanilang pekeng sugo ay hindi pala bawal.

Ano ba talaga?

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Si Maria ba ay Dios na makapangyarihan? - Atty. Marwil Llasos, OP

HINDI. Hinding-hindi. Si Maria ay tao at kailanman ay hindi dios. Wala sa katinuan ang sinumang nagsasabing si Maria ay dios (o diosa). Tinuligsa at kinondena ko ang mga indibidwal at grupong nagtuturo na si Maria ay dios sapagkat hindi lamang sila mga erehe kundi mga hibang. Bagamat nilalaanan natin si Maria ng mataas na uri ng pag-galang, kailanman ay hindi natin siya sinasamba sapagkat siya ay tao at hindi dios. Ani Arsobispo Fulton J. Sheen:

“Si Maria, Ina ng Dios na Tagapagligtas, ay isa lamang na nilikha, tao at hindi dios.”

"... Bagamat napakalinaw ng aral ng Iglesia Katolika na si Maria ay tao, pilit itong minamali ng Iglesia ni Cristo (1914) at sinasabing iniaaral daw natin na si Maria ay dios. Wala maipakita ang Iglesia ni Cristo na kahit isang opisyal na dokumento ng Iglesia Katolika na nagtuturong si Maria ay dios nga. Bilang isang mananampalatayang Katoliko at isa sa mga itinuturing na Mariolohista, alam na alam ko na walang aral ang Iglesia Katolika na si Maria ay dios."

Kung talagang aral nga ng Iglesia Catolika na si Maria ay dios, dapat sana’y malaganap ang pangangaral na iyan mula pa noong una. Ngunit hindi nga aral ng Iglesia Catolika na si Maria ay dios bagamat ipinagpipilitan ng Iglesia ni Cristo na gayun nga. Ang palsong aral na si Maria ay Dios ay itinuturing ng Santa Iglesia na isang kabalintunaan at hidwang pananampalataya. Mariin itong tinututulan at sinasawata ng Santa Iglesia Catolika."

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Iglesia ni Cristo sa Moscow, Russia

Holy Virgin Church sa Moscow, Russia. Larawan mula sa Support the Catholic Church Facebook Page

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Iglesia Katolika mababasa ba sa Biblia?

Larawan mula sa blog na Know the Roman Catholic Truth

Artikulo mula sa blog na INC vs Catholic

ISA PO sa madalas ipagmalaki ng INC ay mababasa raw sa Biblia ang pangalan ng kanilang iglesia. Ang itinuturo nila ay ang Roma 16:16 [basahin ang artikulong Aling Iglesia ba ang Tinutukoy sa Roma 16:16?] Diyan ay mababasa:

Romans 16:16 (New International Version):
Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ send greetings

Roma 16:16 (Ang Salita ng Diyos):
Magbatian kayo sa isa't isa ng banal na halik. Ang mga iglesiya ni Cristo ay bumabati sa inyo.

ἀσπάσασθε ἀλλήλους ἐν φιλήματι ἁγίῳ. ἀσπάζονται ὑμᾶς αἱ ἐκκλησίαι πᾶσαι τοῦ Χριστοῦ.
Kapansin-pansin po sa mga talata na iyan na mali ang sinasabi ng INC na mababasa ang pangalan nilang "Iglesia ni Cristo" sa Roma 16:16. Hindi po "Iglesia ni Cristo" (singular o isahan) ang sinasabi sa talata kundi "mga iglesiya ni Cristo," "churches of Christ," at "ekklēsiai pasai tou Christou" na pawang plural o pang-maramihan.

Limang Malalaking Hakbang Papunta sa Iglesia ni Cristo - Kwento ng Pagbabalik-loob ni Beverly J. Lebold

Narito na naman po ang isang napakagandang kwento ng pagbabalik-loob ng isang dating Protestante pabalik sa tunay na Iglesia ni Cristo.

Ms. Beverly J. Debold
My life as a Protestant

In 1969, I lived with my husband and children facing Court Street Christian Church directly across the street. It was like a magnet drawing me back to memories of my childhood going to Sunday School at the Methodist church with my sister. I wanted my children to grow up with a knowledge of the Lord and to be part of a church family, as I was in those early years. After a few months of regular attendance at the church across the street, I committed my life to the Lord and joined a neighborhood Bible study, which led to four years in Bible Study Fellowship. Then I discovered Women’s Aglow Fellowship (now Aglow International) and leaped into the fire of the Holy Spirit.

Thirty years later, when our last daughter, Jessica, was in high school, she and I joined an Assemblies of God Church, which at that time was enjoying a period of revival, particularly among the youth. She, too, caught fire and set her heart toward the mission field. For me, the large AG church never quite felt like home, so after she went off to college, I settled happily into a sweet, little neighborhood Wesleyan Church. Regardless of where I attended church, Aglow was where my spiritual life was energized, where leadership skills were taught, where gifts of the spirit moved freely, and where national and international conferences kept the vision alive. I took on various positions of leadership at the local and area level, but my heart belonged to Aglow’s prison ministry, in which I served twenty years...
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Komento mula sa kaanib ng samahang Iglesia ni Cristo® na tatag ni Felix Manalo

Ang sabi po ng ISANG concern na mamayan (Anonymous) sa atin ay ganito:

"para sa akin po dapat po ay wag na natin pakialaman ang mga relihiyon ng bawat tao ksi po para sa akin ang mga tao ay may kanya-kanyang paniniwala... at dahil ito ang ating mga kinagisnang relihiyon ... lahat naman po tayo ay naniniwala sa diyos... kaya wag po tayong mag away -way ng dahil lamang sa kung anung relihiyon ka kaanib..... wag din po natin siraan ang mga relihiyon ng bawat isa.. salamat po"

Agree po tayo sa sinabi ng Anonymous comments na natanggap natin.  Hindi po kasi gawain ng tunay na Iglesia ni Cristo ang manira ng ibang mga paniniwala. Hindi po ito maka-Kristiano at taliwas po ito sa turo ng ating Panginoong Dios na si Hesus ang "paninira" sa kapwa.  Bagkos ang sabi po ni Hesus ay "mahalin ang kapwa" maging ang mga kumakaaway sa atin (Mt. 5:44).

Sa totoo lang po HINDI ang mga Katoliko ang naninira sa mga kaanib ng samahan ni Felix Manalo kundi kaming mga Katoliko po ang SINISIRAAN ng samahan ni Felix Manalo-- ang INC™.

Katulad na lamang ng mga sumusunod na mga nalathala sa kanilang opisyala na magasin na mababasa sa munting aklat na pinamagatang ANG KATOTOHANAN TUNGKOL SA INK-1914:

1- PASUGO Disyembre 1965, p. 5:
“Kaninong Ministro kung ganyan ang mga Paring Katoliko? Mga Ministro ni Satanas na Diablo."
2- PASUGO Oktubre 1959, p. 5:
“Mga magdaraya at anti-Cristo, ang mga nagtuturong si Cristo ay Dios."

3- PASUGO Agosto 1962, p. 9:
“Kaya ang tunay na anti-Cristo, ang mga Papa ng Iglesia Katolika Apostolika Romana. At ang tunay na ampon ng anti-Cristo ay ang mga Katoliko.”

4- PASUGO Oktubre 1956, p. 1:
“Ang Iglesia ni Cristo ay nagdaos ng pamamahayag sa Lunsod ng Davao. Nagsalita roon si Kapatid na Felix Manalo at ang kasama niyang mga Ministro. Ipinahayag doon ng mga nagsalita na ang Iglesia Katolika Romana ay hindi itinatag ni Cristo kundi itinatag ng Diablo."

Ayan po ang katibayan.

Kung tingnan niyo ang inyong mga ARAL mapa-Telebisyon man ito, radyo o kaya't babasahin, lahat po ng kanilang mga turo ay LABAN sa IGLESIA NI CRISTO (anti-Catholic).

Walang aral ang INC™ na hindi nakatunton sa PANINIRA laban sa IGLESIA KATOLIKA - na sa pasimula ay siyang Iglesia ni Cristo (Pasugo Abril 1966, p 46).

Taliwas sa mga sinasabi ng mga kaanib ng samahang INC™ ni Felix Manalo, ang IGLESIA KATOLIKA po - na sa pasimula ay siyang Iglesia ni Cristo - ay may mabuting pakikipag-ugnayan sa ibang mga relihiyon. IGLESIA KATOLIKA po ang tanging relihiyon sa MUNDO na umaakay sa iba pang mga paniniwala upang MAGMAHALAN at MAGRESPETUHAN.

At sa ibang mga blogs, mababasa mo ang mga blogs ng mga kaanib ng samahang INC™ ni Manalo ay sadyang MAPANIRA.
  • (paghihiganti)
  • (puno ng paninira sa Iglesia Katolika)
  • (nakaw na blog ng isa sa mga kaanib ng INC™ na ang pangalan ay Conrad J. Obligacion- upang manira ng pagkatao ng mga nagtatanggol sa tunay na Iglesia.)
  • na gawa naman ng isang kaanib ng INC™ laban kay Fr. Abe, taga-pagtanggol ng Iglesia)

Kami pong mga kaanib ng tunay na Iglesia ni Cristo ay hindi po naninira. Kami'y NAGTATANGGOL lamang sa kanilang mga paratang at mga ATAKE kay Cristo, sa Iglesia at sa mga kaanib na Katoliko.

Pinaparatangan nila ang mga kaanib na kampon ng kadiliman at inaatake nila ang mga doktrina sa kanilang mga pangangaral-- at pati ang personal na buhay ng mga nagtatanggol sa tunay na IGLESIA NI CRISTO - ang IGLESIA KATOLIKA ayon sa Pasugo Abril 1966, p.46, ay sinisiraan niyo!

Kaya't ang mungkahi ko ay bago po man sila magsalita, tingnan muna nila ang inuugali ng kanilang  mga kaanib at sila ang pagsabihan dahil ang kanilang mga gawain ay gawain ng kaDILIMAN.

Sana po malinaw ito sa inyo.

Salamat na lamang po sa Dios at kami ay nasa loob ng tunay na Iglesia ni Cristo - ang IGLESIA KATOLIKA!

Monday, July 8, 2013

LUMEN FIDEI: Unang Encyclical ni Papa Francis

Narito ang kanuna-unahang Encyclical ng ating Santo Papa na si Francis sa kanyang panunungkulan bilang Kahalili ni San Pedro at tagapangasiwa ng Iglesia ni Cristo sa buong mundo.


1. The light of Faith: this is how the Church’s tradition speaks of the great gift brought by Jesus. In John’s Gospel, Christ says of himself: "I have come as light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness" (Jn 12:46). Saint Paul uses the same image: "God who said ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ has shone in our hearts" (2 Cor 4:6). The pagan world, which hungered for light, had seen the growth of the cult of the sun god, Sol Invictus, invoked each day at sunrise. Yet though the sun was born anew each morning, it was clearly incapable of casting its light on all of human existence. The sun does not illumine all reality; its rays cannot penetrate to the shadow of death, the place where men’s eyes are closed to its light. "No one — Saint Justin Martyr writes — has ever been ready to die for his faith in the sun".[1] Conscious of the immense horizon which their faith opened before them, Christians invoked Jesus as the true sun "whose rays bestow life".[2] To Martha, weeping for the death of her brother Lazarus, Jesus said: "Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?" (Jn 11:40). Those who believe, see; they see with a light that illumines their entire journey, for it comes from the risen Christ, the morning star which never sets. Ituloy ang pagbabasa rito...

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Dating kaanib ng INC™ ngayo'y lumipat sa tunay na Iglesiang kay Cristo

Ang Iglesia sa Roma na binabati ng lahat ng mga iglesia ni Cristo (Roma 16:16)
Mula sa forum na pinamagatang "Ako ay lumisan ng INC at Katoliko na ngayon , ating nakuha ang kwentong ito. Para sa kaalaman ng marami, may isang "iglesia" sa Pilipinas itinatag ng isang dating Katoliko at nagtayo ng sariling iglesia na pinangalanang "Iglesia ni Cristo®" rin ngunit ang "iglesiang" ito ay REHISTRADO at ang pangalang "Iglesia ni Cristo®" o mas kilala sa daglat na INC™ ay isang TRADEMARK lamang. Kaya't upang hindi malito ang mga nagbabasa, sadyang nilagyan ko ng mga ® at ™ ang mga katagang "INC" at "Iglesia ni Cristo" kung ito ay patungkol iglesiang tatag ni Felix Manalo noong 1914.  Ang Iglesia ni Cristong tatag ni Cristo ay mananatili sa pangalang IGLESIA NI CRISTO ng walang ® at ™.

Sa lahat ng mambabasa sa bawat panig ng Pilipinas at maging ng daigdig. Ako po ay dating kasapi ng Iglesia ni Cristo® na alam ko na po ngayon na hindi ang tunay na iglesia ito. Nabasa ko rin po ang Testimonyang ginawa ng dating Katoliko sa forum na ito. Ang masasabi ko lang po ay magresearch kayong mabuti.

Sa pinanggalingan ko hindi biro ang lumisan, talagang pahihirapan ka. Nagsasabi kasi silang hanggang kamatayan daw ang kanilang pananampalataya, hindi naman pala ganun ang sitwasyon dahil wala sa kanilang history ang tunay at handang mamatay sa pananampalataya. Puro pagkagalit at pagkayamot lang sa ibang relihiyon ang pangaral kasi nila at naghahanap ako ng tunay na aral. May mga katotohanan din naman kaming paniniwala dati kagaya ng si Cristo raw ay ang nagtatag ng Iglesia niya at ang muling pagkabuhay ng mga namatay.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Opisyal: Beato Juan Pablo II at Beato Juan XXIII magiging santo na ayon sa Vatican

Larawan nina Santo Juan XXIII (mula sa at Juan Pablo II (mula sa
Pirmado na ng Santo Papa ang ganap na pagiging "Santo" nina Beato Juan Pablo II at ni Beato Juan XXIII ayon sa Vatican News. Mababasa rin ang nasabing balita mula sa AFP, Reuters, France24 at Fox News.

(Vatican Radio) Journalists in the Holy See Press Office busy getting to grips with Pope Francis’ first encyclical the Light of Faith, were somewhat surprised Friday lunchtime when Director Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. called them back for a second announcement: Pope Francis had approved the cause for canonization of two of his venerable and much loved predecessors Blessed John XXIII and Blessed Pope John Paul II... (Ituloy ang pagbabasa rito...)
Purihin ang Dios at dininig niya ang panalangin ng kanyang Bayan upang ganap na maging Banal ang Papang minahal ng maraming tao.

Santo Juan Paolo II at Santo Juan XXIII, ipanalangin niyo kami!  Amen!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Mga Muslim sa Indonesia umangal sa pinapatayong simbahan ng Iglesia ni Cristo

Hinadlangan ng mga nagpo-protestang mga Islamist ang tinatayong simabahan ng Iglesia ni Cristo sa Kranggan, isang maliit ng distrito ng Bekasi Regency sa probinsiya ng West Java. Bagamat ang pagpapatayo ng nasabing bahay sambahan ay aprobado na ng mga kinauukulan, umigting ang pagharang ng mga Muslim sa takot na ang kanilang mga kapwa Muslim ay magiging mga Kristiano di kalaunan.

Ipagdasal natin ang Iglesia ni Cristo sa Indonesia-- bansang may pinakamalaking populasyon ng Muslim upang ang Panginoong Dios na si Hesus ay magbigay sa kanila ng lakas na ipagpatuloy at ipaglaban ang kanilang karapatang sumamba sa nag-iisang Dios Ama, Anak at Banal na Espiritu.

Jakarta (AsiaNews) - Hundreds of Muslim extremists staged a two-day protest against the construction of the Saint Stanislaus Kotska Catholic Church in Kranggan, a sub-district in Bekasi Regency, West Java province.

In what looks like a repeat of events in Bogor, where members of the Yasmin Church are up against local authorities, Catholics in Kranggan might see their efforts come to naught, including their application for a building permit... (Continue Reading...)