Tag Archives: Pope Francis

CFA’s Special Production “Mga Pastol sa Sabsaban” wins a Best Long Film

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Last October 10, 2015 the Diocese of Pasig held the 3rd Pasig Catholic Mass Media Awards. Among the winners was Communication Foundation for Asia and Family Matters TV’s special production “Mga Pastol sa Sabsaban (Pagninilay Para Sa Pagdalaw Ni Pope Francis)” under the category Best Long Film.

“Mga Pastol sa Sabsaban” reflects upon the recent visit of Pope Francis. It explores the idea on “What would you tell Pope Francis if you had the chance?” The video special stars two students — Vonn (played by Lance Raymundo) and Dorcie (Jamie Jalandoni) who interviewed ordinary citizens of different social standings about what personal statements they would share with the Pope, were they to have a one-on-one with him. Along the way, Vonn and Dorcie reflect on the answers they get, and how these relate to the teachings of Pope Francis.

The Pasig Catholic Mass Media Awards was established on 2012 to give credit to those who use their God given talents in social communications to proclaim the good news. Communication Foundation for Asia thanks PCMMA for the honor.

CFA Comics on Pope Wins CMMA Special Citation

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CFA’s special edition, “A Pope Named Francis,” won a Special Citation in the 37th Catholic Mass Media Awards CMMA Trophyheld Nov. 4 at the Star Theater. The comics magazine presents Pope Francis as a model of the Church’s teachings on preferential option for the poor.

“A Pope Named Francis” is still available in English and Filipino versions at the Communication Foundation for Asia, St. Paul’s and Paulines bookstores.

In addition, CMMA also recognized CFA’s participation in the Special Documentary Team that covered the Papal visit in January.

“Church of the Poor in PCP II” this June

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The second installment of CFA’s “Church of the Poor” lecture series is set for June 17, starting 8am. Venue is CFA’s Lagerwey Hall, 4427 Old Sta. Mesa, Manila.

The theme: “The Church of the Poor in PCP II.” Inspired by Pope Francis and his visit we re-visit now the vision and program of PCP II on the Church Renewed: The Church of the Poor. It would be helpful to know how the Church of the Poor is being realized, since the convocation of PCP II in 1991. Bishop Broderick Pabillo, DD, will deliver the lecture.

CFA launched the series “to keep alive the fire of Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines.” While he was here, the Pope urged Filipino Catholics to think about, and do more, for what he calls “the last, the least and the lost.”

A lecture fee of P500 per participants covers the certfifcate of attendance, snacks and lunch, the series is open to the public.

To register for the upcoming forum, contact Me-Ann, 713-2971 or E-mail training@cfamedia.org

“Church of the Poor”: the Church in the Philippines’ Reception of Vatican II

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Most Rev. Teodoro C. Bacani, Jr., bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Novaliches, Quezon City, was the keynote speaker n the first of the “Church of the Poor” lecture series, held at the CFA Seminar Room on March 12, 2015.

Bishop Bacani spoke on the topic: “Church of the Poor: the Church in the Philippines’ Reception of Vatican II.

The “Church of the Poor” lecture series aims at keeping the momentum, of Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines. The 2nd installment is scheduled on April 22, 2015, with the topic “Agenda of PCP II – Priestly Renewal in the Church of the Poor”, with Fr. Catalino Arevalo, SJ.

To register, please call Me-Ann, 713-2972, or Yani, 713-2981 Ext. 184.

2nd “Church of Poor” Forum Set in April

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T;he second installment of CFA’s “Church of the Poor” forum series is set for April 22, starting 9am. Venue is CFA’s Lagerwey Hall, 4427 Old Sta. Mesa, Manila. This time, discussions will focus on “Priestly Renewal in the Church of the Poor,” with the Second Plenary Council of the Philippines (PCP II) as the take-off point. Fr. Catalino Arevalo, SJ, is the principal speaker in the forum.

CFA launched the series “to keep alive the fire of Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines.” While he was here, the Pope urged Filipino Catholics to think about, and do more, for what he calls “the last, the least and the lost.”

To register for the upcoming forum, contact Me-Ann, 713-2971, or Yani, 713-2981 Ext 184. Or E-mail training@cfamedia.org.

CFA Launches Gospy Kids Sales Program for Youth Organizations

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Church Youth Organizations can now offer CFA Magazines to their respective parishes and dioceses, and earn commissions for doing so. These magazines include the Pope Francis Illustrated Komiks, Gospel Now, Gospel K Magazine, Jesus Magazine and Gospel Komiks (English and Filipino). Interested youth organizations can contact CFA Sales at 713-2971 or email us at cfamagazines@gmail.com for more information. This is a good opportunity for youth organizations to support their various parish projects.

CFA documents Papal Visit Philippines 2015

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The CBCP chose the Communication Foundation for Asia to be part of the Catholic Church’s Media Team in documenting the Papal visit to the Philippines. CFA was assigned to cover Pope Francis during his masses at Luneta and Tacloban and his apostolic visit in Palo, Leyte.

CFA was able to capture the Pope’s mass on Tacloban airport amid heavy Post picrains and strong winds. It was a humbling experience as the large crowd of more than half a million endured the weather and cold just to have a glimpse of the Pope. A large part of the crowd even waited for the pope as early as the day before. The scene was both inspiring and emotional as Pope Francis was able to comfort the survivors of typhoon Yolanda and the earthquake in the Visayas. Pope Francis showed sympathy and provided words of comfort and encouragement to everyone during the mass. It brought the crowd to tears as they felt the true meaning of the Pope’s visit.

The faith of the survivors touched the emotions of the CFA documenting team. Some of them told their experiences in the aftermath of the calamities and how they strengthened their faith especially with the presence of Pope Francis.

All the footages of the Catholic Church’s Media Team will be compiled in a video special. It is expected to air on mainstream media about two weeks after the Pope’s visit. CFA will post updates on the exact show dates.