Philippines – One Billion Stories https://onebillionstories.com Hope Lives Mon, 01 Jan 2018 17:26:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Blessed James Alberione inspires Media Missionaries https://onebillionstories.com/blessed-alberione-calls-media-missionaries/ https://onebillionstories.com/blessed-alberione-calls-media-missionaries/#respond Mon, 14 Aug 2017 21:42:50 +0000 https://onebillionstories.com/?p=24748 Fr. Domie De Guzman’s journey of faith began when his parents dedicated him to God on the altar table just after being baptized as a baby. As a young man, Domie became a student of AB Journalism, but became sick during his studies, which made him stop and think whether he was following God’s plan […]

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Fr. Domie De Guzman’s journey of faith began when his parents dedicated him to God on the altar table just after being baptized as a baby. As a young man, Domie became a student of AB Journalism, but became sick during his studies, which made him stop and think whether he was following God’s plan for his life. Through his own discernment, he was eventually led to the Society of Saint Paul, whose Founder is Blessed James Alberione. Not yet convinced that he was on the right path, he had a special challenge which he gave to God.

He narrates his journey in parallel with that of Blessed James Alberione, who did not immediately find his vocation to the Media Apostolate early in life. He shares the Blessed’s maxim, “when the Lord calls you to a certain mission, he would empower you.” Blessed Ablerione said through his work in media, that “The World is the Parish” when it came to the Ministry of a media Apostolate and Evangelization. Fr. Domie further explains that media is no longer technology, but a culture, where the bonding of Faith happens with communications, which forms individuals into communities of Faith.

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Balancing the Spiritual Life in the Digital World https://onebillionstories.com/balancing-the-spiritual-life-in-the-digital-world/ https://onebillionstories.com/balancing-the-spiritual-life-in-the-digital-world/#comments Mon, 08 May 2017 20:32:09 +0000 https://onebillionstories.com/?p=24711 For millennial Catholics, the call to lead authentic lives in the real world and the digital world continues to become more important. As most of our activities and interactions today depend on the digital world, It is healthy to examine and reflect on our own spiritual life before we post content about our lives. Watch […]

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For millennial Catholics, the call to lead authentic lives in the real world and the digital world continues to become more important. As most of our activities and interactions today depend on the digital world, It is healthy to examine and reflect on our own spiritual life before we post content about our lives. Watch Esther’s story to learn more about how she strikes a balance between the digital world and her own spiritual life.

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Cardinal Tagle speaks on how we can find Hope in this World https://onebillionstories.com/cardinal-tagle-speaks-how-find-hope-in-this-world/ https://onebillionstories.com/cardinal-tagle-speaks-how-find-hope-in-this-world/#respond Thu, 29 Dec 2016 18:08:37 +0000 https://onebillionstories.com/?p=24681 Archbishop of Manila and Caritas Internationalis President: H.E. Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, gives his thoughts on how to cultivate a culture of encounter and hope, especially for persons with disabilities which leads to the Eucharist as its source. Oftentimes the poor, people with disabilities, and those who are labeled as the least and the last […]

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Archbishop of Manila and Caritas Internationalis President: H.E. Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, gives his thoughts on how to cultivate a culture of encounter and hope, especially for persons with disabilities which leads to the Eucharist as its source. Oftentimes the poor, people with disabilities, and those who are labeled as the least and the last are neglected. In this interview, Cardinal Tagle mentions that God gives a “special gift” to this sector of humanity. Let us then begin to reflect on his message focusing on the virtue of Hope which is also the battle cry of our mission in evangelizing and spreading the light of Christ to the Digital continent where we say: “Hope Lives!“

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Matt Fradd – I Talk About Porn For a Living https://onebillionstories.com/matt-fradd-talk-porn-living/ https://onebillionstories.com/matt-fradd-talk-porn-living/#comments Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:51:23 +0000 https://onebillionstories.com/?p=24637 Chastity Speaker Matthew Fradd talks about Porn for a living and he’s not ashamed of it, learn more about his work at www.MattFradd.com & www.ThePornEffect.com He recalls his exposure to porn since he was 8 years old especially when the age of the internet came in, it was a downhill road which made him realize how it was […]

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Chastity Speaker Matthew Fradd talks about Porn for a living and he’s not ashamed of it, learn more about his work at www.MattFradd.com & www.ThePornEffect.com

He recalls his exposure to porn since he was 8 years old especially when the age of the internet came in, it was a downhill road which made him realize how it was perverting the way he looked at women.

Then one day, Truth hit him in the face when he was challenged by a Dominican Friar in the sacrament of Reconciliation when the Friar said: “This is a terrible preparation for marriage and you must stop”, in that instant Matt had found that he was treated like a true man in seriousness and respect.

Through God’s Grace, the Sacraments, prayer, accountability, and patient perseverance, he began trying to be free of this sin and other sins. When asked if he still gets tempted to this day, he reflects on not letting the things we struggle with define us and ultimately stating that “Struggling with pornography can ultimately be a very efficient means of becoming a Saint”, he highlights that “struggling doesn’t mean to give into, but to violently resist.”

He said that what is needed is Moral courage, self mastery, patience in order to attain the virtue of chastity, and showing our Love to God by rejecting the sin of pornography every moment of our lives. In this age, where this sin is rampant, especially on the internet, we continue the fight to evangelize the “digital continent” by igniting beacons of light to scatter the shadows that plague this time of history. We continue to fight on for our generation and the generations to come with faith, hope, and love. Hope Lives.

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Striving for Emotional Virtue with Sarah Swafford https://onebillionstories.com/striving-emotional-virtue-sarah-swafford/ https://onebillionstories.com/striving-emotional-virtue-sarah-swafford/#respond Thu, 02 Jun 2016 22:35:39 +0000 https://onebillionstories.com/?p=24631 Learn more about Sarah Swafford: www.EmotionalVirtue.com And follow on Facebook: Sarah Swafford Early in life, Sarah Swafford learned that life was not easy, even from her early middle school experience. She even had to change schools in middle school because of the bullying that she faced at that stage of her life. Her Mom had the wise counsel to help […]

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Learn more about Sarah Swafford: www.EmotionalVirtue.com And follow on Facebook: Sarah Swafford

Early in life, Sarah Swafford learned that life was not easy, even from her early middle school experience. She even had to change schools in middle school because of the bullying that she faced at that stage of her life. Her Mom had the wise counsel to help her through these challenging times by sharing these words, “hurt people, hurt people.” People that are struggling often bring those struggles to other people. In this video, Sarah shares the reality of encountering a struggling culture, and how the words of Saint John Paul the Great, inspired her to give everything to God through: “Be not afraid.”

We invite you to share your thoughts on the video below in the comment section. How have you been challenged in your life? How do you think “emotional virtue” applies to your real world experience?

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Deafness, blindness, cannot stop our Hope in the Eucharist https://onebillionstories.com/deafness-blindness-cannot-stop-our-hope-eucharist/ https://onebillionstories.com/deafness-blindness-cannot-stop-our-hope-eucharist/#respond Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:17:05 +0000 https://onebillionstories.com/?p=24451 The 51st International Eucharistic Congress is complete. They have come together in this Eucharistic focused event, the mystical body of Christ on earth, and now the simple thread of faith unites the pilgrims as they go back in to the world. Share this video, spread the good news far and wide on the ‘digital continent’, let the hope […]

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The 51st International Eucharistic Congress is complete. They have come together in this Eucharistic focused event, the mystical body of Christ on earth, and now the simple thread of faith unites the pilgrims as they go back in to the world. Share this video, spread the good news far and wide on the ‘digital continent’, let the hope spread that rests within the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic faith. “Hope flows like rivers in our hearts today.”

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Eucharist moves broken youth to Service https://onebillionstories.com/eucharist-moves-broken-youth-to-service/ https://onebillionstories.com/eucharist-moves-broken-youth-to-service/#respond Sat, 30 Jan 2016 19:16:38 +0000 https://onebillionstories.com/?p=24447 The challenges facing our youth are much different from what was experienced two or three generations back. The pressures to fit in on Instagram, or have ‘friends’ on facebook, seems to dominate the headlines. Or perhaps it is the prevalence of addictions, awaiting them at every turn? Well as the Gospels tell us, true gift […]

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The challenges facing our youth are much different from what was experienced two or three generations back. The pressures to fit in on Instagram, or have ‘friends’ on facebook, seems to dominate the headlines. Or perhaps it is the prevalence of addictions, awaiting them at every turn? Well as the Gospels tell us, true gift of self will lead to authentic joy and hope, nothing which a social network can give. Service to the Kingdom of God, which the Eucharist calls us toward everyday, is the message shared within today’s video from the Philippines. How do you offer yourself as a self-gift?

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Hope as a bridge to the Eucharist with Fr.Timothy Radcliffe, OP https://onebillionstories.com/hope-as-a-bridge-eucharist-father-timothy-radcliffe/ https://onebillionstories.com/hope-as-a-bridge-eucharist-father-timothy-radcliffe/#respond Thu, 28 Jan 2016 15:58:12 +0000 https://onebillionstories.com/?p=24443 “Hope lives because the Eucharist is the most hopeful gesture that ever could of been.” As Catholics, we find our hope, strength, and courage to face the culture within the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ, the Eucharist. Here is another video from the 51st International Eucharistic Congress in the Philippines, which dives […]

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“Hope lives because the Eucharist is the most hopeful gesture that ever could of been.” As Catholics, we find our hope, strength, and courage to face the culture within the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ, the Eucharist. Here is another video from the 51st International Eucharistic Congress in the Philippines, which dives deeper into the mystery of Christ’s passion.

How has the hope found within the Eucharist impacted your life?

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Bishop Robert Barron on New Media https://onebillionstories.com/bishop-robert-barron-on-new-media/ https://onebillionstories.com/bishop-robert-barron-on-new-media/#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:57:53 +0000 https://onebillionstories.com/?p=24437 A brief reflection from Bishop Robert Barron, a veteran when it comes to harnessing the opportunity that is present to all Catholics in the 21st century, sharing our Catholic faith through New Media. He is currently visiting the Philippines for the 51st International Eucharistic Congress. He is world renowned speaker, and YouTube missionary, watch many […]

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A brief reflection from Bishop Robert Barron, a veteran when it comes to harnessing the opportunity that is present to all Catholics in the 21st century, sharing our Catholic faith through New Media. He is currently visiting the Philippines for the 51st International Eucharistic Congress. He is world renowned speaker, and YouTube missionary, watch many more of his informative videos at his YouTube Channel. Or learn more about his online missionary efforts at www.WordonFire.org. Let us all bring our inspiring stories of faith to the new media, or as Pope Benedict XVI called it, the ‘digital continent.’ #HopeLives

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Hope Lives at the 51st International Eucharistic Congress (1/3) https://onebillionstories.com/hope-lives-international-eucharistic-congress/ https://onebillionstories.com/hope-lives-international-eucharistic-congress/#comments Mon, 25 Jan 2016 22:19:39 +0000 https://onebillionstories.com/?p=24432 There are 7,107 islands in the Philippines. The Catholic faith is very alive in this beautiful island nation. The 51st International Eucharistic Congress is allowing a conversation to begin among the thousands of pilgrims attending from around the world, and now with all of you, the viewers. May we all instill in our hearts the magnanimity of the Eucharist to our faith journeys. No […]

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There are 7,107 islands in the Philippines. The Catholic faith is very alive in this beautiful island nation. The 51st International Eucharistic Congress is allowing a conversation to begin among the thousands of pilgrims attending from around the world, and now with all of you, the viewers. May we all instill in our hearts the magnanimity of the Eucharist to our faith journeys. No matter which nation we come from, if we give God the opportunity, the Eucharist will speak to our souls and instill authentic freedom in our lives.

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