“Do you love me?… Tend my sheep” (Jn 21:15-17). Jesus’ words to Peter in today’s Gospel are the first words I speak to you, dear brother bishops and priests, men and women religious, and young seminarians. These words remind us of something essential. All pastoral ministry is born of love. All consecrated life is a sign of Christ’s reconciling love. Like Saint Therese, in the variety of our vocations, each of us is called, in some way, to be love in the heart of the Church.POPE FRANCIS FIRST ADDRESS IN PHILIPPINES
The text below is Pope Francis’ address before President Benigno Aquino III, the diplomatic corps and
government officials at the Malacañan Palace on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015.
Thirty-five years ago, the Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals was born out of a deep desire from our founding brothers to bring the good news of Salvation through Jesus Christ to the businesses and profNEW YEAR GREETINGS FROM MANNY AND REGGIE JIMENEZ
We leave 2014 with a grateful heart for the Lord has been generous with His Love and Mercy to all of us. Thank you all for your faithfulness to the BCBP way of life.
May we all be blessed with abundance in all ways this coming year and beyond.
Christmas Time is GIVING….knowing how to share and spend your blessings. A Blessed Christmas to All!CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM INCOMING BOT CHAIRMAN ROY CALLEJA
Receive, Rejoice, Respond. This Christmas the Lord wants us to realize we need a Savior, Jesus, in our lives. We are asked to actively prepare to open our hearts, our lives, our homes to Jesus and His love. We can Receive Jesus, Rejoice in Jesus, Respond to Jesus.12 CHRISTMAS PRAYERS
12 Christmas PrayersCHRISTMAS MESSAGE OF INCOMING BCBP PRESIDENT JOEY AVELLANA
WE ARE CALLED TO BECOME ACTIVE CHANNELS OF GOD’S LOVE TO OTHERS. This Christmas season, let us enjoy the love we have been shown and we have received as we celebrate Christ’s birth.CHRISTMAS MESSAGE OF BCBP PRESIDENT MANNY JIMENEZ
Amidst the busyness of the season, we prepare and await the coming of the Prince of PEACE, Jesus Christ. we become more generous in sharing our gifts with others. We are more forgiving, we have more patience when tempted to react negatively. It becomes easier to accept others and ourselves with humility, recognizing our individual strengths and limitations.TAGLE BACKS ANTI-CORRUPTION DRIVE
MANILA, Dec. 9, 2014—One of the country’s highest priests appeals to the faithful to back the the Church’s advocacy against “all forms of stealing and thievery” inspired by the Seventh Commandment “Huwag kang magnanakaw” (Thou shalt not steal) in a bid to bring about a moral recovery and reclaim the “stolen” dignity of the Filipino people, especially in the light of the upcoming papal visit.