MANILA, Oct. 22, 2013—Delegates to the 1st National Conference of Catholic Cultural Centers organized by the CBCP’s Episcopal Commission on Culture (ECC) reaffirmed their commitment to bring the Good News to every aspect of human life.
In a statement, the delegates stressed their commitment to bring back into the hearts of every Filipino the core values of integrity, respect, compassion and spirituality, assuming a more relevant approach but retaining the substance of the said values through the formation in three areas of human relations, namely: the home, the school, and the community; taking into consideration the declining moral values of the present time.
The group will also maximize the use of both traditional and new means of social communications to create “Gospel zones” that would “give birth to the meeting of faith and culture.”
“We seek to understand and be more aware of the emerging cultures of Filipino family to enable us to preserve the dignity and values of this basic ecclesial unit (cf. PCP II), as we respond to the tasks of the new evangelization,” they added.
“We will also endeavor to make the performing arts be at the service of New Evangelization. We will strive to inculturate our faith through the performing and visual arts, seeing its potential in bridging the gap between the young and adults,” they furthered.
Around 4 bishops together with 75 directors, professors, and administrative staff of different educational institutions and seminaries, members of men and women religious congregations from different dioceses in the country gathered last October 14-17 in Alfonso, Cavite to reflect on their roles as gateways of New Evangelization.(Jandel Posion)