MANILA, Philippines, MAY 25, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Philippine bishops are using
every tool at their disposal to reach the faithful, including the Internet and
From the Web site of the bishops' conference, Internet users can access three
blogs -- a kind of hybrid Web site-diary -- managed by three prelates who talk
about a variety of issues such as catechesis, today's society and Christian
Bishop Jose Manguiran of Dipolong manages The Meaning
(bpmanguiran.blogspot.com), whose subtitle is "Life is meaningful only when it
begins and ends with Christ."
For this, he focuses on how one can lead a Christian life in an
ever-faster-paced society. He also develops arguments on various philosophical
issues and lays out his personal thoughts for all to read, reported AsiaNews.
Viewpoints (ovc.blogspot.com) is the diary of Archbishop Oscar Cruz of
In it, the archbishop carries on his personal battles against what he calls
society's cancers, namely gambling and illiteracy -- battles that have earned
him death threats.
Then there is Tidbits (medroso.blogspot.com) by Bishop Leonardo Medroso of
Unlike his fellow prelate bloggers, who focus on discussions and reflections,
Bishop Medroso gives technical advice and spurs his readers to follow the right
path. For instance, in one of the latest updates, he urged young people to go to
Cologne, Germany, for the 2005 World Youth Day.
Readers can also find a ready-made form to request funds from the bishops'
conference that can be printed and filled out by the country's dioceses. Readers
can access other pages within the episcopate's site, www.cbcponline.net.
Thursday, May 26, 2005