A Conversation About Life: Points of View on Reproductive Health – Book launch

Conversation about life Poster

Claretian Communications Foundation, Inc. and the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies in cooperation with the Cebu Theological Forum cordially invite you to:

WHAT: Book Launching of “A Conversation About Life: Points of View on Reproductive Health” by Orlando P. Carvajal, Levy L. Lanaria, Rhoderick John S. Abellanosa, Aurelio C. Joaquin, Leny G. Ocasiones, Milagros A. Chan, Pasquale T. Giordano, SJ, Mitos Serrano-Rivera, IRH, Antonio J. Ledesma, SJ

WHEN: November 25, 2014 (Tuesday), 1:00-5:00PM

WHERE: Theodore Buttenbruch Hall, University of San Carlos Downtown Campus, P. del Rosario St., Cebu City

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Empowering Asia’s laity – new book

Screenshot of cover of recently published book on Catholic laity in Asia by Charles Bertille.

Screenshot of cover of recently published book on Catholic laity in Asia by Charles Bertille.


Charles Bertille, the former director of Institute of Formation Fondacio Asia (IFF Asia) recently published his book “Empowering Asia’s Laity”.
Missiologist Father James Kroeger of the Maryknoll Fathers who has spent most of his 40 years as a missionary  in Asia based in the Philippines, described the book as a “labor of love, written by a dedicated Christian layman who has a deep missionary commitment, particularly to the emergence of a dynamic laity within the local Churches in Asia.”
Father Kroeger found in the book solid theology, Asian perspectives on ecclesiology, concrete approaches to evangelization, a vision of ministries–especially lay ministries–in the Churches. The book also offers insights into formation for missionary evangelization, Father Kroeger added.
Since 1997, the American missioner has taught and been engaged in formation work at the Jesuits’ Loyola School of Theology and Mother of Life Catechetical Institute in Quezon City, northeast of Manila. He also has served as a visiting professor at the Major Seminary in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Bertille’s book is sold at Claretian Communications Inc. in the Philippines and Herald Publications SDN BHD in Kuala Lumpur. Proceeds from sales will go to formation of laity and youth.
Young lay Church workers sing at their program closing their formation and leadership training program organized by Fondacio Christians for the World, in their former center in Tandang Sora, Quezon City. (N.J. Viehland Photo)

Young lay Church workers sing at their program closing their formation and leadership training program organized by Fondacio Christians for the World, in their former center in Tandang Sora, Quezon City. (N.J. Viehland Photo)

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