[Event] Holy Mass for Call to Discernment on Political Corruption -Archdiocesan Discernment Group

Archdiocesan Discernment Group

Archdiocese of Cebu
August 22, 2013
To the Archdiocesan clergy, religious, lay organizations/movements, seminarians and the Cebuano public
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Greetings of truth, justice, peace and love!

Amidst the growing indignation against political corruption, specifically the misuse and abuse of people’s money (pork barrel funds), we need to reflect on the declaration of the Fourth Diocesan Synod of Cebu: a large number of people “are poor since they are deprived of access to the basic material goods and resources, and they live under social, economic, political structures which have injustice built into them. (Cebu Synod IV, The Servant Church, #4)”

Through the initiative of the Archdiocesan Discernment Group (ADG) established by Cebu Archbishop Jose S. Palma, we in the Archdiocese of Cebu join Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle’s call for a thorough investigation of the pork barrel scam, and appropriate punishment for the culprits. We join the search for the best way to use the people’s money, especially for the poor.

In solidarity with the people’s yearning for a corruption-free government, as endorsed by Archbishop Jose S. Palma, WE INVITE THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS MEN AND WOMEN, SEMINARIANS AND FORMANDI, LAY ORGANIZATIONS, FAITH COMMUNITIES and all Cebuanos, to the following activity:

Holy Mass for Call to Discernment on Political Corruption

at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral

on Monday, 26 August 2013 at 8:00 A.M.,

to be Presided by Cebu Auxiliary Bishop Julito Cortes, D.D.

on behalf of Cebu Archbishop Jose S. Palma, D.D.

This discernment mass is an opportunity for everyone to get spiritually strengthened and nourished to bring Christ’s wisdom and love especially to the financial aspect of political governance.

Bring your community, neighbors, friends, classmates, and co-workers with you.

As we celebrate “National Heroes Day” on August 26, may the Señor Santo Niño and Mary, Queen of the Visayas empower all of us to continue the legacy of those who offered their lives for our country.

In Jesus through Mary,

Archdiocesan Discernment Group

Endorsed by
Archbishop of Cebu

N.B. For inquiries, please contact the Secretariat at 032-4068079 or 0923-8720288 or email to: archdiocesandiscernment@gmail.com.

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