Wednesday, October 24, 2007

And Another...

CFC Recognition from the Archbishop of Newark, NJ.

Once again this speaks for itself, but I was requested to include a message from our NJ brethren:

Dear Brethren C.D.,

I saw a commenter in your web site mentioning the existence of the CFC Recognition from the Archbishop of Newark NJ. With your passion for truth, it's only a matter of time before you would eventually get a copy. If your discernment leads you to publish it, also feel free to include this message and the message below from our Area Director Osky Banting. We are in faith that with God's grace, we don't impart any undue mis-impression.

God bless!

In Christ, Marlon Baculio
Temp Chapter Servant / CFC-NJ North

-----Original Message-----
From: Osky Banting

My Dear Brethren in Christ,

Please bear in mind that this accreditation and affirmation MUST ONLY be used to set clarity that will differentiate us from FFL rather than to invoke division.

We will continue to be brothers and sisters to everyone in FFL through our Christian ways, thoughts and deeds. I respectfully enjoin every leaders in our CFC community to hold yourselves responsible for the actions of your respective members.

Peace in the Love of Christ,
Brod Osky

-----Original Message-----
From: Marlon Baculio
Sent: Mon, 22 Oct 2007 7:16 pm
Subject: [CFC-NJ North] CFC Recognition - Archbishop of Newark

Brothers and Sisters,

Attached is the CFC recognition from the Archbishop of Newark NJ. As you read this, be mindful that the work of evangelization is still through the power of the Holy Spirit so we should always exude Its fruits which are Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.

We pray that other people who have genuine intentions will also be used as instruments to spread the Good News.

God bless us all.

Marlon & Riza / CFC-NJ North


frank_ong72 aka lino of EB4 said...

It is good to see and hear that bishops, especially those from abroad, would issue statements like this.

Just as the good bishop has said, "It is my belief, however, that two separate CFC led by different set of leaders will tend to perplex and result into greater division and confusion".

I just hope more bishops will come out with the same statement and recognize the true and original CFC.

Anonymous said...

This is very inspiring. I hope and pray that the other Bishops, if possible all bishops would help us out by just recognizing only ONE CFC. I am pretty sure that everyone will agree that if FAP decides to come back, all of us will accept him with open arms. (FAP - we still appeal to your kind heart to please disintegrate your FFL and come back and be part of the solution to the issues that you have raised up). We still believe that all your issues are not grounds for division. To our dearest bishops - hope you get the chance to read this, please hear our supplication, CFC has become a part of our life and it has become a great tool in our journey with the Lord. May God continue to bless our bishops and all members of CFC, including of course our brothers and sisters in FFL. Magkaisa na po tayo! isa lang po ang CFC.
From a very concerned member from North America

roundeyedtoddler said...

Bro Frank and everyone else wanting to create FFL,

From the gospel today (October 24) I take these words from Christ:

That servant who knew his master's will but did not make preparations nor act in accord with his will shall be beaten severely; and the servant who was ignorant of his master's will but acted in a way deserving of a severe beating shall be beaten only lightly. Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more. Luke 12:47-48.

What can this possibly mean to you, brother? If there is indeed a contradiction between your stand and IC's stand, then one shall be beaten severely. Who shall it be, brother?

Do we truly have a doctrinal issue here? Or do we simply have disagreements on how to proceed with the life and mission of CFC? Which one, brother? I mean, really, which one?

If it's a doctrinal matter, what did you do in Vatican? Did you ask for the position of the Holy See on our issues? Or did you simply ask confirmation that you, indeed, are the "founder" of CFC?

If it's organizational in nature, does it justify running over our CFC statutes, which you yourself labored to build for 25+ years, just to prove you are right on certain issues? Is it more important to be "right"? or to love? Do you really have something that justifies the disintegration of CFC?

If your heart is wounded, so are the hearts of many.

The RoundEyedToddler

RED EB said...

God is good… I always pray that the Bishops be used by God as instruments of peace… please pray with me that God will continue to bless the Bishops to affirm CFC (of course, the original, not FFL) so that we can truly move forward and do God’s work with peace in our hearts…

Jesus said...

With the Bishop's statement it is clear as daylight that having two organizations with the same names will confuse its flock. As warned by the leadership, this does not confer on CFC or its members bragging rights vis-a-sis FFL. Rather, it affirms its standing and inspires it to move on with the mission.

Now, the question is asked, if the FFL persists in operating within the diocese, would that not be disobedience?

Peace everyone!

deovolente said...

Brother Jesus,

I don't think the bishop really said that FFL can't operate. He only said that they can't carry apostolate IF and only if FFL uses or makes reference to the name "CFC".

I think we should not prevent FFL from evangelizing but rather give them moral support and be in harmony with them as long as they obey the directive of the bishops.

If they insist on using "CFC" in this archdiocese, then yes, that might be tantamount to disobedience. If they believe not heeding the "recommendation" of the original 3 bishops was disobedience, then not following a directive from their own pastor is certainly much more disobedience.

Bishop Reyes himself said “It is for the bishop to decide whether to accept one or both in his area,”

God bless!