I will leave as a remnant in your midst a people humble and lowly, who shall take refuge in the name of the Lord: the remnant of Israel. They shall do no wrong and speak no lies; nor shall there be found in their mouths a deceitful tongue; they shall pasture and couch their flocks with none to disturb them.

– The Book of Zephaniah 3:12-13

At a Wednesday dinner for participants of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) plenary forum from January 23 to 30, this writer made a brief presentation as prelates had soup and appetizers.

The topic: church repair and refurbishing, parish men's groups devoted to St. Joseph, and online religious videos of local studio Emmanuel Television Network (ETVN), led by Bishop Teodoro Bacani and filmmaker Ben Yalung.

Though seemingly disparate, the three initiatives constitute strategies that, if successfully pursued, could advance evangelization of Filipinos, by Filipinos and for Filipinos here and abroad.

Faith fading fast

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