MANILA, Feb. 25, 2013—More than five hundred (500) young people, seminarians, catechists, priests, religious nuns from different parishes, organizations and movements from the archdiocese of Manila and nearby dioceses participated in the 50th series of the Ka-Talk Forum held at the Paco Catholic School in Manila, last February 9.
Themed “God the Father,” it was celebrated in connection with the Year of Faith, responding to the challenge of the Holy Pontiff, Pope Benedict XVI to treasure and strengthen the Faith.
The forum served as an ideal opportunity to understand the foundation of the Christian Faith based on an encounter that provides a new perspective and compatible destination about life.
Manila Archdiocesan Commission on Catechesis and Catholic Education Commissioner Msgr. Gerardo Santos served as the guest speaker for the forum where he explained the theme, God the Father.
Santos also challenged the participants to deepen their relationship with God in order to live in unity with dignity, love and holy fear of Him.
Toby Andoy, a student from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) and one of the participants, shared his experiences with his father who taught him things that are important in life, particularly his Catholic faith.
He said despite having only the basic things in life, it was his father’s love and his gentle reminders of what is truly valuable in life, that molded him to grow up as a good person.
Other topics for this year’s Ka-Talk series are Jesus and Mary for the 51st series, Holy Spirit and the Church for the 52nd series and Eschatology (Things to Come) for the 53rd series.
The forum are held quarterly and organized by the Manila archdiocesan commission on youth. (Jandel Posion)