Again this year we head to the Philippines for two weeks to encourage and help instruct the wonderful Catholic folks living inÂ thisÂ Catholic nation. However, they are under assault by cults and sects and many are Catholic simply because they were born Catholic and not because they have fallen in love with Jesus and the Church. We are sponsored by the Defensores Fidei.
This is one of our own personal burdens, to help and love these wonderful people. You can read my Open Letter to the Filipino People that was published in all their major papers.
To give you an idea of some of the things I will be doing in the Philippines (you can see the daily schedule on my Schedule page):Â Â First day there I have to speak for 3 hours to all the seminarians of Manila.The next day to all the bishops and priests. Then to the Businessmen’s group, then to large crowds of every day Filipinos, then to three groups of 1,000 priests and religious, then to 100 Catholic preachers who have a following of several million people. Those are just some of the talks.