OVC, DD endorses CFC and CFC-FFL

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

24 February. Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz, DD has given his endorsement to the two groups of the Couples for Christ to exercise their respective apostolates in the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan. In a circular letter addressed to the clergy and the religious of the Archdiocese, the Archbishop urged  those concerned to welcome the two groups unless he provides otherwise.

The Couples for Christ is now officially split into two groups. One that is identified with the “Gawad Kalinga” and the other headed by Mr. Frank Padilla now known as CFC-FFL or the CFC Foundation, Inc. In another letter, the Archbishop made the clarification that the CFC-FFL has remained true to the original charism of Couples for Christ which is categorically that of caring for the family and promoting life.

The formal clarification and endorsement made by the Archbishop came about because of the inquiries made by some members of the clergy regarding the status of the CFC and how this affects their pastoral ministry with regard to the Family and Life Apostolate.

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Circular Letter 6, Series 2009 (Information)

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

TO: The Clergy, Men and Women Religious, Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan

RE: Couples for Christ Foundation, Inc., Renewinig the Family and Defending Life (CFC-FFL)

The LOVE and PEACE of CHRIST!

As you may already know, the original Couple for Christ is now officially split into two groups, viz., one that is identified with a subsequent CFC component known as “Gawad Kalinga” and two that is still headed by Mr. Frank Padilla with its original charism.

Please know that the two groups are both welcome to exercie their respective apostolate in this Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction — unless and until otherwise provided by the competent Church Authority.

Herewith attached, kindly find a copy of the pertinent formal communication specifically in conjunction with the above identified CFC-FFL.

Very sincerely yours in the GOOD LORD,

(SGD) + OSCAR V. CRUZ, DD, Archbishop

17 February 2009

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