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FABC-OSC, VAISCOM launch webinar on “Combating Falsehood in Media and Bearing Witness to Truth”

The “Truth and Discipleship” forum last July 2 gave impetus to the recent launching of a webinar series that will champion the cause of truth in Church ministries.

The “In Defense of Truth” or IDT webinar is now set as a yearly event under the auspices of FABC-Office of Social Communication and its training arm, Veritas Asia Institute of Social Communication or VAISCOM.

In partnership with the Catholic Media Network (CMN) and Mary the Queen Parish (MTQP) of Novaliches Diocese, IDT 1.0 is planned for an October 5, 2022 live broadcast from 5 pm to 8 pm Manila time.

The theme “Combating Falsehood in Media and Bearing Witness to Truth” will hear ways diabolical evil is subliminally presented in today’s media.

To do this, known author and public speaker Father Jose Francisco Syquia will cite related experiences from his decades-long work in exorcism.

The director of the Archdiocese of Manila Office of Exorcism (AMOE) also hopes to show how evil is packed in mediated messages seeking to corrupt consciousness, and open the possibility of diabolical oppression and possession.

Meanwhile, moral theologian Fr Rodel C. Aligan from the Order of Preachers (OP) is set to offer guidelines aimed at protecting audiences from subtle enemy suggestions that can alter spiritual values and people’s connection with God.

Doing so, the Dean of Ecclesiastical Faculties of the centuries-old University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila will help empower audiences to become more critical and proactive media users.

After the talks, Archbishop Lawrence Saldaha, who used to be the head of the FABC-OSC Board of Bishops, will chair the open forum while Professor Mary Erika Bolanos, Principal of the UST Senior High School, will host the three-hour event.

Professor Mary Erika Bolanos, Principal of the UST Senior High School

IDT 1.0 will broadcast live via the YouTube channel of Radio Veritas Asia (youtube.com/c/RadioVeritasAsia), the Facebook page of VAISCOM (VAISCOM), and the Facebook page of Mary the Queen Parish of Novaliches Diocese (Mary The Queen Parish – Diocese of Novaliches).

Inquiries may be sent to FABC-OSC secretariat at [email protected]


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