How does one Catholic make a difference in today’s world? We can often feel overwhelmed by all of the cultural, social, and moral problems we see each day in our communities.
Even as a Catholic priest who runs Human Life International, I, too, sometimes wonder!
But as Jesus told us, “For human beings this is impossible, but for God all things are possible.”
Dr. Rene Bullecer, HLI’s country director in the Philippines, is a clear example of what is possible with faith in God. For the past 30 years, he and HLI have led AIDS-Free Philippines in promoting the moral teaching of the Catholic Church as a solution to this deadly disease, as well as offering the people of the Philippines the most important gift possible: the love and mercy of Jesus Christ.
What have been the results of these past decades? I think you will be excited! I want to share with you what we’ve done in Dr. Bullecer’s own words,
“Since 1995, AIDS-Free Philippines is the only non-compromising, pro-chastity, anti-gay sex and anti-condom program in the Philippines and which has successfully penetrated the greatest number of target audiences and sectors in our society.”
Because of Dr. Bullecer’s vision and partnership with HLI, the Philippines has one of the lowest rates of HIV infection in the entire world at 0.1%.
In the past 12 months alone, I am delighted to share with you these results:
- 525,000 people have attended more than 80 training sessions that provided authentic Catholic teaching on life, marriage, and family.
- Millions of Filipinos heard Dr. Bullecer interviewed on radio and television, over 25 times this past year.
- The message of the Culture of Life and Love took to the streets through the coordination of five public rallies and marches!
All of this is wonderful news, wouldn’t you agree?
Therefore, as we look to this weekend and the March for Life in Washington DC, as well as marches in cities across the world, let us not forget what is possible with the help of God.
Do not be discouraged by the challenges that are in front of you. Rather, be emboldened to know that Jesus Christ is by your side to overcome anything and everything – for his great glory.
Now my question to you is: What challenges can Jesus help you overcome today?
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