Bernardo M. Villegas
 
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The Centrality of Jesus Christ (Part 2)

                     By being reminded of the centrality of Jesus Christ in the task of evangelization, we Christians are strengthened in the face of the seemingly insurmountable obstacles to bring the message of Christ of love, joy and peace to the entire world.  There are the pessimists who lament the many evils they see around them:  violence, corruption, greed, dehumanizing poverty, sexual promiscuity, widespread pornography especially in the internet, brutal attempts against the sacredness of human life, lies, human trafficking, etc.  They say that the present world is beyond redemption.  They forget, that as St. Josemaria used to say about the obligation of the ordinary Christian to sanctify this world, the early Christians faced a similar immoral environment, i.e. sexual promiscuity, human sacrifices, disrespect for human rights, idolatry, corruption, etc.  It was precisely the example of their personal lives as they lived in the midst of the perversities of the world around them that attracted their relatives and their friends to Jesus Christ and his doctrine.  The early Christians were ordinary citizens of their respective communities, who did not leave the world to live in monasteries, who radiated Christ everywhere they went.

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POSITIVE DIMENSIONS OF POPULATION GROWTH

       The historical trends, empirical findings, and policy updates are discussed in detail in the essays compiled in this book. The most convincing argument that supports the thesis of the book, i.e. that population growth is a poitive factor in attaining sustainable human development, is found in the foreword to the book, which is adopted from an article written by Mr. Roberto de Ocampo, former Finance Secretary of the Philippines and multi-awarded finance official in Asia. Thanks to the continuing growth of the Philippines population, Filipinos are in more than 100 countries all over the world, contributing much-needed foreign echange and purchasing power to the Philippine economy and fostering the human and spiritual development of the most diverse of peoples and cultures on this planet.

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Antigua Forum Interviews 2012

 An interview with Dr. Villegas about the PH economy in Antigua Forum, Universidad Francisco Marroquín, last January 2012. See Link: