Reclaiming Society,  Our Children, and Ourselves (The Need for Continuing Formation) Robert Z. Cortes PQF for 4 th  Year P...
Continuing formation -  is it really necessary? And for whom?
Review  of last year’s data
Review of last year’s data 60% Wrong 40% It's OK!
Review of last year’s data 50% It's OK!
Review of last year’s data
More concrete cases Rising incidence of youth gambling
Are your sons equipped? <ul><li>LAST YEAR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WRONG: 29 / 91 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT’S O.K.: 62 / ...
Are your sons equipped? <ul><li>LAST YEAR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WRONG: 72 / 91 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT’S O.K.: 19 / ...
Are your sons equipped? <ul><li>LAST YEAR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WRONG: 82 / 91 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT’S O.K.: 9 / 9...
Are your sons equipped? <ul><li>LAST YEAR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WRONG: 89 / 91 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT’S O.K.: 2 / 9...
Are your sons equipped? <ul><li>LAST YEAR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WRONG: 46 / 91 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT’S O.K.: 45 / ...
Are your sons equipped? <ul><li>LAST YEAR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WRONG: 87 / 91 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT’S O.K.: 4 / 9...
Are your sons equipped? <ul><li>LAST YEAR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WRONG: 63 / 91 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT’S O.K.: 28 / ...
Are your sons equipped? <ul><li>LAST YEAR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WRONG: 65 / 91 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT’S O.K.: 26 / ...
New Issues Asked <ul><li>WOMEN PRIESTS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WRONG: 62 / 86 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT’S O.K.: 24 / 86 ...
New Issues Asked <ul><li>WANT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TOTAL: 60 / 86 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LIMITED: 28 / 86 </li></ul><...
SOUTHRIDGE PREPARATION <ul><ul><li>Strongly agree 12 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agree 61 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only f...
SOUTHRIDGE PREPARATION <ul><ul><li>Strongly agree 32 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agree 36 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only f...
SOUTHRIDGE PREPARATION <ul><ul><li>Strongly agree 14 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agree 46 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only f...
SOUTHRIDGE PREPARATION 60 68 73 19 27 14
How long will he last? <ul><li>gambling </li></ul><ul><li>drugs </li></ul><ul><li>sexual vices </li></ul><ul><li>loss of f...
NEEDED! Continuing  Formation = Reminders Along the Way
NEEDED! Continuing  Formation
What does it consist of?
FORMATION <ul><li>Unique </li></ul><ul><li>Specific </li></ul><ul><li>Individual </li></ul>
Aspects of Formation <ul><li>Human </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual </li></ul><ul><li>Doctrinal </li></ul><ul><li>Professional ...
FORMATION ITERATIVE / NON-LINEAR! FORMATION Unit Template HUMAN and PROFESSIONAL SOCIAL and APOSTOLIC DOCTRINA and SPIRITUAL
What do I do for my son? <ul><li>Pray for him </li></ul><ul><li>Silent example </li></ul><ul><li>Take a stab </li></ul>
HUMAN  /   DOCTRINAL /   SPIRITUAL <ul><li>Retreats </li></ul><ul><li>Recos </li></ul><ul><li>Seminars </li></ul><ul><li>C...
PRESENT <ul><ul><li>YES 37 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NO 50 </li></ul></ul>
AFTER SOUTHRIDGE <ul><ul><li>YES 37 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NO   48 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UNSURE  2 </li></ul></ul>
PRESENT <ul><ul><li>More than once a month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Every month / other mon...
AFTER SOUTHRIDGE <ul><ul><li>More than once a month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Every month / ...
PROFESSIONAL
SOCIAL - APOSTOLIC <ul><li>Work Camps </li></ul><ul><li>Visits to the poor </li></ul><ul><li>Catechism </li></ul>
Many other possibilities!
Or make your own program! SEEK TO CONTINUE FORMATION.
FIGHT THE OBSTACLES! <ul><li>LAZINESS </li></ul><ul><li>HUBRIS </li></ul><ul><li>ATTACHMENT TO OUR DEFECTS </li></ul>
Continuing formation -  is it really necessary? And for whom? What's important for  YOUR SON  should be important  for YOU!
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. ~Henry Ford What we will become What we ought to be
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The Need For Continuing Formation

  1. 1. Reclaiming Society, Our Children, and Ourselves (The Need for Continuing Formation) Robert Z. Cortes PQF for 4 th Year Parents June 24, 2008
  2. 2. Continuing formation - is it really necessary? And for whom?
  3. 3. Review of last year’s data
  4. 4. Review of last year’s data 60% Wrong 40% It's OK!
  5. 5. Review of last year’s data 50% It's OK!
  6. 6. Review of last year’s data
  7. 7. More concrete cases Rising incidence of youth gambling
  8. 8. Are your sons equipped? <ul><li>LAST YEAR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WRONG: 29 / 91 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT’S O.K.: 62 / 91 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>THIS YEAR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WRONG: 54 / 87 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT’S O.K.: 33 / 87 </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Are your sons equipped? <ul><li>LAST YEAR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WRONG: 72 / 91 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT’S O.K.: 19 / 91 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>THIS YEAR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WRONG: 69 / 85 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT’S O.K.: 16 / 85 </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Are your sons equipped? <ul><li>LAST YEAR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WRONG: 82 / 91 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT’S O.K.: 9 / 91 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>THIS YEAR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WRONG: 86 / 87 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT’S O.K.: 1 / 87 </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Are your sons equipped? <ul><li>LAST YEAR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WRONG: 89 / 91 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT’S O.K.: 2 / 91 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>THIS YEAR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WRONG: 84 / 87 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT’S O.K.: 3 / 87 </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Are your sons equipped? <ul><li>LAST YEAR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WRONG: 46 / 91 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT’S O.K.: 45 / 91 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>THIS YEAR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WRONG: 42 / 86 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT’S O.K.: 44 / 86 </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Are your sons equipped? <ul><li>LAST YEAR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WRONG: 87 / 91 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT’S O.K.: 4 / 91 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>THIS YEAR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WRONG: 79 / 87 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT’S O.K.: 8 / 87 </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Are your sons equipped? <ul><li>LAST YEAR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WRONG: 63 / 91 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT’S O.K.: 28 / 91 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>THIS YEAR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WRONG: 51 / 86 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT’S O.K.: 35 / 86 </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Are your sons equipped? <ul><li>LAST YEAR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WRONG: 65 / 91 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT’S O.K.: 26 / 91 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>THIS YEAR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WRONG: 56 / 86 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT’S O.K.: 30 / 86 </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. New Issues Asked <ul><li>WOMEN PRIESTS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WRONG: 62 / 86 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT’S O.K.: 24 / 86 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SUBJ. MORALS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WRONG: 40 / 86 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT’S O.K.: 46 / 86 </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. New Issues Asked <ul><li>WANT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TOTAL: 60 / 86 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LIMITED: 28 / 86 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BELIEVE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TOTAL: 49 / 86 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LIMITED: 39 / 86 </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. SOUTHRIDGE PREPARATION <ul><ul><li>Strongly agree 12 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agree 61 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only fairly agree 13 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disagree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. SOUTHRIDGE PREPARATION <ul><ul><li>Strongly agree 32 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agree 36 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only fairly agree 19 </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. SOUTHRIDGE PREPARATION <ul><ul><li>Strongly agree 14 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agree 46 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only fairly agree 24 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disagree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. SOUTHRIDGE PREPARATION 60 68 73 19 27 14
  22. 22. How long will he last? <ul><li>gambling </li></ul><ul><li>drugs </li></ul><ul><li>sexual vices </li></ul><ul><li>loss of faith </li></ul>
  23. 23. NEEDED! Continuing Formation = Reminders Along the Way
  24. 24. NEEDED! Continuing Formation
  25. 25. What does it consist of?
  26. 26. FORMATION <ul><li>Unique </li></ul><ul><li>Specific </li></ul><ul><li>Individual </li></ul>
  27. 27. Aspects of Formation <ul><li>Human </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual </li></ul><ul><li>Doctrinal </li></ul><ul><li>Professional </li></ul><ul><li>Social / Apostolic </li></ul>
  28. 28. FORMATION ITERATIVE / NON-LINEAR! FORMATION Unit Template HUMAN and PROFESSIONAL SOCIAL and APOSTOLIC DOCTRINA and SPIRITUAL
  29. 29. What do I do for my son? <ul><li>Pray for him </li></ul><ul><li>Silent example </li></ul><ul><li>Take a stab </li></ul>
  30. 30. HUMAN / DOCTRINAL / SPIRITUAL <ul><li>Retreats </li></ul><ul><li>Recos </li></ul><ul><li>Seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Chats </li></ul><ul><li>Talks </li></ul><ul><li>Alabang </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Molave </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Quezon City </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lauan (Ateneo) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kapuluan (U.P.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manila </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sarangani (UST) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maynilad (DLSU) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pasig </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Amber (UA&P) </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. PRESENT <ul><ul><li>YES 37 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NO 50 </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. AFTER SOUTHRIDGE <ul><ul><li>YES 37 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NO 48 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UNSURE 2 </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. PRESENT <ul><ul><li>More than once a month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Every month / other month 37 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Once a semester 22 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Once a year 9 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less than once a year 5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I don’t believe in confession 3 </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. AFTER SOUTHRIDGE <ul><ul><li>More than once a month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Every month / other month 32 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Once a semester 26 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Once a year 13 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less than once a year 4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I don’t believe in confession 3 </li></ul></ul>
  35. 35. PROFESSIONAL
  36. 36. SOCIAL - APOSTOLIC <ul><li>Work Camps </li></ul><ul><li>Visits to the poor </li></ul><ul><li>Catechism </li></ul>
  37. 37. Many other possibilities!
  38. 38. Or make your own program! SEEK TO CONTINUE FORMATION.
  39. 39. FIGHT THE OBSTACLES! <ul><li>LAZINESS </li></ul><ul><li>HUBRIS </li></ul><ul><li>ATTACHMENT TO OUR DEFECTS </li></ul>
  40. 40. Continuing formation - is it really necessary? And for whom? What's important for YOUR SON should be important for YOU!
  41. 41. Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. ~Henry Ford What we will become What we ought to be
  42. 42. Reclaiming Society, Our Children, and Ourselves (The Need for Continuing Formation) Robert Z. Cortes PQF for 4th Year Parents June 24, 2008
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