Diocese of Novaliches Advocates “Huwag Kang Magnakaw” Starting with this Lent’s Call for Transformation
by AC Wilson
In solidarity with the anti-corruption campaign spearheaded by His Eminence Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle of the Archdiocese of Manila, the Diocese of Novaliches covering parts of Quezon and Caloocan cities joined the call for “Huwag Kang Magnakaw” as a theme for personal reflection and as an advocacy for good governance from the beginning and throughout the Lenten season. Came 28th of March, 1:00pm, at the Parish Center of Good Shepherd Cathedral Shrine in Fairview, Quezon City, Rev. Fr. Atilano “Nonong” Fajardo, CM, Public Affairs Ministry Coordinator of the Archdiocese of Manila, shared about the “Huwag Kang Magnakaw” campaign with around 400 lay members of the Diocese of Novaliches. With the challenges faced by our country today, and aware of the grave repercussions of stealing and thievery in both personal and social consciences, this gentle yet striking reminder of the 7th Commandment is truly relevant and auspicious given the current issues we face as a nation. The gathering served as a space for reflection, with hopes of leading people to reconciliation and transformation, both personally and as a community. The said event was organized by the Public Affairs Ministry of the Diocese of Novaliches under the leadership of Rev. Fr. Antonio E. Labiao, Jr., the Vicar General for Pastoral Affairs and our Bishop of course, the Most Rev. Antonio R. Tobias, D.D.