THE CATHOLIC Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has launched a website that aims to “bring the Gospel to where the youth really is.”

With the principle “Winning the World through the Word,” the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth, together with the CBCP Office on Mass Media, launched the Youth Pinoy website (www.youthpinoy.com) last January 16 at the Plaza Mayor in an effort to reach to the younger generation, which the Church recognizes as major player in propagating the word of God.

“We have recognized the major role of the digital world. Those young people who are familiar with [the Internet], as well as with the Church, can better reach out to [other] people [as well],” said Masbate Bishop Joel Baylon, commission chairman.

Papal Nuncio to the Philippines Archbishop Edward Joseph Adams, D.D., who was present at the launching, said that “as believers of Jesus and His ways, we [should] share our faith with others.”

“[The Internet] instantaneously provides a flood of information and experience to millions of people in every part of the Earth,” Adams said in his homily during the Mass before the launching proper. “Such a resource is advancement for us who have a mission, who have the joy of telling everybody about our new life with God.”

Youth Pinoy was established by various groups, including the Dominican Network (DomNet), Couples for Christ, and Pro-life Philippines. It serves as an information portal on the Catholic Church that is open for contributions, and aims to connect youth groups together through various activities.

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One can be a member of Youth Pinoy by registering at the website.

Office on Mass Media Chairman Fr. Pedro Quitorio III said the website is a big leap toward “bringing the Gospel to where the youth really is.”

“The aim of this project is to make Youth Pinoy the voice of the Filipino Catholic youth in terms of social issues or anything that concerns the youth of today, at least from a Catholic perspective of the young,” said Youth Pinoy president Eileen Esteban, who is also with DomNet.

The Mass was concelebrated by Infanta Bishop Rolando Tirona, Federation of Asian Bishops Conferences Office on Laity-Youth Desk chairman, and a number of Dominican priests led by Vice Rector Fr. Pablo Tiong, O.P.

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