CONVERSATION: What does it mean to be a Catholic today?
MANILA, Philippines – In today's fast-paced, modern world, can an ages-old religion like Catholicism keep up?
It's a struggle all religions face when their doctrine starts to seem out of date. For some, practices passed on from one's grandparents start to feel like "something you're just supposed to do."
In this conversation, we're asking our readers what they think about faith and the modern world. How has faith evolved? What does it mean for today's Catholic youth?
We're inviting you to discuss this with talented people from different sectors of society: religion, business, government, and even sports.
Tweet and interact with the following guests, and more, as part of Rappler's coverage of Pope Francis' Philippine trip in January 2015:
- Basketball's Chris Tiu
- Volleyball's Gretchen Ho
- Soccer's Enzo Pinga
- Dean of the Ateneo School of Government Tony La Vina
- JVP volunteer Robert Roa
- Roxy Navarro of Works of Heart, a cause-oriented graphic design company
- Department of Finance's Ken Abante
- Representatives of Areopagus Social Media for Asia, the media arm of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines,
Rappler contributor Jayeel Cornelio, a sociologist of religion, will help in steering the discussion.
Join the conversation at 12 pm on Friday, December 12, by using the hashtag #PopeFrancisPH. – Rappler.com
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Join Rappler in a 100-day countdown to Pope Francis' visit to the Philippines: a journey from the Vatican to Tacloban. Tweet us your thoughts using the hashtag #PopeFrancisPH!