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By Fr. Antonio Carlos | Editor

The rays of beauty, faith and joy emanating from the modest crib of Bethlehem shine forth to the whole world. May they rekindle a sense of hope to our humanity.

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In This Issue


The Simplicity Of Christmas

Like the crib, the whole mystery of Christmas–Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem–is extremely simple, and because of this, it is accompanied by poverty and joy, and therefore not difficult to understand by…

Holy Land In Jesus’ Time

We tend to misinterpret Jesus and His message because we have only a scant knowledge of the social and political environment of Palestine at that time. Let us have a look at the social reality at the…

Incarnation As The Centre Of Humanity

“Easter would never have happened without the Incarnation,” someone told me. Indeed the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Christ all form the one seamless mystery of the Incarnation which took…

A More Hopeful Christmas

The rays of beauty, faith and joy emanating from the modest crib of Bethlehem shine forth to the whole world. May they rekindle a sense of hope to our humanity.

Pope Francis At His Prophetic Best!

In his video message for the Fourth World Meeting of Popular Movements, the Holy Father insisted on the necessity to change the “structures of sin” present in our society. “Personal change is…

International Interdependence

In tackling the COVID-19 crisis as a global community and international family, one area of cooperation is fighting fake news about the pandemic and encouraging netizens to get their information from…

Comboni Nuns In Sri Lanka

Newly-arrived in Sri Lanka, where Catholics represent around 6% of the total population, the Comboni Sisters have taken up the commitment of education. Besides, the missionary nuns are sensitive to…

From Midwife To Comboni Missionary Sister

Though the Comboni Missionary Sisters are not present in the Philippines, one of their Sisters is from the Philippines, Sr. Anita Concepcion. In this article Sr. Anita, the only Filipina Comboni…

Filipino Christmas Traditions

Church bells chime with one of the traditional Christmas songs signaling the special birthday of the Infant Jesus. “Silent night, holy night! All is calm, all is bright. Round yon Virgin, Mother and…

The ‘Pope Of Mercy’ Visits Us

Pope Francis visited the Philippines in January 2015. He expressed his empathy with those who suffered the devastation caused by Super Typhoon Yolanda, addressing to them a message of mercy and…

Deliver Us From Evil

The last petition of the Lord’s Prayer makes us aware of the presence of Evil in the world. This awareness leads us to ask God to grant us the grace to persevere in doing only His good will. 

Mission To The World

The more than ten million Filipinos abroad carry around their Catholic faith with their special way of praying and celebrating. In this way, everywhere, they are reviving the local churches where they…


World Touch


SUDAN:

“We are returning to a military era in Sudan, to war instead of peace,” complained Mgr. Yunan Tombe Trille, chairman of the President of the Bishops’ Conference of Sudan and South Sudan, in the…

MALI: Faith Helped Sister Survive Captivity

A Colombian religious missionary, who was released recently in Mali, nearly five years after she was kidnapped by Islamic militants, has said faith and prayer helped her survive her ordeal.

INDIA: Attacks Against Christians Are Violations Of The Constitution

The attacks against the Indian Christian faithful are a clear and flagrant violations of the Constitution, and as such must be prosecuted and stopped, said priests, religious and promoters of human…

PHILIPPINES: Synod Should Usher In A ‘New Church’

As dioceses opened the synodal process, Archbishop Socrates Villegas (in photo) asked for prayers so that the Synod will lead the church to renewal. “Let us pray that the two-year consultations in…

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