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The gospel scene of the disciples who were walking from Jerusalem to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35) is an icon for the accompaniment of the youth and in particular for vocational discernment.

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In This Issue


Journeying with the Young

The gospel story of the disciples going to Emmaus illustrates Jesus’ patient and gradual accompaniment of His disciples. To effectively accompany the young towards vocation discernment, consecrated…

A Home-Based Seminary

Lacking the necessary infrastructure and manpower, how does one encourage the youth who seek to become missionaries fulfill their wish? A Comboni missionary describes how he came up with what he calls…

An Only Son, But Never Lonely

A Filipino missionary, Jemboy Caspis, hailing from General Santos, recounts how he faced the dilemma of wanting to be a priest yet facing difficulties because he was an only son. Today, he is working…

Empowering the Youth

The gospel scene of the disciples who were walking from Jerusalem to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35) is an icon for the accompaniment of the youth and in particular for vocational discernment.

Sibling Rivalry

Sibling rivalry, which can lead to unhappiness and unhealthy relationships within the family, can be avoided if parents lovingly bond with each of their children pointing out to them their uniqueness.…

“We Live with People and Suffer with Them”

Pope Francis endeavored to make great gestures at the peace meeting for South Sudan in the Vatican. But the two counterparts, Salva Kiir and Riek Machar, have little control over the struggles in the…

A Call to Witness

Being a call center agent may be a well-paying job. Yet, it can also be a means to helping the less fortunate and seeking answers to the meaning of life. Leomar Maranan describes how to find balance…

Pope Critical of ‘Meanness’ Toward Migrants

“The signs of meanness we see around us heighten our fear of ‘the other,’ the unknown, the marginalized, the foreigner, and thus many migrants seeking a better life end up as recipients of this…

Happy Mourning

There are no exceptions. Everyone mourns in one way or the other. It is in how one responds to it – by being one with Christ and by looking at the way the Blessed Mother experienced mourning – that…

Alive in the Spirit

In the sixties the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Movement went through the body of the Catholic Church, bringing vitality, joy and enthusiasm. By far the largest of the movements, it is still alive and…

The Season of Anonymity

The “times in between” are an integral component of everybody’s life journey. They are periods of irrelevance and anonymity but crucial for a deeper understanding of one’s identity and for preparing…


World Touch


VATICAN: Call To Protect Biodiversity

People’s attitudes toward nature as well as their economic systems and consumption habits need to radically change in order to protect biodiversity on the planet and promote a more sustainable and…

AMERICA/MEXICO: The Drama Of Migrants

Under the new immigration policy of the Mexican government, based on respect for the human rights of foreigners in transit in the country, the National Institute of Migration (NIM) has recently closed…

SOUTH SUDAN: South Sudanese Touched By The Act Of Pope Francis

“South Sudanese were left positively stunned as they witnessed Pope Francis plead on his knees and kiss the feet of politicians of South Sudan,” says Sister Elena Balatti, a Comboni missionary in…

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: World’s Worst Violators

The majority of the world’s worst violators of religious freedom are found in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, according to a report from the United States Commission on International Religious…


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