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By Fr. Antonio Carlos | Editor

A practising Catholic, the new president of the US sees his faith as a key to reunite the country and overcome all divisions.

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In This Issue


Being Fearless, Faithful and Fruitful

Due to this year’s coronavirus there is apprehension and anxiety leading up to Christmas. Bishop Ruperto Santos suggests cultivating three virtues as a way to counteract a widespread pessimism in…

Hope in Challenging Times

It is not easy to believe in a message of joy amidst the agonies of coronavirus that has swept through the world and caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands. In the midst of pain we are urged to…

A Deeply Human and Divine God

A missionary in South Korea for the past 30 years shares his personal experience of mission, highlighting not so much what he preached, but what people, the poor and the street have taught him about…

Christmas in South Korea

Christianity is relatively new to Asia, but today about 30% of the South Korean population is Christian. Therefore, Christmas (Sung Tan Jul) is celebrated by Christian Korean families and is also a…

Time to Heal a Wounded Nation

A practising Catholic, the new president of the US sees his faith as a key to reunite the country and overcome all divisions.

Gloomy but still Merry Christmas

This year, 2020 is the most challenging time of survival. The virus broke out when we least expected it. However, we still find reasons to be thankful. As we celebrate Christmas, let’s rejoice, for it…

My Search for God and My Baptism

The 27-year-old Chinese man tells the story of his conversion and his entry into the Catholic Church. Educated in atheism as a university student, he decides to seek meaning in an empty life.

Christmas in Macau

Macau has felt at home in a fusion of Eastern and Western traditions since the Portuguese first settled in Macau in 1557. Now, in 2020, Macau invites all Christians and non-Christians alike to join in…

Limasawa, Site of First Mass in PH

A few months before the 500th anniversary of Christianity in the country, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) has determined that Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan and…

The Church as Home and School of Communion

The presence of Jesus in the Sacraments and the Church fosters the awareness of the communion that exists between Him and the Church and the communion among the members of the Church. Thus the Church…

Commandments of the Heart

The last two commandments of the Decalogue (You shall not set your heart on your neighbor’s house and on your neighbor’s spouse) warn against some human desires, namely the evil desires which come…

In Love with the Real Presence

From within the Renewal in the Spirit, a lay person, Pierre Goursat started the Emmanuel Community, which has grown worldwide since, out of his love for Jesus.


World Touch


PRESS FREEDOM: Free Press Is Essential For Justice And Peace

The United Nations chief is calling for a free press and the protection of journalists against death, violence, and threats saying when reporters are not safe, people can become vulnerable to…

NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT: Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons To Enter Into Force In January

In what leading campaigners are describing as “a new chapter for nuclear disarmament”, the ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will now come into force on January 22,…

RIGHT TO LIFE: Countries Sign Declaration Rejecting ‘Human Right’ To Abortion

A total of 32 countries have signed the Geneva Consensus Declaration, a document that rejects the claim that abortion is an international human right.

PHILIPPINES: New Cardinal: Protecting Human Rights Key To Church’s Mission

The country’s new cardinal said that protecting human rights must be at the heart of the Church’s mission. Cardinal Jose Advincula of Capiz said that defending the dignity of every person is the key…

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