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Fr. Antonio Carlos | Editor

Christmas is a day of great joy, one in which the poor and lowly of the world are lifted up and become heirs of the Kingdom of Heaven.

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In This Issue


Passing On the Faith to the Young

The Catechism for Filipino Catholics (CFC) describes the Filipino faith as family-oriented. It is in the family that Filipinos draw their identity, strength, security and even their future. The young…

Parents’ Impact on Their Children

Parenting entails joys and challenges. A common concern for Christian parents who have to work on those two-fold factors — how to bring up their children religiously (instilling the gift of faith) and…

Joy And Lowliness Of Christmas

Christmas is a day of great joy, one in which the poor and lowly of the world are lifted up and become heirs of the Kingdom of Heaven.

My Gift to Christ

Do we truly understand who Jesus is to us, and why we have Christmas in the first place? We celebrate it every year, but does it have a personal impact on us or is it just a mechanical annual occasion…

The Miracle of Flores

In Indonesia, with its mainly Muslim population, seminaries are overcrowded with candidates. On the island of Flores lies the world’s largest seminary. More than 1,000 students study at Ledalero, and…

A Day of Joy

Christmas in Ethiopia is a day of joy because of the wonder that God is coming to share in our human nature in the bosom of the Virgin Mary, a creature like us. It starts November 15 and is celebrated…

The Longest Ever!

Nowhere else in the world can you witness Christmas celebrations lasting longer than in the Philippines. It starts in September and ends with the Epiphany. Simbang Gabi (“night masses” in December) is…

“I am Almost a Full-Time Missionary”

Chrisma Bangaoil is a committed lay missionary for whom the mission is a lifestyle and part of her DNA. “When I am not in the mission, I am teaching or working,” she told World Mission. Her zeal for…

We Are Not That Far from Bethlehem

The Advent season reminds us of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem, and of our own personal journeys to become more like Jesus Christ, our own Bethlehem.

Happy Are Those Who Are Persecuted

Persecution in different forms are part of our lives as Christians. However, we should not let this deter us in following the path of Jesus Christ, who was also persecuted for our sake.

Basic Christian Instruction

A fruit of WW II in the particular experience of the Church in Spain is this original catechetic initiative which has conquered the Christian world and appeared in countless adaptations in more than…


World Touch


PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS: Christianity Disappearing From The Middle East

Christianity is disappearing from towns and cities in parts of the Middle East, warns a new report from the papal foundation Aid to the Church in Need. It also said that persecution of Christians “has…

POPE FRANCIS: Sunday Of The Word Of God

Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter Motu proprio Aperuit illis, published on 30 September, establishes that “the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time is to be devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination…

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE: Ethiopia Pm Abiy Ahmed Wins

The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (left, in photo) who made peace last year with bitter foe Eritrea. Mr. Abiy's peace deal with Eritrea ended a 20-year…

SYNOD FOR THE AMAZON: A ‘Cry Of Hope’

In his closing homily at the Synod of Bishops’ special assembly on the Amazon on October 27, Pope Francis clearly referred to the cries from the Amazon which, for three weeks in the Vatican, resonated…

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