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By Fr. Antonio Carlos | Editor

The current crisis brought about by Covid-19 has highlighted the fragility of our common home. The invitation to listen and answer the cry of the earth and of the poor continues to reverberate more than ever.

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In This Issue


Five Years After Laudato Si’, What Has Changed?

This year the Church is celebrating the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ groundbreaking encyclical on Care of Our Common Home, Laudato Si’. In this article, lecturer Peter Knox assesses the…

Have We Listened To The Plea To Care For The Earth?

Five years after the publication of Laudato Si’, one easily finds examples across the world of individual Catholics, parishes and institutions responding to the pope’s own repeated appeal for…

We Can’t Return To ‘Normal’

The fifth anniversary of Laudato Si’ occurs in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic that has infected millions and killed thousands of citizens. This global event is an invitation to a profound…

Covid-19 and Care of the Earth

The current crisis brought about by Covid-19 has highlighted the fragility of our common home. The invitation to listen and answer the cry of the earth and of the poor continues to reverberate more…

The Poor Among Us

Jesus said “You always have the poor with you…” (John 12: 8) This is indeed true. The gap between the rich and the poor has widened especially in this time of the pandemic. Our duty as God-fearing…

The Cost Of Our Misbehaviour

The ways humans destroy much of the natural world and engage in factory farming are based on the fallacy that what we do to the natural world will not have a negative impact on human health and…

Sower Of God’s Word

Fondly called the “Mother Teresa of Garo Hills” in Northeast India for her dedication to the people of the region, Sister Guadalupe Velasco spent seven decades of her life serving the sick and persons…

Unity: Jesus’ Great Prayer And Hope

Our model of unity is the life of the Most Holy Trinity which is mutual love, unity and distinction. Jesus himself prayed that we might be one. This unity is possible when we go out of ourselves to…

You Shall Not Commit Adultery

To be able to love without limit and remain faithful, humans need God’s fidelity in their relationship. Thus the sixth Commandment serves first as an example of God’s faithfulness to his people and…

In The Footsteps Of Don Bosco

The Salesian Cooperators are Catholic lay people who are living the Gospel message in the spirit of Don Bosco by helping out in the different activities of a local Salesian school, parish or youth…

Overcoming Poverty

Despite the frightening atmosphere of the Covid-19 pandemic, we still believe that God is alive and wants us to experience fullness of life. This is perceptible when people inspired by God take the…


World Touch


COMBONI MISSIONARIES: Comboni Missionary Named Apostolic Vicar In Egypt

The Holy Father named Rev. Claudio Lurati (in photo), Comboni Missionary, as Apostolic Vicar of Alexandria in Egypt. Till now he has been the General Treasurer of the Congregation of the Comboni…

BEATIFICATION: Teenager Carlo Acutis To Be Beatified

Carlo Acutis, a 15-year-old Italian teenager who used his computer programming skills to spread devotion to the Eucharist, will be beatified in October, the Diocese of Assisi announced. Cardinal…

PHILIPPINES: Maasin Diocese–First To Adopt Solar Energy

“The Diocese of Maasin has become the first diocese in the world to equip all parishes with solar panels,” notes a document on integral ecology that Vatican officials released to mark the fifth…

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