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As a result of the "provisional agreement" in which seven excommunicated bishops are readmitted, all the bishops of China will be in full communion with the Bishop of Rome.

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In This Issue


Death Gives Meaning to Life

Every year on November 1, millions of Filipino Catholics visit cemeteries across the country to honor their departed loved ones. All Souls Day reminds us of the inevitability of death and why we…

The Feast of the Dead

From October 31 to November 2, Mexican popular culture represents death with humor and affability. According to Aztec ancestral traditions mixed with Christianity, in these days the ancestors return…

A Life that Cannot Die

The great majority of people are afraid of dying because they have attached all kind of negative meanings to death: death is the end. Nevertheless, the Bible offers a positive perspective on death –…

The prophetic courage of Saints Oscar Romero and Paul VI

Two very different men, facing different sets of dire challenges with prophetic courage, faithfully journeyed along two different paths to the same destination: sainthood!

‘Environmental’ Jesus

Atop a mountain inside the Philippine National Police (PNP) regional office in Camp Kangleon, Palo, Leyte, stands a 20-foot statue of the crucified Jesus. The work of art represents the PNP’s…

Food Production Threatened by Climate Change

Filipino farmers are most likely to be affected by the consequences of climate change as their crop production will decrease due to continuous rainfall, flooding and drought. As a result, more and…

Gospel Imperatives

The backbone of Christian life is made up of the “gospel imperatives”, that is, the virtues of chastity, poverty and obedience. In this reflection, Fr. John explains how each person, regardless of…

The Power of Prayer

It was the first gathering of such kind in the history of the world: a meeting of all religions to pray for peace in the city of Saint Francis. It was the most original and courageous initiative of…

Attentive Like a Fossil Collector

Embarking on a college course chosen for you by your elders which is not to your liking? Or you are in a situation wherein you find your life meaningless, the following article will show you how to…

Saintliness Is Not For Me?

In this month of November we remember particularly the lives of saints. They are examples of those who have shown that despite their own frailties, God has saved, transformed and called them to His…

New Chapter of Catholicism In China

As a result of the "provisional agreement" in which seven excommunicated bishops are readmitted, all the bishops of China will be in full communion with the Bishop of Rome.


World Touch


SEXUAL ABUSE CRISIS: Need To Abandon Clericalism

The sexual abuse crisis inundating the whole Church like a tsunami has the potential to cause long-term damage, chaos and even a schism, says a bishop in Australia. “It is the biggest crisis since the…

CHINA – HOLY SEE AGREEMENT: Bishop Of Hong Kong Sees Significance Of Deal

Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung (in photo), the bishop of Hong Kong, commented on the Provisional Agreement signed between the Holy See and China pointing out its significance because this is the…

PHILIPPINES: Church In Palawan Aims To Plant 10K Trees

In response to Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si, the Vicariate of Puerto Princesa is set to plant 10,000 trees in a protected landscape in South Palawan. “Let us take care of our common home.” said…

CLIMATE CHANGE: Catholic Institutions Divest From Fossil Fuels

A group of 19 institutions, led by Caritas India and the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, announced new commitments to divest from fossil fuels.


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