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By Fr. Antonio Carlos | Editor

The assaults on the lives of two missionaries bespeak of a growing tide of religious violence concomitant to the coronavirus pandemic.

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In This Issue


The Saint We Need In This Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic that claimed many lives and continues to overwhelm the whole world, has obliged many people to live isolated and hidden. Saint Joseph, the foster father of Jesus who lived a…

A Creative Father

Saint Joseph, “the just man” as the Gospel calls him, embraced God’s plan even though it was difficult to understand. He accepted Mary as his wife and protected the child Jesus in a creative way. He…

An Inspiration for a Dignified Life

St. Joseph, who cared for his family through his work, is a source of inspiration for anyone who advocates for a dignified life. Inspired by the Saint, Brother Alberto shares his experience in Nairobi…

The Pandemic of Religious Violence

The assaults on the lives of two missionaries bespeak of a growing tide of religious violence concomitant to the coronavirus pandemic.

God Loves Us

From God’s self-giving in Jesus Christ, we must understand and feel that God really loves us. In return, we should ask ourselves, do we also love Him? If so, how much?

Facing Calamities Together

Amidst an upsurge of COVID-19 cases, many people are venting their frustration and crying out to God. In these times, we need true servant leadership. In his recent visit to war-torn Iraq, Pope…

What Catholics Need To Know About Vaccines

Answers to questions about the ethics of receiving vaccines, including the various COVID-19 vaccines available today.

Feast of St. John the Baptist

Communities throughout the Philippines rejoice on the feast day of St. John the Baptist (June 24) by splashing everybody on the street with buckets of water. Aside from the usual dousing with water,…

Keeping Faith in Challenging Times

Following the end of World War II with the Japanese surrender in late 1945, the local Church launched a variety of initiatives that gave birth to important institutions and promoted the involvement of…

Thy Kingdom Come

The ‘Kingdom of God’ is a reality in the making, not yet fulfilled. It is God’s Spirit in action in the world, growing like a seed without being noticed. Christians pray that this Kingdom may expand…

The Most Distinguished Legacy

Christianity has spread education everywhere. The University of Santo Tomas (UST), the first university of its kind in Asia, the Ateneo de Manila, La Salle, San Beda and many others, have been and are…

Profession of Faith in a Plane

Have you ever had to swear that Jesus Christ is risen? I had to. Returning from vacation on the plane between Rome and Cairo, I got a seat next to a little girl who was travelling alone. The steward…


World Touch


CHINA: Christians Held In Brainwashing Camps

Authorities in China are detaining Christians in secretive, mobile “transformation” facilities to make them renounce their faith.

DR CONGO: Modern Slavery

The “Bon Pasteur Kolwezi,” a program supported by the Good Shepherd International Foundation, a non-profit organization established in 2008 by the Congregation of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, won…

AFRICA: Youngest Bishop In The World

Father Christian Carlassare, a 43-year-old Comboni missionary who works in one of the most difficult areas in the world, South Sudan, is now the youngest missionary bishop of the Catholic Church.

WOMEN OF COURAGE AWARD: Comboni Sister Receives Honor

Sister Alicia Vacas Moro (at the center), a Spanish Comboni missionary sister, was one of the fourteen women who received this year’s International Women of Courage Award, an annual honor from the US…

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