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The deep crisis we are in is a wake-up call, and above all, a provocation of the Holy Spirit calling for a profound renewal according to the Gospel.

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In This Issue


Searching for a Sensible Deal

It is to keep alive a Church that has been divided for so many years that Pope Francis has just signed a “historic agreement” with Beijing, which recognizes the Pope’s legitimacy in the appointment of…

“China Recognizes the Legitimacy of the Vatican in Appointing Bishops”

French Jesuit Benôit Vermander, teacher in Shanghai and one of the most important scholars on China, maintains that the newly-signed agreement between Beijing and the Vatican can indicate a mitigation…

A History of Controversies and Conflicts

For centuries, Catholics in China have been dogged by disputes with Confucian rites and Communist beliefs, as well as issues of infighting, imperial opposition and politics.

Tackling the Sexual Abuse Crisis

The deep crisis we are in is a wake-up call, and above all, a provocation of the Holy Spirit calling for a profound renewal according to the Gospel.

Always Loved

Two months ago, a video of a boy bullying and physically hurting his school mate went viral. The fact is, such incidents cause deep damage upon the victims, especially if these are not immediately…

Going Back to Basics

In recent years, organic farming has become a trend for healthier lifestyle. Although it has been practiced in the Philippines since time immemorial, it was not until 2010 that the government…

A Lawyer to the Poor

“Avoid corruption and help the poor who need legal services,” is a life principle of Nelson B. Borja, 71, a senior trial lawyer specializing in criminal cases, who distinguished himself for providing…

Lessons Learned in Mission Land

Even in the midst of a first world country, there are migrant workers with legal visas who work for a pittance of a daily wage just to survive. In their midst are volunteer missionaries who provide…

Promoters of Unity

Founded by a young Italian woman, Chiara Lubich, during World War II, this lay movement constitutes possibly the most original initiative in the scenario of contemporary Catholic Church. With members…

A Way of Life

The Beatitudes comprise a whole new outlook of life that Jesus proposes to His disciples and to the world. By practicing them, Christians are working for the transformation of society.

The Fortress and the Border Gate

Border gates, being meeting points of people passing by, represent kaleidoscopes through which the complexity of reality and the diversity of humanity can be perceived. Border gates are exactly the…


World Touch


CONGO: Nun’s Work Among Women Victims Of War

The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) highlighted the work that Sister Angélique Namaika is carrying out among women victims of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

ASIA: Religious Persecution

The deal signed between the Vatican and China’s ruling Communist Party on the appointment of bishops last year seemed to have emboldened Beijing in its crackdown on unregistered churches, also known…

ASIA: Five-Point Plan For Asian Church

Newly-elected president of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) Myanmar Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon (in photo) has proposed a pastoral program for the Church in Asia made up of “five…


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