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What is the rationale behind these killings? Is there a pattern of intimidation and persecution against the shepherds of the Church? If so, which of their actions and words bother so much as to deserve their assassination?

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In This Issue


Take A Book, Return A Book

An American organization is encouraging the culture of reading in the Philippines through books, literacy initiatives and most of all, pocket libraries. What makes the little libraries special is that…

A Force for Renewal

“The one who accepts suffering trusting in God is at the centre of the universe” (Simone Weil). For the same reason, those who help people who suffer in every way possible, emerge as a force for good…

Good News for the Stray

The fulfillment of human existence consists in the apparent paradox of giving away so as to receive back. Or better still, in self-giving in order to find everlasting joy and success. This existential…

Transforming Pain into Love

An original experience, proper of the human condition, loneliness affects us all in different ways. In entrusting Himself to the Father during the agony of Gethsemane, Jesus transformed pain into…

Call to Holiness - Defend all Human Life

In his new apostolic exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate (“Rejoice and Be Glad”), Pope Francis reminds us that the Lord has set the bar extremely high for you and me: “He wants us to be saints and not to…

Water Shortage Means Food Shortage

No, it’s not dwindling land areas that poses the biggest threat to food security, it’s water shortage. The challenge, according to specialists, is to get sufficient water to produce food.

The God of Mercy

God is not a rival but rather an ally of the human race. God is a Father who gives Himself and is always ready to forgive and even finds joy in forgiving freely. We cannot pay for God’s gifts because…

The Power of Forgiveness

Hero of his people’s anti-apartheid struggle, Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) became South Africa’s first democratically elected president. In working to free his country from racial division, he led an…

The Samaritan Women of the World

Victims of human trafficking need not lose hope with their lives. There is always Jesus who will be there to restore their dignity, accept them for who they are, and make them live worthwhile lives.…

The Holy Eucharist Heals

For Catholics, the Holy Mass is mainly an obligation. How many of us actually look forward to it and truly experience it as a life-giving sacrament? I have been challenged to explore how this highest…

Renounce Violence Against Priests!

What is the rationale behind these killings? Is there a pattern of intimidation and persecution against the shepherds of the Church? If so, which of their actions and words bother so much as to…


World Touch


PHILIPPINES: Caritas Helps Typhoon Haiyan Victims

To date, Caritas, the social action arm of the Catholic Church, has been able to help about 1.8 million people affected by the destruction brought by Super Typhoon Haiyan that struck the central…

GUATEMALA: Solidarity With The Victims Of The Volcano’s Eruption

“Faced with the painful loss of life, the many injured and the thousands of people affected by the recent eruption of the Volcano of Fire, in Escuintla and other departments, we express our feelings…

EVANGELIZATION: Missionary Month And Synod For Amazonia

The Synod for Amazonia and the Extraordinary Missionary Month, both of which will be celebrated in October 2019, are two opportunities for evangelization, to put into practice the call to…

FAMILY: Pope To Attend World Meeting Of Families

Pope Francis will attend the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Ireland, on August 25 and 26. The W.M.F. will be centered on the apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, reports Gerard O’Connel for…


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