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By Fr. Antonio Carlos | Editor

Our wish and prayer for the future is that the Filipino Church be “missionary” and that all believers be authentic “missionary disciples” in tune with Pope Francis’ encyclical Evangelium Gaudium.

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In This Issue


A Question of Quiapo Faith

Even though the grand procession of the image of the Black Nazarene has been canceled this year due to coronavirus, the devotion to the centuries-old icon of Jesus Christ is unique in the world. Prof.…

Faith, Milagro, and Gratitude

The Traslacion is held every January 9 on the feast of the Black Nazarene. It is a spectacular and even scary mammoth, with a seven-kilometer long procession attracting between a million to 1.5…

A Cry for Liberation

There is a plethora of motives for the veneration of the image of the suffering Christ. For some devotees, it means a pious exercise of atonement, while for others it is a simple heartfelt…

500 Years of Mission

Our wish and prayer for the future is that the Filipino Church be “missionary” and that all believers be authentic “missionary disciples” in tune with Pope Francis’ encyclical Evangelium Gaudium.

The Economy of Francis–of Both Saint and Pope

The world, especially the poor, needs a national and global economy that justly and fairly works for everyone.

Billionaires Grow Richer with COVID

The phenomenal rise in extreme poverty–for the first time in 20 years–has been accompanied by an upsurge in the incomes of the world’s billionaires and the super-rich.

The Filipinos’ Religious Devotions

Aside from East Timor, the Philippines is the only Catholic country in Asia. With religious faith, we have become devotees of various Christian traditions. To name a few, there are devotions to the…

Prayer and Life

Prayer is so intertwined with life that we can safely say that we pray to live and live to pray. To make life coincide with prayer, the follower of Christ needs formal moments of prayer every day.

The Fascination of the “Little Boy”

On March 16, 1521, Magellan and his Spanish fleet arrived in the Philippines. The first Mass was celebrated at Limasawa. The newly baptized Queen Juana received the statue of the Santo Niño, like the…

Gifted To Give

In the year when Filipinos come together to celebrate 500 years of Christian faith under the theme “Gifted to Give,” Ilsa Reyes will be exploring in the forthcoming articles the richness of Pope…

Beginning a Beautiful Journey of Faith

As the Philippines prepares to celebrate 500 years of the arrival of Christianity, Fr. James Kroeger leads us in this series into a discovery journey of the landmark events that comprise the…

Just Too Much Holy Water!

A few years ago, I received an invitation from an Italian shipowner to bless his newly bought ship here in Korea. He convinced me with the offer of taking me to the spot by helicopter. I accepted…


World Touch


CATHOLIC MASS MEDIA: World Mission Receives Two Awards

World Mission magazine was the winner of the Best Opinion Column category with the article “Defending the Most Defenseless” by Tony Magliano and received a special citation for Best Special Feature…

COMBONI MISSIONARIES: Comboni Missionary Appointed Bishop In South Sudan

The Holy Father appointed Rev. Fr. Matthew Remijio Adam Gbitiku (in photo), Comboni missionary, currently Vice-Rector of the International Theologate of the Comboni Missionaries in Nairobi, as Bishop…

ENVIRONMENT: 42 Catholic Institutions To Divest From Fossil Fuels

For the second time, a group of 40-plus faith-based organizations committed to avoiding investments in fossil fuels. Among the organizations are the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the…

HEALTH: International Year Of Health And Care Workers

Member States at the virtual 73rd World Health Assembly unanimously designated 2021 as the International Year of Health and Care Workers as recognition for the dedication and sacrifice of the millions…

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