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By Fr. Antonio Carlos | Editor

In the midst of hard circumstances, Fr. Rhoel chose to care for others. He paid the highest price with his life. May he be counted amongst the martyrs and saints of our time.

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In This Issue


COVID-19 and the Psychological Life of Children

The psychological life of children is being affected with the prolonged lockdowns due to COVID-19 pandemic. Children are obliged to stay at home and take online classes, depriving them of physical…

Living the Most Out of the Pandemic

The imposed lockdowns due to COVID-19 pandemic forced us to stay at home and lead more sedentary lives, which negatively impact our physical and mental well-being. It is important to have a balanced…

Impact of the Community Quarantine on Elderly Filipinos

One benefit of quarantine is that it keeps people safe at home. However, the long period of confinement can negatively impact the mental health of elderly individuals.

Fr. Rhoel Gallardo: A Martyr Of Our Time

In the midst of hard circumstances, Fr. Rhoel chose to care for others. He paid the highest price with his life. May he be counted amongst the martyrs and saints of our time.

They Need Us, And We Need Them!

Numerous studies confirm that immigrants are less likely to commit violent crimes than U.S.-born citizens. The truth is that immigrants greatly contribute to the economy especially in the agricultural…

Advocating Mental Health

Although mental health problems were already on the rise before the pandemic, experts noticed that lockdowns and isolations have slowed down existing mental health services. Individuals and…

Religious Extremism and Church Response

Asia faces religious extremism and terrorism. These phenomena have social, political, ideological, and economic underpins. Churches are making concerted efforts to work together to bring…

Golden Jubilee of the Little Brethren of Mary

Founded on July 2, 1971 by Fr. Antonio Piacentini, MCCJ, the Little Brethren of Mary celebrate this year their golden jubilee anniversary. They share with us in this article the history of the…

Becoming a Vatican II Church

The Second Vatican Council (1962-65) promoted a significant ecclesiological paradigm shift, entailing changes in theologies, values, and pastoral practices. The local Church in the Philippines…

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

In the Lord’s Prayer, we express our dependence on God. We recall also our duty of working for our sustenance as well as for the sustenance of others as we share with them what we have.

Tough Love

Popular devotion in the Philippines presents some features which demand bodily suffering that can reach an extreme extent like flagellations, the yearly "transfer" of the Black Nazarene of Quiapo in…

A True Missionary and the Good Wine

As is my custom or my defect in writing, rather than follow a preconceived order, I let myself be attracted by the association of ideas.


World Touch


YEMEN: UNHCR Warns Of Dangers For Women And Children

The United Nations Refugee Agency released a statement on Yemen, warning that as the humanitarian crisis continues, women and children make up three-quarters of the four million people forced from…

INDIA: Catholic Organizations Support The Nation

While Southwest India, in the Kerala region, records a high number of coronavirus infections (more than 13 thousand cases per day) both in rural and urban areas, and the mortality rate increases, the…

WORLD: Increase Of International Migrant Workers

According to a new report by the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO), the number of international migrant workers increased from 164 to 169 million in 2019, making up one out of…

CHURCH: 2022 World Meeting Of Families

Pope Francis called for local gatherings to be held across the globe at the same time as next year’s World Meeting of Families in Rome.

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