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Antonio Carlos | Editor

The Lenten season is an optimal time to be in spiritual and material solidarity with the millions of followers of Jesus Christ enduring hardships because of their faith.

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In This Issue


The Martyrdom of Catholics in China

After the communist party assumed power in China (October 1, 1949), the authorities unleashed a season of persecution and suffering against Catholics, both foreign missionaries and local clergy,…

Discrimination Against Christians

The panorama of Christian communities across Asia does not present a coherent picture to the outside observer, and the persecution of Christians is varied in these countries. It is difficult to…

Francis Van Thuan: Hero of Faith

Imprisoned in Vietnam for 13 years, nine of them in solitary confinement, Cardinal Francis Van Thuan represents the resilience and fidelity of Catholics who suffered persecution because of their…

What Would Jesus Do?

In an era of what Pope Francis calls the “globalization of indifference,” there is urgent need for a new paradigm which we encounter in the Gospel of Jesus. His words and actions give us guidance on…

Faith Heals

In 1978, Dr. Edgardo Santos suffered a near-fatal heart attack that changed him forever. My father is living proof that religious faith can heal not just the spirit but the body as well

The Five Ways of Penance

The call to repentance and penance is central to the Gospel message and to the Lenten season we are in. The Fathers of the Church give us these five wise teachings of doing penance.

Hope for a Renewed World

Hope is a necessary virtue in our pilgrimage on earth. It is by hope that we are saved and find the source of energy to live with faith and passion. In a world permeated by pessimism, God gives His…

Pioneer of Catholic Social Doctrine

Italian economist and political theorist, university professor, family man and father of seven, Joseph Toniolo (1845-1918) became known for his work with Pope Leo XIII on the landmark encyclical Rerum…

Her Own Decision

This is the story of someone who, after having listened to the Gospel and being touched by it, took the decision to be baptized. The neophyte experienced that the Church is the place where freedom is…

Solidarity with Persecuted Christians

The Lenten season is an optimal time to be in spiritual and material solidarity with the millions of followers of Jesus Christ enduring hardships because of their faith.

The Fruits of Healing

A truly joyful person is one who leads a God-centered and meaningfully integrated life. It is a good practice to periodically check ourselves regarding where we are in our life’s journey. Spending…


World Touch


ALGERIA: Monks to be Beatified

The seven Trappist monks of Tibhirine (Algeria) killed in 1996, will soon be beatified, informed AsiaNews. The story of the monks of Tibhirine goes back to the civil war that raged Algeria in the…

VOCATIONS: Ordination of Older Married Men Under Study

The idea of exceptionally ordaining older married men of proven virtue to celebrate the Eucharist in isolated Catholic communities is something that should be discussed, said Cardinal Beniamino…

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Appeals for Peace

Pope Francis has renewed his appeal for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo amid reports of violence as the opposition calls for the exit of President Joseph Kabila, reported CISA – Catholic…

CHINA: Religious Clampdown

Fears are growing among Christians that China’s amended Regulations for Religious Affairs will lead to increasing suppression. Since Sept. 7, 2017, when Premier Li Keqiang announced the regulations…


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