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A hundred years after, Fatima continues to be relevant and a focus of spiritual renewal of the Church and the world, now more than ever, with the exemplary lives of two humble and saintly children who are set as models worth emulating.

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In This Issue


A call to penance and peace

The “Secret of Fatima”, entrusted to Sr. Lucia during Our Lady’s apparitions in 1917, includes an appeal to repentance and the promise of the end of World War I. The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989…

Pilgrimage and the search for God

The most important dimension of the message of Fatima is the idea of conversion, translated or materialized through pilgrimage. The sanctuary continues to attract millions of people – more than five…

The three little shepherds

Jacinta and Francisco, two of the three little shepherds who witnessed the Virgin Mary's apparitions in Fatima in 1917, are the first children non-martyrs to be canonized in the history of the Church.…

The Chinese Church: Progress and work yet to be done

Today, some estimate there are over 100 million Christians in China, many of whom are influencing areas of society from small villages to sprawling urban centers. Yet, despite this incredible…

Priests solve murders

The new movie Smaller and Smaller Circles, based on the award-winning novel, highlights the fictional investigative prowess of two Jesuit priests who solved a series of murders in a slum neighborhood…

Walking in the footsteps of migrants

Recently, I was given a unique opportunity to taste some of the bitter hardships endured by fellow human beings fleeing drug-gang violence, oppressive poverty and economic injustice south of the U.S.…

A nation descending into chaos

Feats of violence and blood are tainting the province of Kasai which has sided openly against the re-election of outgoing President Kabila. Church buildings, including the Bishop’s House and the…

A wake-up call to the world

Pope Francis visited the tiny island of Lampedusa in 2013 to honor the immigrants who died at sea. The Pontiff’s visit made headlines around the world for bringing up the issue of immigration in a…

Stay healthy

Physical wholeness, as we all know, is about the food we eat, the number of glasses of water we drink in a day, proper exercise, etc. Our body should also have the mental wholeness to manage our…

The prophetic message

A hundred years after, Fatima continues to be relevant and a focus of spiritual renewal of the Church and the world, now more than ever, with the exemplary lives of two humble and saintly children who…


World Touch


ITALY: Beatification of comboni missionary martyr

The diocesan phase of the cause of beatification of the Servant of God, Father Ezekiel Ramin, a Comboni missionary killed in Brazil on July 24, 1985, has been concluded.

RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE: Freedom of worship on the decline

Pew, a think-tank, has reported a surprisingly “high” overall level of restrictions on religion: the study finds it “high” or “very high” in fully one-quarter of the 198 nations assessed. Moreover,…

EL SALVADOR: The first nation to ban mining

El Salvador has become the first country in the world to ban mining for gold and other metals. The vote by its legislative assembly on March 29 marked the culmination of a multi-year campaign in which…

AFRICA: Church growing fast

New statistics released by the Vatican’s Central Office for Church Statistics show that Africa has had the highest growth rate of baptized Catholics compared to other continents.

PHILIPPINES: Archbishop rebukes half-hearted catholics

The head of the Philippine Bishops’ Conference expressed concern over what he perceived to be a growing trend “of rebuffing church morals and doctrine” in his country.


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