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Besides the doctrinal dissention, I agree with some commentators that the reason to the resistance to Pope Francis is his new mind-set and reformist agenda.

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In This Issue

The Church that Never Closes

Baclaran Church went through several stages of growth in becoming home to the biggest shrine in the world dedicated to Our Mother of Perpetual Help. Today, 150,000 devotees flock to the National…

From Devotion to Mission

At the core of the Baclaran devotion is the perpetual novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help. The novena stresses the social and missionary dimensions, urging the devotees to pray for the community…

Serving the People

The identity of the Baclaran Church lies on the intimate relationship between devotion to Our Mother of Perpetual Help and mission. The Shrine renders various services to the thousands of devotees who…

Resistance within the Church

Besides the doctrinal dissention, I agree with some commentators that the reason to the resistance to Pope Francis is his new mind-set and reformist agenda.

The Voice of Women Say, “Time’s Up!”

Prominent women and men in Hollywood and London have launched a movement to end sexual harassment in the workplace and society. They aim to challenge every act of sexual abuse that comes to light. It…

Mission of Redemption

After reaching the abyss of drug addiction and rediscovering his spiritual faith, Guillermo Gomez is leading other recovering drug dependents to rehabilitation and true healing.

“Dialogue is the only way forward”

Myanmar has been in the world’s spotlight due to the ongoing Rohingya Muslims crisis in Rakhine. The Pope’s visit to the country and to Bangladesh furthered highlighted the human calamity. Cardinal…

The Attraction of the Gospel

Today’s evangelizing work of the Church is by attraction rather than by proselytizing. By appearing as people who live the joy and beauty of their faith, Christians will attract others to experience…

A Lost Opportunity

In 1986, the uprising of a people united by their faith against an encroached dictator drew the admiration of the whole world. More than thirty years later, the disappointment of the people for the…

The Modern “Secret” Christians

In mainland China, there is a growing presence of educated professional people who, outside the Church structures, bear witness to God’s love in their lives. Their discreet presence may be an…

Love without Conditions

It’s February, commonly referred to as the Love Month. Dinner dates, chocolates, roses, red hearts easily come to mind. Lest we fall into the trap of limiting love into the romantic arena, we hope to…

World Touch

PHILIPPINES: Soldiers Charged for Priest’s Murder

The Philippines’ Department of Justice has ordered the filing of charges against two ranking military men and several members of a militia group for the 2011 murder of an Italian priest in Mindanao,…

INDIA: Increase in Vocations from Tribal Groups

Forty-one young women from ethnic minority groups took vows to become Catholic nuns in a rare event of this scale in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand. Church leaders welcomed what they described…

HOLY CITY: Jerusalem as Capital of Israel is an Injustice

The U.S. Administration’s decision to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem “is a slap in the face of Palestinians, Christians, Muslims and all the Arabs”, said the Maronite Patriarch…

VATICAN: Special Missionary Month for October 2019

Pope Francis plans an Extraordinary Missionary Month for October 2019 to awaken the commitment of the missio ad gentes and transform ordinary pastoral outreach along missionary lines, informed…


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