Pope Francis’ latest reforming move represents what some commentators call a “shake-up of a too clericalized church,” a cultural change within the Catholic Church opening up to lay ministries, such as lector and acolyte for women and now catechist.
Faith's Healing Power
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Faith’s healing and gift to us offers us belonging—belonging to God and to a community. Through belonging, we experience meaning and peace. Faith is the experience of being loved by a loving Creator who is closer to us than we are to ourselves.
The Bible looks at healing always from the point of view of faith. Actually, faith is seen as the foundation for healing: “Your faith has healed you.”
We may understand medicine like never before, but we don’t understand Christ’s healing. Healing itself comes primarily from God through love.
The abolition of slavery enacted in many countries did not completely stop this dehumanizing practice. Slavery continues under the new name of Human Trafficking. We should be involved in ending this form of modern-day slavery.
Social media and mass media are effective tools to reach out to more people. However, it can be misused. We must use these tools to spread the message of hope, love, and faith.
Released five years ago, Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) came up with a reformulated pastoral approach to Catholics living in irregular relationships. Here, we present an analysis of the effects the document has had in the five years since its publication.
August 15 is one of the special occasions to celebrate the Blessed Virgin Mary: The Assumption. A day commemorated annually by Catholics and by the students of Assumption College.
As the Philippines celebrate five centuries since the arrival of Christianity, it is beneficial to recall that this year is also the thirty-fifth anniversary of “People Power One” (1986-2021). An analysis of the “bloodless revolution” and the roles played by the Church is instructive.
In the Lord’s Prayer, we ask that the Will of the Father may be done on earth as it is in Heaven. And the Will of the Father is that we may all be saved.
The life of the Filipino villages and parishes is built around the “Fiesta”, a yearly celebration of the Patron Saint which includes the preparations, the solemn Mass, the procession with the images of the Saint, the cooking, and the hospitality.
Vocation is a blessing from God and this is seen when we change the way we look at ourselves and reality.
Father Tarcisio, an Italian Comboni Missionary, had always believed in the use of mass media in catechesis, even before the publication of the Apostolic Exhortation Cathechesi Tradendae (on catechesis in our time) by Saint Pope John Paul II in 1979.
Strategies for Evangelization
October 2023 Issue
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