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.
Impact of Lockdowns on People
In This Issue
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 interaction with their friends. Taking care of children’s psychological life is more than ever crucial.
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 and active lifestyle despite the restrictions to maintain our physical and psychological health.
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.
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 sector.
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 organizations must collaborate to tackle the rise of mental health issues.
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 reconciliation and coexistence amongst communities.
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 movement, its identity, and some key moments of the golden jubilee’s celebration.
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 actively received these changes.
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.
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 Manila, and the crucifixions in Pampanga.
Vocation opens doors to becoming a fully realized person. It is also a meeting point between God and humanity.
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.
Strategies for Evangelization
October 2023 Issue
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