Christians should courageously denounce all wars and the manufacturing and trading of arms, or in the words of Pope Francis, the “diabolical and perverse logic of weapons.”
Fatima Letters to Our Lady
April and May 2022
In This Issue
A section of the archives of the Shrine of Fatima, Portugal, reveals the intimate and profound relationship between the faithful and Our Lady. Original research.
Confession of crimes, requests for family love, and peace in the world. The faithful and “fervently” demands from the devotees to Our Lady.
Intimate letters addressed to the Virgin reveal human concerns, thanksgiving because of a special grace made through the Virgin of Fatima, or specific requests for the concrete life.
The true mark of Christian discipleship is offering oneself for the good of others, accepting the daily hardships as a sharing in Christ’s suffering. In the end, the followers of Jesus will experience the joy of the Resurrection.
With the impending national elections, Filipinos are called for to choose candidates who truly care for the people, are God-centered and honest. The synodal way can empower people to vote based on Christian values.
The term religious persecution evokes images of Christian blood on Arab sand, or of Muslims in Chinese “re-education camps.” But there are other forms, less discussed but also worrisome, which are becoming more prevalent in the Western world.
A missionary shares how he contemplates on the holy night of the Easter Vigil, the “star that never fades,” who is the Risen Christ. He is not only the brightest star but also the king of all stars shining everywhere for everyone to stare at.
Foundress of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, Pauline Jaricot, will be beatified in May within the context of several anniversaries related to the missionary world. Her contribution was essential as it endeavored to involve everyone in the mission in distant lands.
Pope Francis notes that the practice of Evangelical Discernment helps us in building a better world. This practice consists in the scrutiny of the signs of the times, the interpretation of these in the light of the Gospel, and the answer to the questions that arise.
Mapping the person’s progress in the individual journey to God is the purpose of the original way Saint Ignatius used the traditional spiritual tool: the Examination of Conscience.
To live the dream of vocation is to share hope, life, and mission. It implies uninstalling oneself, getting up, and taking concrete steps.
Professor of Philosophy Fr Archie has been lecturing for years at the city’s Theological University. Esteemed for the vast knowledge in his field of studies, he is also known for his proverbial forgetfulness.
Strategies for Evangelization
October 2023 Issue
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