Category: WM Special

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The Changes Have to be Mission-Oriented

Filipina theologian Estela Padilla participated in the Synod of Bishops on Synodality in October last year at the Vatican. In this interview, Padilla talks about her experiences with the Synod, the BEC, and the controversial issues.

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Will The Synod Change Anything?

During the 2023 Synod on Synodality, inquiries surfaced regarding the participation of women in the Church. The Synod members recognized a need for structural renewal to create a Church where women and men dialogue.

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The Easter Traditions of Filipino Catholics

The various Easter traditions-Salubong, Via Lucis and the processions-vary across regions and communities, but collectively, they reflect the deeply rooted religious and cultural significance of Easter in the Philippines.

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The Processions of Holy Week

In many parishes, three processions are held during Holy Week: the procession of the Passion usually held on Holy Wednesday, the Santo Entierro on Good Friday, and the Salubong on Easter Sunday. In some parishes, the first two processions are combined and held on Good Friday.

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Through the Cross to the Light

Every year, Catholics commemorate and make present the Paschal Mystery of Jesus Christ. It is prepared for 40 days during the season of Lent and goes on until Holy Thursday. In Filipino Catholicism, this is marked by religious traditions where faith and culture intertwine.

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The Demise of A Hero

The life of Fr. Stan is a testimony to the defense of the human rights of underprivileged peasants in India. His sentence and subsequent death in prison raised an outcry all over the world, but his inspiring witness to righteousness keeps the flame of justice alive

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“India’s Future is Extremely Bleak”

Christians and other minorities in the “world’s largest democracy” are at the mercy of an ideology that is “inspired by Nazism, fascism, and apartheid,” says Cedric Prakash, Jesuit priest, one of the country’s most uncomfortable activists.

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