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Filipino Focus

The large archipelago of the Philippines, in its richness of peoples and cultures, offers varied and challenging situations for mission.

Shepherding drug users

Sr. Nenet Daño, a Good Shepherd sister and licensed social worker, has passionately undertaken the task of helping drug users and pushers, in an attempt to protect them from imminent death following…

Reaping what she sowed

Having inherited the enthusiasm for farming from her late father, Cherrie Atilano has the welfare of farmers at heart. Social entrepreneur and recipient of several awards, her enterprise teaches…

Making the Word of God viral

An Argentine priest promotes the Gospel through Facebook, early morning, as a spiritual food for the day. Influenced by the love for the poor of Fr. Bergoglio who, years later, became Pope Francis,…

Priests solve murders

The new movie Smaller and Smaller Circles, based on the award-winning novel, highlights the fictional investigative prowess of two Jesuit priests who solved a series of murders in a slum neighborhood…

Taking local designs to world stage

A Filipino designer’s work took center stage at the London Fashion Week. This was no easy feat.  Even with a decade of experience, Happy Andrada still got nervous. “It’s one of my biggest shows ever…

Educator at heart

The French missionary served the least, the last and the lost until his death last year. Before his passing, the 101-year-old Jesuit did have a purposeful life after having helped over 800,000…

Heal, not kill

As the death toll of drug-related killings continue to rise following the new administration’s war on drugs, some Church leaders have come forward offering better solutions. Filipino priests and…

The blind visionary

Being born sans material wealth is challenging enough yet being born deprived of senses is way tougher. But for someone who was born blind, Ronnel del Rio grew up teeming with vision. What he lacks in…

From ashes to art

Melbourne-based street artist Kaff-eine found her way to the charcoal-making community in Baseco and the dumpsite in Happyland, Manila, where she collaborated with residents and created artworks using…

Keeping an eye on the world

The Holy See's oversight may be limited to the 1.2-billion Catholic population and its territory constrained by the Vatican City's 44-hectare land size. But the Holy See's concerns involve the global…

Friend of the forgotten

The insistent invitation of Pope Francis to the Church to ‘go out to the peripheries’ of society in order to encounter Christ there, is, on one hand, an implicit acknowledgment that the ‘peripheries’…

Responding to nature’s call

Like endangered species, environmental activists are being threatened to extinction. They are harassed, detained, sued and even killed for protecting the environment. But while environmental…

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