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

A Life’s Vocation

World Teacher’s Day is celebrated on October 5. It is the time when we give honor to teachers who have become pillars of the second home of children in their school of learning.

Cobalt Mines Exploit 40,000 Child Workers

China is exploiting children in the Democratic Republic of Congo, forcing them to work under hazardous conditions to mine the cobalt that powers electronic devices and electric cars.

Let the Youth Grow their Roots

Faced with challenging times brought about by the pandemic, the youth nowadays are treading on a new path where they make decisions not only on what they want in their lives but also on the way it…

Let’s Celebrate Father’s Day

Father’s Day is not only an occasion but a call to celebrate life’s vocation. To become a father is a huge responsibility. God has blessed men with this calling of fatherhood by entrusting the lives…

The Unfading Star

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…

2021 Was an Annus Horribilis for Facebook

Criticism of Facebook increased in 2021. Frances Haugen, a former product manager at the company, revealed that Facebook has put “astronomical profits before people,” and people have been abused and…

Catholic Leaders Have To Be Defenders Of Children

The institutional Church has spectacularly failed to care, protect, support, and compensate the innocent vulnerable children for heinous crimes against them. Shame and anger at child sexual abuse in…

Filipino Christmas Traditions

Church bells chime with one of the traditional Christmas songs signaling the special birthday of the Infant Jesus. “Silent night, holy night! All is calm, all is bright. Round yon Virgin, Mother and…

All Souls’ Day

The Filipinos are the most thoughtful when it comes to celebrating All Souls’ Day. In the Philippines, we honor our loved ones who have moved on to the afterlife to let them know that we will never…

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