An award-winning missionary magazine

WM Special

Presents, discusses and draws readers to reflect on issues of outmost relevance to the world today.

Holiness Leads to Mission

We often think of holiness as something that is only available to some who, by their vocation, are “predestined” to a path of holiness. On the contrary, holiness is a free gift to all. In this way, it…

Never Too Young To Be Holy

In the Year of the Youth, we hear how some young people endeavor to live the ideal of holiness. Even though beset by numerous challenges, the youth can aspire to be holy by relying on God’s grace and…

Journeying into Holiness Today

Pope Francis, through his 2018 apostolic exhortation Rejoice and Be Glad (Gaudete et Exsultate) [GE], has sparked a renewed interest in holiness. This inviting document bears the subtitle: “On the…

A History of Controversies and Conflicts

For centuries, Catholics in China have been dogged by disputes with Confucian rites and Communist beliefs, as well as issues of infighting, imperial opposition and politics.

“China Recognizes the Legitimacy of the Vatican in Appointing Bishops”

French Jesuit Benôit Vermander, teacher in Shanghai and one of the most important scholars on China, maintains that the newly-signed agreement between Beijing and the Vatican can indicate a mitigation…

Searching for a Sensible Deal

It is to keep alive a Church that has been divided for so many years that Pope Francis has just signed a “historic agreement” with Beijing, which recognizes the Pope’s legitimacy in the appointment of…

Jesus and Children

In biblical times, children were hardly considered of social value. In the Gospels, their appearance was scarce. Yet, during his public life Jesus interacted with them. He valued the younger members…

Child Abuse Affects the Church

The sexual abuse of children is everywhere, in institutions, in schools, gyms and in the church. The good news is that abusers are being caught, sentenced, and jailed at an ever-increasing rate. It is…

How To Protect Your Children Online

Nowadays, there are thousands of pedophiles luring and enticing youngsters over the internet to be their friends and confidants. Parents have to nurture a mature loving relationship with their…

Sign up for the newsletter

Getting your own copy of "Friends of the Mission" is free. Sign up with your complete address to get one delivered right to your doorstep.

Kindly double check that the information you entered is correct and accurate. Thank you!