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Called to Media Mission

The author of this article could have opted to join the corporate world as her mass communication skills are quite impressive. However, Ilsa chose to become a media missionary as she believes that…

Risky Job

Journalists, writers, reporters, commentators have been silenced for speaking and exposing the truth. Since 1986, 177 journalists and media workers have been killed in the Philippines, making the…

No Such Thing as Fake News

Fake news is plainly propaganda to misinform and shape the minds of target audiences. Fake news is nothing new as this began from the time of Adam and Eve. Now is the time for those tasked to…

Francis Van Thuan: Hero of Faith

Imprisoned in Vietnam for 13 years, nine of them in solitary confinement, Cardinal Francis Van Thuan represents the resilience and fidelity of Catholics who suffered persecution because of their…

The Martyrdom of Catholics in China

After the communist party assumed power in China (October 1, 1949), the authorities unleashed a season of persecution and suffering against Catholics, both foreign missionaries and local clergy,…

Discrimination Against Christians

The panorama of Christian communities across Asia does not present a coherent picture to the outside observer, and the persecution of Christians is varied in these countries. It is difficult to…

Serving the People

The identity of the Baclaran Church lies on the intimate relationship between devotion to Our Mother of Perpetual Help and mission. The Shrine renders various services to the thousands of devotees who…

From Devotion to Mission

At the core of the Baclaran devotion is the perpetual novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help. The novena stresses the social and missionary dimensions, urging the devotees to pray for the community…

The Church that Never Closes

Baclaran Church went through several stages of growth in becoming home to the biggest shrine in the world dedicated to Our Mother of Perpetual Help. Today, 150,000 devotees flock to the National…

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