Series: Embrace the Pain


Renounce Violence Against Priests!

What is the rationale behind these killings? Is there a pattern of intimidation and persecution against the shepherds of the Church? If so, which of their actions and words bother so much as to deserve their assassination?

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A Force for Renewal

“The one who accepts suffering trusting in God is at the centre of the universe” (Simone Weil). For the same reason, those who help people who suffer in every way possible, emerge as a force for good in society and a dynamic element in the cosmic order.

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Good News for the Stray

The fulfillment of human existence consists in the apparent paradox of giving away so as to receive back. Or better still, in self-giving in order to find everlasting joy and success. This existential wisdom is enshrined in the sayings of Jesus of Nazareth, in the lives of saints and in all religions.

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Transforming Pain into Love

An original experience, proper of the human condition, loneliness affects us all in different ways. In entrusting Himself to the Father during the agony of Gethsemane, Jesus transformed pain into love, defeat into victory.


Call to Holiness – Defend all Human Life

In his new apostolic exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate (“Rejoice and Be Glad”), Pope Francis reminds us that the Lord has set the bar extremely high for you and me: “He wants us to be saints and not to settle for a bland and mediocre existence.”

In Focus

Water Shortage Means Food Shortage

No, it’s not dwindling land areas that poses the biggest threat to food security, it’s water shortage. The challenge, according to specialists, is to get sufficient water to produce food.

Filipino Focus

Take A Book, Return A Book

An American organization is encouraging the culture of reading in the Philippines through books, literacy initiatives and most of all, pocket libraries. What makes the little libraries special is that these are free.


The God of Mercy

God is not a rival but rather an ally of the human race. God is a Father who gives Himself and is always ready to forgive and even finds joy in forgiving freely. We cannot pay for God’s gifts because these are priceless.

Extraordinary People

The Power of Forgiveness

Hero of his people’s anti-apartheid struggle, Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) became South Africa’s first democratically elected president. In working to free his country from racial division, he led an essentially peaceful revolution. Mandela has surely been venerated by more millions in his lifetime than any other political figure in history.

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The Samaritan Women of the World

Victims of human trafficking need not lose hope with their lives. There is always Jesus who will be there to restore their dignity, accept them for who they are, and make them live worthwhile lives. Jesus will cure their loneliness and their guilt, no matter the circumstances.

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