Series: Faith's Healing Power


Catechist, A Missionary Agent

Pope Francis’ latest reforming move represents what some commentators call a “shake-up of a too clericalized church,” a cultural change within the Catholic Church opening up to lay ministries, such as lector and acolyte for women and now catechist.

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Meaning and Peace

Faith’s healing and gift to us offers us belonging—belonging to God and to a community. Through belonging, we experience meaning and peace. Faith is the experience of being loved by a loving Creator who is closer to us than we are to ourselves.

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“Your Faith Has Healed You”

The Bible looks at healing always from the point of view of faith. Actually, faith is seen as the foundation for healing: “Your faith has healed you.”

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Do You Want to be Well Again?

We may understand medicine like never before, but we don’t understand Christ’s healing. Healing itself comes primarily from God through love.


Slavery In The 21st Century

The abolition of slavery enacted in many countries did not completely stop this dehumanizing practice. Slavery continues under the new name of Human Trafficking. We should be involved in ending this form of modern-day slavery.

Unity in Diversity

Media in Public Service

Social media and mass media are effective tools to reach out to more people. However, it can be misused. We must use these tools to spread the message of hope, love, and faith.


Communion for the Divorced and Remarried?

Released five years ago, Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) came up with a reformulated pastoral approach to Catholics living in irregular relationships. Here, we present an analysis of the effects the document has had in the five years since its publication.

In Focus

The Assumption

August 15 is one of the special occasions to celebrate the Blessed Virgin Mary: The Assumption. A day commemorated annually by Catholics and by the students of Assumption College.


Remembering a Bright, Shining Moment

As the Philippines celebrate five centuries since the arrival of Christianity, it is beneficial to recall that this year is also the thirty-fifth anniversary of “People Power One” (1986-2021). An analysis of the “bloodless revolution” and the roles played by the Church is instructive.


Thy Will Be Done On Earth As It Is In Heaven

In the Lord’s Prayer, we ask that the Will of the Father may be done on earth as it is in Heaven. And the Will of the Father is that we may all be saved.

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