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The only hope is that the president-elect will be different from the candidate and that the challenges of governing will soften and moderate his stance.

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In This Issue


War can never be just

The theory of “just war” was intended to promote peace and set very strict conditions for a war to be considered just. Unfortunately, it has been used to endorse rather than prevent or limit war.…

Mission in conflict zones

A Comboni community is inserted in the troubled city of Tumaco, in the western part of Colombia, where the impact of armed conflict is deeply felt. It provides pastoral care to the black population.…

Reconciliation paths

In a country ravaged by war, forgiveness is the contribution Christians can offer to a society divided along ethnic lines and rivalries. A missionary in South Sudan shares a couple of stories on how…

Challenging the "just war"

The “just war” theory was developed to offer criteria, like protecting civilians from attack, that had to be met before war could be morally justified and continued. Most unfortunately, this led to…

Educator at heart

The French missionary served the least, the last and the lost until his death last year. Before his passing, the 101-year-old Jesuit did have a purposeful life after having helped over 800,000…

Man of faith 

A Portuguese who headed the U.N.’s refugee agency for a decade, António Guterres, is the new Secretary-General of the United Nations. He acknowledged “huge challenges” and promised to serve the…

Awakening of the colored peoples

It was the first political Asian-African conference of newly-independent countries for the purpose of escaping the polarization between U.S.A. and communist Russia. In reality, it became the sign of…

Getting the right things done

With the dizzying developments in technology, the speed and challenges of globalism, the day-to-day struggle to address socio-economic and political issues of our time, and running my business…

What will the world be with Trump?

The only hope is that the president-elect will be different from the candidate and that the challenges of governing will soften and moderate his stance.


World Touch


SOUTH SUDAN: Center for peace

The project of the combined Catholic Religious in South Sudan (RSASS) to build a center for human and spiritual formation, peace-building and trauma healing, near the capital, Juba, was launched…

SAUDI ARABIA: Women searching for change

In the capital of Saudi Arabia, more women no longer consider mandatory the niqab, which covers the face, except the eyes. This is especially true for women who don’t feel obliged to walking the…

INDIA: Murdered nun hailed as an example

A Catholic nun, who was brutally murdered in 2011 for daring to stand up for disenfranchised Santal tribal people in central India, has been hailed as an example of exceptional missionary work.

UNITED NATIONS: A third of children miss school

In developing countries, children have no access to school because they are forced to work or are in war zones. In 2015, United Nations member states approved the goal of providing free and accessible…

WORLD: Rise of Religious ‘Hyper-Extremism’

The Religious Freedom in the World 2016 Report, produced by the international Catholic charity’s Aid to the Church in Need, warns of the global impact of “a new phenomenon of religiously-motivated…


Calendar



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  • St. Polycarp

  • St. Sergius

  • EDSA People Power Anniversary

  • St. Justus

  • 8th in Ordinary Time

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