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Antonio Carlos, MCCJ | Editor

The Church has warned, several times, about the dire consequences of this strategy and denounced the killings, defending the rule of law and due process for the suspects.

In This Issue

Small, yet leading by example

While Portugal has more than doubled its quota to accommodate refugees, other E.U. countries are building fences and sealing off Europe’s internal borders. A deal with Turkey to secure this closure…

From torment to miracle

Europe is facing a refugee crisis of historic proportions. Since 2015, more than one million people crossed the Mediterranean, fleeing war and persecution. Among the immigrants is the Darwish family.…

Refugees and foreigners in the Bible

Concern for justice towards the poor and the vulnerable, such as widows and orphans, foreigners and refugees, is at the heart of God’s covenant with His people. Jesus reaches out to the marginalized…

Nine-year-olds could be hanged

About two months ago, the new speaker of the Philippine House of Representatives filed two bills that will lower the age of criminal liability for children in conflict with the law—from fifteen to…

The blind visionary

Being born sans material wealth is challenging enough yet being born deprived of senses is way tougher. But for someone who was born blind, Ronnel del Rio grew up teeming with vision. What he lacks in…

Little Gandhi

A retired dentist’s commitment to do volunteer work for the poorest of society has brought him to some of the neediest countries. His latest journey took him to India, where he served in a clinic and…

Dean Jerry

This is how Jeremias U. Montemayor (1923-2002) was usually called since he was the first graduate of Ateneo Law School to become its dean. Born in a landed family, he sacrificed his position as dean…

A man for the present

The feast of St. Matthew has been celebrated, for a long time, on September 21. His vocation to be part of the group of the Twelve causes some wonder, given his social and religious background, but…

Less human

The Church has warned, several times, about the dire consequences of this strategy and denounced the killings, defending the rule of law and due process for the suspects.

World Touch

ANNIVERSARY: Forty Years of Radio Veritas Mandarin Service

Programs produced by the radio service have been a vital source of support for isolated Catholics in China.

CHINA: Pope Pushes for Diplomatic Breakthrough

Pope Francis is leading a determined push to fundamentally alter the relationship between the Vatican and China which, for decades, has been infused with mutual suspicion and acrimony.

VATICAN: Commission to Study Diaconate ff Women

The Vatican announced that "after intense prayer and mature reflection," Pope Francis has established a Commission of Study on the Diaconate of Women and named twelve members to it, six of them women.…

SENEGAL: Christians and Muslims Unite to End Sale of Counterfeit Drugs

Sections of Christians and Muslims in Senegal had come together to create awareness on the risks of counterfeit drugs for sale in the country.

SOUTH SUDAN: Dire Situation

"Do not ignore our tragedy; otherwise, the tide of refugees reaching Europe's shores could swell," says H. E. Msgr. Barani Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala (in photo), Bishop of Tombura–Yambio and President of…

PHILIPPINES: Christians Threatened in Jolo

One Christian was killed and others are threatened by radical Islamic groups in Jolo, a small island in the southern Philippines. The missionary of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME)…

TAIWAN: President Apologizes to Aborigines

President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan offered a formal apology to aboriginal peoples for centuries of “pain and mistreatment,” and she promised to take concrete steps to rectify a history of injustice.

ISLAM: France Closes 20 Mosques

French authorities have shut down around 20 mosques and prayer halls considered to be preaching radical Islam since December. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (in photo) announced this, stating…


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  • Feast of Sts. Simon & Jude, Apostles

  • St. Ermelinda

  • 31st in Ordinary Time

  • Prison Awareness Sunday

  • St. Lucille

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