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Fr. Dave Domingues, MCCJ

The Social Doctrine of the Church is constantly challenged to adapt to the social needs of people of each time and place, applying, in a dynamic and creative way, the principles of the Gospel to the human experience.


In This Issue


The Gospel in the marketplace

The 19th-century Industrial Revolution caused the social question which is the exploitation of the urban masses. Karl Marx and the Communist movement were the first to acknowledge the impact of the…

The seven pillars

The Social Doctrine of the Church doesn’t mean giving technical solutions that rightly belong to the legitimate autonomy of the economic, social and political sciences. It is an application of the…

Shifting grounds

With globalization, the image of the world has changed. Information technology has brought people closer and started dynamics which have made the world of economy run wild. Globalization is an…

Transform the world!

“You are the light of the world.” Don’t take my word for it, that’s Gospel truth from Jesus Himself (Mt 5:14). And it’s a tall order, indeed.

Keeping an eye on the world

The Holy See's oversight may be limited to the 1.2-billion Catholic population and its territory constrained by the Vatican City's 44-hectare land size. But the Holy See's concerns involve the global…

Years of growth

Four hundred years after the introduction of Christianity, the Church in Vietnam continues to thrive. Despite the cultural, social, and political challenges, as well as the trials and persecutions,…

Heroism at dawn

Pedro Calungsod (1654-1672) was a young Filipino Christian and catechist who died a martyr in Guam in the course of his mission, together with the Jesuit priest he had followed, Fr. Diego Luis de San…

The apostle and his mysterious twin

On July 3, we celebrate the Feast of St. Thomas, famous for his proverbial incredulity, which in some way, makes him likeable, close to us, a “real” character” (Jn 20:19-29).

Digging deeper

The Social Doctrine of the Church is constantly challenged to adapt to the social needs of people of each time and place, applying, in a dynamic and creative way, the principles of the Gospel to the…


World Touch


BOKO HARAM: More children as suicide bombers

As it torments West Africa, Boko Haram is increasingly turning to children to carry out its crimes. One of every five suicide bombers, deployed by Boko Haram in the past two years, has been a child,…

GLOBAL: Water shortages : 'severe hit' to economies

Water shortages will deliver a “severe hit” to the economies of the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa by the middle of the century, taking double digits off their GDP, the World Bank recently…

WORLD: Heading for catastrophe?

The world’s failure to prepare for natural disasters will have “inconceivably bad” consequences as climate change fuels a huge increase in catastrophic droughts and floods and the humanitarian crises…

BURUNDI: Catholic woman presented with humanitarian award

George Clooney has presented a $1.1 million humanitarian award to a Burundi Catholic woman who offered sanctuary to thousands of orphans.

JUBILEE YEAR: Homeless pilgrims to visit Rome

From 11 to 13 November 2016, several thousand people, who used to live or still live on the streets, will travel to Rome from all over Europe to mark the Jubilee of Mercy, one week before the Holy…

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: Deteriorating around the world

Religious freedom remains under "serious and sustained assault" around the globe, according to a new annual report from the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. "At best, in most of the…

REFUGEES: Almost 6,000 children missing

Almost 6,000 refugee children and minors were reported missing in Germany last year, according to its Interior Ministry, amid growing concerns that traffickers and criminals are preying on thousands…

Transition talks

Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar’s influential parliamentary speaker have met for key talks to outline how the country will move from decades of military rule towards democracy after landmark polls this…


Calendar



  • Sts. Joseph Calasanz & Louis

  • St. Rufinus

  • St. Monica

  • World Mission Promotion

  • 22nd in Ordinary Time

  • Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist

  • National Heroes Day

  • St. Aristide

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