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The many problems of Mindanao must be solved by addressing the root causes of underdevelopment and structural injustices.

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In This Issue


We are all complicit

Trafficking in persons has become a billion-dollar industry that is projected to overtake arms sales as the most lucrative illegal business in the world. Trafficking in persons takes place because…

A crime against children

Human trafficking is a horrific crime against millions of people, especially against women and children, and it is increasing in the Philippines. Public perceptions that do not consider trading of…

Religious combating human trafficking

Women religious in different parts of the world are bringing the issue of human trafficking to the attention of lawmakers and government officials. National networks of Sisters and lay people welcome…

The crucified people of North Korea

A priest was able to travel to North Korea recently, taking considerable risks. He could verify the truth of various reports and hear numerous witness stories from North Korean refugees. All forms of…

Making the Word of God viral

An Argentine priest promotes the Gospel through Facebook, early morning, as a spiritual food for the day. Influenced by the love for the poor of Fr. Bergoglio who, years later, became Pope Francis,…

Unity amidst diversity

The Asian Youth Day (AYD), a major event of Asia’s Catholic Church, is taking center stage in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Some 3,000 young people from 29 Asian countries are expected to gather in the…

Bringing faith to the campus

Having young students working on a common goal towards spirituality is the main purpose of the Catholic Society of the University of Macau. So says President Eunice Vong on the reason she revived the…

God’s dwelling place

Endowed with a strong, energetic temperament, the young French woman Elizabeth Catez (1880-1906), was called by God to gather the spiritual legacy of her contemporary, the great Therese of Lisieux.…

Achieving home life balance

With today’s hectic lifestyle, is achieving work life balance an impossible dream? Especially for women who work and need to complement the earnings of their husbands and manage their households as…

Peace for Mindanao

The many problems of Mindanao must be solved by addressing the root causes of underdevelopment and structural injustices.


World Touch


PHILIPPINES: Missionary to receive award

Irish Columban missionary, Father Shay Cullen, is to receive the 2017 Martin Buber Award in recognition of his internationally acclaimed work on human rights undertaken through the PREDA Foundation…

CUBA: The first church in 60 years

Funded by a parish in Florida, U.S., a new Catholic church is being built in Cuba and is the first the island nation has seen in 60 years. The new church, alongside a refurbished synagogue in Havana,…

AFRICA: Bishop escapes death after saving muslims

The Catholic bishop of Bangassou, the Spanish Comboni missionary Juan José Aguirre Muñoz [in the picture], helped to intervene to allow a thousand Muslim faithful who had fled to the local mosque in…

SOUTH KOREA: Catholics against use of nuclear power

South Korean Catholics are opposing both the country’s reliance on nuclear power and the U.S. missile defense system (THAAD), recently established to pressure the North out of future weapon tests.

DEATH PENALTY: China is biggest executioner

China’s horrifying use of the death penalty remains one of the country’s deadly secrets, as the authorities continue to execute thousands of people each year, Amnesty International said in its 2016…


Calendar



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  • World Humanitarian Day

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  • 20th In Ordinary Time

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  • St. Pius X, Pope

  • Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  • St. Rose of Lima

  • Feast St. Bartholomew, Apostle

  • Sts. Joseph Calasanz & Louis

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