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Fr. Dave Domingues, MCCJ

The God of Christmas is a Merciful God. So must we, as His Church, as pilgrims in this great Jubilee Year of Mercy. Let our hearts be opened and transformed by His mercy.


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


VATICAN – CHINA RELATIONS: Only Francis Can Go To China?

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of the Holy See, recently told an Italian journal that relations between the Vatican and the People’s Republic of China “are living in a positive phase, as…

SOUTH SUDAN: ‘Country Ruled By Devils’

A Catholic leader has condemned the South Sudan government for its role in violence in the country's second largest city Wau, Radio Tamazuj reports. In a fiery Sunday sermon at St Joseph's Catholic…

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Bishops Raise Concerns Over Elections

Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo have raised election concerns that threaten to plunge the country into chaos. According to the Constitution, presidential and parliamentary…

REFUGEES: 65 Million People Forced To Flee

As the number of people driven from home exceeds 60 million for the first time, U.N. refugee agency sounds alarm over failure of nations to find collective solutions. A record 65 million men, women…

VENEZUELA: Public Health Emergency

The economic crisis in this country has exploded into a public health emergency, claiming the lives of untold numbers of Venezuelans, and there are chronic shortages of antibiotics, intravenous…

COLOMBIA: Peace Deal

The Episcopal Conference of Colombia recognizes the definitive agreement of peace between the Colombian government and the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) as "a historic event for the…

INDONESIA AND THE PHILIPPINES: Campaign Against Capital Punishment

"The campaign for the abolition of the death penalty is a big challenge in order to protect life, to promote justice and to humanize our societies. However, the campaign can be successful when…

DEATH PENALTY: “No Punishment Without Hope”

Pope Francis, in a message sent to an international anti-death penalty event last June, condemned the use of the death penalty, saying it fosters vengeance and does not bring justice to the victims of…


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