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Antonio Carlos, MCCJ | Editor

The final goal of Mission Sunday is to remind Christians that the Church has been mandated by God “to proclaim mercy in every corner of the world, reaching every person, young and old.”

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In This Issue


Dialogue of friendship

The meeting of Pope Francis with the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar University in mid-year highlighted a continuity of efforts among different faiths to counter terrorism and promote peace in the world.…

Christians and Muslims in prayer

Last July, Muslims attended Sunday Mass across France to show solidarity in denouncing the killing of an elderly priest in a church by two terrorists. The interfaith celebration signaled the need for…

Silsilah: A link to peace

Home to Christians and Muslims, the southern island of Mindanao in the Philippines has been beset by religious conflicts. Hand-in-hand, people of both faiths continue to strive to work for peace,…

Helping Drug Dependents

Working for over twenty years helping drug dependents recover from abuse and addiction in a rehabilitation sanctuary for young people using chemical substances, I learned that they are not criminals…

Ending manual scavenging

Under India’s caste system, the Dalits or “Untouchables” clean dry latrines, sewer lines and septic tanks. For his crusade against this inhumane work and for helping manual scavengers to take on more…

The cobalt spell

Electronic multinationals are accused of using cobalt from companies employing children, as young as seven years old, working in dangerous conditions. Human rights activists urge these giant…

Witness of faith

First Catholic priest in Soviet Kazakhstan, Fr. Wladyslaw served 13 years of hard labor in a detention camp. Despite persecution, he went on exercising his priestly ministry without reserve, caring…

Call to holiness for everybody

The month of November begins with the solemnity of All Saints, followed by the commemoration of the Faithful Departed. These celebrations invite us to cultivate the “communion of the saints”; to…

Philippine forests: Going, going, gone?

 If it does not do something drastic now, the Philippines would be the first country in Asia to completely lose its forest cover soon.  Experts say that the country lost most of its forest in the past…

Prayer for world harmony

Pope Francis and other religious leaders have been committed to bring together representatives of the different faiths to pray for the much-needed peace in our planet.


World Touch


AZERBAIJAN: Xenophobia threatens Europe

Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev (in photo) denounced the risk of a resurgence of fascism in the heart of the Old Continent, in the guise of xenophobic and islamophobic instincts that are spreading…

WORLD RELIGIONS: Declaration on human rights

Leading religious scholars representing the major world religions have issued a declaration saying it is imperative that religions be a “positive resource for human rights.” The Declaration of Human…

WORLD: Most people breathe bad air

The World Health Organization said that 92 percent of people breathe unhealthy air, another sign that atmospheric pollution is a significant threat to global public health.

ASIA: Illegal wildlife trafficking

A major investigation into global wildlife crime names, for the first time, key traffickers and links their illegal trade to corrupt officials at the highest levels of one Asian country.

COLOMBIA: Voters reject peace deal

Colombians have rejected a peace deal to end 52 years of war with FARC guerrillas, throwing the country into confusion about its future. The verdict on the deal between the government of Juan Manuel…

ISRAEL: Shimon Peres’ Legacy

Shimon Peres (in photo with the Pope) twice prime minister and once president of Israel, died at the age of 93. In a telegram of condolences, Pope Francis expressed his deep sadness upon learning of…

JORDAN: Muslim leaders recognize contribution of Christians

The Churches and Christian communities of the Middle East appreciate and follow, with optimism, the initiatives of institutions and Muslim leaders in the region “who have engaged in the rejection of…

UNITED NATIONS: Yazidi survivor appointed U.N. Goodwill Ambassador

Yazidi Nadia Murad (in photo) – who survived being kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery by IS (Islamic State) – was honored by the U.N. for her work to help human trafficking survivors.


Calendar



  • Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

  • St. Lucy

  • St. John of the Cross

  • St. Florentius

  • Aguinaldo Masses Begin

  • St. Adelaide

  • Aguinaldo Masses (Day 2)

  • Birthday of Pope Francis

  • St. Lazarus

  • Aguinaldo Masses (Day 3)

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