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For Christians who believe in the truth and that, ultimately, God is the truth, this post-truth era poses threats and challenges. More formation and critical observation are called upon so as to stand by the concept of truth no matter what.

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In This Issue


No to death penalty

The Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines issued a statement expressing their opposition to a bill that will re-impose capital punishment. Human life is sacred, “must never be…

Young laity engage in transforming Asia

Fondacio Asia is implementing formation programs for a diverse group of young people to enable them to be leaders of projects and missions for the Church and the society. Friendship with Jesus Christ…

Heroes of faith

The beatification of 17 new martyrs, in the Laotian capital, was a historic event for a tiny minority Church in a country ruled by a communist regime. For the good of the people of Laos, Church…

How missionaries help victims of war

The current three-year-old conflict in South Sudan has forced more than 2.3 million people to flee their homes. These war-affected populations also need psycho-social and spiritual help to mitigate…

Words of a literary craftsman

Poet, historian and journalist, Nicomedes Márquez Joaquín (1917–2004) is best known for his short stories and novels in the English language. Considered the best writer after national hero José Rizal,…

Best practices at work

Through work, humans participate in God’s creation. Work is necessary for the self-fulfillment of the person; it enhances his/her dignity and self-worth. Here are some practical tips to help improve…

The post-truth era

For Christians who believe in the truth and that, ultimately, God is the truth, this post-truth era poses threats and challenges. More formation and critical observation are called upon so as to stand…

The power of prayer

Prayer is a powerful resource in human life, yet many do not know how to practice it, even finding it burdensome and only turning to it as a last resort. A sincere longing of the heart for God lies at…

A quest for depth

Nearly all major religions of the world were born in Asia. A brief study of some common traits of Asian spirituality – inner journey, search for depth, silence, detachment, nonviolence, honesty –…


World Touch


BANGLADESH: 13 New priests

The priests were ordained by Msgr. Gervas Rozario, Bishop of Rajshahi, at the Bonpara Church in Natore, in the diocese of Rajshahi. An estimated 40 priests and about 500 faithful attended the…

PORTUGAL: Pope will visit fatima

The Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis will visit Portugal in May this year to mark the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparitions at Fatima.

VATICAN: Pastoral workers killed in 2016

In the year 2016, 28 Catholic pastoral care workers were killed worldwide. For the eighth consecutive year, the place most affected, with an extremely elevated number of pastoral care workers killed,…

ASIA: Action plan for families

Over 140 bishops, archbishops, nuns and priests discussed ways to strengthen Asian family life at the Eleventh Plenary Assembly of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences which was held for the…


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