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Lessons Francis learned

admin / January 29, 2015

Papal Impressions Rev. José Mario O. Mandía jmomandia@gmail.com In his meeting with young people at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila last January 18, the Holy Father praised the generosity of the youth. However, he said, it was also important to receive, to beg, to know our poverty, to be evangelized. It is important not only to love, but…

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Proclaiming the Good News

admin / January 29, 2015

February 1, 2015 — 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time Deuteronomy 18:15-20; 1 Corinthians 7:32-35; Mark 1:21-28 Fr Fernando Torres, CMF Claretian Publications The fireworks explode in midair and we hear people say “ooooh.” We cannot keep to ourselves our amazement at the awesome display. Something similar happens to football fans when their team scores a goal, and they jump from…

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Who is Christ?

admin / January 29, 2015

Sr. Sam The Biblical explanation of Christ is known to everyone on this earth , at least those who believe in him, have read and heard about Him. To know exactly, who Christ is, reading and hearing alone is not sufficient. One need to go beyond reading and hearing, we need to have a deeper understanding of the person of…

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China set to ordain independent bishops in 2015

admin / January 29, 2015

New illicit ordinations Bernardo Cervellera (AsiaNews) – China’s Religious Affairs Bureau decision to continue to appoint and ordain “independent” bishops, in short without papal mandate “is like a dirty word addressed to its mother, the Church.” This “will certainly arouse a reaction, a clenched fist from Catholics in China and around the world.” This is the reaction of a personality…

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Little stories that make a big one

admin / January 29, 2015

Papal visit trivia Antolin Adlawan, a 66-year-old man, walked from his province of Bukidnon to Leyte for 36 days, spending Christmas and New Year on the road, sleeping wherever he could just to see the Holy Father. He even braved a tropical storm which brought flash-floods and landslides to the Visayas and Mindanao regions in December 2014. His only rest…

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Pope speaks on 10th anniversary of Church instruction on nullity of marriage

admin / January 29, 2015

Dignitas Connubii (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met on Saturday afternoon with the participants of a three-day international conference in Rome, marking the 10th anniversary of Dignitas connubii, the instruction to be observed by diocesan and inter-diocesan tribunals in handling cases of the nullity of marriage. In his prepared text, Pope Francis said the high participation at the three-day conference demonstrates…

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Catholicism in Asia

admin / January 29, 2015

Afterthoughts PEDRO DANIEL OLIVEIRA pedrodanielhk@hotmail.com The Philippines is “an outstanding country in Asia and this is a special gift from God and a special blessing and also a vocation. The Filipinos are called to be extraordinary missionaries of the faith in Asia.” These words were pronounced by Pope Francis at the Mass of the Feast of Santo Niño, held last…

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Dream of your children!

admin / January 29, 2015

Pope Francis to families Aside from wanting to visit the victims of typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), Pope Francis also emphasized the importance of the family in his apostolic voyage. Below is the full text from Vatican Radio of Pope Francis’ message at the Mall of Asia Arena in the Philippines where he had an audience with thousands of Filipino families. The…

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