The pontiff once again calls for the cessation of violence in Ukraine and peace in the world on Easter Sunday, persisting in his stance against the Russian aggression.
There is a universal agreement that war is inherently evil. But it takes an influential religious leader like the Pope to goad the collective conscience into limiting the cruel outcome of human greed and apathy.
Fr Jeff Manlapig, a parish priest of one of the parishes in the Diocese of Paranaque in the Philippines, provides O Clarim readers with a glimpse of his reflections on the local situation now in the Philippines, amidst the pandemic and the coming national election on May 9, 2022.
Let us learn about Holy Week traditions and practices that are unique to the Filipino culture and create a spiritual appeal while promoting religiosity.
Evil and violence have become normalized in the modern world. However, the account of Jesus’ Passion looks beyond mere evil actions, to the reasoning behind His suffering, the eternal love that He affords us through it all.
Aurelio Porfiri writes about the life of Pier Paolo Pasolini, a contradictory character in so many ways, nevertheless having contributed in diverse ways to the cultural ethos of Italy
Pope Francis candidly answers questions in the new book ‘Des pauvres au Pape, du Pape au monde’, allowing a glimpse into the complex life he has lived, with the utmost simplicity.
Although enthused by the resumption of normal Masses in Philippine parishes, the faithful grapple with the positives and the negatives of Covid protocol and the experiencing of living the “new normal”.
Last year, on the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration, the first major step towards post-WWII long-lasting peace, Pope Francis said it had led to “the long period of stability and peace (in Europe) from which we benefit today”.
Pope Francis’ consecration of Ukraine and Russia may yet usher in a much-needed era of peace promised by the Blessed Virgin at Fatima.