March 2016

Binago ng pagmamahal!
(Saturday, 12 March 2016 )

Ako’y naniniwala na lahat tayo ay meron mabubuting kalooban, lahat tayo ay mabait. Bakit ko po ito’y nasabi, dahil lahat tayo ay galing sa Diyos. Walang ginawa ang Diyos na hindi mabuti. At bakit may masama? 

Ang tao ay naging masama dahil siya ay tumalikod at humiwalay sa Diyos. Ito ang pagkakasala ng tao, na humiwalay sa mabuti, humiwalay sa Diyos. Kung tayo ay palaging...

Add no more evil to sin
(Saturday, 12 March 2016 )

A woman caught in the act of adultery is brought to Jesus to be judged. Jesus could get out of trouble in a very simple way: by inviting the accusers to address the legitimate judges. 

The court of the Sanhedrin is not more than a 100 metres away. But this would mean abandoning the woman that the defenders of public morality now consider a trophy, a prey.

For this...

Safety first or vote rigging?
(Saturday, 12 March 2016 )

MANILA (UCAN): A lot of suspicion surrounds a decision by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) not to issue a receipt to people when they vote at the coming May 9 presidential elections.

It is a requirement of the electoral procedure to issue a receipt upon voting, which the Comelec has ignored for the past two elections.

On February 26, Bishop Efraim Tendero, a convener of the...

Book challenges any belief the poor must always be with us
(Saturday, 12 March 2016 )

I believe that microcredit is a human right” is a bold statement, but it is the conviction of Hongyu Wang, the Hong Kong-based author of a short, but enlightening book titled Grameen in Kosovo, on the impact that a little bit of money with the right expert advice can have on the lives of impoverished people, even within the context of war-torn Kosovo in the early 2000s.

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A message from the Catholic Church Lenten Campaign – Fifth Week
(Saturday, 12 March 2016 )

Christ’s resurrection glorifies God

 

“..just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God” (Ephesians 5:2)

 

Jesus chose to take the road of suffering and the cross, and...

24 Hours for the Lord
(Saturday, 12 March 2016 )

HONG KONG (SE): Hong Kong joined in the 24 Hours for the Lord initiative that Pope Francis called for with four parishes on Hong Kong island and five in both the New Territories and Kowloon keeping their doors open from the morning of March 4 to the evening of March 5.

Although for local reasons, some of the churches had to close from the middle of the night until early morning, people were asked to keep watch for a...

Missionaries of Charity shot dead in Yemen
(Saturday, 12 March 2016 )

ADEN (SE): Four sisters from the Missionaries of Charity along with at least 10 people from the staff of a facility for the aged and people with special needs in Aden, Yemen, were killed on March 4, when armed and uniformed men burst into their compound.

There are around 80 people living in the compound altogether.

Fides reported that a driver who worked at the facility and...

A truly charismatic day
(Saturday, 12 March 2016 )

HONG KONG (SE): It was a red-letter day for charismatic groups in Hong Kong, when, Michelle Moran, responded to an invitation from the Hong Kong Catholic Charismatic Service Committee to present two one-day seminars on February 20 and 21.

The first was held at Rosary parish in Tsim Sha Tsui and the second at Caritas Community Hall, Caine Road. Beginning with input for group leaders she then held an open session....

China postpones controversial law
(Saturday, 12 March 2016 )

HONG KONG (SE): Although it was anticipated that China’s controversial new bill on the operation of non-government organisations (NGO) would be passed during the National People’s Congress in March, Reuters reported on March 4 that a spokesperson told the media that more time was need to revise the draft law.

Speaking prior to the opening of the congress, Fu Ying said that despite the international...

Government plans for Church rubber stamped
(Saturday, 12 March 2016 )

HONG KONG (SE): The two government bodies that hold official authority within the Catholic Church in China, the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association and the Bishops’ Conference of the Catholic Church in China, readily rubber stamped plans presented by the government for the coming year.

A meeting was convened by the president of the bishops’ conference, Bishop Joseph Ma Yinglin, in Beijing on February 25...