June 2017

If martial law’s the answer what’s the question?
(Saturday, 10 June 2017 )

HONG KONG (SE): Many have asked if martial law is the answer to the crisis in Mindanao, but the director of the Columban Mission Society in Manila, Father Paul Glynn, says it is not even clear what the question is.
 
Noting that the age-old enmity between Muslims and Christians was first sown by the Spanish colonisers of the country some 500 years ago to undermine the influence of the traditional sultanates, he says that it has become so deeply ingrained as to...
How can we encourage a friend who has lost hope?
(Saturday, 3 June 2017 )

Giving them encouragement is essential. I will encourage him or her to hold to God. Let that person understand that there is no problem that can never be solved. We just need to be patient.
 — Gemma Belarmino
 
 
I had a best friend who felt so depressed and hopeless with life...
Be my guiding light
(Saturday, 3 June 2017 )

Day by day,
send forth 
your Holy Spirit
O Lord,
To show me the path of
righteousness and salvation.
With my simple heart filled
with faith and trust
in you alone,
That my humble soul
will rejoice with all your
holy commandments.
Yes, come, Holy Spirit
of the living God
and be my guiding light.
 
Bless,...