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The church at the crossroads

The church at the crossroads

by: Archbishop Socrates Villegas, Manila - UCAN in Activities,

A shift in pastoral approaches is needed to keep up wih the transitions of modern society The church at the crossroadsWe are seeing a world in transition and the church in transition with society. There are essential things; there are accidentals. Spiritual wisdom is knowing what we can change and what we cannot change.

Westminster through the looking glass: Parliament back to front post Brexit

Westminster through the looking glass: Parliament back to front post Brexit

by: Julia Langdon - The Tablet in Articles,

As Kenneth Clarke evoked the idea of Alice in Wonderland during the historic debate on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU) at the end of last month, he did so with the intention of mocking the surreal fantasy world imagined by those who believe that the country’s future course will be an easy one.

Embittered Moralizing

Embittered Moralizing

by: Ron Rolheiser, OMI in Articles,

One of the dangers inherent in trying to live out a life of Christian fidelity is that we are prone to become embittered moralizers, older brothers of the prodigal son, angry and jealous at God’s over-generous mercy, bitter because persons who wander and stray can so easily access the heavenly banquet table.

Pope Francis reveals how he shrugs off stress

Pope Francis reveals how he shrugs off stress

by: Agence France-Presse - The Guardian in Activities,

Pope Francis reveals how he shrugs off stress: 'I'm not on tranquilisers'. Pontiff tells how anxiety he sometimes experienced as bishop of Buenos Aires disappeared after his elevation to papacy.

Filipino Jesuit finds home in Cambodian mission

Filipino Jesuit finds home in Cambodian mission

by: Mark Saludes - UCA News in Activities,

Father Totet Banaybal's goal is not to change local culture but show people the 'goodness of the church' Filipino Jesuit finds home in Cambodian mission. Totet Banaybal, a Filipino Jesuit student, had to learn a lot of things when he first went to Cambodia in 1994. "It was not easy," he recalls. Everything was unlike what he was used to back home, such as removing his shoes before someone’s home. 

Hong Kong Catholics welcome Our Lady of Fatima statue

Hong Kong Catholics welcome Our Lady of Fatima statue

by: UCAN - Hong Kong January 18, 2017 in Activities,

A statue of Our Lady of Fatima blessed by Pope Francis started its Asian pilgrimage with Hong Kong as its first stop to celebrate the centennial of the Marian apparition in Portugal. Pope Francis blessed six Centennial Pilgrim Statues of Our Lady of Fatima at the Vatican on Jan. 11 before sending them on tour in six continents. Hong Kong is the first place in the world where a statue landed. 

Manila Archdiocese to build rehab center for drug users

Manila Archdiocese to build rehab center for drug users

by: ucanews.com reporter, Manila in Activities,

Rehabilitation 'farm' is aimed at preventing drug users being killed in Philippine anti-narcotics campaign Manila Archdiocese to build rehab center for drug users. The Archdiocese of Manila is to build a rehabilitation center for drug dependents amid Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs in which more than 6,000 people have been killed.