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Commentary to the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

Commentary to the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

by: Fr. Fernando Armelini - Claret Bible.org in Activities,

 How long will the night last?  Man fears the darkness of the night and is heartened when he sees the first signs of dawn. Sentries scan the horizon, waiting for the dawn (Ps 130:6). Long are the nights of those who burn with fever, are troubled by nightmares and are in the state of tossing and turning up in the morning (Jn 7:3-4). 

Interreligious dialogue timely for Asia

Interreligious dialogue timely for Asia

by: Prof. Bonifacio Tago Jr., Manila - UCAN in Activities,

The urgent need for interreligious dialogue in Asia should be the highlight of the region's observance of the global "Week of Prayer for Christian Unity" taking place Jan. 18 to 25.  Asia is the birthplace of most of the world's mainstream religions, including Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, and even Christianity. 

Global Mercy Meeting in Manila

Global Mercy Meeting in Manila

by: Joe Torres, Manila - UCAN in Activities,
The five-day World Apostolic Congress on Mercy, the fourth since it started in 2008 in Rome, has drawn a record number of participants. The majority of international delegates come from the United States, Malaysia, Singapore, Italy, France, and Indonesia, while local participants mostly come from Davao in Mindanao, Bacolod in the central Philippines, and the province of Bulacan, north of Manila. 
Silk Road route back in business as China train rolls into London and 14 European cities

Silk Road route back in business as China train rolls into London and 14 European cities

by: The Guardian Saturday 14 January 2017 in Activities,
After 16 days and 7,456 miles, the locomotive’s arrival heralds the dawn of a new commercial era East Wind freight train. When the East Wind locomotive rumbles into east London this week, it will be at the head of 34 carriages full of socks, bags and wallets for London’s tourist souvenir shops, as well as the dust and grime accumulated through eight countries and 7,456 miles.
Commentary to the 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (A)

Commentary to the 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (A)

by: Fr. Fernando Armelini - Claret Bible.org in Activities,

What is important is to listen and discover where God wants to lead each one and “to live the vocation you have received” (Eph 4:1). “Angel of the Lord” is whoever supports the brother and helps him discern and continue along the path laid for him by God.  To internalize the message, we repeat: “Lord, what do you want me to do? Help me to understand and to realize your plan of love.”

Manila mercy meeting an 'opportunity for healing'

Manila mercy meeting an 'opportunity for healing'

by: Joe Torres - UCANews in Activities,

A global meeting on mercy, to be held in Manila later this month, is an "opportunity for healing" amid drug-related killings in the country. "It will be a healing for us, an opening that there is still hope for those whom we consider the least, the lost, and the last," said Bishop Ruperto Santos, coordinator of the World Apostolic Congress on Mercy.

Coming to Newark Archdiocese: A Different Kind of Cardinal

Coming to Newark Archdiocese: A Different Kind of Cardinal

by: Sharon Otterman - The New York Times - DEC. 22, 2016 in Activities,

Cardinal Tobin assumes his role in an uneasy time. He said that he hoped to lead with joy and transparency, and that he intended to encourage dialogue to bridge divisions. But he would go further if he believed that policies ran counter to the moral values that Jesus taught.