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Miss Universe donates gifts for poor to Caritas Manila

Miss Universe donates gifts for poor to Caritas Manila

ucanews.com reporter, Manila - Activities el Tue, Dec 13th 2016

Reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach has donated some personal items to Caritas Manila to contribute to the Catholic Church's program for the poor this Christmas. "We are all doing this out of pure love and good faith," said the 2015 international beauty queen after meeting Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila on Dec. 12.

"For Greater Glory", the Movie about a 14 year old Saint

"For Greater Glory", the Movie about a 14 year old Saint

Margaret Galitzin - Film Review el Mon, Nov 21st 2016
José Luis was born on March 28, 1913, in the town of Sahuayo, Michoacan, the third of the four children of the cattle ranchers Señor Macario Sánchez and Señora Maria del Río. The Sanchez family was one of the leading families of the area, known to be virtuous and strong Catholics. José was a good boy with a natural piety, an obedient and loving son. 
Priests visit anti-Christian riot-hit Indian villages

Priests visit anti-Christian riot-hit Indian villages

Purushottam Nayak,- UCAnes - Activities el Fri, Oct 28th 2016

Kandhamal, the hilly tribal district in eastern India has witnessed several incidents of anti-Christian violence in the past two decades. In August 2008 marauding crowds of Hindu extremists murdered Christians, destroyed churches and convents, set fire to Christian homes and institutions and raped nuns, in what came to be known as the largest persecution of Christians in modern Indian history.

Aging, Retirement and Christianity

Aging, Retirement and Christianity

Edward Vacek SJ - Thinking Faith - Articles el Wed, Oct 12th 2016

The phenomenon of an aging population tends to be analysed through an economic lens and the issue of care for the elderly is often used as a political football. But how often do we step back and think clearly about our hopes and expectations for old age?

Church leaders warn against Pokemon Go addiction

Church leaders warn against Pokemon Go addiction

Mark Saludes - UCAN Manila - Activities el Tue, Sep 13th 2016

Church leaders in the Philippines have urged Catholics "to exercise discipline in the use of technology" amid the Pokemon Go craze, which is seeing people play the game even in churches. Brother Manuel de Leon, president of Notre Dame College in Kidawapan, Mindanao, said that while technology is a "welcome development," young people should be taught about a "technology with a soul."

Youth Today - Who are They Realy?

Youth Today - Who are They Realy?

Ron Rolheiser, OMI - Articles el Thu, May 26th 2016

A seminarian I know recently went to a party on a Friday evening at a local university campus. The group was a crowd of young, college students and when he was introduced as a seminarian, as someone who was trying to become a priest and who had taken a vow of celibacy, the mention of celibacy evoked some giggles in the room, some banter, and a number of jokes about how much he must be missing out on in life. 

How Easter Killed My Faith in Atheism

How Easter Killed My Faith in Atheism

Lee Strobel - WSJ - Articles el Wed, Mar 30th 2016

For nearly two years, I explored the minutia of the historical data on whether Easter was myth or reality. I didn’t merely accept the New Testament at face value; I was determined only to consider facts that were well-supported historically. As my investigation unfolded, my atheism began to buckle.

Does religious life have a future? Yes.

Does religious life have a future? Yes.

John Loughlin - Catholic Herald - Religious el Thu, Mar 10th 2016

As the Church’s Year of Consecrated Life has just ended, it is worth reflecting on what has happened to religious life in general in Western countries over the past 50 years and whether it has a future. At first sight it is a rather grim picture. Many religious orders in the West are declining and ageing, but there’s actually plenty of good news as well. Those of us who entered religious life just after Vatican II will probably remember it in the words of Wordsworth after the French Revolution: “Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive”.

Pope, Russian Orthodox patriarch to meet in historic step

Pope, Russian Orthodox patriarch to meet in historic step

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Ecumenism el Fri, Feb 5th 2016

Pope Francis and the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet in Cuba next week in a historic step to heal the 1,000-year-old schism that divided Christianity between East and West, both churches announced Friday. Francis is due to travel to Mexico Feb. 12-18. He will stop in Cuba on the way and meet with Kirill on Feb. 12 at the Havana airport, where they will speak privately for about two hours and then sign a joint declaration, the Vatican said.

What divides and unifies Chinese Christians?

What divides and unifies Chinese Christians?

Michel Chambon - UCAnews - Ecumenism el Mon, Feb 1st 2016

Ecumenism is not condemned to disappear from China. Indeed, we can find within the Chinese society and among Chinese Christians a certain number of mediations infusing a path of mutual respect, convergence and relative spiritual communion. Chinese Christians are all aware of sharing the same spiritual filiation and of their duty to better honor Jesus' prayer for his disciples: "they may be one so that the world may believe."

 Pope's “personal ecumenism” of encounter and friendship.

Pope's “personal ecumenism” of encounter and friendship.

Christopher Lamb - The Tablet - Ecumenism el Fri, Jan 29th 2016

He wants to build on this foundation but his approach is not to debate the finer points of ecclesiology. He instead operates a sort of “personal ecumenism” of encounter and friendship: a strategy that seeks to go round the structures and walls of division. One example of this is his planned visit this October to Lund, in Sweden for a gathering of October Catholic and Lutheran leaders preparing to mark the 500th anniversary of the reformation in 2017.