JUSTICE, PEACE & INTEGRITY OF CREATION ARTICLES

Being a Church Worker-Mother Amidst COVID-19 and the New Normal Being a Church Worker-Mother Amidst COVID-19 and the New Normal

As a mother, I am just as frightened and fearful as the others. But as a church worker I am challenged with questions of effectiveness in the JPIC ministry. What should be our priorities? What adjustments should be taken? How can I serve in more relevant and meaningful ways? How do I re-imagine the work for justice, peace and integrity of creation ministry? How can I be more creative? How do I change ‘gear’?

Stories of Hope: Divine Mercy Village (Part 2) Stories of Hope: Divine Mercy Village (Part 2)

" Like a fertile ground on which plants can grow and bear fruit, it is our fervent hope that these stories will encourage communities, especially the youth to share in this vision by working together and making the world a better place to live in, now and into the future."

Jubilee for the Earth

“Jubilee for the Earth” is a podcast mini-series about biodiversity and our sacred story produced by the Missionary Society of St. Columban. We are happy to announce that the trailer for the show is live! You can listen to the podcast (Apple, Spotify, SoundCloud) or watch the video (Facebook, YouTube).

Stories of Hope: Divine Mercy Village (Part 1) Stories of Hope: Divine Mercy Village (Part 1)

The municipality of Opol is located on the northwestern coast of Mindanao facing the scenic Macajalar Bay. Its proximity to Cagayan de Oro, the capital city in the province of Misamis Oriental, has contributed to its rapid urbanization, all thanks to the members of the rural population who are resolute in their dream to provide a better future for their loved ones.

Centre for Child Protection Centre for Child Protection

A letter to Fr. Shay Cullen, founder of PREDA, from Pontificia Universita Gregoriana Center for Child Protection thanking Fr. Cullen for his collaboration with the diploma course in "Safeguarding of Minors" and the first year of the Center's new licentiate in Safeguarding.

A STORY BEHIND THE BARS A STORY BEHIND THE BARS

After greeting the police officer on duty, I went inside to the cells and heard a child crying. To my surprise, a heartbreaking scene was waiting for me. A little six-year old child was holding a soft drink can and crying out, “Mama, I want my Mama. Mama come for me.” She was made to be like a criminal behind the iron bars of a terrible, smelly cell.

The Implications of the Synod of the Amazon to the Philippines The Implications of the Synod of the Amazon to the Philippines

The Synod of the Amazon is important to us in the Philippines because it reminds us that our local realities are the loci where our collaborative efforts to care for our common home need to be forged, nurtured and sustained. Thus, the Synod of the Amazon is not only for Latin America, it is also for us in this side of world, and for the circle of life. It is indeed a Synod for life. One of the slogans for the Synod of the Amazon is “Save the Amazon, She will save Us!”, not far from the cry to defend the Sierra Madre Mountain ranges, “Buháy na Sierra Madre, Buhay nating lahat” (Sierra Madre Alive or Full of life, Our life.)

A Grandfather’s Legacy By Fr. Chris Saenz A Grandfather’s Legacy  By Fr. Chris Saenz

My grandfather, at the risk of being fired and breaking city regulations, had driven off his bus route and drove several blocks on the side streets to deliver Billy into the arms of his mother. It was reminiscent to Jesus healing the crippled man on a Sabbath (Matthew 12: 10-15), a violation of the Sabbath laws. Like Jesus, my grandfather believed compassion should not be limited by law.