Fighting Poverty Through Fair Trade

Fr. Shay Cullen | 01 February 2018 Pepito Alvarez, 57 and with his wife Conchita are among one of the thousands of small mountain subsistence farmers who have lived just below the poverty line all their lives. He and his villagers in the Zambales mountain range just keep their family…

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February 8 is Day of Prayer on Human Trafficking

Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines  

Dear fellow youth ministers,

Greetings in our Lord Jesus Christ!

The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the International Union of Superiors General has designated February 8, Feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, as an annual day of prayer and awareness against human trafficking.

Our office wishes to invite at least 10 of your youth ministers to join us for an afternoon of prayer for victims and survivors of human trafficking and for those who work to put an end to it. Join other advocates against human trafficking for a celebration of the Holy Eucharist at two o’clock in the afternoon at the Asilo de San Vicente de Paul along United Nations Avenue, Ermita, Manila, followed by a forum and a Prayer March which will culminate with an ecumenical Candle Lighting Activity at Plaza Ferguzon in Ermita, Manila.

Together, let us join hands as we continue to fight this scourge upon the body of Christ. I earnestly hope that you will be sending youth ministers to this celebration. Kindly reply to this email to confirm your participation in this prayer activity.

Yours in Christ,

Executive Secretary

Pope Francis: Usury Humiliates and Kills

Address to the National Anti-Usury Council FEBRUARY 3, 2018ZENIT STAFFHUMAN RIGHTS AND JUSTICE “Usury humiliates and kills,” Pope Francis said February 3, 2018. “Usury is an ancient and unfortunately still concealed evil that, like a snake, strangles its victims.” His remarks came during an address to Members of the National…

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Philippine churches to open for charter change debates

Church leaders warn against diversion of people’s attention from poverty issues Joe Torres |UCANEWS | Manila, Philippines | February 1, 2018 Philippine religious congregations will be opening their schools, convents, and churches for discussions over the government’s controversial move to change the constitution. They expressed the same apprehension made by the…

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