JESUS does not seem tired of shocking his disciples. He has already jolted them with the “beatification” of the poor, the hungry, the despised and the persecuted, and the four “woes” addressed to the rich, the well-fed, the satisfied and those who enjoy the favor of the people.
As we celebrate our 90 years of SFIC presence and ministry in the Philippines, we, the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of the Holy Mother of God (SFIC), affirm our charism as recognizing the presence of God “in the poor, the little ones and the powerless.”
AN important question must be asked, does the “war on terror” make us any safer? Critics argue that the “war on terror” has unfortunately left us less safe, with some going as far as claiming that it is precisely the leading cause of terrorism.
Pope Francis wanted to go to Morocco in December to draw attention to the need for international cooperation in assisting migrants and in alleviating the situations that force people to seek a better life outside their homeland.