Pastoral Concerns

Like the stars forever

Like the stars forever

“Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, others to reproach and everlasting disgrace. But those with insight shall shine brightly like the splendor of the firmament and those who lead the many to justice shall be like the stars forever”.

A Revolution of Grace

A Revolution of Grace

Jesus said “Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division”…revolutionary words from a revolutionary Lord.

Letter to the young ordinandi

Letter to the young ordinandi

I am writing you not so much as your provincial superior as your (older) brother. A few days from now, you will be ordained priests. By then, people will start calling you ‘Father’ – even those who barely know you.

Where do our Sunday collections and offerings go? 


Where do our Sunday collections and offerings go? 


By Fr. Elias L. Ayuban Jr., CMF April 24, 2020 Manila, Philippines The perception that the Catholic Church is affluent is prevalent and it is very difficult to change this mentality, especially if one is non-Catholic, or a Catholic who does not feel the sense of...

Where is the Catholic Church?

Where is the Catholic Church?

This is a frequently-asked question in times of crisis. An interrogative that sounds more like a sarcasm than a query seeking for a candid answer.

Pope Francis in Thailand

Pope Francis in Thailand

How wonderful it is to see Pope Francis visiting even countries where Roman Catholic Christians are a minority.