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Friday, July 28, 2017
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—A short video of a Saudi woman walking around in a miniskirt and crop top sparked an outcry after going viral, leading to the woman being detained for several hours. The woman was eventually released without charge, but the incident and the online debate it ignited point...
At 10 years old, Bridget had a vision of Christ on the cross and asked, who treated him like this. The Lord answered:  “They who despise me and spurn my love for them.” Since then, the Passion of Christ became the center of her spiritual life. An ascetic and visionary...
VATICAN CITY—A Vatican tribunal rejected attempts by two former executives of the pope’s children’s hospital to dismiss an embezzlement case, asserting last Tuesday it could prosecute them on charges they diverted nearly a half-million euros in hospital donations to renovate a top cardinal’s penthouse. Lawyers for former hospital president Giuseppe...
"What’s that thing plastered on your back—Salonpas?” a male colleague in the newsroom asked. “Oh that? It’s a scapular,” I replied. I didn’t realize it was semi-visible through my white shirt, and so, assuring him that I wasn’t in need yet of Salonpas—a pain-relieveng patch for arthritis or other muscle aches—I...
Fr. Jacques Hamel, France; Fr. Juan Romero Nunez, Colombia; Fr. Larry Penzes, New York; Blessed Oscar Arnulfo Romero, El Salvador; Frs. Thaer Saad and Boutros Wassin, Syria; Saint Andrew Avelino, Italy; Saint Stanislaus, Poland; and Saint Pope Sixtus II of the 3rd century were priests who lived a heroic...
TERNI, Italy—Italy’s plan to reduce the risk of a jihadi-inspired attack is pinned in small part on El Hacmi Mimoun, an imam who bikes to the prison here every week and exhorts Muslim inmates not to stray from life’s “right path” or hate people who aren’t Muslim. Seven inmates—three Moroccans,...
THE head of Manila’s Roman Catholic Church said the flurry of attacks against the spate of drug-related killings has to stop, and not just with mere words. Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle said to save more lives and address social problems like drug addiction, condemnation alone is not enough. He added the Church...
“Your holy martyr Felicitas, O Lord. Through her sufferings has received an incorruptible crown from You, our God. For having Your strength, she laid low her adversaries, and shattered the powerless boldness of demons. Through her intercession, save our souls!” — Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America THE “Acts” that cites...
VATICAN CITY—The Vatican secretary of state acknowledged last Tuesday that there were problems at “the pope’s hospital” for children in the past, but said the new administration is making a “serious effort to resolve them”. Cardinal Pietro Parolin said some of the problems identified by current and former Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital...
SYDNEY—Australia’s senior Roman Catholic prelate, and one of Pope Francis’s top advisers, has been charged with sexual assault, the police in the Australian state of Victoria said on Thursday. Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis’s chief financial adviser and Australia’s most senior Catholic, said in an early morning appearance at the...
SALT LAKE CITY—Women who work at Mormon headquarters in Salt Lake City will be allowed to wear pantsuits and dress slacks instead of only skirts or dresses, the church announced on Wednesday in a move that one Mormon women’s group called a step in the right direction. The Church of...
A man who rose by merit to the highest status any commoner in England can ever attain was decapitated because of his deep and demanding faith. An exemplar of spiritual discipline, he wore in his lifetime “a hair shirt next to the skin”, and subjected himself to occasional flagellation. Even...
HELSINKI—Religious and indigenous leaders on Monday called for an end to deforestation in the first international multifaith, multicultural plea to reduce the emissions that fuel climate change. Participants from 21 countries gathered at a conference in the Norwegian capital of Oslo, hoping that billions of people of faith worldwide will...
The Philippine Postal Corp. (PHLPost) released postage stamps on June 21 to commemorate Saint Stephen’s High School’s (SSHS) 100th founding Anniversary. SSHS is the first Christian-Chinese academic institution in Luzon. In July of 1917 the leaders of the church, headed by Bishop Charles Henry Brent under the American Episcopal Mission,...
After more than a year of incarceration in the Tower of London, Bishop of Rochester John Fisher was beheaded on June 22, 1535. His head was displayed on London Bridge for several days. His body was left on the scaffold then “thrown naked on a rough grave of All...
More than 750 volunteers from Metro Manila and different regions in Mindanao converged in different conflict areas in Mindanao on Wednesday, in response to calls for humanitarian intervention to communities affected by the fight between the government and the Islamic State-inspired Maute Group, as well as communities affected by...
Early Christianity started as a religious sect among the temple of Jews. The New Testament narrates that the Christians were persecuted by the Pharisees. Paul of Tarsius, before his conversion, was anti-Christian too. Persecutions continued during the first century by Jews and Romans who controlled vast tract of lands. Christian...
At least three Catholic bishops have joined a petition asking the Supreme Court (SC) to compel Congress to hold a joint session and review President Duterte’s martial law in Mindanao. The petition was filed on Wednesday by Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo and Mother Adelaida Ygrubay, OSB, along with several...
A Catholic bishop condemned the destruction of a cathedral inside the Islamic City of Marawi in southern Philippines. Marawi Bishop Edwin de la Peña said the destruction of religious symbols revealed the true intent of such attacks. “We are angered by what happened. Our faith has really been trampled on,”...

Divine unity in Triune

Think, envision, reflect—Three Persons with one nature. Incomprehensible, impossible, improbable. So great a fact for the human mind to understand. It defies all logic. But it is. There are Three Persons in One God: God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit—“distinct from one another”, and do...
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