Is State Interference with the Mission of the Church An Abuse of Freedom of Religion or Belief?

A reflection contributed by Emma Bridger of the United Society Partners in the Gospel – USPG in London, United Kingdom. She recently visited Philippines including the lumad communities in Mindanao particularly in Barangay Saad, Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur.

“Remember Man That You Are Dust And To Dust You Shall Return!”

February 26, 2020, Ash Wednesday. A reflection on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Today is the beginning of the 40 days Lenten season and on our forehead is imposed molten ash moisture with the oil of catechumen with the priest reciting the formula, “Remember man that you are dust and to dust you shall return!” In his […]

Blessed Are Those Attacked But Still Standing Firm.

February 2, 2020, Fourth Sunday of Epiphany. A reflection on Matthew 5:1-12. “Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.” (5:11) Have you ever thought why church people even if attacked and persecuted are still standing firm on their ground and […]