One Year Now in Europe

It was supposed to be a short and temporary exile, as I still feel it to be until now. Circumstances and worsening situations for human rights defenders in the Philippines, however, made it to extend my tourist status until I got a residency visa for a period of another one year until I realized that I am already here for a year today. Happy or sad? Not exactly. The feeling is ambiguous but surely thankful.

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.

IFI’s Gift of Apostolic Succession

72 years ago, today, the Iglesia Filipina Independiente received the gift of apostolic succession. On the morning of Wednesday, April 7, 1948, at the Pro-Cathedral Church of Saint Luke, Manila, Republic of the Philippines, through action authorized by the House of Bishops of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, one of […]

FOLLOW THE HOLY EXAMPLE OF OUR LORD WITH GREAT HUMILITY

We celebrate today the Palm Sunday which ushers the beginning of the Holy Week Celebration and brings us to the last week of the life and ministry of the Lord Jesus on earth. Brought upon by the liturgical renewal of the Church, today is also known as the Passion Sunday since the narrative of the Passion of our Lord Jesus is being read today as the Gospel of the Eucharistic Worship following after the Blessing and Procession of Palms.