Archive of November 24, 2018

Five years after Typhoon Haiyan, Filipinos continue to rebuild

Nov 24, 2018 - 04:59 pm .- On average, the Philippines is hit by 8-9 tropical typhoons per year. These storms can cause significant damage - but they rarely reach the magnitude of 2013’s Typhoon Haiyan.

What is it like to be an underground Chinese seminarian?

Nov 24, 2018 - 04:43 pm .- Wang Jie (a fictional name) is a deacon belonging to the Chinese underground Church. He has spent several years studying in Europe, and for security reasons cannot use his real name, since Chinese authorities may not let him reenter his country if they knew he is preparing to become a priest.

Pope Francis: Sacred music points to the beauty of Paradise

Nov 24, 2018 - 06:50 am .- Liturgical and sacred music can be a powerful instrument of evangelization, because it gives people a glimpse of the beauty of heaven, Pope Francis said Saturday at an international meeting of choirs.

Will Ireland’s abortion vote launch a new pro-life party?

Nov 24, 2018 - 03:59 am .- Peadar Toibin, an Irish lawmaker who was suspended from the Sinn Fein political party for voting against legalizing abortion, is working to launch a new pro-life political movement whose draft manifesto says “all human life should be protected” and “no mother or child should be left behind.”