Manila bishop calls for younger church volunteers

Manila’s Roman Catholic Church is asking young volunteers to help with religious services as it anticipates the reopening of churches, reported CBCP News. In a statement released on June 11, Bishop Broderick Pabillo said that to return to worship in churches,...

"Covid-19 strengthened our marriage"

“Mr. Lee, it is very likely that you will be diagnosed with Covid-19; we are just waiting for the results of a second test to be sure.” The news came as a complete shock. I barely managed to ask a question to break the long and uncomfortable silence: “What...

Catholic Church in Colombia welcomes freeing of hostages by ELN

CNA Staff, Jun 16, 2020 / 03:45 pm (CNA).- The Colombian bishops have welcomed the release of several hostages by the National Liberation Army (ELN), a left-wing guerilla group. “The Colombian Bishops view with hope for the Colombian people the recent release of...

The Scent of Honeysuckle

I have collapsed in my chair, all tuckered out after our plague-era walk. We walked along the rough side of the river and then past the golf course and the ponies. We crossed the bridge and the field, going upwards to the 1920s houses. The air was perfumed with the...