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September, 2012

Global swoop on suspected paedophiles

September 27, 2012 ·  ,

Seven people were arrested in dawn raids in the UK today as part of the world’s largest ever co-ordinated police crackdown on paedophiles, the National Crime Squad (NCS) said. Police in 19 countries carried out 130 arrest and search warrants in an “unprecedented” operation which targeted Internet users who download and distribute child pornography. The […]



September 26, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

I met World Hunger on a Hillside by Fr. Shay Cullen Email: (Fr. Shay’s columns are published in The Manila Times,in publications in Ireland, the UK, Hong Kong, and on-line.) I will not easily forget the dark night of the great typhoon; the wind was howling and tearing at the metal sheet roofs, the […]


The good that comes from outside the Church

September 25, 2012 ·  By NOEL CONNOLLY

One thing that concerns me about many people who talk about “New Evangelisation” is that they talk almost exclusively about what the Church has to give and rarely about what it might have to learn. I hear almost nothing positive about “the world”. We seem to be back to pre-Vatican II Missiology when we were […]


Challenges of prison ministry: an ecumenical perspective

September 25, 2012 ·  ,

(Vatican Radio) IPCA, the International Prison Chaplains’ Association, is an ecumenical organisation set up in the mid 1980s to support those working with some of society’s most marginalised people. Whatever their crimes or length of sentence, prisoners are often seen as the least deserving of our care, excluded, forgotten, and at times barely even considered […]


Teen pregnancy: a complex problem that needs complex solutions

September 20, 2012 ·  , Claire Delfin, Manila, Philippines, September 17, 2012

Dorilyn Sacaguing was only 17 years old when she became pregnant. Another two pregnancies followed before she reached the age of 20. Sacaguing and her partner had only just finished high school when the first baby was on the way. Both are jobless and rely on the meager resources of her parents to feed and […]


A week in the life of a Preda Volunteer

September 20, 2012 ·  By Luca, Preda Intern

Monday, I worked at the Boys Home. The TV Crew was there also and I was surprised how the boys did not really act towards the camera. They just behaved as they normally do and the Tv crew got a lot of good shots. In the afternoon me and Tobias joined the outing to the […]


Retired bishop to continue anti-gambling drive despite death threats

September 20, 2012 ·  , Catholic News Service, Tuesday, September 18, 2012

MANILA, Philippines (CNS) — Outspoken Archbishop Oscar Cruz said he continued to receive death threats because of his campaign against an illegal numbers racket known locally as “jueteng.” The retired archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan, Philippines, said the most recent threat came in early September, the Asian church news agency UCA News reported. “I received a check […]


Praying for Peace around the world

September 20, 2012 ·  , ENInews Staff, September 2012

(ENInews). At a place called Antietam, 23,000 soldiers died in the bloodiest day of the American Civil War. More than 150 years later, 20 different religious traditions will gather on this battlefield in the state of Maryland on 21 September to share prayers and songs of peace. The 2012 International Day of Prayer for Peace will […]


Child Trafficking a Heinous Crime

September 20, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

Child Trafficking a Heinous Crime by Fr. Shay Cullen Email: (Fr. Shay’s columns are published in The Manila Times,in publications in Ireland, the UK, Hong Kong, and on-line.)     Dublin, Ireland.  The most heinous crime one can think of is the abduction, trafficking, sale, rape and sexual abuse of little children. It’s a horrific […]



September 19, 2012 ·  , Aurea Calica, Manila, September 17, 2012 (PHILSTAR)

President Aquino signed on Wednesday Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 that will punish libel online and combat Internet-related offenses in the country. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said over radio dzRB yesterday that among the punishable acts under the new law are offenses against the confidentiality, integrity and availability of […]

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