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Pat McCarthy is a well known New Zealand journalist and former editor of NZ Catholic newspaper. Fr Paul Finlayson, featured in the article is a New Zealander, ordained in 1975. He has spent most of his life as a Columban priest in Mindanao.
Three rivers flow down the slopes of Mt Pinukis, their waters giving life to rice and corn crops, and fish farms in the surrounding bays.
By Gracebelle Montecillo
'Keep going!!! Don't stop believing because God has His own purpose!' These are the words I keep repeating to myself whenever I am struggling with something or from great pressures of life. I grew up without a father and lived a simple life. I was a church-oriented girl willing to serve God as my Master. Life was not easy for me because I kept all the pain inside and an image of strength outside. I believed that showing that I was strong would give Nanay courage to continue living for us. I knew deep inside that my mother had so many burdens and I didn't want to be one of them.
By Marchad B. Coilan
I am Marchad B. Coilan, an education student in one of the universities in Baguio City. Before 30 March this year, Misyon was almost foreign for me. The name of the magazine sounded familiar, but I had no vivid memory of reading it. I really had no idea what it was about.
By Fr Oliver McCrossan
This report was sent in February by Father McCrossan and the Management Team of 'Pedaling to Live'.
'There are nine million bicycles in Beijing . . .' These are the opening words of a song of Katie Melua. That's Beijing! This is Ozamiz City, Philippines, and there are 74 tricycles, few by Beijing's standards, but providing a reliable, pollution-free transport service for hundreds of people, and a living for the drivers and their families.
We bring ourselves into a period of reflection as we enter the season of Lent. It is a special moment of giving ourselves the chance to commune deeply with our God as we come to think of Jesus.
This issue’s Pulong ng Editor features Fr Michael Sinnott thanking all who prayed and worked for his release. His experience somehow proves to us the love of God as He answers the cry of His people. Let us learn from every event through which God speaks.
By Nomy T. Muhal
Mrs Muhal is principal of Magballo Catholic High School, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental.