Easter blessings from UCAN
There is no more important week in the year for Christians than this Holy Week. We call it Holy because of the mystery we celebrate - God's gift of His son who loves us to his death on Calvary and beyond.
Because of that love, we wish each other Happy Easter even when we know there is a lot of tragedy about it - Good Friday. As Christians, we know that what we see happening with and in Jesus goes to the heart of what we know from our own experience of life.
At the Second Vatican Council, the Christian lives we all lead were described as being shares in the Paschal Mystery. We have our share in the death and resurrection of Jesus every day. Our lives are part of the Paschal Mystery.
At UCAN, we work to describe that mystery in the unfolding tragedies and astonishing blessings of the people we seek out and report, feature and comment on.
While at times deeply distressing work, this effort of ours gets its coherence in the same way the death of Jesus did - because of the astonishing grace of a God who never gives up on life and love.
Because of that, we can wish you Happy Easter.
Fr. Michael Kelly SJ
Church launches audio Bible for phones and tablets
- ucanews.com reporter, Manila
- September 25, 2012
"We know that not everyone is interested in reading. Thatâ€™s why we are promoting this audio Bible," said Auxiliary Bishop Pablo David of San Fernando, head of the Episcopal Commission on Biblical Apostolate.
He said the move is part of the Church's "Faith Comes from Hearing Campaign."
A recent survey by the National Book Development Board revealed the number of Filipinos who read fell from 92 percent in 2007 to 88 percent in 2012.
The "audio Bible" is currently available in English, Tagalog and Cebuano but will soon be available in all Filipino languages.