ACN Project of the Week : Success Story in the Philippines

A Success Story in the Philippines A vehicle for pastoral work among the indigenous peoples of the diocese of San Jose   For the past seven years, Sister Anita has been working among the indigenous peoples of the diocese of San Jose, supporting them with wise counsel and ministering to their needs. She looks after […]

Philippines: “The reconstruction of the city of Marawi will take years”

Philippines: “The reconstruction of the city of Marawi will take years”   Reinhard Backes travelled to the Philippine city of Marawi for the Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need. The Christian minority in the city was suppressed for months by Islamists. An interview about relations between Christians and Muslims in the region […]

ACN Project of the Week in Philippines

Philippines A church for the parish of St. Anthony   The island of Basilan belongs to the Mindanao group of islands in the southern Philippines. Whereas in the Philippines as a whole Catholics form the great majority of the population, here on the island of Basilan Muslims make up around two thirds of the population. […]

Project of the Week in Malolos

Philippines Mass stipends for 25 priests in the diocese of Malolos Worldwide, there are over 400,000 priests who have the power to utter the words of Consecration in Holy Mass whereby the bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Christ – the most precious gift on earth. And yet so many of them […]

ACN Project of the Week – Phillipines

PROJECT OF THE WEEK Philippines Training of lay pastoral workers in the marriage and family apostolate Zamboanga is the capital of the peninsula region and archdiocese bearing the same name and is found on the island of Mindanao. The archdiocese serves a population of some 620,000 Catholics. In the past, they established a training program […]

Violence against Christians in the Philippines : Difficult dialogue

Philippines Is Mindanao Another Iraq?  “In some areas of Mindanao we are experiencing exactly the same thing as is happening in Iraq.” The words are those of Father Sebastiano D’Ambra an Italian missionary of the PIME congregation who has been working for almost 50 years now in the Philippines. He was speaking on the phone to […]

Journey with ACN – The Synod for bishops on the family in Rome (continued)

JOURNEY WITH ACN is our Friday our weekly newsletter regularly posted to our blog and designed to acquaint you with the needs of the Catholic Church around the world – and various projects we have helped to bring into being together with ACN benefactors. This week :  The Synod for bishops on the family in Rome ______________________ This […]


While parents here run to buy Christmas presents for their children, parents over there, in far too many countries, run under threat to protect their children from danger. The arrival of Christmas is good news! – So the hymns tell us – news which bears the promise of peace and of love.  However, Christmas has […]

Philippines – Interview with Fr. Edwin Gariguez, Executive Secretary of CBCP Caritas Filipinas Foundation, on Tuesday 12th of November 6pm local time:

What is the current situation after this destructive Typhoon? Fr. Edwin Gariguez: “The damages are really wide spread and devastating, particularly in the island of Leyte, the province which is very badly affected. This was in the media. But there are much more provinces and small islands also badly hit. We will be arriving tonight […]

Iceland – Translation of the Missal into Icelandic

ACN International Adapted by AB Griffin, ACN Canada   40 years ago work first begun on preparing a Missal in the Icelandic language. Now, in the Year of Faith, the printing of this book has finally become possible, thanks to ACN’s financial support. In fact, Bishop Pierre Bürcher has already personally handed Pope Francis a […]