St Therese High School

Quality and affordable Catholic education for Antiquenos is one of the many legacies of Mill Hill Missionaries in Antique, Philippines. To date, there are still few MHM founded schools operational under the supervision of the Antique Diocesan Catholic Schools. One of these schools is St. Therese High School in Casay, Anini-y. Though this school is under the full supervision of the diocese, Mill Hill is still providing its chaplaincy.

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Basic Ecclesial Communities, Philippines

The Basic Ecclesial Community or Small Christian Community meeting is one of the priority activities of the Parish of Sta. Teresa de Avila, Casay. Extra effort is being exerted in order to animate and to keep the BECs in Casay alive. The Bishop of San Jose de Antique, Jose Romeo Lazo, calls for strengthening and sustaining of the BEC program in all parishes in his diocese.

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Wrong to spiritualise poverty

Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has said that it is wrong “to spiritualize poverty.” In his address to the 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC), currently taking place in Cebu, Philippines, on the theme “The Eucharist and the Dialogue with the Poor and Suffering,” Cardinal Onaiyekan said that “poverty mean many things” and therefore must never be spiritualized. “Actually, in the Church poverty can be a virtue. We speak of the evangelical counsels of chastity, poverty, and obedience. The word poverty itself could be positive,” he told Vatican Radio. “We cannot spiritualize poverty as if it is a good thing,” said Cardinal Onaiyekan. “It can never be a good thing.” However, he said there is a different kind of poverty – “misery” – which cannot be welcomed.

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