Year of St. Joseph: Prominent Role of Catholic Men in Diocese of Kumba, Cameroon
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Year of St. Joseph: Prominent Role of Catholic Men in Diocese of Kumba, Cameroon

Members of the Catholic Men Association (CMA) in Cameroon’s Diocese of Kumba are expected to coordinate initiatives marking the year of St. Joseph, the Local Ordinary has told ACI Africa in an interview. In the Tuesday, February 23 interview, Bishop Agapitus Nfon said, “I have entrusted the activities of the Year of St. Joseph to…

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story

Transfiguration: A Homily
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Transfiguration: A Homily

2nd Sunday of Lent Today’s readings are, as so often, an invitation to contemplative musing. You can look at what is being told here in different ways, marvel at it. Or, perhaps, recoil in horror at the horrific story of what is called in Jewish tradition the “binding of Isaac.” How is it possible that…

Transfiguration
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Transfiguration

Not all the disciples were treated equally. At special times in his life Jesus selected his closest friends to be with him. Here we have Peter, James and John chosen as witnesses to the Transfiguration. The Transfiguration places Jesus with two great figures in Jewish history. Moses the giver of the Law and Elijah the…

Webinar: Pathways to Christ’s Passion
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Webinar: Pathways to Christ’s Passion

The renowned biblical scholar, Father Henry Wansbrough, a Benedictine monk of Ampleforth Abbey, will be giving a series of evening webinars on the Passion narratives, hosted by Holy Innocents’ Church Orpington. The evening will explore the different accounts of The Passion and Death of Jesus according to the Synoptic Gospels, The Passion, Death and Resurrection…

Philippines: Basic Christian Community Shows Way to Survive Pandemic
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Philippines: Basic Christian Community Shows Way to Survive Pandemic

Members of the Basic Ecclesial Community in the Parish of San Vicente de Paul in the Philippine capital share stories of struggle as they faced challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic. Source:Licas News

Cameroon: ‘Stand up by truth, enbrace dialogue’ – Bishop Nfon
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Cameroon: ‘Stand up by truth, enbrace dialogue’ – Bishop Nfon

In the Tuesday, February 23 interview, Bishop Agapitus Nfon of Cameroon’s Kumba Diocese located in the Southwestern region invited the government and the secessionist groups to “stand by the truth, embrace dialogue, look at each other as brothers and sisters and accept proposals that will enhance peace and harmony in our country.”  “What is preventing…

Malindi, Kenya: Year of St.Joseph Inspires Move to Address Gender-Based Violence
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Malindi, Kenya: Year of St.Joseph Inspires Move to Address Gender-Based Violence

The Catholic Diocese of Malindi in Kenya has embarked on a year-long celebration of St. Joseph with a special focus on seeking the intercession of the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary in addressing gender-based violence, which has been on the rise in various parts of the Diocese. In an interview with ACI Africa Wednesday,…

Global Healing Session with Laudato Si
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Global Healing Session with Laudato Si

Fascinating exchange on the significant contribution of faith communities to the conversation on environmental change

Sarawak, Malaysia: Churches Reopen for Lent
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Sarawak, Malaysia: Churches Reopen for Lent

Churches in Kuching, capital of the Malaysian state of Sarawak in Malaysia (located on the island of Borneo), have reopened their doors for Lent. As communicated to Agenzia Fides by the Archbishop of Kuching, Simon Poh, the local government has allowed the reopening of most of the churches, after more than two weeks of closure…

Kenya: Involvement of Women and Girls in Terrorism
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Kenya: Involvement of Women and Girls in Terrorism

In my most recent study I looked at different ways in which recruitment occurs to analyse the diverse motivations of women and girls to join Al-Shabaab in the coastal region of Kenya. In particular, I sought to establish the “voluntariness” of their decisions – in other words, did they sign up on their own volition? I interviewed…

Podcast: Richard Rohr on Pope Francis, Original Sin and Lenten Observance
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Podcast: Richard Rohr on Pope Francis, Original Sin and Lenten Observance

This week’s guest hardly needs an introduction. Father Richard Rohr is a Franciscan priest, the author of several well-known books on spirituality, including his latest The Universal Christ, and the founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in New Mexico. In this wide-ranging interview, we talk to Father Richard about Pope Francis, how we should think…