Pope’s Prayer Intention for October: For a Church Open to Everyone
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Pope’s Prayer Intention for October: For a Church Open to Everyone

As is customary at the beginning of every month, Pope Francis has released his prayer intention for the month of October: “A Church that is open to everyone”. In The Pope Video, produced by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, the Holy Father begins by asking “What does it mean ‘to synod’?”, before answering himself, that it means walking…

Pakistan Floods- Away from the Headlines
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Pakistan Floods- Away from the Headlines

Bishop Samson Shukardin of Hyderabad spoke to Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) after his visit to Catholic village Mariamnagar, Sindh province and went to repeat his claim that the government has not done enough to support Christians. Bishop Shukardian said: “Instead of protecting themselves, the locals had placed mosquito nets on their livestock….

Loneliness: A Reflection
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Loneliness: A Reflection

Father Guido Gockel MHM writes a monthly column for the diocesan newspaper in Sabah, Malaysia. Loneliness Loneliness is a universal experience. It may affect everyone, the rich and poor, the healthy and sick.  No one can take away their pain and suffering.  What people go through in loneliness is often unimaginable, as we have seen during the…

Philippines: A personal Prelature for the Filipino Diaspora? Why it Matters.
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Philippines: A personal Prelature for the Filipino Diaspora? Why it Matters.

Since time immemorial, the dominant principle of organization in the Catholic Church has been geographical – the pastor rules his parish and the bishop his diocese, both of which are defined by territory. Bishops’ conferences and federations of those conferences are organized nationally and continentally. Even religious orders, which deliberately exist outside the diocesan structure,…

Synod on Synodality – A Curch on the Move
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Synod on Synodality – A Curch on the Move

In this fourth video, we see with Monsignor Piero Coda, Secretary of the Pontifical International Theological Commission, Father Thomas Kollamparampil, C.M.I., Professor of Theology at the Pontifical Athenaeum Dharmaran Vidiya Ksheteram in Bangalore, and Sister Nathalie Becquart, Undersecretary of the General Secretariat of the Synod, how the syntheses examined, bear witness to the image of…

‘In-House Criticism Major Challenge to Priests’ – Papal Nuncio at MHM Transitional Diaconate Ordination
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‘In-House Criticism Major Challenge to Priests’ – Papal Nuncio at MHM Transitional Diaconate Ordination

A Catholic Priest is most likely to face more opposition, criticism and all manner of threats from his fellow members of Clergy and confreres than from anywhere else, the representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has said. In his homily during the September 24 Diaconate Ordination at St. Joseph the Worker Cathedral of the…

Pakistan: Contemporary Christian Martyrs Go Unrecognised
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Pakistan: Contemporary Christian Martyrs Go Unrecognised

Fate is prejudiced towards Christians in Pakistan. Perhaps just like the government, fate was designed to be brutal to Christians in Pakistan. In almost every other way, fate made it obvious to everyone the classification and stratification of Christians upon the standards of this biased taxonomy. Pakistani Christian face fanatic attacks quite regularly.  In 1997,…