Kumba, Cameroon: Ordination of Malvin Ngi MHM
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Kumba, Cameroon: Ordination of Malvin Ngi MHM

On Friday 11 th of June 2021, on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart, was another happy occasion for the Mill Hill family in Cameroon, when Malvin Ngi MHM was ordained a priest by Bishop Agapitus Nfon of Kumba Diocese of the Southwest Region.  The Ordination took place at Fiango Sacred heart Cathedral parish, an old…

Focus on Priestly Formation: Pope Francis’ Concerns
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Focus on Priestly Formation: Pope Francis’ Concerns

The issues at play concern both who is admitted to seminaries, and the formation of clergy before and after ordination. It is not primarily a question of a seminarian or a priest’s liturgical preferences but whether they might seek to impose an ideologically-driven vision of the Church in their parish. That results in division and…

Refugee Week 13 – 20 June: The  Gift of the Stranger
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Refugee Week 13 – 20 June: The Gift of the Stranger

Whether we want to acknowledge it or not, in the world today we are becoming more and more a depressed community.[1] The Dominican theologian Albert Nolan speaks of our times as the ‘age of despair’.[2] We look everywhere for people, things and experiences that might help us overcome this sense of hopelessness, but to no avail. Yet, a…

Jubilees 2021 in Herbert House, Freshfield.
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Jubilees 2021 in Herbert House, Freshfield.

Homily delivered by Dermot Byrne MHM at this year’s jubilee celebrations at Herbert House, Freshfield, U.K. This year’s jubilees are a little odd. We’ve become used, over the last few years, to the idea that our senior members far outnumber our younger ones in this Region, and that is often reflected in the jubilees we…

Feast of the Sacred Heart
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Feast of the Sacred Heart

The Judaeo-Christian tradition sees the whole of creation as God’s beloved handiwork, so it is not surprising to find that love has a central place in all four gospels. In the synoptics, Jesus incarnates God’s love by reaching out to the poor and despised members of the society of his time, and by performing miracles…

Pope Francis to Priests: ‘Your Fragility is a Chance of Encounter with God’.
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Pope Francis to Priests: ‘Your Fragility is a Chance of Encounter with God’.

“My fragility, the fragility of each one of us, is a theological place of encounter with the Lord,” he told a group of around 20 priests at a June 7 meeting at the Vatican. “The ‘superman’ priests end up badly, all of them,” Francis said. “The fragile priest, who knows his weaknesses and talks about…

Corpus Christi: Reflections on the Eucharist
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Corpus Christi: Reflections on the Eucharist

Christ can be present with us in so many ways: in his living, spirit-filled word, which comes to us in Old and New Testaments; in the daily rhythm of our prayer, spoken or just gathered and offered in silence. We can find Christ present with us in those moments when we need him, or when…

Fr Alleluya Part III: How I moved to Kenya’s East Coast
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Fr Alleluya Part III: How I moved to Kenya’s East Coast

Pope Video June 2021:The Beauty of Marriage
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Pope Video June 2021:The Beauty of Marriage

“Is it true, what some people say-that young people don’t want to get married, especially during these difficult times? Getting married and sharing one’s life is something beautiful. It’s a demanding journey, at times difficult, and at times complicated, but it’s worth making the effort. And on this life-long journey, the husband and wife aren’t…

Feast of the Visitation
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Feast of the Visitation

This painting depicts the scene from Luke 1: 39-56 in which Mary visits her older cousin Elizabeth painted in around 1517. Geoff Wheaton SJ leads us to reflect on this painting.

Trinity Sunday
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Trinity Sunday

Why is it so important for us to find some way of talking that does not reduce three persons to three aspects of a single entity and yet does not leave us with the confusion of three separate Gods either? One set of reasons is abstract, but important for those to whom ideas matter in…

South Sudanese Refugee (31) Elected to Western Australia Parliament
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South Sudanese Refugee (31) Elected to Western Australia Parliament

Prior to their migration, her family spent about 10 years in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, which borders modern day South Sudan, after the death of her father during the Second Sudanese Civil War, which ran for 22 years and resulted in two million dead and four million people displaced. As the eldest daughter,…