Authorisation for Non-Clerics to be Major Superiors in Certain Cases – Pope Francis
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Authorisation for Non-Clerics to be Major Superiors in Certain Cases – Pope Francis

Pope Francis has authorised the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated and Societies of Apostolic Life to grant dispensations that would allow non-clerics to hold the office of Major Superior in some cases. The Holy Father did so in a rescript promulgated on Wednesday, concerning the possibility of a dispensation from Canon 588 §2 of the…

Battambang, Cambodia: Educating the Poor and Marginalised
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Battambang, Cambodia: Educating the Poor and Marginalised

“Today is an important day as Providence sisters have made progress [in a project] which had been put on hold for a long time,” Sister Anne Lucie Kim Nga, superior of the Sisters of Providence in Cambodia, said during the ceremony on May 4. The school draws support from the Catholic bishops of Phnom Penh and Battambang as…

Philippines Marcos Election Victory: Socio-Political Formation Sorely Wanting
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Philippines Marcos Election Victory: Socio-Political Formation Sorely Wanting

Lawyer Antonio La Viña, former dean at the School of Government of the Jesuit-run Ateneo de Manila University, said “propaganda and fake news” contributed to the success of Marcos’ campaign. He said the “Church has failed to keep the morality of the people aligned in the height of disinformation.” “The disconnect here is they see…

Cameroon: Caring for the Environment One Plastic Bottle at a Time
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Cameroon: Caring for the Environment One Plastic Bottle at a Time

“There is a lot of what I could call ignorance among the people of Cameroon. The country has a good amount of tree cover. There are lots of heavy forests and the people have food. They therefore take so much for granted,” Fr. Innocent said. The member of the Mill Hill Missionaries added, “Cameroon is…

Philippines: Carmelite ‘Martyr of Press Freedom’ Inspiration amid Flood of Fake News
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Philippines: Carmelite ‘Martyr of Press Freedom’ Inspiration amid Flood of Fake News

Amid the flood of disinformation ahead of this year’s Philippine national elections, Filipinos should find inspiration in a priest who was dubbed “martyr of press freedom” for standing for the truth. “With fake news and misinformation going on, the truth is compromised,” said Father Christian Buenafe, O.Carm, at the opening of an exhibit on the…

Kinshasa, DR Congo: Official Installation of Fr Marius Tapang Tendongue MHM as Parish Priest
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Kinshasa, DR Congo: Official Installation of Fr Marius Tapang Tendongue MHM as Parish Priest

On Saturday 30 April 2022, the Parish of St. François de Paule in DRC celebrated the installation of Fr. Marius Tapang, MHM as their Parish Priest. The Bishop Vincent Tshomba was the main celebrant. There were some priests from our deanery and the Diocese of Basankusu as concelebrants. Fr. Marius is the first Parish Priest…

Philippines: Parish of San Remigio Gets New Pastors
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Philippines: Parish of San Remigio Gets New Pastors

Today on the Fiesta of St. Vincent Ferrer Parish, San Remigio, our young Mill Hill men who recently arrived in the Philippines were Installed in their new parish. This was during a Eucharistic celebration presided over by Bishop Marvyn A. Maceda, the Bishop of the Diocese of Antique. Fr. Abonge Emmanuel MHM was Ordained almost…

India: Theologian Reflects on Synodal Pathway -Leadership. Part 2
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India: Theologian Reflects on Synodal Pathway -Leadership. Part 2

Barring a few exceptions, by and large, the quality of leadership went down and has now become bland and uninspiring. The criteria for the selection of bishops have changed considerably. During the period immediately after Vatican II, bishops were selected based on their ability to carry out the decisions and teachings of the council. Their…

Mark’s Gospel: A Treasure to be Discovered
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Mark’s Gospel: A Treasure to be Discovered

Each year on 25 April, the Church celebrates the feast of St Mark. Who is this Mark? He is usually identified with a young man we meet in the Acts of the Apostles. This Mark was a member of the first Christian community in Jerusalem, whose mother offered refuge to Peter when he escaped from…

Eastertide Reading: The Acts of the Apostles
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Eastertide Reading: The Acts of the Apostles

One New Testament book is reserved for Easter Day and the following fifty days until Pentecost, and is never otherwise read publicly in Catholic Sunday or weekday liturgies. This book is The Acts of the Apostles. Peter Edmonds SJ invites us to spend some time exploring its background and character as we attempt to grasp…