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,…

Nairobi, Kenya – Twelve Young Mill Hill Missionaries Ordained Deacons
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Nairobi, Kenya – Twelve Young Mill Hill Missionaries Ordained Deacons

PERPETUAL OATH AND DIACONATE CELEBRATIONS:  ST JOSEPH FORMATION CENTRE NAIROBI, 2022             What marvels the Lord worked for us! Indeed we are glad. The Mill Hill Society is blessed to have been nourished by God who in his goodness has called twelve young men from different parts of the world to serve him through the…

September 25th: World Day of Migrants and Refugees
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September 25th: World Day of Migrants and Refugees

In his message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2022, Pope Francis urges us all to ‘Build the Future with Migrants and Refugees’ – that is, to strive with migrants and refugees in journeying towards and building the Kingdom of God. Francis is clear that the gates of this kingdom are open to everyone, especially…

The Economy of Francesco – Conversations with Young People
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The Economy of Francesco – Conversations with Young People

It has been a very successful first day in Assisi, where the young people attending the Economy of Francesco opened the three-day event with a live musical performance, before delving deep into sessions, panels and round-table discussions to present their ideas and projects aimed at bettering the world’s economies. World-renowned economists took part in conversation…

Iloilo, Philippines: Diaconate Ordination Glenn Flores MHM
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Iloilo, Philippines: Diaconate Ordination Glenn Flores MHM

Yesterday, Wednesday September 21, 2022, we had a colorful celebration of the diaconate ordination of Glenn Flores MHM. The Mass was presided over by Archbishop Jose Romeo Lazo, the Archbishop of Jaro. The ordination took place in St. Ann’s Parish, Molo, one of the oldest Churches in Iloilo city, and one of the touristic sites…

Brazil: Systemic Discrimination of AfroBrazilians Including Church
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Brazil: Systemic Discrimination of AfroBrazilians Including Church

The Brazilian delegation to the Sept. 22-24 Economy of Francesco international meeting in Assisi will include a group of Black activists whose goal is to emphasize the importance of debating racial issues associated with potential economic transformations. Connected to Educafro, a non-governmental organization that works for the inclusion of Afro Brazilians in higher education, the…

In reaction to the death of Queen Elisabeth II
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In reaction to the death of Queen Elisabeth II

 A PERPETUAL OATH – TO LOVE AND TO SERVE. In the reactions to the death of Queen Elizabeth II, a remarkable lady, I have been touched by the attention given to her life-long commitment. She adopted the noble motto of her ancestors: “I serve”, dedicating her whole life, long or short; and asking God’s help…

Cameroon Centenary: Festive Thoughts to Accompany a Festive Occasion
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Cameroon Centenary: Festive Thoughts to Accompany a Festive Occasion

A centenary celebration opens the mind to greater vistas. Today we cherish dreams and visions. The coast of Ambas Bay has seen great happenings and prepares for more. Today, 26th of March 2022 we engrave the names of the first four Mill Hill Missionaries on our beach. Their footprints on our shores marked a new…

Searching Questions on René Girard’s Scapegoat Mechanism
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Searching Questions on René Girard’s Scapegoat Mechanism

OUT OF CURIOSITY – FAITH SEEKING UNDERSTANDING (Mimesis and Atonement in the Doctrine of Salvation – ideology or theology?) Perhaps this is what I wish I had heard more from our colleague, late Fr Tom O’Brien MHM, who always came alive and spoke profoundly with untold inner joy, conviction and passion about René Girard or…

Lurgi, India: A Young Missionary’s Passion for Mission
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Lurgi, India: A Young Missionary’s Passion for Mission

A Church that is not a Missionary Church is contradicting itself and extinguishing the Spirit. St. Joseph Catholic Ashram, Lurgi, was inaugurated by Rt. Rev. Patras Minj SJ on the 26th November, 2021. Kodati Chanikya and I had arrived in Lurgi in the month of August 2021, but it took some time for the inauguration…

Day of Prayer for Peace in Ukraine
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Day of Prayer for Peace in Ukraine

The date for the Day of Prayer has been chosen as 14 September, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, which is celebrated in a particularly solemn way in the Eastern Rite. On Wednesday, it is envisaged that liturgies will include a prayer for peace in Ukraine during Mass, and that an opportunity…

Netherlands: Festive Opening of the Art Exhibition ‘In Search of Brederoc’
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Netherlands: Festive Opening of the Art Exhibition ‘In Search of Brederoc’

A long wait it was! The original exhibition was set to open its doors more than two years ago. But, as happened in the case of so many events and celebrations, an uninvited and undesirable visitor by the name of Covid-19 scuppered the original planning. Martien van Leeuwen MHM and his invaluable team of expert…