The Lord’s Prayer Sung in Aramaic
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The Lord’s Prayer Sung in Aramaic

We have learned this prayer sung in Aramaic from a Syrian bishop in Jerusalem. We have recorded the video at St. Mark’s house in the old city of Jerusalem. We use the Western Syriac Aramaic dialect, the one used by Syrians today in their liturgy. Abwoon d’bashmayaNetqaddash shmak Teete malkutah Nehvwey tzevyannach aykanna d’bashmaya aph…

Herbert House, UK: Everyone Vaccinated!
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Herbert House, UK: Everyone Vaccinated!

After a year of apprehension for everyone, especially at the British Region Mill Hill retirement home, during this year of pandemic, there was good news today.  At lunch-time a team of doctors and nurses we had been expecting from a local medical practice, arrived at Herbert House to give everyone the vaccination against Covid-19. All…

Finding God in the Ordinary – A View from Knock, Ireland
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Finding God in the Ordinary – A View from Knock, Ireland

Mission in ministry 2022, “practicing the spirituality of the everyday or the ordinary” at the Knock Shrine I have been here at the National Marian Shrine at Knock for some time now and I have encountered many people from many countries from around the world. The Shrine at Knock attracts many people for many and…

Cameroon: Mill Hill Missionaries Gather in Assembly
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Cameroon: Mill Hill Missionaries Gather in Assembly

The Mill Hill Missionaries in Cameroon held their annual Society Assembly  at the Mill Hill Central House, Bamenda. The meeting  started on January 12th  and  concluded on  15th of January 2021. The 26 members who gathered for the Assembly, started their meeting with a day of Recollection led by Fr. Charles Senka, a Diocesan priest from Kumbo Diocese, reflecting on…

Nakulondo Mpfumu: Lord, I want to follow you.
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Nakulondo Mpfumu: Lord, I want to follow you.

Lord I want to follow you if I am poor or rich! I want to follow you Son of God because your glory is wonderful! I want to follow you Son of God because your goodness is wonderful!

Uganda Elections: Multiple Calls for Peaceful Process
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Uganda Elections: Multiple Calls for Peaceful Process

“We may not have violence on election day itself. But depending on how the Uganda Electoral Commission handles the process of releasing election results – this is where the tensions will be.” Despite the seeming tension, the CJPC director says, “People are expected to go and vote, and voter slips are currently being issued to…

Singular Importance Zairean Rite Recognised
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Singular Importance Zairean Rite Recognised

But as the only inculturated form of the Eucharist after Vatican II, the Zaire Rite is hugely important. It essentially serves as a prophetic witness to Vatican II’s vision for greater liturgical adaptation, a vision that Roman authorities have largely suppressed. The point of liturgical inculturation is to support the “full and active participation” of…

Holy Land: Renewed Access to Site of Baptism of Jesus
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Holy Land: Renewed Access to Site of Baptism of Jesus

For the first time in over 54 years, the Franciscan friars of the Custody of the Holy Land were able to offer Mass on their property at the site of Christ’s baptism, located in the West Bank. The Mass for the feast of the Baptism of the Lord was said in the Church of St….

Kenya, Uganda: Human Trafficking Returnees Tell Their Stories
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Kenya, Uganda: Human Trafficking Returnees Tell Their Stories

Juanita Ndagire was sure that she had a well-paying receptionist job waiting for her at a hotel in Dubai when she left home in Uganda in search for greener pastures. This was, however, a lie that the agents she was working with invented to sell her into slavery thousands of miles away from home. Arrangements…

Uganda: Bishops Weigh in on Electoral Process
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Uganda: Bishops Weigh in on Electoral Process

Ahead of general elections in Uganda slated for January 14, Catholic Bishops in the country have, in their latest Pastoral Letter, highlighted 13 issues that “could taint the credibility of the electoral process and outcome of the polls if not addressed urgently.” In their Pastoral Letter sent to ACI Africa Tuesday, January 5, the members…

Pope Video January: At the Service of Human Fraternity
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Pope Video January: At the Service of Human Fraternity

“When we pray to God following Jesus, we come together as brothers and sisters with those who pray according to other cultures, other traditions and other beliefs. We are brothers and sisters who pray. Fraternity leads us to open ourselves to the Father of all and to see in the other a brother or sister,…

Nigeria: Speaking Truth to Power
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Nigeria: Speaking Truth to Power

“Ours has become a nation wrapped in desolation. The prospects of a failed state stare us in the face: endless bloodletting, a collapsing economy, social anomie, domestic and community violence, kidnappings, armed robberies etc. Ours has become a house of horror with fear stalking our homes, highways, cities, hamlets and entire communities,” Bishop Kukah says….