Memorial Martyrs of Algeria: Costly Dialogue with Islam
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Memorial Martyrs of Algeria: Costly Dialogue with Islam

When in May 1996 the shocking news of the murder at Tibhirine, Algeria, of a community of seven Trappist monks hit the headlines the subsequent publication of the moving ‘Testament’ of Christian de Chergé, the prior of that community, opened a window on the singular originality of this community’s involvement with its Muslim neighbours. The…

Month of May: Meditations on Mary in Scripture 6 – Finding in the Temple
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Month of May: Meditations on Mary in Scripture 6 – Finding in the Temple

Today’s story throws light on the life of the Holy Family. No travelling as a nuclear family, but a great caravan from Nazareth. The walk men together and the women walk together, and the children wandering between them. Such a large group that Mary and Joseph didn’t notice they hadn’t got their boy. Imagine the…

Kakamega, Kenya: Bishop Obanyi on Journalists’ Responsibilities
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Kakamega, Kenya: Bishop Obanyi on Journalists’ Responsibilities

Describing armchair journalism as “a danger”, Bishop Obanyi said that the danger becomes “even greater now when we are told to stay and work at home.” Rather than using technology for armchair reporting, Bishop Obanyi called on members of the fourth estate to “harness modern technology to motivate us.” “We are not servants of media…

Month of May: Meditations on Mary in Scripture 5 – Egypt
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Month of May: Meditations on Mary in Scripture 5 – Egypt

Matthew has a different twist from Luke to the nativity. In Matthew it’s Joseph rather than Mary who dreams of angels bringing messages from God. After the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem the holy family are forced to flee for safety to Egypt. They spend some time, maybe two or three years, as refugees there….

‘Silence’: Powerful Poem by Felicia Murrell
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‘Silence’: Powerful Poem by Felicia Murrell

Silence If you’re silent,you can hear the forest breathe,the holy hush of the tree’s limb. “Silence,” said Thomas Merton, “is God’s first language”:the way it soaks into your skin,surrounds you,blanketing you like the forest’s breath. Silence:The cadence of the land at rest,the body asleep,the heart awake. Silence:The deep rhythmic breathing of a mind slowed down,an…

Fool for Christ – The Story of Dorothy Day
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Fool for Christ – The Story of Dorothy Day

In this one-woman drama, Sarah Melici masterfully plays Dorothy as well as eleven other characters, including Forster Batterham, the father of her daughter. As a costume, she wears a simple replica of the prison uniform from Dorothy’s last arrest, when she was jailed with the farm workers in Delano, California, supporting Cesar Chavez and the…

India’s Covid-19 Emergency Testimonies: Rector Basic Formation, Pargi
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India’s Covid-19 Emergency Testimonies: Rector Basic Formation, Pargi

Once again Corona is back even with more devastating effects and causing deaths, fear, confusion and chaos in the country. The hospitals in charge are complaining the shortages of oxygen, ventilators, drugs, beds and many other basic requirements. There is fear spread among the people that going to the hospitals is far riskier than getting…

Month of May: Meditations on Mary in Scripture 4 – Presentation.
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Month of May: Meditations on Mary in Scripture 4 – Presentation.

Forty days after the birth of Jesus, Mary and Joseph bring the child to the Temple to dedicate him to God. The Holy Spirit is again at work inspiring Simeon and Anna to recognise this baby as the Messiah – the Christ. They prophecy that the child will bring salvation not just to Israel but…

Pope’s Prayer Intention May: The Wold of Finance
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Pope’s Prayer Intention May: The Wold of Finance

India Covid-19 Emergency Testimonies: Unspeakable Scenes in Varanasi
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India Covid-19 Emergency Testimonies: Unspeakable Scenes in Varanasi

Life here in India has become very threatening. The second wave of Covid-19 is unbearable. With the rapid increase of coronavirus cases in the country every individual is facing a tough fight physically as well as mentally, emotionally and psychologically. It is a physical battle but more of mental battle. People are so scared with…

Safeguarding: African Scholars Highlight Clericalism and Patriarchy
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Safeguarding: African Scholars Highlight Clericalism and Patriarchy

(Sr Ngalula): “The faithful who have assimilated clericalism reproduce the same deviant behaviors of clerics when they have positions of responsibility in the Church. They also do not accuse the clerics of abuses in the Church and society, and teach that to speak badly of a cleric is a sin and an attack on the…

The Way of the Resurrection 14
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The Way of the Resurrection 14

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