Poetic Tribute to Our Silver Jubilarians
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Poetic Tribute to Our Silver Jubilarians

25 FOR THE LUO DUO AND THE IRISH MINI-STAR A SILVER CELEBRATION OF FORTITUDE AND FRAGILITY, OF FAST AND FURY, OF CONCORD AND DISCORD! (With no regular rhyme and rhythm in this poem, other literary devices colour it: assonance, allusions, inclusion, pun, paradox, contrast, irony, hyperbole and rhetorical question)  Twenty Five Years of touching and…

Marriage of a Traditional Chief in Mill Hill Missionary Run Parish, Kinshasa
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Marriage of a Traditional Chief in Mill Hill Missionary Run Parish, Kinshasa

Church wedding has been a Sacrament which many Christians in our parish (St. François de Paul/Mose – Kinshasa) hardly think of. Teenager pregnancy has been a cancer which has destroyed the future of many girls. The majority of them give birth as early as age fourteen. This means that the number of single parents is…

Japan: August 1945
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Japan: August 1945

“In August 1945, atomic bombs instantaneously reduced our cities to utter ruin and took over 201,000 precious lives. Many of those who survived have since suffered the devastating after-effects of radiation, the never-ending horror of a nuclear weapon. Even today, the full scope of radiation effects is unknown, and survivors still live in dread. Hiroshima…

South Africa: Mill Hill Missionary Reports on Current Crisis
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South Africa: Mill Hill Missionary Reports on Current Crisis

Over the past decade, South Africa has faced a series of governance crises and scandals which have eroded public confidence. The multiracial nation of close to 60 million people has been under periodic strains ranging from corruption scandals to the high rate of Covid-19 infection leading to severe lockdown with a higher impact on the…

Kitale, Kenya: The Heart-Rending Story of Lucy
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Kitale, Kenya: The Heart-Rending Story of Lucy

Jacinta van Luijk MHM , Mill Hill lay missionary associate, is the driving force behind the KItale Community Advancement Programme (KAP. She shares the searing story of Lucy (not her real name), one of th e particpants of the ‘unreached youth’ programme. The story of Lucy, participant in the training for ‘unreached’ young people in…

Kroonstad, South Africa: Bishop Peter Holiday Welcomes New Covid Guidelines
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Kroonstad, South Africa: Bishop Peter Holiday Welcomes New Covid Guidelines

“We welcome President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement to move South Africa to Adjusted Level 3. This is good news for us as a Catholic/Christian Community so that we can gather in our Churches to praise God,” Bishop Peter John Holiday says in the statement issued Tuesday, July 27. Bishop Holiday adds, “The Adjusted Level 3 comes…

Kitale, Kenya: Increased Needs – But Working with the Brakes on
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Kitale, Kenya: Increased Needs – But Working with the Brakes on

Jacinta van Luijk MHM , Mill Hill lay missionary associate, is the driving force behind the KItale Community Advancement Programme (KAP. She writes: Since corona started, there have been visibly more sick and dead, teenage mothers, school dropouts, alcohol and drug abusers, suicides and domestic violence. Preparations for the elections at the end of 2022…

Cameroon Anglophone Crisis: ‘Need to Change Approach’ – Catholic Peace Entity
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Cameroon Anglophone Crisis: ‘Need to Change Approach’ – Catholic Peace Entity

“With the failure of the military solution to the crisis, it is about time the government used a different method to end it,” Fr. Godlove tells ACI Africa in a Monday, July 26 interview. The Catholic Priest makes reference to a July 18 attack in Bali Nyongha subdivision of Mezam Division of the Northwest region in which…

Famed Nigerian Author’s Critical Reflections upon Reading Fratelli Tutti
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Famed Nigerian Author’s Critical Reflections upon Reading Fratelli Tutti

True social friendship is impossible in the absence of dignity, both among the church’s leaders, and between them and the faithful. My family’s experiences during my parents’ funerals served to reaffirm, if not renew, my reservations about the Nigerian church. So much could have been handled with compassion for the grieving but was not. So…

Asia: The Challenge of Becoming a Church of the Poor
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Asia: The Challenge of Becoming a Church of the Poor

Palatial church buildings and huge institutions in the cities and towns of Asia have become the faces of the Church. Church leaders are often seen hobnobbing with political and business elites. The pastors, still part of a triumphalist church, make sure they do not smell like their sheep. When the rights of their beleaguered communities are violated,…