6th April 2020

‘The New Testament was written entirely by Jews’ – Nicholas King SJ

I conclude that every word of the 27 documents that this extraordinary library that is the New Testament contains was written by good Jews, and that it is unfounded, even perverse, to call it ‘anti-Jewish’. We must however confess, to our shame, that Christians, as well as Jews, have often read the New Testament in this way, with catastrophic results. No religion that peddles hatred … Read more

DR Congo: ‘We are Terrified of the Possible Spread of Covid-19 here in Congo’ – Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo

Kinshasa (Agenzia Fides) – “We are terrified of the possible spread of covid-19 here in Congo; we have no means or logistical solutions to deal with it and it would be a disaster”: says Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, Archbishop of Kinshasa to Agenzia Fides, expressing his concern. First the Ebola nightmare, which has tormented the country since the summer of 2018, making thousands of victims, … Read more

Cri de Coeur

Yes, that is the title of my new painting: cry of the heart, the person who screams in painful longing for the sun because it threatens to be obscured by a black cloud (coronavirus). Humanity caught (red lines) in this situation. The Rainbow Snake emerges from the blue lake (life) and begins to expel or eat the black cloud. The dark cloud also threatens nature … Read more

Douala, Cameroon: Sharing Stories in a Time of Corona

Oh ok, we know that we are facing a difficult moment in world history. And we are invaded by fear from all corners, but for us Christians we are to bring hope to people. And the best way we can do that, is by praying for the situation to end and pass on information which can instill fear in the people if we don’t have … Read more

The Current Corona Crisis: A Gateway into a Deeper Experience of Jesus’ Passion?

Every time is a time of grace. Even during the current corona crisis, God has not turned off his grace tap. What special grace would He give us during Holy Week this year? The Holy Week celebrations are all delights. We love these refined liturgies. They forge Christian community. Over the centuries, they have been polished and enriched with symbols, songs and gestures. They can … Read more

A Guide to Isolation and Social Distancing from Those who Know

These online resources are offered to help people live through the coronavirus pandemic. Their special quality is that they don’t come from theories; they all come from those with experience of social distancing or isolation, people who have lived this reality either intentionally like monks and nuns or against their will like hostages or the housebound. This is a new and difficult journey for most … Read more

Spiritual Communion: ‘The Fountain of Living Water’ – A Poem by St John of the Cross

There are, of course, a great number of stories which could be recalled in this context. But the story which, for me, most stands out is the story of the imprisonment of the Carmelite poet and mystic St John of the Cross. Captured and taken from his priory, John was forced to live in appalling conditions, beaten regularly, and almost starved to death. He appealed … Read more

From South Sudan

Prayerful greetings to all our beloved Parishioners of Holy Rosary. Tomorrow, Sunday, the Church celebrates PALM Sunday. Due to COVID19 we’re unable to hold Masses as usual in our Chapels/Centers but the BLESSED PALMS will be at your different Chapels/Centers from 8AM till 6PM. As a sign of welcoming Christ in our Lives/Homes/Communities – We KEEP Blessed Palms in our homes. Thus, at your convenience … Read more

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