John the Baptist in Advent
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John the Baptist in Advent

Every year in the Lectionary used in Catholic churches all over the world, the gospel readings on the second and third Sundays of Advent have as their main focus John the Baptist. Who was this man and how does he come across in the various passages from the gospels read on these days? Have we…

Persons with Disabilities Special Day December 3rd
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Persons with Disabilities Special Day December 3rd

A Poem… Just like you  Maybe I look different, talk differently, move differently, but… I work just like you I value cleanliness just like you I aim to pursue goals just like youI love to dance just like youI go to the cinema just like you I take care for others just like you I make coffee just like youI…

Pope’s Prayer Intention for December: Mission of Catechists
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Pope’s Prayer Intention for December: Mission of Catechists

Catechists have an invaluable mission for the transmission and growth of the faith.The lay ministry of catechist is a vocation; it’s a mission. Being a catechist means that you ‘are a catechist,’ not that you ‘work as a catechist.’ It’s an entire way of being, and we need good catechists who are both companions and…

Kembong, Cameroon: A Celebration of Christ the King Marked by Joy and Fear
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Kembong, Cameroon: A Celebration of Christ the King Marked by Joy and Fear

JOY AND FEAR: THE CONTRADICTION OF CHRIST THE KING IN KEMBONG The celebration of the Solemnity of Christ the King in the ecclesiastical province of Bamenda is usually like no other solemnity around the year. This is chiefly so because, it marks the dawning of a new Churches year for all, and it is also…

Cameroon: Anglophone Bishops Decry Brutal Killings
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Cameroon: Anglophone Bishops Decry Brutal Killings

In the Friday, November 26 collective statement, members of the Bamenda Provincial Episcopal Conference (BAPEC) recount the events of November 24 at a Cameroonian school and say their “hearts have been pierced again!” “On Wednesday, 24 November 2021, some persons armed with guns and explosives, invaded the premises of Government Bilingual High School Ekondo Titi…

Advent: Stay Awake!
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Advent: Stay Awake!

Advent!  In the Sunday Gospel passage Jesus is saying, “Stay awake, praying at all times”. Praying at all times? Is it possible? Is it even safe? If you are driving a car or performing a surgical operation reading a prayer-book, for example, isn’t advisable. Well, try looking at it this way: If a mother is holding…

Nsambya, Uganda: Apostolic Nuncio Confirms Children at Mill Hill Missionaries Kampala House Community
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Nsambya, Uganda: Apostolic Nuncio Confirms Children at Mill Hill Missionaries Kampala House Community

APOSTOLIC NUNCIO TO UGANDA CONFIRMS CHILDREN AT THE MILL HILL MISSIONARIES – KAMPALA HOUSE, NSAMBYA. The day was 14th November. After about one and a half years of preparation of the children and despite the delays occasioned by the Covid lockdowns, there was excitement in the air.  The children all beautifully dressed in befitting white…

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Pope Francis: St. Joseph’s Hidden Presence

CATECHESIS Catechesis on Saint Joseph – 2. Saint Joseph in salvation history Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! Last Wednesday we began a cycle of catecheses on Saint Joseph – the year dedicated to him is coming to an end. Today we will continue this journey, focusing on his role in salvation history. Jesus in the Gospels…

Kakamega, Kenya: ‘Politicians can Become Saints’ – Bishop Obanyi
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Kakamega, Kenya: ‘Politicians can Become Saints’ – Bishop Obanyi

Addressing the leadership of St. Elizabeth Mukumu Mission hospital, the Local Ordinary of Kakamega Diocese who doubles as the Apostolic Administrator of Kenya’s Bungoma Diocese lauded the Sisters of Mary of Kakamega who serve at the hospital for walking in the footsteps of St Elizabeth of Hungary. “The Sisters of Mary are serving with the…

Red Wednesday: Focus on Women Assaulted for their Christian Faith
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Red Wednesday: Focus on Women Assaulted for their Christian Faith

There are many Christian women who suffer sexual violence because they are Christian – but we don’t believe the UN quite appreciates this. There are parts of the world where religion still plays a huge role in influencing people’s behavior, both good and bad. And in numerous countries girls and women from minority faith groups find themselves…