Francis of Assisi Universal Brother: Further Exploration of Fratelli Tutti
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Francis of Assisi Universal Brother: Further Exploration of Fratelli Tutti

What does universal love look like in practice? In Fratelli tutti, Pope Francis offers today’s gospel, the parable of the Good Samaritan, and the life of today’s saint, Francis of Assisi as examples … so today seems like a good day to study the encyclical again! Source: Thinkingfaith Continue reading

Book Launch: Future of African Theology
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Book Launch: Future of African Theology

The new book, Fr. Opongo said, “investigates the role of the Church in contemporary society, pastoral challenges, and propositions on how the Church could respond to them.” “The book is therefore an African Theology reader, introducing both Africans and international scholars to the diverse perspectives of African theology,” the Jesuit Priest said during the September…

On Training Pastors for our Contemporary World
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On Training Pastors for our Contemporary World

The priests of yesterday were formed in a religious and patriarchal mold. In addition, they also had a strong sense of entitlement. In the secularized world of today, however, problems are more related to the social sciences, management and technology. Our social situation is also more pluralistic and democratic than in earlier times. No wonder…

Vaccine Rollout in Africa: Global Inequality Visualised
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Vaccine Rollout in Africa: Global Inequality Visualised

There has been a lot of focus on COVID-19 vaccine inequalities between high-income and low- and middle-income countries. For instance, it is estimated that up to 70% of all vaccines to be produced in 2021 were pre-booked by a handful of countries. This has caused severe bottlenecks in vaccine supply to low- and middle-income countries, leading to…

Pope’s Prayer Intention for Extraordinary Mission Month: Missionary Disciples
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Pope’s Prayer Intention for Extraordinary Mission Month: Missionary Disciples

“Jesus asks us all, and you as well, to be missionary disciples. Are you ready?” Pope Francis opened The Pope Video—containing his prayer intention for the month of October—with that invitation to all Christians. The Pope said we are all invited to be open to Jesus’ call and to live united to Him in the…

October Extraordinary Mission Month- World Mission Church!
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October Extraordinary Mission Month- World Mission Church!

Simply put, we are the world’s encounter with God. We are God’s gift to the world. And when we act otherwise, we are betraying our vocation. So, how should we act? Does being the incarnation of God’s mission today mean we should be God’s recruiting agents? No. Jesus did not proselytize. Usually when he healed…

October Mission Month: A personal Reflection
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October Mission Month: A personal Reflection

A DREAM EVER COMING TRUE, EVER TRUE!  Every now and then we go back to the blazing, compelling reason why we left everything or stopped wandering and began to follow Him.  The very reasons that make us now fools or nobodies or ministers or famous; why we chose the road less travelled for adventure or…

Kroonstad, South Africa: ‘Situation of Refugees Painful and Sad’ – Bishop Holiday
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Kroonstad, South Africa: ‘Situation of Refugees Painful and Sad’ – Bishop Holiday

“The number of refugee families and individuals, women, men and children in the world and our own country South Africa is a very painful and sad situation,” Bishop Holiday says in his pastoral letter. He adds, “Brothers and Sisters are having to flee from their country of birth in fear of being killed or from…

Australia: Critical View of Seminary Training
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Australia: Critical View of Seminary Training

‘Clericalism is the idealisation of the priesthood, and by extension, the idealisation of the Catholic Church. Clericalism is linked to a sense of entitlement, superiority and exclusion, and abuse of power.’ A person suffering from clericalism sees himself as special, superior to others and worthy of greater respect. This could lead to arrogance and the…

Nairobi: Perpetual Oath and Diaconate
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Nairobi: Perpetual Oath and Diaconate

The last weekend of September has been a memorable one at the Mill Hill Second Cycle in Nairobi. On Friday 24th September, nine students in temporary membership took their Perpetual Oath commitment at the Formation Centre in the presence of the entire community, Mill Hill members and some family members and friends of the candidates….