Epiphany- The Journey of the Magi
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Epiphany- The Journey of the Magi

The Journey Of The Magi A cold coming we had of it,Just the worst time of the yearFor a journey, and such a long journey:The ways deep and the weather sharp,The very dead of winter.’And the camels galled, sorefooted, refractory,Lying down in the melting snow.There were times we regrettedThe summer palaces on slopes, the terraces,And…

Cameroon: The Army’s Revenge Killings
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Cameroon: The Army’s Revenge Killings

“Most of the atrocities carried out on the population in the course of this conflict has always been the direct result of incensed military directing their anger on the local population,” the officials of DHPI say. They add, “The military claim the locals harbor, know where the separatist fighters hide, are their relatives and friends…

Epiphany – A Reflection
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Epiphany – A Reflection

Although foretold in the prophecies, the reality of all people – Jew and Gentile – being welcomed together to worship God and receive his divine favor was earth-shattering. It was a move beyond human expectation. God’s blessings were formerly reserved to Israel, but now they are open to all. Such a shift was the most…

Pope’s Prayer Intention for January: Religious Discrimination and Persecution
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Pope’s Prayer Intention for January: Religious Discrimination and Persecution

How is it possible that many religious minorities currently suffer discrimination or persecution? How can we allow that in this society, which is so civilized, there are people who are persecuted simply because they publicly profess their faith? Not only is it unacceptable; it’s inhuman, it’s insane. Religious freedom is not limited to freedom of…

55th World Day of Peace – Message Pope Francis
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55th World Day of Peace – Message Pope Francis

In every age, peace is both a gift from on high and the fruit of a shared commitment. Indeed, we can speak of an “architecture” of peace, to which different institutions of society contribute, and an “art” of peace that directly involves each one of us. [3] All can work together to build a more peaceful world,…

Missionaries Killed in 2021
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Missionaries Killed in 2021

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – According to information gathered by Agenzia Fides, in 2021 22 missionaries were killed in the world: 13 priests, 1 religious man, 2 religious women, 6 lay persons. This year the highest number of missionaries killed was registered in Africa, where 11 missionaries (7 priests, 2 religious women, 2 lay persons)…

Kenya: ‘Undaunted’, a Memoir by Kiltegan Missionary Gabriel Dolan
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Kenya: ‘Undaunted’, a Memoir by Kiltegan Missionary Gabriel Dolan

Fr Gabriel Dolan is a member of St Patrick’s Society for the Foreign Missions (Kiltegan) and a tireless high profile defender of human rights in Kenya. In this book he presents a fascinating account of his struggles for justice and human rights in Turkana and elsewhere in Kenya, with a collection of columns published by…

Christmas: Open Ended Expectation
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Christmas: Open Ended Expectation

There is nothing wrong with enjoying Christmas, or indeed with a little over-indulgence. At any rate, there is nothing Christian about embodiments of Scrooge masquerading as piety. What matters is that we remember why we are enjoying it. We’re not, or not chiefly, remembering a past event. We’re sharpening our hope and expectation of how…

South Sudan: Oil Companies in the Dock for War Crimes
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South Sudan: Oil Companies in the Dock for War Crimes

Investigations leading to these charges began in 2010 following a report by PAX, a Dutch NGO, which the former implementing agency for the European Coalition on Oil in Sudan (ECOS), on Lundin’s activities in the region. The report entitled Unpaid Debt, alleged that members of the Lundin Consortium, including OMV AG  (Austria) and Petronas (Malaysia), may have…