Eastertide Reading: The Acts of the Apostles
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Eastertide Reading: The Acts of the Apostles

One New Testament book is reserved for Easter Day and the following fifty days until Pentecost, and is never otherwise read publicly in Catholic Sunday or weekday liturgies. This book is The Acts of the Apostles. Peter Edmonds SJ invites us to spend some time exploring its background and character as we attempt to grasp…

Eastertide Reading: The Book of Revelations
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Eastertide Reading: The Book of Revelations

The Church is cautious with this book. There are only seven occasions when it is an official Sunday reading. The first is on the Feast of Christ the King in Year B of the Sunday cycle. The remainder occur on the Sundays after Easter Sunday in Year C. Let us take these seven readings as our entrance…

One of Missio’s Founders, Pauline Jaricot, Soon to be Beatified
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One of Missio’s Founders, Pauline Jaricot, Soon to be Beatified

Missio has announced the upcoming beatification of one of their founders, Venerable Pauline Jaricot, on 22 May 2022 in Lyon, France. This will be a day of prayer and celebration for the global Missio family, and the whole Church. Born in 1799, Pauline Jaricot was a remarkable young lay woman with formidable faith. Through her…

Coming Soon: Mill Hill Missionaries General Chapter.
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Coming Soon: Mill Hill Missionaries General Chapter.

The twice postponed 19th General Chapter of the Mill Hill Missionaries is due to convene on 21st May 2022 at the Milton Hill House in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England. Originally set to have taken place in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2020, the event had to be rescheduled twice and the venue changed due to the Covid-19 pandemic….

Faith Gives Perspective to See what Truly Matters – Spanish Psychiatrist
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Faith Gives Perspective to See what Truly Matters – Spanish Psychiatrist

Spanish psychiatrist Enrique Rojas, Director of the Spanish Institute of Psychiatrics, believes that the four cornerstones of a person’s psychology are intelligence, will, affectivity, and spirituality. Faith, he said, is what gives a person perspective to see what truly matters. “I would never tell a patient to give up religion, because religion, when it is…

40 Million Africans Have Fallen into Extreme Poverty – African Bishops
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40 Million Africans Have Fallen into Extreme Poverty – African Bishops

Today’s SECAM statement is signed by Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of Mthatha, the first vice president of SECAM and the commission chair. Debt relief and COVID-19 and climate change aid for African countries are at the core of what the conference is calling for. The statement notes 40 million Africans have fallen into extreme poverty during…

Uganda: A Case of ‘Institutionalised Arbitrariness’
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Uganda: A Case of ‘Institutionalised Arbitrariness’

Uganda has limited capacity to fully monopolise violence in its territory or provide basic services to its citizens. It relies on repression, but its limited capacity means that it cannot silence dissent systematically and reliably. My research analysed the interactions between state authorities and informal violent actors. What I found was surprising. First, state actors encouraged the formation of…

‘Mariam’ – ‘Rabbouni’
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‘Mariam’ – ‘Rabbouni’

How did Mary not recognise the man she had followed for so long? Was she so blinded by grief that she couldn’t think clearly? Were her eyes full of tears (her weeping has now been mentioned three times)? Or does the position of her body offer a simpler explanation? Mary has stooped inside the tomb…

Brother Peter (Piet) van Leeuwen Has Died.  R.I.P.
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Brother Peter (Piet) van Leeuwen Has Died. R.I.P.

It is with regret that we inform you of the death at 06h00 on the 18th day of April, 2022 in Missiehuis, Vrijland, the Netherlands, aged 91, of Brother Peter (Piet) van Leeuwen Mill Hill Missionary May he rest in peace             Piet, the younger brother of our Father Willem van Leeuwen MHM, was born…