U.S.A.: January 8 – Martin Luther King Day
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U.S.A.: January 8 – Martin Luther King Day

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Day 1
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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Day 1

“You did not choose me but I chose you” (John 15:16a) Genesis 12:1-4 The call of Abraham John 1:35-51     The call of the first disciples The start of the journey is an encounter between a human being and God, between the created and the Creator, between time and eternity. Abraham heard the call: “Go to…

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: 18 – 25 January
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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: 18 – 25 January

Our spiritual well-being is as important as our physical well-being. In the past year both of these have been seriously challenged: the COVID-19 pandemic has caused us to be careful about our own health, taking precautions such as washing hands and wearing facemasks and maintaining social distance. Some of us have been ill or have…

USA: Making Sense of Catholic Attitudes towards Trump
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USA: Making Sense of Catholic Attitudes towards Trump

In the weeks before the election, I received Facebook messages from many Catholics struggling to make sense of pastors who cast the election in such terms or condemned Democrats outright, either from the pulpit or in private conversations. Many felt not only attacked for their political views but alienated from their own parishes. “How do…

Holy Land: Renewed Access to Site of Baptism of Jesus
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Holy Land: Renewed Access to Site of Baptism of Jesus

For the first time in over 54 years, the Franciscan friars of the Custody of the Holy Land were able to offer Mass on their property at the site of Christ’s baptism, located in the West Bank. The Mass for the feast of the Baptism of the Lord was said in the Church of St….

USA: How to Make Spiritual Sense of the Attack on the Capitol
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USA: How to Make Spiritual Sense of the Attack on the Capitol

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U.S.A: Maryknoll Missionaries on Violence at Capitol
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U.S.A: Maryknoll Missionaries on Violence at Capitol

The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns released the following statement on January 6, 2021, condemning the violence at the US Capitol. As representatives of Maryknoll missioners and as citizens of the United States, we are appalled that a violent mob has stormed the US Capitol Building in an attempt to disrupt the ceremonial counting of…

Pope Video January: At the Service of Human Fraternity
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Pope Video January: At the Service of Human Fraternity

“When we pray to God following Jesus, we come together as brothers and sisters with those who pray according to other cultures, other traditions and other beliefs. We are brothers and sisters who pray. Fraternity leads us to open ourselves to the Father of all and to see in the other a brother or sister,…

Epiphany: Where is the Babe Born to be King?
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Epiphany: Where is the Babe Born to be King?

I read the words the messenger had brought me: ‘Buried with a hundred pounds of myrrh and aloes’. I had almost forgotten him … God knows I’ve tried! Nothing has been quite right since that fool’s errand thirty years ago in my misspent, mystical youth. And now he’s dead, embalmed and buried with my spices,…

Th Star of Bethlehem
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Th Star of Bethlehem

The whole question of ‘what was the Star of Bethlehem,’ asked of a Vatican astronomer, has hidden within it all sorts of wildly wrong assumptions. It assumes that our position at the Vatican gives us some special insight into the issue. (It doesn’t. We don’t know anything more than anyone else who’s looked casually into…

Facing the Future without Fear
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Facing the Future without Fear

Prophetic words from Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks as valid now as they were when thy were spoken three years ago. His recent book ‘Morality’ , published shortly before he died, elaborates on the theme. I wish all visitors to this Mill Hill Missionary website a blessed 2021. Fons Eppink mhm Read also: Jonathan Sacks remembered…

Missionary Disciples Killed in 2020
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Missionary Disciples Killed in 2020

The annual list says that the 20 “missionaries” killed include 8 priests, 1 male religious, 3 nuns, 2 seminarians and 6 lay people. Fides uses the term “missionary” for all the baptized, aware of what Pope Francis explains in his Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii gaudium: “In virtue of their baptism, all the members of the People of…