Pakistan: Sindh Province Badly Hit by Coronavirus
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Pakistan: Sindh Province Badly Hit by Coronavirus

Officials in Pakistan’s Sindh province have reached out to minority leaders in a bid to combat the coronavirus that has badly hit the country’s southern region. The move came as Pakistan saw its biggest daily spike of Covid-19 cases on March 16. According to federal and provincial health officials, the number of coronavirus cases jumped from 33…

Come Back To Me: A Lenten Reflection
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Come Back To Me: A Lenten Reflection

COME BACK TO ME  “Remember this. When people choose to withdraw far from a fire, the fire continues to give warmth, but they grow cold. When people choose to withdraw far from light, the light continues to be bright in itself but they are in darkness. This is also the case when people withdraw from…

Prayer for a Pandemic
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Prayer for a Pandemic

Prayer for a Pandemic   May we who are inconvenienced Remember those whose lives are at stake. May we who have no risk factors Remember those most vulnerable. May we who have the luxury of working from home Remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent. May we who have…

Pope Francis Walks Alone through Rome’s Deserted Streets to Pray for End of Pandemic
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Pope Francis Walks Alone through Rome’s Deserted Streets to Pray for End of Pandemic

Pope Francis walked through Rome’s deserted streets to pray for an end to the coronavirus as the Vatican said his Easter services will be held without the public for the first time. He left the Vatican unannounced on March 15 to pray at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and then walked along one of…

Neighbourly Love in Times of Coronavirus – A Bishop’s Golden Rules
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Neighbourly Love in Times of Coronavirus – A Bishop’s Golden Rules

Think about who may be suffering more than me. For those of us who are healthy there is much less to worry about but the elderly, the housebound and those with chronic health conditions may be very anxious. How about each church undertaking an audit of all the vulnerable people they know and sharing out…

Philippines: Bishops Puncture Outrageous Duterte Claim
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Philippines: Bishops Puncture Outrageous Duterte Claim

Duterte said Cardinal Tagle’s change of office was punishment for his meddling in politics. “We were only given a caretaker who is a priest. Manila has no more bishop. Pope Francis got angry because he [Tagle] meddled with politics,” Duterte said. Duterte was incorrect in his claim that Manila has no bishop.  On Feb. 10,…

Three Lenten Narratives from the Gospel of John: The Woman of Samaria
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Three Lenten Narratives from the Gospel of John: The Woman of Samaria

Welcome to our exploration of the great narrative in John’s Gospel where Jesus meets the woman of Samaria at a well; she immediately tries to end the conversation and disconnect from the encounter. Why? In everyday life, what do you say after you say “Hello”? More basically, some people might ask, “How do you get…

Malaysia: Minorities on Edge
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Malaysia: Minorities on Edge

In Malaysia, geographically at the more Muslim end of the Malay-Indonesia archipelago, the hardliners have gained a foothold in the federal ruling alliance for the first time since 1974. This has sparked immediate and obvious fears from Christian denominations. It will also have sparked even deeper fears for the Chinese, who have suffered both personal…

Mill Hill Calling – Magazine of the Mill Hill Missionaries in India
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Mill Hill Calling – Magazine of the Mill Hill Missionaries in India

Greetings for a grace filled Lenten season! As we journey through a new season of lent (40 days), we become more aware of the true purpose of our Christian calling. I greatly rejoice when I hear your testimony about the spiritual gifts you have received for your family and personal life from JESUS CHRIST our…

Pope Francis: Livestreaming Mass from Casa Santa Maria
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Pope Francis: Livestreaming Mass from Casa Santa Maria

Yesterday, the Director of the Holy See Press Office announced that Pope Francis had decided that his 7:00 morning Mass would be broadcast in these days. This morning, Pope Francis introduced the liturgy saying “In these days, I will offer Mass for those who are sick from the coronavirus epidemic, for the doctors, nurses, volunteers…

Dementia Prayer Week 12th – 19th March 2020
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Dementia Prayer Week 12th – 19th March 2020

For those who are hearing about it for the first time; this week was inspired by people with dementia -so deep was their spiritual thirst.We carry on this work by inviting you to  take part in Dementia Prayer Week, one or every day. Source: Redemptorists Publications Read more

India: Letting the Spirit of Religious Violence out of the Bottle
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India: Letting the Spirit of Religious Violence out of the Bottle

Thousands of Indians have been protesting for months against a controversial citizenship law that they say discriminates against Muslims. Critics have accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of using anti-Muslim measures to steer the country toward becoming a Hindu-only state. Al Jazeera reports from India on how the government may respond to the recent violence in…