Giving up Mass for Lent
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Giving up Mass for Lent

In various parts of the world, especially perhaps in Asia, bishops have cancelled Sunday Masses and other gatherings as a preventative measure against the spread of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19, a potentially fatal infection that seems headed to becoming a pandemic. It is disappointing, but sadly not too surprising, to see how many Catholics…

Pakistan – Mill Hill Missionaries from South and North Meet in Rawalpindi
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Pakistan – Mill Hill Missionaries from South and North Meet in Rawalpindi

Pakistan, Mill Hill Joint Gathering:  ‘That They May Have Life In Abundance’. Rawalpindi, 2nd-5th March 2020 A great moment came when the members of Pakistan mission came together to reflect, share and pray  for each other, for mission and in a special way for the Mill Hill General Chapter which is to be held in…

Denis McBride Introduces Three Lenten Narratives from the Gospel of John
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Denis McBride Introduces Three Lenten Narratives from the Gospel of John

In this first video Fr Denis introduces three Lenten narratives from John’s Gospel and compares them to the other Gospels. He’ll introduce the Woman at the Well, the Man Born Blind and the Raising of Lazarus. Source: Redemptorist Publications

Pope Video March 2020 – For Catholics in China
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Pope Video March 2020 – For Catholics in China

Today, the Church in China looks to the future with hope. The Church wants Chinese Christians to be truly Christians, and to be good citizens. They should promote the Gospel, but without engaging in proselytism, and they need to achieve the unity of the divided Catholic community. Let us pray together that the Church in…

India’s Inexorable March towards Hindu Nationhood.
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India’s Inexorable March towards Hindu Nationhood.

In 2002, Narendra Modi was chief minister of Gujarat. In 2020, he wields power in New Delhi as prime minister of India. In 2005, Modi was denied a US visa after Washington held him responsible for the Gujarat mayhem. In 2020, as part of the city was burning, Modi was shaking hands with Donald Trump…

Pakistan: Research Reveals Important Differences in Level of Inclusion Between Religious Minorities
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Pakistan: Research Reveals Important Differences in Level of Inclusion Between Religious Minorities

The Center for Law and Justice, a Lahore-based NGO that that works for the environment and social justice, released “The Index of Religious Diversity and Inclusion in Pakistan” on Feb. 28 at Forman Christian College in Lahore. The research was based on interviews with 100 respondents from non-Muslim communities. Asif Aqeel, the Christian author of the report,…

Our Common Home: ‘Laudato Si’ in a Nutshell
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Our Common Home: ‘Laudato Si’ in a Nutshell

Cambodia: Celebrating Christian Initiation
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Cambodia: Celebrating Christian Initiation

RCIA step 2 (ទទួលជំហានទី២) in Battambang Prefecture, Cambodia. It was a big celebration and a joyous occasion for all the Christian faithful in the Prefecture of Battambang, especially for the 61 young adults whose names were officially enrolled for baptism in the Catholic Church. They have been prepared and given faith formation in their respective…

U.K.: Cardinal Vincent Nichols on the Journey of Lent – through Art
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U.K.: Cardinal Vincent Nichols on the Journey of Lent – through Art

For the beginning of Lent, Cardinal Vincent Nichols offers reflections on this painting in the National Gallery by the Italian artist Giovanni Battista Cima da Conegliano titled ‘The Incredulity of Saint Thomas’. It was commissioned in 1497 for the altar in the Church of San Francesco in northern Venice. During Lent we walk a path…

Way of the Cross – Journeying with Refugees and Migrants
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Way of the Cross – Journeying with Refugees and Migrants

Pray with the Lord, journey with Refugees and Migrants Download Way of the Cross Source: Jesuit Refugee Service

Pakistan: Asia Bibi – My Faith has Saved Me
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Pakistan: Asia Bibi – My Faith has Saved Me

ASIA BIBI has given a landmark interview saying that her faith in Christ was what got her through her long ordeal behind bars. In an interview today (Wed, 26 Feb) with Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), the Catholic charity for persecuted Christians, the Christian woman from Pakistan, sensationally acquitted last year, gave a…

India: Christians Condemn Communal Violence, Offer Assistance
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India: Christians Condemn Communal Violence, Offer Assistance

Christian leaders from different denominations in New Delhi have condemned the communal violence in the Indian capital and asked churches to open their doors to victims of the riots. The violence that started on Feb. 23 in several areas of northeast Delhi has left 27 people dead and over 200 injured in the deadliest episode of…