A Dot Painter’s View of Life’s Journey
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A Dot Painter’s View of Life’s Journey

ACCOMPLISHING: The Dutch title is ‘voltooiing’, accomplishing instead of accomplished, finishing instead of finished. The picture shows the life of a person, the dark circle (starting at the bottom, right), going through various communities, situations in life, relationships, the red circles (love). The red lines are the children who are going their own way, who…

The Philippines: Black Nazarene Procession an ‘Outpouring of People’s Longing for Good’
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The Philippines: Black Nazarene Procession an ‘Outpouring of People’s Longing for Good’

Wherever the people’s devotion came from, whether it’s liturgically sound or not, there is no stopping them from offering prayers and giving thanks to the suffering Jesus. Through the years, many have attested, and believed wholeheartedly, to the miraculous power of the image of the Black Nazarene, from granting personal petitions to healing the sick….

The Light: Newsletter for the Friends of Mill Hill in The Philippines
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The Light: Newsletter for the Friends of Mill Hill in The Philippines

Warm greetings and welcome to All our Readers! At last our Friends of Mill Hill-Philippines newsletter got its name. During our November 2019 assembly, we decided to give this newsletter its name to give it an identity. It is now called THE LIGHT. (Ang Bag-ong Iwag). Why this name? THE LIGHT is a translation of…

Missionaries Killed in 2019
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Missionaries Killed in 2019

In the wake of the Extraordinary Missionary Month of October 2019 lived by Catholic communities at all latitudes, which was also an opportunity to rediscover the figures of many witnesses of the faith of the local Churches who spent their lives for the Gospel in the most diverse contexts and situations, Agenzia Fides continues its…

Cambodia: Singaporean Christians on Solidarity Mission
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Cambodia: Singaporean Christians on Solidarity Mission

We had another meaningful experience today in Kompong Khleang village, a floating community (during rainy season) approximately 50km from Siem Reap. The church has no chapel in the area but there is a student learning center. This time, I was privileged to be able to join the Singaporean group of 32 including 2 Singaporean priests…

Epiphany – How the Gospel Stories Convey the Meaning of the Events we Celebrate at Christmas
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Epiphany – How the Gospel Stories Convey the Meaning of the Events we Celebrate at Christmas

And then there are Matthew’s Magi. What are they about? They are non-Jews, who get Jesus right from the very beginning, just as the establishment (Herod and his religious experts) gets Jesus wrong from the very beginning, at least in the sense that they regard him as so serious a threat to their status quo…

L’Arche: The Amazing Healing Effect of Friendship with the Intellectually Disabled
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L’Arche: The Amazing Healing Effect of Friendship with the Intellectually Disabled

When French Catholic Jean Vanier brought two men with intellectual disabilities to live with him in his home, he did so more out of a sense of religious duty than anything else. But as time went on, he began to realize that what the men needed was not help, but friendship. In the founding of…

Pope Francis Prayer Video January: Lord, Make us Instruments of your Peace
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Pope Francis Prayer Video January: Lord, Make us Instruments of your Peace

In a divided and fragmented world, I want to invite all believers, and also all people of good will, to reconciliation and fraternity. Our faith leads us to spread the values of peace and mutual understanding, of the common good. We pray that Christians, followers of other religions, and all people of goodwill may promote together…

Seminary Training: Discerning in, Discerning Out
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Seminary Training: Discerning in, Discerning Out

Hubbard had multiple “God moments,” and he entered seminary because of them. But in seminary Hubbard realized that ordination wasn’t his calling. In November 2018, he discerned out of seminary. “By our baptism, we’re all called to be priests, prophets, and kings,” Hubbard told CNA. “So although I won’t be an ordained priest, I’ll be…

A New Kind of Christianity: A Trans-denominational Movement of Contemplative Spiritual Activism. .
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A New Kind of Christianity: A Trans-denominational Movement of Contemplative Spiritual Activism. .

More and more of us are hoping, praying, and dedicating ourselves to a [new] form of Christianity. This new kind of Christianity can only emerge as a trans-denominational movement of contemplative spiritual activism. . . . This emerging or emergence Christianity . . . will be decentralized and diverse rather than centralized and uniform. In…

How Synodality Marks a Paradigm Shift in the Church
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How Synodality Marks a Paradigm Shift in the Church

We often hear from conservative Catholics that “the Church is not a constitutional democracy”. They emphasize the rejection of parliamentarianism and proceduralism, while tending to forget that members of the Church have rights and are not at the mercy of an absolute hierarchy. In fact, it is democracy that corresponds better than any other system…