Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer
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Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer

A new national landmark which aims to profile a million answered prayers has been given the go ahead to be built on a site near Coleshill on the outskirts of Birmingham. The Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer, which will eclipse the size of the Angel of the North, will stand at 169 feet and is expected…

Human agency – not divine intercession – will beat virus
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Human agency – not divine intercession – will beat virus

India is one of the countries hardest-hit by Covid-19 with more than 4.8 million recorded cases and over 79,000 deaths. The Indian Catholic Bishops Conference has organised “web prayer meetings” in response. A bishop declared that Pope Francis had called for such prayer on May 3rd last. The aim of the meeting, the spokesman claimed,…

Saint Joseph’s Advocate
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Saint Joseph’s Advocate

The Magazine of the Mill Hill Missionaries in Scotland Autumn/Winter Edition

“The Shack”: An Appraisal
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“The Shack”: An Appraisal

“THE SHACK” –  A BOOK TO READ, THE PLACE TO GO BACK TO! What you call personality and emotion (good and evil), we see as shades of colour and light – Sarayu I don’t blame those who think that after the Bible, the novel “The Shack” is the best faith-guide ever written, in much the…

Young People’s Hopes for a Church after Lockdown
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Young People’s Hopes for a Church after Lockdown

In a new video, put together by Forming Missionary Disciples, young adults share their hopes for the Church after lockdown, recognising Pope Francis’ call to contribute their gifts and energies to the Church. One shared their hope for a church that “isn’t afraid of dialogue, a Church which isn’t afraid to be challenged, to learn,…

Poem: I take a Knee
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Poem: I take a Knee

I TAKE A KNEE EVERYDAY! To the Almighty God!To Jesus on the Throne, on the Cross!To Jesus in the Eucharist and in the Elders! I take a knee for the poor, for the sick, for the marginalized!I take a knee for the oppressed and the unevangelized!I take a knee for carers and mothers,For labourers and…

Sr Isabel Kelly FMSJ – A Quirky Reflection on Doing God’s Will
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Sr Isabel Kelly FMSJ – A Quirky Reflection on Doing God’s Will

A REFLECTION ON DOING GOD’S WILL The coronavirus pandemic has stopped my going to the hospital. also having been diagnosed with secondary cancer just before the arrival of coronavirus, it makes me a bit more vulnerable and bound to 12 weeks of self-isolating. We never think that we are doing their will. We trust that…

Debt Relief – A Cry from the Heart
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Debt Relief – A Cry from the Heart

DEBT RELIEF – I BEG TO DIFFER! (A critique not dissent or discord).  From Pope Francis to the Ecumenical body in the UK, the G20 is urged to encourage developed and indebted Nations to suspend or cancel their respective Debts with poorer and developing countries, to alleviate the devastating impact of the ongoing pandemic vis-av-is…

Lockdown in Liverpool
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Lockdown in Liverpool

Almost as soon as our own lockdown here in Herbert House had begun in the third week of March, we were struck with the sudden illness and tragic deaths of Fr. Owen Grant and Fr. John Sweeney from COVID-19. To make matters worse, I probably contracted the disease myself and was ‘hors de combat’ for…

Thoughts on the Coronavirus – A Poem by Sr Isabel Kelly FMSJ
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Thoughts on the Coronavirus – A Poem by Sr Isabel Kelly FMSJ

THOUGHTS  ON  THE  CORONAVIRUS There’s a season for everything At present it’s the coronavirus Who would have thought That such a pandemic Would actually inspire us. Our lives have been changed We have no choice Coronavirus has the loudest voice. It came so suddenly No time to prepare The whole world Is at a standstill…

Diocese of Westminster, U.K. –  Being Black and Catholic
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Diocese of Westminster, U.K. – Being Black and Catholic

Diocese of Westminster: We asked four people from London, from different walks of life, to share with us their personal stories of being black and Catholic.

The Virus and Mill Hill – A Poem
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The Virus and Mill Hill – A Poem

The Virus and Mill Hill.    (A Covid-19 sonnet) With no regard for colour, land or creed, This Covid-19 kills and causes fear. Its cruel furtive nature shows the need For care – to ask where will it next appear? From all the lands we work in come the pleas To be with those who suffer…