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Father John Sweeney MHM RIP

It is with regret that we inform you of the death on the 9th of April, 2020 at Southport Hospital, Merseyside, United Kingdom at the age of 89 of    Father John Sweeney Mill Hill Missionary May he rest in peace Fr. John Sweeney was born in the Royal Burgh of Rutherglen in the south east…

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A Post-Coronavirus Economy: Amsterdam’s Doughnut Economy Project

Raworth’s 2017 bestselling book, Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist, has graced the bedside table of people ranging from the former Brexit secretary David Davis to the Guardian columnist George Monbiot, who described it as a “breakthrough alternative to growth economics”. The inner ring of her doughnut sets out the minimum we…

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‘The New Testament was written entirely by Jews’ – Nicholas King SJ

I conclude that every word of the 27 documents that this extraordinary library that is the New Testament contains was written by good Jews, and that it is unfounded, even perverse, to call it ‘anti-Jewish’. We must however confess, to our shame, that Christians, as well as Jews, have often read the New Testament in…

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Father Owen Grant MHM RIP

It is with regret that we inform you of the death on the 3rd of April, 2020 at Southport Hospital, Merseyside, United Kingdom at the age of 80 of Father Owen Grant Mill Hill Missionary May he rest in peace Fr. Owen Grant was born on the 11th of November, 1939 in the town of…

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TRUST – A light-hearted take on Pope Francis’ important Urbi et Orbi meditation.  

        TRUST                                (Mk 4,38) Off we go. All aboard ! All agreed, of one accord. See how the fishermen have scored; All big and little fish still stored, Some to eat and some to hoard – Hard work’s happy just reward. Don’t leave the Lord! With him around, our hopes have soared But soon, and not…

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Liverpool, U.K. : New Digital Tools Show Mind Boggling Scale of Slave Trade

Liverpool council’s decision in January 2020 to contextualise streets named after slave traders shed important light on the town’s infamous history as one of the world’s largest slave trading ports. Between 1696 and 1807 – when Britain abolished its slave trade – Liverpool merchants forcibly transported a phenomenal 1.3 million enslaved Africans across the Atlantic. Of these men, women,…

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Catholics in Scotland Come to the Aid of Victims of Sexual Violence in DR Congo

In 2010, Margot Wallstrom, the UN’s special representative on sexual violence in conflict, called the DR Congo the “rape capital of the world.” This Lent, Catholics in Scotland are being asked to help the victims of sexual violence in the Congo through the Wee Box campaign sponsored by the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF). …………………..