Cafod Coronavirus Appeal – to Assist the most Vulnerable
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Cafod Coronavirus Appeal – to Assist the most Vulnerable

“The potential scale of the pandemic across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East – as well as among refugee and displaced populations in places such as Syria, South Sudan and the Rohingya camps in Bangladesh – is truly frightening,” said Christine Allen, the director of Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), the international…

Filipino Health Workers in UK Die due to Coronavirus
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Filipino Health Workers in UK Die due to Coronavirus

At least 29 Filipinos including 18 health workers are thought to have died in the United Kingdom while a number of others are in critical condition due to coronavirus. Some 21 of these people were confirmed to have died from the virus while the other eight are suspected to have died from Covid-19, according to British media reports….

COVID-19/20 Hastening Death:  Tribute to Frs Owen Grant and John Sweeney!
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COVID-19/20 Hastening Death: Tribute to Frs Owen Grant and John Sweeney!

Men of humour –  lighthearted or dry.  Men of prayer, men of joy! As a teenager, Owen Grant shared how he cycled from New Castle to Freshfield (200km) with his friend to a Zealoters Day or “come and see” weekend in their passion to become to missionaries, falling off the bicycles a few times in…

Father John Sweeney MHM  RIP
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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…

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

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

Father Owen Grant MHM  RIP
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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…

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

Psalm 151 in a time of Coronavirus
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Psalm 151 in a time of Coronavirus

What if the psalmist were alive in the age of COVID-19? How would his lamentations speak to the times? This is a question a group of choral singers have tried to answer – with tongue firmly implanted in cheek – in a YouTube video that has gone viral in Britain: “O Lord, to whom ǀ…

‘Dig Deeper’ – Cardinal Vincent Nichols Announcing Suspension of Acts of Public Worship
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‘Dig Deeper’ – Cardinal Vincent Nichols Announcing Suspension of Acts of Public Worship

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

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