Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Day 1
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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Day 1

“You did not choose me but I chose you” (John 15:16a) Genesis 12:1-4 The call of Abraham John 1:35-51     The call of the first disciples The start of the journey is an encounter between a human being and God, between the created and the Creator, between time and eternity. Abraham heard the call: “Go to…

Finding God in the Ordinary – A View from Knock, Ireland
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Finding God in the Ordinary – A View from Knock, Ireland

Mission in ministry 2022, “practicing the spirituality of the everyday or the ordinary” at the Knock Shrine I have been here at the National Marian Shrine at Knock for some time now and I have encountered many people from many countries from around the world. The Shrine at Knock attracts many people for many and…

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: 18 – 25 January
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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: 18 – 25 January

Our spiritual well-being is as important as our physical well-being. In the past year both of these have been seriously challenged: the COVID-19 pandemic has caused us to be careful about our own health, taking precautions such as washing hands and wearing facemasks and maintaining social distance. Some of us have been ill or have…

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Chinese Protestant Communities
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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Chinese Protestant Communities

Once again, the week of prayer for Christian unity is back. Once again, I would like to turn the spotlight on Chinese Christians. It is true that many of them do not know much about this joint initiative of the World Council of Churches and of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. Yet, with divisions among…

Cameroon: Mill Hill Missionaries Gather in Assembly
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Cameroon: Mill Hill Missionaries Gather in Assembly

The Mill Hill Missionaries in Cameroon held their annual Society Assembly  at the Mill Hill Central House, Bamenda. The meeting  started on January 12th  and  concluded on  15th of January 2021. The 26 members who gathered for the Assembly, started their meeting with a day of Recollection led by Fr. Charles Senka, a Diocesan priest from Kumbo Diocese, reflecting on…

USA: Making Sense of Catholic Attitudes towards Trump
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USA: Making Sense of Catholic Attitudes towards Trump

In the weeks before the election, I received Facebook messages from many Catholics struggling to make sense of pastors who cast the election in such terms or condemned Democrats outright, either from the pulpit or in private conversations. Many felt not only attacked for their political views but alienated from their own parishes. “How do…

The Netherlands: Canonisation of Carmelite Friar Titus Brandsma Imminent?
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The Netherlands: Canonisation of Carmelite Friar Titus Brandsma Imminent?

Priest, professor and former dean Titus Brandsma is an important step towards canonization. “If things go fast, it could be in February,” says philosopher and FTR dean Christoph Lüthy. Titus Brandsma (1881-1942) is well on his way to being canonized. The Carmelite, priest and former professor and dean of the Catholic University of Nijmegen who…

Sudan: Drenching Land of Nuba Mountains with Prayer
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Sudan: Drenching Land of Nuba Mountains with Prayer

Church leaders in Sudan have declared 2021 a year of prayer and thanksgiving after concluding celebrations to mark 100 years since Christian Missionaries first came to the Nuba Mountains in the North-eastern African countries. In a prayer guide covering 52 weeks of prayer, the Church leaders, including those from the Catholic Church invite Christians from…

Nakulondo Mpfumu: Lord, I want to follow you.
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Nakulondo Mpfumu: Lord, I want to follow you.

Lord I want to follow you if I am poor or rich! I want to follow you Son of God because your glory is wonderful! I want to follow you Son of God because your goodness is wonderful!

Uganda Elections: Multiple Calls for Peaceful Process
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Uganda Elections: Multiple Calls for Peaceful Process

“We may not have violence on election day itself. But depending on how the Uganda Electoral Commission handles the process of releasing election results – this is where the tensions will be.” Despite the seeming tension, the CJPC director says, “People are expected to go and vote, and voter slips are currently being issued to…

Cameroon: “My Night in Captivity’ – Cardinal Tumi Narrates
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Cameroon: “My Night in Captivity’ – Cardinal Tumi Narrates

Cameroon’s Cardinal who was freed after a night with his abductors last November has narrated his ordeal in a new book, Christian Cardinal Tumi’s memoir published under the title, “My Night in Captivity.” In an interview with ACI Africa Tuesday, January 12, the co-author of Cardinal Tumi’s memoir, Martin Jumbam said that it was important for the…

Father Walter Stifter MHM Has Died. RIP.
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Father Walter Stifter MHM Has Died. RIP.

It is with regret that we inform you of the death on the morning of the 12th day of January, 2021 at the age of 83 in the General Hospital of Brixen, Italy, of        Father Walter Stifter Mill Hill Missionary May he rest in peace Walter was born in the town of Weissenbach in the…