Singular Importance Zairean Rite Recognised
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Singular Importance Zairean Rite Recognised

But as the only inculturated form of the Eucharist after Vatican II, the Zaire Rite is hugely important. It essentially serves as a prophetic witness to Vatican II’s vision for greater liturgical adaptation, a vision that Roman authorities have largely suppressed. The point of liturgical inculturation is to support the “full and active participation” of…

Cameroon: St Joseph and Fratelli Tutti Source of Inspiration for Conference of  Bishops
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Cameroon: St Joseph and Fratelli Tutti Source of Inspiration for Conference of Bishops

“In our society today, we spend time shouting at each other, criticizing each other and we want to dominate others,” the Cameroonian Bishop noted, adding that St. Joseph challenges this reality, pointing “out the attitude of silence to better discern and embrace our fellow brothers and Sisters.” “We only discover St. Joseph in practice and…

Holy Land: Renewed Access to Site of Baptism of Jesus
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Holy Land: Renewed Access to Site of Baptism of Jesus

For the first time in over 54 years, the Franciscan friars of the Custody of the Holy Land were able to offer Mass on their property at the site of Christ’s baptism, located in the West Bank. The Mass for the feast of the Baptism of the Lord was said in the Church of St….

India: ‘Migrants with Christ and for Christ’
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India: ‘Migrants with Christ and for Christ’

As I was planning the content and layout of this year’s Vocation Promotion calendar with Fr. Bhaskar MHM, my classmate, we discussed what image to put on the cover page. He suggested we focus on migrants which is apt for the current situation in the world during the time of pandemic here in India and…

Allotment Reflections: Mission Rooted in Closeness
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Allotment Reflections: Mission Rooted in Closeness

Where does evangelisation begin? I work in my allotment most days although there’s not much to do in December. I’d like to introduce you to a few of the allotmenteers I rub shoulders with. Take George, whose son punched and killed a man in a scuffle a few years ago. George’s son went to prison…

USA: How to Make Spiritual Sense of the Attack on the Capitol
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USA: How to Make Spiritual Sense of the Attack on the Capitol

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Kenya, Uganda: Human Trafficking Returnees Tell Their Stories
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Kenya, Uganda: Human Trafficking Returnees Tell Their Stories

Juanita Ndagire was sure that she had a well-paying receptionist job waiting for her at a hotel in Dubai when she left home in Uganda in search for greener pastures. This was, however, a lie that the agents she was working with invented to sell her into slavery thousands of miles away from home. Arrangements…

U.S.A: Maryknoll Missionaries on Violence at Capitol
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U.S.A: Maryknoll Missionaries on Violence at Capitol

The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns released the following statement on January 6, 2021, condemning the violence at the US Capitol. As representatives of Maryknoll missioners and as citizens of the United States, we are appalled that a violent mob has stormed the US Capitol Building in an attempt to disrupt the ceremonial counting of…

Cameroon: Five People Dead in Suspected Separatist Attack near Mbengwi
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Cameroon: Five People Dead in Suspected Separatist Attack near Mbengwi

The convoy, consisting of five vehicles, was returning from Mbengwi, 450 km away from Cameroon’s capital city of Yaoundé, in Northwest region of the Central African country. So far, no group or persons has claimed responsibility for the attack; however, Cameroon’s secessionists are suspected, with similarities being drawn to an attack that was recorded in…

Uganda: Bishops Weigh in on Electoral Process
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Uganda: Bishops Weigh in on Electoral Process

Ahead of general elections in Uganda slated for January 14, Catholic Bishops in the country have, in their latest Pastoral Letter, highlighted 13 issues that “could taint the credibility of the electoral process and outcome of the polls if not addressed urgently.” In their Pastoral Letter sent to ACI Africa Tuesday, January 5, the members…

The Netherlands: Two Large Christian Development Organisations Join Forces
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The Netherlands: Two Large Christian Development Organisations Join Forces

Fr Sjaak de Boer MHM is a member of the Supervisory Board of Cordaid and has signed up for another two years on the joint Board. He writes: “The merger of Cordaid and ICCO is a fact! Today widely in the press. ICCO will merge into Cordaid and join forces for the poor. Front page…

Pope Video January: At the Service of Human Fraternity
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Pope Video January: At the Service of Human Fraternity

“When we pray to God following Jesus, we come together as brothers and sisters with those who pray according to other cultures, other traditions and other beliefs. We are brothers and sisters who pray. Fraternity leads us to open ourselves to the Father of all and to see in the other a brother or sister,…