At the Beginning of the Year of St Joseph
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At the Beginning of the Year of St Joseph

Pope Francis celebrates Joseph as a father in his recent apostolic letter, Patris corde. At the beginning of this Year of St Joseph, consider what we can learn about Joseph’s fatherhood of Jesus from the context in which Matthew tells us about the birth of Christ. ….”The invitation to us is to do whatever it is…

Singing Nigerian Bishop: Beautiful Christmas Song
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Singing Nigerian Bishop: Beautiful Christmas Song

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 and the many restrictions that came with it, key among them suspension of public Mass, the Nigerian Prelate has made music part of his busy schedule as Bishop, playing different musical instruments and recording short video clips with different groups in the west African country to spread the message of…

Christmas Solidarity
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Christmas Solidarity

“This Christmas there are people in prison in Hong Kong and throughout China who can’t be with their parents, spouses, wives, relatives and friends — and worse, are languishing in dire conditions and subjected to physical and mental torture and slavery. I cannot, in good conscience, enjoy Christmas celebrations without remembering my Hong Kong, Tibetan,…

Arundel Cathedral Christmas 2020: ‘Unto us a Child is Born’
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Arundel Cathedral Christmas 2020: ‘Unto us a Child is Born’

Arundel Cathedral is in West Sussex, England. Music: Handel’s Messiah – For Unto Us A Child Is Born. Performed by Ansan City Choir, South Korea. Many thanks to Ansan City Choir for allowing the use of their musical performance recording as a soundtrack for this video. The Ansan City Choir, with a wide repertoire and…

Christmas 2020: The Storyteller
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Christmas 2020: The Storyteller

The Mill Hill Missionaries wish all visitors to this website a Happy Christmas, and abundant blessings in the new year. THE STORY GOES. We live from stories and when we grow older we also love to tell stories ourselves, stories without end, about things past. And wherever you go in the world, people tell stories…

DR Congo: New Viruses on the Rise
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DR Congo: New Viruses on the Rise

Since the first animal-to-human infection, yellow fever, was identified in 1901, scientists have found at least another 200 viruses known to cause disease in humans. According to research by Mark Woolhouse, professor of infectious disease epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh, new species of viruses are being discovered at a rate of three to four…

Indonesia: Islam’s ‘Smiling Face’.
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Indonesia: Islam’s ‘Smiling Face’.

Indonesia: a country with the largest Muslim population in the world. Of two hundred million Indonesians, approximately eighty-seven percent are Muslim, mainly Sunni. There are numerous other groups, a few with a vociferous fundamentalist bent, though a tolerant Islam based on Javan traditions dominates. A saying that has become widespread claims that Indonesia presents Islam’s…