DR Congo: Full Report Ordination of Guylain Agbasoa MHM
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DR Congo: Full Report Ordination of Guylain Agbasoa MHM

On the 18th of July, 2021, many Christians of the Diocese of Basankusu witnessed and celebrated a happy event: the ordination of our confrère Guylain Agbasoa MHM. The ordination took place at Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral Parish, Basankusu.  Guylain was ordained along with two diocesan deacons who became priests and two seminarians who were…

Mary Magdalen
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Mary Magdalen

In 2016, Pope Francis elevated thge memorial of St Mary Magdalen, traditionally observed on 22 July, to the status of a feast day. Over the past 30 years a number of studies have restored the reputation of Mary of Magdala from repentant prostitute to leading women disciple. Her title ‘Apostle of the Apostles’ is founded…

Following Saint Joseph with Teresa of Avila
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Following Saint Joseph with Teresa of Avila

Since Pope Francis declared that the year 2021 would be dedicated to St Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, there has been a surge of interest in how this great saint can help us grow in the spiritual life. St Teresa of Avila did much to popularise devotion to St Joseph, for whom she had…

Our Common Home: What Makes Global Climate Change a Spiritual Crisis.
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Our Common Home: What Makes Global Climate Change a Spiritual Crisis.

The fact that so many people have been suffering on a scale that is unimaginable for most affluent citizens of the world, and yet little or nothing is done and most people do not care, represents a clear failure. Francis says in Laudato Si’: “We need to strengthen the conviction that we are one single human…

DR Congo: ‘A Sower Went out to Sow’
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DR Congo: ‘A Sower Went out to Sow’

I serve in a very remote Mission here in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At times, life seems tough, other times, I feel like the Word of God is falling on rocks (Mt 13:5). There are nights I sleep wake up as a missionary and feel: Oh boy! What am I doing in this interior…

Rohr: What the World Would Look Like if Jesus’ Worldview Were in Control
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Rohr: What the World Would Look Like if Jesus’ Worldview Were in Control

Luke 6: 20 – 22 In this chapter of Luke’s Gospel, Jesus has just chosen his twelve disciples on the mountain. These are the very first words recorded that he says to them and to the great crowd that gathered, so they must be important. I think he’s describing what the world would look like…

India: Fr Stan Swami SJ – A Prophet of Our Time
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India: Fr Stan Swami SJ – A Prophet of Our Time

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Mission in Ministry 2021: Towards a Theology of Safeguarding

Reflection on a Presentation given by Fr Jim Corkery SJ “Towards a Theology of Safeguarding “, July 2021 “Does there now need to be a re-examination of the theology of salvation, in the light of the experience of survivors of sexual abuse who did not sin but who were sinned against”? The NBSCCCI (National Board…

Philippines: Mill Hill Missionaries Hand Over Historical Parish
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Philippines: Mill Hill Missionaries Hand Over Historical Parish

On 4th of July 2021, Fr. Benny P. Quinto, MHM, the Society Representative in the Philippines, said goodbye to the parishioners of St. John Nepomuceno Parish, Anini-y in the Diocese of San Jose de Antique. He did this on behalf of all Mill Hill missionaries, both dead and alive, who worked in the parish for…

Basankusu, DR Congo: Ordination of Guylain Agbasoa MHM
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Basankusu, DR Congo: Ordination of Guylain Agbasoa MHM

Agbasoa Guylain Agbasoa was ordained priest on 18th July 2021 in Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral Parish, Diocese of Basankusu by Joseph- Bernard Likolo, Bishop of Lisala in the absence – for medical reasons – of the local ordinary bishop Joseph Mokobe Ndjoku of Basankusu. Guylain has been appointed to Fundong, Archdiocese of Bamenda, Cameroon….

Archdiocese of Bamenda, Cameroon: Prayers of Reparation after Desecration
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Archdiocese of Bamenda, Cameroon: Prayers of Reparation after Desecration

The Blessed Sacrament was stolen from the Perpetual Adoration Chapel of Njinikom Parish and the tabernacle “completely dug off the Church wall and taken away” from Christ the King Parish Fuli Kom on May 14 and July 8 respectively.  In a Wednesday, July 14 statement, the Chancellor of Bamenda Archdiocese, Fr. Derek Che Choli calls…

Pakistan: Cricket in Service of Interfaith Harmony
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Pakistan: Cricket in Service of Interfaith Harmony

In 2014, Ahsen Rizvi played first-class cricket in Pakistani capital Islamabad. Since then he has been sidelined by Muslim guest players.  However, the 30-year-old Catholic made history by lifting the first Christian-centered Harmony Cricket League cup this week in neighboring Rawalpindi city. Archbishop Joseph Arshad of Islamabad-Rawalpindi gave medals and trophies to the players. “It’s…