Sunday Gospel Reflection

Sunday Gospel Reflection

Jesus is challenging us to live in the real world, to give up all that might allow us to avoid the truth that there is no easy way to share in everlasting life. And everlasting life is what we all really want; all our other searches are symptoms of that desire. Source: UCANews

Nobel Peace Laureate Maria Ressa: Philippines Icon of Press Freedom
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Nobel Peace Laureate Maria Ressa: Philippines Icon of Press Freedom

Veteran Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize today, has become a symbol of the fight for press freedom in an era of strongmen leaders. The former CNN bureau chief set up news website Rappler in 2012, bringing together multimedia reporting and social media to offer an edgy take on Philippine…

October Month of the Rosary: Rosary Meditations
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October Month of the Rosary: Rosary Meditations

These meditations are designed to offer something to everyone! We hope to introduce people who are unfamiliar with the Rosary to this popular devotion, and offer those who regularly pray the Rosary a chance to experience something new.  Whether you learned to pray the Rosary as a child from family members, or later in life…

Islamabad – Rawalpindi, Pakistan: Minority Employment Issues
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Islamabad – Rawalpindi, Pakistan: Minority Employment Issues

“We were formerly known as an English-speaking community. Every third Christian house has a liquor permit for both males and females. The Christian divorce rate has tripled. The literacy rate has dropped. Our community feels weaker, helpless, hopeless and humiliated. There is no healthy entertainment. The monster of frustration is slowly eating up our youth….

Kakamega, Kenya – Award for Exemplary Work in Education
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Kakamega, Kenya – Award for Exemplary Work in Education

Four Catholic School teachers in Kenya are among 31 tutors who have been recognized by their employer, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), for their exemplary work in year 2020.  The teachers were feted for the improved performance of the schools they manage. Recipients of continental and global awards were also recognised in the Tuesday, October…

Fr. Anthony Chantry MHM Celebrates Ruby Jubilee
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Fr. Anthony Chantry MHM Celebrates Ruby Jubilee

Friday 1 October was a special day for Missio England and Wales as our National Director, Father Anthony Chantry MHM, celebrated his Ruby Jubilee! A Mass took place in the Church of the Holy Apostles, Pimlico. Mass was concelebrated by Bishop Paul Swarbrick, our Chair of Trustees, and Fr Michael Corcoran, General Superior of the…

Britain: A Taste of Global Solidarity in Batley Carr
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Britain: A Taste of Global Solidarity in Batley Carr

A great time was had at the Leeds Diocesan Mission Mass on Saturday 25th September. It was a great opportunity to thank and pray for Missio’s volunteer Local Secretaries and Red Box supporters across the Diocese of Leeds, and also to start to prepare for World Mission Sunday, which this year takes place on 24th…

South Sudan: Pope Sends Aid to Victims Flood Hit Diocese of Malakal
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South Sudan: Pope Sends Aid to Victims Flood Hit Diocese of Malakal

VATICAN, OCTOBER 5, 2021 (CISA)-The Holy Father is sending financial aid to the populations that have been affected by flooding in the Catholic Diocese of Malakal, South Sudan, the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development announced on October 4. “Following the heavy rains and devastating floods that hit South Sudan last August, displacing over…

Francis of Assisi Universal Brother: Further Exploration of Fratelli Tutti
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Francis of Assisi Universal Brother: Further Exploration of Fratelli Tutti

What does universal love look like in practice? In Fratelli tutti, Pope Francis offers today’s gospel, the parable of the Good Samaritan, and the life of today’s saint, Francis of Assisi as examples … so today seems like a good day to study the encyclical again! Source: Thinkingfaith Continue reading

Book Launch: Future of African Theology
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Book Launch: Future of African Theology

The new book, Fr. Opongo said, “investigates the role of the Church in contemporary society, pastoral challenges, and propositions on how the Church could respond to them.” “The book is therefore an African Theology reader, introducing both Africans and international scholars to the diverse perspectives of African theology,” the Jesuit Priest said during the September…

Philippines:Law Protecting Vulnerable Children Approved
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Philippines:Law Protecting Vulnerable Children Approved

The Philippine Senate has finally approved the final draft of a law that is vital to the protection of children and the prosecution of child rapists who were committing the crime with impunity. The Philippine Senate Bill (SB) 2332 is a historic law as it seeks to repeal the penal code that said it was…