Living the Vast Silence of Holy Saturday
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Living the Vast Silence of Holy Saturday

We don’t know what to do with it. Somehow it gets lost between the solemn exhaustion of Good Friday and the excitement of the Easter Vigil. Yet it is not an interlude between acts while the scenery changes behind the curtain. Neither is it a time when God continues to work in some other realm…

Kenya: Deafening Silence Church Leaders
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Kenya: Deafening Silence Church Leaders

Last Friday, the president of Kenya declared partial lockdown for unknown period of time. This is after what was termed as the third wave of Covid was experienced raising the positivity rate of the country to almost 25%. Nairobi, the capital and the surrounding counties of Kiambu, Machakos, Kajiado and Nakuru were all put under…

Anglophone Cameroon’s Long Good Friday Experience
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Anglophone Cameroon’s Long Good Friday Experience

We bring to you warm greetings from Kumbo. Hope you are all doing well and staying safe from the deadly COVID 19. For us here, we are battling with the increasing rates of COVID infections and the socio-political crisis which has continued to plague the region creating a serious humanitarian crisis. For over 4 years…

Passion of Jesus – Wintershall
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Passion of Jesus – Wintershall

The famous Wintershall Passion of Jesus – with its cast of hundreds of actors and animals – has been watched by thousands of people in Trafalgar Square on Good Friday for ten years. More than 300,000 people have also watched a live stream around the world. Because of the pandemic, it won’t be possible again…

Malindi, Kenya: Newly Appointed Bishop Willybard Lagho Getting Smell of the Sheep
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Malindi, Kenya: Newly Appointed Bishop Willybard Lagho Getting Smell of the Sheep

For over three years, the Catholic Diocese of Malindi waited on Pope Francis to give them a new shepherd to head the diocese. Following Bishop Emmanuel Barbara, OFM Cap’s demise, in 2018, Right Reverend Fr. Albert Buijs MHM has been the Diocesan administrator for Malindi Diocese. It is marvelous to see the work he did…

Sarawak, Malaysia: Mission on the Move
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Sarawak, Malaysia: Mission on the Move

On the 1st September 2018 I was appointed away from Lapok parish to St. Edmund Catholic Church, Limbang. I was to be the assistant priest and I was the 12th Mill Hill Missionary to be appointed to Limbang. St Edmund’s has over 60 years of history, although Limbang itself is a relatively small town. The…

Sarawak, Malaysia: Learning to be a Missionary for all Seasons
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Sarawak, Malaysia: Learning to be a Missionary for all Seasons

What happens when Mission is challenged by unprecedented circumstances? Well, as the English expression goes: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going’. As a missionary I had to think twice during the COVID 19 lockdown. As a priest, I thought of trying to be functional in some way, despite all the churches being…

Pasolini’s The Gospel According to St. Matthew
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Pasolini’s The Gospel According to St. Matthew

Some of the most intriguing artistic tributes to faith and religion come from nonbelievers. A Man For All Seasons, the great drama of the life and martyrdom of St. Thomas More, was written for the stage and screen by the non-Christian Robert Bolt. The story of The Song of Bernadette, the Marian visionary of Lourdes, was first…

Sarawak, Malaysia: A Gem in the Jungle
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Sarawak, Malaysia: A Gem in the Jungle

To claim that it has not yet been discovered would be wrong. How could it be undiscovered if the locals have been using it since the dawn of the 20th Century? I mean, of course, the oldest Catholic Church building in Sarawak that is still standing today. Welcome to Sacred Heart Church, Bawan. Bawan Church…

Holy Week: Yearly Spike in Anti-Christian Violence
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Holy Week: Yearly Spike in Anti-Christian Violence

Although Christians are simply one among a staggering set of vulnerable minority groups around the world exposed to hatred and persecution, there remains a sort of wall of silence around their suffering. In part, that’s because the people who set the tone in global politics and the media generally live in the affluent West, where…

J.S.Bach: St Matthew’s Passion: Erbarme dich
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J.S.Bach: St Matthew’s Passion: Erbarme dich

‘Erbarme dich, mein Gott’ from ‘St Matthew Passion’ (BWV 244) by J.S. Bach. Performed by the Netherlands Bach Society conducted by Jos van Veldhoven. Soloists: Tim Mead (Alto), Shunske Sato (violin) The St Matthew Passion tells the story of the last days of Jesus. He is betrayed, tried, crucified and buried. The lyrics were compiled…

Hosanna to the Son of David
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Hosanna to the Son of David

Luke 19: 29-40 HCSB As Jesus approached Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, He sent two of the disciples and said, “Go into the village ahead of you.As you enter it, you will find a young donkey tied there, on which no one has ever sat.Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you,…