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“The Shack”: An Appraisal

“THE SHACK” –  A BOOK TO READ, THE PLACE TO GO BACK TO! What you call personality and emotion (good and evil), we see as shades of colour and light – Sarayu I don’t blame those who think that after the Bible, the novel “The Shack” is the best faith-guide ever written, in much the…

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Season of Creation: Hearing Creation’s Song, Cry and Call

‘Sign the Laudato Si Pledge, then live it’. That was the final message from Cardinal Luis Tagle of Manila, on film at the end of the Global Catholic Climate Movement’s four-hour-long Season of Creation Laudato Si’ virtual interactive Retreat on Saturday 12 September 2020. “To sense each creature singing the hymn of existence is to…

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U.S. – ‘Trump a Threat to Catholic Values – Catholic Leaders

National Catholic social justice leaders, scholars from nearly two dozen Catholic universities, and several retired officials from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, have endorsed a nationwide open letter to Catholic voters released this week warning that President Trump “flouts core values at the heart of Catholic social teaching.” “The same President who used a…

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Season of Creation: Everything is Gift

Living as a creature means knowing you are dependent on a Creator. Which is not obvious if you have been taught all along that you are your own creator. We used to talk about someone being a “self-made millionaire”; these days we are told we can be entirely self-made, reinventing ourselves from scratch. But creatures…

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Pakistan: Judges Afraid to Acquit Falsely Accused Christians

The threat from extremists means judges in Pakistan are too afraid to acquit Christians falsely accused of blasphemy, according to a human rights’ activist, speaking on the day yet another death sentence was handed out. Sajid Christopher Paul, President and Executive Director of Human Friends Organization (HFO), spoke to Catholic charity Aid to the Church…

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On the Way to World Mission Sunday: Video Message of Hope

The Pontifical Mission Societies of Spain launched a video in which missionaries from all over the world and representatives of local churches send out a message of hope during the coronavirus pandemic. The video, an initiative of various national mission societies, invites us all to “warm up the engines” on the way to World Mission…

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Cameroon: No End in Sight to the Conflict

There is no end in sight to the crisis in Cameroon’s North-West and South-West regions despite initial ceasefire talks with rebels seeking independence from the government in Yaoundé. The Cameroonian government launched secret talks with jailed Anglophone leader Ayuk Tabe and nine others at the beginning of July in an effort to negotiate a ceasefire…