Philippines: Carmelite ‘Martyr of Press Freedom’ Inspiration amid Flood of Fake News
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Philippines: Carmelite ‘Martyr of Press Freedom’ Inspiration amid Flood of Fake News

Amid the flood of disinformation ahead of this year’s Philippine national elections, Filipinos should find inspiration in a priest who was dubbed “martyr of press freedom” for standing for the truth. “With fake news and misinformation going on, the truth is compromised,” said Father Christian Buenafe, O.Carm, at the opening of an exhibit on the…

Cameroon: Archbishop Andrew Nkea New President National Bishops Conference
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Cameroon: Archbishop Andrew Nkea New President National Bishops Conference

Speaking to journalists shortly after his election, Archbishop Nkea who is taking over from Bishop Abraham Boualo Kome said, “Our election is coming just after the national pilgrimage for peace in Marienberg. Our mandate is to work and seek peace in Cameroon.” The Cameroonian Archbishop added in reference to the protracted conflict in the country’s two English-speaking…

Philippines Elections: Which Way Will Clergy and Religious Vote Go?
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Philippines Elections: Which Way Will Clergy and Religious Vote Go?

With just a week before the May 9 presidential election, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has exerted all efforts in the performance of its pastoral and prophetic duty to remind the nation of the grave consequences of the return of the Marcoses to Malacanang, the president’s official residence in Manila. Given this,…

Kinshasa, DR Congo: Official Installation of Fr Marius Tapang Tendongue MHM as Parish Priest
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Kinshasa, DR Congo: Official Installation of Fr Marius Tapang Tendongue MHM as Parish Priest

On Saturday 30 April 2022, the Parish of St. François de Paule in DRC celebrated the installation of Fr. Marius Tapang, MHM as their Parish Priest. The Bishop Vincent Tshomba was the main celebrant. There were some priests from our deanery and the Diocese of Basankusu as concelebrants. Fr. Marius is the first Parish Priest…

Spirituality of Synodality – Fascinating Podcast Interview with Fr James Hanvey SJ
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Spirituality of Synodality – Fascinating Podcast Interview with Fr James Hanvey SJ

Synodality is a way of doing church that emphasizes things like listening, shared leadership responsibilities between ordained and lay faithful, and reading and responding to the signs of the times. One of the Jesuits helping the church think about how synodality is lived out is Fr. James Hanvey, SJ. Fr. Hanvey is a theologian and…

Philippines: Parish of San Remigio Gets New Pastors
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Philippines: Parish of San Remigio Gets New Pastors

Today on the Fiesta of St. Vincent Ferrer Parish, San Remigio, our young Mill Hill men who recently arrived in the Philippines were Installed in their new parish. This was during a Eucharistic celebration presided over by Bishop Marvyn A. Maceda, the Bishop of the Diocese of Antique. Fr. Abonge Emmanuel MHM was Ordained almost…

Interreligious Dialogue Path to Peace – CAR Cardinal
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Interreligious Dialogue Path to Peace – CAR Cardinal

“Interreligious dialogue is an indispensable path to peace building in the world today and deserves to be considered an absolute necessity and the deepest aspiration of the human race,” Cardinal Nzapalainga said. In his lecture titled, “Interreligious Dialogue at the Service of Peace for a New Humanism”, the Cardinal added that with the health crisis…

Mourning Mill Hill Missionary Seminarian Paul Masereka
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Mourning Mill Hill Missionary Seminarian Paul Masereka

The body of Seminarian Paul Masereka, a 30-year-old Member of the Congregation of  Jinja Mill Hill,  has been laid to rest at his ancestral Home in Kyambogho cell, Mpondwe Lhubiriha town council in Kasese district with a call on believers to be humble and use their talents for God’s will. In his homily while presiding…

India: Theologian Reflects on Synodal Pathway -Leadership. Part 2
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India: Theologian Reflects on Synodal Pathway -Leadership. Part 2

Barring a few exceptions, by and large, the quality of leadership went down and has now become bland and uninspiring. The criteria for the selection of bishops have changed considerably. During the period immediately after Vatican II, bishops were selected based on their ability to carry out the decisions and teachings of the council. Their…

Father Michael (Mike) O’Brien MHM Has Died.  R.I.P.
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Father Michael (Mike) O’Brien MHM Has Died. R.I.P.

It is with regret that we inform you of the death on the afternoon of the 27th day of April, 2022 at the Beacon Hospital, Dublin, Ireland, aged 80, of Father Michael (Mike) O’Brien Mill Hill Missionary May he rest in peace Mike, as we knew him affectionately in the Mill Hill Missionaries, was born…

India: Theologian Reflects on Synodal Pathway and its Implications. Part 1
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India: Theologian Reflects on Synodal Pathway and its Implications. Part 1

In the following two-part interview, Indian theologian Father Felix Wilfred explains the serious structural changes that should be effected in the Catholic Church to make it truly owned by the “people of God.” Father Wilfred, a former secretary of the theological advisory committee of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC), advocates that the Church…