Nairobi, Kenya: An Enlightening Hospital Visit
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Nairobi, Kenya: An Enlightening Hospital Visit

When we started the formation year in August 2019, I was assigned to Kenyatta National Hospital for weekend pastoral experience.  During one of my visits to the hospital, before the outbreak of COVID 19, I had an experience with one of the patients. I greeted the patient and he responded in a positive way. ‘I…

COVID-19/20 Hastening Death:  Tribute to Frs Owen Grant and John Sweeney!
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COVID-19/20 Hastening Death: Tribute to Frs Owen Grant and John Sweeney!

Men of humour –  lighthearted or dry.  Men of prayer, men of joy! As a teenager, Owen Grant shared how he cycled from New Castle to Freshfield (200km) with his friend to a Zealoters Day or “come and see” weekend in their passion to become to missionaries, falling off the bicycles a few times in…

‘Repressed, Removed, Re-educated’ – CSW Report on China’s ‘War against the Soul’
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‘Repressed, Removed, Re-educated’ – CSW Report on China’s ‘War against the Soul’

What can the world do in the face of this appalling assault on human dignity and conscience? The report makes several recommendations, but the most important is that at every opportunity, in public and in private, the international community must urge the Chinese regime to stop these grave violations of international human rights laws and…

China: 21st Century Challenges to the Catholic Church
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China: 21st Century Challenges to the Catholic Church

Contemporary China faces many social and ethical problems. Young Catholics, the hope of the future Church, are trying to understand how to integrate faith into their lives and relate it to other social needs. They want to develop an effective adult ministry and that asks for greater collaboration and co-operation between clergy and adult leadership….

Juba, South Sudan: ‘Reconciliation is the only Remedy to this Broken Nation’ – Archbishop Stephen Ameyu
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Juba, South Sudan: ‘Reconciliation is the only Remedy to this Broken Nation’ – Archbishop Stephen Ameyu

“South Sudan is a broken nation. The families of this nation are broken. The ethnic communities of this nation are broken. Individual citizens are broken. This nation needs special God’s intervention. Reconciliation is the only remedy to this broken nation,” Archbishop Stephen Ameyu of Juba Archdiocese wrote in his Easter message addressed “to all faithful…

Karamoja, Uganda: A Student’s Experience
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Karamoja, Uganda: A Student’s Experience

During Missionary Experience Program in Uganda- Kotido Diocese , I was always amazed at the active participation of the Christian  during celebrations either in church or in the community. In every celebration in Loyoro parish, both in church and in the village, I was always struck by the interior, external, and material elements that characterized…

Father James O’Donoghue MHM   RIP
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Father James O’Donoghue MHM RIP

It is with regret that we inform you of the death on the 14th of April, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland at the age of 85  of Father James (Jim) O’Donoghue Mill Hill Missionary May he rest in peace Fr. Jim O’Donoghue was born on the 27th of May, 1934 at Cahirciveen in the County of…

Living the Emmaus Story
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Living the Emmaus Story

One thing is clear from the Emmaus account: as the visible Christ becomes the invisible Christ, he is no less present in a relationship with the disciples that moves them to mission and proclamation. The breaking of the bread is the visible, prophetic, life-giving gesture of Jesus which actually takes shape in the lives of…

Corona Pandemic: Where is God in all this?
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Corona Pandemic: Where is God in all this?

Christ, the Consoler. I would like to begin unpacking this idea with a thought experiment. Imagine someone comes to you and says something like the following: I’m really struggling at the moment. I am so busy after a recent promotion at work meaning much longer hours, with three kids at home, not to mention the…

Pakistan: Digital Church Opportunities and Challenges
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Pakistan: Digital Church Opportunities and Challenges

We were among 160 viewers watching the Easter Eve service streamed live on the Facebook page of Catholic TV, which is owned by Lahore Archdiocese. Archbishop Sebastian Shaw and a dozen worshipers, most of them nuns, lit the Easter candle in a hauntingly empty compound of Sacred Heart Cathedral. “It’s a different kind of happiness….

Alleluya
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Alleluya

The Little Singers of the French Federation of Pueri Cantores came together virtually to sing Handel’s Alleluia. 250 Little Singers from all over France answered the call and offer you this song of Paschal joy!

‘Do Not Hold On to Me’………
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‘Do Not Hold On to Me’………

How did Mary not recognise the man she had followed for so long? Was she so blinded by grief that she couldn’t think clearly? Were her eyes full of tears (her weeping has now been mentioned three times)? Or does the position of her body offer a simpler explanation? Mary has stooped inside the tomb…