Covid-19 Kenya: A Disturbing Report from Shauri Moyo, Nairobi
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Covid-19 Kenya: A Disturbing Report from Shauri Moyo, Nairobi

ON 11th march 2020 Kenya reported its first coronavirus case. Two days after, we had the first official address from the head of state. He reported two more cases and followed it with a number of measures. He directed that all schools close and gatherings of any nature be suspended. Kenya was to observe the…

Ireland: New Director for World Missions Ireland
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Ireland: New Director for World Missions Ireland

We are thrilled to introduce you to Fr Michael O’Sullivan M.Afr., the new Director of World Missions Ireland! Fr Michael, a fluent French and Arabic speaker, was selected for the role after returning to Ireland following more than twenty-five years of missionary service in the Middle East. Michael is a member of the White Fathers of Africa and originally…

All You Need to Know about Fake News
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All You Need to Know about Fake News

In the last three years, there’s been a rampant increase in reports of the use of digital marketing tools like social media to spread false information, commonly referred to as “fake news.” From the supposed deaths of many celebrities (like the Cher story below)  to election tampering, it seems that this trend is – unfortunately…

He has Risen!  Halleluya!
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He has Risen! Halleluya!

We wish our readers and their loved ones the peace and joy of Easter. Happy Easter!

Father René Graat MHM   RIP
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Father René Graat MHM RIP

It is with regret that we inform you of the death on the 11th of April, 2020 at Maastricht Hospital, Maastricht, The Netherlands, at the age of 74 of    Father René Graat Mill Hill Missionary May he rest in peace Fr. René Graat was born on the 25th of July, 1945 in the town of…

Three Days Went By: The Lord is Risen!
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Three Days Went By: The Lord is Risen!

 

Easter Message in an Age of Anxiety
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Easter Message in an Age of Anxiety

Easter Message by Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, Myanmar Dear Friends in Christ, Happy Easter! Let the hope of the Risen Lord continue to throw the light in our path.  Say with joy “Alleluia! Jesus is risen!”   Resurrection is our faith, resurrection is our hope.  More than any year we need more faith and…

Holy Saturday: Living with the Vacuum
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Holy Saturday: Living with the Vacuum

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…

Searching for Insight into Human Suffering
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Searching for Insight into Human Suffering

What sort of a sermon might we have preached or wanted to hear in the aftermath of 9/11, at a memorial service for the Nazi Holocaust, or at the funeral of a beloved child? A person in search of faith might want a sermon that makes sense of the big questions: if God is all-loving,…

Father John Sweeney MHM  RIP
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Father John Sweeney MHM RIP

It is with regret that we inform you of the death on the 9th of April, 2020 at Southport Hospital, Merseyside, United Kingdom at the age of 89 of    Father John Sweeney Mill Hill Missionary May he rest in peace Fr. John Sweeney was born in the Royal Burgh of Rutherglen in the south east…

Passion: Love Unlimited
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Passion: Love Unlimited

Matthias Grünewald: Isenheim altarpiece. The crucified Christ potted with plague like sores.

Bill Withers: ‘Lean on Me’- A Musical Response to the Coronavirus Crisis
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Bill Withers: ‘Lean on Me’- A Musical Response to the Coronavirus Crisis

Even before Bill Withers passed away from heart complications at the end of March, his 1972 hit Lean on Me had already become something of a marker for public solidarity in the face of the coronavirus. From schoolchildren in Scotland, to quarantined apartment residents in Dallas and online virtual choirs around the world, the song has been a prominent feature…