Kanowit, Malaysia: A Mill Hill Missionary Student’s Grateful Farewell
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Kanowit, Malaysia: A Mill Hill Missionary Student’s Grateful Farewell

As part of the Mission Experience Programme (MEP) of the Mill Hill Missionaries temporary member Pulagam Ravi spent two years immersing himself in the life Kanowit parish in Sarawak, Malaysia.  Two years of my stay in Kanowit, Sarawak are coming to an end. Now it’s almost time to say goodbye to my second home…in the…

Come Back To Me: A Lenten Reflection
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Come Back To Me: A Lenten Reflection

COME BACK TO ME  “Remember this. When people choose to withdraw far from a fire, the fire continues to give warmth, but they grow cold. When people choose to withdraw far from light, the light continues to be bright in itself but they are in darkness. This is also the case when people withdraw from…

Ireland: Church Bells to Ring on St Patrick’s Day
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Ireland: Church Bells to Ring on St Patrick’s Day

“At this time, due to the Coronavirus, Mass is being celebrated but without the congregation being physically present so the ringing of Church bells is a call to prayer – wherever you are – and a reminder of the faith that has sustained the people of our island throughout the centuries,” Bishop Phonsie said. “The…

Prayer for a Pandemic
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Prayer for a Pandemic

Prayer for a Pandemic   May we who are inconvenienced Remember those whose lives are at stake. May we who have no risk factors Remember those most vulnerable. May we who have the luxury of working from home Remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent. May we who have…

Italy: Seven Priests among Fatalities of Coronavirus
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Italy: Seven Priests among Fatalities of Coronavirus

Seven priests have reportedly died in Italy of the COVID-19 coronavirus. They are the first priests known to have died from the virus, now a global pandemic which has struck Italy more gravely than nearly any other country in the world. Among them Monsignor Vincenzo Rini was a priest of the Diocese of Cremona, close…

Pope Francis Walks Alone through Rome’s Deserted Streets to Pray for End of Pandemic
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Pope Francis Walks Alone through Rome’s Deserted Streets to Pray for End of Pandemic

Pope Francis walked through Rome’s deserted streets to pray for an end to the coronavirus as the Vatican said his Easter services will be held without the public for the first time. He left the Vatican unannounced on March 15 to pray at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and then walked along one of…

Witu/Kipini, Kenya: ‘Ujumbe’ Parish Magazine
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Witu/Kipini, Kenya: ‘Ujumbe’ Parish Magazine

After reaching in Witu, two weeks later as we were travelling to one of the outstations in Witu Parish called Maisha Masha, we met Kenyan Deforce Forces (KDF) doing their patrol as usual. We were suspected of being Al Shabaab terrorists. They were wondering how come the three of us were of different nationalities, that…

Neighbourly Love in Times of Coronavirus – A Bishop’s Golden Rules
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Neighbourly Love in Times of Coronavirus – A Bishop’s Golden Rules

Think about who may be suffering more than me. For those of us who are healthy there is much less to worry about but the elderly, the housebound and those with chronic health conditions may be very anxious. How about each church undertaking an audit of all the vulnerable people they know and sharing out…

Controversial Appointment New Archbishop of Juba : Retired Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Weighs in
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Controversial Appointment New Archbishop of Juba : Retired Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Weighs in

“I urge all diocesan priests, religious and faithful of the Catholic Archdiocese of Juba to refrain from violent activities and (desist) from violent threats and hostilities,” the 79-year-old South Sudanese prelate read his statement. “We must avoid divisive politics and reckless utterances which lead to animosity and violence,” he added and urged “our young people…

Kisumu, Kenya: Uzima Catholic Medical School Forced to Close
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Kisumu, Kenya: Uzima Catholic Medical School Forced to Close

Following the multi-agency inspection, the management of the Catholic institution was given six months to close and distribute the continuing students to the other medical schools, after the third joint inspection of medical and dental schools, and teaching hospitals found the institution to be only 49 percent compliant. The March 2-6 inspection focused on governance…

Father Thomas Keoghan MHM  RIP
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Father Thomas Keoghan MHM RIP

It is with regret that we inform you of the death on the 11th.day of March, 2020, in Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland aged 95 of Father Tom Keoghan Mill Hill Missionary May he rest in peace   Tom was born on 10th of June, 1924 at Lisduff, Virginia, Ireland, in the diocese of Kilmore. His…

Africa’s Largest Diocese: ‘Desert, My Cathedral’ – Where Charles de Foucault once Dwelt as a Hermit
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Africa’s Largest Diocese: ‘Desert, My Cathedral’ – Where Charles de Foucault once Dwelt as a Hermit

In the Diocese of Laghouat, the missionaries run a number of projects that impact locals, regardless of their religious affiliations. This, according to the Bishop, is what has kept the Christians to live in harmony with Muslims. “We have five communities of sisters whose main activity is a project supported by Caritas and other organizations…