World Interfaith Harmony Week: The Impact of Nostra Aetate
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World Interfaith Harmony Week: The Impact of Nostra Aetate

In other words, Nostra Aetate set in motion a process of learning in the Church. The voice of the Spirit does not only sound in drafting commissions and in the carefully related hierarchies of Vatican documents. This is where it is important to set Nostra Aetate within the wider framework of the Council’s overall vision and purpose. Behind…

San José, Philippines: Bishop Marvyn Maceda Continues Partnership with Diocese of Lodwar in Kenya
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San José, Philippines: Bishop Marvyn Maceda Continues Partnership with Diocese of Lodwar in Kenya

ELDORET, FEBRUARY 4, 2020 (CISA)-Bishop Marvyn Maceda of the Catholic Diocese of San Jose de Antique, Philippines has assured of their continued partnership with the Catholic diocese of Lodwar, even with the exit of Bishop Dominic Kimengich. Since 2017 the diocese the Diocese of San Jose de Antique has been sending priests under the Fidei Donum program…

Basankusu, DR Congo: Mama Mimi Visits the Dentist
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Basankusu, DR Congo: Mama Mimi Visits the Dentist

“The church bell rings at 5 a.m.” Mama Mimi explained. “I’ll be at your house by half past.” In Basankusu, dentistry is normally do-it-yourself. The conservation group for bonobos, (which are like chimpanzees, only better), had invited a dentist to come along. The conservation village is about half an hour upriver. Although the dentist would…

World Interfaith Harmony Week: 1st Anniversary of Document on Human Fraternity
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World Interfaith Harmony Week: 1st Anniversary of Document on Human Fraternity

The “Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together”, signed in Abu Dhabi a year ago by Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmad Al-Tayyeb,  was widely hailed as a milestone, not only regarding relations between Christianity and Islam, but as a blue-print indicating the way to a culture of dialogue…

siLENT – Choosing Silence in Solidarity with the Forcibly Silent
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siLENT – Choosing Silence in Solidarity with the Forcibly Silent

Million Minutes – a Catholic social action charity – stands up for young people who don’t have a voice in society, and helps them to transform their lives and their world by giving them a voice. We know that young people are the future and we have faith in them that they will work for…

Bishop Robert Barron: When American Bishops Meet Pope Francis
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Bishop Robert Barron: When American Bishops Meet Pope Francis

But by far the dominant theme in our lengthy conversation, expressed both in the questions of the bishops and the substantive responses of the Pope, was evangelization. When one bishop made reference to Evangelii Gaudium, Francis’s seminal encyclical on the topic, the Pope wryly commented that that text was largely “plagiarized” from St. Paul VI’s 1975…

Muka, East Malaysia: Asian Cluster Meeting of the Mill Hill Missionaries
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Muka, East Malaysia: Asian Cluster Meeting of the Mill Hill Missionaries

The Asian Cluster Meeting was held in Mukah, Sarawak, East Malaysia from 20th to 24th January 2020. The Society Representatives from mission areas of Pakistan, India, Malaysia and the Philippines met together with the Asian Councillor who facilitated the meeting. The General Superior who happened to be in Sarawak for an official visitation of the…

World Interfaith Harmony Week: 1 – 7 February
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World Interfaith Harmony Week: 1 – 7 February

Here is a rich source of reading about the history and importance of interreligious dialogue. Source: Thinkingfaith Read more

Philippines: Conference on New Evangelization Pays Tribute to Departing Cardinal Tagle
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Philippines: Conference on New Evangelization Pays Tribute to Departing Cardinal Tagle

Thousands of Filipino Catholics who attended a conference on new evangelization paid tribute to Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the archbishop of Manila. The Manila prelate, who has been appointed new prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, initiated the annual Philippine Conference on New Evangelization in 2013. The meeting, which is usually attended…

Cameroon: Report from Local Newspaper on Current Situation the Anglophone  North West Region
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Cameroon: Report from Local Newspaper on Current Situation the Anglophone North West Region

When a contingent of 500 soldiers were sent to the North West region ahead of the February 9, 2020 twin elections as peace keepers or call them protectors of persons and property, the action received much criticism as it is unheard of that troops be sent into a region only in a bid to force…

Kenya: Glowing Tribute to Fr Richard Quinn MM, Founder of Ukweli Video Productions
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Kenya: Glowing Tribute to Fr Richard Quinn MM, Founder of Ukweli Video Productions

“Fr. Quinn loved the Church and served it with commitment. He helped so many people who were in need, a real Father. I am one (an) evident example of the generosity of a man I came to call my Father. My vocation was inspired by him. He did good, and I wanted to do the…

‘Free at Last’ – Asia Bibi Releases Autobiography
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‘Free at Last’ – Asia Bibi Releases Autobiography

Today, Asia Bibi, the Catholic woman who was sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan, released her autobiography. Enfin Libre! (Free at Last!) has been written by Bibi and the French journalist Anne-Isabelle Tollet. Bibi, a farm labourer spent nearly nine years in prison after she was accused of blasphemy in 2010 during a dispute…