USA: How to Make Spiritual Sense of the Attack on the Capitol
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U.S.A: Maryknoll Missionaries on Violence at Capitol
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U.S.A: Maryknoll Missionaries on Violence at Capitol

The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns released the following statement on January 6, 2021, condemning the violence at the US Capitol. As representatives of Maryknoll missioners and as citizens of the United States, we are appalled that a violent mob has stormed the US Capitol Building in an attempt to disrupt the ceremonial counting of…

The Netherlands: Two Large Christian Development Organisations Join Forces
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The Netherlands: Two Large Christian Development Organisations Join Forces

Fr Sjaak de Boer MHM is a member of the Supervisory Board of Cordaid and has signed up for another two years on the joint Board. He writes: “The merger of Cordaid and ICCO is a fact! Today widely in the press. ICCO will merge into Cordaid and join forces for the poor. Front page…

Epiphany: Where is the Babe Born to be King?
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Epiphany: Where is the Babe Born to be King?

I read the words the messenger had brought me: ‘Buried with a hundred pounds of myrrh and aloes’. I had almost forgotten him … God knows I’ve tried! Nothing has been quite right since that fool’s errand thirty years ago in my misspent, mystical youth. And now he’s dead, embalmed and buried with my spices,…

Divine Providence- A Reflection
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Divine Providence- A Reflection

“…Everything Na Double Double…” Every now and then “gospel” or religious lyrics spring up as bestseller, song-of-the-year, best singer thriller – the likes of Jerusalema in past months.  For the past twelve years or so, a preacher-singer stormed Sub-Saharan Africa with the pidgin English melodies and lyrics of e e e my God is good…

Th Star of Bethlehem
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Th Star of Bethlehem

The whole question of ‘what was the Star of Bethlehem,’ asked of a Vatican astronomer, has hidden within it all sorts of wildly wrong assumptions. It assumes that our position at the Vatican gives us some special insight into the issue. (It doesn’t. We don’t know anything more than anyone else who’s looked casually into…

Missionary Disciples Killed in 2020
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Missionary Disciples Killed in 2020

The annual list says that the 20 “missionaries” killed include 8 priests, 1 male religious, 3 nuns, 2 seminarians and 6 lay people. Fides uses the term “missionary” for all the baptized, aware of what Pope Francis explains in his Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii gaudium: “In virtue of their baptism, all the members of the People of…

January 1st World Peace Day: ‘The Culture of Care as a Path to Peace’
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January 1st World Peace Day: ‘The Culture of Care as a Path to Peace’

On January 1, the Community of Sant’Egidio will stream testimonies from different countries, such as Mozambique, Lebanon, Syria, South Sudan, and Central Africa. Voices from humanitarian corridors and from the Greek Island of Lesbos will be heard, plus a message from Pope Francis. Even if the lockdown imposed by the pandemic does not allow this…

Christmas 2020: The Storyteller
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Christmas 2020: The Storyteller

The Mill Hill Missionaries wish all visitors to this website a Happy Christmas, and abundant blessings in the new year. THE STORY GOES. We live from stories and when we grow older we also love to tell stories ourselves, stories without end, about things past. And wherever you go in the world, people tell stories…

Taizé: Hoping in Season and out of Season
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Taizé: Hoping in Season and out of Season

The international Taizé meeting will take place online from December 27, 2020 to January 1, 2021. For the first time the European Meeting of Young Adults will be held in Taizé at the end of 2020, a year marked by the Covid-19 pandemic. Already in June, it was announced that the scheduled meeting in Turin,…

Madame Acarie: ‘Too Greedy for Whom God is not Enough’
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Madame Acarie: ‘Too Greedy for Whom God is not Enough’

MADAME ACARIE (Paris-Pontoise 1566-1618) A woman in the world, wife and mother of six children, who becomes a Carmelite, once widowed, under the name of Sister Marie of the Incarnation: beatified in 1791 by Pope Pius VI, she is celebrated on April 18. An example of humility, charity, tenacity: Barbe Acarie shows extreme spiritual intuition….

Rowan Williams: On Solid Foundation of Human Rights
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Rowan Williams: On Solid Foundation of Human Rights

“The survival of Christian faith does not depend on our resources or ingenuity,” he said. Invoking Jewish holocaust victim Etty Hillesum, he suggested the more modest aim ought to be to “live in such a way that it makes sense to say God lived in these times.” Source: CRUX Read more