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Sindh, Pakistan: Celebrating Feast of Light

Sr Anita Mansingh is a PBVM sister from the Cutchi Kohli tribe , Tando Allahyar, Sindh, Pakistan, Diocese of Hyderabad For me this experience of celebrating Joti Prub with my people was not less than a mystical experience. I found Jesus in those people who look very simple, without many words, but with their strong…

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Advent Retreat: God is with You

Welcome to this year’s Advent retreat in collaboration with Sacred Space, written by Gemma Simmonds CJ.  Do you know that God is with you? After a year of challenges, changes, suffering, isolation and social distancing, perhaps there’s never been a more important time to reflect on the Incarnation; to reflect on God’s incredible plan to…

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Borneo: Preserving Dayak Culture

For Father Anyeq, the Dayak culture must be conserved because it has strong values in terms of relations with humans, God and the environment. “We have to defend our cultural values such as family life, cooperation, solidarity, fraternity and harmony with nature,” said Father Anyeq, the former head of Samarinda Archdiocese’s socioeconomic commission. He said these…

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#RedWeek 2020: In Support of Persecuted Christians Worldwide

#RedWeek is an initiative launched in 2015 by the international pontifical foundation ACN, an international Catholic charity that supports suffering and persecuted Christians. About 250 million Christians all over the world are living in environments in which they are violently persecuted, discriminated against or prevented from freely practicing their faith. This year the initiative will…

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Freedom of Expression: An Asian Perspective

Two Catholic Church leaders in South Asia have strongly criticized caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad by French magazine Charlie Hebdo and their support by French President Emmanuel Macron as well as broader French society for the sake of secularism and freedom of expression. Archbishop Sebastian Shaw of Lahore in Pakistan and Bishop Gervas Rozario of Rajshahi in…