In reaction to the death of Queen Elisabeth II
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In reaction to the death of Queen Elisabeth II

 A PERPETUAL OATH – TO LOVE AND TO SERVE. In the reactions to the death of Queen Elizabeth II, a remarkable lady, I have been touched by the attention given to her life-long commitment. She adopted the noble motto of her ancestors: “I serve”, dedicating her whole life, long or short; and asking God’s help…

Fr. Frederick Heptonstall MHM has died.  R.I.P.
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Fr. Frederick Heptonstall MHM has died. R.I.P.

It is with regret that we inform you of the death on the 16th day of September, 2022 in Southport Hospital, Merseyside, aged 94 of Father Frederick Heptonstall Mill Hill Missionary May he rest in peace Fred, as we affectionately called him in Mill Hill circles, was born on the 2nd of July, 1928 in…

Searching Questions on René Girard’s Scapegoat Mechanism
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Searching Questions on René Girard’s Scapegoat Mechanism

OUT OF CURIOSITY – FAITH SEEKING UNDERSTANDING (Mimesis and Atonement in the Doctrine of Salvation – ideology or theology?) Perhaps this is what I wish I had heard more from our colleague, late Fr Tom O’Brien MHM, who always came alive and spoke profoundly with untold inner joy, conviction and passion about René Girard or…

Famine in Karamoja, Uganda
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Famine in Karamoja, Uganda

A Catholic charity is appealing for help to feed people in Karamoja, an arid region of Uganda, badly affected by drought in East Africa. Jean Johnson, a parishioner from Ipswich, who volunteers with SPICMA, (Special Projects in Christian Missionary Areas) has been to this area many times and gathered some of the information that has…

India: First Dalit Cardinal at August 27 Consistory
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India: First Dalit Cardinal at August 27 Consistory

On a positive note, Saturday 27th of August, will be a day of joy for Dalits around the world as they see one of their own, be made a cardinal. Yet this shift has not been without its struggles. For many years, Dalit organisations and supporters have been championing this cause including the UK based…

Levels of Resonance – A Personal Reflection
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Levels of Resonance – A Personal Reflection

THE JOY OF MISSION APPEALS: Resonance with South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Bamenda….. Like many, I always begin my Mission appeals with self introduction of where I come from, where I studied and where I am based.  I always wish I had time to say not just my geographical and external voyage which unintentionally may evoke…

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Marking Hiroshima and Nagasaki Anniversaries

Next Saturday 6th August is the anniversary of dropping the first atomic bomb in 1945, killing a quarter of the million people in Hiroshima, devastating the city and leaving a legacy of radiation-induced cancers and disability. Join Pax Christi England and Wales outside Westminster Cathedral from 11am to 1.00pm on 6th August in prayers, readings…