Evangelization Must Flow from Prayer – Bd Cyprian Tansi
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Evangelization Must Flow from Prayer – Bd Cyprian Tansi

He had a keen sense of the newness of the Christian condition. It was motivated by the attraction of the Catholic faith, liturgy, and patrimony. It was also informed by awareness of what a world without Christ can look like. In 1929, when Fr Cyprian was newly ordained, working in Onitsha, a smallpox epidemic broke out in…

Sister Norbert Sorohan FMSJ Has Died.  R.I.P.
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Sister Norbert Sorohan FMSJ Has Died. R.I.P.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of SISTER NORBERT SOROHAN  who died at  Franciscan Convent, Burnley on 1st January 2022 Anna Mary Philomena Sorohan was born on 8th April 1931 in Ballinagh, County Cavan, Ireland,  the eldest of twelve children to her parents John and Mary Sorohan.  The first of her…

John Wijngaards’ ‘Ten Commandments for Church Reform’ – a Review
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John Wijngaards’ ‘Ten Commandments for Church Reform’ – a Review

John Wijngaards has set himself a challenging task. He has lived a full and fascinating life. He tells his story with a luxury of detail. It is obvious he is telling it ‘like it is’, or was. For any Catholic who has lived the experience of post-Vatican II, his book is a significant contribution to…

Timothy Radcliffe – ‘Hope and Despair are Contagious’
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Timothy Radcliffe – ‘Hope and Despair are Contagious’

“It’s not just Omicron, but a sense that history is not going anywhere. There’s a rise of violence, threats of war, the ecological catastrophe… Many young people say they don’t want to have children because they don’t want to bring them into a world that has no future. But we believe in God’s future”. “I…

The Visitation – Histories, Hands, Sons Intertwined
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The Visitation – Histories, Hands, Sons Intertwined

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic we have come to know the meaning and the consequences of ‘social distance’. At best, we have been allowed to constitute a small group – a bubble – of family or those with whom we normally share our lives. If it is true that ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder’ then…

Ten Commandments for Church Reform: Thought Provoking Memoir by John Wijngaards
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Ten Commandments for Church Reform: Thought Provoking Memoir by John Wijngaards

Wijngaards was born to Dutch Catholic parents in Indonesia in 1935. He movingly recounts being interred at a POW camp in Indonesia for four years, beginning at age 6. Then he entered a seminary aged 11, was ordained a priest at age 23, and was studying in Rome when Vatican II was getting under way…

Fr. Anthony Chantry MHM Celebrates Ruby Jubilee
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Fr. Anthony Chantry MHM Celebrates Ruby Jubilee

Friday 1 October was a special day for Missio England and Wales as our National Director, Father Anthony Chantry MHM, celebrated his Ruby Jubilee! A Mass took place in the Church of the Holy Apostles, Pimlico. Mass was concelebrated by Bishop Paul Swarbrick, our Chair of Trustees, and Fr Michael Corcoran, General Superior of the…

Britain: A Taste of Global Solidarity in Batley Carr
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Britain: A Taste of Global Solidarity in Batley Carr

A great time was had at the Leeds Diocesan Mission Mass on Saturday 25th September. It was a great opportunity to thank and pray for Missio’s volunteer Local Secretaries and Red Box supporters across the Diocese of Leeds, and also to start to prepare for World Mission Sunday, which this year takes place on 24th…