Echoing “I Dance Therefore I am’
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Echoing “I Dance Therefore I am’

Amen to “I dance therefore I am”! That lovely clip and reflection by Sr Philomena on 07/09/21. Setting many of us smiling, grinning, glowing, glad! I dance therefore I am is nearly an understatement! After the heartbeat, dancing is my/our next prove of living, with or without thinking or reasoning. With our without food, drinks,…

South Sudan Marks 10 Years of Independence: A Sobering Assessment
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South Sudan Marks 10 Years of Independence: A Sobering Assessment

“There was much fanfare,” recalls New Zealand Sr. Margaret Scott, a member of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions, and former principal of Solidarity Teacher Training College in Yambio, South Sudan. But this month’s commemoration of the 10th anniversary of what is still the world’s youngest country is overshadowed by uncertainty, violence and ongoing…

India: Celebration of First Ever ‘Christian Day’.
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India: Celebration of First Ever ‘Christian Day’.

Christians of various denominations in India announced that they will celebrate for the first time what they described as “Indian Christian Day” on July 3, feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle. According to tradition, the saint supposedly traveled to India, as far as the Malabar Coast, which is in modern-day Kerala State, to preach the…

Quincentennial Philippines: ‘Best Missionaries’ Epithet at Celebration
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Quincentennial Philippines: ‘Best Missionaries’ Epithet at Celebration

The papal nuncio to Spain led the celebration of the quincentennial of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines this week, praising migrant Filipinos for being “missionaries” to the world. Archbishop Bernardito Auza, apostolic nuncio to Spain, said Filipino migrants are the “fruits” of the Church born in the Philippines in the 1500s through the work of…

Singing Nigerian Bishop: Beautiful Christmas Song
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Singing Nigerian Bishop: Beautiful Christmas Song

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 and the many restrictions that came with it, key among them suspension of public Mass, the Nigerian Prelate has made music part of his busy schedule as Bishop, playing different musical instruments and recording short video clips with different groups in the west African country to spread the message of…

South Sudan: Christians Celebrate As Churches Reopen
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South Sudan: Christians Celebrate As Churches Reopen

“The long awaited day finally arrives” Waves of joy and celebration have swept across Catholic Christians in South Sudan following a decision by the Church authorities to reopen churches after a six months restriction. This follows a circular signed last week by His Grace Rt. Rev. Stephen Ameyu Martin Mulla, Archbishop of Juba, asking all…

Corpus Christi: To Become the Body of Christ we also must be Broken like Christ
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Corpus Christi: To Become the Body of Christ we also must be Broken like Christ

My point is this: it is the very nature of the eucharist, in enacting the drama of Christ, to incorporate an element of the brokenness of the world and the brokenness of human relations into the story of the foundational event of Christian faith precisely because it mirrors the brokenness of Christ himself. To put that another…