Amahl and the Night Visitors: A Christmas Opera
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Amahl and the Night Visitors: A Christmas Opera

Recorded on location at the Teatro Nuovo, in Spoleto in 1996, the opera tells the story of Amahl, a disabled boy who lives with his single mum somewhere in Palestine, 2000 years ago. One night, they don’t have enough to eat and try to go to sleep, but Amahl sees a very bright star in…

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…

Sindh, Pakistan: Celebrating Feast of Light
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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…

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…

DR Congo: 60 Years Independent
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DR Congo: 60 Years Independent

” We knew the ironies, the insults, the shots we had to suffer morning, noon and evening, because we were niggas.” Patrice Lumumba! Currently, we suffer in the hands of our own leaders, the Congolese. On awareness: Happy Independence Day to all my Congolese brothers and sisters. Patrick Lonkoy Bolengu mhm   Indépendance cha-cha, tozoui…

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…

UK’s Cardinal Vincent Nichols on Safely Re-opening Churches
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UK’s Cardinal Vincent Nichols on Safely Re-opening Churches

What we want to say (to ministers) is that the issue of how people are able to practice their faith are profound and are sensitive and we would like a bit more sensitivity from the government. And we would like to remind them that the Catholic Church certainly has put forward already detailed protocols, agreed…

South Sudan: Paride Taban 40 years a Bishop
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South Sudan: Paride Taban 40 years a Bishop

I was ordained a priest on 24th May 1964 and ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Juba Archdiocese on 4th May 1980 and was appointed the Bishop Ordinary of Torit Diocese on 7th August 1983. I retired from the administration of the Catholic Diocese of Torit on 12th April 2004 in order to found the Holy Trinity…

Orthodox Easter Celebrations
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Orthodox Easter Celebrations

The world’s Orthodox Christians are celebrating Easter – the most important festival in their calendar, amid a series of restrictions and bans. Officials in Europe, the Middle East and Africa urged people not to attend services, fearing this would lead to a spike in coronavirus infections. However, in Georgia, worshippers are still able to attend…

Denis McBride: Palm Sunday Reflections
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Denis McBride: Palm Sunday Reflections

Drawing on his extensive scriptural knowledge, and profound love of art, Fr Denis McBride C.Ss.R. offers us a reflection for Palm Sunday.

Five Tips for Participation in Live Streaming Celebrations on Internet
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Five Tips for Participation in Live Streaming Celebrations on Internet

For several days, Facebook seems to have become one big liturgical space. Worldwide, all possible celebrations and prayer moments are streamed. Sometimes clumsy, often really enjoyable. A journalist asked me what I thought of there being no celebrations in Holy Week this year. I replied that there will be celebrations. However, most faithful will not…

Cambodia: Celebrating St Joseph’s Day amid Coronavirus Concerns
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Cambodia: Celebrating St Joseph’s Day amid Coronavirus Concerns

Feast day greetings from Siem Reap!!! We hope you are all well in spite of the present pandemic-Covid19 which bitterly disturbed all our activities including the feast day celebration. In Siem Reap, we we’re able to offer mass in the morning presided by Fr. Totet, SJ which we concelebrated. Since public gathering is not allowed…