Future Face of the Church in a Pluralistic European Society –
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Future Face of the Church in a Pluralistic European Society –

“She (the Church) will be more modest, smaller, more sympathetic and more confessional”. Those are the four adjectives that the Cardinal Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels used to paint the face of the Catholic Church, outspokenly missionary and open, in a pluralistic European society. The two sides of that face are the encounter as embodied by the…

‘The Joy of the Church is to Evangelize’ – Pope Francis
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‘The Joy of the Church is to Evangelize’ – Pope Francis

The concern of the Church cannot and should not be that of the prestige of the community and its ministers. It cannot and should not be its social influence, that is, a desire to “matter”, to be “relevant” on the world stage, in society, or in places of power. It cannot and should not be…

Kinshasa, DR Congo: Inspiring Young People
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Kinshasa, DR Congo: Inspiring Young People

Christian formation remains a key for laying a strong foundation of a parish. Our Society, the Mill Hill Missionaries, has been given a parish in DRC where many young people are facing a number of challenges. Because of their life’s conditions, many have been involved in unbearable lifestyles. This has drawn our attention as a…

‘Unity yes, Uniformity no’ – Pope Francis
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‘Unity yes, Uniformity no’ – Pope Francis

Rome (Agenzia Fides) – The freedom that Christ gave to the baptized is “a novelty” that could encompass “all peoples and cultures” and freed from temptations and errors – which often existed in the history of evangelization – “only one cultural model” or wanting to enforce or dictating to others one’s own life model as…

Bamenda, Cameroon: ‘I’m So Proud of my Brother
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Bamenda, Cameroon: ‘I’m So Proud of my Brother

Ruud Verhoeven writes admiringly of his brother, Nol (Arnold) Verhoeven MHM, onhis Facebook page: Anyone who has ever followed my stories knows that Nol (Arnold) , the last brother left to me, felled a few years ago by a brain disorder, was forced from Cameroon to end up in a rest home for retired missionaries…

DR Congo: Reflection on the Message of Evangelization in a Local Context
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DR Congo: Reflection on the Message of Evangelization in a Local Context

                                                  Meditation on the Message of Evangelisation (Text of a conference given to the Soeurs Thérésiennes of Basankusu on 2 February, World Day f or Consecrated Life) “Go therefore to the men of all nations and make them my disciples; baptize them in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy…