Ireland: Dramatic Decline in Number of Priests
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Ireland: Dramatic Decline in Number of Priests

More than 21% of Ireland’s entire population of parish priests and brothers — both serving and retired — have died in just three years. The Association of Catholic Priests says that parishes are going to have to be amalgamated, churches closed, and fewer Masses held. Fr John Collins, one of the ACP’s directors, said: “The…

Witu-Kipini, Kenya: ‘Grow the Seed of Faith Planted by the Mill Hill Missionaries’ – Bishop Lagho
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Witu-Kipini, Kenya: ‘Grow the Seed of Faith Planted by the Mill Hill Missionaries’ – Bishop Lagho

Witu-Kipini Parish was established in the 1990s through Primary Evangelization efforts of Very Rev. Fr. Albert Buijs, who is currently the Vicar General of Catholic Diocese of Malindi, and other Mill Hill Missionaries among them Rev. Fr. Adolf ‘Alleluia’ Pöll.The parish is still run by Mill Hill Missionaries, with Rev. Fr. Alex Kimbi as Parish…

On Training Pastors for our Contemporary World
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On Training Pastors for our Contemporary World

The priests of yesterday were formed in a religious and patriarchal mold. In addition, they also had a strong sense of entitlement. In the secularized world of today, however, problems are more related to the social sciences, management and technology. Our social situation is also more pluralistic and democratic than in earlier times. No wonder…

Australia: Critical View of Seminary Training
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Australia: Critical View of Seminary Training

‘Clericalism is the idealisation of the priesthood, and by extension, the idealisation of the Catholic Church. Clericalism is linked to a sense of entitlement, superiority and exclusion, and abuse of power.’ A person suffering from clericalism sees himself as special, superior to others and worthy of greater respect. This could lead to arrogance and the…

Nairobi: Perpetual Oath and Diaconate
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Nairobi: Perpetual Oath and Diaconate

The last weekend of September has been a memorable one at the Mill Hill Second Cycle in Nairobi. On Friday 24th September, nine students in temporary membership took their Perpetual Oath commitment at the Formation Centre in the presence of the entire community, Mill Hill members and some family members and friends of the candidates….

Formation Philippines: Holidays Curtailed by Corona Restrictions
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Formation Philippines: Holidays Curtailed by Corona Restrictions

It has been three years now getting to four years ever since I was with my family. I have been working in the Philippines for over two years now and after all this I was looking forward to going home when the opportunity presented itself. I was due for home leave last year, 2020 and…