Kumbo, Cameroon: Bishop George Nkuo Jubilee
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Kumbo, Cameroon: Bishop George Nkuo Jubilee

In his homily during the Friday, May 7 Holy Mass to mark the fortieth Priestly anniversary of Bishop Nkuo, Archbishop Andrew Nkea said that the Bishop of Kumbo has continually exercised his ministry with love and care. “Bishop George loves the people of Kumbo with his whole heart and is ready to die with them…

‘Silence’: Powerful Poem by Felicia Murrell
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‘Silence’: Powerful Poem by Felicia Murrell

Silence If you’re silent,you can hear the forest breathe,the holy hush of the tree’s limb. “Silence,” said Thomas Merton, “is God’s first language”:the way it soaks into your skin,surrounds you,blanketing you like the forest’s breath. Silence:The cadence of the land at rest,the body asleep,the heart awake. Silence:The deep rhythmic breathing of a mind slowed down,an…

Fool for Christ – The Story of Dorothy Day
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Fool for Christ – The Story of Dorothy Day

In this one-woman drama, Sarah Melici masterfully plays Dorothy as well as eleven other characters, including Forster Batterham, the father of her daughter. As a costume, she wears a simple replica of the prison uniform from Dorothy’s last arrest, when she was jailed with the farm workers in Delano, California, supporting Cesar Chavez and the…

Pope’s Prayer Intention May: The Wold of Finance
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Pope’s Prayer Intention May: The Wold of Finance

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India’s Covid-19 Emergency: Deep-Rooted Issues behind the Current Crisis

Age is the single biggest risk factor for severe disease and death with COVID. India has an exceptionally young population, with only 6% aged 65 and over. Even with a slightly more deadly virus, one would expect most to recover at home without the need for hospital care. But a relatively unhealthy middle-aged population in part offsets this…

Fr Stan Swamy SJ: An Indian ‘Cause Célèbre’.
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Fr Stan Swamy SJ: An Indian ‘Cause Célèbre’.

The 22nd March 2021 saw the refusal of bail on humanitarian grounds to Fr. Stan Swamy SJ, the 84 year old Jesuit priest who is being unjustly imprisoned in India. The struggle of the team of lawyers, the Jesuit Conference of south Asia, and many international and national human rights activist did not succeed in making…

Cameroon Bishops Sharply Criticise Government for Ongoing Violent Repression
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Cameroon Bishops Sharply Criticise Government for Ongoing Violent Repression

In 2016, four Catholic bishops in the English-speaking regions accused Biya’s government of trying to strangle their culture. “Anglophone Cameroonians are slowly being asphyxiated as every element of their culture is systematically targeted and absorbed into the Francophone Cameroon culture and way of doing things,” they wrote at the time. Nkuo said the 2019 dialogue should…

Moving towards a Paschal New Normal
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Moving towards a Paschal New Normal

Easter teaches us to renew our faith in God the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth, whom we can confidently implore: ‘Send forth your spirit and they shall be created, and you shall renew the face of the earth’ (Psalm 104:30). Think of the enormous Easter joy of so believing as to ignite an…

Kenya: Listening to the Cry of the Earth and the Poor
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Kenya: Listening to the Cry of the Earth and the Poor

At the Global Catholic Climate Movement, reforestation projects are a top priority. Like the one in Kenya for the Kakamega Forest which was once part of forest of the Congo Basin but is now the only remaining rainforest in East Africa. It covers more than 200 square kilometres not far from Lake Victoria, in one…

Cameroon Webinar: Recording available
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Cameroon Webinar: Recording available

The central African nation of Cameroon is better known for football, but its bloody, under-reported conflict deserves our attention. The right of minorities to self-determination is at the heart of violence blighting the lives of millions of unarmed civilians. The Vatican has been increasingly diplomatically engaged, encouraging the Cameroon government to participate in inclusive peace…

Cameroon: Webinar on ‘the World’s Most Neglected Conflict’
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Cameroon: Webinar on ‘the World’s Most Neglected Conflict’

The central African nation of Cameroon is better known for football, but its bloody, under-reported conflict deserves our attention. The right of minorities to self-determination is at the heart of violence blighting the lives of millions of unarmed civilians. The Vatican has been increasingly diplomatically engaged, encouraging the Cameroon government to participate in inclusive peace…

Pope Francis: Meeting Christ in Poor Renews Our Missionary Vigor
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Pope Francis: Meeting Christ in Poor Renews Our Missionary Vigor

Pope Francis said Thursday that the poverty and exclusion from the job market caused by the coronavirus pandemic has made the work of Catholic groups that assist poor communities even more urgent. “Going out to meet the wounded and risen Christ in the poorest communities allows us to regain our missionary vigor, because that is…