Philippines: How Young Catholics Live Their Faith
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Philippines: How Young Catholics Live Their Faith

In my case, religious transformation happens right under our noses. If you talk to adult lay Catholics and Catholic priests about their thoughts on the Catholic youth today, they will simply say that youth are not as religious as their parents — they do not go to church anymore, they are immoral, and they make…

Basankusu, DR Congo: Bishop Mokobe Opens Fledgling  Mill Hill Missionary Parish
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Basankusu, DR Congo: Bishop Mokobe Opens Fledgling Mill Hill Missionary Parish

On Sunday May 15th, 2022 his Lordship Bishop Joseph Mokobe Ndjoku presided at the official opening of St. JPII Quasi-Parish Ndeke,  the first one out of 20. This portion of the local Church has 26 basic communities comprising 8 schools. People from several tribes are here: Mongo, Mongando, Ngombe, Swahili speaking people, etc. The Quasi-Parish…

Kinshasa, DR Congo: Official Installation of Fr Marius Tapang Tendongue MHM as Parish Priest
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Kinshasa, DR Congo: Official Installation of Fr Marius Tapang Tendongue MHM as Parish Priest

On Saturday 30 April 2022, the Parish of St. François de Paule in DRC celebrated the installation of Fr. Marius Tapang, MHM as their Parish Priest. The Bishop Vincent Tshomba was the main celebrant. There were some priests from our deanery and the Diocese of Basankusu as concelebrants. Fr. Marius is the first Parish Priest…

Philippines: Parish of San Remigio Gets New Pastors
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Philippines: Parish of San Remigio Gets New Pastors

Today on the Fiesta of St. Vincent Ferrer Parish, San Remigio, our young Mill Hill men who recently arrived in the Philippines were Installed in their new parish. This was during a Eucharistic celebration presided over by Bishop Marvyn A. Maceda, the Bishop of the Diocese of Antique. Fr. Abonge Emmanuel MHM was Ordained almost…

Cameroon: A Bishop’s Experience of the ‘Smell of the Sheep’ in Trying Conditions
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Cameroon: A Bishop’s Experience of the ‘Smell of the Sheep’ in Trying Conditions

“As I passed Batibo town, these gentlemen came out of the forest; they surrounded me, entered my car – two of them with guns,” Bibi recalled. “They seized my phone and took me into the forest. There were several other cars there and other people who had been kidnapped. They asked us to give our…

The Netherlands: Fr Jac Hetsen MHM Preparing to Retire from Active Ministry
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The Netherlands: Fr Jac Hetsen MHM Preparing to Retire from Active Ministry

Fr Jac Hetsen MHM is a former General Superior of the Mill Hill Missionaries who served in several parishes in the Amsterdam urban area over the past fifteen years ministering to the Portuguese speaking community. Since 2007 I have been officially pastorally active in what we now call the Emmaus Parish. The first ten years…

Kinshasa, DR Congo: Mill Hill missionaries in ‘Boyei Bolamu’ (Welcome) Workshop
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Kinshasa, DR Congo: Mill Hill missionaries in ‘Boyei Bolamu’ (Welcome) Workshop

The “BOYEI BOLAMU” Workshop was initiated by Cardinal Fridolin AMBONGO BESUNGU, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Kinshasa. It lasted for three days, from 26th to 28th January, 2022. This workshop is for all the missionaries who have been appointed to DRC, who have not completed five years in Congo. He throws the whole Archdiocese “into a…

Basankusu, DR Congo: A Lone Missionary Presence
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Basankusu, DR Congo: A Lone Missionary Presence

St. Joseph’s House is a remarkable evidence of the Society’s presence in the Diocese of Basankusu. Historically the Diocese was built by the Mill Hill Missionaries from Europe.  Their achievements such as churches, schools, health centres, farms…were truly fruits of their dedicated work. They were motivated by the Society’s motto “to love and to serve”….

Fundong, Cameroon – Learning to Live with Conflict
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Fundong, Cameroon – Learning to Live with Conflict

Guylain Agbasoa MHM writes: Greetings from Fundong! I hope we are doing well wherever we are. Fundong is a bit fine, although yesterday around 11pm, military had some exchange of bullets among themselves just around the market area. One of them got bullet on the leg and one civilian also got injured with grenade. Beside…

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…

Epiphany – A Reflection
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Epiphany – A Reflection

Although foretold in the prophecies, the reality of all people – Jew and Gentile – being welcomed together to worship God and receive his divine favor was earth-shattering. It was a move beyond human expectation. God’s blessings were formerly reserved to Israel, but now they are open to all. Such a shift was the most…