Pope Francis: ‘Old Age is not a Disease, but a Privilege’.
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Pope Francis: ‘Old Age is not a Disease, but a Privilege’.

Pope Francis told elderly priests from northern Italy that aging is a privilege because they have the chance to suffer like Jesus Christ. “You are experiencing a season, old age, which is not a disease but a privilege,” he said in a Sept. 16 letter to priests from the Lombardy region. “And even those of you who…

Pakistan: Need for Creative Pastoral Care of Refugees, Poor.
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Pakistan: Need for Creative Pastoral Care of Refugees, Poor.

These are challenging times in Pakistan. The Church is doing its best but pastoral support needs to be creative, sensitive and timely. They need to think out of the box. Pastoral and institutional support must not be limited to Christians or Catholics but must be expanded to non-Christians, especially the poor. With the influx of…

Journey from Head to Heart: A Scripture Reflection by Cardinal Charles Maung Bo
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Journey from Head to Heart: A Scripture Reflection by Cardinal Charles Maung Bo

Our  journey is towards greater authenticity in personal life and life of the nation. That  journey needs to be taken. Every human being is called upon to take the journey from head to heart. The problem we face in Myanmar today is  between the head and the heart. Laws vs the Love among the people….

‘Rise and Shine’ – A Tribute to Don Bosco
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‘Rise and Shine’ – A Tribute to Don Bosco

On the occasion of the 206th anniversary of the birth of the popular Italian saint Don Bosco, the song Rise and Shine was launched. The text of the composition makes clear how the saint, after the corona pandemic, is heading with young people towards a future of hope and joy. The song was previously featured…

Marriage of a Traditional Chief in Mill Hill Missionary Run Parish, Kinshasa
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Marriage of a Traditional Chief in Mill Hill Missionary Run Parish, Kinshasa

Church wedding has been a Sacrament which many Christians in our parish (St. François de Paul/Mose – Kinshasa) hardly think of. Teenager pregnancy has been a cancer which has destroyed the future of many girls. The majority of them give birth as early as age fourteen. This means that the number of single parents is…

Kroonstad, South Africa: Bishop Peter Holiday Welcomes New Covid Guidelines
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Kroonstad, South Africa: Bishop Peter Holiday Welcomes New Covid Guidelines

“We welcome President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement to move South Africa to Adjusted Level 3. This is good news for us as a Catholic/Christian Community so that we can gather in our Churches to praise God,” Bishop Peter John Holiday says in the statement issued Tuesday, July 27. Bishop Holiday adds, “The Adjusted Level 3 comes…

Philippines: Mill Hill Missionaries Hand Over Historical Parish
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Philippines: Mill Hill Missionaries Hand Over Historical Parish

On 4th of July 2021, Fr. Benny P. Quinto, MHM, the Society Representative in the Philippines, said goodbye to the parishioners of St. John Nepomuceno Parish, Anini-y in the Diocese of San Jose de Antique. He did this on behalf of all Mill Hill missionaries, both dead and alive, who worked in the parish for…

Kiltegan Missionaries in Kenya: Triple Presence Hailed
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Kiltegan Missionaries in Kenya: Triple Presence Hailed

The Catholic Bishop of Kenya’s Nakuru Diocese, Bishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba, has hailed members of St. Patrick’s Missionary Society (SPS) who have ministered in the Kenyan Episcopal See for their instrumental role in evangelization through what he termed “triple presence.” Bishop Muhatia who was presiding over the Priestly ordination of a member of the Irish-founded…

Hispanic Catholics Still Unaccommodated in U.S.
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Hispanic Catholics Still Unaccommodated in U.S.

After more than a decade of researching parish life, and after teaching many cohorts of diverse pastoral ministers, something has become disturbingly clear to me: institutionalized racial and ethnic inequality, especially of the anti-Hispanic variety, is endemic in Catholic parishes.  There are statistics that bear this out. From 2011 to 2013, the National Study of…

‘A World Trip Behind the Stove’ at Church of Our Saviour, The Hague, Netherlands
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‘A World Trip Behind the Stove’ at Church of Our Saviour, The Hague, Netherlands

Meals for the homeless. “A world trip behind the stove” Isabelle Pradier is Meals for the Homeless Coordinator at Church of our Savior. Meals for the Homeless serves a three-course hot meal to 120 homeless people in The Hague twice a month. Meals consist of hot soup in the winter months or salad in the…

The Role of the Church in a Secular World – An Interview with Brussels Cardinal de Kesel.
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The Role of the Church in a Secular World – An Interview with Brussels Cardinal de Kesel.

In his latest book the 73-year-old cardinal, who recently completed treatment for cancer, talks about his vision on the role faith can play in modern times. “Christianity has become a cultural religion in the West due to historical circumstances. However, that is not necessarily the case in other parts of the world, just look at…