Douala, Cameroon: Diocesan Synod Focusing on Youth
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Douala, Cameroon: Diocesan Synod Focusing on Youth

Addressing the people of God under his pastoral during Holy Mass on Saturday, September 17 organized to officially launch the new pastoral year of Douala Archdiocese, Archbishop Kleda said, “We have decided to convene a Diocesan Synod on youth ministry.” “This Diocesan Synod will be on the theme: Young people come and see (John 1,39),”…

Economy of Francesco – Vision of a Global Economy Transformed
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Economy of Francesco – Vision of a Global Economy Transformed

After his arrival, Pope Francis made his way to the platform of the Lyrick Theater and heard testimonies from eight young people, interspersed with musical and theatrical performances. The pact was then read aloud and signed by the pope, who outlined his vision for the global economy, repeating pleas for the poor and the environment…

Less is More: A Young Missionary’s Challenging Reflections
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Less is More: A Young Missionary’s Challenging Reflections

Today I went to visit one of the IDP‘s family I am helping here in Douala with the support of Fr. Adolf Pöll through Caritas – to pay the rent for them. It is a small single room; there’s no inside kitchen, no toilet only an outside toilet which all the tenants are using. They…

Douala, Cameroon: The Challenges and Joys of Youth Ministry
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Douala, Cameroon: The Challenges and Joys of Youth Ministry

I am Fr. Placid Elia a Mill Hill, missionary, working in Douala arch Diocese, Cameroon. I’m now going on my fifth year in the ministry here in this Douala diocese and so far I’ve been working with the IDP‘s, young people especially the vulnerable and the neglected, the poor etc. Of course, the fact that…

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…

For Faith-Filled Young People: Pope’s May Prayer Intention
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For Faith-Filled Young People: Pope’s May Prayer Intention

Speaking about the family, I would like to begin by addressing the young people first. When I think of a model with whom young people can identify with, our Mother, Mary, always comes to mind: her courage, the way she knew how to listen, and her dedication to service. She was courageous and determined to…

Synodal Pathway: The Voice of Young People
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Synodal Pathway: The Voice of Young People

A new weekend means a new newsletter! This time focused on young people, on their hope, present and future. Pope Francis asks young people not only to be free and authentic, but also the critical conscience of society (Homily for the Solemnity of Christ the King, 2021). We have been looking, in the context of…

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…

Luanda, Kenya: Catholic Parish Drug Rehabilitation Facility
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Luanda, Kenya: Catholic Parish Drug Rehabilitation Facility

Launched on 6 September 2021, St. Joseph Resource Center is the brainchild of Fr. Norbert Odunga, a Mill Hill Priest serving in the Catholic Parish of Luanda. His inspiration came from the activities of St. Joseph Rehabilitation Center for street children that members of Franciscan Missionaries of St. Joseph (FMSJ) and the MHM have been…