On Saturday 19th May eight young Mill Hill Missionary temporary members made their life long commitment to mission by taking the Perpetual Oath. The following day, May 20th, they were ordained to the transitional diaconate by the Rt Rev John Obala, bishop of the diocese of Ngong.
Human rights abuses in the Philippines fail to escape scrutiny at UN forum
Sorry to announce the death of Dr. Maria Schiestl early this morning at Nairobi Women’s hospital.
Sadly, religion is not altogether immune from this decay. Instead of presenting a loud voice of resistance to this crisis, many religious leaders seem to be emulating public figures: promoting escapist spirituality, sucking money out of their flocks, sometimes hobnobbing with corrupt elites
Like countless others Philippe, Michel, Andre and Patrick were labeled 'idiots', locked away and forgotten in violent asylums, until the 1960s, when the young philosopher Jean Vanier took a stand and secured their release - the first time in history that anyone had beaten the system. Together they created L'Arche, a commune at the edge of a beautiful forest near Paris. A quiet revolution was born.
A former Khmer Rouge leader turns to Christianity in search of answers.
In school one of the most precious times apart from classtime is the breaktime. Breaktime is a time to refresh and re-energise; it is a time to refill as does the traveller who runs into a fuel station with an empty tank and leaves assured that the journey will proceed smoothly. Apart from refilling and refreshing, breaktime is also a time to take stock, evaluate and refocus. It was in this light that the “young” young members (under two years of appointment) from Kenya and Uganda, gathered in Kampala for three full days to refresh, re-energise, evaluate and refocus on their mission, the mission of Christ to preach Good News to all and welcome all to the kingdom.
A Gem of Reflection by Michael Paul Galagher SJ It can be difficult for many of us to get a realistic grasp of ourselves. Some people are taught from a…