Posts Tagged ‘Evangelisation’

Vibrant community bears witness to the true meaning of word “catholic” Comments 0

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

The Diocese of Mendi is nestled in the mountains in the southern highland region of Papua New Guinea. When the first missionaries came to the area in the mid-1950s there were no Catholics. The diocese now has 80,000 – around 10 percent of the population. Bishop Donald Lippert says the diocese has a vibrant and Read more

Honesty about church flaws is best policy Comments 0

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Cardinal Timothy Dolan says honesty, humbly and openly sharing the “wounds” and shortcomings of the church, might bring those who are alienated back to the practice of the faith. Using the image of the church as “our supernatural family … [which] priests, are called to image,” Dolan says human weakness has been a part of Read more

A rock band – 11 Nuns in full habit Comments 0

Monday, September 25th, 2017

A group of Sisters formed a Latin pop and rock band in Peru three years ago and now find themselves with an international following. They go on stage wearing traditional black-and-white habits The Sisters, who come from eight countries and range in age from 20s to 40s, insist they aren’t rock stars. But they certainly Read more

Excommunicated Nigerian priest Patrick Edet launches ministry Comments 0

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Former Nigerian priest Patrick Edet, who was excommunicated last month, has officially launched his own church. Edet has begun a “mega revival” programme using his outreach. While serving as a priest, Edet ran a ‘Pentecostal-styled’ Grace Family Outreach fellowship within the Catholic structure. Although the church has barred Catholics from relating with Edet, some have Read more

The pope’s runners debut at a marathon this month Comments 0

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

The pope’s runners will debut the Vatican colours on 17 September in an interreligious marathon. About 30 Vatican employees, both men and women, have created a track-team, the Athletica Vaticana or (as they call themselves) the pope’s runners. Read more Related Posts:Vatican’s first female-only association gets the nodPope Benedict the GreenPope Francis will definitely visit Read more

Nepal bans evangelisation, religious conversion Comments 0

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Nepal will pass a bill next week criminalising religious conversions and banning ‘hurting religious sentiment’. Once it is signed, a clause in Nepal’s new constitution barring religious conversion will come into effect. Anyone convicted under the new law could face up to five years in prison for seeking to convert a person or “undermine the Read more

Preaching while commuting on bus – upstairs for confessions Comments 0

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Just as Jesus preached while commuting to and from Emmaus, a Scottish bishop and priest have been preaching while commuting in Scotland. Last week Paisley’s Bishop John Keenan toured Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire on a double-decker bus, aiming to “bring faith issues to the high street.” The Mercy Bus – also known as “the church Read more

Christchurch Airport opens multi-faith prayer room Comments 0

Monday, July 31st, 2017

The new Christchurch Airport prayer room is located on the ground floor next to the domestic baggage area collection point, between international arrivals and the check in hall. The dedication ceremony was attended by representative leaders of the Catholic, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist communities attended and individually blessed the room. Continue reading Related Posts:Exorcisms on the Read more

How should a Catholic bishop tweet? Comments 1

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

The Catholic Church may be two thousand years old, but its bishops are rapidly adjusting to the demands of 21st-century communication. If the Church is to effectively evangelise in the modern world, a group of bishops argue, its leaders must be engaged online – but in the right way. Bishop Daniel, says, “There’s one thing Read more

Uber driver turns his car into a church on wheels Comments 0

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Ordained minister Kenneth Drayton has turned his 2009 Mercury Grand Marquis into a church-on-wheels, transforming his car into a divine vehicle for himself and his passengers. “The job lets me open the door into my passenger’s lives,” said Drayton, 54, who said his Brooklyn trips often turn into therapy sessions. “The hope is to brighten Read more