Posts Tagged ‘Mission’

Mission: Love or colonisation? Comments 0

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

John Allen Chau’s life could be summed up in two sentences, according to his family. He loved God. And he had “nothing but love for the Sentinelese people.” Chau, a young missionary from the United States, was killed on Nov. 17 while illegally attempting to invade the land of the North Sentinel Islanders, an indigenous Read more

Pope emeritus clarifies relationship between Jews and Christians Comments 0

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

The relationship between Jews and Christians is the subject of a correction Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has published in theological magazine “Communio.” He was responding to a newspaper article alleging he favoured missionising the Jews and called Jewish-Christian dialogue into question. Benedict’s correction affirms Christians are called to a “dialogue” with the Jews rather than a Read more

Pope Francis’ missionary invitation to the Church Comments 0

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

I think in this new missionary context which Francis is constantly referring to, the role of a small flexible mobile dynamic lay community is absolutely key in the world today. It’s key because we’re not encumbered by the need to maintain a particular kind of institutional relationship or indeed any institution at all. We can Read more

Marriage is mission Comments 0

Monday, August 13th, 2018

When you’ve been married as long as my husband and I have, to speculate on what it would be like to be a single person is almost too fantastical. Or worse, when we imagine divorce or death, we horrify each other with the prospect of going on a first date with someone else. We dated Read more

Heroism driving your mission trip? Stay home Comments 0

Monday, June 18th, 2018
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“All those who want to go to Ecuador to mainly build houses, please raise your hands. OK! All those who have raised their hands, please stay home! Now, those of you who want to mainly listen and learn from the faith and culture of Ecuadorans, join my immersion trip.” This is how veteran Comboni Missionary Read more

Are the churches becoming exclusive clubs? Comments 0

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Dr Jennifer Te Paa-Daniel believes the Christian churches are in danger of becoming exclusive. She says they are just serving the needs of their own congregations rather than reaching out to the community and taking risks. “Jesus didn’t hang out with those who had it all together,” she says. Te Paa Daniel, who is an Read more

CDF to issue letter on hierarchical and charismatic gifts Comments 0

Friday, June 10th, 2016

The Vatican’s doctrinal office is to issue a letter to bishops on the relation between hierarchical and charismatic gifts for the Church’s life and mission. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is to release Iuvenescit Ecclesia (“the Church grows young”) on June 14. It will be the CDF’s first major document issued during the Read more

Marist School’s mission sends thousands to Africa Comments 0

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Marist School has worked hard to raise the money through their annual Mission Market and now it will be put to good use. Leanne and Matthew Prichard, along with their children Louis, Fenn and Nina will personally ensure the funds are delivered safely to Mulemi Community School in Zambia. A sum this size is likely to Read more

Warning about overseas priests emptying Irish parishes Comments 0

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

A spokesman for a priests’ association in Ireland has warned that bringing overseas priests in to plug vocations gaps could empty Irish churches. Fr Brendan Hoban of the Association of Catholic Priests said that there is a risk that old fashioned pastoral approaches by overseas priests could empty some Irish parishes in a decade. Two Nigerian priests have Read more

Mission Vineyards: 50 shades of grapes Comments 0

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Mission Estate Winery, perched high in the Taradale Hills of Hawkes Bay, is as much a history book as it is a vineyard. Approaching the extensive property, the first thing to steal your attention is an avenue of plane trees, the solid trunks, 57 in total, have stood sentry here alongside fields of vines since Read more