Posts Tagged ‘missionary’

Jesus accessible at Disneyland and Super Bowl

Thursday, October 13th, 2022
Making Jesus accessible

Disneyland in Paris and the US Super Bowl will soon be used by churches as venues for massive media outreaches A new 40-million euro Church complex near Paris Disney will include a new church that can hold up to 900 people and a private school that can accommodate more than 1,500 students. And in the Read more

Faith, not efficiency, at heart of church’s mission

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Faith, not efficiency is at the heart of the Church’s mission, Pope Francis said in a message to the pontifical mission societies after their recent general assembly was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, Cardinal Tagle, says Francis “is not against efficiency and methods” that could Read more

From maintenance to missionary: 20 years on

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

We know what to do for someone who comes to church, but we don’t know how to get someone to come to church. We know how to be Christian when we are poor, under-educated, and culturally marginalized, but we struggle to be Christian when we are affluent, educated, and have a full place in the Read more

Missionary parenting

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Can parenting be a missionary activity? In the current environment of secularity within the first world, where all belief systems compete for adoption, the Christian faith has distinct advantages. Much like the day of Elijah calling down fire as visible proof of the superiority of his God, the climate of secularity demands a new apologetic—one Read more

English translation of Fr Garin’s diaries launched

Monday, April 15th, 2019

A new book published by Canterbury University Press brings to life a crucial period in the history of Aotearoa New Zealand when European settlers were mixing with Maori people and gives a compelling insight into Māori customs, values and beliefs of the time from a French perspective. A French Marist priest, Father Antoine Garin was Read more

American killed on Indian island was not a missionary

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Indian police and church officials say the American killed on an isolated island was trying to convert tribal people to Christianity. John Allen Chau’s body was found last week on a beach of North Sentinel Island in the Bay of Bengal with arrow wounds. Dependra Pathak, director general of police of the Andaman and Nicobar Read more

NGOs should use more people of faith

Monday, August 13th, 2018
people of faith

One of the region’s most experienced Pacific journalists suggests that countries such as Australia and New Zealand should use more people of faith in their development programmes. Bruce Hill has for many years reported for RNZ and ABC on Pacific issues. He says current secularism in the more developed nations is not exactly looked on with Read more

Fr Damian celebrates his 89th birthday

Thursday, July 26th, 2018
Fr Damian

Father Damian Marinus celebrated his 89th birthday last Saturday. He arrived in the Cook Islands with his life-long friend Father John Rovers on November 11, 1957. His first appointments in the Cook Islands were to Mauke and Atiu. “Over time, Father John identified with Mauke and Father Damian with Atiu,” said Bishop Paul Donoghue speaking Read more

140th anniversary of mission arrival to be celebrated

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

PEOPLE of Ulawa Island, Makira/Ulawa province will today commence a three days celebration to commemorate the 140th anniversary of the arrival of the first missionary that brought Christianity to Ulawa. The three days program will begin this Wednesday 18th July and concludes on the 20th July. Read more

Australian nun challenges deportation

Monday, May 7th, 2018
Australian nun challenges Philippine government

An Australian nun has fought back against the Philippine government revoking her missionary visa. Sister Patricia Fox has been living in the Philippines for 27 years as a missionary. Sister Fox says the Bureau of Immigration has “no right to define and delimit the scope of our missionary and apostolate works.” The bureau says it Read more