Five Hundred Years of Catholic Evangelization in the Philippines

The Catholic Church in the Philippines has chosen Easter Sunday, 4 April, to formally inaugurate the year-long celebration of the 5th centenary (1521). Various programs and celebrations are being organized to celebrate the important event, with a single purpose, proclaimed by the Church. “Being grateful to God for the...

Discovering the Cultural Centre and Museum of the Logone valley

Fr. Louis Bira, SX (Sierra Leone, West Africa) Father Antonino Melis, is a Xaverian missionary of Italian descent. Since 1985, he has been on a mission in Africa: Chad and Cameroon. Specialized in medical examinations, he practiced this profession before joining the Xaverian congregation. He later discovered anthropology and...

Our interfaith dialogue project makes local news

Recently, our interfaith dialogue project, MetroWest Interfaith Dialogue Project made the local news. We wanted to share with you the article and encourage you to join us by signing up for monthly e-newsletter and check our website for some amazing bridgebuilding going on in our community and elsewhere. This...

Covid-19’s questions to Christians: An African perspective

Fr. Louis Birabaluge, SX /Sierra Leone, West Africa The questions that the Covid-19 virus poses to Christians are to be understood from the origin of this deadly virus, its consequences on humanity and the means available today to defeat it. About its origin, available research shows that the virus...

Stretching Forth our Hands in Typhoon Times

Fr. Emmanuel Borelli, SX | 6 November, 2020 – Marikina, MetroManila (The Philippines) The night between 11 and 12 November typhoon Ulysses hit us. It was not so much the intensity of the wind as the huge amount of rain released in few hours that caused once again the...

Global Godliness

Timothy Radcliffe, O.P. Posted November 4th, 2015 on Thinking Faith: The Jesuits in Great Britain. What does our belief in ‘one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church’, which we profess in the Nicene Creed, really mean? It expresses a desire for unity across space and time, which is what God...

A seed of peace in Kamenge, Africa

“You shall confirm this word through the example of a holy life, with the fruitful exercise of love, with the spirit of sacrifice… and also with the heroism of martyrdom if you are called to this too. ” (S. G. M. CONFORTI,  16th Address to departing missionaries, 13 March 1927)...

Catholics in the USA between Elections and the Coronavirus Pandemic

Fr. Carl Chudy, SX On April 26, 2020 President Donald Trump held a conference call with over 600 Catholic leaders including Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, our bishop, Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles and other leaders in Catholic education. The president identified...
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