Month: September 2008

Change the Story

One of the challenges of mission ad gentes is proding and encouraging Catholics to reach beyond the walls of their parishes and to connect in meaningful ways with those who do not believe as we do. The challenge of the American Catholic parish to connect with Islam is enormously...

The War Escalates in the Southern Philippines

The Xaverian Missionaries are far from the blood soaked fields of Mindanao where Muslim separatists having been fighting the government of the Philippines for more than 30 years for a muslim nation within the Philippines. The presentation by 101 East of Aljazeera shows the real cost of war. If...

Muslim, Hindu, Christian Solidarity?

There have been violent communal attacks by “fundamentalist Hindus” against Christians in Orissa, India. At least 100 have been killed since last week. Some 10,000 Christians are in shelter camps set up by the government and just as many are taking refuge in forests to escape the violence of Hindu...
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