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  Let us not be robbed of the joy of evangelisation

Oct 20, 2014
The Far East Magazine presents a brief summary of Pope's Francis' World Mission Day message, which took place this year on October 19.
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  World Mission Day - Intention for October 2014

Oct 07, 2014
That World Mission Day may rekindle in every believer zeal for carrying the Gospel into all the world.
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  Where do you come from?

Oct 07, 2014
One day when I asked, "Where do you come from?” the shopkeeper replied, "From my mother!" I laughed. This unexpected reply was so startling that I started using it too, which lead to very different conversations about identity...
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  A Crown for Australia

Sep 11, 2014
The Australian Bishops in their 2014-2015 Social Justice Statement point out the important role of sport in our society.
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  When human values are forgotten

Aug 25, 2014
The world was shocked after World War II when the Nazi eugenics programme became known. Horrible and inhuman, it still didn’t make a difference in Peru in 1995 when Indian and rural women were targeted for sterilization.
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  God’s Great Garden

Aug 05, 2014
Jesus understood the 'fruit of the earth' as a blessing. However, as we come to a greater understanding of the complexity of the web of life, we are also becoming aware that some of its strands are either damaged or broken.
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  Common Declaration

Jul 18, 2014
On Sunday May 25, Pope Francis and the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew met in Jerusalem to mark the 50th anniversary of the meeting of their predecessors.
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  Tuned in or tuned out?

Jul 01, 2014
"The Internet," Pope Francis said recently, "is a gift from God." Before we press any button, switch on any device, we must first of all, each day, connect with the living God who waits for us with infinite patience.
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  I dared to call him Father

Jun 11, 2014
Fr Joseph Joyce writes from Pakistan and shares the story of Bilquis Sheikh, a Pakistani Muslim woman who through the power of the Holy Spirit met the Risen Lord and was led into communion.
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  Climate change is among us

May 28, 2014
The sights, sounds and smells that assailed me as I was walking through the devastated destruction of Tacloban city in the Philippines last year, made me realise that this was the future.
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  Linked with the people

May 08, 2014
Columban Fr John Hegerty wrote the following reflection on the vocation of the missionary priesthood, based on the final days of his fellow missionary, Columban Fr Leo Donnelly in Peru.
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  Washing of the feet - Holy Thursday

Apr 07, 2014
"I was nervous lining up on Holy Thursday night. Then the Holy Spirit hit me. Columban Fr Barry started pouring water over my foot..."
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  He became poor

Mar 06, 2014
"He became poor so that by his poverty you might become rich" (cf. 2 Cor 8: 9). This is the theme Pope Francis has taken for his 2014 Lenten Message.
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  Leave your comfort zone

Jan 30, 2014
At Saint Peter’s Basilica, Rome, on 24 November 2013, Pope Francis released the Apostolic Exhortation, "Evangelii Gaudium", (The Joy of the Gospel).
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  Be Ready

Nov 27, 2013
No one wants to be overwhelmed by 'if only' feelings on their death bed. If only I had been kinder; if only I had let go of resentments and forgiven people; if only I had been more concerned...
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  Message of Pope Francis

Oct 31, 2013
Missionary spirit is not only about geographical territories, but about peoples, cultures and individuals, because the "boundaries" of faith do not only cross places and human traditions, but the heart of each man and each woman.
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  "God save us from gloomy saints!”

Sep 30, 2013
“I’ve no time to pray,” is the complaint of many hard-working, multi-tasking men and women of today. Read St Teresa.
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  Lazarus at our Gate

Sep 11, 2013
Twenty percent of the world's poorest people live in countries near Australia. This means that in our region, Australia is the rich man and Lazarus is at our gate.
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  The power of being powerless

Aug 13, 2013
“What is the hardest thing about working with people in poverty?” The question stumped me a bit and made me think...
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  Questioning ourselves about Mission?

Jul 29, 2013
Where does that leave us as Church with our rich tradition of concern for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation...
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