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NIGER/Africa: Update on Abduction of Fr. Pierluigi Maccalli SMA

Latest Update: 10:30am, Thursday 20 September 2018 No request for a ransom yet - Latest from Agenzia Fides: Niamey (Agenzia Fides) - "We have no news...

AFRICA/NIGER – SMA Missionary Kidnapped by suspected Jihadists

Latest Update: 2pm, Wednesday 19 September 2018 In a statement, Niamey’s Archbishop Laurent Lompo said Father Pier Luigi Maccalli was attacked and abducted by “unidentified...

An African perspective on Laudato Si’ – towards an African theology of ecology

Whereas our traditional African cultures were highly concerned with respect for the balance between humankind and its environment, paradoxically this aspect of our tradition,...

SMA Wilton Parish, Cork – Family Fun Day 2018 – Thank You!

"We saw what is possible for a Christian community to be in a small corner of the church today." - Fr. Michael O'Leary, Parish Priest,...

Pope Francis condemns privitization of water and calls for end of plastic pollution

“We need to pray as if everything depended on God’s providence and work as if everything depended on us.” - Pope Francis The Associated Press reported...

Lessons from South Africa: The Parish as a Community of Communities

"Enthusiasm is essential. A tired guy won’t move anything with anybody. But a spirit of holy daring is also essential." - Bishop Emeritus Michael...

THREATS TO THE CHRISTIAN FAITH IN CONTEMPORARY NIGERIA – Part 2

It will be a great pity if Christians are looking up to President Buhari or his... party... to give us a sense of change....

THREATS TO THE CHRISTIAN FAITH IN CONTEMPORARY NIGERIA – Part 1

We have received more concern and assistance from people who have no idea where we live than from those who are near to us....