Tag: Catholic Missions

Catholic mission set up to bring God to hipsters

Catholic mission set up to bring God to hipsters

| Chaz Muth | August 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

The gray robes worn by the Conventual Franciscan friars may not be fashionable in the Williamsburg/Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, but the religious men appear to be fitting in just fine in the heart of “hipster” country.

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World Mission Sunday

World Mission Sunday

| October 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s a different world past Montego Bay.

The Catholic Church is deeply committed to walking with the poor there.

And there’s a role for us to play, too.

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Q&A – Jamaican Mission

Q&A – Jamaican Mission

| October 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Passionist Father Jim Price is an American priest serving in south-central Jamaica in the impoverished rural mission Diocese of Mandeville. He coordinates both the Pontifical Mission Societies and the evangelization office for the diocese, where Catholics make up less than 2 percent of the population. “The Catholic population is small,” Father Price explained, “but our outreach is vast regarding education, medical aid and various forms of assistance.”

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History of colonial rule and slavery found to haunt Jamaican culture

History of colonial rule and slavery found to haunt Jamaican culture

| October 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caring for the human needs of the people of rural Jamaica and sharing the Catholic faith with them calls for a heightened sensitivity to the history and culture of the Caribbean’s second-largest island — and second poorest nation.

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Polish priest with a machete gave Catholic school in Maggotty its start

Polish priest with a machete gave Catholic school in Maggotty its start

| Eric Simon | October 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Why aren’t you in school?” asked Father Marek Bzinkowski of a couple of children in Maggotty, Jamaica.

“Because we don’t have any money or food,” they answered.

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Jamaica – Beyond the beaches

Jamaica – Beyond the beaches

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | October 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s a different world past Montego Bay.

The Catholic Church is deeply committed to walking with the poor there.

And there’s a role for us to play, too.

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World Mission Sunday: What is the archdiocesan Center for Mission?

World Mission Sunday: What is the archdiocesan Center for Mission?

| Eric Simon | October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Center for Mission promotes the missionary life of the Church and coordinate support for the mission outreach of the archdiocese by building bridges of faith, culture and resources to Catholic communities around the world.

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World Mission Sunday: Q&A with missioners Ashley and Michael Leen

World Mission Sunday: Q&A with missioners Ashley and Michael Leen

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Maryknoll Lay Missioners Ashley and Michael Leen respond to questions about how they’re living their Catholic faith serving others in a developing country.

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More about Maryknoll: Simple lifestyle, diversity a draw

More about Maryknoll: Simple lifestyle, diversity a draw

| Sarah McCarthy | October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Three women who recently took final vows as Maryknoll sisters said they were drawn to the order by a lifestyle of simplicity, its international presence and the diversity of its mission work.

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