- Jan 28, 2020
A group of 38 religious sisters from Latin America just completed a weeklong training program at the Mexican American Catholic College in San Antonio to prepare them for five years of ministry in mission dioceses of the United States.
Africa has long lagged behind the United States, Europe and Australia in confronting the problem of priests having sex with children, given the church’s priorities here have focused on fighting poverty, conflict and traffickers who sell children off to war or work.
The Amazon basin, with its hundreds of indigenous tribes, has been mission territory since the first Spanish and Portuguese priests set out in canoes along its rivers in the 17th century.
In the October calendar of Vatican events, Pope Francis’s “Extraordinary Missionary Month” may be overshadowed by the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon and its related events.
Colin Miller and Nathan Belk are spending their days walking through the streets of downtown Baltimore. In their backpacks they might carry some clean pairs of socks for a homeless person or a bottle of water.