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  • Prize-winning missionary on North Korea: “People are the same everywhere”

    Prize-winning missionary on North Korea: “People are the same everywhere”

    On Tuesday, 83-year-old Maryknoll Father Gerard Hammond received the Gaudium et Spes Award from the Knights of Columbus for his service to the sick and suffering in North Korea. Despite impressions of North Korea as the world’s ultimate pariah and outlier, Hammond says the people he’s met have been remarkably open and ordinary.

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  • Theological titan of India dies at age of 78

    Theological titan of India dies at age of 78

    Father Augustine Kanjamala, SVD, “lived a convinced, committed life of a true religious with truth and sincerity.” The noted theologian and missionary taught mission theology in several seminaries in India and was once a scholar-in-residence at the Chicago-based Catholic Theological Union.

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  • Serra: When remembering the saint, don’t forget the man

    Serra: When remembering the saint, don’t forget the man

    Saint Junípero Serra is known today by many monikers — Patron of Vocations, Father of the California Missions, Apostle of California, Evangelizer of the West, a Founding Father of the United States, and the first Hispanic saint of the United States. However, it seems that some historians are politicizing their craft again, with the California missions and its first father-president in their crosshairs.

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