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Focused on Maryknoll missioners around the world working in solidarity among the poor and marginalized. Articles include issues of importance to people the missioners serve and to the Catholic Church.
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MESSAGE ON THE PANDEMIC from Maryknoll’s Superior General

In this time of pandemic from the Covid-19 virus, we join Pope Francis and the U.S. bishops in praying for the intercession of Mary, Our Blessed Mother, on behalf...

By Raymond J. Finch, M.M. / Mar 24, 2020

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Pope backs indigenous in Amazon

WEB-ONLY FEATURE: Observers say "Querida Amazonia" exhortation shows powerful words of understanding and solidarity. || LIMA, Peru (CNS) -- Saying the world...

By Catholic News Service / Mar 1, 2020

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A Via Crucis of Hope for El Salvador’s Youth

WEB-ONLY FEATURE: Walking the Stations of the Cross in Santa Leonor and La Esperanza || In front of her home, Iris, a single mother of two teenagers, assembles...

By Richard Dixon / Mar 1, 2020

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Many Faces of Mission in Chicago

Mission in Chicago means taking up the ministry of Jesus Christ in a variety of ways || When asked what Scripture passage most inspires him as leader of the Chicago...

By Margaret Gaughan / Mar 1, 2020

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Young People in Chicago Go Forth in Peace

Catholic Hispanic young adults mentor youth on the South Side of Chicago || On a Friday night, a basement on the South Side of Chicago fills up with a dozen...

By Maria-Pia Negro Chin / Mar 1, 2020

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Building solidarity bridge from Chicago to Bolivia

Partner organizations Solidarity Bridge and Puente de Solidaridad bring medical help to the neediest Bolivians || For Ariane Castro of Cochabamba, Bolivia,...

By Giovana Soria / Mar 1, 2020

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Migrant Women in Japan: Victims No More

Two Maryknoll sisters empower and feel empowered helping women victims of domestic violence in Japan || When police responded to an emergency at Darna’s...

By David Aquije / Mar 1, 2020

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Maryknoll Mission Institute: Stretching minds and spirits for 50 years

Maryknoll Mission Institute celebrates its golden jubilee || It was the weekend of Pentecost and the joy of the Holy Spirit seemed to fill the air last June...

By Mary Ellen Manz, M.M. / Mar 1, 2020

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‘God’s Love Has no Borders’

Five new Maryknollers sent to overseas mission || Accompanied by drums and the joyous singing of a Swahili song, five new Maryknoll missioners danced their...

By Meinrad Scherer-Emunds / Mar 1, 2020

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Empowerment Through Accompaniment

A senior priest is committed to forming missionary disciples of Jesus Christ || When Maryknoll Father Thomas Henehan visited his old neighborhood in Santiago,...

By Maria-Pia Negro Chin / Mar 1, 2020

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Pope Shares His 'Dreams' for Amazon Region, Its Catholic Community

WEB-ONLY FEATURE: Vatican releases apostolic exhortation 'Querida Amazonia' (Beloved Amazonia in English). || VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis said he dreams...

By Catholic News Service / Mar 1, 2020

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Brazil remembers Sister Dorothy Stang

WEB-ONLY FEATURE: As world remembers the U.S.-born missioner, landless defenders in the Amazon region of Brazil are still threatened. || SAO PAULO (CNS) -- Feb....

By Catholic News Service / Mar 1, 2020

Photo Meditations

A way to pray and reflect on God’s message through poem prayers written by Father Joseph R. Veneroso, paired with powerful images appearing in MARYKNOLL magazine from around the world.
Vignettes from the lands of mission, told by Maryknoll missioners and volunteers. These popular little stories are sometimes funny, often moving and generally inspiring encounters with people on the margins.
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Missioner Tales, March / April 2020

I walked the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday with prisoners at one of the men’s prisons in Lima, Peru, where I work. In the procession the prisoners carried a heavy cross on their shoulders as they walked slowly in silence. As I walked along with them, under the hot sun, I realized each of us is carrying our own burdens.

By Maryknoll Missioners March / April 2020

News coverage from the mission sites and countries where Maryknoll missioners serve, as well as the world in general. Our focus is on stories that convey the Maryknoll charism, Catholic social teachings and Pope Francis’ call for us all to be missionary disciples.
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Going Where You Are Needed

Two Maryknoll seminarians in Bolivia learn about mission lending a hand in a time of pandemic || We are Maryknoll seminarians doing our overseas training...

By Matthew Sim and Charles Ogony / Apr 2, 2020

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Pandemic adds increasing burdens on immigrants without legal status

WEB-ONLY FEATURE: For many immigrants, the COVID-19 crisis has added layer of fear and thrown them into an economic crisis || WASHINGTON (CNS) -- From...

By Catholic News Service / Apr 2, 2020

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Catholic leaders urge governments to protect indigenous during pandemic

WEB-ONLY FEATURE: Many indigenous people in South America live in remote areas far from medical facilities || LIMA, Peru (CNS) -- As the coronavirus spreads...

By Catholic News Service / Apr 1, 2020

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On outskirts of Buenos Aires, parishes mobilize for COVID-19

WEB-ONLY FEATURE: With the coronavirus pandemic threatening Argentina, priests mobilize parish communities to tend to the needy || MEXICO CITY (CNS) -- The soup...

By Catholic News Service / Apr 1, 2020


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Rusty and Terry: Best Friends and Partners in Mission

Terry Brown says his life was changed the first time he heard about Maryknoll in the late 1980s when a Maryknoll missioner visited his parish, St. Isidore’s Catholic Church in Yuba City, Calif. “The message was very meaningful, exciting and inspirational!” Terry remembers. “It made me want to be a missioner!” …

By Melissa Kellogg March / April, 2020

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Inequality and Social Unrest

In Chile, a hike in subway fares sparked demonstrations by people from nearly every level of society in a country where the top 1 percent of individuals own one-third of the wealth. In Ecuador, rising gas prices due to slashed government subsidies hit low-income people the hardest, prompting mass protests. In Lebanon, protests erupted after the government hinted that it would tax telephone calls made via WhatsApp, a free calling and texting service …

By Susan Gunn March / April, 2020

A World of Books That Matter

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Maryknoll missioners reflect on liturgical feasts, doctrines and other elements of the Catholic faith, often told through the lives of the people they accompany.
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Jesus abandoned

Every year when those ads come on TV to adopt or sponsor abused and rescued animals, I am no match for those mournful puppy-dog eyes and pouting kittens—with Amazing Grace playing in the background, no less. I mutter, “Stop! Here. Just take my money, but don’t show me any more abandoned pets!” I thus make my annual pledge.

By Father Joseph Veneroso March / April 2020

Readers' Responses
In addition to traditional letters to the editor of MARYKNOLL magazine, responses include comments to online articles and from social media posts about the digital or print edition. May be edited for length.
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Readers' Responses March/April 2020

Readers respond to our print, web and social media posts || Editor’s note: This issue’s Readers’ Responses column is devoted to reactions to a letter...

By Our Readers / Mar 1, 2020

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Readers' Responses Jan/Feb 2020

Readers respond to our print, web and social media posts || SAINT AND HERO I take issue with the response in the November/December Maryknoll magazine criticizing...

By Our Readers / Jan 1, 2020