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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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Orbis Books Turns 50 Years Old

Maryknoll’s Orbis Books marks a half century of publishing a world of books that matter || Fifty years ago this month, in 1970, the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers...

By Robert Ellsberg / May 1, 2020

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Gregory McPhee: Advocating in the Spirit

Gregory McPhee gives up a career as a lawyer to become a Maryknoll priest || As a criminal defense lawyer in Syracuse, N.Y., Gregory McPhee enjoyed his job....

By Margaret Gaughan / May 1, 2020

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Father Joseph Cappel: Saint on a bicycle

The people in rural Chile ask that Maryknoll Father Joseph Cappel be canonized || The main square of the Curepto municipality, a rural town of about 10,000...

By Kevin Hanlon, M.M. / May 1, 2020

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Fighting gender-based violence

How one Catholic diocese in Tanzania works to protect girls from abuse || When she was only 8 years old, Ghati was sold by her older brother to a 55-year-old...

By Lynn F. Monahan / May 1, 2020

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God’s grace in Taiwan

Father Murray, a veteran missioner, reflects on a life of service || Maryknoll Father Eugene Murray sums up the essence of his 62 years of missionary priesthood...

By Maria-Pia Negro Chin / May 1, 2020

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Sister Reiley gives witness to a man on a cross

Maryknoll Sister Kathleen Reiley shares love and compassion at a children's ward in a cancer hospital in Tokyo, Japan || Every time she visits the children’s...

By David Aquije / May 1, 2020

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2019 Student Essay Winners

Our theme “Courageous Missionaries” references Pope Francis’ letter Christ Alive in which he challenges young people to “Learn to swim against the tide,...

By Maryknoll Magazine / May 1, 2020

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Leading young people to serve

WEB-ONLY FEATURE: A young Hispanic lay leader in California offers her work and life to the service of the Church || Brenda Noriega considers herself doubly...

By Giovana Soria / May 1, 2020

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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

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, May / June 2020

Recently ordained a priest, I have been assigned to a Maryknoll parish in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. As one of my ministries, I started visiting the sick and homebound. I was deeply moved by one young man in particular, Daniel, who is 23 years old and is paralyzed from the neck down after sustaining serious injuries in a collision …

By Maryknoll Missioners May / June 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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Pandemic is an Opportunity for Service to Others

WEB-ONLY: In World Mission Sunday message, Pope Francis highlights God’s call to bear witness to his love || VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- While isolation,...

By Catholic News Service / Jun 2, 2020

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As Latin America Becomes Center of Pandemic, Churches Confront Hunger

Latin America has reported nearly 1 million cases and about 50,000 deaths from COVID-19 || LIMA, Peru (CNS) -- Diego Ramirez, a single father in a rural...

By Catholic News Service / Jun 1, 2020

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Venezuelan Refugees Face Disaster Amid Pandemic

Lockdowns in host countries leave Venezuelan migrants more vulnerable to hardship || The Vatican's leading diplomat has warned that Venezuelan migrants and refugees...

By Catholic News Service / May 30, 2020

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Pandemic Increases Child Abuse in Latin America

Child abuse is on the rise in Latin American countries affected by COVID-19 || Catholic missionaries in Latin America say they have noticed disturbing signs...

By Catholic News Service / May 29, 2020


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Hospital worker on the frontline with Jesus

Working in a New York City hospital, a registered nurse finds the strength and courage tio care for COVID-19 patients through her Catholic faith. “At the present moment the situation is overwhelming. We healthcare workers cry when we see so many COVID patients die alone after fighting so hard to stay alive.”

By Serena Sook Lim May / June, 2020

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Querida Amazonia: Call for a Missionary Church

In February, Pope Francis released Querida Amazonia, or “Beloved Amazonia,” his exhortation in response to the Synod on the Amazon, in which he called for a renewed “missionary Church” to journey alongside the people of the Amazon region.

By By Kathleen Kollman Birch May / June, 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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Spirit of Mission: The wisdom of women

Just before starting Mass for the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (a.k.a. New Year’s Day), I gave the altar server in charge of incense a quick refresher course on how to swing the thurible correctly to produce the desired number of “clicks”: three times for the Blessed Sacrament; two for the Book of the Gospels, Pascal candle and clergy and one for the congregation. Without missing a beat, the acolyte said, “So the clicks are part of the aesthetic?”

By Father Joseph Veneroso May / June 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 May/June 2020

Readers respond to our print, web and social media posts || ALL CONNECTED Father Joseph R. Veneroso’s meditation on All Saints and All Souls in the November/December...

By Our Readers / May 1, 2020

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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