Kisumu, Kenya: Death of First African Superior of Franciscan Sisters of Saint Anna (Lwak)
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Kisumu, Kenya: Death of First African Superior of Franciscan Sisters of Saint Anna (Lwak)

KISUMU, AUGUST 17, 2022 (CISA) – Rev Sr Mary Gabriel Juma Okango FSSA, the first African Superior of the Franciscan Sisters of St Anna-Lwak (FSSA) died on August 10 at the age of 75, after a bout of illness at the Agha Khan Hospital, Kisumu. Sr Gabriel as she was commonly known, was born Mary Juma…

Kabale, Uganda: Ordination Bruno Tumwesigye MHM
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Kabale, Uganda: Ordination Bruno Tumwesigye MHM

On Saturday 13th August Mill Hill Missionary Deacon, Bruno Tumwesigye, was ordained a priest at Rushuroza Cathedral, Kabale, Uganda – his home diocese. Bruno Tumwesigye MHM was ordained together with a significant number of other ordinands by the Rt Rev Callistus Rubaramira , bishop of the diocese of Kabale. Bruno has been appointed to serve…

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Laurenti Magesa – the Passing of Seminal Figure in African Theology

Few hours to his death on Thursday, August 11, Fr. Prof. Laurenti Magesa Corneli who has been described as “the Giant of African Theology” remained the humble man he had been all his life, the President of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) has said in his tribute to the late Tanzanian-born Theologian. He had just turned…

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Marking Hiroshima and Nagasaki Anniversaries

Next Saturday 6th August is the anniversary of dropping the first atomic bomb in 1945, killing a quarter of the million people in Hiroshima, devastating the city and leaving a legacy of radiation-induced cancers and disability. Join Pax Christi England and Wales outside Westminster Cathedral from 11am to 1.00pm on 6th August in prayers, readings…

Elections Kenya August 9 – ‘Show the World Who You Really Are’ – Nuncio
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Elections Kenya August 9 – ‘Show the World Who You Really Are’ – Nuncio

He said that the electioneering period in Kenya is a time for Kenyans to show the rest of the world that they are people of peace and justice, “people that will not be provoked; people who can keep their calm.” Source: ACIAfrica Continue reading Read also: Bishops Appeal

Pope’s Prayer Intention for August: For Small Businesses
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Pope’s Prayer Intention for August: For Small Businesses

Everyone knows that the crisis, which we have not left behind us yet, has very serious socio-economic consequences. Not only for large companies, but above all for small and medium-sized businesses, craftsmen, “stores, workshops, cleaning businesses, transportation businesses, and so many others.” Their sacrifice to find a way out of this crisis, to save their…

Saint John Vianney – The Hiddenness of Priestly Life
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Saint John Vianney – The Hiddenness of Priestly Life

Our culture makes us want to know who we are.  It commands us to ‘be ourselves’, to be the masters and makers of our lives; this is the ultimate freedom.  But the priest is not self-made; all he has, he has received.  This is the mystery at the centre of his life and in every…

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Ghanaian Missionary Cardinal – Periphery Put on the Map

“From the surprise, I came to accept it as an invitation to serve,” the member of the Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers) said, adding, “As a Priest, that is my first calling, to serve God, to serve his people.” Being named a Cardinal, he emphasized, is “an opportunity to continue that service in that capacity.” “I’ll be…

‘Doctrine of Discovery’: A Shameful Doctinal Dynosaur
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‘Doctrine of Discovery’: A Shameful Doctinal Dynosaur

In a brief protest at a papal Mass in Canada, Indigenous women unfurled a banner that said, “Rescind the Doctrine.” The protest July 28 was a momentary but graphic reminder of how, when representatives of Canada’s First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities met Pope Francis at the Vatican in March and April, they asked him…