Karamoja, Uganda: A Student’s Experience in a Traditional Pastoralist Environment
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Karamoja, Uganda: A Student’s Experience in a Traditional Pastoralist Environment

The Parable of the Good Shepherd Read in the Karimojong Cultural Context During my Mission Experience Program in  Kotido Diocese- Loyoro Parish  I learned a unique thing about  cattle. Among the Karamojong culture cattle have a central place in the life of the people. This importance goes back to their history and way of life:…

Kenya: Bishops Call on Politicians to Quit Wrangling and Put Common Good First
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Kenya: Bishops Call on Politicians to Quit Wrangling and Put Common Good First

Making reference to the 2007-2008 post-election violence that the country witnessed, the Bishops further probe, “Have you (politicians) forgotten where we came from, the lives lost, the property destroyed because of political rivalry and quest for power especially during the post-elections time?” “The wounds of post-election violence are still not yet healed,” Bishop Kimengich cautioned…

Laudato Si’ Year: 24 May 2020 – 24 May 2021
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Laudato Si’ Year: 24 May 2020 – 24 May 2021

After praying the Regina Coeli on Sunday, Pope Francis recalled the fifth anniversary of his encyclical ‘Laudato Si’ On the Care for our Common Home.’ He said the document sought to “call attention to the cry of the Earth and of the poor.” The Pope then invited everyone to take part in the Laudato Si’…

Nairobi, Kenya: Students on Retreat amid Covid-19 Restrictions
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Nairobi, Kenya: Students on Retreat amid Covid-19 Restrictions

My Experience of the Self-Exposure to Christ During the Annual Retreat. At the end of every formation year in the second cycle formation house in Nairobi, Kenya, there is always the annual directed retreat for first and second year students.  The annual retreat is the last activity of the formation year for these students. After…

Juba, South Sudan: ‘Build Bridges of Friendship’ – Archbishop Stephen Ameyu to Christians and Muslims on occasion of Eid
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Juba, South Sudan: ‘Build Bridges of Friendship’ – Archbishop Stephen Ameyu to Christians and Muslims on occasion of Eid

“We as Christians and Muslims are called to open ourselves to others, knowing and recognizing them as brothers and sisters,” Archbishop Stephen Ameyu said Friday, May 22. “We can tear down walls raised out of fear and ignorance and seek together to build bridges of friendship that are fundamental for the good of all humanity,”…

Karamoja, Uganda: Young People Learn to Care
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Karamoja, Uganda: Young People Learn to Care

The Pontifical Missionary Childhood active in Loyoro, Karamoja, Uganda Working with young members of the Pontifical Missionary Childhood was a great opportunity for me to experience the love of Christ through the missionary activities of children. Some of the activities of this missionary group of children were: leading prayers in Small Christian Communities, visiting and…

Pope Francis: Message to Pontifical Mission Societies
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Pope Francis: Message to Pontifical Mission Societies

To avoid self-reference, command anxiety, and the delegation of missionary activity to “a superior class of specialists, that consider the baptized people an inert mass to reanimate  and mobilize, Francis recalls some of the distinctive features of the Christian mission: gratitude and gratuitousness, humility, closeness to people’s life — where they are and how they…

Laudato Si’ Week: Four Key Themes
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Laudato Si’ Week: Four Key Themes

As Laudato Si’ celebrates its fifth anniversary this week, its central message in addressing issues of our common home has never been more relevant now in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Celia Deane-Drummond, Director of Laudato Si’ Research Institute at Campion Hall, University of Oxford, explains why by highlighting four key themes that have emerged. Source:…

Prof Charles Nyamiti ‘Ancestor’ of African Theology has Died
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Prof Charles Nyamiti ‘Ancestor’ of African Theology has Died

“He was an ancestor in several ways. First of all, he is an ancestor in African Theology because he was one of the initiators of that genre of doing theology,” Fr. Laurenti Magesa who is also a professor of African Theology and a compatriot of late Fr. Nyamiti told ACI Africa Wednesday, May 20. The…

The Ascension: Lessons from the Gospel of Matthew
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The Ascension: Lessons from the Gospel of Matthew

Jesus promises to be with his disciples ‘always, until the end of the age’. Such a presence has been a theme of this gospel. It is only in Matthew that the name Emmanuel is given to Jesus. This was explained as meaning, ‘God with us’ (1:23).  Jesus also referred to his continuing presence in his…