Philippines Marcos Election Victory: Socio-Political Formation Sorely Wanting
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Philippines Marcos Election Victory: Socio-Political Formation Sorely Wanting

Lawyer Antonio La Viña, former dean at the School of Government of the Jesuit-run Ateneo de Manila University, said “propaganda and fake news” contributed to the success of Marcos’ campaign. He said the “Church has failed to keep the morality of the people aligned in the height of disinformation.” “The disconnect here is they see…

Cameroon: Archbishop Andrew Nkea New President National Bishops Conference
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Cameroon: Archbishop Andrew Nkea New President National Bishops Conference

Speaking to journalists shortly after his election, Archbishop Nkea who is taking over from Bishop Abraham Boualo Kome said, “Our election is coming just after the national pilgrimage for peace in Marienberg. Our mandate is to work and seek peace in Cameroon.” The Cameroonian Archbishop added in reference to the protracted conflict in the country’s two English-speaking…

India: Theologian Reflects on Synodal Pathway -Leadership. Part 2
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India: Theologian Reflects on Synodal Pathway -Leadership. Part 2

Barring a few exceptions, by and large, the quality of leadership went down and has now become bland and uninspiring. The criteria for the selection of bishops have changed considerably. During the period immediately after Vatican II, bishops were selected based on their ability to carry out the decisions and teachings of the council. Their…

Cameroon: How Some People Benefit from Conflict
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Cameroon: How Some People Benefit from Conflict

“Kumbo is blocked now, for example, because there are people fighting for their interests. Kumbo for one week is blocked. The markets are closed, the roads are blocked, nothing moves. I traveled from Jakiri to Kumbo [a distance of 14 miles] yesterday by motorbike. There is no doubt about the fact that there are people…

‘Beating swords into Plowshares’ – Archbishop Andrew Nkea of Bamenda, Cameroon
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‘Beating swords into Plowshares’ – Archbishop Andrew Nkea of Bamenda, Cameroon

“On this Mountain of Abanghoh, God shall judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. On this Mountain of Abanghoh, God shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. On this Mountain of Abanghoh, the nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for…

Cameroon: Anglophone Bishops Decry Brutal Killings
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Cameroon: Anglophone Bishops Decry Brutal Killings

In the Friday, November 26 collective statement, members of the Bamenda Provincial Episcopal Conference (BAPEC) recount the events of November 24 at a Cameroonian school and say their “hearts have been pierced again!” “On Wednesday, 24 November 2021, some persons armed with guns and explosives, invaded the premises of Government Bilingual High School Ekondo Titi…

Synodality – A Recipe for Radical Reform
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Synodality – A Recipe for Radical Reform

Synodality sets out to renew the power structures that have characterized the Catholic Church for centuries, but to do so it must achieve a far more ambitious goal: teaching faithful, lay and religious, to come together in dialogue at a time when entrenchment and polarization have turned Pope Francis’ “culture of encounter” into a quasi-utopian…

Cameroon Anglophone Bishops in Appeal to End Conflict with Immediate Effect
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Cameroon Anglophone Bishops in Appeal to End Conflict with Immediate Effect

Catholic Bishops in Cameroon’s Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province have, in a collective message, renewed their appeal for an end to the protracted conflict in the country’s Anglophone regions. In the Sunday, August 22 statement, members of the Bamenda Provincial Episcopal Conference (BAPEC) regret that “there is yet a lot of violence, insecurity, kidnappings, torture, and senseless…

John Allen Jr on U.S. Bishops’ Vote on Communion Practices
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John Allen Jr on U.S. Bishops’ Vote on Communion Practices

In this episode: U.S. bishops vote on communion practices, Holy See cautions U.S. bishops against denying communion, meeting of Pope Francis and President Biden deferred, U.S. Supreme Court unanimously sides with Catholic adoption agency, three Catholic priests in Umbria leave priesthood to get married. Source: CRUXnow

Cameroon Bishops Sharply Criticise Government for Ongoing Violent Repression
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Cameroon Bishops Sharply Criticise Government for Ongoing Violent Repression

In 2016, four Catholic bishops in the English-speaking regions accused Biya’s government of trying to strangle their culture. “Anglophone Cameroonians are slowly being asphyxiated as every element of their culture is systematically targeted and absorbed into the Francophone Cameroon culture and way of doing things,” they wrote at the time. Nkuo said the 2019 dialogue should…