Daily Archives: December 14, 2015

Quarter-Life-Crisis in Youth

Often we talk of Mid-Life Crisis. They are turbulence, instability, or “shocks” that we experience when we are well into our mid-life. They could arise due to instability in marriage or any other crisis in decision making while people clock … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Effect on Family Synod

(Written for “Munno Voice” a Catholic weekly in Uganda, 11 October 2015). Nearly half a century ago Pope Paul VI wrote Humane Vitae, an affirmative (rather than controversial) encyclical on The Regulation of Birth. The Holy Father after listening to … Continue reading

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Table Fellowship in Our Families, Having Family Time

Eating is a very natural human activity. It sustains life. When it is done in the company of loved ones it sustains relationship and strengthens the bonds of love. Meal-encounters brings out the relational quality of the host as well … Continue reading

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Technology Surpassing Human Interaction

“I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.” These prophecy-like words are attributed to Einstein, one of the greatest scientist of 20th century. The statement was made long before … Continue reading

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The Synod Affirms the Beauty and Sanctity of the Family

(Written for Munno Voice, Catholic Weekly in Uganda, 26 October 2015) The whole world, the Catholic faithful and others looked forward to the outcome of the Synod on the Family which began in Rome on 4th October ended on 25th … Continue reading

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Throwaway Culture & Culture of Waste

(Written for a local newspaper “Munno Voice”, 15 July 2015, Uganda) From the time Pope Francis ascended to the Petrine Ministry he has been repeatedly preaching against the “throwaway culture”. It is a behavioural pattern and a way of life … Continue reading

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Challenges of Recruiting Vocations in East Africa Today

VOCATION REQUIREMENT IS ABOUT COMMITMENT AND SANCTITY RATHER THAN MARKETING Why less vocations or no vocations come from affluent situation (western world, African cities, and young people from well-to-do families/schools) enter priesthood and consecrated religious life? Why most of our … Continue reading

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Youth Ministry Today, After Vatican II

Youth in the Church Today Church has seen 50 years of growth after the Second Vatican Council. These were years of struggles and challenges in imparting faith and morals in the changing world. While saintly Popes John XXIII and Paul … Continue reading

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Pope Francis, Year of Mercy and Africa

Bangui, the capital city of war-torn Central Africa has become the spiritual capital for the whole world. When opening the door of Bangui’s Notre-Dame Cathedral on 29th November 2015 Holy Father said, “God has brought me here among you, in … Continue reading

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YEAR OF MERCY: Revolution of Tenderness

“God of Mercy and Tenderness” is a common phrase in the Old Testament emphasising God’s relationship with the people of Israel. That is the true nature of God. It is further explained in the life and mission of Jesus, the … Continue reading

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