Monthly Archives: February 2017

Not Counting Women and Children: Evangelizing Boys and Young Male Adults

“Not counting women and children, there were about five thousand men…” (14:21) reports Evangelist Matthew about the attendance of MEN at Jesus’ pastoral ministry events. This seems not the case in our current pastoral situation especially in rural Uganda. If … Continue reading

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St. Josephine Bakhita: A Fortunate Slave (Published in Leadership magazine, Uganda, February 2017) Josephine Margaret Bakhita, was born in 1869 in the western Sudanese region of Darfur; in the village of Olgossa, west of Nyala and close to Mount Agilerei … Continue reading

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Need to teach Catechism

Need to teach Catechism Apostles began their ministry by teaching catechism. It is rudiments of faith instructed in a simple way for one to know, understand and live. Among them St. Paul was an ardent teacher of faith. He was … Continue reading

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Earth cries out for mercy

Earth cries out for mercy Pope Francis has been labelled as Pope of Mercy. He has woken up the church and the world with the thought of mercy; he calls us to show mercy not only towards each other but … Continue reading

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Martyrs and US

Martyrs and Us (Letter to the Editor, Leadership Magazine, Uganda) Dear Editor, The article “The youth question in the Catholic Church is wailing” by Joseline Byakatona was spot on. It is the most practical lesson I have ever read on … Continue reading

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St. Thomas Becket: Guardian of his flock

St. Thomas Becket: Guardian of his flock (1118-1870, Feast day: 29 December) Thomas Becket was born in London in 1119 to Gilbert and Mitilda Becket. The family came to live in England from Normandy in today’s France and they were … Continue reading

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St. John of the Cross: Mystic, Poet and Reformer

St. John of the Cross: Mystic, Poet and Reformer (Published in Leadership magazine, Uganda, January 2017) Often situations that we experience in our family and early years in life shape us into what we would be in the future. It … Continue reading

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Making Vocational Education Attractive

Making Vocational Education Attractive (Published in New Vision, national newspaper in Uganda – 31 January 2017) On 16 November 2016 New Vision published the article “Where did 1.2 million pupils go?” giving an alarming statistics on primary school dropouts. The … Continue reading

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