Category Archives: YOUTH MINISTRY

Christmas: Baby Jesus is in need of our help

The Refugee Jesus and Christmas Christmas is at our doorstep once again. At Christmas we commemorate Christ’s birth on earth in flesh and blood like us. It is Lord’s birthday. As we all remember birthdays of our dear ones with … Continue reading

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Social Media and our personal lives

Social Media and our personal lives Literally hundreds of messages in the form of texts, pictures and video clippings flood my smartphone on daily basis. Except a few, most of them are not worthy of attention. Recently I received a … Continue reading

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Sexualization of girl-child causes violence

The sight of beautifully (rather seductively) decorated flower girls who are children below eight years and girls in pre-teens who are hypersexualized in clothing and cosmetics are common sights in Ugandan weddings and Kwanjula (betrothal-Introduction ceremonies).  Are we aware that … Continue reading

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Why Catholic Church discourages contraceptives?

Why Catholic Church discourages contraceptives? Whenever there is an interest of offering family planning services to adolescents by civil societies a section of religious leaders especially the Catholic leaders raise a stern refusal to such plans. Recently when such a … Continue reading

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Education to Love and Responsibility

Education to Love and Responsibility Dear Young Friends, Talking, sharing, encouraging and sometimes putting young people to task gives joy in my ministry. Here I have put into the words of “Innocent” what many youngsters have told me in the … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Smartphone Addiction

Smartphone Addiction Nothing is more annoying than to be seated with a friend or spouse who ignores your presence and keeps scrolling through Smartphone updating facebook timeline, replying whatsapp messages or engrossed in some internet sites. It is a kind … Continue reading

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Talent-based hands-on training to tackle unemployment

(Published in New Vision, national newspaper in Uganda, 23 October 2016) The world never had so many young people as it does today. The youth population, according to the United Nations is estimated to be at 1.8 billion now. A … Continue reading

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