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Sr. Mary Nzilani during her presentation on the second day of the biannual Pan African Congress on Theology in Nairobi. Credit: ACI Africa

Use “theological, biblical insights” to Address Women Challenges: Catholic Nun in Kenya

Jul 21, 2022

The challenges women face, including those triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic such as gender-based violence and cultural negativities, can be addressed using theological and biblical approaches, a Catholic Nun in Kenya has said.

Dr. Susan Gitau, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Elewa Ulevi Consultancy, a firm in matters pertaining to Alcohol and Substance abuse and other addictions in Kenya. Credit: Courtesy photo

Girls Abusing Drugs More Than Boys, Consulting Firm to Kenyan Catholic Schools Principals

Jul 7, 2022

While it has been believed that drug abuse is a challenge for boys, a consulting firm in Kenya has told participants in the just concluded seventh edition of the conference of Catholic Schools’ Principals Association (CaSPA) in Kenya that girls are now abusing drugs more than their male counterparts.   

Fr. Vincent Mrio addressing participants during the Friday, March 18 webinar organized by the Mariological Society of America. Credit:  Sr. Olga Massango

At Virtual Event, Tanzanian Priest Offers Insights into Mary as “icon of African women”

Mar 18, 2022

A Tanzanian Catholic Priest has, at a virtual event, offered insights into the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary as an “icon of African women.”

Credit: Fr. Lazar Arasu

Catholic Ministry Initiated by Salesians for Refugees in Uganda Spreads to Locals

Feb 10, 2022

A Catholic ministry, which members of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) initiated about five years ago in Uganda’s Gulu Archdiocese to serve South Sudanese refugees in the East African nation has spread to local people who had stayed for long without pastoral care.

Some of the PhD graduates at CUEA. Credit: CUEA

Foster Honesty, Truth to Overcome Life's Challenges: Kenyan Catholic Priest to Graduands

Oct 29, 2021

Graduands at a Kenya-based Catholic University have been encouraged to foster honesty and truthfulness to be able to overcome challenges they might encounter in their lives. 

Sr. Bibiana Ngundo, a lecturer in African Culture and Religion at Kenya’s Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) during her presentation at the ongoing 18th Plenary Assembly for the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA). Credit: ACWECA

Align Formation Programs for Religious in Africa to New World Realities: Catholic Nun

Aug 26, 2021

There is a need to revise the old formation programs for those joining Religious Life in Africa to match the positive and negative realities of the current society, a Catholic Nun in Kenya has said.

Credit: ACWECA

Catholic Sisters in Africa Asked to Go Beyond “community projects” to Sustain Congregation

Aug 25, 2021

A Kenyan Nun is advocating for Catholic Sisters in Africa to be allowed, while adhering to the evangelical council of obedience, to join sectors of society that offer a “better pay” in view of sustaining their respective Religious Congregations that are facing tough financial times.

The late Fr. Peter Ignatius Gichure who died 31 July 2021. The member of the Clergy of Kenya's Nakuru Diocese was an Associate Professor of Dogmatic Theology and Peace Studies at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). Credit: Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)

Catholic Clergy, Laity Eulogize Kenyan Priest, Professor as Advocate of Peace in Families

Aug 3, 2021

Members of the Clergy and the Laity in Kenya have paid glowing tribute to the late Kenyan Priest and University Professor, Fr. Peter Ignatius Gichure, describing him as one who advocated for Catholic marriage, family life, and peace among family members. 

A poster announcing the launch of the book titled, “The Handmaid of the Lord: Mariology from its Doctrinal and African Perspectives” by Fr. Vincent Mrio. Credit: Pauline Publications Nairobi/Capuchin TV Kenya

African Perspectives of Mary, Her Response to Angel Gabriel, Highlights of New Book

May 19, 2021

How the Blessed Virgin Mary reflects African values and what the people of God in Africa can learn from her response to angel Gabriel are some of the highlights of a new book that was launched in Nairobi on Tuesday, May 18.

Professor Mary Getui addressing the Participants at the Conference on Religion and Gender / Tangaza University College

Need for Consistent Dialogue among African Women Emphasized at Nairobi Conference

Feb 28, 2021

The need for consistent dialogue among African women regardless of age, cultural, and religious differences has been emphasized at the third edition of the conference on Religions and Gender held in Kenya.

Fr. Lazar Arasu with children at the  Don Bosco Palabek centre in Uganda's Gulu Archdiocese / Fr. Lazar Lazar/ Don Bosco Regee Services Palabek

How Tears of Refugees Moved Missionary Cleric to Initiate Project for Vulnerable in Uganda

Feb 22, 2021

Fr. Lazar Arasu remembers one Sunday in June 2017 when a group of refugees in Uganda’s Gulu Archdiocese surrounded him, weeping and begging him not to abandon them.

Fr Michael Mutai, a Clergy of Kenya's Eldoret Diocese, serving as Parish Priest of Good Shepherd Kakuma of Lodwar Diocese in Kenya. / Courtesy photo

Kenyan Priest Who Left Formation to Work as Security Officer Recounts Painful Journey

Feb 5, 2021

Growing up, Fr Michael Mutai always wanted to become a Priest of the Catholic Church. It is this deep desire that steered the Kenyan Catholic Priest against all odds including abject poverty, an illness and discouragement to eventually realize his long-term dream.

Bishops in Tanzania with some seminarians of the  Nazareth Major Seminary.

Inside Tanzania’s Growing Vocations to the Priesthood

Jan 8, 2021

The Number of young men choosing Priesthood in Tanzania is reportedly on the rise, Church leaders in the East African countries have observed while opening a Seminary that will be a home to hundreds of seminarians drawn from across the country.

Late Archbishop Tarcisius Gervazio Ziyaye of Malawi’s Lilongwe Archdiocese who died Monday, December 14.

Late Malawian Archbishop Eulogized as “humble, respectful, generous, man of prayer”

Dec 14, 2020

The late Archbishop Tarcisius Gervazio Ziyaye who, until his death Monday, December 14 has been the Local Ordinary of Malawi’s Lilongwe Archdiocese, is being eulogized as a humble, respectful, generous, and prayerful church leader. 

Archbishop Tarcisius Gervazio Ziyaye of Malawi’s Lilongwe Archdiocese who died Monday, December 14.

Malawian Archbishop Who Headed Regional Conference, University, Passes On

Dec 14, 2020

Archbishop Tarcisius Gervazio Ziyaye of Malawi’s Lilongwe Archdiocese has passed on at the age of 71.

Foster Stewardship, “balanced approach to creation”: Kenya’s Nuncio to Graduands

Nov 28, 2020

Graduands at a Kenya-based Catholic institution have been urged to foster stewardship in their leadership aspirations, putting to good use religious values for the “special care for God’s creation.”

Some members of the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC) during their Annual Plenary Assembly that took place in Sudan’s Khartoum Archdiocese November 9-16. / ACI Africa

Bishops in Sudan and South Sudan “reorganize” Conference to Meet Church Needs

Nov 21, 2020

In an effort to realize operational efficiency and provide clarity in Church administration, Bishops and heads of Dioceses in Sudan and South Sudan have reorganized the structures of their common forum and assigned personnel to oversee the various departments of the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC).

Sr. Esther Wambui Gitee and Sr. Kiden Christine Janet, the two sisters selected for ASEC's pilot Ph.D. program. / African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC).

Two African Sisters Selected for Catholic Nuns’ Pilot Doctoral Scholarship Program

Oct 22, 2020

Two African Sisters, one from Kenya and the other from South Sudan, have been selected to pilot a doctoral scholarship program, an initiative of the African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC), which facilitates access to education for women religious in Africa, the world’s second largest continent.

US-based Charitable Foundation Facilitating Data Centers in Africa for Catholic Sisters

Sep 29, 2020

The US-based Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is facilitating the setting up of data centers in Africa that will be used to collect, store, process, and allow the sharing of information about Catholic Sisters on the continent, an official of the entity has told participants in the ongoing ten-day virtual International Consultative Research (ICR) conference.

Some graduates during the Convocation ceremony of the academic year 2020/2021 at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi, Kenya. / Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)

Regional Catholic University in Kenya Staff Lauded for Bearing with "painful decisions"

Sep 24, 2020

The leadership of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) has lauded the personnel engaged at the Kenya-based institution for bearing with the “painful decisions” of downward salary adjustments or even unpaid leave taken amid COVID-19 challenges.