Human formation is quite critical in the training of candidates for the Priesthood in the Catholic Church, a Rector in South Africa has told ACI Africa in an interview.
‘If priests, if society look to God, then I think things will change,’ he said.
During the ordination of six Deacons to the Priesthood in Ghana’s Catholic Diocese of Ho, the ordaining Bishop invited those to become Priests to strive for leadership that seeks to guides the people of God entrusted to their care.
On the occasion of his Golden Jubilee of Priestly service on Sunday, June 20, Polycarp Cardinal Pengo of Tanzania was recognized by the President of the East African nation for fostering peace and unity and “relationships among different faiths.”
Pope Francis told a group of young French priests on Monday that weakness is a chance for encounter with God, and not something they should try to overcome by their own strength.
The Bishop of Kenya’s Diocese of Eldoret has, on the occasion of the ordination of nine deacons to the Priesthood, cautioned them against the tendency to prioritize money in their Priestly ministry, encouraging them, instead, to embrace unconditional service.
Father Aloysius Ezoenyeka didn’t know how long he had been unconscious. A gentle slapping on his face stirred him, and his eyelids flicked open to an African hospital room filled with people clapping and cheering.
Pope Francis will ordain nine men to the priesthood on Sunday, including a former film director and a 28-year-old soccer player who turned down a chance to play for the team A.S. Roma.
Cardinal Marc Ouellet announced Monday that the Vatican will host a theological symposium on the priesthood that will touch on questions raised in recent synods, including priestly celibacy, dwindling vocations, and the role of women in the Church.
Last weekend’s ordination of new Priests in Uganda’s Catholic Diocese of Kasese was special for various reasons.
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.
The identity of a Priest is manifested in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist during which he offers the “sacrifice of praise” for the salvation of souls, the representative of the Holy Father in Kenya said Friday, December 11.
On the occasion of a Priestly ordination in South Africa over the weekend, the Bishop who preached encouraged the new Priest to cultivate “a big heart” that is concerned with the needs of others in line with Pope Francis’ latest Encyclical, Fratelli Tutti.
A Kenyan Archbishop has urged candidates he was about to ordain to always strive to live in peace and harmony with each other, noting that it is human for members of the Clergy living in a rectory to sometimes disagree.
On the occasion of the ordination of three Deacons to the Priesthood for Ghana’s Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese, the ordaining Prelate counselled members of the Clergy to foster practices that translate to accountability to their parishioners.
The Bishop Emeritus of Ghana’s Diocese of Keta-Akatsi has, on the occasion of the ordination of three Deacons to the Priesthood, asked the Deacons to see their ministerial Priesthood as a ministry that should bring them new life by becoming servant leaders.
Fr. Antony Njoroge’s life can best be summarized by one of St. Augustine of Hippo’s most powerful quotes, “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.”
Statistics have indicated a steady increase in the number of people joining the Priesthood and Religious Life in Africa despite an overall global plunge in those choosing to dedicate their lives to service of God as Priests and Religious.
The Archbishop of Ghana’s Archdiocese of Cape Coast has, on the occasion of the ordination of six Deacons to the Priesthood for the Archdiocese of Accra, urged the candidates to the Priesthood to view their Priestly ministry not as a time for taking “honor upon oneself but a life of total self-denial.”
Paschal Uche woke up early on the morning of Sept. 18, 2010, a day that would change his life. He needed to set off in good time in order to pass through security at the event he was attending in central London.