How Kenya’s Catholics Faced Backlash Following Fiducia Supplicans

When the Vatican Dicastery for the Doctrine of Faith (DDF) issued Fiducia Supplicans, the declaration permitting the blessing of “same-sex couples” and couples in other “irregular situations”, Catholic Church leaders in Africa expressed their sharp opposition to the move. Catholic Bishops in Africa under the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) consulted member Conferences across the … Read more

African Archbishop “Having Sleepless Nights”with Concern Over Empty Confessionals

How many U.S. bishops do you think share this concern and what are they doing about it? The Archbishop of Sierra Leone’s Catholic Archdiocese of Freetown has raised concern about the people’s growing lack of interest in the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation in his Metropolitan See, saying that the trend is giving him sleepless … Read more

African Bishop Schools U.S. Bishops On How To Speak About Illegal Immigration

Bishop Chissengueti Decries Illegal Immigration, Says “A Threat to National Sovereignty” Illegal immigration in the Southern African nation of Angola has the potentiality of disrupting the ability of the country to govern itself, Bishop Belmiro Cuica Chissengueti of Cabinda Diocese has said. Addressing journalists on February 4 after his pastoral visit to Our Lady of … Read more