African cardinal asks: What about Communion for polygamists?

Polygamy is a serious pastoral issue in Africa

Every now and then someone says something interesting on Twitter. Just yesterday Cardinal Napier, the Archbishop of Durban, reminded us all of something we ought not to forget. https://twitter.com/CardinalNapier/status/816969704489308160?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Cardinal Napier describes a real and pressing question: polygamy is widespread in Africa, and Catholics in the West … [Read more...]

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African Catholics are uneducated and accept simple answers?

Outrageous commentary appears on official website of the German bishops' conference

The following comes from a November 25 First Things article by Leroy Huizenga:  Björn Odendahl, an editor at Katholisch.de, writes the following in the course of commenting on the Pope's plans for Africa in a piece entitled “The Romantic, Poor Church”: "So also in Africa. Of course the Church is growing there. It grows because the people are socially dependent and often … [Read more...]

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Cardinal Sarah’s synod

Who was pope when Athanasius was bishop?

The following comes from a November 20 A Shepherd's Voice blog post: The recent Synod on the Family included an event of supreme importance that has been noted by many—the emergence of the sub-Saharan African Church. There is a stark contrast between the incoherence of the infected bishops and the simple and assured clarity of the African bishops. A number of examples could … [Read more...]

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A new Augustine for Africa?

"God or Nothing: A Conversation on Faith": Nicholas Diat's interview with Cardinal Sarah

The following comes from a November 6 Catholic World Report article by Dorothy Cummings McLean:   It’s been a tough decade for believing Catholics. In April 2005, we lost our finest philosopher to death. In February 2013, we lost our finest theologian to retirement. In October 2014, we suffered the scandals of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, and in October … [Read more...]

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The Synod: Africa’s hour

Bishops and cardinals unanimous in opposing “the strategy of the Germans” on divorce and homosexual unions

The following comes from a June 15 Chiesa article by Sandro Magister:   ROME, June 15, 2015 - They were five cardinals and forty-five bishops from as many African countries who met in Accra, the capital of Ghana, from June 8-11. Organized by the symposium of episcopal conferences of Africa and Madagascar, the title of the meeting was “The family in Africa. What … [Read more...]

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