Africa

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Opinion: We should celebrate Kwanzaa. (The Bible tells us so.)

Fr Nnaemeka Ali, OMI continues his discussion of Kwanzaa, arguing that it makes Biblical sense to join in the cultural celebrations of the marginalized.

Opinion: Kwanzaa displays the gift of African values to the world

As detractors wage their annual campaign against Kwanzaa, a Nigerian priest offers his perspective on why the holiday has value—and strong African roots.

African-American Josephite seminarian receiving ministry of lector December 17th, Congolese being ordained transitional deacon

An African-American seminarian will soon make his next step toward religious brotherhood with the Josephites—the only religious society dedicated to serving the Black community.

Black Catholic, first African American to cross the Atlantic, invited to Vatican for World AIDS Day

A noted HIV/AIDS activist from New York is headed to Rome later this week to commemorate a historic meeting with Pope St John Paul II.

Reflection: Rwandan martyrs Cyprien and Daphrose Rugamba modeled pacifism, prayer

A devout Catholic couple and several of their children were among the victims of the Rwandan Genocide. Nancy Saro reflects on their witness as their canonization cause advances.

'Black Saints Matter': Caribbean artist highlighting Black saints with original artwork, upcoming graphic novels

A new set of Black saint icons is taking the web by storm, and the creator is ramping up for a set of graphic novels highlighting the diaspora's finest.

Jerome Feudjio, America's first native African bishop, to attend celebration tomorrow near DC

Bishop Jerome Feudjio, a Cameroonian native who made history earlier this year as the first-ever African bishop in the US, is coming stateside for a celebration in his honor.
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