Wednesday, July 3, 2013

African American Order of Priests Ordains All Nigerian Priesthood Class - Josephites

First praise God for these mens vocation.

Second praise God they are going to being in the United States .

Third praise God Africa period is helping out with the American Catholic Churches Vocation problem.

Fourth  praise God two of these new priests are coming to LOUISIANA .

See Josephites ordain seven priests, two for St. Aug .

 It does seem that a good number of black Catholic Priests I see mentioned have African names . Now no doubt some of this is the African immigrant community bearing fruit.

But all these Priests are from NIGERIA and this is an order that was founded for African American blacks after the Civil War. Think about that for a second. Is this a sign we really really need to push vocations more in the black community. Do young black males face added pressures not to consider a Priestly vocation ? Should we be talking about that

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nigerian candidates are known for having trouble adapting to American culture. Some bishops have a standing rule with their vocation directors......no Nigerians
jmw

James H said...

That I did not realize !

Anonymous said...

People of African ancestry have a hard time adapting to American society altogether. Just look at the percentage who are in prison, as well as the number of criminals who need to be in prison but aren't. Africans should have never been brought here as slaves in the first place, and for more Africans to come here is nothing to celebrate.

James H said...

Well I disagree with that.

Anonymous said...

Most of the Africans I know are the kindest, most sincere and faith-filled people I know. Studies have been done linking tribal customs with Catholic teachings. I for one am glad they are here.
jmw