The danger of not working primarily for Christ is sycophancy, that is, doing all to please our superiors instead of Christ, who called us, including our superiors. Those who only and exclusively seek to please their superiors will ultimately disregard the teachings of Christ and undermine the salvation of souls.
The comment, “I don’t trust that priest”, signifies that the priest has damaged his reliability and undermined his moral authority
It is fitting that levying a tax is restricted to a bishop who is to consult the finance committee and council of priests.
No Church is wealthier than the economy of the territory where the Church is located
The danger of sycophancy is that it snuffs out the truth from us, and as priests and religious, it undermines the Truth, the very foundation and purpose of our vocation and mission.
The exercise of authority in the Church is always a vocation to service and not for exploitation.
The current seminary structure also creates the ‘I-have-arrived mentality’ accompanied by an entitlement mentality.
‘Ebube agụ na-eche agụ’ is an Igbo maxim that roughly translates as ‘the glory of the leopard shields the leopard’
A major reason Islam displaced Christianity is the lack of inculturation of the Christian faith
The Catholic Church repudiates those concepts that fail to recognize the inherent human rights of indigenous peoples, including what is known as the “doctrine of discovery”