BIA Benedict XVI Institute for Africa
Agbaw Ebai
Theologians gather in Cameroon for a Colloquium on BXVI’s Introduction to Christianity

On Wednesday, November 23rd, African theologians and scholars gathered at the Paul VI Pastoral Centre in Cameroon to share thoughts on Pope Benedict XVI’s introduction to Christianity.

November 27, 2022
Agbaw Ebai
Men of Sorrows

Every Good Friday, the Church’s Liturgy turns her gaze upon the face of Christ, the suffering servant; the One whom Isaiah describes as “a man of suffering, knowing pain.” Or, as one translation puts it, “a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.”   As we walk with Christ through the pages of the Gospels, we […]

October 15, 2022
Agbaw Ebai
Why God Must Not Be Set Aside

“There is no saint without a past; there is no sinner without a future” Meditations on the Life of Augustine of Hippo (AD 354 – 430) I love the month of August, for particular reasons: It is the month of my birth, but more importantly, August is the month of my favorite saint, Augustine of […]

August 30, 2022
Agbaw Ebai
Joseph Aloysius Ratzinger – Benedict XVI at 95th

On this same Saturday Easter Vigil 95 years ago a young Bavarian was Born. One who will become a Christian, Priest , Bishop , Cardinal and the 265th  Successor of Peter. Benedict XVI is the oldest Pontiff to have reigned on the Chair of Peter. The oldest before him being Leo XIII (93 years and […]

April 16, 2022
Agbaw Ebai
Theologians gather to discuss ‘Africae Munus, Ten Years Later’

Africae Munus Ten Years LaterNovember 4-6, 2021, Mundelein Seminary Co-organized by Maurice Agbaw-Ebai and Matthew LeveringSponsored by the Benedict XVI Institute for Africa and the Center for Scriptural Exegesis, Theology, and Doctrine at Mundelein Seminary Scheduled speakers: Paulinus Odozor of the University of Notre Dame, Joseph Ogbonnaya of Marquette University, Ken Amadi of the University […]

November 6, 2021
Father Zifac
Fr. Zifac: Never Give Up Looking Up

Yes. Never give up in looking up. Refuse to be discouraged. No bad condition is permanent with Jesus. Solve your problems the Bartimaeus’ way. When Zacheus could not see Jesus bc of a height impediment he climbed a tree; when Bartimaeus could not see Jesus bc he was blind he used his voice. Use what […]

October 24, 2021
Father Zifac
Father Zifac: it is well in Jesus’ name

With the uncertainty and political and cultural volatility of nowadays it can be easy to become overwhelmed. It can easy to lose hope and to give in to despair. Thankfully, as Christians we can return to the Scriptures for perspective. We can look to the Word of God and be reminded that for those who […]

September 6, 2021
Agbaw Ebai
Reflections on Fatherhood

Members of BIA’s Holy Mass Association of Africa share reflections on fatherhood in honor of Fathers Day.

June 20, 2021
Father Denis
The Christian God and Culture in Africa – Part 5

Fortunately or unfortunately, most of Africa was evangelized by Latin rite missionaries. Which means that the way we worship God in the celebration of Mass and the sacraments is typically Roman, western or Latin. The church Catholic is made up of 21 sui iuris churches with 7 major rites (Roman, Byzantine, Alexandrian, Syriac, Armenian, Maronite […]

May 29, 2021
Father Zifac
Father Zifac: I am with you always.

We are gathered here in prayer, with St. Joseph and with Our Lady. They are here with the legion of angels and saints in heaven and so no one of us here is wasting his time even if you came here because somebody forced you or bribed you to come or even if you came […]

May 23, 2021