BIA Benedict XVI Institute for Africa
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
Father Zifac
Father Zifac: The Secret of Fruitfulness

To make plants, God spoke to the earth: “Let the earth produce all kinds of plants” (Gen. 1:11). To make the fish, He spoke to the water: “Let the waters swarm and abundantly produce living creatures…” (Gen. 1:20). To make man, God spoke to Himself. And the Lord said, “Let us make man in our […]

May 2, 2021
Agbaw Ebai
Happy Birthday, Pope Benedict XVI!

Prayers and well-wishes for continued good health for our inspirational father, Jospeh Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI, on his 94th birthday!

April 17, 2021