BIA Benedict XVI Institute for Africa
Father Denis
Benedict XVI as I Saw Him: Reflections on the Life of a Baobab of Faith from a Simple African Priest

I woke up on the morning of the 31st of December 2022 in good cheers. After all, it was the last day of the year, and I was excited and […]

January 6, 2024
Agbaw Ebai

Master of Arts in Theology: Ratzinger Studies Preamble “God is the real central theme of my endeavors. I have never tried to create a system of my own, an individual theology (…) The point of departure is […]

November 4, 2023
Agbaw Ebai
Morality Truly Christian, Truly African: 

Engagements with the Theology of Paulinus Odozor Co-organized by Maurice Agbaw-Ebai and Matthew Levering Mundelein Seminary– November 2-4 2023 All Sessions held in the Conference Center Room 101 Thursday November […]

October 24, 2023
Fr. Tegha A
“All are welcome”: The tempting heterodoxy of today?

Today, we find ourselves dancing to the drumbeats beckoning us into the infernal circles wherein are normalized, as approved human behavior and dispositions, the ideologies of transgenderism, homosexuality, and the […]

October 15, 2023
Fr. Tegha A
Etsi veluti Deus non daretur (As if God does not exist) …

In the lines that follow, I share with whomever would give it a thought some reflections on the realities facing today’s Christian. This is inspired or framed around the liturgical […]

October 7, 2023
Father Clement

“Stat Crux dum Orbis Revultur” – The Cross Stands as the World Revolves. With these words, the sons of Saint Bruno have, for almost a thousand years (since 1084), devoted […]

September 19, 2023
Fr. Tegha A
Hail to the Cross of our Salvation! Hail to the Crucified King! Reflecting on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Most Holy Cross

In the homily which the then Cardinal Ratzinger delivered during the Mass before the Conclave of 2005, during which he was elected as Pope, he begins by noting that the […]

September 14, 2023
Agbaw Ebai
WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES Jesus Christ MAKE? (Part Three) Maurice Agbaw-Ebai

We ended our previous section by pointing out that human brokenness, or existential wretchedness, could often times serve as the raw material thanks to which the need for God enters […]

September 6, 2023
Agbaw Ebai
Morality Truly Christian, Truly African: Engagements with the Theology of Paulinus Odozor

Co-organized by Maurice Agbaw-Ebai and Matthew Levering Mundelein Seminary November 2-4, 2023 1. Paulinus Odozor, C.S.Sp. (University of Notre Dame) – Respondent at end of event 2. Maurice Ashley Agbaw-Ebai (St. […]

September 6, 2023
Agbaw Ebai
What difference does Jesus Christ make? (Part 2)

In the first part of our reflection on the topic of what difference Jesus makes, we ended on the position that the Temptations constitute, in their innermost core, a theological […]

September 3, 2023
Agbaw Ebai
The Resurrection of Jesus: God’s Verb in the Grammar of Human Existence

When we studied English Grammar at St. Joseph’s Primary School in Mamfe, Cameroon several years ago, we were taught that a verb is a word that it used to describe […]

April 28, 2023
Agbaw Ebai
What difference does Jesus Christ make?

It is not uncommon to find persons that have been Christian for much of their life relapse from the practice of the Christian faith. Life can be very challenging, especially […]

March 25, 2023
Agbaw Ebai
The Beautiful Catholic Priesthood Today

Perhaps of all the days in the Liturgical Calendar, it might appear out of sync for one to reflect on the meaning of the Catholic Priesthood on Ash Wednesday. After […]

March 2, 2023
Agbaw Ebai
The Spiritual Testimony of Pope Benedict XVI

The Holy See releases this document, the Spiritual Testament of Pope Benedict XVI, dated August 29th, 2006

January 8, 2023
Rev. Ryan
Three Lessons from Pope Benedict XVI

An old pastor once told me that many priests enjoy a special relationship with theman serving as Pope when they were in the seminary. At least in the contemporaryperiod, it […]

January 4, 2023
Agbaw Ebai
Benedict XVI Institute for Africa Organizes a Theological Colloquium

Joseph Ratzinger / Benedict XVI at 95 “Introduction to Christianity: Engagement by African Scholars” Wednesday 23 – Friday 25, November 2022 At Paul VI Pastoral Centre You are welcome!

November 22, 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, […]

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 […]

August 30, 2022