The 2011/2012 Academic Year is just round the corner and parents are already making, or will soon make up their minds which schools their children will attend, especially at the primary level. This choice is becoming increasingly difficult within the context of what Pope Benedict XVI has described as, "---a certain contemporary culture that casts doubt upon any kind of absolute value, even the possibility of recognising truth and goodness."
In a May 30, 2011 dated Pastoral Letter on the occasion of the 2011 Presidential Election in Cameroon, the Bishops of Cameroon have suggested that siphoned State funds should be repaid and amnesty could be granted to embezzlers. Authoritative as the Bishops’ stance on spiritual and national issues are, the proposal on an issue as thorny as the embezzlement of public funds, has left some Catholics looking in different directions. Even though only a recommendation, reactions can push many to question if spiritually motivated decisions can and should be analysed through a secular prism. But what exactly do some Catholics think about the Bishops’ proposal? Read on!
The Bishops of Cameroon's recent proposal that stolen money be either repatriated from foreign banks or returned to State coffers and embezzlers granted amnesty has been received with mixed feelings. The Bishops of Cameroon's recent proposal that stolen money be either repatriated from foreign banks or returned to State coffers and embezzlers granted amnesty has been received with mixed feelings.
Zero-tolerance is an effective way of fighting corruption
In their recent Pastoral Letter on the forthcoming presidential election, the bishops of Cameroon, among other recommendations to improve the nation’s welfare, have asked that stolen funds be recovered and amnesty granted to embezzlers.
Louisa Bobga: Administrative Assistant, JOPASIT Buea I support the Bishops’ proposal that stolen funds be repatriated to the country if possible and also that embezzlers be granted amnesty. Christ himself recommends forgiveness for whatever offence and says we should forgive 70 times 7 times. To Keep those accused of misappropriating State funds behind bars whereas the money is still abroad does not solve any problem. It would be better to release them but compel them to bring back the stolen money to our treasury.
Lecturers of Buea University have suspended their services to students till September 15, 2011. The decision is contained in a communiqué the Acting President of the National Syndicate of Lecturers of Higher Education, SYNES, Dr. James Abangma has issued. The recent order comes after some students disrupted a senate meeting last August 11.
John XXIII Minor Seminary Fotabong will open its doors to the maiden batch of minor seminarians during the 2011/2012 Academic year. Aspirants to the priesthood from Mamfe Diocese particularly and those from other dioceses at large will benefit from the institution.
Bamenda Auxiliary Bishop Mgr. Agapitus Nfon has told Kumbo Catholic Christians that leadership and authority all come from God.The Auxiliary Bishop was speaking on Sunday, August 21 during a Mass which the Bishops of Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province celebrated with Christians of Kumbo Parish at St. Theresia Cathedral.