Many Cameroonians are taking an interest in the ongoing presidential debates in the United States not so much because Cameroonians have the power to decide the outcome of the November presidential elections in the United States, but simply because its outcome will indisputably have an impact on African countries. Debates do not only help potential voters to better understand the substantive issues at stake, but also show that leadership is vital in helping people to meet their aspirations.
Mgr. Samuel Kléda seals Sr. Mukayyubu’s union to Christ with a ring
The Congregation of Daughters of Our Lady on Mount Calvary has just celebrated the Final Profession of a member, Rev. Sr. Marie Julienne Mukayyubu. The Archbishop of Douala, His Grace Samuel Kleda, priests, religious and lay faithful were present at St. Joseph Anglophone Parish, Mvog -Ada, Yaoundé on Saturday, September 29, 2012, to witness Sr. Marie Julienne make her Final Profession committing her to her spouse , Jesus ,for her lifetime.
Politics is actually an art, and if practiced with elegance by the Catholic politician, it can also be very enjoyable. If this is done, we will be surprised how our country will turn round and settle on the path to progress and concord. Politics is the art and science of government which often gets a bad press. Many think it is a dirty game. The competitive spirit and struggle for power and personal glory gets many into foul play. In such a wrangle the follower of Christ who died for the truth to set us free, finds himself in a tight rope.
Known for his unequivocal position when defending what is good and condemning what is evil, Christian Cardinal Tumi is often described in some government and secular circles as the “rebel Cardinal”. Either on purpose or from ignorance, he is also often mistaken for a politician than a church authority. L’Effort Camerounais sought to know from him, among other concerns, what should guide Catholic politicians when they are carrying out their political functions.
Emmanuel Oteh Anyie: Former Secretary of State in-charge of the Penitentiary Administration There are two strongly opposing views today as far as legalising abortion is concerned, the Pro-life and the Pro-choice positions. I am Pro-life because first, the Magisterium teaches us that all human life, age not withstanding, is sacred and must be protected. Therefore abortion must not be legalised. Second, our reason permits us to understand that the first human right is the right to life. No one therefore should be allowed to decide to kill an unborn child. This is murder! Third, who will replace our aging population if we legalise abortion? Where will doctors, engineers and teachers all come from? And fourth, permit me borrow from Ronald Reagan who once said, “If the government is to err, it must err on the side of protecting life”. Legalising abortion is not only legalising murder but also endangering procreation and our very existence.
The Bishop of the Diocese of Mamfe, His Lordship Francis Teke Lysinge recently stated that accountability and progress are credible in Mamfe Diocese. In an interview with the L’Effort correspondent in Mamfe, Bishop Lysinge said the accounting office of Mamfe Diocese has records of projects being carried out and that the funds for each project are judiciously utilised.
The Bishop of Mamfe, His Lordship Francis Teke Lysinge, has said that of late, “The church’s ministry of education has become a battle field for clerics because of greed and the desire for self enrichment.” Bishop Lysinge was speaking in Bamenda during a Holy Mass on Friday, October 12, 2012, that marked the third matriculation ceremony of the Catholic University of Cameroon, CATUC, Bamenda.
The Bishop of Mamfe, His lordship Francis Teke Lysinge, on October 11, 2012, during the inaugural Mass for the Year of Faith, urged Christians to be witnesses of Jesus Christ whatever their status in life. During the Pontifical High Mass in St. Joseph’s Cathedral Mamfe, Bishop Lysinge defined faith as God’s supernatural gift which we believe in without doubting.
On December 11, 2011, the Bishop of the Diocese of Kumbo, Mgr. George Nkuo, celebrated a Pontifical High Mass at the Sacred Heart Parish of Shisong to kick-start a year of celebration of the Centenary of the Evangelisation of the Diocese of Kumbo.