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Nigerian priest details his honest experiences of Brisbane parishes in first memoir

Fr Emmanuel Aguiyi

A NIGERIAN Catholic priest in Brisbane has written a heartfelt book about his experiences working in a suburban Australian church, including dealing with culture shock and bridging cultural barriers. “At times, having a foreign priest is a source of tension for some parishioners who have not done much with people from other countries, particularly Africa,” Fr Emmanuel Aguiyi, who is ... Read More »

Say no to racism

    By Peter Bugden BISHOP Christopher Saunders is urging the “silent majority” to fight racism from their lounge rooms. Bishop Saunders, whose Diocese of Broome in Western Australia has a high indigenous population and who was appalled by recent racist treatment of Sydney Swans AFL star Adam Goodes by “football yobbos” and “a vocal minority” – has made the ... Read More »

Reflection on United States ‘racial divide’ is personal for Illinois bishop

Slave hands

IN a 19-page reflection on the “racial divide” in the United States, Bishop Edward Braxton of Belleville, Illinois, who is African-American, said he twice had been the victim of what he considered to be unjust police attitudes. The episodes “made me very conscious of the fact that simply by being me, I could be the cause of suspicion and concern ... Read More »

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