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Catholic church underscores need of preserving cultural values

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Catholic Church has emphasized the necessity of upholding cultural norms and values. His Grace Paul Ssemogerere, Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese, exemplifies the importance of preserving traditional culture while upholding its principles. In the 1980s, the late Msgr. Timothy Ssemogerere of the Masaka Catholic Diocese …

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Catholic Bishops to start week long retreat

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | All Catholic Bishops in Uganda will start a week long retreat tomorrow during which they will deliberately focus on different issues including praying for the church and the country News of the retreat was disclosed by the Archbishop of Kampala Bp. Paul Ssemogerere and Bishop …

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Archbishop Ssemogerere: Catholic church’s position on marriage is intact

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | His Grace Dr. Paul Ssemogerere, the Archbishop of Kampala, has reassured the Catholic faithful that the principles and traditions surrounding marriage in the Catholic Church remain steadfast and unaltered. Emphasizing that, according to Catholic doctrine, marriage constitutes the union between one man and a female, …

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Nuns seek sh3billion to refurbish dilapidated convent in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Little Sisters of Mary Immaculate of Gulu are seeking sh3 billion to aid the refurbishment of their dilapidated structures and the construction of a new residence for sisters. Founded in 1936, the Little sisters of Mary Immaculate is an indigenous Congregation of Catholic …

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Call for unity, peace in north Uganda dominates Catholic ordination

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Calls for peace and unity in the Northern Region including Karamoja dominated the ordination of priests and a deacon at Gulu Archdiocese Catholic Church in Gulu City. Four deacons and one seminarian from Gulu Archdiocese were on Saturday ordained priests and deacons respectively from Gulu …

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ANALYSIS: Who qualifies to be given a Catholic burial?

NEWS ANALYSIS | THE INDEPENDENT | Funeral arrangements for Paul Kato Lubwama, an artist and politician, have sparked a heated debate about the criteria for receiving a Catholic funeral. The former Rubaga South Member of Parliament, a reported believer in traditional religion, died on Wednesday, June 7, after a short …

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Catholic church urges gov’t to curb gun violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bishop Joseph Antony Zziwa, the chairperson of the Uganda Episcopal Conference, expressed concern over the increasing incidents of violent homicides in the country, particularly those involving firearms. According to Bishop Zziwa, the loss of precious lives through brutal killings is a grave matter that cannot …

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Catholic lawyers set to start Peace and Technology University in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Catholic Lawyers Society International (CLASI) has pledged to establish a University of Peace and Technology in Karamoja that will primarily offer science-based courses. The lawyers made the announcement during the launch of their activities at St. Augustine Institute Chapel in Nsambya, under their umbrella …

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Catholic parish in Kanungu blocking road, infuriates residents

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Nyabirehe parish in Kihembe sub-county, Kanungu district are up in arms against the management of Nyamwegabira catholic parish in Kabale diocese for blocking a road used by the community. The one kilometer road in Nyabirehe village connects Nyinabirehe to the nearby villages of …

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