Alumuku Tor Patrick
He is a priest from Nigeria. He was director of the English programmes for Africa of the Vatican Radio. He holds a doctorate in Social Communications from the Gregorian University in Rome.
Author of: • Community Radio for Development
Akol J. Jacob
Was born in Southern Sudan on an uncertain date in the mid 1940s and was educated there up to the intermediate school level. He then received scattered formal secondary and college education as a refugee in Congo, Tanzania, Zambia, Ireland and England, after which he trained as a radio journalist and eventually earned an MA degree in Communication Arts and Media from University of Leeds. As a journalist cum aid worker in the 80s and 90s, he travelled the length and breadth of the African continent from Antananarivo through Cape Town to Cairo, and from Mogadishu to Timbuktu and beyond there is apparently more of Africa beyond Timbuktu – reporting disasters wrought by chronic war, disease and famine. He is married to Joy and they have two grown-up children.
• Dinka Folktales
• The Burden of Nationality
• I will go the Distance
He is a Canossian priest. He has a Master’s degree in Education from the Salesian University and Doctorate in Psychology from the Gregorian University in Rome. He is also specialised in psychotherapy. He has published many works in the field of psychology and religious and priestly formation.
• Spiritual and Emotional Maturity
• Virginity and Celibacy Today
Arinze Francis - Cardinal
Was born in Nigeria in 1932 and became a Christian at the age of 9. He was ordained a priest in 1958 and exercised pastoral ministry in Nigeria. On August 29 1965, he was ordained as the co-adjutor bishop of Onitsha and attended the closing session of the Second Vatican Council. In 1984, he was called to the Vatican to head the Congregation for interreligious Dialogue. From 2002 until 2008 he was the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.
• Divine Providence
• God's Invisible Hand
• Reflecting on Our Priesthood
• Giving Thanks
Was born in 1948, and was ordained a priest of the St Partick’s Missionary Society in 1977. He worked in the Diocese of Nakuru, Kenya, from 1977 to 1988, and in the Archdiocese of Bamenda, Cameroon, from 1989 to 1994. He began working in the diocese of Mutare, Zimbabwe, in September in 1984 and was there for 13years.
• Daring to be Different
He began his teaching career in 1957. He has been living and teaching in Kenya since 1960, retiring in January 2006. His degree in Agricultural Science at the University of Catania, Italy, has enabled him to pursue Science teaching together with an abiding interest in the Humanities.
• The Art of Thinking
• The Art of Total Thinking
• Prince Katama
• A History of Philosophy
• The Confessions of St Augustine (Translator)
He is a priest of the Diocese of Bunia in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo. He did his philosophy and theology studies in Congo and in Germany. Since 1989, Bénézet Bujo has been professor of Moral Theology and Social Ethics at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland.
• The Impact of Our Father on everyday Life
• African Theology
• African Theology in its Social context
• The Ethical Dimension of Community
• Foundations of an African Ethic
• Plea for Change of Models for Marriage
• The Power of the Word of God
Celli Claudio Maria
Was born in Rimini Italy, and ordained to the priesthood on 19 March 1965. On 16 December he was appointed Titular Archbishop of Cluentum. He received his Episcopal consecration on 6 January 1996 from John Paul II. Pope Benedict XVI named him President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communication on 27 June 2007, a post he holds to the present day.
• The Missionary Vocation of St Therese of Lisieux
Is a Spiritan missionary. He has been active in Kikuyu and Nairobi city parishes (Kenya) for over 30 years. Among his other publications are Living the Gospel: Daily Meditatins, History of the Holy Ghost Mission in Kenya, Something Else: Poems of Prayer, and An Cuigiu Soisceal, and Injiri ya Gatano.
• Teach Yourself the Catholic Faith
Is a member of the missionary congregation of the Daughters of St Paul. She obtained her Licentiate in Sacred Scriptures from the Pontifical Biblical Insitute and her Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Loyola School of Theology where she also teaches the Letters of Paul and Biblical Greek.
• Glimpses of Paul and His Message
Hiiboro Kussala Eduardo
Is a Catholic priest from the Diocese of Tombura-Yambio in the Southern Sudan. He was born in March 1964, in Western Equatoria State. He holds a Doctorate in Moral Theology, Master’s Degrees in Bioethics and in Government Politics and International Relations (from three different Universities in Rome).
He was a Rector of the Diocesan Minor Seminary of his own diocese (1995-2001). He is the founder of Atita Renewal Mission and Atita Solidarity Services. He has also initiated Atita Sudan Social analysis for Peace (ASSAP). He has recently launched a News Magazine for Peace Building, Spirituality and Social Apostolate Advocacy – Kairosudan. He teaches at St Paul's National Major Seminary in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum. On 19th April 2008 Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Bishop of his own native diocese of Tombura-Yambio.
• Reconciliation in the Sudan, a Springboard for Social Transformation
• Human Rights the Church and Post-War Sudan
She is a mother of eight. Together with her husband they felt the greatest gift God has given them is their faith. Parents have a God given duty to teach their children the Catholic faith. The book helps parents to teach their children the basic truths of faith. My first Catechism is specially designed for children between the ages of 3 and 8.
Rosemary holds a M.A. in communication. She focused her thesis research on an analysis of graphic design, content and writing style of Christian books for children by Kenyan authors.
She has worked as a Teacher, senior lecturer in communication and a corporate communications officer. She has written and illustrated several children’s books for the last ten years. Currently she is a writer and illustrator of children’s books.
• My First Catechism
• Family Rosary for Children
• The Secret and other stories
• The Little Elephant and other stories
• The Beautiful Chameleon and other stories
Was born in Zambia in 1960 and obtained a BA degree in Economics from the University of Zambia. He worked for the Zambian Ministry of Agriculture and Planning (1983-89). He then obtained a MSc degree from Michigan State University, and lectured at the Copperbelt University in Zambia (1991-2003). He holds a PhD in Economic Development from the University of East Anglia. He is married to Joyce and they have three children.
• Basic Life Skills for Success
• Brighten your Life
• How to be a Wise Leader
• How to Deal with Stubborn Habits
• How to Succeed
• How to Succeed in your Studies and Work
• Kind and Free
• Towards Better Living
Khofi A. Phiri Rev Dr
(22. 09. 1974) Is a Catholic Priest from the Diocese of Mansa-Zambia, ordained in 2001. From 2004-2009, he studied at John Paul II Institute at the Lateran University in Rome, where he obtained a Masters Degree and Doctorate in the Sciences and Theology of Marriage and Family. He is a Lecturer of Moral Theology at St Dominic’s Major Seminary in Zambia and is associated to the prospected John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family Studies for the English Speaking Africa.
• African Traditional Marriage
Liptak P. Edward Fr, SDB
Was ordained in the scenic little ‘Valley Church’ in a farming community along the California Coast. It was mid-1959.
After nearly 25 years of service in the United States. This year (2007) he is celebrating 25 years in East Africa. Very much of his priesthood both in the States and in Africa, he has accompanied young men to Brotherhood and Priesthood. To say this means that he walked beside them as their spiritual life developed. He is pleased to have contributed a work in harmony with the growing Church awareness of the richness of Spirituality offered by the Scriptures.
• Finding Jesus in the Psalms
• Psalms of God's Presence
• The Religious Formator
• Discipleship and Ministry
Is one of Africa's best-known Catholic Theologians. Formerly a professor of moral theology at the Catholic Institute of Higher Education in Nairobi, Kenya and the Maryknoll School of Theology in New York, he is currently a parish priest in Tanzania.
• African Religion
Is a mother of four grown up children and looking after the family has been her greatest joy. Apart from caring for her family, she has participated in pre-marriage counselling and giving motivational talks on the family. Her speciality in pre-marriage counselling is in “Dealing with the influences from in-laws, friends and culture in marriage”.
Mrs. Makau started her counselling work among high school students in 1998. She is a graduate teacher and information scientist. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Education and a Diploma in Librarianship and Information Sciences.
• A Successful Wife
Was born in Milan in 1955. He is a graduate in Modern Literature and in Theology. He was ordained priest by Pope John Paul II in 1984. His ministry began in the milieu of education, both secondary and university. He is active in the field of priestly formation. He has published various works on spirituality with the Paulines Publications.
• More Joy in Heaven
Matadi Tshikendwa Ghislain, S.J.
He is a Jesuit Priest. He studied rural development, and then biblical theology at the Gregorian University in Rome and the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, California (USA). He is a member of the Research Centre for Social Action (CEPAS) in Kinshasa, DR Congo, and Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Congo-Afrique. He also serves in the parish of the Sacred Heart in Kinshasa-Gombe.
• Suffering, Belief, Hope
Mburu Kimani Henry
Studied for his BEd and MSc at Kenyatta University and is a qualified Accountant. He has taught in several secondary schools between 1986 and 1997. He taught at Strathmore University (then Strathmore College) as a part timer lecturer from 1997 to 2005. Currently he is a lecturer at Catholic University of Eastern Africa and a visiting lecturer at Tangaza College, Institute of Social Ministry in Mission.
Besides teaching Accounting in professional and academic courses, he has also taught in management, social ministry and Church leadership programmes and consults in cost and management accounting. His area of speciality is Cost and Management Accounting. He is happily married with three sons and three daughters.
• Basic Accounting
• Cash Flow Management
Mombe Paterne-Aexence, S.J.
He is a Jesuit priest from the Central African Republic. He has studied microbiology, biochemistry and biomedical ethics. He is the director of the Centre Esperance Loyola (Loyola Hope Centre) in Lome, Togo.
• Rays of Hope: Managing HIV and Aids in Africa
Muhatia Makumba Maurice Bishop
He is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Kakamega, Kenya. He obtained his doctorate in Philosophy from the Pontifical Holy Cross University in Rome, after which he lectured at St Augustine Senior Seminary between 2002 and 2005.
He was the Rector of St Mathias Mulumba Major Seminary, Tindinyo, and later of St Thomas Aquinas, Nairobi. He is now the Bishop of Nakuru.
• Introduction to African Philosophy
• Introduction to Philosophy
• Natural Theology
Mvumbi Ntedika Frederic
He is a Dominican priest of the General Vicariate of DR Congo and a lecturer of Islamic studies at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa in Nairobi (Head of Department of Religious Studies since August 2007). He taught Islamic studies at the University of Ibadan and at the Dominican Institute (Nigeria). He is a visiting lecturer, "Aux Facultes Catholiques de Kinshasa," and member of the Dialogue Commission in the Order of Preachers Dominicans.
• The Identity ot Christ in Islam
• Journey into Islam
He is a priest of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja, Nigeria. He was ordained on 12th August 2006. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Philosophy and Theology respectively from the Pontifical Urban University, Rome.
• Infant Baptism in the Catholic Church
Nkemnkia Nkafu Martin
Was born at Bellua Foreke Fontem in the Republic of Cameroon. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Lateran University and a Doctorate degree in the same discipline from the same University. He has published many works and given educational conferences in various Universities and elsewhere. He is a seasoned journalist working with the Vatican Radio and an experienced University lecturer in Rome.
• African Vitalogy
Ogola A. Margaret Dr
She is a paediatrician in charge of Cottolengo Hospice for children with AIDS. She is also the National Executive Secretary of the Commission for Health and Family Life of the Kenya Catholic Secretariat. She is the author of The River and the Source, and I Swear by Apollo. Dr Ogola is married to Dr George Ogola and they have five children.
• Place of Destiny
• Cardinal Otunga
Olusola B. Emmanuel
He is a Catholic Priest from the Catholic Archdiocese of Ibadan, Nigeria. After ordination, he served as an Assistant Administrator at St Mary's Cathedral, Oke Padre; Chaplain for the CYON (Ibadan Archdiocesan Central Deanery); Lecturer at: Renew Training Centre, Oke Ado, Ibadan; Master of Ceremonies: Archdiocesan Liturgical Celebrations; and Chaplain to many other Parochial and Archdiocesan Organisations.
His academic pursuits have earned him the following degrees: BA in Phil. from the University of Ibadan; B Th (Theology) from SS Peter and Paul Seminary, Ibadan (an affiliate of the Pontifical Urban University, Rome); MA in Social Communications from CIWA, Port Harcourt (an affiliate of the University of Calabar, Nigeria); Licentiate in Moral Theology (STL) from the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), Rome; and a Doctoral Degree in Social Communications (STD) from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome.
• The Clarion Call
Onwubiko Alozie Oliver
He is a priest of Ahiara Diocese,Mbaise, Nigeria was ordained in 1980. He received a Doctorate degree in Systematic Theology in 1987 from Comillas Pontifical University, Madrid (Spain). He teaches Ecclesiology, Missiology, Theology of Ecumenism and African Thought and Culture at Bigard Memotial Seminary, Enugu (Nigeria). He is a member of the National Committee on Inculturation (CBCN Commission), CBCN Interreligious Dialogue Commission, and Chairman Ahiara Diocesan Commission on African Traditional Religion. He is presently the dean of St Monica's Deanery of the Catholic Diocese of Ahiara Mbaise,
• The Church in Mission
Orobator E. Agbonkhianmeghe
He is a Jesuit priest from Nigeria, teaches theology and religious studies at Hekima College Jesuit School of Theology and Institute of Peace Studies (Nairobi, Kenya), where he is also rector. He is the author of several articles and three books published by Paulines Publications Africa.
• Theology Brewed in an African Pot
• From Crisis to Kairos
He is the Founder and National Co-ordinator of the Holy Family Society. He was inspired to begin this family apostolate after listening to the homily of Pope John Paul II, of blessed memory, during the Third World Families Meeting in Rome in October 2000. He stays with his family in Abuja, (Nigeria) from where he continues to spread the family apostolate around the country.
• Mission and Goal of the Holy Family Society
• Novena to the Holy Family
Ozioko Uchenna Johnson
He is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria. He holds first honours, Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Theology from the Pontifical Urban University, Rome. He has had pastoral experience in different parishes in his diocese. He was a formator at the Good Shepherd Seminary, Nsukka, and the Diocesan Director of Social Communications. He is presently doing a doctorate in Spirituality at the Teresianum Pontifical Institute of Spirituality,Rome.
• Passion and Commitment
He is a ‘Fidei donum’ priest from Pompeii diocese, Italy. He taught Systematic Theology at St Thomas Aquinas National Seminary Nairobi (1976–1979) and recently Christology at Tangaza College. For about 15 years (1988-2003) he was in charge of “M.I.A.S.: International Exhibition of Sacred Artifacts,” founded by the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompeii. He has written articles and books on Popular Religiosity.
• Festival of Christian Arts in Kenya
Ronzani Rinaldo, mccj,
He was born in Italy and studied theology in London and at Maynooth College (Ireland) where he was awarded a Doctorate in Divinity. After his ordination he worked in England and Ireland, and in 1989 he was sent to Kenya where he spent 19 years doing pastoral work in West Pokot and Marsabit, as well as teaching liturgy and sacramental theology in various Colleges in Nairobi until, at the end of 2008, he was called back to Europe. He has cooperated with the Kenya Episcopal Conference in the Commission for Doctrine as well as in the Liturgical Commission. Over the last few years, he has written several booklets and books with the Paulines Publications as an expression of his interest in the pastoral application of liturgy, and has been involved as an editor in the preparation of A Catholic Catechism and of the other catechetical booklets. He is also the general editor of The Liturgy of the Hours, which was published in 2009.
• Stay with me
• Praying the Liturgy of the Hours
• Guided by the Spirit
• About Confession
• Apostolic Ministry
• Living the Eucharist
• Proclaiming the Word of Life
• Serve the Lord with Joy
• Sing to the Lord
• The Sunday Eucharist
• Understanding the Eucharist
• Christian Healing
• Christian Initiation
• Conversion and Reconciliation
He was ordained to the priesthood in July 2007 for the Archdiocese of Kumasi. He studied Education at Wesley College (1995-1998) and taught Mathematics at the Atasomanso M/A JSS from 1998-2000. He undertook his Philosophical and theological studies at St Paul’s Seminary in Sowutuom and at the Collegio Sedes Sapientiae and the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome respectively. Currently, he is the Assistant Priest at St Paul’ Parish, Amakom, Kumasi.
Confession, The Road to Freedom
Ukwuije Uche Bede Fr
He is a Nigerian priest belonging to the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans). He worked in France as a missionary for 12 years. He holds two doctorate degrees in Systematic Theology from the Institut Catholique de Paris (France) and the Katholieke Unversiteit Leuven (Belgium) with specialisation in the Doctrine of the Trinity. He is presently a Senior Lecturer and Director of Formation at the Spiritan International School of Theology (SIST), Attakwu, Enugu. He is also Assistant Director of Brottier Centre for Mission and Sprituality at SIST, and a member of the Francophone Ecumenical Association of Missiology. He is the author of Trinite et Inculturation, Desclee de Brouwer, Paris (2008, 503p).
The Memory of Self-Donation
Wambua Mulwa Francis Dr
He is an Applied Sociologist. Has served his country Kenya in various capacities in a career that spans since 1975. Initially, he served for 2 years in Civil Service with the Ministry of Education. From 1977-1991, he served as the Diocesan Development Coordinator with the Catholic Diocese of Machakos. In January 1992, Dr. Mulwa founded PREMESE Africa Development Institute, and became its Founder Chief Executive. In the same year, he was appointed the first Executive Officer for the Africa Development Education Network (ADEN) based in Harare, Zimbabwe. In 2004, Dr. Mulwa was appointed into the Editorial Board of Africanus Journal of Development Studies, University of South Africa (UNISA) to serve for a period of three years. He is a Research Associate of Andrews University (USA) and UNISA. He is also a Visiting Senior Lecturer at Tangaza College of the Catholic University of East Africa.
After attaining Division One in his O-Levels, Dr. Mulwa was initially trained as a teacher. He later studied at the University of Nairobi; then Canada; the Netherlands; Britain and the University of South Africa (UNISA) where he attained his PhD in Development Studies.
• Learning from Experience
• Demystifying Participatory Community Development
• Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation of Community Project
He is an ordained minister of the Anglican Church. He received his MA in African History from Makerere University in Kampala in 1971.
For 23 years he was engaged in various missions for South Sudan: teaching at Bishop Gwynne College, promoting Theological Education by Extension, ministering to Sudanese refugees in Cairo, and co-ordinating Theological Training for the New Sudan Council of Churches in Nairobi.
He is senior editor of the Paulines Publications' Faith in Sudan Series, and co-author of several books including Day of Devastation, Day of Contentment.
He now works at St Saviour's Church in Guildford as Mission Pastor. He is married to Sue and they have two children.
• Bombs, Ruins and Honey
• Announcing the Light
• Gateway to the Heart of Africa
• Keeping the Faith
• Land of Promise