Last Day:   We need $682 to meet a critical August shortfall.   Please help with your maximum gift now!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Bishop discusses missionary work in Uganda

Catholic World News - January 30, 2012

An Italian missionary bishop discusses his work among people whose “only concern is survival--to continue living day to day--and most of the time they are starving.”

“They drink blood because the milk of the cow is not enough to sustain them,” says Bishop Giuseppe Filippi of Kotido.

“My work is evangelization,” he continues. “People generally welcome the teaching of the Church, though they are resistant to conversion. They perceive our teaching as attractive and very appealing to their needs. Their resistance is their perception that to be a Christian they have to change their lives, which means that they have to stop raiding the cattle of their neighbors. They have to stop killing.”

“For this reason the Catholic Church and the other churches try to provide the Karimojong people with alternative ways of living, like agriculture and the development of other resources like the Arabica gum -- but it is not easy.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Spring Challenge Grant
Progress toward our Spring Challenge Grant goal ($10,776 to go):
$35,000.00 $24,224.43
31% 69%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Final Liturgical Year volume for 2014-2015 now available 9 hours ago
Church Fathers: The Third Century and the School of Alexandria August 29
Every Aspect of the Catholic Thing August 28
News Posturing: How the dramatis personae use each other August 28
The intractable practical problems with the Kasper proposal August 28

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: welcome with compassion those who have remarried outside the Church CWN - August 5