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To: NYer

God bless all of these new priests.

But why are all of them from Nigeria? Where are the vocations from the Josephite parishes referenced in the article?

I have to say the idea of a Josephite order - exclusively ministering to African Americans - makes me a liftle uncomfortable in this day and age.

I can see the necessity of this during the Jim Crow days, but segregation is over. IMHO we shouldn’t have segregated parishes (just MHO)

The parishioners may be in for a shock. Nigerian immigrant priests are by reputation more socially conservative than black Americans.


3 posted on 06/09/2013 4:35:34 AM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: jtal
I have to say the idea of a Josephite order - exclusively ministering to African Americans - makes me a little uncomfortable in this day and age. [ . . . ]The parishioners may be in for a shock. Nigerian immigrant priests are by reputation more socially conservative than black Americans.

It's not that big a deal. I'd rather have one of these men at St. Sabina's rather than a Fr. Pfleger type. A white man can certainly attend Mass at one of these churches or go to Confession or receive Last Rites etc., just as a non-ethnic Italian could at a Salesian church in Wooster Square in New Haven.

Church-going black Americans may be more socially conservative than you think. Most certainly have no use for homosexual privileges than we do. They don't vote that way because it doesn't receive the attention it ought, and urban Republicans (excepting Chris Smith of NJ, who does just fine getting the black vote) run away from these things in search of the sophisticated upscale feminist tramp vote.
4 posted on 06/09/2013 6:11:24 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: jtal
"But why are all of them from Nigeria? Where are the vocations from the Josephite parishes referenced in the article? I have to say the idea of a Josephite order - exclusively ministering to African Americans - makes me a liftle uncomfortable in this day and age. I can see the necessity of this during the Jim Crow days, but segregation is over. IMHO we shouldn’t have segregated parishes (just MHO)"

they are not ordained exclusively for US ministry. They will be sent all over the world to black parishes. This group happened to be Nigerian, but it's not a requirement, and any nationality is accepted, I'm sure.

8 posted on 06/09/2013 10:33:39 PM PDT by redhead (NO GROUND TO THE DEVIL! Use Weaponized Prayer)
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To: jtal

A lot of Nigerians become missionaries to America: we had a few in Oklahoma.

And yes, they are conservative.

As for local black vocations: they are probably discouraged by the racism in the church.


9 posted on 06/10/2013 7:49:27 PM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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