God, AIDS, Africa & HOPE

pensées of a Catholic priest

02.10.2009 moving office

Moving office is always a nightmare, some broken glass, quite some still to be opened boxes and lots of chaos at the end of this day. But I hope that over the weekend I will be able to get all in its place and at the same time start already with serious work. My trip to Europe is coming more close and talks have to be prepared and meetings as well. I always like to travel well prepared and most things done before leaving.

But tomorrow first gym again, it is time to bring the body in shape, also priests can be vain and cocky a bit… 🙂 And it is good to have a balance with all that meetings and sitting behind a computer desk. As I am very lazy when it comes to gym, I have chosen a personal trainer. He is from Kenya, a former boxer and I can tell that he does not know the word “break” when it comes to work out. But I guess this is the only way to get me going and I want to achieve more strength and fitness. A body is God given and as we have only one to use for a lifetime it makes sense to care in many ways for him.

On the preparatory side, I still have to do the concept for a talk about “HIV as a sign of time for the church” – and I am somehow thinking of the question, whether HIV and AIDS needs a sort of enculturation of theological thoughts and concepts. I am myself not sure what it means in detail, but somehow I feel that a sort of liberation theology is also necessary for this topic. Well, brainstorming continues….

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  1. 4854derrida says:


    I’ve just uploaded two rare interviews with the Catholic activist Dorothy Day. One was made for the Christophers [1971]–i.e., Christopher Closeup– and the other for WCVB-TV Boston [1974].

    Day had begun her service to the poor in New York City during the Depression with Peter Maurin, and it continued until her death in 1980. Their dedication to administering to the homeless, elderly, and disenfranchised continues with Catholic Worker homes in many parts of the world.

    Please post or announce the availability of these videos for those who may be interested in hearing this remarkable lay minister.

    They may be located here:


    Thank you

    Dean Taylor

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Being a Roman - Catholic priest and working in the fields of HIV and social development in Africa has its challenges. You will find stories and reflections about my work, about the church, South Africa and Africa. You are most welcome to leave a comment or to get in touch with me. Blogging means to initiate thoughts and discussions and for the writer to formulate what is loosely running around in the heart and mind in need of being sorted and spoken out.

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