Uganda: priests charged with inciteme...

Uganda: priests charged with incitement against government

There are 14 comments on the Catholic World News story from May 13, 2011, titled Uganda: priests charged with incitement against government. In it, Catholic World News reports that:

Two Catholic priests in northern Uganda have defied orders requiring them to appear before the police over alleged criticism of the government in their preaching.

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ruth

Sigtuna, Sweden

#1 May 18, 2011
Brothers and Sisters in uganda religious people have right to say the truth, it doesn't matter it hurts someone but the truth must come out. That is what we call christianity. if priests, pastors muslim leaders will see the truth and close their eyes then they are not doing Gods work. they are all the time ready to die for the truth. the goverment must wait for more critic or the goverment must start to do right where the religious leaders see any fail.i think the goverment must have some people who criticise them so that they can change what they are doing.
paul shykora calgary

Calgary, Canada

#2 May 18, 2011
..Truth....fiction....FACT's.. .Politic's...Church-Rules....G overnment...are ALL the same,here....eh...
m7 scared

Riverside, CA

#3 May 18, 2011
The man is scared of negative comments. m7 it is time to exit before u start the killing fields
ruth

Sigtuna, Sweden

#4 May 19, 2011
God we pray for those priests not to end up like Bishop during AMINS TIME. Truth are priests have to tell the christians the truth.BY THE WAY how did goverment get to know of the criticism were their in the church OR?????
Meli

ThessalonĂ­ki, Greece

#5 May 19, 2011
The LCs are like blood thirsty wolves. I hear they don't get their monthly wages these difficult days, if they don't turn in someone for being anti government. Leeches watch them and laugh at how low humans can stoop.
ruth

Sigtuna, Sweden

#6 May 19, 2011
Brothers and Sisters how long are we going to sale each other for money while another person id shading blood for hate and poverty?? IS THAT REALLY A GOOD MONEY TO ENJOY?? YOU PEOPLE WHO MAKE OTHERS TO GO SURFFERING AND LOOSE THEIR LIVES REMEMBER TODAY IS THEIRS AND TOMORROW IS SOMEONE ELSE I MEANYOU WHO HAVE SOLD SOMEONE FOR LIES. Saling each other has been going on and on and on from AMIN when are you Ugandans going to think of turning to God rather than thinking of money and promotion and to be LOVED BY THE BIG MAN ??Think when He is not their where will you GO??????????
candia alfred

Sterling, VA

#7 May 20, 2011
my there brothers and sisters we should not tunish the name of amin and obote those two presdents did alot of work in ugand and thous why uganda is still remeberd other wise whre would this corrupt nrm officials be seting whre will the fighting jet museveni is buying be parked those events are all done by those presdents this govement of to day is buyers and want all ugandans to remain poor such that they can rull/dictate on us
ruth

Sigtuna, Sweden

#8 May 20, 2011
Are you sure he is buying fighting Jet? for what ? whom is he going to fight with? Why cant he first repair MULAGO HOSPITAL WHICH NEEDS TO BE CLOSED ? i read they say he is rich while schools and hospitals are going from worse to worst. beven buying JET? PLANE HAHAHA what a day it will be!! No matter Dr. is calling walk to walk.By the way why can't he pay the RCS and teachers insteady of counting richness on the peppars?We pray for Uganda, we need someone who will pull it from hail.
DENG

Zhenjiang, China

#9 Nov 5, 2011
YAZ, UGANDA IS STARTING TO LOOK LIKE AMERICA WITH NO FREEDOM.
I wonder

Flen, Sweden

#10 Nov 5, 2011
I wonder why the Uganda govt don't listen what the Religous Leaders say if they want to change what they are doing and take the truth. Truth always pains. I thought Uganda has freedom of speech ?Where is then democracy in the country?. Its time to start to listen to the people rather than money hunters: God Bless Uganda.
grut

Athens, TN

#11 Nov 5, 2011
Every Ugandan has the right to speak the truth, even the priests, the MPs, the president, you and me! Also everyone has a specific job. If I am a teacher, and you are a doctor it is not right for me to tell you how to treat your patients, even if I feel I know the truth.
Dear priests, what is your job number one? Please take the example of the Lord Jesus Christ, when some people (they happened to be religious leaders) who were not happy with the govt in Israel at the time, asked him whether or not they should pay taxes to the govt. We know from the bible that the govt in Israel was corrupt. By the way name 10 countries in the whole world where 100% of citicizens think and say that their govt is not corrupt!
The religious leaders had been gossiping and saying all kinds of bad things about the govt, so they expected Jesus to join them and speak out against the govt. But what did the son of God say about this matter of how we are supposed to relate to govt? Read the gospels yourself.Also read Romans 12 and 13.
If Jesus appeared in body in these churches he would have some strong words to say to these priests. One of them I imagine would be, "Respect those in authority, because there is no authority apart from God" meaning, If God allowed someone to be in authority over you, you better respect them.
It will be unfortunate if it is discovered by investigaations that some of these politics priests are not doing the work of Christ, but could possibly be foxes in sheep's skins!
Brothers and sisters, mind your business, let the govt do their business. We elected MPs to watch over govt matters, so priests preach salvation!
kizito

Claremont, CA

#12 Nov 6, 2011
Priests are affected by the policies set up by the govt They have a right to express themselves when ever they see injustice. In case of Uganda the MPS are scared of m7. Keep the lords work alive.
I wonder

Flen, Sweden

#13 Nov 6, 2011
Holy Bible tells us the truth will set us free and when you tell the truth you will always be left alone and some people call you crazy. Its time to have Religous Leaders who do not live in fear of speaking the truth, to tell people what is right and what is wrong of our country , so that people and the govt can learn . They need to rescue the people and the country.
kirumira

Europe

#14 Nov 6, 2011
Funny no one has the topic of the clargymen as it was.The president was olso just informed by the third or fourth party but was wise like on many of such occasions,calling them arrogant,not traitors.With freedom,comes responsibility.Am not judgemental,but many out there have evidances of corruption,murder etc,but have never led to an arrest let alone atrial in courts of law.I Ugandas case,all are guilty untill proven otherwise.That said,the priests should have made an appearence to the police for statements before possible warrants of arrest could be issued.If the case is triable,given their innocence,they would have been exonerated by law.Dr.Kizza Besigye has always done that.By the way,how many have accused government of corruption yet still at large.Iwish the artical divulged more for us to avoid an immotion rush.The clargy have a winnable case as substantial evidance may not be available let alone credible witnesses.

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