Out of Africa
Last year father James Chukwuma Okoye C.S.SP. went home to Nigeria for a visit.
He had no sooner gone to church for Sunday Mass than he found himself witnessing a clash of cultures.
The young African parish priest had evidently had a run-in with some members of the choir, who had departed with some of the parish instruments. Before Mass began, the priest sternly addressed the congregation, threatening the absent choir members with police action if they did not return the instruments. "And the Eucharist was just before us!" says Okoye, aghast.