And now for something completely different.
The Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity or SOLT (Fr. Corapi’s order) has proudly announced the ordination of its first native priest from Papua, New Guinea.
Before the ordination, Fr. Peter Ripa — the son of a tribal chieftan — donned traditional dress, seen below.
From his homily:
In our world today, which is now torn by war, anarchy, doubt, seeking false hope offered by the material world, injustice, hatred, anger, corruptions, graft, and so many evils in this world, let us shine out the Risen light of Christ to those who are in darkness. Although we might be one, two, three or merely a few, let us not forget the promise of Christ: “I will be you until the end of time” (Mt 28:18-20) . The Risen Christ will never tell a lie to us and He will Never let you and me down, so be a witness to others without fear or doubt.
Congratulations, Fr. Ripa! Ad multos annos!