Kolbe Report 12-14-19

Dear Friends of the Kolbe Center,

Glory to Jesus Christ!

In recent years we have made many trips to East Africa where we have found the greatest receptivity to our mission in the whole world. On our last visit to Uganda, Dr. Thomas Seiler and I met with two Archbishops, two Bishops, and one auxiliary Bishop, and received invitations from all of them to train their teachers to proclaim and defend the true Catholic doctrine of creation. More recently, I met with the Bishop in charge of education for the entire Kenya Catholic Bishops Conference who invited us to give a seminar to all of the Catholic secondary school principals in the country – two thousand of them – at one time! After six visits to Uganda in the last three years, Our Lord has made clear to us that He wants us to build a center in Uganda from which we can train and equip leaders from all over Africa to proclaim and defend the true Catholic doctrine of creation as the foundation of our Holy Catholic Faith.

The article at this link entitled “The Church in Uganda Can Save the World” explains in more detail why we have decided to concentrate our efforts there. If you would like to make a donation to support our efforts to establish a center in Uganda in 2020, please make a secure donation through the Kolbe Center website or send a check to the Kolbe Center, 952 Kelly Rd., Mt. Jackson, VA 22842, USA.

The “Foundations Restored” website was unveiled on December 12, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, at this link.  So please spread the news far and wide using social media, and if you know anyone who has a website please ask them to post a link to the “Foundations Restored” website and encourage their friends and followers to go there. If you or anyone you know would be willing to record a 60-second video testimony describing a conversion from belief in theistic or atheistic evolution to the traditional Catholic doctrine of creation, the difference it has made, spiritually and in other respects, and ending with a plea to viewers to “go to www.foundationsrestored.com and watch Episodes One and Two for free,” please send the video testimonies to me at howen@shentel.net so that we can use them to promote the DVD series.

Using the teacher’s guide for the DVD series, many of our members can now could host a semester-long course or a series of showings at a Catholic home-school coop, in a parish, in a confirmation or adult education program, or even in a private home, if it is not possible to find a sponsoring parish or Catholic organization.   As explained on the Foundations Restored website, you can either order the physical DVD set containing all 17 parts of the DVD series, together with the Teacher’s Guide, or, for a smaller suggested donation, you can purchase access to the entire DVD series on the “Foundations Restored” website; or you can purchase both of these packages at once.

With gratitude for all of your prayers and financial support, I am

Yours in Christ through the Immaculata,

Hugh Owen

P.S. One of the great congregations in the Church today whose members proclaim and defend the traditional Catholic doctrine of creation is the Transalpine Redemptorists who hosted a Kolbe seminar earlier this year at their island monastery on Papa Stronsay. The monks depend on a motorboat to travel between their monastery and the larger island of Stronsay where they regularly offer the Holy Mass for some of the lay faithful. Recently, their motorboat was smashed to smithereens in a storm, and the monks urgently need to buy a replacement. If you would be willing to help, please go to the website at this link to make a secure donation.