Opinion

Monthly Archives: December 2018

Eulogies, as Ekwulobia Catholic Community Mourns Fr Obio Nwaogaranya

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba Nine years after his pastoral duties in Ekwulobia, Aguata L.G.A, Anambra State, the entire Ekwulobia Catholic Community on Saturday, December 1, 2018, filled the air with eulogies in celebration of the life and times of the late Rev. Fr. Benedict Obidiegwu Obikwelu, who was fondly known as Fr. Obio Nwaogaranya. The mourners, who filled St Joseph’s Pro-Cathedral ...

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How a ‘Messy Family’ can be a Holy Family

Mike and Alice Hernon. Courtesy photo. By Mary Rezac When Mike and Alice Hernon started their podcast on marriage and family in 2015, they didn’t think anyone would listen, outside of their family and maybe a few close friends. Both from big families – Alice the second of 10 siblings, and Mike one of six – and parents of 10 ...

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Pope to Sick Children: Pray to Your Guardian Angel

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter’s Square on May 2, 2018. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA. Pope Francis met with dozens of children suffering from tumors in an audience Nov. 30. “Think well about this: there is no difficulty in life that it is not possible to overcome,” the pope told the children, who came from the Wroclaw Cancer ...

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New Tests have Confirmed the Age of the Holy Sepulchre

Following the recent restoration of the Holy Sepulchre, archaeologists have confirmed the construction dates of the structure surrounding what is believed to be the tomb of Jesus. Having undergone renovations in 2016, the tomb was opened for first time in centuries last October. Archeologists were able to test samples of the mortar near the cave’s southern wall and the entrance, ...

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What’s the Difference between Crystals and Relics?

By Mary Razae To the outside viewer, crystals are pretty rocks. Perfectly curated pictures of the pretty stones pepper the social media feeds of scores of millennials, as they have become increasingly popular on necklaces and as part of a “wholistic”, wellness-minded life. But, more than just a fashion statement, crystals are believed by some to have healing properties, related ...

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Brexit Deal And Britain’s Future

By Nze Nwabueze Akabogu In about four months from now and precisely on 29th March 2019 Britain will formally terminate her membership of the fifty one years old European union (EU) amidst great political tension and uncertainty. At the moment the U.K appears to be in a serious dilemma and terrible quagmire on her future occasioned by the current highly ...

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No Condition is Permanent

By Pat Amobi Chukwuma Few years ago, my eyes saw my ears when I was pasturing the flock of God at Abagana. I was trying to keep the sitting room of my residence in order after breakfast on that fateful day. Having broken my fast, I was energized after eating like a king. Hence I tried to lift one huge ...

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2019: Prophet Favours Atiku Over Buhari

By Ikeugonna Eleke An Anglican prophet, Okechukwu Daniel Udoka has tipped Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Peter Obi, to win the 2019 presidential election. Udoka contradicted Rev. Fr Ejike Mbaka’s position on the fate of PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar in the 2019 presidential election, where Mbaka predicted that Atiku would end in shame. Udoka had in 2017 ...

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SACCI Agulu Holds Investiture and Prize Giving Ceremony

. . . Without Discipline, Schooling is a Waste- Bishop Okpaleke By Princess Chinecherem Efobi The former bishop of Ahiara Diocese, Most Rev Dr Peter Okpaleke has said that any education without discipline is a total waste of resources and time. The prelate said this in his homily at St Anthony Catholic Comprehensive Institute (SACCI) Agulu, on November 14, 2018, ...

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Nigeria’s Prisons: Reformation or Hardening Centres?

A lot has been said and written about the condition of prisons in the country. The common denominator is the tough and unbearable conditions encountered by those unlucky enough to be there. For those not used to living like beasts, going there can easily make them lose their sanity. And this is not to talk about the criminal elements they ...

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