Monthly Archives: March 2019

New Zealand Bishops ‘Horrified’ By Mosque Shootings

Al Masjid Al Jamie mosque in Ponsonby, New Zealand, Oct 2013. Credit: ChameleonsEye / Shutterstock The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference released a statement of solidarity with the country’s Muslim population following terrorist attacks on two mosques in the city of Christchurch. At least 49 people were killed in a mass shooting on March 15. “We hold you in prayer ...

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Scientists Call for Global Moratorium on Genetically Modified Babies

Human embryos. Credit: Andrii Vodolazhskyi/CNA The group of scientists, in a March 13 editorial in the journal Nature, acknowledged that many people of religious belief find “the idea of redesigning the fundamental biology of humans morally troubling,” and that the practice could have serious societal consequences. This practice of changing “heritable DNA” – found in human sperm, eggs, or embryos ...

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Patrick: The Saint Who Knew What it Was Like to Be a Slave

Stained glass of St. Patrick by C.E. Kempe in the church of St John the Baptist. Credit: Lawrence OP via Flickr. (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0). By Kevin Jones In his Letter to the Soldiers of Coroticus, St. Patrick intended to shame the fifth-century general whose raiding soldiers the saint declared to be “blood-stained with the blood of innocent Christians, whose numbers ...

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Awka Diocese Holds 2018/2019 Quiz Competition

By Mercy Hill Almost one hundred and twenty-eight primary school pupils participated recently in the Awka Diocesan 2018/2019 quiz competition held on 13th March 2019, comprising both junior and senior categories. The grand finale which was held at St. Patrick’s cathedral had in attendance eighteen primary schools in Anambra state, carefully selected through the regional quiz competitions held in their ...

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After Successful Polls: Igbo Leader Seeks A New Face of Anambra

By Sunny A. Ijomah As part of the effects of the just concluded 2019 general elections, the Spiritual leader of the Igbo nation, Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka (Ogilisi Igbo) has made a strong case for a new face of Anambra State that is free from the nefarious activities of illegal revenue agents who unleash hoodlums and touts on the residents and ...

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South-East Governors Target Ring Road, Rail Projects To Link Zone

By Sunny A. Ijomah The Director of Media and Communications South-East Governor’s Forum, Chief Mike Udah, says the aim of setting up the body is to fastrack regional integration and development in the area. Speaking with newsmen in Awka, Chief Udah said the South-East Governor’s Forum has concluded plans to construct a Ring road that will connect all the five ...

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