Opinion

Monthly Archives: July 2019

Rise in Crimes against Churches in France Shock Faithful, Prompt Reflection

Vandalism, theft, arson and other increasing attacks on churches in France have led to debates about their causes, amid shock to the community, questions about the perpetrators, and debates over what the attacks might mean about French culture and the place of Christianity. “Those downplaying the vandalism, which include most leading newspapers and politicians, point to the evidence that the ...

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California Confession Law Dropped

By Courtney Grogan A California bill that would have required priests to violate the seal of confession has been withdrawn by its sponsor the day before it was to be debated in committee. California Senate Bill 360 was removed Monday from the agenda for a meeting of the California Assembly’s Public Safety Committee scheduled for July 9. The decision by ...

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Japan Awards Priest for Promoting Friendship in Africa through Judo

Father Jude McKenna holds his Order of the Rising Sun award alongside Japan’s Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland, Mari Miyoshi. Credit: Embassy of Japan in Ireland. A Capuchin Franciscan priest from Northern Ireland who spent 50 years on mission in Zambia has been awarded one of Japan’s highest honors for his promotion of judo in Africa. “It’s a great ...

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UK Man Booted from Class over Christian Beliefs Wins Appeal

Credit: wk1003mike via www.shutterstock.com. A UK appeals court has ruled in favor of a Christian man who was removed from a university course in 2016 for posting online that homosexuality is sinful. Felix Ngole had been taking a postgraduate course in social work at the University of Sheffield in South Yorkshire, England. During a Facebook debate about Kim Davis, a ...

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Eritrean Catholic Church Remains Opposed to Health Facilities’ Closure

Catholics outside Asmara, March 2007. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need. As the Eritrean government continues to seize and close Catholic healthcare sites throughout the country, the Church has denounced the intimidation used during the nationalization. The government’s action began in June, and by July 9 as many as 29 Catholic hospitals, health centers, and clinics had been shuttered. ...

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Pope Francis Prays For Migrants Killed In Airstrike in Libya

By Courtney Grogan Pope Francis prayed Sunday for the victims of the airstrike that hit a migrant detention center in Libya, and called upon the international community to condemn the violence. “I invite you to pray for the poor defenseless people killed or wounded by the airstrike,” Pope Francis said in his Angelus address July 7. “The international community cannot ...

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NDLEA Celebrates International Day against Drug Abuse, Illicit Trafficking

By Abuchi Onwumelu The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Anambra State Command, has organized a sensitization workshop to commemorate this year’s International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking with a call on the youths to desist from drug abuse. The event held at Professor Dora Akunyili Women’s Development Centre, Awka and attracted students, the academia, security chiefs, media ...

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ICT Expert Proffers Solution to Internet Fraud

. . . Unveils Cybercrime Detecting APP By Abuchi Onwumelu An Anambra born Information Communication Technology expert, Mr Emmanuel Nonso Okoye, has unveiled an application capable of detecting and curbing cybercrime. Unveiling the APP in Awka, Mr. Okoye explained that the APP could be downloaded in Google Play Store, noting that it would help in reducing internet fraud to the ...

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Eldorado Multi-Specialist Hospital, Awka, Launches Digital Mammography Machine

By Abuchi Onwumelu The Eldorado Multi-Specialist Hospital, Awka, has launched a digital mammogram machine used for early detection of breast cancer with a call on Nigerians that cancer is readily preventable and curable when detected early. In her address of welcome, the Manager and Matron of Eldorado Multi-Specialist Hospital, Awka, Mrs. Isuh Chinelo Francisca, said that after four years of ...

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Seeking Justice for Late Mrs Ndubuisi-Chukwu

Nigerians received with great shock, the news of the demise of Anambra State born Mrs Obianuju Ndubuisi- Chukwu who was found dead in her room at Emperor Palace Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she was attending a meeting of the African Insurance Organization as a Nigerian representative. According to initial police report, she was strangulated by unknown persons. Until ...

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