Monthly Archives: August 2019

U.S. Bishops: Mass Shootings Are an ‘Epidemic against Life’

Bishops are calling for prayer and action in the wake of two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio this weekend. “We encourage all Catholics to increased prayer and sacrifice for healing and the end of these shootings,” the bishops wrote in an Aug. 4 statement. “We encourage Catholics to pray and raise their voices for needed changes ...

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Fides Kitchen – Meat balls and spaghetti Bolognese

By Chioma Nnagbo For some weeks now, we have learnt how to prepare spaghetti and also how to prepare meatball. Do you know we can combine these two meals to give a sumptuous result? So, this week, this week, we will be learning how to combine these two recipes together to give us one meal. Just to inform you that ...

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White Roses Fall inside Roman Basilica to Mark 4th Century Marian Miracle

Rose petals fall in St. Mary Major Basilica Aug. 5, 2017 to commemorate the “miracle of the snow.” Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA. By Courtney Grogan White rose petals fell from the ceiling of St. Mary Major Basilica Monday, as Romans celebrated the anniversary of a 4th century Marian miracle. The miracle, which inspired the construction of the papal Marian basilica, involved ...

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Okenyi Emerges Chairman of Federated Chapel Nsukka

By Sunny A. Ijomah The National Assistant Secretary of Catholic Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria (CAMPAN), Comrade Iyke Okenyi has emerged as the Chairman of the Federated Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Nsukka. In a statement issued at University Town of Nsukka and the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka signed by the Chairman and Secretary respectively and ...

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Ohaneze Working to Unite Over 1m Igbo in Ghana – Says Nwodo

By Ikeugonna Eleke The President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, has said that over one million Igbo people from Nigeria live in Ghana and that they were working to ensure unity among them. Nwodo who spoke at Abagana, Njikoka LGA of Anambra State during this year’s celebration to mark the New Yam Festival, said he just returned from ...

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Five Killed in Anambra as Rival Cult Groups Clash

By Ikeugonna Eleke No fewer than five persons suspected to be members of various cult groups were on Friday shot dead by members of rival cult groups. The incident happened in Ogidi and Ogbunike communities of Idemili-North and Oyi Local Government Areas respectively, both in Anambra State. Although the cause of the clash was not immediately ascertained, Fides gathered that ...

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Obaseki, Okowa, Obiano Paid Glowing Tributes To Late Chief Onyema

By Sunny A. Ijomah The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, his Delta and Anambra counterparts, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa and Dr. Willie Obiano have paid glowing tributes to the life and times of late Chief Michael Chukwuka Onyema. The Governors joined other dignitaries at the funeral mass held in honour of late Chief Michael Onyema at the St. Patrick Catholic ...

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Bishop Ezeokafor awards Scholarship to Winner of 2019 Lux Terra Foundation Poem Exercise

. . . Confirms 580 Deserving Candidates By Abuchi Onwumelu The Catholic bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, has awarded a scholarship to the 2019 winner of Lux Terra Foundation Poem Exercise held at Divine Mercy Secondary School, Asokoro, Abuja on the 28 July, 2019. The poem writing exercise took place during the annual leadership training ...

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Umunze FCE(T) Postpones SUG Polls Indefinitely over protest by Students

By Odogwu Emeka Odogwu The Management of Federal College of Education (Technical), FCE (T), Umunze, has shifted the scheduled Students Union Government elections. The suspension came on the heels of protests by some sections of the students who claimed marginalization and intimidation. The College’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Sam Otti, though seemingly reluctant to react to the issue, however said ...

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Pope Francis to Scouts: True Joy Comes From God’s Love, Not Things

By Hannah Brockhaus Worldly possessions do not make people happy; only knowing Jesus’ love and having love for others can do that, Pope Francis told a group of Catholic European scouts on Saturday. Jesus “gives you what no thing can give you; because the latest smartphone, the fastest car or the fashionable dress, besides never being enough, will never give ...

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