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Monthly Archives: September 2019

Y.C.S Diary: Self-Discipline is Key to Achieving Your Goals – Fr Nwakaeze

. . . Awka Diocesan Y.C.S Convention 2019 By Chinaecherem Efobi The Young Catholic Students (YCS) of the Catholic Diocese of Awka, from 29th July to 3rd August 2019 held her annual Y.C.S convention at Tansi international College Awka. During the convention seminar, the manager of the school, Rev. Fr. Martins Nwakaeze talked on self-discipline towards achieving success/excellence. “Self-Discipline is ...

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Study Finds No ‘Gay Gene’ – What that Means for Catholic Morality

LGBT DNA rainbow card. Via Shutterstock By Ed Condon After a major scientific study found there is not a singular genetic marker for homosexualty, a Catholic theologian explained that the findings are fully in accord with Catholic teaching. The study was published Aug. 30 in Science. It examined data from several large genetic databanks in multiple countries, and surveyed nearly ...

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Why Organized Labor Is (Still) a Catholic Cause

Credit: kuzmaphoto/Shutterstock. By Kevin Jones At a time when labor unions are weak, Catholics still have a place in the labor movement, said a priest who emphasized the Church’s historic efforts to teach the rights of labor and train workers to organize. “On the local and state level, Catholics are a major part of the labor movement. They took to ...

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ASUU-NAU Offers Scholarship to Indigent Student

By Abuchi Onwumelu The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Nnamdi Azikiwe University Chapter, has offered a scholarship award to Ani Emmanuel Chinemelu, a 300-level indigent Electronics and Computer Engineering student, as a way of cushioning the effect of hardship on the recipient. Presenting the scholarship at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Auditorium, Awka, ASUU-NAU chairperson, Comrade Stephen Ufoaroh, said the association ...

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Ukpor Community Disowns Suspected Fraudster Held by FBI

By Ikeugonna Eleke Ukpor Community of Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State, has disowned a suspected fraudster being held by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in America for computer and wire fraud, Obinwanne Okeke. Okeke, who is the chairman of Invictus Group, and popularly known as Invictus Obi, was last month arrested by men of FBI after what ...

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8 Die in Agulu Road Crash

By Ikeugonna Eleke No fewer than 8 persons have been reported dead in a road accident involving about three vehicles, including an articulated vehicle. The accident happened shortly after St. Matthias Catholic Church Agulu, Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State. Fides learnt that the accident happened when the articulated vehicle that was carrying some heavy metals failed its brake ...

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Obiora to PDP: Concentrate on Winning Anambra Governorship, Not Zoning

By Ikeugonna Eleke A businessman and stakeholder in Anambra State politics, Dr Obiora Okonkwo, has charged the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Anambra State, to concentrate on fielding a candidate that can win back the governorship position rather than zoning it to any part of the state. He was speaking on the backdrop of the recent argument in the state ...

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Pope Francis Condemns Euthanasia as Utilitarianism, Not Freedom

By Hannah Brockhaus Euthanasia is a way of treating the human person as an object; while it may appear to give freedom, it is really a rejection of hope, Pope Francis told an oncology association Sept. 2. “The practice of euthanasia, which has already been legalized in several countries, only apparently aims to encourage personal freedom,” he said Sept. 2. ...

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