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Monthly Archives: September 2019

‘Life Is Always Beautiful’: What 81 Years and 6,000 Babies Have Taught Flora Gualdani

By Hannah Brockhaus Life is always beautiful,” Flora Gualdani said, sitting at a table in the space she calls “the school,” a wood-paneled room in a small house she built in the early ’80s on her property in rural Tuscany. Of course, life has its difficulties too, she added, but “the struggle passes, and beauty endures.” Flora seems particularly qualified ...

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Banker Turned Priest Clocks 25 Years In The Ministry

By Chioma Ajafuo When the Almighty God calls one to work in his vineyard, one usually acquiesces and exuding that graceful dignity laced with humility, he abandons all he is doing no matter how rosy to follow God. So it happened to the fair-complexioned, tall and strongly-built- Rev. Fr. Charles Uganwa born in the early sixties to the family of ...

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Lessons from Chioma Ngaikedi

By Amarachi Okpunobi I remember while growing up, Mummy will come back from the market with goodies of kpofkpof and others. She will hand it over to me as the youngest then. There is one instruction that she always gave then and I have failed to forget; “baby share it with them”. I remember I always refuse to give to ...

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Catholic Congressman Standing Down to Put Family First

Sean Duffy and his wife Rachel … Robyn Beck : AFP : Getty Images Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI), a practicing Catholic who has served in Congress since 2011, will be stepping down from his seat on September 23. He made the announcement in a post on his personal Facebook page. Duffy made the announcement Aug. 26, citing a desire to ...

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Understanding the Liturgy Can Be Transformative, Cardinal Parolin Says

Cardinal Pietro Parolin in St. Peter’s Basilica April 27, 2017. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA. By Hannah Brockhaus A better understanding of the meaning and symbolic language of the Church’s liturgy, especially the Mass, will help Catholics encounter the Lord and grow in holiness, Cardinal Pietro Parolin said in a letter this week. “Concretely, it is a matter of helping communities to ...

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Missionaries of Charity Remember Mother Teresa’s Birthday

Kolkata, India, Aug 26, 2019 / 04:01 pm (CNA).- Hundreds of Missionaries of Charity gathered at their headquarters on Monday to commemorate the birthday of the order’s founder, Mother Teresa. Archbishop Thomas D’Souza of Calcutta, whose birthday falls on the same day, celebrated Mass on Aug. 26 to recognize what would be the 109th birthday of Saint Mother Teresa. “It ...

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Agreement Reached On Permanent Holy See Representative to Vietnam

By Hannah Brockhaus A Holy See-Vietnam diplomacy working group, which met inside the Vatican this week, reached an agreement on establishing a permanent resident papal representative to the southeast Asian country. A resident papal representative is considered an intermediary step in diplomatic relations, below an apostolic nuncio. The Holy See and Vietnam have never had full diplomatic relations, but have ...

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Chief Emmanuel Toochukwu Philanthropist per Excellence

By Osita Anagboso Okeke As Nigeria cannot do without Igbos is just as Agulu Town cannot do without Nkitaku Village. Only a person who can look but cannot see, can doubt this aforementioned fact of mine. This particular slogan – ahoo Agulu, Agulu ahoo Nkitaku, portrays the first statement of this write up as the truth because, according to William ...

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Obiano’s LG Policy, a Masterstroke – Greg Obi

By Jude Atupulazi The Community Choose-Your-Project introduced by the Anambra State Government led by Gov Willie Obiano, is a masterstroke which other states are unsuccessfully trying to emulate. The Anambra State Commissioner for Local Government, Town Union and Chieftaincy Matters, Mr Greg Obi, stated this in Awka in an exclusive interview with Fides. The Commissioner, while reviewing the ministry’s activities ...

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