Monthly Archives: September 2019

Suicide is on the Rise – What Can the Catholic Church do to Help?

By Mary Farrow This past week marked National Suicide Prevention Week in the United States, a week where mental and public health advocates share tips and advice on suicide prevention and spotting the warning signs of suicide. On Monday of that week, popular evangelical pastor and mental health advocate Jarrid Wilson, 30, reportedly committed suicide. Just hours prior to his ...

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My Beloved: Awba-Ofemili

(Pio Anthony’s Blog, https://pioanthony.com/, September 14, 2019 ) My journey to Awba-Ofemili in Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State began on August 21, 2004. It was a journey that gave me another home after my family home. I was accompanied by my mother to the priestly ordination of that year carrying my luggage. I was to begin my ...

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Moving Beyond Precarious Living in Nigeria

1.PREAMBLE We, the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria held our Second Plenary Meeting for the year at the Divine Mercy Pastoral Centre, Agbamaya, Obada-Oko, Abeokuta, Ogun State from 11-20 September 2019. Having prayerfully reflected on issues affecting the Church and the Nigerian State, we now issue this Communiqué. 2. IN COMMUNION WITH THE HOLY FATHER POPE FRANCIS The Holy Father Pope ...

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THANK YOU HIGH CHIEF OBIORAH OKONKWO; ANAMBRA YOUTHS ARE GRATEFUL

By Francis Nwankwor It started with a phone call. I filed a (free) form and I was handed an all expense paid ticket to participate in a seven (7) day Youth Impact program organized by Rotary International. The program, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards is annual event meant to equip youths leaders from around the country with leadership and entrepreneurial skills. ...

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More Than 2,000 Aborted Remains Discovered At Doctor’s Home

Dr. Urich Klopfer. Image from WNDU-TV South Bend By Christine Rousselle An investigation has been launched by police after more than 2,000 remains of aborted children were found at the former home of late-term abortionist Dr. Ulrich “George” Klopfer in Will County, Illinois. Klopfer passed away on September 3. Nine days later, an attorney representing his family contacted the Will ...

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Nigerian Red Cross Calls For Inclusive Response To Emergencies

. . . Hails Air Peace For Evacuating Nigerians From South Africa By Sunny A. Ijomah Nigerians have been called upon to get involved in rapid response to emergencies to save lives and property, rather than wait for specific people. Anambra State Chairman of the Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS), Professor Peter Katchy, made this call at First Aid Festival ...

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Anambra To Carry Out Supplementary Immunization Activities Soon

By Sunny A. Ijomah The Executive Secretary, Anambra State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (ASPHCDA), Dr. Chioma Ezenyimulu says, the state is ready to carry out her Supplementary Immunisation Activities . Dr. Ezenyimulu stated this during State Social Mobilisation Committee (SSMC) meeting at ASPHCDA Office, Awka. She said the vaccines lined up for the activities are Yellow Fever, Meningitis and Measles ...

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Violence, Displacement on the Rise in Sahel Region of Africa

Washington D.C., Sep 14, 2019 / 12:00 am (CNA).- Catholic Relief Services is warning of increasing violence and displacement in the Sahel— the vast area of western and north-central Africa stretching from Senegal to Sudan. In 2018, more than 320,000 people in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger were forced to leave their homes, CRS reports. Burkina Faso, in particular, saw ...

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Prince Charles to Attend Newman’s Canonization in Rome

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall in the Vatican Library April 4, 2017. Photo courtesy of Clarence House. By Courtney Grogan Prince Charles will attend the canonization of Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman next month. The heir to the British throne will travel to Rome to witness the canonization Mass of the first non-martyr English saint since the ...

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Bishops across Africa Condemn ‘Xenophobic’ Attacks In South Africa

Foreign nationals in South Africa during an anti-xenophobia match outside the city hall of Durban in 2015. Credit: ACI Africa/public domain A wave of deadly attacks targeting African foreign nationals in South Africa has caught the attention of national and regional Church leaders, as affected countries have started repatriating their citizens from South Africa. “It is with dismay that we ...

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