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Monthly Archives: October 2019

Historic 88 Years Old St. Theresa’s Church Nibo, Celebrates Rededication Mass

. . . Appreciates Priests & Parishioners for their Efforts By Uchechukwu Enem Barely five months of the Bishop’s Pastoral visit to St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, the church which is now 88 years old with a new look was rededicated on 13th October, 2019. Delivering the homily, the Catholic Bishop of Awka, Most. Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, explained the meaning and ...

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2019 Laity Celebration: St Paul’s Uga to Equip Council Office, Procure Vehicle

By Chioma Ndife The Laity Council, St. Paul’s Parish, Uga, has disclosed plans to equip the Laity Council Office in the Parish Secretariat and procure vehicle to help in easy in running of the affairs of the organization. The council made the disclosure on Sunday, 13th October, through the address of welcome signed by the Laity Council Chairman of St. ...

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ELOVAS Foundation Takes Campaign against Drugs, Cultism to Schools

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba As part of her programmes to checkmate the prevalent social ills that have eaten deep into the lives of youths and society, the Excellent Ladies of Valour and Steel (ELOVAS) Foundation, Awka Zone 1, has advised students against falling victim to drug abuse, cultism and other social ills that destroy individuals and society. The Foundation stated this ...

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BVM, Easiest Channel to Heaven – Fr Offordum

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba The parish priest of St Michael’s Catholic Parish, Igboukwu, Rev Fr Jude Thaddeus Offordum, has described the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM), as the fastest and easiest channel to heaven. Rev Fr Offordum stated this in his talk titled: ”The Necessity of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary”, at the Catholic Diocese of Awka, 2019 Rosary Carnival, ...

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I will Complete Inherited Projects-Anaocha LG Boss

By Chioma Ndife The new Transition Chairman of Anaocha Local Government Area, Hon. Patrick Estate Onyedum, has promised to see to the completion of projects inherited from his predecessor, Hon. Ikeobi Ejiofor, to ensure continuity in the area. He disclosed this recently while speaking to Fides in an exclusive interview in his office at Anaocha LGA Headquarters, Neni, during the ...

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Awka North Stakeholders to Obiano: Give us Separate State if you Don’t Want us

By Jude Atupulazi Frustrated by the seeming abandonment of their area by the Anambra State Government of Willie Obiano, elders and stakeholders of Awka North LGA are demanding for a separate state away from Anambra in order to fend for themselves. Addressing newsmen in Awka last Sunday in Amansea, the stakeholders under the aegis of Awka North Association of Past ...

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Memories of School Managers on their Valedictory/Birthday Celebrations

. . . DOSAD Priests Felicitate with Frs Nnabugwu and Ezemmaduka By Chinaecherem Efobi DOSAD priests gathered again at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Awka on two different occasions last September to felicitate with two of their own on their celebrations. The priests were Rev Fr Chidiebere Obiora Nnabugwu and Rev Fr Kevin Ezemmaduka. The first celebration was that of the ...

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United Arab Emirates Pledges to Help Rebuild Catholic Churches in Mosul

Brother Nicolas Tixier, O.P., speaks at the signing of an agreement between the UAE and UNESCO, Oct. 10, 2019. Credit UNESCO/Christelle Alix via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0). The United Arab Emirates is partnering with UNESCO to rebuild two Catholic churches in Mosul that were destroyed in 2014 by the Islamic State. The initiative will help rebuild Al-Tahera Church and Al-Saa’a ...

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What Cardinal Newman Can Teach the Modern World about Freedom of Conscie

John Henry Newman by Sir John Everett Millais (1881). The writings of newly-canonized St. John Henry Newman offer important reflections for contemporary society on freedom of conscience and the duty to search for truth, said a leading figure in international religious freedom. “Newman prefigured the Church’s 1965 Declaration on Religious Freedom, Dignitatis Humanae,” said Thomas Farr, president of the Religious ...

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Polish Bishops Call For John Paul II to Be Named a Doctor of the Church

Pope St. John Paul II in 1979. Credit: Vatican Media The Polish Bishops’ Conference has asked Pope Francis to name St. John Paul II a patron of Europe and doctor of the Church. Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki of Poznan, president of the Polish Bishops Conference, sent the request to the pope on Oct. 22 – the feast day of John Paul ...

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