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Monthly Archives: May 2020

Church Promulgates New Decrees for Causes of Saints

Charles de Foucauld By Vatican News Service With the approval of Pope Francis, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints publishes decrees advancing the causes of various holy men and women, including Venerable Michael McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus; Blessed Charles de Foucauld, a French hermit who was martyred in North Africa; and Venerable Pauline-Marie Jaricot, a ...

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Jesus, the true Lamb of God

Fr Ethelbert Anarado A few months ago, in a casual conversation with some Catholic College students, a question arose on why Jesus is referred to as ‘the Lamb of God’. We find out that John the Baptist’s tributary designation of Jesus as ‘the Lamb of God’ is largely misunderstood by many Christians including a lot of Catholics. Some of the ...

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Idemili North Political Appointees Visit Hon Chiekwu

By Abuchi Onwumelu Idemili North Political Appointees under Governor Willie Obiano, Saturday, 23rd May, paid a solidarity visit to the member representing Idemili North State Constituency in the Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon. Chief Ifeanyi Chiekwu. Intimating the Lawmaker on the essence of the visit, the Chairman of Idemili North Political Appointees Forum and the Senior Special Assistant to ...

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Telling Our Stories

Telling Our Stories: Thoughts shared by the Lead Speaker, Chief Uche Nworah, MD/CEO, Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS) on the occasion of E-Conference organized by Catholic Diocese of Awka to commemorate 54th World Communications Day, 2020. Introduction His Holiness, Pope Francis has set for us the theme for this year’s celebrations. “That you may tell your children and grandchildren” (Ex 10:2), Life ...

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Anambra’s COVID-19 War: We are Happy with Obiano

Last Monday, the social media went viral with the construction of iron gates at the Onitsha Bridge Head and Amansea border by the Anambra State Government. The actions were geared towards curtailing the movement of people into and out of Anambra State amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Those actions also represented the resolve of the Obiano Administration to protect the state ...

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Who Are Really the Igbo in Nigeria and in Diaspora?

With Jude Atupulazi For long, the Igbo speaking people of Southeast Nigeria have been denied their due recognition as the truest Nigerians. Besides that, political interests have been used to whittle down their numbers and, consequently, their power. But the Igbo people have nevertheless continued to thrive despite their very hostile environment. The other day I came across a piece ...

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COVID-19 AND FACEMASK

Fr. Pat Amobi Chukwuma As the coronavirus pandemic spread in many states of Nigeria, some of the state governors ordered their citizens to stay at home or to put on face masks whenever they step out of their houses for some exigencies. Medical doctors and nurses wear face masks during surgery in order to avoid contamination. Criminals wear face masks ...

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I Almost Left the Altar on My Wedding Day -Engr Agbili

By Mercy Hill Last week we introduced to you a born Fire fighter, Engr. Martin Agbili, who had been so passionate about saving lives and properties. His hardwork and resilience in carrying out his duties, recently earned him the appointment as regional coordinator of the International Fire Fighters Day (IFFD). Just on Monday 25th May 2020, he in company of ...

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