Monthly Archives: February 2021

What’s the Point of Fasting, Anyway?

By Matt Hadro God commanded it, Jesus practiced it, Church Fathers have preached the importance of it – fasting is a powerful and fundamental part of the Christian life. But for many Catholics today, it’s more of an afterthought: something we grudgingly do on Good Friday, perhaps on Ash Wednesday if we remember it. Would we fast more, especially during ...

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WE MUST PULL BACK FROM THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE A Message of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria to all People of Goodwill in Nigeria, 23 February 2021

Our dear brothers and sisters, Our country Nigeria has gone through many crises, and so far, has managed to survive them, by God’s grace. But the ongoing crisis in the country should be of grave concern to everyone who still believes in “one united nation under God”. We are really on the brink of a looming collapse, from which we ...

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The Length of Lent

By Pat. Amobi Chukwuma In mathematical language, length can be defined as the measurement of something from one end to the other. I am not good at mathematics, but I am aware of vertical measurement, horizontal measurement and diagonal measurement. All things being equal, length in time measurement is the amount of time one spends in doing something. On the ...

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CMO Awka Diocese Ends 2021 Retreat

…Charges Members to be Role Model Leaders By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba The Catholic Men’s Organisation (CMO), Awka Diocese, has ended its 2021 Annual Retreat with a call on members to be role model leaders in their families, the Church and society. The retreat which was held at Archbishop A.K. Obiefuna Retreat, Pastoral and Conference Centre, Okpuno, Awka South LGA, Anambra State, ...

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Accolades as Umeoji Declares for Anambra Guber Election

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Secretariat, Awka, Anambra State, was last Tuesday, February 23, greeted with an outpouring of accolades as the member representing Aguata Federal Constituency, Hon Chukwuma Umeoji, declared his interest to contest for the governorship seat of Anambra State in the November 6, 2021 election. Umeoji, who said he would fortify security, human ...

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ADP-CADEK, Uga Catholic Community, Bid Msgr JB Akam Farewell

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba Eulogies flowed last Monday, February 22, as the Association for Diocesan Priests, Catholic Diocese of Ekwulobia (ADP-CADEK) and Uga Catholic Community, at a funeral ceremony, mourned the demise of their late brother priest, Very Rev Msgr Professor JohnBosco Uchechukwu Akam, who died barely two weeks ago. Leading in the concelebrated funeral Mass at St Vincent De Paul ...

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APWEN Awka Invests Second Chairman, Holds Annual Workshop

…Omenugha Tasks Women on Professionalism, Careerism By Precious Ukeje and Adejumoke Alebiosu The Association of Women Engineers of Nigeria, APWEN, Awka Chapter, last Saturday, February 20, held the investiture ceremony of its second Chairman, Engineer Nneka Ifeyinwa Ezeani, MNSE, and members of her executive. This event was followed by an annual workshop of the association aimed at capacity building for ...

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To Youths and Next Generation: Make new Inventions, Discoveries, Document and Keep in Archives for Posterity

By Livinus Nnebedum History has it that many inventions or discoveries had been made in the past across the world, most of them by persons from so called developed world such as America, Britain, Germany, Russia, France etc. Do we have any important inventions recorded in history that come from individuals native to Nigeria and Africa in general? If not, ...

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