Monthly Archives: March 2021

What the Equality Act Could Mean For Catholics

Legal experts on Monday explained how the Equality Act could threaten the integrity of Catholic parishes, charities, and schools. The Equality Act, passed by the U.S. House on Feb. 25, would amend Federal Civil Rights Law and create protected classes for sexual orientation and gender identity, extending those protections to all areas where race is currently protected. On Monday, several ...

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Pope Francis: It Is Our Christian Duty to Help People Know Jesus

By Hannah Brockhaus Pope Francis said Sunday it is our Christian duty to help people know Jesus, which we cannot do without giving of our lives in service and love. “Many people, often without saying so, implicitly would like to ‘see Jesus,’ to meet him, to know him. This is how we understand the great responsibility we Christians and our ...

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Holy Week Activities for Kids

By Rachel Wojo The days and week before Easter, also known as Holy Week, can be a wonderful time of encouraging children to understand the significance of the days before Christ’s crucifixion and the resurrection. Holy Week, also known as Passion Week, is the week before Easter, beginning with Palm Sunday and ending on Easter. Today, we are focusing on ...

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DEATH: Be on the Alert

By Fr Pat. Amobi Chukwuma Death is a common phenomenon. It is a topic that is rarely discussed by the living. It is an invisible force and mystery beyond the control of humanity. Many people, if not all, have phobia for death. The other day I introduced a discussion centered on death before my bosom friend. He cautioned me and ...

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COVID-19 and the Resurrection Experience

By Fr Geoger Adimike The outbreak of COVID-19, with its pernicious effects leading to changes in habit and attitudes of people, is today being counterbalanced by societal holistic mobilization of resources for its defeat. To defeat this invisible enemy that has routed and destabilised the world, humans are displaying the potency of their will, which trumps all challenges. Humanity struggles ...

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Enforce Anambra Burial Law, Bishop Ezeokafor Tells Govt, Community Leaders

…Insists on Befitting Living, not Befitting Burial By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev Paulinus Ezeokafor, has called for the outright enforcement of the Anambra State Burial Law so as to control excessive funeral ceremonies in the state. Bishop Ezeokafor, who stated this in his homily at the thanksgiving Mass to mark the 75th Birthday Celebration ...

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We Plan to Make NAUTH among the First Five in the World – Dr Ugboaja

In this edition, we continue from where we stopped in our interview with Dr Joseph Ugboaja, new CMD of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, NAUTH, who was recently promoted to the cadre of associate professor. In this interview with Fides’ Rev. Fr Martin Anusi, Mercy Hill, Alexander Johnson Adejoh, Precious Ukeje and Adejumoke Alebiosu, he reveals a number of things ...

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Priest Bags Medical Degree, Says Priesthood and Medicine, Similar Vocations

By Precious Ukeje Rev. Fr Dr Basil Ucheonye, a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Ekwulobia (CADEK), was one among many candidates who were on Thursday, February 18, 2021, licensed by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, MDCN, to practice Medicine in Nigeria. Fr Dr Ucheonye received medical training in the United States of America and concluded studies in ...

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Nnabuife Unveils 3 New Books

By Abuchi Onwumelu The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officers of Anambra Newspapers and Printing Corporation (Publishers of National Light Newspapers), Sir Chuka Nnabuife, has unveiled three new books written by him. Addressing the media at ANPC Complex, last Tuesday, Nnabuife gave the names of the three books as: Homeland Catalysis (More than just Anambra Narratives); Mbize (Rage of Red ...

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CAF Disqualifies Chad from 2021 AFCON Qualifiers

This suspension reiterates our disapproval of political interference in football across the continent – CAF By Alexander Johnson Adejoh The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has disqualified Chad Republic from participating in the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) taking place next year. The African football ruling body made the decision on Monday following the country’s Ministry of Youths and Sports’ ...

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