Monthly Archives: September 2021

Saints of The Day: September 8th Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Nativity of Our Lady, which happened, according to Baronius, in the year of the creation of the world 4007, on a Saturday, at daybreak, fifteen years before the birth of our Savior. This feast was instituted on the 8th of September, in the Greek Church and in the Latin, in the year 436, according to the same Baronius; and, ...

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The Sacrament of Confession

By Fr George ADIMIKE Confession funds the reconstruction of the household of God. In this sacrament of reconciliation, God’s prodigal love encounters the extravagance of our iniquities. Through its agency, the Father’s never-fading, never-waning and ever-comforting love liquidates the penitents’ squalor of disgrace and restores the squandered sonship. In this regard, the graciousness of God through this sacrament invites repentant ...

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29th 7th Anniversary: Bishop Okoye to Devote More Attention on Youth Apostolate

By Chioma Ndife In celebration of 29 priestly anniversary and 7 years of Episcopacy, the Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Awka, His Lordship Most Rev. Jonas Benson Okoye, has disclosed his intention to devote more attention and time to youth apostolate, saying that the area remains a critical force for Church growth. Speaking to Fides in an exclusive ...

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Continue to Speak Out, Obi to Bishops

By Jude Atupulazi The Vice Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 elections, Mr Peter Obi, has urged the bishops and leaders of the Church not to relent or be discouraged in constantly speaking out against societal ills in the nation, which, he said, are getting worse by the day. Obi said this while addressing journalists ...

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Saints of The Day: September 8th St. Corbinian

Though St. Corbinian was a great Apostle of Bavaria, he was a native of Chatres, in France. He lived alone in a cell close to a chapel for fourteen years. He was sought out for spiritual counsel, and the occurrence of miracles made his holiness further known. Various people desired to form a community with him as their superior, but ...

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Saints of The Day September 8th St. Adrian

While presiding over the torture of a band of Christians, St. Adrian asked them what reward they expected to receive from God. They replied, “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him”. He was so amazed at their courage that he publicly ...

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Health Expert Warns against Harmful Effects of Bleaching Creams, Hot Drinks

… Advocates for Regular Fruits Intake By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba People, who tend to lighten up their natural complexion with bleaching creams have been advised to desist from such habit, lest they risk falling prey to cancer. Pharmacist Vivian Ikeuwakwe, of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU) Teaching Hospital, Awka, who stated this in her lecture at the maiden seminar/skill acquisition of ...

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Environmental Sanity, a Beautiful City with an Insane Look

By Mercy Okoye When I was younger, I and my siblings used to watch the “Johnny Bravo Cartoon”. I for one didn’t like seeing the guy Johnny. I finding him very annoying and amusing at the same time. He was big at the torso, had enormously large shoulders and very slim at his lower body, coupled with his promiscuous nature ...

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Iwobi scores second Everton Goal in 2021 Carabao Cup

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Alex Iwobi scored one of the goals as Everton secured a 2-1 win on Tuesday night over Huddersfield to progress to the next phase of the Carabao Cup. Iwobi had endured an eight-month goal drought before finally finding the back of the net at the John Smith Stadium in Tuesday’s Cup tie. The goal for Iwobi ...

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Former Women’s Leader, Monica Otiaba, Joins Heavenly Saints on Feast Day

… Fr Emma Otiaba, Siblings, Bid Mother Farewell By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba After her 85 years sojourn on earth, the remains of the late Lady Ezinne Monica Nwego Otiaba, (Nee Orji), were on Friday, August 27 (the Memorial of St Monica, her patron saint), interred at her compound, Etiti Village, Nimo, Njikoka LGA, Anambra State. The late Lady Monica Otiaba, who ...

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