Monthly Archives: July 2022

Church of England Lacks ‘Official Definition’ Of Woman, Bishop Says

By CNA Staff Robert Innes, the Church of England’s Bishop in Europe, has said that ecclesial community has no definition of a woman because such definitions were long thought self-evident. His comment comes amid a session of the General Synod, the Church of England’s legislative body, which is being held in York July 8-12. The synod was asked, “What is ...

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Pastor of Catholic Church in Bethesda, Maryland, Describes Arson, Desecration of Tabernacle

By Shannon Mullen The pastor of a Catholic parish in Bethesda, Maryland, gave a powerful testimony Sunday hours after his church was set on fire, telling the congregation, “We are the Church. We are the living stones.” St. Jane Frances de Chantal Parish was the most heavily damaged of three Bethesda churches hit by vandalism over the weekend. A video ...

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Mexican Bishop to Country’s President: ‘We’ve done Our Job as Pastors’

By Walter Sanchez Silva Bishop Ramón Castro Castro, secretary general of the Mexican Bishops’ Conference, on July 9 responded to recent remarks by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who called the Catholic Church in Mexico “hypocritical” and urged it to fulfill its mission — which the bishops are in fact doing. “You who have the power of the state, that’s ...

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Pope Francis Sends Condolences to Japan after Shinzo Abe Shot

By Hannah Brockhaus Pope Francis expressed his condolences at the assassination of Shinzo Abe, the former prime minister of Japan, who was shot on Friday while giving a speech in the city of Nara. “His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the assassination of Mr. Shinzo Abe, former prime minister of Japan, and he offers heartfelt condolences ...

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Pope Francis Considers It an ‘Incoherence’ That President Biden, a Catholic, Supports Abortion Rights

By CNA Staff Pope Francis has described it as an “incoherence” that President Joe Biden, a Catholic, is in favor of legal abortion. During an interview with Univisión and Televisa broadcast July 12, Pope Francis spoke about abortion and Biden’s position, after being asked about whether to admit politicians who promote legal abortion to Holy Communion. The Holy Father affirmed ...

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Soludo, Best Thing That Happened to Anambra –Nwabunwanne

By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu The Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, Anambra State, Hon Tony Collins Nwabunwanne, has described Governor Chukwuma Soludo as the best thing that happened to Anambra State in recent times. Nwabunwanne who made the statement while addressing the members of Anambra North Traditional Rulers Council during their Zonal monthly meeting at Anambra East Local Government ...

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Need to Encourage Youths and Future Generations in Making New Inventions, Discoveries

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 African in general? If not, ...

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Nobel Lawrence, Patricia Gold Okonkwo Celebrate 50th Marriage Anniversary

By Chioma Ndife Noble Lawrence and Patricia Okonkwo  celebrated their 50th year of marital bliss amidst Thanksgiving to God for his steadfastness. The Golden Jubliee Anniversary was held last Saturday, 9th July, at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Enugwu-Ukwu, Njikoka LGA, Anambra State. Fides gathered that the journey of the golden couple commenced on the 25th of March, 1972 at St ...

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Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the Second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

In old age, they will still bear fruit” (Ps 92:15). These words of the Psalmist Dear Friends, are glad tidings, a true “gospel” that we can proclaim to all on this second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. They run counter to what the world thinks about this stage of life, but also to the attitude of grim resignation ...

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My Father Pays Me N30,000 For Each Child I Steal – 22-year-old Female Kidnapper

By Sunny A Ijomah A 22-year-old suspected female kidnapper has revealed how she had been kidnapping toddlers in Communities in Ondo State in the past two years. The suspect, Adeola Omoniyi, disclosed that she had been delivering the kidnapped children to her father, Ilesanmi Omoniyi, who in turn pays her the sum of N30,000 for each operation. According to the ...

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