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Nigeria: Before our glory departs

If a religious leader is afraid to say what is right, what else can his silence mean but that he has taken flight? Hiding behind a wall of silence is like taking flight at the approach of the wolf. Pope St. Gregory the Great (540–604 AD) 1: Easter Sunday is here again. But first, let us step back to Friday. ...

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Divine Mercy Sunday

(Second Sunday After Easter) By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba History Of The Message And Devotion To Divine Mercy The Message of the Divine Mercy that Sr. Faustina received from the Lord was not only directed toward her personal growth in faith but also toward the good of the people. With the command of our Lord to paint an image according to the ...

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I Am Proud of you, CADEK Priests!- Bishop Okpaleke

By Kizito Nonso Umennadi The Catholic Bishop of Ekwulobia Diocese, Most Rev Peter Ebere Okpaleke has expressed deep appreciation to the Presbyterium of the Diocese for their quality bond of friendship, fraternity, brotherhood,unity and doggedness that exist not only among themselves as priests but also with the their Bishop while at the same time exhorting them to continue along that ...

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Fate or Freedom?: Blaming Spirits, Outsourcing Responsibility

By Fr George Adimike Is human existence a progressive unfolding of a predetermined pattern of actions and inactions? In other words, does spirit control people like a robot? Are Christians compliant to Christ-like freedom or robot-similar determinism? Answering these questions launches one into investigating the delicate balance between fate and freedom central to questions of ethics, civics and metaphysics. It ...

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Bishop Mamza Commissions 25 Catechists, Urges Them to Be Just, Fair and Faithful to Their Calling

The Catholic Bishop of Yola Diocese, Most Rev Stephen Dami Mamza has commissioned 25 new catechists urging them to be just, fair and faithful to their calling, even as he charged them to take up the call of Christ for evangelization very seriously. Bishop Mamza handed the charge during the investiture and commissioning ceremony of the new Catechists at the ...

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Utah to Require Fathers to Pay for Half of Pregnancy Costs

By Jonah MeKeown A new law in Utah will require fathers to pay for half of the mother’s cost of pregnancy, making Utah the first state to mandate prenatal child support from the father. HB 113, sponsored by Rep. Brady Brammer, stipulates that the baby’s biological father must pay half of the mother’s insurance premiums while she is pregnant, as ...

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Post Easter Weddings Manifestation of Christ’s Resurrection

Power in Different Facets of Human Life – Fr Emma Duru Reverend Fr Emmanuel Duru, Priest-in-Residence, St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Abagana, has said weddings that come immediately after the Easter celebration are manifestations of Christ’s resurrection power in different facets of human life, especially in matrimony. Fr Duru, who was the homilist at the joining in marriage of ...

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South Sudanese Bishop Launches Multiple Feeder Roads, Says Hundreds of Thousands to Profit

By Peter Mapuor Makur The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese recently launched 11 feeder roads in his episcopal see, which, he said, would benefit hundreds of thousands when completed. In a March 16 interview with Ruru Gene newsletter of Tombura-Yambio Diocese, Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala said the roads will facilitate access to essential local amenities and services. “The ...

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Why I Celebrated Birthday with Retired Priests – Lady Lilian Ejy-Akwuba

… Donates AC to the Home By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba The Deputy Director, Social Welfare, Oyi LGA, Anambra State, Lady Lilian Ejy-Akwuba, LSM, has given reasons for celebrating her 50th birthday with retired and old Catholic priests of Awka and Ekwulobia Dioceses. Lady Ejy-Akwuba, who spoke when she hosted her golden jubilee birthday for the retired priests, family and some friends ...

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