Opinion

Christmas Celebration: A Period of Deliberate Evils?

By Chukwuchebem Samuel O The Lord has spiritually inspired me to write and voice out my negative perceptions about Christmas. The headline as it is being captioned, remains an assertion which in my education of higher learning and understanding, could also be called “Thesis”. I have chosen to refer to it as an assertion, simply because it is debatable and ...

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How Should We Prepare For Christmas?

Avoiding the commercialization of Christmas is a real challenge. For Catholics, the liturgical season of Advent helps us focus on the spiritual preparation for Christmas and on the coming of Our Lord. (Advent comes from the Latin adventus, meaning “coming.”) The catechism stresses the two-fold meaning of this “coming”: “When the church celebrates the liturgy of Advent each year, she ...

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THE LORD IS AT HAND

. . . 3rd Sunday in Advent Isaiah 35: 1-6a, 10; Psalm 146: 6c-7, 8-9a, 9bc-10; James 5: 7-10; Matt 11: 2-11 By Cosmas Okechukwu Ebebe 1. Invitation: Today, the Letter of Saint James says,“Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. Do not grumble, brethren, against one another, that you may not be judged; behold ...

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PLANBEEF

By Chioma Nnagbo Strange right? Christmas is fast approaching and I know we are all tried of the traditional Christmas rice. Not to worry, Fides Kitchen got you covered for this season. This week on fides kitchen, I present to you what I have named PLANBEEF. This is a yummy fusion of fried beef, fried plantain and spicy tomato sauce. ...

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Call For Conducive Atmosphere to Harness Talents of the Country’s Youths

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins has reiterated the need to positively harness the gifts and talents of the youths of the country for the emancipation of a greater Nigerian nation. The Archbishop made the call at the recent graduation of the 32 pioneer graduates of St Augustine University, Ilara, Lagos State The Archbishop declared: “We ...

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8 Practical Ways to Get Children Ready for Advent

By Jerry Windley-Daoust The word Advent comes from the Latin adventus, which means a coming, approach, or arrival. In the Church, it refers to the period encompassing the four Sundays prior to Christmas. It is a time of penance, of turning away from sin and hopeful, joyous preparation for the coming of the Saviour. This is what makes Advent special ...

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WHILE WE WAIT

Readings: Isaiah 11: 1-10; Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17; Rom 15: 4-9; Matt 3:12. (SECOND Sunday of Advent) Invitation Christmas is already in the media and the market. We are already preparing. In today’s reading, St. Paul assists us by saying, “welcome one another, therefore, as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. For I tell you that ...

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BE ALERT

By Cosmas Ebebe (First Sunday of Advent, December 1, 2019) (Readings: Isaiah 2:1-5; Resp Psalm Ps 122: 1-2, 3-4, 4-5, 6-7. 8-9; Rom 13:11-14; Mathew 24: 37-44.) 1. Invitation The season of Advent begins today. It is also the beginning of the Church’s new Liturgical year. In today’s reading, the prophet Isaiah (God’s spokesperson) invites us, “Come, let us go…” ...

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Fides Kitchen – Ukodo

By Chioma Nnagbo Our recipe for this week is ‘Ukodo’. Ukodo in Delta State is simply yam and unripe plantain pepper soup porridge. It is essentially a pottage, a stew of meat and vegetable, it is sometimes cooked with Lemon grass or scent leave. The best pepper soup spices to use for this food is from delta state. Kai, leaving ...

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The Righteous Shall Live by Faith

By Mike Nnamah Behold, he whose soul is not upright in him shall fall, but the righteous shall live by faith: Hab 2:4. At that time; the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith”. And the Lord said, “If you had faith as a grain of mustard seed you could say to this sycamore tree, “Be rooted up, and ...

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