Opinion

Fides Kitchen – Yam And Garden Egg Porridge

By Chioma Nnagbo Again, we have come to the end of another series, and I know you had fun in this journey of yam series because I did. Because it’s the last week of the month and because I like saving the best for the last, I’m glad to introduce to you my very own specialty. Do you know that ...

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Limits of Religious Blackmail

An idea which needs weapons to survive will die. A living idea conquers by itself. – Jerzy Popieluszko By Ifeanyi Afuba Even before the outrage that greeted the confrontation against the Anambra State Government instigated by a Bishop of the Anglican Church and his wife had died down, a fresh wave of incitement against the Willie Obiano Administration has been ...

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Family And Diabetes

By Peter Katchy World Diabetes Day is the primary global awareness campaign held on November 14 each year. It was introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organizationin response to the alarming rise of diabetes around the world. The theme for this year is: “The Family and Diabetes”. It is to highlight how diabetes affects, ...

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Raising Chaste (pure) Teens in the Age of Sexual Permissiveness: The Indispensable Role of Women (Part IIII)

By  Rosanna Emenusiobi IHM (Ph.D) This is the continuation of “Why Women are Indispensable in Raising Chaste Teens” 6.2. The Feminine Genius: The Gift of Maternity of All Women In Mulieris Dignitatem, John Paul II highlighted one aspect of feminine genius, that woman is endowed with a particular capacity for accepting the human being in his concrete form. Even this ...

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Imitating the Virtues of the Blessed Virgin Mary

By Michael Ogunu The Blessed Virgin Mary, Immaculate Mother of God, was endowed with all virtues. Unable to enumerate in detail all her virtues, I shall recall only eight of the ten that are specially mentioned in the Gospel which are sometimes referred to as “The Ten Evangelical Virtues of Mary”. If any Christian wants to live a truly holy ...

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Fides Kitchen – YAM BALLS

By Chioma Nnagbo Still on our yam series: this week I am going to teach you how to make a hard but wonderful way of cooking yam (remember nothing good comes easy). Let me introduce you to a very wonderful, special and mouthwatering recipe called YAM BALLS. Are your ready for another journey? LETS GO…… RECIPE 5 sliced Yam 2 ...

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The Beauty of Ibadan

By Paschal Chisom Obi I grew up in the Eastern part of Nigeria. In our Macmillan English text book then were pictures of places, with the histories, myth, and politics. I created a box of memory and imaginative tools of these places. Aba and Onitsha as a place of trade and handwork. Lagos, a land of commerce and industries. Ibadan ...

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Raising Chaste (pure) Teens in the Age of Sexual Permissiveness: The Indispensable Role of Women (Part III)

(continued from the last edition) We continue in this edition with the meaning of Chastity and its importance in the lives of our teens. 3.2 Chastity is Self-Mastery The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) teaches that “chastity includes an apprenticeship in self-mastery which is a training in human freedom. The alternative is clear: either man governs his passions and ...

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Executive Narrative Of Terrorism In Nigeria

By Cornelius Afebu Omonokhua On September 26, 2018, Guardian online reported that President Buhari, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said: “The terrorist insurgencies we face, particularly in the Sahel and the Lake Chad Basin, are partly fueled by local factors and dynamics, but now increasingly by the international Jihadi Movement, runaway ...

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How Catholic Men And Women Can Be Carriers of Living Water to a World That Thirsts for Peace

By Michael Ogunu Introduction: In this article, I shall define the concept of “Living Water” and show how Catholic men and women can be carriers of living water to a world thirsting for peace. “Living water” is a biblical term which appears in both the Old and New Testaments. In Jeremiah 2:13 and 17:13, the prophet describes God as “the ...

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Fides Kitchen – Yam Piccata

By Chioma Nnagbo Welcome to the second week of November, still on with our yam series edition. This week, I will be teaching you how to prepare a very simple yam recipe called YAM PICCATA PICCATA is an Italian word which refers to a preparation of food particularly with meat and fish. But what happens when there is no meat ...

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In New Book on Clergy and Religious Life, Pope Francis Addresses Homosexuality

In a book-length interview to be published next week, Pope Francis addressed gifts and challenges for clerical and religious vocations, among them the challenge of homosexuality in the clergy. “The issue of homosexuality is a very serious issue that must be adequately discerned from the beginning with the candidates, if that is the case. We have to be exacting. In ...

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Fides Kitchen – Christmas Inspired Smoothie With Green Colour

By Chioma Nnagbo Look around you, see the beauty of Christmas, with the cool harmattan breeze, ecstatic and joyful aura that radiated through the atmosphere. I’m super excited its Christmas season again. Last week, I gave you a recipe of a Christmas inspired smoothie. As we already know, the season of Christmas is known with two colours: red and green. ...

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CATHOLIC EDUCATION IN NIGERIA: Challenges of Child Protection and Human Sexuality

Resolutions at the End of the Third National Catholic Education Summit held at the CSN Resource Centre, Durumi, Abuja(October 15 – 18, 2018) PREAMBLE: The Education Unit of the Church and Society Department of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria gathered together all Directors of Education and their representatives from all the Dioceses in Nigeria as well as Stake holders, Experts, ...

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Raising Chaste (pure) Teens in the Age of Sexual Permissiveness: The Indispensable Role of Women (Part II)

By Sr. M. Rosanna Emenusiobi We are continuing with the survey of the present-day distortion of human sexuality which informs the necessity of women in raising pure teens. 2.4 Radical Feminism Radical feminism claims to liberate women from maternity, with the emphasis that marriage and maternity are oppressive forms of disability. It then tends to “empower” women by asking them ...

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Fides Kitchen – Yamarita

By Chioma Nnagbo Hello everyone and happy new month. In this month of November, I will be taking you on a very interesting food journey I promise you won’t regret embarking on it. So, in this month of November, I will be teaching you something new about yam. Yam has a lot of nutrient density and is very healthy when ...

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Exit of a Prolific Writer

By Osita Anagboso Okeke Chief David Maduelosi is a Product of the elite Catholic legacy school – Bubbendorf Memorial Secondary School Adazi-nnukwu; a college in the Eastern part of Nigeria which is a trail blazer in academics and other ways. David, owing to his sharp brains, was awarded a scholarship to study abroad but circumstances beyond his control stopped that ...

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The Great Benefits of Frequent Devout Participation in the Celebration of Holy Mass

By Prof. Michael Ogunu The second Vatican Council teaches, “At the Last Supper, the night in which he was betrayed, Jesus instituted the Eucharistic Sacrifice of His Body and Blood, in order to continue the Sacrifice of the Cross through the centuries until His return”. (Sacrosantum Concilium, The Constitution of the Liturgy, n.47). Thus every Mass is worth as much ...

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Justice and Truth, Essential Requisites for Reconciliation – Archbishop Ndagoso

Archbishop Matthew Ndagoso of Kaduna has described justice and truth as essential requisites for reconciliation and peace in the society. The Archbishop made this declaration in his homily at the funeral Mass for the late traditional ruler of Adara chiefdom, Agom Adara; Dr. Maiwada Raphael Galadima, who was murdered in the wave of the crisis that engulfed the city of ...

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Raising Chaste (pure) Teens in the Age of Sexual Permissiveness: The Indispensable Role of Women (Part 1)

By Sr. M. Rosanna Emenusiobi “Thank you, women who are mothers! You have sheltered human beings within yourselves in a unique experience of joy and travail… Thank you, women who are wives! You irrevocably join your future to that of your husbands, in a relationship of mutual giving, at the service of love and life… Thank you, women who are ...

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