Opinion

SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION: A PREREQUISITE TO SIN

By Chukwuchebem Samuel I may not be an authority to write on this topic that falls under Sacramental Theology”. But I just pray and hope that the teaching authority of the Catholic Church will ignore me as I dabble into this sacramental write up. I also desire to be guided against heresy hence, it is not my field of study. ...

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Amotekun And National Security Challenges

By Nwabueze Akabogu The official take-off of the regional security outfit named “operation Amotekun” which was recently launched by the South West Governors came like a bombshell to the nation as the historic event was kept top secret by the organizers until the day of the actual launch which took the entire nation by storm. The security vehicles all fitted ...

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For the Nigerian Diaspora

By Uche Nworah I got together recently with two of my friends, I call them brothers. One is into construction and he does a good job of it. He had earlier taken us to one of his project sites where I observed that he had mainly Ghanaian artisans. He says they are more reliable and come with superior skill sets. ...

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The Winding Up of Christmas Haze

By Innocent Nwafor The season of Christmas 2019 into 2020 has just ended. Its extra cold dry Harmattan northeasterly trade wind, with its bustling and hustling has gone with it too. Marked as usual with its “exaggerations”, “specials” and “extras”; increased cost of transportation, extra end-of-year Get-togethers, choicest season for weddings, for “traditional wine carrying” (Igba Nkwu and Ogo bia ...

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Our Ghana Experience

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba Yes! Our Ghana Experience. Sometime towards the end of 2019, precisely in November, two of my colleagues, Mercy Hill and Michael-Jude Nwolisa, and I, made a historic trip to Ghana, West Africa. The journey was actually for the maiden edition of the Young African Leaders’ Summit (YALS), held at Accra International Conference, Centre (AICC), Accra, Ghana, from ...

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HOLY FAMILY SUNDAY (29/12/19 in Retrospect)

Sirach 3: 2-6, 12-14; Psalm 128: 1-2, 3, 4-5; Col 3: 12-21; Matt 2: 13-15, 19-23. By Cosmas Okechukwu Ebebe 1. Invitation Christmas celebration is still on. And today is the feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. An instinctive appeal is to organize a family get-together today. Every family member is celebrating today as a child ...

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Suicide is on the Rise – What Can the Catholic Church Do to Help

By Mary Farrow On Monday of National Suicide Prevention Week this year, popular evangelical pastor and mental health advocate Jarrid Wilson, 30, reportedly committed suicide. Just hours prior to his death, Wilson had posted a message on Twitter about Jesus’ compassion for the depressed and suicidal. “Loving Jesus doesn’t always cure suicidal thoughts,” Wilson wrote. “Loving Jesus doesn’t always cure ...

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EPIPHANY : ARISE AND SHINE

Isaiah 60: 1-6; Psalm 72: 1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13; Eph 3: 2-3a, 5-6; Matt 2: 1-12 By Cosmas Okechukwu Ebebe 1. Invitation This is a brand-new year. We are invited to ‘arise and shine’ because our light has come and ‘the glory of the Lord’ has come upon us. This beautiful invitation should be accompanied by a brand-new resolve to ...

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