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August 20, 2018

The Divine Data Bundle

Pastors corner with Fr Henry Ibe

One of the main features of today’s media technology is the issue of data. The amount of data available to us determines how much and how long we can work or play on the internet. Currently, many of the service providers do offer unlimited data plans but, as experience shows, those “unlimited” plans are not always unlimited. In many cases, your download speed gets throttled down when you cross a certain point. Today, however, Jesus gives us the unlimited plan par excellence. Unlike our telecommunications companies, Jesus’ unlimited offer is real and without a shadow of doubt, and that is…

I begin every programme with Novena – CGC Commissioner

The Commissioner for Community Government Council (CGC) and Chieftaincy Affairs, Imo State, Barr. Lady Ugochi Nnanna-Okoro has attributed the success of her ministry so far to the power of Novena. A Novena is a series of prayers that are said for nine straight days, usually as a prayer of petition. Speaking during an interactive session with the press on the ongoing chieftaincy dispute resolution in the state, Barr. Nnanna-Okoro said God is using Governor Rochas Okorocha to bring peace to several communities most of which have been in turmoil for decades following ezeship tussles. Emphasizing the efficacy of Novena prayer,…

THE CHRISTIAN IS ONE WHO HAS CHOSEN CHRIST AND FOLLOWS HIM

In all religions the great spiritual masters had disciples who were assiduous in their teaching and preoccupied with preserving their words.  We find the phenomenon also in the Bible (1R), though this configured in a particular way because the people lived in a regime of covenant and faith.  Covenant is not founded on traditions of master and disciples but on itself.  Certainly, the chosen people needed guides to orient them in the interpretation of faith in events.  This necessity was, however, provisional and the prophets expected a future in which God Himself the hearts of people without the mediation of…

St. Joseph’s Name to Be Added to Eucharistic Prayers

Congregation of Divine Worship Cites Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Exemplary Model In a decree released Wednesday June 19, by the Congregation of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, the Holy See has announced that the name of Saint Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, will be added to the Eucharistic Prayer II, III, and IV in the Roman Missal. Regarding His virtuous example, the decree, which was signed by Cardinal Antonio Cañizares, prefect of the Congregation, stated that St. Joseph exercised paternal care over Jesus with grace. St. Joseph adhered “firmly to the mystery…

THE TEN ‘I’s THAT BREAK THE HOME

As October 1 draws near

At about 19.02 on Friday, May 24, I received the following text message, “Good evening Fr. I go straight to your write ups every Sunday because of the way you handle burning issues. Please I would like you to handle marital issues because many homes are breaking. Most men always allow their ego to rule them thereby leaving their God given duties to their families especially their wives. Let them know what God said about loving their wives please.” This text added a real push to what I actually intended to do namely, to x ray the causes of numerous…

CWO St. Mark’s Catholic Parish visits Akpodim Motherless Babies

In the spirit of the 2013 Mother’s Day celebration, the CWO, St. Mark’s Catholic Parish, New Oweri embarked on visitation to the less-privileged homes.  On April 29, 2013, the Akpodim Rehabilitation Centre in Ezinihitte Mbaise was visited where various food items and cash donations were made.  The mothers were pleased to meet the blind adult inmates who were taught basket making with local materials, brooms, cane chairs and practical agriculture. The Co-ordinator of the home, Rev. Augustine C.A. Njoku commended the mothers for their generous donations and appealed to the government and good spirited individuals to come to their assistance….