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May 22, 2018

Help before blame

Pastors corner with Fr Henry Ibe

This week, the Lord challenges us to always lend a helping hand first before pointing the finger of blame. Also, we are called to always acknowledge the good deeds of others even when we do not exactly like them. In those days, it was believed that health and prosperity were signs of God’s approval and favour, while sickness and destitution were the result of sin and God’s disapproval. This mindset flows from the book of Exodus, which talks about God “punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation” (Ex. 20:5). Nonetheless, Jesus makes…

Umuaka Igbo Taa visit Nnorie Parish

As Umuaka Igbo Taa continue their work of re-orientating Igbo children, they visited St James Catholic Parish,Nnorie in Ngor-Okpala Local Government Area where they were warmly recieved by the Parish Priest,Very,Rev Fr. Anslem Ekeh and the Parishioners. After the Mass, the president of the group  Chidi Opara – Ibeleche spoke to the children and youths, charging them to be proud to speak and live Igbo and when those in the cities return to display foreign culture, they should correct them in love and help them to feel at home. “As many of them now wish to return,we should recieve them…

Your Health Your Fertility

It’s not something that’s often talked about but are you aware that the state of your health can impact on your fertility. Making some simple lifestyle changes may help in improving your chances of conceiving naturally. Here are 6 lifestyle changes you can make to help boost your fertility: 1. Maintain a healthy weight or take the necessary steps to get to a healthy weight. A study done found that overweight or obese women,  take nearly  twice as long to conceive as healthy weight women and underweight women, take nearly four times as long). 2. Maintain a healthy balanced diet,…

Letters to the Editor: The plight of Primary School Pensioners in Imo State

The pensioners in Imo State especially the retired Primary School ‘teachers’ and their State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) counterparts are crying to the good Government of Imo State to come to “Macedonia and help them” to alleviate their sufferings, to save them from dying of hunger and sickness.  They are asking government to show appreciation for their long service honestly rendered to the State Government for 35 years by paying them their due gratuity and pensions, which are their hope of living and sustaining themselves and families.  Some of them who retired since 2010 have not received anything called…

Too Many of God’s Children Still Go to Bed Hungry- G8 Bishops

…Urge Governments to Focus on Nutrition Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, joined the bishops’ conferences of the Group of 8 nations (G8) to urge national leaders to protect the poor and assist developing countries at the upcoming G8 Summit in the United Kingdom. In a letter from Monday, the bishops urged leaders to focus on agriculture and nutrition ahead of the G8 Meeting. “In a world that has made great strides in improving food production and distribution, far too many of God’s children still go to bed hungry or suffer from…

KSJI: Borromeo Commandery, Ehime Fetes the poor

Members of Knights of St. John’s International (565), Borromeo Commandery, Ehime Mbano, Imo state gave succor to the poor and seminarians on Saturday 18th May, 2013. Prelude to the event, Rev. Fr. Anthony Dieme celebrated a Mass. In his homily, Fr. Dieme postulated that Christ urged Peter to feed his lamb if he loves him. It was thereafter that Christ told Peter the type of horrible death that will befall him. According to the priest, when Peter saw John passing by, he enquired from Christ what will be the fate of John and Jesus responded that he should leaveJohn alone….