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August 19, 2018

Archbishop Obinna Condemns nepotism, family succession in Imo

  … Talks tough on PVC In the wake of bad governance and nepotism that have become the order of the day in Imo State under Governor Rochas Okorocha  led administration and worsened by the news making the rounds that the governor is planning to plant or impose his son in-law, Hon Uche Nwosu as governor in Imo State come 2019, the Metropolitan of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province and Archbishop of Owerri, Most Rev. Anthony J.V. Obinna has urged Christians in general and Catholics in particular to go and get their PVCs (Personal Voters Card). The Archbishop made this call at…

CANONIZATION OF CYPRAIN IWENE TANSI: WHY THE DELAY? (3)

Read from the previous CANONIZATION OF CYPRAIN IWENE TANSI: WHY THE DELAY? (2) 2) TESTIMONIES & CONTRIBUTIONS Popular evidence as well as undeniable testimonies from historical facts can influence canonization of saints. We have such examples in stories of persecutions of Christians and death of Christians which  the church call martyrs. Such testimonies in the past and present times about wicked kings like HEROD, NERO or KING OF UGANDA, surely played major role in the canonizations JOHN THE BAPTIST and some of the apostles, the MARTYRS OF ROME AND UGANDA. Popular stories gave strong and emotional descriptions of the deaths…

CANONIZATION OF CYPRAIN IWENE TANSI: WHY THE DELAY? (2)

Read from the beginning CANONIZATION OF CYPRAIN IWENE TANSI: WHY THE DELAY? (1) So we are not in any way meddling in matters that are none of our businesses or not within our competence; No!!  We are only showing our concern and perhaps sounding a note of warning against ugly situation that might ensure as a result of inaction from parties or those expected to take decisions.   CANONIZATION OF TANSI: NEED  FOR ACTION AND PRAYERS   Let us specifically return to our main topic of interest and great concern, namely the canonization of TANSI. IGBO PEOPLE OF NIGERIA, in…

CANONIZATION OF CYPRAIN IWENE TANSI: WHY THE DELAY? (1)

WHY THE TUMULT! Why should one raise an alarm that may cause chaos and  violent agitation of mind and feelings, and possible misunderstanding of motivations !! Why is this priest (present writer) raising questions about the ‘so-called canonization of CYRIAN IWENE TANSI?’  Is it his business? Is he bishop or pope? Why even does he worry about the situation of the church in AHIARA/MBAISE or the APPOINTMENT OF NEW BISHOP OF ABA DIOCESE? Is this man (present writer) crazy or is he looking for cheap popularity? What does he gain by delving into contentious matters that do not concern him??…

Ofeke Amaghi Na Aku Ezughi Ozo (Democracy day symposium)

The masquerade, as art form, was vital to Igbo life, socialization and education until very recently when things began to fall apart.  Many core values, belief systems and norms were carefully programmed into various masquerade forms and displayed for public consumption to actualize the pre-conceived objectives for creating the masquerade.  New concepts that came into the society were quickly used to fashion new masquerades that would help to integrate the new ideas into the conscience of society. The Igbo masquerade was a teaching tool. Thus, masquerades became an embodiment of many things the Igbo knew of history, morality, knowledge and…

Sr. Imelda Oparah celebrates 25th anniversary in the Lord’s vineyard

It was a day of joy and thanksgiving at St. Helen’s Catholic Parish Irete on Sunday, September 22, 2013 as friends, well-wishers, religious, knights and ladies and the entire Catholic community of Irete gathered to celebrate the silver jubilee anniversary of Rev. Sr. Imelda Chimezie Oparah (Ada Irete). The event started with a Holy Mass presided over by the Parish Priest, Very Rev. Fr. Anthony Eke, assisted by Very Rev. Fr. Benedict Agumanu. Delivering the homily during the Mass,  Fr. Agumanu cited those who buy up the poor for money, saying that it could be likened to the dubious mentality…