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July 16, 2018

Vivian Uzodinma weds Dr. Christian Iwuagwu

Dr & Mrs Christian Iwuagwu with the concelebrants and relatives

  Rev. Fr. Polycarp Ibekwe celebrated the Eucharist at the solemnization of the Holy Matrimony between Vivian Odochi Uzodinma and Dr. Christian Onyedikachi Iwuagwu at St. Finbarrs Catholic Church Umuahia Abia State on Saturday April 14. Fr. Ibekwe concelebrated with an avalanche of 30 clerics including: Rev. Frs: Charles Abiamiri, Francis Inweregbu, Innocent Nwarm, Albert Umali, Emmanuel Okoro, Vincent Chimezie, Francis Umeh, Godwin Ubah, Samuel Okereke, Anokwuru Ude, Jude Okafor, Vitalis Onyeama, Emmanuel Okafor, Goodluck Ajaero, Damian Okoye, James Egeonu, Joseph Njoku, Jude Nnoruya, Augustin Arudi, Gabriel Nwaweihe, Clinton Okonkwo, Edwin Nwafor, Innocent Ekegwu, Nicholas Okafor, Christian Okoro, Chukwujike Emmanuel…

Anger in Marriage

Anger in Marriage

  Anger has rendered many marriages meaningless. Anger brings about the downfall of a marriage. To a layman, anger is the strong feeling that you have when something has happened that you think is bad and unfair.   This strong feeling however, pushes you to act irrationally which often results in regrets afterwards. This phenomenon is generally the bane of most marriages. There is need for spouses to develop and build anger resistance therapy.   A wedding once took place few years back and the young beautiful expectant couple embarked on their honeymoon. The duo arrived the choice hotel of…

Juliet Ewurum weds John Ihentuge

Juliet Ewurum weds John Ihentuge

The Most Rev. Anthony Obinna, Catholic Archbishop of Owerri has emphasized the importance of love and prayer in marriage. The Archbishop gave his injunction on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 while preaching the homily at the wedding Mass of Mr. John Kanayochukwu Ihentuge from Umuonyeali Mbieri and Miss Juliet Ijeoma Ewurum from Amauburu Ubomiri, at Maria Assumpta Cathedral Owerri. According to His Grace, Marriage demands prayer and love from each partner in order to create a peaceful home. This can only be possible if love is the bedrock of such a union just as Juliet Ijeoma proved it to John today….

Elias  Nwogu and Cynthia Ajaegbu join hands in Traditional Marriage

  The joining of Mr. Elias Ezechukwu Nwogu and Miss Cynthia Chinonso Ajaegbu together in traditional marriage”Igbankwu Nwanyi” took place on Saturday, October 28, 2017 afternoon in the residence of the Bridegroom’s father, Amb. Sir Dona Ajaegbu (KSJI) from Amaukwu Okoromiri Amagbor Ihitte Ezinihitte LGA, Mbaise. The ceremony kick-started with presentation of kola-nut, drinks, music on top gear, dancing, cultural introduction of the bride and bridegroom, speeches from the traditional stool, traditional ruler of Amagbor HRH Eze Myke Orji Dimgba I of Amagbor Ihitte Autonomous Community and an advice from the bride’s parents, Amb. Sir Dona and Lady Rhoina Uche…

Marriage not bed of roses – Fr. Iheabuike

Mr and Mrs Otuonye Chima Okechukwu join hands in marriage

…As Stella ties nuptial knot with Chima Rev. Fr. Raymond Egwirri celebrated the Holy Eucharist at St. Ignatuis Catholic Parish Ibeafor Umunumo, Ehime Mbano L.G.A of Imo State heralding the solemnization of the Holy Matrimony between the duo of Otuonye Chima Okechukwu and Miss Stella Chidinma Onugha on Saturday 28 October 2017 with Very Rev. Fr. Francis Nwosu, Dean Onuimo deanery, and Rev. Fr. Sylvester Ihebuike, Parish Priest. In his homily Fr. Iheabuike noted that the duo voluntarily decided to join hands as one in matrimony. According to him, their agreement of joining hands as one will become a catalyst…

Msgr Anyanwu lists factors militating against marriage

Msgr Anyanwu lists factors militating against marriage

…As Okigwe Diocesan CWO ends 2017 August Confab It was a joyful home-coming and happy re-union for Catholic women in Okigwe Diocese as those of them living in the Diaspora joined their home counterparts for the grand-finale of the 2017 edition of the CWO August home and abroad annual meeting. The theme of this year’s conference which drew representatives from parish and deanery levels is, “Catholic response to the social challenges of marriage and family life.” In his admonitions at the opening Mass of the event, the Diocesan Chaplain of the CWO, Msgr. (Prof.) Simon Anyanwu charged mothers to strive…

Dr. Charles Mary Nwachukwu weds Nurse Chisom Anukam ..Receives Papal blessing and certificate of Honour

It was a period of hilarity, effervescence and joy as nine young men appeared at the matrimonial altar, St. Joseph’s Chaplaincy IMSU Owerri, Saturday April 22, 2017, by 12:30 pm. to be joined together in wed-luck with nine hearty young ladies. This was in the presence of parents, marriage sponsors, friends, priests numbering up to eleven (11) and well-wishers too numerous to mention. This seeming love symposium was so impactful that Dr. Ikechukwu Charles Nwachukwu and Nurse Doris Chisom Anukam, felt that they could not be missed out; hence they joined and got wedded as husband and wife. Those who…

Marriage is not a bed of roses – Rev. Prof. Okonkwo ….As 7 couples tie nuptial knot at IMSU

Rev. Prof. Asouzu Innocent celebrated the Holy Eucharist with an avalanche of Clerics at the consecration of the Holy Matrimony among seven couples at St. Joseph’s Chaplaincy, Imo State University, Owerri on Saturday 29th April 2017. Among the concelebrants included Rev. Prof. Jerome Okonkwo (Homilist), Rev. Dr. Anthony Njoku (Chaplain), Rev. Frs. Emma Nwachukwu, Christian Obioha, Tony Ezekwe, Victor Chukwuma, Anthony Eziefule, Associate Prof. Uche Clement, and Rev. Prof. Ejiogu E. Amaku. In his brief homily, Rev. Prof Jerome Okonkwo expressed profound appreciation to the retinue of priests, the chaplain, the couples, the congregation, the religious and the choir. He…

Sanctity of Christian marriage sacrosanct – Prof. Okonkwo …As Juliet weds Stephen Umezuruike

Very Rev. Fr. Anthony Ibeawuchi of Claretian Institute, Nekede, Owerri concelebrated the Eucharist at the consecration of the marriage between Juliet Chiemela Diala Okonkwo and Ifeanyi Stephen Umezuruike at C.K.C Catholic Church Umuokeh Obowo L.G.A, Imo State on Tuesday 27th December 2016. Fr. Ibeawuchi was assisted at the Mass by Rev. Fr. Kevin Ikpa, Parish Priest and Fr. Princewill Iwuanyanwu, the curate. In his homily, Rev. Fr. Ikpa postulated that when God created Adam, he was lonely, unhappy and in a moody form until Eve was created. According to him, Adam became happy and joyous when Eve his companion was…

Don’t joke with your prayer life – Priest advises married couples

Rev. Fr. Eustace Nwanekwu, the Assistant Parish Priest and Rev Patrick  Onyeka with the newly wedded couples after Mass. Married couples have been advised not to joke with their prayer life if they want to live in peace. The advice came from the Assistant Parish Priest of Mt. Carmel Church Emekuku in Owerri-North LGA, Rev. Fr. Eustace Nwanekwu while preaching homily at the wedding Mass of nine couples of the parish recently (Saturday July 9). He explained to them that prayer was necessary to enable them understand and appreciate each other and to nip causes of disagreement in the bud….

Marriage Has No Expiring Date – Priest warns at mass wedding

Christian couples have been warned to remember at all times that the sacrament of matrimony they received has no expiring date. The warning was given recently at St. Kevin’s Catholic Church Ogbaku in Mbaitoli LGA, Imo State (Saturday 16, January, 2016) when the parish rolled out the red carpet for 21 couples who exchanged marital vows. The Holy Mass was concelebrated by the Parish Priest, Very Rev. Fr. Sebastian O. Igbokwe who is also the Vicar for Ogbaku Zone 3, the Associate Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Bertrand Nnajiere, a visiting priest and also an indigenous priest, Rev. Fr. Anthony Alamezie….

Christian Marriage and Family Life in Contemporary Nigerian Society

Prof. Michael Ogunu In this article, I shall define the nature and characteristics of Christian marriage and family life, some challenges facing Christian marriage and family life and how to respond to the problems and challenges. Nature and Characteristics of Christian Marriage and Family Life Marriage was instituted by God as described in the opening chapters of the Book of Genesis. The marriage covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partner­ship of their whole life, and which of its own very nature is ordered to the well-being of the spouses and to the procreation and…

C.W.O. August Meeting Desires: From the Perspective of Adequate Preparation of the Young for Christian Marriage (2)

  Happiness in marriage is greatly contributed by the issues raised above and therefore should be greatly taken into consideration. Furthermore, on the side of the daughter who is getting married, parents, particularly the mother, have the obligations to teach her the following; The need to be humble, tolerant and accommodating. Developing good relationship with God. You will gain respect from your husband by approaching him get. Endeavour to gain favour from your husband’s friends and relations. Learn to laugh and love yourself. As much as possible try to have confidence in yourself, do away with conflict and be submissive….

Relationships Between the Sexes

  PREAMBLE: “God created man in the image of himself, in the image of God He created him, male and female he created them. God blessed them, saying to them, ‘Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and conquer it. Be masters of the fish of the sea, the birds of heaven and all living animals on earth’.” (Gen. 1: 27 -28). When we study magnets we find that whereas like poles repel, unlike poles attract each other. Those who keep domestic animals may have noticed that their adult males make sexual overtures to the adult females of the same species;…

Family Depends On God And Not On Supreme Courts, the Battle For Christianity!

By Rev. Fr. Maurice E. Jiwike   I want to believe that most people if not all, especially priests who left the shores of Africa to study in Europe or America, had this traditional advice from elders: that they should try to open their eyes well; observe all that is happening in their host countries,take home all that is good, and discard what is not.Something like this and much more is what am sure informed the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) with her President Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, to come out again very strong in defense of Marriage…

The Catholic Church’s Teaching On Same-sex “marriage” And Why The Unnatural Union Is Harmful And Must Be Opposed

  The Catholic weekly Independent of Sunday 12th July, 2015 carries a front page news captioned “Catholic Bishops Affirm Stand on Marriage”. According to the paper, Nigerian leaders have been called upon to shun all pressures and protect the citizenry “from the growing but dangerous influence of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender propaganda”.   The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria made this call …, reiterating the Church’s stand on “same-sex” marriage, which the Conference described as sad, unjust and lamentable. In a press release jointly signed by Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, President, CBCN, and Most Rev. William Avenya, Secretary, the…

Sir & Lady Anselm Anokwu celebrate marriage silver jubilee

St. Michael’s Catholic Church Uzunorji was filled to its capacity, Sunday, December 15, 2013, by a mammoth congregation to aggrandize Marriage Silver Jubilee celebration of Chief Anselm (KSJ) and Lolo Elizabeth Anokwu (LAUX) of Umu-Udo Eziamata Lorji, Aboh Mbaise LGA.  The ceremony featured couple’s dance, renewal of marriage vows, exchange of marriage rings and cutting of marriage silver jubilee cake with (KSJI) sword, presented by Capt. J.M. Alozie, Owerri Grand Commandery Officer and blessing of the couple’s new story building by Rev. Fr. Peter Nweto of Aba diocese. In the homily during the solemn Nuptial Mass, presided over by Rev….

Don’t interfere in your children’s marriage – Fr. Iwuagwu advises parents, as Chukwudi Obilor weds Adaugo Eziama

Parents, friends and relations of married couples have been advised to avoid playing third parties in their children’s marriages.   This advise was given by Rev. Fr. Christian Iwuagwu during the solemnization of Holy Matrimony of Miss Adaugo Camelita Eziama and Mr. Chukwudi Obilor at Maria Assumpta Cathedral Owerri on October 26, 2013.   Fr. Iwuagwu said the couple should be left to establish their family the way they want and not be influenced by any third party on how to take decisions.   Advising the couple, the priest said that marriage is a holy institution since it was established…

THE TEN ‘I’s THAT BREAK THE HOME (14)

As October 1 draws near

IN-COMMUNICATION IN MARRIAGE Remember how the drama in the Garden of Eden played out: “The Lord God said; “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a suitable partner for him.” So the Lord God formed out of the ground various wild animals and various birds of the air, and he brought them to the man to see what he would call them; whatever the man called each of them would be its name. The man gave names to all the cattle, all the birds of the air, and all the wild animals; but none…

THE TEN ‘I’s THAT BREAK THE HOME (12)

As October 1 draws near

EFFECTS OF INTIMIDATION IN MARRIAGE Married life with an abuser/intimidator is characterized by constant criticism over matters of small consequence, blames, false accusations, threats and malicious humour. According to the Psychologist Steven Stosny, Founder, Compassion Power in Washington D.C., “this behaviour is designed to make you feel unworthy, fearful, ashamed and mentally unstable”. The effects are numerous:   TENSION/FEAR: Any marriage relationship characterized by intimidation is filled with constant tension. Intimidation makes the victim fear his/her partner. Since the relationship in this case is one of master/servant, one party is always in charge, the other is like a personal aide….