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August 14, 2018

Owerri Provincial Laity Council ends Annual Seminar – Challenged to bear witness for Christ

Archbishop Obinna with delegates to the seminar Lay faithful have been challenged to bear witness for Christ by imitating the faith of St. John the Baptist, who stood for the truth even at the cost of his own life. His Grace, Most Rev. Anthony J. V. Obinna, Catholic Archbishop of Owerri threw the challenge while preaching the homily at the opening Mass of the three-day 2015 Annual seminar of the Owerri Provincial Laity Council of Nigeria at the Villa Maria Guest House Owerri (August 28 to 30, 2015). The prelate who urged Christians to be ready to suffer in defence…

Religious Disarmament and the Deluge of Evil (2)

The Emergence and Proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra

  We can blame it on the governments, corruption  and bad politicians. The degradation of our ethical infrastructures like the events in the international scene exemplifies the rot of society. Nigeria is not better than gay America by the same ethical standards in view of our alarming ethical rot. I am not against gays as I believe that what two consenting adults do in the privacy of their home is their business but an open demand for the legalization of unnatural sex is repugnant to our good conscience and culture. This is what America wants and I cannot help but…

Buhari’s US Trip : Any Gains?

  Now that President Muhammadu Buhari’s historic visit to the United States of America (USA) has come and gone, it is reasonable to analyse its gains and shortcomings, to provide a guide to such future trips. Before Nigeria’s number one citizen embarked on the much hyped journey to the US, there was palpable fear among Nigerians that his host, the American President, Mr. Barrack Obama might mount undue pressure on him to soften our country’s uncompromising stance on gay marriage and homo-sexual unions. Today, Nigerians are happy that our President did not disappoint us on this delicate and sensitive issue….

Nigerians hail Jonathan over same sex marriage law – Foreigners kick

Nigerians have continued to commend President Goodluck Jonathan for signing the bill prohibiting gay marriage or same-sex partnership in the country, despite Western pressure over gay rights. The Ndi-Igbo Cultural Society of Nigeria hailed President Jonathan for taking a strong moral stand by signing the anti-gay bill into law. In a statement issued in Lagos by the society’s President, Udo Udeogaranya, the group said that the act showed that Jonathan was committed to promoting and sustaining African culture, heritage and values.  The group however urged the National Assembly and Jonathan to consider censoring foreign programmes being disseminated into Nigeria to…

Vatican issues global questionnaire on modern families

The Vatican on Tuesday launched an unprecedented worldwide consultation on modern families including same-sex couples as part of Pope Francis’s drive to reform the Catholic Church.   A questionnaire has been sent to bishops around the world asking them for detailed information about the “many new situations requiring the Church’s attention and pastoral care”.   “Concerns which were unheard of until a few years ago have arisen today as a result of different situations, from the widespread practice of cohabitation… to same-sex unions,” it said.   Religious watchers said the 39 questions were unusual because of their non-judgemental, practical nature…