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June 18, 2018

The Catholic Church and abolition of Osu Caste System in Igbo land: Locating the problem

  Several efforts have been made by the Catholic Church and concerned stakeholders of Igbo society in South Eastern Nigeria for abolition of Osu caste system to free them from bondage, stigma, odium and to balance the equality of man at different stratum in our contemporary Igbo society as well as consolidate man’s reconciliation with God through salvation of Christ, according to the Christian theology. Effort made by secularists to abolish Osu Caste system has yielded below 30% positive result due to man’s dogmatic attitude towards a traditional dogma developed for unknown reason. From a secular perspective, the total abolition…

Archbishop Obinna visits Holy Family Uratta

Archbishop Obinna visits Holy Family Uratta

…Confirms about 120 candidates As crusade against Osu/Ume/Diala divide continued to dominate the pastoral teachings and directives of the Catholic Archbishop of Owerri, Most Rev. Anthony J.V. Obinna, his pastoral visit to Holy Family Catholic Parish Uratta, Owerri North LGA last Sunday was not different as the Archbishop descended heavily on the segregative syndrome. The Archbishop who arrived the Catholic community the previous day where he had interactive session with parishioners and community members also administered on the visit the Sacrament of confirmation on no fewer than 120 candidates. Preaching on Sunday at the Eucharistic celebration, the Chief shepherd said…

Pastoral Visit: Archbishop Obinna Scores St James Nnorie high for quality of confirmation candidates

Pastoral Visit: Archbishop Obinna Scores St James Nnorie high for quality of confirmation candidates

…Confirms 105 St. James Catholic Parish Nnorie, in the Ngor Okpala LGA, last Sunday (Sept 24) received kudos for the excellent performance of the candidates it presented for the Sacrament of confirmation. The commendation came from no less a personality, than the chief shepherd himself, His Grace Most Rev. Anthony J.V. Obinna, the Catholic Archbishop of Owerri, who was on a two-day pastoral visit to the church. The occasion was the Holy Mass for the administration of the sacrament of confirmation celebrated during the second day of his pastoral visit (Saturday Sept 23 to Sunday Sept 24, 2017). The essence…

Osu, Ume, Diala practice so Abhorent – Royal Father

More abominations are being committed in Igbo land now than ever, yet no one is being punished. You cannot hold anyone’s neck to the fire forever because of the sins of his fathers, especially if those sins are now being committed with impunity. This is basically the argument of His Royal Highness, Eze. Dr. Lucky Okoro, Okoroagbara V of Eziobodo Kingdom and Ezeoha III of Eziobodo Autonomous Community, as he added his voice to the clarion call for Ndigbo to abolish the obnoxious Osu Caste system. “It is agonising to know that even with the proliferation of churches and aggressive…