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August 17, 2018

Valentine /Ash Wednesday is a Godincidence not a Coincidence – Archbishop Obinna

  The Most Rev. Anthony Obinna, Catholic Archbishop of Owerri has explained that this year’s feast of St Valentine and Ash Wednesday occurring the same day is a special Godincidence rather than a coincidence because all times all events that touch humans have their remote and proximate genesis in God. Speaking in an interview with THE LEADER, Thursday, Archbishop Obinna talked about the simultaneous celebration of Ash Wednesday and St Valentine Day, and the relationship between the two. “So deep down I have seen the connection between Ash Wednesday and St Valentine day, because St Valentine himself was not only…

This Lent

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  The season of Lent, a 40- day period of prayer, fasting, almsgiving and other spiritual endeavors in preparation for Easter begins on Wednesday this week. This year’s Lent is very special because it kicks off on an Ash Wednesday that falls on February 14th, Valentine’s Day. St. Valentine, was a Catholic priest, who was murdered by Emperor Claudius because he flouted the emperor’s order by wedding a young soldier who was in love with a young lady. He is regarded world-wide as the Patron Saint of lovers. Both Jesus Christ and St Valentine died for Love. So both Ash…

VAL-IN-TIME

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  The 2018 Valentine’s Day coincides with Ash Wednesday, and there is some panic in that sense. Many see that as a clash, not sure how correct that is. On its own, Valentine’s Day evokes a feeling of amusement, merrymaking and revelry. Ash Wednesday, on the other hand, elicits austerity, introspection and reflection. It introduces the forty days of prayer, fasting and abstinence to commemorate Christ’s suffering and death. Different dioceses and churches have put out some directives to the faithful regarding the primacy of Lent over Valentine’s Day. For instance, the Archdiocese of Baltimore in the United States reminds…

Aba Diocese suspends Priest

The Catholic Diocese of Aba has announced the suspension of its priest, Rev. Fr. Barr. Ignatius Onyebuchi Nwoko for alleged disobedience to the Bishop and other allegations. The Decree of Interdict/Suspension published in the Aba Diocesan Newspaper, REX of June 2, 2013 reads: DECREE OF INTERDICT/SUSPENSION “I, +Vincent Valentine Ezeonyia (C.S.Sp.), the Catholic Bishop of Aba gave you, Reverend Father Barr. Ignatius Onyebuchi Nwoko the required canonical warnings (cf. Precept, dated February 2, 2008 and Second Admonition, dated May 7, 2013) that you must desist from the understated offences and misdemeanors, which include: Grave and absolute disobedience to your Local…