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August 20, 2018

Fr. Denis Osuagwu buried – Archbishop Obinna prays for his killers

  The remains of Rev. Fr. Dr. Denis Osuagwu were laid to rest at the Claretian Institute of Philosophy, CIP, Maryland Nekede after funeral Mass at St. Anthony Mary Claret Catholic Parish Area ‘A’ New Owerri Sept. 4. The funeral Mass was presided over by His Grace, Most Rev. Dr. Anthony J.V. Obinna, Archbishop of Owerri, assisted by Most Rev. Dr. Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji, Bishop of Umuahia Diocese, Most Rev. Dr. Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe (Cmf), Bishop of Makurdi and numerous priests from various dioceses and congregations. Also present were both male and female religious, the Osuagwu family from Obowo, friends,…

THE TEN ‘I’s THAT BREAK THE HOME (4) – EFFECTS OF INFIDELITY

As October 1 draws near

  Infidelity puts a snag in marriage. It can make a sweet matrimonial bond turn automatically sour. Some of the effects include: distraction, mistrust, lies, anxiety, suspicion, loss of affection, frustration, violence, separation, etc.   Distraction: Christ was very blunt when he warned in the scripture, “No one can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other” (Mtt. 6:24). The principle of Non Contradiction also holds that something cannot be and not be at the same time. The Igbos say, “Anaghi eji ukwu abuo awufe ogwe”. All…

Jonathan condemns irregularities in Oguta rerun election – As PDP, APGA trade Accusations

President Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday in Abuja, condemned the irregularities that characterized the rerun election to the Imo State House of Assembly in Oguta on Saturday, June 29, saying that the conduct of certain persons and groups involved in the election negated the spirit of one man, one vote, which his administration was trying to foster in Nigeria. Speaking at an audience with a delegation from the Nigerian Senators’ Forum, President Jonathan urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) and the nation’s security agencies to take immediate steps to bring all those who played any role in the violence and…

Holy See Mourns Death of Syrian Monk

Fr. Francois Mourad Murdered by Extremists in Predominantly Christian Village Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches mourned the murder of Fr. Francois Mourad, a monk who lived in Syria. According to Fides News Agency, Fr. Mourad was killed in the convent of the Custody of the Holy Land where he had taken refuge. While the circumstances of his death are not confirmed, local sources believe that the monastery of St. Anthony of Padua where he was residing was attacked by militants linked to an Islamic extremist group known as Jabhat al-Nusra. The monastery is located in…

International Pro-Life Conference ends in Owerri

– What the Resource Persons said A two-day Pro-Life International Conference organized by the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri ended with a rally along the streets of Owerri, Imo State capital, Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Delivering the homily at the Eucharistic celebration which heralded the event, Most Rev. Dr. A.J.V. Obinna noted that the conference has coincided with the memorial feast of Charles Lwanga and his companions – African martyrs who were executed by a king in their insistence never to betray their faith.  “The blood of the martyrs is the seed  the church.  Hence, Charles Lwanga and his companions, the…

Pope Francis urges Relief Organizations to Contemplate Jesus’ suffering in the People of Syria

Pope Francis, on Wednesday, June 5,  met with humanitarian and relief organizations that are dealing with the ongoing crisis in Syria. The meeting was organized by the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum”, which coordinates the Church’s charity work. Among the participants were representatives of the following Catholic charity organizations: Aid to the Church in Need International, the AVSI foundation, CAFOD, Caritas Internationalis as well as the local Caritas organizations in Austria, France, Germany, Jordan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, the Middle East and North Africa, Syria, and Turkey. Also present was the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, Catholic Relief Services, the International Catholic Migration…

Pope Francis Names 800 New Saints

Pope Francis’s first canonization ceremony was a record-breaking one. The new pontiff named over 800 new saints on Sunday. That’s already almost double the number of saints declared by Pope John Paul II, whose 480-odd canonizations were, at the time, more than those of all of his predecessors since 1588, combined. But the latest canonization bonanza is notable for another reason: most of the 800 new saints are 15th-century martyrs, who were approved as a group for sainthood by Francis’s predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI. Given Pope Francis’s previous public commitment to improving the Catholic church’s relationship with Muslim communities worldwide,…