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The missionaries planned the school activities in such a manner that it accommodates character moulding and knowledge of one's environment, including his health.
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Umahi said he will develop the three major cities to make them attractive like Abakaliki the capital city.
It was a day of reckoning Tuesday the 20th June for Mr. Isaac Nkale Nweke (alias Bamayi) when the book of record of his notorious life was opened and nemesis caught up with him as he was alleged to have abducted a psychiatric patient and forced her into sex in a forest.
Bamayi, a native of Abianji Noyo in Alike, Ikwo L.G.A was reported to have abducted Mrs Ngozi Nwedu Abbah of Ndiakpurata village in Echialike Community, who was returning home from her place of local medication, at about 2:30pm.
Popular Nollywood actor, Yomi Fash Lanso has noted that almost all Nigerian pastors are fake, enriching themselves with the tithes and offerings of the poor members.
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Seven-time Nigeria League champions, Enyimba International, rained goals on Wednesday in Calabar as they registered the biggest win in the Match Day 26 games of the Nigeria Professional League that were played across the country.
The Vicar General, Rt. Rev. Msgr. PatrickMary Mmuo and Parish Priest of St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Okpaugwu, Abakaliki on 28th June 2017, unveiled an ultra modern science laboratory worth eighteen thousand dollars at St Theresa's Secondary School, Abakaliki.
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, on Wednesday, said anger and dissatisfaction expressed by people would continue in the country, when federal character principle leads to injustice and marginalization. To address the ongoing agitation in Nigeria, the Cardinal charged the Federal Government to change the rules of governance in addition to yielding to call by Nigerians to restructure the country.
One zillion 'THANKS' are not enough in appreciation of what God has done and has been doing for our family especially for our mother in the name of Rev. Fr. Raymond Ifeanyichukwu Ezeonu.
Hello readers. I hope your week was swell. I have decided to write this piece on something quite different today. I agree that it is not always the best to compare but in this case, I will in order to highlight areas where in my opinion, Abakaliki should be improving.
Basically, defining philosophy is difficult and controversial, not least because it claims the privilege of determining its own rules. An indirect approach of comparing it to other activities, to seek parallels and analogies might therefore help. We might consider the philosopher in different roles – as joker, as actor and – in this article – as spy.
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In his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis reminded the faithful that following Christ does not mean our lives will be free from all earthly troubles.
The Coordinator International Food Policy Research Institute Abuja Dr. George Mavrotas has challenged journalists in Ebonyi State to intensify publicity of agricultural programmes as a way of ensuring food security in the nation.
Education As the National Assembly works hard to authenticate the autonomy of local Government system in the country, the Nigeria Union of Teachers has appealed to Federal Government not to include the issue of funding of primary school to the local government system.
The immediate past governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi and the Secretary to Ebonyi State Government, Prof. Bernard Odoh have both pledged their support to the initiative of the Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State in developing creative minds that can champion the nation's socio-economic development through their ideas and knowledge.
Pope Francis met with new bishops at the end of their training course at the Vatican, reminding them to be both humble in their work and open to better ways of evangelizing other than just “the way it’s always been.”
“Discernment is a remedy for the immobility of ‘it has always been so’ or ‘we take time,’” the Pope said Sept. 14.
“It’s a creative process that is not limited to the application of methods. It is an antidote against rigidity, because the same solutions are not good everywhere. Do not be imprisoned by the nostalgia of having only one answer to apply in all cases.”
He continued, warning that to have an easy, one-size-fits-all answer might soothe our performance anxiety, but it threatens to make our lives “dried up.”
Pope Francis spoke in an audience with participants in the annual training course for new bishops held in Rome and organized by the Congregation of Bishops and the Congregation of Eastern Churches.
He reminded them how important it is that they have humility, especially for the work of the Holy Spirit.
“Remember that God was already present in your dioceses when you arrived and will still be there when you are gone,” he said.
“And, in the end, we will all be measured not on the accounting of our works but on the growth of God’s work in the heart of the flock that we keep in the name of the ‘Shepherd and keeper of our souls’ (cf. 1 Pt. 2:25).”
Discernment, the Pope continued, requires humility and obedience. “Humility with regard to your own projects.”
“Obedience with regard to the Gospel, the ultimate standard; to the Magisterium, who guards it; to the norms of the universal Church, which serve it; and to the concrete situation of people,” who are looking to draw from the Church what will be most fruitful to their salvation,” he said.
In achieving this, Francis encouraged the bishops to “cultivate an attitude of listening, growing in the freedom to give up your point of view (when it is partial and inadequate), to assume that of God.”
Listening is necessary, because the bishop’s discernment is always a community action, he said, it does not disregard “the richness of the opinion of his priests and deacons, of the People of God, and of all those who can offer him a useful contribution” – even those which are more concrete than formal.
Discernment is a gift of the Spirit to our Church, the Pope noted. So although bishops may have many personal responsibilities in their job, they are also called to live their own discernment “of Pastor as a member of the People of God, or in ever-ecclesial dynamics, at the service of the koinonìa,” the Christian community.
“The bishop is not the self-sufficient ‘father’ and not even the frightened and isolated ‘Lone shepherd.’”
This is why the bishop must be aware of the great gift, the “Spiritus Principalis” entrusted to him at his ordination, the Pope said.
It is perhaps for this reason that the Church, in the episcopal consecration prayer, derived an expression from the Miserere in which the person praying, after exposing his failure, implores the Spirit to grant him immediate and spontaneous generosity in obedience to God, “so fundamental to those who lead a community.”
“Discernment, therefore, is born in the heart and mind of the bishop through his prayer when he meets people and situations entrusted to him with the Divine Word pronounced by the Spirit,” he said.
It is in the intimacy of prayer that a bishop grows his inner freedom to make good decisions, both in ecclesial and personal matters. “Only in the silence of prayer can one learn the voice of God, perceive the traces of his language, access his truth.”
He explained that bishops and leaders in the church must strive to grow in the kind of discernment which dialogues with the faithful “in a patient and courageous accompanying process.”
Then it can “mature the capacity of each – faithful, families, priests, communities, and societies – all called to advance in the freedom to choose and accomplish the good that God wants.”
Because discernment isn’t just for the wise, clear-sighted, or perfect, he said. God often shows himself to the most humble, in fact.
So true discernment, he continued, is an open and necessary process. It’s not about set formulas or repetition. “The Shepherd is called to make available to the flock the grace of the Spirit, who knows how to penetrate the folds of the real and to take account of its nuances to reveal what God wants to achieve at all times.”
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