PAINFUL!!! A CATHOLIC PRIEST CONTACTS EBOLA DISEASE

The Ebola disease which had sent many Africans to their untimely grave has also been diagnosed again in some patients in Congo. According to a World Health Organization count, 58 cases have been identified since early April. Many people have already been quarantined, including Rev Fr. Lucien Ambunga from the town of Mbandaka in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He contacted the virus while visiting and anointing the sick. Ebola spreads through contact with bodily fluids and is both highly infectious and extremely lethal. Yet, among the duties of a…

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Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of May 2018: The mission of Laity

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of May 2018: The mission of Laity The Mission of Laity: That the lay faithful may fulfill their specific mission, by responding with creativity to the challenges that face the world today. Please remember the Holy Father Pope Francis’ intention in prayer throughout the month of May. The Holy Father has entrusted this intention in a particular way to the Apostleship of Prayer, an organization that works to encourage Christians to respond to the Pope’s appeal and to deepen their daily prayer.

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Nigerian Catholic Priest Who Resigned gets married (PHOTOS)

Rev. Patrick Henry Edet, who resigned months ago from Priesthood is set to walk down the aisle March 17, 2018. Meanwhile, he has tied the knot traditionally with his beautiful wife. l Mr. Edet has been running his own church, the Grace Family, since he left the Catholic fold in July 2017 He broke the news about his planned wedding in the church on Tuesday. Last year, Edet had stated that the resignation marked the beginning of ‘freedom’ for his spirit and soul. Edet said after 11 long years, he…

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Mary, Mother of the Church, Gets a Date on the Roman Calendar

The Monday after Pentecost will from now on be celebrated as the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of the Church, Pope Francis has declared. The announcement came in a decree issued March 3, 2018, by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. It was signed by Cardinal Robert Sarah, its Prefect. “The joyous veneration given to the Mother of God by the contemporary Church, in light of reflection on the mystery of Christ and on his nature, cannot ignore the figure of a woman…

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Nigeria: Catholic Bishop of Kafanchan diocese dies at 61

The Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan announces with great shock but with total submission to the will of God, the passing to glory of her Shepherd, Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Danlami Bagobiri. Bagobiri died in the early hours of Tuesday, February 27 at the Archbishop’s House in Kaduna at the age of 61. The Late Bishop was the Reputable Founder of Sisters Of Beatitudes cum Friars Of Beatitudes. He was born on Nov. 8, 1957, ordained as priest in June 1983 and Bishop on October 21, 1995. Revd. Fr. Emmanuel Uchechukwu…

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HOMILY FOR THE NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (6). HOMILY THEME: “COURAGE! IT IS I! DO NOT BE AFRAID.”

HOMILY FOR THE NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME OF THE YEAR A HOMILY THEME: “COURAGE! IT IS I! DO NOT BE AFRAID.” BY: Fr. Unachukwu Cyril CCE HOMILY: In doubt we give in to fear and in fear we forget who we are, we lose contact with our source of strength and with that which sustains us; we become disarmed of our spiritual powers. May Jesus always dispel our fears with a touch of His hands and strengthen always our little faith; Amen. In the First Reading of today (I…

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Pope’s prayer intention for August 2017: For Artists

The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network invites all to join in the Holy Father’s August 2017 prayer intention: “That artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation.” Popes though the ages have been great supporters of the arts. As St John Paul wrote in his letter to artists: “None can sense more deeply than you artists, ingenious creators of beauty that you are, something of the pathos with which God at the dawn of creation looked upon the work of his hands. A glimmer…

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Woman Dies After Husband Forces Her to Have Four Abortions to Get a Son

Four baby girls and their mother reportedly are dead in China after a man allegedly forced his wife to have four sex-selection abortions. Sex-selection abortions and a preference for sons has caused a population crisis in China. Coupled with China’s oppressive population control measures, which limit families to one or two children, the country is missing millions of girls to abortion and infanticide. In the new case, the Daily Mail reports a woman named Yueyue allegedly died in Shengangzhen, China after her husband forced her to abort four unborn baby girls in…

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Pope to attend prayer meeting, visit children’s home in Colombia

Here is the detailed schedule of events planned for Pope Francis’ visit to Colombia Sept. 6-10. The schedule was released by the Vatican June 23. All times are local, with Eastern Daylight Time in parentheses: Wednesday, Sept. 6 (Rome, Bogota) — 11 a.m. (5 a.m.) Departure from Rome’s Fiumicino airport. — 4:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m.) Arrival at CATAM military section of the Bogota airport. Welcoming ceremony. Thursday, Sept. 7 (Bogota) — 9 a.m. (10 a.m.) Meeting with government authorities in the courtyard of Casa de Narino presidential palace in Bogota.…

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Pope Francis grants Cardinal Pell leave of absence to ‘clear his name’ over historic abuse allegations

Pope Francis has granted Cardinal Pell leave of absence as Vatican finance chief while he fights allegations of historic sex abuse. Australian police have charged the cardinal with multiple counts of historical sex assaults on Thursday, making him the highest Church official to ever be charged with such allegations. Police in Victoria said they had summoned Cardinal Pell to appear in an Australian court to face the charges. Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton, although he did not give any further details of the allegations. The cardinal has been…

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