Father in heaven, You always provide for all your creatures, so that all may live as you have willed. You have blessed our country Nigeria with rich human and natural recourses to be used in honour and glory and for the well being of every Nigerian. We are deeply sorry for the wrong use of … Continue reading Prayer against bribery and corruption in nigeria
If the Council of Trent didn’t add the deuterocanon to the Bible, as its deliberations show, why do Protestant bibles exclude these books? Before 1599, nearly all Protestant bibles included the deuterocanonical books; between the years 1526 to 1631, Protestant bibles with the deuterocanon were the rule and not the exception. It was not until the … Continue reading Why Protestant Bibles Are Smaller
Introduction The Australian Medical Association has lent its authority to the cause of homosexual ‘marriage’ by issuing its Position Statement on Marriage Equality (May 20th 2017).i This was done without consulting AMA members or the wider medical community, and now we, the undersigned medical practitioners, respond. Our nation’s peak medical body should not publish misleading … Continue reading Misleading the public, neglecting the child
2.1 The classical view of marriage Well, as the American pop-punk band Blink-182 once sang, “I’ve been here before a few times”. Thirteen years ago, then a newish bishop, I had the privilege of giving this annual lecture. I noted that marriage had traditionally been understood as “the union of a man and a woman … Continue reading Changing understandings of marriage (Anthony Fisher)
The Church views marriage as a unique relationship between a woman and a man. Marriage is also a fundamental institution for all societies because of its importance in uniting spouses as potential parents and in providing for the upbringing of their children. It has therefore been understood as the union of a man and a … Continue reading Marriage is
By now the arguments for and against same-sex marriage are well enough known to those who want to know them, even if much of the debate has been too shallow or slick to do justice to the deeper issues. So there’s no need for me to go over well trodden ground. But in a debate … Continue reading Is same-sex marriage about love? (Mark Coleridge)
Dear Dr. Franco, I was moved that so many readers of your newspaper want to know how I am spending this last period of my life. I can only say in this regard that, with the slow decline of my physical strength, interiorly I am on a pilgrimage Home. It is a great grace for … Continue reading Benedict XVI: “I am on a pilgrimage Home” (2018)
Have you taken the first dose of the ABORTION PILL, MIFEPRISTONE (Mifeprex or RU-486)? Do you regret your decision and wish you could reverse the effects of the abortion pill? We are waiting to help you! There is an effective process for reversing the abortion pill, called ABORTION PILL REVERSAL, so call today! Call us … Continue reading Abortion Pill Reversal
December 15, 2017 Dear Friends: As leaders of various communities of faith throughout the United States, many of us came together in the past to affirm our commitment to marriage as the union of one man and one woman and as the foundation of society. We reiterate that natural marriage continues to be invaluable to … Continue reading Created Male and Female: An Open Letter from Religious Leaders
Parentlessness is a great problem of both domestic and global concern. Parents ideally are the father and mother of a child who have and exercise legal and social responsibility for children – to support, educate, love, nurture, and rear them as members of their family. Yet parentless or partial parentlessness is a persistent scourge of … Continue reading Marriage: The Answer to the Rising Concern of Parentlessness
Noor Jontry believed she was male from ages 11 to 13, but has changed her mind. Now at age 14, she is sharing her journey into the trans-male identity and back to her female self. In an interview on the website 4thWaveNow, Noor gives extraordinarily mature insights into her thoughts and feelings as she changed … Continue reading This Formerly Trans 14-Year-Old Has A Message For Questioning Kids
American College of Pediatricians – November 2017 Children are the world’s future. Child trafficking, as with few other threats to their well-being, undermines the future of children, families, and societies. In the United States, it is estimated that up to 300,000 children are victims of sex trafficking, also known as Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST). … Continue reading Child Trafficking in the world (2017)
The story of the Christmas tree begins in England, where the very young Winfrid decided to enter a Benedictine monastery over the objections of his parents. Winfrid grew in holiness and piety but yearned to leave the monastery and bring the light of Christ to the pagan Germans just as the monks had brought the … Continue reading The Christian symbolism of the Christmas Tree
Blessed Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi was born in 1903 in Igboezunu, at the edge of: the forest near the ancient city of Aguleri in southern Nigeria. His parents, Tabansi and Ejikwevi, were Igbo farmers who practised the “traditional religion” and gave him the name Iwene at birth. In 1909 he was sent to the Christian … Continue reading Blessed Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi
Nkiruka En-Kee-Roo-Ka The Future is Bright Female Igbo Nigeria Kumapayi Kuh-Ma-Kwa-Yi “Death preserve this life” Male Yoruba Nigeria Olateju hur lah teh ju abundant and spread wealth Neutral YORUBA Nigeria Abisola ah-bee-saw-la Born into wealth Female Yoruba Nigeria Toluwani Toluwani God’s own Neutral Yoruba Nigeria Ekenesenarhienrhien E Ke ne se nar hien rhien appreciation meaning … Continue reading Nigerian names e Ghana names
In reading the Gospels, the Church teaches that God promises eternal life in the joy of His presence to everyone of goodwill(1). Sometimes we welcome Jesus without really knowing him. These are the words of the Lord himself when he talks about the last judgment: «Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared … Continue reading 48. Is it necessary to be christian to be saved?
These witnesses do not tell us anything more than to point out a particular area of human consciousness in certain limited situations (coma, apparent death, etc.) Most people come out of this kind of experience with the desire to change their lives. Jesus died and according to the testimony of his disciples, he rose from … Continue reading 47. And life after death?
It is clear, even from the title—Surrogacy: A Human Rights Violation—how Dr. Renate Klein feels about surrogacy. She has spent many years studying, writing, and educating on women’s health, reproductive technologies, and feminist philosophies, and she cofounded Feminist International Network of Resistance to Reproductive and Genetic Engineering (FINRRAGE). This small but mighty book is densely … Continue reading Surrogacy: A Human Rights Violation
Between euthanasia and extensive therapy, there is a third way the principles of which were defined forty years ago in England: this is referred to as palliative care. This term encompasses various initiatives to increase not the “quantity” of life of the patient – since we are here talking about persons in the terminal phase … Continue reading 45. If euthanasia is not acceptable, what kind of solution do we offer to alleviate the sufferings of people with incurable diseases?
A reparative therapist strongly encourages the establishment of healthy, non-erotic friendships with men. There comes a time, however, when some clients evolve to a point of readiness to enter an intimate relationship with a woman. This readiness must be expressed by the client himself, and cannot be encouraged by the therapist in the same way … Continue reading The Homosexually Oriented Man’s Relationship to Women