Education and culture

Nigerian names e Ghana names

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 […]

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John Paul II to the Nigerian young people

Onitsha (Nigeria), Dear young men and women of Nigeria, This afternoon the Pope belongs to you! I am truly overjoyed to see you here in your teeming thousands from all parts of your vast country. […]

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Gender Dysphoria in Children

American College of Pediatricians – November 2018 ABSTRACT: Gender dysphoria (GD) of childhood describes a psychological condition in which children experience a marked incongruence between their experienced gender and the gender associated with their biological […]

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31. What is Original Sin?

God created man and woman in His image so that they may be happy both in daily human life and as children of God, sharing in God’s life and finding fulfilment through an unselfish gift […]

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16 Facts on Gender Confusion

Consider the following facts regarding gender confusion: 1. Mental health professionals consider gender confusion that causes serious mental distress to be a mental disorder. It was formerly called “Gender Identity Disorder,” but in the most […]

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Did Jesus Really Rise From the Dead?

The Bible says that if Jesus did not rise from the dead then the Christian faith is worthless (1 Cor. 15:17). However, if Jesus did rise from the dead then we know Jesus can keep […]

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34. Masturbation is a trap?

First trap: you experience it for the first time for various reasons – out of simple curiosity or a brutal discovery of your sexuality, through reading, television, solitude, emotional compensation or by being led along […]

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Shroud: what you see

The Shroud is a linen sheet 4.41 meters (~14.5 feet ) long and 1.13 meters (~3.7 feet) wide. The fabric is tightly woven herringbone twill made in a single piece.On it can be seen a […]

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Prevention of human trafficking in Italy (TIP 2019)

The government maintained prevention efforts. The DEO, as coordinator of the interagency steering committee on trafficking, was responsible for drafting the national action plan. The government had not completed its updated plan for 2019-2021, although […]

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The scientific research on the Shroud

The scientific research on the ShroudAs mentioned earlier, it is the first photograph taken in 1898 that initiates a totally new and fascinating period: that of the “scientific history” of the Holy Shroud. The hypotheses […]

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New Age ideas: How Catholics should respond

When I dealt with the notion of “healing your family tree” I said that today’s confusion in the Church has led some people to take up New Age ideas unawares. Among these are some mixed-up […]

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How to Become a Catholic

Becoming Catholic is one of life’s most profound and joyous experiences. Some are blessed enough to receive this great gift while they are infants, and, over time, they recognize the enormous grace that has been […]

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Lent and almsgiving (Benedict XVI)

Christ made Himself poor for you” (2 Cor 8,9) Dear Brothers and Sisters! 1. Each year, Lent offers us a providential opportunity to deepen the meaning and value of our Christian lives, and it stimulates […]

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6 Ways for Plenary Indulgence in Holy Week

Here, some special indulgences that are available to us during the Holy Week Holy Thursday 1. “Down in Adoration Falling” (Tantum ergo) (Roman Breviary) PLENARY INDULGENCE when recited on Holy Thursday 2. A PLENARY INDULGENCE […]

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The Pax Christi Prayer (Brother Roger)

O Risen Christ, You breathe your Holy Spirit on us and you tell us: ‘Peace be yours’. Opening ourselves to your peace – letting it penetrate the harsh and rocky ground of our hearts – […]

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Blessed are the poor in spirit – Isaac of Stella

Everyone, without exception, wants happiness, blessedness. However they all have different ideas about it: one thinks it lies in the delight of the senses and an easy life; another, in virtue; another, in knowledge of […]

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Our stand on marriage, family and human society

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria would like to once again reiterate the perspective of the Church on more recent developments concerning the sanctity and dignity of human life and the institutions of marriage and […]

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Act of entrustment to Mary – Pope Francis

Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima, with renewed gratitude for your motherly presence we join in the voice of all generations that call you blessed. We celebrate in you the great works of God, who never […]

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The Dangerous Effects of Surrogacy (Biomarkets in India)

The Dangerous Effects of Surrogacy: A Review of “A Transnational Feminist View of Surrogacy Biomarkets in India” Imagine you live in India. You live in extreme poverty—poverty like most Americans have never witnessed. The kind […]