THE IMPLICATIONS OF ISHI DADA (DREADLOCKS) IN IGBO CULTURE. VOL. 6, NO. 11

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The word ‘dada’ also refers to children born with naturally matted or locked hair and, though it’s of Yoruba origin, the sentiments around it are more dominant in Igbo land. The hair is similar to dreadlocks and is tough to comb, but the difference here is that Dada is more predestined and not by choice. That’s probably why the bearers are sometimes called dreads — but not in Igbo land. (more…)

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Customary Issues Involving Women in Nsukka: What can the Church do? Vol. 6, No. 9

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Catholicism has come to Igboland and continues to influence the lives of the people. However, the faith is not yet very strong because of the failure of integration of the faith with the good aspects of the people’s lives, accepted customs and traditions. This type of integration that is needed has been described in various ways. (more…)

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A HOMILY DELIVERED AT THE WEDDING OF LILIAN AND IKECHUKWU EZE ON THE 24TH AUGUST 2019 AT MADONNA CHAPLAINCY, NSUKKA. VOL. 6, NO. 6

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The priests here present, ladies and gentlemen, may the Lord be praised both now and forever Amen. Dear Kingsley and Lilian, the people of God have devoted the activities of the day for the success of your union. Marriage as ordained by God, is as old as humanity. Moreover, in our own time, it became a means of grace through the merits of the Pascal mystery of our Lord Jesus Christ. (more…)

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BY HIS VOWS, A PRIEST LIVES NOT FOR HIMSELF. VOL. 6 NO. 3

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In the words of Saint Josemaria Ecriva: “A priest is exclusively a man of God. He rejects any desire to shine in areas where other Christians do not need him. A priest is not a psychologist or a sociologist or an anthropologist. He is another Christ, Christ himself, who has to look after the souls of his brother (and sisters) – with the humility of a man who knows he is only an instrument, the vehicle of Christ’s love. For every soul is a wonderful treasure; every man is unique and irreplaceable. Every single person is worth all the blood of Christ.” And a priest is ever willing to die for each soul. (more…)

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