Relections

PRO-LIFE/ANTI-AIDS CAMPAIGN MOVEMENT
SEMINARIANS FOR LIFE

PRO-LIFE/ANTI-AIDS CAMPAIGN MOVEMENTSEMINARIANS FOR LIFE   THEME: THE VICES OF FREEDOM: ANY JUSTIFICATION FOR PRO-CHOICE   Greetings your Grace, we are the members of Seminarians for Life (Pro- Life) Pope JohnPaul II Major Seminary, Awka. We feel great and honored to be with you today.Please your Grace, would you like to introduce yourself to our readers? Answer: I am Valerian Maduka Okeke. By the grace of God and the favour of the Apostolic See, I am the Archbishop of Onitsha and Metropolitan of Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province. Your Grace, today more centuries past, we live in a world where human rights

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Christians Interrogate the Caste Systems in the Nigerian Society and Constitution

A Keynote Address on the Occasion of the Second AquaViva Conference Organised by Fortune AquaViva Foundation in collaboration with The Kukah Centre on the 31st August 2021 in Enugu, by Archbishop Valerian Okeke, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Onitsha It is a pleasure to be in this national conversation on this critical topic that affects our lives as individuals and society. On that note, I wish to express my gratitude without alloy to the organizers for inviting me to initiate this conversation with a keynote speech and invite the faculties to discuss the issue from their perspectives. Since this Conference is

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ARCHBISHOP INTERVIEW MIND OPENER

Good day Your Excellency, we the editorial board of the Mind Opener Magazine are in a state of ecstasy for this privilege of being with you. Can we please know you? I am Valerian Maduka Okeke, by the grace of God, the Archbishop of Onitsha and Metropolitan of Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province. In our search for a better Nigeria, we themed this year’s publication “Nigeria at 61: Twice as tall or an inch away from a fall.” How would you view the 61-year old Nigeria and its developmental status since her inception? What an interesting theme. It is good that you

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EASTER MESSAGE OF HIS GRACE, MOST REV. VALERIAN M. OKEKE

Be Your Brother’s Keeper The resurrection of Jesus gives us and sustains in us the undying hope which the gospel message gives. The hope that goodness will triumph over evil, light over darkness, truth over falsehood, life over death. Beloved brothers and sisters in the Lord, in the Holy book the Bible, God asked Cain in the book of Genesis chapter 4 Vs 9, where is your Brother? The reply from Cain was quick and sharp, “I do not Know”, “am I my brother’s Keeper? “But the Lord did not let him go rather he said listen, the sound of

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The Priesthood: Gift And Sacrifice

THE PRIESTHOOD: GIFT AND SACRIFICE PASTORAL LETTER 2021 INTRODUCTION: GRATITUDE 1.With every sense of duty we give thanks to God whose loving providence has lead us thus far. To Him be glory, honor and never-ending praise forever. In the past one year the world has experienced the ravages of an unexpected and extra-ordinary Virus, the corona virus pandemic which unleashed untold changes in most aspects of our life, our educational, social, administrative and pastoral systems were totally disrupted. For the first time in our living memory the Church has had to strongly regulate participation in our communal religious celebrations, especially

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DEMOCRACY AND CHRISTIAN VALUES

DEMOCRACY AND CHRISTIAN VALUES PASTORAL LETTER 2015 INTRODUCTION:  “Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary” Reinhold Niebuhr. 1.     ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND GRATITUDE In the name of the Most Holy Trinity, the Father Son and the Holy Spirit; in the name of the Universal, Catholic and Apostolic Church, may I humbly greet all of you, the priests, religious and the entire Christ’s lay faithful of the Archdiocese of Onitsha. I sincerely thank you all that within the last year you have continued to contribute to the steady fulfillment of the ultimate task of spreading

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