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Special Report: Africa In The Redefined World. An African Catholic Woman Challenges President Obama Comments

Dear President Obama,I ask you sir, with all due respect to your highly esteemed office, what if our African values and religious believes teach us to elevate the highest good of the family above sexual gratification ? What if the African society has been naturally wired to value the awesome wonder of natural conception and birth of children within the loving embrace of marriage? What if the greatest consolation of the African child is the ... Continue Reading

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  1. abey
    1 year ago

    The sound of Liberty, through thinking for the children, echoes in her words.

  2. G.G. a pro-life Catholic
    1 year ago

    Beautiful and heart warming article...I pray that Obama will read this and respond to
    this prolific intelligent woman...She says it al with a beautiful heart and respect...This
    article is also educational for those of us in the Western world that know very little
    about Africa and their roots in stable family structure...Thank you Obianuju Okeocha.
    GOD bless you and guide you in all the work you are doing to preserve Africa of her
    dignity...

  3. Leila
    1 year ago

    Bravo! Never stop speaking the truth to a world so desperate to hear it!

  4. Trinbagonian
    1 year ago

    I applaud you for your article. Africa must stand up against condescending or misleading views.
    And btw I think it's no coincidence that VPOTUS, Mr. Joe Biden, visited our shores in May with similar rhetoric: "Our goal is not simply growth, but itā€™s growth that reaches everybody. And we about everything from anti-poverty measures, to support for small businesses, to greater opportunities and protections for all citizens, regardless of their gender and regardless of their sexual orientation. And we'll continue to invest with you on education and innovation." We too in the Caribbean were highly suspicious of this sort of rhetoric and trade agreements being made with such rhetoric.
    God help us. Mary pray for us. Blood of Christ cover us.
    May the voice of Africa/Caribbean resound through the world as one united word that is with the Eternal Word, unflinching ... powerful.
    The latest Catholic approved Marian apparition happened in Rwanda Africa. When asked why, Mary stated that it was a place where she could find hearts still simple and not driven by materialism. Mary stated that even though she appeared in Africa, her message was for the whole world.
    May Africa and the Caribbean now help to redirect the world from this precarious destination it seems to be moving toward; may Africa/Caribbean be guided by a natural Godly spirit. May we be adequately prepared for the battle ahead to stand our ground with Truth buckled around our waists and the whole armour of God (Ephesians 6:10-20).

  5. agnes
    1 year ago

    This is very beautiful and life affirming. So many of your editorials of the news on Catholic.org, while being true, also lead one to feel all hope is lost, and that goodness (God) is dead. There seem to be more comments of anger that go nowhere and accomplish nothing, than messages of hope, of trust, and faith, and that goodness (God) is still in hearts. Leaning on God always uplifts while anger always self defeats. Your other editorials do not uplift me in the way this woman's comments have. Her words picked me up and made me want to carry on as a soldier of Christ, in the way she so positively affirmed the beauty of life. I am sure many of your readers feel the same way that I do. I wish you would place more good news on the site and less angry and bitter editorials on every horrifying thing taking place in the world. We see it. We know the world is in an awful state right now. I do not see how reading your news each day and its comments would not cause many people to just despair. Still, depressing as it is, I come here to get the truth about what is happening in the world but have learned to find the news and skip the editorial about it. Perhaps it would help to strengthen us in carrying our crosses if you continued to give us something good and beautiful to help us soldier on. I hope that Catholic.org will choose more good articles to help us to be strengthened and keep our eyes focused on God and not on despair and anger. It is much easier to carry a cross out of love than it is out of fear.

  6. Clark
    1 year ago

    This is beautiful.

  7. Andrew M. Greenwell
    1 year ago

    You go girl!


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