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1. MEDIA PRACTITIONERS URGED TO BE POSITIVE AGENTS OF MOBILIZATION
The Catholic Bishop of Ilorin Diocese, Most Rev. Ayo Maria Atoyebi has described truth as a vital ingredient for communication to make it beneficial for the common good of humanity. This assertion was the kernel of the message of the bishop to media practitioners, during the celebration of this year...

 


2. SPREADING THE GOOD NEWS OF CHRIST, RESPONSIBILITY OF ALL CHRISTIANS -Bishop Dachelem
The communication apostolate of the Church is not for Catholic professionals alone but all the faithful, the Catholic Bishop of Bauchi, Most Rev. Hilary Dachelem CMF, has asserted. The Bishop made this remark while addressing the faithful of Archangel Gabriel Chaplaincy Church, Catholic Secretariat ...

 


3. NIGERIAN JOURNALISTS URGED TO PROTECT THE SOCIETY FROM MENACE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins has identified the social media as a major source of fake news dissemination and called on Nigerian journalists to do all within their professional ability to protect the integrity of the profession and the society in general against...

 


4. FOLLOWING CHRIST IN FAITH IS NOT NEGOTIABLE, Say Pope Francis
Following Christ with total submission in faith is not negotiable, hence Christians must cut off from sin and the devil, the Holy Father Pope Francis has declared. The Pope made this assertion during one of his recent Wednesday Catechesis on the Sacrament of Baptism at the Vatican City, Rome. The H...

 


5. POPE FRANCIS PREACHES LOVE AND SPEAKS ON IMPORTANCE OF MASS
The Holy Father, Pope Francis has described the love of Christ for humanity as one of attitudes and actions from the heart and not premised on sentiments. The Pope made this remark recently at the Vatican, while commenting on the Gospel reading of the sixth Sunday of the Easter Season; which premise...

 


6. POPE FRANCIS OUTLINES SEVEN WAYS TO SUCCESSFULLY FIGHT THE DEVIL
The Holy Father, Pope Francis has outlined seven ways Christians can use to defeat and counter the evil machinations of the devil, pointing out that “When we let down our guard, the devil takes advantage of it and destroys our lives The Holy Father’s propositions are contained in his rec...

 


7. SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT NECESSARY FOR CHOICE OF VOCATION – Pope Francis
The Holy Father, Pope Francis has described spiritual discernment as a major factor for the choice of vocation embraced by anybody in life. The other two major factors ar: listening to God communicating within us and living with the Lord. These factors were disclosed by the Holy Father in his messag...

 


8. NEW IDEOLOGIES, TERRORISM MITIGATING AGAINST FAMILY INSTITUTION
Most. Rev. Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo, the Catholic Bishop of Oyo Diocese, has identified new ideologies and terrorism as some of the forces mitigating against the family which is the bastion of human ecology. The bishop made this observation in his lecture at a Seminar organized for the delegates o...

 


9. ROLE OF HUMANITY PARAMOUNT TO ECOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT AND CHALLENGES – Bishop Adetoyese Badejo
The importance of the human person to the development or preservation of the earth cannot be controverted, hence discussions on environmental ecology cannot be complete without adequate consideration of the role and the contributions of the human person. This submission was posited by the Catholic B...

 


10. KILLING OF CATHOLIC PRIESTS, 17 OTHERS BY HERDSMEN, AN INDICATION OF FAILURE OF THE NATION SECURITY SYSTEM
The inability of government to provide adequate security for the life and property of innocent and law-abiding Nigerians is an indication of indirect culpability in the rampaging activities of the Fulani herdsmen in the country. This inference was contained in the Pastoral Message of Consolation of...

 


11. WHEN WILL THIS BARBARISM END?
A Statement Issued by the Catholic Bishops' Conference in the wake of the Murder of Two Priests and their Parishioners During the celebration of the Holy Mass, in Mbalom, Benue State We have received with deep shock, sorrow and utter horror, the gruesome, grisly and dastardly murder of two Catholic...

 


12. MARONITE CHURCH, FORERUNNER IN INCULTURATION – Archbishop Akubeze
The Catholic Maronite Church and other Eastern Churches have been commended for being epitome of Inculturation in the life of the Church. The commendation was made by the President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Most Rev. Augustine Obiora AkubuezeAkubeze, in his address at the...

 


13. JUSTICE; PANACEA FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT – Cardinal Onaiyekan
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has stated that justice is the panacea for peace and development; adding that forgiveness is also another factor as against the old globally accepted dictum of “if you want peace, prepare for war.” Cardinal Onaiyekan made thi...

 


14. CHURCH VITAL TO PEACE, JUSTICE AND DEVELOPMENT IN WEST AFRICA SUB-REGION
The Catholic Church as a major stakeholder has a vital role to play in ensuring peace and stability in the West Africa sub region; hence the Catholic Bishops of the sub-region have decided to put in place the RECOWA Peace Committee (REPCO), with Bishop Lucius Ugorji of Umuahia Diocese of Nigeria as ...

 


15. RELEASE: INAUGURATION OF THE RECOWA PEACE COMMITTEE
INAUGURATION OF THE RECOWA PEACE COMMITTEE Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called children of God’ says the Lord in Matthew 5:9. RECOWA Peace Committee (REPCO) held its first meetingfrom April 10thto 13th, 2018 in Abuja (Nigeria). The general theme of the meeting was "The Catho...

 


16. POPE FRANCIS STRESSES PATIENCE AND CONSTANCY WHEN PRAYING FOR OTHERS
The Holy Father Pope Francis has stressed the importance of patience and constancy when prayer to God for other people. The pope made this reflection during his homily at the celebration of the Mass at Casa Santa Marta, the Vatican, recently. He reflected on the power of prayer, starting with the di...

 


17. WITNESS TO CHRIST AND FRESHEN THE WORLD WITH FRAGRANCE OF THE LORD, CHRISTIANS TOLD
Catholics have been called upon to be brace up to all challenges and witness to Christ in order to “freshen the world with the aroma and fragrance of the Lord so as to become a magnet drawing men and women away from darkness of sin and death to the newness of life which he has inaugurated ...

 


18. SOUTHERN KADUNA FAITHFUL URGED TO REMAIN STEADFAST IN THEIR FAITH
The people of Southern Kaduna have been called upon to remain steadfast in their faith as handed over to them by the missionaries, in spite of the neglect and blackmail of the government and other stakeholder groups in the state.The call was made by the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. M...

 


19. BISHOP KUKAH WARNS ON CONSEQUENCES OF INJUSTICE
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah has warned that the unity of the Nigerian nation is threatened to its very foundation pointing out that no country can survive on injustice. He emphasized that the unity and justice in Nigeria is threatened to its very foundation ...

 


20. COMMUNICATION DIRECTORS OFFER PANACEA FOR PUBLICATION OF FAKE NEWS
Catholics communication professionals have called upon to consistently publish the truth, promote justice and peace in the discharge of their duties and hold sacrosanct the ethics of the profession. The call was contained in the Resolutions adopted by Diocesan/Religious Directors of Communications a...

 


21. BISHOP STRESSES IMPORTANCE OF COLLABORATION FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION APOSTOLATE
Diocesan/Religious Congregations directors of communication have been called upon to collaborate with priests in their various dioceses to make the communication apostolate of the Church in the country more inclusive and effective for the common good of humanity.The call was made by the new Catholic...

 


22. CATHOLIC COMMUNICATION PROFESSIONALS URGED TO BRACE UP FOR NEW ERA OF DYNAMIC CHURCH COMMUNICATION APOSTOLATE
Catholic media practitioners and communicators have been urged to brace up for a new era of versatile and dynamic communication apostolate for the Church in Nigeria. The call was made by the new Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) Episcopal Chairman for Social Communications, Most R...

 


23. THERE IS HOPE AND ASSURANCE WITH GOD WHEN WE FORGIVE FROM THE HEART
The Catholic Archbishop of Onitsha, Most Rev. Valerian Okeke has stressed the importance of forgiveness and reconciliation in the life of every Christian describing it as the ray of hope and assurance with God at the end of our sojourn on earth. The Archbishop made this assertion in his homily at th...

 


24. AHIARA: NEW APOSTOLIC ADMINISTRATOR CALLS FOR FORGIVENSS AND TOTAL RECONCILIATION
The Apostolic Administrator of Ahiara Diocese and Bishop of Umuahia, Most Rev. Lucius Uforji, has called for forgiveness from the bottom of the heart and true reconciliation to bring the crisis in the Catholic diocese of Ahiara to an end. According to the Bishop: “ … every authentic hea...

 


25. PAPAL NUNCIO STRESSES IMPORTANCE OF RECONCILIATION WITH GOD FOR GOOD LEADERSHIP
The Apostolic Nuncio to Nigeria, Archbishop Antonio Guido Filipazzi has emphasized reconciliation with God and abandoning sin as an indispensable premise for tackling Church and societal problems. The Nunico’s admonition was contained in his goodwill message delivered at the opening ceremony o...

 


26. ALL HANDS MUST BE ON DECK TO MAKE POLITICS A NOBLE VOCATION TO SERVE THE COMMON GOOD
Nigerians have been called upon to take advantage of the God-giving grace of the forth coming 2019 General Elections to radically change things round and recover the genuine sense of politics as a noble vocation to serve the common good.This admonition was recently given by the Catholic Archbishop o...

 


27. NEW CBCN PRESIDENT EMPHASZES IMPORTANCE OF COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY
The success and strength of the Catholic Church in Nigeria, depends largely on the collective responsibility and one voice decision on crucial maters that affect the life of the Church. This declaration was made by the Catholic Bishop of Benin City Archdiocese, Most Rev. Augustine Obiora Akubeze, in...

 


28. A Communique issued at the End of the First Plenary Meeting of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) at the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, Durumi, Abuja, 17-23 February 2018
“...THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE LIFE AND HAVE IT MORE ABUNDANTLY” (JOHN 10:10) A Communiqué issued at the End of the First Plenary Meeting of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) at the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, Durumi, Abuja, 17-23 February 2018 1. &nbs...

 


29. AN ADDRESS PRESENTED BY THE CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE OF NIGERIA (CBCN) ON THE OCCASION OF A COURTESY CALL ON HIS EXCELLENCY MOHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, THURSDAY, 8 FEBRUARY 2018
AN ADDRESS PRESENTED BY THE CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE OF NIGERIA (CBCN) ON THE OCCASION OF A COURTESY CALL ON HIS EXCELLENCY MOHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, THURSDAY, 8 FEBRUARY 2018   Your Excellency,   Preamble We, the representatives of...

 


30. ARCHBISHOP JOB OUTLINES VIRTUES FOR GOOD CHRISTIAN LIFE
Archbishop Felix Alaba Job, the Emeritus Archbishop of Ibadan Archdiocese has identified sincerity of heart filled with faith and endurance to do God’s will as necessary virtues that will bear fruits of a good Christians life that will ensure eternal life in heaven. He made this remark while f...

 


 

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