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1. BEAR FRUITS THAT WILL BRING GLORY TO GOD; BISHOP TELLS GRADUANDS
Graduands of the Institute for Formation, Idu, in Jos Ecclesiastical Province, have been called upon to bear fruits that will last long and bring glory to God by using their training to serve the Church and humanity working within the confines of the guidelines of the teachings and doctrine of the C...

 


2. CONTINUOUS VIOLENCE, MANIFESTATION OF FAILED STATE
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah has described the continuous violence in the society to the manifestation of state failure; pointing out that “It is the irresponsible and corrupt leadership that prepares the ground for violence”. The Bishop made the...

 


3. BISHOPS REITERATE SANCTITY OF LIFE, CONDEMN INVASION OF CHURCH BY GUNMEN
Catholic Bishops of Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province have reemphasized the sanctity of human life noting that no person has the right to take the life of another human person, no matter the circumstance. The Bishops made this observation in their communiqué issued at the end of their second Pr...

 


4. OWERRI ECCLESIASTICAL PROVINCE BISHOPS URGE AHIARA FAITHFUL TO BE SUBMISSIVE TO THE HOLY FATHER
The Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of Owerri have called on the priests, religious and lay faithful of Ahiara Diocese to comply with the directives of the Holy Father, Pope Francis, accept Bishop Peter Okpaleke as their local ordinary and prepare for his installation. The bishops made the c...

 


5. Pope Francis Sends Condolences for Attack on Church in Nigeria
The Pope is “deeply saddened” for the victims of the “violent attack” that took place in the Catholic Church of St. Philip in Ozubulu, Anambra State, in southern Nigeria yesterday, Sunday, August 6, 2017. During morning Mass, at least 12 lives were claimed and many wounded a...

 


6. Kaigama condemns attack in Catholic Church in Nnewi diocese
The President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria Most Rev Ignatius Ayau Kaigama has condemned in strong terms the recent attacks on St Philip’s Catholic Church in Ozubulu in Nnewi diocese of Anambra State. In a recent interview at the Vatican Radio in Rome, the Pre...

 


7. HEALING, A COLLABORATION BETWEEN SPIRITUAL AND MEDICAL PROCESSES
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has described spiritual healing as an integral part of the healing process of the medical feat pointing out that “healing is the work of God in collaboration with the efforts of human beings”.   This remark was made by the ...

 


8. STATE, CHURCH COLLABORATION PARAMOUNT TO EFFECTIVE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY – Cardinal Onaiyekan
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has stressed the need for collaboration between the State and the Church in the provision of adequate health facilities for the people, especially in cases of infectious and deadly diseases like HIV/AIDS.   Cardinal Onaiyekan made the ...

 


9. ANOTHER CIVIL WAR NOT IN THE INTEREST OF THE COUNTRY
Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto Diocese, has advised those fanning the embers of another civil war in the country to rethink, pointing out that “this is not in the interest of the country”. The Bishop made the admonition while speaking at a conference organized recently by the Kuka...

 


10. RELIGION, A GREAT ASSET TO ANY NATION
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal  Oniayekan  has described  Religion as a great asset in the life of any nation. He, however, warned that for religion to have positive impact in the Nigerian nation, Religious leaders and the faithful must work hard to prevent it from be...

 


11. CONTEST FOR SOULS OF NIGERIANS, A LEGITIMATE APOSTOLATE – Cardinal Onaiyekan
Christians in Nigeria have been challenged to be more proactive in the promotion of the Christian Religion, instead of engaging in unnecessary argument about the plan to Islamise Nigeria. The call was made by the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, during his homily at the Episcop...

 


12. LAITY URGED TO ACCOMPANY PRIESTS ON THEIR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY IN LIFE
True friendship with Priests means “accompanying them and sustaining them in faith, fidelity to prayers and apostolic commitments,” the Holy Father, Pope Francis has declared. He asserted this at the Vatican, recently while speaking to members of Serra International, a group dedicated to...

 


13. WOMEN IDENTIFIED AS AGENTS OF HUMAN FAMILY TRANSFORMATION
The Holy Father, Pope Francis has emphasized the importance of women in the teaching of values of unity and fraternity; adding that this can transform the human family. Pope Francis made this remark while meeting with participants at the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious ...

 


14. POPE FRANCIS ON NEED TO RE-ENERGIZE THE SPIRITUAL ASPECT OF PONTIFICAL MISSION SOCIETIES’ APOSTOLATE
The Holy Father, Pope Francis has emphasized the need to reenergize the spiritual aspect of the apostolate of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) so as  to reduce the emphasis of seeing the body as a an organization that collects and distributes economic aid to the neediest churches in the w...

 


15. CBCN DIRECTIVE ON TENURE OF OFFICE FOR OFFICERS OF CHURCH SOCIETIES IN THE INTEREST OF THE COMMON GOOD – Rev. Fr. Ralph Madu
The decision of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria to peg the tenure of officers of Church societies, organizations and sodalities to a four-year non-renewable tenure is aimed at ensuring equity, justice and peace as well as provide an opportunity for the utilization of the gifts of many mem...

 


16. NIGERIA CANNOT AFFORD ANOTHER CIVIL WAR
The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins has warned against the polarization of the Nigerian nation noting that Nigerians stand to gain more living together as citizens of one united nation. He therefore called for an end to all hate speeches and other activities that could...

 


17. CARDINAL ONAIYEKAN ADMONISHES PRIESTS OF AHIARA DIOCESE TO COMPLY WITH THE POPE FRANCIS’ DIRECTIVE
The Apostolic Administrator of Ahiara Diocese and Archbishop of Abuja Archdiocese, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has called on the incardinated priests of the diocese of Ahiara Diocese to comply with the recent directive of the Holy Father Pope Francis, over of non-acceptance of the Bishop appointed for t...

 


18. CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES URGED TO BECOME A REFLECTION OF THE COMMUNION OF THE BLESSED TRINITY
The Holy Father Pope Francis has described the celebration of the mystery of Trinity Sunday as a continuous call on “the Christian community, despite its human limitations to become a reflection of the communion of the Trinity, of its goodness and beauty.’ He however added that this is o...

 


19. ARCHBISHOP REITERATES IMPORTANCE OF MARY IN THE LIFE OF THE CHURCH
The Metropolitan of Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province, Most Rev. Valerian Okeke has reiterated the relevance and importance of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the life of the Church; stressing that Priests and other anointed persons of God should be abreast of the various devotions to her to be able to gui...

 


20. NIGERIAN YOUTHS URGED TO UNITE TO FIGHT THE COMMON ENEMY TO SAVE NIGERIA
Nigerian Youths from the three major tribes of the country have been called upon to sheathe the un-going daggers of “war” and collaborate to face their common enemy – the country’s politicians  “who abuse their offices and steal the wealth of the land”; ...

 


21. ARCHBISHOP ADVOCATES FULL AUTONOMY FOR LOCAL GOVERMENTS
The Catholic Archbishop of Kaduna, Most Rev. Mathew Ndagoso has advocated full autonomy for Local Governments in the country noting that this will enhance development at grassroots level and ensure proper accountability of funds allocated for grassroots governance in the country. Archbishop Ndagoso ...

 


22. FORMATORS OF SEMINARIES PARAMOUNT TO PRODUCTION OF CHRIST-LIKE PRIESTS – Bishop Adaji
Seminary Rectors and Formators have been described as beacons for the formation of Christ-like priests and are therefore primary gatekeepers in the life of the Church, the Catholic Bishop of Idah, Most Rev. Anthony Adaji MSP, has declared. Bishop Adaji made this declaration in his homily at the ina...

 


23. POPE FRANCIS CALLS ON MEDIA TO GIVE PREFERENCE TO GOOD NEWS
The Holy Father Pope Francis has called on media practitioners to concentrate on dissemination of good news and information that impact positively on humanity against concentration on the “tragedy of human suffering and the mystery of evil easily turn into entertainment.” The Holy Fathe...

 


24. BE STEADFAST IN YOUR FAITH, LET MARY LEAD YOU TO CHRIST – Pope Francis
Catholics have been called upon to remain steadfast in their faith in Christ, through the Blessed Virgin Mary, to be able to share abundantly in the radiance of God to overcome their challenges. The call was made by the Holy Father pope Francis in his homily at the canonization Mass of the two young...

 


25. PEACE AND UNITY, PANACEA FOR A BETTER WORLD
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has reiterated the paramount importance of peace and unity to make the world a better place for the common good of all mankind. Cardinal Onaiyekan made this assertion in his homily at the celebration of the Mass when he recently paid canonica...

 


26. CALL FOR A MORE PROACTIVE PRIESTLY MINISTRY
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has called for a more proactive Catholic priestly ministry where the priest is a servant of Word and Sacrament, modest in his self-esteem and belong to his community teaching them the truth of the Catholic faith and imparting the doctrines of...

 


27. CARDINAL ONAIYEKAN LAUDS THE GROWTH OF CATHOLICISM IN THE NORTH
The growth of the Catholic Church in the Northern part of the country in the last 50years has been described as commendable and encouraging, in spite of the challenges encountered by the Church in the region.   The commendation was given by the Catholic Archbishop of  Abuja Archdioc...

 


28. POPE CALLS ON SEMINARIANS TO SHUN ECCLESIAL CAREERISM
The Holy Father, Pope Francis has described ecclesial careerism as a plague which must be avoided by those who want to give their lives to God. He therefore called on Seminarians studying in Rome to avoid this plague and shun worry-free, comfortable life with attachment to money and an ambitious hea...

 


29. MOVE CLOSER TO GOD IN THE EUCHARIST, CATHOLICS TOLD
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah has called on Catholics to move closer to God in the Eucharist and pray fervently because; “Without the Eucharist , there is no Church”.   The bishop gave the admonition recently at the celebration of the Mass f...

 


30. EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION OF RESOURCES ADVOCATED FOR RESTORATION OF NIGERIA’S INTEGRITY
Equitable distribution of the nation’s resources for the common good of all Nigerians has been described a panacea for restoring the dignity of Nigerians as human beings, the integrity of the country as a nation and the restoration of the loyalty of the people. This position was posited by th...

 


 

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