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1. 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...

 


2. 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...

 


3. 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...

 


4. 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...

 


5. 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...

 


6. 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...

 


7. 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...

 


8. ETHNIC INCLINATION DANGEROUS FOR NIGERIA’S UNITY
The Bishops of the Catholic Church in Nigeria have identified the increase in ethnic inclination as a great threat to the unity of the country and peaceful coexistence of all Nigerians. According to them, the recent increase in ethnic affiliation resulting in the emergence of several ethnic milita g...

 


9. CATHOLIC MEDIA MEN URGED TO CHAMPION RESPONSIBLE REPORTING
Catholic media men and women have been called upon to champion the cause of responsible journalism in reporting violence and crisis without jeopardising the integrity and sovereignty of the Nigerian nation. The call was made by the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah w...

 


10. COOPERATE WITH GOD TO GET OUT OF THE GRAVE OF CORRUPTION, NIGERIANS TOLD
A call has been made on all Nigerians, especially Christians to respond and cooperate with God , in order to get out of the grave of corruption, promiscuity, greed, lust and craze for mundane things of the world; in order to eternal life after death. The call was made by the Catholic Bishop of Oyo ...

 


11. BISHOP BAGOBIRI ADVOCATES EFFECTIVE SYNERGY AGAINST SYSTEMATIC ELIMINATION OF CHRISTIANS IN NORTHERN NIGERIA
The Catholic Bishop of Kafanchan Diocese, Most Rev. Joseph Bagobiri has called for an effective synergy by all Christian denominations in the country to counter the systematic elimination of Christianity in the Northern part of the country. Bishop Bagobiri made the call while receiving the official...

 


12. REVERSAL OF INSTITUTIONALIZED INJUSTICE, PANACEA FOR LASTING PEACE IN SOUTHERN KADUNA – Bishop Bagobiri
The reversion of institutionalized injustice against the people of Southern Kaduna has been described as the effective panacea for putting an end to the persistent crises in the area. This position was posited by Bishop Joseph Bagobiri of Kafanchan Diocese, when the President of the Catholic Bishops...

 


13. ARCHBISHOP KAIGAMA COMMENDS KAFANCHAN DIOCESE URGES GOVERNMENT TO BE MORE PROACTIVE IN RESOLVING CRISIS IN NIGERIA
The President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Most Rev Ignatius Ayau Kaigama, has commended the resilient spirit of the Bishop, Priests, Religious and Laity of the Catholic Diocese of Kafachan even in the midst of provocation. He made this commendation when he paid a so...

 


14. ARCBISHOP KAIGAMA PAYS SOLIDARITY VISIT TO KAFANCHAN DIOCESE, DONATES 20 MILLION NAIRA AND REASSURES END OF CRISIS IN SOUTHERN KADUNA
The President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Most Rev Ignatius Ayau Kaigama, has paid a solidarity visit to the Bishop, Clergy, Religious and the entire Laity of the Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan. The President who was accompanied on the visit by the Secretary General ...

 


15. NEED FOR MORE INTERRACTIVE DIALOGUE ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS ADVOCATED
There has been a consensus on the need for continuous dialogue and consultation among all stakeholders on the potentialities and benefits of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs); with the primary objective of ensuring the common good of majority of Nigerians. This consensus was reached by discussa...

 


16. MORAL IMPLICATIONS PARAMOUNT IN THE ISSUE OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS
The Secretary General of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN), Rev. Fr. Ralph Madu has reemphasized that moral implication remains a central concern on the issue of Genetically Modified Organisms; and therefore called for caution on the outright acceptance of these scientific feats, particularl...

 


17. GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS; CARDINAL ONAIYEKAN ADVOCATES DIALOGUE FOR COMMON GOOD
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has called for continuous proactive dialogue on the issue of Genetically Modified Organisms to ensure a beneficial outcome for the common good of all Nigerians.  The cardinal  gave this admonition in his address at th...

 


18. CATHOLIC MEDIA PRACTITIONERS URGED TO BRACE UP FOR CHALLENGES OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Catholic media professionals and practitioners have been called upon to brace up for the challenges of the social media and counter false publications about the Church through this modern day medium of communication. The call was made by the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese and the Catholic Bishop...

 


19. CHRISTIANS URGED TO ESCHEW COMPLACENCY AND PREACH THE GOOD NEWS OF CHRIST
Christians throughout Nigeria, especially Catholic faithful, have been called upon to shed their toga of complacency and use all they have to reach-out with the Good News of Christ without counting the costs; even in the face of persecution. The call was made by the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Dioces...

 


20. AUTHENTIC LOVE IS A DAILY ACTION NOT AN ANNUAL EVENT – Bishop Abegunrin
Archbishop Gabriel Abegunrin of Ibadan Archdiocese has described Corporal Works of Mercy as the greatest of love and virtues adding that this should be imbibed and practiced by all Christians on daily basis. According to him, authentic love, as ordained by God is a daily occurrence and not an annual...

 


21. GOVERNMENT URGED TO BE MORE PROACTIVE IN ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGES FACING NIGERIA
Bishops of Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province have called on the Federal Government to be more proactive in addressing the challenges of the country to alleviate the sufferings of Nigerians, instead of continuous blame of the former administration for the woes of the country. The Bishops made the call ...

 


22. CATHOLIC CHURCH WILL SUPPORT OUR POLITICAL LEADERS BUT... - KAIGAMA
The Catholic Church will continue to pledge her collaboration with our political leaders for the overall improvement of the lives of ordinary Nigerians, Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama has stated.   The Archbishop made this remark in his good will message at Nnewi to mark the 70th birth...

 


23. Bishop Okeke commended for his Generosity
Bishop Hilary Okeke of the Catholic diocese of Nnewi has been described as a dynamic and committed religious leader who has generously used his gifts and talents for the growth of the Nigerian Church and humanity in general. This commendation was made by the President of the Catholic Bishops’...

 


24. POPE FRANCIS STRESSES IMPORTANCE OF INTEGRAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE HUMAN PERSON
The Holy Father, Pope Francis had reiterated the importance of the integral development of the human person, the preservation of the environment, fight against injustice and the need for adequate policies to protect the interests of migrants. The Pope made the remark while receiving in audience Pres...

 


25. POPE FRANCIS WARNS AGAINST GOSSIPING
The Holy Father, Pope Francis has warned against gossips among Catholic faithful pointing out that such act is detrimental to progress, love and harmony amongst the people of God in any Parish. Pope Francis gave the warning in his homily at the celebration of the Mass during his first post- jubilee...

 


26. CSN WORKERS URGED TO EMBRACE COLLABORATIVE MINISTRY
Workers of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN) and other agencies of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) have been admonished to embrace collaborative ministry in the discharge of their various duties to facilitate the evangelization apostolate of the church in the country...

 


27. CBCN WORKERS URGED TO COLLABORATE TO ENHANCE THE EVANGELIZATION APOSTOLATE OF THE CHURCH
Workers of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN) and other agencies of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) have been called upon to embrace collaborative ministry in the discharge of their various duties to enhance the evangelization apostolate of the Church in the country.  ...

 


28. ESTABLISHMENT OF RANCHES WILL END CLASHESBETWEEN FARMERS AND PASTORLAISTS IN THE COUNTRY
The incessant clashes between farmers and pastoralists is a clear indication that the old fashioned way of raising livestock through the so-called livestock routes and grazing reserves is outdated and unsustainable, hence the urgent need for the establishment of ranches by land owners for rent to th...

 


29. ABSENCE OF SENSE OF MISSION, A GREAT CHALLENGE TO CHURCH IN NIGERIA - Archbishop Ndagoso
The Catholic Archbishop of Kaduna Ecclesiastical Province,  Most Rev Mathew Man’Oso Ndagoso has identified lack of proper sense of mission, lack of serious missionary commitment and missionary creativity among priests and religious as the greatest challenge facing the Nigerian church toda...

 


30. PHILIP DAVOU DUNG ASSUMES OFFICE AS THE SECOND BISHOP OF SHENDAM
Most Reverend Philip Davou Dung has been ordained and installed as the Second Catholic Bishop of the Catholic diocese of Shendam. His Episcopal ordination and installation ceremony took place at the Centenary Ground of Shendam  Diocese  during the celebration of the Episcopal Ordinati...

 


 

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