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1. 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...

 


2. 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’...

 


3. 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...

 


4. 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...

 


5. 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...

 


6. 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.  ...

 


7. 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...

 


8. 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...

 


9. 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...

 


10. Features: THE SACREDNESS OF LIFE VERSUS THE SLAUGHTER OF INNOCENT NIGERIAN CITIZENS TODAY
At major festive periods in Nigeria, the prices of animals skyrocket because they are slaughtered for social entertainment. Human life is however, sacred and cannot be sacrificed as if it were mere animal life, for pleasure or social celebration. God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning unti...

 


11. BISHOP BADEJO REITERATES IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY IN THE LIFE OF THE CHURCH
Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo of Oyo Diocese has reiterated the importance of family in the life of the Church and the existence of humanity stressing that there is need for a more proactive action on the part of the Church for the protection of the sanctity of Christian marriage  and the fa...

 


12. CHRISTIANS URGED TO EMBRACE THE MISSIONARY MANDATE OF CHRISTMAS
The celebration of the birth of Christ has been described as a missionary mandate on the part of Christian faithful to continue his redemptive mission by extending the love and mercy of God to neighbours, especially the poor and the needy.    This was the kernel of the homily of the Cath...

 


13. LET US GIVE WITNESS TO PEACE AND SOLIDARITY, POPE FRANCIS EXTOLS
The Holy Father, Pope Francis has called on all people of the world to embrace peace and radiate love in solidarity to free humanity from the bondage of sufferings and pains, especially in war torn areas of the globe.   In his this year’s Urbi et Orbi Christmas message, the Holy Father ...

 


14. Archbishop Martins Calls for Love, True Brotherliness At Christmas
The Metropolitan Archbishop of Lagos, His Grace, Most Rev Dr. Alfred Adewale Martins has called on Christians and indeed all Nigerians to endeavour to extend the hands of love and truebrotherliness to their neighbours during this yuletide season.Archbishop Martins believes strongly that it is throug...

 


15. Why we must say joy to the world even though things are tough---Bishop Onah
The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka diocese, Most Rev Godfrey Onah has given reasons why Christians and Nigerians must continue to be joyful at Christmas even though things may appear to be rough. In his Christmas message titled “JOY TO THE WORLD, THOUGH THE TIMES ARE TOUGH”, the Prelate note...

 


16. Bishop Kukah: Four Decades of Exceptional Service to God and Humanity
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, His Excellency, Most Rev. Mathew Hassan Kukah will be forty years as a Catholic Priest on 19 December 2016. This man of God needs no introduction in Nigeria. The quintessential ecclesiastical and elder statesman is a remarkable Nigerian who has stood tall in bo...

 


17. Kaigama Congratulates Archbishop Job at Golden Jubilee of Priestly Ordination
The President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Most Rev Ignatius Ayau Kaigama has written to congratulate Archbishop Felix Alaba Adeosin Job, the Emeritus Archbishop of Ibadan, as the latter marks the Golden Jubilee of his Priestly Ordination.In his good will message to t...

 


18. Christmas Mood is a mood of God being with us---Onaiyekan
The mood of Christmas, an essential part of Christian faith, is a mood of God being with us.  John Cardinal Onaiyekan, Archbishop of Abuja has declared recently in his 2016 Christmas Message to NTA, VON and Radio Nigeria Carol of Nine Readings, held recently at the National Christian Centre Abu...

 


19. REMAIN UNDAUNTED IN THE FACE OF PERSECUTION, BISHOP TELLS CHRISTIANS
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah has called on Christians to remain steadfast in the face of persecution saying: “it is all about how we witness to our faith in the midst of adversity, persecution and challenges given the fact that our Lord gave his followe...

 


20. CATHOLICS URGED TO RETRACE THEIR STEPS FROM SIN AND RETURN TO GOD
The Holy Father, Pope Francis has called on Catholic faithful to use the season of Advent to retrace their steps from sin and respond positively to beckon of God to come to Him. The Holy Father made the call in his homily in his Angelus address at this year’s celebration of the Solemnity of th...

 


21. ETHNIC COLOURATION, CHALLENGE FOR SUCCESSFUL INTER-RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE – Bishop Anselm Umoren
Ethnic colouration of Religion has been described as a major challenge to the principles and teachings of the Catholic Church on interreligious dialogue and ecumenism. This assertion was made by the Auxiliary Bishop of Abuja Archdiocese, Most Rev. Anselm Umoren MSP, in his presentation at the Intern...

 


22. DRUG ADDICTION IS EVIL, SAYS POPE FRANCIS
The Holy Father, Pope Francis has described drug addiction as an evil which deprives its victims of their freedom and make them to “become slaves of a dependence”. He however added that this does not affect their dignity as people and children of God. Pope Francis made this remarks while...

 


23. POPE FRANCIS OUTLINES FACTORS THAT MAKE CHRISTIAN FAITH UNIQUE
The Holy Father, Pope Francis has outlined the essential factors that make the Christian Faith unique, describing it as a journey of encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ. These qualities include: vigilance in prayer, diligence in charity and being exultant in praise. The Pope made this assertion in...

 


24. POLARIZATION ALONG RELIGIOUS LINE INIMICAL FOR NIGERIA’S DEVELOPMENT – Archbishop Kaigama
The polarization of Nigeria along ethnic and religious or denominational lines has remained a challenge that has had far reaching negative consequences on the political and socio-economic growth of the country.This assertion was made by the President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria and...

 


25. NEED TO ADDRESS THE COMPATIBILITIES OF PENTECOSTALISM IN THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION STRESSED
Pentecostalism has been described as a global phenomenon that needs to be addressed in the context of the present day Christian religion with a view of finding its enduring capacities that can be beneficial to Christianity, especially in Nigeria.This position was posited by John Cardinal Onaiyekan o...

 


26. LET THE FLAME OF FAITH BURN STRONGLY IN YOUR LIVES, CATHOLICS TOLD
Catholics have been called upon to allow the flame of faith burn strongly in their lives to enable them give faithful witness to the Gospel and experience Christ’s light and love.The admonishment was made by the Catholic Archbishop of Benin City and Vice President of the Catholic Bishops Confe...

 


27. BISHOP FASINA REMINDS PRIESTS OF THEIR SALVATION MANDATE
Priests of the Catholic Church have been called upon to see their vocation as a call that emanates from God out of his Fatherly love for them to be part of the salvific mission of Christ. The call was made by the Catholic Bishop of Ijebu-Ode Diocese, Most Rev. Albert Fasina in his homily at the cele...

 


28. NEW CARDINALS CON-CELEBRATE WITH POPE FRANCIS
The universal Church has 17 new Cardinals, courtesy of the Holy Father, Pope Francis. The new cardinals chosen from different parts of the world were inaugurated on November 19, 2016; and they joined the Pope in concelebrating the end of the Jubilee Year of Mercy celebration Mass at the Vatican last...

 


29. CHRISTIANS URGED TO CONTINUE CHRIST’S SALVATION MISSION
Christians throughout the world have been admonished to continue the salvation mission of Christ by embracing his unquantifiable love which has no limits and which forgives all sins beyond human comprehension. The admonition was made by the Holy Father, Pope Francis in his homily at the celebration ...

 


30. FORGIVENESS, GOD’S MOST VISIBLE SIGN OF LOVE – Pope Francis
The Holy Father, Pope Francis has extended the power for the forgiveness of the sin of abortion to all priests of the Catholic Church indefinitely. It will be recalled that the Pope granted this special concession to all priests during the Year of Mercy.The new order of the Pope was contained in his...

 


 

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