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1. POPE FRANCIS PLEADS WITH YOUTHS ON THE LAPSES OF THE OLDER GENERATION ON THE JOURNEY OF FAITH
The Holy Father, Pope Francis has called on the youths of the present generation to forgive the older generation for not listening to them as the two generations walk along the journey of faith together. The Holy Father made the appeal in his homily at the closing Mass for the  recently conclud...

 


2. DEARTH OF KNOWLEDGE, CHALLENGE TO DEVELOPMENT
The Catholic Bishop of Bauchi Diocese, Most Rev. Hilary Dachelem CMF has described the dearth of knowledge as a major challenge for development in the different aspects of life in the country, including the education sector. The bishop therefore stressed that all hands must therefore be on...

 


3. ARCHBISHOPS ADVOCATE STOPPAGE OF KILLING OF INNOCENT CITIZENS
Two Catholic Archbishops; Most Rev. Matthew Ndagoso of Kaduna and Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins of Lagos, have called for an end to the killing of innocent citizens and avoidable unrests in different parts of the country, especially in Kaduna and the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja. The Archbi...

 


4. ARCHBISHOP AKUBEZE ADVOCATES COLLABORATION OF ALL NIGERIANS TO SOLVE THE NATION\’S PROBLEMS
The President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) and Archbishop of Benin City, Most Rev. Augustine Obiora Akubeze has described the collaborative efforts of all Nigerians as the panacea for addressing the challenges facing the country in all facets of life. The Archbishop m...

 


5. CATHOLIC MEN URGED TO BE VERSED IN CHURCH SOCIAL TEACHINGS TO MAKE POSITIVE CHANGE IN THE COUNTRY\’S POLITICAL REALM
Adequate knowledge of the Catholic Social Teaching and other documents of the Church that emphasize love, justice and equity in the society, can make Catholic lay faithful effective agents of positive change in the country’s political system, the Catholic Bishop of Oyo Diocese, Most Rev. Emman...

 


6. BISHOP CALLS FOR CATHOLIC IDEAS-DRIVEN PARADIGM SHIFT IN THE NATION\’S POLITICS
The formation of a Catholic ideas-driven strategic movement has been advocated for an effective and productive paradigm shift in the country’s political system that is presently fraught with non-ethical socio-political practices; thus, stagnating the practice of true democracy and conduct of f...

 


7. BE MORE DYNAMIC IN YOUR APOSTOLATE, COMMUNICATION DIRECTORS TOLD
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN Episcopal Chairman for Social Communications, Most Rev. Denis Isizoh has called on Catholic communicators to be more dynamic in the discharge of their duties  in the education and formation of the people in order to make the society and th...

 


8. BISHOP STRESSES IMPORTANCE OF THE LORD’S PRAYER IN THE LIFE OF THE FAITHFUL
Bishop Lucius Ugorji of Umuahia Diocese has stressed the importance of the Eucharist and prayer for the sustainability of our faith and armour against fear and false motives. The bishop made the call in his homily at the opening Mass of the Second Plenary Meeting of the Diocesan/Religious Directors ...

 


9. BISHOP UGORJI ADVOCATES A VIBRANT NATIONAL COMMUNICATION PASTORAL PLAN
The Catholic Bishop of Umuahia and Apostolic Administrator of Ahiara Diocese, Most Rev. Lucius Ugorji has advocated a vibrant National Communication Pastoral Plan to make the Church’s communication apostolate more dynamic in addressing the challenges of immorality and other vices being promote...

 


10. BISHOP ODETOYINBO REITERATES CHURCH’S COMMITMENT TO THE PROVISION OF HOLISTIC EDUCATION FOR NIGERIAN CHILDREN
The Catholic Bishop of Abeokuta Diocese and Chairman of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) Education Committee, Most Rev. Peter Kayode Odetoyinbo has reiterated the commitment of the Catholic Church to the provision of quality education for the holistic formation of Nigerian ch...

 


11. CBCN PRESIDENT GIVES RECIPE FOR TEACHING HUMAN SEXUALITY IN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
The teaching of human sexuality in Catholic Schools should be done with prudence and handled by teachers sound in the faith, the President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) and Archbishop of Benin City, Most Rev. Augustine Obiora Akubeze has declared. Archbishop Akubeze ma...

 


12. CHURCH URGED TO BE MORE PROACTIVE IN PROTECTING MINORS FROM SEX ABUSE
The President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) and the Archbishop of Benin City, Most Rev. Augustine Obiora Akubeze has stressed the need for the Church to be more proactive in the protection of minors and vulnerable persons from sex abuse and other related challenges. Ar...

 


13. DO NOT BE AFRAID, DO NOT BE DISCOURAGED (An Invitation to Action for National Harmony and Peace)
DO NOT BE AFRAID, DO NOT BE DISCOURAGED” (Deut 31:8) (An Invitation to Action for National Harmony and Peace)   A Communiqué issued at the end of the Second Plenary Meeting of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) at Pinnacle Guest Inn and Resort, Sokoto, Soko...

 


14. ARCHBISHOP MARTINS CHIDES NIGERIAN POLITICIANS; URGES MEDIA PRACTITIONERS TO BE MORE PROACTIVE
The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins has called on the country’s media practitioners to be more proactive and resolute in the discharge of their duties, to make Nigeria an egalitarian nation where justice, equity and rule of law are held sacrosanct and true democr...

 


15. PRESERVE YOUR FAITH IDENTITY, CATHOLIC YOUTHS TOLD
Catholic youths have urged to preserve their identity as members of God’s family by living a good Christian life guided by the teachings and morals of the Catholic faith. The appeal was made by the Catholic Bishop of Osogbo Diocese and Episcopal Chairman of the Catholic Bishops’ Conferen...

 


16. ARCHBISHOP EKUWEM CALLS FOR SPIRITUAL REAWAKENING OF CATHOLIC YOUTHS
The Metropolitan Archbishop of Calabar Province, Most Rev. Joseph Ekuwem has called for a spiritual reawakening among Catholic youths so that they can become better agents of evangelization, in a world that is faced with the paucity of authentic Catholic faith. Archbishop Ekuwem made the call in his...

 


17. CATHOLIC YOUTHS URGED TO AVOID BEEN USED AS AGENTS OF VIOLENCE
Youths of the Catholic Church have been advised not to succumb to being used as a agents of violence, no matter the level of inducement. This advise was given by the President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria, Most Rev. Augustine Obiora Akubeze, while declaring open the fifth Nat...

 


18. EMBRACE THE INVITATION OF GOD TO HOLINESS – Archbishop Akubeze
The President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria and Archbishop of Benin City, Most Rev. Augustine Obiora Akubeze has described the Holy Spirit as the inner moral compass that guides the life of the Church and the faithful to spiritual holiness and good morals. Catholic youths have...

 


19. REMAIN CONNECTED TO GOD ALWAYS, CATHOLIC YOUTHS TOLD
Nigerian Youths have been admonished to remain connected to God in spite of the present multi-dimensional challenges facing the country. The advice was given by the President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) and Metropolitan of Benin City Archdiocese, Most Rev. Augustine O...

 


20. CHOOSING A LIFE PARTNER, A CRITICAL LIFE DECISION – Bishop Umoren
The Catholic Auxiliary Bishop of Abuja, Most Rev. Anselm Umoren MSP, has described the choosing of a life partner as one of the three critical decisions in the life of any man or woman; adding that this can mar the life of the person, if the wrong choice is made. The bishop made this remark while r...

 


21. LOVE OF SKEWED VALUES IDENTIFIED AS A MAJOR FACTOR FOR BROKEN MARRIAGES
The love of skewed values of life has been identified as one major factor for the breaking of marriages in the modern day world. This assertion was made by the Auxiliary Bishop of Abuja Archdiocese, Most Rev. Anselm Umoren MSP, while reviewing the book: “Understanding Your Spouse before and af...

 


22. BISHOP KUKAH ADVOCATES DEEP KNOWLEDGE OF DEMOCRACY FOR NATIONAL COHESION
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah has advocated discipline and deep knowledge of democracy to facilitate the proper cohesion of the Nigerian nation.   Noting that democracy is hard work on an imperfect system, Bishop Kukah who recently delivered a lecture a...

 


23. DISTORTION OF HISTORICAL FACTS IDENTIFIED AS MAJOR IMPEDIMENT FOR NIGERIA/’S DEVELOPMENT
Absence of authentic historical records has been identified as a major factor responsible for the present sorry state of the Nigerian nation. This assertion was made by Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto Diocese, in lecture titled: Broken Truths: Nigeria’s Elusive Quest for National Cohesio...

 


24. BISHOP KUKAH IDENTIFIES IMPEDIMENTS TO NATIONAL COHESION IN NIGERIA
Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto Diocese, has attributed the myriad of challenges facing the country in all facets of life to the “heap from the harvest of broken truths, lies and innuendos” that have dominated the history of the country and made national cohesion impossible.  ...

 


25. NEW BISHOP URGED TO BE AN INSPIRATION TO FAITHFUL
The newly consecrated Co-Adjutor Bishop of Ilorin Diocese has been advised to be an exemplary and inspirational leader to the faithful of the diocese to ensure that they can be hardworking, sound, holy and apostolic in their ministry.   The call was made by the Catholic Bishop of Osogbo Dioce...

 


26. CALL TO EPISCOPATE RENEWAL OF GOD/’S GRACE ON HUMANITY
The call to the Episcopate is a renewal of God’s grace not only on the newly ordained bishop but also on the world, thereby increasing the number of those to be saved; the Catholic Bishop of Osogbo Diocese, Most Rev. John Oyejola has declared. The bishop made this assertion in his homily at th...

 


27. STATEMENT OF MOST REV . IGNATIUS KAIGAMA ARCHBISHOP OF JOS AFTER THE RECENT JOS KILLINGS
I am very far from Nigeria but the sad and bad news from Plateau State are not far from me. I hear that herdsmen are on the prowl again and there is bloodshed, murder of infants, youths, men and women in huge numbers in our beloved land of “peace and tourism”. The flagrant and despicable...

 


28. CATHOLICS URGED TO CHERISH AND REMAIN STEADFAST IN THEIR FAITH
Catholics in the country have been called upon to remain steadfast in their faith and cherish the gift of the Church of Christ as an ever new Church, in spite of its being over two thousand years old. This admonition was given by the Catholic Bishop of Ijebu-Ode Diocese, Most Rev. Albert Fasina, whi...

 


29. RELIGIOUS LEADERS URGED TO SHUN SELF-AGGRANDISEMENT
Religious leaders in the country have been called upon to read the signs of time, justifiably to the lead the faithful to Christ and avoid self -aggrandizement. The call was made by the Archbishop emeritus of Ibadan, Archdiocese, Most Rev. Felix Alaba Job in his vote of thanks at the end of the cele...

 


30. EMBRACE CONCEPT OF SERVICE FOR COMMON GOOD; NIGERIAN LEADERS TOLD
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has advocated for a change of heart on the part of the country’s political leaders and leaders of other stakeholder groups in the society by embracing the concept of service for the common good of all, instead of using their positions a...

 


 

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