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1. Priests and Religious as Principal Agents of the Catechetical Apostolate of the Church
The important role of priests and religious as principal agents of the Catechetical apostolate of the Church in Nigeria cannot be controverted, the Catholic Bishop of Bauchi Diocese, Most Rev. Hilary Dachelem CMF, has declared. The bishop made this assertion in his paper at the recent first national...

 


2. EFFECTIVE CATECHESIS MUST REFLECT IN THE LIFE OF THE FAITHFUL, BISHOP ADVOCATES
Effective Catechesis is beyond recitation of doctrinal formulas but evangelization focused and reflected in the daily life of every faithful, the Catholic Bishop of Osogbo Diocese, Most Rev. John Oyejola has remarked. The Bishop made this remark while speaking on the topic: Evangelizing Catec...

 


3. COMMUNICATION, VITAL TOOL FOR REVAMPING CATECHESIS FOR THE CHURCH IN NIGERIA
Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo of Oyo Diocese has emphasized the importance of the communication apostolate for the successful and effective revamping of Catechesis for the Church in Nigeria. The bishop posited this stand in his presentation at the recently concluded first National Catechetical ...

 


4. NIGERIANS URGED TO LOOK UP TO GOD FOR THE COUNTRY’S TRANSFORMATION
The President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) and Archbishop of Benin City, Most Rev. Augustine Obiora Akubeze has called on Nigerians to look up to God for the transformation of the Nigerian nation; as trusting in the ability of the country’s political leaders instead of ...

 


5. CHRISTMAS MESSAGE OF ARCHBISHOP AUGUSTINE OBIORA AKUBEZE, THE PRESIDENT OF THE CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE OF NIGERIA, TO ALL NIGERIANS
Fellow Nigerians,   THEME: 2019, A YEAR OF FULFILMENT OF THE HOPE OF NIGERIANS On behalf of the members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria, I send you special Christmas greetings. As we draw closer to the end of the year, we need to thank God for his goodness to us in Niger...

 


6. USE YOUR RESOURCES WILLINGLY FOR EVANGELIZATION APOSTOLATE, CHARISMATIC MEMBERS TOLD
The President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria and Archbishop of Benin City, Most Rev. Augustine Obiora Akubeze has reiterated the obligatory need for all faithful to use their resources to promote the evangelization apostolate of the Church. The Archbishop made this remark in hi...

 


7. PARTIAL IMPLEMENTATION OF CONSTITUTION ON FREEDOM OF RELIGION FUELS DISHAMONY
The partial implementation of the Nigerian Constitutions with regards to freedom of worship and choice of religion, by governments in the Northern part of the country has been described as a clog in the wheel of religious harmony and peaceful co-existence, among the adherents of the two major religi...

 


8. ARCHBISHOP KAIGAMA OUTLINES FACTORS RESPONSIBLE FOR TENSION BETWEEN MOSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS IN NIGERIA
The uneasy relationship between the adherents of the two major religions in Nigeria has been attributed to what existed in the different roots of the two religions and unnecessary pursuits for increase in followership and faith superiority; among other factors. This assertion was made by the Cathol...

 


9. CBCN PRESIDENT STRESSES IMPORTANCE OF CATECHESIS IN THE LIFE OF THE FAITHFUL
The importance of Catechesis in helping the faithful to actively live in their faith cannot be controverted; and for them to be effective agents of the evangelization apostolate of the Church, the must be properly grounded in the faith; the President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nige...

 


10. BISHOP OLORUNMOLU EMPHASIZES NEED FOR NEW METHODS OF TEACHING CATECHESIS
The Catholic Bishop of Lokoja Diocese, Most Rev. Martin Olorunmolu has emphasized the need for the overhaul of the methods of teaching Catechesis in the Nigerian church to make her effectively relevant and compliant in the new Evangelization apostolate of the Universal Church. The Bishop expressed ...

 


11. CARDINAL ONAIYEKAN CALLS FOR BETTER FUNDING OF CATECHETICAL APOSTOLATE
The Metropolitan Archbishop of Abuja Ecclesiastical Province, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has advocated the provision of better funding for the Catechetical apostolate of the Church in Nigeria, in order to make it more vibrant and compliant in the contention of the new evangelization mission of the Univ...

 


12. CALL FOR A VALUABLE TEMPLATE FOR CATECHESIS FOR THE CHURCH IN NIGERIA
Archbishop Augustine Akubeze, the President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) and the Archbishop of Benin City, has advocated for a Catechetical template that will be relevant for the New Evangelization apostolate of the Church in Nigeria. The Archbishop made the call in hi...

 


13. CALL FOR COLLABORATION AMONG CHURCH GROUPS TO DEFEND THE CATHOLIC FAITH
A call has been made for collaboration among all the segments of the Church to ensure that the “faith is properly understood, professed, spread and defended”. This was part of the resolutions adopted by participants at the recently concluded first National Catechetical Summit, held at th...

 


14. NEW METHODS OF FORMATION IN THE FAITH MUST NOT DIMINISH THE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL
The use of new methods for the formation of the faithful in Catechesis must not diminish the eternal truth of the Gospel nor water down its contents, participants at the recently concluded first National Catechetical Summit of the Catholic Church in Nigeria, have advocated. The call was part of the ...

 


15. BISHOP CALLS FOR COLLABORATION ACROSS RELIGIOUS BORDERS TO BUILD A GREATER NIGERIA
The collaboration among people of different faith, to which the Catholic Church is committed, has been described as an essential factor for the building of an authentic Nigerian nation that can earn the respect of the world and bring God’s favour on the country.   This assertion was mad...

 


16. CBCN WARNS CATHOLIC PRIESTS AGAINST ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN POLITICS
Priests and people of Consecrated life of the Catholic Church have been warned and ordered not to be involved in active partisan politics in support of any politician or political party, as this is against the Canon Law and teachings and policy of the Church.    The warning and order was...

 


17. DISCIPLINED COUNSELORS NEEDED IN SCHOOLS TO CONTROL SEXUAL ABUSE
The presence of morally upright and disciplined counsellors in schools has been described as one of the effective means of reducing the vice of sexual abuse of minors in schools and vulnerable persons in the society.  This admonition was part of the resolutions adopted by participants and the r...

 


18. CATHOLIC CHURCH EDUCATORS ADVOCATE ZERO TOLERANCE FOR SEXUAL ABUSE OF MINORS AND VULNERABLE PERSONS
Stakeholders of Catholic Education in Nigeria have advocated zero tolerance for sexual abuse of minors and harassment of vulnerable people in the society, describing such actions as infringement on the fundamental rights of the victims. This admonition was contained in the resolutions adopted by pa...

 


19. SOLIDARITY AMONG PRIESTS AND RELIGIOUS A STRONG BOND OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
The Catholic Archbishop of Jos, Most Rev. Ignatius Ayau Kaigama has commended the solidarity by priests and religious whenever any of them is in need, describing it as “a strong bond and spiritual communion that is quite touching and an exemplary family bond worthy of emulation”. The Arc...

 


20. GOVERNMENT URGED TO BE MORE PROACTIVE IN PROVISION OF SECURITY
Leaders at the helm of affair in the country’s three tiers of government have been admonished to be more proactive in providing adequate security and protection of life and property in all parts of the country, to facilitate peace and meaningful development in all facets of life. This admonit...

 


21. JUSTICE AND TRUTH, ESSENTIAL REQUISITES FOR RECONCILIATION – Archbishop Ndagoso
Archbishop Matthew Ndagoso of Kaduna has described justice and truth as essential requisites for reconciliation and peace in the society. The Archbishop made this declaration in his homily at the funeral Mass for the late traditional ruler of Adara chiefdom, Agom Adara; Dr. Maiwada Raphael Galadima,...

 


22. PROVIDE CONDUCIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR NIGERIANS TO END HUMAN TRAFFICKING, GOVERNMENT TOLD
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has called on the Government to provide a conducive atmosphere for Nigerians to live a peaceful and decent life, noting that this will go a long way in combating the problem of human trafficking in the country. The Archbishop made this remar...

 


23. PROVIDE CONDUCIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR NIGERIANS TO END HUMAN TRAFFICKING, GOVERNMENT TOLD
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has called on the Government to provide a conducive atmosphere for Nigerians to live a peaceful and decent life, noting that this will go a long way in combating the problem of human trafficking in the country. The Archbishop made this remar...

 


24. CBCN PRESIDENT CALLS FOR STATE/CHURCH COLLABORATION FOR RESTORATION OF DIGNITY TO TRAFFICKED PERSONS
The President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) and Archbishop of Benin City, Most Rev. Augustine Obiora Akubeze has called for collaboration between the government and the Church, on the restoration of the dignity of trafficked persons in the country. The Archbishop made ...

 


25. 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...

 


26. 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...

 


27. 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...

 


28. 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...

 


29. 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...

 


30. 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...

 


 

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