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1. NIGERIAN CHAPTER OF OBLATES OF VIRGIN MARY GETS NEW SUPERIOR
The Congregation of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary has approved a new executive for the Nigerian Chapter, the Rector Major (Superior General) of the Congregation, Fr. David Nicgorski ovm; has disclosed in a press statement, issued recently by the offic... 
2. ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN CHURCH PROGRAMMES IS A RESPONSIBILITY OF EVERY FAITHFUL
Active participation in Church activities, spiritually and otherwise is the responsibility of every faithful as part of the Body of Christ – the Church. This was the kernel of the addresses of Rev. Fr. Moses Iyara OSA, while facilitating the two-... 
3. PRIMARY GOAL OF OUR LIFE AS CHRISTIANS IS ETERNAL GLORY – Fr. Samjumi
The primary goal of our life as Christians is to enter eternal glory, after our sojourn on earth; Rev. Fr. Zacharia Samjumi, the Deputy Secretary General of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN), has stated. Fr Samjumi made this assertion in his ho... 
4. HUMILITY AN ESSENTIAL VIRTUE FOR ALL FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST
Humility has been described as an essential virtue necessary  for the realization of the missionary mandate of Christ by all the faithful saddled with the responsibility of reaching out with the Good news of Salvation. In the same vein, pries... 
5. BISHOP CALLS FOR COLLABORATION ON REHABILITATION OF VICTIMS OF BOKO HARAM INSURGENCY
Catholic Bishop of Maiduguri Diocese, Most Rev. Oliver Dashe Doeme has called for an all stakeholders synergy on the rehabilitation programme for the victims of the Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast region of the country. Bishop Doeme made this ca... 
6. PRISON INMATES URGED TO EMBRACE REFORMATION IN INCACERATION
Nigerians in incarceration in prisons have been admonished to see their situation as an opportunity for sober reflection, prayer and reflection for reformation. The admonition was given by the Catholic Archbishop of Onitsha, Most Rev. Valerian Okeke in... 
7. ARCHBISHOP NWACHUKWU APPOINTED APOSTOLIC NUNCIO OF ANTILLES EPISCOPAL CONFERENCE
The Holy Father Pope Francis has appointed Most Rev. Fortunatus Nwachukwu, the Titular Archbishop of Acquaviva and Apostolic Nuncio of the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC). According to a statement issued by the AEC Secretariat, Port of Spain, Trini... 
8. ENCOUNTER WITH CHRIST IS VICTORY OVER DEATH; Says Pope Francis
The Holy Father Pope Francis has assured Christians that anyone who encounters Christ has no fear of death adding that the grace of God is always available for every repentant sinner.  The Pope gave this assurance in one of recent Catechesis ... 
9. NEED FOR MORE PASTORAL CARE FOR NIGERIANS WITH PSYCHOLOGICAL CHALLENGES
A call has been made for a more committed attention pastoral care for Nigerians who are have psychological challenges and other human life defects and abandoned by the society. This call was made by Rev. Fr. Peter Babangida Audu, while giving his vote ... 
10. PRIESTHOOD VOCATION SHOULD NOT BE TREATED WITH LEVITY
The vocation of the Catholic priesthood has been described as a special gift of God given to a privileged few and should not be treated with levity by those called and the lay faithful. This contention was posited by the Vicar General of Ondo Diocese, ... 
11. CATHOLIC FAITHFUL URGED TO EMBRACE SUFFERING WITNESSING TO CHRIST
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah has called on Catholic faithful to embrace the tragedy of persecution and other sufferings associated with witnessing for Christ. According to the bishop the call to mission in the C... 
12. POPE FRANCIS STRESSES MISSIONARY MANDATE OF YOUNG PEOPLE
The Holy Father Pope Francis has described young people as the hope of the missionary apostolate of the Church and therefore stressed the need for them to be more involved in the missionary responsibility of the Church. The Holy Father’s contenti... 
13. ONITSHA PRISONS: ARCHBISHOP OKEKE CELEBRATING 64TH BIRTHDAY WITH INMATE
The Archbishop of Onitsha, Most Rev Valerian Okeke says he will commission the new skill acquisition centre he is building at the Onitsha prison by December or latest by Easter next year.The skill acquisition centre which costs several millions of nair... 
14. Kaigama calls on the Fulani and Irigwe in Bassa to bury the Hatchet
In his quest for lasting peace on the Plateau, the Catholic Archbishop of Jos, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, utilized the occasion of his Pastoral Visit to St. Gabriel’s Parish, Jebbu Bassa, to intercede and plead for forgiveness, reconciliation an... 
15. JESUS IS THE SOURCE OF MARY’S DIVINITY AND INTERCESSORY POWER
Bishop Michael Elue, the local ordinary of  Issele-Ukwu Diocese has described Jesus Christ as the source of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s divinity and power stressing that her maternal intercession always covers our needs even before we present ... 
16. PRESENT GLOBAL MISFORTUNES ATTRIBUTED TO GRAVITY OF SIN
The Apostolic Nuncio to Nigeria, Archbishop Antonio Guido Filippazzi has attributed the present global challenges facing humanity to  the gravity of sins committed against God and humanity; describing sin as the greatest evil in the life of man. H... 
17. REMAIN RESOLUTE IN FAITH TO OVERCOME CHALLENGES, Says Cardinal Onaiyekan
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has stressed the importance of faith when asking for favours from God, noting that with the re-consecration of Nigeria to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at the grand finale of the National Marian ... 
18. CATHOLICS URGED TO LEARN FROM MARY TO OBTAIN DIVINE FAVOURS
Catholic faithful have been called upon to dedicate themselves to the Blessed Virgin Mary whose intercession will impact positively on their lives with divine favours. The admonition was made by the Catholic Archbishop of Onitsha Archdiocese, Most Rev.... 
19. CBCN PRESIDENT ADVOCATES SPIRITUAL HEALING FOR NIGERIA
The President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos has stressed the importance of spiritual healing, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, for the Nigerian nation to get out of her pres... 
20. ARCHBISHOP KAIGAMA OUTLINES PANACEA FOR NIGERIA’S SOCIO-ECONOMIC CHALLENGES
The President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama has described equitable distribution of the nation’s wealth and political appointments as well as the prudent use of her resources by the political lea... 
21. MARY’S ROLE IN THE SALVATION MISSION OF CHRIST INVALUABLE – Archbishop Akubeze
The Catholic Archbishop of Benin City, Most Rev. Augustine Akubeze has described the Blessed Virgin Mary as an invaluable facilitator in the redemption mission of humanity by Christ; noting that: “True devotion to Mary leads to Christ.” The... 
22. CALL FOR CRITICAL EVALUATION OF SPIRITUAL AND PASTORAL CHALLENGES FACING THE CHURCH
A call has been made for the critical and objective evaluation of the spiritual and pastoral challenges of the true practice of the Catholic faith in order to ensure the success of the mission of the Church in the country. The call was made by Rev. Mon... 
23. COLLABORATION WITH PMS WILL FACILITATE COMMUNICATION APOSTOLATE – PMS Director
The national Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies  (PMS) in the country, Rev. Fr. George Ajana has called for collaboration between the association of Diocesan/ Religious Directors of SocialCommunications in Nigeria to foster the comm... 
24. ETHICS MANUAL PARAMOUNT TO SUCCESSFUL COMMUNICATION APOSTOLATE
The director of social communications at the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN), Rev. Fr. Chris Anyanwu has reiterated the importance of an ethics manual for the success of the communications apostolate of the Church in the country.   Fr Anya... 
25. MAKE THE CHURCH PRESENT IN THE SOCIAL MEDIA FOR POSITIVE IMPACT; CATHOLIC COMMUNICATORS TOLD
Catholic media practitioners have been called been called upon to ensure the presence of the Church in the social media for positive impact and promotion of the Gospel of truth. The call was made by the Catholic Bishop of Jebu-Ode Diocese, Most Rev. Al... 
26. BISHOP ONAH REITERATES THE NEED FOR A MORE PROACTIVE COMMUNICATION APOSTOLATE FOR THE CHURCH IN NIGERIA
The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria Episcopal Chairman for Social Communications and Bishop of Nsukka Diocese; Most Rev. Godfrey Onah has reiterated the need for a more proactive media for the communication apostolate of the Church in the countr... 
27. USE YOUR APOSTOLATE TO RENEW THE SPIRITUAL LIFE OF CATHOLICS; COMMUNICATION DIRECTORS TOLD
Diocesan and Religious Directors of Communication have been called upon to focus their apostolate on the spiritual renewal and true conversion of Catholic faithful in the country. The call was made by the Catholic Bishop of Ijebu-Ode Diocese, Most Rev.... 
28. The Healing of Nigeria Has Started with the Re-consecration of the Country to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
THE HEALING OF NIGERIA HAS STARTED WITH THE RE-CONSECRATION OF THE COUNTRY TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY By  Rev.  Fr.  Chris N Anyanwu (National Director of Social Communications, Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, Abuja)   ... 
29. PLEASE, STOP THE CIRCLE OF KILLINGS – AN APPEAL TO THE FULANI AND IRIGWE OF BASSA LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN PLATEAU STATE
PRESS RELEASE PLEASE, STOP THE CIRCLE OF KILLINGS – AN APPEAL TO THE FULANI AND IRIGWE OF BASSA LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN PLATEAU STATE.    BY MOST REV. IGNATIUS A. KAIGAMA. CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF JOS AND PRESIDENT, CATHOLIC BISHOP... 
30. NCDPA REITERATES ALLEGIANCE TO BISHOPS CONFERENCE
The Nigeria Catholic Diocesan Priests’ Association (NCDPA) has reiterated its allegiance and obedience to the Holy Father, Pope Francis and the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN); noting that the interactive initiative between the Conf... 

 



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