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1. Homily for Closing Mass of Golden Jubilee of SECAM, 28 July 2019, KAMPALA
As we conclude today the celebration of SECAM golden Jubilee, allow me, to share some insights suggested by today’s readings. One striking thing about today’s first reading is that between Abraham and God roles seem to have been. Usually it... 
2. SECAM Plenary Assembly enters day 5
The 18th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) has entered its fifth day as the open workshop ended on 24th July 2019 making way for Bishop delegates to reflect more on the discussions and the way f... 
3. SECAM CELEBRATES GOLDEN JUBILEE AND HOLDS 18TH PLENARY ASSEMBLY
All is set for the 18th Plenary Assembly and Golden Jubilee of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM), in Kampala, Uganda, from the 20th to 29th  July 2019. The theme of the plenary assembly is: “Church-Famil... 
4. CATHOLIC YOUTHS CONVERGE IN AWKA TO DISCUSS VOCATIONAL DISCERNMENT
Delegates of all the Catholic youth groups from all over the country will converge at the Bishop Obiefuna Retreat Centre Awka, Anambra State, for a four-day training seminar, in August; as part of the efforts of the Youth Committee of the Catholic Bish... 
5. CALL FOR STRINGENT LAWS TO CURB KIDNAPPING AND OTHER CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES
A call has been made for a stringent law that will curb the increasing wave of kidnapping and other criminal activities presently threatening the peace, stability, safety of life in the country. The call was made by the President of the Catholic Laity ... 
6. GOVERNMENT WARNED ON THE DANGERS OF ETHNIC OR RELIGION FAVOURITISM
The Catholic Laity Council of Nigeria (CLCN) has called on the country’s three tiers of Government and other major stakeholders in the country not to accord supremacy to any particular religion in the country pointing out that this portends great... 
7. BISHOP KUKAH CAUTIONS ON INFLAMATORY STATEMENTS ON FULANI HERDSMEN
Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto Diocese has cautioned against the use of hate speech against the Fulani people noting that this could not only puncture the fragile peace the country is presently enjoying but also fan the ember of ethnic violence ... 
8. HUMILITY AN ESSENTIAL VIRTUE FOR SUCCESSFUL VOCATION IN THE LORD’S VINEYARD
Humility has been described as an essential virtue for Catholic priests, to enable them fulfil their vocation faithfully in the Lord’s vineyard and lead the faithful in the right way to Christ. This assertion was made by the Catholic Archbishop o... 
9. Contextualising the Theme of the Workshop: “Church-Family of God in Africa, Celebrate Your Jubilee! Proclaim Jesus Christ Your Saviour”
SECAM GOODEN JUBILEE WORKSHOP: 22 - 24 July 2019 Theme: “Church-Family of God in Africa, Celebrate Your Jubilee! Proclaim Jesus Christ Your Saviour” Monday, 22 July 2019 (Feast of Mary of Magdala) 09.15 - 09.35: 1st Speaker: Rev. Sr. Tere... 
10. Sermon and Reflection for the Opening Holy Mass of the Golden Jubilee of SECAM at the Cathedral of Kampala on Sunday, July 21, 2019
1. Greetings and Introduction: My dearly beloved in Christ Jesus, today is the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time according to the Church's Calendar of Worship and we have just listened to the three Scripture readings offered by Holy Mother Church for our re... 
11. THERE IS HOPE IN PERSEVERANCE; PMS NATIONAL DIRECTOR ASSURES
There is hope in perseverance, once we put our trust in God; no matter the situation we find ourselves. This assertion was made by the National Director of the Pontifical Missionary Societies of Nigeria (PMS), Rev. Fr. George Olusegun Ajana; in his h... 
12. CATHOLIC MEDIA PRACTITIONERS EXERCISE CAUTION ON SENSITIVE NEWS
Catholic Media Practitioners have been advised to sustain the ethics and integrity of the profession by reporting positive developments about the Church and the country. They were also urged to always investigate very well before publishing to ensure t... 
13. GOVERNMENT URGED NOT TO SCUTTLE THE FRAGILE PEACE IN THE COUNTRY
The Federal Government has been admonished not to endanger the already fragile peace the country is presently savouring with the introduction of any policy that will portray the promotion of the welfare, economy and preservation of any extraction of th... 
14. EDUCATION, AN ESSENTIAL TOOL FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE AND LEADERSHIP
Education has been described as an essential tool for good governance and mobilization of good leaders for the development of any nation. This point was asserted in the Resolutions adopted by members of the Nigerian Catholic Diocesan Priests Associatio... 
15. ANNIVERSARIES ARE SIGNS OF GRATITUDE TO GOD AND REMINDERS OF AN INEVITABLE END THROUGH DEATH
Anniversaries give us the opportunity to show gratitude to God for His love, goodness and compassion, as well as help us in retrospect about our life with a view of planning for a fruitful life after death in heaven. This remark was made by Rev. Benedi... 
16. MAKING NIGERIA GREAT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ALL NIGERIANS – Bishop Ajakaye
The Catholic Bishop of Ekiti Diocese, Most Rev. Felix Femi Ajakaye described the redemption of the image of the Nigerian nation as the responsibility of all Nigerian, irrespective of their status, religion, ethnicity or position in the society. He ther... 
17. INVALUABLE ROLES OF CHAPLAINS IN LAITY GROUPS OUTLINED
Chaplains and Sister Advisors have invaluable roles in shaping the spiritual and pastoral lives of the members of the lay faithful groups they administer, Rev. Fr. Isaac Dugu, the Director of Pastoral Agents, Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN); has ... 
18. NATIONAL CHAPLAINS URGED TO REMAIN STEADFAST IN THEIR APOSTOLATE
National Chaplains and Sister Advisors of the various laity groups in the Church have been enjoined to remain steadfast in their apostolate of leading the various groups of the laity in the Church spiritually and pastorally in conformity with the teach... 
19. CATHOLIC LAWYERS CALL FOR ALL STAKEHOLDERS INTERFACE DISCUSSION ON GOOD GOVERNANCE
The Association of Catholic Lawyers have advocated an all stakeholders interface meeting to holistically address the challenges militating against the enthronement of good governance in the country. The call was part of the resolutions adopted at the e... 
20. CSN DELEGATES AT CAN URGED TO ADHERE TO THE FOCUS OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS
Officers and delegates representing the Catholic Church in the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have been urged to remain focused and align with the position of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), on the purpose and ultimate goal o... 
21. CAN LEADERS URGED TO FOCUS ON THE UNITY OF THE BODY OF CHRIST
Leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), have been advised to focus on the unity of the Body of Christ, concentrate on things that will bring  all Christian denominations in the country together; and avoid been tied to the apron... 
22. CAN LEADERS URGED TO FOCUS ON THE UNITY OF THE BODY OF CHRIST
Leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), have been advised to focus on the unity of the Body of Christ, concentrate on things that will bring  all Christian denominations in the country together; and avoid been tied to the apron... 
23. ARCHBISHOP IDENTIFIES MISMANAGEMENT OF RESOURCES AS CAUSE OF INSECURITY
Archbishop Matthew Ndagoso of Kaduna Archdiocese has identified mismanagement of resources and absence of the presence of Government in some parts of the country as some of the reasons for the current spate of insecurity in the country. The Archb... 
24. CALL FOR RECOLLECTION OF OUR LIFE OF SPIRITUALITY IN PREPARATION FOR HEAVEN
A call has been made for a recollection of our spiritual life on earth, in preparation for return to the life after, when God calls. This appeal was made by Monsignor Cletus Tanimu Gotan in homily at the funeral Vigil Mass for the late emeritus Bishop ... 
25. LUST FOR MUNDANE THINGS OF LIFE DETRIMENT TO JOY OF HEAVENLY ABODE
The lust for mundane things of life portend danger for everlasting life in the kingdom of heaven, Monsignor Cletus Gotan of the Archdiocese of Jos has warned. Msgr. Gotan gave the warning in his homily at the wake-keep Mass for the late emeritus Cathol... 
26. LATE BISHOP AJE DESCRIBED AS AN EMBODIMENT OF LIFE OF SIMPLICITY
The late emeritus Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Kevin Aje has been described as an exemplary apostle of Christ who lived a life of simplicity and firmly believed in the Resurrection of Christ as victory over death; a faith he preached all his lif... 
27. CALL FOR LIBERATION OF RELIGION FROM THE HANDS OF MANIPULATORS
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has called for the collaboration of all religious leaders to liberate religion from the claws of manipulators who use it for godless and selfish purposes. He described true Religion as a great ... 
28. RECTORS OF SEMINARIES URGED TO REMAIN STEADFAST IN THEIR MENTORING APOSTOLATE
Rectors of Major and Minor Seminaries in the country have been admonished to remain steadfast in the mission of mentoring future priests for the Church in Nigeria, in spite of the challenges of modernity and other factors facing the Church in this pers... 
29. EMBRACE THE PEACE OF CHRIST FOR EVERLASTING INHERITANCE
The peace bequeathed to humanity by Christ has been described as an everlasting inheritance that guarantees everlasting joy and love in heaven at the end of our sojourn on earth. This observation was made by the Director of Social Communications, Catho... 
30. POSITIVE USE OF THE SOCIAL MEDIA TO PROMOTE TRUTH IS OUR COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY – Rev. Fr. Gerard Musa
The use of the social media and modern media technologies can only be beneficial to humanity if properly and effectively used to promote love ant the truth; as well as facilitate a communal human community. However, at the rate they are been used, thes... 

 



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