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1. COMMUNICATION, AN ESSENTIAL FACTOR FOR BUILDING RELATIONSHIP
Communication has been described as an essential factor for building relationship in all facets of life and its effective application in the promotion of the Good News of Christ cannot be controverted. This was the kernel of the homily delivered by Rev... 
2. CAMPAN CALLS FOR OVERHAUL OF CHURCH COMMUNICATION APOSTOLATE
A call has been made for the overhaul of the communication apostolate and apparatus of the Catholic Church in the country, to make it New Media compliant for better reach-out with the Good News of Christ. This contention was contained in the Resolution... 
3. NEW MEDIA CAN MAKE CHURCH EVANGELIZATION WORK MORE VIBRANT
The evangelization mission of the Church can be made more vibrant and effective through the positive use of the new media; delegates at the just concluded 2019 National Convention of the Catholic Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria (CAMPAN have ... 
4. ENSURE SURVIVAL OF CHURCH COMMUNICATION ORGANS, CAMPAN MEMBERS TOLD
Catholic Media Practitioners have been challenged to mobilize ways and means that will ensure the survival of diocesan newspapers and other publications of the Church, for the promotion of the evangelization apostolate within and outside the Church. T... 
5. BISHOPS MEET TO SUSTAIN THE EVANGELIZATION MISSION OF THE CHURCH AND FAITH OF THE PEOPLE
The Bishops of the Catholic Church in Nigeria gathered in Abeokuta recently as leaders and teachers of the people to address the challenges facing the people and the country which might also affect the evangelization apostolate of the Church in the cou... 
6. INEQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION OF NATION’S WEALTH PREVENTS DEVELOPMENT - Archbishop Akubeze
The President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) and Archbishop of Benin City, Most Rev. Augustine Obiora Akubeze has reiterated that peace will always elude the country as long as there is no fair share of the nations’ w... 
7. NIGERIAN POLITICAL LEADERS BERATED FOR NATION’S RETARDED DEVELOPMENT
Nigerian Political leaders have been berated for not utilising the great potentials of the Nigerian nation in terms of human and natural resources to make her a great nation. This contention of the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria was contained in the commu... 
8. BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION PROVIDES OPPORTUNITY FOR EVALUATION OF IMPACT ON THE LIFE OF OTHERS
The celebration of birthday is not only to express gratitude to God for His blessings and graces but also an opportunity to measure the positive impact of one’s life on the people and the society, during the period of time. This contention was co... 
9. CHALLENGE OF LEADERSHIP PROBLEM NOT LIMITED TO THE POLITICAL CLASS – Bishop Arogundade
The challenge of leadership problem is not limited to the political sphere of the country; the Catholic Bishop of Ondo Diocese, Most Rev. Jude Arogundade has declared. The Bishop made the assertion in his homily at the 70th Birthday Thanksgiving Mass o... 
10. Promoting sustainable community based care and support for people living with HIV (PLHIV) and orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in Edo state, carried out by Health Care and Support Initiatives (HCSI), Catholic Archdiocese of Benin City, with fund from the World Bank through Edo State Agency for the Control of AIDS (EDOSACA)
As the number of people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS rises, the burden of the epidemic on individuals, families and communities is increasingly evident, exacerbated by wide spread poverty. Some of the critical indicators of the social consequences... 
11. YCSN HOSTS 16th INTERNATIONAL WORLD COUNCIL IN SEPTEMBER
The young Catholic Students of Nigeria (YCSN), one of the Church’s youth groups under the umbrella of the Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria (CYON), will from August 30 to September 11, host their counterparts from all over the world for the ... 
12. CONFLICT AS AN EXISTENTIAL DIFFERENCE IN THE HUMAN PERSON
Rev. Fr. Ralph Madu, a former Secretary General at the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria has attributed conflict to the existential difference in the human person, noting that it is a general belief that conflict is inherent to man’s nature. He&nbs... 
13. PEACE AS VEHICLE OF GLOBAL HARMONY CANNOT BE CONTROVERTED
Peace, as the vehicle of global development, harmony justice, equity and human communality cannot be controverted and only possible through the collective responsibility of all peoples of the world, especially stakeholder groups, Rev. Fr. Ralph Madu, a... 
14. CATHOLIC DOCTORS ALERT ON CONSEQUENCES OF DRUG ADDICTION IN THE COUNTRY
Drug addiction has taken a new and alarming dimension in the Nigerian health sector and has been attributed as a major factor for the high rate of suicide being committed presently in the country.  This assertion was made by the members of th... 
15. ZAMBIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER STRESSES THE RELEVANCE OF CHURCH IN NATION BUILDING
The Zambian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Solomon Samuel Jere  has reiterated the importance of the role of the Church in the development of any nation, the human person and the society in general. The Ambassador made this assrtion in his ... 
16. CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHINGS PARAMOUNT TO SUCCESSFUL PARTICIPATION IN POLITICS -Bishop Kukah
The Knowledge of the teachings of the Catholic Church are essential for successful participation in politics, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah has declared. The Bishop’s position was contained in his paper tit... 
17. POLITICS SHOULD BE A COMMUNAL SOLIDARITY SERVICE FOR COMMON GOOD
Politics has been described as a communal association for collaboration and service for initiation of programmes and activities that would facilitate development for the common good of the people.   This assertion was made by the Catholic Bishop... 
18. BISHOP ADVOCATES HARNESSING THE GIFT OF YOUTH FOR COMMON GOOD
Harnessing the gifts of youths can be very beneficial to the evangelization of the mission of the Church and the common good of humanity, if properly utilised, the Catholic Bishop of Osogbo Diocese, Most Rev. John Oyejola has asserted.   Bishop ... 
19. CHALLENGES FACING NIGERIA YOUTHS, A GLOBAL PHENOMENON – Bishop Oyejola
Most Rev. John Oyejola, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Youth Committee Chairman and local ordinary of Osogbo Diocese has described the challenges facing youths in Nigeria as a global phenomenon and not peculiar to the country... 
20. LUKEWARM ATTITUDE OF GOVERNMENT TO NATIONWIDE INSECURITY WORRIES BISHOPS
The Catholic Bishops of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province have condemned in strong terms the present state of insecurity in the country and the lukewarm attitude of the Federal Government and the country’s security agencies at addressing the worriso... 
21. 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... 
22. 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... 
23. 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... 
24. 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... 
25. 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 ... 
26. 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... 
27. 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 ... 
28. 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... 
29. 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... 
30. 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... 

 



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