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1. FORMATION OF LAITY PRIORITY CONCERN OF OUR CONFERENCE – Bishops
The continuous formation of the laity has been described as a priority concern of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Liberia. This assertion was contained in the communiqué issued recently in Liberia by the Catholic Bishops of Liberia (CABICOL),... 
2. BE STEADFAST IN YOUR FAITH, LET MARY LEAD YOU TO CHRIST – Pope Francis
Catholics have been called upon to remain steadfast in their faith in Christ, through the Blessed Virgin Mary, to be able to share abundantly in the radiance of God to overcome their challenges. The call was made by the Holy Father pope Francis in his ... 
3. LAY FAITHFUL URGED TO LIVE UP TO THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES
The important role of the laity in the evangelization mission of the Church cannot be controverted and lay faithful have been called upon to live up to their vocations calling to enhance the reach - outmission of the Church with the Good News of Christ... 
4. BISHOPS URGED TO MOTIVATE CHURCH COMMUNICATION APOSTOLATE
An appeal has been made to the Bishops of the Catholic Church in Nigeria to make the communication apostolate of the Church in the country more vibrant and proactive with adequate funding, provision of modern-day communication equipment and continuous ... 
5. MEDIA, VITAL AGENT FOR PROMOTION OF PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT
The media has been described as a powerful agent for the promotion of peace and development. However, this can be better done through the whole building of the human person by the media. This assertion was posited by the Vicar General of Kano Diocese, ... 
6. CALL FOR REVIEW OF CIWA CURICULUM IN THE CONTEXT OF THE NEW MEDIA
A call has been made for an urgent review of the curriculum of the Catholic Institute of West Africa (CIWA), in the light of the new media, to enable the Institution to be more vibrant and proactive in its mission of theological research and presenting... 
7. PEACE AND UNITY, PANACEA FOR A BETTER WORLD
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has reiterated the paramount importance of peace and unity to make the world a better place for the common good of all mankind. Cardinal Onaiyekan made this assertion in his homily at the celebr... 
8. “SUBMISSION OF YOUTHS TO THE INFLUENCE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, A CHALLENGE FOR THE CHURCH”
The seeming submission of youths of the present day world to the influence of modern-day information technology has been described as a worrisome challenge for the evangelization apostolate of the Church in the country.   This assertion was made... 
9. KNIGHTS OF ST JOHN INTERNATIONAL URGED TO ADDRESS CHALLENGES FACING THE ORDER
Members of the Knights and Ladies of St John International (KSJI) have been called upon to address the challenges facing the Order to make it more vibrant in its vocation to the service of the Church and humanity in general.   The call was made ... 
10. CALL FOR A MORE PROACTIVE PRIESTLY MINISTRY
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has called for a more proactive Catholic priestly ministry where the priest is a servant of Word and Sacrament, modest in his self-esteem and belong to his community teaching them the truth of t... 
11. CARDINAL ONAIYEKAN LAUDS THE GROWTH OF CATHOLICISM IN THE NORTH
The growth of the Catholic Church in the Northern part of the country in the last 50years has been described as commendable and encouraging, in spite of the challenges encountered by the Church in the region.   The commendation was given by the ... 
12. GLOBAL CATHOLIC POPULATION TOPS 1.28 BILLION
Taken together, the 10 countries with the most Catholics account for almost 56 percent of the world's Catholic population, the Vatican reported.   The 2017 "Annuario Pontificio," or Vatican yearbook, and a new edition of the Vatican Statistical ... 
13. POPE CALLS ON SEMINARIANS TO SHUN ECCLESIAL CAREERISM
The Holy Father, Pope Francis has described ecclesial careerism as a plague which must be avoided by those who want to give their lives to God. He therefore called on Seminarians studying in Rome to avoid this plague and shun worry-free, comfortable li... 
14. BISHOPS OF SOUTH AFRICA CAUTION ON CHALLENGES FACING THE COUNTRY
Bishops of the Catholic Church in South Africa have advocated a more pragmatic approach on the part of the President, Mr Jacob Zuma, the country’s Parliament and the ruling political party (ANC) in addressing the socio-economic challenges current... 
15. “WOMEN, INVALUABLE AGENTS OF DEVELOPMENT”
Women have been described as paramount agents of development in any society by virtue of their invaluable contributions in several aspects of life in the homes, offices and the society at large. This assertion was made by the Deputy Secretary General o... 
16. MOVE CLOSER TO GOD IN THE EUCHARIST, CATHOLICS TOLD
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah has called on Catholics to move closer to God in the Eucharist and pray fervently because; “Without the Eucharist , there is no Church”.   The bishop gave the admo... 
17. EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION OF RESOURCES ADVOCATED FOR RESTORATION OF NIGERIA’S INTEGRITY
Equitable distribution of the nation’s resources for the common good of all Nigerians has been described a panacea for restoring the dignity of Nigerians as human beings, the integrity of the country as a nation and the restoration of the loyalty... 
18. “ETHNIC INCLINATION DANGEROUS FOR NIGERIA’S UNITY”
The Bishops of the Catholic Church in Nigeria have identified the increase in ethnic inclination as a great threat to the unity of the country and peaceful coexistence of all Nigerians. According to them, the recent increase in ethnic affiliation resul... 
19. DIOCESAN DIRECTORS URGE JOURNALISTS TO PROTECT NATION’S INTEGRITY
Catholic media practitioners have been urged to be at the vanguard of responsible reportage especially in the dissemination of information during crisis period and other issues that border on violence, security and protection of the unity and integrity... 
20. CATHOLIC MEDIA MEN URGED TO CHAMPION RESPONSIBLE REPORTING
Catholic media men and women have been called upon to champion the cause of responsible journalism in reporting violence and crisis without jeopardising the integrity and sovereignty of the Nigerian nation. The call was made by the Catholic Bishop of ... 
21. COOPERATE WITH GOD TO GET OUT OF THE GRAVE OF CORRUPTION, NIGERIANS TOLD
A call has been made on all Nigerians, especially Christians to respond and cooperate with God , in order to get out of the grave of corruption, promiscuity, greed, lust and craze for mundane things of the world; in order to eternal life after death. ... 
22. BISHOP BAGOBIRI ADVOCATES EFFECTIVE SYNERGY AGAINST SYSTEMATIC ELIMINATION OF CHRISTIANS IN NORTHERN NIGERIA
The Catholic Bishop of Kafanchan Diocese, Most Rev. Joseph Bagobiri has called for an effective synergy by all Christian denominations in the country to counter the systematic elimination of Christianity in the Northern part of the country. Bishop Bag... 
23. REVERSAL OF INSTITUTIONALIZED INJUSTICE, PANACEA FOR LASTING PEACE IN SOUTHERN KADUNA – Bishop Bagobiri
The reversion of institutionalized injustice against the people of Southern Kaduna has been described as the effective panacea for putting an end to the persistent crises in the area. This position was posited by Bishop Joseph Bagobiri of Kafanchan Dio... 
24. ARCHBISHOP KAIGAMA COMMENDS KAFANCHAN DIOCESE URGES GOVERNMENT TO BE MORE PROACTIVE IN RESOLVING CRISIS IN NIGERIA
The President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Most Rev Ignatius Ayau Kaigama, has commended the resilient spirit of the Bishop, Priests, Religious and Laity of the Catholic Diocese of Kafachan even in the midst of provocati... 
25. ARCBISHOP KAIGAMA PAYS SOLIDARITY VISIT TO KAFANCHAN DIOCESE, DONATES 20 MILLION NAIRA AND REASSURES END OF CRISIS IN SOUTHERN KADUNA
The President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Most Rev Ignatius Ayau Kaigama, has paid a solidarity visit to the Bishop, Clergy, Religious and the entire Laity of the Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan. The President who was ac... 
26. “REALITY OF DEATH: LET US PLAN FOR LIFE AFTER”
The reality of death makes it compulsory for us to always think and plan for life in the life after, instead of concentrating on the mundane things of this world, the Executive Secretary of Catholic Caritas foundation of Nigeria (CCFN), Rev. Fr. Evaris... 
27. DEDICATION TO WORK AN INDELIBLE LEGACY – CSN Secretary General
Dedication and commitment to work have been described as a legacy and virtues that help any person to leave indelible marks on the sands of time, particularly in places where one has worked.  This assertion was made by the Secretary General of th... 
28. NEED FOR MORE INTERRACTIVE DIALOGUE ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS ADVOCATED
There has been a consensus on the need for continuous dialogue and consultation among all stakeholders on the potentialities and benefits of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs); with the primary objective of ensuring the common good of majority of Ni... 
29. MORAL IMPLICATIONS PARAMOUNT IN THE ISSUE OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS
The Secretary General of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN), Rev. Fr. Ralph Madu has reemphasized that moral implication remains a central concern on the issue of Genetically Modified Organisms; and therefore called for caution on the outright a... 
30. GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS; CARDINAL ONAIYEKAN ADVOCATES DIALOGUE FOR COMMON GOOD
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has called for continuous proactive dialogue on the issue of Genetically Modified Organisms to ensure a beneficial outcome for the common good of all Nigerians.  The cardinal ... 

 



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