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1. CALL FOR A MORE PROACTIVE CHURCH IN THE COUNTRY/’S POLITICAL ARENA
The need for the Catholic Church to be more proactive in influencing the political arena of the country took the centre stage at the sensitization programme organized recently in Abuja by the Justice Department and Peace Commission in collaboration wit... 
2. COLLABORATION VITAL TO YOUR WORK, CSN STAFF TOLD
The President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) and Archbishop of Benin City, Edo State; Most Rev. Augustine Obiora Akubeze has reiterated the importance of collaboration among the workers of the church to facilitate the succe... 
3. CATHOLIC BISHOPS CALL FOR SOBBER REFLECTIONS ON 2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS
Bishops of the Catholic Church in Nigeria have called for a suber reflection, prayer and fasting by Nigerians, so that the forthcoming General Elections might not only be successful but with the right people elected into offices, to put the country in ... 
4. 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 ass... 
5. 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 whil... 
6. 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... 
7. 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 t... 
8. 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 n... 
9. 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 t... 
10. 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-existe... 
11. 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... 
12. 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 o... 
13. 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... 
14. 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 contenti... 
15. 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 Churc... 
16. 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 conclude... 
17. 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 Ni... 
18. 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... 
19. 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 ... 
20. COLLABORATION BETWEEN CSN AND SIGNIS NIGERIA INVALUABLE FOR THE SUCCESS OF COMMUNICATION APOSTOLATE OF THE CHURCH
The Secretary General of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN), Very Rev. Fr. Ralph Madu has reiterated the need for enhanced collaboration between the Secretariat and Signis Nigeria, in order to make the communication apostolate of the Church in t... 
21. 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 t... 
22. 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 admonitio... 
23. THREE ESSENTIAL PILLARS OF RELIGION IDENTIFIED
Prayer, fasting and sacrifice are essential pillars of religion, Rev. Fr.   Joe Obodoechina, the Deputy Executive Secretary of the Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria (CCFN) has declared. He also added that offerings given in the House of ... 
24. 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... 
25. 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 ... 
26. 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 chi... 
27. 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... 
28. 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 traffick... 
29. 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... 
30. NATIONAL CATECHETICAL SUMMIT NOT FOR CATECHISTS ALONE
The decision of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria to initiate the hosting of the first National Catechetical Summit by the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN), is to enhance the evangelization apostolate of all the faithful in the cou... 

 



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