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Communications Media and Security in Nigeria

Homily of Tuesday, 28th Week, Memorial of St. Teresa of Jesus & 2nd National Workshop of Communication Directors on October 15th 2019. Readings: Rom 1: 16-25 Gospel : Luke 11:37-41 “The word of God is living and effective, able to discern reflections and thoughts of the hearts” words from today’s acclamation, in the name of the Father and of the ...

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Bishop of Warri Diocese, Most Rev John Oke Afareha

A Communiqué issued at the end of the Second Plenary Meeting of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) at the Divine Mercy Pastoral Centre, Agbamaya, Obada-Oko, Abeokuta, Ogun State, 11-20 September 2019. 1.PREAMBLE We, the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria held our Second Plenary Meeting for the year at the Divine Mercy Pastoral Centre, Agbamaya, Obada-Oko, Abeokuta, Ogun State from ...

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Moving Beyond Precarious Living in Nigeria

1.PREAMBLE We, the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria held our Second Plenary Meeting for the year at the Divine Mercy Pastoral Centre, Agbamaya, Obada-Oko, Abeokuta, Ogun State from 11-20 September 2019. Having prayerfully reflected on issues affecting the Church and the Nigerian State, we now issue this Communiqué. 2. IN COMMUNION WITH THE HOLY FATHER POPE FRANCIS The Holy Father Pope ...

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Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis To Priests

Dear Brothers, A hundred and sixty years have passed since the death of the holy Curé of Ars, whom Pope Pius XI proposed as the patron of parish priests throughout the world.[1] On this, his feast day, I write this letter not only to parish priests but to all of you, my brother priests, who have quietly “left all behind” ...

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Pope Signs Motu Proprio ‘Vos Estis Lux Mundi’

. . . (New Norms for Whole Church Against Those Who Abuse or Cover Up) . . . New Law Goes Into Effect June 1, Which Includes Legal Obligation for Clerics and Religious to Report Abuse, as Well as Its Cover up Pope Francis has signed ‘Vos Estis Lux Mundi’, new norms for the whole Church against those who abuse ...

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The Pace Setters: Going Beyond the Chains of Fame

By Fada Dr. Ndubueze Fabian MMAGU (Ozichi), from Austria. The evolutive consciousness: Whether in the field of religion, under the considerations of society or in terms of character, to live is to evolve. We all might well differ on varied issues and this would be quite in order. What on the other hand most probably unites us is (in my ...

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Spiritual Direction: What is it, who Needs it, and why?

  By Mary Re Chatting with Lee McDowell is a peaceful experience. Seated in a comfy leather chair in a rust-colored office near downtown Denver, McDowell serenely and thoughtfully explains the “art and science” of her particular trade – and it’s not surprising to learn that she has a background in clinical psychology. Today, McDowell serves not as a psychologist, ...

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The Graveyard City

By Rev. Fr. Cornelius Afebu Omonokhua On November 2, 2015, I followed some priests of the Oblates of Saint Joseph to say Mass for the dead in a Cemetery in Rome. As we were getting close to the Cemetery, I started seeing tall buildings with each floor decorated with flowers. I thought it was an estate or a city in ...

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