Reflections / Sermons

HOMILY FOR ASH WEDNESDAY 2023: The elections holding within the Lenten season is a sign of God’s willingness to save us as a nation

By |2023-02-23T06:02:33+01:00February 23rd, 2023|Reflections / Sermons|

By Rev. Fr. Michael Nsikak Umoh 1. Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of the Lenten Season. Lent is a special season of grace, lasting for 40 days, not counting the Sundays. The number 40 is significant: like the 40 days of Moses on Mount Sinai (Exodus 24: 18); 40 days of

Homily by Archbishop I. A. Kaigama, Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

By |2023-02-19T20:04:02+01:00February 19th, 2023|Abuja Archdiocese, Reflections / Sermons|

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, St. Augustine’s Parish, DutseSangbagyi “Be holy, for I, the Lord, your God, am holy” (Lev. 19:2). Readings: Lev. 19:1–2, 17–18; 1 Cor. 3:16–23; Mt. 5:38–48 Most of the 75 Catholic Bishops in Nigeria were present at our recently concluded one week conference in Abuja. They send their greetings

Call to Take a Prophetic View of Nigeria’s Elections 2023

By |2023-02-19T18:47:25+01:00February 19th, 2023|Reflections / Sermons|

By Sr. Prof. Theresa Okure, SHCJ Many pastors, men and women of God have been making all kinds of prophecies about the outcome of 2023 presidential elections in Nigeria. Prophecy in the Bible, in Israel was not primarily about predicting the future. It was about helping the people to see God present and acting among

Whoever wins as president, Nigeria is set to be better – By Evaristus Bassey

By |2023-02-18T18:13:34+01:00February 18th, 2023|News, Nigeria, Reflections / Sermons|

By Evaristus Bassey I may have my political preferences but I am not disillusioned to think that things cannot  go sideways, as we are in Nigeria where everything is possible especially that which is impossible. Democracy is a game of numbers, and it is possible that despite all the facts that have emerged concerning the

2023 Elections: 9 things the Catholic Bishops demanded of Presidential Candidates

By |2023-02-18T12:50:45+01:00February 18th, 2023|News, Nigeria, Reflections / Sermons|

By Fr. Mike Umoh, CSN 1. We, therefore, DEMAND that as long as they meet the criteria, all religious groups must have access to lands to build places of worship across the country. 2. We DEMAND the provision and access to lands for the building of Christian Chaplaincies in ALL Tertiary Federal and State Educational

A PASTORAL LETTER ISSSUED BY THE MOST REV. MICHAEL GOBAL GOKUM

By |2023-02-07T19:39:15+01:00February 7th, 2023|Diocese News, Pankshin Diocese, Reflections / Sermons|

A PASTORAL LETTER ISSSUED BY THE MOST REV. MICHAEL GOBAL GOKUM, TO THE CATHOLIC FAITHFUL OF THE DIOCESE OF PANKSHIN AT THE THRESHOLD OF THE 2023 GENERAL ELECTIONS. “Stand at the crossroads and look. Ask for the ancient paths and where the best road is. Walk in it, and you will live in peace.”(Jeremiah 6:16)

An appeal to South-West voters – By Evaristus Bassey

By |2023-02-07T18:35:33+01:00February 7th, 2023|Reflections / Sermons|

By Evaristus Bassey I have a soft spot for Asiwaju. If not for the revelations that have come to put a wedge on my conscience, he is someone I have admired for a long time. Once enroute with my cousin to an event, I heard Tinubu for the first time speak on radio. He sounded

Pervasive Hardship in Nigeria: Governance and Policies must have a Human Face

By |2023-01-28T08:33:12+01:00January 28th, 2023|Reflections / Sermons|

Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo, Catholic Diocese of Oyo Government policies and action must ideally serve the citizenry. Especially in a democracy, government policies and actions, no matter how good they are, should be targeted at the public good and should make life more liveable for the people. This is true simply because government officials and

TRIBUTE TO VERY REV. FR. RAPHAEL ABIOLA ADEBAYO: 10 Facts about this servant of God

By |2023-01-13T16:19:52+01:00January 13th, 2023|Reflections / Sermons|

Tribute to Very Rev. Fr. Raphael Abiola Adebayo: 10 Facts about this servant of God By Padre Mike Umoh 1. Mariologist: Great teacher and foremost promoter of Marian Devotion. 2. Ardent Marian Devotee: He was a great Marian devotee and special son of our Blessed Mother, Mary. 3. Committed Priest: He was fully available and

Prayer for Free, Fair and Peaceful Elections in Nigeria

By |2023-01-10T10:55:45+01:00January 10th, 2023|Reflections / Sermons|

Catholic Bishops of Nigeria present prayer for free and fair election in Nigeria. Please join in this prayer for Nigeria at this critical time. KINDLY SHARE WITH EVERYONE   God Our Father As we stand at the threshold Of fresh general elections in Nigeria,  We your children come before you,  Conscious of how we have

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