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1. INTERNATIONAL VIDEO AND POSTER CONTEST ANNOUNCED FOR WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY

For the first time, SIGNIS (World Catholic Association for Communications) and the Holy See’s Secretariat for C... 

2. NOW THAT BENUE IS RED… (2)

THE SANCTITY OF LIFE

Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his ... 

3. POLITICS AND HOLINESS

NIGERIA WANDERS IN THE darkness of heightened insecurity and scandalous poverty, in the wilderness of utter lawlessne... 

4. ‘THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE’ (JN 8:32): FAKE NEWS AND JOURNALISM FOR PEACE MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Communication is part of God’s plan f... 

5. WINNERS EMERGED AT MOJISOLA LADIPO SPELLING BEE CONTEST, U.I., IBADAN

THE CATHOLIC YOUTH Organisation of Nigeria (CYON) Ibadan concluded on Tuesday 1 May the Mojisola Ladipo Spelling Bee ... 

6. ARCHDIOCESAN CMO MARKS FEASTDAY WITH LECTURE, OKE-ADO, IBADAN

EMULATE ST JOSEPH, the foster father of Jesus Christ who upheld his responsibility of providing, caring and protectin... 

7. A STRUGGLE FOR THE SOUL OF OUR NATION

Myriads of problems facing Nigeria have made life “short and brutish,” a situation that continues to call... 

8. A STRUGGLE FOR THE SOUL OF OUR NATION

Myriads of problems facing Nigeria have made life “short and brutish,” a situation that continues to call... 

9. KNIGHTS ORGANISE PRO-LIFE WALK OKE-ADO, IBADAN

THE KNIGHTS AND ladies of St Mulumba of the Ibadan joint sub-councils held a pro-life walk against abortion on Saturd... 

10. ST AUGUSTINE, OJOO CELEBRATES MOTHERS OJOO, IBADAN

REV. FR GILBERT Rukundo, M.Afr, parish priest of St Augustine Quasi parish, Ojoo, Ibadan, on 22 April, enjoined paren... 

11. MARONITE EPARCH FADDOUL TO BE INSTALLED 20 MAY IYAGANKU, IBADAN

MONSIGNOR SIMON Faddoul has been consecrated as the bishop of the new Maronite Eparchy of Our Lady of the Annunciation at 22 Jibowu Crescent, Iyagank... 

12. KILLINGS BY FULANI HERDERS MUST STOP NOW!

Terror was again unleashed on Benue State last Tuesday 24 April by suspected Fulani herders, while Governor Samuel Or... 

13. MOST REV. PETER Odetoyinbo of Abeokuta has told the faithful to be true reflection of God's mercy in their dealings with fellow beings.

Bishop Odetoyinbo was speaking at the annual diocesan celebration of the Divine Mercy Sunday at St John Bosco, Alagbo... 

14. NORTHERN YOUTHS CALL ATTENTION TO INTRA-TRIBAL MARGINALISATION

The Hausa-Fulani Catholics, popularly known as Maguzawa/Masihiyawa, with Centre for Poverty Reduction (CAPOR NGO) on&... 

15. ARCHBISHOP ABEGUNRIN INAUGURATES NEW BOARD OF MANAGEMENT OF OLUYORO HOSPITAL OLUYORO, IBADAN

MOST REV. GABRIEL Abegunrin has reconstituted the Board of Management of Our Lady of Apostles Catholic Hospital, Oluy... 

16. PARTICIPATE IN ACTIVE POLITICS, ARCHBISHOP ABEGUNRIN TELLS CATHOLICS OKE-PADI

 “PARTICIPATE IN politics by going there to sanitise the system. Go with prayers, courage and the fear of ... 

17. THE SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANCE OF EASTER

The spiritual celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ is a lifetime affair for believers. The celebration doe... 

18. CAMPAN INAUGURATES MOKOLA CHAPTER

REV. FR FELIX ADEDIGBA, Ibadan archdiocesan director of communication, has urged the pioneer members of St Gabriel&rs... 

19. SKILL ACQUISITION CENTRE OPENS AT OKE-BOLA

REV. FR PAUL ASAWALE, parish priest of St Andrew’s, Oke-Bola, Ibadan, has blessed a building which the parish w... 

20. KSJI hold Lenten retreat Idi-Ose, Ibadan

THE KNIGHTS OF ST John International (KSJI) commandery 573 and Ladies Auxilliary (Laux) 474 held their Lenten Retreat... 

21. KEEP THE LIGHT BURNING, PRIESTS ADMONISH WOMEN

ONE HUNDRED AND thirty women from all the parishes of the archdiocese have been decorated with merit awards for servi... 

22. KSJI: Now, the pen is mightier than the sword (2)

Can a knight be de-knighted?

A knight can be de-robed. When you join a... 

23. PROFESSIONAL CLINICAL TRAINING LEVY: A DIRECT THREAT TO QUALITY AND AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE

IT MIGHT BE A "WORLD Health Day" all over the world but it has definitely not been a happy one for the students of th... 

24. POPE APPOINTS MSGR OLAWOORE AS COADJUTOR OF ILORIN

THE HOLY FATHER, 4 April, appointed Msgr Paul Olawoore of the diocese of Oyo as the coadjutor bishop of the Diocese o... 

25. ARCHBISHOP ABEGUNRIN TELLS FAITHFUL TO FOCUS ON HOLINESS DURING HOLY WEEK OKE-PADI, IBADAN

MOST REV.GABRIEL ‘Leke Abegunrin has urged the Catholic faithful to learn more about their faith during the hol... 

26. DEVELOPING OWNERSHIP SPIRIT IN THE CHURCH

One of the commandments of the Church urges the Catholic faithful “to contribute to the support of our priests.... 

27. WEST DEANERY WINS 2018 QUIZ COMPETITION, ODO-OBA, IBADAN

THE ANNUAL LAITY week quiz competition, as part of the Laity Week celebration organised by the Archdiocesan Laity Cou... 

28. ARCHBISHOP ABEGUNRIN TELLS FAITHFUL TO BE “SIGNS OF CONTRADICTION” MONATAN, IBADAN

MOST REV. GABRIEL Abegunrin has explained that the celebration of Cathedraticum has both moral and spiritual signific... 

29. POPE’S STANCE ON YOUTH: MATTERS ARISING

Pope Francis recently gave a good definition of “youth” during a visit to Mexico. The Pope told them: &ld... 

30. MAKE PARISH LIFE HARMONIOUS

Dear Family of God, on behalf of the Chief Shepherd in Ibadan Archdiocese, Most Rev. Gabriel Ojeleke Abegunrin, I wel... 

31. ‘COMMUNE WITH GOD IN A SPECIAL WAY, INSTEAD OF RADICAL PRAYER’

Rev. Fr Charles Mary Eke of the Capuchin Friar, Olunde, Ibadan has urged the faithful to commune with God in a specia... 

32. CHALLENGED BUT HAPPY

THE TASK BEFORE HIM WAS CONSIDERED HEAVY, and Mr Adedoyin Adekoya sought to know what makes Fr Macarius Olatunji tick... 

33. YOUTH ADVISED TO BE HUMBLE OGBERE, IBADAN

REV.FR FRANCIS Omolade, parish priest of Our Lady Queen of Peace, Ogbere Oloba, has advised youths to be humble, if t... 

34. ILUPEJU PARISH HOSTS CATHEDRATICUM, IBADAN

Most Rev. Gabriel Abegunrin presents books on Pro-life and Family at the North deanery Cathedraticum at Sacred Heart,... 

35. THE MARONITE EPARCHY IN IBADAN STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF IBADAN
36. VICAR GENERAL COMMENDS APETE PARISH, IBADAN

PRIESTS HAVE BEEN urged to see their appointments as an opportunity to make their marks in the life of the Church thr... 

37. CATHOLICS IN YEMETU EMBARK ON GRASSROOTS EVANGELIZATION YEMETU, IBADAN

THE PARISHIONERS OF St Michael’s, Yemetu, Ibadan, on Saturday 3 March, held an evangelisation tour of the neigb... 

38. POWER TO FORGIVE

The fact that the Christian God is slow to anger has often been taken for granted, and misconstrued for impotence. Me... 

39. SOUTH DEANERY LAITY COUNCILORS EMERGE

THE EXECUTIVE OF the South deanery laity council of Ibadan archdiocese has been inaugurated.

40. I AM A SPECIAL CHILD; DON'T CALL ME 'DISABLED’

THE WAY PEOPLE TREAT me and call me "a disabled" makes me think I am really different, it makes me  think  ... 

41. A CALL TO HOLINESS

HOLINESS IS FOR EVERYONE. MANY of us think it is beyond us or that any such aim is reserved for priests and religious... 

42. 2018 LAITY WEEK BEGINS SOON OMI-ADIO, IBADAN

-STEVE OLASUPO

THE ANNUAL LAITY week is here again. The Catholic Laity... 

43. ARCHBISHOPS, PRIESTS, OTHERS REJOICE WITH REV. FR RICHARD OMOLADE AT 50 APATA, IBADAN

-MARGARET OBOGO

ARCHBISHOP GABRIEl Abegunrin has hinted that some duti... 

44. IBADAN PRESBYTERIUM ORGANISES SEMINAR ON SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE MOKOLA IBADAN

A SEMINAR ON marriage was on 27 February organised for the priests at St Gabriel’s, Mokola, Ibadan, which forme... 

45. TITHING – JUST A WORD ON TITHING.

Some fifteen to twenty years ago, tithing became a strong issue in the Catholic Church.  We were not collecting ... 

46. ‘CATHOLIC CHURCH IS BLESSED WITH HARDWORKING, HOLY PRIESTS’

MY DEAR PEOPLE OF God, we have come to sing our Nagnificat to God for He who is mighty has done great things for Ibad... 

47. SYMPTOMS YOU SHOULDN’T IGNORE

MOST ACHES AND pains aren’t a sign of something serious, but certain symptoms should be checked out. See a doct... 

48. CSN ANNOUNCES THE PASSING AWAY OF BISHOP BAGOBIRI

THE CATHOLIC SECRETARIAT of Nigeria has announced the passing to Glory of Most Rev (Dr) Joseph Danlami Bagobiri of Ka... 

49. DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY TO PRODUCE BEACONS FOR AFRICA – VC

REV. FR ANTHONY Akinwale, OP, vice-chancellor of Dominican University, has congratulated the 47 young men and women i... 

50. BISHOP PETER OKPALEKE RESIGNS, ROME APPOINTS NEW APOSTOLIC ADMINISTRATOR FOR AHIARA

Following the resignation of Most Rev Peter Okpaleke as the Bishop of Ahiara Diocese, as a result of the crisis that ... 

51. ‘FR DALY, A RARE GEM AND TRUE MISSIONARY’

V. REV. FR FINTAN DALY, SMA, has been described as a rare gem and true missionary who gave everything for the service... 

52. THE 14 STOPS I MUST MAKE ON THE WAY TO GOLGOTHA THIS LENTEN SEASON

Lenten season offers me the opportunity to genuflect in reverence and reflect on the passion of Christ on the Way of ... 

53. THE CHAIR OF ST PETER, THE APOSTLE

THE WORD “CHAIR” derives from the Latin sedes, that is, the Holy See, or the Greek expression Cathedra Sa... 

54. THE GAIN IN A LOSS

MY LOSS IS MY GAIN. Each passing day greets us with a kind of stock taking. As evening falls, a thinking mind ponders... 

55. *AN ADDRESS PRESENTED BY THE CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE OF NIGERIA (CBCN) ON THE OCCASION OF A COURTESY CALL ON HIS EXCELLENCY MOHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, THURSDAY, 8 FEBRUARY 2018*
Your Excellency,
 
*Preamble*
 
We... 
56. 2018 LAITY WEEK

The 2018 activities of the Laity Week will commence with opening Mass on Sunday 11 March at St Paul, Omi-Adio, Ibadan... 

57. CYON OUT ON CLEAN-UP EXERCISE BERE, IBADAN

CLEANLINESS IS NEXT to godliness, so members of the Catholic Youth Organisation (CYON) of Ibadan archdiocese trooped ... 

58. FULANI HERDERS: ARCHBISHOP ABEGUNRIN ADVISES FG AKOBO, IBADAN

MOST REV. GABRIEL Abegunrin has expressed his grouse against the federal government handling of the mayhem unleashed ... 

59. “MY NAME IS TRINIDAD. I AM 99 YEARS OLD; I CANNOT SEE. I WANT TO TOUCH YOUR HAND.”

“MY NAME IS TRINIDAD. I AM 99 YEARS OLD; I CANNOT SEE. I WANT TO TOUCH YOUR HAND.”

60. IT IS TIME TO SPEAK OUT!

Never have things been this difficult for us, and never, in the history of Nigeria, have the people been as divided a... 

61. POPE TELLS DAVOS: SUPPORT THE FAMILY AND HUMAN DIGNITY

POLITICIANS SHOULD implement policies that favour the family, Pope Francis said

62. AMID DEADLY PROTESTS, POPE FRANCIS APPEALS FOR PEACE IN DRC

Pope Francis asking for peace in DRC recently

AT THE END OF THE genera... 

63. DON’T USE LAW TO OPPRESS PEOPLE, SAYS ARCHBISHOP ABEGUNRIN AT OKE-ADO, IBADAN

AS THE BISHOPS prepare for the first Plenary of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) next month, Most Re... 

64. POPE ASKS FORGIVENESS FOR ‘IRREPARABLE DAMAGE’ DONE TO CHILDREN

POPE FRANCIS HAS expressed his “pain and shame’” for the “irreparable damage” caused to... 

65. SAVE NIGERIA NOW

The recurrent wave of violence and the taking of human lives in different parts of our country have not gone unnotice... 

66. VATICAN: AWARD FOR PRO-ABORTION POLITICIAN ‘NOT AN ENDORSEMENT’ OF HER VIEWS

THE HONOUR HANDED to abortion activist Lilianne Ploumen was standard diplomatic practice, the Vatican said

... 
67. POPE REMINDS BISHOPS THEY ARE PART OF GOD’S PEOPLE

‘THE LAYPERSONS ARE not our peons or our employees. They don’t have to parrot back whatever we say.&rsquo... 

68. HERDSMEN ATTACKS ARE ACTS OF TERRORISM

Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins of Lagos has condemned in strong terms the recent killing of over 75 innocent villag... 

69. ZAMBIAN BISHOPS BAN ‘SIGN OF PEACE’ AMID CHOLERA EPIDEMIC

AS A CHOLERA epidemic threatens the lives of more than 14 million Zambians, the country has banned church services an... 

70. MARCH-FOR-LIFE EVENTS PLANNED ACROSS THE US

FORTY-FIVE YEARS after the Supreme Court ruling that mandated legal abortion nationwide, hundreds of thousands are expected to attend rallies support... 

71. BASKETBALL HELPS PRIESTS TEACH NEW JERSEY STUDENTS ABOUT VOCATIONS

STUDENTS AT ST JOHN Vianney High School expected their recent pep rally to be fun, colorful and filled with good-natured competition.

But the... 

72. APOSTOLIC VISIT JANUARY 15-22, 2018

POPE FRANCIS ON January 9, 2018, sent a video message to the people of Chile and Peru in advance of his January 15-22, 2018, apostolic visit.

73. ‘PASTORS WHO LEAD DOUBLE LIVES WOUND THE CHURCH’

Those who are detached from God and the people are ‘sick

pastors... 

74. POPE DENOUNCES ALL, EVEN ‘SUBTLE’ ATTACKS ON LIFE IN ANNUAL ADDRESS TO AMBASSADORS

POPE FRANCIS HAS condemned all, even ‘subtle,’ attacks on life, including lives of children and the elder... 

75. THE CHOICE OF ELI AND JOHN THE BAPTIST - QUALITIES TO LOOK OUT FOR WHEN CHOOSING YOUR MENTOR

ELI AND JOHN THE BAPTIST. By human standard, they will not make the list of standard godparents. Would Samuel have ch... 

76. INSECURITY IN NIGERIA

THE STATE OF FEAR or anxiety stemming from a concrete or alleged lack of protection in Nigeria is worrisome and becom... 

77. A SAFARI WITH LAUDATO SI’

OUR MOTHER EARTH, who contains us, does also sustain us and govern us accordingly (cf. Laudato Si' no. 1). At the sam... 

78. THE FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF OUR LORD

WE SHALL NEVER UNDERSTAND the true appearance of John the Baptist, or of Him whose forerunner he was, nor the continu... 

79. LEARNING FROM THE ROSARY PRIEST

REV. FR PATRICK PEYTON, WHO was known as the Rosary Priest, was declared Venerable on 18 December 2017 by Pope Franci... 

80. OSOGBO ORDAINS 6 PRIESTS

SIX DEACONS HAVE become priests in Osogbo diocese.

Revs Peter Abiona, ... 

81. I WAS NOT THERE

Banji, student of Animal science in Samuel Akintola Polytechnic, Osun State was on his way to the University College ... 

82. LIARS IN THE CHURCH

EVERY YEAR, ON JANUARY 2, the Church celebrates the feast of two friends-St Basil the Great and St Gregory Nazianzen.... 

83. ON THE MOVE IN SEARCH OF PEACE

LAST WEEK WHILE reflecting on bonding and separation in the light of family relationship, I concluded with the fate o... 

84. SIX LESSONS I LEARNT FROM THE JOURNEY OF THE MAGI - THE CURVES AND TURNS OF OUR PATH AS PILGRIMS

Depending on where we stand, or through which prism we see it, the journey of the Magi to adore the infant Je... 

85. ARCHBISHOP ABEGUNRIN URGES WAITING COUPLES TO EMBRACE NAPROTECHNOLOGY

MOST REV. GABRIEL Abegunrin has urged couples looking on to God for the fruit of the womb to embrace naprotec... 

86. THE IMPLICATIONS OF POPE FRANCIS' NEW YEAR'S MESSAGE

He is a Professor of distinction; an erudite speaker, a wordsmith; an accomplished writer and poet; a motivational pa... 

87. ECOLOGICAL CRISIS

AT THE VERY DAWN of the year, 2018, it is of extreme importance that we start moving with appropriate gear so... 

88. BISHOP ATOYEBI LEADS PRAYER ON NEW YEAR EVE

MOST REV. (DR) Ayo-Maria Atoyebi OP has wished the members of St Joseph’s Cathedral Church, Taiwo Road, Ilorin,... 

89. EPIPHANY: MANIFESTATIONS OF CHRIST TO THE WORLD

THE WORD ‘EPIPHANY’ IS from the Greek epiphaneia or theophaneia meaning ‘appearance’ ... 

90. A NEW THING IN 2018

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL MY FANS OUT THERE!!! I say Happy and Prosperous New Year 2018!!!  You have all ma... 

91. IT IS NOT HOW FAR ONE LIVED, BUT HOW WELL

 

I’M NOT PERFECT. Sometimes I make mistake. As difficult as it may be, I tried to put aside all n... 

92. FIFTY DAYS IN HELL

HOW WAS CHRISTMAS?  “FINE”, I SUPPOSE WE’LL ALL ANSWER.

93. IBADAN ARCHDIOCESE CELEBRATES WITH DOMINICAN SISTERS, DEACONS AT OGUNGBADE, IBADAN

THE 150-YEAR remembrance of Mother Gerine Fabre foundress of the Dominican Sisters of St Catherine of Siena, was cele... 

94. POPE ON NEW YEAR’S DAY: DEVOTION TO MARY IS A MUST

At the start of the new year, Pope Francis said that having a devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary isn’t just so... 

95. ‘LET’S ACKNOWLEDGE WE HAVE SINNED’

Here is the Vatican-provided English-language summary of the Pope’s address at the General Audience this mornin... 

96. THE PATH TO TRUE HAPPINESS BEGINS WITH OUR LADY NO OTHER FAITH HAS SUCH A TENDER ICON EMBEDDED AT ITS HEART

There is an old French proverb that goes, “God loved mothers so much that He wanted one too.” It makes su... 

97. ARCHBISHOP JOB FETES PRISONERS

MOST REV. FELIX Alaba Job has admonished Agodi Prisons inmates to examine their conscience thoroughly and ensure that... 

98. IN THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF GOD

IN THE COURSE OF the year, several people have been asking me, why is it that in many of my published articles the Sc... 

99. THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH

SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL - ‘The Laity’ - states: “The family has received from God its mission to be ... 

100. FUEL SCARCITY: WHY IN DECEMBER?

FUEL SCARCITY: WHAT A WAY to welcome the New Year 2018. Nigerians are always the living witnesses of fuel scarcity ar... 

101. OUR STRANGE SENSE OF CHRISTMAS

WHEN I WAS A SMALL BOY AND right up to something like the late 1970s, both in Nigeria and worldwide, to say that some... 

102. LAGOS ARCHDIOCESAN LAITY COUNCIL CHAIRMAN AT 70

FRIENDS, FAMILY members, well-wishers with many lay faithful of Lagos gathered at St Patrick’s, Igbogila &ndash... 

103. CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMPLETION OF ILE ALAFIA -PROFESSOR ADEOLU

A CALL HAS GONE to individuals and philanthropists to contribute to the completion of the Catholic Home for the Needy... 

104. FR EDDIE HARTNETT: STILL LIVING THE DREAM

HEART-FELT TRIBUTES were paid to Fr Eddie Hartnett, SMA, at St Agnes, Maryland, Lagos on Monday 18 December when he c... 

105. RESTRUCTURING REMAINS PANACEA TO GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT,

THE METROPOLITAN Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins has reiterated that for Nigeria to successfull... 

106. LAITY COUNCIL GETS NEW NATIONAL PRESIDENT

SIR THOMAS ADEKOYA, KSJI, 66, has emerged as the national president of the National Laity Council.

107. YOU HAVE VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY IN THE CHURCH - BISHOP OYEJOLA

GIVE YOUR MONEY to the Church and it will use the money for something profitable to humanity, said Bishop John Oyejol... 

108. EXPOUNDING ON THE ETHICS OF WORK

Cont. from last week

However, one has to consider the position of the ... 

109. NIGERIA AND DEMOCRACY RE-DEFINED

DEMOCRACY IS DEFINED AS the government of the people, by the people, for the people-put simply, it is governance by c... 

110. CHRISTMAS - THE ALLEGORY OF THE FIRST BEING THE LAST

 

THE FIRST, BUT THE least always form the apex of the pyramid. In food chain and social structure, they... 

111. ARE WE READY FOR HIM?

CHRISTMAS IS AROUND THE CORNER once again and the bells are ringing.  The question during this advent period is ... 

112. CHRISTMAS: THE INCARNATION OF THE SON OF GOD

 

“The miracle of miracles” as St Thomas terms the mystery of the Incarnation, took place be... 

113. CHRISTMAS WILL COME AND GO

AS I STROLLED DOWN the street of Abuja for my usual early Friday morning exercise, I observed that the streets were d... 

114. MAKE A WAY FOR THE LORD

 “A CHRISTMAS celebrated without being mindful of the spiritual aspect of the season - in a beer parlor, p... 

115. Participants with the parish priest and retreat master, Rev. Fr Stephen Balogun

Participants with the parish priest and retreat master, Rev. Fr Stephen Balogun, at the 2017 Advent Retreat of Archdi... 

116. CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH MODERATION, PRIEST ADVISES

REV. FR CALISTUS Afolabi, one of the recently ordained priests of Ibadan archdiocese, has advised Nigerians to celebr... 

117. INFORMATION COMMISSIONER AROLOGUN COMMENDS CHURCH FOR HUMANITARIAN SERVICE

THE OYO STATE Commissioner for Information, Mr Toye Arulogun, has commended the Catholic Church for its service to hu... 

118. YCS ENDS 2017 IN GLAMOUR

YOUNG CATHOLIC Students of Ibadan (YCS) recently had her year-end celebration in which seven schools, Our Lady of Fat... 

119. OUR LIFE IS FOR SERVICE BY BISHOP ODETOYINBO

THE BISHOP OF Abeokuta Diocese, Most Rev. Peter Odetoyinbo, says diaconate ordination reminds us that our life is for... 

120. ARCHBISHOP ABEGUNRIN ENCOURAGES GUANELLANS TO FOLLOW FOUNDER’S EXAMPLE

THE ARCHBISHOP OF Ibadan Archdiocese, Most Rev Gabriel Abegunrin, has advised the new candidates, lectors and acolyte... 

121. THE ESSENCE OF CHRISTMAS IS TO PERSONALIZE THE REASON FOR THE SEASON WHICH IS TO GIVE AND SHARE IN THE JOY OF OUR LORD.

The essence of Christmas is to personalize the reason for the season which is to give and share in the Joy of our lor... 

122. CHRISTMAS IS THAT TIME OF THE YEAR WHEN WE REMEMBER HOW GOD BECAME MAN TO SAVE US FROM DAMNATION.

Christmas is that time of the year when we remember how God became man to save us from damnation. It is the height of... 

123. THE ESSENCE OF CHRISTMAS IS TO CELEBRATE THE JOY WITH THE SEASON WITH PEOPLE NEAR AND FAR.

The essence of Christmas is to celebrate the joy with the season with people near and far. I will be celebrating this... 

124. TO HEAR HOW PEOPLE OF different backgrounds and religious inclinations...

TO HEAR HOW PEOPLE OF different backgrounds and religious inclinations intend to celebrate this Christmas, our corres... 

125. CHRIST THE HOPE OF HUMANITY

We unite with angels of Christmas to glorify the Lord for the gift of Christmas is a unique occasion which gets not j... 

126. CHRIST IS OUR HOPE AND OUR LIFE

Christmas is on Christ our hope is, it is always a consistent thing. For those who have Christ, He is our hope. In th... 

127. RE- EMPHASISE THE CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS

Christmas at its most authentic, must have Christ in it. Just consider EVEN the spelling of Christmas! Christ first, ... 

128. POPE FRANCIS, BISHOPS, OTHERS SPEAK ON CHRISTMAS POPE FRANCIS’ CHRISTMAS EXHORTATION

“Christmas is usually a noisy party: we could use a bit of silence, to hear the voice of Love.”

129. THERESA ARIMORO RETIRES FROM TEACHING SERVICE

THE PRESIDENT of Ilesa Deanery Catholic Women Association, Mrs Theresa Arimoro, has retired from the teaching service... 

130. ‘THINK ‘BEING GOOD’ IS ENOUGH? IT’S NOT. GO TO MASS’

ACCORDING TO POPE Francis, a Christian can’t just be a good person and skip Mass on Sundays, because it is the ... 

131. THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT PRAISES THE SERVICE OF THE CHURCH TO THE POOR

THE INDIAN government has praised the service rendered by the Catholic Church towards the poor, the marginalized and ... 

132. POPE’S FIVE-YEAR TWITTER ANNIVERSARY

Italian Archbishop reflects on its evangelical impact

SINCE POPE BENED... 

133. I WILL PRAISE THE LORD AS LONG AS I LIVE

PRAISE IS A NATURAL phenomenon which every rational creature loves to receive. Praise permeates human psychology. In ... 

134. FINDING HOPE!

 “…Whoever fear the Lord are afraid of nothing and are never discouraged, for he is their hope.&rdq... 

135. MAY CHRIST BE BORN IN OUR HEARTS

(Being a Christmas Message by Rev. Fr Victor Ibiyemi  of Ondo Diocese at Ss Peter and Paul Major Seminar... 

136. BISHOP BAGOBIRI, A MAN OF SOLID CHARACTER

BISHOP JOSEPH Danlami Bagobiri of Kafancha is a man of solid character and of a robust reputation for standing up for... 

137. O COME, WE ARE WAITING!

The year 2017 will soon be over, and the stage is almost set for a new year. However, there are many confusing things... 

138. OSOGBO DIOCESE EXPRESSES FAMILY SPIRIT AT HARVEST UGWO

BISHOP JOHN OYEJOLA on 9 December led the faithful of Osogbo diocese to SS Peter and Paul Pro-Cathedral, Lagere, Ile-... 

139. SACRED HEART INAUGURATED AT OFFA

A PRIEST OF ILORIN diocese, V. Rev. Fr Joseph Awoyale, says “when we are close to God, we shall experience God ... 

140. BISHOP OYEJOLA TELLS CATHOLICS NOT TO SHY AWAY FROM POLITICS

DON'T SAY POLITICS is a dirty game and allow others to use politics wrongly," said Bishop John Oyejola of Osogbo at a... 

141. ADVENT OF HOPE AND CONSOLATION

IT IS A FACT OF LIFE THAT WE ALL have our hopes and our fears, our joys and our sorrows.  We carry them in our h... 

142. CALLED TO SPREAD HAPPINESS

HAPPINESS, THEY SAY, is an activity of the soul. Everyone desires to be happy. It is hence a project to carry out. Ac... 

143. SO THAT THEY MAY BELONG...

Starting with a brief profile, Rev. Fr Nathan Anukam, in an exclusive interview tells of how giving hope to the hopel... 

144. SO THAT THEY MAY BELONG...

Starting with a brief profile, Rev. Fr Nathan Anukam, in an exclusive interview tells of how giving hope to the hopel... 

145. THE MAKE BELIEF WORLD OF MAKEUP AND OUR DESTINY

THE ANCIENT SAYING THAT IS STILL full of wisdom is that “Not all that glitters are gold.” Many spouses, b... 

146. MARTYRDOM IN THE CATHOLIC HEALTH SERVICES

A HEALTH CONFERENCE that has just held in the tail end of September 2017 in Rome learnt that it has become virtually ... 

147. FAITH AND MARRIAGE

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT intending young couples in the Catholic Church be guarded in the growing phenomenon of “mi... 

148. REJOICE, LORD JESUS IS COMING

“A shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom. The spirit of the Lord s... 

149. EXPOUNDING ON THE ETHICS OF WORK

Work gives dignity and substance to a human person. Of course, it is within the dynamism of God's creative and redemp... 

150. CHARLEY BOYISM-FORMULA FOR TRUE CHANGE

HUMANITY SAW THE WEAKNESSES inherent in monarchy/totalitarianism and conceived the idea of a more popular arrangement... 

151. ST MARY'S PUPILS PREACH LOVE AT MASS

“Rehabilitation is the process of helping or returning to a healthy or good way of life. Often, only the physic... 

152. IJEBU-ODE HOSTS SSVP YOUTH SUMMIT

THE SEVENTH annual Vincentian  Youth Summit of Lagos Youth Metropolitan Council of the Society  of  St... 

153. AN ANONYMOUS CATHOLIC SPEAKS ON SAINTHOOD

“What really is Sainthood”? And who deserves to be called a Saint”? Sainthood is wholeness. It is a... 

154. INFIDELITY IS A THREAT TO MARRIAGE (2)

MARRIAGE IS A covenant of commitment and not a contract of convenience. As long as you have pledged your allegiance t... 

155. MAN: GOOD AND EVIL

YOU MAY REMEMBER the case of a Kenyan priest, Father Guyo Waqo Malley, who plotted the assassination of his bishop, B... 

156. MOKOLA PARISH YOUTH MARK WORLD AIDS DAY MOKOLA, IBADAN

THE CATHOLIC YOUTH Organisation of Nigeria (CYON) of St Gabriel’s, Mokola has had a two-day programme tagged &l... 

157. THINK GLOBALLY TO ACHIEVE INTERNATIONISATION OF RESEARCH, DR OKORO TELLS FLEDGING UNIVERSITIES SAMONDA, IBADAN

DR CHIEDOZIE OKORO, associate professor of Philosophy, University of Lagos, has said that the task of a fledging univ... 

158. VATICAN CONTINUES ANNUAL CHRISTMAS RAFFLE FOR CHARITY

POPE FRANCIS’ RAFFLE to benefit those in need will give even more people a chance to win a gift once owned by the pope.

Announcing the ... 

159. POPE SHARES EXPERIENCE OF HIS TRIP TO MYANMAR AND BANGLADESH

THE GENERAL AUDIENCE of 7 December was held at 9:15am in Paul VI Hall, where the Holy Father Francis met with groups ... 

160. POPE FRANCIS URGES TRUMP TO RESPECT ‘STATUS QUO’ IN JERUSALEM

THE POPE WARNED against any move to recognise Jerusalem as the Israel capital

Pope Francis has stated his “concern” over US presi... 

161. DISABILITY DAY: DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS?

DECEMBER 3 OF every year has since 1992 been declared Disability Day by the United Nations, but St Mary’s Rehab... 

162. THE CONTRIBUTION OF LABOREM EXERCENS ON WORK

Reflecting on work, the Magisterium did not end with Rarum Novarum, Quadragesimo Anno and Gadium et Spes. Knowing the weight and importance of it in ... 

163. THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

IN THE BOOK OF GENESIS, God said: “I will make you enemies, you and the woman, your offspring and her offspring. He will crush your head and yo... 

164. NEW TOTALPRENUERS EMERGE

A TOTAL NUMBER OF 60 persons graduated on 28 November at OFFERCenter, Institute of Agriculture, Iwo, Osun State.

165. NEW TOTALPRENUERS EMERGE

A TOTAL NUMBER OF 60 persons graduated on 28 November at OFFERCenter, Institute of Agriculture, Iwo, Osun State.

On the occasion which was at... 

166. ST JOSEPH’S OKE ADO REACHES OUT TO NON-CATHOLICS

ST JOSEPH’S, Oke-Ado, Ibadan has had a three-day outreach.

 ... 

167. RISE MY DEAR! GET UP, AND RISE LIKE THE DUST

It is all about resilience. Do not allow record to break you. You are created to break record. Are you fettered all l... 

168. WAITING FOR FULL REVELATION

EVERY HUMAN BEING—MALE and female—is created in the image and likeness of God.  That is what we lear... 

169. ST MARY PRO CATHEDRAL ILESA CELEBRATES FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING

THERE WAS JOY IN the air as St Mary Pro Cathedral Ilesa, 26 November, celebrated the kingship of Christ over ... 

170. YOUR WORK IS SACRED, BISHOP OYEJOLA TELLS FRSC MEMBERS

YOUR WORK IS HOLY; a job to keep us alive, to protect us, to guide us in a way  that many others cannot ... 

171. WARRI BISHOP AFAREHA WARNS LEGIONARIES ABOUT PENTECOSTALISM

SPIRITUAL DIRECTORS and officers of the Higher councils of the Legion of Mary recently gathered in Warri for ... 

172. APPLES ARE PACKED WITH ANTIOXIDANTS THAT ARE GREAT FOR YOUR HEALTH

WITH THE VARIETY of colors, textures and flavors apples have to offer, it’s not a surprise that these fruits ar... 

173. ‘WHEN SHALL I SEE AND BE ABLE TO MARVEL AT THE WONDERS OF CREATION?’

“WHEN WILL THE SUN shine brightly again?” asked my friend Tonie. The question immediately threw me into a... 

174. MULTIPLE MEMBERSHIPS, BANE OF SOCIETAL GROWTH

Belonging to many church societies and organisations has become unhealthy as this phenomenon has permeated various parishes with or without anybody t... 

175. MAKE EMPLOYMENT A PRIORITY

There was a time, not too long ago, in Nigeria when school certificate holders got employed even before they graduate... 

176. THE SCHOOL, A SEEDBED FOR HUMAN FORMATION

I GREW UP IN THE Eastern part of Nigeria. When I was in elementary school; at Handmaids Infant Jesus, Awka, we used t... 

177. INFIDELITY IS A THREAT TO MARRIAGE

“AS THE CHURCH IS subject to Christ, so let wives also be subject in everything to their husbands. Husbands, lo... 

178. AFRICA NEEDS INDUSTRIALIZATION, NOT ENTREPRENEURS

THE PASSAGE, Ecclesiastes 1: 9-11, 18:  said, ‘What has happened before will happen again. What has been d... 

179. CATCHING THEM YOUNG

Yes. That was the man. The one I can never forget as long as I live. Mr Makinde was my primary school headmaster, my ... 

180. DO YOU BITE YOUR NAILS? IT COULD LEAD TO INFECTION

MOST NAIL symptoms are due to systemic issues, trauma, or lifestyle factors, and this includes the habit of nail biti... 

181. YOU MAY HURT YOURSELF IF YOU DISOBEY YOUR DOCTOR’S INSTRUCTIONS

ON ONE MONDAY morning, not too long ago, two patients who came, one after the other, with nearly identical complaints... 

182. SHEEP OR GOATS?

SHEEP OR GOATS?

HOW MANY OF YOU think you can tell a ... 

183. SELECT RUSSIA 2018 TEAM WITHOUT BIAS

Dear Editor,

Goals from Kelechi Iheanacho, Bryan Idowu and Alex Iwobi ... 

184. CHANGING THE NARRATIVE OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

EDITORIAL

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities highlights the fact that the majority of ... 

185. WAYS TO RELIEVE THE SUFFERING OF THE SOULS IN PURGATORY

Cont. from last week

9. Indulgences

186. WEEKLY THOUGHTS ON THE BOOK OF SIRACH DELIBERATE DIRECTION!

 “…The sensible will not neglect direction; the proud and insolent are deterred by no fear.Do nothi... 

187. AN ALTAR OF PRAISE

Schoenstatt Fathers, Ibadan

ALTAR IS A SACRED place. It is a place of ... 

188. UNITY: THE GIANT THAT CAN REMOVE TRIBALISM FROM NIGERIA

ONE ROOT CAUSE OF our national woes is Tribalism! Nigeria is a country with about 170 million people and more than 60... 

189. ELECTION OF ST MULUMBA’S PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL ALAKIA, IBADAN

ST MULUMBA’S, Alakia Isebo, Ibadan has elected new officers for the parish pastoral council.

190. FR ANUKAM CALLS FOR SUPPORT FOR THE ‘POOREST OF THE POOR’ YEMETU, IBADAN

THE POOREST OF THE poor are calling on the rich, the wealthy and the privileged in the society to come to their aid i... 

191. MOUNT ZION CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP CELEBRATES 25 YEARS, COMMISSIONS 55 MEMBERS

MEMBERS OF THE Mount Zion Catholic Charismatic Prayer Group on Sunday 19 November celebrated the grand finale of thei... 

192. MODEL YOUR LIFE AFTER OUR BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, FR AGBEJE TELLS WOMEN OKE-PADI, IBADAN

THE Catholic Women Organisation of Nigeria (C.W.O.), Ibadan Archdiocese have been tasked to follow the examples of ou... 

193. POPE APPOINTS TWO NEW BISHOPS

Pope Francis on November 21, 2017, appointed new bishops to the US dioceses of Nashville and Jefferson City.

194. POPE FRANCIS: AT MASS WE PARTICIPATE IN CALVARY

On Wednesday Pope Francis said that when we attend Mass, it is as if we are approaching Jesus on the Cross at Calvary... 

195. POPE FRANCIS SAYS BENEDICT XVI’S TEACHING IS A ‘PRECIOUS HERITAGE’

Pope Benedict's 'prayer and his discreet and encouraging presence accompany u... 

196. FR PAUL AKINYODE URGES FAITHFUL TO USE THEIR TALENTS

NO ONE CAN GUARANTEE that anybody will live to see the next day hence the need to always use one’s talent becau... 

197. CULTURAL FIESTA AT ST PETER’S, OTA

The Catholic Youth Organisation of Nigeria (CYON) of St Peter’s, Ota, Abeokuta diocese held a cultural fiesta on Sunday 19 November.

Sp... 

198. SS PETER & PAUL LAGERE HONOURS ELDERS

A WARNING HAS GONE out to the elderly not to curse their children and grandchildren, even in anger, because “you have authority, power on your ... 

199. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Oaikhena Anderson Osemuahu, U.I. best graduating student with 7.0 GPA, with Eucharia Ejovwokoghene Obar, Masters Stud... 

200. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Sr. Carine Chioma Okeh of Jesus the Saviour Congregation emerges best graduating student in Educational Management with 6.7 GPS.

- REV. FR FR... 

201. ANCILLA HOSPITAL PROVIDES FREE EYE SCREENING

ANCILLA CATHOLIC Hospital, Iju Road, Agege, Lagos State together with St Vincent de Paul Relief Centre, Baruwa, Ipaja... 

202. PARISHIONERS TUTORED ON SUICIDE AND DEPRESSION

PARISHIONERS OF SS Peter and Paul Pro-Cathedral, Lagere, Ile-Ife, Osun State have been tutored on depression, which i... 

203. DUAL CELEBRATION AT ST BENEDICT'S OSOGBO AS LAWYERS' BEGIN THEIR LEGAL YEAR SERVICE

IT WAS A MASS of double blessing on Sunday 19 November at St Benedict Cathedral of Osogbo Diocese as Bishop John Oyej... 

204. GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU, REV PETER ABIONA REMINDED CATHOLICS

REV PETER Abiona explained that God is always with every individual, no matter who he or she is, what he or she does... 

205. LET'S CELEBRATE THE CHALLENGED PERSON -SR ELIZABETH KEHINDE

ST MARY'S Rehabilitation and Development Centre, Ipetumodu, Osun State, working through Daughters of the Holy Spirit,... 

206. SS PETER & PAUL LAGERE BIDS BYE TO EDO-BOUND OGHENA LAGERE, OSUN STATE

PAPA AND MAMA A. I. Oghena have departed Ss Peter & Paul, Lagere, Ife, Osun State for homestate Edo after 50 years of service to the church and G... 

207. FR ADEBISI URGES CATHOLICS ‘TO LISTEN CAREFULLY TO READINGS DURING MASS’ LAGERE, OSUN STATE

PEOPLE COME TO church for various reasons  and their minds are  not  in  the  church most es... 

208. BISHOP AYO-MARIA ATOYEBI LEADS OTHERS TO THANK GOD AT HARVEST TAIWO ROAD, ILORIN

BISHOP AYO-MARIA Atoyebi, OP, of Ilorin has expressed his appreciation to God on behalf of the congregation for keepi... 

209. LEARN TO GIVE THANKS, PRIEST ADVISES CATHOLICS

REV. FR SIMON Dzungwe has advised Catholics to learn how to give thanks in every situation they find themselves and w... 

210. LAITY SHOULD NOT TURN BLIND EYE TO CHALLENGES...

REV. FR JOSEPH Akinbinu, parish priest, led the parishioners of St Joseph, Oke Ado, Ibadan, in thanking God for His m... 

211. EVANGELISATION NEEDS FURTHER DRIVE

Is it not true that everything about the Catholic Church has an evangelical value? Of course, it is; even our “common” signposts pass a m... 

212. Archdiocesan Marian Congress

In continuation of the celebration of the Marian Year, an Archdiocesan Marian Congress held from 17th to 19th of August, 2017 at Ss. Peter and P... 

213. Priests in the Archdiocese Mark Day of Sanctification

Priests in the Archdiocese of Ibadan celebrated the Priests Day of Sanctification on the 23rd of June, 2017. About 7... 

214. Archdiocese of Ibadan Celebrates Marian Year

The Archdiocese kicked off the celebration of the Marian Year at St. Mary Cathedral, Oke Padre, Ibadan. The Marian statue shall be taken round the de... 

215. Ibadan Archdiocese re-launches website

To the glory of God, we have re-launched our website. This is to enable us carry out som... 

 

 
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