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OUR HOPE IN DESPAIR: TOWARDS NATIONAL   RESTORATION A Communiqué issued at the End of Second Plenary Meeting of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) at St. Charles Borromeo Pastoral Centre, Jalingo, Taraba State, 7-15 September 2017. 1. PREAMBLE: We, …

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Two days ago I was invited by members of the Association of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary to talk to them about the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the abyss of all virtues. It was at St. …

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The relationship between Sabbath and Sunday has been an issue among very few Christians, even though so many who have no issue with it do not really know much about this relationship. I posted an article about this relationship some …

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In recent times, many other Christian denominations are beginning to do some of those things they condemned in Catholicism. I have seen some of them trying to do something similar to the Catholic Eucharistic celebration which has been the center …

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Every Catholic on Ash Wednesday is signed or wears ashes on the forehead to mark the beginning of the Lenten season and a call to repentance. It is an unusual make up that beautifies the mind and not the face, …

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The Catholic Church once again is about to begin the Lenten season, the season of amazing grace. The Lenten season for 2017 begins on Wednesday, the first day of the Month of March to holy Saturday ( 15th April 2017 …

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As a parish community, we have decided with faith to declare the year 2017 as our year of Divine Settlement. It is our prayer that God Almighty settles every case against us, physical or spiritual in our favour. Tap therefore …

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A week ago I had the opportunity to spend some precious moments with the women of my parish in preparation for the parish women’s conference. It was enriching and reassuring as I spoke on the topic; the Church and women. Below …

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The holy father, Pope Francis declared the extraordinary jubilee year of mercy which just ended yesterday ( 8 December 2015 to 20 November 2016). It was a year of grace, a year of sober reflections on the mercy of God and …

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His Grace, Most Rev. (Dr) Alfred Adewale Martins, the Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos celebrates his 33rd priestly ordination anniversary together with his class mates today (September 18 2016). Eight of them were admitted into the seminary many …

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The word “door” is not strange to us, it’s what both the rich and the poor have in homes irrespective of the esthetic difference. The door is the rightful way into a house compare to the window. When one passes …

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Most times, priests and religious are seen as supper human, far removed from the ordinary life. Yet, they are human, taken from among human. Though it is very true that by the virtue of their priestly ordination and religious consecration …

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The year 2016 as the jubilee year of mercy is no longer new to the catholic world. Every Catholic now knows that the Pope has declared the year 2016 as the year of mercy; however, not so many may know …

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Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Coker, Nigeria, came together today for Christmas Carol of nine lessons tagged “Carol of Divine liberation.” It was so tagged because the Parish declared the year 2015 as the year of Divine liberation. The …

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They came out in their number, without shame or fear to proclaim Jesus Christ the universal king.

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We thank God as the synod on the family came to a close today with the Holy Mass celebrated by Pope Francis at St. peter’s basilica, Rome. The synod focused on the family and the mercy of God which the …

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“If we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us” (1 Jn 4:12). This Sunday’s Scripture readings seem to have been chosen precisely for this moment of grace which the Church is experiencing: the …

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In recent times, Pope Francis has laid emphasis on the family life, a very vital organ of the Church and to the society at large; it is the “first Church.” The family and the institution of marriage is been threatened …

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The Catholic Church decided some years ago to be reminding herself of the need to constantly renew her commitments to evangelize the world. The world mission Sunday which is celebrated in October every year is the day set aside by …

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As part of our  parish preparation for the celebration of the yearly harvest thanksgiving, the parish organized a family carnival today (August 30) to bring every family in the parish together in celebration. The family remains vital to the Church, …

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The 28 day of August will ever remain a joyous one in the life of the Order of St. Augustine, it is the birthday of our holy father Augustine into heaven. The Church celebrates the feast of a saint on …

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The Pious Union of St. Rita of Cascia in the province of St. Augustine of Nigeria celebrated her national feast and pilgrimage at Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, South East of Nigeria. It was a three days celebration; 21 to 23 August, …

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For the Augustinians of the Province of St. Augustine of Nigeria, the Month of July is significant. Many of us were ordained this Month for the glory of God, for the Augustinian family and for the whole Church. We thank …

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The holy father, Pope Francis, today celebrated the Holy Mass to mark the solemnity of SS Peter and Paul, the two main patrons of the Church of Rome. During this Mass, 43 Archbishops from different parts of the world were …

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On the 27th Of December 2014, six of our Augustinian brothers: Imaji Peter O.S.A., Ukabiala Paulinus O.S.A., Oyudo Jude O.S.A., Shekari Jonah O.S.A., Ojiaku Peter O.S.A. and Onuoha Julius O.S.A. were ordained deacons. Today, the 25th day of June, 2015, …

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The C.M.O. (Catholic Men organization ) of my parish celebrated father’s day today. The day started with the Holy Mass, thanking God for the gift of fatherhood and prayed for the strength and wisdom to carry on the responsibilities of …

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The C.M.O. (Catholic men organization) of my Parish started their retreat this evening in preparation for the celebration of Father’s day on Sunday. I was happy to be with them to admonish and encourage their faith, and to remind them …

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I saw this beautiful picture and it led me into meditations immediately. I do not know how long I gazed at it but all the staring eyes around me made me realize that I was out of my body. Wow! …

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The youth are celebrated in the Catholic Church, especially in Nigeria under the name Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria (C.Y.O.N.). In our Parish, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Lagos, Nigeria, the youth had a whole week dedicated to them to celebrate …

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The Divine mercy novena started on good Friday and like every other parishes we have been observing it in our parish, Our Lady of Lourdes, Lagos, Nigeria. In our parish, apart from the novena prayers, guest speakers are invited to …

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The celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead continues and for ever. Yesterday, Easter Sunday, the whole Church specially celebrated this victory over death. It is a celebration that should continue in the life of every Christian. …

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The Catholic family celebrates the Chrism Mass during the holy week, though the day for this celebration differs from dioceses it must however be celebrated within the holy week and not later than holy Thursday. In Lagos Archdiocese, Nigeria, the …

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Last night, the entire parishioners of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parish, Lagos, Nigeria, came together to invoke the intercessions of the saints in heaven. Together we celebrated the joy of our communion with the Church triumphant and the suffering …

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Still unbelievable, still very shocking but he is buried. The late bishop of Bauchi diocese, Malachi John, was buried today. He died after a brief illness last week. Bishops, Priests and lay faithful all gathered to pray for the peaceful …

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We celebrated the Fifth Sunday of Lent three days ago, a Sunday that marks the beginning of the Passiontide and not passion Sunday. From the Fifth Sunday of Lent, the crosses, and all other images and pictures of saints are …

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Shocking! very sad but a reality. Yes, the young and ebullient Catholic bishop of Bauchi diocese is no more. Bishop Malachi John died very early this morning (21-3-2015) after a brief illness. May his Soul rest in peace. Information reaching …

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On Wednesday the 18th day of March, 2015, Augustinians from different parts of Nigeria gathered at Shendam in Plateau State to bury the Mother of one of our Augustinian brothers; Rev. Fr. Peter Maigari O.S.A. We all arrived Jos the …

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Tomorrow is ash Wednesday and it marks the beginning of the season of Lent. Lent is a season of penance, season of fasting and reflection in preparation to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday.                                    The …

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The Church celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes on February 11. This feast commemorates the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Bernadette Soubirous on the 11 of February, 1858. That apparition in Lourdes, a village in France, …

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The Augustinian family and in particular the province of St. Augustine of Nigeria greatly thank God and rejoice with our brother, bishop Donatus Ogun O.S.A., the newly installed bishop of Uromi diocese. He was installed today as the bishop of …

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The late bishop James Daman O.S.A. was buried today. Bishops and Priests together with the lay faithful gathered to offer Mass for the repose of his Soul. May God grant him eternal rest, amen.

Have you ever tried to see the hands of God at work in nature? Have you seen his beauty displayed in nature? Its wonderful! My Nigerian Augustinian brother priest working and schooling in Chicago, U.S.A.; Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Thliza O.S.A, …

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The prior Provincial of the Augustinian Province of St. Augustine of Nigeria, directed all Augustinian Communities in Nigeria to offer Mass for the Soul of the late bishop James Daman O.S.A, who died on the 12th of January, 2015. The late …

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Our holy Father, Pope Francis has declared this year as the year of the consecrated life. The year as declared by the Pope started on the 30th of November 2014 to February 2nd, 2016. This is the year we as …

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The name Las Vegas attracts negative reactions from most people, it is a city of sin for them. But my brother Priest celebrated the Christmas and the New Year in this city and he said;  “In as much as it …

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We, the Augustinian Family in Nigeria (The Province of St. Augustine of Nigeria) thank God and congratulate our five Augustinian brothers and a diocesan of the diocese of Bauchi who were  ordained deacons on the 28 of December, 2014. They …

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