Easter 2017: Urbi Et Orbi Message Of His Holiness Pope Francis

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Easter! Today, throughout the world, the Church echoes once more the astonishing message of the first disciples: “Jesus is risen!” – “He is truly risen, as heRead More...
By : admin | Apr 16, 2017

Easter Vigil In The Holy Night – Homily Of His Holiness Pope Francis

“After the Sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb” (Mt 28:1). We can picture them as they wentRead More...
By : admin | Apr 16, 2017

IDP children: Challenges of the first 1000 days

The first 1,000 days of a child’s life-from conception till age two-are very crucial with regards nutrition, and for the mother. The Boko Haram insurgency, which has ravaged Nigeria’s North-East for aboutRead More...
By : admin | Apr 16, 2017

Easter Message 2017: I have come that you may have life and have it to the full (Jn. 10:10)

  By Matthew Hassan Kukah, Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese† Easter is here again. But for us in Nigeria, where trials and tribulations have become part of our daily national menu, itRead More...
By : admin | Apr 15, 2017

Sokoto Catholic Diocese hosts Zumuntar Mata

The Catholic Diocese of Sokoto is hosting 5, 000 women from the northern Catholic women’s group popularly called Zumuntar Mata. The women who were from the Kaduna Province of the Catholic ChurchRead More...
By : admin | Apr 11, 2017

‘Denial of other’s rights, identity, worst form of corruption’

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rev Matthew Hassan Kukah has described the denial of the right and identity of others as the worst form of corruption. He said this while dedicatingRead More...
By : admin | Apr 11, 2017

These 3 essential pillars help us discover the purpose of Lent

  What is the purpose of Lent? Lent is not simply a way to renew your commitment to a New Year’s resolution or jump start your diet. It’s much more than aRead More...
By : admin | Apr 4, 2017

Sokoto Catholic Diocese loses meningitis coordinator

The Catholic Diocese of Sokoto has confirmed the death of its meningitis coordinator, Rev. Sr. Christy Umeadi, OP who died on Friday. A statement on Sunday by the diocese, said, Sr. ChristyRead More...
By : admin | Apr 4, 2017

Though tribe and tongue may differ: Managing diversity in Nigeria

By Matthew Hassan Kukah, Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese Convocation lecture, delivered at the 21st Convocation Ceremony at the University of Abuja, February 24th, 2017) On January 20th, 2017, the world literallyRead More...
By : admin | Apr 1, 2017

Vatican’s top African challenges Trump to think globally

Arguably the most important African in the Vatican today, Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana, head of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human development, says Trump is caught in a conflict of valuesRead More...
By : admin | Mar 29, 2017

African prelate says answer to Muslim/Christian divide is democracy

Despite heading a diocese in a region of northern Nigeria known as a Boko Haram stronghold, Bishop Matthew Kukah insists that there is no real Muslim/Christian divide in his country, and thatRead More...
By : admin | Mar 29, 2017

Key African cardinal on AIDS, ‘Amoris,’ Trump, Francis, and more

Cardinal John Onaiyekan of Nigeria says that African experience proves that distributing condoms is less effective in the fight against HIV/AIDS than promoting abstinence and behavioral change. In a Crux interview, heRead More...
By : admin | Mar 26, 2017

Rome summit marks launch of ‘African Catholicism 2.0’

A March 22-25 summit of African Catholic leaders in Rome was far too complex to summarize, but perhaps the best stab at a big-picture take-away is that it marked the launch ofRead More...
By : admin | Mar 26, 2017

Treat kidnapping like B/Haram – Catholic bishops

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has urged the Federal Government to take decisive action against rising wave of kidnapping and banditry the way it handled the Boko Haram insurgency. ThisRead More...
By : admin | Mar 11, 2017

15 Powerful Prayers You Can Say in Just 15 Seconds!

There have been many days throughout this summer when I was on the verge of losing my mind due to obsessive tattling, the never ending muddy footprints on my hardwood floors andRead More...
By : admin | Mar 11, 2017

CBCN statement: OUR DIGNITY, OUR NATION & OUR CITIZENSHIP

  1: The Struggle for Citizenship Since the end of Nigeria’s tragic civil war, at no other time in the history of our dear country has the issue of our common citizenshipRead More...
By : admin | Mar 10, 2017

`A Communiqué at the End of the First Plenary Meeting of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) at Daughters of Divine Love Retreat and Conference Centre (DRACC), Abuja, 4-10 March, 2017.  

  Theme: “NIGERIA: CITIZENSHIP RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES”  PREAMBLE We, the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria, held our First Plenary Meeting of the year at Daughters of Divine Love Retreat and Conference Centre, Abuja,Read More...
By : admin | Mar 10, 2017

The Beautiful Language of the Traditional Blessing of Ashes

11 excerpts from a 1962 missal (plus two stunning antiphons of lamentation) Did you receive ashes last week? There’s an interesting phenomenon at work in this annual, very public ritual (and it’sRead More...
By : admin | Mar 10, 2017

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR LENT 2017: “The Word is a gift. Other persons are a gift”

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ’s victory over death. This season urgently calls us to conversion. Christians are askedRead More...
By : admin | Mar 2, 2017

GENERAL AUDIENCE: Pope: ‘May Lent Renew Our Hope in Christ’s Promises’

‘May our celebration of Lent renew our hope in Christ’s promises, and our commitment to follow him ever more closely, so that at Easter, in union with Mary our Mother, we mayRead More...
By : admin | Mar 1, 2017
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