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1. WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE CHURCH’S PRACTICE ON GRANTING INDULGENCE?
Beloved reader, thank you for opening this page once again to find meaning to the Faith handed on by the Apostles as received from JESUS which you are proud to profess. This year marks the 100thyear anniversary of the apparition to the three shepher... 

 


2. ST. MICHAEL, DEFENDER OF THE CHURCH: A MODEL FOR CHRISTIANS IN SUSTAINING THE OPTION FOR THE POOR.
THE MISSION: “How does the Church witness to Christ in the world? First and foremost by giving visibility to Jesus’ love for the poor and the weak. In a world so hungry for healing, forgiveness, reconciliation, and most of all unconditio... 

 


3. HE HAS VISITED HIS PEOPLE
 “Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel, He has visited his people and redeemed them, he has raised up for us a mighty saviour, in the house of David his servant.” [Luke 1: 68-69]. Reading through the first chapter of Luke’s G... 

 


4. The Holy Door
Pope Francis has declared a Jubilee Year of Mercy: twelve months for us to focus on and deepen our gratitude for the lov- ing mercy of God. As with all jubilee years, the Year of Mercy will include the use of a Holy Door, a specially designated entra... 

 


5. Four Marks of the Church
We can show how the Church of the apostles resembles in all essentials the Church of today by showing how the early Church already bore the marks, or "notes," of the true Church of Christ which are still professed today in the Nicene Creed. The Nicen... 

 


6. Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
1. Devotion to the Sacred Heart is part of the mainline of our faith: The reason is that it is basically honor paid to the love of God as seen in and symbolized in the Heart of Jesus. Without that Divine Love we would not exist at all, nor would we h... 

 


7. My Mother---The Church
The word "Church" means many things to many people. To some the Church is merely a structure a body of laws designed to make everyone as miserable as possible an authoritarian body which takes delight in exercising the prerogative of telling the worl... 

 


8. God and His Providence
One God In the first article of the Apostle's Creed we express our belief in the existence of God. He is a pure spirit, that is, He has no matter at all, and no parts. We call Him Father, since He is the supreme source of everything, the one "from ... 

 


9. Consecrated Persons as Agents of Evangelization
Introduction   Evangelization according to Ecclesia in Africa (1995) needs agents. For as scripture says: "how are men to call upon him [the Lord] in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never hear... 

 


10. Consecrated Persons as Agents of Pastoral Care of the Family
Abstract The teachings of the Church show with increasing clarity the profound connection between the evangelical demands of its mission and the obligation laid on all peoples to foster human advancement and to build a society worthy of humans. How... 

 


11. Obedience and Discernment in the Life of Consecrated Persons
Introduction The very fact that the religious life is centred on the search for the will of God, a sincere and profound response to it makes obedience and discernment very important accompaniments in a sincere search for the Divine purpose. Hence, ... 

 


12. What is Chrism Mass?
On Holy Thursday morning (in some dioceses it may be another morning during Holy Week), the bishop, joined by the priests of the diocese, gather at the Cathedral to celebrate the Chrism Mass. This Mass manifests the unity of the priests with thei... 

 


13. Press Release: Embrace Peace, Shun Violence, Archbishop Martins Urges Nigerians
Ahead of this Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly Elections, the Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, His Grace, Most Rev. (Dr.) Alfred Adewale Martins, has enjoined all Nigerians to embrace peace and shun all forms of violence and thuggery ... 

 


14. PARTICIPATION OF CATHOLICS IN POLITICAL LIFE
  DOCTRINAL NOTE on some questions regarding THE PARTICIPATION OF CATHOLICS IN POLITICAL LIFE The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, having received the opinion of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, has decided that it wo... 

 


15. PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION AND CATHOLICS
PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION AND CATHOLICS William E. May Michael J. McGivney Professor of Moral Theology, John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, Washington USA Since 1973 and the infamous Roe v Wade decision... 

 


16. Letter to the Bishops of Nigeria
Dear Brother Bishops,   While we walk this Lenten journey towards the Resurrection of the Lord united with the whole Church, I wish to extend to you, dear Archbishops and Bishops of Nigeria, a fraternal greeting, which I extend to the beloved... 

 


17. Archbishops Homily for the Year of the Family
A SERMON DELIVERED BY ARCHBISHOP ALFRED ADEWALE MARTINS ON THE INAUGURATION OF THE LAGOS ARCHDIOCESAN YEAR OF THE FAMILY ON FEBRUARY 27, 2014. THEME: THE FAMILY AS A DOMESTIC CHURCH In the name of the Lord Jesus, the Son of the Father, the second Pe... 

 


18. The Church: A City Built on a Hilltop
THE CHURCH: A CITY BUILT ON A HILLTOP A reflection on the 2014 Extraordinary Synod of Bishops Like a city built on a hilltop, the Church is once again in the limelight. The recently concluded Extraordinary Synod on the Family held in Rome (Oct.5-19... 

 


 
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