Nigeria: Cardinal Onaiyekan lauds the growth of Catholicism in the North

The growth of the Catholic Church in the Northern part of the country in the last 50 years has been described as commendable and encouraging, in spite of the challenges encountered by the Church in the region. The commendation was given by the Catholic Archbishop of  Abuja Archdiocese, Cardinal John Onaiyekan at the Golden Jubilee celebration and Thanksgiving Mass of St Augustine’s Seminary, Jos, held recently at the premises of the institution, in Jos, Plateau State. According to him the notable growth is not in respect of number of faithful alone but also…

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Reading for Monday, Fifth Week of Easter Year A. Memorial [USA]: Saint Isidore. Liturgical Colour: white/white ?First Reading : (Acts 14: 5-18) ?Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 115: 1-2, 3-4, 15-16) ?Gospel: ( John 14: 21-26)

First Reading : (Acts 14: 5-18) Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 115: 1-2, 3-4, 15-16) Gospel: ( John 14: 21-26)   First Reading : (Acts 14: 5-18) And when there was an assault made by the Gentiles and the Jews with their rulers, to use them contumeliously, and to stone them: They understanding it, fled to Lystra, and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and to the whole country round about, and were there preaching the gospel. And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, a cripple from his mother’s womb, who never…

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BE THOU OUR VISION

We often behold life with relation to the unfolding of our aspirations and dreams with an imperfect vision. Viewing the unravellings of life with a blurred vision; I have sometimes said and heard people say “if I were told it wouldn’t work or vice versa, I would not have believed it.” When we rely solely on our vision, we may often see darkness where light exist or joy where sadness wets the floor. Our vision is often blurred because they aren’t perfect in themselves unless perfected by God. Having viewed…

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Archbishop of Canterbury welcomes Coptic Orthodox Pope to Lambeth Palace

The Archbishop of Canterbury welcomed the Coptic Orthodox Pope, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, to Lambeth Palace yesterday. His Holiness, the 118th Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark, paid the courtesy visit to Archbishop Justin Welby during his first pastoral visit to the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK. Pope Tawadros, who met HM The Queen at Windsor Castle on Tuesday, was accompanied to Lambeth Palace by His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom. The Archbishop and…

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Full text of May 13 in-flight interview with Pope Francis

The following is an unofficial transcript of the in-flight press conference on the papal plane returning from Fatima to Rome on May 13, 2017.  Greg Burke: Thank you Holiness, they were 24 very intense hours, as you said, for the Lord, 24 hours for Our Lady. It’s apparent that the Portuguese felt very touched when you said, “We have a Mother,” that they feel this in a special way. 100 years ago Our Lady didn’t appear to three important journalists, she appeared to three shepherds, but we’ve seen how they with…

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