Nigerian Catholic Bishops call for nationwide protest over Herdsmen killings

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has fixed May 22 for a nationwide protest by Catholic faithful over killings by herdsmen across the country. The CBCN said the protests would coincide with the burial of the two priests and 17 parishioners killed by herdsmen during morning mass at Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State. A statement circulated on Sunday via the church’s bulletin, titled: “Peaceful Demonstration,” read: “The CBCN has directed that every Diocese in Nigeria should organise a peaceful demonstration/ rally against the barbaric but intolerable…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE SEVENTH WEEK OF EASTER. FEAST OF ST. MATTHIAS THE APOSTLE HOMILY THEME: CHOSEN BY GOD FOR A PURPOSE 

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE SEVENTH WEEK OF EASTER. FEAST OF ST. MATTHIAS THE APOSTLE HOMILY THEME: CHOSEN BY GOD FOR A PURPOSE BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide; so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. This I command you, to love one another.” John 15:16-17. Our election as Christians is not by our…

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Reading for Monday of the Seventh Week of Easter Year B. Feast: Saint Matthias, Apostle. Liturgical Colour: red

First Reading: (Acts 1: 15-17, 20-26) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 113: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8) Gospel: (John 15: 9-17)   First Reading: (Acts 1: 15-17, 20-26) In those days Peter rising up in the midst of the brethren, said: (now the number of persons together was about an hundred and twenty:) Men, brethren, the scripture must needs be fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost spoke before by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who was the leader of them that apprehended Jesus: Who was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry. For…

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