Catholic church bans Mbaka from speaking on political issues
The Catholic church has banned Ejike Mbaka, spiritual director of Adoration Ministries Enugu Nigeria (AMEN), from commenting on partisan politics. In a letter to Mbaka, Callistus Onaga, Catholic bishop of Enugu diocese, also announced the conversion of the Adoration Ministry to chaplaincy. Consequently, the chaplaincy brings Mbaka's church under the control of the Enugu diocese…
Haiti's Catholic Church begins speaking out amid swirling crises
By openly criticizing governmental "inaction" and demonstrating last week its capacity for wide-scale mobilization, the church has made clear it plans to take a more direct role in addressing the daunting challenges facing this small Caribbean island.
Kukah: Patriotic homiletics and patriotic journalism
On the eve of Christmas that has just come and gone, Matthew Hassan Kukah, Ph.D., the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto who is quite popular and more than well known to those...
Pope Francis Becomes First Pope To Endorse Same-Sex Civil Unions
Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church, has endorsed same-sex civil unions thereby making him the first pontiff to do so in a landmark move that has been welcomed with mixed reactions. The pope's endorsement came midway through a feature-length documentary, titled "Francesco", which premiered at the Rome film festival on Wednesday. The documentary…
Easter 2020 and COVID-19: High in spirit, low in funfare
Tomorrow, majority of Christians across the globe will not congregate to sing Robert Lowry’s popular Easter hymn, ‘Low in the grave He lay’ with its victory-inspiring refrain...
Public significance of the stations of the cross
At this particular time of the year millions of Christians all over the world are celebrating the holy season of Lent. During the season of Lent one devotion that is associated with Catholics and many other Christians is the Stations of the Cross.
Pope Francis sides with traditionalists on priest celibacy
n quashing the idea of married priests in the Amazon, Pope Francis has appeased traditionalists while disappointing progressives who had hoped for a historic turning point in the Catholic church.
A rosary for Tam David West
The first thing I did in memory of Tam David West was to say a decade of the Rosary for the repose of his soul. The Rosary is a prayer that is an expression of devotion and honour that the Catholic Church...