The Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos has concluded plans to host this year’s Novena, nine days of prayers, in preparation for the Solemnity of The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Thousands of Catholics began paying their respects Monday to former pope Benedict XVI at St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, at the start of three days of lying-in-state before his funeral. The queue began to form before dawn in the square in front of the basilica, where Benedict's body was transferred earlier from the monastery…
14 Jun 2022
In the wake of the gruesome massacre in Owo on Sunday, June 5, 2022, people from in and out of Nigeria drew my attention to a seeming contradiction observed in the actions of Ogun devotees
6 Jun 2022
It was supposed to be Pentecost Sunday when Catholics were expected to commemorate the solemnity of the occasion, but pains, agony, gloom and fear, yesterday, descended on the densely populated
17 Feb 2021
Captain Nnamdi Nnoruka (rtd) said he had joined the race for Anambra State governorship election slated for November in the state.
10 Jan 2021
The Church has just entered another Season in her Calendar, called The Epiphany, which is derived from the Greek word, epiphaneia, which simply means “manifestation” or “showing” or “revelation.” It reflects the manifestation of Jesus to the world, especially the Gentiles. The Epiphany is traditionally marked on January 6. Some traditions, including the Roman Catholics,…
27 Dec 2020
At the entrance to Argentina's Congress is a plaque reminding legislators that Our Lady of Lujan is the patron saint of the country's political parties -- a not-so-subtle no
29 Mar 2020
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.
2 Mar 2020
Thousand of Catholics yesterday defied the first rain of the year in Abuja to protest against the worsening insecurity in the country. The march, which started from the National Christian Centre and terminated at the Our Lady Queen of Nigeria
25 Aug 2019
Pope Francis on Sunday voiced concern for the Amazon rainforest, a "vital" lung for the planet, as the worst blazes in years have sparked a global outcry.
31 Mar 2019
Pope Francis on Sunday warned Catholics in Morocco against trying to convert others to boost their small numbers, during a rare visit by a pontiff to the North African country. Speaking in Rabat's cathedral on his second day in the Moroccan capital, Francis insisted trying to convert people to one's own belief "always leads to…
2 Jan 2018
The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins, has called on law enforcement agencies to intensify efforts to rescue reverend sisters abducted in Edo State since November 2017. Martins, at a news conference in Lagos yesterday said it was dangerous for the sisters, being women, to still be in the hands of their…