LETTER TO THE PEOPLE OF GOD

LENT: A CALL TO REPENTANCE, RECONCILIATION AND RENEWAL

Apr 05, 2017
My dear People of God, We are in the Lenten period which has for us many challenges as well as many hopes. We are called to self-denial, fasting, penance, prayer and charity so that we can enjoy the redemption given us by the suffering, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Lent makes us follow Jesus Christ who suffered and died for us so that we might have life in him. Jesus Christ came so that we might have life and have life in full (see John 10:10). His life had to go t ...
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LENT IS FOR LOVE

Apr 03, 2017
My dear People of God, We are in Lent. It is a period of sacrifice in preparation for the participation in the greatest sacrifice, the sacrifice of life for others by Jesus Christ. Lent is a time of preparing oneself to join in the paschal mystery of our Lord Jesus Christ. The paschal mystery is the quantum of love, the love of God for humanity. God so loved the world that he sent his only Son into the world: “For this is how God loved the world: he gave his only Son, so ...
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CHRISTIANS, HAVE THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST

Mar 22, 2017
My dear People of God, We are in the Lenten Season, a period when we do our best to align ourselves to Jesus Christ, who suffered and died for us. The Lenten Season trains us to be like Christ, who, though is God but he humbled himself even to accepting death, death on the cross (see Philippians 2:6-8). This is the auspicious time when we are formed to be authentic followers of Jesus Christ who said, “If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up ...
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Cathedraticum – Tribute- Ibu Ihu

Mar 09, 2017
My dear People of God, Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ who taught his followers to store up their treasures in heaven rather than on earth (see Matthew 6:16-18)! I want to explain to you what cathedraticum means and implies. The diocesan Bishop is associated with the cathedra, that is, the chair of authority which a diocesan Bishop has. From the Google, one can see that the chair of the Bishop reflects the authority of the Bishop in a diocese. The Bishop’s ...
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Let Us Follow Mary, The Model Of Our Faith

Feb 19, 2017
Yes, blessed is she who believed that the promise made her by the Lord would be fulfilled (Luke 1:45) Celebration of the Centenary Following the story and implications of the apparitions of our Blessed Mother Mary, we are invited to celebrate with the whole Catholic Church the centenary of the spectacular and deeply impactful apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary to the three children at Fatima, Portugal. I see the hand of God both in the apparitions and the celebration of th ...
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Deepening The Faith Through Catechesis

Feb 12, 2017
Let the Word of Christ, in all its richness, find a home with you. Teach each other, and advise each other, in all wisdom (Colossians 3:16) Prophet-Teacher! Other opportunities abound for priests to exercise their ministry of teaching or what is called prophetic ministry. Every priest is a prophet, the announcer of the word of God not just the announcer of what will or will not happen! There may be priests and others who have the charism of prophesying or who are gifted with v ...
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Beware! Even The Devil Knows The Bible!

Feb 05, 2017
The Catholic faithful should be aware of the exploitation and even abuse of the Scriptures by people who use the Bible to achieve their self-interest. The Catholic faithful have also to be careful that the knowledge of the Bible is not merely to acquire knowledge for knowledge sake but to increase our faith in Jesus Christ the Word of God. Jesus Christ had exposed the misplacement of emphasis by the Jews: “You pore over the scriptures, believing that in them you can find eternal life; i ...
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Celebration Of My 70th Birthday: Gratitude! Gratitude!! Gratitude!!!

Jan 29, 2017
My dear People of God, Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Way, the Truth and Life (see John 14:6) , who came that we may have life and have it in full (see John 10:10)! Following the teaching and example of Most Rev. Valerian Maduka Okeke, Archbishop of Onitsha and Metropolitan of Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province, I want to say three things: 1. Gratitude; 2. Gratitude; and 3. Gratitude. The expression of triple gratitude has to do with my celebration of my 70th ...
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2017: A Special Year Of Restoration With Mary

Jan 22, 2017
My dear People of God, Greetings in the name of God who gave us Mary as the Mother of God and new Mother of humanity! Every year opens with the Solemn Celebration of Mary, the Mother of God on 1st January. The Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God places before the Catholic faithful and indeed the whole human race Mary as the Mother of our Redeemer, the Son of God, God-made-man, the Word who in the beginning was with God and is God and who became flesh and lived among us. That celebrati ...
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Continuing The Ministry Of Preaching In Our Days

Jan 15, 2017
How do we ensure that the word of Christ is heard efficiently and effectively by the people so that they will have faith and have it in abundance? This is the crux of this Pastoral Letter, “Lord, Increase our Faith”. How do we come to increase in our faith? What strategies and methods do we adopt for effective evangelization and catechesis in the Catholic Church, especially in Nnewi Diocese to cooperate with the gift of God? It is my desire that all the people will come to ...
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Catholic Diocese of Nnewi
Nnobi Road, Nnewi
P.M.B 5099, Nnewi
Anambra State, Nigeria                     

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