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DEMOCRACY AND CHRISTIAN VALUES

DEMOCRACY AND CHRISTIAN VALUES PASTORAL LETTER 2015 INTRODUCTION:  “Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary” Reinhold Niebuhr. 1.     ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND GRATITUDE In the name of the Most Holy Trinity, the Father Son…

THE MEASURE OF LOVE

THE MEASURE OF LOVE PASTORAL LETTER 2005 INTRODUCTION: The holy season of Lent affords me another opportunity to address you my beloved brothers and sisters, sons and daughters in the Lord, through this pastoral letter dealing on a great and…

THAT THEY MAY HAVE LIFE

THAT THEY MAY HAVE LIFE PASTORAL LETTER 2004 INTRODUCTORY DISCOURSE WITH gratitude and love I present to you my maiden Lenten Pastoral on one of the most central themes on the mission of our Redeemer – who came that we…

GRATITUDE

GRATITUDE PASTORAL LETTER 2011 CHAPTER ONE GRATITUDE/GIVING THANKS 1. INTRODUCTION: “Be joyful always, pray at all times, in everything give thanks, for that is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18). With this admonition…

YOU AND THE COMMON GOOD

YOU AND THE COMMON GOOD PASTORAL LETTER 2007 1. INTRODUCTORY DISCOURSE With gratitude To God and to the great Onitsha Archdiocesan Family, I recall some events of last year 2006 which marked the Silver Jubilee of my ordination to the…

THE FAMILY AND HUMAN LIFE

THE FAMILY AND HUMAN LIFE PASTORAL LETTER 2008 INTRODUCTION: GRATITUDE It is with a deep sense of gratitude to Almighty God that I recall some of the major events of last year 2007. The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI on…

CATHOLIC EDUCATION AND NATIONAL

CATHOLIC EDUCATION AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PASTORAL LETTER 2014 INTRODUCTION: Retrospection and Gratitude   The year of Faith which was declared by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, was celebrated by Catholics throughout the world from October 2012 to November 2013, ending…