Pope Institutes the ‘Sunday of the Word of God’ in New Motu Proprio ‘Aperuit illis’

APOSTOLIC LETTER
ISSUED “MOTU PROPRIO”
BY THE SUPREME PONTIFF
FRANCIS
“APERUIT ILLIS”
INSTITUTING THE SUNDAY OF THE WORD OF GOD

1. “He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures” (Lk 24:45). This was one of the final acts of the risen Lord before his Ascension. Jesus appeared to the assembled disciples, broke bread with them and opened their minds to the understanding of the sacred Scriptures. To them, amid their fear and bewilderment, he unveiled the meaning of the paschal mystery: that in accordance with the Father’s eternal plan he had to suffer and rise from the dead, in order to bring repentance and the forgiveness of sins (cf. Lk 24:26.46-47). He then promised to send the Holy Spirit, who would give them strength to be witnesses of this saving mystery (cf. Lk 24:49). …

Communiqué At the End of CABAN Twelfth Annual Conference, Akure 2019

A Communiqué Issued by the Catholic Biblical Association of Nigeria (CABAN) At the End of Its Twelfth Annual Conference Held at Domus Pacis Pastoral Institute, Akure, Ondo State, from November 5th – 8th, 2019. The Catholic Biblical Association of Nigeria, with members from different parts of Nigeria and the overseas, held its Twelfth Annual Conference at Domus Pacis Pastoral Institute, Akure, Ondo State, from November 5th – 8th, 2019.

Akure 2019 Photos

Photographs from the just concluded successful CABAN convention in Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.

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Solemnity of Pentecost 2019: Sharing New Insight – Prof. Teresa Okure SHCJ

Beloved brother, sister,
Greetings on this Solemnity of Pentecost, the event of God’s baptism of the earth with transforming and all barrier breaking fire as today’s readings (Act 2:1-11; 1 Cor 12:3-7. 12-13) and Peter’s interpretation of this “mighty works of God” (Acts 2: 14-36) with its sequel (vv 37-41) inform us. The priest mistakenly used the readings of Year A instead of Year C. …

Good Citizenship and Leadership in the Bible

Good Citizenship and Leadership in the Bible

President’s Welcome Address and Introduction of the Convention Theme Your Grace, Most Rev. John O. Onaiyekan, Archbishop of Abuja, our esteemed Foundational Member and highly generous host, Your Excellencies, Bishop members of CABAN and other venerable guests, dear brothers and sisters in Christ who have come to participate in our conference and support or young Association, it is with great joy and gratitude to God that I welcome you all on behalf of the Catholic Biblical Association of Nigeria (CABAN) to this our Third Annual Convention with its timely theme of “Good Citizenship and Leadership in the Bible.” …