I am proud to be a Catholic

I love everyone I meet. I do not discriminate. Your religion is not a barrier to me relating with you. I love you. I relate with Christians, Moslems, etc very well. But I am really proud to be a Catholic. I don’t hide this. In public I am happy to pray the Trinitarian prayer openly at occasions to identify myself as a Catholic.

But do you know? I don’t go into arguments with people about their faith or my faith or why they may not believe or practice as I do. I keep that aside. It’s not necessary. I discuss faith issues only with other Catholics.

I like people to freely practice their religion.

The world can be an excellent place if we stop judging other people’s religions and discriminating on religious lines.

To me, love should not be limited by language, color, religion, geography, politics etc. We should love all because everyone is created in the image and likeness of God.

Some people criticize us Catholics even other Christians also do. I do not get angry at them. I forgive them. I believe that anyone who understands the Catholic Church would not criticize it.

This post may tickle you to want to go into a debate with me about my faith. I will not. People take offence when you prove them wrong. My such arguments end badly.

I prefer you keep your faith and I keep mine. I respect your faith, you respect mine. Only God knows who is right, who is wrong. And if God wants to convert anyone, he will do it at the right time.

Once again, I wish to say I am proud to be a Catholic. If you are a Catholic reading this, I hope you are proud to be a Catholic?

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We know we will meet all sorts of challenges. We are ready to surmount them. Our focus is to grow in our knowledge of the Catholic Faith; follow the Catholic Faith as it has been handed down to us by the Teaching Authority of the Church; and to participate with joy and happiness in our SCC, Mission Station, Parish and Diocese, to build Christ’s Church on earth.

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Bishop calls on Christians to remain strong in faith

The Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Bamenda Michael Miabesue Bibi has called on Christians of the Five zones of Balikumbat Parish not to relax on their faith despite the difficulties they encounter in their daily lives.

The Bishop made the call during a 3-day pastoral visit to the Parish from Friday April 12th to Sunday April 14th 2019 .

The visit took the Bishop to the 5 zones of the Parish namely the Main Mission Zone in Balikumbat village, Small Market zone, Bamunkumbit Zone , Baligashu zone, and Bafanji zone.

Upon arrival on Friday April 12th after braving the odds on his way there was a waiting crowd of Christians of diverse ages in their Various uniforms waiting for the Prelate. He alighted from the car and was handed a bouquet of flowers and accorded warm words of welcome by a young cadet of about 3yrs old.

From there the Bishop was led to the Parish house by the groups singing and dancing.

Later, the Bishop went straight to Small Market zone where he celebrated his first Mass with the Christians of St Pius Mission station Small market .

In his homily the Prelate enjoined them to be great ambassadors of Christ by getting close to Jesus especially during this time and also to live exemplary lives. He called on them to trust in God by remaining faithful to him during this trying time of socio-political crisis in the region.

The day ended with the Bishop paying a visit to the new church project site .

Report and pictures by Paschal Chengeng.

The Auxiliary Bishop of t Archdiocese of Bamenda Michael Miabesue Bibi has called on Christians of the Five zones of the Parish not to relax on their faith despite the difficulties they encounter in their daily lives.

The call was made by Bishop Michael Bibi during a 3days pastoral visit to the Parish from Friday April 12th to Sunday April 14th 2019 .

The visit took the Bishop to the 5 zones that the Parish is stratified in, that is Main Mission Zone in Balikumbat village, Small Market zone, Bamunkumbit Zone , Baligashu zone, n Bafanji zone.

Upon arrival on Friday April 12th after braving the odds on his way there was a waiting crowd of Christians of diverse ages in their Various groups uniform waiting for the Prelate. He alighted from the car n was handed a bouque of fresh beautiful flowers n accorded warm words of welcome by a young cadet of about 3yrs old.

From there the Bishop was led to the Parish house by the present groups singing n dancing.

After briefly resting the Bishop went straight to Small Market zone were he celebrated his first mass with the Christians of St Pius Mission station Small market .

In his homily the Prelate enjoined them to be great ambassadors of Christ by getting close to Jesus especially during this time n also to live examplary lives. He called on them to keep trust in God by remaining faithful to him during this trying time amidst the the current socio political crisis in the region.

The day ended with the Bishop paying a visit to their new church project site .

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Quote (Catholic Church) by Ngobesing Suh Romanus

“The Catholic Church is facing challenges which is normal with any vibrant organization. The truth is even the opponents of the Catholic Church agree the Catholic Church remains the king when it comes to the Christian Faith. No king is ever loved by all his people. Jesus Christ was not. He continues not to be loved by all; but he remains the king of kings.” (Romilia Quotes)

Fake news based on assumption

The Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis, has launched a vibrant appeal to media men and women the world over, to desist from spreading fake news. The call was propmpted by the fact that a lot of what is reported in the news is based on assumption. In a mad rush to have primacy of breaking news, reporters fail to take time to do a proper investigation of their information. Hence, news editions in both the audio-visual and print media and in a greater dimension on social media, are saturated by unverified information.

We do hope that not only reporters but citizens of the world will pay heed to the call of the Vicar of Christ so that we can put an end to, or drastically curtail the flow of fake news which has become a threat to the stability, security and the very existence of the entire world.

That aside, since we have mentioned the Catholic Church and the Catholic Pontiff, let me not end this take on today’s prompt without mention of the dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into heaven. Though many others find fault with it, Catholics, the world over, believe that Mary was actually assumed into heaven.

This dogma has caused much ink to flow. Many non-Catholics think it is a mere assumption while Catholics defend it energetically; and it is clear that nothing can make Catholics depart from this belief.

The Solemnity of the Assumption comes up on the 15th of August and is one of the most important celebrations in the Catholic Church’s annual Liturgical calendar.

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