The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) will soon issue a Marriage and Family Life Manual for marriage and family life educators. Chizoba Nnagboh, Human Life International (HLI) country director in Nigeria, is a member of the planning committee which will implement and disseminate pro-marriage and pro-family materials.
In an effort to defend the natural family in Nigeria, the committee will focus on producing a national manual for use in parishes on marriage preparation and family care; a manual on sexual morality in the current family life education curriculum, and a manual promoting natural family planning methods.
Nnagboh’s extensive experience with HLI Nigeria has prepared him well to facilitate seminars that promote and defend family and human life. His most recent seminar was held at St. Joseph the Worker Chaplaincy at Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka.
“When people recognize the philosophy and strategies of the anti-life movement, they are more apt to preserve the Culture of Life in their communities, even though Western influences are hard at work to undermine family values,” said Nnagboh.
His collaboration with Seminarians for Life of Pope John Paul II Major Seminary in Okpuno, Awka, is part of his efforts to uphold authentic Catholic teaching on chastity, the dangers of contraceptives and abortion, and how to decode the secular language that promotes a Culture of Death.
It’s been his experience, Nnagboh said, that people are hungry to receive the good news — the pro-life message disseminated through seminars or authentic Catholic educational manuals and materials.
“What better way to enable the faithful to become effective pro-lifers to the Gospel of Life!” he said.
LifeNews Note: Krista Schmid Thomas is the communications manager at Human Life International.