… NOT SLEEPING ON GOLD

One of the most preached gospel in the 21st Century is the Prosperity Gospel. Nearly everyone if not all desire to be prosperous. What about you? Does prosperity mean to sleep on gold? The notion of prosperity shared by many a people today is not distant from sleeping on gold. Is that your notion dear? There is an erroneous wide spread notion of prosperity today which largely contributes to the ruin of our nation and world. The battle against bribery and corruption would be futile or vain if the notion…

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Newborn Clutches the Contraceptive Coil Meant to Prevent His Birth

Baby Dexter was not supposed to be. His mother, Lucy Hellein of Fort Mitchell, Alabama, was using a supposedly highly effective birth control device when doctors believe she conceived Dexter, according to the Daily Mail. And when Dexter was born on April 27, the IUD coil that was supposed to prevent his life from being conceived came out, too. A photo of the newborn grabbing the contraceptive device has been catching people’s eyes on the internet. More than 70,000 people have shared it on Facebook, the report states. Mirena, the contraceptive…

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The Pontiff accepts resignation of Greek Melkite Patriarch

Pope Francis on Saturday accepted the resignation of the Melkite Greek Patriarch of Antioch, His Beatitude Gregory III Laham, from his pastoral office. A letter from the Holy Father to the Patriarch-emeritus and all the Melkite bishops explains that His Beatitude presented his resignation during the course of a special audience with the Holy Father in February, and that the Holy Father has decided to accept the resignation. In the letter, Pope Francis thanks the 83 year-old Patriarch-emeritus, “a zealous servant of the People of God, for the generous service…

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Pope Francis at Regina coeli: Pray Rosary for peace!

Pope Francis called for Catholics to pray the Rosary for peace on Sunday. In remarks to pilgrims and tourists gathered in St. Peter’s Square to pray the Regina coeli with him on the Fourth Sunday of Easter, the Holy Father said, “[I]n this month of May, let us pray the Rosary in particular for peace.” “Please!” he said, “let us pray the Rosary for peace, as the Virgin of Fatima asked us to do.” Pope Francis is scheduled to travel to Fatima, in Portugal, this weekend, to lead celebrations marking…

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Good Shepherd Sunday: Pope Francis warns against ‘false wisdom’ that distracts from God

Reflecting on the image of the Good Shepherd, Pope Francis said his is the only voice that leads us to safety and friendship with God, and cautioned against the false wisdom of those who confuse and deter us from this path. “It is not always easy to distinguish the voice of the Good Shepherd. There is always the danger of the thief, the robber and the false shepherd,” the Pope said May 7. “There is always the risk of being distracted by the clamor of many other voices,” he said,…

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Pope urges new priests to serve with joy, never sadness

On Sunday Pope Francis ordained 10 men to the priesthood, telling them to imitate Jesus in every aspect of their ministry, so as to avoid hypocrisy and draw near to their people, always serving with the joy that comes from being united to Christ. “Aware of having been chosen from among men and formed in their favor to attend to the things of God, exercise in joy and sincere charity the priestly work of Christ,” the Pope said May 7. He told the priests to “be joyful, never sad. Joyful,…

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Reading for Monday, Fourth Week of Easter, Year A. Liturgical Colour: white 🔦First Reading : (Acts 11: 1-18) 🔦Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 42: 2-3; 43: 3-4) 🎙Gospel: ( John 10: 11-18)

First Reading : (Acts 11: 1-18) Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 42: 2-3; 43: 3-4) Gospel: ( John 10: 11-18)   First Reading : (Acts 11: 1-18) And the apostles and brethren, who were in Judea, heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him, Saying: Why didst thou go in to men uncircumcised, and didst eat with them? But Peter began and declared to them the matter in order, saying: I was in the…

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Pope Francis ordains 10 new priests on Good Shepherd Sunday

Pope Francis ordained ten men to the sacred priesthood on Sunday morning, the Fourth Sunday of Easter and “Good Shepherd Sunday” after the Gospel reading of the day, which is also celebrated as the day of prayer for vocations. The Holy Father delivered the standard, prepared “template” homily found in the Roman Ritual for priestly ordinations, with three significant extemporaneous deviations from the text. The first, was a reminder that the priesthood is not a “career” in the usual sense, and ought not be lived as a path to advancement…

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Pope Francis: ‘The world is at war,’ but good still remains

In a lengthy, off-the-cuff Q&A session with students, Pope Francis said a “culture of destruction” has spread throughout the world, but there is still good in the world, although it often goes unnoticed. There are many good things and good people in the world, “but the world is at war,” the Pope said May 6. “The world is at war…this bomb falls here, on a hospital, on a school; there are sick people, children, but it doesn’t matter. They bomb.” Francis then said he is “ashamed of the name of…

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Pope Francis: ‘The world is at war,’ but good still remains

In a lengthy, off-the-cuff Q&A session with students, Pope Francis said a “culture of destruction” has spread throughout the world, but there is still good in the world, although it often goes unnoticed. There are many good things and good people in the world, “but the world is at war,” the Pope said May 6. “The world is at war…this bomb falls here, on a hospital, on a school; there are sick people, children, but it doesn’t matter. They bomb.” Francis then said he is “ashamed of the name of…

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