… ASSETS THAT REALLY MAKES ONE HUMAN

… ASSETS THAT REALLY MAKES ONE HUMAN For many of us, mansions, exotic fleets of vehicles, chains of businesses, high academic certificates, beautiful wife, handsome husband, healthy and responsible children, positions of power and authority, fame, etc; makes one a human being worth existing. However, the satisfaction of the above without the three assets am about to expose does not really qualify one as human. Created in the image and likeness of God, the human being ought to resemble God by possessing the following assets; a good heart, an ear…

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HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE TWENTY-FIFTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (2). FEAST OF THE ARCHANGELS HOMILY THEME: THE FEAST OF THE ARCHANGELS

HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE TWENTY-FIFTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: THE FEAST OF THE ARCHANGELS BY: Fr. Livinus Igbodekwe HOMILY: The Word “angelos” , “Mal’ak” (Angel) means “messenger”. We believe in angels because Jesus Christ believed in them and talked much about them – Matt 18:10, Jn 1:51, for example. In the OT Angels were rampantly talked about as messengers of God’s presence, protectors (Gen 3:24), comforters (Gen 21:17,18), announcers (Judges 13). In the Letter to the Hebrews 1:7 we find the nature of angels as…

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Another Catholic Priest Kidnapped in Nigeria.

A Priest of the Catholic Diocese of Auchi, Revd. Fr. Lawrence Adorolo, has been kidnapped in Okpilla, Edo State, Nigeria. Rev. Adorolo, who is the Parish Priest of St. Benedict Church, Iddo 2, Okpella of Auchi Diocese, was abducted along Auchi-Okene highway at about 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday while on his way from Igarra where priests of the Catholic Diocese of Auchi marked one-month of late Revd Fr. Lawrence Balogun. The priest was driving in his Mercedes 350 ML, dressed in his white Cassock and accompanied by a boy when…

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HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 25TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (1). FEAST OF ARCHANGELS MICHAEL, GABRIEL AND RAPHAEL HOMILY THEME: THE ARCHANGELS

HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE TWENTY-FIFTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: THE ARCHANGELS BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon HOMILY: (Jn. 1:47-51) In the day’s Gospel, Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Jesus mentioned the presence of angels in His ministry. These pure spirits have the responsibility of representing God here on earth. The word “angel” means messenger. God wanted to make His presence felt and His will be known. Angels provide that presence by guiding, protecting, inform, and warn. Archangels Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel played very…

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Reading for Friday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time Year A. Feast: Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels. Liturgical Colour: white First Reading: (Daniel 7: 9-10, 13-14 or Revelation 12: 7-12a) Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 138: 1-2ab, 2cde-3, 4-5) Gospel: (John 1: 47-51)

First Reading: (Daniel 7: 9-10, 13-14 or Revelation 12: 7-12a) Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 138: 1-2ab, 2cde-3, 4-5) Gospel: (John 1: 47-51)   First Reading: (Daniel 7: 9-10, 13-14 or Revelation 12: 7-12a) Daniel 7: 9-10, 13-14  I beheld till thrones were placed, and the Ancient of days sat: his garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like clean wool: his throne like flames of fire: the wheels of it like a burning fire. A swift stream of fire issued forth from before him: thousands of thousands ministered to…

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FLAME OF CHARITY: A Reflection on the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul.

FLAME OF CHARITY: A Reflection on the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul. It is not enough to be moved with pity without doing something to removing the pity situation. Moved with pity for the poor, the flame of charity was seen in the French atmosphere (1617-1660) announcing vehemently by deeds of divine love, the message of the kingdom of God. A war against the careless abandon of the poor spiritually began at Folleville a village in France in 1617. The need to lessen the gap between the bourgeoisie and…

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