IN THANKING GOD…

IN THANKING GOD… We often thank God for all He has done for us and for all He is going to do for us. So beautiful it is when often we thank God for His past, present and future faithfulness with relation to what He has done for us or given to us. We hardly thank God for what He has not done for us. Have you ever thanked God for not giving you this or that for which you earnestly sought His face? God for many is unfaithful because…

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Pope Francis: true Christians are not ‘whiny and angry’

Real hope lies in the proclamation of Jesus’ death and resurrection, not just with one’s words but also in deeds, Pope Francis said. Christians are called to be witnesses of the resurrection through “their way of welcoming, smiling and loving” instead of just “repeating memorized lines,” the pope said Oct. 4 during his weekly general audience. “Look,” he said, “that’s what a real Christian is like, not whiny and angry, but convinced by the power of the Resurrection that no evil is infinite, no night is without end, no person…

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HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE TWENTY-SIXTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (2) HOMILY THEME: REPENTANCE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN MIRACLE.

HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE TWENTY-SIXTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: REPENTANCE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN MIRACLE. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu HOMILY: Driving through the streets of our country, Nigeria, one cannot but notice the many funny names of churches scattered all over the place. Even from the titles of these churches, there appears to be an emphasis on “miracles.” Some even have the slogan: “Come and receive your miracle” or “Your miracle awaits.” Yes, it is true that your miracle awaits, it is true that God…

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Pope announces pre-synod meeting with youth as participants

Pope Francis announced Wednesday that ahead of next year’s synod of bishops on youth, a preliminary meeting will take place drawing young people from various countries and walks of life. The gathering will give them a platform to share not only their convictions in the faith, but also their doubts and critiques. “With this path the Church wishes to listen to the voices, feelings, faith and even the doubts and critiques of the youth,” Pope Francis said during his Oct. 4 General Audience. The meeting is scheduled to take place…

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HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 26TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (1) HOMILY THEME: LIVING THE FAITH

HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE TWENTY-SIXTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: LIVING THE FAITH BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon HOMILY: (Lk. 10:13-16) In the day’s Gospel Jesus showed His disappointment against the people of Bethsaida, Chorazin, and Capernaum. They were Jewish communities who were expected to welcome the Messiah as promised by God. Jesus experienced rejection from these places making it impossible for Jesus to preach effectively and do miracles. He praised the people of Tyre and Sidon who, like the people of Nineveh, were open to Jesus…

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Reading for Friday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time Year A. Memorial: Saint Bruno, Priest; USA: Blessed Marie Rose Durocher, Virgin. Liturgical Colour: green/white/white First Reading: (Baruch 1: 15-22) Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 79: 1b-2, 3-5, 8, 9) Gospel: (Luke 10: 13-16)

First Reading: (Baruch 1: 15-22) Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 79: 1b-2, 3-5, 8, 9) Gospel: (Luke 10: 13-16)   First Reading: (Baruch 1: 15-22) And you shall say: To the Lord our God belongeth justice, but to us confusion of our face: as it is come to pass at this day to all Juda, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, To our kings, and to our princes, and to our priests, and to our prophets, and to our fathers. We have sinned before the Lord our God, and have not believed him, nor…

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HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE TWENTY-SIXTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (2) HOMILY THEME: WHY ARE THE LABOURERS ALWAYS FEW?

HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE TWENTY-SIXTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: WHY ARE THE LABOURERS ALWAYS FEW? BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu HOMILY: Our Gospel passage today recalls the very popular phrase of Jesus: “The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few.” Why is there such an imbalance? And believe it or not, from the time of Jesus up till this day, the labourers have never really been enough for the ever abundant harvest. Those who find themselves embracing the work of God are always overwhelmed with…

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