Pope to theologians: Proclaim Gospel with ‘faithful creativity’

In an increasingly complex world of unprecedented scientific and technological challenges, theologians must communicate what is essential about life and help Christians proclaim God’s merciful, saving grace, Pope Francis told a group of Italian theologians. The theologians’ task requires being “faithful and anchored” to the teachings of the Second Vatican Council and continuing the council’s focus on the Church “letting itself be enriched by the perennial newness of Christ’s Gospel,” he said. Speaking on December 29 at the Vatican to members of the Italian Theological Association, which was celebrating its…

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2018 New Year Message: LET US RETURN TO THE LORD.

2018 New Year Message: LET US RETURN TO THE LORD. As I lay on the couch this morning on this first day of 2018 after the “Cross Over” prayer night I recieved a message for you and me and for the entire human race. This message is the truth and nothing but the truth. It is a message that calls us to remember the Cross of Jesus Christ. The Cross of Jesus Christ reminds me of God’s love for the world and the need for all and sundry to return…

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Pope Francis offers advice on how to start 2018

Pope Francis is advising people to jettison life’s “useless baggage” in 2018, avoiding the “banality of consumerism” and “empty chatter.” Francis offered his reflections on how to savor the real meaning of life as he celebrated New Year’s Day Mass in St Peter’s Basilica. His recipe for getting down to the essentials includes setting aside a moment of silence daily to be with God. He said doing so would help “keep our freedom from being corroded by the banality of consumerism, the blare of commercials, the stream of empty words…

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HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE CHRISTMAS WEEKDAY (1) HOMILY THEME: WHO ARE YOU?

HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE CHRISTMAS WEEKDAY HOMILY THEME: WHO ARE YOU? BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Jn. 1:19-28) In the day’s Gospel, John clarified who is the precursor and who is the Messiah, the one who will prepare and the one expected to come, and the prophet and the saviour. It was a great temptation for John to grab the limelight, the title, and the honour from Jesus. But he knew better. He knew that he has a role to play in order for God’s plan to be…

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Reading for Tuesday of Christmas Weekday. Memorial: Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops and Doctors of the Church. Liturgical Colour: white

First Reading: (1John 2: 22-28) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 98: 1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4) Gospel: (John 1: 19-28)   First Reading: (1John 2: 22-28) Who is a liar, but he who denieth that Jesus is the Christ? This is Antichrist, who denieth the Father, and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father. He that confesseth the Son, hath the Father also. As for you, let that which you have heard from the beginning, abide in you. If that abide in you, which you have heard from the beginning, you also shall abide…

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FAMILY BLESSING FOR THE YEAR 2018 

FAMILY BLESSING FOR THE YEAR 2018 In the name of the Lord God of Host your family shall hear the sound of joy and gladness and the joy of the Lord’s salvation shall be completely restored to her. As the Lord reigns though a thousand fall at your family’s side and ten thousand at her right hand, she shall remain unscathed. The Lord will be before your family to lead her and behind her to protect her. All the labours of your household that pleases the Lord in this year…

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