Pope Francis: Confess your own sins, not other people’s

Fear and the shame of admitting one’s own sins leads to pointing fingers and accusing others rather than recognising one’s own faults, Pope Francis has said. “It’s difficult to admit being guilty, but it does so much good to confess with sincerity. But you must confess your own sins,” the Pope said on January 3 at his first general audience of the new year. “I remember a story an old missionary would tell about a woman who went to confession and she began by telling her husband’s faults, then went…

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HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B. SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD (2) HOMILY THEME: BASIC NEEDS FOR EVERY CHILD

HOMILY FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B. SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD HOMILY THEME: BASIC NEEDS FOR EVERY CHILD BY: Fr. Charles Irvin   HOMILY: My brother and sisters in Christ, In today’s scripture passages the language is epic, the imagery apocalyptic, the action dramatic. There is ominous danger from a tyrannical and insanely jealous king, a king who mercilessly slaughters innocent babies. There are worldly rulers of great power, wisdom, and wealth, on a quest. There is a great escape, a long journey into the…

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Reading for Friday of the Christmas Weekday. Memorial: Saint John Neumann, Bishop. Liturgical Colour: white

First Reading: (1John 3: 11-21) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 100: 1b-2, 3, 4, 5) Gospel: (John 1: 43-51)   First Reading: (1John 3: 11-21) For this is the declaration, which you have heard from the beginning, that you should love one another. Not as Cain, who was of the wicked one, and killed his brother. And wherefore did he kill him? Because his own works were wicked: and his brother’s just. Wonder not, brethren, if the world hate you. We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He that…

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HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE CHRISTMAS WEEKDAY (2) HOMILY THEME: CHILDREN OF GOD OR CHILDREN OF THE DEVIL?

HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE CHRISTMAS WEEKDAY HOMILY THEME: CHILDREN OF GOD OR CHILDREN OF THE DEVIL? BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: “Little children, let no one deceive you. He who does right is righteous, as he is righteous. He who commits sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning.” 1 John 3:7-8. Just like yesterday, St. John hits hard on the meaning and danger of sin in our lives as Christians. According to him, sin not only removes us from our status as God’s…

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