Pope invites Christians of all denominations to be instruments of peace

Pope Francis has thanked the Lutheran Catholic Dialogue Commission for Finland for a recently issued ecumenical document. The Pope was receiving in audience the Finnish Ecumenical Delegation as the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity drew to an end on Thursday, 25 January. As per tradition, in the evening of January 25 , on the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, Francis presides over the celebration of Vespers in the Basilica of St. Paul outside the Walls. Various Christian denominations participate in the celebration that marks the close of…

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HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE THIRD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B. MEMORIAL OF SAINTS TIMOTHY AND TITUS (2) HOMILY THEME: THE GLORIOUS COWORKERS, TIMOTHY AND TITUS

HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE THIRD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B HOMILY THEME: THE GLORIOUS COWORKERS, TIMOTHY AND TITUS BY: Rev. Fr Livinus Igbodekwe   HOMILY: No one survives alone. We all need friends, coworkers and colleagues. Are you a business man? You need associate(s) whom you share your passion and aspirations with. If you are an evangelist or missionary you need associate evangelists who will stand by your side in travailing and dry evangelistic seasons when despair is about to set in. Paul who we celebrated yesterday is rightly called…

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HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE THIRD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B (1) HOMILY THEME: THE KINGDOM OF GOD

HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE THIRD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B HOMILY THEME: THE KINGDOM OF GOD BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mk.4:26–34) In the day’s Gospel Jesus tells another parable on the Kingdom of God. Jesus used the symbol Kingdom because the Jews were very familiar with it. For them, it is the ultimate institution or jurisdiction. To belong to a kingdom is to have security, peace, community, livelihood and sustenance. The king sees to it that all his subjects are taken cared of. Thus, in order…

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Pope Francis releases 2018 World Communications Day message

Pope Francis on Wednesday released his message for World Communications Day, which is held annually on the Sunday before Pentecost, falling this year on 13 May 2018. “The truth will set you free” (Jn 8:32). Fake news and journalism for peace” is the theme of the Pope’s message. The Holy Father explores what makes fake news ‘fake’, how to recognize it, truth as an antidote, and how a “journalism for peace” takes people as its focus. World Communications Day is the only worldwide celebration called for by the Second Vatican ‎Council…

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Reading for Friday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time Year B. Memorial: Saints Timothy and Titus, Bishops. Liturgical Colour: white

First Reading: (2Timothy 1: 1-8 or Titus 1: 1-5) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 96: 1-2a, 2b-3, 7-8a, 10) Gospel: (Mark 4: 26-34)   First Reading: (2Timothy 1: 1-8 or Titus 1: 1-5) 2Timothy 1: 1-8 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the will of God, according to the promise of life, which is in Christ Jesus. To Timothy my dearly beloved son, grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from Christ Jesus our Lord. I give thanks to God, whom I serve from my forefathers with a pure conscience, that without…

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HOMILY FOR THE 4TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B (3) HOMILY THEME: TEACHING AUTHORITY 

HOMILY FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B HOMILY THEME: TEACHING AUTHORITY BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   HOMILY: Mk 1:21-28 The principal was going around the campus on the first day of school. Passing by one classroom, he heard so much noise and chaos. He went in and saw this boy, slightly bigger than the others, who had the loudest voice. He seized the boy by the collar, and pulled him out of the room and into the principal’s office, and ordered him to wait there until his…

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HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL (2) HOMILY THEME: RISE AND BE BAPTISED AND WASH AWAY YOUR SINS

HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF THE CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL HOMILY THEME: RISE AND BE BAPTISED AND WASH AWAY YOUR SINS BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: “The God of our fathers appointed you to know his will, to see the Just One and to hear a voice from his mouth; for you will be a witness for him to all men of what you have seen and heard. And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on his name.” Acts 22:14-16.…

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