African-born priest murdered in Berlin

Archbishop Heiner Koch of Berlin paid tribute to Fr Alain-Florent Gandoulou, the head of the archdiocese’s French-speaking ministry, who was murdered in his office. Archbishop Koch said Fr Gandoulou, born in the Republic of Congo, “applied himself with great engagement to his community, whose members come from every French-speaking country in the world.” “His musical talent that he brought to Masses and presentations deeply affected the community,” said Archbishop Koch. “Fr Gandoulou was like a father to believers (and he) was also approachable in social matters.” The archbishop said Fr…

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HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE THIRD WEEK OF LENT YEAR B (1) HOMILY THEME: NECESSITY OF OBEYING THE LAWS OF GOD

HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE THIRD WEEK OF LENT YEAR B HOMILY THEME: NECESSITY OF OBEYING THE LAWS OF GOD BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mt. 5:17-19) Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent (Day 22 of Lent) In the day’s Gospel Jesus stresses the importance and necessity of obeying the laws of God. Laws are meant to guide and lead people to the Kingdom. If they are followed, they will be great in God’s Kingdom. If they were disobeyed, they will be the least in the Kingdom. Jesus…

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HOW TO ENJOY PEACEFUL MARRIED LIFE

HOW TO ENJOY PEACEFUL MARRIED LIFE Waking from sleep this morning and waiting on the Lord for a message for us; the thought to reflect on “peace in married life” came strongly on me. By God’s grace I had already preached a message on the topic in focus but its only available on audio CD plates meanwhile. Perhaps this reflection is meant to get the message across to a wider audience. Been a pastor of souls for few years now as an ordained priest of God in the Roman Catholic…

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Reading for Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent Year B. Memorial: Saints Perpetua and Felicity, Martyrs. Liturgical Colour: violet

First Reading: (Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 147: 12-13, 15-16, 19-20) Gospel: (Matthew 5: 17-19)   First Reading: (Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9) And now, O Israel, hear the commandments and judgments which I teach thee: that doing them, thou mayst live, and entering in mayst possess the land which the Lord the God of your fathers will give you. You know that I have taught you statutes and justices, as the Lord my God hath commanded me: so shall you do them in the land which you shall possess: And you shall observe,…

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Mary, Mother of the Church, Gets a Date on the Roman Calendar

The Monday after Pentecost will from now on be celebrated as the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of the Church, Pope Francis has declared. The announcement came in a decree issued March 3, 2018, by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. It was signed by Cardinal Robert Sarah, its Prefect. “The joyous veneration given to the Mother of God by the contemporary Church, in light of reflection on the mystery of Christ and on his nature, cannot ignore the figure of a woman…

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40 DAYS JOURNEY WITH THE LORD. Day 21 Moderated by Fr Justin Nzekwe

40 DAYS JOURNEY WITH THE LORD.  DAY 21 Moderated by Fr Justin Nzekwe DAILY CHALLENGE: Pray more. DAILY THEME: Be proud of who you are THINK ABOUT THIS: The greatest possession we have as Christians is faith. Faith unlocks our heritage as a member of the chosen race, a royal priesthood and a people set apart. We become worthy inheritors of God’s promises to Abraham, through faith in the fatherhood of Abraham. If we are a member of the chosen race, a royal priesthood, why is it that we allow…

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