HOMILY FOR THURSDAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF EASTER YEAR B (2) HOMILY THEME: ARE YOU WORRIED? WHY NOT READ THE BIBLE TODAY. 

HOMILY FOR THURSDAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF EASTER YEAR B HOMILY THEME: ARE YOU WORRIED? WHY NOT READ THE BIBLE TODAY. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: “But they were startled and frightened, and supposed that they saw a spirit. And he said to them, ‘Why are you troubled, and why do questionings rise in your hearts?’” Luke 24:37-38. When Jesus appeared to the twelve disciples, he read through their minds and soon discovered they were frightened, worried and troubled. They were still trying to understand the events that had…

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Nigeria: Pope appoints Rev. Paul Olawoore as Coadjutor Bishop of the Ilorin Diocese

The Holy Father has appointed as coadjutor bishop of the diocese of Ilorin, Nigeria, the Rev. Paul Adegboyega Olawoore of the clergy of Oyo, currently judicial vicar and parish priest of Our Lady of Lourdes, Ogbomoso and dean of the same pastoral area.   Rev. Paul Adegboyega Olawoore Rev. Paul Adegboyega Olawoore was born on 30 November 1961, in Ikuri, diocese of Oyo. He studied philosophy and theology in the Seminary of Saints Peter and Paul in Bodija, Ibadan. He was ordained a priest on 3 October 1992, for the…

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HOMILY FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B (1) HOMILY THEME: BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO HAVE NOT SEEN AND HAVE BELIEVED 

HOMILY FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B HOMILY THEME: BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO HAVE NOT SEEN AND HAVE BELIEVED BY: Fr. Abbot Philip Lawrence   HOMILY: My sisters and brothers in the Lord, Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed! Jesus is clear in his words to Saint Thomas. On the other hand, he accepts the doubts of Thomas, allows Thomas to touch Him and continues to be the friend of Thomas. There are so many ways in which we could be closer to our Lord…

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JESUS ON THE EMMAUS JOURNEY: THE GRACE OF THE HOLY MASS.

JESUS ON THE EMMAUS JOURNEY: THE GRACE OF THE HOLY MASS. In life, times abound when the Emmaus Journey may seem necessary. Moments when the sun no longer shines and moon refuses to give out its light may tend to suggest the end of hope. But should we leave Jerusalem at such times? The Emmaus Journey often begins when disappointments and discouragements stand before us as a rock. The two disciples who set out for Emmaus had thought Jesus would redeem Israel from a material perspective. So they were downcast…

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HOMILY FOR THURSDAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF EASTER YEAR B (1) HOMILY THEME: TRUE PEACE COMES FROM GOD, SHALOM! 

HOMILY FOR THURSDAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF EASTER YEAR B HOMILY THEME: TRUE PEACE COMES FROM GOD, SHALOM! BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Lk. 24:35-48) Thursday in the Octave of Easter. In the day’s Gospel Jesus greets His disciples.”Peace be with you.” It is “Shalom” in Hebrew. It is more than the absence of conflict. It also means completeness, soundness, and welfare. True peace is believed to come only from God. Before the Lord we are wanting. He gives us completeness. Rising from the dead, Jesus is bringing the…

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Four Catholics killed by Islamic State in Pakistan

Four members of a Catholic family were killed in a militant attack in southern Pakistan a day after the minority community celebrated Easter. Ucanews.com reported the deadly gun attack took place on April 2 in Quetta, the capital of restive Balochistan province. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, in a statement carried by its Aamaq news agency. “Four Christian relatives were going to a nearby market on an auto-rickshaw when two unknown gunmen on a motorbike opened fire on them,” police officer Moazzam Jah Ansari told ucanews.com. “It…

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Reading for Thursday within the Octave of Easter Year B. Liturgical Colour: white

First Reading: (Acts 3: 11-26) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 8: 2ab and 5, 6-7, 8-9) Gospel: (Luke 24: 35-48)   First Reading: (Acts 3: 11-26) And as he held Peter and John, all the people ran to them to the porch which is called Solomon’s, greatly wondering. But Peter seeing, made answer to the people: Ye men of Israel, why wonder you at this? or why look you upon us, as if by our strength or power we had made this man to walk? The God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and…

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