Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI celebrates his 91st birthday

The day of Joseph Ratzinger’s birth has been seen by some as a sign of Divine Providence. It was certainly a sign of things to come. The future Pope Benedict XVI was born on Holy Saturday, April 16 1927. His birthplace is Marktl-an-Inn, a tiny village less than an hour’s walk away from Altoetting, the most important Marian Shrine in Bavaria. 1927 was the year Charles Lindbergh completed the first ever solo flight across the Atlantic. The Pope in Rome was Pius XI – the successor to Pope Benedict XV.…

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HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE THIRD WEEK OF EASTER YEAR B (1)

HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE THIRD WEEK OF EASTER YEAR B HOMILY THEME: BY:   HOMILY: (Jn. 6:30-35) Tuesday of the Third Sunday of Easter In the day’s Gospel Jesus gives the discourse on the Bread of Life. He begins by stating that the manna which God gave through the intercession of Moses will only last them once digested. Jesus offers them the true and real bread of life. One that will not render them hungry and thirsty. Because it comes from God, it will give life to the world.…

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WHEN WE FAIL…

WHEN WE FAIL… Life has taught me that I may not always succeed with every of my endeavour and undertaking. Times abound when the experience and the pain of failure may knock at my heart’s door. I know for certain that the lesson of life succintly presented above is a universal experience for those who acknowledge the reality of the principle of dualism in the universe. On the contrary, there are some people who deny the reality of failure as a possible experience in the respective areas of human endeavours…

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Reading for Tuesday of the Third Week of Easter Year B. Liturgical Colour: white

First Reading: (Acts 7: 51 — 8: 1a) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 31: 3cd-4, 6 and 7b and 8a, 17 and 21ab) Gospel: (John 6: 30-35)     First Reading: (Acts 7: 51 — 8: 1a) You stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do you also. Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? And they have slain them who foretold of the coming of the Just One; of whom you have been now the betrayers and murderers: Who have received…

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