WHO MOURNS WHO? … The killings of 24th April, 2018 in Benue State, Nigeria.

WHO MOURNS WHO? … The killings of 24th April, 2018 in Benue State, Nigeria. When a bird refuses to fly and a fish becomes still in the waters, when a lion flees from an antelop and a dog refuses to swag its tail in celebrating the return of its owner; know that a situation is at the verge of crossing the rubicon. When children die, they are mourned by their parents. When parents die, they are mourned by their children. When parents die alongside their children; who mourns who? Some…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK OF EASTER (1)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK OF EASTER HOMILY THEME: DO NOT BE TROUBLED BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Jn. 14:1-6) Friday of the Fourth Week of Easter In the day’s Gospel we again hear very comforting and assuring words from the Lord Jesus. He stressed that we need not be troubled and that we have been prepared a place in His Father’s house. The promise was made sweeter by His volunteering to accompany us. In the end, He reminded them that He is the way,…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (4) HOMILY THEME: "JESUS SAID TO HIS DISCIPLES, ‘I AM THE VINE, YOU ARE THE BRANCHES.’" (John 15:5)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B HOMILY THEME: “JESUS SAID TO HIS DISCIPLES, ‘I AM THE VINE, YOU ARE THE BRANCHES.’” (John 15:5) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC   HOMILY: John 15:1-8 The memory has been with me for over 20 years, surfacing to consciousness now and then when picking up my rosary beads, when they become once again a bridge linking an earthly burden with heaven’s strong and waiting arms. It’s a story about our connectedness through prayer, our connectedness to Christ, the True Vine. Back…

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Reading for Friday of the Fourth Week of Easter Year B. Liturgical Colour: white

First Reading: (Acts 13: 26-33) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 2: 6-7, 8-9, 10-11ab) Gospel: (John 14: 1-6)   First Reading: (Acts 13: 26-33) Men, brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you fear God, to you the word of this salvation is sent. For they that inhabited Jerusalem, and the rulers thereof, not knowing him, nor the voices of the prophets, which are read every sabbath, judging him have fulfilled them. And finding no cause of death in him, they desired of Pilate, that they might kill him. And when they…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (3)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER HOMILY THEME: ABIDE IN ME AND I IN YOU BY: Fr. Abbot Philip Lawrence   HOMILY: My sisters and brothers in the Lord, Today we are invited to remain in Christ as branches in a vine. We do this by recognizing that God is at work in everyone and by striving to keep His commands and to do what is pleasing to God. Always the Christian life sounds easy and yet is a challenge for us all. The first reading today is from…

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