Pope prays for people of Central African Republic

Following the Regina Coeli, Pope Francis invited everyone to pray for the people of the Central African Republic, a country which, he recalled, he has had “the joy of visiting.” The Holy Father travelled to the country in November 2015, as part of his first pastoral visit to Africa. In his remarks on Sunday, Pope Francis noted that the Central African Republic has in recent days experienced “serious violence” that has seen many people killed or wounded, including a priest. “May the Lord, through the intercession of the Virgin Mary,…

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MARRIAGE OF PAIN: WHY? ( A must read for married couples).

MARRIAGE OF PAIN: WHY? ( A must read for married couples). Marriage is not by force! Why should a man and a woman agree to enter into a matrimonial covenant for a period of a lifetime only to live a marriage of hell? Today, alot of married women and men live in regret and tears of ever getting married to their better halves (husbands or wives). Why should a married man do nothing but make his wife live below the human level? No kind words but insults. No gifts but…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE SIXTH WEEK OF EASTER (1) HOMILY THEME: THE CONTINUATION OF JESUS' MISSION 

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE SIXTH WEEK OF EASTER HOMILY THEME: THE CONTINUATION OF JESUS’ MISSION BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Jn. 16:5-11) Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter In the day’s Gospel Jesus continues His farewell address to the disciples. He told them the reason why He was going. It will be an opportunity for the Spirit, the Advocate to come. Jesus’ mission was both done and not done. Done because He had consummated His mission. Not done because salvation will continue to be preached…

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Don’t seek revenge for church massacre, urges cardinal

A cardinal in the Central African Republic has urged his flock not to seek revenge after a priest and at least 24 lay Catholics were killed during a gun and grenade attack on a Mass in the country’s capital. “For decades now, what have we done with our country: coups d’etat, mutinies, repeated rebellions?” said Cardinal Dieudonné Nzapalainga, president of the bishops’ conference. “We see the result in deaths, scenes of pillage and acts of destruction. But behind these events, I ask myself if there’s also manipulation and instrumentalisation, a…

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Don’t seek revenge for church massacre, urges cardinal

A cardinal in the Central African Republic has urged his flock not to seek revenge after a priest and at least 24 lay Catholics were killed during a gun and grenade attack on a Mass in the country’s capital. “For decades now, what have we done with our country: coups d’etat, mutinies, repeated rebellions?” said Cardinal Dieudonné Nzapalainga, president of the bishops’ conference. “We see the result in deaths, scenes of pillage and acts of destruction. But behind these events, I ask myself if there’s also manipulation and instrumentalisation, a…

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

First Reading: (Acts 16: 22-34) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 138: 1-2ab, 2cde-3, 7c-8) Gospel: (John 16: 5-11)   First Reading: (Acts 16: 22-34) And the people ran together against them; and the magistrates rending off their clothes, commanded them to be beaten with rods. And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the gaoler to keep them diligently. Who having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks. And at midnight, Paul and Silas praying, praised God.…

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