Third priest shot in Philippines in six months

A Philippine priest was shot dead on Sunday while preparing for Mass. Fr Richmond Nilo of the Diocese of Cabanatuan stood behind the altar of his church in Zaragoza, Nueva Ecija, when two unidentified gunmen shot him through the window. An initial report stated the suspects fled the church by car. Nilo sustained four gunshot wounds and died on the scene. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) tweeted a letter condemning the “outrageously evil act.” “We pray for the eternal response of the soul of Fr Nilo. We…

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WISE PREPARATION…

Life embraces different types of preparations. Preparation to get an education, acquire a skill, begin a business, become a celibate, get married, have children, build a house, buy a car, occupy a prestige position, rise to fame, make a meaningful journey of destiny… are well accommodated in life’s room of preparations. We often here people say they are preparing for any of the afore shortlisted preparations above. It is a beautiful thing to prepare well as failure to plan or poor preparation is often a pre-planned failure. However, there is…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE TENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME. MEMORIAL OF ST ANTHONY OF PADUA (1)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE TENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME. MEMORIAL OF ST ANTHONY OF PADUA HOMILY THEME: PATRON SAINT FOR LOST THINGS BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: Feast of St. Anthony of Padua We celebrate this day the feast of our revered and prolific patron, Saint Anthony of Padua. The popularity of Saint Anthony maybe realized by the number of people, men and women, who were named after him. I also discovered that almost every mother and grandmother possess and pray the novena for his intercession.…

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Reading for Wednesday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time Year B. Memorial: Saint Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor of the Church. Liturgical Colour: white

First Reading: (1 Kings 18: 20-39) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 16: 1b-2ab, 4, 5ab and 8, 11) Gospel: (Matthew 5: 17-19)   First Reading: (1 Kings 18: 20-39) Achab sent to all the children of Israel, and gathered together the prophets unto mount Carmel. And Elias coming to all the people, said: How long do you halt between two sides? if the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people did not answer him a word. And Elias said again to the people: I only remain a prophet…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 10TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: WE ARE SALT, WE ARE LIGHT; THE WORLD CANNOT SURVIVE WITHOUT US.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE TENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: WE ARE SALT, WE ARE LIGHT; THE WORLD CANNOT SURVIVE WITHOUT US. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: “You are the salt of the earth…You are the light of the world.” Matthew 5:13-14. The first thing we must take cognisance of in today’s Gospel passage is that Jesus is not admonishing us to become salt or to become light; he is not begging us to be salt or light. No. Jesus is telling us who we are…

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