Pope creates 14 new Cardinals

Pope Francis will create 14 new cardinal during the Ordinary Public Consistory in Rome’s St. Peter’s Basilica Thursday evening, June 28. 11 of whom will be in a position to elect, and be elected as, the next pope. The Pope first announced the names of the new cardinals on Sunday, May 20, following his midday “Regina Coeli” prayer and blessing in St. Peter’s Square. They come from 12 countries, including Madagascar, Japan, Pakistan, Iraq, Mexico, Peru, Spain and Italy, in another attempt by the pontiff to make the College of…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL (1) HOMILY THEME: SYMBOLS OF THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH 

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL HOMILY THEME: SYMBOLS OF THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mt. 16:13-19) Feast Of Ss. Peter and Paul, Apostles, also celebrated as Pope’s Day. In the day’s Gospel we have the confession of Peter that Jesus is he Messiah. Jesus was quick to point out that it was the Father who revealed that truth to him. As a result, Peter was entrusted the key to the Kingdom. It means that he was to lead the People of…

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Reading for Friday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Year B. Solemnity: Saints Peter and Paul, apostles. Liturgical Colour: red (Mass During the Day)

First Reading: (Acts 12: 1-11) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 34: 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9) Second Reading: (2 Timothy 4: 6-8, 17-18) Gospel: (Matthew 16: 13-19)   First Reading: (Acts 12: 1-11) And at the same time, Herod the king stretched forth his hands, to afflict some of the church. And he killed James, the brother of John, with the sword. And seeing that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to take up Peter also. Now it was in the days of the Azymes. And when he had apprehended him, he cast him into…

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Reading for Friday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Year B. Solemnity: Saints Peter and Paul, apostles. Liturgical Colour: red (VIGIL MASS)

First Reading: (Acts 3: 1-10) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 19: 2-3, 4-5) Second Reading: (Galatians 1: 11-20) Gospel: (John 21: 15-19)   First Reading: (Acts 3: 1-10) Now Peter and John went up into the temple at the ninth hour of prayer. And a certain man who was lame from his mother’s womb, was carried: whom they laid every day at the gate of the temple, which is called Beautiful, that he might ask alms of them that went into the temple. He, when he had seen Peter and John about to go into…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 13TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (4)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: WE HAVE THE TRUE FAITH! BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   HOMILY: Mark 5:21-43 Here is a story I gathered from the Internet. This happened during a graduation ceremony on May 20, 2001 at the Washington Community High School, in Washington, Illinois. (cf. http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/sneeze.asp ). “They walked in tandem, each of the ninety-two students filing into the already crowded auditorium. With their rich maroon gowns flowing … and the traditional caps, they looked almost as grown up as they…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 12TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: BENEFICIARIES OF YOUR DOOM

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE TWELFTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: BENEFICIARIES OF YOUR DOOM BY: Rev Fr Joseph Nyarko Asare   HOMILY: (2 Kgs 24:8-17/Ps 79:1-5, 8-9/Mt 7:21-29) Each disobedience to the will of God is an opportunity of the evil one to cause destruction in one’s life. Our doom enriches the enemy like King Nebuchadnezzar carrying the treasures of Israel to Babylon. When we are tempted to go our own way, let us be rest assured that the thief is on the lookout to enter and loot…

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