YEAR B: HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE 18TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: YOUR FAITH CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE 18TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: YOUR FAITH CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mt. 17:14-20) Saturday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel Jesus teaches the disciples on the importance of faith no matter how little. Confronted with the healing of a lunatic, they could not effect the healing. They were helpless. Jesus told them that it was not about the absence of God’s healing power nor the lack of it but their faith instead.…

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Reading for Saturday of the 18th Week in Ordinary Time Year B. Memorial: Saint Clare, Virgin. Liturgical Colour: white

First Reading: (Habakkuk 1: 12 – 2: 4) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 9: 8-9, 10-11, 12-13) Gospel: (Matthew 17: 14-20)   First Reading: (Habakkuk 1: 12 – 2: 4) Wast thou not from the beginning, O Lord my God, my holy one, and we shall not die? Lord, thou hast appointed him for judgment: and made him strong for correction. Thy eyes are too pure to behold evil, and thou canst not look on iniquity. Why lookest thou upon them that do unjust things, and holdest thy peace when the wicked devoureth the man…

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Philippine Church officials welcome change in Church teaching on death penalty

A Filipino Catholic Church official has welcomed the change made by Pope Francis to the Catechism of the Catholic Church declaring death penalty as “inadmissible”, and has reiterated the call by the country’s Catholic Church against the government’s plan to bring back capital punishment. Pro-life Church “The purpose of punishment is rehabilitation and not vengeance,” stressed Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo, chairman of the Commission on the Laity of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).  “Death is totally unacceptable because there are now means to rehabilitate those who commit crime while protecting the community,”…

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