YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 20TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: POSSESSIONS AGAINST ETERNAL LIFE? 

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 20TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: POSSESSIONS AGAINST ETERNAL LIFE? BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mt. 19:16-22) Monday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel we have the account on the rich young man who wanted to know what good he must do to attain eternal life. Jesus asked him if he had followed the commandments. When he answered he had observed them faithfully, Jesus told him to sell everything and give to the poor and follow Him. It…

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WHEN YOU KILL A PRIEST…(Nigerian Catholic Priest murdered)

Imagine that St. Augustine’s Catholic Church was filled on a Sunday morning with people from different parts of the world who had come for mass only to be told told that their priest had been killed some few minutes ago. Although like every other person the priest is human; nevertheless, in the imagination above, no person in the imagined church can carry out the killed priest’s ministry unless he is to be ordained a priest within a twinkle of an eye. What if there are no other priests in the…

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Reading for Monday of the 20th Week in Ordinary Time Year B. Memorial: Saint Pius X, Pope. Liturgical Colour: white

First Reading: (Ezekiel 24: 15-23) Responsorial Psalm: (Deuteronomy 32: 18-19, 20, 21) Gospel: (Matthew 19: 16-22)   First Reading: (Ezekiel 24: 15-23) And the word of the Lord came to me, saying: Son of man, behold I take from thee the desire of thy eyes with a stroke: and thou shalt not lament, nor weep: neither shall thy tears run down. Sigh in silence, make no mourning for the dead: let the tire of thy head be upon thee, and thy shoes on thy feet, and cover not thy face, nor eat the…

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Nigeria: Twin brothers ordained Catholic Priests in Imo State (PHOTOS)

On Saturday August 18, a significant event occurred as identical twins were ordained Catholic priests.  Rev. Frs Emmanuel and James Nwokeji, were ordained alongside 15 others by the Bishop of Orlu Diocese, Most Rev. Augustine Tochukwu Ukwuoma.  They are the second set of twins ordained for the Catholic Diocese of Orlu, Imo State after Rev. Fr. Dr. Marcel Okonkwo and Rev. Fr. Martin Okonkwo in 2007. Congratulations to them

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (12) HOMILY THEME: THE EUCHARIST IS OUR SURE ADVANTAGE TO HEAVEN

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE EUCHARIST IS OUR SURE ADVANTAGE TO HEAVEN BY: REV. FR. COLLINS NDUKWU   HOMILY: The past 3 Sundays have been dealing with the theme: the Bread of Life, and Jesus identifying himself as this Bread of Life. As evident in the gospel passages, each time Jesus makes this claim, the crowd grumbled and murmured against Jesus. Why the murmuring? That there is a “living bread” which came down from heaven is not so much a problem; for their fathers…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (11) HOMILY THEME: THE BANQUET OF UNION

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE BANQUET OF UNION BY: REV. FR. ANSELM CHIGOZIE AMADI   HOMILY: PROV. 9:1-6, EPH 5:15-20, JN6:51-58 INTRODUCTION : Opposites characterise life and reality. Mere mention of one thing reminds us of its opposite. Speaking of wisdom and her excellence is at the same time a warning against folly and its attendant consequences. Wisdom, according to the holy scripture, is founded on the fear of the Lord (prov. 9:10), while folly springs from denial of God’s existence and its expression…

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