Vatican ‘planning response’ to Viganò claims

Members of Pope Francis’s international Council of Cardinals expressed “full solidarity” with him in the midst of questions about his handling of the clerical sexual abuse scandal and said the Vatican is planning a response to allegations made against him by a former nuncio. Only six of the nine cardinals who are members of the council participated in the meeting Sept. 10. The six “expressed full solidarity with Pope Francis in the face of what has happened in the last few weeks, aware that in the current debate the Holy…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 23RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME. MEMORIAL OF THE HOLY NAME OF MARY (2) HOMILY THEME: BLESSED ARE YOU WHO ARE NOW WEEPING….”Fortunate are you who are poor. Alas for you who have wealth”

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 23RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME. MEMORIAL OF THE HOLY NAME OF MARY HOMILY THEME: BLESSED ARE YOU WHO ARE NOW WEEPING….”Fortunate are you who are poor. Alas for you who have wealth” BY: Fr. Joaquim MESEGUER García   HOMILY: Today, Jesus points out where the true happiness lies in our lives. In Luke’s version, beatitudes are accompanied by painful wails for those who do not accept the message of salvation, but prefer to stick to a self-sufficient and selfish life. With the beatitudes and wails,…

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Nigeria: Another Catholic Priest murdered in Imo State

Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr Jude Egbom was on Monday September 10, assassinated by gunmen while having his haircut in his hometown Umuwala. A resident of the community, Ikem Obioma, said, “Fr Jude Egbom, who visited his hometown, Umuwala during the weekend, decided to have a haircut at Nkwerre, not knowing that the heavy hands of death were already at hand. “Fr Egbom, who was with his junior seminarian was shot severally at the chest by the unknown gunmen at the hair salon to the extent that stray bullet hit one…

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Nuns in India protest against bishop accused of rape

Seven nuns gathered in a public square in Kochi on Saturday to protest how both police and the Church have responded to one nun’s accusation that a bishop raped her in 2014 and sexually abused her multiple times over two years. Three more women have accused the bishop in recent days of sexual misconduct against them, but the congregation’s superior general maintains that the bishop is innocent. “The Church has not given us justice. Neither have the police or government. So, we will fight. We feel that it was the…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 23RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: THE BEATITUDES;  OUR WAY TO HEAVEN

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 23RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE BEATITUDES;  OUR WAY TO HEAVEN BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Lk. 6:20-26) Wednesday of the Twenty Third Week in Ordinary Time. In today’s Gospel we have Jesus beginning Sermon on the Mount. He began with the (Luke’s version) Beatitudes. These are blessings and curses. These teachings show Jesus as the Lord of reversals. However, lest we miss it, the Beatitudes are not just about the rich or the poor, happy or sad, hungry or…

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Reading for Wednesday of the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time Year B. Memorial: The Most Holy Name of Mary. Liturgical Colour: green/white

First Reading: (1 Corinthians 7: 25-31) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 45: 11-12, 14-15, 16-17) Gospel: (Luke 6: 20-26)   First Reading: (1 Corinthians 7: 25-31) Now concerning virgins, I have no commandment of the Lord; but I give counsel, as having obtained mercy of the Lord, to be faithful. I think therefore that this is good for the present necessity, that it is good for a man so to be. Art thou bound to a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife. But if thou…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 23RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: Better Be Wronged Than Go Before An Unbeliever.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 23RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: Better Be Wronged Than Go Before An Unbeliever. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: _“To have lawsuits at all with one another is defeat for you. Why not rather suffer wrong? Why not rather be defrauded?” * (1 Corinthians 6:7)*_ Whether we like it or not, as long as we continue to live together as humans, we are bound to have disputes and misunderstanding among ourselves. Even best of friends have quarrels from time to time. I…

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