Nigeria: Kidnapped priest dies four days after escaping from abductors

On Wednesday September 19, a Catholic priest that was kidnapped died just four days after he escaped from his abductors. Rev. Fr. Dr Louis Odudu, the Chaplain of the Seat of Wisdom Catholic Chaplaincy of the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), Effurun, Delta State, was kidnapped last week Friday and he escaped on Saturday. The priest was said to have been pronounced dead at a private hospital in Warri, hours after he reportedly complained of pains and demanded to be taken to a hospital . A source said , “He was…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (4) HOMILY THEME: Greatness in Being Little

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: Greatness in Being Little BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   HOMILY: Mk 8:30-37 After the last Mass one Wednesday evening, a parish volunteer approached me, obviously shaken and at the point of tears. She was holding a baby in her arms. “Whose baby is that?” I asked her. She said, “Father, the mother asked me to hold her baby for a few minutes. She said she is going to the rest room. It is almost an hour now, and she…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE 24TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER….”The good soil are people who, persevering patiently, they bear fruit”

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE 24TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER….”The good soil are people who, persevering patiently, they bear fruit” BY: Fr. Lluís RAVENTÓS i Artés   HOMILY: Today, Jesus tells us about the sower that «went out to sow the seed» (Lk 8:5) and that seed was nothing else but the «the Word of God». But «the thorns grew up (…) and choked it» (Lk 8:7). Thorns, we have many. «Among the thorns are people who hear the word but as they…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE 24TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: LIVE BY EXAMPLE

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE 24TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: LIVE BY EXAMPLE BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Lk.8:14-15) Saturday of the Twenty Fourth Week in Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel Jesus tells His listeners His true relations. They are those who listen to the Word of God and act on it. Relationship with God is determined not just in being called and recognized as one but in hearing and living the Word. For, indeed, what good are titles, memberships, certificates, and other recognitions if…

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Reading for Saturday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time Year B. Memorial: Blessed Virgin Mary. Liturgical Colour: green/white

First Reading: (1 Corinthians 15: 35-37, 42-49) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 56: 10c-12, 13-14) Gospel: (Luke 8: 4-15)   First Reading: (1 Corinthians 15: 35-37, 42-49) But some man will say: How do the dead rise again? or with what manner of body shall they come? Senseless man, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die first. And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not the body that shall be; but bare grain, as of wheat, or of some of the rest. So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 24TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: Stomach Evangelization: Winning Souls Through Eating and Drinking.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 24TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: Stomach Evangelization: Winning Souls Through Eating and Drinking. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: _“And as he sat at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Jesus and his disciples.” *(Matthew 9:10)*_ Yesterday, our Gospel passage spoke of how Jesus was at table in the house of the Pharisee. Today, coincidentally, Jesus is again at table but this time, in the house of Matthew. One thing that is clear…

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