Bishop accused of rape arrested in India

Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur was arrested by Kerala police Friday over allegations that he raped a nun repeatedly over the course of two years. The bishop denies the accusations. The Sept. 21 arrest was made in Kochi after three days of interrogation. The bishop will be brought to court Saturday, the BBC reports. Mulakkal, 54, wrote to the Vatican last week asking to be relieved of administration of his diocese; his request was granted, and Bishop Agnelo Gracias, an Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Bombay, was appointed apostolic administrator of Jullundur…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 25TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: A PARABLE ON THE PARABLE.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 25TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: A PARABLE ON THE PARABLE. BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Lk. 18:16-18) Monday of the Twenty Fifth Week in Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel we have the parable of the lighted lamp. It can easily be understood as giving the message that we must not hide or keep secret our God-given talents. They must be revealed so that others may benefit and we would become as human beings. But this version of Luke, according to exegetes,…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 25TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: THE PARABLE OF THE LAMP….”He puts it on a lamp-stand so that people coming in may see the light”

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 25TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE PARABLE OF THE LAMP….”He puts it on a lamp-stand so that people coming in may see the light” BY: Fr. Joaquim FONT i Gassol   HOMILY: Today, a Gospel as brief as this one, is all the same rich in themes appealing to our attention. In the first place, “to give light”: everything is clear in God’s eyes! Second great theme: Graces keep in line, if we are faithful to one we receive one blessing after another:…

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Reading for Monday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time Year B. Liturgical Colour: green

First Reading: (Proverbs 3: 27-34) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 15: 2-3a, 3bc-4ab, 5) Gospel: (Luke 8: 16-18)   First Reading: (Proverbs 3: 27-34) Do not withhold him from doing good, who is able: if thou art able, do good thyself also. Say not to thy friend: Go, and come again: and tomorrow I will give to thee: when thou canst give at present. Practise not evil against thy friend, when he hath confidence in thee. Strive not against a man without cause, when he hath done thee no evil. Envy not the unjust man,…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (13)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE TRUE PATH OF GREATNESS BY: Fr. Cyril Unachukwu CCE   HOMILY: It is human and natural to desire to be great. In fact, this singular desire informs most of our choices and dreams. On the other hand it is Christian, divine and most profound to prune in what consists our understanding of greatness. May God continue to illumine us and keep us firm always on the true path of greatness; Amen. This natural desire to be great…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (12) HOMILY THEME: DEATH IS NOT OUR END

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: DEATH IS NOT OUR END BY: Very Rev. Fr. John Louis   HOMILY: Readings: Wisdom 2:12, 17-20 / James 3:16-4:3 / Mark 9:30-37 According to today’s first reading (taken from the Book of Wisdom), the wicked planned to end the life of the righteous man. They said: ‘let us condemn him to a shameful death’ (Wisdom 2:20). Similarly, about 2,000 years ago, some wicked religious leaders planned to end the life of the most holy person who ever lived –…

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